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Old 04-28-2009, 10:46 PM   #6256
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Hey Joel
How about a gs800 and a 450 xce or just one bike the 690e
If your not planning to tour for weeks at a time. There's no need for
a big bike. But what do I know... the 950se looks like fun to me.
Riding a nice bike that will fit your skill's is the best way to have fun.
+1 on the XR400 and I had a lot of fun on my drz 400
have you riden a 690?
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:34 PM   #6257
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Hey Joel
How about a gs800 and a 450 xce or just one bike the 690e
If your not planning to tour for weeks at a time. There's no need for
a big bike. But what do I know... the 950se looks like fun to me.
Riding a nice bike that will fit your skill's is the best way to have fun.
+1 on the XR400 and I had a lot of fun on my drz 400
have you riden a 690?
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Hey Bob,
Nice new ride you got there, I saw the pics from WARPEd. Is it like getting a new board that takes a couple of sessions to get use to it or the magic one that you know you will never get rid of?

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Old 04-29-2009, 12:03 AM   #6258
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I think you should burn everything and collect the insurance . Then buy a John Deere lawnmower and travel cross country mowing lawns for beer money, or in your case, iced tea money. Those things got tons of torque.
Joel,

Now you can get that Husqvarna you always wanted


If not... I say keep the GS, but then again I'm biased. As for an HP2, if you're not riding the GS, I think you'd find the HP2 heavy as well. If you do get rid of the GS, have you done a test ride on the 800GS?

I'm not sure how much traveling you do on the bike these days, but that last ride I did made me glad I have the GSA.

RR http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=456248

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Old 04-29-2009, 12:35 AM   #6259
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:32 AM   #6260
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is anyone going to this on???
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...427456&page=26
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:06 AM   #6261
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The real question is what bike will cost more to fix after each drop.

Hp2 and the SE are big boy bikes! I think a well set up 690 is the way to go for you.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:07 AM   #6262
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The real question is what bike will cost more to fix after each drop.

Hp2 and the SE are big boy bikes! I think a well set up 690 is the way to go for you.

Plus it will make you feel more like a LADY...
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:08 AM   #6263
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Joel, sell them all and get a WR250R, perfect bike for you. A blast to ride!
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:32 AM   #6264
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Ride For Kids

Is anyone going to the Ride For Kids on Sunday, May 3rd?
http://www.pbtfus.org/rideforkids/ca...osangeles.html

Registration opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 9:45 a.m. The police-escorted ride starts at 10 a.m. sharp, rain or shine!

It's a slow road ride thru beautiful Rancho Palos Verdes, $35 donation for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

All sorts of bikes there, seemed a lot friendlier than the Love Ride, they welcome all bikes, saw tons of Dual Sports last year.

I'm trying to come up with the money to go (yeah, pathetic, huh? But looks like I might have some work coming up soon).

If anyone's going and want to meet up (and if I can raise the $35 to go), PM me. :-)

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Old 04-29-2009, 11:36 AM   #6265
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Is anyone going to the Ride For Kids on Sunday, May 3rd?
http://www.pbtfus.org/rideforkids/ca...osangeles.html

no, going to the DUAL SPORT ride on June 14
http://www.pbtfus.org/rideforkids/ca...alifornia.html
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:45 AM   #6266
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yeah, was thinking of that one too, I might go. Any idea if that's n00b-friendly?
But that's till June, I'm talking about this Sunday.

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no, going to the DUAL SPORT ride on June 14
http://www.pbtfus.org/rideforkids/ca...alifornia.html
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:53 AM   #6267
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yeah, was thinking of that one too, I might go. Any idea if that's n00b-friendly?
But that's till June, I'm talking about this Sunday.

-Sergio
there are some hard sections with bypass... overall it is noob-friendly
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:36 PM   #6268
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Is anyone going to the Ride For Kids on Sunday, May 3rd?
http://www.pbtfus.org/rideforkids/ca...osangeles.html

Registration opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 9:45 a.m. The police-escorted ride starts at 10 a.m. sharp, rain or shine!

It's a slow road ride thru beautiful Rancho Palos Verdes, $35 donation for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

All sorts of bikes there, seemed a lot friendlier than the Love Ride, they welcome all bikes, saw tons of Dual Sports last year.

I'm trying to come up with the money to go (yeah, pathetic, huh? But looks like I might have some work coming up soon).

If anyone's going and want to meet up (and if I can raise the $35 to go), PM me. :-)

-Sergio

sergio...check your pm....


DUAL SPORT ride on June 14
http://www.pbtfus.org/rideforkids/ca...alifornia.html

same weekend as the assault on tahoe...darn, next year for me then
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:01 PM   #6269
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Joel,

Now you can get that Husqvarna you always wanted


If not... I say keep the GS, but then again I'm biased. As for an HP2, if you're not riding the GS, I think you'd find the HP2 heavy as well. If you do get rid of the GS, have you done a test ride on the 800GS?

I'm not sure how much traveling you do on the bike these days, but that last ride I did made me glad I have the GSA.

RR http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=456248
but the way the economy is going, first thing a laid off home owner is going to do to cut expense is fire the gardener....nice try...

my comments on your comments

wr250r....very nice bike, good quality, efi, wide spread dealer support......too much money for a small bike

xr400....this bike will outlast all the EXCs and other small bikes out there. simple and cheap. parts everywhere. will make a good standby while my EXC is out of commission.

690e.....the best bike around for its class size, not my choice at the moment, cuz i can not afford to farkle it. to get this bike dialed in to my taste, i need another $2K. you know what i mean..suspension, steering damper, seats, and the list goes on.

450/525 exc...i like it, there's a big used parts market, pretty much i can buy a non-plated model cheap and use it as a parts bike. free tech support from trailtrick makes it even better.

950/950...it's a young man's dual sport or adv bike or at least it has to be in the hand's of an expert rider.....

gs800...just like the 690e, it needs another $2K to put it to my liking; great bike though.

gs12...a matured person's bike and who likes to travel. easy maintenance. i like it too but i don't get a woody when i look at it.... i'm like a harley owner...half of the fun is staring at the bikes....duh!

hp2...my wet dream .... lot's of money, but these bikes have came down in price big time. i don't see further drastic depreciation in value.

i think it will boil down to xr4, exc525 and hp2.
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:28 PM   #6270
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but the way the economy is going, first thing a laid off home owner is going to do to cut expense is fire the gardener....nice try...

my comments on your comments

wr250r....very nice bike, good quality, efi, wide spread dealer support......too much money for a small bike

xr400....this bike will outlast all the EXCs and other small bikes out there. simple and cheap. parts everywhere. will make a good standby while my EXC is out of commission.

690e.....the best bike around for its class size, not my choice at the moment, cuz i can not afford to farkle it. to get this bike dialed in to my taste, i need another $2K. you know what i mean..suspension, steering damper, seats, and the list goes on.

450/525 exc...i like it, there's a big used parts market, pretty much i can buy a non-plated model cheap and use it as a parts bike. free tech support from trailtrick makes it even better.

950/950...it's a young man's dual sport or adv bike or at least it has to be in the hand's of an expert rider.....

gs800...just like the 690e, it needs another $2K to put it to my liking; great bike though.

gs12...a matured person's bike and who likes to travel. easy maintenance. i like it too but i don't get a woody when i look at it.... i'm like a harley owner...half of the fun is staring at the bikes....duh!

hp2...my wet dream .... lot's of money, but these bikes have came down in price big time. i don't see further drastic depreciation in value.

i think it will boil down to xr4, exc525 and hp2.
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