Central Illinois MotoSocial

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by whalen187, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Doug, you ridding the klx or the tiger? drumrpete, may bring a crf250, just curious!!
  2. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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  3. flatlandjohnny

    flatlandjohnny Been here awhile Supporter

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    Can I get a rain check? I’ve got issues. Some of them mechanical.
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  4. dhollenberg

    dhollenberg Been here awhile

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    Probably the Tiger. The KLX has a fork seal leaking a little after my ride Saturday. But, I could bring either one.
  5. TigerRider20

    TigerRider20 n00b

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    I’m new to this forum. I’m in Jacksonville and want to do more group rides.

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  6. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    welcome! welcome to join us saturday!. That you, Bob?
  7. DrumrPete

    DrumrPete Adventurer

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    I changed the oil in the CRFs today, haven’t decided which to bring. The 250 is still waiting on an exhaust pipe cover, it’s burning holes in my pants when standing. The Africa Twin is a joy to ride to-the-ride, and I’ll have help picking it up if/when I go down, so I’m leaning that way. But I sure will miss the ease of the 250 on the sketchy bits.
  8. dhollenberg

    dhollenberg Been here awhile

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    I don’t think there’s anything too technical on this route. No standing required. But, I’m starting to think I might be on my KLX. I’ll get plenty of Triumph time in a few weeks.
  9. Wmccree

    Wmccree Been here awhile

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    Where you going in a few weeks?
  10. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Colorado bdr. 2vstroms....2tigers
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  11. dhollenberg

    dhollenberg Been here awhile

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    Aside from replacing the front brake pads, my Triumph is ready for the COBDR. Valves adjusted, serviced, and new tires. I’ve put about 200 miles on it since the work.
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  12. DrumrPete

    DrumrPete Adventurer

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    I did 150 miles of mostly gravel and two track, on The Twin today, in prep for Saturday.
    It was AWESOME after riding those same roads on the 250.
    I stood most of the time on the gravel, and it was much more comfortable.
    I'm taking the Twin.

    Accuweather is predicting rain between midnight and 7am on Saturday.
    Hopefully we'll get just enough to keep the dust down.
  13. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    it is getting dusty! fingers crossed!
  14. Mcclen03

    Mcclen03 Adventurer

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    Well dust wasn’t an issue today turned out to be about perfect !!! Til I headed home man did I get soaked
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  15. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Avoided the heat....and I stayed dry!!! IMG_20210619_084833877~2.jpg IMG_20210619_095358765.jpg IMG_20210619_132508350.jpg
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  16. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Good food,, The Pavilion... Kampsville
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  17. DrumrPete

    DrumrPete Adventurer

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    That’s gotta be you Bill! Your bike looks more gorgeous in person. As proven by the Harley rider in Kampsville.
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  18. DrumrPete

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    Jim, That was a super fun ride, sorry my crash/resultant throttle wire issue cut it short. Thanks to you all, for keeping up the levity, and Doug, for the meticulous finger work to get me going again. I have begun new work on the throttle this morning, report to follow when finished. Happy Father’s Day to us!
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  19. TigerRider20

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    Yeah Jim. I want to go Saturday. My son will be in town this weekend. I am thinking about going and heading out early.
  20. TigerRider20

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    I hope it helped knock some of the dirt off your bike.