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Re: Opinions on older/cheaper 650 class adventure bikes
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2020, 08:07:41 pm »
Kawasaki Versys 650, old shape. Will slap all the bikes mentioned above. And it goes off-road. And it's cheap.

Fit a back tyre on the front rim and you've got a bigger wheel.

Don't laugh, my mate sits with me on his doing 150/160 and climbs Lesotho rocks when necessary.
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Re: Opinions on older/cheaper 650 class adventure bikes
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2020, 08:35:47 pm »
I have no idea about parts availability, but I vote xtz 660 also. That thing put a huge smile ons my face when I rode a friend's a whole ago :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

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Re: Opinions on older/cheaper 650 class adventure bikes
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2020, 09:03:40 pm »
Good luck trying to find happiness downgrading from a 990, I would suggest a Ktm640adv but out of this price range amd migjt not be suited to your riding needs, for offroad it probably has the best suspension in this class, has a nice large tank, comfy seat, some wind protection and is still orange. a KLR will never make you happy (well me anyways ) it can do everything but nothing real well. The BMW650 is reliable, does well with fuel economy and should be close to this budget. Try finding bikes to test ride if possible should help make the choice, good luck
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Re: Opinions on older/cheaper 650 class adventure bikes
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2020, 09:10:00 pm »
Thanks vir al die replies👍👍

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Ek het my 950s laasjaar verkoop, groot fout gewees. Het 40k km op bike gesit sonder enige foute. My gat jeuk toe vir kleiner/ligter bike. Koop toe TE 610. Flippen nice bike in sy klas.Was net bietjie ongerieflik en stadig. Seker te verstane as jy so lank Ďn 950 gewoond was. Verkoop toe die 610 en koop Ďn baie netjiese 990,met al die nice ekstras. Kyk die 950/990 is my droombike.

Onlangs het hier geleentheid opgeduik wat ek nie kan los nie.Spaargeld is non existing met droogte wat al erger word. So ek moet seker maar afgradeer.

Xtz 660 is ongelukkig uit my prysklas.
Gs/dakar het ek al paar duisend kilos mee gery,dis ook goeie opsie.
Hoe is die Vstrom op grondpad??

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Re: Opinions on older/cheaper 650 class adventure bikes
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2020, 10:12:36 pm »
My neef in Reebok hat n paar maande terug n R30 000 Suzuki DL1000 V-strom gekoop, en is uiters gelukkig met die fiets.

Redelik netjies, ekonomies en gemaklik. Kou die myle, en ry heerlik op grondpad.
 

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Re: Opinions on older/cheaper 650 class adventure bikes
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2020, 08:11:03 am »
AAK, what was you average highway cruising speed on your 990?

If it was more than something like an XT660R can manage easily, you would have suffered under fuel consumption, and since the 660R's are quite comfy, why not still look at a single?

If you never do real technical, you can up the gearing slightly, and have an all-day comfy 140kph capability. Small screen and you are set.
 

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Re: Opinions on older/cheaper 650 class adventure bikes
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2020, 08:22:19 am »
I would suggest the BMW F650GS.  :deal:
 

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Re: Opinions on older/cheaper 650 class adventure bikes
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2020, 08:51:35 am »
@grim101 is selling a nice Suzuki, have a look in the for sale section and make him a decent offer on the bike.
 

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Re: Opinions on older/cheaper 650 class adventure bikes
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2020, 09:06:06 am »
Honda Trans Alp 650. :thumleft:

Excellent choice

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Re: Opinions on older/cheaper 650 class adventure bikes
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2020, 09:08:43 am »
Kawasaki Versys 650, old shape. Will slap all the bikes mentioned above. And it goes off-road. And it's cheap.

Fit a back tyre on the front rim and you've got a bigger wheel.

Don't laugh, my mate sits with me on his doing 150/160 and climbs Lesotho rocks when necessary.

IDR had a Versys with a Micron? exhaust, it used to go very nicely. :sip:
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Re: Opinions on older/cheaper 650 class adventure bikes
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2020, 09:14:27 am »
@grim101 is selling a nice Suzuki, have a look in the for sale section and make him a decent offer on the bike.

 The Strom looks quite nice and affordable.And its close to me(where I live anything within 500km radius is close) But Iíll have to sell 990 first.Iím gonna need few days to mindf@CK myself to sell it😭
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Re: Opinions on older/cheaper 650 class adventure bikes
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2020, 09:21:21 am »
The elephant in the room here is 30k budget, XTZ out by some way and you would be buying a real tatty 660R fr that price. Versys I also think not for that price. TA, older GS possible.
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Re: Opinions on older/cheaper 650 class adventure bikes
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2020, 09:33:23 am »
Decent older TA's and GS's tend to hold between high thirty's and mid forty's.

Budget a bit low, but you may get lucky.
 

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Re: Opinions on older/cheaper 650 class adventure bikes
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2020, 09:34:40 am »
@grim101 is selling a nice Suzuki, have a look in the for sale section and make him a decent offer on the bike.

 The Strom looks quite nice and affordable.And its close to me(where I live anything within 500km radius is close) But Iíll have to sell 990 first.Iím gonna need few days to mindf@CK myself to sell it
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