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Old 11-01-2011, 08:54 PM   #41251
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Interesting how the brand loyalty has played into the individual suggestions.

So just to be different, get a Husky!
Of course it does. I can't recommend what I haven't spent time on.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:07 PM   #41252
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I already have a big bike, so while a 650 will surely do what I want, it's not really what I'm after. It also helps that I weigh in at less than 150 pounds fully geared up and ready to ride. I've been researching as much as I can, and did find some great info on the thing. Im quite convinced of Its travel ability since i*Learned Happy trails sells a*Pannier kit for the thing! (which I would not get, just saying...)*
I love just about everything the guy's done to his over at*yamahawr250r.com
I'd add a 4 gallon tank and be good to go!
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:16 PM   #41253
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I already have a big bike, so while a 650 will surely do what I want, it's not really what I'm after. It also helps that I weigh in at less than 150 pounds fully geared up and ready to ride. I've been researching as much as I can, and did find some great info on the thing. Im quite convinced of Its travel ability since i*Learned Happy trails sells a*Pannier kit for the thing! (which I would not get, just saying...)*
I love just about everything the guy's done to his over at*yamahawr250r.com
I'd add a 4 gallon tank and be good to go!
Being light means the biking world is your oyster, seriously. A 250 will move your frame just fine, but you can also ride a KLR if you want. The best part is pretty much everything you'll buy is sprung from the factory for someone with your weight.

There are a lot of bikes that will do what you want, just gotta go check 'em all out.

Don't forget the KLX250S either...Meef can tell ya that's a damned versatile bike and they're cheaper than the WRR and maybe a bit more plentiful on the used bike market.
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:54 AM   #41254
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Supposed to be nice this weekend. Mt biking anyone?
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:13 AM   #41255
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Supposed to be nice this weekend. Mt biking anyone?
If I get my wheels back in time, I'm up for it.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:22 AM   #41256
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I love just about everything the guy's done to his over at yamahawr250r.com
I'd never seen that site before and was checking out the mods. I see from the licence plate he's from Summit County, Ohio (and has a birthday coming up next month).

Is that anyone here?
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:34 AM   #41257
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I'd never seen that site before and was checking out the mods. I see from the licence plate he's from Summit County, Ohio (and has a birthday coming up next month).

Is that anyone here?
Good eye! I didn't catch the Ohio plate. He is on AdvRider, that's how I found the link. He has a WR250R as well as a WR250X.

...searching...

BINGO!

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Old 11-02-2011, 10:22 AM   #41258
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Supposed to be nice this weekend. Mt biking anyone?
Id go if I had a mtn bike
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:26 AM   #41259
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Id go if I had a mtn bike
That's gotta be the only kind of bike you don't have.

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Old 11-02-2011, 11:59 AM   #41260
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Well .... it seems some peeps have found more pastoral pursuits in search of their dirt fix, but I'd still rather have Otto and his Cycle do the work getting me up that hill.

Anyone want to do some dualsporting Sat or Sun this weekend? I know Buildit is planning to run the railroad bed out near Plain City, but I need something I bit more, well, rocky.

See, I went and upgraded the forks on the F800GS and I need to test them. I ran the railbed mentioned above this afternoon and while I think the ride was better, I really want to get out to Wills Creek. Why? Well, that's the most recent rough terrain I rode on that bike that's anywhere close to Central Ohio ... I am not riding out to State College again just to test my forks.

I wouldn't mind hitting some of the roads up near Danville, also, but I'm not real familiar with the location of some of that stuff. If someone were to join me ... or lend me their tracks, I feel I could get a real good feel for the improvements.

Oh, and if someone who really knew how to adjust forks were to tag along that would be great. I might even buy their lunch for the service.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:35 PM   #41261
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Well .... it seems some peeps have found more pastoral pursuits in search of their dirt fix, but I'd still rather have Otto and his Cycle do the work getting me up that hill.

Anyone want to do some dualsporting Sat or Sun this weekend? I know Buildit is planning to run the railroad bed out near Plain City, but I need something I bit more, well, rocky.

See, I went and upgraded the forks on the F800GS and I need to test them. I ran the railbed mentioned above this afternoon and while I think the ride was better, I really want to get out to Wills Creek. Why? Well, that's the most recent rough terrain I rode on that bike that's anywhere close to Central Ohio ... I am not riding out to State College again just to test my forks.

I wouldn't mind hitting some of the roads up near Danville, also, but I'm not real familiar with the location of some of that stuff. If someone were to join me ... or lend me their tracks, I feel I could get a real good feel for the improvements.

Oh, and if someone who really knew how to adjust forks were to tag along that would be great. I might even buy their lunch for the service.
Trust me, having an engine going up hills is funner than pedals, part of me thinks I'm nuts for taking up bicycles...but I'm in need of something that keeps me working out and in shape. It's actually a good compliment to offroad, I'm finding...different skill set but trails are trails.

You're welcome to my tracks from the big bike ride earlier this year...leaves out of Danville and hits a lot of gravel and back roads, includes Bat's Nest and Stone Quarry...meanders down to Coshocton and eventually down to Wills Creek (although it doesn't include the main corridor of the trails there), it goes right along side them on Wills Creek Rd. so you can just hop on there. The optional section to the east of Wills Creek is offroad, big gradual hill that's a bit like Stone Quarry.

http://www.localnumber69.com/temp/BB...A_II_Route.gpx
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:39 PM   #41262
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........Wills Creek.....................


I'd do it (follow). Beat the hell out of the Tenere again. I can have the knobbies back on by then. I have no idea where to go. The GPS turns on and shows where I am.

Sat?

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Old 11-02-2011, 01:03 PM   #41263
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... See, I went and upgraded the forks on the F800GS and I need to test them. ...
I'm debating on whether I should upgrade the suspension on mine. I'd be interested in hearing what you did to the forks, and if you like it.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:19 PM   #41264
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After hearing all of you fitness freaks talk about Mtn biking I figured I had better work on getting my ass back in shape. There was once a time when I loved riding bicycles (I was 9, lol). Seriously though, I start Chantix tomorrow to kick the cigarette habit. Knowing full well that most all quitters gain weight afterwards, I figured I will take my frustrations out by exercising. I haven't hit a gym in years and will start off by working cardio and my flexibility first and foremost. I will work into strength training in a few weeks to a month most likely. I have gained 100 lbs in the last 10 years and I know it will take a long time to come off, but I would like to get back to my fighting weight.

Not sure why I am telling you all of this, but I am excited about my health and fitness for the first time in a long, long, long time.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:44 PM   #41265
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Not sure why I am telling you all of this, but I am excited about my health and fitness for the first time in a long, long, long time.
Simple, because now that you told US we will keep asking how the workouts going. Go for it Adam!


As for off road, rob and I had fun doing Tar Hollow today. For the first time I have no video and no photos. Rob kept me going to fast to get either out.

Well just one photo for those who did the Rail Road Tressel with me a month or so ago. Here's the look from below.
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