WARPED IX - Post Apocalypse!

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by backoutonthehighway, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Bonerov

    Bonerov Damned dirty ape

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    I couldn't agree more. I was quite disappointed with the F800ST, as well. :rofl
  2. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    Didn't you have one of those at WARPED 2 years ago?
  3. Bonerov

    Bonerov Damned dirty ape

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    5 gallons of chocolate stout and 5 gallons of strong honey wheat beer are ready to go. Now I'm just hoping to finish the front end swap on my little DR in time for the event. If not, I might be borrowing a friend's plated Yammy 450. Either way, I'll be trucking beer down for you FFs. :evil
  4. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    As Young Ben pointed out to me yesterday, that bike was an 800S, this one is an 800ST. :scratch


    Who was it again that said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results"?


    On the other hand, I can borrow the tank off Ben's GSA so I won't have any fuel issues for our trip. :clap
  5. Ben Carufel

    Ben Carufel Boxer Addict

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    Yep, I had an F800S. It was fun. The R1200S was more fun. But, like you GimpyDick, I like to ride long distances on a fun bike. The F800S and R1200S were fun for around town, but impractical for carrying crap or riding long distance. The clip on bars and (almost) lack of windscreen saw to that.

    So, the F800ST should solve those little quibbles. It's my "little boy's" version of your big bad FJR.

    Plus 50mpg will be nice again. I use my bike(s) for about 90% of my driving these days.

    And yes, Scott, you can indeed borrow my tank for the trip, as long as you agreee to wrap it in 3" of bubble wrap and keep it that way for the duration of the ride :rofl...
  6. backoutonthehighway

    backoutonthehighway ATGMOTT/MOTGATT

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    Nothing wrong with that! :1drink
  7. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    No, don't be confused, I still prefer my GS. But I simply don't trust her anymore. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have the FJR. :deal
  8. Ben Carufel

    Ben Carufel Boxer Addict

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    For my old bones, the GS is too...lumpy...for long distance all-paved stuff. I love the capability to ride gravel or fire trails, but if I'm staying on the pavement (especially slabs), I want a suuuper smooth ride.

    Here she be.

    [​IMG]
  9. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    Yeah....you wouldn't want to fall at warped with that gas tank.................





    :lol3
  10. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    :huh

    My GS is buttery smooth. Now I've only done 917 in a day on a GS, but I guess I dunno how being folded up on a psuedo sprotbile denotes comfort. Oh wait, that's right, you're tiny... :lol3
  11. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    :nod

    My GS (well, both 1100's and the 1200) were/are smooth as silk. Each to his own, but I can't imagine a bike I'd rather put long days on than my GS.
  12. Ben Carufel

    Ben Carufel Boxer Addict

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    Yeah, you tall guys have it rough.
  13. backoutonthehighway

    backoutonthehighway ATGMOTT/MOTGATT

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    I don't see no scratches, how new is she?!




    :hide
  14. Ben Carufel

    Ben Carufel Boxer Addict

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    Newest vehicle I've ever owned -- it's a 2011!

    :happay
  15. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    That is why I didn't open my mouth. That would have been 3 of us large guys saying the same thing. I love the looks of the bike. To bad ergos don't work for me.

    For us 6+ footers, I think there is really only one choice for a comfortable long ride bike.

    As I start to realize that I may have to do much more slab than dirt, I am now wishing I had picked up a GSA vice the GS. The extra 4 gallons is nice to have.
  16. Treadless

    Treadless seeking adventure

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    :fitz

    Just sayin'.
  17. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    For us BIG boys. was my point if I was not clear!
  18. Ben Carufel

    Ben Carufel Boxer Addict

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    One of the (few) advantages to being a third of a foot under 6' tall.
  19. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    I spent more than $500 making my 650L "Bob sized" :huh
  20. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    And you still look like a monkey humping a football on that thing..

    :lol3