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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.
Does seem like giving up usable space. Jesse bags are made like that too
I may be interested but with a caveat; I'm a total noob riding a new to me DR350 that is currently shod with Kenda 761's.
I have ZERO trail riding time unless you count the time when I was 12 riding around the family farm on a Gemini 80.
So depending on what type of riding and what time you wanted to get going AND you don't mind me tagging along I may be able to meet up.
Well, I've never been to Wayne before but I think it's all double track ATV trails. So probably pretty easy except for the muddy areas. You have to have a pa$$ though.
Perry is pretty advanced if you get on the single track stuff or off the main trails. Trails are everywhere and I get lost as soon as I leave the parking area. So we'll need a guide for that. Perry is free.
Tar Hollow is pretty easy for the most part. The problem I have is not knowing where all the trails are. The few times I've been there I've just followed someone else and not really paid attention to where we were going. I've been trying to put together a route but haven't come up with a good one yet. TH is also free.
I also forgot to mention that Id have to ride down and back so that will be part of my decision as well. I do have some areas closer to home that I can/should practice on before I tackle anything technical.
Not trying to be noncommittal but I want to learn to walk before I run and I don't want keep anyone from riding at pace that they don't like.
I'll keep an eye out here for any further info
Given how much it's rained lately, you will be miserable trying to get around Perry or Wayne. It is going to be verrrry muddy. I might be able to sneak away for a few hours on saturday if you wanted to do the Danville stuff.
couple of pics from todays ride...for the plane geeks:
Danville is definitely closer to home and I don't have a lot of confidence in the 761's if things are too wet (especially at this point in the learning curve). I was going to head that direction tomorrow as I have an appointment in Mt V at noon. I wanted to explore around the Mohawk Dam area.
KTM 450exc is plated. Boy, that was easy. After a quick 10 mile shakedown run, I am considering a mirror to see if there are flashing lights behind me.
I'm not sure it is possible to keep the front wheel on the ground while accelerating on pavement. I've not been very successful anyway.
It pulls it up even wound up in 4th. This thing will take some getting used to compared to the WRR.
You need to sell the WRR to Sion now.
Damn, I would offer to go with you, but I have a dentist appointment in Dublin at 11:30.
There are a ton of good gravel roads between Nellie and Centerburg.
It's my "street" bike. I'll go from Trakmasters & MX tires back to T63s.
What other bike can you ride across the state, ride Tar Hollow, & ride back home without worries? I'll not be trying that on the KTM. I think it's an awesome bike so long as you're not in a big hurry on pavement.
The wife and I spent a few days down there on the Harley last June. Pretty cool place, all in all. And, needless to say, fantastic roads in every direction!
But ... the Village has what I believe was called a 'resort' liquor license, so they sell beer in their on-site (and fairly decent) restaurant, the (kinda pricey - no surprise) on-site General Store, and at the gas station on the property right on 28.
Otherwise, ya gotta go to Robbinsville.
Don't bitch about their beer prices - they get kinda pissy about it.
That's the way I look at my KLR now. As my street bike with D606s on it.
It's absolutely possible, especially considering that the bags can be mounted on different bikes, on different racks, at different angles, and different heights - so while on that bike installed as they are, they might not scrape; on a different installation they very well might.
BadTrainDriver, as I recall, had a set of Zega's or maybe Touratech panniers without the beveled cuts. He was able to grind the corners of the bags under hard cornering on his DL1000. He contacted the company, who assured him it was impossible to do, but when he provided pictures they agreed that maybe it was possible. In their defense, he's about the most agressive motorcyclist I have ever ridden with so Joe Average might not ever come close.
My schedule is a little up in the air right now but I may be able to sneak away for a few hours of Perry or Wayne one of the days. I'm close to both places so I can get there on short notice. I would anticipate mud at both places, Perry worse than Wayne if I had to guess.
Cool, I'm setup for off road on my WRR with MX51's so I'm good to go just about anywhere. I don't want to eat up the tires too bad so I'm leaning toward Perry or Wayne.
I may head over to Indiana at Redbird SRA on Saturday. They are having a trail maintenance day and riding is free if you help out. It's 3.5 hours away though and I'm not 100% sure I'll have a riding buddy if I go...so I'll make a decision tomorrow afternoon at the latest...
My WRR keeps blowing fuses for the turn signals. The dash goes out too and the starter won't engage. The fuses don't blow out right away and the time varies so I'm thinking a frayed wire somewhere bouncing around and shorting out. I hope to figure out what's going on tonight and be ready to ride this weekend...
Is there an award for understatement of the year, cause this would be a contender!
And that's coming from Meef!!
Sat would work better for me than Sun if that helps you make your decision. Karen's brother is in from TX and I probably won't be able to cut out on Sunday due to required visiting etc...
This one time, before he was at ADV lifetime banned camp, we were on a trip to NC. We got behind a dozen Harleys on SR800, and he passed them all in one fluid rush, in a hairpin curve, dragging parts and throwing sparks all over those pirates, at about double the speed limit. I was getting ready to pull over and call 9-1-1, not because of him, but for the Harley riders, several of who I am pretty sure had mild strokes as he went by.