Tis better to ask forgiveness than permission
chillywilly5280 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 10:44:55 PDT 2007
Right on Charles, you did the right thing. To this day I regret
selling my XT 600 and wish I could afford to replace it. Gotta take
care of the GPz first though.
While it would be cool to have a dedicated tourer, sportbike, and
dirtbike, having two dual purpose machines (a sport tourer & an
"enduro") is much more practical for us average joes.
I think you get a couple several punches on your man card for that one!
Twist your wrist and catch some air a few times for the rest of us,
On Apr 20, 2007, at 20:16 , Charles Scappaticci wrote:
> Or so the saying goes. I decided to try this one out today.
> I've been looking for a "street legal" off road bike and today
> found a mint shape 2003 Yamaha WR450F at Vickery Motorsports. I
> know Vickery pretty well having bought a half dozen bikes or so
> there and got a decent deal, IMO.
> It's PO was an older gent (like me) and it's been very well cared
> for and interestingly has a Revloc clutch on it. For those who
> don't know what a Revloc clutch is, it's a replacement that turns
> the clutch into an automatic clutch, sort of like the FJR1300
> except it still has a clutch lever that works although it's so
> light it almost feels like the cable is disconnected. The
> advantage is you virtually can't stall it and can sit at idle in
> first gear with no hands on the clutch. The downside is forgetting
> that it's in gear and then blipping the throttle and watching the
> bike taking off out from under you. Got to get used to that.
> Anyway, I digress.
> The SO is out of town today on a road trip (she's borderline psycho
> and takes off to who knows where for the weekend once in a while)
> so faced with the need to jump on this while I could, or waiting
> till she's back and the bike possibly being gone by then I decided
> to jump on it. I talked to her tonight and told her I bought it
> and while she seemed ok with the purchase, Sunday night should
> certainly be interesting.
> Hopefully I can get it out for a first ride on Sunday morning and
> see how it hauls my fat ass around the motocross track.
> Charles S.
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