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Old 08-16-2009, 06:38 PM   #811
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Hey also as an FYI,

Here is some online info on trails to ride and areas:

http://www.azgfd.gov/outdoor_recreat...v_trails.shtml


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Old 08-16-2009, 06:54 PM   #812
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Hey Becktastic,

Here is the info on the bike :

Custom $600 dollar seat plus original seat
Misc little stuff in bucket

If your interested let me know and I can get you guys connected.
Ooooh bucketed miscellany!
I would like to talk to him/check out the bike. I'll pm you my info. :)
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:10 AM   #813
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A bumpful reminder:

Red Garter

1st & 3rd Thursday
6:30 pm
Red Garter
http://redgartertucson.com/
3143 E. Speedway
Speedway just east of Country Club, north side...last one there buys.....

Here's a few that failed to show last time:
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:20 PM   #814
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I am going to go see the bike tomorrow morning! I hope it works out. :)

If you guys know anything about other used dual sports looking for new ownership, my boyfriend is still on the hunt, he's on a more limited budget ($2000-$2500) but not as picky about having something new and pretty. He does need something reliable though, it's his commuter!

We also have some adorable scooters to trade! :P
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:02 PM   #815
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I am going to go see the bike tomorrow morning! I hope it works out. :)

If you guys know anything about other used dual sports looking for new ownership, my boyfriend is still on the hunt, he's on a more limited budget ($2000-$2500) but not as picky about having something new and pretty. He does need something reliable though, it's his commuter!

We also have some adorable scooters to trade! :P
A friend has a 650 Honda here's his email:

2004 Honda XR650R, I’ve got 3 XR650R’s (absolutely love ‘em!) but only room for two…this one has gotta go…

Super clean, Fresh tires, fresh oil, DID chain, new air filter, Rear tail light wired as brake light, stainless oil filter, billet exhaust tip, Header wrap to keep radiators cool for the desert, 15Tx48T sprockets, Arizona titled and street registered.

More pics at http://simboliphotography.smugmug.co...20555779_ybknu

Mike Hoppe mphoppe@gmail.com 520-955-1792 $2800 obo Free Desert tour included when you pick it up!

His stuff is always nice and always priced right. Might not still be there but I thought the price is close to what you wanted to spend and I think you're boy friend might like this bike. Skip







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Old 08-17-2009, 11:19 PM   #816
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If you guys know anything about other used dual sports looking for new ownership, my boyfriend is still on the hunt, he's on a more limited budget ($2000-$2500) but not as picky about having something new and pretty. He does need something reliable though, it's his commuter!
Local inmate, Mike H, has an XR650R for sale. I believe it's an '04. Here's the picts: http://simboliphotography.smugmug.co...20555779_ybknu Shoot me a PM for his contact info, if it's not available.

I also have a street legal XR650R for sale. I'm bringing her in to a specialist tomorrow, to see exactly what she needs done to make her "new" again.

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Old 08-17-2009, 11:21 PM   #817
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Ahh, Skip beat me to the Hoppe bike!

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Old 08-18-2009, 07:53 AM   #818
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Haha my bf was just emailing him about it last night. He was really considering it, but it needs a $200-300 kit to add turn signals, it's kick start only and has no lock and key.

He's going to look at an older KLR today, but he's third and line and that makes me uneasy. It will probably sell before he gets to see it, but if not, why didn't it? What's wrong with it?
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:20 PM   #819
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although I don't consider myself a 'fast' rider
That depends on the vantage point - like from the slow-poke vantage-point, that's usually where I am. You seem plenty fast to me, goodtimes!

We'll be at the Red Garter Thursday if we make it back from northern Sonora in time. We'll be there for a couple days to check out a research and conservation project - jaguars & ocelots. We'll be ready for a couple cold ones after the long drive back up in the heat.

My NX250 is back to rideable though I need new throttle cables - on order. Been looking at routes around the Sierritas - a complete circumnav off-pavement.

Waiting to hear if Becky got her bike!
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:40 PM   #820
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Waiting to hear if Becky got her bike!
We're still working out the details of the sale, but it will be mine soon! Mike is a super nice guy and he gave me some riding lessons today. I stalled a lot and fell over once (don't stop on a slope, particularly one with gravel on it :P) but it was fun!! I -have- concluded that it was naive of me to believe I could just buy it and be off riding with you guys right away. There is definitely a learning curve from the scooter and I'm going to need a lot of practice before I undertake anything remotely challenging. I'm going back tomorrow morning to ride more circles in the neighborhood. :)

Here's a video!
http://sharing.theflip.com/session/c.../video/5701119

I am up to the task of beer drinking tomorrow evening though.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:18 PM   #821
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We're still working out the details of the sale, but it will be mine soon! Mike is a super nice guy and he gave me some riding lessons today. I stalled a lot and fell over once (don't stop on a slope, particularly one with gravel on it :P) but it was fun!! I -have- concluded that it was naive of me to believe I could just buy it and be off riding with you guys right away. There is definitely a learning curve from the scooter and I'm going to need a lot of practice before I undertake anything remotely challenging. I'm going back tomorrow morning to ride more circles in the neighborhood. :)

Here's a video!
http://sharing.theflip.com/session/c.../video/5701119

I am up to the task of beer drinking tomorrow evening though.

After a little practice on t he bike, I recommend taking the Experience Rider Course. I took it through Team Arizona, call Ridenow for a phone number. It helps you get acquainted with your bike and you will learn skills to keep you upright and safe.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:22 PM   #822
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We're still working out the details of the sale, but it will be mine soon! Mike is a super nice guy and he gave me some riding lessons today. I stalled a lot and fell over once (don't stop on a slope, particularly one with gravel on it :P) but it was fun!! I -have- concluded that it was naive of me to believe I could just buy it and be off riding with you guys right away. There is definitely a learning curve from the scooter and I'm going to need a lot of practice before I undertake anything remotely challenging. I'm going back tomorrow morning to ride more circles in the neighborhood. :)

Here's a video!
http://sharing.theflip.com/session/c.../video/5701119

I am up to the task of beer drinking tomorrow evening though.
Hey Becky...glad it's working out for you two. I know Mike is bugging me to buy one of my TW200's. Actually what you should do is borrow one of my TW's and spend a day riding that around, as a step up to your KLR. I will probably have a TW at Bike Nite tomorrow if my friend rides it over. You can take it for a spin then too. My TW has been loaned to go through the DMV drivers course more than any other bike around.

Ride safe !
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:31 PM   #823
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Congrats on the bike, Becky!

+1 on borrowing a TW to get some practice under your belt and build confidence for the KLR.

@ everyone:
I'll miss seeing y'all at the Garter tomorrow night but I'm in Colorado doing a quick tour of some twisties! Lots of interesting and tempting dirt but I'm on the ST for this trip. The pavement's sure nice enough, though!

See everyone on the 1st Thursday in September.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:25 AM   #824
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Thanks everybody! Yes I was looking into that intermediate riders course but you need to supply the bike for those...aaannd I would need a little more time in the saddle to take the klr to something like that. I am very interested in trying a TW200 though! Easier to get confidence in this crazy shifting business without the threat of impromptu wheelies.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:10 AM   #825
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Thanks everybody! Yes I was looking into that intermediate riders course but you need to supply the bike for those...aaannd I would need a little more time in the saddle to take the klr to something like that. I am very interested in trying a TW200 though! Easier to get confidence in this crazy shifting business without the threat of impromptu wheelies.
Plenty of things to worry about...but wheelies aren't one of them (on a KLR).

That is not to say you can't do a wheelie on a KLR, but you have to work at 'em...

Marisa and I will be there tonight (no TW or GS though....we'll be caging it).
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