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Old 10-31-2007, 03:20 PM   #76
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:47 PM   #77
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Great pics. Nice ride. Took mine (actually the shmuck brother-in-law was on it) on a ride through Idaho, Cali, Oregon and Washington a few years ago - but you've got a tremendous amount of luggage on yours. Very impressive.

A shot of Andrew all loaded up on our ride. We were 10 days, 16-20 hours of rider per day -for a total of 4500 miles.

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Old 11-14-2007, 08:00 AM   #78
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Ryan,

They really are a great little bike that probably, dollar for dollar, can provide more fun than any other bike out there (I'd still like a GS, but that'll have to wait till finances improve). Hoping to do a southern UT, CO, NM trip this spring, we'll see.

thanks for the comments,

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Old 11-17-2007, 11:25 AM   #79
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Is the GPS log available?

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....I've got the track log from my trip if you want to dust off the TW before snow hits.

thanks,

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Can you post the track log from your GPS or please send it to me?

That was quite a trip you took.

We are both very sorry about the price of beer in Canada, that is why most of my rides are in the USA.

My son and I also tour on our DRZ400S with a 2 gallon tank, 21,000 miles so far, we found the riding conditions to be very similar to yours. I carry a lot less, no cooking utensils, no tarp. The only maintenece we have ever done is 2 oil changes but I lube the chain every day.

The longest trip was over 9000 miles (The Dakotas, WY, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado)

You are right, 350 to 400 cc is about right, the bike can keep up with traffic when you have to take the interstate and is still small enough to pick up by yourself without removing the gear.

Keep posting your ride reports.


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Old 11-17-2007, 04:05 PM   #80
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:22 AM   #81
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Awesome,
The shot of you and your bike on that dusty trail Should make front page. This trip is the very embodiment of adventure riding.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:22 AM   #82
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Track Log

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Can you post the track log from your GPS or please send it to me?
Carl,

Send me an email, I seem to be unable to post the track log here. I've looked at the DRZ many times but really would like a lower seat height. I think this winter I'm going to bore out the TW a little, but likely I'll continue to search for that perfect adv bike (350-450cc's, low seat height, carb, light, and mechanically simple).

I'm originally from northern Michigan and will likely be doing a couple day tour of the UP this summer. Any chance you could make it to Sault Ste. Marie?

9,000 miles is a tremendous trip on a bike that doesn't have a rider friendly seat, I commend you.

thanks for the comments,

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Old 11-20-2007, 07:24 AM   #83
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This trip is the very embodiment of adventure riding.
Some days seemed like a whole lot more of an adventure than I planned on !!

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Old 11-20-2007, 09:32 AM   #84
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This is the most incredible and inspiring report that I have read in a long time. Simply Outstanding.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:33 PM   #85
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Question Total weight

Hey Man,

This is a great report and tribute to simple, strong machines.

With you onboard, how much weight do you think the TW was carrying?

How long (miles) did the tires last?

Thanks,

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Old 11-21-2007, 05:17 PM   #86
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a true testiment to the ADV community. A 200cc enduro bike with a rider that has an adventurous spirit and the heart to make it happen.

A truely EPIC journey man! I salute you!
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:55 AM   #87
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With you onboard, how much weight do you think the TW was carrying?

How long (miles) did the tires last?
Paul,

Total weight was pretty close to 260 lbs. and I still have the original tires on the bike (now approaching the 7,000 mile mark) but the front tire is badly in need of replacement. The rear tire still looks pretty good. Glad you enjoyed the report and I appreciate the compliment.

ebrookshier and SaPPer, I'm glad you enjoyed the report. Looking forward to seeing your's in the future.

thanks again,

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Old 11-23-2007, 05:45 AM   #88
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I took my MSF class on a TW. i was the only "dirtbiker" in the group, so I got it.

I was impressed and have thought about buying one. This trip report may hasten my decision.

I love my DR650, but something about small is real appealing.

Thanks for posting the report.

Now, help Baldy and get a smugmug account so you can link to the photos!
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:22 PM   #89
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gpx file?

can you post a gpx file over at:
http://www.gpsxchange.com/
should be lots of fun to see it that way!
congrats, and thanks for sharing ......
very inspiring to say the least!
I just ordered a 6.6 gallon acerbis tank and cycleracks.com rear rack, so I'm just itchin' to go do some "farther" riding now.
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Old 12-01-2007, 12:54 PM   #90
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[quote=spidennis]can you post a gpx file over at:
http://www.gpsxchange.com/
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spidennis,

I posted the gpx file at gpsxchange this morning. Hope you enjoy.

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