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Old 08-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #17476
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If one isn't an AMA member, how does one join? Cost?

Was thinking it was included with Shen 500 entry but I don't see it on their site.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:14 PM   #17477
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If one isn't an AMA member, how does one join? Cost?

Was thinking it was included with Shen 500 entry but I don't see it on their site.
Its not included.

It is $49/year. Go to the ama website or call 1800 262 5646 and they will take your money over the phone. You will get your ama card in the mail 10-14 days later
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:47 PM   #17478
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You can also use that AMA card for the harescramble series next season Falco
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:53 PM   #17479
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You can also use that AMA card for the harescramble series next season Falco
Hahahaha.


They'd need a Z class specifically for me.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:58 PM   #17480
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Hey everyone!

Cycle World Virginia Beach is going to be having an OPEN HOUSE/BIKE WASH/SLOW RACE this Saturday starting at 11AM until 5PM. There will be free food, drinks, specials on parts/service/sales and the FM99 Rock Girls ready to wash youre dirty bike. We will also be raffling off a brand new GoPro Hero 3 for everyone who participated in the facebook photo contest.

The slow race should be a TON of fun. If you dont know what it is check it out: its a drag race in which the point is to NOT cross the line first without putting your foot down. Basically its balance contest and we'll have different classes for sport bikes, cruisers and dual-sport/adventure bikes. There will be gift cards for winners in each class. Heres a video to help give you a better understanding:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ld-hGk3bC8

COME CHECK US OUT!!!! GONNA BE FUN!!!
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:59 PM   #17481
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I really like pirelli XCMH on the 690, its good for the stuff you'll see up there. On that 450, they'd probably last a bit longer too.
I will agree with POON, I have this on my XRR and they were great for up there. I have about 1000 miles on mine and they are at about 45% life remaining. I would say that 400 hasn't been pavement.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:16 PM   #17482
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Spousal unit wants a bike.
Saw decent 2006 lowered f650gs in Flea Market in Richmond. Lady owns it since new. 20k on the clock and has maintenance records.
Wife is 5'6", good athlete. Owner is 5'4" and can flat foot both feet.
I know conventional wisdom says first bike shouldn't be bigger than a 250, but wife rode dirt bikes as a kid (a long time ago) and I don't want to buy a 250 only to have to sell it in 6 months. If it was for a teenager, I wouldn't go more than 250, fortunately wife has some common sense.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912305
Your personal opinions are most welcome.
Daang, my other option bike is your 700 Honda...wahddyathink...too tall?
Especially would like to hear from you 650 GS gurus
I recommend starting off with at least 1300cc's. Don't want her getting bored...........
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:54 PM   #17483
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I recommend starting off with at least 1300cc's. Don't want her getting bored...........
and do you know where she might get 1 at?


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Old 08-19-2013, 07:02 PM   #17484
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I think it's like most things. Big bike/gun/car/job, big responsibility.

Me... I prefer a smaller bike for off roaring because I know I couldn't pick up a 1200GS by myself.

Or pull it out of a mudhole, for that matter.
But that wouldn't change with experience.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:35 AM   #17485
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WR250R for sale...finally got some photos posted.

thread here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...0#post22138910
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:38 AM   #17486
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Good luck with the sale Dave.

Are you getting another little bike that's BRT friendly?







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Old 08-20-2013, 08:47 AM   #17487
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Is anyone going just for the weekend to Shen? I'm about out of PTO at work and am wondering if it's worth it for just the weekend.
I most likely will not be heading up until Friday myself. Was going to go up early, but have a lot going on at work and probably not a great idea to miss additional time.



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Hooliken,

I guess you found your shen500 bike. Think you'll be much happier on that. Would like to see that 950 out there though. Intrigued by that big ass dirt bike! If you'd like to exercise your new bike over at dn and/or Oceana, let me know. Trying to ride dirt at least once a week until the Shen.
Jon
I am actually kicking the idea around of taking both bikes up there.
Is the SE a competent DS bike? You bet your ass. But if there is ample mud, or slippery conditions, picking up a 450 lb moto loses its charm fast. I have ran some pretty nasty single track on it, and it does just fine, when there's traction.

Any time you want to take her for a spin, let me know. If you have never ridden one, it is well worth the time. I have yet to ride another moto that compares to it. I have had 5 years to get her pretty well sorted. She is a little rich on the start/idle circuit (not enough to pull the carbs again ) but absolutely rips in the mid and up top.


Will have plenty of room in my truck and trailer for another bike and gear if anybody wants to save some money and "moto-pool" up. Plan on leaving out earlyish Friday and returning Sunday.

Cheers Ken
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:15 AM   #17488
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I am actually kicking the idea around of taking both bikes up there.
Never a bad idea to have a back up bike. The SE would do fine for Shen5. Hell you might even wanna do one day on both lol.

But incase of a mechanical its always a good idea to have another optional bike. One of our guys missed the event completely last year due to a bike failing the day before up there.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:44 AM   #17489
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Never a bad idea to have a back up bike. The SE would do fine for Shen5. Hell you might even wanna do one day on both lol.

But incase of a mechanical its always a good idea to have another optional bike. One of our guys missed the event completely last year due to a bike failing the day before up there.
Exactly what I was thinking. Would rather spend my time riding than fixing a major issue.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:05 PM   #17490
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Agree with Daaang about a 2nd bike. Savetosave was literally saved last year by bringing his 2nd bike. It's a good insurance policy. I've thought about bringing my kdx as well, just not sure about the room though. Still working on those details.

Would love to try out that big beast sometime. Thanks for the offer. Maybe us Shen guys could meet up for some type of ride before we head out to the mountains??? It wouldn't be a bad idea to place some faces to names...

What kind of tires are you putting on your KTM? Just curious. I'm debating whether I should change my rear before going out there. I currently have a MX51 on it. It's great offroad, but suffers on the pavement. I'd hate to get anything that's good on pavement because I feel as though I'd lose something in the rough stuff. I may just replace it with the same tire. Haven't decided though.

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I am actually kicking the idea around of taking both bikes up there.
Is the SE a competent DS bike? You bet your ass. But if there is ample mud, or slippery conditions, picking up a 450 lb moto loses its charm fast. I have ran some pretty nasty single track on it, and it does just fine, when there's traction.

Any time you want to take her for a spin, let me know. If you have never ridden one, it is well worth the time. I have yet to ride another moto that compares to it. I have had 5 years to get her pretty well sorted. She is a little rich on the start/idle circuit (not enough to pull the carbs again ) but absolutely rips in the mid and up top.


Will have plenty of room in my truck and trailer for another bike and gear if anybody wants to save some money and "moto-pool" up. Plan on leaving out earlyish Friday and returning Sunday.

Cheers Ken
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