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Old 07-01-2009, 09:56 AM   #19291
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Congrats

Just catchin up on the local news! Congrats Shawn & CJ... may you have nothing but happy days together! Cool Pics from the trip so far.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:57 AM   #19292
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the kinda of message seems to stamp out the squabling and make it aparent to me. that if some idot did this to me i would be ticked.

anybody up for a ride if i can get mine going?
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:31 AM   #19293
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He aint a noob to off road and I would assume he changed it's clothes
Yeah, HC's got skills, but it's still a big bike.
So's the KTM640, but Rob also has skills!



I was a nob when I got my KLR and all the offroad knowledge I had was 20 years old. I really learned to ride offroad on the KLR and have become accustomed to its weight, power band and size. As A result the YZ426 I dual sported feels small, unbalanced and underpowered at low speeds. Even if it is a rocket ship once rolling.

Meef has his opinions too from the wide range of bikes he has owned, and knows what he likes/dislikes. Point is, it's not the bike, it's the rider! Untill you get experience on a wide variety of bikes you'll not really know what you like/dislike. IMHO if $$$ is an issue, getting a bike in the summer is not a good time to do so unless you know the bike/owner your buying from. Wait till late fall/winter when people who are selling are in need of the $$$ for heating bills or presents they promised the kids. In the mean time try out Whity's KLR, Meefs 250, and anyone elses bike who'll let you. Only way you'll learn what you like and dislike.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:44 AM   #19294
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And you're not now??
























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Old 07-01-2009, 12:09 PM   #19295
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You seem grouchy today.
Not at all.

At least no more so than usual.

Given your situation, just keep the Ninja, otherwise you spend more money on repairing the same shit you just fixed, only on a different bike.

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that if some idot did this to me i would be ticked.
Yeah, ya think?
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:22 PM   #19296
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Not at all.

At least no more so than usual.

Given your situation, just keep the Ninja, otherwise you spend more money on repairing the same shit you just fixed, only on a different bike.

Yeah, ya think?
Agreed fixing another bike with some problems = more headache that is why this time round i am considering the new bike option next. Will save me some trouble doing fix-its. plus with this great weather we have in OH i can ride most of the year long.
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:23 PM   #19297
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Ride the Ninja until it is dead and don't spend a dime on it from now on (cause it ain't gonna sell for $1600, brother), save your pennies along the way, and borrow other people's bikes here and there and do some internet research and dealership visits to get an idea of what you want once you have saved your pennies.

By then early model ('04, '05) DL650's should be selling at a very reasonable price.

Great for all around street riding with some gravel/dirt roads here and there.
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:42 PM   #19298
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Blah. Blah. Blah.

Get an R1200 GSA.

Perfect bike.

Perfect.

Just my $200.00 (It is a BMW. )
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:57 PM   #19299
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Dual-sport your Ninja 250. Ditch the plastic, install mx bars and lightweight headlight assembly, move your pegs, build up the seat, install an EX500 rear shock, a fork brace, and mount d/s tires.

Then ride the crap out of it while saving up for that "ultimate" bike you'll have for a year or so before you get bored of it and look for the next "ultimate" bike.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:59 PM   #19300
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Dual-sport your Ninja 250. Ditch the plastic, install mx bars and lightweight headlight assembly, move your pegs, build up the seat, install an EX500 rear shock, a fork brace, and mount d/s tires.
Why do I see this quickly becoming a new episode of Monster Garage???
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:00 PM   #19301
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And you're not now??
That's "SIR" Noob to you!
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:55 PM   #19302
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Why do I see this quickly becoming a new episode of Monster Garage???
Yeah, maybe I can get some dudes in beards to yell "Pimp that Ninja!" and then spend 3.2 million dollars installing a playstation on it...
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:57 PM   #19303
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Yeah, maybe I can get some dudes in beards to yell "Pimp that Ninja!" and then spend 3.2 million dollars installing a playstation on it...
I can do a leopard print chenile seat cover for ya, my apolstery skills were learned from a sage latino guy, who lived in an El Camino and wore long sleeve flannel shirts.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:00 PM   #19304
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I can do a leopard print chenile seat cover for ya, my apolstery skills were learned from a sage latino guy, who lived in an El Camino and wore long sleeve flannel shirts.
Who leaves the sleeves on their flannel?
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:02 PM   #19305
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Who leaves the sleeves on their flannel?
Vatos, es ay, vatos.
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