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Offline threeper

dont 'gel' with the bike
« on: September 29, 2017, 07:45:24 pm »
ok so i am just not feeling the love with the 1150 adventure.
great bike overall, no question but the vibe just isnt there, so i am going to get the clutch issue sorted out and sell or perhaps swop the bike.
i do about 800km a week so i want to feel the love. have any of you felt this way as well?
 

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 07:52:32 pm »
Maybe it's just time for a different bike?
'Routine is the thief of time'
 

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 08:11:11 pm »
Yeah, I have and also have had the opposite. Where I didn't consider a bike or think it will be good and then just clicked with it.
It happens.



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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 08:15:50 pm »
this is why you need to have more than one bike, each bike has their own characteristics
That is the excuse I use to have more than 1 bike :ricky:
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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2017, 08:36:26 pm »
haha very true

this is why you need to have more than one bike, each bike has their own characteristics
That is the excuse I use to have more than 1 bike :ricky:
 

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2017, 08:39:48 pm »
 

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2017, 08:54:53 pm »
ok so i am just not feeling the love with the 1150 adventure.
great bike overall, no question but the vibe just isnt there, so i am going to get the clutch issue sorted out and sell or perhaps swop the bike.
i do about 800km a week so i want to feel the love. have any of you felt this way as well?

You are not alone. I also wanted to have one and was looking for a nice  clean un abused example, which I eventually found. Three months later I sold it as I just could not gel with it. I don't know what it was, nor can I explain it. :dontknow: Another bike I absolutely hated was my Honda NC700, supposedly the perfect commuter, but it must be tbe most soulless bike ever made :deal:

My 800's (on my 3rd one) on the other hand still makes me smile and more recently I absolutely fell in love with my 1200R :love4:
S1000Xr- Sold R1200R -Sold
BMW F800GS - sold, Honda NC700X -Sold; BMW1150GSA -sold
BMW F650 twin - sold
BMW F800ST - in bike heaven Kawasaki KLR 650 - sold Kawasaki ER6F -sold Yamaha FZ6 - sold BMW 1200GS - sold BMW 650 Dakar - sold Yamaha XJ750 - stolen Honda MT5 - given away as scrap
 

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2017, 09:02:20 pm »
glad it is not just me.

i now however am not sure what to look at getting....it is my only transport, wife uses the car ..
 

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2017, 10:44:16 pm »
glad it is not just me.

i now however am not sure what to look at getting....it is my only transport, wife uses the car ..

Come take my Varadero for a spin and see if you "gell" with it and let's talk  :deal:
 

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2017, 11:54:40 pm »
glad it is not just me.

i now however am not sure what to look at getting....it is my only transport, wife uses the car ..

Try out a Vstrom 650.
I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2017, 11:59:26 pm »
Africa Twin DCT  :imaposer:
 

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2017, 01:01:02 am »
Africa Twin DCT  :imaposer:

i wish damn i wish
 

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2017, 01:04:04 am »
glad it is not just me.

i now however am not sure what to look at getting....it is my only transport, wife uses the car ..

Try out a Vstrom 650.
I think you will be pleasantly surprised.


i had an immaculate weestrom that i sold to get the adv/  said to my wife today  that i made a mistake selling it..
anyone wanna trade....living in hope...
 

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2017, 04:50:56 am »
had a gs1100 for a while.
absolutely the most aweful bike i ever owned.
ruined even my appreciation of bmw cars.
will never touch the marque again.
 

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2017, 06:52:59 am »
Traded my 1200GSA in via internet with Zambezi Motorrad for a R1200RS untouched, unseen, no test ride, just liked the bike collected the beast at Zambezi after the second corner on they why home said to myself what have you done this thing is sh$t you are going to hate this machine, how wrong I was after spending time in the saddle & getting use to the ergonomics. My Last buy before I push daisies   :thumleft:
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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2017, 07:30:16 am »
Yes threeper - life is full of stuff one HAS to do and live with - no need to live with a bike you don't "gel" with!!  :deal:
When I bought my 800GSA, I had some serious doubts whether the two of us will bond - but to my surprise it became some sort of a "love affair" !!  :3some:

Few years back I had the total opposite experience - bought an old 750 AT - no matter how hard I tried - we never bonded ... Lost a great deal of money (the legend tax I've paid), but sold it and never looked back ...

The new AT is a different story - did a 1000k's on somebody else's - boy if I had the money ...  :'(
 

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2017, 07:46:20 am »
Maybe change the pipe first...

Had a Yammie that I loved that was getting old.
I sold it & bought a brand new one exactly the same.
And hated it.

I sold that one too & it only crossed my mind afterwards that maybe it was because the new one had a stock pipe on it
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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2017, 08:19:32 am »
Ride as many different bikes as possible , the right one will talk to you  :thumleft:
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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2017, 08:25:18 am »
ok so i am just not feeling the love with the 1150 adventure.

Seven year itch...?

Just remember that "you know not what you have until it is gone".

I know a fan that has TWO R1150 Adventures.
He wouldn't swap one for a new 1200 - he loves them so much.

Personally, my 2008/9 R1200GS is the most pleasing bike I have every ridden.
I have no wish to renew or replace it.
I am most happy with what I have.
Life is far too short to be taken too seriously.
I am far too short to be taken too seriously.

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2017, 08:50:26 am »
I do not have the luxury of changing my bike and take what I can when I can, but am one of those people who just rides anything and enjoys it.
That said, I miss the xl that I had, even though it never had full power or a first gear in the time that I had it.
I will not easily change my dakkie, we have done some interesting things together.
Dakar 650
SR 500