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Old 12-08-2012, 04:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Pretty much intend to finish the Duc this offseason.

-full carbon fairings (nose, upper sides, & tail) current carbon bellypan, and Sharkskinz track fairings all painted pearl white
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Switching back to street legality. Seattle has a year long season so long as you don't mind the rain and it being a bit chilly.

Might grab some eBay levers since I want 2 sets anyway. There's a motorcycle seat upholsterer about 3 blocks from my new place so I might get the seat and pillion seat redone.


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Old 12-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Buell - Rings. Hopefully everything else is good.

Triumph - The chain I was supposed to buy last year.

Aprilia - Nothing.

Dirtbike - Purchasing.
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You should get a dual sport Tony so you can ride with us. Pure dirt bikes are a pain in PA. You need a plate or you have to keep loading and unloading.
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You should get a dual sport Tony so you can ride with us. Pure dirt bikes are a pain in PA. You need a plate or you have to keep loading and unloading.
I'm definitely looking for a dual sport. I'm torn between a bigger one (DR650-sized) or a smaller one (XT225-sized). But either way, there's no point in getting a CRF450, when I have TW200 talent.
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I'm definitely looking for a dual sport. I'm torn between a bigger one (DR650-sized) or a smaller one (XT225-sized). But either way, there's no point in getting a CRF450, when I have TW200 talent.
find a barely-legal dualsport, not a thunderpig DR/XL/KRL/etc.
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Rear sets for the 250(already got them)
I am going to fabricate some SV body work for the 250, got it for free from another guy that didnt want it taking up space in his garage. TIRES.
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find a barely-legal dualsport, not a thunderpig DR/XL/KRL/etc.
I'd actually prefer a thunder pig. For me and my old knees and back, a full-on motocross bike is overkill.
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I need to replace my chain and sprockets. Other than that, i don't plan on doing shit to it except ride it.
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I'd actually prefer a thunder pig. For me and my old knees and back, a full-on motocross bike is overkill.
until the suspension bottoms out or all 400lbs of pig comes crashing down on one of those old knees.
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like they came stock with the "street" version of the Monster? (can't remember if that was the name)

I've been trying to convince myself a monster would make a fine commuter bike to go with the 916, but if I can't put any proper bags on it, I'm not believing myself completely

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Have no money for 916 mods just maintenance and swapping rotten plastic/rubber parts that were way past their time.
No, not the bags from the "City" Monster. Those were soft bags on a mounting frame. These are actual aftermarket hardbags on a bolt-on frame.

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until the suspension bottoms out or all 400lbs of pig comes crashing down on one of those old knees.
I had a KLR650 and it was a good bike, but this G650X is a beast! Over 100 pounds lighter and 15-18 more horsepower.

If you aren't looking at long road commutes a XT250, KLX250S, or CRF250L would be plenty. The DR-Z400S is a solid choice. The WR250 is the top of the Japanese 250's but costs more then the DR-Z.

I'd look at a Husqvarna TE310 if I was looking for a light dual sport personally.
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I had a 510 Husky. Lots and lots of work.
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I'm hoping to ride the Trans Taiga Road (~1000 miles of gravel road) late spring/early summer... So I'll be swapping my clip-ons for handlebars, fabbing up some kind of skip plate and radiator guard, possibly playing with my suspension, mounting a couple Rotopax mounts on my rear seat luggage rack, and buying some light knobbies for the trip (not to be mounted until right before I leave though).

I think I should've just skipped the SV and bought a Vstrom!
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I had a 510 Husky. Lots and lots of work.
The new Testarossa (red head) motored Husky's are supposed to be more reliable. There is always the new KTM 350.
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