indiana ride thread

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by tpar1220, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. KneeKicker

    KneeKicker Long timer

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    I bet you keep track of your fuel mileage too:D
  2. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    You already know... The klr is very consistant @ 52 Mpg. Stay off highway and will be 56 Mpg, which aint to bad for an old wraggly beat up thing.
  3. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Wow, that much. I'd think that tractor tire up front would hurt your mileage...
  4. lufin

    lufin Been here awhile

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    And I was there beside him when the Special Occasion occurred.:deal Well, not beside him but on my bike on the other side of the road. I was proud to be a part of it tpar.:clap
    You all miss a good meal today if you didn't come. We had a good time.
  5. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    Great time today with the Saturday Lunch Ride gang. Thanks for letting my (traditionaly) non dual sport park with the cool kids. Per Woodsrat's suggestion on the way back I took a little detour on Carmel Ridge Rd. Only to find out after twenty minutes of great riding later it dumped me straight back out in Morgantown...Oh well thats what day rides are for. It was a great day to be out and eat some really good BBQ with good company for sure.
    Good job TPar, you are past the break in period on that KLR.
  6. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    lufin about got a front row view of me johnson357 but luckily i caught some good pavment and saved it.
  7. 306dad

    306dad Been here awhile

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    ounce I am healed up--I will be joining you guys for sure
  8. szramer

    szramer Been here awhile

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    anyone going woods?:deal
  9. 306dad

    306dad Been here awhile

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    I am leaning towards a wr250x or a wr240f
  10. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    F will be awefully buzzy on the road and higher mantanance. Wicked woods bike though.
    R is smooth on the road and gas oil and go. Street legal. Does good in the woods too. Fuel injected.
    R getting the wholeshot at a MAXC race.
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  11. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    Wait, you said X. That's a supermoto bike. Dirt wheels are pricey for those.
    You wanting to play in the mud at all??
  12. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    From today. A little wet but not drenching.
    Once again had a man with a gun none too pleased with us...
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    Christmas tree road.
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  13. szramer

    szramer Been here awhile

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    so i went far west , lotta gravel roads notrh of greencastle and racoon lake area
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  14. Btown Jason

    Btown Jason MotoChimp

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    Thanks, Woodsrat and AC909, for mentioning this route to Morgantown. Just did it this afternoon for a quick Sunday ride. There was about a mile of gravel between Carmel Ridge and Lick Creek. I think it was called Richards Rd. My phone told me to take it and it sounded like a good idea. Keep the suggestions coming. As a new convert to the dual sport world I need to know about more of the small roads that make getting around more fun!
  15. TripleThreat719

    TripleThreat719 Track Addict ADV Wannabe

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    WR250r = Best bike for Road and Woods has lower maintenance fewer vibes - Street Legal out of the box 71 MPG
    WR250f = Best bike for Woods - Requires a kit to be street legal
    Wr250x = Supermoto - Street legal, but you would need to buy dirt wheels for any serious off road fun

    It all depends on what you want to do. If you want a bike to ride on the road as well as in the woods, the R is your best bet. If you plan to trailer the bike to the woods to ride, then the F is the best bet. If you plan to hit the supermoto track, then get the X.

    It all depends on what you want to do. For me, if I only had one bike, it would be the WR250r...
  16. 306dad

    306dad Been here awhile

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    i want to go play in the woods trails and mud perhaps a r model makes more sense!!!!!! ughhhhh
  17. 306dad

    306dad Been here awhile

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    i want a bike so i can go adventure riding with you guys:freaky
  18. TooSlow4U

    TooSlow4U 2 Wheel Wonder Rider

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    Yanno, I'm STILL fuming about that whole ordeal! First off, It wasn't as if we were deliberately riding down the road *knowing* that it was a county road turned private property. We were all idling down the road at a snails pace. We all stopped too, to access our surroundings just as soon as something *seemed* outta place. Secondly, the guy riding up on the quad chewing our asses was one thing, but when we politely explained the situation and we gladly agreed without hesitation to turn around and go back out (on the gravel road) the way we came in, well here comes some guy with a high powered rifle, stands in his front yard and proceeds to raise up and draw a friggin' bead on my back as I rode past. Then, when I'm already idled past, he is still raised up and draws a bead on one of the guys behind me... WTF?!?
  19. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    dogs get why it is that we do what we do on motorcycles..... :lol3

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    cats are dumb! :deal
  20. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    i didnt even start a bike today, even though i had planned a trip to lcrp.. since it was warm enough to apply the adhesive for camper roof.... (i been putting off all summer), i finally got after it.

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    even managed to glue myself onto wrong side of camper, the ladder and beer was on other side. so i just had to sit and wait till it tacked up enough to lay it down.

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    so... i just sat up there and yelled at dog till it was ready.. :lol3