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Old 12-08-2013, 05:35 PM   #166
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Or even pack up the dirt bikes and do it at a bit higher pace.
No more WR?
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:00 PM   #167
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No more WR?

Sold it a few weeks ago.. Its been replaced by a 350 EXC. I welcome any and all koolaid jokes.
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:18 PM   #168
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Sold it a few weeks ago.. Its been replaced by a 350 EXC. I welcome any and all koolaid jokes.
Suppose the Tenere is next to turn orange?
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:27 PM   #169
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Suppose the Tenere is next to turn orange?


Nope... My love affair with the big S-10 is still in full swing. It fills the role I set for it perfectly and I still don't see anything that would do as well.

The WR was a fantastic bike. I bought it thinking I was going to do more weekend trip/dual sport ADV style riding with it. In reality I ended up doing very few trips and mostly trail riding and single track. The KTM is a better tool for that job in my case, and will handle the occasional trip without issue.

I wish I could justify keeping both!
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:00 AM   #170
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Suppose the Tenere is next to turn orange?
He hasn't ridden big orange yet ,we'll have to see if his attitude changes after he does .
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:58 PM   #171
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He hasn't ridden big orange yet ,we'll have to see if his attitude changes after he does .

Be gone with you, evil spreader of orange!!!!!
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:17 AM   #172
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:58 PM   #173
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Nope... My love affair with the big S-10 is still in full swing. It fills the role I set for it perfectly and I still don't see anything that would do as well.

The WR was a fantastic bike. I bought it thinking I was going to do more weekend trip/dual sport ADV style riding with it. In reality I ended up doing very few trips and mostly trail riding and single track. The KTM is a better tool for that job in my case, and will handle the occasional trip without issue.

I wish I could justify keeping both!
I beginning to see that the "justifying" thing is way overdone!
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:22 AM   #174
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Believe me I spend a large amount of time daydreaming about my next trip. There are a bunch of those BDRs all over the country and they all look amazing.

Due to the weather I had to cut my Colorado experience a bit short, but nonetheless had the most difficult day I ever had on two wheels in the Uncompahgre forest. I'd love to do the COBDR. I think with another person to back you up, it's doable on a big bike. Or even pack up the dirt bikes and do it at a bit higher pace.
That would be a great reason to head west again.
If you had to choose ,would it be big bike or small bike?
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:27 PM   #175
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If you had to choose ,would it be big bike or small bike?

If I we were to go together, I would go with either. Alone, I would go with the Tenere again and explore different areas.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:06 AM   #176
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So I have purchased Randys bike and he kindly offered to deliver it.

This is what he was up against this morning

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Old 03-25-2014, 06:27 PM   #177
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So I have purchased Randys bike and he kindly offered to deliver it.

This is what he was up against this morning

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Greg, it was a pleasure meeting you and I'm glad the bike is going to a good home.
As much as I love my new bike, I still look in that corner of the garage expecting to see my S10 there. What a great machine she was. Treated me right did she...

The ride out there was a test of my will and endurance. Down in the 'teens, even a heated jacket doesn't cut it.
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:23 PM   #178
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Day one is in the books!!!

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My first iron butt is now complete. 1012 miles in 16 hours and fifteen minutes. It was quite a bit easier than I was expecting, and actually found myself squirming around less as the day wore on. My neck was getting a bit stiff for the last few hours, but regular stretching help that. Very glad to have the bulk of the "boring" part of the trip behind me. Boring is tongue and cheek of course. Any day spend riding is better than most anything else!! The Mitas tires are holding up great, hardly show any wear, also noticed they run very cool compared to regular street tires. Highlights of the trip were a soggy morning departure, complete with wiping the dew from my visor, a rainbow after punching through the cold front, many south bound Canada geese (and a few with broken GPS headed north), and seemingly endless miles of vine grapes in western New York. These were fantastic and the smell was intoxicating. Just one more treat you will never get to experience in a 4 wheeled vehicle.

Just a shot mid stride at a gas station

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Tomorrow I'm headed to Watertown SD for my first night of camping!! Hopefully there is cell service so I can continue with the live ride report. Sorry for the lack of good pics today I was too busy pounding pavement.
Why did you take such a boring route through the midwest when you could of cross the border and re-entered the U.S at Sault Ste Marie or headed north at michigan and crossed the Mackinac Bridge and rode through the U.P. on highway 2. Very nice ride. A lot better than the interstate through ohio, indiana and illinois (not that are not some very nice back roads in these states)
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:30 PM   #179
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After playing the game of: pick-a-rut, ride-a-rut, for,roughy 7 hours. I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. And wow was it worth it. It was as if I exited the forest in a whole new world.
Technically I was still in CO. But it sure feeeeeels like Utah!!!

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Here is the road as it descends down to actual, honest to goodness PAVEMENT.

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My goal was to make it to Moab today, but it was just getting too late, and setting up the tent is no fun in the dark, so I stopped about 85 miles short, in the town of Naturita. After examining the bike I discovered both fork seals leaking. Very badly. It was (is) getting on the brakes and splattering back on the engine and exhaust. I need to hopefully get this repaired tomorrow. Maybe someone in Moab has a seal saver. I might even attempt to work on it in the AM. Many times it can just be fixed by wiping underneath but we will see. I still have a lot of mies to cover....

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Old 09-09-2014, 03:35 PM   #180
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Why did you take such a boring route through the midwest when you could of cross the border and re-entered the U.S at Sault Ste Marie...

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