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Old 08-08-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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Rotax Envy

A quick ride on the local dirt roads this weekend ended with some Rotax Envy.

Nice start with a field of sunflowers with a blue sky framing the distant Adirondacks.



Another view of the ADK:


Nice view of Camel's Hump from a corn field:



I found some Class IV roads barely wide enough for two bikes, let alone a car:


Rotax Rd. So, this KLR is great and it does what I need it to do. However, I have been riding and shopping for a used F650. I don't think I would have had any more fun than I did on this ride though.

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Old 08-08-2010, 08:24 PM   #2
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Great VT shots! That corn is damn tall. Thanks for posting. Miss VT on days like that.
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:35 AM   #3
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Nice pics! The make me home sick:( I used to to a lot of riding in upstate ny. Beautiful country up that way.
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:25 PM   #4
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If the KLR gets you there and back, why the envy?
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:27 PM   #5
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Great VT shots! That corn is damn tall. Thanks for posting. Miss VT on days like that.
Yes, I couldn't live anywhere else. But, I definitely want to ride out west some time. It looks like some of those old mining roads go quite a ways.

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Old 08-09-2010, 07:33 PM   #6
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If the KLR gets you there and back, why the envy?
That's my internal debate. Engine wise, I didn't notice much difference. Well of course the F650 starts with no choke and runs smoother, but no performance difference. But I really felt like the F650 cornered much better due to the low CG. Same tires on both so it was either my imagination (twice now) or the F650 really handles better. I also like the lower seat since I am vertically challenged. Plus the ABS seems like a nice thing to have. I actually test drove a used one with the cash in my pocket but walked away. That was an older single spark with nearly 30,000 miles though. The 2007 that I drove still has me hooked.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:53 AM   #7
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That's my internal debate. Engine wise, I didn't notice much difference. Well of course the F650 starts with no choke and runs smoother, but no performance difference. But I really felt like the F650 cornered much better due to the low CG. Same tires on both so it was either my imagination (twice now) or the F650 really handles better. I also like the lower seat since I am vertically challenged. Plus the ABS seems like a nice thing to have. I actually test drove a used one with the cash in my pocket but walked away. That was an older single spark with nearly 30,000 miles though. The 2007 that I drove still has me hooked.
I've been going through a similar process. I actually got approval from the wife to get a F800GS if I unloaded my KLR and Ninja 650R. I think for now, I've decided to stick it out with the KLR and maybe fiddle with the suspension (new shock and fork springs and or emulators). The KLR has and will get me all over the place and I really don't have a reason to need a different bike (may be a slight touch of newbikeitis coming on). The grass is always greener, but it looks like other bikes all have their quirks, too.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:30 AM   #8
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Nuthin' wrong with riding a Rotax in VT IMO. Or a KLR for that matter.





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Old 08-12-2010, 10:18 AM   #9
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Yep, saw Rotax and expected to see a pretty picture of a F650.

Rotax rd. looks like fun too.
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