Arkansas Ride Reports

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by 10Cup, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Mister D

    Mister D Long timer

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    After several years, I am looking to get back on a dr650 and back in the woods. Two of my buddies have dual sports now, partly because I waxed so eloquent on them, and here I'm limited to my cb1100 (which is not really that bad a briar patch to be stuck in). Today I led them and another old friend from Oark up to highway 21, their first dirt experience. We also had quite the twisty ride up there on pavement. Fun day.
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  2. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager

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    Been a while since I have seem Mr. D post a ride report. Good to see you back on the dirt and posting. Hope to see you and your buddies at the Long Pool event October 20th.
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  3. Mister D

    Mister D Long timer

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    I don't know if I told y'all, a few years ago, my dr650 was stolen. I then ran through several street bikes I just had to have. Hopefully I can pick up a Dr or klr cheap pretty soon.
  4. heyDC

    heyDC n00b

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    Desperately seeking oil drain plug for KLR650. Currently on White Rock Mountain. If I can't find one soon I may have that cheap KLR you're looking for.
  5. Mister D

    Mister D Long timer

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    Well, good Lord son, don't run the engine.
  6. heyDC

    heyDC n00b

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    A carefully carved hickory stick will thread into the drain hole and WILL get you out of the back country. I can attest. Just don't case it going over all those terraces on the Mill Creek trails
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  7. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    What happened to the existing one?


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  8. FlyFishingKLR

    FlyFishingKLR Been here awhile

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    Mr D I dunno if it's to small or not for you but I have a 250L in the FM pretty darn cheap.

    So what happened with the KLR at white rock"
    ? Did it get out? Wish I would've seen yesterday. I would have drove up if absolutely needed. Hope everything went ok.
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  9. heyDC

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    Picture this, there I was 5 miles in on a Mill Creek trail with a couple of buddies. Jumping terraces as well as a flying pig will jump. Cased it HARD off one jump. Stopped some time later for a breather and buddy noticed oil under my bike. Oil plug missing and skid plate bent badly. Made it back to cabin on White Rock Mtn (18 miles total) after a buddy went to Combs for 2 qts of black gold and the other carved a "plug" from a hickory limb. I used a rock and some vise grips to thread the plug in the case. Planned to ride today until I couldn't find a replacement and then the weather turned crappy. Decided to head home and have just ordered a low profile plug. I'd post a pic but can't figure out how. The bike is not for sale but I did carve another spare plug if anyone needs it.
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  10. mdpklr650

    mdpklr650 Adventurer

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    I went to R@R on friday and Kendall led me and 2 others on a ride. We ended up on this trail from north to south. It was a handful on my KLR! I had to ride most of it without a shift side peg that sheared off on a rock.

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  11. mdpklr650

    mdpklr650 Adventurer

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    I was at R@R Friday and Kendall led me and 2 others on a ride and we ended up on this trail north to south. I took a beating on my KLR. Had to ride most of it with no shift side peg as a rock decided it needed it more than me.

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  13. Mister D

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    Got up this morning planning to ride down to southern Arkansas and poke around Fordyce and Camden. Specifically was going to go find an old Cotton Belt bridge I remembered seeing a couple times while driving a UPS truck. But the weather looked bad. Moped around. Then realized my gear is waterproof, so off I went. Found the bridge. Forgot my map. No mobile data on my phone. Went down some new roads at a breakneck pace. Managed to find my house in East End again. Good times.

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  14. Mister D

    Mister D Long timer

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  15. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid

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    Most fun


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