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Old 09-03-2013, 08:37 PM   #37666
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So what would be the right bike?

And BTW I have to call BS on 300 mile "off road" days, maybe off pavement, and maybe bad roads, and maybe old forest roads, and maybe mud/dirt roads but no road, BS.
Learn to ride and go where you can. See my recent ride reports... several days over 300 on dirt and gravel.

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what would be the right bike?

And BTW I have to call BS on 300 mile "off road" days, maybe off pavement, and maybe bad roads, and maybe old forest roads, and maybe mud/dirt roads but no road, BS.
Bring your big mouth & your bike out to AZ & I'll show you around

Just some easy peasy stuff all part of a 300 mile day.

http://s43.photobucket.com/user/rtb1...12003.mp4.html

http://s43.photobucket.com/user/rtb1...601fe.mp4.html[/QUOTE]

As have I... Just do it... if you can't, shut it. Nuf said...

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I'm not sure this guy is on the up and up, if you get my drift... Tons of posts, compared to time here... but a lot of posts none the less.... He might be a "poster" troll.

Since switching to the WRr I find it easier to do more miles than my previous rides. Especially off-road
Tom is a man of his word and has more history than a lot of new posters. He has contributed a great deal to this forum and I have benefited from his knowlege and his ride reports. Maybe you should try riding more and posting/insulting less?

I would much rather read Tom's ride reports and advice than your worthless complaining and drivel. Grow up, eat a samich and see if mom will let you go for a ride further than the end of the block, m'kay?
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:48 PM   #37667
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I do it all the time so its not a big deal but if you don't then its alittle harder kinda if you don't use it you loose it kinda thing lol
How do you keep that thing so clean, Viper? I have been struggling for years to get the prom look back on the girl after a notchy ride. Most of my bikes are cared for but don't clean up well at all. What's the secret?
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:54 PM   #37668
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I got over 15,000 miles on it now and I usually clean it twice a week cause its usually pretty dirty cause I get it pretty muddy most of the time if I know im going to take pics of it I usally try to clean it alittle bit first and if some thing starts to look worn ill usually replace it parts on this bike are pretty cheap
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:10 PM   #37669
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Yea I see what you mean about easy, you could 300 miles of that in a day. I'm game. What time of the year is the best for you to show me around? I could visit my brother in law while I'm in the area.[/QUOTE]

Anytime between Jan. 1st & Dec. 31st works for me
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:19 PM   #37670
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Learn to ride and go where you can. See my recent ride reports... several days over 300 on dirt and gravel.
Gravel is not off road. Gravel is what they make roads from.

This is off road.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbo8GLUTJOY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7faNVUMcHNw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRswjdLZVO0
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:26 PM   #37671
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Which video are you in?
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:10 AM   #37672
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what do you guys think

I like the black. If you changed the seat cover to black, it would look even better.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:06 AM   #37673
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Ha, take your tampon out and you can do 300 miles off road.
Before this gets any uglier, according to Wikipedia:

"Off-roading is the activity of driving or riding a vehicle on unsurfaced roads or tracks, made of materials such as sand, gravel, riverbeds, mud, snow, rocks, and other natural terrain."

I'm sure most of us purchased the WR as an off-road worthy bike and use off-road tires. Gearing discussions should not require new definitions for established terms.

(please a little less a little more )
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:16 AM   #37674
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How do you keep that thing so clean, Viper? I have been struggling for years to get the prom look back on the girl after a notchy ride. Most of my bikes are cared for but don't clean up well at all. What's the secret?

Also depends on what you're riding. You can easily own one of these bikes and never crash - just don't push your limits. Once my bikes start looking pretty haggard I'll end up picking up a 2nd set of plastics making my originals my "dirt set". For boot scuffs and such, I find I can buff most scuffs out with a microfiber cloth and some Protect-All. If that fails to work, use one of those Mr. Clean Magic Erasers.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:36 AM   #37675
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Which video are you in?
I layed the course out. Glad you've got an open schedule, when my wife goes to visit her brother I'll look you up, your not far from him.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:42 AM   #37676
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Warp 9 19" front.... Sent out

Ok, well. What I thought was, and told could take up to 2 weeks. Should be at my door on the 9th of Sept. How's that for service! I ordered it yesterday, they must have built it on the spot, and the spoke length must have been easy to figure out.

I better order a tire and tube.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:52 AM   #37677
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What's better for socal - Michelin T63 or Pirelli MT21 ???

To those that have used either or both on their WR250R, please share your experiences. Typical usage is hard pack fire roads, some rocky stuff (mostly dry, but riding up north it will be wetter). Also socal desert which is mostly hard pack, but of main concern are the many 3"-8" deep sandy patches one encounters.

Road use is limited to only reaching trails from the house or staging area (typically less than 20 miles each way).
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:02 AM   #37678
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I think your right im going to go ahead and order a black seat to match
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:07 AM   #37679
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Ok, well. What I thought was, and told could take up to 2 weeks. Should be at my door on the 9th of Sept. How's that for service! I ordered it yesterday, they must have built it on the spot, and the spoke length must have been easy to figure out.

I better order a tire and tube.
Is it the same price as their 21" complete wheel? (listed at 375$) ?
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:41 AM   #37680
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Is it the same price as their 21" complete wheel? (listed at 375$) ?
I was charged $410 plus shipping, so the price was in between the 21" and the 17"
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