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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby marie-angelique » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:34 pm

mb wrote: I'm guessing you plan to take longer trips out of Oakland?


yes indeedy :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkb4558ym5w&feature=player_embedded

thanks for all the links, i should take monday off just to do more exploring on the way home :)
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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby Woodsman » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:33 pm

mb wrote:SV650 has neither dirtbike suspension nor dirt tires, and I'm not a dirt rider.


That is the best bike for the buck available and can keep with almost anything on the fun parts.

I CAN dig it.
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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby svizzerams » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:55 pm

marie-angelique wrote:
mb wrote: I'm guessing you plan to take longer trips out of Oakland?


yes indeedy :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkb4558ym5w&feature=player_embedded

thanks for all the links, i should take monday off just to do more exploring on the way home :)



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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby marie-angelique » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:32 am

check out these dudes:
http://www.sibirskyextreme.com/equipment/

and yeah, i kinda want that bike ;)
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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby svizzerams » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:41 pm

superb rider report in Namibia on the X-challenge!! I wanna go.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=517112

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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby marie-angelique » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:03 pm

i saw that. it does look fun :) when are you going?
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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby marie-angelique » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:55 pm

mkay, so i got the xt225 for training wheels. i think i am going to buy one of these for next summer:
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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby coldharvest » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:12 pm

Did it come with a light-sabre or are you going to use the one you already have?
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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby marie-angelique » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:31 pm

coldharvest wrote:Did it come with a light-sabre or are you going to use the one you already have?

the one i have works just fine :)
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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby svizzerams » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:27 am

marie-angelique wrote:mkay, so i got the xt225 for training wheels. i think i am going to buy one of these for next summer:
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XT 225 - nice. When I went to get the Yammie TW200 - I sat on an Yammie XT225 and almost changed my mind (but I was trying to be frugal at that moment and it was a couple thousand more - I hate being frugal :-\ ). ;-)

NICE! The Suzuki DR-Z400 Super Moto!!! That puppy is tall!!!! 35" seat height!

As for Namibia - if I hadn't taken the full time job here 9/08, I'd already had a plan put together to go last fall. Then the advent of the ranger and the lack of adequate vacation time that comes with a full-time job, now I'm thinking the earliest would be next fall or the following spring. I don't want to do it on a bike (although having one along would be awesome), thinking more along the lines of renting a camper and taking about a month to travel around the country (likely with the ranger who lives the camper life in Yellowstone and seems to prefer it and has shown the proper enthusiasm for the idea - in any case, I'd go with or without a traveling companion).

This is one site that lists some diesel campers for hire out of Windhoek: http://www.woodwaycampers.co.za/models.htm
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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby marie-angelique » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:36 am

so i changed my mind about the drz400 - the seat height and the high heavy ride just didn't seem right for the type of ride i have in mind. i'm going to take engine rebuilding class next semester and i just bought my project bike, which is going to be the siberia bike, a '92 xt350
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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby Woodsman » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:09 am

marie-angelique wrote: '92 xt350


Sweet - great choice!!!!
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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby marie-angelique » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:16 am

thanks :) i am stoked. it's air cooled and kick start only - so therefore simple to work on.

it handles great and the seat height is really low. it was pulling 65 easily on the freeway. i would have gone faster but the tires are so old they are falling apart :0
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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby Hitoru » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:50 am

I'm trying to get my uncle to hook me up with his 81 XT 500, it's old tech but has less than 500 miles on the odometer, garage kept & never abused . He can't ride anymore and has 4 motorcycles. It needs some new rubber but it runs strong.



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Re: dual sport motorcycles

Postby marie-angelique » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:23 am

nice - lemme know if you get it :)
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