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Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,152,840
Posted By Hans_Krugger
Flint Hills Sunset

Sunset on the Tall Grass Prairie. I just camped on some ranchers land - trespassing. This photo is unaltered - no photo shop or alteration. That is what it looked like
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,152,840
Posted By Hans_Krugger
Kansas Flint Hills

This is an excellent thread. I returned to motorcycling a few years ago after taking 20 years off while my kids were growing up. I bought a Yamaha Custom V Star 650 but found such a road bike boring...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,152,840
Posted By Hans_Krugger
Excellent Suggestion

I have been using a variety of Optimus/Seva stoves for backpacking and climbing since the mid 70s. However, its no longer possible to take these stoves on any trip involving air travel due to the...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,711
Posted By Hans_Krugger
Thanks for sharing your expertise. A year or...

Thanks for sharing your expertise.
A year or two a go, I took my XT250 out into the Wayne National Forest. Although I am an old wilderness traveler and old motorcyclist, I am a newbie to adventure...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 345,070
Posted By Hans_Krugger
I appreciate your insight. Its tough to sort this...

I appreciate your insight. Its tough to sort this kind of stuff out on your own.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 345,070
Posted By Hans_Krugger
Thanks! this is helpful

Thanks! this is helpful
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 345,070
Posted By Hans_Krugger
XT 250 Front Wheel Wobble

I bought a new 2009 XT 250 off the show room floor last July (out of town). I noticed a wobble in the front wheel immediately. It shakes the handle bars. I took it to the local Yamaha dealership who...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 345,070
Posted By Hans_Krugger
Abandoned Rail lines

As a bit of a newbie, I likely am stating the obvious here - but I have found abandoned rail lines to be a gas to explore. I live in northwest Columbus, Ohio (actually its Upper Arlington..more...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-03-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,289
Posted By Hans_Krugger
A couple of local attractions

As a geologist, I can tell you that Caesars Creek is one of the best fossil hunting sites in the country...okay, maybe not the best...but the rocks are some of the most fossil rich on earth. Albeit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 345,070
Posted By Hans_Krugger
Thumb Good Dad Award

Lonewolf- outstanding form to get your daughter an XT. I like to see fathers invest time in thier daughters. She looks like a very happy girl.:nod
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 345,070
Posted By Hans_Krugger
Do Newbies Dump in the Woods?

Yea, I dumped mine. Kind of a basic requirement. Hauled it down to Wayne, went on one set of trails - made it with no problems. Second time went down - didnt look too closely at the countrour lines...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,892
Posted By Hans_Krugger
Go Corporate on them...and carry a gun.

I have not had it happen with a company truck on my cycle, but have had drivers in company trucks act badly when I was in my car - or as a pedestrian. Being a former corporate guy - I know what...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8,107
Views: 1,229,462
Posted By Hans_Krugger
I want a bike that comes with a woman that looks like

Michelle Pfeiffer. I dont give a damn about the machine...as long as it either comes with a woman like this or will help me get one just like her....
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-19-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 69,016
Views: 5,523,475
Posted By Hans_Krugger
Thats pretty country to ride thru. Knox County is...

Thats pretty country to ride thru. Knox County is the "Montana" of Ohio. I would like to join you but due to limits on time, I will have to restrict my riding to doing donuts on the Scioto Country...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,492
Posted By Hans_Krugger
The Yamaha XT250...

I recommend the Yamaha XT250. Its got an appropriate seat hieght, is light, highly reliable and performs very well. It is street legal and 70 mph is not a problem, yet it still has the torque for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,700
Posted By Hans_Krugger
I vote - buy the XT250

Well Pilgram, I suggest you go for the XT 250. I am a minimalist in many regards - and 200 cc just aint enough. The TW200 is also short. Thats great if youre short too -but its sucks if youre over...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 345,070
Posted By Hans_Krugger
Bigger Aint Better - just ask my wife

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I sold off my Yamaha Custom Star V-twin 650 and El Cheapo Chinses made Super Moto and got a Yamaha XT250 -...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,930
Posted By Hans_Krugger
For what its worth, I went from a V-twin 650 to a...

For what its worth, I went from a V-twin 650 to a Yamaha XT250 and love it. I have never had an issue with power going up hills or on the road. However I weigh 150 pounds. What I like the most is the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6,958
Views: 2,242,100
Posted By Hans_Krugger
Wink Very "National Geographic"

As a geologist, I really appreciate the photos in this segment of your Mobius blog. Some of them are textbook quality. I also have to say, for a guy stuck in the "land of corn and pigs" here in the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-09-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 69,016
Views: 5,523,475
Posted By Hans_Krugger
Ohio Rocks in the Mud

Here in Ohio we tear it up in the corn fields - the mud is radical. We also add some real adventure in by chasing cows and hogs with our dirt bikes. When we cant get into Farmer Browns Corn field,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 44,854
Views: 8,684,729
Posted By Hans_Krugger
Thanks for this post. I just sold off my Yamaha...

Thanks for this post. I just sold off my Yamaha 650 V-Twin custom star and am left with two Q-link 200 dual purpose bikes (yes I know...). I wanted to replace all of them with a single bike that...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 23,740
Posted By Hans_Krugger
In Praise of the QingQi QM200 (Qling XF 200)

Carl - this is a great post! After returning to riding after a 30 year break, I started with a Q-Link XF 200. I had bought one for my son's first cycle at age 16 and when I got it home to give to him...
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