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Old 11-17-2008, 01:59 PM
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Inspectors WR250R

Well, I was (still am) stuck between a rock and a hard spot. This little trade for the new bike should help out a little. Went down to RedLabelMoto and did the deed after a ride around the block. Kie...nice guy, won't suck your dick, but definitely won't screw you over. I would do business with him again if I had too. (speaking of whom, he just pulled up and gave me the mirrors). Anyway, test rode the bike around the block, nice. Signed over the RR and took off on my new bike. Got lost trying to find the freeway. Pretty fun just bombing down side streets and through neighborhoods. Took the freeway home, nice and slow. Got it up to 75 and felt pretty stable.

Things I learned on my little 27mile journey.
1. Have to shift quickly. Especially 2nd gear..the end comes up quick.
2. Thank God for rev-limiters because no tach sucks.
3. Thing shifts like butter, even nicer then the RR.
4. It's hard to remember to sit up straight and the pegs are not up/behind you. (kept trying to use the passenger pegs)
5. Lastly Bwaaaaap, Bwwwwaaaaaaaaap

Definitely isn't a new,new bike, but i plan on dropping it myself quit a few times.





Need gear!! I would hope to see the gear review section build quickly. I'll need help finding quality gear for cheap. Not even sure what i need.

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Old 11-17-2008, 02:12 PM
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Can i ride it? if yes great looking bike if not, not so great looking bike...

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Old 11-17-2008, 02:16 PM
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:18 PM
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1. I sill have a blue winter riding jacket for you that would go well with that bike.
2. What year is this new (used) acquisition?
3. Your yard is boring as hell. Please plant some bushes and shit. Maybe add a water feature.
4. Congrats on your new bike that should make it harder for you to get in trouble.
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:51 PM
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Gratz

Some textiles on closeout: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/CloseOut.aspx

Plus they're in Oregon, so cheap/free ground shipping should still get your gear here in 2-3 days.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:15 PM
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^^shit, I should snatch that up
I don't really know what to get yet, or what fits. Probably wait a couple of weeks until I get a good idea of what kind of gear.

*inspector thought the coat was black? How much for the blue one?

**sorry, the bike is an 08 with 1338 miles on it. Kie really thrashed on it though.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:21 PM
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A) Textile
B) It's a WR250R, it's made to be thrashed on...an entirely new set of plastics for the DRZ (except tank) is like $150..."thrashing" takes on an entirely new meaning.
C) Go try some shit on at your local store. Then buy it online for uber cheap.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:25 PM
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Going strickly dirt gear? Do they sell stuff made for both?
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:36 PM
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I wouldn't (go solely dirt gear) - it's plated so you're gonna do some street I'd assume. I rock textile on the DRZ for range of motion. You can get one of the DS specific helmets that Arai and Shoei make...they are shaped akin to a dirt helmet so you can wear either the visor or pop it off and use goggles...

Plus you're gonna have to ride some street to get where you're going, and asphalt will still hurt lotz if u fall in a dirt jersey and such...

Boots/pants are up to you and what you think you'll be doing...I believe there's a couple old threads on this topic on PNW. I just wear my street boots or hiking boots, as long as they provide some ankle support.

I'd start in some textile and go from there...all I really swap is my jacket for the DRZ rides.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:51 PM
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:55 PM
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it's like a bike. but little. so cute!!

j/k

been wanting one for a few years. i need a fucking job and some fucking money. fucking school. i hate you school!!!


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Old 11-17-2008, 04:07 PM
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^^shit, I should snatch that up
I don't really know what to get yet, or what fits. Probably wait a couple of weeks until I get a good idea of what kind of gear.

*inspector thought the coat was black? How much for the blue one?

**sorry, the bike is an 08 with 1338 miles on it. Kie really thrashed on it though.

Check yer werk email.....oh, shit. You aren't there today are you?
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:13 PM
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*inspector thought the coat was black? How much for the blue one?

**sorry, the bike is an 08 with 1338 miles on it. Kie really thrashed on it though.

Since ya furgot
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:59 PM
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if you are gonna ride off road your street boots would suffice but i'd suggest dirt boots for the sake of your shins. shit flies up and hits them and it hurts like a bitch when it does. dirt boots are taller than street. wish i had a pair a couple times this past summer...
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:50 PM
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If it fits, I'll take it. How about the week of T-day sometime. Meet up for lunch?
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:52 PM
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Yeah, helmet and boots are my biggest concern. That and some sort of back protection. I'm gonna fall on my back sooner or later trying to wheelieeeeee.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:36 PM
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:45 AM
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If it fits, I'll take it. How about the week of T-day sometime. Meet up for lunch?

Some of us have to work ya know.


(that should work - I need to bring Tony his damn title still.)
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