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Old 10-08-2012, 05:52 PM   #53311
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My KLR will do 97 (GPS) with 16/43 gearing. It will use a quart of oil per mile at that speed though...
95 on the gps, tucked a little with stock gearing. Mines a 1993, it will run all day at 70+ and never use a drop. It even has the hole for a kickstarter. They discontinued that in 96. The speedometer on mine is about 7mph fast across the range according to my gps, it shows over 100 when WFO.
Hell, I've pretty much talked myself into finding the space to keep it. Maybe I'll put Tourances back on it & cruise it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:53 PM   #53312
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Let's see - stopped for lunch, took some trail breaks, knocked out 100+ miles and then on the way home at 2:30.

At that speed it was probably hard to shake any hands!

I'm afraid that's a little quicker pace than I keep. . .I was taking Vinton County soil samples at times.

Travis made you finish early, right?
We really dont take trail breaks well Travis gets one waiting on me to get out of the woods but then we roll on unless its a nasty section then I might take 5 min. We try to keep ahead of the masses of people that way when you come to something nasty you dont have to weave through a bunch of people. If we go riding you can lead and set the pace.

Check out the picks from the nutcracker pic 190 and 191 they say a picture is worth a thousand words and it shows me ahead of Travis. I am thinking about retiring again after that photo. lol
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:00 PM   #53313
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how much?




I'm thinking 22 to Z'ville...significantly shorter distance if for no other reason...when you get into Z'ville, take a right on 719 over the river to 60 which will take you through downtown Z-town quicker and easier than 22.
Thanks Sion, will try it out. I have been both routes, I just don't retain shit anymore.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:04 PM   #53314
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Anyone looking for a clean KLR? 2005 with 3k on the clock....cheap. Looks like a quick sale, jump fast.

http://mansfield.craigslist.org/mcy/3317958885.html
That was posted in the craigslist deals thread a week or so back and has been for sale forever, I looked at it in like Feb or March. It's really not a screaming deal for a klr 250, I paid $600 less for mine in the same shape with less miles.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:05 PM   #53315
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95 on the gps, tucked a little with stock gearing. Mines a 1993, it will run all day at 70+ and never use a drop. It even has the hole for a kickstarter. They discontinued that in 96. The speedometer on mine is about 7mph fast across the range according to my gps, it shows over 100 when WFO.
Hell, I've pretty much talked myself into finding the space to keep it. Maybe I'll put Tourances back on it & cruise it.
Well, I bought the bike from a guy in Illinois and on my way home to Troy I got behind some guy that was hauling ass and the fastest he went was 97 so I think it will probably go faster but I didn't want to blow it up on it's inaugural ride home.

It had Happy Trail 9" wide panniers on and a trunk and over-sized windshield on at the time too. It had Tourances too.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #53316
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Hell, I've pretty much talked myself into finding the space to keep it. Maybe I'll put Tourances back on it & cruise it.
You laugh, but that was my motivation behind buying a KLR 650....
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:34 PM   #53317
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You laugh, but that was my motivation behind buying a KLR 650....
I think they're great for that kind of riding.Mike (herewego) recommended crash guards and highway pegs for that syle of travel. I guess that's why a lot of guys put huge mileage on them. I would not hesitate to change oil in mine and ride it to California or even Alaska. Particulary with the the maintenance I've performed on mine. It's a very comfortable bike, just picking it up sucks.
BTW, if you want to replace the doohickey i have the tools, you're welcome to borrow them. Mine was broken when I replaced it.

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:37 PM   #53318
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I survived 555 and had a blast.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:06 PM   #53319
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OK, Fuel Mart 201 W. Main NC

Lancaster-ites? Is it better in the morning to go North on 37 to 70 to New Concord or 22 to Zanesville 70 to NC? Traffic, School Bus, Deer, Commuters,
Time?

Ehhh,

Never mind. Something came up.

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:29 PM   #53320
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A pic of my 97 MPH pack mule...
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:21 AM   #53321
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Yeah Chuck, I've ridden 16 something like a million times. It's an excellent road. You taking 800 down to Fly / Sistersville and crossing the Ohio R. on the ferry, then dropping down 2 to 16?

I suggest 16 to US 60 in Gauley Bridge, then 60 east looping around and down on some back roads to NRG. I have taken 41 S off of 60 into Beckley a bunch of times and it's a fun ride. Make sure you ride down the gorge on the old road and cross the old bridge at Fayette(ville?) Station. Also a few good places to eat are at the Hawk's Nest State Park Lodge on 60 and this kickass little joint called Smokey's on the Gorge, which is on the northwest side of the bridge, off a backroad CR 60 / 5 Chestnutburg / Ames Heights Rd. I took Meredith on a birthday camping trip down there 3 years ago and we just happened to catch that Smokey's place at the right time and day, they had this awesome BBQ buffet.

250 is pretty congested around the Ohio River and the first little bit in Ohio and WV has a bunch of slower speed limits and smaller towns, too. Still a good ride.

You may want to PM herewego (Mike), he lives just off 16 in Pleasants Co and is very knowledgeable about the area.
Mark you were right rt16 to 60 was a blast.Even though it rained the last 125 miles or so.It is supposed to be dry today so gonna ride around the area and take some pics.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:39 AM   #53322
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I survived 555
thats coz your scooter cant go fast enough to get you in trouble on that road

it is a fun one though, aint it?
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:03 AM   #53323
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Mark you were right rt16 to 60 was a blast.Even though it rained the last 125 miles or so.It is supposed to be dry today so gonna ride around the area and take some pics.
Rode those roads many times, Great route.

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thats coz your scooter cant go fast enough to get you in trouble on that road

it is a fun one though, aint it?
Rode that one too but not as many times as you I'm sure. Great route.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:49 AM   #53324
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Mark you were right rt16 to 60 was a blast.Even though it rained the last 125 miles or so.It is supposed to be dry today so gonna ride around the area and take some pics.
Cool. Have fun. Go to that BBQ place.

Funny side note, the first time I went to the bridge, I camped the night before and then went to a McDonalds in Beckley to do my usual dump / whore bath / $2 breakfast routine. I asked the girl at the counter what the beast way to get to the bridge was, and she was clueless. Not clueless about the route, but clueless about the existence of the NRG bridge. She had to ask like two other co-workers before someone knew what the fuck I was talking about.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:55 AM   #53325
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You look like you were packing pretty light, Did you happen to leave anything at home or is Indy tucked in there somewhere too?





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