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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by XT Thumper, Mar 11, 2008.
Like finger nails on a chalk board baby, love it!
Gimmee said if I put about 60 PSI in the rear tire it would push out the tread and make it grip better. Not so sure about that on a HD.
Plus 1 OG!
Also (sorta) struggling with decision to reduce my herd from 3 bikes to 1 being I don't ride the DRZ400 or XR185 anymore.
Could use the room in garage mostly.
Found the type riding I really like doing about 10 years ago and the AT has taken it to the next level bigtime.
Exciting times for Beast bikes referring to upcoming Yamaha T7 and KTM's new parallel twin in 700CC's. Right kind of power, good handling and lighter 400 pound weight.
Nice stocking stuffers!
I'm thinking a nice hipster handlebar would go well with my new look.......................
Many happy memories chasing that Orange bike....THANK YOU for leading the way and letting me follow you.
It may be the end of an era but hopefully just to start a new one .
Couldn't have said it any better than this
I remember about 5 yrs ago when Vic took his first test-ride aboard a 500, he came back and said well that ride just cost me ten grand!
Has anyone had much experience with the Gas Gas 200? I've found one locally and was looking to get some feed back pros/cons. It's a 2002 fitted with Ohlins . Let me know your thoughts.
Would that happen to be Scott Mc's?
Hate to hear that Vic but I do understand. I believe that my first dual sport ride in the PAR region was with you and PapaWheelie up at wilderness landing several years ago. That got me back into riding off-road and I've been crashing on a monthly basis in Blackwater ever since!
It has been a pleasure riding with you off road throughout the years. Amazing how far we have come from the humble beginnings of PAR to what we are today. Every trail I ride in NW FL I can honestly say that you and I where there once before if not for the first time mapping it out. Life goes on my friend so enjoy your new adventure. You will be missed on the trails.
On another note Dakar 2018 is less than a month away!
I'd like to buy it just to retire it and hang from the rafters like Larry Bird's jersey in the old Boston Garden as you are definitely the Larry Bird of the woods and dirt my friend. If only I had rafters and an extra $5,000. Some lucky bastage is going to get a great deal and if only motorcycles had their own muscle memory.
I don’t know who Scott is but I don’t think so.
I remember right after Vic bought the five honey he and I were riding up near the dam by Monroeville and we both had our Scala headsets on.
It was muddy that day and we were on a knarly section of trail. Every time he hit a whoop, root, G-out or rock he kept making organismic sounds, “ahhh, oh, whew”. I told him to stop that shit because I could hear every bit of it...lol. So he instead started saying, “man I love this bike, man, I love this bike , MAN I LOVE THIS BIKE”
On another note, I chased VIC through enduro courses from Texas and Tennessee to Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. Team Mossy Head!
Yep its been a journey. Been at this since 1968 so Ive burned some fuel in the last 50 years. Its not over yet but we must all accept our life for what it is. Can't run motor cross or Enduros and fast burns are no longer a smart thing to do so I accept that and ready to enjoy what I can do. Looking forward to many more rides with you guys and gals - just at a slower pace (you cannot ride a KTM at a slower pace - says so in the manual).
And I will add one to your "new look" after you grow one like that!
Geomax mx51 tires, rear>110 100 18, front>80 100 21, original tires on the 200 xcw, they have 26.8 hours on them. Price is KLRista friendly. FREE
Also a Michelin S12 xc rear>140 80 18, don't know how many hours, look at pic and see if you're interested or not.
If anyone is interested, claim them, pick them up or I can bring them to a ride somewhere this weekend.
If no interest, they'll go to the dump next week.
and yes I do what a KLRista is,,,,,,here's my '09 KLR, so there!!
Notice the German engineering on that Touratech (Plano) rear luggage box and the pipe insulation around the cross bar and the yellow etchasketch Etrex,,,,,yeah baby, get some!
Lucky it didn't say that in my Husqvarna manual!
I personally think all the PAR guys should chip in $100 a piece, buy Vic's bike, and put it in a place of honor to be selected by a committee of senior PAR members.
I've got my money ready..........:)