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Old 02-07-2012, 12:17 PM   #9346
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To be honest, I'm not sure I could now. I dropped the other one only once before the crash and managed to pick it up. Now, maybe not. I did stupidly drop the KLR in garage last month and got it up no problem. I'm trying really hard NOT to drop the new-to-me GSA. Anyway, that WR almost pops up on its own, comparatively.
Hmmm, I've picked up my GSA several times. It's heavy but I can still pick it up.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:31 PM   #9347
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no if you need to run away you can follow my thumper to CA starting Sat morning
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:47 PM   #9348
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DAMN!!!! All this talk has me aching to runaway and ride my beast ANYWHERE but HERE
April.

One week.

Durango-San Blas-Mazatlan-Culiacan-Durango.

All paved.

All Hooligan.

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Old 02-07-2012, 12:57 PM   #9349
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no if you need to run away you can follow my thumper to CA starting Sat morning
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:38 PM   #9350
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Yea I'll probably be alone, so definitely the maintained stuff or pavement for me. Mama didn't raise no fool.
It looks like my momma DID!

In any case, I've ridden most of the back roads in BBNP solo on a fully loaded 990adv multiple times. The only thing I'd be truly nervous about is running black gap from north to south. Going the other direction dropping down that step in black gap is fairly easy; going back up? Not so much. To be fair, in addition to riding most of the back roads multiple times, I've also dropped the big pig on most of the back roads in BBNP multiple times! Ha ha

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Old 02-07-2012, 01:50 PM   #9351
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It looks like my momma DID!

It was a long hill and you stopped to take a break. Understandable.

How much do those big KTMs weigh? They're lighter than a GSA aren't they?
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:02 PM   #9352
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It was a long hill and it stopped to take a break. Understandable.
There. Fixed that for you. I was ready to keep going, but when the front tire hit that lose baby head it decided it was ready for a break! Ha ha!

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How much do those big KTMs weigh? They're lighter than a GSA aren't they?
I think they are lighter... Still pretty much part of the scenery until I can pull off enough crap to get it hoisted back onto two wheels. The tank bag has to come off, and unless it lands largely upright, the rest of the luggage has to come off before I can begin to lift it.

I rode it over to explore the Bastrop trails the other day and never met up with anyone. I ended up dropping it THREE times! Haven't ridden it since. Ha ha! That's technically true, but I still love the big lug. I'm installing a dual battery system and a new 2 into 1 exhaust on the KTM so the mighty KLX250S has been pressed into daily duty. I just put on a pipe and lower gearing and it's a MONSTER! Ha ha!
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:28 PM   #9353
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There. Fixed that for you. I was ready to keep going, but when the front tire hit that lose baby head it decided it was ready for a break! Ha ha!



I think they are lighter... Still pretty much part of the scenery until I can pull off enough crap to get it hoisted back onto two wheels. The tank bag has to come off, and unless it lands largely upright, the rest of the luggage has to come off before I can begin to lift it.

I rode it over to explore the Bastrop trails the other day and never met up with anyone. I ended up dropping it THREE times! Haven't ridden it since. Ha ha! That's technically true, but I still love the big lug. I'm installing a dual battery system and a new 2 into 1 exhaust on the KTM so the mighty KLX250S has been pressed into daily duty. I just put on a pipe and lower gearing and it's a MONSTER! Ha ha!
I heard you've been riding the Urban Austin trails. Somebody said you knew where all the good urban trails were.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #9354
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Ever had something come out of nowhere that could change everything? (for the better)

Just happened to me...some good thoughts, and a little luck heading my way, would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:49 PM   #9355
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Ever had something come out of nowhere that could change everything? (for the better)

Just happened to me...some good thoughts, and a little luck heading my way, would be greatly appreciated.
Well, good luck with it then! Hope it works out well for you, what ever it is.

BTW, you heard about Sven on YouTube right?
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:40 PM   #9356
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Had this been me, it would have been captioned "For Sale: As Is , Where Is".

Out of shape, both hands compromised.....not a chance.

Which road was that, RL?
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:22 PM   #9357
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If you have time head up and do a yo-yo day hike on Juniper Canyon. It's a really neat ecosystem. Once you start gaining elevation it's desert on one side and forest on the other with a little overlap.

It's probably one of the best kept "secrets" of Big Bend. But it's really only a secret to those who never get off the beaten track.

Furthermore hiking a few miles up Blue Creek from Homer Wilson Ranch will reveal a lot of nifty rock formations.

Amateur Big Bend pron here:
www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/41519/index.html?skip_to_post=352931

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:45 PM   #9358
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I heard you've been riding the Urban Austin trails. Somebody said you knew where all the good urban trails were.
Word up! Know where they are? I cut most of the one's north of the river! You want to hit them some time? Can even loan you a bike if you're ever in town without one. Anything much more massive than a 650 and the trails are a little tricky, although I've taken the 990 through most of them one time or another. Between the SM610 with turf tires, or the KLX250 on DOT knobs, we'll tear 'em up! Although we'll try to avoid this sort of thing where my KLR650 ended up in a tree on one of the urban trails (more of an indictment of my clutch skills than actual trail difficulty. Ha ha!):


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Had this been me, it would have been captioned "For Sale: As Is , Where Is".
That's only because you're smarter than I am! Ha ha! That picture is actually a little misleading because although I was out there to primitive camp solo, I had run into some folks from Austin who were also doing black gap so I was actually surrounded by people who immediately jumped in to help.

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Which road was that, RL?
Black Gap going north. I don't remember if it's before or after the gap with the big step, but it's in the general vicinity.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:48 PM   #9359
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I have seen that big step you speak of in several pics. Loose rock and ledges. Ummm-ummm good combo for the big pigs.
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