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Old 11-29-2012, 08:48 AM   #18841
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I see about 10 different Martins....can anyone get me a bit closer....
On forest hill rd...right close to 150(Chippenham pky)
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:54 AM   #18842
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IMHO...this is one of the most beautiful bikes made in the last 35-40 years and what my childhood remembers as "a real motorcycle"! I've gone to this site daily (more than once per day) for several days to look at this gorgeous bike! I can't wait to see it in person at the show, not that I am going to actually buy one since I didn't win the lotto last night! It looks like someone spent thousands in a '73 CB750 restoration. I love the red too, 4 into 4 pipes would have been total lust and done me in!

http://www.mcnews.com.au/Testing/Honda/2010_CB1100/Honda_CB1100_Images/index.htm
that is VERY cool, I've been checking that thing out too. It looks better thant the old ones ever did, imo. I hope they sell.

In Europe yamaha sells this: XJR1300.. looks like a modernized and hopped up XS1100F - with the FJ motor upped to 1300cc and "tuned for torque" - as if the FJ motor needed that. This bike has the nostalgia factor for me.. (I don't know if it could overcome my cheap factor, but it would would be a close call.)

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:57 AM   #18843
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I think I may have found my next bike.... 1998 Scorpa Easy 250 (250cc 2 stroke trails bike that weights 150lbs +/-) Saw a good deal on CL, so if all goes to plan I am going to drive up to MD this and pick her up. Talk about a fun bike for behind martians. Of course if I do get it I am going to have to figure out a way to get it on the road and where to mount some panniers.

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:06 AM   #18844
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I want one of those sooooo bad
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:14 AM   #18845
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On forest hill rd...right close to 150(Chippenham pky)

I see y'all might meet up for lunch somewhere? What time to eat and or ride?
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:21 AM   #18846
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I see y'all might meet up for lunch somewhere? What time to eat and or ride?
If your looking at Friday, we are eating at the Alamo in church hill @ 11:30. I am going to ride Martins after that.

If Saturday, no eating place has been determined, but looking to meet by Martins around 1:00.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:24 AM   #18847
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If your looking at Friday, we are eating at the Alamo in church hill @ 11:30. I am going to ride Martins after that.

If Saturday, no eating place has been determined, but looking to meet by Martins around 1:00.

Deal........
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:55 AM   #18848
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I think I may have found my next bike.... 1998 Scorpa Easy 250 (250cc 2 stroke trails bike that weights 150lbs +/-) Saw a good deal on CL, so if all goes to plan I am going to drive up to MD this and pick her up. Talk about a fun bike for behind martians. Of course if I do get it I am going to have to figure out a way to get it on the road and where to mount some panniers.

Your first hurdle is to overcome the 40mph top speed. Does it have a seat? You'll probably want one of those too.


Upside is - logs across the trail will no longer be a problem!
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:36 AM   #18849
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:48 AM   #18850
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Your first hurdle is to overcome the 40mph top speed. Does it have a seat? You'll probably want one of those too.


Upside is - logs across the trail will no longer be a problem!

Yea but the whole motorcycle seat thing seams like a fad anyway! Besides almost every seat I have ever sat in starts to make my butt go numb after a while, their overrated if you ask me. But officer I can't sit down, my bike doesn't have a seat......

Joking aside I have always wanted to try my hand at trials, but I just can't justify the price of a new one if all I am going to do is putts around the yard. Hopefully the seller will accept my offer and I can get the chance to see what trials is all about.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:34 AM   #18851
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at the Very Boring Rally, Duluth, MN, 2008:



That was a fun trip. I was invited to the event by Greg Frazier because I had to be present for a special presentation to a former Kawasaki CEO who was instrumental in the development of the Concours and the KLR. Damned if I can remember his name right now.

Ted Simon and Greg Frazier on a VIP dinner cruise I was invited to:


I had dinner with Ted at a COG rally up in WI back in '99. Very engaging fellow still riding on the success of his book, Jupiter's Travels, a narrative of his four-year journey through 126,000 km across 45 countries on a Triumph Tiger 100 500 cc motorcycle from 1973 to 1977.

Dinner with Clement Salvadore:


Andy Goldfine doing what Andy Goldfine does:


Trip up, and back, were a couple of my "burns." Straight through with stops only for gas and a pee break. They have another one coming up next August. No formal or special invites for this one - yet, so I'll probably be just another one of the minions enjoying the event should I decide to go.

EDIT: The former exec's name was Robert Moffit:


Had to search through my pix for the name.

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:20 PM   #18852
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:04 PM   #18853
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I think I may have found my next bike.... 1998 Scorpa Easy 250 (250cc 2 stroke trails bike that weights 150lbs +/-) Saw a good deal on CL, so if all goes to plan I am going to drive up to MD this and pick her up. Talk about a fun bike for behind martians. Of course if I do get it I am going to have to figure out a way to get it on the road and where to mount some panniers.

Andrew,
I've been looking for one for a year or so. The US Trials Training Center in Tennessee offers a weekend training session for new riders. You can do it on a trials bike (yours or theirs), or on a big DS. I've been wanting to do it for a while. If we can get a date and a group together, that would be incredible. I have always wanted one of those. It can't help but make a GS easier to handle in a pinch.

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I've been watching all the dirt riding posts from the Martin's with glee. I'm still in Florida, but when I get back, and get my XR650L, I'll be joining you all. That which does not kill us, makes us stronger, eh?
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:37 PM   #18854
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Kawasaki came out with a pseudo trials bike in the mid 70s. We only got one into the shop, but had a fun time playing with it until it was sold to a local.

I ain't no trials rider, but the low CG of that bike allowed you to do things you'd never think of doing on a regular (at the time) enduro. Certainly no Ossa, Beta, or Gas Gas, but it was fun none-the-less.

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Is anyone heading to the trails tomorrow after RTE?

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