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Old 06-09-2013, 01:53 PM   #24031
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Seemore, you can sell whatever you want as long as you say you're going to get out and ride with this madhouse. Get that 530 rollin'.


Osprey???, you're a braver man than I.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:39 PM   #24032
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Seemore, you can sell whatever you want as long as you say you're going to get out and ride with this madhouse. Get that 530 rollin'.


Osprey???, you're a braver man than I.
Welcome to the madhouse!

Don't be shy post up and get involved.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:58 PM   #24033
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New toy

So the pretty wife has been on the idea of getting a camper for a while. Picked this one up Friday, took it to Gulf Shores for the weekend.

She's thinking beach hangout and I"m thinking moto base camp. I even told her that a checkered black and white awning would make the camper cooler.

And btw, I'm still looking for a cheap DR350 or rough equivalent. Under $1500 and within a couple of hundred miles. I"m not very fast and I don't spin wrenches for fun, so a lightweight, dependable d/s will fit the bill. I'm hiding the money in the cookie jar and need to spend it before she finds it and starts buying pillows and sheets and..............

My old DR that Pete bought is floating around somewhere but apparently not for sale.....

Anyway, here's the new man cave/hen house......

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Old 06-09-2013, 08:16 PM   #24034
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Sweet rig! I know for a fact that there are some screaming deals on DR350's floating around right now, but breaking a transmission in the dually, and paying for a 175 mile tow when returning home negates any saved monies on the DR

honest I was just trying to merge. I'm not sure what that cloud of black smoke is all about
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:24 PM   #24035
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Sweet rig! I know for a fact that there are some screaming deals on DR350's floating around right now, but breaking a transmission in the dually, and paying for a 175 mile tow when returning home negates any saved monies on the DR

honest I was just trying to merge. I'm not sure what that cloud of black smoke is all about

Thanks Buzz.

I'm looking at one but it's about 7 hours away and I don't know if I"ll have time in the next few weeks to get it. Might make him an offer and see if he'll sit on it until I can get there. I prefer to buy locally but good DR's are hard to come by. Robin has my old 650 and I enjoy my FJR, but now I need a lightweight ride for tagging along w/ my brothers in law on their XRL and KLR. Plus, if I can find the right bike, I'll figure a way to get it on the camper!!!!!
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:39 PM   #24036
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Know how that goes. I left Tally yesterday morning about 9AM, and didn't get home until after 2AM today... You know you're in for a treat when the roll back carrying the truck with a busted transmission has a blowout
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:19 PM   #24037
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Yep, you know it's a bad day when the wrecker needs a wrecker. Sorta' like when Jim Cantori or Mike Sidell show up for lunch.

Knock on wood, our '03 Suburban handled the camper w/o any problems. We didn't fly, but we didn't hold traffic up too much. I'll have my local wrench help me determine if I need an additional trans cooler or not. I may even start looking for an older 3/4 ton pickup. An inmate just sold one in Colorado that would have done the trick......

I'll probably just keep my eyes and ears open around here for a little dualsport bike. Now that I have the FJR, I have the street side covered and the dualsport rides we do around here are pretty short and can easily be done on a 350 and maybe even a 250. Lots of local dirt roads connected by county roads.

One of my all time favorite dirt bikes was a little XR250. Lightweight, easy to start, hard to kill, enough power for my meager skills. The XR250L is kinda' gutless, but then I"m getting mail from AARP, so................
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:05 AM   #24038
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great looking rig. Im sure you will enjoy it.

Funny, you travel down here to camp and we travel up there (to Open Pond and Karick Lake)... grass is always greener I guess.

BTW I have been told that it is not a good idea (or even legal?) to mount a motorcycle on the back of a bumper pull. Something about tongue weight? I have been wanting to do that my self but haven't really gotten into it yet...

I can carry the dirt bikes in the truck but not my big bike. Just a thought.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:24 AM   #24039
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I thought I would offer that I am going between Navarre and west palm bch. quite often now so if you were to find a bike between I may be able to pick it up for you.
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Yep, you know it's a bad day when the wrecker needs a wrecker. Sorta' like when Jim Cantori or Mike Sidell show up for lunch.

Knock on wood, our '03 Suburban handled the camper w/o any problems. We didn't fly, but we didn't hold traffic up too much. I'll have my local wrench help me determine if I need an additional trans cooler or not. I may even start looking for an older 3/4 ton pickup. An inmate just sold one in Colorado that would have done the trick......

I'll probably just keep my eyes and ears open around here for a little dualsport bike. Now that I have the FJR, I have the street side covered and the dualsport rides we do around here are pretty short and can easily be done on a 350 and maybe even a 250. Lots of local dirt roads connected by county roads.

One of my all time favorite dirt bikes was a little XR250. Lightweight, easy to start, hard to kill, enough power for my meager skills. The XR250L is kinda' gutless, but then I"m getting mail from AARP, so................
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:03 AM   #24040
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I thought I would offer that I am going between Navarre and west palm bch. quite often now so if you were to find a bike between I may be able to pick it up for you.
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I appreciate the offer and will keep that in mind.


The one I"m looking at now is near Nashville, though......
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:42 AM   #24041
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Aufwiedersehen

In just a few days it will be Bier, Schnitzel, Autobahn with lots of cool cars/bikes and fun with family and friends.

I plan in checking this place out while I am there...
http://ktm-dresden.de

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Old 06-10-2013, 08:25 AM   #24042
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In just a few days it will be Bier, Schnitzel, Autobahn with lots of cool cars/bikes and fun with family and friends.

I plan in checking this place out while I am there...
http://ktm-dresden.de

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Sounds like a good time ahead. Be safe over there and share you fun with us.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:05 AM   #24043
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There's a street legal XR250 on tally Craigslist. 2004, I believe. Has a lot of nice farkles, but says it needs a new top end. Then again, with air cooled motor, could do it in about 2 hours.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:14 AM   #24044
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There's a street legal XR250 on tally Craigslist. 2004, I believe. Has a lot of nice farkles, but says it needs a new top end. Then again, with air cooled motor, could do it in about 2 hours.
Thanks but these days, my idea of a 'fixer upper' is a bike that needs gas.......
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:15 AM   #24045
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BTW I have been told that it is not a good idea (or even legal?) to mount a motorcycle on the back of a bumper pull. Something about tongue weight? I have been wanting to do that my self but haven't really gotten into it yet...
Not illegal, but yea you have to watch the tongue weight.

I might be wrong, but supposedly if you stay within the great state of Alabama you can even get away with tandem towing.
I met a couple recently with a Hornet Hideout that towed a bike trailer behind their bumper pull
I asked about sway and they said they did not have an issue with it.
FWIW their camper had a spec tongue weight of around 1000# so it might just have been their set up.

Here is a cool site on the subject of bumper mount bike carring.

http://www.everymilesamemory.com/mot..._&_carrier.htm

I am thinking of doing the same for the DRZ, even though I have plenty of capacity to take bikes in my truck.
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