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Old 12-11-2012, 07:25 AM   #11356
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I know I said my next bike would be that KTM but I kind of like the looks and sopositly price of this http://powersports.honda.com/2013/cb500x.aspx

3 bikes dont cover my needs. my KTM for dirt, the Old XL is great for Dual Sport, and the FZ is nice for long runs but i want a bike that's more comfy on the road then the Old XL but will do gravel better then the FZ. And i cant afford the nice BMWs or Tigers..

what do y'all think about it?
Lighter version of my NC700X. Should do gravel some what better than the FZ1, but not nearly as good as the KLR without some work.

The NC is marginally better than the FZ1 on gravel but is too heavy and is really just a street bike. Would be nice to try it with some more gravel worthy tires.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:35 AM   #11357
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Funny you say that... he was at work today. They put the honeymoon off a few weeks, she teaches school and they will go while she is on Christmas break.
It's been 30 years, but I still remember trying to explain why we could only have a three day trip since I had to be in Fort Polk on Tuesday.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:08 AM   #11358
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Lighter version of my NC700X. Should do gravel some what better than the FZ1, but not nearly as good as the KLR without some work.

The NC is marginally better than the FZ1 on gravel but is too heavy and is really just a street bike. Would be nice to try it with some more gravel worthy tires.

yeah I haveing been up close to a NC700X yet but it looks bigger then what i want to fit inbetween the Old XL and the FZ. I'm actully really confortible on the FZ on gravle, I guess it's bacuse i have to ride it on gravle everytime I ride it. On most gravle roads I'm happy cruseing at 45mph on it even with Stef on the back. But I want something smaller that's still happy on the road and slightly more happy on gravle with good tires. I'm happy with the XL for what it is ment for, days I'm going to do gravle and even some off road, I've ene tryed it out on real single track and it did fine.

me getting a new bike is a ways off, got to many other things i HAVE to spend money on right now before I get a nice new toy.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:21 PM   #11359
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If I was going 45 mph on a gravel road on the FZ1, there wasn't much gravel on it. Same goes for the NC.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:35 PM   #11360
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it's got to get farly deep to make me go slower then 40. But again I ride on it every time I ride and as i've tol others if you can ride on my road you can ride on 90% of them with no problem. dont know what it is about that road but it just has a odd feel to it most of the time.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:20 PM   #11361
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Well, after many trips to Birmingham to the BMW shop, it looks as though I may get my bike back this Saturday!

Rear Swing arm replaced. When it broke, it damaged the final drive so it's been rebuilt. the clutch master cylinder assembly was a surprisingly high expense. replaced mirrors, windshield and hardware, blinker, mirrors, valve cover engine guards, left wind deflector, fog lights, brake master cylinder cap, and several other things I'm forgetting. I also managed after 7 hours with a couple hammers, to re-square my panniers enough to use. I also had to work to fix my bent crash bars and pannier racks. I also had them put my 60% Tourance in place of my old, badly scalloped TKC80 so I can feel if the handling isn't right.

They told me his goal is to finish the rebuild by Thursday so they can each test ride it and if anything else needs fixed, they have time to order those parts in time for my to still pick it up Saturday. It may cost me this years Christmas bonus, and it will count as my Christmas, Birthday and Anniversary but at least it turned out to be repairable.

So, good news so far. May it continue without any surprises!
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:56 PM   #11362
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Great news!
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #11363
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Outstanding news! Fingers crossed on it coming back together correctly.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:42 PM   #11364
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Well, after many trips to Birmingham to the BMW shop, it looks as though I may get my bike back this Saturday!

Rear Swing arm replaced. When it broke, it damaged the final drive so it's been rebuilt. the clutch master cylinder assembly was a surprisingly high expense. replaced mirrors, windshield and hardware, blinker, mirrors, valve cover engine guards, left wind deflector, fog lights, brake master cylinder cap, and several other things I'm forgetting. I also managed after 7 hours with a couple hammers, to re-square my panniers enough to use. I also had to work to fix my bent crash bars and pannier racks. I also had them put my 60% Tourance in place of my old, badly scalloped TKC80 so I can feel if the handling isn't right.

They told me his goal is to finish the rebuild by Thursday so they can each test ride it and if anything else needs fixed, they have time to order those parts in time for my to still pick it up Saturday. It may cost me this years Christmas bonus, and it will count as my Christmas, Birthday and Anniversary but at least it turned out to be repairable.

So, good news so far. May it continue without any surprises!
Dayum... So the frame and engine are all that were good?
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:14 AM   #11365
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Dayum... So the frame and engine are all that were good?
Yep! No frame damage and the engine was always fine. I cranked it the day after the wreck and it ran perfectly. Never lost any fluids, thanks to the crash bars absorbing the hits.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:04 AM   #11366
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Well, after many trips to Birmingham to the BMW shop, it looks as though I may get my bike back this Saturday!

Rear Swing arm replaced. When it broke, it damaged the final drive so it's been rebuilt. the clutch master cylinder assembly was a surprisingly high expense. replaced mirrors, windshield and hardware, blinker, mirrors, valve cover engine guards, left wind deflector, fog lights, brake master cylinder cap, and several other things I'm forgetting. I also managed after 7 hours with a couple hammers, to re-square my panniers enough to use. I also had to work to fix my bent crash bars and pannier racks. I also had them put my 60% Tourance in place of my old, badly scalloped TKC80 so I can feel if the handling isn't right.

They told me his goal is to finish the rebuild by Thursday so they can each test ride it and if anything else needs fixed, they have time to order those parts in time for my to still pick it up Saturday. It may cost me this years Christmas bonus, and it will count as my Christmas, Birthday and Anniversary but at least it turned out to be repairable.

So, good news so far. May it continue without any surprises!
Awesome! Glad both of you are gonna pull through!
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:04 AM   #11367
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Well, after many trips to Birmingham to the BMW shop, it looks as though I may get my bike back this Saturday!

Rear Swing arm replaced. When it broke, it damaged the final drive so it's been rebuilt. the clutch master cylinder assembly was a surprisingly high expense. replaced mirrors, windshield and hardware, blinker, mirrors, valve cover engine guards, left wind deflector, fog lights, brake master cylinder cap, and several other things I'm forgetting. I also managed after 7 hours with a couple hammers, to re-square my panniers enough to use. I also had to work to fix my bent crash bars and pannier racks. I also had them put my 60% Tourance in place of my old, badly scalloped TKC80 so I can feel if the handling isn't right.

They told me his goal is to finish the rebuild by Thursday so they can each test ride it and if anything else needs fixed, they have time to order those parts in time for my to still pick it up Saturday. It may cost me this years Christmas bonus, and it will count as my Christmas, Birthday and Anniversary but at least it turned out to be repairable.

So, good news so far. May it continue without any surprises!
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:36 PM   #11368
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Did someone mention Tamales?



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Old 12-13-2012, 07:10 PM   #11369
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:29 PM   #11370
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My first In and Out double, double.
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