Pensacola area riders

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by XT Thumper, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Space Trucker

    Space Trucker Been here awhile

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    My Son in Law is selling his 2005 KTM 300 exc for $2200. PM me if interested.

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  2. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    NOLA track info below. In addition, I believe there is a track day on the big track on 26-27 Oct.

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  3. tomcat125

    tomcat125 Lazy Bum

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    Probably a DR650? Maybe a KLR? (nevermind because "current production")

    What is the outcome you are looking for exactly?

    My DRZ said 91 on the fender when I got it IIRC??? Of course mine is an E model.
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  4. sED8frog

    sED8frog Adventurer

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    Haven't picked it up yet.
    Here's an artist's rendition of the bike once all accessories arrive;

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  5. BluePill

    BluePill AARP Slacker

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  6. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    I think this is a little more accurate:

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  7. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    The "E" needed the 91 octane because the compression was 12.2:1 instead of 11.3:1 for the DR-Z400S/DR-Z400SM. Not sure how they get away with using 87 octane in a motor with 11.3:1 compression...my bet is they "retard" the cam. Retarding the cam will give you a lower effective compression ratio at low rpms and better performance at higher rpms :nod.

    Anybody interested in the DRZ and its history, I found this site that was pretty informative: https://bikeswiki.com/Suzuki_DR-Z400

    Got the data below from the MCN Performance Index...1/4 mile times:

    DRZ400 ~ 13.7
    DR650 ~ 14.0
    XR650L ~ 14.3
    KLR650 ~ 14.4

    Above are the bikes I could think of that should be in the running for the quickest 1/4 mile, current production, single cylinder motorcycle, that are factory recommended to run on 87 octane fuel.

    Why...well to maximize my fun before I get too old to ride a hooligan bike of course :wings.
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  8. BluePill

    BluePill AARP Slacker

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    Were you thinking of any particular Certified-OLD-OLD Timers when you wrote that?:confused::hmmmmm:hide:eyes


    :D:D


    In any case, I completely agree with the idea of use it before you loose it.:jive:rilla
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  9. BluePill

    BluePill AARP Slacker

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    I don't know if this is a repost because I had the big double chemo yesterday, and the "Chemo Haze" has set in.

    I took 2 rides last week, totaling about 150 miles. Great mental therapy. Thursday through Monday were the best days I have had since starting chemo in July, and my bloodwork numbers are improving. Still too early for an official prognosis. That will happen in January with another PET Scan that images the amount of activity throughout my body. If it looks good, I will start a single bi-monthly maintenance chemo schedule. I appreciate all the prayers and positive thoughts, as well as offers of help from y'all. Truly a band of brothers (and a few sisters).
  10. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    Yea ME.
  11. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    Sweeet..."improving" is moving in the right direction :-).
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  12. Dirtwoman

    Dirtwoman Plexus Princess

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    I remember those roads when Maarten and I went to visit Kevin. Rode with a local.. fun.. nice view and was hoping to go back again. We tried to get Kevin to go but he was busy with that restaurant. Wished he had done more riding.
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  13. BackseatFlyer

    BackseatFlyer Adventurer Supporter

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    Where’s the best place nearby to take KTMs for maintenance? There seems to be one place in niceville that’s certified. Any other recommendations?
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  14. Hatch

    Hatch It's a bit loud, mmhmm

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    I seriously doubt there's anything in niceville. I live there and Art's garage would probably be the closest thing :lol3
  15. BluePill

    BluePill AARP Slacker

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    KLR 692 Sumo at deals gap. Might just be the ticket.

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  16. tomcat125

    tomcat125 Lazy Bum

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    Izzat the times with Strailyin' gearing on the DR? Or 'Merican? I think I could probably wax my drz's ass on my DR on a 1/4 mi.
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  17. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    Well the editor in chief for MCN is located in Irvine, CA so I assume they use USA spec machines. Amazingly I couldn't find a physical address for the magazine.

    Keep in mind the bikes they test are 100% stock...take some pounds off of the DR and it could easily be quicker than the DRZ :-).
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  18. worncog

    worncog YBNormal Supporter

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    Throwing this out there before I roll out to Barber. Anyone interesting in teaming up for this 'Rally' over at Eglin on the 19th? Figure it would be fun if kept at a 'slightly' competitive pace but yet kept within the boundaries of fun, if that makes any sense at all. :hmmmmmI am not familiar with the reservation, but can navigate and have a gps and some experience with LD competitive on-road rallying.

    I'll probably bring the DR, or maybe the 270XC-F depending on the other riders/bikes.

    https://www.nwfer.group/advrally
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  19. Easyrider 58

    Easyrider 58 Control Enthusiast Supporter

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    Great time in north Georgia today. On the way to Amicola Falls after lunch in Dahlonega took a right turn off GA 52 on Nimblewill Gap road, turned into dirt, then rocky dirt as climbed and crested a "little" GA peak in the Chatahootchee National Forest. Added an hour to the trip but, no get offs or break downs, I'll call it a success. Great first day of riding but still too hot.

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    Helton Falls just south of our basecamp in Blairsville, GA

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    Someone left a can of "water" as an offering to the waterfall goddess at the base of DeSoto Falls

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    "Sweetheart, just one dirt road, it'll be fine..."
  20. YJake

    YJake PAR Nation Supporter

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    Trying to find cool weather.
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    Only mildly successful. :knary

    -Jake