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Old 12-07-2013, 12:41 PM   #18811
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:55 PM   #18812
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That sounds about right! Miguel's favorite move is say it will be easy 6 hour ride, then we get in at 11:00PM with the Señoras all pissed off and calling each other. I tell mine it was Miguel's fault and he tells his it was mine. It works out pretty good that way. I'm sure nothing like that has happened to anyone else on this thread.

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Old 12-07-2013, 01:04 PM   #18813
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:36 PM   #18814
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Them's some gnarly looking rocks, SR.
I'm new to the dRZ, not much bigger than JDowns, older, and not that experienced on really ruff stuff. I'm in process of lowering the DRZ an inch, hope to get my feet down better (when they should probably be up.) Call me a weenie.

BTW, I've been over Cinnamon Pass on my ol' 91 ST1100. Other than some really tight switchbacks (and lose of power at altitude), not really a problem.

Oh, and I was younger then.

The DRZ is a tall bike. One of the tallest out there. You can take an inch out and still have lots of clearance. Are you bringing it Mexico soon?

I'm not calling you a weenie. A few weeks ago I went riding on some real technical stuff wearing a new pair of biker shorts with about 1" of butt padding. That 1" of extra height made a big difference between me being able to get my feet down and stabilize the bike in some places and dropping the bike. Sure you are supposed to always be standing on the pegs, but it's not a weenie move adjusting the bike to your size.

Is yours the 400E or the street legal S version? I have been talking in generalizations about the DRZ, but there are obviously differences between my full off road bike, which was set up for racing with a cam, piston, exhaust and suspension kit and a street legal DRZ probably carrying some luggage on a trip.

I'm a Yamaha fan. I think if I went 250 I'd go Yamaha WR250 instead of Sherpa. The fuel injection is a whole new generation of engineering and works great on my WR-450. But they are both very intriguing bikes. I'd like to try one out some time. I weigh about 190 and I'd be curious to see if those bikes could move me and my gear around.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:45 PM   #18815
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Very funny TT! Thanks!
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:05 PM   #18816
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lol. I think I'll just stay on the sidelines for this one. ;)
You did come to mind reading some of these posts. Have yet to see anyone overload a GSA so badly then run it up and down jeep trails in the mountains of Mexico like you did last February. And then y'all went on to even hairier stuff.

Just a wee bit nutty, IMHO.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:24 PM   #18817
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.... the Wee actually rides a little faster only extremely tight sections of curves, on tight curves the bikes are about even.
Mmmmmm. There's a stack of fresh Tourance EXP's in the garage and thoughts of New Year's Eve in MAZ dancing in my head.

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I don't know about the GS off road, it seems like no one ever wants to try taking them off road.
Surely you've met one or two over the years. Even a dirt n00b can build some basic skilz on a GSA. OK, VERY basic skilz.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:35 PM   #18818
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Mmmmmm. There's a stack of fresh Tourance EXP's in the garage and thoughts of New Year's Eve in MAZ dancing in my head.
Oh no! I'm trembling in my SIDI's.

You should come down and knock the wax off the sidewalls of those new Touraces with me on the Espinazo. I'll probably have a few days off between X-mass and New Year. We are taking the cage down to MAZ on the 1st for a few days.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:46 PM   #18819
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You did come to mind reading some of these posts. Have yet to see anyone overload a GSA so badly then run it up and down jeep trails in the mountains of Mexico like you did last February. And then y'all went on to even hairier stuff.

Just a wee bit nutty, IMHO.
Hey. We could have needed a floor jack. You don't know.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:48 PM   #18820
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Hey. We could have needed a floor jack. You don't know.
Terrapinneck already had his bike up before we got to him.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:49 PM   #18821
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Oh no! I'm trembling in my SIDI's.

You should come down and knock the wax off the sidewalls of those new Touraces with me on the Espinazo. I'll probably have a few days off between X-mass and New Year. We are taking the cage down to MAZ on the 1st for a few days.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:52 PM   #18822
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Terrapinneck already had his bike up before we got to him.
He still swears he stuck the landing. We should have interviewed the John Deere pilot.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:58 PM   #18823
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #18824
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Oh no! I'm trembling in my SIDI's.

You should come down and knock the wax off the sidewalls of those new Touraces with me on the Espinazo. I'll probably have a few days off between X-mass and New Year. We are taking the cage down to MAZ on the 1st for a few days.
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