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Old 12-07-2010, 09:06 PM   #1681
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Don't discount the DR-Z it's a heavy dirt bike, but you can still hang with the orange posse, and still hit the roads when you are feeling like it.
So Looter just to be warned Giant Joe is not just a nick name. Dude is HUGE so a big heavy DRZ is me riding an CRF 150R in size comparison. ;-) Giant Joe is a machine on his DRZ so the bike is more than capable. Just how much work does it take to ride it would be my only warning.

We did a ride this fall and he was waaaay out in front most of the time. I am on a CRF450X, there was another guy on a KTM 690, and a Yami 250. So it is not the bike it is totally the rider.

Make sure you get a bike that fits you and fits the type of riding you are planning to do.

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Old 12-08-2010, 06:29 AM   #1682
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reminds me of a riding buddy that used to push me through every corner on his sv650 while i was on my cbr1100xx
the rider makes the machine,for sure.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:39 AM   #1683
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Wow, that's expensive oil to be dropping at only 3500k's. Just to give you some reference, I run the same oil in my Multi (full air cooled), and I'm dropping it at 5-6000km with oil samples, and they come back clean every time. Each to their own, but you could get way more miles out of that oil...especially for almost 60 bucks a jug.

As for wings, closer to the time I'll put it up in big red letters, and we can figure out how many are coming out so we could make a reservation. The Cage is good, and fairly central.
I am paying 47.00 (at Blackfoot) a jug for the stuff, but it could go longer for sure, good to know your samples are coming back good, I should have mine checked to.

I am not familiar with the Cage, but I'll watch for the post, sounds like a good plan.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:53 PM   #1684
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I am paying 47.00 (at Blackfoot) a jug for the stuff, but it could go longer for sure, good to know your samples are coming back good, I should have mine checked to.

I am not familiar with the Cage, but I'll watch for the post, sounds like a good plan.
Yeah, it should have been 50 bucks, not 60 . I get my samples done at http://www.ramatekinc.com/ for about 15 bucks per. Great people and David really knows his stuff.
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:04 AM   #1685
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I am definitely up for that... 3rd Wed in January works for me. Name the place & time and I'll be there.
Me too....keep us posted!
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:21 PM   #1686
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I am definitely up for that... 3rd Wed in January works for me. Name the place & time and I'll be there.
Me three!
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:28 PM   #1687
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Sounds like this could be a good meet! The Subie guys I hang with had some issues with space at the Cage, so maybe The Cat and Fiddle would work better. Still fairly central.
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:35 PM   #1688
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maybe The Cat and Fiddle would work better. Still fairly central.
Good choice... huge place that usually is not hard to get a table at.
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:04 PM   #1689
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I've been kicked outta WWAAAAY nicer places than the Cat.
lmao
Actually I know the owners and lots of the staff.....as good a place as any to have a brew and tell riding lies.
I've entertained more than a few friends passing through town on their bikes there.
Good pick
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:17 PM   #1690
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OK its on my calender too.....
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:26 PM   #1691
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Grrr... I want to ride

Hey all,

This must be the early winter blues kicking in already. I keep thinking about going for a ride. Even to the point of putting my bike in my truck and heading south just to some riding time.

What to do? What to do?

Later,
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:46 PM   #1692
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You probably gotta either head far south (AZ) or southwest (south Oregon maybe / California). Moab area can be nice as early as late March - weather depending. You can still get snow overnight but by 11 am, the sun can be out with 20C weather!
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:43 PM   #1693
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Hey Ladies,

Wow, I haven't been here in a while...

Anyway, a few of us are loading up and heading for Death Valley in January and was wondering if any of you have ridden there?

I'm in for Jan 3rd at the Cat and Fiddle!

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Old 12-23-2010, 01:51 PM   #1694
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Wes,

That's what happens when you produce offspring... your "free time" disappears! Try having two... or more! I am waiting till they are old enough to balance on a bicycle; then it will be time to score an OSET or a PW50 (x2!)

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Old 12-23-2010, 05:00 PM   #1695
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Good choice... huge place that usually is not hard to get a table at.
Shanks is always a good choice for loads of tables space....
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