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Need help picking new ADV/DS bike

Post by maximus » Fri May 26, 2017 10:11 am

Hi everyone. I'm needing some serious help picking a bike that's suitable for me. My F650GS was totaled due to a tip over in the dirt that left the case with a broken bolt hole. Long story short, getting paid out on that, and I'm not sure what bike would fit me. This bikes intent will be to ride a bit of twisty backroads on the weekends, but also to get me to some good dirt destinations that might require some slabbing. Being able to put multiple days in a row on the saddle will be important.

Requirements:

EFI
2005+
Can handle doing 70mph highway (wind protection)
Decent ADV parts aftermarket
Decent range
Crash bars have to mount to the frame NOT the engine


I've considered the 2008 TE-510, 2017 690 Enduro R ($$$$), and some of the BMW X bikes. Some concerns with Husky and Bimmer are the lack of case covers or engine protection. I am coming from the world of GS, where all those protection farkles are "key" (didn't save mine from being totaled; ironic), and I'm not sure if people with bikes such as the TE-510 just forgo those and call a skid plate good enough?

Paralyzed with indecision right now. Hopefully you guys can help.


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