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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2020, 08:09:18 am »
Transalp 700 is maar n baie pap powered bike hoor.

Agree, i think the F650GS twin ticks all the boxes and at the right price class too.
 

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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2020, 10:47:35 am »
the F650GS twin ticks all the boxes and at the right price class too.

Nah, don't think so.... it's an 800, so why not buy the 'full power' 800?
Mind you, any 800 is a mild performer anyway - yes, obedient, capable-enough etc, but mild.
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2020, 11:00:14 am »
I had a F650 800cc. Brillant bike for commuting and light gravel. light on fuel. It has the mag wheels so no tubes just plug and go much easier to repair punctures than the 800. I did not have any problem in 50k km with the wheels. Just keep the pressures at recommended and the will be fine.

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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2020, 11:24:22 am »
Also have a look at the Suzuki dL 650.

One of the better choies. I always thought so, until I got one. Now I know so.
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2020, 11:34:37 am »
From what year models were these BMW 650 and 700 twins?

Are thet the F650GS and F750GS models?

The F650GS (twin) from around 2008.  It became the F700GS (twin) some tears later.  Not sure about the exact year.  2013 seems to ring a bell. 
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2020, 11:35:40 am »
Also have a look at the Suzuki dL 650.

One of the better choies. I always thought so, until I got one. Now I know so.

I never had a DL650, but did have a 2008 DL1000.  I still rate it as one of the most underrated bikes ever built.
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2020, 11:43:25 am »
Also have a look at the Suzuki dL 650.

One of the better choies. I always thought so, until I got one. Now I know so.

I never had a DL650, but did have a 2008 DL1000.  I still rate it as one of the most underrated bikes ever built.

My first experience with the 650 when I twisted the throttle was "My fok !" I did not expect its responsiveness. And a very comfortable bike that can cruise all day at 140km/h, loaded with pillion. Best value for money.
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2020, 02:35:22 pm »
Also have a look at the Suzuki dL 650.

One of the better choies. I always thought so, until I got one. Now I know so.

I never had a DL650, but did have a 2008 DL1000.  I still rate it as one of the most underrated bikes ever built.

My first experience with the 650 when I twisted the throttle was "My fok !" I did not expect its responsiveness. And a very comfortable bike that can cruise all day at 140km/h, loaded with pillion. Best value for money.
Gèrrard please tell me more?

What year are we talking as I am told there is a chalk and cheese difference between some models particularly before it was named V-Strom I read.
One again I don't know much besides what I read.
I ask what year because new models are very expensive and way over 100k.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2020, 02:37:11 pm by Tyre kicker »
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2020, 02:40:29 pm »
One of my eldest clients(passed away last year) had +- 52 bikes in his life.
His words were one day he visited us was his VStrom 650 is THE best bike he has ever had in his life of 81 years. He normally went to Nam twice a year on it all by himself.
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2020, 02:43:30 pm »
One of my eldest clients(passed away last year) had +- 52 bikes in his life.
His words were one day he visited us was his VStrom 650 is THE best bike he has ever had in his life of 81 years. He normally went to Nam twice a year on it all by himself.

Really,that is unbelievable Chris. :o
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2020, 02:45:23 pm »
Problem is you getting heavier now, dunno if it will be a problem though?
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2020, 02:48:34 pm »
Bullet proof engine as long as you prepared to live with Suzuki electronics. Mine has intermittend problem where dash goes blank. I just live with it.
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2020, 05:05:59 pm »
Bullet proof engine as long as you prepared to live with Suzuki electronics. Mine has intermittend problem where dash goes blank. I just live with it.
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What year model yours and does it have alloy mags or spokes?
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2020, 07:14:20 pm »
Bullet proof engine as long as you prepared to live with Suzuki electronics. Mine has intermittend problem where dash goes blank. I just live with it.
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What year model yours and does it have alloy mags or spokes?

2010. Alloy mags
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2020, 08:09:47 pm »
Also have a look at the Suzuki dL 650.

One of the better choies. I always thought so, until I got one. Now I know so.

I never had a DL650, but did have a 2008 DL1000.  I still rate it as one of the most underrated bikes ever built.

My first experience with the 650 when I twisted the throttle was "My fok !" I did not expect its responsiveness. And a very comfortable bike that can cruise all day at 140km/h, loaded with pillion. Best value for money.

The DL1000 was an absolute beast and wouldn't even notice a pillion.  Massive torque on hand. The 650 was better value for money though. 
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2020, 11:42:25 am »
Bullet proof engine as long as you prepared to live with Suzuki electronics. Mine has intermittend problem where dash goes blank. I just live with it.

Thanks I will keep an eye out for one. :thumleft:
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2020, 03:02:23 pm »
Bullet proof engine as long as you prepared to live with Suzuki electronics. Mine has intermittend problem where dash goes blank. I just live with it.

Thanks I will keep an eye out for one. :thumleft:

I have a 650 in very good condition which is available... :pot:

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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2020, 09:05:25 pm »
Bullet proof engine as long as you prepared to live with Suzuki electronics. Mine has intermittend problem where dash goes blank. I just live with it.
I have chased problems on a wee before.  My conclusion was that the connectors used was rated too low.  I found a lot of 'hot' pins melted in the connectors.  I sorted out 99% of the issues putting new connectors on.   
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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2020, 10:43:31 am »
I don't get the rant  ???

There are so many Transalps for sale, there were even some for sale on this site, just go find another one, you can pick them up for cheap with low KM.. bike shopping must be the most fun thing on the planet

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Re: THE NEED TO RECALCULATE!!!
« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2020, 11:22:46 am »
Transalp 700 is maar n baie pap powered bike hoor.

Ag nee nonsens  man, ek het 4 gehad met kit en pillion het ons gemaklik 140kph gery op die lang pad. Ja nie die fiets met die grootse of sterkste motor nie maar heeltemal genoeg krag en baie gemaklik en puik vir pendel.

Ek stam saam kyk na die DL 650 ook, sal nie spyt wees nie.
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