Central Illinois

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by z987k, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. KWC

    KWC aka "Canadian Karl"

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    .....but not sure why CDN KARL action figure roasting a huge double-ended dildo in the fire however?

    :huh

    PS: the REAL Canadian Karl is an inaction figure....
  2. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    Yo big bore, I have seen you ride and I don't think you need training wheels. :rofl
  3. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    Baby Zee, she won't need em long I hope.

    You guys know I have three granddaughters? Papa John I am.
  4. dougsdrive

    dougsdrive Purposely Lost

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  5. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    I do, I do. :y0!But that's because you told me. :lol3
    I think the PHBR would be a great ride to take it on.
  6. Gamequeazy

    Gamequeazy Curbjumper

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    Agreed, bring that on the PHBR

    Things it obviously is:
    A Rokon
    A Motorsikkle

    Things it obviously isn't:
    One of their 2wd motos
    A tiny little tractor (click here for the reference)


    But I wasn't able to find an exact match because the engine looks different. Similar to the ISDT or the RT340 but again, the engine is different.
  7. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    Possibly an RT-340s with a diesel conversion?

    Brad
  8. Nodabs

    Nodabs Been here awhile

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    Has someone stuck a lawn tractor engine in a Rokon?
    Bring it to the AHRMA Cross Country this weekend at White City!
  9. JuniorScout

    JuniorScout Junior Scout

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    Fellow Adventurers,

    I am riding my 990 Adv up from NW Arkansas to St. Louis for business. After my meeting I plan to take a day and a half to get back.

    Are there any good off road routes from St. Louis down to Cairo? I'm envisioning an arc shaped route, but I could also enjoy mirroring the Mississippi.

    Any ideas are welcome. Links to any good routes would be awesome.
    Thank you.
  10. spidermann

    spidermann nutcase

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    Doug - you should definitely take that V Twin Rokon on the PHBR. Probably won't be many others.
  11. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    What dates? How many miles? Gravel? Dirt? Tarmac?
  12. dwthump

    dwthump Been here awhile

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    JuniorScout,

    If you go over on the Illinois side, there are zillions of routes down to Cairo. Once you get past Chester, you can probably ride gravel levees in the river bottoms all the way down, (or until you're sick of them...). Cool routes abound, Sieg will tell you!

    Darren

    *It's a KLR, I'll catch up*
  13. mellephants

    mellephants loves dirtbikes

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    A goofy little video from Tilton offroad park Sunday

    "a few cellvids of us playing around, teaching Basil how to jump, Brian doing a terrible job filming Basil's two decent jumps, and then Basil running out of fuel on the way home"

    <iframe width="800" height="450" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wbyKJ-H5Gew" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Gamequeazy's helmet cam from earlier in the day:

    <iframe width="800" height="450" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/czXL18qsEzk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  14. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    That bike ain't got no knobbies. It's a road racer.
  15. mellephants

    mellephants loves dirtbikes

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    True story. I roosted him for the mistake.

    He currently wants fatknobbies.
  16. JuniorScout

    JuniorScout Junior Scout

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    Sieg and dwthump,

    Thanks for the advice. I will leave St Louis next Friday, the 4th, in the afternoon. I plane to ride dirt all the way down to Cairo, sleep, and then jump on the TAT all the way across Arkansas back to Bentonville.
  17. dwthump

    dwthump Been here awhile

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    Good luck brother! The Miss. river valley is very cool all the way down, you can see the bluffs most anywhere along the route.

    Darren

    *It's a KLR, I'll catch up*
  18. Squishymonster

    Squishymonster Adventurer

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    Hey folks. I'm a new-ish KLR rider in Champaign, IL. I saw that there are at least a couple of other people on here from nearby so I got registered to say hi.

    I'd be really interested in a weekend cruise, or some slower off road practice so let me know if you're up for anything.

    I use to drive a DR350 and did a fair amount of off-road with that, and then switched to a CBR600, then up until this summer I hadn't ridden for a couple of years. I recently got the KLR out of the break-in period so I'm starting to get out and about with it a bit more.

    I'm really interested in doing some long distance adv touring at some point, but I need to get use to this heavier bike in the dirt. Trans WI Adventure Trail is top on my list, and maybe a Mississippi river run.
  19. Gamequeazy

    Gamequeazy Curbjumper

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    Once my bum ankle heals up a bit (damn logs in the middle of mud puddles!) I'd be down.
  20. wasions

    wasions Hang 10

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    See here:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=873494