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    Very cool bike! Neil and I were eating tacos in Douglas, AZ when a fellow came up and asked Neil if he was "noshoes" on ADV. Turns out the guy ran into Neil some years back in Mexico and they rode together for a few days.

    Anyway I'll get to the point. The guy joined us for dinner and he had just returned from a 2 week ride down in Copper Canyon on his KTM 690 .. the sister of that Husky. He's ridden a lot of bikes and he is sold on the 690/(701) as the best gnarly surface adventure bike going. He's done a number of big offroad rides (1000 miles +) on his and loves it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missy B View Post
    Looks like fun! That much air scares me, though.

    And how are the legs today? I remember being more sore than I had ever been after doing a track day on the FZ. I can't imagine it's not similar for this....

    If we had more time for all hobbies, I'd love to do this more. It's pretty expensive to use a similar track here. THey also have a veteran's track but it's like $25 each time for one person. Gets expensive for a family!
    Legs that day? Fine.
    A day later? Sort of "tender."
    Today? Crap, what have I done! I'm walking like Walter Brennen from The Real McCoys! (Look it up.)

    $25 is a steal for any trackday fee. (Mine wasn't much more than that.)

    A typical trackday at Fontana (sport bikes) is $275...
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    I wouldn't really consider it a track day but not sure why. haha
    Grateful we can pay $75/year and use state trust land to ride. Terrain isn't as fun as the dirt track but still fun.
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    Dirtybike=all things good!



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    Quote Originally Posted by NORTY View Post
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    Been “on the hunt” for a lower/slower offroad bike for da LabRat. Gotta be lightweight too. Probably plated too, but then weight gains quickly at this point.


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    Been “on the hunt” for a lower/slower offroad bike for da LabRat. Gotta be lightweight too. Probably plated too, but then weight gains quickly at this point.


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    I was stunned at the place Kanuck Kathi managed to go on a XT225! The lower suspension doesn't allow the speed of my 500exc .. but she got to most of the same places.

    ... and this has got me thinking how bad I need to get on a roadrace track. There's a new one only 3 hours away I really need to try .. and one thought leads to another .. my son "borrowed" my DRZ .. so I got a space in the garage .. and I think a Ninja 400 would make a GREAT trackbike for an old fellow ...
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    Do they have vintage sidecar racing down your way, that would be an awesome way to waste some time with your kid and I think you even have a nice BSA 650 engine kicking around don't you?

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    Not on the track today, (altho, I did ride past the entrance.) Rode 130 miles on the Husky today. The more I ride the bike, the more I'm beginning to understand what the engineers were trying to convey. With regards to the powerband, it can be very forgiving. Or, it can take no prisoners. The choice is entirely the operator's. Ask the bike for traction in limited traction conditions, and it'll deliver. Ask the bike for slipper/sliden/roostin' and you can get that too. Just a very forgiving powerband. As long as you don't get "up on the cams..." the bike is very docile.
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    Here’s a few pics from today’s adventure.



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