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Old 05-29-2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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New Rubi or New Sport

I have the same question but mine is aimed at the Brand New choice.
Price is not the same, but milage is

My goal 90% on road / 10% off Road. I'll work on increasing the Off-Road but I am trying to keep it real here.

I have a F800GS adventure bike and a Husky TE250 dual sport bike too... And I have been thinking that pulling my bike with my Honda Accord my not be good for the longevity of the Accord. But mostly I want a "Dual Sport" 4 wheeled machine too.

I started off thinking that the Sport would be fine. Then decided, if I am going to do it... Get the Rubi....

I am looking for Pros and Cons or just plain encouragement

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Old 05-29-2010, 12:54 PM   #2
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I have a 2010 sport, I was in between a sport s and a rubi myself and I just figured if I want the bigger tires and off road accessories that come with a rubi I would just like to hand pick them all myself so decided with the sport and will mod it with what I like

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Old 05-29-2010, 01:29 PM   #3
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A vote for the Rubicon.

Why did you choose the F800GS over the F800S or ST? Its kind of a similar question.

I think you would be happier with a Rubi. Its a more cost effective route to go unless you are some kind of heavy duty wheeler who is planning on changing out all the stock components.

Stock it comes with 4.10 gears w, dana 44's, front & rear lockers, elec swaybar disconnect, heavy duty transfer case, and a warranty.
All that shit adds up big time. Especially if you plan on paying someone to install it all.



BTW mine pulls my SuperEnduro & XR400 on a small trailer just fine.


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Old 05-29-2010, 01:39 PM   #4
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do you think the stock hitc will support one of those hitch carriers.
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like this..

or is it too heavy for the stock jeep hitch?
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Old 05-29-2010, 01:48 PM   #5
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do you think the stock hitc will support one of those hitch carriers.
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like this..

or is it too heavy for the stock jeep hitch?

I think for your TE you'd be ok, but I don't think Id haul a bike that weighed much over 300 lbs back there.

I believe the max tongue weight for all JK's with the towing package is 350lbs.
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Old 05-29-2010, 01:49 PM   #6
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I am leaning towards the rubi... sounds like fun...

When I was making the BMW F800GS vs the other adventure bikes that were less expensive I finally just spent the money and got "the best" (IMHO). It was a breif pain to part with the extra $, but that was short compared to the quality I got for it.

The main trade off from the Accord to the Jeep wil be Fuel Ecomony. And I am an avid member for the CBOAA "Cheap Bastages of America Association"
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:27 PM   #7
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for 10-15% off roading, dont waste money on the Rubi..
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:41 PM   #8
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In my opinion sport will be fine in case you decide do a lot more off-road, with that money save, you could get another sport bike. jeje
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:38 PM   #9
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do you think the stock hitc will support one of those hitch carriers.
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like this..

or is it too heavy for the stock jeep hitch?
I have this exact carrier and it works perfect with the stock tow package and my rmf 450.

With that little of offroading id go sport as well. Saves a ton of $$. I got the sahara b/c i only wheel once in a while. But im actually regretting not getting the rubi b/c when i wheel...well lets just say i wheel no holds bar
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3 yr warrenty on da bmw too. S and st are sport bikes, gs is on off road.. You sure know where your money is going with a bmw. Excellent quality all everywhere!!!
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One more vote for Rubi. The 4.10 gears will come in handy when towing your bikes.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:06 PM   #12
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I Bought the Rubi in Mango Tango Orange
I'll post Pics tomorrow

Yeee haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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I Bought the Rubi in Mango Tango Orange
I'll post Pics tomorrow

Yeee haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
CONGRATS!!!! YOUR GONNA LOVE IT!!!
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I ordered an Unlimited Rubi in Mango Tango and should be getting it in about 1 to 2 weeks. Pictures please??????

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