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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:36 pm 
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Nice pics Stan. that was loong haul on a DRZ.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:45 pm 
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CTDRrider wrote:
Nice pics Stan. that was loong haul on a DRZ.

It is funny how things change as we age. When I was 20, I would not have thought twice about taking a ride of that length on a bike like the DRZ. Back then, I had a Honda SL125 enduro and a Suzuki 250 Hustler street bike. The DRZ is more competent than both of them in the dirt and on the street. In middle age, I feel like I need at least a 650 twin (like V Strom) and my actual road bikes are 1100cc or bigger. I have a feeling my new-to-me DR is going to change that.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:39 pm 
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mda185 wrote:
CTDRrider wrote:
Nice pics Stan. that was loong haul on a DRZ.

It is funny how things change as we age. When I was 20, I would not have thought twice about taking a ride of that length on a bike like the DRZ. Back then, I had a Honda SL125 enduro and a Suzuki 250 Hustler street bike. The DRZ is more competent than both of them in the dirt and on the street. In middle age, I feel like I need at least a 650 twin (like V Strom) and my actual road bikes are 1100cc or bigger. I have a feeling my new-to-me DR is going to change that.

That was a cool loop you made. I here ya on the age thing. I think a V-Strom 650 or something in the 7-800cc range would be perfect.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:55 pm 
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CTDRrider wrote:
Hello folks, I heard drriders mentioned a few times at your get together so I figured I would join in.. :good:
I am glad I made the drive out there, rode Friday saw two bears at two different times and Saturday morning almost ran over a couple pheasants. It was nice to meet a few folks from that area. I had a quite a few laughs Saturday night. If you guys are ever in the area let me know, I can take you for a good tour, plenty of trails around here.


Hey thanks for dropping in our hideout here. :drinks:

Was great to meet you and have down our way. :2_thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:02 pm 
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mda185 wrote:
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Couldn't post a link to the pictures in my first post on the site (smart).

Here are the pictures I shot:

https://goo.gl/photos/vhquAo1tbawv6KY77

Love that you rode out on the back roads instead of the slab. Great pics. I have a DRZ but have never attempted a ride of that length on mine.


It was a great ride. There were times I couldn't feel my feet. Some big ticket items are being addressed.

I have an appointment with Renazco to modify my seat.

I ordered a new headlight setup.

Bike is getting new suspension bits to handle my weight and riding.

New helmet is in EXO-at950.

New rubber will also be installed.

This should all help.

I finally got a mac computer after wanting one for close to 20 years. I tried to edit my footage on my old Gateway and it wouldn't upload the files.

So here we are!

This is the ride out to PA from NJ:
https://youtu.be/skkvmIsNizc

Morning ride to Poe Paddy and before lunch riding:
https://youtu.be/p2xi8-sOIA8

After lunch dirt:
https://youtu.be/8zSvEnP5jBk

Ride back to NJ from PA Grand Canyon:
https://youtu.be/HiAnglLhbXM

Tell me what you all think!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:04 pm 
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N3YMY wrote:
StanBo wrote:
Couldn't post a link to the pictures in my first post on the site (smart).

Here are the pictures I shot:

https://goo.gl/photos/vhquAo1tbawv6KY77

Stopped at "the rock" on PA 144 I see.

No stop at Hyner View?

Great views and good access to PA 44 as an alternate route to Jersey Shore.

Should have been along your path after North Bend but before you cross the West Branch of the Susquehanna River enroute to Lock Haven...


I got the rock on PA 144.

Could I have swung past Hyner View and not taken a picture? I dunno I was lost and was going with the flow. North and then east lol.

There were more dirt trails. GPS was set on dirt bike so it didn't mind hitting service roads. The ride back was a blast.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:05 pm 
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CTDRrider wrote:
Nice pics Stan. that was loong haul on a DRZ.


It was and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I was beat up when I got home but the first thing that came to mind was that the juice was worth the squeeze.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:07 pm 
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mda185 wrote:
CTDRrider wrote:
Nice pics Stan. that was loong haul on a DRZ.

It is funny how things change as we age. When I was 20, I would not have thought twice about taking a ride of that length on a bike like the DRZ. Back then, I had a Honda SL125 enduro and a Suzuki 250 Hustler street bike. The DRZ is more competent than both of them in the dirt and on the street. In middle age, I feel like I need at least a 650 twin (like V Strom) and my actual road bikes are 1100cc or bigger. I have a feeling my new-to-me DR is going to change that.


MDA how old are you now? I am 40 and found the ride to be fine. There are times I see bigger adventure bikes and long for twin pistons and power. A seat that isn't shaped like a 2x4. But I love the DRZ. I drop it all the time. It doesn't seem to mind it and I can pick it up solo with ease.

I hope the DR changes that and you pile some big miles.

I have goals of hitting the TAT and going to Alaska on this thing.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:09 pm 
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Liktank wrote:
That was a cool loop you made. I here ya on the age thing. I think a V-Strom 650 or something in the 7-800cc range would be perfect.


Thank you!

I also plan on doing the same ride on my Versys. I am tempted to install a more dirt friendly tire on it for when the service roads pop up. But the current tires would dig a blacktop ride of the same route. There were times I couldn't take advantage of the roads because of my fear of tanking the bike while it wears knobbies.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:11 pm 
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StanBo wrote:
mda185 wrote:
CTDRrider wrote:
Nice pics Stan. that was loong haul on a DRZ.

It is funny how things change as we age. When I was 20, I would not have thought twice about taking a ride of that length on a bike like the DRZ. Back then, I had a Honda SL125 enduro and a Suzuki 250 Hustler street bike. The DRZ is more competent than both of them in the dirt and on the street. In middle age, I feel like I need at least a 650 twin (like V Strom) and my actual road bikes are 1100cc or bigger. I have a feeling my new-to-me DR is going to change that.


MDA how old are you now? I am 40 and found the ride to be fine. There are times I see bigger adventure bikes and long for twin pistons and power. A seat that isn't shaped like a 2x4. But I love the DRZ. I drop it all the time. It doesn't seem to mind it and I can pick it up solo with ease.

I hope the DR changes that and you pile some big miles.

I have goals of hitting the TAT and going to Alaska on this thing.


I am 59 years old. Struggling with really bad arthritis in my left hip right now and have lost a lot of muscle and gained weight since the hip started bothering me. No cartilage left in the joint. It is bone on bone. I get a replacement hip in September and intend to be riding again before the snow falls. I also have goal to do at least part of the TAT. The backcountry discovery routes in Colorado, Utah and Idaho also look real interesting to me. My dad is 93 and still plays tennis and skis so I figure I have some years left to enjoy riding as long as I take care of myself and lose some of the extra weight i am carrying. Doc told me the hip wore out because of the weight and the fact that I was still pretty active.

I definitely want to try some longer rides on the DR. I am selling my 2008 GS Adventure but keeping my 97 BMW R1100RS. That is a great long distance mount and I am experimenting with putting GS wheels and suspension on it. You will probably see me in the Pine Barrens on that thing before too long. Selling my DRZ also. I like the ergonomics of the DR better even though it is heavy.

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2008 BMW R1200GS Adv, Hyperpro ESA shock upgrade, Metzeler Karoo 3 tires
97 BMW R1100RS, Ohlins front and rear shocks, R1100GS wire wheels and front forks with Conti TKC80 tires, (Frankenbeemer dual sport experiment)
89 Hawk GT, Fox adjustable rear shock, Race Tech emulators and springs in front forks.


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