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That's why I'll always have 2 bikes minimum. The unobtainium adv bike hasn't been invented yet. I sure hope I'll see one before my time on this planet expires. I'd also like to be healthy enough to ride one as well. I'm going the optimistic route.
Maybe we should all get together and design one? I nominate OCL as team captain.
 

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Maybe we should all get together and design one? I nominate OCL as team captain.
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Did you ever give some thought to updating a DR650 with a 790 piston? I played around with the idea. A good friend of mine has one such Unicorn he built. Has all the right ingredients including a Britannia Fairing. That bike was the most fun bike I've ever ridden. Of course he told me he's all in on that bike for over $10k, including the purchase price of the used '12 DR650. I did the math at one point, and I strongly believe it can be done for under $12k including new bike purchase, and owner's labor to install the big piston. That includes full exhaust, cogent suspension, long range fuel tank, comfy seat, LED lights, upgraded gauge cluster, but only s re-jetted stock carb (not pumper upgrade).
 

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I'd require a twin cylinder counter balanced engine to start. I did the dr650 rabbit hole already. It was still a paint shaker after all the thousands I threw at it.
Yeah I hear yah. That's why I didn't go for it. I've done the math with the 690 as well. All in, with bigger tank, comfy seat, windshield, rear rack, was going to be $13k including price of new bike. Not too bad considering weight will be around 355 lbs. wet and the motor doesn't need anything. This would be the way to go if you've got the extra $$ and must have it under 400 lbs.
 
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