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    Uh oh!

    Why, look what found it's way into my garage, a Japanese GS.




    19 BMWMOA Nationals under my belt, and I have no idea what I am doing.

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    Looks like the black one is in the way,send it to me and i'll- um -store it for you. Ed

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    Nope, I need a well running bike while I work on this non-BMW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid_Roy View Post
    Why, look what found it's way into my garage, a Japanese GS.



    Nice!

    I think every GS owner that is not a former Enduro champ should own a small plated "dual sport" bike.

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    Nice. A little more appropriate I think for the application than your R50.
    You be careful now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnye View Post
    Nice!

    I think every GS owner that is not a former Enduro champ should own a small plated "dual sport" bike.


    That is what I think for me anyway. Now I can fall over on this and get used to it, and perhaps pickup up a used GS, when I feel skilled enough, or battered enough to not get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wezul View Post
    Nice. A little more appropriate I think for the application than your R50.
    You be careful now!
    It did the sand pit and single track trails at Stand Rock Campgound in the Dells quite nicely, but we are both getting old.
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    Everyone should have a bike with fully knobbies, especially around here... so many places to go explore off the beaten path.

    R100GS with tires sufficient to play on the dual track, '07 KTM 525 Street legal go anywhere bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamm View Post


    Everyone should have a bike with fully knobbies, especial around here... so many places to go explore off the beaten path.

    R100GS with tires sufficient to play on the dual track, '07 KTM 525 Street legal go anywhere bike.

    Nice Bumblebee!
    My cousin has that model. Perhaps he will sell me his if I feel sufficiently learned enough from the DR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid_Roy View Post
    Nice Bumblebee!
    My cousin has that model. Perhaps he will sell me his if I feel sufficiently learned enough from the DR.
    Thanks, I love it!

    It's been mine for one season, stripped her totally down last winter, been a strong runner over the 5k since all the work. Now that I know she's stable a few upgrades on their way:
    - Jesse Luggage
    - Updated coil and plug wires
    - updated Diode brd
    - Electrical Harness (I found, I hope, a good one to replace the original that I had to do major rebuild to last winter - it was in really bad shape)
    - Spare set of rims with street tires.
    - Bosch Starter... Valeo whines big time.

    Just put on a Karoo-2 on the front and a Sahara on the rear. They Work great in most everything, except I have not tried deep mud. Sand, gravel and single track is fun on them. In deep sand gotta remember to stay on the throttle

    Planning to do some long distance in 1.5 years when my wife has a semester off. Next year I will definitely get to my first national... and James Bay is calling.

    One thing that sucks with the GS... Little ground clearance compared to the 525! Guess I have to get used to going over downed trees and humps on the rear wheel

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    Since it is so aptly named, here is me at the Central Rally.


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    Roy: If that mud is anything like the gumbo we have here in Michigan, you might be better off waiting for it to freeze to try to get that thing out of the mud. The stuff we have around here seems to be bottomless!!! Judging by the picture, I guess that you were having a really great time...

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    Is that how you get around not having a centerstand??????
    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid_Roy View Post
    Since it is so aptly named, here is me at the Central Rally.


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    geez, that is such a nice bike... and look, you went and got it all dirty!

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