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MikeD

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Oct 26, 2001
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Doing my MTB park climb on the moto tomorrow (dirt road) enroute to my fave pavement twisties. Hybridizing as a concession to the Enduro dude from work, and not MTBing because everyone else finked out.
 

MikeD

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Yesterday was the first time I have used the predominantly "duro" half of my Funduro for a significant amount of time. The 20/80 Shinkos did better than I could ever have expected, but apparently turning off-road with no side knobs is near impossible, so corners were taken at a grandmotherly speed.

Never actually ridden a proper dirt bike in the dirt, so it was all first-time feel, but I was able to keep my buddy on a 200 dual-sport out of my rear view on both dirt and pavement, so I guess I was doing something right...?
 

gonefirefightin

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Yesterday was the first time I have used the predominantly "duro" half of my Funduro for a significant amount of time. The 20/80 Shinkos did better than I could ever have expected, but apparently turning off-road with no side knobs is near impossible, so corners were taken at a grandmotherly speed.

Never actually ridden a proper dirt bike in the dirt, so it was all first-time feel, but I was able to keep my buddy on a 200 dual-sport out of my rear view on both dirt and pavement, so I guess I was doing something right...?
Sounds like that set up would be a hoot to steer with the rear on gravel.
 

MikeD

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Sounds like that set up would be a hoot to steer with the rear on gravel.
I got into that once, but as we were in the middle of a pack of mountain bikers on the shittiest climbing turn of the route (pedal bikers take the hardpack outside line, so I cut to the steep loose inside) I decided not to shower everyone with gravel when it broke loose...
 

jimmydean

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It doesn't need a lot of range as I am guessing after about 5 minutes of riding your neck would hurt so fucking much you'd call an Uber for a ride home.
I thought it looked really cool until I saw how awkward the riding position was.
 

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jimmydean

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I poked around and couldn't find anything other than a cad rendering on their social media. Guess it's just an 'investment opportunity' at this point. First one I've seen with a clutch.
Talking 80hp, that's nutty compared to gas bikes even.
 

jimmydean

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I know it's dickwaving but that's also kind of useless on dirt outside wide open baja type stuff

there's a reason no one makes 500cc 2strokes anymore.
I would like it in a supermoto for sure. I'd be interested to try it in the dirt, is there really such a thing as too much power, really?
<edit> that's like twice the HP of my old 883 Sporty. :rofl:
 

Changleen

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Westy

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Saw one of these today


$11-$14k for a scooter :sarcastic:

I am pretty sure like the Electric Hummer it has a larger carbon footprint than it's gas equivalent.