Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. ruppster

    ruppster Long timer

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    Exactly why to use the Trick kit. It is just a few wires to connect that come with factory type connections. The entire mask/headlight/controller/front turn signals come off with one electrical connector. Edit - two connectors, power and rear lights and the handlebar switch has its own connector.

    I upgraded the entire electrical system on my KTM at the same time so it is much more robust than stock. You don't have to. I wanted a headlight that would allow me to see well enough to ride hardtop at night if I need to, a fan kit to keep the bike cooler, and charge the battery at the same time. I still have enough capacity to run heated grips if I want. :lol3

    If you just want plates on your bike, I'm sure you know how easy that is. It just depends on your goal. :thumb
  2. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    Had a great ride with Mark (MeefZah) today. Started at Thornville and road south around "The HOCK":muutt Thanks for making the trip and sorry about the dust.

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    Had Lunch at Sion's BBQ Place??
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  3. ArmyJoe

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    I might be able to make it for the ride. What time is kickstands up?
  4. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    Your setup sounds more like what I'm trying to do. :baldy
  5. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Ya, good times. Your incessant wheelie-ing has caused me to brand you with a new name: B-Maniac.

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  6. Mgbgt89

    Mgbgt89 Long timer

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    That needs to be on the front page. That picture is awesome.
  7. OH_Wahoo

    OH_Wahoo It's always time to

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    + 1 :thumb
  8. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    what, you guys couldn't manage to find the motorcycles only parking? its a nice concrete pad so your sidestand won't sink into soft asphalt on a hot day. you can just make out the corner of it on the left side of this pic
  9. m6scout1

    m6scout1 Been here awhile

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    Mmmm. Millstone, that is a pretty tasty place to eat. Haven't been there in some time. If you guys are in Athens you should hit up Kiser's BBQ Shack in The Market on State (aka the university mall). Now that is some good food.
  10. sion

    sion sigh-own

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  11. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    We don't adhere to convention. "Motorcycle Only" parking is for fucking lemmings.

    Plus your 1982 Honda Liquid Hot Burning Magma weighs like 73.8 times more than our sleek, modern motorcycles; thus sidestand support may be more essential for you than us.
  12. indypup

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    Based on the popular dual-purpose CRF250L, with revised suspension, uprated front brake and 17-inch wheels.

    Just something I came across while researching WRX's ;)
  13. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    If you look closely you can see helmets on the split rail fence. These belong to a group of wing dingers that pulled in just behind us. (where else would they be?:D) They were wearing colors (Pa paws of Anarchy ) or something. Food was our goal not confrontation. Lastly I like to leave parking spots on one wheel and asphalt is my preference for this type of launch.:evil
  14. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Actually, those guys were coming back from a trip out west. I was in the bathroom cleaning my visor and they came in, and one guy said to me something about "I hate cleaning visors in bathrooms" and I replied that this was dirtier than normal because it had both bugs and dust on it; to which he replied that he knew a little something about dust as they were just returning from Devil's Tower, WY. He then started talking about having just bought a new 1190 Adventure but he wasn't sure about the durability of chain drive vs the shaft he was used to (heh, he said "shaft" in the men's room). Thankfully one of the Harley mooks stepped up and engaged him in a discussion of the relative merits of shaft v. belt v. Flintstones foot propulsion, so I could dry my hands and GTFO. If you recall, as they were walking past the Stroms he was looking at and commenting on the crazy chain drive to one of his compadres.
  15. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    You my friend are very very observant.
    As a old fart I feel safe in your company. You would make a exceptional LEO, ever thought about it?

    Must be nice to fork out $$$$ for a 1190adv and not have a full understanding of the drive train system of which one has purchased. If my life could be so simple.:1drink I enjoy adjusting the chain it provides me a close up inspection of the surrounding components that miss during pre-flight do to my old fat worn out structure & eyesight.
  16. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    Use a spring on the post? Keeps tension on the pin, then jsut lean your weight against it to compress the spring and undo the pin.
  17. rxcrider

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  18. rxcrider

    rxcrider Long timer

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    I enjoy having a paranoia laced need to habitually wiggle my rear wheel in fear of an impending final drive failure. I'm sort of surprised I don't pull the gearbox monthly to check my failing input splines.
  19. sion

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    ah, the old rebel without a clue approach...rock on with yer bad self, bro :ricky:super





    btw, the Magna is an 86...the Sabre is an 82
  20. indypup

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    You going on your Maine trip this weekend? I haven't heard anything about it. Which bike you taking?