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Old 08-11-2017, 02:05 PM   #21
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Re: If only I had more money...

Got a 2013 300 for sale.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:58 PM   #22
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Re: If only I had more money...

I've been reading some impressive things lately about the 690 enduro. It already comes fuel injected and might be a great alternative to the 2strokes, despite the fuel injection upgrade.

There's also some perhaps less impressive press regarding the new 1090 surviving the 2017 Romaniacs race. No doubt there that Romaniacs must put the bikes through less challenging terrain than, say, Erzberg, where the more nimble 690 would likely bring a rider the bigger advantage.

Me, I'd go for the new FI 2strokes anyway if I could afford one...just to be different. Having never ridden an FI bike of any kind, I am all game for the experience.
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:13 PM   #23
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Re: If only I had more money...

I have to admit that I'm spoiled by FI bikes and my 300 was the only bike I would consider without it. It's not that I can't work on carbs, I just don't want to. I won't be trading in the 300 for a FI version any time soon, but one may be in my future.
Anyway I'm glad to see them on the market. It will be interesting if this creates a resurgence in two stroke models.

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Old 08-13-2017, 06:57 AM   #24
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I've been reading some impressive things lately about the 690 enduro. It already comes fuel injected and might be a great alternative to the 2strokes, despite the fuel injection upgrade.

There's also some perhaps less impressive press regarding the new 1090 surviving the 2017 Romaniacs race. No doubt there that Romaniacs must put the bikes through less challenging terrain than, say, Erzberg, where the more nimble 690 would likely bring a rider the bigger advantage.

Me, I'd go for the new FI 2strokes anyway if I could afford one...just to be different. Having never ridden an FI bike of any kind, I am all game for the experience.
Not sure how you can compare 690/1090- to a 2 stroke real dirt bike. Just not the same market. If I'm wanting to buy an offload race bike I'm not shopping for an adventure bike. And I wouldn't be taking a 250 2 stroke on an adventure ride.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:26 AM   #25
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Not sure how you can compare 690/109- to a 2 stroke real dirt bike. Just not the same market. If I'm wanting to buy an offload race bike I'm not shopping for an adventure bike. And I wouldn't be taking a 250 2 stroke on an adventure ride.
If you want to make that a challenge, comparing a 690 to a 250 2stroke, I might be able to set you up. Let me know
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:02 AM   #26
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:17 PM   #27
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If you want to make that a challenge, comparing a 690 to a 250 2stroke, I might be able to set you up. Let me know
I'm a member at Cycleland, let me know when.
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Re: If only I had more money...

Obviously you bring Mike Laferrty it'll be tough, I'm 65 and worn out. But Cycleland awaits. Off road riding has always been about the rider. But you bring somebody of equal ability as mine, ain't happening.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:44 PM   #29
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I'm a member at Cycleland, let me know when.
I don't know what that means, but I'm interpreting it to mean you're ready to rumble. That's the spirit!

How about you name the place and time while I see what I can do on my end.

I should probably warn you this guy only rides the hard stuff...

This is all meant just to be a friendly comparison of a 300 vs a 690 for me, nothing super crazy. Just a place where strengths and weaknesses can be found between the different bikes...
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Cycleland is private riding area near Nacogdoches. I'm retired. If hes faster than an old man C rider, I can bring appropriate level rider. Apple's to Apples.
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Cycleland is private riding area near Nacogdoches. I'm retired. If hes faster than an old man C rider, I can bring appropriate level rider. Apple's to Apples.
That's why I picked you, woodsguy. You are THE MAN.

I'll get back with you as soon as I hear from Goyko. I'd do it if I had a 690 myself, just for the laughs, but I'm a D rider and you'd smoke me for sure on just about anything you rode.
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Heck, I know him and NO I'm not the man. But if 690 was the hot ticket we all would be lining up on them. Lol
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