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Old 11-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #4021
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Shameless plug for my DR350 that is for sale..

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Old 11-20-2013, 04:23 AM   #4022
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hi EC, I seem to have more bikes than buddies, too. I was thinking about offering a TW as a trade but maybe I should keep a wife bike in lieu of another buddy bike.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:39 AM   #4023
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hi EC, I seem to have more bikes than buddies, too. I was thinking about offering a TW as a trade but maybe I should keep a wife bike in lieu of another buddy bike.
I have been thinking about a 'buddy bike' recently...

Most of my friends ride, but most only have street bikes. I have 2 xt500's: one that I ride, and one that just sits in the garage. I let me friends take my 'extra' one out for short spins with me, using one of their tags, but this makes me nervous.

I really like having people to ride with though, especially on trails, but I only know 2 other people who ride enduros... so having a 'buddy enduro bike' would keep my from riding by myself a lot. My buddies who are willing riding partners don't have their own enduros due to lack of storage space or lack of cash.

Do you guys just pay for tags and insurance for your 'buddy bikes', ride them illegally, or do something else...? I'm looking for some tips or advice. Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:24 AM   #4024
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Do you guys just pay for tags and insurance for your 'buddy bikes', ride them illegally, or do something else...? I'm looking for some tips or advice. Thanks!
I don't have a "buddy bike" per se but I do own two street legal bikes at the present time.
Liability insurance and tags for my XR are around $100 a year. A lot cheaper than a lawyer fighting an illegal(improper?) tags, no registration, no financial responsibility(insurance), tickets...and getting your bike back from the impound lot.
Just something to think about...
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:22 PM   #4025
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I don't have a "buddy bike" per se but I do own two street legal bikes at the present time.
Liability insurance and tags for my XR are around $100 a year. A lot cheaper than a lawyer fighting an illegal(improper?) tags, no registration, no financial responsibility(insurance), tickets...and getting your bike back from the impound lot.
Just something to think about...
Yea - in VA the cost of ownership for an older bike is cheap. Insurance for the DR350 was $65/yr and registration around $28 state + $12 county. No property tax since it is so old. So I just kept it registered.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:19 PM   #4026
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The place for oil questions

I was considering oil for my TU250x (Don't worry - not asking an oil question) and I stumbled onto this: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/.

An entire site, complete with forums, devoted to discussing motor oils.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...s.php?ubb=cfrm

People were arguing over the effect of calcium in oil formulations.

Amazing.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:36 PM   #4027
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I was considering oil for my TU250x (Don't worry - not asking an oil question) and I stumbled onto this: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/.

An entire site, complete with forums, devoted to discussing motor oils.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...s.php?ubb=cfrm

People were arguing over the effect of calcium in oil formulations.

Amazing.
That's the forum that convinced me to start using Shell Rotella oil in my bike.

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Old 11-20-2013, 05:52 PM   #4028
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learning how to ride with out using the clutch during rush hour down 7.......
now that is fun.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:13 PM   #4029
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learning how to ride with out using the clutch during rush hour down 7.......
now that is fun.
Did the cable finally go out on you, or were you just nursing it?
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:13 PM   #4030
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I was considering oil for my TU250x (Don't worry - not asking an oil question) and I stumbled onto this: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/.

An entire site, complete with forums, devoted to discussing motor oils.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...s.php?ubb=cfrm

People were arguing over the effect of calcium in oil formulations.

Amazing.
The only place where oil arguments are welcome.

I swear I met the "Bob" a few years ago at a local car meet. He drove an Evo.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:23 PM   #4031
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I was considering oil for my TU250x (Don't worry - not asking an oil question) and I stumbled onto this: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/.

An entire site, complete with forums, devoted to discussing motor oils.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...s.php?ubb=cfrm

People were arguing over the effect of calcium in oil formulations.

Amazing.
That's the forum that convinced me to start using Shell Rotella oil in my bike.

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That's the forum that convinced me to use Rotella T-6 and get used oil analysis!
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:31 PM   #4032
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Did the cable finally go out on you, or were you just nursing it?
oh, i was nursing it like no other. i pretty much limited myself to only using it to start from a stop, although a few times i got lucky and was pointing down hill enough to duck walk a couple feet and slide it right into gear with out issue.

while it seems that the whole clutch vs no clutch thing has lots of people on either side of the argument, after today, i feel its something every one should be able to do simply in the event their cable breaks while in the middle of no where
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:30 AM   #4033
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i feel its something every one should be able to do simply in the event their cable breaks while in the middle of no where
Like in West Java perhaps? Ask me how I would get that idea... On the plus side, having a bike that is adapted to the area helps; don't be bringing a fancy export when exploring, go for a local product that locals can fix!
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:05 AM   #4034
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What's more, T6 is on sale for $20/gal at AutoZone. I stocked up
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:10 AM   #4035
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