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Old 07-24-2013, 09:37 AM   #25216
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It's not the bike, it's the rider.

Paul negotiating Dunkle Hollow on his street bike.

Agreed. It was actually a lot easier to do on the Ninja than I expected.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:13 AM   #25217
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It's not the bike, it's the rider.

Paul negotiating Dunkle Hollow on his street bike.

That's precious! "Negotiating" sounds like a well-chosen word.

I once had an old street bike I used to terrorize trails on, a two-stroke 175cc Kawasaki with low exhausts and electric start from the sixties on which I had mounted motocross tires (Dunlop Sport Senior, if anyone remembers those), so I have a practical conception of the idea. IOW-BTDT. There were some people on dirt bikes I'd have to wait on. But as entertaining as that may be, I find a similar analogy to choosing to mortise a hinge with a screwdriver as opposed to a wood chisel. I guess it's whatever floats yer boat!
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:29 AM   #25218
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I thought the new thing was put slicks on your dirt bike, then run the trails

Just trying to be like you George

I kept waiting for your glasses to show up on your head too. I've done that before.
Try it... you'll like it.... Having that "slick" is a minor handicap when compared to the considerable compromise of suspension travel and response, steering geometry, weight and its distribution, rider position, and whatever additional engineering differences between a machine optimized for roads and one optimized for off-road. So if you really want to be like me, Paul (who wouldn't! ), then pick yourself up a modern dirt oriented bike for your stable and let's go take a ride! It's a whole new world.

You wouldn't believe how many times I patted my head in desperation and disbelief, unable to comprehend the plight of those glasses! Oh well, I suppose "senior moments" beats the alternative.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:43 AM   #25219
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If I thought I could get away with another bike in the garage, I would already have a DRZ or something similar.....

Since we're on the tire subject, wasn't there somebody around here who get some? Need some new shoes for the Tiger so I can "negotiate" some more trails.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:49 AM   #25220
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Try it... you'll like it....
Sweet! I ordered a set of these for the XR...



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Old 07-25-2013, 10:55 AM   #25221
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Spooned some fresh Shinkos on the GS. Forgot about it on the ride in
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:38 PM   #25222
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Paul, if the garage isn't big enough for a little DRZ, maybe a small addition is in order!

Mike, watch those Shinkos.

Bob, I don't know about those. No side knobs.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:41 PM   #25223
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yeah...had to mail a set of GS saddles too.


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Old 07-25-2013, 12:51 PM   #25224
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:53 PM   #25225
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I'm tempted to put an M80 under it at this point.

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Old 07-25-2013, 01:41 PM   #25226
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An M80 might crack it. But that reminds me of the explosives bountifully and inexpensively available in Ecuador. Just before new year's there's throngs of vendors canvassing the streets with things that look like 5x scale M80s, and man do those things pack a wallop!
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:30 PM   #25227
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I am taking my crotch fruit (ages 2 and 4) car camping up in the GWNF tomorrow. This is all part of my evil plan to induct them into the dual sport lifestyle. Since they are still too small for pillion, I'll start learnin them in the ancient art of talkin smack round the campfire.

I know a few spots, but I am taking recommendations too.

Here is what I am looking for:
1. Proximity to a creek/water for the boys to play in.
2. No big cliffs to fall off of.
3. Near other cool stuff for them to see/do (short drives are ok).

I welcome your PM's.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:37 PM   #25228
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I am taking my crotch fruit (ages 2 and 4) car camping up in the GWNF tomorrow. This is all part of my evil plan to induct them into the dual sport lifestyle. Since they are still too small for pillion, I'll start learnin them in the ancient art of talkin smack round the campfire.

I know a few spots, but I am taking recommendations too.

Here is what I am looking for:
1. Proximity to a creek/water for the boys to play in.
2. No big cliffs to fall off of.
3. Near other cool stuff for them to see/do (short drives are ok).

I welcome your PM's.

Thanks in advance.
not actually in the George, but Big Bend campground is a nice place if you want to camp and swim.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:11 PM   #25229
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Any body know this rig ??






Yep, that was mine. dnepr chair, dmc rear car wheel and steering mod, ohlins shocks and russel seat. It is Teds old GS.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:58 AM   #25230
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That GS was my favorite bike - ever (when it had only two wheels).
If it wasn't so damn heavy and/or I wasn't such a lightweight, I'd still have it. I liked the 1200ADV that followed it OK but never as much as that '02 1150ADV.
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