ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > The Rockies It's all downhill from here...
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-04-2012, 06:51 AM   #10201
Hondo
What if its a Samsquamch?
 
Hondo's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Denver, Colorado
Oddometer: 9,366
Quote:
Originally Posted by mountain eagle View Post
Huh? You don't say...............


__________________
KLRWorld.com Forums - Nighthawk Forums

"Life's an adventure, and I refuse to live a boring one."

Hondo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 07:20 AM   #10202
TheDudeAbides
Sarcasm free11/11/10
 
TheDudeAbides's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Loveland, Colo
Oddometer: 7,888
I always thought Moab was flat and boring.
I must be thinking of Salt Lake City.
__________________
Best dualsport mirrors I've ever owned

2001 BMW F650 GS Dakar (Stolen!)
2004 DRZE
2004 BMW 1150 GSA
TheDudeAbides is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 08:25 AM   #10203
Splisken
I'm not dead yet...
 
Splisken's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Drake, Colorado
Oddometer: 127
OK admittedly I didn't look too hard yet but does anyone know a good link on the forum to send to a buddy of mine...he is looking at getting a dual sport bike potentially (has never ridden dirt before). He is short and that is what I am looking for leads on. Being 6'5" tall I don't have any good practical advice for him on what bikes to look at. I should have video captured his attempt to get on my 950 SE though... He runs about 5'8" I'd guess. Anyone have a forum lead for me? If no leads how about just some good recommendations for him to check out? It would need to be a plate-able dual sport type of bike. Thanks in advance.
Splisken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 09:00 AM   #10204
Blakebird
r-u-n-n-o-f-t
 
Blakebird's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Parker, CO
Oddometer: 15,664
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDudeAbides View Post
I always thought Moab was flat and boring.
it is

no 500ft drops there

__________________
IBA #11735 . 1968-present
Blakebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 09:05 AM   #10205
Geek OP
oot & aboot
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: 8000ft.
Oddometer: 30,791
Looks like you are one mesa south from metal masher Blake?
(i.e. Gemini bridges trail is between the mesas in front of your photo?)

top of metal masher:
Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 09:13 AM   #10206
barko1
barko1
 
barko1's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Las Cruces, NM or thereabouts
Oddometer: 3,277
Quote:
Originally Posted by Splisken View Post
OK admittedly I didn't look too hard yet but does anyone know a good link on the forum to send to a buddy of mine...he is looking at getting a dual sport bike potentially (has never ridden dirt before). He is short and that is what I am looking for leads on. Being 6'5" tall I don't have any good practical advice for him on what bikes to look at. I should have video captured his attempt to get on my 950 SE though... He runs about 5'8" I'd guess. Anyone have a forum lead for me? If no leads how about just some good recommendations for him to check out? It would need to be a plate-able dual sport type of bike. Thanks in advance.

I really think a lowered DR might be the best option. i've had a KLR, and XRL, Husky's, KTM's and the DR seems lowest and probably the best initial dualsport in that it crashes well and can be had for a reasonable $$.
__________________
DR650, 98 Bimota SB6R, Kawasaki 14, 67 X-6 Scrambler (apart), SL350K1 (apart), 77 Goldwing 1000, Triumph Thunderbird Sport, Triumph Daytona Super III, DR650, MZ Skorpian Sport Cup, 71 Triumph Daytona 500, KDX220
barko1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 09:14 AM   #10207
PrairieRider
Gearing down for Hell
 
PrairieRider's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: As near Hell as I can get
Oddometer: 3,887
Not sure what dual sport he's interested in. I'm 5'4" and you can see what I ride in my sig line. The KLR has a Corbin dished seat which allows me to touch the ground. The DR350 has #2 lowering links. The 230 is not quite a full-sized bike and works well for me on single track. I also know that I fit the F650 well enough and can even do a reasonable one-cheek-sneak on a KTM990...not the super enduro model though. His inseam is more important than his overall height. Mine is just under 30". Hope this helps.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Splisken View Post
OK admittedly I didn't look too hard yet but does anyone know a good link on the forum to send to a buddy of mine...he is looking at getting a dual sport bike potentially (has never ridden dirt before). He is short and that is what I am looking for leads on. Being 6'5" tall I don't have any good practical advice for him on what bikes to look at. I should have video captured his attempt to get on my 950 SE though... He runs about 5'8" I'd guess. Anyone have a forum lead for me? If no leads how about just some good recommendations for him to check out? It would need to be a plate-able dual sport type of bike. Thanks in advance.



Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
__________________
2007 KLR650
1999 DR350SEX
2003 CRF230F
1994 Beta Techno 250

Striving to do better.
PrairieRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 09:56 AM   #10208
Blakebird
r-u-n-n-o-f-t
 
Blakebird's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Parker, CO
Oddometer: 15,664
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geek View Post
Looks like you are one mesa south from metal masher Blake?
Gold Bar Rim trail, on the way to Golden Crack, Poison Spider, etc
__________________
IBA #11735 . 1968-present
Blakebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 11:44 AM   #10209
D-Train
Ridin' Dirty
 
D-Train's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Berthoud, Co
Oddometer: 1,254
Hey all, check out this great article my amazing wife wrote...not too shabby


http://www.infobarrel.com/The_New_Ag...rt_Motorcycles
__________________
http://www.dustyroadsmoto.com/
D-Train is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 11:58 AM   #10210
Geek OP
oot & aboot
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: 8000ft.
Oddometer: 30,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by D-Train View Post
Hey all, check out this great article my amazing wife wrote...not too shabby


http://www.infobarrel.com/The_New_Ag...rt_Motorcycles
Who's Leigh Abilland? How many wives are you upto now?



p.s. she made a booboo at the end - the website url is advrider.com - she put it as adventurerider.com
Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #10211
AteamNM
Wonna Be ADVrider
 
AteamNM's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sandia Mountains New Mexico
Oddometer: 3,597
Made a short little dual sport film for my friend and owner of Fastbecks here on the edge of Albuquerque.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IenxK...e8jf4vnTyh5Ctg
AteamNM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 12:24 PM   #10212
Hondo
What if its a Samsquamch?
 
Hondo's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Denver, Colorado
Oddometer: 9,366
Quote:
Originally Posted by D-Train View Post
Hey all, check out this great article my amazing wife wrote...not too shabby


http://www.infobarrel.com/The_New_Ag...rt_Motorcycles
Well written- props to your bride!
__________________
KLRWorld.com Forums - Nighthawk Forums

"Life's an adventure, and I refuse to live a boring one."

Hondo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 12:46 PM   #10213
Krang
Rides with hippies
 
Krang's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Boulder
Oddometer: 397
__________________
fuck cancer
Krang is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 01:14 PM   #10214
Blakebird
r-u-n-n-o-f-t
 
Blakebird's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Parker, CO
Oddometer: 15,664
doing my part for the snow effort...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=843769


__________________
IBA #11735 . 1968-present
Blakebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 02:14 PM   #10215
barko1
barko1
 
barko1's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Las Cruces, NM or thereabouts
Oddometer: 3,277
Very nice . Hope it snows!
__________________
DR650, 98 Bimota SB6R, Kawasaki 14, 67 X-6 Scrambler (apart), SL350K1 (apart), 77 Goldwing 1000, Triumph Thunderbird Sport, Triumph Daytona Super III, DR650, MZ Skorpian Sport Cup, 71 Triumph Daytona 500, KDX220
barko1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014