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Just thought i would kick this new section off,  here is a pic of my big pig.

On with the 30ltr tank and one with the 20ltr

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Love my DR650 big pig! Most versatile bike I have ever owned, from cruising down the hwy doing 100ks to flogged out snotty trails the big girl does it all with ease! Such a joy to ride e1ede467ab79145898fb4c3288887925.jpg&key=5ca196edc8625a908c4076581e44af31b2c8d7180bd29bf758666b99f8796b8af9a7cc610da0c2dc2b2983b404eb4fb9.jpg&key=3349dd20aff3b7b37c9c3b01bd2e2c9bd5ff70555c6756f8da76cb60cb98c6e3e0f164f35a9bca8cce0b744f0ccc5dad.jpg&key=76a28bda3ddebfcc57def2dafd69dfed6ced9ab193d6b913b02f96fc0ae8eab2

 

 

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Heya Guys

Dan here, for the last 2 years ive been working 7 days a week ( for myself ) so there been basically zero riding, except a monthly braap up the park to keep all the bikes running.

Ive got an 07 KTM 990S Black, shes a beast, and super reliable. Also very capable, far more capable than I. Purchased in 2010 i think... with 27 thou on it, now in her mid 60 thous. Hardly missed a beat, but im fairly fastidious with all my servicing, across all my bikes.

I also have a DR 650 in NZ, which lives with family and is a reliable hack. Not going to win any races but can always be counted on for a good time.

Id be interested at looking into the new Tenere. Looks like a solid bang for buck option.

 

As i get older, i really think adventure motorcycling is a pragmatic option to get out in the great outdoors, seeing sights, without faffing about loading bikes and gear etc. That being said, ive still got my TE450 and YZ250 for shytes and giggles.

 

Have fun out there

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Ive come across some shots of an epic adventure i undertook a couple of years back, Basically a complete circumnavigation of the South Island of NZ, including 3300kms of seal and 1100kms of unsealed roads. The DrR or Betsy as shes become known, is basically stock, had some jetting done and opened the airbox, we made a bashplate and added a Screens for Bikes screen, and wired up 3 cig/usb ports for equipment. Ready to rock.

I left Christchurch, headed north to Picton to meet the ferry and a couple of cousins, then we took 10 days to head to the most southern tip vis east coast - Bluff - and the Burt Munro Festival, beach raced the old girl, then headed north up the west coast, camping the whole way.

Highlights were Burt Munro, riding the Rainbow Station and Molesworth Station - both private stations/roads, and general bike time with family.

I was the only one to complete the journey, Jake had to peel off on day 7 called back to work, and on our last day Damo (DamoSuzuki) had an incidentwhere he highsided in the Molesworth, 100kms from civilisation, and snapped his ankle clean as could be - wearing Sidi Adventurers. This set a whole chain of events into play thats a movie script in itself. I made it home that night with less than a cup of fuel. Some may say a cup of fuel too much.

Thats an adventure.

I recommend Both the Rainbow and Molesworth rides, serious bucket list stuff.

 

Footnote, the last shot, was the day after i got back, i got permission to ride a closed mountain road, and got Betsy up to where we laid my dads ashes.

Mt Fyffe, Southern Alps 1605m in Height. Dads at 1200m. What a place.

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Well Many Kilometers on the DRZ400 in the outback, and then turned the trusty WR450F into a light weight adventure bike and its going well,

Here's a few Dirtriderz's enjoying life last year.

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I chose DR 650 as I am height challenged , hubby chose to go the same . It works great having the same bikes for spares/ tools etc 

the bikes have been amazing 

 

 

 

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