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Rapid, what kind of antenna is that on the GS?
...heh heh, funny, I know it looks like one, it's actually a US Geological marker that has a pole next to it...

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Old 06-04-2007, 08:14 AM
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I've been lusting after a GS for a while now but I need two things, garage space and more importantly, funds.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:20 AM
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Mark,
Did you carry any camping gear or anything like that on the DRZ? I can pick up a DRZ reasonably cheap with low miles and I am thinking of going that way. Then I can keep the S no problem. After returning for a 400+ mile this weekend through the backroads of the Catskills I still love the S. So comfy, so fast.
On this trip, we credit card toured, so I just had a big dry bag strapped across the Suzuki accessory rack. But I do have the Ranger Dirt Bagz setup and am planning on doing camping trips. I'm also going to get the Wolfman Enduro tank bag. With this setup, I'll be good to go with the tent, sleeping bag, and pad across the rack and everything else in the side bags.

Advrider.com has a big thread on folks doing serious traveling on their DRZ's. I was originally a little skeptical about a 400 vs. a 650 for adventure touring, but I came away a believer in the lighter bike. I was just so much more comfortable in the rough stuff on my 280-lb DRZ than my friends on 350-400 lb KLR's and KTM's. I even had to rescue a friend who got pinned under this KLR and couldn't get the damn thing off him.

The seat remains a bit of a concern, but I was Okay. The stock DRZ seat starts off a bit uncomfortable to my tush, but never gets much worse. As long as the days aren't too long, I'll be Okay and I may try an aftermarket seat. But youp can only go so far with the narrow seat pan of the DRZ. But in the rough stuff, narrow is good.

Sorry about the DRZ tangent. But as you can tell, I'm really jazzed about the DRZ afer its inaugural tour - almost the perfect dual sport than can both do light touring and be a trail bike too. As I said before, if you can have two bikes, I think a DRZ (or perhaps a KLR) along with an S makes a lot more sense than trading for a GS. The GS makes sense if you can only have one bike or you simply want a road bike that is much more comfy than the S.

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This looks ok.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/mcy/344747562.html
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:13 PM
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Dang this thread. I've been thinking about an Adventure for quite some time.

Test rode one today.

Picking mine up tomorrow.
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:12 PM
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Old 06-09-2007, 12:11 PM
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2 GS's

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and an R80 in reserve
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:39 PM
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