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Old 10-28-2013, 12:15 PM   #62776
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:51 PM   #62777
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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   #62778
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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   #62779
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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   #62780
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:01 PM   #62781
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:25 AM   #62782
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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   #62783
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:43 AM   #62784
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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   #62785
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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   #62786
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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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Old 10-29-2013, 08:22 AM   #62787
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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.
This is an interesting point.

One the one hand, it's awesome to see guys show up to rides on oddly inappropriate bikes, and ride crazy stuff. It's a great learning experience and a good way to see what you and your bike are capable of.

On the other, it can be aggravating when everyone else shows up on a true dual sport ready to tackle mud and rocks and what not; and then there is one guy that either doesn't have the skill set or the equipment to do the same. Slows everyone down and reduces everybody's fun factor. The more hardcore guys are annoyed by going slower than they want and not riding everything they want to; and the slower guys are annoyed by feeling rushed and thrust into situations that are over their heads. I've been on both sides of this.

Me personally, I always think it's acceptable to show up on anything if you are friends with the other guys on the ride - friendship allows for a lot of tolerance and in those circumstances it's more about the quality time with buddies than the ride. If you are a lurker or don't personally know the other guys coming, you're better off to ride what they are riding and make sure your skill set is comparable to theirs, since in those instances it's about the ride and the development of relationships is secondary to that. Just keeps everyone happier.

Note that I am absolutely not speaking for Nathan or his Nov 9 ride, just offering my input in general.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:04 AM   #62788
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An SV would be an interesting challenge on Irish run. Having a foot of suspension travel gives my bike a little bit of an advantage. Big rocks and step-ups don't kill my momentum. Not impossible, but if you're afraid to drop it then i wouldn't try it. My motard isn't perfect anymore, I don't mind dropping it in some mud from time to time.

When I rode imogene with EJV i felt bad since i was obviously holding him up. I concider myself to be a mid level skill rider, and he blew me away on the S10. He was cool about it, and helped me push a few times when i needed it.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:05 AM   #62789
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Note that I am absolutely not speaking for Nathan or his Nov 9 ride, just offering my input in general.
I think anyone that knows me knows I don't get upset about too much. I really don't care what you ride, just getting together, laughing at each other & having a good time is what it's mostly about.
Don't ride something you can't laugh about if you drop it. I think that may be why I haven't 100% bonded with my VStrom.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:49 AM   #62790
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Maybe we need to have a 4 stroke 200cc max ride, better yet 15HP or less. Bring that Grom down, I'll get the TW out, surely someone here has a CT90 or maybe a 125TTR with tags. We'll cruise around at 35-40mph on gravel roads all day getting 80mpg.
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