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Rolled a cool mileage the other day.
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This is my ride 2006 Honda GL1800
 

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Curious what took you to a Yamaha over what seems the norm.. bmw or Ktm?
I had a BMW GS for quite a few years, great bike but after a couple years of off tarmac use it became problematic. The last couple years i had it, it spent a lot of shop time on electronic diagnosing issues.
I did look at getting another GS but it just wasn't a good fit for the extra cost, i can buy a lot of gear and fuel for trips too what it takes to outfit a GS and you better buy a road side insurance and yes BMW has that option for their GS line at a push of a button on the bike. LOL

I also looked at KTM, Super Adventure 1290, similarly to the GS, over priced and too much gadgetry, lack of good dealership support in remote areas and they too are continuously going through reliability issues from engine to electronics.

Yamaha support is everywhere world wide, parts are easy access no matter your location. The bike in general is easy to work on if need be.
Plus Yamaha reputation.
 

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My bike I bought last year. 2019 glide cvo. Last winter I did RT pro suspension. Laser jammer and radar built in. FX audio spruce grove ripped out the boom audio and installed a crazy set up. Stock motor for now.
 

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I had a BMW GS for quite a few years, great bike but after a couple years of off tarmac use it became problematic. The last couple years i had it, it spent a lot of shop time on electronic diagnosing issues.
I did look at getting another GS but it just wasn't a good fit for the extra cost, i can buy a lot of gear and fuel for trips too what it takes to outfit a GS and you better buy a road side insurance and yes BMW has that option for their GS line at a push of a button on the bike. LOL

I also looked at KTM, Super Adventure 1290, similarly to the GS, over priced and too much gadgetry, lack of good dealership support in remote areas and they too are continuously going through reliability issues from engine to electronics.

Yamaha support is everywhere world wide, parts are easy access no matter your location. The bike in general is easy to work on if need be.
Plus Yamaha reputation.
Thanks for the info, I am looking at adv bikes as sold my Harley have a couple buddies into adv, one has a ktm1290 “best bike you can own” other has a r1250gs “best bike you can own” I was leaning to an 1100 Africa twin DCT, hadn’t looked at the Yamaha, have now reviews sound pretty good.
 

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Thanks for the info, I am looking at adv bikes as sold my Harley have a couple buddies into adv, one has a ktm1290 “best bike you can own” other has a r1250gs “best bike you can own” I was leaning to an 1100 Africa twin DCT, hadn’t looked at the Yamaha, have now reviews sound pretty good.
V-strom is also a good bike,
 

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Thanks for the info, I am looking at adv bikes as sold my Harley have a couple buddies into adv, one has a ktm1290 “best bike you can own” other has a r1250gs “best bike you can own” I was leaning to an 1100 Africa twin DCT, hadn’t looked at the Yamaha, have now reviews sound pretty good.
You can't go wrong with the Africa Twin, but my personal choice would be the standard non automatic version.
The 1290 KTM is a BEAST, insane power for an ADV, i loved riding it but really way over board for my intentions.
One of the biggest deciding factor from past experience in adv motorcycles was the shaft drive, after being stranded for 2 days with a broken chain. I had a spare link for emergency but not a whole chain at the time. When it broke the chain caught the swing arm and bent, also damaged the engine case. The whole story is an adventure on its own, so when i looked for a new adv bike the shaft drive was on my list as a must.
 

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Hog is gone… f me I’ve had several over the years but this last one was an uncomfortable garage ornament 2018 Fatboy. Let the search begin for a new set of wheels.
 
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Took this in front of Bow Lake this weekend. My C109RT.
Tried to twin a pic of my c50 from last year, same spot. Too bad for the smoke.
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My BIL just picked up his new ride. He wanted bigger power and found exactly what he wanted. Does this look familiar to anyone here???? It belonged to a member, moderator, and all around good guy!
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