Pensacola area riders

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

  1. MadMax400

    MadMax400 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..
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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?
  5. AST236

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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..........
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. AST236

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    I"ve been told by the BMW dealership in P'cola that it would be in the neighborhood of $1400 to replace the clutch on the '05 GS. I know that is a ballpark figure, so YMMV. From what I"ve read, it's a pretty labor intensive job, so I"m guessing half of that is labor costs.

    In your case, add whatever it will cost to replace the offending leaking seal.

    Tell Phil I'll give him $368.47 and a cat for the bike and remove that stressor from his busy life........:D

    Once I get back on some wheels, let's schedule a beast ride up this way and I'll throw some Conecuh Sausage and burgers on the grill......
  11. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Frank you need a new stable of bikes! You've been laying low lately... Lol
  12. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    I agree buddy. Let me do some accounting.....

    Wifey and daughter at the beach for a week: $$$$
    Daughter has prom tonight: $$$
    Daughter finds new stray cat who must visit the vet: $$
    Treated my self to a new S&W target pistol pretty wife doesn't know about: $$$ :lol3

    Just kidding! I've managed to save $62.28 for a downpayment on a new ride, so I'm lookin' hard!!!!! :D
  13. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    WoodsRider - sent you email with tracks for Open Pond Ride.

    Im Not riding this weekend.

    MI and Roto - you guys gonna HS this weekend?
    I know MM is going.
  14. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumperâ„¢

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    I'll throw in a cat to sweeten the deal for a complete stranger.
  15. r_bin

    r_bin Been here awhile

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    And I have a African Grey parrot I'll pitch in. Jennifer is out of town. :lol3
  16. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    But there will be a price to pay when she returns.........:eek1
  17. r_bin

    r_bin Been here awhile

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    Yeah, probably a bad idea.
  18. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Trying, having some carb issues I've been trying to work out since last ride a couple weeks ago. MI is going to a couple friends weddings and is out for a bit.



    MI and Roto - you guys gonna HS this weekend?
    I know MM is going.[/QUOTE]
  19. MadMax400

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    Hope you get that thing tuned.. I am ready to go..
    My group runs at 2pm on sat for anyone interested to come watch.

    Wish me luck all.
  20. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    Good luck on yours man, I'm omw to the natnl enduro in Louisiana. First race on orange for me!

    Oh, an inept - I saw you sneakin behind that fireline there :lol3