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Old 01-31-2011, 07:46 AM   #34246
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is that 650 the woods "touring edition" and what the hell was with that other sport thing, do you have to kneel on it? that thing was made for a pigme! (sp)
Grqavel roads only, it's a hard tail and that other thing? Beyond words...
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:49 AM   #34247
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I am sufficiently vertically challenged that I couldn't easily ride one.

XL250 or 350, goes anywhere and runs forever, whole show room full of them up here for sale from mint to barely used. And if that doesn't work...

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Old 01-31-2011, 08:06 AM   #34248
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:08 AM   #34249
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The Alligator - Not one of Gurney's best ideas - thankfully it flopped
Probably because your view while seated was restricted to the instrument cluster.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:14 AM   #34250
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XL250 or 350, goes anywhere and runs forever, whole show room full of them up here for sale from mint to barely used. And if that doesn't work...

Goes anywhere and runs forever sans visible seat or gas tank. Quite a trick.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:02 AM   #34251
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There is a seat, it's a decal!!

No, they don't carry much gas these days but if you get an older one, you can ride for hours on a tank. The Fantic 305 and the TL125 I rode both could do a whole event on one tank.

The XL's are a little more forgiving but heavier

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Old 01-31-2011, 10:18 AM   #34252
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There is a seat, it's a decal!!

No, they don't carry much gas these days but if you get an older one, you can ride for hours on a tank. The Fantic 305 and the TL125 I rode both could do a whole event on one tank.

The XL's are a little more forgiving but heavier

Now that's more like it. The duro bikes I remember were light, nimble, and inexpensive. I learned to ride on one and it was great.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:01 PM   #34253
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There is a seat, it's a decal!!
No, they don't carry much gas these days but if you get an older one, you can ride for hours on a tank. The Fantic 305 and the TL125 I rode both could do a whole event on one tank.
The XL's are a little more forgiving but heavier
http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk...ikes/XL350.jpg
Called on this one for parts yesterday. One of you guys?
He said someone was coming to look at it already & he'd call if it didn't sell.
Still listed though, so maybe.
Had an XL70 for $175.00 also

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Old 01-31-2011, 12:39 PM   #34254
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That is a great parts bike jitter.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:54 PM   #34255
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That is a great parts bike jitter.
Yeah, if I could get it. I need a van more.
Turn signals/switches are gone & the frame's broke at the rear loop....But,damn, it's a running bike for $150.00.
Like that hard tail XS650... don't think you could buy all those parts for $1500.00

Meant to e-mail Ya back... I was suppose to go to the I-X sunday but my friend's down pretty hard with the flu.
Ural wasn't there though & the Patrol is the only new bike I really wanted to sit on. Maybe I'll ride down to Heindl this spring & take one for a test drive.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:23 PM   #34256
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Now that's more like it. The duro bikes I remember were light, nimble, and inexpensive. I learned to ride on one and it was great.
Keep an eye on CL, every once in a while an xt225 or ke100 comes up for sale cheap and in good shape. Usually old farm bikes that the kids don't ride anymore. Just be sure they kept the title.

just found this in Columbus! NX125 for $750 http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/2189573977.html
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:15 PM   #34257
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Keep an eye on CL, every once in a while an xt225 or ke100 comes up for sale cheap and in good shape. Usually old farm bikes that the kids don't ride anymore. Just be sure they kept the title.

just found this in Columbus! NX125 for $750 http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/2189573977.html
Thanks for the tip. I'm honestly not in the market. If I actually have a free day on the weekend, I'm going to take the sportbike and go find some twisties. It's how I get my kicks. I guess my point is that I wouldn't hesitate to buy one if I was moving that way. But I definitely would not buy an "adventure bike", at least not like I saw in the show. Sorry if I rub anyone the wrong way, but it's my own personal bent. Like I said, too tall for me.

I rode from San Diego almost to Guatemala all on paved roads, so I wouldn't worry overly much about taking a street bike down south. My checklist more centers around simple systems I can fix easily in a bind. I've had to do it before, and was glad I didn't have to deal with computers, sensors, or complex electrical systems. Next time I head south, I might just look for an old small street bike with a kick starter (for when the battery dies, which they always do on an extended trip).

I have to admit, the Super-Dooper Tenier and its pals would be nice to have if you were riding in Africa, or Siberia, or somewhere else that doesn't have good roads.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:15 PM   #34258
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Any of you weapon guys have any experience with an FNP? I think that is what I have settled on, just looking for a couple more opinions.You can send me a pm if you would rather not discuss it here. Thanks
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:16 PM   #34259
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Any of you weapon guys have any experience with an FNP? I think that is what I have settled on, just looking for a couple more opinions.You can send me a pm if you would rather not discuss it here. Thanks
I've shot the FNP9 full size quite a bit, borrowed a friend's to see if I'd like it, shot a steel-match with it too. Very nice pistol, interchangeable backstrap, low boreline for low felt recoil, and nice sights. Decent trigger, but a little gritty. Sig lockup style action, ambi-decocker.

Not really any advantage over anything else in terms of modern polymer frames, but a good gun. I went with the M&P's for my working guns but I wouldn't feel out of sorts with an FNP at all.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:54 PM   #34260
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man how i would love to have an old enduro again i gotta sell me some jetskis, anyone want to try em out tomorrow? lol j/k

do want to sell though, i have a 93ts650 whitey and i rode all day last season runs like a champ.
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