Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    New Concord works for me. The corner restaurant there got torn down to make a bank, and I'm not sure there is a restaurant open in the mornings. There's a Fuel mart at 83 and 40. :ear
  2. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    First WR I ran stock gearing for 12,000 miles, 13/43. Good for pretty much everything.

    Second WR when I bought it had a 12T front. I didn't like the 12/43 so I traded it out for a 13 to go back to stock. When that set wore out I went to 14/50 114 link chain, more to clear the swingarm than for the increased grunt.

    The 14/50, which is essentially the same as the 13/47, seems a decent all around compromise for road and trail.

    The stock speedo is off, but any sprocket change makes it much worse. My speedo now reads 85 and I'm going 70 (GPS).

    I concur with MikeF5000, a motard is cool but realistically you aren't going to capitalize on the benefits of one in SE Ohio. You'll be wanting the dual sporty capabilities more than the streetgoing ones so I'd buy the X, swap wheels with someone or buy Warp 9 and sell your OEM wheels, and just be done with it.
  3. ruppster

    ruppster Been here awhile

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    How does the 250 compare to a klr650 on a road like 26 or 56? The klr does ok, but it tops out about 90-95 in the longest straights with me on it. I have 244s on it and stock gearing. Sr78 and 821 toward Caldwell and Sr 60 and 83 to New Concord are generally the biggest roads I ride.
  4. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    OK, Fuel Mart 201 W. Main NC

    Lancaster-ites? Is it better in the morning to go North on 37 to 70 to New Concord or 22 to Zanesville 70 to NC? Traffic, School Bus, Deer, Commuters,
  5. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    how much?


    I'm thinking 22 to Z'ville...significantly shorter distance if for no other reason...when you get into Z'ville, take a right on 719 over the river to 60 which will take you through downtown Z-town quicker and easier than 22.
  6. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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  7. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Well obviously you have 1/3 of the displacement so it's not going to have the "grunt", especially powering around corners and such. Riding it becomes an exercise in momentum gathering, and once you've got it, you don't slow down... at least that's how I ride it.

    That said, with stock gearing, it's a deceptively quick bike, still faster accelerating up to 55 than most cars. I enjoy it quite a bit on curvy 2 lane state routes, it's nimble and light and flicks around like it ain't nothing.

    My top speed runs around 80 (GPS) depending on if I shit before I rode or not.

    You're running 95 mph on straights on the KLR? Is that GPS, or indicated by the speedometer? It's gonna be 10 high or so at that speed. I have a hard time seeing a KLR at 95 mph.
  8. indypup

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    My KLR will do 97 (GPS) with 16/43 gearing. :D It will use a quart of oil per mile at that speed though... :cry
  9. Samc243

    Samc243 n00b

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    So, I rode out 255 this past weekend for the first time ever, and damn it makes 26 look straight!
  10. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    I tagged GPS verified 86 MPH on Adam's old bike the other morning. I wasn't really wound out either, just cranked it on from a stop sign and didn't let out. Stock besides the pipe and carb tweaks. 90+ seems pretty feasible.

    The HP numbers are pretty close between the KLR and the WRR, the torque on the other hand....
  11. ruppster

    ruppster Been here awhile

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    95 on the gps, tucked a little with stock gearing. Mines a 1993, it will run all day at 70+ and never use a drop. It even has the hole for a kickstarter. They discontinued that in 96. :lol3 The speedometer on mine is about 7mph fast across the range according to my gps, it shows over 100 when WFO. :ricky
    Hell, I've pretty much talked myself into finding the space to keep it. Maybe I'll put Tourances back on it & cruise it. :rofl
  12. ssreed84

    ssreed84 Adventurer

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    We really dont take trail breaks well Travis gets one waiting on me to get out of the woods but then we roll on unless its a nasty section then I might take 5 min. We try to keep ahead of the masses of people that way when you come to something nasty you dont have to weave through a bunch of people. If we go riding you can lead and set the pace.

    Check out the picks from the nutcracker pic 190 and 191 they say a picture is worth a thousand words and it shows me ahead of Travis.:rofl I am thinking about retiring again after that photo. lol
  13. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    Thanks Sion, will try it out. I have been both routes, I just don't retain shit anymore.
  14. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    That was posted in the craigslist deals thread a week or so back and has been for sale forever, I looked at it in like Feb or March. It's really not a screaming deal for a klr 250, I paid $600 less for mine in the same shape with less miles.
  15. indypup

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    Well, I bought the bike from a guy in Illinois and on my way home to Troy I got behind some guy that was hauling ass and the fastest he went was 97 so I think it will probably go faster but I didn't want to blow it up on it's inaugural ride home. :lol3

    It had Happy Trail 9" wide panniers on and a trunk and over-sized windshield on at the time too. It had Tourances too. :wink:
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    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    You laugh, but that was my motivation behind buying a KLR 650....
  17. ruppster

    ruppster Been here awhile

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    I think they're great for that kind of riding.Mike (herewego) recommended crash guards and highway pegs for that syle of travel. I guess that's why a lot of guys put huge mileage on them. I would not hesitate to change oil in mine and ride it to California or even Alaska. Particulary with the the maintenance I've performed on mine. It's a very comfortable bike, just picking it up sucks. :D
    BTW, if you want to replace the doohickey i have the tools, you're welcome to borrow them. Mine was broken when I replaced it.
  18. Moparmanpete

    Moparmanpete The Cracken has risen!......again

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    I survived 555 and had a blast.
  19. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    Time?

    Ehhh,

    Never mind. Something came up.
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    A pic of my 97 MPH pack mule... :eek1