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Old 10-28-2013, 08:36 AM   #62776
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Rob that sucks on so many levels.
The fact that it was stolen and the fact that Michael J Fox is his photographer?
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:52 AM   #62777
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:19 AM   #62778
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Ruppster,

The TWs do look like tons of fun. I hate to say it but as I get older I think A TW200 or Zuma 125 will be my "back roads" bike.

We use the TWs for our training bikes and I really enjoy riding them around. The low CG, wide bars and low gearing make for a very maneuverable machine....You just cant be in a hurry.

It seems like the stock jetting, at least on the new ones is pretty lean, my guess is they will do much better if you fatten them up a bit.
Mine is a 89, doesn't seem too lean. 68mph wide open in a full tuck, maybe with a tail wind. 50 is pretty nice, 55 OK but a little buzzy. Electric + kicker and drum brakes on both ends.
I need to throw a leaf peeper/gravel road ride together before winter. Thinking about Nov 9 right now. If anyone* wanted to borrow the TW for the ride they'd be welcome to.
*Well maybe not just anyone, but most anyone.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:18 AM   #62779
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this it does
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:15 PM   #62780
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Stolen 05 640 Adventure

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from Asheville NC last week
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just fitted a new engine from a SXC in it.

Keep you eye out
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Sorry to hear this.....Hell of a way to welcome our newest American.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:51 PM   #62781
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Mine is a 89, doesn't seem too lean. 68mph wide open in a full tuck, maybe with a tail wind. 50 is pretty nice, 55 OK but a little buzzy. Electric + kicker and drum brakes on both ends.
I need to throw a leaf peeper/gravel road ride together before winter. Thinking about Nov 9 right now. If anyone* wanted to borrow the TW for the ride they'd be welcome to.
*Well maybe not just anyone, but most anyone.
I'd love to get the ktm out on some gravel before the year is out, Count me in.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:04 PM   #62782
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I need to throw a leaf peeper/gravel road ride together before winter. Thinking about Nov 9 right now. If anyone* wanted to borrow the TW for the ride they'd be welcome to.
*Well maybe not just anyone, but most anyone.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:16 PM   #62783
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Mine is a 89, doesn't seem too lean. 68mph wide open in a full tuck, maybe with a tail wind. 50 is pretty nice, 55 OK but a little buzzy. Electric + kicker and drum brakes on both ends.
I need to throw a leaf peeper/gravel road ride together before winter. Thinking about Nov 9 right now. If anyone* wanted to borrow the TW for the ride they'd be welcome to.
*Well maybe not just anyone, but most anyone.
I'd like to make it. Need to see how work looks but I should be off most Sundays the rest of the year.

V strom good enough or should I bring the klx?

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Old 10-28-2013, 03:19 PM   #62784
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:01 PM   #62785
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4 wheels instead of 2 and cutting into my riding time. I have spent the last 3 weekends playing with or working on this and not riding.



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New septic system in my front yard 4 weeks ago is what got the ball rolling on the tractor.

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Old 10-29-2013, 05:25 AM   #62786
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I'd like to make it. Need to see how work looks but I should be off most Sundays the rest of the year.

V strom good enough or should I bring the klx?..
The 9th is a Saturday. I'll keep an eye on the weather, everything here is nice and dry and the creeks are low. If it stays that way I'll repeat some of the stuff we rode earlier in the year and add a creek crossing or two. Personally, I think a small bike fits a little better, I'd say a KLR650 would be fine. I would not want a VStrom on Irish Run or crossing the Little Muskingum, but I'm sure a good rider could handle it.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:37 AM   #62787
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this it does
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:43 AM   #62788
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The 9th is a Saturday. I'll keep an eye on the weather, everything here is nice and dry and the creeks are low. If it stays that way I'll repeat some of the stuff we rode earlier in the year and add a creek crossing or two. Personally, I think a small bike fits a little better, I'd say a KLR650 would be fine. I would not want a VStrom on Irish Run or crossing the Little Muskingum, but I'm sure a good rider could handle it.
I don't know if I'm stupid or just naive. I consider myself only adequate as a rider, but whenever someone posts something like this I just want to jump on the SV and give it a shot. "Ride what you got", right? But then I think about how I might inconvenience people if I get stuck in mud, damage the bike, etc. The problem is probably that I have 3 bikes in the garage and none of them are dual-sports.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:19 AM   #62789
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I don't know if I'm stupid or just naive. I consider myself only adequate as a rider, but whenever someone posts something like this I just want to jump on the SV and give it a shot. "Ride what you got", right? But then I think about how I might inconvenience people if I get stuck in mud, damage the bike, etc. The problem is probably that I have 3 bikes in the garage and none of them are dual-sports.
Just do it. I'll get stuck and fall down with you. Knobbies? I don't need no stinking knobbies.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:12 AM   #62790
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I don't know if I'm stupid or just naive. I consider myself only adequate as a rider, but whenever someone posts something like this I just want to jump on the SV and give it a shot. "Ride what you got", right? But then I think about how I might inconvenience people if I get stuck in mud, damage the bike, etc. The problem is probably that I have 3 bikes in the garage and none of them are dual-sports.
Sorry, but its so hard to gauge how other people ride. I really don't even like to ride gravel on VStrom, so maybe I'm not a good judge. Mine does have street tires and I'm a crappy rider. I have a bike or two that I'm more comfortable with. Your SV would probably make it. Matt (mgbgt89) rode almost everything I'm considering on his motard. IIRC we gave him a push or two in the mud. I'd venture to say it wouldn't bother him much if he dropped it. So there's that as well.
I've rode the rougher sections with a guy on a 990 that had no issues and I've had to help wrestle a 1200GSA up the same stuff (boy that's exhausting). I personally would rather not drop a fairinged (is that a word?, maybe it would be faired? maybe I have ADD?) bike and bust up the plastic if I had other options. If Gorman asked I'd tell him the 950 would be fine, but he can likely out ride me on my 450EXC with that bike.
In short, you're welcome to show up on the SV and I'll even help you wrestle it around if it happens to get stuck or dropped.
I'm really more concerned that no one gets over their head and gets hurts, that just sucks for everyone involved, not to mention makes me feel bad. If you don't like how something looks, I probably know a road around & we'll wait the extra 10 or 15 minutes for someone to go around the long way.
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