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Old 07-16-2011, 10:53 AM   #38326
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If I get to go, it'll most likely be in a cage. I think I can deal with walking all over there for the day but unfortunately not if I ad in the ride there and back on 2 wheels. Next year it'll be by bike for sure.
I don't mind the walking at all but is there OK parking for cars?
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:05 AM   #38327
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'94 Honda Shadow Spirit for me. No pictures however. I wrecked that bike (ironic isn't it?), before I owned my first digital camera.
My 1st was an 84 Honda V65 Sabre. Wicked fast bike with more power than the Vmax that followed a year later. Somehow Vmax got all the press even though the Honda would whip it in a straight line. Just don't ask it to make any turns at speed. It was very scary at turn it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Honda_Sabre_V4.JPG - Sans Fairing...

Then I had the 88 Honda Magna with the upswept pipes and solid disk rear wheel. It was bitch'in. Slower than the Sabre but with much more style. I will have another one of those someday.

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Old 07-16-2011, 12:19 PM   #38328
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I don't mind the walking at all but is there OK parking for cars?
Even if you gotta park in the far back 40, they should have the courtesy trailers pulled around to pick people up and run them to the midway. I seen them all over giving people rides last weekend.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:01 PM   #38329
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I don't mind the walking at all but is there OK parking for cars?
There is acres of parking to the right after you come in the main gate. There is also parking in the infield past the vendors. I would pick the infield unless your planning on buying in the swap meet.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:24 AM   #38330
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There is acres of parking to the right after you come in the main gate. There is also parking in the infield past the vendors. I would pick the infield unless your planning on buying in the swap meet.
Last bike event at MO I attended, the infield was motorcycle only
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:13 AM   #38331
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Even if you gotta park in the far back 40, they should have the courtesy trailers pulled around to pick people up and run them to the midway. I seen them all over giving people rides last weekend.

Cool I guess I just never noticed where they put the cars but I was trying to imagine driving through the infield and finding parking. THanks
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:09 PM   #38332
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Just got back from Bootleg....awesome trails this time around, hills galore and great single track! Rode a bit with Mgorman and Alacrity, watched some of the Caveman challenge and enjoyed every bit of it.

Tho it seems like a "not a big deal" thing, I rode the entire thing and that was a personal goal I took 6 months of working out and improving my health to accomplish. Last year I got 30 miles in, crashed hard, and by lunch felt like complete trash...I was miserable and sore. This year I rode it all, felt good and instead of coming home and feeling like someone beat the crap out of me I feel pretty good.

I stuck the bike REALLY good in a mud pit that took 4 guys to unfuck, which sapped a lot of my energy, and bruised the holy hell out of my throttle hand, but overall I had a super day and kept the bike upright all day long.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:47 PM   #38333
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I'm inspired by the swingset BBA2, so I was out riding around the gravel in the Ales Run Wilderness today, took some air out of the tires before I went out in the gravel and I thought it was a giant help.


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Old 07-17-2011, 05:10 PM   #38334
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Back from the ashes?

Who is selling motorcycles (or ATVs) in what was Hinds Performance Motorsports in Delaware?
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:41 PM   #38335
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Who is selling motorcycles (or ATVs) in what was Hinds Performance Motorsports in Delaware?
I think it is called Maxx Motors or Motorcycle Maxx. I am certain on "MaXX" being part of it. They had some creative adds last fall on Craigslist. It said something along the lines of...if you want a motorcycle but the wife wont let you have one, buy from us and storage is free. Tell her you're going out with the guys and come ride your bike.

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Old 07-17-2011, 05:44 PM   #38336
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I'm inspired by the swingset BBA2, so I was out riding around the gravel in the Ales Run Wilderness today, took some air out of the tires before I went out in the gravel and I thought it was a giant help.

more details please...pictures would be good too...you were stroming it right? what pressures did you go with?
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:19 PM   #38337
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Hey sion!

Didn't take any pics, was on my V-Strom that you didn't get to see me drop a whole bunch of times because of your mechanical issues, but you would have enjoyed it and and helped pick me up.

I'm currently running 35 F 38 R cold on pavement, just what I had on in the BBA2

I dropped them to 28/30, no logic, I just picked numbers. I thought the difference was huge/amazing in gravel. The worst I was on today was not quite as bad as the Batwing, (or Batwhatever,) section of swingsets BB2. I missed on one real sharp and steep (and slippery,) corner at the bottom of a hill. I had everything locked up and couldn't get it turned. I had room to run off so I did. I was probably looking at the run off area which caused me to target fix and miss in the first place. I rode about 50 gravel today and saw 1 car, nice lady who stopped and chatted, she thought I was lost.

I'm saying almost any dirt road in Noble, Washington or Noble County is going to be pretty cool.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:29 PM   #38338
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Just got done putting my clutch together again with parts from a donor bike. There was so much play in it that the lever is pulled all the way in and i'm still not getting much spring action. What gives.


btw i counted all the parts looked at the fiche and had a friend who races motocross and had done this several times look at it and we are all stumped. I even added an extra metal plate up against the outside and it still wouldn't take off with the lever let out. maybe i should keep adding plates?
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:35 PM   #38339
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The worst I was on today was not quite as bad as the Batwing, (or Batwhatever,) section of swingsets BB2.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:42 PM   #38340
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Hey sion!

Didn't take any pics, was on my V-Strom that you didn't get to see me drop a whole bunch of times because of your mechanical issues, but you would have enjoyed it and and helped pick me up.

I'm currently running 35 F 38 R cold on pavement, just what I had on in the BBA2

I dropped them to 28/30, no logic, I just picked numbers. I thought the difference was huge/amazing in gravel
typically, people run off road tires at pressures around 15-20, or roughly half as much as road tires...and when on sand even lower, down to 10 or even 8 psi in some cases. on my XR, I run em at 18-20 which is a good compromise...not so soft that I'm liable to get a pinch flat, but soft enough for most of the dirt and gravel here in Ohio. depending on what kinda tires you have on the Strom, you might be able to go lower than 28, the lower the psi, the softer the ride, which as you've discovered, helps a lot off the tarmac...but you'd wanna pump em back up to 35/38 once you get back on the paved stuff

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Just got done putting my clutch together again with parts from a donor bike. There was so much play in it that the lever is pulled all the way in and i'm still not getting much spring action. What gives.
dumb question, but just to make sure you havent overlooked the obvious...have you checked/adjusted the cable/lever?
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