Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. krumgrinder

    krumgrinder Been here awhile

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    Seriously thinking about going out to CO for the rally. I had set aside vacation time in Aug to do the COG rally in Idaho, but now I've sold the Connie and I've had to reschedule my vaca due to an unexpected work responsibility that hit the calendar. Looks like I might be able to make this week work, and would love to do a first long tour on the 990 and camp for this. Just finished reading the rally thread in the OC subforum, sounds pretty happening. Anyone else here planning on making the pilgrimmage? :confused
  2. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    My biggest reason for the sprocket change was to lower 6th gear. It felt like it was lugging anywhere below 70 mph. Now it's comfortable down to a more useable 60-65, and will still cruise at 80. The more spirited lower gears was just a perk.

    Any flat spots or annoyances with the R map? I might have to get that beamed in there soon.
  3. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I dropped my 950 in a big hole in Mississippi this past spring, it took a bit of time to unswamp it. I also lost a thumper in Beaver Creek once, all that stuck out was the left grip. A proper draining and I was back in the race. I'm sure your 1//4 liter would be a piece of cake, however, I am not sure how well EFI drinks water?
  4. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I was considering it, there is another rally I'd like to attend as well as doing a few other trips has strapped both my time and cash. Send me a PM with your ideas on going
  5. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Why do you have to flush the fluid? I've had mine off a half dozen times and never had to. If you are removing the hose, you are doing something wrong. If there is fluid between it and the cases, there is something wrong. The slave can be taken apart and cleaned if necessary. Don't use baby mineral oil in the clutch. While it will work, it tends to thicken over time and when you let the clutch out, the lever will return, but in slow motion.

    I kept the 17 and added teeth in the rear to keep the chain up off the guide and have extra teeth to take the load on the chain.
  6. krumgrinder

    krumgrinder Been here awhile

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    I'm going to make sure I can get the needed time off approved at work tomorrow, and then see if the campground CJ had the deal with still has sites and will let you know.
  7. noob67

    noob67 Adventurer

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    lol alright, thanks for the advice sir, I appreciate it. I know that I am going to have to do it on my own, not really worried about it. More just looking for advice on some things about biking, but i do appreciate the input. I've gotten some good feedback from people here, so this site has gotten the job done for me so far. :D
    -Thanks
  8. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    If I can make a suggestion.. 250-350cc dual sport. Streetable, but not losing too much dirt manner. Kinda best of both worlds for you in that regard. Plus you can practice on your own and enjoy all the rides posted here. Little bikes can go on big bike rides, or off to little bike rides that are more dirt oriented. The Wr250R seems to be one of the most popular 250's here.
  9. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Come on this guy should buy my 426. I mean it is a actual dirt bike with lights is all and is set up for the MX track. What would be better? :D
  10. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    A schwinn with a JATO duct taped to it? Yeah,that would work for him too..
  11. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    But would he look as cool? :lol3
  12. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    Only if he's in pumpkin orange.
  13. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    :evil

    I should send you some pictures you can keep in your wallet. :deal
  14. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    That'd be perfect for you Dan, I rode with you once and you laid yourself out on the ground like a rag doll
  15. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Danjal:

    I'm done with those handguards, do you want them back or shall I pass them on to another needy soul?
  16. MeanStreaker

    MeanStreaker KLR > Pee-wee's Bike

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    Hey everyone, long time no talk since I've had zero ADV screen time in quite awhile. :cry

    Hope you don't mind but I wanted to post here I'm selling two of our rides. Unfortunately the only seat time I get anymore is commuting on the KLR650 since our baby was born, and we're buying a new car this summer so it's time to say bye to some toys. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.


    2005 Suzuki VStrom DL1000:

    http://dayton.craigslist.org/mcy/3918032456.html

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    And the wife's 2006 Honda Big Ruckus 250:

    http://dayton.craigslist.org/mcy/3916420806.html

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  17. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    Three times now at least. Braking down hill with nearly bald tw-42s was kind of an effort in futility,specially on that clay mess. My idea of using the outer sloped wall came about 3' short too. At least I roll good. :rofl

    If you mean whitey's, I have a klx450r. I'll probably get it plated this winter. I had it down at Pete's for it's maiden voyage remember?
  18. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    Either or, see if someone needs them,if not we'll work em back up here somehow. I'm tied up the next couple weekends chasing down machinery and parts kits.
  19. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Danville, Thursday, 1045am, little bikes for gravel, light off road, general exploring.

    Alan, gonzo, a lurker dude, benly, me... anyone else?

    Shit like this, at high speeds, with helpings of pie:

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  20. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    I'm in...gonna be some slick, flooded shit down there this week.