SC Sandhills DS Rides

JustAnotherSquid

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Was it 10cycles? Last week they had two 390 Adventures and two 390 Dukes. Yesterday there were no 390s on the floor at all.

They had a bunch of 200 Dukes but I can't imagine she (or anyone else) would be happy on one of those.

OAN, the biggest problem with the 390 (after lack of heated grips) is that the computer complains loudly if you exceed 6000 rpm (for break-in). But that engine just begs to be above 6000 rpm all day every day.
 

JustAnotherSquid

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Givi tank bag mount ON!!!

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Tusk tail rack ON!!!

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Orange snake knot lanyard ON!!!

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Givi CLOSED until January 3rd!!! How am I going to ride the bike without bags until then???
 

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Sit around and write love notes about heated grips...

Congrats on the/Karen's new wheels!
 

JustAnotherSquid

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:)

It will probably take less than five minutes at Sandhills to realize that the 390 Adventure is wholly inappropriate for that place, but for tooling around back roads and dirt roads I could not imagine a more perfect little bike!

Just kidding. It's pretty easy to imagine a more perfect little bike. A more perfect little bike would have heated grips. But other than that...

From where I took this picture I headed out somewhere north-ish of Kannapolis and intentionally got lost. Then just pulled over, fired up the KTM My Ride app, typed in my address, selected "skip highways", stuck the phone back in my pocket, and let the TFT dash navigate me home on back roads. It was pretty freakin' cool! And I only mention that because my bike does that and yours doesn't. :D
 
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bmart

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All of my friends go on rides with me! :p

It looks like you had a good time. How are the ergos for your frame? Did you wear geat that fits? Maybe you need a heated seat?
 

JustAnotherSquid

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While sitting, the ergonomics are excellent, even for me. At least, they are after adjusting all the levers so they don't point at the sky. And it has what may be the best OEM seat I've ever sat on.

Most of the reviews complain about the ergonomics while standing but I haven't done enough of that to know. It does seem like it will need some bar risers though if you plan to stand a lot.
 
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Excellent to hear. "You're going to love the way it makes you feel!"
 

boike333

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Oh come on you can’t pass up 70 degrees in December. If it starts you can go, so I’ve got 3 of us so far! Andy? We could also do Brown Mtn/181 area gravel if ya want? Supposed to be 61 up that way

Might do Enoree Saturday, but happy to do the Sand again as well.
 

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So it’s starting to look like Saturday could be an option as well…..but I’m not going to pass on Friday either way since it’s looking fantastic right now, two days would be ideal!
 

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Weather is looking promising at this point so I’m not in a huge rush, may well go Saturday too if it holds if anyone wants to do a 1/1 ride and looks pretty soggy locally. I’ll leave here by 8 stands up by 1015? Now if you want to go earlier let me know!
 

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JustAnotherSquid

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Keeping a close eye on the forecast, but as of right now I am planning on being there at 10:00!
 

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Cool deal! I am seeing between a 1% & 6% chance of rain right now between 10am and 6pm.

Now whats really got me confused is that Saturday Charlotte is showing a 40% chance of rain. BUT everywhere else east and west is not showing rain! Anyway, anybody riding on 1/1?
 

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Here is where we will eat lunch, I already called and they said they would be open for lunch tomorrow !

 

JustAnotherSquid

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Anyway, anybody riding on 1/1?

If the weather allows we are planning on doing an LFR west of Charlotte. Going exploring a bit to work on "perfecting" the western loop. Anyone is welcome to join us if they are cool with just exploring. :)
 

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LFR? Look For Roads? Anyhow I am already there so let me know your plan.
 
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