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Old 12-08-2012, 04:25 PM   #211
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sweet xrr buddy!

Thanks.


34 HP at the wheel, 420 pounds on the scale...rode it to Death Valley, tires wore out eventually. No miles on the truck:






36 HP at the wheel, 360 pounds on the scale...rode it everywhere, tires were used, truck was not.






Rode to Utah, figured the tires would wear out so I took some more with me.





Oh yeah...44 HP at the wheel, 330 pounds on the scales, some tires were consumed...no truck miles.





My favorite question that I get asked? "Where'd you park your truck?", Me, "It'd better be in front of my house where I left it."
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:37 PM   #212
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No honor in superslabbing ...
Feel your pain man ... Lots of my buddies can't read a map to stay off superslab either ...



Pic from inmate Wes Weber's "The original adventure riders (and bikes!)" thread ...

Bet most of the bikes in the pic averaged 30 HP up there ...

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Old 12-08-2012, 04:50 PM   #213
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Believe it or not, not all of us are in it for the "ride it there and back again" aspect...doesn't make our experience less fun or valid.

We're not all packing everything but the kitchen sink onto our bike and riding a bazillion miles
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:10 PM   #214
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Believe it or not, not all of us are in it for the "ride it there and back again" aspect...doesn't make our experience less fun or valid.

We're not all packing everything but the kitchen sink onto our bike and riding a bazillion miles
Yup. When it takes me 4 hours to get to my favorite riding area, and ive worked all day friday. Im not gonna ride my 525 to get there. Thats just fucking stupid. Im not riding across Dallas in rush hour traffic to haul ass up I-75 for two hours and then another 70 miles of the most deer infested two-lane know to man. Only to put in 80-100miles of never ending creekbed and bowling ball singletrack rocks on saturday. Then do a half day of the same sunday and ride back to DFW. I understand that you guys can ride good shit straight out of town or even your back yards; but not all of us can. Its not feasable in my neck of the woods.

Thetefore I (and my riding partners) dont have to make the compromises in "maintenance" or "streetability", or tires. Or in weight. So we ride the best bikes for the job and the plates are just a formality

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #215
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I like riding dirt. With friends. The trails I ride require me to be fresh, with good alertness and control.

Folks that brag "I rode to the trail" are still bragging. About what, I'm not sure though.

I'd rather save my strength, tires and laughs for the trails, then dust up my nuts, fire up a cigar, load up the bikes and drive home.


If anyone thinks that makes me less of a rider than the next guy, that's your problem, not mine. I sleep just fine at night.

Being judgmental about something so trivial speaks volumes about one's moral fiber.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:36 PM   #216
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This started off about KLR's. Then it was a lecture on why the Euro bikes are better at what the KLR does. If your Motorcycling is hauling your bike to an off road area, get a light weight dirt bike. Doesn't even need a license.

Nobody ever claimed they bought a KLR so they could truck it out and do some single track.
Good point.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:56 AM   #217
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What year is your klr? My brother bought a 2012 not too long ago. he's hardly ridden it. I wonder if i should swap the jets for him. I just went up on my jets on my 1994 XR600R and the bike feels so much better and starts easier. (kick)
Look up the 22c mod for the klr. Makes the bike much easier to start and gives more grunt throughout the range.

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Old 12-09-2012, 03:58 AM   #218
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I received this email and thought it would be good to share, or Well maybe not??
For the record Co---- is not a sponsored rider/customer with our company.
With regards to the in appropriate email, ( this was not nice either )
not sure which is worse,???

We do not conduct ourselves nor conduct business in this manner.
Lets just ride our bikes nicely guys

DATE:
12/8/12 6:19 PM[ Full Screen ] [ SIZE: 3.925KB ]
FROM: Robert M-------
TO: dualsportarmory.com?=
SUBJECT: Subject:

This Cody Y----- lists you as his sponsor. He is quite the antisocial ass online. Folks stop the conversation due to that type of communication. Some stop using the forums. Some of us will never do business with his ‘sponsor.’ Nice. Fuck him, and fuck you for being his ‘sponsor.’

I have ridden dual sport motorcycles since 1970, “Adventure” traveled since 1975. I own two dual sport motorcycles. I know a few (lot) people who do the same. I will spread the word. Thanks.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=169

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:00 AM   #219
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Good point.
Yep. Two different tools for different jobs. I'm one of the lucky ones, all the trails are within 40sec ride from my garage. I can either do small 50km loops, or 600km loops. All from my garage. I love where I live.

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Old 12-09-2012, 05:04 AM   #220
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Sounds like who ever sent the email is an ass online.

Pretty pathetic to try a backdoor attack on some one like that just because you disagree with what they say online...

I have always thought Cody was ok (and still do)...
He is a massive asshat. The email is dead on. Anyone who goes off their rocker about someone else using a similar avatar is just retarded.

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:29 AM   #221
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Posting PMs or Emails is a very efficient way to get the banhammer dropped. Be aware.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:41 AM   #222
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Posting PMs or Emails is a very efficient way to get the banhammer dropped. Be aware.
Its fine. I had that signature as a thanks for the previous owner of DSA, who had taken care of me on some equipment purchases over the last couple years.



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Old 12-09-2012, 07:46 AM   #223
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THIS HAS BECOME THE THREAD OF...


STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so dissapointing...
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:53 AM   #224
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THIS HAS BECOME THE THREAD OF...


STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so dissapointing...
To add to this...
I didn't get involved in this thread because I seen it go south quickly, and won't get involved with foolishness.
Any bike has its pros and cons, they are all awsome compared to cages and its what most of us live for, and its about alot more than the machine, its the lifestyle.
Advrider is the premier and most active motorcycle forum in the world, and we are all members of and represent it.
We should be supporting and encouraging each other regardless of the direction each goes within the community.
If you are not doing that, then you should be ashamed !!!
We can all educate each other and disagree with each other intelligently, and when a fool comes aboard and starts spreading cancer then ignore him and maybe he will check himself and make adjustments.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:26 AM   #225
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x2...you said it better...

anywhoo enjoy your bikes peeps thats all that counts!
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