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Old 01-31-2011, 02:15 PM   #34261
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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, 02:15 PM   #34262
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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, 03:16 PM   #34263
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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, 04:54 PM   #34264
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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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Old 01-31-2011, 05:45 PM   #34265
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I have a 1911 series 70 ,but I was looking for a DA/SA setup so I don't have to carry with the hammer back.I don't like the Glocks handle geometry,I had no problems with performance just uncomfortable for me to shoot. I thought about the M&P,but most of the guys I have talked with,feel the FN is a better weapon. I waited until they released the tactical,but it wasn't what I thought and don't need the barrel ext.and a nylon bag for another $400. I haven't read anything bad about the FNP,just haven't got to shoot one.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:18 PM   #34266
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I thought about the M&P,but most of the guys I have talked with,feel the FN is a better weapon.
Well, obviously I chose it so I'm gonna disagree with that...the M&P is a superb tactical pistol platform, and it's gotten nothing but better since the first gen. Smith carries the stink of its former ownership to a lot of guys who remember the Sigma or think the M&P is somehow connected to it, I hear it from time to time, but it's too bad because it's undeserved and untrue.

Trouble with the M&P's are very rare, they're accurate and reliable as hell, and for me at least offer the workings of a Glock with a much preferable grip angle and more customizable ergos. Luckily now the aftermarket is catching up too. Accuracy wise, if there's a difference between the two I couldn't see it. If you're carrying, the M&P's slightly thinner too, if that matters to ya. Trigger both are a little crappy from the factory, but that's to be expected. Trigger jobs on the Smith are easy, don't know about the FN but it looks straight forward.

I prefer the consistency of striker fired weapons from a trigger standpoint, but I own DA/SA guns too, nothing wrong with that either.

I've got 4 M&P's, and haven't had a hiccup with a single gun...and to say I use them a lot is an understatement, the 9mm full size I have is going on 20k down the pipe. I see a lot of them out here at my place, several of the LE guys carry them, some of the tactical trainers I know like 'em alot too.

Like I said, I have nothing against the FN...it's a quality gun for sure, more traditional SA/DA than a striker-fired M&P or Glock. If it fits ya and you like that's all that matters. The best gun is the one that suits ya.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:10 PM   #34267
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Well, obviously I chose it so I'm gonna disagree with that...the M&P is a superb tactical pistol platform, and it's gotten nothing but better since the first gen. Smith carries the stink of its former ownership to a lot of guys who remember the Sigma or think the M&P is somehow connected to it, I hear it from time to time, but it's too bad because it's undeserved and untrue.

Trouble with the M&P's are very rare, they're accurate and reliable as hell, and for me at least offer the workings of a Glock with a much preferable grip angle and more customizable ergos. Luckily now the aftermarket is catching up too. Accuracy wise, if there's a difference between the two I couldn't see it. If you're carrying, the M&P's slightly thinner too, if that matters to ya. Trigger both are a little crappy from the factory, but that's to be expected. Trigger jobs on the Smith are easy, don't know about the FN but it looks straight forward.

I prefer the consistency of striker fired weapons from a trigger standpoint, but I own DA/SA guns too, nothing wrong with that either.

I've got 4 M&P's, and haven't had a hiccup with a single gun...and to say I use them a lot is an understatement, the 9mm full size I have is going on 20k down the pipe. I see a lot of them out here at my place, several of the LE guys carry them, some of the tactical trainers I know like 'em alot too.

Like I said, I have nothing against the FN...it's a quality gun for sure, more traditional SA/DA than a striker-fired M&P or Glock. If it fits ya and you like that's all that matters. The best gun is the one that suits ya.
Sparkster would probably back up your claims...

I never much cared for the MP.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:55 PM   #34268
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I never much cared for the MP.
I'm that way with Glocks, I love the idea but they just don't fit me.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:01 PM   #34269
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speechless....

A tough looking biker was riding his Harley when he sees a pretty girl about to jump off a bridge so he stops.

"What are you doing?" he asks.

"I'm going to commit suicide," she says.

While he did not want to appear insensitive, he didn't want to miss an opportunity, so he asked "Well, before you jump, why don't you give me a Kiss?"

So, she does.

After she's finished, the biker says, "Wow! That was the best Kiss I have ever had. That's a real talent you are wasting. You could be famous. Why are you committing suicide?"

"My parents don't like me dressing up like a girl......"
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:04 PM   #34270
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"My parents don't like me dressing up like a girl......"
A lot of biker chicks probably say that.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:36 AM   #34271
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Hell of a drive home from work tonight at 12:30am.
Road was solid ice

A lot of people I talk to say 4 wheel drive don't help Ya on ice, but I disagree.
Kept me rolling up hill more than once & helped out quite a bit with
steering through the turns.

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Old 02-01-2011, 05:49 AM   #34272
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Just took my wife to work 25 miles all ice. Subaru plows through just about everything. Had to get new wiper blades. The ice destoyed them.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:26 AM   #34273
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:15 PM   #34274
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Sparkster would probably back up your claims...

I never much cared for the MP.
You're right of course. I can vouch that you'll hit who / what you're aiming at with an M&P
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:44 PM   #34275
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You're right of course. I can vouch that you'll hit who / what you're aiming at with an M&P
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