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Old 06-15-2005, 08:43 AM   #61
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I'd imagine some lowering links might help. Then pull up the forks tubes a bit, shave off some seat foam and wear high-lift shoes. Then try some HGH.
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Old 06-15-2005, 08:46 AM   #62
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Default Re: It Ain't The Tool: The Canyon Carving Shootout

Does the dirt in the bottom of a pot hole count?
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Old 06-15-2005, 08:53 AM   #63
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I don't think anything can make the Aztec better.
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:02 AM   #64
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The BMW1200 cruiser should do the trick.
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:04 AM   #65
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I recently did 3 days of continuous riding on my Suz SV1000S in NorCal with 8hrs a day on the saddle. Granted, I have helibar clipons, which reduces the superbike position a tad, but it's still a reach. I was passing most everybody, including BMWs. The only guy I didn't pass was a dude on a fully loaded (with camping gear) VFR who was riding on bald tires going like a bat out of hell.



I've even done several miles of riding in deep gravel roads. It wasn't fun at first, but once I got the hang of it it was pretty neat sliding around in there.



I guess I'm saying that, like the article says, it ain't the tool.
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:10 AM   #66
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Default Re: It Ain't The Tool: The Canyon Carving Shootout

Lemme think about that a minute............none.
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:27 AM   #67
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Great article Gabe. I guess you probably knew that you wouldn't get much of an arguement from me about your conclusions. Van
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:37 AM   #68
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I recently did 3 days of continuous riding on my Suz SV1000S in NorCal with 8hrs a day on the saddle. Granted, I have helibar clipons, which reduces the superbike position a tad, but it's still a reach. I was passing most everybody, including BMWs. The only guy I didn't pass was a dude on a fully loaded (with camping gear) VFR who was riding on bald tires going like a bat out of hell.



I've even done several miles of riding in deep gravel roads. It wasn't fun at first, but once I got the hang of it it was pretty neat sliding around in there.



I guess I'm saying that, like the article says, it ain't the tool.
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:49 AM   #69
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Get a DR650SE if you don't like water-cooled machines. My slightly modified DRZ400S can out run my buddies DR though (and he's got more experience than I). Good torgue and lower/wider seat than my DRZ.
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Old 06-15-2005, 10:10 AM   #70
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I was riding a 380lb. Bimota Mantra with a 904cc Ducati motor at a pretty good clip. Some cat was behind me and I couldn't seem to lose him. So, I gave the wave a scooted over a bit.

I'll be damned if this ratty K100 ('87ish) didn't have a passenger on it. This guy was so smooooth. I had to keep pace just to watch how it's supposed to be done.
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