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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2015, 11:16:27 am »
Man cannot have one bike. Man must start with 4 bikes and work from there.

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You forgot the best......a superbike!

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2015, 11:18:49 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:
Which suits me fine, while I'm sitting on top of the mountain contemplating life all those Power Rangers will have to ride on by !
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2015, 11:24:06 am »

Which suits me fine, while I'm sitting on top of the mountain contemplating life all those Power Rangers will have to ride on by !

I am not sure you will be contemplating life on your mountain top.  Your arrogance about a choice of bike will get in the way.   Very difficult to contemplate life,  while at the same time patting yourself on the back, self congratulating you on your choice of bike.    :pot:

The fellow bikers riding by the mountain, on the other hand will not be busy thinking up condescending names for you as they are busy enjoying their ride.    :imaposer:
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2015, 11:46:48 am »
Interesting to note how, instead of just manning up that your 250kg choice of bike CANNOT do Matroosberg, Hellroad, and a host of other delicious destinations, owners of
obesity travel machines will try and degrade riders of smaller machines.

Fact is, my bike can do any tar or gravel road, as well as any single track/4x4 trail out there, while the biggies can only do the 1 st two.

Therefore, bigger is worse, in the total picture.

But of course you have to be able to see the total picture first.

P.S. riders who honestly are not interested in going to technical rides, you are excused from above criticism.
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2015, 12:07:02 pm »

P.S. riders who honestly are not interested in going to technical rides, you are excused from above criticism.

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #45 on: March 29, 2015, 01:52:16 pm »
While i was younger, i got wrapped up into the idea that a bigger bike is better.
Now that i'm into my 2nd half century, i've began to realise that i enjoy riding my smaller bikes alot more, so i think my perception has changed due to my age......

Maybe that's it........as we get older we ride what we enjoy and can't be arsed to keep up with Jones's or the big boys anymore. (i'm not saying that we can't.....just that we don't want to)

Anyhow, I guess that i'm just happy to smell the roses along the way now, and as an added bonus, i also find that people tend to be alot more friendly when i'm out riding my thumper compared to when i used to ride the big bikes.

At the end of the day though, just ride what makes you happy, big or small.......and have a blast....


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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #46 on: March 29, 2015, 02:02:06 pm »
Oops, sorry to answer your question....
Keep the 1150, and buy the 660 if you can afford it.
With those 2 bikes in the garage, you have alot of options covered on and off road.

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #47 on: March 29, 2015, 03:44:09 pm »
... and all the while we 800 riders sit quietly and smile to ourselves...
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #48 on: March 29, 2015, 04:06:22 pm »
I have a 1600, 950, 610, 250 & 200 and still feel there is something missing.
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #49 on: March 29, 2015, 04:42:04 pm »
... and all the while we 800 riders sit quietly and smile to ourselves...
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #50 on: March 29, 2015, 06:32:53 pm »

Which suits me fine, while I'm sitting on top of the mountain contemplating life all those Power Rangers will have to ride on by !

I am not sure you will be contemplating life on your mountain top.  Your arrogance about a choice of bike will get in the way.   Very difficult to contemplate life,  while at the same time patting yourself on the back, self congratulating you on your choice of bike.    :pot:

The fellow bikers riding by the mountain, on the other hand will not be busy thinking up condescending names for you as they are busy enjoying their ride.    :imaposer:
Ahh but Mr Power Ranger,, I do have a "Big Bike' so arrogance I think not, if this question had been asked 6 months ago I would have said a larger scooter is perfect as it can do most things that I need it to do, that was until I bought a mid size thumper to see what all those who ride them are raving about and you are right, the power rangers riding by will not look up or around they are too busy power ranging.
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #51 on: March 29, 2015, 07:25:39 pm »
XT660Z here. I'll happily ride 800km tar in a day, but I'll still look for a sixth gear from time to time, but really 140-150km/h from sunrise to sunset (185 downhill, empty tank and the wind behind me)

. I'll take the same bike through soft sand for hours or singletrack and love it. I don't have the legs of a GS, I don't have the agility of a plastic, but my underpowered, porky XT gets me just about anywhere with a smile on my face.

I have no urge to go any bigger, but I am considering a 2stroke plastic just because Braap.
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #52 on: March 29, 2015, 07:37:20 pm »
You must have an arse of stone,, I set a limit of 300k's a day no matter what bike I'm on.
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2015, 07:41:20 pm »
You must have an arse of stone,, I set a limit of 300k's a day no matter what bike I'm on.

C'mon Stuart ...300 km ?? , I do that before lunch.  Done a couple of 800 km days on the pig. But I'm still convinced that a 660 is the way to go. 
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2015, 07:46:51 pm »
You must have an arse of stone,, I set a limit of 300k's a day no matter what bike I'm on.
whaaaat?! and if your boyfriend stayed 350km away?
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #55 on: March 29, 2015, 08:01:58 pm »
... and all the while we 800 riders sit quietly and smile to ourselves...
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #56 on: March 29, 2015, 08:17:25 pm »
You must have an arse of stone,, I set a limit of 300k's a day no matter what bike I'm on.

The XT660Z really is that comfortable. My recent Namibia trip with Sardine was 1400km in two days. Last 300 was uncomfortable but not unbearable.
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #57 on: March 29, 2015, 08:22:23 pm »
Andy660 regularly [almost every weekend :imaposer:] does daytrips of at least 600 kms on his XT-Z, and he seem to be as fresh as a daisy afterwards.

 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #58 on: March 29, 2015, 09:30:23 pm »
Dit is iets wat elkeen vir homself moet uitmaak. Beide het sy eie voordele en sy eie nadele. Gewoonlik is die besluit reeds geneem die redes moet nog net geformuleer word.
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2015, 06:31:22 am »
You must have an arse of stone,, I set a limit of 300k's a day no matter what bike I'm on.

Jinne dude!   300 a day!  I did that on a Yamaha RD50. back in 77.

It is however a very personal thing.   I find that when Mags and I tour,  we don't really set distance limits.   We go till we feel like staying over.   It has been 800km, but it has also been 160km. 
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