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New Year's Motorcycle Resolution

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    New Year's Motorcycle Resolution


    what's yours?

    seriously, I'll do it this year

    Me:
    1.) LA-Barstow to Vegas 2017
    2.) YZ250 - radiator flush, pull motor out and have Tokyo mods install wide-ratio transmission, install WR250 swing arm + kickstand
    3.) TOURING - Lunch in Vegas, Yosemite, Palomar, Death Valley, etc. DL650?
    4.) try out more bikes! demo days! rent the Africa Twin from Motoquest!!
    5.) Get dirty again. Dumont Dunes, Glamis, Death Valley, Tonka Town, Ocotillo Wells, Silverwood when it's snowing, baja Mexico.

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    Lifer SteveM's Avatar
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    Re: New Year's Motorcycle Resolution

    Really get out on the new VFR1200X

    Dirt school

    Summer big trip, perhaps cross-country or trans lab

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    Member ducatirdr's Avatar
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    Re: New Year's Motorcycle Resolution

    Loose weight so my R3 can pull me into turn 1 without losing 7 places.

    Take time off from work and ride my brandy new end of year purchase K1600GTL to remote places I haven't already been. (See -TOURING - Lunch in Vegas, Yosemite, Palomar, Death Valley, etc.)

    RE: #4 - I rented a GS from MotoQuest last year and rode out to Joshua Tree and also did the lower PCH to Lake Elsinore route. The canyons from the PCH to Lake Elsinore are worth the trip! This trip also included a SoCal Supermoto day. AWESOME!!!!!

    Lastly I would like to do more rides with other people. Yankee Beemers or Seacost group on the sporty bike.

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    Soul Rider Paul_E_D's Avatar
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    Re: New Year's Motorcycle Resolution

    In a nutshell: Continue to flog all my bikes and a few others to within inches of their lives.

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    Lifer RyanNicholson's Avatar
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    Re: New Year's Motorcycle Resolution

    More multi-day trips... did a lot of overnight motocamping last year but that limited how far from home I could get. It'll be easier now that I have all my gear sorted properly.

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    Jamnuts jhawley's Avatar
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    Re: New Year's Motorcycle Resolution

    Offload my wifes fz6 and my vfr1200, buy either a super tenere or r1200gs and ride the shit out of that

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