1st RR and maybe last??

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by wayno, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. PJungnitsch

    PJungnitsch Been here awhile

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    Due to financial limitations I bought a cheap used TW200 this year to get me around after totaling my WeeStrom in a deer hit last fall.

    One of the first things I noticed is how relaxing a shorter, lighter bike is. Kinda liking it.
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  2. wayno

    wayno Long timer

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    Thr TW is on my list if lowering the DR doesnt work out especially since I have the wee also
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  3. mb90535im

    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    Next time try picking it up like a girl.

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  4. wayno

    wayno Long timer

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  5. Guevara

    Guevara Adventurer

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    What about front brakes?
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  6. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Great report, don't let it be your last:clap :clap :clap

    Also, learn out to pickup your bike, can't be that hard. I'm a skinny 160lbs dude with bad joints and wayyy too many hours behind a computer and can pickup my 450lbs street bike no problem. I've also picked up a guy's bandit 1250 before. Its all about positioning and leverage, doesn't take much strength. There's a little old lady that goes around picking up a goldwing I'm told. :)
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  7. Krashdragon

    Krashdragon Been here awhile

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    Well, I is a little old lady, but when I dropped my Harley last weekend, the wheels were higher than the tank..
    Took 3 strong men to pick it up...gravel driveway on an angle, no traction.

    The Wings have enough rollbars on them that they only get about 1/3 of the way down. The newer ones are also way lower center of gravity, my b.f's 1994 Wing is about 5 inches higher, I cant' even get my toes down. His friend's 2003 Wing sports a CT, way lower.
    mary
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