Middle Tennessee pixel hunt

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by rob feature, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. herods_flu

    herods_flu Been here awhile

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    I bought this one to replace the 93. I'm not big enough to be kick starting that thing all the time. First impression is that the new one is much lighter. It is also much less comfortable. I'm a little torn at the moment. I'll just keep both of them for a while and see which one I get the most attached to I guess.
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  2. cdq3

    cdq3 DRZ400pack mule

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    check this out... i had to have somthing being i ride a drz400. this is GREAT... http://cycle-analyst.com/sweetcheeks.htm
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  3. Drowsy Dave

    Drowsy Dave Square Peg, No Hole

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    Hey herod...Talk to me about your DR. I'm looking to buy a pre 08 KLR next month but lately I've started having second thoughts because of all the wrenching that seems to be required. I'm looking for a daily commuter (60 mile round trip) and weekend warrior and I have plans to do the TAT and the Continental Divide in the next few years. Oh, and I'm cheap, so the KLR seemed like a good all rounder. But lately I've been thinking that the DR can do all that and is probably better built with higher grade materials and more reliable. You obviously like yours enough to buy another one. Do you have any wisdom to impart? Pros and cons compared to the KLR?
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  4. herods_flu

    herods_flu Been here awhile

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    We're supposed to be looking at a KLR this weekend so if my buddy ends up buying it I'll have both in my garage. I've never even seen one up close so I'm a little ignorant. The DR's are supposed to be MUCH better true "dual" purpose bikes. After spending a little time with the 07 DR I can tell you it feels like an overweight dirt bike. The 93 feels like a street bike with a lot of ground clearance and an upright seating position. If I were doing more off than on I would jump on the 07. Probably wouldn't want to do the Natchez Trace on it though, at least not the way it sits. Just my .02 of course, we still haven't got the bikes dirty yet:wink:
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  5. Drowsy Dave

    Drowsy Dave Square Peg, No Hole

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    Roger that.

    I will most likely go with the KLR. I like the 6 gal tank and better wind protection. Plus, most of the mods that need to be done to bring it up to snuff are realitivly easy and cheap.

    Still, I'd be interested in your comparison after you get a closer look.
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  6. Drowsy Dave

    Drowsy Dave Square Peg, No Hole

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    Friday bump...

    Weekends here. Somebody go get this thing.
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  7. herods_flu

    herods_flu Been here awhile

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    It's on Old Hickory Blvd. In Old Hickory. It's called the Phoenix Flea Market. It's open from 10 to 5 daily. It smells funny inside. I'll get the phone number if it will help. I'll also send a map. Heck, I'll come pick you up. Anybody?
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  8. bmwblake

    bmwblake upside down parker

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    i go by there fairly often going to a friend's house. i just wasn't able to get out of my driveway on a bike until 2 days ago. maybe i'll get out there tomorrow morning...


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  9. Drowsy Dave

    Drowsy Dave Square Peg, No Hole

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    Thats a pretty decent clue.
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  10. bmwblake

    bmwblake upside down parker

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    if he were really helpful he'd have posted directions directly from my house.


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  11. Drowsy Dave

    Drowsy Dave Square Peg, No Hole

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    :lol3
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  12. threadkiller

    threadkiller Long timer

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    I'm tempted to head down there Sunday.
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  13. cdq3

    cdq3 DRZ400pack mule

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    i thought about going also. but i have some new stuff !!!!!! i need to mount and put on my bike.(love new toys):rofl
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  14. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    WFT, no GPS coordinates? :bluduh
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  15. cdq3

    cdq3 DRZ400pack mule

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    LMAO ! im a gps geek, yup , yup... but this one was easy. the ole lady found it for me.(google).. hope i have time and can talk the drz into going into the big city this weekend ( she dont like big city), i might could tag it ! i need to tag one so we can get the tags out of town...LOL:clap i hope all of you are having a good friday and weekend. glad to see the ice gone here. got alot of new stuff for the up coming ride today, (summer ride, the tat across tennessee, then south across miss to the gulf coast. then east to FL,mabey the keys, then back to TN. got the route all worked out today).. should be a good ride throu the great south. all are invited !! if anyone wants to join me, and i hope ya do... we will do it in july. ride report... tennessee boys hit the south keys! lol nice bikinis there in july ! :evil
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  16. bmwblake

    bmwblake upside down parker

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    tag!

    a pic that turned out really crappy...
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    and a new one
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    and a closeup to make the text clearer

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    the weather was crappy and the sun had set long ago, but you work with what you can.
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  17. Drowsy Dave

    Drowsy Dave Square Peg, No Hole

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    Ahhh...the games afoot!



    :thumb
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  18. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    Thanks for pumping the blood. Got my DRZ tagged yesterday so I'll be up and running soon :clap
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  19. herods_flu

    herods_flu Been here awhile

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    Uh-Oh.[​IMG]
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  20. TNgirl

    TNgirl cdq3's ole lady

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    is it on the art and invention gallery?