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Old 10-24-2011, 05:50 AM   #40981
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had to fix that......
Oopsie. Memory fail.

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Old 10-24-2011, 06:22 AM   #40982
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Man I'm dying here. I NEED a bike capable of riding with you guys.
We had a Guzzi Quota and 2 v-stroms with us, your Uly woulda been fine.

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Old 10-24-2011, 06:25 AM   #40983
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We had a Guzzi Quota and 2 v-stroms with us, your Uly woulda been fine.

That or there is Swingsets bike, unless it's sold already?
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:33 AM   #40984
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That or there is Swingsets bike, unless it's sold already?
Already sold to a local inmate
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:18 AM   #40985
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Already sold to a local inmate
That was fast.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:21 AM   #40986
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Completely un-motorcycle related, but does anyone in the Lancaster-ish area know of a decent place to store a decent shape old truck? I hate to have my old 79 Ford stay out in the elements again like I had to last year. I have access to a nice barn in Gibisonville, but the kids around there are questionable and I don't want the truck torn up "accidentally" over the winter. I'm not looking for climate control, just under some sort of roof.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled scooter talk, I'm possibly buying my first KTM back. It's an 89 500 EXC/Dxc special order two stroke bike. It was a monster when I owned it. I'm looking forward to getting it back.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:48 AM   #40987
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Ok, not a ride report, not even actually bike related..........

So far, other than the working hours, Kazakhstan has not been bad. Food has been decent, except for the horsemeat that was an appetizer last nite, no wonder they make soap out of old horses.....The local beer is not bad at all and they have Jameson's.....and most surprisingly, there is some fine eye candy in this part of the world

But the 11 hour day on a converter charging deck commissioning a machine and attachments was a bit rugged.....still hacking up crud from the mill....

This part of Kazakhstan is FLAT and the roads suck. And most of the buildings are typical depressing Soviet era crap
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:50 AM   #40988
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We had a Guzzi Quota and 2 v-stroms with us, your Uly woulda been fine.

I wanted to believe that the Uly was somewhat capable of this stuff, but I proved that a fantasy this past summer up North. It's a combination of my inexperience off-road, sportbike tire sizes, and sportbike geometry. If I grew up on dirtbikes, I could probably make it work just fine.... or if I could get 50/50 (even 70/30) tires, I could do alright. But as it stands right now unless conditions are perfect, I'm fighting it every step of the way. On dry hardpack dirt or gravel it's an absolute blast, but as soon as the conditions get damp or deep, I'm down to 15mph and struggling.

I tried to make it work... I've taken 3 dirtbike classes (freakin love riding those light bikes with knobbies), and I bought the Scorpion Trails literally as soon as they were released in sportbike sizes... but alas, it's still an unforgiving and unenjoyable fight.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:48 AM   #40989
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Well we didn't do anything deep and that little creek was the only damp we saw.

The guzzi had bald tires, btw.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:45 AM   #40990
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Well we didn't do anything deep and that little creek was the only damp we saw.

The guzzi had bald tires, btw.
Mmm, I don't think I'd take a Uly down Stone Quarry, doubtful even on Bats Nest or Turkey Ridge. Not enough ground clearance and that 17" front will fuck you up in the ruts on SQ.

Not that the V Strom is somehow a much more capable machine, but I wouldn't take a V-Strom down SQ either. Shit, SQ ripped the tranny out of Byron's GS a few years ago...
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:48 AM   #40991
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So, I go out to get Ice Cream. The place where I walk up to the window and my order is handed to me.
Whits on Stygler?
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:41 PM   #40992
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Whits on Stygler?

Yes! You are good!

About a mile from my house.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:57 PM   #40993
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Yes! You are good!

About a mile from my house.
jeebus, the g-hanna adv concentration is pretty high!
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:19 PM   #40994
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Mmm, I don't think I'd take a Uly down Stone Quarry, doubtful even on Bats Nest or Turkey Ridge. Not enough ground clearance and that 17" front will fuck you up in the ruts on SQ.

Not that the V Strom is somehow a much more capable machine, but I wouldn't take a V-Strom down SQ either. Shit, SQ ripped the tranny out of Byron's GS a few years ago...

The 17" front wheels and low clearance on the Uly would make it very challenging, but I'd go down Stone Quarry without hesitation (and by that I mean if Mike let's me ride his bike I'll take it down there without hesitation).

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:07 PM   #40995
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Yes! You are good!
Maybe I am the man after all.
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