Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Oil schedule shouldn't be a mystery, really, and I don't subscribe to any schedule....they are baselines and nothing more. Once you've lived with a bike a while it should be obvious...if you're riding the piss out of your bike and exhausting the oil, it'll show when you dump it. If it's still thick and honey colored, still smells like oil, it's not done yet.

    If you have any doubt (some people don't trust the visual test), send it off to Blackstone and see how it's doing after your interval. If it's still good, increase the interval. If it's shot, shorten it up.

    My 520 has a small capacity, and a short recommended oil change interval, 300 miles might be about right if it's dirty conditions and mostly offroad miles...or I might get 1000 out of it if I'm tooting around the street on it.

    Different bikes are different. Some bikes don't cool or route the oil for longevity, some bikes introduce unburnt fuel which kills oil, and they're harder on the same amount of oil than other bikes. Heat and contaminates kill oil, so if you're hot and dirty you change it more often.
  2. indypup

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    This sucks because a ton of frames got dropped during the compiling phase and I'm going to replace it but until I do you can watch it. My stupid computer must have been doing a virus scan or something and slowed it down big time. :cry

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  3. Benly

    Benly Been here awhile

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    Well it supposed to get down to freezing tonight, but tomorrow looks like good riding weather at 62 degrees. How about we shoot for a 10:00 am meet up at the dam parking lot at Tar Hollow Park? I'm fine with Mike putting together a route and will dust off my GPS and load up some good abandoned roads that I've been on as bonus tracks.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  4. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Be fore warned it appears several trails got turned back into roads this summer.:cry
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    Roads? I think you mean interstates! :cry
  6. rxcrider

    rxcrider Long timer

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    :norton - you were riding that section while I was hiking it.

    You can see me hiking back out after I found my friend, Tim at 7:01.

    You rolled by my bike and gear and Tim sitting next to his at 8:45.

    The AA loop looked like fun. Was there no big tree crossing or did you just not film it. Someone had mentioned a waist high tree to get over, but maybe that was just a rumor.

    Nice job carrying speed over the rock.
  7. indypup

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    My memory card filled up and the video stopped where this one ends. :cry The gopro just locked up though and trashed the file it was currently saving. :( I managed to recover most of it except for the very end of it.

    When we got to the big tree there was a go around so we took it. It looked like it was easily doable though so I'm not sure why people created the go around... :huh It was maybe 2 feet in diameter.
  8. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Sounds good to me! How do you and the DR handle hill climbs? There are two pretty rocky/rutty climbs in my normal loop. Is that something you're willing to attack (with our assistance, if needed)? I just want to be on the same page; no worries.
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    Anyone planning on going to this? Looks like it's in Meefsville...do you think I'll get arrested if I show up? :ear

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  10. Benly

    Benly Been here awhile

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    The KLR and I do OK on hills as long as they are not too wet, which shouldn't be the case tomorrow. Don't modify your route on my account. Worst case is if we come up against something above my comfort level I can just load a point further along in the route and take detour to rejoin the group later.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  11. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    I found that the good old fashioned "close your eyes and give her hell" method works great for me. Once you get over the fear of scratchong your bike and the fear of getting maimed or killed, the rest is easy.
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    That's why I have the gopro because I have my eyes closed on the scary stuff and I can't watch it later from the comfort of my couch....:lol3
  13. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Just Monkeying Around

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    Blackstone has a great service and well worth the money, to work properly they need a sample of the new unused oil you have put in the engine and at least 2 to 3 differtent samples, one for each change to establish a base line. After the base line is set up it's quite easy to pickup on something that's out of spec.

    I've done this on my class8 truck and found I could almost double the drain mileage. It is also great for liquid cooled engines, will catch the smallest internal coolant leak, in PPM before you may ever notice you are losing coolant. After a few test you should have a good base line for that engine, and as long as you stick with the same oil you'll know right where you are for changes, after that and depending on how many miles or hours you put on the bike once a year or maybe longer will keep you on top of any problem you may have. After the base line is setup their test alerts you to internal bearing wear, ring blowby, ect. and a very useful tool for engine managenemt.
    Go to their website and they have package deals for their services, multipile test kits, more then one engine, ect.

    Dave
  14. OhioPT

    OhioPT Adventure Wannabe

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    Thanks for the heads up. I'm going to try to make this. It's been a while since I was able to attend the Turkey Run (I was always out of town the past 3 years). I need to demo some new 2 smokes and the 350.
  15. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    I plan on going one or both days, not sure yet. Of course this is contingent on getting the XR running, or if not, on borrowing a bike to ride...will let you know the week of...
  16. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Sounds good! Unfortunately I don't have a GPX route, and I can't even make one real quick for you because I'd have to use Google Maps, and some of the roads don't exist there. We'll work it out.

    Matt, you still in??? Anyone else???
  17. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    I'm planning on going, probably on Sunday. Kinda want to do a demo ride on a KTM, next year I'm hoping for a new bike.

    Speaking of riding, since some thoughtless guys (looking at you Mike and Matt) are riding tomorrow when I'm working, I'm gonna get out Saturday and hit some trails, could do Tar Hollow, Wayne, Perry, Danville, makes no matter...if anyone's interested. If no takers, I'm gonna hit Wayne and explore that little trail network NE of Nelsonville that sits off on its own, never been on that.
  18. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Who's the thoughtless guy now... I've never been to wayne and have been asking to go... but work Saturdays :cry.


    How late in the season is it open?
  19. ruppster

    ruppster Long timer

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    That is the interval the KTM dealer gave me when looking at a 450. Crankcase oil every 300, transmission every other, valves every 1500.
    If riding long days, just change the oil every day, all 0.6L of it. I'm definitely not interested in that kind of schedule.
  20. indypup

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    I might join you if I don't head south tomorrow. ;)