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Old 01-22-2010, 11:24 AM   #69
Not in the clique...
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: South Central Texas
Oddometer: 9,876
Originally Posted by ErricZ
...the thing is a wheelie machine in 2nd and 3rd gear...
I have an '09 (XC-W). For me, the whole "2nd and 3rd gear" thing was the largest part of the (re)learning curve.

When I first rode it, I remember thinking how "docile" first gear felt ( I had already heard so many legendary stories about this machine). However, after slamming 2nd a few times, I knew why! The front wheel would go "12-o'clock" with very little provocation.

My last ring-dinger was a CR500. For some reason (and this is just my opinion), I don't remember it being as violent as this thing (XC-W).
I spent all my money on motorcycles, 4X4's, whiskey, and women...The rest I just wasted. (edited to fit/original phrase by "WIBO")

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