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Old 07-15-2012, 02:27 AM   #1057
orangebear
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Originally Posted by Coma View Post
Wow! Way cool thread.

Bike purchase next spring. $1500 budget for gear

Returning rider. Things I am learning/relearning.

MSF Beginner course in Spring.

Just like Jets, don't take your bike someplace your head hasn't already been.

ATGATT

Dirt is good. I think that is why I am drawn to the GS. Well, gravel roads at first.

Like drawing a pistol, smooth is fast. Although I'm too old to care about really fast, I do find smooth good for the soul.

Hmm, this trail baking thing has me puzzled, David Hough on order.

I've been practicing slow on my bicycle, perhaps some will transfer?

From Face Plants, How many actually wear a Collar?

I was a full face helmet guy, Anyone have thoughts about the convertible type where the chin guard raises?

So much to absorb.

as long as you are over 5.10 tall you will fit the gs ok but the 1200gs and the 1200gs adv are huge bike that weigh a hell of a lot and have a very high seat.


i would look at the ktm 990 adv as its a fair bit lighter thas a lower seat and is better offroad and is great to up in the bends.
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