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Old 11-20-2013, 08:44 PM   #16
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Nothing to write home about. It will work in traffic. I did not, but I see it working on Hwy for a stint or two. I have no idea about off road. We have sand here anywhere you go off road and I don't know how the large tires will deal with that. Mountain area roads should be fun! I am looking at this to replace my 1975 XL350....KICK START. And be a commuter with 80mpg.
Local dealer $3683 , but then +399+199++++..........
I'll be looking for a used one unless they take 3500 out the door!
Thanks. Very helpful.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:50 PM   #17
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:15 PM   #18
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Well, not today, I'm back in Ky. and working, but, last week I was in Central California for 3 days and put 750 miles on this.



Tiger 800 , rented from Eagle Rider .



And I went to the Rock Store. It was closed that day but, cool to be there. I went on Sunday for Bike Day last time I was there, back in the summer of 1977, thirty six years ago !
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:01 AM   #19
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Sweet! SC has TT's for rent at ER!

I'm thinking of doing something similar...

Bottom is dropping out here...COLD
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:42 AM   #20
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Hmm… 1989 Kawasaki Ninja 250, and probably not going to change anytime soon either..
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:11 AM   #21
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my DRZ. rode it to work. like every weekday. makes for a fun commute.

on weekend days, though, i get to ride the really fun bike---KTM 450xc-w--in the really fun stuff...

this weekend will have an interesting twist. our favorite KTM dealer is putting on their annual "incentive run". they hide little "easter eggs" around the trails by their shop. you ride around and try to find them. inside are coupons, etc.

they also set up some endurocross obstacles...which is the really fun part.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:20 AM   #22
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Rode to work this morning, 28 degrees -- love my heated gear!
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:13 AM   #23
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Rode to work this morning, 28 degrees -- love my heated gear!
I rode to work on my Sabre this morning....it was 27 degrees -- I wish I had your heated gear
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:44 AM   #24
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Was feeling not so well, but have been itching to take out the CBR, so I did so. Felt better afterwards. Tomorrow looks good for the CBR again, then a few days on the GS due to cold cold weather. Hopefully get a few more CBR days in this year, it's too much fun to keep cooped up.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:57 AM   #25
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DR650 got the nod this morning. It's my winter ride so the Tiger and scooter sit most days from here through spring.

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Old 11-21-2013, 10:30 AM   #26
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And I agree, heated gear is amazing, wish I knew how awesome it was sooner. I used to tolerate 35° with just insulated liners but with my heated jacket liner 25-30° with no liner is shockingly comfortable (pardon the pun)

Pic from yesterday but same steed and setup today minus the duck

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Old 11-21-2013, 10:44 AM   #27
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Gotta agree about the heated gear. I started using a heated liner (homemade) last year and I'll never go back to not having one. Low 20's here this morning and although I could handle the low temps without heat I'd rather not.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:52 AM   #28
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My Super 8. I ride it nearly every day, to work, the store, hiking, wherever I need to go. Coldest commute so far this year around 30F.

Go this pic just before sunrise on my commute earlier this week.

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Old 11-21-2013, 11:02 AM   #29
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My GS. 30ºC (that's 86ºF) arriving at work this morning, at 9am. Fortunately, a nice summer rain is falling now and the temperature going home will be a little lower.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:05 AM   #30
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Nothing to write home about. It will work in traffic. I did not, but I see it working on Hwy for a stint or two. I have no idea about off road. We have sand here anywhere you go off road and I don't know how the large tires will deal with that. Mountain area roads should be fun! I am looking at this to replace my 1975 XL350....KICK START. And be a commuter with 80mpg.
Local dealer $3683 , but then +399+199++++..........
I'll be looking for a used one unless they take 3500 out the door!
The TW200 will do great in sand with the big tires. I have been considering one of those, or a Fat Cat, to play at Pismo Beach dunes.

A friend of mine bought a brand new TW200, and burned up 2 engines commuting on the highway. The dealer finally told him they would no longer cover it if he insisted on riding highway speeds. It will probably be fine for 55 to 60 mph, but he was spending hours flat out at 70 to 80 or something like that (he wasn't specific).

I wish I was closer to you when you sell that XL350. I love the old XL bikes, and that would make a nice pair with my wife's DR350SE.
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