Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    Just put your jacket/pants on the roof and weigh it down with a few rocks. Turn it over every once in a while so it will fade evenly on both sides.

    The day before bike night drive your mini van with your jacket across the grill. (for best effect do it at dusk) You will get very realistic bug splatter with this technique.

    We can use sandpaper to get rid of those chicken strips as well.
  2. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Actually, I offer it as a service. Give me your bike, gear and $500 and I'll have you "authentic" in less than an hour.

    One hour's work - started with clean bike and brand new pants:

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  3. Dagny_Taggart

    Dagny_Taggart John Galt - 2014

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    Silly! These are options available when you buy a bile... Your dealer can still install the dirty bike option (dents and scratches at additional coat). The faded gear otion is only available for BMW gear... Although a little bleach and a lot of sunshine goes a long way if you aren't concerned about tear strength.
  4. Dagny_Taggart

    Dagny_Taggart John Galt - 2014

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    Great pic!
  5. Devil Dog

    Devil Dog Q-Tip With Ears

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    What a smokin deal!
    PM me your phone #
  6. Devil Dog

    Devil Dog Q-Tip With Ears

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    Tear strength, schmear strength, I never go fast enough to worry about it :1drink
  7. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    Landon is a lot more verbose than I so I just quoted his posting from the Indiana thread about our trip to Renfro Valley this weekend. ;)

  8. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Lisa! When are you getting that KTM 350 and coming to play in the woods???
  9. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    So the 150R is a ridiculously scary little bike. I love it, but it's going to take some serious ride time to get used to the insane throttle response and HP. It's not the TTR! I felt slightly better when the 15 year old that had a WR250F took it for a few laps and was grinning ear to ear and said it was stronger than his bike. First time he'd ever jumped - to say the least, it likes to have the front end off the ground!

    I spent a lot of time on the track just trying to get a feel for it. More track time still needed. Weighted fly wheel will be added in short order.

    I desperately need to find a place I can spend an hour or so a few times a week. Need seat time!
    Once I get it plated, it might be a lot of Tar Hollow trips and just goofing off in that area. (or other similar areas if I can find them closer to cbus)

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  10. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Just leave it sit for a few weeks in the Starbucks lot. The UV will do a number on the gear, and perhaps some acid rain will give your GS some street cred.

    Might even knock the armor-all off your knobbies.

    A wire brush will make your skid plate look like it's been used.
  11. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    I don't know what it is about those orange bikes but I think I got passed a million times by them this weekend. I think I fell over about 20 times on Saturday and maybe two times Sunday. There were probably about 250 riders there this weekend and about 90 percent of the bikes were orange with what seemed like to me expert riders (mgorman types..lol). :huh
  12. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    PLEASE keep me in the loop in this regard! I'll be able to manage Tar Hallow trips Monday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday evenings once you get it plated; during the summer if you get off work at 5, we could make it down there with a couple hours of daylight left pretty easy; I get off around 3 or 4 Mondays and Wednesdays.

    A more local spot with some bumps/hills/banked curves/obstacles would be exceptional. Preferably legal, but simply out of sight would work for me. My 2 known spots are fun, but they're slightly visible from somewhat busy roads, and I wouldn't feel comfortable hanging out there for any more than 10-15 minutes at a time.
  13. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Will do! We can be dirt ninjas together.....
    I'm pretty sure Z@ch will join us as well.

    I get off at 3:30 in the summer. 2 week nights at IP, but it leaves 3 nights open.

    EDIT: they are actually revamping the airport golf course right now - you have NO idea how bad I want to sneak in there and ride.......
  14. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Your observations are the same as mine on the few organized dual sports I've gone to. KTM dominates, and a lot of those guys are wicked good. I'll be struggling on some obstacle and suddenly 4 guys will ride past me like it ain't nothing.

    Renfro looks like a good time, it's on my list of shit I want to do.
  15. Landon

    Landon Been here awhile

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    I felt we did pretty well considering we were actually on dualsports. The majority really had dirt bikes that had plates.

    My best explanation of the weekend is I went hiking with a 280# motorcycle, and I feel like it today.
  16. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    :rofl:clap :freaky
  17. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    Well not to piss off the posers but I thought I would offer up this tid bit of tech tips. I found that a mothers power ball on a drill wipes the embedded bug guts off of your helmet in mere seconds. I wax my lid every few months so in the summer so that may have helped get them off easy also. I just like to keep my helmet slicked up so my watermelon sized head will slip through the air with less resistance.
    :deal
  18. Dagny_Taggart

    Dagny_Taggart John Galt - 2014

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    When I get some t-i-m-e... And $$$$$!
  19. Dagny_Taggart

    Dagny_Taggart John Galt - 2014

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    Microfiber cloth and water works really well too!
  20. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    About once a month in the summer, I take a shower with my helmet on, and clean it that way. Seriously.