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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by PNW Buttercup, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. moto-treks

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    A steering damper at low speeds is the last thing you would want - unless it's dialed way down :D

    while I agree to some point, the Vstrom for a 70/30 bike is very capable. And a very low maintenance bike to boot. I love ripping up the twists on my sons SV 650 which is almost the same bike. One just needs to understand the limitations of what you are riding. Unless you like repair bills :lol3 Dang, I've ridden my Ducati street bike down some nasty dirt roads - I did shed a tear or two while doing it :cry
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    Then we can get into that whole "Adventure Bike" vs. "Dual Sport" thing too. I think the larger, more street biased bikes are called "Adventure Bikes" 'cause the farther you take 'em out into the nasty, gnarly off road stuff, the bigger the "adventure" becomes. :lol3
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    They are all dirt bikes. Some just handle better then others.
  5. moto-treks

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    Friday Meet-up

    Inland Nortwest Motorcycle show
    SPOKANE COUNTY FAIR & EXPO CENTER
    404 N HAVANA - SPOKANE, WA


    3:30PM (or there abouts)​

    I'm planning on a walkthrough before the crowds. Then it's off to Perry Street Brewing, 1025 S. Perry #2, Spokane, Washington. Should be there by 5:30 PM (or when Ms MT calls and says she's waiting :lol3) for malt beverages and Perry Street Pizza :thumb I sure hope they open as planned :1drink
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    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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  7. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    Didn't mean to create a debate. If I could afford a Beemer, I'd own one in a heartbeat.

    @moto-treks The initial thought behind the damper was to have it tuned just enough for those low speeds, but I'm now realizing I can probably just get away with a fork brace instead.

    To add to the discussion, I find things like the DRs and the KLRs dual sports, where as the F800GS is more in the adventure category for me. It has a lot more comfort for a little less offroad ability. No doubt there are people who can do just as much on a 800gs as I can do on a KLR, but I'm more willing to be brave(stupid) on the bike that cost me $2,000 than the one that cost over $10,000. Even bikes like the KLR are still quite tall and heavy. But I'm only 5'9" on a good day, so one of you crazy tall people that adventure riding seems to draw obviously has a different opinion than I do.
  8. BronsonRock

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    No real debate friend. Just friendly discussion and sharing of ideas. I will echo what someone else already said though... For a youngin you seem to have a healthy, well balanced view on life. :D Cheers!
  9. Ladybug0048

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    If I don't show up at the show I'll probably show up to have pizza with you and Wendy. I'll probably show up at the show too and again Sat. never too much of a good thing. :evil


    Now about that silly Dual Sport vs Adventure Bike thing. :rolleyes I don't know why there's a question. A Dual Sport is a bike that is both dirt and pavement capable and and Adventure bike is ANY bike YOU have an adventure on. It's your adventure and no one else's you, define it for yourself and not for anyone else. :deal

    My dual sport bike is my F650GS it's dirt and pavement capable.
    My Adventure bike is my DR200SE it provides an ADVENTURE when ever I take it out.

    Now boys, let me put it in a way you can understand - - - - It's not the size of the tool that matters it's how you use it. :D :ricky


    Bronson Rock, let us know how those F800 rims hold up for you out on rough terrain - from what I understand they have provided many F800 riders with an adventure. :lol3
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    I'll ping you when I'm leaving the house - should be around 3. If the weather holds like today maybe I'll dust of the GS1150 - I think that's a Dual Sport - no wait, Wendy would say it doesn't work in the dirt or maybe it was something about not knowing how to use my tool :dunno I still think it was the earthquake :nod
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    That's exactly what has stopped me going some places I'd like to. Have done some dumb stuff on my F800GS. Later checked out costs for replacement plastics and other parts. That settled me down pretty damn quick. Wife says I can buy a dirt bike "someday"...which really means "never."
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    Seem to be holding up just fine, Bug. :D

    [​IMG]

    And anyone knows the only people that say "size doesn't matter, it's how you use it" have little ones themselves. :1drink
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    Until they don't - then call Woody's :D
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    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    That's what I'm hoping to get some TW's for! They'll be "adventure"bikes by LB's definition, but they'll be 30/70 instead of 70/30 like my wee. If only I could find a way to pack it on the wee...

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    Wasn't that the bike you were riding down South when Wendy kissed the pavement when you got off the dirt? :lol3


    I'll see you Fri. I'll head to the Fairgrounds after you ping me.


    I like that picture where was it taken?
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    that's the one - It had nothing to do with an overloaded 1150 hitting deep sand at 60mph :ricky it was the earthquake :nod Talk about needing a steering damper :poser to this day she still thinks it was angles that stopped to pick us up off the ground.
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    Might have been. Coulda swore it was a beemer but my eyes aren't great and the new KLR in black and white looks a lot more like it than the old(er) school ones.

    Also, any chance any of you guys are my neighbors? Up on 30th on the South hill. Guy (or gal, I suppose)a few houses down has a KLR 650 (noticed when the garage was open), but I've never seen him leave the house. Alsonoticed a DRZ 400 parked off of 29th.
  19. smithe

    smithe Been here awhile

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    I still think it was us, odds of a black older style KLR and a black and white beemer looking bike in the same area at the same time? I live on the lower north side so I know it's not me.
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    I've been meaning to ask. Anyone here live on Wilbur Rd? Pretty sure I saw a larger BMW GS with some Jesse bags in a garage near me. Can't remember which garage though, else I'd go introduce myself.