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Offline Gingerball

Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2013, 12:11:39 pm »
Time for an Adventure
 

Offline Dwerg

Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2013, 12:13:15 pm »
What I find sad is when you ask a question or try to understand and people think you are fighting or judging.

That and back tracking  :pot:
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2013, 12:15:38 pm »
Some of us just wash our bikes really well after each ride :angel5:
 

Offline Bensien

Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2013, 12:16:24 pm »
A few years ago I stated in a thread that my concern with people buying adventure bikes for the image thing and then not using them for their intended purpose is that their opinions will also count when the manufacturers do market research. As a result the following generations of adventure bikes will become more and more like road bikes with a few cosmetic changes.

I got hammered quite badly for saying it, but I think that time is proving me right.

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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2013, 12:17:12 pm »
Be thankful people, in a years time they find some other fad that tickles them and sell those spotless bikes to us at greatly reduced prices.
I fail to see the problem.


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Offline Gingerball

Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2013, 12:17:26 pm »
What I find sad is when you ask a question or try to understand and people think you are fighting or judging.

That and back tracking  :pot:

Sorry to disappoint you Dwerg. It was how the other guys viewed us dirty bikers and dirty bikes that got me thinking actually, not the other way around.
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2013, 12:26:58 pm »

Is a dirty, broken bike a sign of a tough adventure rider?

I like this question a lot!
« Last Edit: November 06, 2013, 12:27:38 pm by Scenic Ride »
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Offline Gingerball

Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2013, 12:27:40 pm »
What I find sad is when you ask a question or try to understand and people think you are fighting or judging.

That and back tracking  :pot:

Sorry to disappoint you Dwerg. It was how the other guys viewed us dirty bikers and dirty bikes that got me thinking actually, not the other way around.


Why, did they not immediately bow down to these rough and tough adventure riding gods?

Redo, read my posts carefully, I dont think you get my angle and you assume a lot about me.

We pulled into the joint after playing, all happy and all, minding our own business as usual. We saw the other guys pull in after us and parked next to us - no problems. What got our attention was how they viewed us and our bikes, whatever that may be. It was ironic and that got me thinking.

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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2013, 12:35:41 pm »
An adventure is an exciting or unusual experience; it may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome.  :thumleft:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2013, 12:38:45 pm »
Yes, I also ride a fktup old KLR for the image. The fact that it also saves me money is a bonus  >:D
 

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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2013, 12:39:23 pm »
Edit: With the backtracking the post made no sense, removed.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2013, 12:55:18 pm by RedRo »
 

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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2013, 12:44:27 pm »
Guys, stick to the topic please.
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2013, 12:48:56 pm »
Guys, stick to the topic please.

Sorry  :angel11:
 

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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2013, 12:51:16 pm »
Ok, I back tracked the thread.
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2013, 12:52:59 pm »
 :sip:
and she said " What are you doin today ? ".
and I said " Nothing ".
and she said " But you did that yesterday ".
and I said "I haven`t finished yet ".
 

Offline Gingerball

Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2013, 12:53:11 pm »
Ok, I back tracked the thread.


There is that phrase again  :ricky:
« Last Edit: November 06, 2013, 12:53:56 pm by macjohnw »
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2013, 12:53:25 pm »
Waar is Grrrr...., het jy nie dalk vir ons 'n foto van 'n mooi skoon XR nie?

My bike is maande laas gewas.... selfs lui geraak.  :-[

Offline Gingerball

Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2013, 12:58:20 pm »
A few years ago I stated in a thread that my concern with people buying adventure bikes for the image thing and then not using them for their intended purpose is that their opinions will also count when the manufacturers do market research. As a result the following generations of adventure bikes will become more and more like road bikes with a few cosmetic changes.

I got hammered quite badly for saying it, but I think that time is proving me right.


In my opinion, some reasons I could think of why adventure bikes are a good choice either way:
- Comfortable riding position,
- Better wind protection,
- Higher seating position hence better visibility,
- Easier handling at low speeds,
- Generally better luggage carrying capacity,
- Engine/gearing characteristics makes for easier riding.

I'm sure there's more...

Makes a lot of cense, even if you never go offroad.

Seems to me KTM made that move recently with the 1190.
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2013, 12:59:08 pm »
Edit: With the backtracking the post made no sense, removed.

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Offline heinzz

Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2013, 12:59:49 pm »
Some of us just wash our bikes really well after each ride :angel5:

And I am one of them. Will not be able to sleep if it does not look the same as before the play.