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Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11,158
Views: 2,373,179
Posted By goofus
Has the electric fan kicked on?

Has the electric fan kicked on?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-24-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,133
Posted By goofus
We own a horse farm and we do have the occasional...

We own a horse farm and we do have the occasional teenage idiot(s) on ATVs come real close by skirting a hay field or something. Its annoying, yes, horses get a little riled up, yes- but we make A...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-24-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,133
Posted By goofus
Owning a farm myself, and knowing not all of...

Owning a farm myself, and knowing not all of Stonington is suburbia, just as a vocal small group of suburbanites showed up and made noise about this, the rural & AG community can do the same. There...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11,158
Views: 2,373,179
Posted By goofus
Congrats- and see if you actually need a larger...

Congrats- and see if you actually need a larger tank. I continue to be surprised how good the mileage is- the advertised ~ 70mpg is not far off.

Ride it stock and see what you need after a hundred...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By goofus
Nice bike- I was at Danbury Honda last weekend...

Nice bike- I was at Danbury Honda last weekend and may have ogled the very bike you bought. Seemed nice enough there, Motofit down the road had some amazing bikes- if you were in the mood to drop...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11,158
Views: 2,373,179
Posted By goofus
With Two Bros exhaust:

With Two Bros exhaust:
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11,158
Views: 2,373,179
Posted By goofus
Considering this thread is currently the #1...

Considering this thread is currently the #1 Google search result for the term, 'KLX-250s', I figured I'd give my long-term 2 cents. I've put on about 2k miles over 2 years of trails and dirt roads. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,635
Views: 95,821
Posted By goofus
When I did the BRC over in Plainfield at MSTC a...

When I did the BRC over in Plainfield at MSTC a few years ago to get the M endorsement, they had all sorts of low street bikes- luckily they had a DR125S that no one wanted (score!, kind of- better...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-06-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,733
Posted By goofus
Time to move. In the woods, you don't have to...

Time to move. In the woods, you don't have to deal with this crap.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
Haha- I used to work summers during college in...

Haha- I used to work summers during college in the late 90s doing construction work for Glenn Gustine and his bro in law. I probably cleared and wired your site.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-04-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
I can see from satellite pics where it comes out...

I can see from satellite pics where it comes out to the south (you mentioned the place). Right now, it's all flooded- but yeah, definitely will go back. The spot to the south where it ends I do have...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
A proud moment. Fun nonetheless.

A proud moment. Fun nonetheless.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By goofus
Forwarded to contact at The Courant.

Forwarded to contact at The Courant.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
Just a minute or two of the trail: <iframe...

Just a minute or two of the trail:

<iframe width="640" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/PqUMte_asxM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
Nope, that's a great place to get a ticket from...

Nope, that's a great place to get a ticket from CT DEEP EnCon, plus the shooting range right near there is active.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
One video of making it up that last hill climb,...

One video of making it up that last hill climb, then only to dump it at the top:

<iframe width="640" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/F6EwOX7Sy4c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
Some video stills: ...

Some video stills:

http://www.deadlowtide.net/images/ride_20140502/1.jpg
http://www.deadlowtide.net/images/ride_20140502/2.jpg
http://www.deadlowtide.net/images/ride_20140502/3.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-02-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
A solid ride. I need more time with hill climbs...

A solid ride. I need more time with hill climbs like that. Picking a line? It's all leaves, just hope there's not a big rock there...

I should have some footage edited soonish.

And thank you to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-01-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
So 2-2:30-ish tomorrow it is? Ct-KTM ...

So 2-2:30-ish tomorrow it is?

Ct-KTM
Jpell
Myself
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-01-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
Another time, no worries.

Another time, no worries.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-01-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
I can do Friday afternoon instead of Saturday AM.

I can do Friday afternoon instead of Saturday AM.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-01-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
The ride I led last week was all legit state...

The ride I led last week was all legit state forest and town roads, no trails. There are class 4 I maintained town roads all over CT, one just has to find them- and the minute exact locations are...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
No problem at all.

No problem at all.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-26-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
I'm off on vacation all week, but unfortunately...

I'm off on vacation all week, but unfortunately doing a construction project at our farm for the next few days- trying to beat the rain coming late Tuesday.

We'll reconnect, jpell- didn't even get...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-25-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
A nice ride with flyinfatman on the KTM, met...

A nice ride with flyinfatman on the KTM, met jpell out of nowhere (suddenly a WR250R is behind us...), and bumped into bustedsprocket towards the end.

Naturally, I did not hit record on the helmet...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4,771
Views: 444,474
Posted By goofus
94 XR250L in central MA - $800 Great bikes. ...

94 XR250L in central MA - $800

Great bikes.

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/mcy/4427759953.html
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
This could easily be arranged for another...

This could easily be arranged for another time/date. I just go for burn almost every day around here (there) and company is welcome.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,342
Posted By goofus
South-Central CT Area Rides and Reports

I've got a loop through Mesho. State Forest that I usually do in an hour, a few detours and it could be 2 hours if looped down through Slm. River State Forest. Just dirt roads and legit unmaintained...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 19,570
Posted By goofus
The pond/water crossing near the parking area?...

The pond/water crossing near the parking area? After a full lap it was just a messed-up swimming pool of bikes, steam, and dudes over their junk in mud water. Nobody enjoyed that part (except for the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-10-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,318
Posted By goofus
Old thread, but I'm out riding the...

Old thread, but I'm out riding the Glastonbury-to-East Haddam area nearly daily, anyone looking to link up for a weekday after work or weekend ride drop me a msg or post.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-21-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 19,570
Posted By goofus
I ride out there, I usually loop up from my place...

I ride out there, I usually loop up from my place in Cobalt into Meshomasic, all around there in southern G-Bury, then down through EH to Salmon River through Moodus, then over the swing bridge to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-18-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By goofus
To register it, or anything for that matter, you...

To register it, or anything for that matter, you will need to show you essentially pay taxes somewhere in CT. Past that, they need to see a title and maybe an inspection if of certain age and origin....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,803
Posted By goofus
The MSF BRC course curriculum is state-mandatory...

The MSF BRC course curriculum is state-mandatory in CT for new licenses. And by the book, putting your any less than all fingers other than your thumb on the clutch or brake lever is a no-no. They...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11,158
Views: 2,373,179
Posted By goofus
I'm still totally stock carb. That bog only...

I'm still totally stock carb. That bog only happens for me when I first take off, once I've been up to 6/7K RPMs, it doesn't happen for the rest of the day.

Cold starting- for some reason, it was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11,158
Views: 2,373,179
Posted By goofus
Agreed- I'm somewhere between 31-32" and I just...

Agreed- I'm somewhere between 31-32" and I just lean it onto one foot at a dead stop. I'd rather be a bit higher for clearance on the trail than lower to flat-foot both feet. If I'm putting my feet...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11,158
Views: 2,373,179
Posted By goofus
http://www.2wheelpros.com/oem-parts/2010-kawasaki-...

http://www.2wheelpros.com/oem-parts/2010-kawasaki-klx250s-klx250-taf.html
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-17-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,960
Posted By goofus
To the OP... In general, there's many many...

To the OP...

In general, there's many many miles of dirt roads in State Forests to get started on. Get some miles on the clock, then start hanging out with other riders. You'll inevitably find...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,972
Posted By goofus
Old thread, but someone will read this doing...

Old thread, but someone will read this doing research.

I've put about 1,000 miles on my 2010 bought new this year as a leftover. Trails in New England are nasty- usually just glacial granite...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,744
Posted By goofus
I'm still going. Although the Haddam Neck Fair in...

I'm still going. Although the Haddam Neck Fair in 2 weeks is going to be WAY more fun. The truck pulls are not to be missed.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11,158
Views: 2,373,179
Posted By goofus
Biggest differences- the CRF250L is fuel injected...

Biggest differences- the CRF250L is fuel injected (huge + in my book), but the seat height is lower. And it's a Honda, it's going to last indefinitely.
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