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Old 04-07-2008, 02:35 PM   #811
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Makes me sick that I threw away all my old DB mags back in the early 80's. I had a huge boxs full of dog eared, and abused Dirt Bikes, many with the covers missing from being read so many times Probably 4 years worth.

I do still have my PRISTINE Vol #1 Issue #1 Dirt Bike Magazine, given to me by the Hunk hisself, neatly stashed. Maybe I'll take a picture of it and let you all gaze upon it's radiant glory
I have a bunch of "Dirt Bike" and "Motocross Action" mags from the 70's in my attic.
Just sayin'.
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:36 PM   #812
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I have a bunch of "Dirt Bike" and "Motocross Action" mags from the 70's in my attic.
Just sayin'.
Yeah, there were a bunch of MXA mags in there too, including the very first issue Unfortunately, I am a thrasher. I get something and pretty much use it up. I hauled those things around during several moves, including to another state, and I didn't feel like moving them again. Stupid me.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:24 PM   #813
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I hauled those things around during several moves, including to another state, and I didn't feel like moving them again. Stupid me.
been there done that. should have pitched the vinyl and kept the magazines.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:33 PM   #814
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I still have mine,what are they worth?
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:35 PM   #815
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been there done that. should have pitched the vinyl and kept the magazines.
BTW, congrats on the new bike. Be careful, you will be going dangerously fast before you realize whats happening.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:35 PM   #816
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I still have mine,what are they worth?
how many you got?

I'll trade you an IT 465.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:36 PM   #817
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BTW, congrats on the new bike. Be careful, you will be going dangerously fast before you realize whats happening.
oh don't I know it. it is going to be a very respectful relearning curve due to the RPM's that thing will want to run at.
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:02 PM   #818
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oh don't I know it. it is going to be a very respectful relearning curve due to the RPM's that thing will want to run at.
Nothing wrong with a respectful learning or relearning curve, that's being smart and that's what your good at!

Are there legal single track trails in your area?
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:24 AM   #819
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:50 AM   #820
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Nothing wrong with a respectful learning or relearning curve, that's being smart and that's what your good at!

Are there legal single track trails in your area?
well the thing/key is having a license plate. this is what makes this new WR-R so appealing. Not to mention all the other condiments. Guys do quite a bit of riding up in the Berkshires and in New Jersey on state forests and its all legit but you've got to have a plate. I would have bought a KTM 200 EXC but, no plate, no can do. This bike will hopefully be my salvation. I just want to do an occasional crossed up wheelie thats all. The KLR is a little sluggish though still a great bike, I plan on keeping it.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:21 AM   #821
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Oy, I had a KLR 650 for a season and it didn't do to well on single track, way too much work. Looking forward to hearing your impressions of your WR. Dualsporting is big in Michigan and any dualsport ride we've gone to has been a sea of blue, very popular bikes here.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:22 AM   #822
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:02 PM   #823
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Oy, I had a KLR 650 for a season and it didn't do to well on single track, way too much work. Looking forward to hearing your impressions of your WR. Dualsporting is big in Michigan and any dualsport ride we've gone to has been a sea of blue, very popular bikes here.

I envy you guys, having nice trails in your back yard is almost unheard of in southern california. The desert gets old, quick! Numerous mx tracks but no trails that I'm real fond of. Western Canada and Northwest U.S. have great riding, I love going up there in the summer to ride and fish. Its hilarious when I'm in Canada with my Can Am, guys look at me like "what the hell is that" but they should know, its the only succesful mx/trail to come out of the country! Heres some photos from my one of my favorite trails in Alberta!
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:05 PM   #824
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This stuff fits under old school because we were riding vintage bikes! this shot was looking back down river valley we just rode up. It is called green valley, and the river is the Old Man.
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:57 PM   #825
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1973 Yankee Z 500
Oooh ooh! I actually rode one of those back when dey wuz new! A friend of mine got one, he was kind of a horsepower freak.

Couple of Ossa (? or Bultaco?) jugs stuck on their own gearbox. Seat was flat, wide and hard. Felt really light, just like a Freightliner or a Kenworth. Bitchin' when it was sideways but otherwise... well it felt really light, just like a Freightliner...

Oh yeah, the brakes were pretty slick - the rear had much better feel than my Husky or Suzuki.

And it was really light, just like a Freightliner...
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