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Old 02-21-2014, 08:52 AM   #1
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Time to get out the wrenches

Well, after over two years off, it looks like I'm a motorcyclist again.

This followed me home on Wednesday:



It's not quite as clean as that picture makes it look, but it's a runner and pretty nice. I predict lots of tinkering in my near future. At 40, it's almost as old as I am.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:07 AM   #2
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:16 AM   #3
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Nice!

After taking a brief 23 year hiatus got one too this past fall.
It's only 21 years old though, congrats!

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Old 02-21-2014, 09:29 AM   #4
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Nice, but do you really think that thing is gonna keep you slow? You'll be grinding the footpegs and popping wheelies in no time.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:23 AM   #5
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Drum rear brake. Check.
Solid front disc with single piston caliper made of wood. Check.
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This will work out just fine.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:00 AM   #6
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Well, after over two years off, it looks like I'm a motorcyclist again.

This followed me home on Wednesday:



It's not quite as clean as that picture makes it look, but it's a runner and pretty nice. I predict lots of tinkering in my near future. At 40, it's almost as old as I am.
309,
Does the tank look like it has been repainted, are there scratches along one of the pipes kinda on the underneath?, how many miles?
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:16 AM   #7
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Does the tank look like it has been repainted, are there scratches along one of the pipes kinda on the underneath?, how many miles?
No, no, 15k.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:46 AM   #8
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I have a feeling you'll end up on a dualsport - especially if you hang around here long enough.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:58 AM   #9
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No, no, 15k.
Not my old one then
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:40 PM   #10
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I have a feeling you'll end up on a dualsport - especially if you hang around here long enough.

Look at his join up date. Everybody is just waiting when he will have a KTM 500 and a KTM 990 in his garage, and abusing the crap out of them.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:47 PM   #11
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No, no, 15k.
Sweet...Does ADV seem like a pusher for your addiction or what?
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:34 PM   #12
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I've been waiting for this post... congratulations Saul, good to see you back on two wheels. Gimme a call anytime you want to ramble around.


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I have a feeling you'll end up on a dualsport - especially if you hang around here long enough.
say....you're new around here, arntcha?
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:59 PM   #13
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Nice Saul! Now keep your toes pointed in this time, eh?
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:11 PM   #14
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I have a feeling you'll end up on a dualsport - especially if you hang around here long enough.

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say....you're new around here, arntcha?

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Old 02-21-2014, 03:20 PM   #15
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Well, after over two years off, it looks like I'm a motorcyclist again.

This followed me home on Wednesday:



It's not quite as clean as that picture makes it look, but it's a runner and pretty nice. I predict lots of tinkering in my near future. At 40, it's almost as old as I am.

What a sweet looking bike. Good for you.

Are you planning on waring the enduro boots when you ride it?
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