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Old 05-06-2011, 06:24 PM   #5086
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Let's just say that I don't feel so bad about selling the Superhawk now. This bike is a blast! 37 miles now.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:50 PM   #5087
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Awesome bike, thanks for letting me slobber on it.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:43 PM   #5088
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Omg omg omg omg omg omg omg!!!!!!!!!! It's here!!!!! And it f***ing rips!!!!!
What no pictures??
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:59 PM   #5089
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What no pictures??
Too busy riding and I had plans tonight. Check back tomorrow. Sorry
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:24 AM   #5090
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Too busy riding and I had plans tonight. Check back tomorrow. Sorry
Besides pics we will need a total evaluation.My buddy who lives in Placerville thinks he wants one.His 120" HD hardtail doesn't like the commute to Placerville.He will be using the bike 2-up with him at 225lbs and her at 150lbs.He also has a 28-29" inseam.Your feed back would be appreciated.Thanks
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:16 AM   #5091
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Besides pics we will need a total evaluation.
Forget that. Where can I sign up to take it out for a day? Glad it's all you hoped for, Tyson. Excited to see it on the trails.
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:23 AM   #5092
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A newer guy, badmemory ("new to DS'ing this year"), will be joining me on his KLR. Should be just the right pace for picture stops. Looking forward to it.
Holy crap, the new guy is broke in. First ever water crossing, second, third ... fifteenth water crossing. Great scenery, unexpected challenges (damn snow) and lots of calories burned. Story coming ...
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:25 PM   #5093
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Quick thoughts while I'm on lunch from ot. Low speed handling is fantastic. Very very well balanced. Mechanical clutch acts like a hydraulic. Transmission is complete butter smooth. Best by far I have ever shifted. The engine is exciting! Not gobs of low end torque, but hit 4k and it pulls like banshee up past 8k. (drive it like you stole it break in process). Tach and speedo are very easy to read. I bought the klr to slow down a bit from the crotch rocket. Now I'm back to a bike that I have to be very careful on! Seriously, this thing gets into triple digits fast! I'm 5 10 and the riding position is fantastic. Need to remember to stand up on it to check that out. Two tip toes at a stop. I'm totally fine with that. The bottom line is this bike has SOUL!!! Lunch time...
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:24 PM   #5094
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Quick thoughts while I'm on lunch from ot. Low speed handling is fantastic. Very very well balanced. Mechanical clutch acts like a hydraulic. Transmission is complete butter smooth. Best by far I have ever shifted. The engine is exciting! Not gobs of low end torque, but hit 4k and it pulls like banshee up past 8k. (drive it like you stole it break in process). Tach and speedo are very easy to read. I bought the klr to slow down a bit from the crotch rocket. Now I'm back to a bike that I have to be very careful on! Seriously, this thing gets into triple digits fast! I'm 5 10 and the riding position is fantastic. Need to remember to stand up on it to check that out. Two tip toes at a stop. I'm totally fine with that. The bottom line is this bike has SOUL!!! Lunch time...
I couldn't of said it any better Except I have great low end grunt.



So here's a shot of mine where's yours? come on dude stop for 10 minutes and take a picture.... Please. Looks like I've missed out on a bit. I just come back down from Cascade lots of snow all the away around on the mountains. The good news is my lot cleaned up the trailer is set and operational





I am so ready, I spent last night plotting and pouring over the maps for a new to me route to the Hells Canyon gathering coming up: I am stoked. I put a route together that should be almost all dirt (50 miles of pavement).

SHOW ME THE BIKE Too bad Jay got the first drooling
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:51 PM   #5095
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Still at work.... I promise to post pics as soon as I get home!
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:10 PM   #5096
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When you hit the shifts just right this thing sounds like a frickin F1 car!! Also, I can set my sunglasses and helmet on the seat while the bike is warming up and I'm putting my jacket on! Unlike some other bikes I own, ahem..KLR, which vibrates them off and onto the ground in about two seconds. Taking pictures now....
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:50 PM   #5097
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You guys wanted pics... HERE YA GO!!!







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Old 05-07-2011, 05:03 PM   #5098
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Hey Tyson, I think you missed an angle... bottom of the skid I think your probably the first in the state to get the Neo-Tiger You do know it is a more or less sport touring bike fast pavement and doable gravel roads, so that said keep the KLR for flogging in the back country.

So, you might be one of those who'd actually enjoy a back road ride to Mc Minnville to see the Spruce Goose
http://www.evergreenmuseum.org/

I have a hard time finding folks who enjoy a good road carving adventure.

Congratulations!!

BTW: you should loan me that trailer in your driveway
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:25 PM   #5099
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You know I enjoy a good road carving ride Sam. Just put on some Conti Trail Attacks that have been sitting in my garage for the last 3 years.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:49 PM   #5100
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You know I enjoy a good road carving ride Sam. Just put on some Conti Trail Attacks that have been sitting in my garage for the last 3 years.
Yea! I seem to remember that. Nice to see your popping in from time to time.
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