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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2015, 07:58:53 am »
Every bike, no matter how big or small will get you there and back. It's the mind which limits our actions.
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2015, 08:02:19 am »
Stronger and faster yes...... Bigger? Not always. There are exceptions- ask my wife.
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2015, 08:11:46 am »
Geo T ....you hit the nail right on the head....I also do a lot of solo travelling,  and at my advanced old age , cannot pick up a loaded 1150 even after taking viagra  :biggrin:
Swambo gave up on the pillion years ago , so pillion is not an issue. So it just makes sence to me to move to a smaller more managable bike. Only problem is ...I love my pig too much to sell her ::)

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2015, 08:28:05 am »
This point really has been flogged to death, and me being one of the main floggers, will now continue flogging this point.

Some riders are just not interested in exploring or riding the smaller, more technical routes. They are either not interested, or they make peace with the fact that their big
bikes cannot take them into some places. To these guys a big bike is good, and suits their riding.

Then you get riders, like Jupiter, who wants to do the more technical stuff, but still wants his big bike for those relaxed longer open-road tours.

Then the 3rd type of rider is where I classify myself, that is the rider of the technically-able 600cc class, where you can tour tar all day, and do "The road to Hell" on the same trip,
with the same machine.

As I have stated before, a big bike limits my travels too much.

As I have stated before, the 2 bike policy forces you to plan beforehand what you are going to do. Which also does not suit me at all.
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2015, 09:12:24 am »
Bigger is not always better...I had to "downgrade" due to various personal reasons and am now the proud owner of a XR 650 L. It does all I need.....note the I!

I also remember spending about 40 minutes sliding around in the mud with a loaded 1150. I could not pick it up. It took a three guys who stopped to help. There are probably those out there that have "spiere waar ek voue het" but I ride alone a lot of the time and this bike (as did the KLR) serves the purpose I need.

I hear Pillion? What frikkin pillion. The next girlfriend/wife will ride her own bike. Or meet me at the destination.  :imaposer:

My girlfriend is going to disagree with you,... she never stops complaining  :lol8:

But But But .....what does your WIFE say!!  :imaposer: :imaposer:
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2015, 11:59:29 am »
Every bike, no matter how big or small will get you there and back. It's the mind which limits our actions.

Not true, there are a lot of riding places from which big D/S bikes are excluded.
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2015, 12:07:03 pm »
Man cannot have one bike. Man must start with 4 bikes and work from there.
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2015, 12:14:44 pm »
Man cannot have one bike. Man must start with 4 bikes and work from there.

True. Really really true.
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2015, 12:18:50 pm »
This point really has been flogged to death, and me being one of the main floggers, will now continue flogging this point.

Some riders are just not interested in exploring or riding the smaller, more technical routes. They are either not interested, or they make peace with the fact that their big
bikes cannot take them into some places. To these guys a big bike is good, and suits their riding.

Then you get riders, like Jupiter, who wants to do the more technical stuff, but still wants his big bike for those relaxed longer open-road tours.

Then the 3rd type of rider is where I classify myself, that is the rider of the technically-able 600cc class, where you can tour tar all day, and do "The road to Hell" on the same trip,
with the same machine.

As I have stated before, a big bike limits my travels too much.

As I have stated before, the 2 bike policy forces you to plan beforehand what you are going to do. Which also does not suit me at all.

 :thumleft: And when I'm out on a long, multi day alone ride, that is mainly aimed at technical riding, I don't mind suffering the open road at 110km/h on my 650 to get me there. Its just a mind set... sit back and enjoy the ride.

And if I'm on a tour with the loaded big bike and end up where I was not supposed to, I get myself through it. All part of the ride.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2015, 12:20:18 pm by jupiter »
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2015, 12:21:54 pm »
Then the 3rd type of rider is where I classify myself, that is the rider of the technically-able 600cc class, where you can tour tar all day, and do "The road to Hell" on the same trip,
with the same machine.

As I have stated before, a big bike limits my travels too much.

As I have stated before, the 2 bike policy forces you to plan beforehand what you are going to do. Which also does not suit me at all.
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That is why I love 650 class. Of course there are trade offs, however I have always been at peace riding one.
As for the issue of weight. Never concerns me, its not like youre falling off every other day and damage to myself is a bigger issue for me.

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2015, 12:22:56 pm »
Geo T ....you hit the nail right on the head....I also do a lot of solo travelling,  and at my advanced old age , cannot pick up a loaded 1150 even after taking viagra  :biggrin:
Swambo gave up on the pillion years ago , so pillion is not an issue. So it just makes sence to me to move to a smaller more managable bike. Only problem is ...I love my pig too much to sell her ::)

give the pig the viagra - it'll stand up on its own  ;D

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2015, 04:27:59 pm »
Man cannot have one bike. Man must start with 4 bikes and work from there.

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2015, 06:09:25 pm »
I love my 850 but also love my DR,, Imagine having 2 wives who never nag, one a fire breathing whore the other a sedate woman who can cook wash and iron,,, you need both
You need to listen to the Truth Coxwain. :deal:
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2015, 07:21:25 pm »
Yea but ....Too many wives gets expensive. Ask Zuma ...he knows  :biggrin:
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2015, 10:27:20 pm »
Man cannot have one bike. Man must start with 4 bikes and work from there.

Daarsy, hoor hoor!
1x big DS
1x mid DS
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You forgot the best......a superbike!
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2015, 10:31:49 pm »
n + 1
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2015, 09:02:15 am »
Bikes with less than 160 hps are no option for okes with big balls.  They dont mind the fact that these machines cost more than R200k and ironically weigh as much in kgs. Its all about keeping up with superbikes without owning one.

The d/s future is a superbike....ride by okes with moerse big balls with specially made twat suits for these balls.
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2015, 10:17:13 am »
coxie look at my saying at the bottom of my profile 'i only work to support my hobbies!!'  :deal:
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2015, 10:18:35 am »
Man cannot have one bike. Man must start with 4 bikes and work from there.

Daarsy, hoor hoor!
1x big DS
1x mid DS
1x plastic
1x cruiser

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Yeh,  but none of the above can float of fly,  so you need a jetski and a microlight.   Then none of them can kill Bambi for biltong, so you need rifles of 6 different categories,  because a single rifle will not do.  To go hunting you will need 3 different 4x4's.....
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2015, 10:38:08 am »
Bikes with less than 160 hps are no option for okes with big balls.  They dont mind the fact that these machines cost more than R200k and ironically weigh as much in kgs. Its all about keeping up with superbikes without owning one.

The d/s future is a superbike....ride by okes with moerse big balls with specially made twat suits for these balls.

Yes we are heading that way  :spitcoffee:
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