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post #11 of 23 Old 01-05-2017, 10:25 AM
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post #12 of 23 Old 01-05-2017, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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I'll be ordering the Shinko 804/805s soon. Bike already has crash guards, and will be donning a skid plate soon. I plan on getting some bars soon too, just need to do a little research on what's best...will also be getting rid of the stock hand guards and will be replacing with Barkbusters and real handguards.

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And hey, I may be inexperienced off-road, but the only way to learn is by doing, right?
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post #13 of 23 Old 01-13-2017, 07:30 PM
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Welcome Aron. I grew up in eastern NC, no reason to venture over there unless you want to ride the coast!
Now I'm in Colorado, ride dirt bikes for work, and spend my days off ripping my Wee (V-Strom 650) around the mountains. I took my Wee to NC over Christmas for a few weeks and wanted to ride the Dragon on my way back to Colorado, but couldn't make it work. Give a holler if you ever come out to the Rockies!
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post #14 of 23 Old 01-13-2017, 08:18 PM
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I am in Mount Prospect, where are you?
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Welcome Aron. I grew up in eastern NC, no reason to venture over there unless you want to ride the coast!
Now I'm in Colorado, ride dirt bikes for work, and spend my days off ripping my Wee (V-Strom 650) around the mountains. I took my Wee to NC over Christmas for a few weeks and wanted to ride the Dragon on my way back to Colorado, but couldn't make it work. Give a holler if you ever come out to the Rockies!
I am planning on 8-9 days in the Rockies this year. Probably in Sept.
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post #16 of 23 Old 01-15-2017, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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I am in Mount Prospect, where are you?
Aurora, far west side
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post #17 of 23 Old 01-16-2017, 09:38 AM
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This coming June few of us are heading for 4 day trip on Great River Gravel Ride. You are always welcome to come.
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Welcome Aron. I am up in Milwaukee. Where did you find the ATV trails around Bong? I would be interested in finding those as well.
I was thinking about doing the TWAT as well this year, Not sure if I will need nobbies for that or not though.
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post #19 of 23 Old 01-16-2017, 11:24 AM
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Welcome Aron. I am up in Milwaukee. Where did you find the ATV trails around Bong? I would be interested in finding those as well.
I was thinking about doing the TWAT as well this year, Not sure if I will need nobbies for that or not though.
I would put on at least 50/50 tires. You will hit sand traps as well as some mushy mud at times. I would not do street tires, but....
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Aron, welcome to the forum and the "new" bike! I'm in the Quad Cities - give me a shout if you want to get away from the traffic or follow a rather large river somewhere.
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