whaddya mean the factory burnt down
Posted August 22, 2001 - 07:22 AM
so, I know this topic has been beat to death a few times, but can I get a few suggestions for similar bars?
Posted August 22, 2001 - 08:23 AM
Uh, like twist the throttle...
Posted August 22, 2001 - 05:35 PM
..and I don't say much .. but when I do it's long.
Unlike you so-Cal guys, our riding season is pretty short up here, so I've been squeezing in as much as I can.
I 've only been on the WR 3 times this year and the last time I was 'taken for a ride' by a couple of expert-class enduro riders. These guys took me through some stuff I would have trouble walking through. It was an epiphany towards dirt riding. Ripping though off-camber (high mountain meadow) boulder fields, 35+ stream crossings, downhills that seem to go one forever.. that same downhill with boulders... wow.
We ended up on a ridge that overlooked the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. look left and it was MOUNTAINS look right and it was rolling fields for about 50 miles... then we came down for like an hour. Bashing handlebars off trees trying to convince yourself that the forward lean angle was ok 'cause your mountain bike has a steeper rake... but you wouldn't ride your mountain bike down there either ...so the point was moot... heh heh and by that time your were onto the next heart pounding manouver wow.
Naturally the only failing grace of the WR was the guy sitting on it The bike performed beyond any expectation and whenever I clinched the butt cheeks and prepared for impact, the bike just yawned and complained about not going fast enough.
I can't say enough good things about this scoot. It makes me look way better thatn I am. Kinda like new skis with the parabolic side cuts, with a litle technology on your side, things are better.
Tomorrow, I've got a couple of buds on KLR 650's that want to try out run me on some fire roads. It'll be a hoot. I hope to lay a few cheap bets on them... I think they'll lose.
As well... I've got 5000 miles on my 95FZR1000, 2500 miles on a Honda 01RC51 and I've commuted for 1000 miles on an '89Honda NT650GT (cool v-twin 650). Damn, I had to do the km to miles conversion in my head there... as well I resurrected a factory-spec 86YZ490 (I haven't found anyone to ride it yet.) and finally a '73cb350/4 that I'm gonna give to my 16yr old nephew.
So...I reapeat myself from the top bit... the riding season is short,when it comes around we take advantage of it In the winter we hang out and think of things to do
I snagged some decent helmet cam stuff during the tour to Laguna. Naturally the edit-down takes a bunch of time. ..it's easy, just take 7 hours of raw video and.... There's a 30 second clip at http://126.96.36.199/...video_clips.htm
whew.. blabbed on there, eh?
hey I hope all is well with you and that you're riding lots. Have you had any time to play with Premier? I treat it as a winter-type application.. summer is for creating raw footage.
..oh yeah and the bars. What the hell, if you can find them down there, pass on the dealer name and I'll order them up. I was told that I might be able to get some MAYBE this year. Which is a polite euphemism for "not a chance in hell". If you're in a shop and talking to folks, sure, I'll pay for some shipping and bring 'em on.
thanks for the offer,
Posted August 28, 2001 - 03:54 PM
Posted August 28, 2001 - 04:12 PM
Don't bother looking any further than your doorstep, well, in a few days that is...
Posted August 29, 2001 - 06:23 AM
Posted August 29, 2001 - 11:54 AM