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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #80 on: November 06, 2013, 05:36:35 pm »

The irony, is that the situation was the other way around from our perspective. Guys who buy bikes and actually use them for what they are intended get frowned upon by those who don't - that is my point.

Ag wat, so be it.....time for good coffee.

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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #81 on: November 06, 2013, 05:37:00 pm »
So twee of drie jaar gelede ry ek en Newguy vanaf die Breede Bash (buite Worcester)  terug Kaap toe oor Franschhoek-pas
en stop in Franschhoek vir 'n brekfis.

Ons was in vol ATTGAT en vol stof op die klere en bikes van die naweek se ryery.

By die tafel langsaan sit 'n man en vrou wat toe met ons begin gesels en toe vir ons
'n (soort van) kompliment gee en sę dat ons van al die ouens met sogenaamde "adventure"
bikes het wat hulle nog ontmoet het, die enigste ouens is wat werklik lyk of ons
regtig van die teerpad afgaan en regtig vol stof op ons klere en op ons bikes is.

Volgens hulle was ons regte "adventure" riders.   ;D


BTW.............Ons was nie eers op KTM's of (moderne) BMW's daar nie.
Ek op 'n DRZ en Newguy was op 'n R80

Dit het my nogal insig gegee oor hoe mense die dualsport fraternity sien en ervaar.




Lees ook gerus van die ander ervaring wat ek paar jaar gelede beleef het.
Dit was een van my snaakste oomblike nog op 'n ride..... :snorting:

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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #82 on: November 06, 2013, 06:19:01 pm »
I bought my KLR as a status symbol but it's kind of not quite working out so well.
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #83 on: November 06, 2013, 06:38:10 pm »
I bought my KLR as a status symbol but it's kind of not quite working out so well.


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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #84 on: November 06, 2013, 06:51:54 pm »
John, baie ouens - ek inkluis-hou van die ry-posisie en dies meer wat die adventure bike jou bied - die Amerikaners se term vir die fietse is urban warrior/adventurer/ plaything watookal - met ander woorde baie ouens gaan hom gebruik in n stedelike omgewing .

BMW self erken dat die 1200 GS n topverkoper is juis omdat hy so lekker ry en hanteer in die dorp - en dat baie min ooit n grondpad sal sien.

Laastens, as jy hom vandag laat val, raak dinge skielik pynlik - of vir jou of jou versekeraar.

So, geen maklike of eenvoudige antwoord op jou vraag nie - ek dink n moet maar respek wys aan elke ou wat sy brand koop en vir waar hy ry.
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #85 on: November 06, 2013, 06:54:29 pm »
Poseur value, in about 80% of the cases, I think.  :imaposer:
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #86 on: November 06, 2013, 07:51:34 pm »
I love cruisers, I drool over cruisers and I wish I could have bought a White Marauder M09R........BUT I live on a farm and it is 10kilo's to the tar road at Machadodorp........so that's why I bought the S10......and I am loving it! Still very nervous on the gravel but time will make it easier and who knows maybe I will go play in the mud one day. As for the fancy helmet.....it's the only one in the shop that fitted me LOL. , a 3xl I got a big pip!
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #87 on: November 06, 2013, 07:53:36 pm »
So twee of drie jaar gelede ry ek en Newguy vanaf die Breede Bash (buite Worcester)  terug Kaap toe oor Franschhoek-pas
en stop in Franschhoek vir 'n brekfis.

Ons was in vol ATTGAT en vol stof op die klere en bikes van die naweek se ryery.

By die tafel langsaan sit 'n man en vrou wat toe met ons begin gesels en toe vir ons
'n (soort van) kompliment gee en sę dat ons van al die ouens met sogenaamde "adventure"
bikes het wat hulle nog ontmoet het, die enigste ouens is wat werklik lyk of ons
regtig van die teerpad afgaan en regtig vol stof op ons klere en op ons bikes is.

Volgens hulle was ons regte "adventure" riders.   ;D


BTW.............Ons was nie eers op KTM's of (moderne) BMW's daar nie.
Ek op 'n DRZ en Newguy was op 'n R80

Dit het my nogal insig gegee oor hoe mense die dualsport fraternity sien en ervaar.




Lees ook gerus van die ander ervaring wat ek paar jaar gelede beleef het.
Dit was een van my snaakste oomblike nog op 'n ride..... :snorting:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=33089.msg627541#msg627541

Was dit dieselfde DRZ waarop jy een oggend al staande van HDCT af tot in die Waterfront gery het, silwerskoon?  :imaposer:

Dit was ook 'n goeie adventure storie  :deal:

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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #88 on: November 06, 2013, 08:02:40 pm »
didnt read all 5 pages , but all i can say is one mans adventure may not be anothers , so let each man have his own .
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #89 on: November 06, 2013, 08:13:32 pm »
Macjohnw, just smile and wave, bud. Smile and wave.
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #90 on: November 06, 2013, 08:47:22 pm »
Additional story from that encounter...the place was packed with bikers, everyone sitting under the roof of the bar. Us few, between many, sit and joke around a table in the ever so light rain.

The one gentle gathers all the attension and calls out to me with; "if that is what you look like after riding a bike, then you should rather not". Everyone laughs in agreement

So I turn around and; "If you don't look like this after riding a bike, then you haven't riden a bike". Whole biker bar full of pissed of bikers with reflex laughter.

Needless to say, we were left to ourselves after that

 ???......, senseless statements from either parties.
 

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« Reply #91 on: November 06, 2013, 08:54:10 pm »
My Varadero might not be a proper dual sport, but he does his bit in the adventure part. To heavy to go bundu bashing, but can and does kick any gravel roads but! I have a busted neck and couldn't do the superbike-thing due to the angle and constant neck and back problems. I LOVE my Vara. He performs when need be, and is one hell of a comfy ride.  BIG GRIN!!!!

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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #92 on: November 06, 2013, 09:14:52 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.

I'm reading this post with a smile on my face. Went to pick up a waterpump for my Dakar one Saturday at Donford Stellenbosch. Guys sitting there having brekkie had all the gear, bikes was spotless and clean and you could see they they were regulars. I walked in with muddy boots, and mud-stained clothes and got this "Couldn't you at least have cleaned you and your bike before you came here" look.

Each to his own I guess. You won't see guys with Ferrari's tearing it up at Killarney. But visit a trackday at Zwartkops and you'll be hard pushed to see a Golf or a Corolla. Instead there'll be TVR's, Mclarens and GTRs.

One thing I can say of all DS riders, it's the most friendly bunch of people you'll find anywhere on the road. Haven't passed a single DS rider, no matter what bike he/she has, that haven't greeted me.

I bought a bike to spend time in the outdoors off the beaten track. And that's exactly what I do.
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #93 on: November 06, 2013, 09:30:33 pm »
I have a DS bike and do a tiny little bit of gravel now and then... so maybe I am not a DS Adventurer,

BUT


My bike is probably the most comfortable bike I have ever been on. I am 6 foot 3 and are cramped on most other style bikes.  In traffic it sits nice and high. It has ots of low down torque, can tour long distance really easily... having done a few trips of more than a 1000 kilos a day (yes OK SOLO as well).

I would not want to ride any other style bike even if I never again did any grvel.

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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #94 on: November 06, 2013, 09:41:19 pm »
Most of us have some pose attitude when we ride our bikes. We all feel a bit Steve McQueen when we ride into a small dorpie all kitted up and dusty and revving our noisy pipes, but so what.

The trick is to have a sense of humor and be able to laugh at ourselves.
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #95 on: November 06, 2013, 09:46:06 pm »
I ride bike... call it and me what you want.  :biggrin:
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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #96 on: November 06, 2013, 09:48:40 pm »
What you want.
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« Reply #97 on: November 06, 2013, 09:50:42 pm »
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: Why buy an adventure bike if you are not adventuring?
« Reply #99 on: November 06, 2013, 09:58:32 pm »
The more kit i wear the faster i look  :lol8:
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