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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By dwthump
Wait!! Branson rides

When you are in Branson, you are 30 miles from some of the best riding around. There are 6 rides out of Harrison, AR, that are very cool, some along the Buffalo River. I did 3 of them on my KLR. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,961
Posted By dwthump
XT's

I had an XT500 in '79, fun bike, tons of torque. Chewed up chains and sprockets but you could wheelie it just about anytime by dropping a gear.

Darren

*It was a KLR, I eventually caught...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5,217
Views: 277,835
Posted By dwthump
MrHix St. Louis Area

MrHix,

There is a lot of riding in So. Illinois beginning in the Columbia flats and south into the western Shawnee Natl. Forest. There are hundreds of miles of country roads and gravel...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-17-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5,217
Views: 277,835
Posted By dwthump
Minimum Farkles

At least get the Motech crash bars, I fell in sand/rocks on my stock KLR on the left side, (radiator), and all of the support frames were bent, mucho zip-ties. It happens in a flash, ATGATT!

...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-16-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5,217
Views: 277,835
Posted By dwthump
Squishy KLR

Squishy,

I've seen the pics of your KLR, quite nice. As a former KLR owner, I can tell you that you need a few farkles before you start playing Joe Motocross.

Get rid of the stock...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-03-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,961
Posted By dwthump
Hey Kanur

Kanur,

Rode with you and Sieg last fall, me on my KLR. I know you like the canoeing sports so I wanted to let you know about my cousin's kid who floated the entire Illinois river last fall on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-02-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8,300
Views: 776,749
Posted By dwthump
That Beer

Rustynut2: I may even show up for Mexican night this week at the KofC and the first, (or later), round is on me!

Darren
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-02-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8,300
Views: 776,749
Posted By dwthump
Goodbye & Thanks! Sold My KLR!

Greetings Inmates!

Due to physical problems with my knee and back, I have to give up riding. My knee is heading for a replacement down the road and I can't stay in the saddle for more than...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,476
Posted By dwthump
Do It!

I had a CL200 when I was a kid, it was a "scrambler" with the high pipe. I put trials tires on it and rode it everywhere.

Darren

'It's a KLR, I'll catch up'
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-06-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5,217
Views: 277,835
Posted By dwthump
Hey Fred!

Fred,

I am in Fairview Heights and have attended many a lunch/ride with you guys at Bandanas, which guy are you? I have learned one big thing, DON'T TRY TO KEEP UP WITH THE OLD FARTS, THEY...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35,684
Views: 9,038,717
Posted By dwthump
Bicyclists

As a former long distance touring cyclist, I can see both sides of this argument BUT the cyclists are WRONG! I almost always rode as close to the white line on the right, thousands of miles. The...
Forum: Hacks 12-26-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,626
Posted By dwthump
Awesome!!!

Great job!!!

I love those old 2 smokes, had a GT550 in the late 70's but it was air cooled. It had the "Ram Air" scoop on top to keep the middle cylinder cool. I don't remember seeing any water...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By dwthump
Trials Skills

I rode trials bikes when I was a kid and the skills I learned have been very helpful later in life on enduros/dual sport bikes. Sadly, I can't hop a log on my KLR650...
In retrospect, I should...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By dwthump
Happy Trails

Look into SW Motech crash bars and skidplate, the bars are now mounted in rubber grommets and vibrate less. IMO the Happy Trails units look like something you would make in high school shop class. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-23-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 44,326
Posted By dwthump
Illinois

Another Darren, this time in Fairview Heights.

Darin in Collinsville: (stlhooked), Keep an eye on the St. Louis Eastside and Mo. Adventure Riders threads in the Central Region, quite a lot of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-16-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 82,022
Posted By dwthump
2014 Loose Nut

I'm in, it's cool country, good roads aplenty. There is a neat D/S run out of Murphysboro that you should consider adding to your loop. Hickory Ridge south of M' Boro runs into the LaRue Pine Hills...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-19-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,370
Posted By dwthump
Two Strokes!

Those bikes were rockets, they had a bunch of different sizes available also. I can remember seeing many 500's in the past. I had a similar bike at the time, it was a Suzuki GT550 two stroke...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,744
Posted By dwthump
D/S Safer?

I always feel safer on my KLR vs. my road bikes of the past. The seating position is very upright and you can look over the tops of the cages. With most D/S bikes having a 17 or 18 on the back and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By dwthump
Hill Climb

I know it wouldn't be as photogenic but I think a guy on a trials bike could pick his way to the top, I've seen them climb much worse in mud...

Darren

It's a KLR, I'll catch up
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-30-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5,217
Views: 277,835
Posted By dwthump
New KLR Squishymonster

Hey Squishymonster,

Enjoy your KLR, I have an '09. There seems to be a good ADV representation in the Champaign area, should get a lot of support. KLR's are great and there is a ton of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-27-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5,217
Views: 277,835
Posted By dwthump
Great!

Good luck brother! The Miss. river valley is very cool all the way down, you can see the bluffs most anywhere along the route.

Darren

*It's a KLR, I'll catch up*
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-27-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 34,067
Posted By dwthump
1. Copy this entire post, along with the most...

1. Copy this entire post, along with the most current list of names, and these instructions!
2. Hit "New Reply" button at the bottom of page (no, not the "QUOTE" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 35,684
Views: 9,038,717
Posted By dwthump
Originally Posted by RidingDonkeys...

Originally Posted by RidingDonkeys http://advrider.com/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22414452#post22414452)
Three.....symmetric....wheels. How hard...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5,217
Views: 277,835
Posted By dwthump
Ride To Cairo

JuniorScout,

If you go over on the Illinois side, there are zillions of routes down to Cairo. Once you get past Chester, you can probably ride gravel levees in the river bottoms all the way...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-15-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 25,100
Posted By dwthump
Today's Ride

Sieg and Kanur,

Great ride today, lotta fun! Kanur, that 950 KTM was awesome, I would get in a lot of trouble with a bike like that. That run out of M'Boro is a D/S dream. Think I'll count the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 25,100
Posted By dwthump
Sunday

Let's stick with the original plans then. Kanur, if your bike is ready, meet us at hwy. 3 and 151 at 9:00 tomorrow. Otherwise, call me on my cell at 618-210-6532 if you won't make it. Sieg, see...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 25,100
Posted By dwthump
Sunday Ride

Sieg,

I could meet you at the Moto Mart in Red Bud around 8:15, (yes, that one, I'm buying lottery!), then we can shoot down 3.

Darren
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 25,100
Posted By dwthump
Sunday Ride

Sorry I was so late in responding, it was a perfect day to go golfing and I just got home. The weather is supposed to be the same tomorrow...

Darren
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 25,100
Posted By dwthump
Sunday Ride

Sieg,

Since Kanur is coming from Cape, (correct?), I suggest we start south of Chester on Highway 3 at Hwy. 151, the road to Ava/Lake Kincade, meet there at 9. This kinda splits the distance and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 34,067
Posted By dwthump
Gps

I recently purchased a Garmin Nuvi 30 with lifetime maps. I use it in my car and I throw it in my tankbag to use if I get lost. I'm working on the various available mounts and have just installed...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 25,100
Posted By dwthump
Sunday Ride

BIG MEDIUM or SMALL bikes

If you want to do the LaRue Pine Hills route, medium size would be ok, I'll be on my KLR. A bigger bike could do it, but the gravel forest service type roads could be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 25,100
Posted By dwthump
S I Tour

I wouldn't mind doing a little exploring of So. Ill. I'm overdue for a run down to the LaRue Pine Hills via the "mini-dragon" ridgeline road out of M'Boro...but I'd be happy to just tag along...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 25,100
Posted By dwthump
Ride This Weekend

I'd be interested in tagging along for a ride on Sunday, golfing on Saturday.

Darren

*It's a KLR, I'll catch up*
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 35,684
Views: 9,038,717
Posted By dwthump
Thank you!

No seriously, enough gun talk. Bans will be handed out. Last warning.

+5 :dhorse:dhorse:dhorse:dhorse

Darren

*It's a KLR, I'll catch up*
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8,300
Views: 776,749
Posted By dwthump
Northern Arkansas

Harrison is in a cool area for riding and there are about 6 "loop" rides that the town promotes. Do a google search for "Harrison, AR motorcycle rides" and you will find the info. You can mail off...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-28-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By dwthump
Great River Road!

In the Alton, IL area the GRR is VERY popular for rides, (especially for the pirates!). I have been on countless D/S rides in the area and the road from Alton to Grafton is very scenic. We also see...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-30-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 34,067
Posted By dwthump
Out

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-29-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,961
Posted By dwthump
Shawnee!

1stgenfarmboy,

You live in a cool area, quite scenic and very D/S friendly. I have camped at Garden of the Gods and the lookouts are fantastic. I love the Shawnee, but it's 3 hours away to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-29-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 30,841
Posted By dwthump
Hey r11mja

Pleasure meeting you in the line for the Golden Eagle Ferry yesterday, good to have some KLR talk while waiting. The line wasn't bad at all unlike the BLOODY BRUSSELL'S FERRY which was backed up...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8,300
Views: 776,749
Posted By dwthump
Kampsville

Toondebt:

May run into you guys tomorrow as I'm on a similar ride with a few riders, (probably old farts). We are going to focus on the ridge going north out of Pere' Marquette, was there last...
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