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Old 03-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #33706
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all true! But I have to say that this wasn't all bad today either





One of the challenges of MBS is getting all your bikes enough exercise. I did my best to get the little ones out today.

I ALMOST stopped by CJ's place today and begged him to help me by stretching the KLX;s legs... then I decided to martyr myself and ride 'em both


I was wicked busy today, so I wouldn't have been able to help you out anyway. I'm with Tslapper, I need to get busy getting the bikes ready. I've been stretching out ordering parts for my new-to-me WR250R so that my credit card merely smolders, rather than bursting right into flames. If I can time it right, I'll get all the parts installed and the usual maintenance done right as the snow melts enough to get it out of the shop.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:09 AM   #33707
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... If I can time it right, I'll get all the parts installed and the usual maintenance done right as the snow melts enough to get it out of the shop.
Well, if'n you get to that jones'n place before the snow pile lets you out of the shop, come get the KLX. The Keys in it. Unplug the battery tender, put the petcock in the on position, giver' the choke, whack the throttle a couple of times and push the magic button. She'll start for ya.

If I'm not here, you might have to push the DL out of the way, but you can handle it.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:10 AM   #33708
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The price point is certainly easier to take with that one but there have been some changes in the 2012/13? version (maybe '11) that peeps seem to be claiming will make it my mythical dream bike: a metric adventure bike that I can pick up by myself.

Now, if I just knew what 'adventure bike' meant...
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:37 AM   #33709
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Now, if I just knew what 'adventure bike' meant...
My FJR thinks it's an adventure bike.




Muddy waters this adventure thing.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:43 AM   #33710
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:21 AM   #33711
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Now, if I just knew what 'adventure bike' meant...
with the possible exception of the KLX (which in MY shed is designated as a guest bike), ALL of my bikes are (have been?) adventure bikes. If I can't figure out how to have an adventure on it, it doesn't have a place in the shed.

For ME, most of my big adventures are heavily road biased. "lets go someplace far away and see what there is to see", kind of plans. That doesn't mean I want JUST a street bike. Many "local adventures" have had a strong dirty component - more fun than that is hard to imagine while remaining clothed!

I guess I'm kind-of-a SUV (go most anywhere do most anything) kinda guy. It's taken a while, but I think I'm in a place where I like the bikes in my shed. My intent is to have Low maintenance (if high miles), inexpensive, dependable machines. For me, the DR650 is for solo adventures and dirty biased days. The DL1000 (though if I didn't crush the scales when I stood on them I would have the DL650 most likely) is for 2-up adventures or when comfort is key - it probably will not see any more tires resembling a knobbie while I own it.

I'm not suggesting that I don't look at those KTM and Ducati (and other) dead sexy bikes and drool a bit, I certainly do. It's just that for now, what I have works and as they say, "If it aint broke, don't fix it".

Adventure is in the eye of the Adventurer, so an adventure "bike" must therefore be likewise Thank goodness we live in a place where the choices are so vast that it can be somewhat daunting at times.

Now Wasn't THAT just a lot of words to say something sooo simple!


cheers all!
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:51 AM   #33712
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:05 AM   #33713
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The price point is certainly easier to take with that one but there have been some changes in the 2012/13? version (maybe '11) that peeps seem to be claiming will make it my mythical dream bike: a metric adventure bike that I can pick up by myself.

Now, if I just knew what 'adventure bike' meant...
Or you could go with this one. Last year of the proven RFS engine, better chassis than that '03 model, unquestionable street legality...

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Old 03-03-2013, 11:17 AM   #33714
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Wrong numbers.

I blame that Tslapper dood.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:11 PM   #33715
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Or you could go with this one. Last year of the proven RFS engine, better chassis than that '03 model, unquestionable street legality...
They are hard to come by. Was on my short list when I bought the CRF.

I know where there is one in boxes that's about 80% complete.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:26 PM   #33716
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Wrong numbers.

I blame that Tslapper dood.
This what your looking for Mike?

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Old 03-03-2013, 03:02 PM   #33717
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i like your philosophy.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #33718
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This what your looking for Mike?

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Old 03-03-2013, 03:52 PM   #33719
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i like your philosophy.

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Old 03-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #33720
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This what your looking for Mike?

Careful! You might put your eye out!
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