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Offline Gérrard

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Re: Opinions on best "classic" adventure bike ever?
« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2019, 11:21:08 am »
Committed to a BMW R1150GS Adventure. I would have preferred a KTM 950, but I made a straight swap for something, so apart from the expenses that will be involved in collecting it, no cheques or EFT's were necessary, which makes it the best bike for now.

Note the WD sticker ;)

Those are good bikes. They eat miles like nothing you've ridden.
You will sweat if you take if off the gravel, but for a dirt road tourer, they are unbeatable.
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Excellent choice  :thumleft:
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Re: Opinions on best "classic" adventure bike ever?
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2019, 11:28:21 am »
When cleaning your bike at night, please....................check that the can with the RED lid IS indeed Sheen  :peepwall: :pot: :ricky:

Enjoy the ride, any bike is better than no bike  :thumleft:
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Offline Rossdog

Re: Opinions on best "classic" adventure bike ever?
« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2019, 12:46:36 pm »
If the bike is not what I want long term, at least I have a sold base to trade from now.
'69 Model.
 

Offline Grunder

Re: Opinions on best "classic" adventure bike ever?
« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2019, 12:57:27 pm »
Gratz on the bike

Excellent choice  :thumleft:
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Offline Kortbroek

Re: Opinions on best "classic" adventure bike ever?
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2019, 01:01:43 pm »
When cleaning your bike at night, please....................check that the can with the RED lid IS indeed Sheen  :peepwall: :pot: :ricky:

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

@Coxwain can give advice on how best to polish these bikes I believe. Lest we forget ( http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=110684.msg2155186#msg2155186   :peepwall:
- you reckon that thing will pop a wheelie? We're about to find out, SLAP that pig!
 

Offline hugh101

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Re: Opinions on best "classic" adventure bike ever?
« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2019, 01:13:50 pm »
you can't go wrong with that bumble bee
Supreme comfort and eats miles and with that "low range" first gear
It can go where most plastics can go, it just depends on how brave you are  :thumleft:
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Re: Opinions on best "classic" adventure bike ever?
« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2019, 01:18:52 pm »
Committed to a BMW R1150GS Adventure.

Ag dis nou jammer.....maar nou kan jy oor dit kom.  :thumleft:
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