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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.
Nevermind on previous post, I guess I should have kept reading.
I'm sure you'd love the 350 XCF-W. Everyone that has ridden mine so far say it's the perfect 4T tight woods bike. Even guys riding 450/5XX XC-W's
You just trying to get a 'broken bone buddy' to hang out with?
I'm good. Every time I rode the KTM I came away impressed with how good the WRR is, and I realize that might sound stupid, because the KTM is such a phenomenal bike. But for the riding I do, and the skill set I possess, the WRR really is an excellent choice. It's just easy to ride. I realize this year's Flint Ridge was greasier than some prior years, but I couldn't help thinking how much of an easier time I had the past few times on the WRR. Again, I realize the absurdity of what I am saying, since everyone will tell you "200 2 stroke KTM is the perfect woods bike".
I love a 200, but perfect is not the word I'd use. They like to be on the pipe and don't lug well enough for lazy riding - you need to be on your game. The Husky WR250 I just sold with a flywheel weight had power delivery similar to an old KTM 400EXC, plenty when you needed it, but forgiving with little hit and forgiving when you grabbed too much. The 2005 300 EXC I got from Kory was the best suspended bike I've ever owned, but it had more power than I needed and tried to hurt me a few times because of it. Both the 250 and 300 have the torque to ride a gear high and stay just off the pipe. They can get better fuel economy than the 200 because of it. If I were to pick 3 bikes for Ohio woods, 400EXC, 250EXC & Husaberg FE390 would be it for my skill level. I need enough torque to be lazy without the power to kill me.
If any of your air conditioning units take a poop this summer, I suggest you contact Craig (swingset). He hooked me up today, way cheaper than I would have spent otherwise, and I am back to living in climate controlled luxury.
The V65 Big Bottom Massacre?
If you are coming from Clyde on your way to Marrietta, you'll be passing my neck of the woods (Hocking Hills) along the way*. As it happens, I have next Wednesday off, and can show you some fun roads and nice covered bridges around here. We can hit up 3 or 4 of the bridges in 2 hours (or less) and then send you on your way to Marietta. Shoot me a pm if interested.
*edit: or maybe not...I just checked and saw that its much quicker for you to come down I-77 than come past Lancaster...well anyway, the offer still stands...if you come through this area that day or any other...if I'm not at work I'm always up for a ride.
thats coz Craig is a way cool dude...and now you are too
I think I'm sort of outside his service area or I'd deal exclusively with him.
Maybe because you live in BFE?
Maybe but that's still BFI (Be Fore Indypup)
First video of a few I'll do for roads in the Adirondacks that actually go somewhere. Like Ohio it seem that the NYDEC an private land owners have conspired to keep all dirt roads and such as dead end paths. I was able to locate a few in different areas of the park which are not dead end roads. This one goes between Eagle Bay and Raquette Lake saving riders 20 miles of paved road on rt 28 which is usually filled with RV's and NYC drivers.
I didn't know you were in the adirondacks! Vacation or visiting family?
What's the story with iron pony motor sports in Westerville?I just moved here and it is pretty close to my house. Also is there any preferred independent BMW or KTM mechanics in Columbus?
Marty at Wheelsports in Reynoldsburg is one of the best KTM mechanics in the country. I feel lucky to have him this close.
Before I give this to the animals on Craigslist:
I bought my neighbor's shitty Ford Ranger to use as a beater, and I won't need my trailer anymore.
It's a basic utility trailer, 4x6, mesh floor. Set up for motorcycle hauling but still usable for quads, household stuff, etc. The floor is reinforced at the leading edge and has a wheel chock bolted in, and has a steel plate welded on the trailing edge to support the rear tire of bikes. It's been to Arizona and back with Swingset and been to every surrounding state several times, nary an issue. Bearings are good. Has a spare tire. 2" ball, 4 wire flat. Typical fucked up trailer lights, one is cracked, the other works when it wants to. Maker is a Georgia company, "Down2Earth".
$250 inmate priced
Also have a quality brand (but the name escapes me at the moment) class 1 or 2 hitch carrier for 2 bicycles. This holds them by the wheels, not the upper frame tubes like the cheaper ones do. I want to say Thule but I don't think that's it. It's good shit though. $80
And on the off chance that someone has a Honda Civic that they want to toss a hitch on, a Hidden Hitch Class 1 assembly, manual, and all hardware. Should fit 2006-current, guaranteed to fit 2010. $80.
EDIT, trailer is spoken for and other apparatus I guess is staying in place.
You will miss the simplicity of the trailer. I would buy it if I had a place to put it and I already have a truck. There are just times that a trailer would be much simpler for things.
I'll claim the bike rack if no one else has.
All yours. I will get the brand name and photo for you later so you can say for sure.
Edit, my bad, it has been decreed that the hitch and hitch hauler shall remain in the garage, for the one trip a year we actually put our bikes on the back of the car. Apologies.
The trailer actually makes me nuts because it is awful to tow empty with the car. It bounces around like crazy and makes all kinds of racket. I'm also the second worst trailer backer in the world (Meredith being the first - she took out the side of my old Civic 'reverse jacknifing' it, you remember that?). Plus everyone in the household is driving now, and it will be nice to have a "spare car" as needed. Also, with a total piece of shit, I can park 1" away from non parking mother fuckers and be an all star in the asshole parker thread!
I look forward to the pictures already.
Just listed some gear, prices include shipping so if a local wants dibs we'll barter