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Old 03-18-2004, 05:00 PM
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Yes, I finally made the switch. Got rid of the ol' Earth Pig XR400 and went down to Hanson Garage and bought an 04 525 EXC. I love the magic button!

Anyhow, after a day at 7-Mile ORV park outside Spokane, I realized how I've been riding the wrong bike for so many years! I don't know how I put up with that ol' beast for so long.

I see many more miles put on this machine just because it's such a pleasure to ride.

Just thought I'd share.
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Old 03-18-2004, 05:03 PM
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Sounds cool, congrats on the new bike. I need one of them!!! lol
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Old 03-18-2004, 05:25 PM
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I would love to have that magic button someday! Glad you enjoy it!
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Old 03-18-2004, 06:09 PM
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Where else do you ride in Spokane? Have you ridden in Coeur d'Alene? or at the Liberty Lake ORV park? Just wondering since I'm from Spokane as well.
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Old 03-19-2004, 10:31 PM
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I race the occasional hare scramble at Airway Heights, but I spend most of my time on the trails of the Palouse.
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Old 03-20-2004, 03:46 AM
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Congrats on the new ride. Enjoy!
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:05 AM
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Congrats man
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Old 03-20-2004, 07:09 AM
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Anyhow, after a day at 7-Mile ORV park outside Spokane, I realized how I've been riding the wrong bike for so many years! I don't know how I put up with that ol' beast for so long.

I see many more miles put on this machine just because it's such a pleasure to ride.
I kinda saw the samething....My first bike was an XR250R...not a bad choice at all...I rode it for a little over 2 years or so.....I learned the basics and then some one that thing....then I kept trying the ride faster and faster and was just flogging the engine to death...I needed a faster bike with better suspension. I got my CR250R then. the CR has taught me much better riding style and makes me be in the attack position when riding hard...plus its got all the power and then some that I will ever need..I have gotten so much faster since getting the CR...Lifting the front wheel over a log in the woods is now no longer a problem.....Pulling wheelies is now no longer a problem...the handling on the CR and XR is night and day..CR being WAYY BETTER....you can ride the XR..then get on the CR and just tell that the CR handles way better....alot faster steering. Only thing I don't like about the CR over the XR is at high speed the CR seems to be even more unstable than the XR...course I never rode the XR at such speed in fields that I can on the CR. Basically I learned what I could out of the ole XR and it was time to move on...I still have my XR and still putt around on it sometimes but the CR is where my love is now
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Old 03-20-2004, 10:53 AM
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How nice... two fairly local posters in one thread! I live in Troy currently, if either of you (phecker or Predator) wanted to hook up sometime and show me some trails around here I'd appreciate it
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Old 03-20-2004, 11:06 AM
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Glad you enjoyed your new ride!!! Going to sleep with a happy face now!!!! Still need some pics man!!!!
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Old 03-20-2004, 11:09 AM
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Very cool, congrats on the new ride man!!

Glad you are enjoyoing it.
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