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Old 08-16-2012, 06:00 AM   #16831
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:51 AM   #16832
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Anyone up for some Pho on Phriday? :-) I'll be at Pho So 1, probably around 11:30ish, should anyone want to consume some yummy soup with me.
I'm pretty sure I can handle that
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:01 AM   #16833
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Outstanding Rotary Project and very nice RR!!

I read about your trip in "The Rotarian" magazine awhile back. I've been a member of the South Richmond Rotary Club since 1992. We meet at Meadowbrook CC every Thursday from 12:30-1:30 for lunch.Got 19 years perfect attendance. All are welcome to visit and lunch is on me.Just PM me if interested. BTW, I like dirty GS bikes, but I do wash mine occasionally as well.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:48 AM   #16834
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Smaller CC Bike

Gentlemen, Ladies, & Others:

I've been pondering a second bike for a while now. Thought about touring bikes, cruisers, old-school standard bikes, even adding a sidecar to the GS. But what I think I'd like to pursue is a smaller dual-sport so I can get better at off-road riding, without fighting the big pig. It's my daily rider and touring platform right now, so I'm hesitant to throw it too far off-road, lest I get down to zero bikes. (My DS skills, they are ... immature right now).

Is it possible, and what should I look for, if I wanted a streetable (or at least streetable enough to get to non-street) smaller dual-sport for around a grand? (I'm not made of money like SOME of you are. LOL!) Something in the 250cc range, maybe?

I've been watching CL for awhile now, but not being versed in the ways of smaller CC bikes, I'm not sure what I'm looking at quite yet. Any suggestions?

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Old 08-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #16835
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Gentlemen, Ladies, & Others:

I've been pondering a second bike for a while now. Thought about touring bikes, cruisers, old-school standard bikes, even adding a sidecar to the GS. But what I think I'd like to pursue is a smaller dual-sport so I can get better at off-road riding, without fighting the big pig. It's my daily rider and touring platform right now, so I'm hesitant to throw it too far off-road, lest I get down to zero bikes. (My DS skills, they are ... immature right now).

Is it possible, and what should I look for, if I wanted a streetable (or at least streetable enough to get to non-street) smaller dual-sport for around a grand? (I'm not made of money like SOME of you are. LOL!) Something in the 250cc range, maybe?

I've been watching CL for awhile now, but not being versed in the ways of smaller CC bikes, I'm not sure what I'm looking at quite yet. Any suggestions?

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Old 08-16-2012, 11:13 AM   #16836
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This. The little time I spent on my DR got me hungry for dirt.
No leads on the scum that got your bike? I've been keeping my eyes peeled (it was kinda easy to identify).
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:53 AM   #16837
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I've been pondering a second bike for a while now....

I've been watching CL for awhile now, but not being versed in the ways of smaller CC bikes, I'm not sure what I'm looking at quite yet. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
Well, at this price level it is gonna be tough but I rode a buddies DR350 that was quite surprising compared to my XR650L and you
might be able to score one of those....

THIS ONE on Cycletrader.com for $1,249




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Old 08-16-2012, 01:36 PM   #16838
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:37 PM   #16839
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Well, at this price level it is gonna be tough t
You know ... I've got a trailer, and the wife's car has a hitch. I might need to be a little less strict on the "streetable" part. It's no shame to trailer a dirt bike to the fields of fun, right?

Question --- if a bike is only a dirt queen, does it have to be insured, titled, etc?

EDIT --- OK, so I'm ignorant to the world of two-strokes, etc. And the difference between a "trail bike" and a "motorcross bike". I found this ... http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/3200649898.html ... and have no idea if this is the type of bike I should be looking at for riding single track and mud pits with you guys. Price is right. The internet has been helpful in telling me this is a fast bike. But past that, I am a loser. Anyone wanna edumacate me? :-)
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:25 PM   #16840
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He's probably got the hold on part right I had a 2-stroke 500....I called it the "Christine" of dirt bikes

Sold it with a cast on my leg....a 250 might be a bit less hazardous....you need a plate for national forests and such...
sand pit/mud pit riding or private property stuff is few and far between 'round here...I'd get something plated if I could and you still might need the trailer to get to the good stuff like Hatfield McCoy etc etc...my 2 cents...
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:51 PM   #16841
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Gentlemen, Ladies, & Others:

I've been pondering a second bike for a while now. Thought about touring bikes, cruisers, old-school standard bikes, even adding a sidecar to the GS. But what I think I'd like to pursue is a smaller dual-sport so I can get better at off-road riding, without fighting the big pig. It's my daily rider and touring platform right now, so I'm hesitant to throw it too far off-road, lest I get down to zero bikes. (My DS skills, they are ... immature right now).

Is it possible, and what should I look for, if I wanted a streetable (or at least streetable enough to get to non-street) smaller dual-sport for around a grand? (I'm not made of money like SOME of you are. LOL!) Something in the 250cc range, maybe?

I've been watching CL for awhile now, but not being versed in the ways of smaller CC bikes, I'm not sure what I'm looking at quite yet. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
http://charlottesville.craigslist.or...130342792.html Something like this would be in the ball park maybe. A DRZ 400 in good shape will pop up sooner or later and would be street-able. I always thought the XL 400 would be a nice bike but never rode one. I bought a brand new KLX 250 for my son for 1900 or 2 grand. I can't remember. That's a super little bike, good on the street and when we take it out west all you need to do is pull off the breather box top and it runs fine.

Heck look at this. Rusty chain and looks like he painted the engine and frame with a rattle can but ... http://harrisonburg.craigslist.org/mcy/3203941486.html

I know some of those are more than 1000 but ability to ride it on the street to a trail would make a big difference in lots of applications.

This just in here. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818150
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:56 PM   #16842
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Hig, like the others are saying, save up a bit more and get something you can put a tag on. Look at stuff like klx250s or f, xt225, tw200, drz400, klr250. I'd stay away from two strokes. The off road and race bikes are a bit more labor intensive.

The hard part is your budget. Don't rush, just look and read up on some of the models until you see a good one come along.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:16 PM   #16843
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No leads on the scum that got your bike? I've been keeping my eyes peeled (it was kinda easy to identify).
Not really. My neighbor told me that his ATV got swiped a little while back so it looks like somebody's trolling for off-road toys.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:43 AM   #16844
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Hey Highworld, I would also throw the XT350 into your searches.I had a nice running one a few years ago that I wish I could have kept. I picked it up for $800 and sold it a few years later after it was fixed up a bit for $1000
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:01 AM   #16845
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Well, That Was Odd

Hopped on the bike this morning to go to an appointment. Smelled gas. Really strong. Looked down and fuel was spritzing out of the right side, right around the injector. Stopped and it started to sizzle on the exhaust. I was concerned.

Rode it home (not bright, I know, but only a couple of miles), parked it, and drove the car to the appointment. Came home, started up the GS, and ... no spritz. Wiggled everything, leaned the bike left and right, nada. Seems I remember smelling gas a few weeks ago as well, but couldn't see the culprit. This time I did.

I'm sure it has something to do with the injector, or the injector lines (the main fuel lines are in the area as well), because it was rhythmically spraying. At another light, I could see it painting the ground just under the cylinder in pulses.

I hate problems that come and go. Makes diagnostics a pain. Of course, whatever it is will let loose 100 miles from here, right? :-)
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