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Old 07-03-2013, 09:45 PM   #15121
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Agreed! The GSA IS the best sport touring rig known to Man. And especially so for Mexico. But I'd sure like a Big Orange bike in the garage next to it.
I agree and I have read it in a magazine.

Twice.

Once in reference to the 1150GSA and once in reference to the 1200GSA. Both were in Sport Touring Magazine or whatever that rag is called.

I'm now craving to get mine back on the road and get a smallish, lightweight, and red(?) dirt bike sitting next to it and the Orange one.

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Old 07-03-2013, 09:51 PM   #15122
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I agree and I have read it in a magazine.

Twice.

Once in reference to the 1150GSA and once in reference to the 1200GSA. Both were in Sport Touring Magazine or whatever that rag is called.

I'm now craving to get mine back on the road and get a smallish, lightweight, and red(?) dirt bike sitting next to it and the Orange one.

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You might check to see if there are any new-noncurrent (2012) Yamaha WR450F's loitering at dealerships. SR got a killer deal on one when he came up for MotoGP last April. This is, IMHO, a whole lotta bike for the buck. SR started riding Enduro at the age of 10 and says the WR450F is as good a bike as he's ever ridden. And for less than half what Trice has in his Orange 500. Easily plated, BTW.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:56 PM   #15123
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Forgive me, I've had a strange trollish/sarcastic/argumentive/JoMomma mood in a me for a few days now. Being sore as hell from the waste up and taking a dump that the peppers merely foreshadowed isn't helping matters.

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:16 PM   #15124
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All's well up/over here in the pineys, Dody. I may not post much but rest assured that I check in often enough to sorta keep up with you guys and, 'specially, SOG's tire woes. Looking forward to seeing your big-a** dirt bike! Tell your lovely mud-boggin' daughter I said Hi. (Yes, I remember her name but ain't publishing it.)

Aside, do any of you guys need an essentially-no-mileage-on-it (I think <200mi) front shock off a '05 R1200GS (NOT GSA!)? I picked it up from Marc Parnes (off his Good Karma post - Helluva nice guy, BTW, and his balancer works like a champ!) when I ran out to CA in Dec, 2011 and, at the time, was thinking that I might get a GS. Further thought led me to the realization that that wasn't gonna happen - way too heavy for an old phart). I also have the rear shock but haven't yet got off my butt enough to see if I might be able to fit it onto my ol' Brick. If someone's desperate for that I suppose I could pass it on for, say, a bite to eat and a beer or two at RTB-IV but of course I'd get it to the desperate-ado ASAP.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:22 PM   #15125
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You might check to see if there are any new-noncurrent (2012) Yamaha WR450F's loitering at dealerships. ...
With absolutely nothing to back this up, check with G.N. Gonzales in Baton Rouge. He/they used to be "The Man."
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:49 PM   #15126
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Forgive me, ...
De nada.

Being sore as hell from the waste up and taking a dump that the peppers merely foreshadowed isn't helping matters.

Jalapenos are fun (until you get that one). Habaneros and Scotch Bonnets are not (if you only wash your hands 3 times before going to take a leak)! And, yes, I know about chilis pequenos and some of those Asian varieties.

The Cowboys suck. Actually the NFL sucks as a whole.

No argument here.

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Old 07-03-2013, 11:07 PM   #15127
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With absolutely nothing to back this up, check with G.N. Gonzales in Baton Rouge. He/they used to be "The Man."
Will do. Thanks.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:56 AM   #15128
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You might check to see if there are any new-noncurrent (2012) Yamaha WR450F's loitering at dealerships. SR got a killer deal on one when he came up for MotoGP last April. This is, IMHO, a whole lotta bike for the buck. SR started riding Enduro at the age of 10 and says the WR450F is as good a bike as he's ever ridden. And for less than half what Trice has in his Orange 500. Easily plated, BTW.
I was actually thinking BRP (287 lbs without gas). I'll have to look into the wr450 when the time comes.

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Old 07-04-2013, 04:10 AM   #15129
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I love the XRR...just hate the kick start...lol. I miss mine at times.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:43 AM   #15130
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Part of me is really missing my DRZ even though it was a little heavy for what it was. That said, another Dizzer isn't out of the question but I think something more highway capable would be nice. The xrr looks easier to work on even if it does need more frequent maintenance and it's signifigantly lighter.

The kick start is annoying but for a bulletproof machine that will probably sit more than the other two I can live with it.


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Old 07-04-2013, 01:18 PM   #15131
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I haven't found a problem with the butler map yet, but this past weekend my GPS constantly referred to FM150 as "The Federated States of Micronesia 150".

The ride from Micronesia to Marble Falls was much faster than a map would have you believe.


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Old 07-04-2013, 09:23 PM   #15132
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Got a late start and was rewarded with a long line crossing the Border and massive traffic through Monterrey. But I made it in time for a nice meal and the good company of RW66. All-in-all a good day.



Monterrey was exceptionally clear so I stopped for a pic of Saddleback Mountain.



Then up a bit into the cool damp mountain jungle to Cola de Caballo where there is the highest bungee jump in all of Mexico. Shame I had to miss out.





The bungee jump station






After breakfast we will see the famous falls then enjoy a nice DS ride through the mountains.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:23 AM   #15133
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lol. Many of y'all have heard my story of the nephews, Hardy, and I being caught waaay past dark (and me with no effective headlight on KilLeR because of a dead battery) on a twisty ass mountain road on a Mexican holiday weekend and finally finding a resort hotel with peacocks. Yup. Same place.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:49 AM   #15134
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Saw these guys early in the morning before heading to Gatesville for "work." Note the random rabbit in the foreground.





This section of gravel never seams to get old.





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Old 07-05-2013, 09:14 AM   #15135
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And JD. I am sure hoping you don't find the "road" we took. The hardest road I have ever done on a motorcycle. By far.
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