Looking for riders in Vermont

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by 802VTRider, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. 802VTRider

    802VTRider Vermont Rider

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    Got a 2012 Yamaha WR250R about 4 months ago. I have 3 friends that have bikes as well as my girlfriend. Looking for anyone to ride with or that is willing to share some information on some trails. We all live in Williamstown VT.
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  2. ET-VT

    ET-VT Been here awhile

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    If you join the CCC of Vermont and Motorcycle Owners of Vermont, you'll meet plenty of people to ride with and learn about all the local trails. The MOV has events going on nearly every weekend and there's often a few of us on little bikes who ride trails to and from wherever the club is meeting.

    I'm in Saxtons River and have a WR250R. I'm not riding much for the next month or so (too much work), but I do have a lot of trails mapped between Williamstown and Rockingham.
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  3. 802VTRider

    802VTRider Vermont Rider

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    Sweet sweet. Thank you very much. If you want to send me some of the trails your ride that would also be cool.
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  4. kbroderick

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    The Town Highway Maps and associated GIS data are rather useful for finding unmaintained right-of-ways—see my thread here for more info and links, including maps and Garmin files.

    I've got some more stuff mapped out in the Mad River Valley area, too, but I think you'd probably want a little more technical stuff than my 1150 likes. Between Braintree, Roxbury and your immediate area, there are a lot of class-four roads and legal trails that may be worth exploring.
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  5. 802VTRider

    802VTRider Vermont Rider

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    kbroderick Thank you very much. Although my bike is more designed for the offroad and rocky terrain I do love riding nice tight turning paved roads. If you or anyone ever want to ride let me know and we can plan a ride on a weekend or sometime after 5 on weekdays. Pretty soon I will start mapping out my rides and putting them on here for others to enjoy. Rode about 150 miles this past weekend. Did some great trail riding and some not so great trail riding. All in all I love riding my BIKE!
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  6. 802VTRider

    802VTRider Vermont Rider

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  7. Countdown

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    Wrong kind of "Track" thread.

    Ours are all electronic and have no traction problem even on ice.
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  8. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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  9. 802VTRider

    802VTRider Vermont Rider

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    This is my 2012 Yamaha WR250R. Looking to do a full exhaust this winter as well as gearing the bike down. Maybe go to a 45 tooth sprocket instead of the stock 43. Any tips on some mods that will make the bike better? I don't want to do anything that may jeopardize the life of my engine. Also I was looking at buy a track kit for it this winter since I live in VT. I already have tires with studs but was thinking the track and ski would be really good for moderate powder and for when I go out ice fishing, rip it around on the lakes. As of right now the bike has just over 5 thousand miles. Bought the bike about 4 months ago and it already had 2 thousand on it. Any one want to Ride?

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  10. kbroderick

    kbroderick Long timer

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    There's a CCC ride this Saturday out of Williston, details at https://www.cccofvt.org/. It's on my calendar, although I suspect that I'll be pushing my limits on the 1150.
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  11. 802VTRider

    802VTRider Vermont Rider

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    That ride sounds like a blast. My girlfriend and I have already made plans to go riding over in Corinth with some friends. I will check that site again for other events somewhat close to me.
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  12. kbroderick

    kbroderick Long timer

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    ...and apparently I don't read good. In case it makes any difference, the ride is Sunday, not Saturday.
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  13. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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  14. NHMoose

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    802 - please consider leaving the exhaust stock. if you want more power buy a bike with more than factory 27hp. If you want a louder bike, hope you enjoy riding alone ;< )

    My bike suggestions are raising the bars a bit for standing off road depending on how tall you are, widen the seat by Fisher or replace with a Sargent etc, larger fuel tank for peace of mind, and yes gearing down makes a nice improvement. I went to 13/47 and am very happy with it, but I don't ride much over 55 for any distance by preference, even though the little engine isn't struggling to do so. Really helped out off road where I wished I had a 1.5th gear before the change. Something in the middle might suit you better.
    12 o'clock labs DRD speedo fix works perfect. speedo now exactly matches GPS, was off by 10% from the factory.
    HDB hand guards with the integrated mirrors are nice to get rid of the rabbit ears, and the mirrors work quite well and fold in as needed. Beware may need custom longer clutch/throttle cables with risers.
    Rim locks give me peace of mind so i can air down without risk of slippage and possible valve stem tear out.
    Not impressed with Kenda 270's. Appear like they would be nice and soft and aggressive for rough terrain like a trials tire, but ended up really squirrelly and front end wanders with every crack on pavement, washes out and dances all around on loose gravel. Not as sure footed as the stock tires IMO even though many post good reports about them. They are cheap though ;<)
    Shinko 700's on order for next week. Will give them a try and change again if I'm not impressed and would likely just go back to the Trailwings. Mostly a leisurely back roads and gravel rider, but also love to hit a few CCC and DARC rides so need tires that meets that task as well since there is always some very challenging sections which are usually wet too.
    Too bad spare rims are so expensive or I'd have 2 sets of tires for sure ;<)
    A windshield would be nice on road, especially as the weather cools. but don't want one in the way when off-road.

    Enjoy
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  15. 802VTRider

    802VTRider Vermont Rider

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    I only want to new exhaust for a little better throttle response. And to make it a little louder not a lot. Where my buddies and I ride noise is not an issue. There are many mud rigs that are many many many times louder. Plus the exhaust I'm looking at getting is the FMF Q4 with has a silencer in it so it's not super loud like the FMF Powercore 4. I'm not really interested in any other bike at the moment because I am so in love with the Yamaha that I have. How are the trails in NH? My buddies and I would like to take a weekend trip there sometime soon.
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  16. 802VTRider

    802VTRider Vermont Rider

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    Hey man did you do the ride in Williston a couple weekends ago? If so how was it?
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  17. kbroderick

    kbroderick Long timer

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  18. 802VTRider

    802VTRider Vermont Rider

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    Very Very cool. Wish I hadn't looked at the pictures because I'm now I'm super bummed I didn't go.
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  19. 802VTRider

    802VTRider Vermont Rider

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    My 2012 Yamaha WR250R

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  20. 802VTRider

    802VTRider Vermont Rider

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    My 2012 Yamaha WR250R uploadfromtaptalk1409581699948.jpg
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