Choosing a bike.......?

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Post by minkyhead » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:37 pm

crf250 rally ... just adjust a little ...will comute .. tour ..trail ride ..bullet proof extreamly cheap to run and service ... and no legal trails in the uk that it wont roll over ..lad s in our group love em
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Re: Choosing a bike.......?

Post by Scott_rider » Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:55 pm

How about an '08 onwards XT660Z...?

That will cope very well with road work and in some comfort, plus it has the look you're after and it's fine for gentle trail work. Although it is a bit heavy and it's physically bigger than some of those on your list. There are loads for sale. Some never see the dirt, some go half-way round the world.

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Post by Darren s » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:50 pm

Scott_rider wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:55 pm
How about an '08 onwards XT660Z...?

That will cope very well with road work and in some comfort, plus it has the look you're after and it's fine for gentle trail work. Although it is a bit heavy and it's physically bigger than some of those on your list. There are loads for sale. Some never see the dirt, some go half-way round the world.

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Yep have looked at the Ténéré not sure if it’s to big and heavy to man handle down the side of the house I will have to look at weight?

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Post by Darren s » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:56 pm

All of these bike fit the bill give or take I think I need to set a budget I think and look from there.
I have seen and going to view a bmw g650 x country 2007 7000miles look good condition £2500 anyone know much about this model I can’t say I’ve come across it before?
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Post by byewayrider » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:15 pm

Have you looked on the huge advrider. Com Web site..

They have views on most bikes most singles are under the thumper section..
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Post by Flipflop » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:21 pm

A fantastic bike - BMW really dropped a clanger when they discontinued this bike, it has a cult following now with few about. Lowish seat height, well proven engine and very light weight. Only thing to note is the small tank size if commuting or travelling.
If this is okay for you and you find one be quick as it won’t hang around.
Good luck with your search

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Re: Choosing a bike.......?

Post by Darren s » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:22 pm

Flipflop wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:21 pm
A fantastic bike - BMW really dropped a clanger when they discontinued this bike, it has a cult following now with few about. Lowish seat height, well proven engine and very light weight. Only thing to note is the small tank size if commuting or travelling.
If this is okay for you and you find one be quick as it won’t hang around.
Good luck with your search

I have had a little read up on the g650 and the small tank stands out as an issue not that it would effect me to much. But you can get a nice little extra tank that fits in to a rear rack it looks smart but not cheap.

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Re: Choosing a bike.......?

Post by chipy » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:40 pm

I have the X country, it a great bike. much lighter than anything the same size.seat is comfortable. Engine is slightly different to all the other BMW 650 singles more power and revs up very quickly. Cornering is fantastic not much can live with it on twisty b roads. Yes the tank is only 9 litres but mine averages around 75 mpg so around 140 to a tank.
Prices have been at around the same level for the last 8 or so
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