Pensacola area riders

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by XT Thumper, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Thanks guys. I will send gpx files via email.
    If anybody else wants files let me know. Almost final now.
  2. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Of course I will. Just send it to me Vico
  3. Just_P_Dirty

    Just_P_Dirty Its more fun when Dirty!

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    good week-3 days straight of riding the KTM to work! only thing better would be 4 days or not having to work...
  4. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Are you gonna make the DS ride on the 20th? 690 Ride for sure.

    As I recall there are several 690 riders out there who we dont see to often. Come on out. You will like this ride.
  5. Down2ride

    Down2ride Dude

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    Alright guys....I came to the realization that I was an idiot when I bought my Honda XR 650L....it is a hog and weighs way to much. Well, I bought my newphew a DRZ 400 and can ride that faster and better than the honda. Well, with that in mind...I am going to the KTM dealership and am between the exc 500 and exc-F 350. I'm thinking I will come home with the 500. Unfortunately the wife is not so supporting...so I am trading my babies in...the honda (ok with) and my 2009 Buel CR (sad about)...
  6. Down2ride

    Down2ride Dude

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    anyways....will be out and riding often soon...hopefully (fingers crossed)
  7. tdreyer

    tdreyer KTiM

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    Trade them both and don't look back! Get the 500.
  8. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Get the 500. You will not believe it. Lots of 5hunny experience here on par. Hope u join us for 20th ride.
  9. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    PM me if you want to save money and buy a sweet 2009 530 exc.......!
  10. TitaniumKaren

    TitaniumKaren Been here awhile

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  11. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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  12. artimus_maximus

    artimus_maximus Long timer

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    I am actually torn between the two... I guess if most of your riding is dicing through the trees on single track here in the south, then the 350 is the heat. But if you plan on doing some street time with it and dicing the trees with some occasional mountains and desert thrown in, then the 500 is the ticket.. IMO.
    Make no mistake, that 500 can do it all.. For wee seen it first hand with a few folks. Need to get Vic and the other gentleman with the new 350 and test ride them both and make a decision.. come on hook the man up fellas.. bring those bikes out and let man test them both..

    HS two days away, looking forward to it..
  13. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Well since there may be a few people show up for this ride I thought we might give it a simple name to remember it by.

    The First Annual Pensacola Area Riders' Spring Forward No Fee Black Water and Conecuh Forest Dual Sport Extravaganza and Ride.

    That seems nice and short and easy to remember.

    TFAPARSFNFBWACFDSEAR :clap
  14. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Even more basic. If you are gonna race ENDUROS or HS on a consistant basis and really want the best machine for that prupose- 350 baby.

    It IS the same machine but not as much power so at the end of an LONG TERRIBLE day you will not be as tired. I rode 250F for 8 years in SERA I know.

    For anything else - 5 Hunny Baby...

    BTW anyone wants to ride my scoot just holler.... however, I require a written waver of responsibility for any adverse financial impact said ride may eventually require.

    I rode a friends and it cost me 9k...
  15. Just_P_Dirty

    Just_P_Dirty Its more fun when Dirty!

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    vic i wasnt able to because of an event but it just canceled so i am going try and show up. it get about 180 miles before hitting the reserve with current setup...when and where is the meet up?
  16. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    Looking at a couple of R bikes. One is an '02 RT w/ 50K miles and the other is an '05 GS w/ 70K. Both look almost new from ten feet away and have been dealer serviced and taken great care of. The GS belonged to a guy in his late 60's who did IronButts for fun, so it has a lot of highway miles.

    Would the local Beemer guys jump in and tell me how concerned I should be about clutch life and/or final drive issues (since both come w/ a big repair bill)? Are these things I/we could? Is there a good independent BMW tech around the area?

    I know from my experience w/ the R1150GS that the final drive failure is pretty random and I never had any issues w/ mine w/ almost 40K on it. I've been kicking myself for getting rid of it, so I"m looking for another (plus my deal to get my old DR 350 back fell through when my buddy's wife found out about it and pitched one more fit).........

    Any input appreciated..........
  17. bzrider

    bzrider Long timer

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    I baby mine .. those bmw's are fragile ..:lol3 don't worry about a clutch or final drive .thes bikes are bullet proof.
  18. papa wheelie

    papa wheelie Been here awhile

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    Well in my humble opinion as if anyone cares, I think the 450 xcw would make a better all rounder if you want to ride single track or race HS or endure and still dual sport around, belive or not the 450 though the same weight as 500 makes a mo beta single tracker and dose every thing the 500 can do fast track'n. And yes they can be made street legal. Word to ya Grandma! P.S. have a nice hodaka road toad for sale.
  19. papa wheelie

    papa wheelie Been here awhile

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    I think any of the newer 4stk ktm's would be great but what ever you do DON'T BUY A 400!
  20. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Im sure BZ is correct - however - Phil has an 02 R1150R with about 50k and we think his main seal is leaking and causing the clutch to slip really badly. Its almost unridable now and we need to address the issue.

    We havent approached the BMW shop yet to see what they would charge.

    Any ideas. We have posted this before and got some good feed back then.