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Old 03-22-2012, 06:17 PM   #46606
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thanks for everyones input, I've been shy om getting a set. I think I'll probably give 'em a try.
705 is all I run anymore, on both my V-Strom and Meredith's. They are a damn good tire for the money. My rear goes about 7k, front about 10k, but the front does cup really weird as mentioned by penner. I run them until the cord, or bits of steel, are showing, because I am a stupid, stupid, cheap, stupid man.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:20 PM   #46607
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anyone ever been here? I was thinking about going here this weekend...

big rock off-road park

it's in maysville, ky and only 2.5 hours away from me and you columbus folks..
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:32 PM   #46608
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Well, if I had an off-road park in my back yard like you do, I wouldn't leave town either. ;)
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:37 PM   #46609
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Well, if I had an off-road park in my back yard like you do, I wouldn't leave town either. ;)
I've only ever been there a handful of times... 5 maybe. Most of those were with ADV guys. I prefer sliding around on the gravel and abandoned roads down here.

Speaking of, I just got a tip on a abandoned reservoir which is at the top of a hill, used to be used for a brick plant that shut down. Trails get you to the top, and once there, you can ride around the lip of the reservoir like the "wall of death" riders.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:52 PM   #46610
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Trails get you to the top, and once there, you can ride around the lip of the reservoir like the "wall of death" riders.

take me take me take me!!!!!


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Old 03-22-2012, 07:05 PM   #46611
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Anyone ever been here? I was thinking about going here this weekend...

Big Rock Off-Road Park

It's in Maysville, KY and only 2.5 hours away from me and you Columbus folks..
Dang, I can't. I'll be replacing wheel bearings before I can ride dirt again (bearings are on order, not here yet)
Keep us posted, I'll go (as I'm sure you know)
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:24 PM   #46612
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take me take me take me!!!!!


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I guess I will ask... I am not really clear on the inside foot being off the peg.

For sliding through corners I was told to always keep your feet on the pegs, and not drag a foot. Reason being that you don't want to upset the weighting of the pegs. However, I see a lot of guys dragging their inside foot, and of course you've got your flat track racers who do it, and then this guy with his whole leg forward.

Which is it? I understand riding sideways like that is different than sliding around upright on gravel, but I've been wondering and that video kind of reminded me to ask.

My technique for cornering on loose surfaces, which may be wrong as hell for all I know, is to accelerate and weight the outside peg and just kind of slide, letting the knobs dig in and do their thing. I keep my inside foot up and on the peg at all times, unless I really freak out and then instinct commands me to put it down, which I do, and a split second later I make myself put it back up.l
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:31 PM   #46613
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Depends Mr Meef

If you're worried about front wheel traction, get your butt up on the tank and your leg cantilevered forward to transfer all your weight to the front.

Most guys will put a foot out to catch them if they start to fall, however most don't realize they'er going too fast to do any good. Off-road it's that same reasoning but also to keep your foot from getting snagged between the frame and a rut or similar land feature while leaned over.

My issue with the leg forward, my foot hits something and my knee cap tries to bend my bars out of the way (just ask Indy). Doesn't always work for long femurs! I learned after knee surgery to corner feet up but lately I've been working on corner speed and have had to revert back to foot forward

Sometimes traction is so good you don't need to

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:56 PM   #46614
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My issue with the leg forward, my foot hits something and my knee cap tries to bend my bars out of the way (just ask Indy). Doesn't always work for long femurs! I learned after knee surgery to corner feet up but lately I've been working on corner speed and have had to revert back to foot forward
Yup, leg-forward isn't good for guys with a long set of gams. On one of the vids I have, which might even be Dirtwise they talk about a modification for guys with bad knees and/or long legs, which is to raise your foot off the peg, and push your knee forward along the tank (basically the same as leg-forward but with your foot curled under).

I put mine forward on tight turns, and for quick cornering it absolutely helps to keep the front from washing but it's always in the back of my mind "if my foot grabs something, I'm getting wish-boned".
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #46615
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Yeah all I can do is stick my leg out and bend my knee. Getting your leg stuck under the bike in a low side isn't fun, take my word.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:31 PM   #46616
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Saw a white Tiger 800 riding with a cruiser heading west on US-30 today between Lima and Van Wert. Anyone from here by chance?
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:38 PM   #46617
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Depends Mr Meef

If you're worried about front wheel traction, get your butt up on the tank and your leg cantilevered forward to transfer all your weight to the front.

Most guys will put a foot out to catch them if they start to fall, however most don't realize they'er going too fast to do any good. Off-road it's that same reasoning but also to keep your foot from getting snagged between the frame and a rut or similar land feature while leaned over.

My issue with the leg forward, my foot hits something and my knee cap tries to bend my bars out of the way (just ask Indy). Doesn't always work for long femurs! I learned after knee surgery to corner feet up but lately I've been working on corner speed and have had to revert back to foot forward

Sometimes traction is so good you don't need to

lol, I can now see why that light got bent with your leg out like that. Man, that looks scary! All I can think about is breaking my leg... :(
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:59 PM   #46618
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Hey Dox
You get a chance to see the sex stone that fell in Athens? I saw a little about it on the news.
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I rode down to Athens on wednesday to go to Jackie O's pub for a fish sammich and a couple craft beers (mmmmmm good) and got to talkin to someone there who told me about the rock (showed me a picture on his phone). after leaving the pub, I tried to ride over and have a look, but between the cops and the cleanup crew, I couldnt get within 100 feet of it...didnt even get a glimpse
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:45 AM   #46619
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From last weekend in Indiana...

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Old 03-23-2012, 01:19 AM   #46620
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Looks like a fun riding, Rog...
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