looking for a dual sport

Marilyn Mason masonjs at nrtco.net
Sun Mar 28 19:23:18 PDT 2010

You can try Kawasaki KLR 650, Suzuki DR400s, Suzuki DL650 or DL 1000 
vstroms.  All excellent rides.  If she likes the up right cruiser seating 
along with better performance and brakes.  Northrop's KLR 650 carried his 
large frame admirably through Quebec, Labrador and Newfoundland at speeds 
that surprized me.  Both it and the 650 v strom will give you nearly 60 mpg 
if you're riding thrifty.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Drew Blanchard" <drewblanchard at gmavt.net>
To: "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2010 9:40 PM
Subject: looking for a dual sport

> We invested more than $1000 last year to bring the wife's Shadow 500 back 
> to
> like-new condition.  Now that she's gotten some more miles under her belt
> she's discovered a cruiser is much too short for her almost 6' frame.
> Anyone have an adventure/dual sport for sale?  She rode  a Honda 250 dual
> sport during her rider training course a while ago and loved it.  Sat on 
> an
> old Nighthawk today and still felt a little cramped.  I thought a good old
> UJM would do the trick for her, but no go.
> Her '84 Shadow is now up for sale at a $1500 "friends and family" price.
> Bike needs NOTHING and has new tires, rebuilt forks and carbs, new valve
> seats (honed the valve guides, too) and LOTS more.  Really fun bike; it's
> just too small for longer legged folk.
> Drew in VT
> --

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