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Old 12-22-2012, 11:20 AM   #32491
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I think Gary does as well now that the pain of replacement parts has passed

Still not sure why he did not bring the little bike

Don't know about you, but I'm constantly finding myself on the wrong bike at random times throughout a day of riding.

It usually starts with, "how bad could it be?".
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:29 AM   #32492
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Where's the RR?
I used to go to that sawmill with my Dad to get bales of shavings for our horse and cow stalls. The place was straight out busy back in the '70s.

The good news is Pleasant River Lumber saved another little mill which was closing and is willing to spend some money to get it going again....jobs have been saved
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:49 AM   #32493
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Thats good news fellas, be proud of your state and family heritage there! From coast to forest, "Maine Strong" Not to mention some of the most freindliest folks anywhere. Well ok, maybe not you oldtimer Downeasters.......
Kidding.

Hi Dave! Merry Christmas to you and all you Mainers & Main'ahs !

You too MaineDR, ya sledding fool ya.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:11 PM   #32494
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perfect substitution

I think I might know that guy!
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #32495
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I think I might know that guy!
He is known to some as Mr Big Head.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:27 PM   #32496
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Don't know about you, but I'm constantly finding myself on the wrong bike at random times throughout a day of riding.

It usually starts with, "how bad could it be?".
Or, "l'll turn around if it starts to get too bad". And then "It's got to start to get better soon".

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:36 PM   #32497
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Don't know about you, but I'm constantly finding myself on the wrong bike at random times throughout a day of riding.

It usually starts with, "how bad could it be?".
That's where the scars came from on my V Strom
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:39 PM   #32498
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Made it back from an afternoon ride just after the snow started....was nice to get out for a bit.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:07 PM   #32499
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You guys are killin me here. I am not looking to climb mountains on this thing, it will very realistically see much more of its life on pavement than not. My end goal? I want to ride to Hudson bay. why? I dunno, I have wanted to do it for years, its not rational or based on any need. KLR250 eh???? hummmm
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #32500
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You guys are killin me here. I am not looking to climb mountains on this thing, it will very realistically see much more of its life on pavement than not. My end goal? I want to ride to Hudson bay. why? I dunno, I have wanted to do it for years, its not rational or based on any need. KLR250 eh???? hummmm

Th GS is a street bike that's also good on dirt roads. It is not a dirt bike. Never has been, never will be. If that's what you're looking to do, then great. Dirt roads are much like paved road, except you want to use a little more rear brake. Best thing to do is just go out and ride.
Hudson bay? GS will be fine with that. Myself, I'd rather head south...

Dirt riding, trail riding... you'll want to listen to these guys and get something between 250-450cc. A older XR400 that's street legal, or the KLX250. Then get all the protective gear, because you will crash. Don't worry about crashing, you'll be fine 99% of the time if you're wearing your gear. And dirtbikes are tough enough to take it.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:22 PM   #32501
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Th GS is a street bike that's also good on dirt roads. It is not a dirt bike. Never has been, never will be. If that's what you're looking to do, then great. Dirt roads are much like paved road, except you want to use a little more rear brake. Best thing to do is just go out and ride.
Hudson bay? GS will be fine with that. Myself, I'd rather head south...

Dirt riding, trail riding... you'll want to listen to these guys and get something between 250-450cc. A older XR400 that's street legal, or the KLX250. Then get all the protective gear, because you will crash. Don't worry about crashing, you'll be fine 99% of the time if you're wearing your gear. And dirtbikes are tough enough to take it.

This is excellent advice


If you are on a road you would drive mum's car down then you will be fine on the GS.

I think what many of us were referring to was learning to ride roads that are a little more difficult, maybe even trail like. This is where learning on a smaller bike will make a difference. Trust me I listened to others here and got a little bike and learned a lot. Still learning....
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:27 PM   #32502
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:38 PM   #32503
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You guys are killin me here. I am not looking to climb mountains on this thing, it will very realistically see much more of its life on pavement than not. My end goal? I want to ride to Hudson bay. why? I dunno, I have wanted to do it for years, its not rational or based on any need. KLR250 eh???? hummmm
You are getting good advice here. You should get a 2nd bike if you can afford it. Then you will catch a nasty disease most of us have here called MBS (Multiple Bike Syndrome.)
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:53 PM   #32504
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Ohhh Dude, people been doing worse then that for generations!





photos flagrantly stolen from the internet

( http://www.vintagenorton.com/2010_06_01_archive.html )
and (http://onevintagephoto.wordpress.com...es-in-the-mud/ ) if you care

just say'n
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:56 PM   #32505
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But it's more FUN on a little bike....
(this is CjBiker on his LITTLE bike)

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