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Post  BSR on Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:34 pm

Hi, just registered after lurking a bit reading build threads and looking at pictures!
Was doing a build of a DR650, too heavy and no power. Sold it. Fingers crossed about to replace it with a 2000my XR650R.

Never really been a 'Honda man', but i have previously owned an XL600 which was a good bike and a couple of Honda road bikes which were pretty wank. Getting the XR because i can't afford a 950KTM!
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Anyhow, just saying hello. Newb from the UK 16397
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Post  Bump on Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:58 pm

Not sure what you need a 950 for but I'm 100% dirt and I wasn't fond of the 950 at all. It shredded rear tires, got no traction anywhere, and was really heavy. If I was 25% dirt then I'd probably love it. I was too scared of wrecking the plastic too.


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Post  BSR on Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:55 am

Cheers for the welcome dude Newb from the UK 16397

The 950, yes lots of power and it is a heavy old beast, but it makes light work of road miles too. I'm not talking about the normal Adventure, but the 950 Super Enduro R. Ridden my mate's a few times and it's just incredible. Bloody expensive though.

My bike will have to do the commute as well as being my off-road adventure bike, which the XR will handle beautifully with plenty of poke as well as giving decent economy.
Once i've added an Acerbis tank and handguards plus a Lynx twin headlamp handlebar fairing from Canada it'll be a perfect adventure bike and i can do Switzerland as easy as a greenlane in Wales.

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Post  Hew on Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:24 pm

Hi BSR,
Sad that the BRP is a second choice bike.
I must admit that I have never been envious of the Big Jaffas when I have been out trail riding Newb from the UK Icon_wink
Good luck with the mods.
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Post  Bump on Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:27 pm

Ride on Sir!
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Post  BSR on Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:56 am

Cheers guys.
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Post  Bump on Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:56 pm

Lawrence Hacking's book To Dakar and Back. It's a good story.
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Post  BSR on Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:09 am

I'll have a look Newb from the UK 16397

Two for you; have a read of 'Lois on the Loose' and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles'.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=vOaXNFBPUsoC&dq=lois+on+the+loose&source=gbs_book_other_versions_r&cad=3
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http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=SMkJGQAACAAJ&dq=red+tape+white+knuckles
Newb from the UK Books?id=SMkJGQAACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&sig=ACfU3U1-fjmvPDGcEaB-b_RZB7OrEiMBQA

Awesome reads, truly inspiring stuff.


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Post  Bump on Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:54 pm

I'm reading about them on Amazon right now!

So, they are ALOT cheaper on Amazon UK. And I read her web site (the author's) and the American printing of the last book has no color pages because we are such freakin cheap bastards over here.

Thanks for the heads up! I've been looking high and low for something like this to read to my daughters! I really appreciate it!
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Post  BSR on Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:33 am

Bump wrote:I'm reading about them on Amazon right now!

So, they are ALOT cheaper on Amazon UK. And I read her web site (the author's) and the American printing of the last book has no color pages because we are such freakin cheap bastards over here.

Thanks for the heads up! I've been looking high and low for something like this to read to my daughters! I really appreciate it!

You're welcome mate, but i warn you that they are nigh on impossible to put down. You get so drawn in you feel every heartbeat of her anger with her and feel warm when she's happy. Brilliantly written and conveys such emotion.

Hey, buy them on amazon uk and i'll put them in the same Fedex as your degreasing gun! Newb from the UK 16397 Newb from the UK Icon_biggrin
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