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Old 05-02-2013, 01:51 PM   #6361
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I personaly find nothing interesting about using the right bike for the right job.
Its much more interesting riding a street bike in the dirt, and a dirt bike on the street, small bikes for long trips, and big bikes I got no use for at all.

Doing a big trip just means you can get time off work and have some money, so what.
Do the TAT or any dirt riding 2 up on a ninja 250 and its interesting.
Ride a big bike to Alaska, just like the other 5000+ people this year.
How many people ride a scooter around the world, with no money?

There is no 'right way' to do things, or 'right bike' to do them on, you do what you want on what you got, or what you like best.

There is a guy who does the dragon on a gold wing much faster then I would take any bike down it, there was a guy who toured on a TW200, and I am glad no one told them they had to get the right bike for the job.



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I have a riding co-worker that has reportedly ADV'ed more than I probably ever will.

His BMW GS is still down in some other country, he owns a Honda that's in Canada, and rides a sport bike around town here.

I constantly get criticized about how my bike is the 'wrong bike' for the wrong place, etc, etc, - yet on just about every point I disagree with him, am happier than I've been in a long time, and in the time I've worked there I've actually ridden longer and done more trips than he has.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:43 PM   #6362
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I personaly find nothing interesting about using the right bike for the right job.
Its much more interesting riding a street bike in the dirt, and a dirt bike on the street, small bikes for long trips, and big bikes I got no use for at all.

Doing a big trip just means you can get time off work and have some money, so what.
Do the TAT or any dirt riding 2 up on a ninja 250 and its interesting.
Ride a big bike to Alaska, just like the other 5000+ people this year.
How many people ride a scooter around the world, with no money?

There is no 'right way' to do things, or 'right bike' to do them on, you do what you want on what you got, or what you like best.

There is a guy who does the dragon on a gold wing much faster then I would take any bike down it, there was a guy who toured on a TW200, and I am glad no one told them they had to get the right bike for the job.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:11 PM   #6363
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Absolutely - if you have all the right gear for the trip, weather and road conditions, it's hardly an ADVENTURE, is it ?
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:50 PM   #6364
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Absolutely - if you have all the right gear for the trip, weather and road conditions, it's hardly an ADVENTURE, is it ?
Yep. SOme of my fondest riding memories are of nasty storms that werent supposed to be there....like having to stay on the centerline of the road one time, because it was the only thing I could under all the water during a record rainstorm for our area. Or having a forecast of sunny and warm (dressing and packing accordingly), and waking up to 4 or so inches of snow all over everything.

Miserable, cold and wet during...but look back with great fondness on those rides.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:36 PM   #6365
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I had a "friend" like that. Everything I had or did he had to criticize. I haven't seen him in twenty something years...........and that's too bad!
Meh, he's harmless, just a little obnoxious at times.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:37 PM   #6366
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250 Ninja served my need well when I had 1,the KLR always catches people off guard when it's really storming and Im riding or they ask and Im more than 100 miles from home on it,people think you have to go big or stay home,most that go big never do more than sunshine day rides.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:56 AM   #6367
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Absolutely - if you have all the right gear for the trip, weather and road conditions, it's hardly an ADVENTURE, is it ?
Says the guy with near-perfect weather 360 days a year. I mean, is it even legal to have bad weather in Hawaii?
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:17 AM   #6368
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I mean, is it even legal to have bad weather in Hawaii?
It rains a lot there.

But if you're in Hawaii you just need to repeat "No rain, no rainbows."
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:22 AM   #6369
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A well ventilated rainsuit is handy in Hawaii.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:09 AM   #6370
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We finally have warm weather in Michigan now, and while I ride all year round, all the fair-weather riders are out in droves now. It's a double-edged sword because cagers are starting to look for motorcycles more often so I've had fewer close calls, but man, some of these guys on their shiny new bikes with only a couple hundred miles on them are obnoxious.

I was out riding my DR350 last week and I stopped to get gas. I pulled up next to a couple of middle-aged guys on Harleys, nodded to them and started getting gas. After I filled my tank, I started up the DR and was pulling on my gloves and helmet when one of them walked over with this serious look on his face and tells me, "hey man, you really need to get your bike checked out, it sounds like it's only running on one cylinder." I thought he was joking at first, so I laughed, but then he went on to tell me about how I could be damaging my crank and my engine would blow if I kept riding it like that. I thanked him for his "advice," told him to have a nice day riding, and went on my way.
Had this happen so many times with my xl 600r lmfao, hey guy your only running on one, me yea I know , them you going to wreck your motor , me realy I am??? Its a single, they then argue for about half hour till they look enough times at the one and only plug in it and move on saying somthing doean't add up with this think...
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:12 AM   #6371
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Makes me glad I own a thumper,looking forward to that "only running on 1 cylinder"so I can have a good laugh the rest of the day.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #6372
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Can you have an adventure ride in Hawaii?
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:37 AM   #6373
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Can you have an adventure ride in Hawaii?
Depends on your destination. Ever tried to ride from Hawaii to California? THAT is an adventure.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:51 AM   #6374
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Depends on your destination. Ever tried to ride from Hawaii to California? THAT is an adventure.
Not if you've got ice 9.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:25 PM   #6375
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Can you have an adventure ride in Hawaii?
You can on the big island. Lots of good dual sport options on Maui and Kauai.
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