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Which Bike? Comments and Questions on what is the best bike for YOU, for YOUR trip. Note that we believe that ANY bike will do, so please remember that it's all down to PERSONAL OPINION. Technical Questions for all brands go in their own forum.
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Old 18 Aug 2002
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what bike?

hey all, greetings to all the adventure tourers,i am from india/ i do adventure touring,i ride an yamaha rd350 aircooled with an aftermarket cdi kit./lol/ have ridden bout 200,000kms in he country/ all kinds of roads/even took it up to khardungla pass@18,500ft/ 2 up/ no hazzles/well i ride this bike as i dont have anyother choice.its fast on a good highway and i have learned to adapt to it on dirt ,sand, slush roads.am migratin to australia where i plan to ride thro the outback fer starters.i need a light efficient off road on road machine(am bout 65kgs and 5'8)/ i researched and have decided either a dr650/ or a klr 650 will be fine/ would like some comments on how good a tenere would be off road.how bout xr650? u r comments would be appreciated/
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Hello Stormsearcher, I think I just ran into a reply of yours to an earlier thread. I must say that if you managed to tour India on a RD350, you deserve respect! Great stuff!
I don't think any of the bikes you name would give problems in Australia - try them if possible as many off-roaders are incredibly uncomfortable on long rides, especially if you are tall. Good luck!
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thanks ed/ since we dont have much choice in terms of mobikes we make do with whatevers available/ guys ride rallies,dirt racin, etc with street 100 -140cc streetbikes/with street tires/i take my bike with street tires thro sand ,slush, gravel anything.anyway i aint very tall /only 5'8/after goin thro the forums i have decided fer a klr/(/i want 3 bikes/lol/hypersports,dirt and dual tourer/
)fer starters the klr is my choice/by the way i gotta say this is one helluva site!its a real boon fer guys like me to know a lot of stuff bout particular bikes.
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Hey Stormsearcher,

come "Down Under" and stay at our place in Melbourne. We'll help you out, looking for a bike and tips on where to go. It's the good time of the year coming up, especially if you want to visit the lower part of Australia.

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