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 Post subject: Dual Sports
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:10 am 
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Any of you guys ride dual sports?

My PC800 has been a jealous gal ever since I got a dual sport a few years ago. I have a little XT225, which is a small bike, but is very versatile. It's very light and maneuverable, so it's great for smaller riders and beginners. It will run about 75, which is plenty to keep up with traffic everywhere but Interstate highways. It gets 74 mpg. There's a lady who rode one from Alaska to Argentina and wrote a book about it, called "Lois on the Loose". I haven't ridden it that far, but have gone on little trips a few hours away. I grew up with a little Yamaha DT100, so for me it's like riding a time machine. I feel like a kid again.

I recently mounted a storage tote on the back and have been training my dogs to ride with me. They were nervous the first time, but dogs love riding and they took to it quickly. I'll have to get some pics of it & post them. I'd like to get a rear rack for my PC800 & mount something for the dogs to ride it (the storage tote is big & ugly!)


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 Post subject: Re: Dual Sports
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:58 pm 
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wanna, but no room in the inn for another toy.


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 Post subject: Re: Dual Sports
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:37 pm 
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I'm same as FP. Would love to have one but too poor, too old and no space.

But Lord knows I've been on many a road that was NOT a good PC road!
Did OK but I feel like I'm torturing the bike.

Also would be nice sometimes to have a machine you could bolt and strap to simply.

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 Post subject: Re: Dual Sports
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:06 am 
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My driveway is often more difficult than most gravel and I don't have any trouble on the PC800. I can do fine on gravel roads, but I feel like it's too big a risk. The plastics remind me of Humpty Dumpty.


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