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Old 07-04-2012, 05:42 PM   #391
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between being very busy with work and having a nasty dose of the lurgi I have been an infrequent visitor here...the training turned out to be expensive though as last Saturday I went out and brought an 07 sy250 scorpa...
Noice. You'll have to post some photos.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:19 PM   #392
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Hmmm if someone wants to buy my DRZ for the right money & you want to sell your DT cheap it could work

Why a DT over the KLX ?
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:25 PM   #393
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Any Cheifs supporters here??

Good effort last night but not quite enough was it?

Bloody best game of rugger I seen for a long long time.

Go the Crusaders
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:17 PM   #394
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Any Cheifs supporters here??

Good effort last night but not quite enough was it?

Bloody best game of rugger I seen for a long long time.

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Anywho, see you in the final
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:42 AM   #395
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Why a DT over the KLX ?

Well I was going to say that I want a lighter bike to pick up when it turns to crap however i have just googled the weights & they are pretty much the same give or take a few kilos.
If I was to do it again I would get the litest, cheapest bike I could find I think. Since getting the DRZ the longest ride I think i've done on it is about 100K (maunga, Hori loop I think). If I want to go for a longer ride I tend to jump on Schmidt, out in the forest Snotso is the choice. Even at 130kilos I end up fricking my bad back picking it up. I also realise I drop it when it's steep where I can't touch the ground due to its' seat height & it is always lying on the downward side
Maybe in the summer & longer trips thru Denniston or Anatori may change that but it may be time to shift focus away from my dreams of taking out the Erzburg & concentrate on the World Superbike Challenge.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:27 AM   #396
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Yep, I'd be looking along the lines of a DR350 or for the magic button, DR250 if I was looking for a smaller bike now.
They're pretty much all in the 120-130kg area.

Actually, Deniston would be sweet at the moment. Won't be overheating, that's for sure...
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:35 AM   #397
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DR250 ...
You show me a DR250 that hasn't shat itself & i'll buy you a chocolate fish

re welders. On trademe there have been quite a few in Nelson. The good thing about them is the freight costs is a killer which reduces the market to those in the pick up area.
i can sell you an ex repco demo model.

Next stop is a lathe ... slobber slobber...

Orrrr maybe finding one of those mens sheds that operate around the country....
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:39 AM   #398
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My XR gets along at 100kph no probs.. It's quite good for longer rides..
I'm quite happy to cruse at 95/100kph.. A 250 is a bit more capable than
you would think..
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:27 AM   #399
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The DR-Z250 was about 20 kg lighter and slightly lower seat height than the 400, which is why I got the 250. Nothing wrong with them, the only one I've heard have any real grief is advgers. Mine was fine when I sold it, and it had been thrashed as is the norm for a 4T 250.

DT230 is a bit lower and considerably more powerful, for little weight penalty.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:42 PM   #400
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norm for a 4T 250. DT230 is a bit lower and considerably more powerful, for little weight penalty.
its also a very smooth engine which makes quite a big difference if you want to cover some miles. Its also fairly stable at speed compared to a 'tall thin' bike like the wr450 which is a shit on the road.

I happen to know of a lowish km hardly used DT230 that will be for sale very soon.....
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:51 AM   #401
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Remember when you used to be on dialup? I've gone over my allowance on ihug so i'm slowed right down & I have to wait till the page loads up. it's really quite fun - you know antici p a t i o n and all that.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:55 AM   #402
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Remember when you used to be on dialup? I've gone over my allowance on ihug so i'm slowed right down & I have to wait till the page loads up. it's really quite fun - you know antici p a t i o n and all that.

Remember when we had to send messages by pigeon? aaaah those were the days.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:05 AM   #403
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its also a very smooth engine which makes quite a big difference if you want to cover some miles. Its also fairly stable at speed compared to a 'tall thin' bike like the wr450 which is a shit on the road
WR 250 seems quite capable on the road, what changed to the 450?
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:09 AM   #404
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Remember when you used to be on dialup? I've gone over my allowance on ihug so i'm slowed right down & I have to wait till the page loads up. it's really quite fun - you know antici p a t i o n and all that.
Yip.....

Seems like only a couple of months ago and it was never "fun"
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:49 AM   #405
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Yip.....

Seems like only a couple of months ago and it was never "fun"
I bet you've lost a bit of weight not having to buy fries with your broadband
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