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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.
Would you take $500 a piece for them?
Buy one, I'll give you the 2nd free or buy me a new motor for m y trials bike
So, when you have an 8 month old Tenere, you should check the rear brakes. I seemed to have worn the pads out. Nice new set of EBC's on it now. Oh, 12,500 miles.
I've got a late 80's era, humongous bag phone sitting in a box around here somewhere, if you think you'd be interested. I'd sell it to your for a dollar a pound.
At least the numbers are big so he can read them.
Screw ribbons, do it for the cameras, the roar of the crowds and the lamentation of the women.
So you want time trials? I can do this if there is really some interest in it but I need at least two volunteers and some donations to cover costs. Personally I think you need to do three sections to do it right.
1. A gravel trail.
2. A creek road with water running down it.
3. A section of the Power line but not the part you ran today.
We did a drag day several years ago, it was fun but also well controlled. In other words no one got hurt.
Time all three and then divide by 3 and lowest time wins.
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April Fools Ride part 1. No Joke!
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$40.00 doesn`t sound bad for a cell phone....will it fit in my fanny pac?
I heard you had fun this weekend, too. If only my co-worker would add fuel or use reserve instead of fussing with his mix screw
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Good stuff as usual Luke. Looks like a missed a fun one.
anyone get a GPS track of the ride? I recognized a lot of the trails/roads in the video, but not all of it.
I guess that depends on how BIG your fanny is... errr, I mean how big your fanny PACK is. Lash a couple straps to this thing and it could be a nice sized tank bag, minus the now useless phone and 3 pound battery.
Man, I've got to step up my game if I'm going to be on video again. I felt like a rockstar.... wheelies over obstacles, jumps off of bumps.... didn't really translate on the video though. Maybe I should just avoid watching videos of me, I like my mind's version of the ride more.
Yeah, I'm waiting to see Indy Puppies video. If my sore throttle wrist and swollen toe are any indication, I'm gonna look like an elephant trying to ice skate. I only know a few guys who can ride thru stuff like that and make it look like poetry. For most of us it is survival not a dance lesson.
Just glad I didn't have to work today. Big toe is all black and blue from whatever I smashed it into on the trails.
Yeah, I'm still new enough that I'd get above my abilities very quickly if I try to race. At this point I'd simply prefer to keep riding/exploring like yesterday.
Ask me again at the end of the summer though... things may be different.
I just remember trying to keep up with Motodirtlover pretty much right after be busted his back up real bad. I still had no chance. Plus Robxxx will probably show up and then my 640 is embarrassed to be seen with me on her back.
You want to ride again on thurday? I have a decent loop in mind of Danville/Coshocton.
I've got an xt225 and it's set up for dirt trails and gravel/paved roads. The only downside I see to it is that it doesn't have a lot of extra power.
Let me explain. It has power, enough power for me to do anything -I the rider- am capable of, and will keep doing for me whatever I ask of it on trails. But it doesn't have that holy-shnikes-batman, I'm-in-trouble acceleration and bursts of power that my dr350se had or my dl650 has.
Otherwise, for me the thing is a lightweight near-indesctructible tank with great seat-height and great flick-ability for my size. (5'9", 34 inseam, about 155 lbs))
I've heard it said that the suspension is lacking (soft?) but the bike was never created to be an advanced or hardcore off-road bike, so that's ok. I haven't noticed any problems with suspension.
Wet Weight, with kenda k760 tires, a 1530 Pelican topcase, skidplate, and reinforced barkbusters, seems to be about 285-295 lbs. (looked at advertised dry weight, added fluid weights, added other weights...)
I rode it at Tar Hollow about a month ago with advfilmer and a few others. Worked great! (although I'm changing the gear ratio from 3.625 down to 3.33 for a little more road ability and a little less low-speed technical trail ability)
And oh, the xt225 is a 6-speed. yaay!