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  1. #2376
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    Maggot motorcycle stoke thread

    Day two was much dryer, I figured out I would be better suited for the Big Bike (easier) route, after the out of body experience of waking up in the middle of the night fever hot my whole right leg between the knee and hip cramping.
    Approximately 200 miles of riding 80-90% off road. Still some mud and soft spots but over all good. The big bike route kept me closer to the pack cutting out some of the more technical sections. It was a treat getting passed by guys on five hundreds pulling wheelies, or watching the 950 skipping over ruts. The variety of terrain and scenery was exceptional. My favorite was the juniper ridges, weaving around them like race gates. I was hanging tight with the 82yo as he puttered along consistently on a borrowed 450 seated the whole time due to two bad knees. Late in the day the 13yo zipped past us on his 140 as we opened a gate. Only to burry it past the foot pegs in bentonite on the wrong side of a mud puddle (pond). Feeling beat I was pleased to have the last 10 miles of trail be bentonite mostly in dreamy state between dust and mud.Click image for larger version. 

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    My only casualty was feeling in my throttle hand not getting enough rest and not being in a dialed position. A couple cold plunges in Yellowstone lake on the way home has helped the swelling.

    Overall it would be great to do more of these. Unfortunately few options exist. There is a Delicate balance between fading into oblivion, and becoming too big for its britches. In short there is a lot of fun riding to be had in Wyoming. Love it, just don’t love it to death.


    - I am here for the stoke

  2. #2377
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinipenem View Post
    You roadies r nucking futz!

    MS. I wish you got a dirtbike so we could rally the desert singletrack together. B
    Maybe my next bike.
    And I guess that I just don't know

  3. #2378
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    MTM - Damn dog, I woulda liked to have seen that display of skills required to save the day. Solid work.

    Fortunately for me, my riding environment allows for going over 100 almost at will; excellent roads with big visibility and a lack of traffic. Straight as an arrow for miles or twisty for fun.
    OTOH, I do not care for 75-95 mph in traffic on I-15 thru SLC.

    Bruce SS - Good lord man, that looks like a ton o' fun. Wish I had my old KLR for summa that. For those not in the know, the light dusty dirt covering Wyoming, mixed with a light drizzle can become impassable pretty quick. Mud factor 12.
    A friend and I were gonna ride the Union pass rd but got turned back by weather at Cora. Decided to go up Cliff creek from Bondurant to the Fire lookout. Got rained on up top, lightning hits the shack we were in, huge grounding post from the rooftop, then his dr 250 gets mucked in 100 yds. I carried the two of us down and out/back to jh. Rode through all the sagebrush to scrape mud off while slow rolling it. Good living right there.

    ^^^^^Holla G. - I need you to ride my FZ to the park and back...interested? Seriously. pm me.

  4. #2379
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    Does this following me home make me officially old?Click image for larger version. 

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  5. #2380
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    You are only old if you need three wheels.

    A friend has that same bike...sweet ride, but just not comfortable for me. I just dont fit in it right.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

  6. #2381
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Okay, I’m in. I just picked up this beauty and had a great ride driving it home. I’m pretty pleased with its performance, I think I chose well. I have some work to do getting it outfitted and getting myself back in the groove
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    Congrats, MS! You made it happen!!
    Great looking bike!
    Can’t wait to see your journey on this beauty.
    Have fun and ride safe!
    肉豆蔻崔

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    Quote Originally Posted by anotherVTskibum View Post
    Does this following me home make me officially old?Click image for larger version. 

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    That's a beauty there, AVS.

    - and that bike will flat out fly. Ain't nuttin' old guy about it.


    We be missing yer Beartooth beta already...

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    Just picked this up to replace my F700GS. The Beemer just didn't have enough power, and the torque curve was kinda wonky. Looking forward to rippin' the shit out of these mountain roads!Click image for larger version. 

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    ¡Órale, vato!

  9. #2384
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    Quote Originally Posted by nutmegchoi View Post
    Congrats, MS! You made it happen!!
    Great looking bike!
    Can’t wait to see your journey on this beauty.
    Have fun and ride safe!
    I’m just sorry It isn’t green.

    Some nice new rides on this page.
    And I guess that I just don't know

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    Next door offering up his ride for sale. Everyone needs a triumph.

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  11. #2386
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    Question for the collective:
    I have a 4-5k budget for an adv bike. Looking to get Something to compliment my ktm400exc enduro. It needs to be fun on Vt dirt roads but mostly used on pavement (70/30) and commuting.
    I like the budget and dependability of the Suzuki v-Strom 650, as it checks every mark on the box, but it's not a very sexy choice.
    I drool over the Honda Africa twin, But it appears to be out of my price range.

    Any good recs?



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    I didn't read the whole thread. Anyone have any experience with these?


    Seriously considering taking the course and finding another expensive and dangerous hobby.

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    Desert singletrack

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    The new Triumph (new from Vegas) and my Super Duke (in storage near Cincinnati) were both delivered yesterday. First family portrait with recently acquired KTM 690 Enduro R.

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    Last edited by Viva; 06-02-2019 at 06:57 PM.
    ¡Órale, vato!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viva View Post
    The new Triumph (new from Vegas) and my Super Duke (in storage near Cincinnati) were both delivered yesterday. First family portrait with recently acquired KTM 690 Enduro R.

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    Nice That's got to be my dream quiver.





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    Does this 2014 v-strom with 8,888mi for 4.5k sound like a good deal? Click image for larger version. 

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    https://worcester.craigslist.org/mcy...902844693.html
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    Last edited by My Pet Powder Goat; 06-02-2019 at 08:20 PM.
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    ^^^^ After a quick look on cycletrader, that's a pretty sweet deal. Not much in the country to compete. Especially with sick low miles, mods already done and expensive bags to boot. And the Sargent seat is awesome.

    Fuck, you're off to the races mang.

  18. #2393
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    Very big heavy bike for adv riding but can be done, ( great deal on it for sure ). look around for an older 990 or 950. Sold my 08 990 a year or so ago for 7G with only 9000 miles on it with racks boxes skid plate blah blah.... point is look around, the Honda is a great bike but so new on the market it’s up there in price.....I’ll look around down here and make a few call if u like MPPG

    For you KTM guys...... I sat on the new KTM 790 R yesterday at the national dual sport in Lockhaven Pa, belongs to Mike Lafferty. He seems to be very impressed with it so far riding it like a dirt bike off road......In short nimble bike like dirt bike in tight shit but good horsepower for road....it was good to have spoken to mike about the bike and hear his views!!! sold out here in the USA from what am hearing but will be adding it next year for sure to the stable of iron horses
    07 450 exc and 13 990 Baja......
    always forward but never straight

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Pet Powder Goat View Post
    Does this 2014 v-strom with 8,888mi for 4.5k sound like a good deal? Click image for larger version. 

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    https://worcester.craigslist.org/mcy...902844693.html
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    Ok, which one of you assholes sniped this vstrom from under me? Lol.
    someone got to it tonight before I could meet him tomorrow. Bastards!

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    ^ Well, it was a pretty good deal. snooze=lose
    And I guess that I just don't know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    ^ Well, it was a pretty good deal. snooze=lose
    I offered him $200 more, since his ad said "best offer" and he agreed to take it. Now I just have to inspect it and make sure the value is there

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Pet Powder Goat View Post
    I offered him $200 more, since his ad said "best offer" and he agreed to take it. Now I just have to inspect it and make sure the value is there
    Dood! Luck with the inspecto.
    And I guess that I just don't know

  23. #2398
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    When people make fun of my V-Strom...

    I fucking love this bike, and hopefully a fun, dependable adv bike will keep my KTM fresh

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Pet Powder Goat View Post
    I offered him $200 more, since his ad said "best offer" and he agreed to take it. Now I just have to inspect it and make sure the value is there

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    If the inspection is bad or if someone offers $200 more than you just did, this one just came up on a Craigslist near me and just a bit south of you - seems well worth checking out, a 2011 ABS with 2400 miles and a few added bells and whistles for $3300.: https://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/m...904339763.html

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    ^^^^^WOW, amazingly low miles on that one. Geez, this is getting good. Can't wait to see how this turns out now. I'd check out both, then you could afford yourself a little wiggle room knowing you may have another better option.

    Fuuugg I'm jonesing to ride. Certain my knee wouldn't support too much tipping/leaning though. Gotta get strong.

    Shout out - thanks to Bruce Springskiing who was good enough to take my bike out to shake off the dust from a 7 month layoff. Thank you my friend. Hope for a lap w/you before the snow flies.

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