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In an inverse proportion to the size of my gut the bikes are getting smaller with time. All the way down to an XR250R and the best adventure travel bike I have owned - Monkey Bike next on list!
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In an inverse proportion to the size of my gut the bikes are getting smaller with time. All the way down to an XR250R and the best adventure travel bike I have owned - Monkey Bike next on list!
My bike's change with my wasteline too... I went on a 400cc diet and now i've spread out to a 650..

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I usually fly overseas and rent: BMWs, Honda, Kawasaki, Enfield, Yamaha, Suzuki, whatever...
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Anothe 'tick' in the Kawasaki box here. Bought the KLR 650 Tengai with overland trips in mind. Now, after attending the HU weekend in Ripley, i have a better idea on how to prepare the bike.
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Added an XT to the stable.
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I thank you all for your contributions and for the pictures of some very nice copies of one of my bikes the one and only Honda XRV750 Africa Twin the other bike I have is the one I am going to India on in October a 98 Kawasaki 550GT it has full fairings hard luggage every possible comfort that I could fit because at 48ish I dont really want to be throwing a bike about off road anymore but the AT is the ultimate RELIABLE overlander
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AT? or TA?

A great many bikes are fine for this sort of stuff. It is more down to the rider than the way a motorised wheel turns round.
Having said that the AT does have a stalwart following ........................................ .......but surely the XL700 TA is just an evolved AT?
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This is my first enduro bike after 40 yr. I spent riding sports bikes back in
70tis. from DKW,Horeks,BMW,Z1 then 80tis. GPZ 1100,KZ1300 then 90-is was
Ninja 750 ...and last couple years I was on MV AgustaF4 and Ducati 999
And now as I am 57 and "old bones is hard to heal" decided to slow down.
Came across in Germany this DR650 `96 with only 9750km for 1250 Euros so disided to ad some bits which I make my self from front and rear racks,bush plate,toolbox,windscreen,DRZ400 fork,braided lines,acerbis 22L...and adding more for my ultimate trip starting next year and it is going to be :

ROUND THE WORLD SOLO

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Another Africa Twin owner here - though the more rustic (not rusty!) RD04 version.

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Another Africa Twin owner here - though the more rustic (not rusty!) RD04 version.

Mitas E-07 tyres, MIG exhaust and bar risers.

more blue and PINK for sure!

I dont care about the color as long its BLACK!
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more blue and PINK for sure!

I dont care about the color as long its BLACK!
Just love the 80's german ski instructor colours!
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Usually POS Ducati 250. Although I couldn't get it into India so I used an Enfield 350 there.

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