What does the average XR owner do for a living?
Posted May 26, 2002 - 10:40 AM
So...just to drum up some interest, give us some background on yourself:
Me?, I'm enlisted in the US Air Force, for 14 years now, I have 4 children, my oldest being 15 and my youngest being 3 months.
I'm stationed in the high desert of Southern California, where I'm exposed to miles and miles of open riding area, literally right at my back door, as long as I stay away from the "desert tortoise" homestead area's. We camp a lot and the whole family is into off road R/C cars.
I picked the XR650R, due to it's durability, sheer power(what can I say?, I'm a horsepower junkie) and honestly, I've always been akin to Honda products, since in my life, I've owned a ATC 90, 110, 185s, 83' 250R, 86' 250R, 82 XR 250R, 84 XL 600, 88' Hurricane 600 and now a 2002 XR650R. Oh, and throw in a 83 RM 250, 92 DR350s and a 96 GS 500.
All of the owners of other bikes can balk at the tonnage of our heavy weight's, but there's nothing beats the eye-watering acceleration when you crank her wide open...8^) Besides, I'm an old guy who likes to trailride, so I'm not the type to attemp any aerial tricks...and if you do, you can rest assure that it wasn't intentional on my part..hahaha
So...enough about me...what about ya'll?
Posted May 26, 2002 - 10:44 AM
Posted May 26, 2002 - 04:19 PM
one child, 2 years old. Keeps me very busy.
Local riding consists of tight forest trails with loamy soil.
I like the BRP because it will make a good D/S bike (if my Baja Designs parts ever get to Canada), has a reputation for reliability and low maintenance, and should have enough power to scare me silly.
Awaiting Baja Designs D/S kit.
Posted May 26, 2002 - 04:57 PM
I live near Monterey so riding areas are scarce (Hollister Hills 20min to the north-Clear Creek 1.5hrs to the south).I grew up riding an old Hodaka in the hills all around here (before it was all covered by houses).
I've always been a Honda guy (except for the Hodaka)besides the XR650L I've got a '96 VFR700F2.
Other hobbies include; Scuba diving, Mountain biking (full suspension Voodoo cycles hince the name)Hunting/Shooting, R/C Cars (TL01 sedan and ESP Clodzilla IV monster truck)and Miami Dolphins football.
I have a 7month old son that keeps me from spending too much time on my hobbies, just waiting till he's old enough to go outside and play with the "old man".
Posted May 26, 2002 - 05:42 PM
I like to trail ride, Cal City(out by Edwards) Red Mountain, El Mirage, the desert!
I'm a single parent, with a 15 yr old who rides a 97' YZ125...who always wants to race me. If I don't get back in shape soon, he just might whip me...but not yet! Love my Bike...
Posted May 26, 2002 - 07:38 PM
Money starting to get tight so I decided to start my own business as a Value Added Resaler of computers and related equipment.
I have been riding for 19 years, 11 of which on an 85 XR600R. When the 2000 XR650R came out, I just had to have one of those!
I don't get to ride much either as I have three kids aged 7,4 and 2.
Posted May 27, 2002 - 12:09 AM
Posted May 27, 2002 - 03:39 AM
Posted May 27, 2002 - 07:52 AM
Posted May 27, 2002 - 08:12 AM
Posted May 27, 2002 - 09:28 PM
One thing that I've noticed about the XR forum on this site, is that it's pretty slow compared to the other's...
The quantity of posts in a forum is inversely proportional to the reliability of the bike being discussed......
Posted May 27, 2002 - 10:26 AM
Posted May 27, 2002 - 10:39 AM
I'm nuts about enduro and I don't loose a round of it near here!!
XR 600, all original except handmade aluminium ring and grid muffler arrestor (mainly to avoid dirt entering in the falls)!!
Posted May 27, 2002 - 03:31 PM
Posted May 27, 2002 - 04:12 PM
btw: i have a journalism and geography degree, work for a software company, and was putting in about 3 to 4 rides a week on my hondas...before i got hurt.
Posted May 27, 2002 - 04:51 PM
Posted May 27, 2002 - 06:39 PM
Posted May 27, 2002 - 07:29 PM
Good idea to get things moving!
I am an ER nurse that recently took an administrative job in the hospital (a rest from the madness! Doc. Penner can vouch!) I live in eastern Ohio. Happily married with a baby due in november. I had a ZX11 for years(no limits to temptation) and recently sold it and am sticking to the the dirt for now. I average a ride a week in the the heart of AMA GNCC territory.
I bought the wife an XR200 so she could partake in the festivities but I realized there is a right-way and a wrong-way to bite the dust, and she has the wrong-way down (no grace). Needless to say, I am selling the XR200 and buying a quad for her!(after the baby is born of course)
Tell us some more horse sh*t! I like it!
Way to lay it out there lad. I am not an MXer, (definately not into barbie clothing: Good point though) occasionally I throw the old freight train around on the MX track for a work out, but the woods is my domain. I got your back if you start getting trashed!
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Posted May 28, 2002 - 01:04 AM
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