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Old 12-05-2012, 04:35 PM   #76
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Kinda deceptive. All the wild shots, the bike has a "17" on the front. All the sped up shots it has a headlight and at the end, it just shows the 250 as a credit. Still a sharp looking bike.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:56 PM   #77
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Do you think you'll lower the DR350 again or keep it where it's at now?

With bomberwife's DR350 we found it worked best putting all the suspension settings to the softest adjustments.
The bike just floated over the terrain, instead of tossing her around.

I gotta get some time off from work and get out there with the ADV gang.
greaaaaaaat, thanks for the "still life with DR350", I truly appreciate it. Gotta ditch the fuschia gear and get black...blend in a bit.

It wasn't the height of the DR (I've got a 33" inseam, I'm tall!), it was skill and fatigue, both of which were pretty low on this ride (next time, go to bed early and maybe don't ride 73 miles in the fog to get to the start). The boys were super sweet and patient.

I hate glaciers. Thanks for spewing all the damn rocks about.

ct-ktm, THANKS for the vid. It's great, sooo fast. Now cheesebot knows what he missed, and he's glad he didn't go!
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #78
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Kinda deceptive. All the wild shots, the bike has a "17" on the front. All the sped up shots it has a headlight and at the end, it just shows the 250 as a credit. Still a sharp looking bike.
Yeah, you notice all the money shots are on the 450. I'd like to see him try to whip the 250.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:30 PM   #79
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The crf250l is 99 lbs heavier than my crf250x and has less travel both front and rear suspension travel.they are using a steel frame on it.don't know if that accounts for that much weight.my KTM isn't a boat anchor
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #80
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I take back that 99 lbs spec was wrong on my x 253 lbs the r is 227 and the l is 326
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:26 PM   #81
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:45 PM   #82
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Does X have a headlight and blinkers?
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:06 PM   #83
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The x has head light. Tail light. Electric start. No signals horn ect certificate of origin stamped off road only
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:12 PM   #84
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Can't see signals horn brake switchs chain guard weighing that much
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:40 AM   #85
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The engine accounts for much of the additional weight - the bottom end of the engine is much larger and heavier.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:22 AM   #86
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Can't see signals horn brake switchs chain guard weighing that much
Also fasteners and tons of stuff are just cheaper so they are heavier..

Every bike maker out there has some cheap models...KLX,TTR,Etc....
They are cheaper to build and more affordable but will not take a beating as good.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:32 AM   #87
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hey guys i would like to join up with you for some rides if you dont mind i met a few of you on the somers d/s i had the red klr650 haha ya like that means anything i also have a small bike klx250s and xr650l
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:45 PM   #88
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the coolest adv riders have red klr's and a klx250!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:35 PM   #89
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in other words: Lester3 has the same bikes as you!

You are more than welcome to ride with us Rich.. I just Binged where Dudley MA was and you are well within striking distance of the Pachaug area rides a straight shot down 395 and especially the rare northern CT/RI area rides. I'm hoping there will be more northern CT/RI border area rides in 2013. Perhaps even a Camp-n-Ride based up there somewhere.. paging JGormley...
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:49 PM   #90
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in other words: Lester3 has the same bikes as you!

You are more than welcome to ride with us Rich.. I just Binged where Dudley MA was and you are well within striking distance of the Pachaug area rides a straight shot down 395 and especially the rare northern CT/RI area rides. I'm hoping there will be more northern CT/RI border area rides in 2013. Perhaps even a Camp-n-Ride based up there somewhere.. paging JGormley...
Hun... What!...
Watching the Pats ... and its gettin past my bedtime... anyhow...

The more the better... the Northern CT/RI will be hitting Pulaski this year...
we need to check out Elbow Rock Road..and parts north of Pulaski...
seems like there are more trails in this area to be discovered...
also I will be doing a ride starting near Rt 7 and 295 and making it way north and west. from there...

Being from Dudley have you ever made you way on the Old Connecticut Turnpike as it runs through your area?
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