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Old 05-24-2012, 07:38 PM   #49276
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Tri-Star 2012 Sparta, NC

Ok, I've decided what I'm doing this weekend. I'm headed down to Sparta, NC on the ST1300 for the MSTA Tri-Star Rally in Sparta, NC

From MSTA website:
"The MSTA rally "Tri-Star" is based out of the Alleghany Inn in Sparta, NC at 341 North Main Street on US 21.
Sparta in the northwest North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains is nestled between the New River and the Blue Ridge Parkway, offering scenic vistas, unspoiled landscape and friendly folk.
Named Tri-Star because you’re only a few miles from the States of Virginia and Tennessee.
So come and enjoy the scenic beauty and miles and miles of great twisty mountain roads.
See registration form for event fees and pre-registration discount. Join us for a Friday evening cookout and Saturday evening BBQ dinner.
Lots of things to do in the area for those not interested in riding
A great way to spend your Memorial Day Weekend."
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:48 PM   #49277
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Hang on. To be "legal" you need a lot more than that, which we've been through before.

To fly under the radar, yeah, a quiet bike with headlight, taillight, and plate, will do the trick; but if you cross paths with the wrong cop at the wrong time it won't pass muster.
I should have clarified:

To meet the seldom enforced litany of crap your dual sport needs to satisfy an anal-retentive cop with the ORC memorized, you need:

1 headlight.
1 mirror.
1 tail light
1 license plate illumination light
2 red reflectors (unless part of the tail light)
1 brake light, either hand or foot operated
1 horn, to be audible from 200 feet (air horn taped to handlebar meets this criteria, wink wink)
1 muffler with baffle plate
4 turn signals (if your scoot was manufactured after 1968)

Basically, buy a Tusk DS kit from Rocky Mountain ATV and you're good to go, even for fastidious officers who know all the rules.

If you've been to any organized dual sport in the state you'll observe about 200 bikes that don't even come close to meeting that list.

Proceed at own risk.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:49 PM   #49278
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:14 PM   #49279
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Well, give me a call if you can make it. I took the KLR out for a 20 ,mile spin. Seemed to be fine. I also installed new rear break pads. I'll check a few more things but prett much consider the bike good to go.
Any more room for another KLR for a Monday TH ride?
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:22 PM   #49280
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Any more room for another KLR for a Monday TH ride?
Sure, what's another clown in our circus?
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:25 PM   #49281
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if you've been to any organized dual sport in the state (or ky & in) you'll observe about 200 bikes that don't even come close to meeting that list..


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Old 05-24-2012, 08:37 PM   #49282
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Went down southeast today. Past through some known good tar hallow roads en route to Richland furnace APV area. Tar Hallow is DRY!!!!!
Richland furnace is only minutes from some of the Southern-most TH roads, kinda surprised we've never hit it while down roaming. It's pretty small though, definately not worth a trip just for that. I believe I rode every marked trail, both directions, in just over an hour. The trails are full of never ending little jumps. Pretty fun, but they get a bit annoying. Other than that, really nothing technical or difficult.

I came home and replaced my other fork seal. It's been seeping for a month, but after all that jumping around it was pretty much a steady drip.

I also noticed my chain guard / swingarm protector is completely worn out. It looked fine a couple weeks ago. Dammit.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:58 PM   #49283
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I also noticed my chain guard / swingarm protector is completely worn out. It looked fine a couple weeks ago. Dammit.
I'm on my 3rd one since Dec. :(
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:41 AM   #49284
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Any more room for another KLR for a Monday TH ride?
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Sure, what's another clown in our circus?

you guys suck...I FINALLY get to my weekends off and you clowns plan a monday ride...
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:46 AM   #49285
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I should have clarified:

To meet the seldom enforced litany of crap your dual sport needs to satisfy an anal-retentive cop with the ORC memorized, you need:

1 headlight.
1 mirror.
1 tail light
1 license plate illumination light
2 red reflectors (unless part of the tail light)
1 brake light, either hand or foot operated
1 horn, to be audible from 200 feet (air horn taped to handlebar meets this criteria, wink wink)
1 muffler with baffle plate
4 turn signals (if your scoot was manufactured after 1968)

Basically, buy a Tusk DS kit from Rocky Mountain ATV and you're good to go, even for fastidious officers who know all the rules.

If you've been to any organized dual sport in the state you'll observe about 200 bikes that don't even come close to meeting that list.

Proceed at own risk.
As the owner of a Tusk DS kit, I can tell you from experience that the Tusk horn is barley audible from 20 feet....200 feet?


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I also noticed my chain guard / swingarm protector is completely worn out. It looked fine a couple weeks ago. Dammit.
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I'm on my 3rd one since Dec. :(
I might be able to snag you guys some teflon stock from work that you would have to cut/drill to fit...but I'll bet it would last a helluva lot longer than the apparently cheap plastic that the OEM is made from
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:27 AM   #49286
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Once again, if you are converting a dirt bike to street legal in Ohio the bike is only required to have the equipment listed on the 'Change of Body Code Affidavit' that you fill out at the title office.
-headlight with high/low beam
-brake light
-mirror
-horn

Turn signals are not required for converted bikes in Ohio.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:37 AM   #49287
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good news....just got off the phone with Progressive and have a claim in...deer strike is covered and I have a $100 deductible...we'll see how it goes...cross your fingers for me
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:40 AM   #49288
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:41 AM   #49289
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good news....just got off the phone with Progressive and have a claim in...deer strike is covered and I have a $100 deductible...we'll see how it goes...cross your fingers for me
That IS good news
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:42 AM   #49290
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good news....just got off the phone with Progressive and have a claim in...deer strike is covered and I have a $100 deductible...we'll see how it goes...cross your fingers for me
Go buy a V-Strom 650 like what you test rode at IP. 0% interest for 60 months.
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