Northern VA Dual-Sport/GS Rides

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by custom60, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. custom60

    custom60 Andiamo stronzi!

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    Anyone know of some good dual-sport rides near the Northern Virginia area?
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  2. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    Watch the EAST forum. Check for my posts and Skyline Keith's posts... Actually, PM him.

    He has a KTM 950, DRZ400, and I have a KTM 640 ADV. Some others have true dualsports too.

    We went out recently and had an awesome day. We got plans to do WVA, Keith has about 3 hrs of gravel/country road to ride. Little sploring too.

    Barry
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  3. custom60

    custom60 Andiamo stronzi!

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    Thanks Barry! I don't have an all-out dual-sport, R12GS, but have some dirt experience, just not real good at hucking around a 500-lb enduro right now - need more seat time =)

    Appreciate the heads up.
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  4. Omi

    Omi 0o0o0o

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    Keith's route is perfect for a GS. It's a fun day of riding. I want to go soon, maybe next weekend?? :ear Got a few mods I got to try out too.
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  5. custom60

    custom60 Andiamo stronzi!

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    What's the route? Sounds great already...
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  6. SkylineKeith

    SkylineKeith Motorcycle Junkie

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    Thanks for the votes of confidence guys. I have been actively seeking out the gravel and dirt riding in the area but I think it is time we tapped into Omars knowledge of DS riding. Shen 500 on a GS? you rock Omar...and Barry does ride:rofl

    Barry, how did it go with your friends KTM buying experience?
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  7. Omi

    Omi 0o0o0o

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    No Shen 500 route till I replace my bent bars. I will like to do the WVA gravel route we skipped last time though.
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    SkylineKeith Motorcycle Junkie

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    I have 4-5 sets of stock Harley handlebars. Will they work? :rofl Seriously, if you wanted to sell them on ebay to buy yourself some new handlebars, you would do me the favor of getting them out of my garage.
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  9. Barry

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    I don't think he wants to spend $3K for a bike his son will use 2 years. I think they are (rightly) looking at used bikes.

    Thanks for the POC. They did get a much better price and zero BS - good warm fuzzy - from your buddy.

    Barry
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  10. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    :ear
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  11. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    Yup. Me too...

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  12. Omi

    Omi 0o0o0o

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    Does this weekend work for you guys? Eather day is good with me.
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    Omi 0o0o0o

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    Thanks for the offer. We can talk later. Maybe this weekend? :ear
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  14. custom60

    custom60 Andiamo stronzi!

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    Sunday might work - raining like mad, supposed to continue on thru Wednesday...
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  15. custom60

    custom60 Andiamo stronzi!

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    Actually, I can probably do either day, Sunday might be dryer.

    OMI1150GS, what mods are you trying out?
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  16. Barry

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    Supposed to go race a harescramble this Sunday on Squiggy's WR250 F I just bought from him. Sooo... no riding for me this weekend with youse guys.

    If the rain washes that out, it will likely wash out riding in general.

    Barry
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  17. Omi

    Omi 0o0o0o

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    Nothing big. Just a Touratech tool plate so I can remove my rear seat. I am modifying some luggage to fit in it's place. I may have it ready by this weekend to test it on the road.
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  18. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    Talk about doing some testing ...


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  19. Omi

    Omi 0o0o0o

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    :ear:ear:ear What's this??? New ride???
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  20. SkylineKeith

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    Nice!:thumb Congrats on the new bike.

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