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Old 1st December 2017, 12:42 PM
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When these would do? And for pennies compared to a new one.

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Who would believe that's a Dommie?

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My buddy is selling the last XR, but it got me looking again. 3
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Old 1st December 2017, 12:48 PM
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A lot of it is to do with looks and not capability where new adventure bikes are concerned. I have a choice of bikes and I still keep taking out my XR650R for every spin lately - it doesn't make sense.

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Old 1st December 2017, 12:48 PM
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all things of beauty!
and none of them have a feckin computer telling the bike what it can or can't do either! K.I.S.S!!

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Old 1st December 2017, 02:25 PM
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great bikes dommies, i loved the one i had many years ago..
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Old 1st December 2017, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: Who needs an Africa Twin?

Originally Posted by Interceptor
... I have a choice of bikes and I still keep taking out my XR650R for every spin lately - it doesn't make sense.
Same here. Oldest bike that I have and I get the most joy out of riding it...

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Old 2nd December 2017, 01:34 PM
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All well and good till they crack the cylinder head...they are good bikes but seen so many now with that issue id never buy another one
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Old 2nd December 2017, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by scorpy
When these would do? And for pennies compared to a new one.

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Who would believe that's a Dommie?

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My buddy is selling the last XR, but it got me looking again. 3
In answer to your thread, yes I would love one ..
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Old 2nd December 2017, 10:20 PM
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All well and good till they crack the cylinder head...they are good bikes but seen so many now with that issue id never buy another one
Is it the XR that does that?
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Old 5th December 2017, 05:43 PM
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any details of your buddies xr
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Old 6th December 2017, 03:35 PM
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any details of your buddies xr
It's in Italy but here's the link

https://m.subito.it/moto-e-scooter/h...-229789374.htm

Not a bad deal for a bike with less than 10K and all of the original parts too. The guy is a fanatical spanner welder. This thing had been seriously well looked after.

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Old 6th December 2017, 06:58 PM
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Or buy my one - its only in Galway

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Old 7th December 2017, 10:54 AM
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no offence but seems expensive to me, could get 2 mint blades for that,
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Old 7th December 2017, 11:18 AM
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no offence but seems expensive to me, could get 2 mint blades for that,
That bike has a build thread on here, should look it up. You get what you pay for and nobody wants a 2k blade, otherwise they'd cost more. I've a 13yr old 2stroke crosser that's worth more !
Anyways, look up the build thread, surprised it's still for sale.
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Old 7th December 2017, 11:54 AM
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that's a gorgeous bike, should advertise that in the uk, lads here are too tight to pay for it. glws.
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Old 7th December 2017, 12:04 PM
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no offence but seems expensive to me, could get 2 mint blades for that,
No offence but you don't know what you are looking at. If you want 'mint blades' then buy them - you asked about the XR for sale above and it is 4k in Italy. Mine is 4k in Ireland so you could save 800 in flights, shipping, VRT and tax. Have a look at some of the restoration pics here but photobucket fucked up the early stuff. The supermoto pics confuse it a bit but you will see what I understand 'mint' to mean.

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Old 7th December 2017, 12:07 PM
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that's a gorgeous bike, should advertise that in the uk, lads here are too tight to pay for it. glws.
If I had time and a mate in the UK to transfer it to I would - it would need an MOT to really attract UK buyers. I'm not arsed to sell it, I'm probably going to trade it in next year for a new KTM 790 Duke...

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Old 7th December 2017, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Interceptor View Post
If I had time and a mate in the UK to transfer it to I would - it would need an MOT to really attract UK buyers. I'm not arsed to sell it, I'm probably going to trade it in next year for a new KTM 790 Duke...

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Stop making sense! He wants to spend another 1k dicking around Italy and then prick around Ireland going to the useless NCT centers to pay VRT for a bike he doesn't know or have a full record for.
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Old 7th December 2017, 12:24 PM
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If I had time and a mate in the UK to transfer it to I would - it would need an MOT to really attract UK buyers. I'm not arsed to sell it, I'm probably going to trade it in next year for a new KTM 790 Duke...

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just an idea, glws.
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Old 7th December 2017, 12:31 PM
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just an idea, glws.
And I appreciate the suggestion, the ad has 1,800 views in a week - I was hoping a few of them were from overseas but so far I've only had a couple of bites and no serious offers.

Sure lets see what happens - I might trade it for some minty bladders.

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Old 7th December 2017, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Interceptor View Post
And I appreciate the suggestion, the ad has 1,800 views in a week - I was hoping a few of them were from overseas but so far I've only had a couple of bites and no serious offers.

Sure lets see what happens - I might trade it for some minty bladders.

'c
would it be worth putting up on ebay for the hell of it?, and include a link to the build thread?, don't think the mot business would put off a serious buyer, he could always buy it subject to a mechanics inspection which is all an mot is really, also id say itd be hard to get a good price on a trade in as they will want to make a profit out of the resale.
Ebay gets buyers from all over Europe, much like we will go to Italy or Germany as well as the uk if we want a particular type of bike and cant get a good one locally, you need some one who knows what hes looking at and the value of same, imo its well worth it, just not for me, whatever you do I wish you the best of luck with it, someone will get great value outta that.
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