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Old 05-22-2013, 10:55 PM   #6481
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me and a freind was talking about that grom today and we are serously thinking about picking one up soon as they show up at the dealership i think it would be fun to try and make one for adventure riding but i still have a few months to think on it
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:02 PM   #6482
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Honda's new bikes

I think honda is really stepping up their game these days, the new nc700x, the trio of 500 twins, the cbr250, the crf250L and now the grom... All reasonably priced, high value to dollar ratio. Honda is going in the right direction, and in some ways going back to their roots of affordable fun yet practical bikes.

The grom looks awesome and will probably become the king of city bikes... It's supposed to get between 115 to 130 mpg!
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:20 PM   #6483
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This bike is getting more attention in "battle scooters" but it kind of falls between a scoot and a thumper road warrior

Waiting for the ADV version....
high front guard & bash plate..non smooth tires..
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:48 PM   #6484
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Here are a couple of photos of my Bajaj 200NS, a three-spark

What does "three-spark' mean?
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:21 AM   #6485
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:18 AM   #6486
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What does "three-spark' mean?
Three spark plugs
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:12 AM   #6487
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Cool bike! I long for the day when I see bikes like this and my TU250 and the Grom and the CBR250R and Ninja 250 and the 250 dual sports (oh and almost forgot the 250cc cruisers and even Honda's new 500's and 700's) all over American roads... Maybe not anytime soon, but it seems the tide is beginning to change!
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:50 AM   #6488
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:59 PM   #6489
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That Bajaj is really nice looking Oldgringo. Don't think we get those in the US. I don't know if Bajaj scooters are still sold here.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:03 PM   #6490
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That's a beautiful little motorcycle, OG. Also, it's very impressive a 200cc engine can move a bike that fast!

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The old 250 Ducati Diana Mark III's used to do that and more in the '60's. Not too surprising, to me at least, that a 50 year newer technology bike can do it.

Not to take anything away from it, nice looking bike for sure.

Yeah, Honda's coming out with some nice bikes, but they don't seem to be filtering down to the dealerships. None of the shops around have the newer 250 dual sport.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:22 PM   #6491
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Waiting for the ADV version....
high front guard & bash plate..non smooth tires..
Yea me too. I hear dealers are on allocation for this first version, if you want one go get a deposit on it now.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:38 PM   #6492
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I'm packing for a minimalist trip and thought I'd mention a bit of tech I discovered. When I was deployed, I found my terrycloth towels would never dry because of the high humidy. After a few days, they would smell awful. As a replacement, I bought some microfiber towels. Mine are large (30x50) Outgo Ultra Compact Microfiber Towels. They dry in less than an hour, have a loop for hanging,and pack really small, taking up as much room as a can of soda.

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:17 PM   #6493
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I'm packing for a minimalist trip and thought I'd mention a bit of tech I discovered. When I was deployed, I found my terrycloth towels would never dry because of the high humidy. After a few days, they would smell awful. As a replacement, I bought some microfiber towels. Mine are large (30x50) Outgo Ultra Compact Microfiber Towels. They dry in less than an hour, have a loop for hanging,and pack really small, taking up as much room as a can of soda.

Thanks for passing that along, I'll ad those to my Adventure & Survival gear.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:23 AM   #6494
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I'm packing for a minimalist trip and thought I'd mention a bit of tech I discovered. When I was deployed, I found my terrycloth towels would never dry because of the high humidy. After a few days, they would smell awful. As a replacement, I bought some microfiber towels. Mine are large (30x50) Outgo Ultra Compact Microfiber Towels. They dry in less than an hour, have a loop for hanging,and pack really small, taking up as much room as a can of soda.

I've been using something similar for a few years now, works really well for backpacking (bought from an outdoor sports shop) and motorcycling.
I've been switching other gear such as shorts and pants to quick dry backpacking synthetics as well, pack really small and dry overnight.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:23 AM   #6495
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Thanks for passing that along, I'll ad those to my Adventure & Survival gear.

I love those towels , I have about 10 of them . I use them in my kayak , camper and backpack .
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