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Old 05-25-2011, 08:17 AM   #41
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Love the new bike Cat. I'm thinking it's time to add a dual sport to my garage too. I've never been trail riding and it sounds so much fun when a buddy of mine was talking to me about it. I'm looking at buying a Lifan GY200 on the cheap!
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:46 PM   #42
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Cheap dual sport is about all your need for getting started on casual trail explorations.

Suspensions are usually the inhibiting factor for speed on the trail, but at casual speed, most cheapo bikes should do ok.

Lighter the bike the better, especially when the trails get tight, lifting the bike from laying it over gets tiresome (mentally and physically) rather quickly.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:29 PM   #43
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I rode my Sherpa to pickup some free tires from another forum member this afternoon.. heat index 115 degrees F.. Little Sherpa ran like a champ:





K of P Hooters had quite a turn out for the Bike Nite:













Even had not one, but two Ecomobiles showed up at the Bike Nite, along with my friend's BMW F800GS:





I guess they are on their way up to Bloomsberg, PA for the BMWMOA Rally this weekend.
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Speaking of nontraditional motorcycles, I saw one on the road that had a rather wide flat belt exposed on the side running from, I think, under the rider's foot to maybe the pivot for the rear end (not sure what that's called) forward of the rear wheel. I'm not sure I've seen anything like that before. Must have been some kind of drive belt which drives a gear to drive the chain, I guess.
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:06 AM   #45
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Its called an open primary. It connects the drive shaft of the motor to the transmission. Open primaries are mainly used on custom bikes. I don't think anyone makes a stock bike like that.
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Picked me a a Nighthawk from local Craigslist before the hurricane Irene flooding.. 98 model with 15k mi., meticulous services/records kept by previous owner... not too shabby for $1350

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Nice find! My brother has a 650 Nighthawk, very good bike. How many bikes do you have now?
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I don't believe it..
Hey Cat, I'm only posting this because I'm not sure if you saw it in the other forum, but there was just a fuel economy rally with lots of BMW motorcycles: http://www.gassavers.org/showpost.ph...0&postcount=15
The winner was a stock 2011 BMW G650GS that got 103MPG.

Btw, love all your bikes, its been too long since I've had one...
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Hey Cat, I'm only posting this because I'm not sure if you saw it in the other forum, but there was just a fuel economy rally with lots of BMW motorcycles: http://www.gassavers.org/showpost.ph...0&postcount=15
The winner was a stock 2011 BMW G650GS that got 103MPG.
Thanks for the plug, interesting contest but no practical purpose.

I doubt the BMW rider is riding the same way on his everyday jaunt for commute.

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Btw, love all your bikes, its been too long since I've had one...

Thanks, some people drink alcohol, smoke ciguarettes or do drugs, I buy/sell motorcycles, wonder which is less expensive..

Not too late for you to get one yourself, this is a time for buying used since fall/winter is the time for people to sell their bikes to make room in garage.
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The winner was a stock 2011 BMW G650GS that got 103MPG.
Hah! I thought it's possible to go over 100mpg with an F650 (ok, it's called G650 since, like, 2008)! My best tank ever is a tad under it (and had to be a fluke )
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