ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-11-2011, 06:05 PM   #40591
swingset
Got the knack.
 
swingset's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Central Ohio
Oddometer: 10,759
Quote:
Originally Posted by buildit View Post
Isn't the clutch on the wee strom hydraulic like the V strom? Or did this happen to the DR?
Cable on the Wee.
__________________
The Rant-Fu blog & podcast ->Rant-Fu




swingset is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 06:35 PM   #40592
mgorman
Crashing since 1964
 
mgorman's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Oddometer: 4,939
Quote:
Originally Posted by QUICKDRAW View Post

Connies favorite bike of the weekend


My wife's favorite too, saw a similar ride like that at Mid Ohio



Quote:
Originally Posted by QUICKDRAW View Post

Very cool 3 speed board tracker styled bike (out of Indianapolis) $2900


I love those old board trackers. Thought about what'd it take to make one I could make street legal
__________________
Michael

AES Racing - Crow Canyon Riding Park
mgorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 06:41 PM   #40593
Whitey1
"Whitebread"
 
Whitey1's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Marion, Ohio
Oddometer: 10,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgorman View Post
I love those old board trackers. Thought about what'd it take to make one I could make street legal
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=621

Very cool bike with a cool build thread!
Whitey1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 06:54 PM   #40594
mgorman
Crashing since 1964
 
mgorman's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Oddometer: 4,939
KTM Demo Rides

Crow Canyon Turkey Run

www.crowcanyonmx.com
__________________
Michael

AES Racing - Crow Canyon Riding Park
mgorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 06:57 PM   #40595
mgorman
Crashing since 1964
 
mgorman's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Oddometer: 4,939
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whitey1 View Post
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=621

Very cool bike with a cool build thread!


Thanks, now I have to go change my shorts and start selling stuff
__________________
Michael

AES Racing - Crow Canyon Riding Park
mgorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 07:09 PM   #40596
ArmyJoe
Beastly Adventurer
 
ArmyJoe's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Oddometer: 1,060
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgorman View Post
I love those old board trackers. Thought about what'd it take to make one I could make street legal
Just wondering, does it meet the criteria of this? (from http://bmv.ohio.gov/moped_info.stm)

The Ohio Revised Code defines a moped, or motorized bicycle, as any vehicle with two tandem wheels or one front and two rear wheels which is capable of being pedaled and is also equipped with a helper motor. The helper motor may not:
  • have a piston displacement of more than 50 cubic centimeters;
  • produce more than one brake horsepower; and
  • propel the vehicle at a maximum speed greater than 20 mph on a level surface.
If a vehicle exceeds any one of these criteria, it is legally a motorcycle.
__________________
2009 Can-Am Spyder RS, 2008 Yamaha WR250R

My latest adventures detailed at ArmyJoe's Perpetual Picture Thread:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=888783
ArmyJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 07:18 PM   #40597
mgorman
Crashing since 1964
 
mgorman's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Oddometer: 4,939
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmyJoe View Post
The helper motor may not:
  • have a piston displacement of more than 50 cubic centimeters;
  • produce more than one brake horsepower; and
  • propel the vehicle at a maximum speed greater than 20 mph on a level surface.
If a vehicle exceeds any one of these criteria, it is legally a motorcycle.

Nothing I'd own that runs on gas will be slower than I can pedal my bicycle!

I have no clue how many CC's my heart is and I only average 350 watts (0.47 HP) for 30 minutes but I averaged 23mph for 100 miles so I can at least break one of those criteria
__________________
Michael

AES Racing - Crow Canyon Riding Park
mgorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 07:18 PM   #40598
MeefZah
Curmudgeonly
 
MeefZah's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: New Philadelphia, Ohio
Oddometer: 10,401
Quote:
Originally Posted by swingset View Post
That is weird. Didn't you have a similar problem with the WRR, or am I thinking of someone else?
Quote:
Originally Posted by paulthefermenter View Post
Do you know of anyone that might have a vendetta against you?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whitey1 View Post
It sounds like someone messed with it to me also.
The front forks were re-adjusted, one to each end of the adjustment spectrum, on the WRR.

I have a hard time thinking anyone would fuck with a man's bike like that. I mean, first of all, you would need some level of knowledge to know what you were fucking with; and then you would need tools; and there are scads better ways to mess with a guy's bike - knocking it over, dropping rocks in the oil fill, removing an axle nut, and so on.

Plus, it was parked in the garage, so no one had access to it. I'm confident it happened on it's own, while riding. Just wierd that it showed up after it had been parked.


Quote:
Originally Posted by mgorman View Post
Hmmm.... the morning of the 30th we are moving and some of our ADV bruthas will be helping us out. Might be a good way to end the day for everyone, stopping in at Crow Canyon.
__________________
"A man turns his back on the comforts of home, and when the dust all settles and the story is told, history is made by the side of the road..." - DBT

My Smugmug Galleries
MeefZah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 07:22 PM   #40599
mgorman
Crashing since 1964
 
mgorman's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Oddometer: 4,939
Quote:
Originally Posted by MeefZah View Post

I have a hard time thinking anyone would fuck with a man's bike like that

I had someone at a race once turn my compression adjust on the rear shock to full on. I never change mine once set and when I almost had kidney failure from a rear shock that wouldn't move, I knew something wasn't right.


Hopefully your moving party will get you done quick and on the trail
__________________
Michael

AES Racing - Crow Canyon Riding Park
mgorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 07:36 PM   #40600
The Toad
Let There Be Light
 
The Toad's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Location, Location.
Oddometer: 1,122
Quote:
Originally Posted by swingset View Post
You could always hit Perry State Forest, which is legal and free if you're plated...if your goal is to hone offroad skills it's a hell of a fine playground for doing just that as you usually have it to yourself, and it ranges from silty sand to mud pits to rocky inclines.

There are some outlaw trails and unincorporated roads around, with varying degrees of legality, if that's your thing I'm sure you could find a willing guide to show ya around to those.
Thanks. could a person spend a day or even two there ?
__________________
MondoMotos - LED Auxiliary Light Kits - Tusk Panniers
RoadRUNNER Magazine - Blog
Ride Reports - Four Corners - Amish Country - Costa Rica - Expedition Michigan (or not) - Tellico Plains
The Toad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 07:39 PM   #40601
mgorman
Crashing since 1964
 
mgorman's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Oddometer: 4,939
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Toad View Post
Thanks. could a person spend a day or even two there ?
Carelessly riding through a mud hole could net you a whole week just trying to get it out! You don't want to ride into anything that you can't see bottom
__________________
Michael

AES Racing - Crow Canyon Riding Park
mgorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 07:43 PM   #40602
mgorman
Crashing since 1964
 
mgorman's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Oddometer: 4,939
For Sale





Side view of side w/ tailpipe

"Famous double-headline bike was owned by legend Bud Ekins."


The 1949 Triumph Trophy TR5 Scrambler Custom ridden by The Fonz in the television hit series Happy Days will be one of the highlights at Bonhams' upcoming Classic California Sale in Los Angeles.



Happy Days, the beloved American sitcom that aired for ten years from 1974 to 1984 and attracted millions of viewers each week, helped launched the career of such actors as Ron Howard, Scott Baio and Henry Winkler. Winkler's character, Arthur Fonzarelli – known famously as The Fonz and Fonzie – was initially just a secondary character that became so popular with fans he was soon made the central figure of the show. As the epitome of cool, the motorcycle-loving Fonzie, dressed in the stereotypical garb of The Wild Ones, spawned countless wannabes among the youth of America and became a cultural icon that still resonates today. And Fonzie's motorcycle, a customized Triumph, was owned off-screen by another cultural icon, Bud Ekins.

The late Bud Ekins was famous as a motocross racer, Hollywood stuntman (he's the one that made that legendary motorcycle jump over the barbed wire fence in The Great Escape), and as Steve McQueen's best friend. With his warehouse of hundreds of motorbikes, Ekins was the go-to man in Hollywood when producers needed two wheels. So when the people from Happy Days called, it was Ekins who determined what the coolest guy on TV should be riding. Taking an old Triumph in his collection, he simply removed the front fender, replaced the handle bars and spray painted the tank silver and, violα, the Fonzie bike was born. Of course, no one had any idea of just how popular the show would become or the magnitude of fame Winkler's character would achieve.

This now iconic emblem of American pop culture will be offered by Bonhams at their annual Classic California Sale, held November 12th, at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Renowned for offering property from famous actors each year – Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Clark Gable and Bruce Willis, to name just a few – this autumn auction is not to be missed by aficionados of pop and custom culture and entertainment and automotive history.

For sellers interested in consigning a unique automobile to this prominent sale, please call 415-391-4000 or contact one of the following Bonhams specialists:
Nick Smith, Los Angeles: nick.smith@bonhams.com
Mark Osborne, San Francisco: mark.osborne@bonhams.com
Rupert Banner, New York: rupert.banner@bonhams.com


\
__________________
Michael

AES Racing - Crow Canyon Riding Park
mgorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 07:50 PM   #40603
The Toad
Let There Be Light
 
The Toad's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Location, Location.
Oddometer: 1,122
Quote:
Originally Posted by MeefZah View Post
Plus, it was parked in the garage, so no one had access to it. I'm confident it happened on it's own, while riding. Just wierd that it showed up after it had been parked.
Never had that exact problem.. but had more than a few bolts back out on the Wee...the worst was when the rear caliper bolts worked themselves out and my caliper ended up banging on the rear wheel as i was riding down National Road. 2 days before a bolt had worked its way out of the front cowl over the steering stem and wedged itself in. Found that out when I realized I couldnt turn right .. it was like my steering lock was on.. anyway... cable tied the caliper up, limped to a hardware store for some new bolts and thread locker. after that trip I went thru and glued every nut and bolt I could find... fun stuff
__________________
MondoMotos - LED Auxiliary Light Kits - Tusk Panniers
RoadRUNNER Magazine - Blog
Ride Reports - Four Corners - Amish Country - Costa Rica - Expedition Michigan (or not) - Tellico Plains
The Toad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 08:13 PM   #40604
ArmyJoe
Beastly Adventurer
 
ArmyJoe's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Oddometer: 1,060
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgorman View Post
Nothing I'd own that runs on gas will be slower than I can pedal my bicycle!

I have no clue how many CC's my heart is and I only average 350 watts (0.47 HP) for 30 minutes but I averaged 23mph for 100 miles so I can at least break one of those criteria
That's probably not a bad thing. I know from experience that Ohio is anal-retentive when it comes to registering mopeds and will only take those on a short, pre-approved list.
__________________
2009 Can-Am Spyder RS, 2008 Yamaha WR250R

My latest adventures detailed at ArmyJoe's Perpetual Picture Thread:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=888783
ArmyJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 09:20 PM   #40605
swingset
Got the knack.
 
swingset's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Central Ohio
Oddometer: 10,759
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Toad View Post
Thanks. could a person spend a day or even two there ?
Oh yeah, it's officially 16 miles, but the thing about Perry is that the place is poorly maintained so people have just made off-trail trails all over and everywhere...in actual measure there's probably 100 miles of trails if you could ride them all.

As mentioned above there are some mud pits there, but 99% of them are on the marked trails (the blue and orange ones). They're avoidable, and all the fun stuff is the "off trail" sections. The thing I like about it is there's no sense of structure...just trails going here, there, up hills, rock faces, down slimy sides of hills, you name it.

It's a playground, perfect to build confidence or hone skills. What I would not do is ride Perry alone unless you're comfortable offroad...there is little traffic and it's very possible to get stuck or hurt and not be passed by another bike or quad for a week.

If you're in town, I'll ride it with ya. Just drop me a line.
__________________
The Rant-Fu blog & podcast ->Rant-Fu




swingset is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014