Which of these bikes is your primary ride?   3,808 members have voted

  1. 1. Which of these bikes is your primary ride?

    • XR650R
      958
    • XR650L
      1632
    • XR600R
      812
    • XL600
      188
    • Other XL/XR
      164

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Wow..what a ride that was!! Came round a corner and almost had a head on with a Police Divi van

in the middle of yonder. Got talking to them and the senior constable had an XR 400 02. So we traded ph numbers for a

future ride and a beer. All good!!

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This incredible man rode from the top of Queensland to Melbourne and about to get on to the boat over to Tazmania.

That's the top of Australia to the Bottom and then some more!

Check out the Saddles for the postie.

Makes Postman Pat look like a yanky doodle!

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Here she is, next to my office!

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Can you cut jdubb a sweet deal on a new vdubb?

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Can you cut jdubb a sweet deal on a new vdubb?

Hahaha... Sure! Or at least get you a good deal at your local VW dealership!

Matt

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ok,my pig no longer a sumo slug...

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so here it is after more than 8months not riding her...she is getting ready soon...some wirings,inspection,and it will hit the streets....

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:worthy:

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Just converted to supermoto. 17x5 rear w/160 (no mods needed to fit). Pics to follow as soon as I can pinch a friends camera.

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CT110! I've got one of those!

So have I. They are an icon here is Oz. The federal post (hence the name , Postie bike) use them.

Would you believe that people ride tham from one side of the country to the next:crazy:

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It's a Monnier tank (Swiss made) with modded CRF shrouds.

Do you know it's capacity? It really smartens up the bike. Brings it forward 20 years.

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