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Old 02-26-2007, 01:15 PM   #61
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ADVcat gets her new bike!

We went here this morning

Scotts Power Sports in Coopersburg PA

And Deb had a nice long talk with my riding buddy (and bike salesguy) Dan


Does she look excited or what?


She had to decide between the 06 and the 07 paint scheme, and finally settled on the brighter 07 scheme.

So after she decided, we signed a few papers and Dan gave her a nice hat
She is still really excited here..


A few hours later this pulled into the driveway



And delivered ADVcat's brand new

2007 XT225!

Thanks to everybody who helped Deb make the decision, lots of good info and stuff neither of us had thought of

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Old 02-26-2007, 01:17 PM   #62
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Congrats on the new XT225!!!! You both will have lots of fun with it!
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:27 PM   #63
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ADVcat rides her new machine!

The ATGATT ADVcat (sounds like a Dr Zuess story) suits up


ADVcat roars (okay, sorta put-puts) off down the driveway!


Then off to the fields out back to play



Uh-Oh! I knew we should have bought those barkbusters right away!


No real harm done, ADVcat gives her "thumbs up" assessment of her new and now "broken in" new toy (she is too sweet to give a ADVrider salute)


Really looking forward to warmer weather and riding with the ADVcat!

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Old 02-26-2007, 01:36 PM   #64
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That's a nice looking bike, I like the colors. She should enjoy it.
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:40 PM   #65
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Great choice!

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Old 02-26-2007, 01:54 PM   #66
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Sweet can't wait to check it out, when are we going for a ride? 40s this weekend I think, maybe I can get myself out this time, man I hate the cold

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Old 02-26-2007, 02:08 PM   #67
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Good choice. Get some barkbusters before you break the mastercylinder. That's a pretty expensive piece.

When I didn't see Suzuki on the dealership sign ..........
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:23 PM   #68
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Awesome! That's a keeper. Happy travels.

And you already got the tip-it-over thing out of the way. Now you don't have to worry about scratching it.
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:27 PM   #69
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Whoo hoo

Whoo hoo. Congrats on the purchase. Looking forward to getting together to share noob stories soon.

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Old 02-26-2007, 02:48 PM   #70
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Great choice!
+1!!

Say, let us know what size and brand of barkbusters you find that work on the XT.
My bike has less than two miles on it, and I'll probably need new levers by about mile 4, too!
(No doubt we can get the scoop on that on xt225.com.)

C'mon Spring, eh?
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:06 PM   #71
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Uh-Oh! I knew we should have bought those barkbusters right away

No real harm done, ADVcat gives her "thumbs up" assessment of her new and now "broken in" new toy (she is too sweet to give a ADVrider salute)

Really looking forward to warmer weather and riding with the ADVcat!

Eric

Motion pro makes oem style levers for that bike at about a third the price of oem. I already bought a spare set of levers for jen to keep on hand. And I'm sure you know for a beginer playing around its a good idea to loose mirrors as well.

We should catch up soon for a couples/beginers ride. The C&D canal down here probably has about 75 miles of straight dirt road with no trafic. Pretty much a road that parallels the canal with three levels of road. There is probably a 20 mile stretch you can run without jumping on the road. I'll dust off the F650

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Old 02-26-2007, 07:25 PM   #72
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Motion pro makes oem style levers for that bike at about a third the price of oem. I already bought a spare set of levers for jen to keep on hand. And I'm sure you know for a beginer playing around its a good idea to loose mirrors as well.

We should catch up soon for a couples/beginers ride. The C&D canal down here probably has about 75 miles of straight dirt road with no trafic. Pretty much a road that parallels the canal with three levels of road. There is probably a 20 mile stretch you can run without jumping on the road. I'll dust off the F650

Will
Thanks Will, I will get the Motion pro. Did not think about mirrors, I will take them off tomorrow.

Deb and I are getting a trailer in a week or so, so we will be down for a ride, that canal road sounds perfect for beginners!

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Old 02-26-2007, 08:20 PM   #73
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Thumb congrats

way to go

Mrs trucker loves her xt (05) and reckons "its the most fun you can have with your pants on" and has ridden it every day since buying it,with no dramas at all.

says she over my shoulder "welcome to the best love affair of your life"

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:19 PM   #74
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Get some barkbusters before you break the mastercylinder. That's a pretty expensive piece...
Yet more good advice, I was looking at bark busters at the dealership but I figured I would not have time to put them on this week (so why rush). Guess I better get on it sooner rather than later..

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Old 02-27-2007, 06:35 AM   #75
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In the snow no less!

Excellent choice! That bike sure looks good on you! Im not sure I'm brave enough to ride in snow! Great first ride report.
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