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Old 08-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #526
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I guess the two I've had didn't have a lift handle, and it never would have occured to me to want one.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:31 AM   #527
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The only thing worse than those rounded grab handles is the kick start lever on the R80 G/S...!
A real PITA.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:10 PM   #528
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On the showroom floor at the local Duc/Triumph/KTM dealer. Owner's personal collection...

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Old 09-01-2012, 05:27 AM   #529
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I wouldn't disparage an entire genre of bike for one bad apple either. I see it being just the opposite. Surely there is one good apple in a bunch of bad ones. I think most all of them are good at nothing and great to look at if you are of that type. I was in love with scramblers back in my real young days. Any number of 'enduro' bikes as they were known back then. I use to look at them in awe until the first grade or so and I had some riding experience. That's when it sunk in that their tires sucked, their fenders sucked, they had no power, they weighed a ton, and on and on. Out of the showroom and at the track or in the woods, OR on the street, they were a joke but they were pretty to look at until actually riding them came into my opinion of them.

There I was ......................... sitting on the porch with a BB gun and a camera, watching those damn kids ...................... if I catch one of them on my grass, there will be hell to pay !

Damn kids ................... we weren't like that when I was young !


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Old 09-05-2012, 06:42 PM   #530
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This one was built by Bill Kurtz at Atlanta BMW ... I stopped in to get a couple consumables, and found it. It is for sale ... don't know how much ...

It is lovely. I'm smitten.





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Old 09-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #531
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That looks like it’s an ST, basically. Right? Wonder why he gave it pod filters while the airbox is still in situ?
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:00 PM   #532
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That looks like it’s an ST, basically. Right? Wonder why he gave it pod filters while the airbox is still in situ?
That's where the battery is....

they ripped the idea from this bike...




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Old 09-06-2012, 04:13 AM   #533
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more poser bikes?
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:19 AM   #534
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Since when did this thread become a "bobber" thread?
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:55 AM   #535
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i hear that!

they are sharp, but not scramblers
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #536
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they are sharp, but not scramblers
On the otherhand these guys keep it on the straight and narrow....

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Old 09-13-2012, 04:43 PM   #537
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Straight and narrow? I could go all day without seeing people standing up on the pegs for a pose. At least one day?!?! I thought it was funny the first 100 times I saw 'the pose' but that was a long time ago! I guess if I think about it long enough I still think it is funny since I am laughing right now.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:23 PM   #538
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Lighten up Shaft, I see your point, but if you rode off road with 4 inches of suspension, you might stand up all the time too!
Besides, there may be a "sweet jump" right ahead of them.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:16 PM   #539
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:19 PM   #540
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Maybe `Desert Sled` is a more apt name for those two bikes. I agree with the comment about riding short travel suspension bikes on dirt, your kidneys would be turned to mush if you didn`t stand up a lot of the time.

I was running an R1100GS with standard suspension until recently and I had my riding position set up so I could comfortably stand up for many kilometres if I wanted to; it certainly helped banging over the corrugations in the Northern Territory some years ago.
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