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Old 01-05-2013, 08:42 AM   #32761
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Ya had to post that, didn't you.... As if I don't already have enough ideas of bikes that I wouldn't mind owning Sheesh!























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Old 01-05-2013, 08:47 AM   #32762
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^^^

Does look rather cool!
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Ya had to post that, didn't you.... As if I don't already have enough ideas of bikes that I wouldn't mind owning Sheesh!

Well, if we get enough interested, we can do a group buy and save on shipping

http://www.fxbikes.com/sales/
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:55 AM   #32763
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Well, if we get enough interested, we can do a group buy and save on shipping

http://www.fxbikes.com/sales/
Can it carry a big fat guy?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:03 AM   #32764
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Can it carry a big fat guy?
What's your definition of "big fat"? This guy is 6' 1" and 200lbs

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Old 01-05-2013, 09:10 AM   #32765
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What's your definition of "big fat"? This guy is 6' 1" and 200lbs
yep, he doesn't qualify as big yet
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:16 AM   #32766
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yep, he doesn't qualify as big yet
Well, if you find a hill it won't pull you up, you can just pick it up and carry it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:22 AM   #32767
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Well, if you find a hill it won't pull you up, you can just pick it up and carry it.
Looks like more fun than a treadmill too.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:27 AM   #32768
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I used to race a 125 as a kid and I have to admit that I miss that type of bike. It would go anywhere and if you did manage to get it stuck somewhere, you could just drag it out of there. If I was getting a second bike, I would definitely be looking at something small like this (say... under 250cc). I might just go say "I want one", just to see what happens .
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:31 AM   #32769
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Looks like more fun than a treadmill too.
Are you still looking for a Ninja 500? This one popped up when I was searching for trials bikes:

http://nh.craigslist.org/mcy/3498612089.html

Not dirt cheap, but pretty cheap for a 500.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:37 AM   #32770
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I just finished reading "Against Gravity" by Ed McCabe. It's his first hand account of preparing, training, and running the 1987 Paris/Dakar Rally. I found it to be an entertaining insiders account of the trial and hardship faced by the "concurrents".

I'll offer it up to any other rally nut who show's an interest.
I might be interested in that... How much?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:50 AM   #32771
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I used to race a 125 as a kid and I have to admit that I miss that type of bike. It would go anywhere and if you did manage to get it stuck somewhere, you could just drag it out of there. If I was getting a second bike, I would definitely be looking at something small like this (say... under 250cc). I might just go say "I want one", just to see what happens .
Check out the KTM 200XC-W. Around 220-240lbs ready to ride and much less "pipey" than a 125 MX bike.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:28 AM   #32772
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Check out the KTM 200XC-W. Around 220-240lbs ready to ride and much less "pipey" than a 125 MX bike.
Yeah, my 125 was a 2 stroke and although it had a decent amount of power down low in the range (I used to trail ride it all the time), when it came on the pipe ! Even in 3rd or 4th gear, if it hooked up, you were hanging on for dear life and trying to figure out how to get the front wheel back on the ground. That being said... that bike was a pant-load of fun to ride .

Ahhh, the memories .
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:03 AM   #32773
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Can it carry a big fat guy?
Come on man, don't bring me in to this. I already have 3 bikes +1 for the wife.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #32774
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Yeah, my 125 was a 2 stroke and although it had a decent amount of power down low in the range (I used to trail ride it all the time), when it came on the pipe ! Even in 3rd or 4th gear, if it hooked up, you were hanging on for dear life and trying to figure out how to get the front wheel back on the ground. That being said... that bike was a pant-load of fun to ride .

Ahhh, the memories .
Get one of the XR250Rs from the late '80s. They ran dual carbs and were crazy for power. No, they didn't have the power band the 2 strokes do, but they were bullet proof, and a heck of a lot quieter.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:30 AM   #32775
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get a trials bike.
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