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Old 11-08-2011, 02:45 PM   #41461
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:52 PM   #41462
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One Step Closer!

Had some free time after a no-wait vote this morning before work, so I headed over to Ohio Motorcycle. Only one dual sport, a 450 KTM monster that was sold. I did sit for awhile on a Yamaha WR250F though (the non-dual sport version) as I assumed it'll be close to the standard seat on the WRR and similar to the KLX. I figured before I buy one of these things, I should at least sit on one for a minute (I still may make it over to Gahanna for a little pretend 'test ride'). The thing was tall, but skinny and light enough to not be intimidating. Basically just what I expected. The seat comfort was a bit worse than expected. Dang those things are skinny and stiff (). This KLX I'm planning on has a gel seat, so we'll see if it's any better. Doesn't matter, I'll man up either way and ride the hell outa the thing.

Upon further inspection, the WRF I was sitting on has a seat height of 38.6", and the KLX is only 35". That's for the better!

They also still have a (new) last years model KTM Adventure. I drool over that thing every time I'm in there.

Both Ohio Motorcycle and Competition Accessories will be getting new Black Super Tenere's this week as well if anyone has been looking for one. Iron Pony has had a Blue one with bags for a couple weeks now, it was still there last week when I was there. No WRR's or KLX's though at either the Pony or Ohio Motorcycle.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:25 PM   #41463
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Had some free time after a no-wait vote this morning before work, so I headed over to Ohio Motorcycle. Only one dual sport, a 450 KTM monster that was sold. I did sit for awhile on a Yamaha WR250F though (the non-dual sport version) as I assumed it'll be close to the standard seat on the WRR and similar to the KLX. I figured before I buy one of these things, I should at least sit on one for a minute (I still may make it over to Gahanna for a little pretend 'test ride'). The thing was tall, but skinny and light enough to not be intimidating. Basically just what I expected. The seat comfort was a bit worse than expected. Dang those things are skinny and stiff (). This KLX I'm planning on has a gel seat, so we'll see if it's any better. Doesn't matter, I'll man up either way and ride the hell outa the thing.

Upon further inspection, the WRF I was sitting on has a seat height of 38.6", and the KLX is only 35". That's for the better!

They also still have a (new) last years model KTM Adventure. I drool over that thing every time I'm in there.

Both Ohio Motorcycle and Competition Accessories will be getting new Black Super Tenere's this week as well if anyone has been looking for one. Iron Pony has had a Blue one with bags for a couple weeks now, it was still there last week when I was there. No WRR's or KLX's though at either the Pony or Ohio Motorcycle.
If you'd like to sit on a lowered WR250R, I live between Tuttle and Mill Run and could meet you somewhere.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:26 PM   #41464
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I AM going out to ride the XR in some dirt somewhere tomorrow...Wayne? Perry? Richland? elsewhere?...not decided yet

who's with me?
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:32 PM   #41465
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I AM going out to ride the XR in some dirt somewhere tomorrow...Wayne? Perry? Richland? elsewhere?...not decided yet

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According to the weather man you'll get wet.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:53 PM   #41466
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Weather.com says only 40% chance, and it's for the afternoon/evening! Not that I can go ride with you Sion, but I will be riding to work tomorrow as I'm on an early shift!

And ArmyJoe, thanks for the offer! z@ch has also offered, and I appreciate it from you both! I know the thing is going to be different from what I'm used to, and I'm excited about the change! I rode a CRF230 through three dirt bike classes last year, I'm excited to know that this KLX is a bit more powerful and capable. It'll be significantly more capable than I in the dirt for a good while. I just need to find tires that will be as enjoyable on pavement as off. I've got a few in mind to try out.

Found a couple pictures from last years classes. I forgot all about these!





And yes, I felt like I was ten feet off the ground and soaring like freaking Travis Pastrana on that 'Jump'. Us noobs are easily impressed!
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:57 PM   #41467
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According to the weather man you'll get wet.

pffft...the weather man is right about as often as a politician tells the truth....I'll take my chances
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:16 PM   #41468
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Mike,

Was the calss at Honda in Troy? We did that course why back in 03 IIRC and it was a lot of fun.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:20 PM   #41469
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:35 PM   #41470
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That looks like Honda... i don't remember any jumping on the dirt bikes! Back in 2006 or 2007. Kewlll.

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Weather.com says only 40% chance, and it's for the afternoon/evening! Not that I can go ride with you Sion, but I will be riding to work tomorrow as I'm on an early shift!

And ArmyJoe, thanks for the offer! z@ch has also offered, and I appreciate it from you both! I know the thing is going to be different from what I'm used to, and I'm excited about the change! I rode a CRF230 through three dirt bike classes last year, I'm excited to know that this KLX is a bit more powerful and capable. It'll be significantly more capable than I in the dirt for a good while. I just need to find tires that will be as enjoyable on pavement as off. I've got a few in mind to try out.

Found a couple pictures from last years classes. I forgot all about these!





And yes, I felt like I was ten feet off the ground and soaring like freaking Travis Pastrana on that 'Jump'. Us noobs are easily impressed!
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:53 PM   #41471
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pffft...the weather man is right about as often as a politician tells the truth....I'll take my chances
I tend to trust NOAA a bit more than the local weather hacks. Just saying, take a waterproof liner for the jacket, it's supposed to cool off too.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:06 PM   #41472
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Mike, I think you will find the CRF230F has more "power", or at least more grunt down low, due to gearing.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:52 PM   #41473
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Found a couple pictures from last years classes. I forgot all about these!
Where is this class of which you speak?
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:26 PM   #41474
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Where is this class of which you speak?
I think he said it is at the Troy Honda store which is off I-75 and Rt41?
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:33 PM   #41475
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Where is this class of which you speak?
Multiple locations, it's the MSF Dirt Bike school:

https://training.msf-usa.org/RES/dbs.../dbsintro.aspx
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