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  1. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete-blen View Post
    XTRs are crap.....
    Sez you who owns one and had it for years
    flashg

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashg View Post
    Sez you who owns one and had it for years
    hell yer...must be over 6 years now...



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    overpriced, unrefined

    (may aswell buy a KTm 690 far better than the xt)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JATZ View Post
    I know a guy with an SWM. He seems quite keen on it. The cold starting put me off getting one myself. It took him aaaages to start it in the morning, it'd always start though. Besides the head gasket blowing 400k north of Alice springs and leaving him stranded I think its been pretty reliable.
    That guy sounds like a top bloke. He really does like the bike and has been assured by the dealer that the map that improves the starting will be installed when he gets the bike back. Actually looking at the Superdual x with the 21/18" wheel combo would be a better and cheaper option than his RS with all the farkles he bought for it. They are getting rave reviews overseas.

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    For this year's Cold Kiwi it was rather wet & muddy - my DR650 on 50/50 tyres had no problem with the wet grass & mud. It also had no problem with the gravel road into the Cold Kiwi. The 250km ride from home to the Cold Kiwi and then the 250km ride home again was no issue either.

    The DR650 is far from perfect but it is pretty capable on the road and off it. You do need to do something about the seat (re-upholster or replace with 3rd party) for better comfort. The Acerbis 20L tank is just fine for anything I've used my DR650 for. It isn't a fantastically fast bike but it does have great torque and happily does the open road speed limit with more in reserve.
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    Now to find places ride.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    G650X

    A mate had one show up with funky disco lights for a dash/speedo, the owner replaced ecu,loom and a few other bits to no avail,
    Mech mate tests plugs,ht leads,coils,batt etc all checked out ok? turns out bike had recent new sparkplugs fitted and were'nt
    factory spec resistor ones once replaced speedo/dash all back to normal.
    Just some info for you.

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    The XT660R sits between a DR & KLR in its offroad ability.
    but on road ability is better than both.. So it dose make
    quite a good ADV bike..
    replacing the pipes give quite a big weight saving & it's high weight..






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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    Now to find places ride.....
    so you got the "G"eamer did ya? we need pics
    ....wherezz that track go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Falcon View Post
    so you got the "G"eamer did ya? we need pics
    300ks today. 150ish gravel. Was fun.

    Need to move the screen to stop the dust hitting my right in the eyes.

    Only pic I have so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    is that fuel can on the back plumbed in, or just along for the ride whilst you figure out if you need it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil. View Post
    is that fuel can on the back plumbed in, or just along for the ride whilst you figure out if you need it?
    Yes its plumbed in. Goes to the tank vent. Seems to work fine. I used it for this ride as I dont know the fuel range yet. Its up to 250ks so far.
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    DRZ250, the connoisseurs choice!

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    Thumbs up

    No adventure bike can compete with one of these for lightness, power, reliability!

    Purpose built to win the baja 1000 by the biggest motorbike manufacturer in the world,
    can't go wrong ! https://youtu.be/1grSGNin_qA

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    Couple of years later and its still rocking along.
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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