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Old 12-01-2007, 01:27 PM   #91
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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.

Todd

Wow, how cool to see your trip like this! ..... and very inspiring ..... thanks for posting it there! I'm sure the rest of the planners/schemers/routers/etc will be also drooling over your route!
.... on a TW no less ..... I've been bitten also by the big tire thing and when I get the chance will be looking into one, but first I'll be finally outfitting my WR250F this week with a 6.6 gallon tank and rear luggage rack by cycleracks.com and while most of the country is buckling down for winter, my riding season is in full swing! ..... and I can prep all winter long for my future long haul adventures, whatever they might be!
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:55 AM   #92
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:48 AM   #93
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first I'll be finally outfitting my WR250F this week with a 6.6 gallon tank.... and I can prep all winter long for my future long haul adventures, whatever they might be!
6.6 gallons, now there's a dream tank! On that 250 that ought to give you an incredible range. I'm going to have to get serious about finding a larger tank for the TW this winter. I'll look forward to your long haul trip report.

thanks,

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Old 12-06-2007, 05:57 AM   #94
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6.6 gallons, now there's a dream tank! On that 250 that ought to give you an incredible range. I'm going to have to get serious about finding a larger tank for the TW this winter. I'll look forward to your long haul trip report.

thanks,

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I just threw what I had on and took this pic ..... I wanted to get a feel of what this is gonna look and feel like .... still haven' filled up the tank yet , maybe later today ..... guessing I got 250 mile range now
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:32 AM   #95
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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).

Todd
For my d/s rides I'm currently on a lowered BMW F650. However, at the Seattle International Motorcycle Show I sat on the new Honda 300 which was pretty cool. It's air-cooled so it eliminates the whole radiator issue. Yet it retains great ground clearance while still giving a decent seat position for us inseam challenged. I can't find it on the HONDA website.

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Old 12-06-2007, 06:53 AM   #96
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For my d/s rides I'm currently on a lowered BMW F650. However, at the Seattle International Motorcycle Show I sat on the new Honda 300 which was pretty cool. It's air-cooled so it eliminates the whole radiator issue. Yet it retains great ground clearance while still giving a decent seat position for us inseam challenged. I can't find it on the HONDA website.

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New Honda 300? Sure it wasn't the CRF230L?

http://powersports.honda.com/motorcy...delId=CRF230L8

Don't claim to have all the info on the new bike models but I haven't heard anything about a 300cc Honda d/s.
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:39 AM   #97
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I've looked at the 230, if Honda would produce a bike with those dimensions (and maybe a larger tank) with a 300cc or 350cc engine I'd be waiting in line. The search continues.

thanks,

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Old 12-09-2007, 07:33 AM   #98
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Absolutely awsome story and pictures! I am going to BC eventually!
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:37 PM   #99
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Fantastic! A really fine ride report, great pictures and inspiring. I just bought a TW last week, an 06 with all of 54 miles on it. Bought it to keep up with my son on his KLX110 China knock-off, and for Colorado jeep trails in the summer. Glad to see that in capable hands...so is the little TW. I have a KTM950 Adv that is a hoot to ride, just so dang tall and at 425 lbs +-, a little too much for my skills when following my fearless 11 year old. Should be able to stay a lot closer with the TW.
Again thanks for the report and pics!
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:34 AM   #100
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hunting1,

BC is incredible, lots of great scenery, great rides, and great memories and I was only there for a short time.

Centerline,

Enjoy the TW they are pure simple fun.

thanks,

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Old 12-23-2007, 09:37 AM   #101
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Great story! You are my hero, I would get sore after about 3 hours on my TW and call it a day. I really liked the pic of your "garage", good stuff. I loved my bike, but got tired of dump trucks riding my ass at 65mph with the TW wound out. I agree, a TW with a 400cc engine and everything else left alone would be the perfect bike for many. I searched for something with a low seat and larger engine that was still easy to work on and air cooled. I settled on the DR650 with the seat in the lower position. I like the 650, but I miss the agility of the TW in tight stuff. I also liked how quiet the TW was, I went alot of places I wouldn't dare to on the 650. Also, incredible mileage. I once drove to work (17 miles) and when I got there I realized the gas petcock was in the off position!
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Old 01-04-2008, 06:36 AM   #102
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. I once drove to work (17 miles) and when I got there I realized the gas petcock was in the off position!
Hilltownwalsh,

Glad you enjoyed the write up. The TW could use a more comfortable seat but that is pretty low on my list of priorities for the bike. The gas mileage with the little thumper was one of the primary reasons that I purchased the TW in the first place. It was originally purchased to run around town and get out in the hills a little bit. I would like to get a little larger bike for big trips but I can't see myself getting rid of the TW to do it.

thanks,

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Old 01-04-2008, 07:33 AM   #103
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WOW! Awesome report! Good for you for just doing it!
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:57 PM   #104
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Sock Puppet,

AK is not that much farther from southern Ut than it is from NM and your Tiger would make the trip a pleasure. I'll look forward to hearing your report this summer.

take care,

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Old 02-06-2008, 12:35 PM   #105
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Carl,

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?

Todd
If you get up this way and are looking for riding partners shoot me a PM.

If you need or are looking for GPS maps of the Michigan Trail System check out this website:

http://www.vvmapping.com/

The DS club I belong to is putting on a ride in Newberry 7/12-7/13 you can take a look at the website here:

http://www.gldsmc.org/events.html

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