TET Great western trail

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Re: TET Great western trail

Post by podrick » Jul 30th, '20, 19:08

Out of interest, why the DRZ instead of the 690?

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Re: TET Great western trail

Post by Tractorwackyracer » Jul 30th, '20, 20:39

podrick wrote:
Jul 30th, '20, 19:08
Out of interest, why the DRZ instead of the 690?
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Why not life to short like me !!

Although I really like the 690 (too much) I think it’s holding me back Don’t want to drop / damage it as there expensive to repair and there also lots to go potentially wrong with lots of electronics etc
Drz are pretty simple slightly lower slightly lighter very robust and worth about half as much spares aplenty on eBay might still keep the 690 might not
Some my not agree but that’s my thoughts
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Re: TET Great western trail

Post by billinom8s » Jul 31st, '20, 06:13

For a Bike you know will be dropped, why have something that's precious and makes you cautious? IT won't be as much fun.

My wr has ended up in the hedge or face down in the mud a fox times now, doesn't matter pick it up, start again and keep smiling.
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Re: TET Great western trail

Post by Jug_Inspector » Jul 31st, '20, 08:42

I've owned my DRZ since 2003 and I like it very much.
Over the years I have collected so much gear and spares for it, like a different rear sub frame for carrying weight and a larger fuel tank for adventure trips etc.
I doubt I'd ever sell it even though I hardly use it these days, though they do seem to be going up in value now. :)

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Re: TET Great western trail

Post by podrick » Jul 31st, '20, 17:12

Tractorwackyracer wrote:
Jul 30th, '20, 20:39
podrick wrote:
Jul 30th, '20, 19:08
Out of interest, why the DRZ instead of the 690?
🤷‍♂️
Why not life to short like me !!

Although I really like the 690 (too much) I think it’s holding me back Don’t want to drop / damage it as there expensive to repair and there also lots to go potentially wrong with lots of electronics etc
Drz are pretty simple slightly lower slightly lighter very robust and worth about half as much spares aplenty on eBay might still keep the 690 might not
Some my not agree but that’s my thoughts
Was just curious, they are both great bikes.
690's crash surprisingly well :wink: , come to think of it so do DRZ's :80:
I know what you mean about the simplicity of the drz though

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Re: TET Great western trail

Post by podrick » Jul 31st, '20, 17:13

billinom8s wrote:
Jul 31st, '20, 06:13
For a Bike you know will be dropped, why have something that's precious and makes you cautious? IT won't be as much fun.

My wr has ended up in the hedge or face down in the mud a fox times now, doesn't matter pick it up, start again and keep smiling.
I'm not too shy to visit a hedge / ditch / river.....

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Re: TET Great western trail

Post by Tractorwackyracer » Aug 1st, '20, 11:41

[quote=podrick post_id=294458 time=1596215591 user_id=6097
I'm not too shy to visit a hedge / ditch / river.....
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We can both vouch for each other on that score 😂😂😂
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