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Old 11-14-2012, 07:00 PM   #8761
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My signature obviously shows im in agreement.
Me two. IF I only could have 1 bike, it would probably be a 650 single. Really like the new Husky.

Loved my KLR but I found a great deal on a WR a few years back that I couldn't pass up. Wanted something even more road worthy (and heaver) than the KLR plus all the techno gewgaws so I got the Tenere. Think I've got the best combo for me and my limited skills.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:49 PM   #8762
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The tu250 guy check'n in

I pretty much agree with everyone on the bikes and choices.

I love that my KLR 250 can clear a pretty large downed tree, but I sure have taken a lot of dangerous spills that I might have avoided if I could more easily touch the ground. It's amazing difference how much lower the center of gravity is on the TU250. I've also been amazing that the short suspension and big seat of the TU is not as comfortable as I expected on the road. That said, I'll ride either bike for 300 miles a day, no modifications required. I've found the gearing on the KLR 250 ideal, low enough for all the tight woods and steep hills I've found, but high enough gearing and power for running interstate speeds when I need to.

One interesting observation was that it's harder to pick up the TU than the KLR, (yep, I've dropped 'em both several times) even though they weigh in about the same. I guess the KLR height gives the leverage needed!

I plan to install lowering links for the KLR and see how that goes. oPAULo, thanks for the offer to redeisgn my TU, but all I want to change is a plate over the rear fender for a big camp touring bag. I like the specifications of the stock engine/exhaust, and although the pipe is exposed, I've had a good time riding the "road ends in water" dead ends around lake monroe and the camp trail at Hardin's creek were especially fun. Reminds me of when I rode the woods on my dad's 1950 whizzer motor bikes, the limitations kinda make it more fun.

As both on and off road minimalist adventure rider, I'm thinking my 2 bikes are about right. I don't plan to do much of the technical off road trails that a dedicated off road bike requires, I expect the KLR to handle the MCCCT, hope to find out as soon as it warms up for a 10 day trip in the spring. I also expect the TU will do the Tennessee TAT nicely.

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Old 11-15-2012, 03:34 PM   #8763
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Clutch cable from Capital Cycle on the porch tonight.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:00 PM   #8764
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Getting a dirtbike again tomorrow. Feels pretty good. Nice to be able to say it, should be even better to ride it. A Yamaha TTR225, so not street legal.

Thought I would post for any southeast Indiana riding spot recommendations. All I really need is an empty field, a bit of gravel...
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:14 PM   #8765
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Make is street legal.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:21 PM   #8766
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Brutus

Brutus. $12kish. Doubt it comes to USA. May not be street legal. 750cc single. It is a production bike.



Article: http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2012/11/et-tu-brutus/
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:00 PM   #8767
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Helmet for Sale

I know someone could use this great helmet. I would keep it but I am into racing and do not need a helmet with the visor option. This is a great buy for anyone interested. Absolutely no disappointments with this helmet...it is a steal!

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Have a helmet for sale that is in perfect condition. It is a Shoei DS Hornet in size Medium and silver in color. This lid retails for well over $500.

The price is $200 + shipping . Local pick up is also an option--I am located in Brownstown, IN. The Shoei is priced at nearly $260 less than the best internet pricing I could find, thats over 50% off!!...it is a steal!

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:21 PM   #8768
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Husqvarna Baja

Husky Baja 650. Not production just yet. From what I read it will be soon though.


Article: http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...pes-on-wheels/

I love this thing, but worry price will be out of line. I enjoy the dual exhaust on a single.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:04 PM   #8769
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I'm interested in that helmet

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I know someone could use this great helmet. I would keep it but I am into racing and do not need a helmet with the visor option. This is a great buy for anyone interested. Absolutely no disappointments with this helmet...it is a steal!
Hey there, I am interested in that helmet. I'd send you a private message with my contact info but I don't know how yet. Can you PM me instead? I'm off tomorrow until about 2pm. I live and work in Bloomington. Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:41 PM   #8770
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Hey there, I am interested in that helmet. I'd send you a private message with my contact info but I don't know how yet. Can you PM me instead? I'm off tomorrow until about 2pm. I live and work in Bloomington. Thanks!
PM Sent, thanks.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:57 AM   #8771
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i gotta work tomorrow, but think i will drive over in car and have lunch with ya then head to work..


oh, and i just stumbled cross these pics from the nutcracker dual sport ride we did in sept. they had a pro photographer there from ama i guess. i seen him in woods snappin pics. guess he was on vac after the event so i never got to see em till now..

http://gallery.americanmotorcyclist.com/AM...25728085_kMp8Tf

we had too much fun, well.... kinda sorta.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:14 AM   #8772
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Going to ride some woods tomorrow. Mudgrip tires and a license plate required. Who's in?
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:38 PM   #8773
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Sure is nice today.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:41 PM   #8774
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:49 PM   #8775
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i gotta work tomorrow, but think i will drive over in car and have lunch with ya then head to work..


oh, and i just stumbled cross these pics from the nutcracker dual sport ride we did in sept. they had a pro photographer there from ama i guess. i seen him in woods snappin pics. guess he was on vac after the event so i never got to see em till now..

http://gallery.americanmotorcyclist.com/AM...25728085_kMp8Tf

we had too much fun, well.... kinda sorta.
I didnt see any pics of those two slugs on DR350's
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