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Old 01-06-2013, 10:53 AM   #15
Loose nut behind h/bars
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Originally Posted by NJ-Brett View Post
I am 54, and found out is is NOT a good idea to ride a big heavy bike in the dirt, even at a reasonable pace.
Bones break very easy when you get older.
So I traded the dr650 (not a super heavy bike) in on a TW200 for a while, and went through swamps and mud holes, on a lighter lower slower bike.
I would like to get something light and smaller, like an xt225 or crf230, as the TW200 is different from a regular dirt bike.
My skills are just as good as ever, my eyesight is not, and the bones are fragile, but I still like speed.

I do not want to screw myself up so bad I can't ride anymore, I almost did that in my last crash, so I went mellow.
I've found that going faster in the dirt (up to a point), big 950 or little 525, is easier than going slow.
But that's just me.

KTM 950 Adv. "S"...'06 KTM 525 EXC...
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