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Old 03-27-2005, 06:12 PM   #1
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Northern VA Dual-Sport/GS Rides

Anyone know of some good dual-sport rides near the Northern Virginia area?
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Old 03-27-2005, 07:05 PM   #2
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Watch the EAST forum. Check for my posts and Skyline Keith's posts... Actually, PM him.

He has a KTM 950, DRZ400, and I have a KTM 640 ADV. Some others have true dualsports too.

We went out recently and had an awesome day. We got plans to do WVA, Keith has about 3 hrs of gravel/country road to ride. Little sploring too.

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Old 03-27-2005, 08:22 PM   #3
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Thanks Barry! I don't have an all-out dual-sport, R12GS, but have some dirt experience, just not real good at hucking around a 500-lb enduro right now - need more seat time =)

Appreciate the heads up.
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:08 PM   #4
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Keith's route is perfect for a GS. It's a fun day of riding. I want to go soon, maybe next weekend?? Got a few mods I got to try out too.
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:35 PM   #5
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What's the route? Sounds great already...
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:51 PM   #6
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Keith's route is perfect for a GS. It's a fun day of riding. I want to go soon, maybe next weekend?? Got a few mods I got to try out too.
Thanks for the votes of confidence guys. I have been actively seeking out the gravel and dirt riding in the area but I think it is time we tapped into Omars knowledge of DS riding. Shen 500 on a GS? you rock Omar...and Barry does ride

Barry, how did it go with your friends KTM buying experience?
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:58 PM   #7
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Thanks for the votes of confidence guys. I have been actively seeking out the gravel and dirt riding in the area but I think it is time we tapped into Omars knowledge of DS riding. Shen 500 on a GS? you rock Omar...and Barry does ride

Barry, how did it go with your friends KTM buying experience?
No Shen 500 route till I replace my bent bars. I will like to do the WVA gravel route we skipped last time though.
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Old 03-27-2005, 10:01 PM   #8
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No Shen 500 route till I replace my bent bars. I will like to do the WVA gravel route we skipped last time though.
I have 4-5 sets of stock Harley handlebars. Will they work? Seriously, if you wanted to sell them on ebay to buy yourself some new handlebars, you would do me the favor of getting them out of my garage.
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Old 03-28-2005, 02:11 AM   #9
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Thanks for the votes of confidence guys. I have been actively seeking out the gravel and dirt riding in the area but I think it is time we tapped into Omars knowledge of DS riding. Shen 500 on a GS? you rock Omar...and Barry does ride

Barry, how did it go with your friends KTM buying experience?
I don't think he wants to spend $3K for a bike his son will use 2 years. I think they are (rightly) looking at used bikes.

Thanks for the POC. They did get a much better price and zero BS - good warm fuzzy - from your buddy.

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I will like to do the WVA gravel route we skipped last time though.

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Old 03-28-2005, 08:59 AM   #11
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No Shen 500 route till I replace my bent bars. I will like to do the WVA gravel route we skipped last time though.
Yup. Me too...

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Does this weekend work for you guys? Eather day is good with me.
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:13 AM   #13
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I have 4-5 sets of stock Harley handlebars. Will they work? Seriously, if you wanted to sell them on ebay to buy yourself some new handlebars, you would do me the favor of getting them out of my garage.
Thanks for the offer. We can talk later. Maybe this weekend?
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:44 AM   #14
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Sunday might work - raining like mad, supposed to continue on thru Wednesday...
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:49 AM   #15
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Actually, I can probably do either day, Sunday might be dryer.

OMI1150GS, what mods are you trying out?
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