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Old 04-24-2007, 06:13 PM   #6
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The entire trip: left at 5:10 am Saturday and was back in Harlingen Sunday at 5 PM, so roughly 36 hours. Rode about 14 hours Saturday and 6 Sunday.

650 GS did very well. 85-90 MPH on MX 40. Turns on mountain roads were no problem, plenty of uphill power even fully loaded. Off road capability is competent but limited, so if I had to do it all over again, I would pick the Dakar model. I can't imagine bringing a heavier bike given the terrain and never mind having to pick a 1200 up from the inevitable fall.

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