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Old 12-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #18811
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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.
I wanna go.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:19 PM   #18812
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:23 PM   #18813
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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.
I'm calling me a weenie.

I'm about 180 right now and 5'10" so should be able to handle it. But broke a rib first time I took her on some rocky stuff. She's an E, set up for street/ADV. I like the reliability but maybe should'a got another S. Ah, well, I'll get her sorted. Definitely more power than the S.

Yeah, I hope to get to Mexico soon, for at least a couple weeks (Jan, Feb?) Never been to Baja or Copper Canyon. Gonna try to recruit one or two compatriots and head south.

I've ridden the WR-250, lots of beans for 250. It's also tall but much lighter than the -Z. More beans than my ol' XT-350. Did I mention it's tall?
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:33 PM   #18814
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I'm about 180 right now and 5'10" so should be able to handle it.
We entered your data into IMS Mingle and our computer came back with one (1) match:

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Old 12-07-2013, 03:34 PM   #18815
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I wanna go.
Vamos todos! I have a new favorite restaurant in MAZ that we need to go to. It's called Mr. Lionso at the north end of Playa Brujas up north by GoingsSouth's place. Great seafood and fun atmosphere!

Lets just keep an eye on the weather and make sure we don't go through a snow storm in El Salto.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:36 PM   #18816
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Lets just keep an eye on the weather and make sure we don't go through a snow storm in El Salto.
In El Salto, you can do that in the summer
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #18817
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We entered your data into IMS Mingle and our computer came back with one (1) match:

He better be a boat captain to handle that.
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:50 PM   #18818
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There are guys that ride GS's like a dirt bike. I am in awe but I am clearly not one of them. Jim Hyde's crew throws those things around like they were enduro bikes.
So true RMO. The photo below is one of Jim Hyde's instructors. I believe he was also trained as a motorcycle police officer for many years. He was doing figure 8's in and out of a shallow culvert for demonstration on his GS.
Personally I ride my GS for highway comfort and the opportunity to hit forestry roads which hold more interest for me in my neck of the woods. Plus I get to farkle it like a xmas tree.

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Old 12-07-2013, 05:54 PM   #18819
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very funny tt! Thanks!
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #18820
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We entered your data into IMS Mingle and our computer came back with one (1) match:

We didn't really hit it off last time...
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:27 PM   #18821
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We didn't really hit it off last time...
I guess that pic is of her leaving you at the restaurant?
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:13 PM   #18822
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Plus I get to farkle it like a xmas tree.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:47 PM   #18823
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Plus I get to farkle it like a xmas tree.
Brian: So I noticed! Cheese biz must be good up there in the north woods
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:47 AM   #18824
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Sometimes I think the best ride would be a burro or a mule. Wouldn't be fast, but generally reliable.

I have had several GS's. Reminds me of a mule. Time to move on.
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:28 AM   #18825
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