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Dirt bikes and diving? Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by James Casteel, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. James Casteel

    James Casteel Registered

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  2. Mrs. B

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    I don't find drysuits that appealing but IF was going to cold water dive it would be God's Pocket. Everyone should take the Alaska State Ferry from Washington up the inside passage in June or July, talk about a fun family trip! You can pitch your tent right on the deck or get a cabin.

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  3. Mrs. B

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    You can see a lot of wildlife and the scenery is stunning. We found they type of travelers on the ferry a lot of fun also.
     
  4. apenland01

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    Lake Pleasant just outside of Phoenix. It has the best water clarity of the lakes around Phoenix and has quite a bit of diving activity year round.
     
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  5. apenland01

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    Reading this thread makes me really bummed. I don't want to hijack the thread, but I lost my dirt bike a little over a month ago and it was a great little bike. 2007 Yamaha XT225 that I used for trail riding around here and it was perfect for me. I had it stored at a buddies house in his shed, which caught fire from an electrical short. It basically melted my bike from the top down. I didn't have insurance on it, so I'm going to strip it down and sell off the usable parts.

    I'm still trying to decide if I want to buy another one now or wait a while. It's prime riding season in Arizona, so it was unfortunate timing for sure....

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  6. flyboy08

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    I just dont get it? MC insurance is so cheap, its prudent to buy it.

    Yes, go replace it and have fun!
     
  7. apenland01

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    Liability insurance is cheap, but not comprehensive from what I found when I was shopping around. Since I only rode it on trails, it didn't make sense to pay for an insurance policy that had a $500 deductible on a loss for a bike the insurance company would value at around $1,500 or so. The chances of it being destroyed in a fire are extraordinarily low, but as I found out, it does happen. In any event, I'll probably start looking around to see what's out there.

    Like everything else outdoor related, the prices of used bikes are sky high right now, so it may take a while to find a reasonably priced bike that fits me....
     
  8. flyboy08

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    I have a BMW and an Aprilia factory race bike with Progressive with max coverage for under $450 for both annually...of course age, & credit score come into play..call them.
     
  9. lowwall

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    Since it was in a shed, someone's homeowner insurance might cover it. It's worth a look.
     
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  10. apenland01

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    That was my first step. Travelers (his insurance) and USAA (mine) deemed it a street legal motor vehicle and is excluded from property damage, saying that motorcycle insurance is what is covered.

    They did cover the aluminum loading ramps that warped and were unusable and unsellable.
     

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