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Old 09-09-2010, 09:17 AM   #9796
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Orange, Red, Green, Blue. It dosen't really matter.
I don't think buying a certain color bike makes you a zombie. Just a boy with a toy.
If you have extra money to spend on a bike....do it. Ride it. Have fun.

Everytime someone here gets a new bike we go through this totally disfunctional conversation. The good thing is that when we all get together and actually go riding.....nobody really cares.

The only reason it's even worth talking about is to get a rise out of the old folks.

My age is measured in how many beers I need to actually go to sleep after a hard ride and how many Advil/Lortab I need the next day to get out of bed - my wife measures it by how "serviceable" i am after a hard ride - my kids measure it by how cool i look after a hard ride pulling up covered in mud and dust with that Jardine exhaust ripping. So, to my kids, i am still young, to my wife i am still adequate, and to me - well, as Lynard Skynard would say, "I'm not dead, at least not yet"

(those lyrics are from a great song BTW - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw_6eUgpo30&ob=av2e)
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:18 AM   #9797
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Super tanker is on the way. I'll now have a range of over 300 miles!
Can't wait for spring so I can go on some looooooong rides.
Baja is gonna be sick.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:23 AM   #9798
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My age is measured in how many beers I need to actually go to sleep after a hard ride and how many Advil/Lortab I need the next day to get out of bed - my wife measures it by how "serviceable" i am after a hard ride - my kids measure it by how cool i look after a hard ride pulling up covered in mud and dust with that Jardine exhaust ripping. So, to my kids, i am still young, to my wife i am still adequate, and to me - well, as Lynard Skynard would say, "I'm not dead, at least not yet"

(those lyrics are from a great song BTW - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw_6eUgpo30&ob=av2e)
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:28 AM   #9799
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Hey hitches, I'll be in SLC tonight for the next coupla days. Which one of you wants to buy me dinner?
Get the SE running??
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:00 AM   #9800
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Super tanker is on the way. I'll now have a range of over 300 miles!
Can't wait for spring so I can go on some looooooong rides.
Baja is gonna be sick.
Mine came with that. Is Copper Canyon shorter than Baja???

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Old 09-09-2010, 10:22 AM   #9801
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Mine came with that. Is Copper Canyon shorter than Baja???

No idea. Where the hell is Copper Canyon?? Do you have gpx of your trip??

Dude you got a great tan while you were down there. I hardly recognize you!
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:33 AM   #9802
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:39 AM   #9803
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Super tanker is on the way. I'll now have a range of over 300 miles!
Can't wait for spring so I can go on some looooooong rides.
Baja is gonna be sick.
Now you just need to give the bike to someone that can actually ride it that long.

Tell your wife thanks for the cookies and milk the other day. She rode it fine;)
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:41 AM   #9804
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Now you just need to give the bike to someone that can actually ride it that long.

Tell your wife thanks for the cookies and milk the other day. She rode it fine;)
Come along and we'll find out who has the wet noodle.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:03 AM   #9805
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Come along and we'll find out who has the wet noodle.
XR with seat tank has 400+ mile range. I guess you will still fall short.

Off topic.......stopped buy and lusted over a new 690 at the Ktm shop. Oohlala.
They have shop rags to whipe off the drool.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:46 AM   #9806
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I ride my XR650 at 15:48, which is obviously taller than stock gearing. I ride that gearing on everything and love it. The bike has so much torque you can just use the clutch a bit and roll over everything.
I'll start messing around with this and I think I can do a better job feathering the clutch. The issue here (at least I think it's the issue) was also the steep climb combined with the super technical and just getting going once stalled in a technical section in a climb. The bike definitely has noticeable torque for sure, but it wasn't enough to get up to the top of the really technical areas of this climb, for me at least. You basically start in AF and end up west of Snowbird in just a few miles, so it is pretty steep.

This said I want to get out with some of guys at some point who know their XRRs to see how other guys are riding them and to start figuring out things like gearing. I have ridden stuff as difficult as the boulder field you posted so far, with some difficulty of course, but me and the bike got through fairly quickly which I thought was awesome and when I was really really liking the XRR versus something like an older KLR, with its power and how awesome it is in tough terrain. But I also realize where a smaller bike all of a sudden becomes much more of an advantage. I also started thinking about how much of a nightmare even a slightly heavier bike would be. The only other bike I have any time on, really ever, is a 1200GS, so the XRR is a big change for me.

I am a novice but am feeling really good on the bike with about 100 miles on it so far total. I think being really into tough terrain mountain biking and having experience off roading is helping as well. I've had plenty of tough stalls in tough situations, a couple near bails, but in all feel pretty good on it and am super psyched...
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:43 PM   #9807
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XR with seat tank has 400+ mile range. I guess you will still fall short.

Off topic.......stopped buy and lusted over a new 690 at the Ktm shop. Oohlala.
They have shop rags to whipe off the drool.
Perfect. You can carry some extra fuel for me.

Really....I'm not kidding. Hey can I strap my sandals on your bike too??
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:28 PM   #9808
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I'll start messing around with this and I think I can do a better job feathering the clutch. The issue here (at least I think it's the issue) was also the steep climb combined with the super technical and just getting going once stalled in a technical section in a climb. The bike definitely has noticeable torque for sure, but it wasn't enough to get up to the top of the really technical areas of this climb, for me at least. You basically start in AF and end up west of Snowbird in just a few miles, so it is pretty steep.

This said I want to get out with some of guys at some point who know their XRRs to see how other guys are riding them and to start figuring out things like gearing. I have ridden stuff as difficult as the boulder field you posted so far, with some difficulty of course, but me and the bike got through fairly quickly which I thought was awesome and when I was really really liking the XRR versus something like an older KLR, with its power and how awesome it is in tough terrain. But I also realize where a smaller bike all of a sudden becomes much more of an advantage. I also started thinking about how much of a nightmare even a slightly heavier bike would be. The only other bike I have any time on, really ever, is a 1200GS, so the XRR is a big change for me.

I am a novice but am feeling really good on the bike with about 100 miles on it so far total. I think being really into tough terrain mountain biking and having experience off roading is helping as well. I've had plenty of tough stalls in tough situations, a couple near bails, but in all feel pretty good on it and am super psyched...



Keep finding what works for you....and it will be different solutions somewhat based on your size and experience.....I've used gearing ranging from 14/55 to 14/51 to 14/48 (which is often stock) and 15/48....I've even got a 13T if you want to try it for a mountain goat climb......check trackhead for jetting, main and pilot, I think there was a great discussion in the XR650 thread and lots in the XR thread in Thumpers...
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:46 PM   #9809
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Perfect. You can carry some extra fuel for me.

Really....I'm not kidding. Hey can I strap my sandals on your bike too??
Yeah, you might need them when you run out of gas.
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:58 PM   #9810
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No idea. Where the hell is Copper Canyon?? Do you have gpx of your trip??

Dude you got a great tan while you were down there. I hardly recognize you!
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