Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    I was looking at orange bikes today. The men in blue would be very disappointed in me... :huh

    I have no plans on getting rid of my WR anytime soon though. :evil

    CCM talked me into waiting for the 2013 models coming out...
  2. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    Competition Accessories has closeout Arai Profile helmets at up to 1/2 price. Yeah, still talking $300+, but that's as good as any used ones I've seen lately.

    If you can squeeze in to kids gear, I've got all kinds of stuff to help you out with....:lol3
  3. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    that Steeler sticker raises the value of the bike by at least 500....cents :lol3

    Colts huh? sorry bout your luck...gonna be at least 5 years before you can sniff another super bowl...and thats assuming the kid is anywhere near as good as advertised.

    as for Purdue, I almost went school there...
  4. Alacrity

    Alacrity Semi Pro Bar Vaulter

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    D I Smokers FTW....yea pipe dream but like with the chicks in the back of the lingerie store - dont spoil my fantasy:wink:

    I'll end up Orange - after I break the Dizzer and TTR:muuttShan't be long
  5. danielst

    danielst Adventurer

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    I had a wr250f for a few months, decided it was lacking in the power department for what I wanted and sold it. Went back to riding my KTM 250sx for a few weeks, decided that I really liked everything about the WR except for the power and just went and traded in the KTM on a '12 wr450. Freaking bike is amazing. If they upgrade the 250 like they did the 450, it should be worth the wait. The new forks are straight off the the motocross bikes with a lot of work done to make them good in the woods. Just got back from a 30 mile woods loop and couldn't be happier. My big gripe with the KTM was with how the front would deflect off of odd angled roots or trail garbage. The WR tracks straight through pretty much anything and really soaks up the terrain well without being mushy.

    Now that Luke has the KLR running, we should be ready for another Tar Hollow ride in the next few weeks. I don't remember the name of the road (Luke: it was the one they logged with the mile long mud soup in the creek bed) - but I just got reunited with quite a nice bit of two track trail over there. It crosses the ridge and ends up over to Narrows Rd. on the other side. Couple of spots would be slow going for the big bikes, but I think it's all doable if it's dry.
  6. Alacrity

    Alacrity Semi Pro Bar Vaulter

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    E J Tailors
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    (614) 761-2652

    Stitched up a couple of my Klims and added velcro wraps around my boots. He not...fast...but very reasonable for the quality
  7. Dagny_Taggart

    Dagny_Taggart John Galt - 2014

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    How did they do that????
  8. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    It wasn't hard they were out of just about everything. I was looking for a 350 XCF‑W. They told me they would have some new bikes in 6~8 weeks...

    I'll probably buy used if I do get a KTM anyway... ;)
  9. BigOhio

    BigOhio Been here awhile

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    Got the Cogent shock and big boy springs installed and cleaned up some wiring so the KLR is on the road!!! Started right up after sitting a month and didn't bottom on a couple of ditches I hit, woo hoo. Now just need to drop the front sprocket a tooth or two (prior owner went up one) and get the skid plate installed and will be ready for Tar Hollow!!! How 'bout it Luke, when is the circus rolling into town!! :freaky
  10. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Well, this weekend is out on Sat and Sun. We could do Monday?:deal
  11. vivid dadas

    vivid dadas Been here awhile

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    I'm just back from a quick trip up to Boston, I had a nice 4 mile walk in Cambridge, and over in the Backbay around Fenway yesterday afternoon, and another 4 this morning down to Beacon Hill and around the commons.

    Lots of motorcycles parked on street, and HD's were not the majority. It was not uncommon to see 4 or 5 motorcycles parked, and none of them be HD's.
  12. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Call Meredith... she has some... news...
  13. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Hang on. To be "legal" you need a lot more than that, which we've been through before.

    To fly under the radar, yeah, a quiet bike with headlight, taillight, and plate, will do the trick; but if you cross paths with the wrong cop at the wrong time it won't pass muster.
  14. BigOhio

    BigOhio Been here awhile

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    I'm tied up with graduation stuff Saturday and Sunday myself but Monday could work if I get home early enough tomorrow to get the rest of the wrenching done and a little shake out ride in! Hate to just jump on it and go but I guess I have done worse stuff in my life... :norton
  15. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Well, give me a call if you can make it. I took the KLR out for a 20 ,mile spin. Seemed to be fine. I also installed new rear break pads. I'll check a few more things but prett much consider the bike good to go.:evil
  16. indypup

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    Ok, I've decided what I'm doing this weekend. I'm headed down to Sparta, NC on the ST1300 for the MSTA Tri-Star Rally in Sparta, NC

    From MSTA website:
    "The MSTA rally "Tri-Star" is based out of the Alleghany Inn in Sparta, NC at 341 North Main Street on US 21.
    Sparta in the northwest North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains is nestled between the New River and the Blue Ridge Parkway, offering scenic vistas, unspoiled landscape and friendly folk.
    Named Tri-Star because you’re only a few miles from the States of Virginia and Tennessee.
    So come and enjoy the scenic beauty and miles and miles of great twisty mountain roads.
    See registration form for event fees and pre-registration discount. Join us for a Friday evening cookout and Saturday evening BBQ dinner.
    Lots of things to do in the area for those not interested in riding
    A great way to spend your Memorial Day Weekend."
  17. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    I should have clarified:

    To meet the seldom enforced litany of crap your dual sport needs to satisfy an anal-retentive cop with the ORC memorized, you need:

    1 headlight.
    1 mirror.
    1 tail light
    1 license plate illumination light
    2 red reflectors (unless part of the tail light)
    1 brake light, either hand or foot operated
    1 horn, to be audible from 200 feet (air horn taped to handlebar meets this criteria, wink wink)
    1 muffler with baffle plate
    4 turn signals (if your scoot was manufactured after 1968)

    Basically, buy a Tusk DS kit from Rocky Mountain ATV and you're good to go, even for fastidious officers who know all the rules.

    If you've been to any organized dual sport in the state you'll observe about 200 bikes that don't even come close to meeting that list.

    Proceed at own risk.
  18. vivid dadas

    vivid dadas Been here awhile

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    I have a very profound indifference to material things; if she wadded it up into a ball, my only question would be, "but you're OK right?"

    Suzuki is making new motorcycles everyday.
  19. Benly

    Benly Been here awhile

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    Any more room for another KLR for a Monday TH ride?
  20. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Sure, what's another clown in our circus? :lol3