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Old 03-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #57781
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yeah, the shifting thing is weird, but the protection those boots offer more than makes up for it.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:26 PM   #57782
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I like the seat height but this thing has less HP than the WRR. :(

I want to ride on a 2-stroke and see if I would like one of those. They have more power and less weight. :)
Totally different animal too. You'll notice less power down low vs your 4 strokes. It might take some getting used to, might not depending on your riding style. Maintenance on 2 strokes can also be argued they need more.. depends on your riding too. All in all they're really easy to maintain and rebuild.

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Maybe, I do wish the WRR was lighter. :(
Ever think of putting it on a diet? Im sure weight can be taken off somewhere.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:57 PM   #57783
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Whats funny is that in the overall heirarchy of awesome on a motorcycle, "us pros" are about a 1.4 / 10.

Ride a Ohio AMA dual sport and you'll be getting passed and roosted by 70 year old dudes who showed up to the event in their trucks with handicapped placards, a prescription for Lasix, and an oxygen bottle. And they are like a 3.1 / 10 in the heirarchy of awesome.

Having said that, all in all, you did fine. We've been on all those roads with other guys who simply left because they didn't want to keep riding like we did, so right out of the gate you get props for stamina. Plus your ultimate reason for leaving, to go rail your wife, is an acceptable excuse. You did, however, miss Peggy Sue's pie, which in the ADV Ohio community is an unforgiveable sin.

I think I'm in the negatives out of 10.....I am so far from a pro that it's redonk. I have no problem with anyone riding their own ride and don't mind helping drag bikes through whatever. The last thing I want is for anyone to think that they aren't riding fast enough to keep up, I like nice leasuraly rides.. I've only been at this gravel road stuff for a little over a year, and I end up over my head a bunch. No so bad now since i went to the WRR and don't have to wring the neck of my bike to keep up, but there are times that I thing "this is a bad idea".....
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:00 PM   #57784
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Maybe, I do wish the WRR was lighter. :(
I don't understand this. My 50 pound lighter KTM was so much higher strung than the WRR that it may has well have been the same weight. I can pick up my WRR with out even thinking about it, and I am a fairly out of shape 5'10" and 170ish pounds. The WRR carries it weight really well, it's no MX bike, but for a fully dressed street bike, it weighs nothing.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #57785
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I don't understand this. My 50 pound lighter KTM was so much higher strung than the WRR that it may has well have been the same weight. I can pick up my WRR with out even thinking about it, and I am a fairly out of shape 5'10" and 170ish pounds. The WRR carries it weight really well, it's no MX bike, but for a fully dressed street bike, it weighs nothing.
It's all relative to what you are used to. When I went from the KLR650 to WRR it was night and day difference. Now when I ride a bike that is 50# lighter than the WRR it feels that same way, night and day difference.

I really enjoy riding the nastiest gnarliest stuff you can find and pushing myself to get better and having all the technological help you can get makes it even more enjoyable. ;)

On a typical Ohio DS ride I may have to pick up the bike 10~15 times and that 50# heavier bike really shows at the end of the day.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:28 PM   #57786
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...Early on the ride that day I about ditched in the mud and I can't believe I didn't go down, shook me up pretty good....

Taken 0.10 seconds after the start of said skid mark in the britches ditching of the CRF. I was in the middle of taking a second photo but there was a Red CRF sideways in the road and I had to drop the camera to grab the clutch so Stevo didn't get launched into the woods.

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Old 03-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #57787
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Ya'll have fun tomorrow. Managed to get the new shocks on and the electricals all hooked up with some help from Sion. The GS fired right up and the ESA went up and down like its supposed to. If I can get the body panels and crash bars back on within a reasonable amount of time tomorrow maybe I'll try and meet up in Danville at noon and see if the KLR has been Sion'd yet!
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:43 PM   #57788
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Any of you who decide to do the valves on a KLR650 or Super Tenere, beware buying the shim, make sure you take on with you. Some are 29.5mm, the KLR is only 29mm. You'll waste many miles driving to find out the shims don't fit in the bucket.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:00 PM   #57789
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Any of you who decide to do the valves on a KLR650 or Super Tenere, beware buying the shim, make sure you take on with you. Some are 29.5mm, the KLR is only 29mm. You'll waste many miles driving to find out the shims don't fit in the bucket.

So how many miles did you waste? I wasted 50 today since I could not find the title to the DR650 and the buyer is picking it up in the morning. I have a all my titles in the same place and some how thats the only one I couldn't find. Thats the great thing about living in Loudonville you have your pick of 5 DMVs but they are all 25 miles away.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:09 PM   #57790
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Matt et al,

I'm planning on being in Sunbury at 9 am, but its supposed to be pretty cold at 8am when I will have to leave. If I puss out, I'll meet yinz in Danville at noon.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:31 PM   #57791
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So how many miles did you waste? .

80 to New Philly and back, 30 to Hardings and back (I still have to return the bad ones they gave me), 12 to J&J (2 trips, buy and exchange)

I called over to All Seasons, that was interesting. The parts guy switched me to service, the service lady said I needed Parts. I told her parts switched me to her. She gave me a tech, the tech didn't want to look to see which were 19 or 19.5, he just wanted to order them from Kawi so I gave up on them.

At least the Transalp got a good workout in and I netted a no-mar tire changer and wheel balancer to use as long as I need or until Postal decides he wants it back.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:53 PM   #57792
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Saturday plan:

Meeting in Sunbury at Tim Horton's at 9 am. Pointing northeasterly from there, gravel, light trail, at least one water crossing.

According to Google Maps, there are 3 Tim Hortons with Sunbury addresses...am I correct in assuming this is the one you mean?




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Old 03-22-2013, 11:27 PM   #57793
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Sure is nice here in Phoenix. Maybe I'll stick around and let Virgil run it's course.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:44 AM   #57794
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According to Google Maps, there are 3 Tim Hortons with Sunbury addresses...am I correct in assuming this is the one you mean?




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That's the one. On RT3 just west of 36/37
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:45 AM   #57795
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So how many miles did you waste? I wasted 50 today since I could not find the title to the DR650 and the buyer is picking it up in the morning. I have a all my titles in the same place and some how thats the only one I couldn't find. Thats the great thing about living in Loudonville you have your pick of 5 DMVs but they are all 25 miles away.
So you picked the one that was 50 miles away right? Gotta exercise that DL....
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