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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Metalcarver, Nov 2, 2015.
2017 Slide Show
Nice job! Some beautiful shots there, excellent presentation.
Really nice! Looks like you had a great year of riding.
We are so blessed to live in this part of our beautiful country!
It looks like you had an amazing year, thank you for sharing the images!
Time to start plotting. Seems like there's some places that dry out early in the desert where we could pull off a rendezvous. Maybe as early as April?
Nice slide show. Cool side car rig. I know a guy here in IF that has a KLR he can't ride anymore due to health who could use a Ural. Hadn't thought of one of those. He has shown some interest in my TW but watching him walk it looks like three wheels would be the way to go. Hope I'm posting to the right thread first time on this forum.
Hey, there's a new Ural dealership between the Eagle roundabout and Wallyworld. The Indian dealership. I believe he still has a few models in stock. Kinda spendy for what they are but they are still built in Siberia...
Just wrote up a review of the beast http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/ural-one-year-review.1271071/#post-33820519
I don't know how the neighbors budget is. Maybe they would take the KLR in trade. I ve been eyeing this guys samurai so if I made him an offer he might could raise he coin for a ural . It would be good to see him out and about again. It would also be nice to have someone with a slow bike to ride with. Top speed on a TW is about 65 so interstate is out. Thought about a bigger bike but they seem to jump from 250 to 650. Wish the drz 400 had a six speed. 650 is too heavy on the trail. I have a 4x4 campervan and the TW rides on the bumper for long pavement hauls. Nice's ride, nice bed and a lighter camp bike for two lanes and trails. Still a 350-450 would be great.
That TW would be a perfect companion on a Ural trip. I have been making big strides in recovering from my stroke to the point where I'm thinking I could ride my Vstrom again. But I would have to relegate it to pavement. Just no way I could pick it up from a drop in the back country. Tried selling mine since last summer but no takers. I know of a guy in his 70's who got a giant 5th wheel RV toy hauler, new truck and utv by signing his name to a 15 year loan. Banks are really, really stupid. Might be time to take advantage of that before the depression...
Yeah the banks are out of there minds.There will be a price to pay. Not by the banks mind you. Perhaps we could put a little ride together in the spring. I usually load the bike up for a southern ride at least once in the winter. Last year was to DeathValley. Headed to Guadalupe Canyon this year.
? Anybody heading South, hauling down from Idaho or Rockies through Utah?
I stored my Husky 701 out in Salt Lake and itching to ride. I would be stoked to join up, catch a truck or trailer ride and gladly contribute $ to cut costs.
Riding together at a destination is totally optional (don't feel obligated to stick together if you have your own itinerary)
I might ride back up to Nor Cal to visit family & friends (including help my buddy who lost his house in the big fire).
Planning on SLC this weekend. Are you headed south from there? Looks like you're in New York. When are you headed to SLC?
Not sure yet when I can get out there next... I would be grateful to discuss via PM.
Sorry to miss you Rainmaker8. Went to Mexico. Back now. If you're interested could still meet in SLC. Wouldn't mind looking at a few bike's while down there. Looking for something with little more top end but not too heavy for trails. Maybe DRZ400 XT250 or WR250r.
Tentative start date saturday July 28th. Same route as last year but in reverse.
Talked with the neighbor. Going to look at Urals next weekend. As for me, just bought a KTM 690 enduro. Still love the TW though.
Gotta love the 690!
Yeah I'm impressed by the 690. Just a little concerned about the weight and the seat height. The power is almost Scarry. I carry the TW200 on the back of my van and use it for almost everything but the interstate. However I'm asking too much of it to run two up at sixty for any significant distance. Was hooping to find an old XT 350, but the 690 came along and should be able to handle anything I am likely to throw at it. Don't have a ton of off road experience. I'm sure others could wring a lot more out of the 690 than I can.