Jackson MS riders?

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by eeore39648, May 30, 2009.

  1. The Batman

    The Batman Caped Crusader

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    I'm rather new to all this, so don't know much about different bikes, but we're mostly paved backroads riding, so I imagine there aren't a whole lot of bikes that can't hang with us!
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  2. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    FInally pulled the trigger. Signed the papers this afternoon. Picking up a black 09 KLR tomorrow!!! :clap
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  3. carabnsol

    carabnsol should have been a cowboy

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    Congratulations! Hope to see ya on the road.:clap Did you get it from Got Gear? I was there last week and saw a blue one there.
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  4. ninjammin

    ninjammin T-Rexin'

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    Congrats, I wish I could afford one, but I'm young and there's plenty of time for that down the road.

    Tell you what...I'll trade you a 2003 ninja 250 with almost 17,000 miles for it. Straight trade. That's fair right?
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  5. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    Yes, I got it at Got-Gear (tongue twister?). They had it in the warehouse, still in crate. I was surprised. They are prepping it this morning and said they would call me to pick it up this afternoon...
    [​IMG]

    And wouldn't you know it, it's overcast and looks like rain!!!! :cry
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  6. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    So what can you other riders tell me about getting my Motorcycle endorsement on my license. Been a dirt rider for years and want to do some paved riding too. I've been over the MSF books for the test, but what is the driving part like?
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  7. RezSailor

    RezSailor Adventurer

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    Congrats on the new bike. You can go online and take a practice test for your endorsement. I did this 3 or 4 times and read through the booklet once and easily passed the test. You should go to the testing center in Rankin County and take your bike with you. For the riding test all I had to do was make a loop around the parking lot.
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  8. backwoodsKLR

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    Sweet! Is the practice test on the DMV site or the MSF site? I think I took the one on the MSF site a couple of times and it was not too bad.
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  9. redduck124

    redduck124 Been here awhile

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    The kickstand on U.S. 80 has a KLR on the floor for sale right now. (and a 99 KTM 200exc also)
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  10. ninjammin

    ninjammin T-Rexin'

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    The written exam was made to be tricky, but if you just think through the scenarios, it's not that bad. My road test on the other hand could have been completed by my dog. Three circles clockwise followed by three counter clockwise without touching down with your feet. I wouldn't worry about anything other than the long lines really.
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  11. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    Shameless hi-jack Redduck :lol3

    How's it been going?




    FWIW, I live by the Res and (for the time being) ride a BMW Dakar.
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  12. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    I didn't start riding until I moved up to Starkville, so I can't help you out much in that regard.

    I ride a 650 vstrom. I'm kinda embarrassed to say the I haven't ridden much other than street in the last 6000 or so miles. The strom is much happier that way, but I need to get out and hit some dirt roads. :ricky

    Maybe we should look at a Mississippi get together at some point. There are more of us here than I realized.

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  13. carabnsol

    carabnsol should have been a cowboy

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    In case you didn't know, Got Gear Motorsports in Ridgeland sponsors a bike night ride the third Thursday of each month, weather permitting. Leave the shop at 6:30 pm and ride for about an hour and end up at a local watering hole for some bench racing, etc. Got Gear springs for some appetizers and soft drinks. I would also be up for a get together ride sometime.
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  14. backwoodsKLR

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    The sales guys were telling me about bike nights and I jokingly said I didn't think those guys would let a dual sport follow them around. :deal

    I'm off to find me a good mesh jacket this morning before I get out on the road too much. Once I get a little more experience on this KLR, I'd be up for a meet or something. Might even try to start a MS Tag-O-Rama! :smile6
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  15. eeore39648

    eeore39648 Long timer

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    Backsroad riding is mostly what I ride. So, I think I could keep up. Would love to try. When are you riding again?
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  16. eeore39648

    eeore39648 Long timer

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    Aight everyone likes to ride. So, where do you hang out or get together for rides. I would like to meet some of you, for rides. I am tired of riding alone.
    What you say?:clap
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  17. eeore39648

    eeore39648 Long timer

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    I have been looking on google earth. The Elton area seems to be a good dirt road ride, provided it is not fenced. All the way between Byram and Elton Rd. to the Pearl River.
    Headin' out,
    Later
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  18. eeore39648

    eeore39648 Long timer

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    Well every entrance is blocked by gates. Hunting clubs. But, seek and you shall find. I found a route into the area, and a abandoned railway bed.
    Rode it for about 1 mile in each direction. Thrilling, sort of like time travel.
    Also, found some more interesting areas north of Wyndale Rd to Byram, along the current railway, that is used today.
    Later
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  19. RezSailor

    RezSailor Adventurer

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    I know a few good dirt roads. Call me 601 856 6823. I live in Madison but can meet up anywhere. I'm retired so I can ride most anytime.
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  20. backwoodsKLR

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    Took my first real ride on the KLR today. Went from Old Fannin across Pelahatchie Bay, up old 471 and across 43 to Canton. Made it about 50 miles doing the break in type stuff.

    Got home and noticed tag hanging off... I had lost one of the tag bolts!!! :shog

    Ran to Lowe's and grabbed a couple of replacements.
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