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Old 08-18-2012, 06:15 PM   #51706
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Had that discussion at the Honda dealership. There are no 350-500cc bikes in the Japanese lineups. Honda stole the 250CBR engine for the new dualsport, if they had a 350-500cc road bike it could make sense. The local dealership was disappointed that the new bike is a 250.
Fellow down the street is turning wrenches for the Honda dealership now, he actually assembled the 250L 2 days ago. He also does a little dirt racing on Kaws, he very recently bought a Honda 450 with employee discount & said he hated to admit that he really liked the bike. I'll probably try to talk him into a ride around the neighborhood.
I saw the new cbr250 today on their website. Seems red wants to compete in the 250cc commuter sport bike class. Talk about a paradox within itself there.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:25 PM   #51707
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I was surfing the classifieds and stopped to say hey, I was also wondering if they caught the guy who stole the buttons off of Meef's phone? it's a shame he can't make a phone call.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #51708
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Perry today

I had a great time at Perry today thanks to Motodirtlover's expert guidance. I would have been lost right after leaving the parking lot if it wasn't for him. I'm glad I decided not to go alone!

Alansz400 joined in on the fun and Big Ohio stopped by on really nice beemer to say hi.

Of course Kory convienced me to do things I never would have otherwise considered and has given me some great riding advice.

Nice meeting Alan and Kory for the first time and seeing Steve again.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:08 PM   #51709
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I was surfing the classifieds and stopped to say hey, I was also wondering if they caught the guy who stole the buttons off of Meef's phone? it's a shame he can't make a phone call.
Hey shitbird, I was sleeping when you called. Stupid third shift. I'm up now. Call me.

I would call you on your cell but... oh yeah, you don't have a cell phone.

I did call the PD for you a few weeks back, talked to BH, she said you were in Colorado or Wyoming...?

You getting a bike again? I think you'd like that Honda NC700X...

Edit, you probably won't see this until 2:00 tomorrow since you don't have the freaking internet at home either, you stone age hillbilly.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:12 PM   #51710
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Just came back from Indy riding with a buddy on a NC700, we were never under 80 mph except in the construction area just east of I465.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:16 PM   #51711
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Several of us rode the WR250Rs back to back with my 450 sx, and I rode them both back to back with my KLR.

I like my KLR, it is a predictable, stone reliable, plodder. It's like a tool box with a pair of vice grips and a hammer, not precise, but it can get most every job done.

The WRR is the same, but with a lot better bounce and I found myself riding over my head on it several times because it made me overconfident, riding it after the KTM made me wishing for just a little more umph. I was jaded though because I had just gotten off of a 50 HP moto bike. After riding Mike's WRR, I decided on the spot that I would own one. It's like adding a craftsman socket set to the toolbox. (costs more to get teh same job done faster)

The 450 is way overkill for Ohio woods riding unless it's rider is fast, that said, I feel like a tamer 450 (like say a WRR) would maybe be the perfect weapon for true Ohio dual sport riding. Being able to comfortable pull 65mph on the road for a long time while having to guts to overtake on hills, predictable suspension, 26k mile valve spring adjustments, etc. As long as the weight stayed down, it could be the solution to a problem that doesn't exist.

I think the reason that the big Jap bike makers don't build a 450 is because they are selling these bikes to people all over the world, and America is the only place where consumers will buy a 1000 piece tool kit to build a birdhouse. Not that overkill is a bad thing, I personally love it, but from a profit standpoint, it is a bad thing.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #51712
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The 450 is way overkill
Yeah, the 950 is terrible.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:56 PM   #51713
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #51714
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:36 PM   #51715
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Stoner has “small, marginal” fractures in his right ankle.

Hayden flew into the air too and doctors declared him “unfit to ride.” X-rays also showed Hayden broke two bones in his right hand.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:19 AM   #51716
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Someone forgot the tuck part in "tuck and roll". Any idea how fast he was moving then?
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:37 AM   #51717
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Yeah, the 950 is terrible.
Apples to oranges. We're talking one day, couple hundred mile dual sport steeds, that are sub 300 pounds. A 950 is a whole lot more than just a dirt bike with a headlight.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:55 AM   #51718
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Apples to oranges. We're talking one day, couple hundred mile dual sport steeds, that are sub 300 pounds. A 950 is a whole lot more than just a dirt bike with a headlight.
I know, it was just another wise ass comment from the peanut gallery.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:01 AM   #51719
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I know, it was just another wise ass comment from the peanut gallery.
Could you put it in video form next time.

In order to keep my good standing, I actually rode a motorcycle today.....it's been far too long...
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:05 AM   #51720
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Could you put it in video form next time.

In order to keep my good standing, I actually rode a motorcycle today.....it's been far too long...
Please see link in sig line for KTm 950se related videos. I know the feeling, Dagny Taggert let me test ride her FJR. SMOOOOOTH bike Made my ride home on the Dl1000 feel inadequate.
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