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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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hello from SW WA

I'm a potential new owner.
I'm still on the fence about the DCT.
There are several left over 2017's at the dealers in both manual and DCT plus a few north of here that are set up nicely with low miles.
I expect to pick one up by in september.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 12:59 PM
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I have a manual but really liked riding the DCT. There's plenty of chatter and opinions here about it and on other adventure forums.
If you get a chance to try it make sure you do. It works really well and would be awesome if you're using your bike to commute. Good luck with your search.

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I picked up an old stock 2017 recently. Like you said, good deals to be had here in the PNW.

I got a manual transmission and couldn't be happier. I tried the DCT. It was cool, but strange. Took something out of the ride experience for me. But I think it's very much personal preference. I also wanted to minimize complexity, in case of a remote breakdown.

Great bikes either way. Go get one!
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Welcome to the group. Manual myself.

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I was in the same predicament about 2 months ago here in AZ. Picked up the 2017 DCT and literally couldn't be happier. Good luck!
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Welcome from just down the road in Salem.

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hey VF I am a former GL1800 and KLR650 owner.....soon to add the AT to my present garage with a CRF250l and CB500X.
It looks like the manual version is in my future...hopefully next weekend....I have been on a 7 day work schedule between my 2 jobs.
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I am no longer potential.
I picked up a 2017 rally red/black/white today..

let the farkles fly!
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I am no longer potential.
I picked up a 2017 rally red/black/white today..

let the farkles fly!
Congrats on the new baby
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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I picked up an old stock 2017 recently. Like you said, good deals to be had here in the PNW.

I got a manual transmission and couldn't be happier. I tried the DCT. It was cool, but strange. Took something out of the ride experience for me. But I think it's very much personal preference. I also wanted to minimize complexity, in case of a remote breakdown.

Great bikes either way. Go get one!
are those the medium size tusk bags?
do you have a pic from the back?

thanks
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