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Old 17 Jul 2012
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I sold the GoldWing and bought a BMW R1100GS
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The bike I ride now is a 1978 Honda CB400T
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Originally Posted by duive01 View Post
Thanks Esteban, was the toilet sitting well for those 950 km's?
My journey is for the most part through Spain. Coming in Spain south of Biarritz and then I'm not sure if I should go down in a fairly straight line or take the west part through the Picos, a piece of Portugal and Sevilla. Going all the way down to Tarifa/Gibraltar and going up on the east side of Spain (Sierra Nevada, Barcelona). My real goal is Finestrat near Benidorm because that's where the ashes of my parents is buried.
Hi Duive01!

How is the trip going and how is the PCX 125 coping with the 7000kms? I hope that you're having a great trip in spite of the hot temperatures, and that it doesn't feel like toilet (as I said) plus sauna!

Way to go!

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10,000 K's since mid May, small tank, hard seat but what a sensational ride.
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Originally Posted by *Touring Ted* View Post
So... What's between your legs ?
One of these:

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Oh Christ !! Well it was only a bit of fun... If people chose to "tamper" the results with multiple fake votes, theres not much I can do about it !

It was just for a vague idea is all... Looks like the BMW marketting machine is indeed stronger than I thought !!
Nice idea TT and looks like you all discovered early on what’s baffled me this last hour – the poll adds up to <140% at the moment. Nearly 800 listed but <1100 actual votes when you add up column 3

Anyway... let me offer the travel bike stats from nearly 900 AMW Trip Reports going back 10 years or more, showing what’s ridden on mostly big trips in the AMZ. Some submit more than one journey on the same bike so as a poll of actual trips done on travel bikes, it's accurate enough.



* Ducati owned Cag when AMW TRs were started
** No more than 5 of: AJS 350, Bajaj, BSA, Buell, Chang Jiang, Chinese Thing, Gilera, Guzzi, Hyosung, Italjet, Jawa, Jialing, Minsk, MZ, Norton Commando, Pegaso, Peugeot 50, Unknown twin, Ural, Vespa, Vuka
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KTM 950sm for tarmac...BMW R100RS for long rides...KTM250excf for dirt.

Thinking about a RTW trip in a couple of years, maybe on an air-cooled 600 thumper or an R80...have a soft spot for the Beemer airheads.
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as i am a very obtuse and narrow minded one, i do not understand, since long long time, why should i to ride a more lightweight and useful, as for off road purpose, plastic made bike.
So, i'm frankly a Talibiker, as i use a 10 y.o. H-D Dyna to ride the world.
Heavy weight, long wheelbase, poor brake system (i mean the original one),
poor handling and no off road skills. But that's the only transport mean i own, and that's enough, to me, to pursuit the happiness.

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BMW R1200GS Adventure from -09. Same for my girlfriend. But hers is red.
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Originally Posted by Drwnite View Post
10,000 K's since mid May, small tank, hard seat but what a sensational ride.
Very nice Drwnite - what's she weigh loaded up? And is that the 89L Ortlieb bag?

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Weight ?

G'day Paul,

Prior to purchase I loaded the HP2 with the tank bag a HEIN GERICKE and the TATONKA BARREL BAG MEDIUM (65 LITRE) to see how everything sat on the bike, no drama. The bags are water proof to a point, the bag stays put, even in the rough stuff! After 10,000 K's I have no issues to report, apart form the hard seat and small tank, the HP2 is 100% stock standard.

The 2 bags weigh about 25 Kgs, (17 / 7) the HP2 full of fuel about 215 Kgs, me and all the riding gear 110 + Kgs. All up weight is around 350 Kgs, seems quite a bit although the HP2 is incredibly nimble with heaps of grunt, simply raw and effortless.

It's just amazing to ride, a great conversation starter, forget the autobahn it just doesn't cut the mustard. Back roads and dirt it's simply awesome which is what I (we all ?) prefer.

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Well, was running one of these,,

But now have one of these,, had to be done really, it was the only way I was heading..

But just in case,, I keep one of these,, 4x4 Hiace

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This is what I run now, it no longer looks quite so shiny or stock.As you can see this was new with under 50 km on it. I am prepping a set of mounts for a set of Happy Trails Panniers, working on a high endurance type front end. IE windscreen, GPSmap 76CS, and Vapor dash display. Soon I go to a HID front light, and speak to a friend about tank bags. I am, as you may guess getting ready for a long range ride, Gonna see about southern South America, after that who knows?
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That's my travel bike around Germany

This one for offroad trips

And this one for everything else
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King of bikes, numero uno, the one before whom all other bikes must bow, the original and best, the only one that meets the true design design of a proper overlander, ladeeeees and gennelmen, I give you ..............my 34L

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Ive got three of them.

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