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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2019, 07:08:59 pm »
What amount of oil does the fugly use over a 1000k ride?
You and @Vintage Mania do not seem to share the oil user opinion?

None of mine had the “oil burning” issue that is become so infamous. Then again, I never owned a 2008 model. Both my fugly’s never used oil between services - these where done every 5000km. My 2009 needed a 100ml top-up every 3 tanks or so if I was hammering it, else also nothing between 5000km.

So the 2008 model was a problem?
What is your opinion of the bike in the for sale thread? (the 30k option)
 

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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2019, 07:14:38 pm »
What amount of oil does the fugly use over a 1000k ride?
You and @Vintage Mania do not seem to share the oil user opinion?

None of mine had the “oil burning” issue that is become so infamous. Then again, I never owned a 2008 model. Both my fugly’s never used oil between services - these where done every 5000km. My 2009 needed a 100ml top-up every 3 tanks or so if I was hammering it, else also nothing between 5000km.

So the 2008 model was a problem?
What is your opinion of the bike in the for sale thread? (the 30k option)
Bought my 2008 in 2007, was the first batch and it uses oil when revved over 5000 rpm, like most thumpers. :sip:
 
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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2019, 07:16:04 pm »
What amount of oil does the fugly use over a 1000k ride?
You and @Vintage Mania do not seem to share the oil user opinion?

None of mine had the “oil burning” issue that is become so infamous. Then again, I never owned a 2008 model. Both my fugly’s never used oil between services - these where done every 5000km. My 2009 needed a 100ml top-up every 3 tanks or so if I was hammering it, else also nothing between 5000km.

So the 2008 model was a problem?
What is your opinion of the bike in the for sale thread? (the 30k option)

Honestly I think it is a good buy, but I would try and negotiate a little bit.
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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2019, 07:17:54 pm »
I bought it - and I am now happier than I was 5 minutes ago. Thanks
 

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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2019, 07:18:40 pm »
I bought it - and I am now happier than I was 5 minutes ago. Thanks

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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2019, 07:23:06 pm »
I liked my 2005 KLR, especially comfortable on-road. Wilbers on the front made a big difference.

Just found it a bit cumbersome offroad so when a DR came up on the forum, I sold fugly. Very happy with the DR.
 
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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2019, 07:24:45 pm »
Above survey does not include the thumper to end all thumpers.
My vote out of the old school- Honda XR650R

Then it should also have included "thumpers" like the 690 and 701. :eek7:
 

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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2019, 07:26:44 pm »
Above survey does not include the thumper to end all thumpers.
My vote out of the old school- Honda XR650R

Then it should also have included "thumpers" like the 690 and 701. :eek7:

And that is why it didn't.
Oom Danie - what is your opinion of the other three bikes? XR, DR and KLR
 

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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2019, 07:27:58 pm »
I bought it - and I am now happier than I was 5 minutes ago. Thanks
Congratulations.  Do you plan to use the KLR for your trips?
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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2019, 07:33:06 pm »
I voted fugly for simple reason that you can at least do distance on it and it is good for us vertically challenged guys.
DR is second as I think the aircooled engine is a good option!
The real thumpers are not on the list so the XL 500/ XT500 or my SR 500 are too old school!
Congrats on the Klr Hardy, I will gladly test it for you! :thumleft: :peepwall: :pot:
I think the best compromise is the Klr although the Ktm would be the heart buy!
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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2019, 07:34:02 pm »
I bought it - and I am now happier than I was 5 minutes ago. Thanks
Congratulations.  Do you plan to use the KLR for your trips?

Yes, I was impressed with Oubones's KLR on a trip we did together, despite the oil usuage.
For 30k it seems like a serious bargain - and I can rent it to the guys that only have big machines, but want to come on a trip with us.
 

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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2019, 07:34:25 pm »
I have never owned a DR650, so cannot comment on them.....

I have, however, owned a DR500 that was an awesome classic thumper. Really enjoyed it and it ran rings around the XL/XT 500 counterparts. Also never gave me a single day of trouble. Should never have sold that boney. Also recently owned a DR800s, gave me some headaches, but when it was fixed finally it was a stomper of a thumper.

The worst thumper I ever owned was a DR400. Man if I was anywhere near my current situation back when I owned that piece of crap, I would have set fire to it next to the road and walked away.
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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2019, 07:41:19 pm »
Above survey does not include the thumper to end all thumpers.
My vote out of the old school- Honda XR650R

Then it should also have included "thumpers" like the 690 and 701. :eek7:

And that is why it didn't.
Oom Danie - what is your opinion of the other three bikes? XR, DR and KLR

Of the three, my 1st choice would be the DR. Air-cooled and simple, with good suspension after minor tweeks.

The KLR's are truly amazing bikes though, tough and durable, cheap to maintain, but the looks does not appeal to me.

I have very little knowledge of the XR650L, by many accounts great bikes though.
 
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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2019, 07:43:09 pm »
Above survey does not include the thumper to end all thumpers.
My vote out of the old school- Honda XR650R

Then it should also have included "thumpers" like the 690 and 701. :eek7:



And that is why it didn't.
Oom Danie - what is your opinion of the other three bikes? XR, DR and KLR

Of the three, my 1st choice would be the DR. Air-cooled and simple, with good suspension after minor tweeks.

The KLR's are truly amazing bikes though, tough and durable, cheap to maintain, but the looks does not appeal to me.

I have very little knowledge of the XR650L, by many accounts great bikes though.

Japanese all the way :thumleft:
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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2019, 07:47:12 pm »
I bought it - and I am now happier than I was 5 minutes ago. Thanks
Congratulations.  Do you plan to use the KLR for your trips?

Yes, I was impressed with Oubones's KLR on a trip we did together, despite the oil usuage.
For 30k it seems like a serious bargain - and I can rent it to the guys that only have big machines, but want to come on a trip with us.
Since I got my XR it uses 250ml oil per +/-300km.  Not cool, but worth it.  Please give some feedback soon.
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Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2019, 07:50:26 pm »
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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2019, 07:51:11 pm »
I bought it - and I am now happier than I was 5 minutes ago. Thanks
Congratulations.  Do you plan to use the KLR for your trips?

Yes, I was impressed with Oubones's KLR on a trip we did together, despite the oil usuage.
For 30k it seems like a serious bargain - and I can rent it to the guys that only have big machines, but want to come on a trip with us.
Since I got my XR it uses 250ml oil per +/-300km.  Not cool, but worth it.  Please give some feedback soon.

I have a few, and they use about 250ml per 1000km, and I also do not care. Really like these red bikes a lot.
 

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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2019, 07:54:50 pm »
KLR650. The Basuthu ponie
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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2019, 07:55:59 pm »
KLR650. The Basuthu ponie

Ek het die' verwag :imaposer: :imaposer:
 

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Re: Which old school carb thumper?
« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2019, 08:15:27 pm »
Hardy,

I have owened a few bikes. Enjoied them and sold them again. My 2007 Fugly KLR is the one that will remain with me.

It is not the best thumper I think, but the best allrounder which I still enjoy most.
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