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Old 12-06-2012, 09:29 AM   #286
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I think I see my house.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:19 PM   #287
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I've lived all over this country. That pic sums it up perfectly. There are some areas getting more crowded or legislated inshort order too. Spacecoast FL is a good example. We're still a bit rural once you get away from the beach, but most land is closed, public or private.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:49 AM   #288
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That's a beaut picture! I've seen various pics like this before, got some in a big atlas, but none quite have the contrast to show the east-west split so dramatically. New Zealand (the size of Colorado) is almost all black in comparison, with only the largest city showing at all (population density less than New Mexico). No shortage of places to ride here!
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:46 AM   #289
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A night time photo of Un Zed would be misleading because you guys haven't invented electricity yet, and all the lights are from the communal fires outside the village chiefs house.

But yet some of you still amaze me by getting your point across on websites considering morse code tappy things is the most advanced thing you have to work with...

Australia's picture would be more accurate because we have an abundance of kerosene lanterns...
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:46 AM   #290
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A night time photo of Un Zed would be misleading because you guys haven't invented electricity yet, and all the lights are from the communal fires outside the village chiefs house.

But yet some of you still amaze me by getting your point across on websites considering morse code tappy things is the most advanced thing you have to work with...

Australia's picture would be more accurate because we have an abundance of kerosene lanterns...
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:49 PM   #291
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Its the type of riding you like doing...which should decide your bike choice IMO. (given you have riding skills)

its mental, some people can crawl at a snails pace to the trail head...and not be bothered, while others may get impatient at doing lower speeds and having to avoid highway.

Its technical, because you do want a bike that's got a long maintenance / oil change interval.

its physical, I'm not going to buy a 990, cause I can't pick it up myself.

so a 1200GS might give someone a time of their life and the same bike someone might dread.

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Last week combined the trail / enduro duties of a Berg 390 and dual sport duties of a DR650 into a 2012 KTM690 Enduro R ...

I had test-ridden the 690, but not offroad – astonished by how well it handles, and how easily it can be ridden over steep and gnarly single track, jumps, etc – only 145kg, and suspension as good as the Berg – enduro ergonomics – and then you’ve got 66hp for the fire trails / hard dirt roads / transport legs / etc ...

The 2012 690 has a genuine 690 displacement (c.f. 650 previous models) and a 10,000km service interval ...

Expensive, but the perfect all-purpose bike ...
yup, and thats exactly why I'm looking at this bike. One bike does all.


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Old 01-29-2013, 05:27 PM   #292
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Approx. 320lbs......
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:58 PM   #293
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Approx. 320lbs......
Still too heavy for me......thank god for the 500 series bikes, REAL dirt bikes with lights for REAL dirt
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:20 PM   #294
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Still too heavy for me......thank god for the 500 series bikes, REAL dirt bikes with lights for REAL dirt
IMHO 500 series bikes are a PITA on gravel / dirt roads ...

The focus of this thread ...

Poor tracking / ordinary top speed / complicated fuel arrangements / no sub-frame for gear ...

Unless you're talking rally specced bikes, which no-one can afford ...

500s are great in the bush, but that's not the point ...

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:43 PM   #295
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IMHO 500 series bikes are a PITA on gravel / dirt roads ...

The focus of this thread ...

Poor tracking / ordinary top speed / complicated fuel arrangements / no sub-frame for gear ...

Unless you're talking rally specced bikes, which no-one can afford ...

500s are great in the bush, but that's not the point ...

The bush is my whole point, and the best tool to get me deep into it is what I want .........boy that could have another meaning eh?
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