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    fill up again next year.
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    As I get older, the dual sports with paniers and rotopax fuel tanks look more appealing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raven View Post
    As I get older, the dual sports with paniers and rotopax fuel tanks look more appealing.
    That would called be an "Adventure" bike = Giant street bikes fitted with wrong tires, a beak, and hauling way too much luggage.



    ... this guy apparently didn't have enough luggage

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    yikes. no. I draw the line at KLR650s lol.

    I have a XR400 I wanna do a light dual sport on. (basically a stator rewind, good lights, and a couple of mounts/rack so I can carry a six pack and some steaks). If I can get the tag office to play nice. I can almost get to town on nothing but dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raven View Post
    As I get older, the dual sports with paniers and rotopax fuel tanks look more appealing.
    I'm seriously considering the RE Himalaya adventure bike
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    Fuck all of you guys. Get into your little circle jerk and have fun. Thought this may be a pretty cool message board but damn, you guys are assholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raven View Post
    yikes. no. I draw the line at KLR650s lol.

    I have a XR400 I wanna do a light dual sport on. (basically a stator rewind, good lights, and a couple of mounts/rack so I can carry a six pack and some steaks). If I can get the tag office to play nice. I can almost get to town on nothing but dirt.
    You need go barely legal but full on enduro bike, not a stool-sport. Full knobby tires really are not That bad on pavement, you just have to watch out for the man hole covers.


    Backpack your sh*t, is the best way,
    tie it on the bike and you made the bike heavier, tie it on you and the bike will handle as usual.
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    ... by the way did anybody else notice that guy is Not spinning up his rear wheel to bring the nose up?

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    Full knobbies and......

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    "Non urinat in ventum"

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    I am thinking something like the shinko 244 series. Mayeb the 700 series, but i feel like it compromises too far toward street.

    Yeah I noticed that. I wonder if he had any dirt experience prior to that crash. I always feel like riding dirt and getting used to a bike moving and sliding around under you should be required before getting on pavement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyorg View Post
    Full knobbies and......

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    Done cheese grater crossing Numerous times, weight the pegs, don't try and fight the wiggle.
    ... and don't look down because if it's a tall bridge that will totally freak you out.

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