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Not My Fault

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by ichbinbier, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. ichbinbier

    ichbinbier ODSC-OFTR Member

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    So in April of this year I went on my first ODSC ride at Bethany.
    I had a great time doing the dual sport portion on my Ural.

    But seeing how there seems to be a lot of more off road, single track stuff and not wanting to limit myself just to dual track, I started to look in to getting a off road/dual sport bike.

    Then I see the pictures and videos of the single track stuff from Bethany and I decided I need another bike.

    Being of shorter stature that left a lot of bikes out of the running. Sure I could hop on a taller bike and ride but if I had to put my feet down quickly, or drop it out by myself and have to pick it up, I'd be screwed.

    So the search continued. I found the bike bike that fit my needs, the Yamaha TW 200.
    Light and a seat height that would allow me to touch the ground.
    Sat one on at a dealer and the fit was right.

    So a little research on the web and talking to those who do single track steered me away from this.
    Under powered on the highway, hard to get different rear tyres, you'll regret it after awhile, etc, etc..

    Highway speed I would need as I live in midtown Toronto and would have to travel some just to get to the good off road tracks.
    Being stuck with limited tyre choices suck, as I know from riding the Ural. Not many 4.00 x 19 choices out there.

    So it looks like the TW was out of the running.

    What is left out there that would suit my needs?

    Well wouldn't you know it, my Ural dealer is now selling CCMs.
    Clews Competition Motorcycles from the U.K.
    And the make a lower seat height model. And it has a dry weight of 275 pounds.
    And it looks great. So I bought it.

    And I blame everyone else who I talked to or read or viewed on the internet for this decision.
    I would have been happy on my little TW (or 2 and one half for the same price as the CCM) and would have never know any better or worried about it's shortcomings for years.

    So here are the pictures of the bike that you made me buy.

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    ThatGuyDuncan ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I feel so bad... here, let me buy that from you for $20 so you're not stuck with a bike you clearly hate.
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    ScottyR Limited User

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    Thats an interesting bike. I think there is a market out there for a 450-500cc bike with an adv type fairing. The G450X motor lives on in the CCM.
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    MikeF ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Was that you I saw in Orangeville last weekend?

    Nice bike!
  5. ichbinbier

    ichbinbier ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I was riding around to the west of Orangeville but not in Orangevilee. It might have been me or one of the other six or seven owners that bought one from the dealer.
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    Visser Limited User

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    What is the MRSP on a bike like that (out of curiosity)?
  7. Neil Edmunds

    Neil Edmunds ODSC Executive

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    Very nice, it's great that they have a lower seat option.

    I'd bet you could pull the sidecar tub off the Ural and add a carrying rail to make it a dirtbike hauler.
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  8. tennyson.mike

    tennyson.mike Limited User

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  9. Visser

    Visser Limited User

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    Yeah, it was looking good until that part... I'll just stick with my two Jap bikes that have a total value of about $8000 and make them work.
  10. ichbinbier

    ichbinbier ODSC-OFTR Member

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    What are you a mind reader? I've been thinking about doing that since I first got the Ural.

    Hopefully once I get my little camper trailer to tow behind the Ural I want to put a rail on there either for the CCM or the Ninja.
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    Ken Hynes Limited User

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    Good choice over the TW, enjoy!
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  12. ThatGuyDuncan

    ThatGuyDuncan ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Alright, alright -- $40, and you can keep the lowering link.
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