Ready for DIRT!!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by CityClip, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. CityClip

    CityClip Upgraded to Scooterdom

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    I pick it up in Orlando this Sunday. It rides with me on the AutoTrain to Lorton through the night and we arrive Monday morning. :thumb
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  2. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    I second the D-flex handguards from rocky mountain. I got the spoilers with mine and they do pretty good blocking the wind and they actually hold up when you dump it. I went down on mine doing about 35-40mph and they never budged, some paint is missing off of them now but no budging even though I bent my bars in 3 places.:cry
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  3. scorch

    scorch Poser

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    some stuff you might think about adding if the bike does not have them already.


    Radiator guards
    Like harpoon said Handguards.. Get the ones that have an aluminum spline
    If you want a dual sport kit, look at the bajadesigns.com kits

    Get yourself good knobbies, s12's are pretty good. Around our area, its pretty soft and muddy, so get some soft tires :)

    You are going to love riding dirt.
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  4. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    XR400R doesn't have a radiator- just an oil cooler and it is damn near indestructable and wrapped around the steering head between the t-clamps..

    If you dual-sport it for 99% offroad, the best soft terrain tire period IMNSHO is the Kenda K760 trackmaster II. When you see one you won't believe it is DOT.. For cheaper dual sport kit options, check fourstrokesonly.com. You can get the street stuff ala carte for way less than a full boat BD or Electrex kit.

    Scorch, what you said about a Hatfield trip.. Man I love that place and would love to weasle in on that one if it happens.

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  5. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Pressure's on, eh Scorch?! I'm looking forward to riding dirt with all of you guys- I'll get it done by spring, promise. Got a lot to learn about riding in the dirt- hope the roost in these parts doesn't taste too bitter! :lol3
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  6. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Let me know when you taste it, I'll be off the front. :thumb

    Hatfield McCoy and what is the other one near Princeton?????????
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  7. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    I'll just litter the woods with guardrails- between those and the deer, you don't stand a chance.
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  8. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Pretty funny cranky pants..........
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  9. harpoon

    harpoon Long timer

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    Yeah, what Thump said (even though he's a flatlander). You can peice together an ala carte D/S setup for 1/3 less than a packaged kit.

    In :thumb for the Hatfield ride. Lets do it soon while its too cold and nasty for the 4 rollers.
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  10. scorch

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    how is the dirt riding around your area harpoon? Do you take your drz to te mx tracks?
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  11. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    We need to converge on chez Poonie and hit the 33 off-road areas.

    Barry
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