Wisconsin Death Trip III

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by DruiD, May 22, 2008.

  1. DruiD

    DruiD riding too fast

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  2. DruiD

    DruiD riding too fast

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  3. wshoc840

    wshoc840 Been here awhile

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    any ideas when a planning ride is going to be? I'm moving to Neillsville and would be happy to help out.:freaky
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  4. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    Too bad I'm booked for that time.

    Ask the locals where the "shakers" are. I was told that is a local term for the ones showing their bewbies :evil
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  5. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy back in the saddle again

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    My fractured ribs from CTIII should be healed by then.... I'm game to give it a go...

    Cowboy2:ricky
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  6. DruiD

    DruiD riding too fast

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    Unfortunately for me, my schedule is booked.

    The only weekend I have available for the pre-ride is July 19 -20.

    That is the GRGR weekend.

    I'll have to miss that, I guess.

    Pre-ride July 19-20
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  7. Jack_

    Jack_ Addict

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    :clap Good deal! The offer still stands if you want to give my DRZ a go!
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  8. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy back in the saddle again

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    Jack - actually I've been sittin on a Honda XL230 thinkin - hey, this is the bike for those kind of "rides"... light and nimble, not much on the pave but kicks ass in the dirt. I will practice plowing thru the sand before my next big venture though.... How many miles is this "Death Ride" thing?

    Cowboy2 :ricky
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  9. DruiD

    DruiD riding too fast

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    The ride has been just over 100 miles in the past.


    I may head up there right now to work on this years route....
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  10. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    I think you hit the nail head direct center! Yesterday, I rode with a old friend (in his 70's) on a 230. He had a great time; pulled every hill ( very steep and long with roots, jumped every jump and plowed the creek beds with deep sand without a problem! Back at camp, he said "you do not need anything bigger than this 230!" Last night I was looked at the spec's. Hmmm, if only it was not a Honda, but then KTM has a 250, taller and needs to be plated.
    Ride'em cowboy!
    I still owe you! Mark
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  11. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy back in the saddle again

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    I'm sure we'll run into each other again. Wish I had yer skills...pretty damn good for 62... I did 240 miles in the dirt yesterday, some sand mixed in - boy did I slow in the sand but stayed upright.. I'm gonna really consider the 230, it fit me perfect - maybe I'll look at the KTM 250 tonight (the bike shop is only 1/2 mile from me)

    Cowboy2 :ricky (sand eater/taster)
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  12. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    You be the man! It would take me a little longer to push the ribs. Just got back from my Doc, MRI says I have a complex tear of the entire lateral meniscus and a small break, so I may see you at WDT III. (Not sure I can do Colorado w/ Cannonshot!) If so, I could be the cabin boy and make sure there is cold beer ready for the taking!

    WOT
    Yamaha WR250r @ 276lbs./36.6in, Yamaha XT250 @271lbs./31.9in, Husky has a 250 @ 236lbs./37.4in, Honda 230 @ 247lbs./31.9in (short valve life?), Kaw KLX250 @ ---lbs./34.8in, Drz 400 @ 291lbs./36.8in, KTM 250xc-f-w @229lbs./36.4in (needs street title/lic. etc.)
    ALL ELECTRIC START - height can be changed on all of them! HUSKY IS WORTH A LOOK.
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  13. Gasdoctor

    Gasdoctor .......

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    Here is the short list I was looking at..

    1. WR250F
    2. TE250
    3. 250XCWF

    The TE is the only one that actually comes with a plate though..:huh


    Jay How did the scouting mission go?? I might come up this weekend and do a little scouting myself..





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  14. Collarbone

    Collarbone Been here awhile

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    There is a rumor that honda is going to make its 09 250x street legal.Just a rumor so far not much for proof I am afraid.I wish I could licence my 250 in would be the perfect bike for the harder trails.
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  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    The 230 Honda does not have a short valve life. Two valve, air cooled motor with XR dependability. Change the oil once a year and it will last forever.

    On the other hand the 250X has a limited life valve train and piston. I have both bikes and replaced my 250X top end at about 150 hours, with plenty of race miles. Not too bad, but not as durable as some.

    For 09 Husky will have a TE310 would should be a nice bike and street legal.
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  16. Jack_

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    Ouch!!! Sorry to hear it. I hope you recover quickly!!!
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  17. Collarbone

    Collarbone Been here awhile

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    I agree 100% but I can't see honda making it street legal with out toning it down and probabably lowering it some thats what they did with the 230 from the off road to the road version.
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  18. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy back in the saddle again

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    Tell me about your 230 - any issues with the bike? Will it keep up with pavement traffic for short distances? What is the weight? pretty nimble for the rough stuff? Love my DR650 but would like to lighten up for the trails.

    Cowboy2 :ricky (sand-eater)
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  19. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I don't want to hijack Druid's thread. Start another thread in the Central forum and I'll respond to your question.:D
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  20. Collarbone

    Collarbone Been here awhile

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    druid do you think any pre tripping this sun. 29th?
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