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Old 04-29-2013, 03:19 PM   #676
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Whu'd you go and do a durn fool thing like that fur?

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. That looks painful.
Shit - if I could come up with a good excuse, I'd use it.

25', Sandy Road and probably tooth speed. Ruined a whole summer.

Thanks for the best wishes. It all means a lot right now.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:41 AM   #677
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Thanks for the well wishes - while I won't be riding the ROCK this year, it is on my radar!

Also looking at reevaluating my motorcycle choices - it may be time to look SERIOUSLY at a 250cc class machine.

We'll see what Mrs Stain says after I can ambulate in my own again.
Take a look at the KTM line, loving my 690 as a DS but if true offroad is where your heart is you could look at the even more dirt biased 500 and 300.

Can't even recall how I was taking the GSA through the places I did. The big girl is now the two up touring machine and sees some light off road duty. The 690 sees duty commuting and in the mud and rocks and trees and sand and trees...trying to see less of the trees.

I won't make the rock this year either, the rest of you FF, have fun.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:43 AM   #678
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Take a look at the KTM line, loving my 690 as a DS but if true offroad is where your heart is you could look at the even more dirt biased 500 and 300.

Can't even recall how I was taking the GSA through the places I did. The big girl is now the two up touring machine and sees some light off road duty. The 690 sees duty commuting and in the mud and rocks and trees and sand and trees...trying to see less of the trees.

I won't make the rock this year either, the rest of you FF, have fun.
Thanks.

My only problem with the 690 is that it would require significant suspension upgrades for me. I can't reach the ground with a foot AT ALL on a 690 - a step ladder would be very inconvenient to carry.

I've been thinking a KLX250 or a WR250R as a lightweight, mostly trails dual Sport. The nice thing is that there are incredible mods for each platform and I live fairly close to most of the trails.

I may have a look at what Husqvarna offers as well.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:37 AM   #679
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Thanks.

My only problem with the 690 is that it would require significant suspension upgrades for me. I can't reach the ground with a foot AT ALL on a 690 - a step ladder would be very inconvenient to carry.

I've been thinking a KLX250 or a WR250R as a lightweight, mostly trails dual Sport. The nice thing is that there are incredible mods for each platform and I live fairly close to most of the trails.

I may have a look at what Husqvarna offers as well.
Both the KLX and WR are pretty sweet looking options. Are they any lower than the 690? seem to recall sitting on the WR and noting how tall it was. Lowering links are not overly expensive for any of them (I think) 690 links avail for $150 from KTMTwins and you can drop it an 1" to 1.5"
Front end is lowered by raising the forks in the triple crown.

Ah well you get to window shop for the summer and find a nice fall deal!
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:20 AM   #680
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My DR is lowered and I can sit flat foot, knees bent on it. Still have reasonable ground clearance too, as I found out last year :) I'm 5'6" so fairly short.

DR weighs about 320 dry. Farkle is cheap too.


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Old 05-01-2013, 10:57 AM   #681
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So, when you folks planning to land on the Rock? I'd like to make ferry reservations....

Any idea how long the jaunt up the northern peninsula might take?


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Old 05-09-2013, 01:28 PM   #682
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Well, we've had to abandon our plans to go down east this summer. Too many overly-complicated things are going down right now and this is one stressor I could control. Some other time we'll make it down. This year will be shorter trips, less complicated to plan and execute.

Have fun guys!
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:03 PM   #683
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Sorry to hear that.

I'm in!

So much so that I bought a DR650 that I hope will allow me to keep up with the various hooligans in attendance.

So we lost our EMT...

We lost our concsience (female)...

I say Pin it!

What could possibly go wrong?
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:21 PM   #684
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I might be able to come if the ole man will lend me his Quad - I can drive it right on the ferry!

Just think - I won't be able to fall over, I could bring a huge amount of shit and its got a windscreen and mirrors!
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You'll and Mike will be with us in spirit, Steph. Hope to make it over to ON sometime this summer -- even if I have to ride a bloody ROAD BIKE! (May take #1 Son on a jaunt. We'll miss you.

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Well, we've had to abandon our plans to go down east this summer. Too many overly-complicated things are going down right now and this is one stressor I could control. Some other time we'll make it down. This year will be shorter trips, less complicated to plan and execute.

Have fun guys!
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Does that quad have a trailer hitch? Hmmm. . .

That's why rednecks ride quads. After a box o' beer, you're useless on a bike.

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I might be able to come if the ole man will lend me his Quad - I can drive it right on the ferry!

Just think - I won't be able to fall over, I could bring a huge amount of shit and its got a windscreen and mirrors!
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:02 PM   #687
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You'll and Mike will be with us in spirit, Steph. Hope to make it over to ON sometime this summer -- even if I have to ride a bloody ROAD BIKE! (May take #1 Son on a jaunt. We'll miss you.
Thanks Tim. No matter how much "wishing and hoping and thinking and praying, planning and dreaming each night", it just was likely to fall apart at the last minute.

Hope to see you and your son sometime this year.

Have a great trip!
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:25 PM   #688
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Does that quad have a trailer hitch? Hmmm. . .
Sure does! It spends most if its time pulling Dad's trailer in the Nursery. How much beer did you want to take on this trip anywho?
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Sure does! It spends most if its time pulling Dad's trailer in the Nursery. How much beer did you want to take on this trip anywho?
Beer hurts my delicate tummy. Try this:



If you want to show on the quad, we'd be happy to see you. The paved portions are yours to figure out, though.
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I think you should bring the quad along and let the chips fall where they may. We've lost our feminine conscience. We can't afford to drop our medical staff.

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Sure does! It spends most if its time pulling Dad's trailer in the Nursery. How much beer did you want to take on this trip anywho?
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