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Re: The Quest
« Reply #80 on: November 10, 2008, 11:43:44 am »
Erm........tap,tap,tap ???
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Re: The Quest
« Reply #81 on: November 10, 2008, 12:09:32 pm »
You base your review of the 640's ability to cross Africa on the fact that you know 3 bikes that did it?

Please. There's at any given moment DOZENS of bike riders crossing Africa on anything from Varaderos to Hyosung 200's
I also like the 640, but before KTM can prove its reliable, I wont touch it with a stick.

And before you say I'm making assumption, ask how many Forum members have had their 640's engine's fail in the last year.



That being said, I like your comments nonetheless, so please keep up the good work on this thread.

Its a fresh way to look at the bikes out there.

Have you tried Kawasaki yet?
« Last Edit: November 10, 2008, 12:11:42 pm by Kaboef »
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Re: The Quest
« Reply #82 on: November 10, 2008, 12:29:48 pm »
Kaboef - It was a question (not a statement): What the current bike of choice is for a solo trip through Africa? All I said was that I personally know of 3 people who has done solo trip through Africa on a 640. They obviously have done some homework and in the end decided on those bikes. I have never said that it cannot be done (not sure of a 1200 GS :mwink:) on any other bike - as I said: It can be done on a mountain bike.

Anyway: Can anybody who has suffered a 640 engine failure on a post 2006 model please let me know! :deal:

Thanks for the other compliments ;)

Yes, I have tested the Kawa and as soon as I get a chance will post it.


Fixit: Hang in there!
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Re: The Quest
« Reply #83 on: November 10, 2008, 01:07:12 pm »
just come out with it: KLR wins.. end of story!!    ;D
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Re: The Quest
« Reply #84 on: November 10, 2008, 01:13:52 pm »
Nope, this is a KTM dude! I bet my bucks on it :thumleft:
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Re: The Quest
« Reply #85 on: November 10, 2008, 05:17:06 pm »
I don‚??t know much about the history of Kawasaki, but I believe they stem from a bunch of Aircraft Engineers. This in itself adds to their mystery and if I think back, it is due to them that I gained access soft porn (through bike magazines) as a ‚??laaitie‚?Ě, because a picture of a Kawa was never complete without a well-endowed lady draped over it. Also, any mechanic that knew anything about bikes, had a Kawa poster (you could see very little of the bike) behind his door and I reckoned: These guys know what they are talking about!

 

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Re: The Quest
« Reply #86 on: November 10, 2008, 05:42:32 pm »
Sold, I'd buy one ;)
 

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Re: The Quest
« Reply #87 on: November 10, 2008, 05:46:58 pm »
Kawasaki KLR 650



Face Value: With her a cult following, she definitely more of a chick than a lady and she has no pretence.

On the Dance Floor: Although, I don‚??t think she will win any prizes for comfort and style, she surely is up for it.
 
The Dirty Weekend: Some will say a low maintenance chick that never has a headache is much better than a stunning lady, which is full of hang-ups and costs you lots of money. In my opinion the KLR is real value for money, she is honest and she will never let you down. I heard rumour that a diesel version of the KLR is in production for the US Army. Now that is a step in a different direction and also a show of faith by a country that takes its military very serious indeed.




Read more here: http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2008/02/kawasaki-klr650-based-diesel.html

Conclusion: Described in certain bike magazines as a farm implement, she might not win the Miss Bike SA competion for looks in the near future, but if you are more interested in reliability and value for money ‚?? this is it! I recon that Kawasaki attracts a nice bunch of riders and if they put their heads to it, they could bring out a bike that can seriously compete with the bigger adventure bikes. I just struggle with the vibration and lack of acceleration and therefore not my choice!
 

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Re: The Quest
« Reply #88 on: November 10, 2008, 09:35:37 pm »
Kawasaki KLR 650



Face Value: With her a cult following, she definitely more of a chick than a lady and she has no pretence.

On the Dance Floor: Although, I don‚??t think she will win any prizes for comfort and style, she surely is up for it.
 
The Dirty Weekend: Some will say a low maintenance chick that never has a headache is much better than a stunning lady, which is full of hang-ups and costs you lots of money. In my opinion the KLR is real value for money, she is honest and she will never let you down. I heard rumour that a diesel version of the KLR is in production for the US Army. Now that is a step in a different direction and also a show of faith by a country that takes its military very serious indeed.




Read more here: http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2008/02/kawasaki-klr650-based-diesel.html

Conclusion: Described in certain bike magazines as a farm implement, she might not win the Miss Bike SA competion for looks in the near future, but if you are more interested in reliability and value for money ‚?? this is it! I recon that Kawasaki attracts a nice bunch of riders and if they put their heads to it, they could bring out a bike that can seriously compete with the bigger adventure bikes. I just struggle with the vibration and lack of acceleration and therefore not my choice!


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Re: The Quest
« Reply #89 on: November 11, 2008, 06:50:02 am »
For f#ck sakes, you can go through Africa on a mountain bike!
Case closed


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Re: The Quest
« Reply #90 on: November 11, 2008, 07:24:30 am »
Great stuff Jonix! Now, to be fair and complete riding ALL the jap bikes, go try a DRZ >:D
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Re: The Quest
« Reply #91 on: November 11, 2008, 09:37:35 am »
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This in itself adds to their mystery and if I think back, it is due to them that I gained access soft porn (through bike magazines) as a ‚??laaitie‚?Ě, because a picture of a Kawa was never complete without a well-endowed lady draped over it.

The real bush era..... :biggrin:

Sorry - saw my typing error.  Your location on your avatar is 'rest of africa' - where are you from?  I can always try and add that to the drop-down list of location options...

Keep up the great read - love the writing style and wit/satire.....

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Re: The Quest
« Reply #92 on: November 11, 2008, 03:42:54 pm »
This sure make make some great reading keep it up   :ricky:
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Re: The Quest
« Reply #93 on: November 11, 2008, 03:53:31 pm »
Eagerly awaiting the next installment ‚?? nicely written entertaining thread.
 

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Re: The Quest
« Reply #94 on: November 12, 2008, 03:26:51 pm »
Awaiting next installment with keen anticipation and bated breath. 

Thank you for a great posts, even my, as yet, non-techinal newbie brain gets what you are saying.

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Re: The Quest
« Reply #95 on: November 12, 2008, 03:51:17 pm »
Thanks guys :thumleft: - Will hopefully get to a new installment soon!
 

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Re: The Quest
« Reply #96 on: November 12, 2008, 05:38:26 pm »
I don‚??t know much about the history of Kawasaki, but I believe they stem from a bunch of Aircraft Engineers. This in itself adds to their mystery and if I think back, it is due to them that I gained access soft porn (through bike magazines) as a ‚??laaitie‚?Ě, because a picture of a Kawa was never complete without a well-endowed lady draped over it. Also, any mechanic that knew anything about bikes, had a Kawa poster (you could see very little of the bike) behind his door and I reckoned: These guys know what they are talking about!



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Re: The Quest
« Reply #97 on: November 26, 2008, 09:55:32 am »
After yet more flirting and foreplay....I am about to reveal my choice within the next day or two. Be warned that this won't be for sensitive viewers! :dousing:
 

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Re: The Quest
« Reply #98 on: November 26, 2008, 10:37:42 am »
Stop teasing & post..... :-\
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Re: The Quest
« Reply #99 on: November 26, 2008, 10:54:53 am »
 O0
most interesting and entertaining!
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