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Offline Omninorm

Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #60 on: October 05, 2017, 10:30:34 am »
I spoke to a guy who went through 3 DR 650's and now loves the last one.
I wonder why that is? I mean I know tyres can have a huge effect but it's strange that the same bike sometimes people love one and not the other one even though it's the same bike.
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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #61 on: October 05, 2017, 10:38:45 am »
I spoke to a guy who went through 3 DR 650's and now loves the last one.
I wonder why that is? I mean I know tyres can have a huge effect but it's strange that the same bike sometimes people love one and not the other one even though it's the same bike.

Its never the same bike. Long ago I rode a KLR and said never. Then I tested a F'ugly and thought its not so bad. Got mine and love it. Fits me like a glove. Rode the DR650, as a test between bikes, and nothing.
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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #62 on: October 05, 2017, 10:41:50 am »
Being let down by a bike, as Threeper experienced, also tends to not make you 'gel'. Maybe if from the start he had no issues, it might have been a different story.
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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #63 on: October 05, 2017, 10:48:51 am »
Being let down by a bike, as Threeper experienced, also tends to not make you 'gel'. Maybe if from the start he had no issues, it might have been a different story.

Yeah that i can understand.
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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2017, 08:31:33 pm »
Being let down by a bike, as Threeper experienced, also tends to not make you 'gel'. Maybe if from the start he had no issues, it might have been a different story.

does play a role.
i had a 675 daytona that just didnt work so often i thought was a member of the ANC.. sold it for a 750GSXR. absolutely loved that bike, just amazing.
i detest an unreliable bike
 

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #65 on: October 13, 2017, 09:51:17 am »
I've had a few bikes and can say with little doubt that I "gel" best with my old KLR. When I get on and pull that choke I feel like I am biking heaven.
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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #66 on: November 03, 2017, 09:56:51 am »
a month later and got the bike back with the new clutch.
damn it was good to ride again
 

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Re: dont 'gel' with the bike
« Reply #67 on: November 03, 2017, 12:40:40 pm »
I spoke to a guy who went through 3 DR 650's and now loves the last one.
I wonder why that is? I mean I know tyres can have a huge effect but it's strange that the same bike sometimes people love one and not the other one even though it's the same bike.

Why did he stick to DRs, if he disliked two already?

I have a few DRs, and can confirm they're not all the same. Age, suspension setup, carb settings, handlebars, etc all play a role. They're all unmistakably DRs, but subtle differences make me like one more than another.

I remember my old Mazda 323 used to take on the characteristics of the person driving it. I used to race it, screeching around corners, so it becane quick and responsive. After my sister drove it, it was sluggish and slow. Maybe the old bikes are also like that  :lol8: