Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    By the end of winter with no trail riding he will be a XXL eating all the Pie's and Holiday Treats.:D
  2. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Ya my parents are there but trust me, you don't want any part of trying to explain to my dad why you are dropping things off for me.
  3. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    I would have left them on the porch Fed-Ex style and beat feet...
  4. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    I would ask to sniff his fingers. :deal
  5. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Then my dad would have winterized my mom with them, and I can't work with rusty levers.
  6. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    You must be really hung if you gotta use tire spoons to get your women on and off!

    :huh
  7. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    My Blood test was really a main line injection of a Viagra, Calais cocktail of go juice for the week.:wink:
  8. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Consult your physician if you have an erection lasting more than 168 hours.
  9. McTacticool

    McTacticool Importer/Exporter

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    Stay safe B-Mac!
  10. Samc243

    Samc243 n00b

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    Anyone been out 255 before? Its not a very long route, maybe 20 miles, but it is full of tight twisties, and a blast to ride! :ricky
  11. S2P

    S2P Been here awhile

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    I haven't seen one picture of the wonder dog riding the scooter,and you are leaving.:huh I thought about riding today as I spent a few hours behind the glass at work. I found state route 172 from Lisbon to Louisville,never been on it before it seemed like a nice riding road to me. I saw someone on a Yellow 1150 GS on SR11, but no stickers so I gave no official ADV salute.
  12. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    Sittin here watchin the stars come out and enjoying a Shiner pale ale.

    How's ahia yffs? Texas is purty niiice.

    [​IMG]
  13. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    If you're gonna be one of those southerners that posts t-shirt weather pictures while we're getting our roads salted, I'm gonna put you on ignore.

    :lol3
  14. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    Sorry, I didn't check the thread before I left. I have almost every second Monday or Tuesday morning off. I'll PM you next time I'm headed down.

    Edit: after catching up with the thread, it seems you had a better ride than I. I did find a really gnarly hill climb that I've yet to make.
  15. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    I really loved TX when I lived there. Beautiful place & some of the best people I have ever met.
  16. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    There is a straight stretch on that road and every couple Friday nights on the way to the MC club I'd turn the throttle to the stops on the Transalp until the speedo needle stopped moving. Way faster and more scenic than US 30 to Lisbon.
  17. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    In looking through the flea market for no real reason (I'm not in a position to even entertain the idea of a new bike) I come across a 450cc machine:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=833085

    I just can't wrap my brain around this type of bike. My entire confusion comes down to these three lines:

    "Used mainly for dualsport and not raced."

    "Oil changed about every 300 miles."

    "3.25 gallon gas tank... included"

    The way I see it, about every 2 tanks of gas (3 at the most) he's changing the oil. Could this be right? Could this be necessary?

    I'd have an easier time believing this guy is simply nuts if it didn't seem so common to have these extremely short oil changes (when looking through the flea market and maintenance schedule threads) even on bikes with extended range and ridden easy.

    I just want to keep believing the advocates that say "if you don't ride race-pace, the oil life is much more reasonable even on high strung bikes", but the evidence just keeps pointing the other way.

    So what gives?
  18. invisible monster

    invisible monster Been here awhile

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    Unless he is riding it like he stole it all the time this kind of maintenance schedule is overkill in my opinion. My WR250F calls for fairly frequent maintenance also but they are basing that on race use. I'm a pretty mellow rider so I have modified the schedule to meet my usage.

    If you want to have some fun, go over to ThumperTalk and post your question. They get reaaally riled up over maintenance schedules over there. :lol3
  19. rxcrider

    rxcrider Long timer

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    One guy's race pace is another one's dualsport. Oil changes are cheap and quick, especially if you aren't changing filters each time. Cleaning the air filter after each ride might be a good thing if he is only riding 200+ miles at a time on dual sport events and the filter is getting coated with Michigan sand each time. He does seem to be a bit excessive on maintenance, having the engine rebuilt at 7000 miles... just checked ktmtalk and he had to replace the cases at that time, maybe impact damage? I don't see much of a skid plate.
  20. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    The thumper section here gets going every once in a while as well: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=821920