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« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2007, 08:40:33 pm »
Well said  :D
 

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« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2007, 09:01:28 pm »
Why :?:
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« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2007, 09:17:21 pm »
Sommer/because

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« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2007, 01:39:51 am »
:lol: You guys!  :lol:  :lol:
 

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« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2007, 03:00:01 am »
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Sommer/because


Good enough for me! :D
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« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2007, 08:18:21 am »
Technically the smaller wheel turns into corners easier on tar.
Hence the supermotards running 17 inchers.

But you will feel more difference having the 21 up front if you are a new rider. The bike is more stable and tracks better.
 

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« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2007, 09:46:44 am »
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Technically the smaller wheel turns into corners easier on tar.


that's what i thought. also it's wider (slightly)
 

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« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2007, 09:51:23 am »
You can use the 21 on road and it's the thing to have on dirt, the 19 is only really good for road and nice gravl. That said as you gain experience like some guy's here, they will ride a 19" front on nearly any surface

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« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2007, 09:59:47 am »
The 21' makes mounting sidewalks/pavemunt easier.. essential for JHB traffic conditions
 

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« Reply #49 on: February 15, 2007, 10:03:31 am »
i also had a look at the aprilia pegaso trail yesterday, and realised in specs it's more like the 650GS than the Dakar. i'm not sure what that has to do with anything ;) just an observation

back to the topic: i currently mount pavements with a 10", hahaha

i see your point though, hmmm, what about a dakar with a 19" front wheel (i have actually seen a pic of a dakar with 17"s - supermoto style)
 

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« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2007, 10:15:03 am »
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what about a dakar with a 19" front


Thast's kinda deafeating the object of a more off-road orientaded bike...

I saw that SM dakar as well...nifty.. but not great..

I'd rather get a yammie 660 motard, but my fav still is the suzook DRz400 sm.. perect for traffic hooliganism.. :D

If i have the right 6 numbers.. i will get me one of the nex x-range motard jobiies from bee-em..
 

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« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2007, 10:29:03 am »
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Thast's kinda deafeating the object of a more off-road orientaded bike...


what appeals to me about the Dak, more than anything else is the suspension and height :)

would look awesome though

i seriously considered the XT660 - in fact i am in love with it. thing is, it's not going to be lekker 2-up, or for a weekend away...
 

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« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2007, 10:34:18 am »
I don't like the look.

The smaller bikes in motard looks OK. The dakkie. Huh-uh. :sad3:

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« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2007, 10:50:45 am »
it would look better with a 19"... the regular GS might look good with a 17"...

also, they should really offer the dakar in other colours... a black dakar would look awesome...
 

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« Reply #54 on: February 15, 2007, 11:39:55 am »
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it would look better with a 19"... the regular GS might look good with a 17"...

also, they should really offer the dakar in other colours... a black dakar would look awesome...


Custom jobbies.



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« Reply #55 on: February 15, 2007, 11:54:33 am »
i like them black rims.. :wink:  :lol:  8)
 

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« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2007, 12:06:08 pm »
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Custom jobbies.


Varkin beautiful!!

who's bike is that again?
 

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« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2007, 12:10:30 pm »
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i like them black rims..


...and that matte panit job. those look like std GS's that have been jacked up (new suspension) - look lik 19" rims up front  :D

i did this in photoshop a while back:

 

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« Reply #58 on: February 15, 2007, 12:11:59 pm »
Camojo. Think he sold it.
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« Reply #59 on: February 15, 2007, 12:13:18 pm »
Those are both Camojo's jobbies..

The got std rims and suspension.. just because the black & Yeller one has them TKC's fitted the wheel looks bigger.