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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Today, 01:20 PM
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Posted By OhioPT
The '11+ XC and XC-W 2-strokes have the same 6th...

The '11+ XC and XC-W 2-strokes have the same 6th gear, and they are both fine for road sections to connect trails. The XC has a taller 1st gear (good for faster trails, not as good for really slow...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 02:56 PM
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Posted By OhioPT
I think it's funny how some guys with dirt bikes...

I think it's funny how some guys with dirt bikes want to put street wheels on them, and then there are a bunch of us here that try to put dirt wheels on street/Adventure bikes like the V-Strom or...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11,424
Views: 549,485
Posted By OhioPT
To my knowledge, Nashbar closed their "brick and...

To my knowledge, Nashbar closed their "brick and mortar" store many years ago (the one near the Schwabels factory in Y-Town), and never opened another one.

You can find cleat-compatable MTB...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 08:23 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
The KTM 640 and 690's are the tallest bikes ever...

The KTM 640 and 690's are the tallest bikes ever made! Not an issue for me, but it's a deal breaker for many.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 08:20 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
I use dual platform Shimano A530 pedals on my...

I use dual platform Shimano A530 pedals on my rails-to-trails/road bike. It's really nice to be able to just jump on the bike in tennis shoes or sandals for a short ride when needed, and still be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 08:06 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
I'd say the only reason to avoid a plated enduro...

I'd say the only reason to avoid a plated enduro is because he needs something with a relatively low seat height. You can lower the suspension, but that can be costly if you're not doing the labor...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 07:47 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
It's called bike snobbery. Just because...

It's called bike snobbery. Just because something is mass-produced, doesn't mean it is any lesser quality (in many cases, quality may even be better). I'm all about bang-for-buck, and for that you...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 03:51 AM
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Views: 549,485
Posted By OhioPT
I'm selling my cross bike, if you're interested:...

I'm selling my cross bike, if you're interested: http://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/4594320239.html
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2014, 07:53 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
Wow, sounds like a great time. How old are the...

Wow, sounds like a great time. How old are the kiddos, if you don't mind me asking? I have a 2 year old son, and it would be nice to take him and my wife along on some riding trips, and have...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-12-2014, 11:16 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
I might have to give those a shot next. My...

I might have to give those a shot next. My Quadrants are getting rather old. I don't ride nearly as much as I used to, now that I've got a kid, so I don't buy new gear very often. I should mention...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-12-2014, 10:07 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
I've been wearing cheap Thor Quadrant knee guards...

I've been wearing cheap Thor Quadrant knee guards the past 7 years. While they don't provide any knee stability, they do a great job absorbing impacts and you don't even know they are there most of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-12-2014, 06:07 AM
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Views: 549,485
Posted By OhioPT
I'm jealous. Is that the CAMBA trip? We should...

I'm jealous. Is that the CAMBA trip? We should hook up to ride sometime. What trails do you ride frequently?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 04:58 PM
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Posted By OhioPT
+1 Sorry to hear

+1 Sorry to hear
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By OhioPT
I will take you up on that offer sometime. I can...

I will take you up on that offer sometime. I can get an occasional Friday off work. Would a Friday be okay for you?
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 12:02 PM
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Posted By OhioPT
5wt. Don't use ATF, as it's viscosity...

5wt. Don't use ATF, as it's viscosity (equivalent to a 12-15wt fork oil) is too high to allow the shims to deflect properly in the valving. ATF should only be used in old-school damper rod...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-09-2014, 05:44 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
KTM/Husaberg started using the cush rubbers in...

KTM/Husaberg started using the cush rubbers in the clutch in 2012. There have been several documented failures of countershaft splines from people who rode their KTMs and Husabergs on pavement...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-06-2014, 07:03 PM
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Posted By OhioPT
Perfect day to ride! ...

Perfect day to ride!

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff25/OhioPT/Dual%20Sport/CIMG0189_zps722d3399.jpg

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff25/OhioPT/Dual%20Sport/CIMG0192_zps9fdea656.jpg
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By OhioPT
To those that feel mgorman is being a ride snob,...

To those that feel mgorman is being a ride snob, consider that he has to ride 6 hours of pavement round trip on pseudo knobbies (with a relatively short lifespan) to get to ANF, for the purpose of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By OhioPT
I'm off Friday. Anyone want to ride ANF...

I'm off Friday. Anyone want to ride ANF (Marienville bike trail)?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2014, 08:36 PM
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Posted By OhioPT
Just curious, what did you have done and what...

Just curious, what did you have done and what went wrong?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By OhioPT
Congrats! Where in western PA are you? I live...

Congrats! Where in western PA are you? I live on the border and work in Chippewa.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-01-2014, 06:14 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
Damn Mark, that looks pretty bad. They didn't do...

Damn Mark, that looks pretty bad. They didn't do a MRI yet, did they (they usually won't in the ER for orthopedic injuries)? Sorry to hear about your pain. That sucks.

On another note, it was...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-31-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11,424
Views: 549,485
Posted By OhioPT
Look for a CRF230l, a Super Sherpa, XT225, or...

Look for a CRF230l, a Super Sherpa, XT225, or TW200. When I was shopping for my wife (pre-Garrett), I was finding that those had the shortest seat heights.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2014, 08:24 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
Okay, I spoke to the event organizer. I posted...

Okay, I spoke to the event organizer. I posted the info here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24279224#post24279224

Post up in that thread if you are going and what you'll be riding. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By OhioPT
I just got off the phone with one of the event...

I just got off the phone with one of the event organizers. He said there are a couple gas stations along the way, and the 1st one is around 30-40 miles. He suggested arriving around 8:00 for sign...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By OhioPT
I'll be there! I know a lot of guys only have 2...

I'll be there! I know a lot of guys only have 2 gallon tanks. Is there going to be a gas station/fuel stop in the route :ear
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 67,848
Views: 5,363,028
Posted By OhioPT
Great question! I was wondering the same myself,...

Great question! I was wondering the same myself, although I should be fine since I installed a 3.4gal tank last week. Most people have a 2 gal capacity though, so I would imagine they built in a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2014, 05:34 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
Negative. Mtn biking today, BSA dual sport...

Negative. Mtn biking today, BSA dual sport tomorrow. If it was a dirt-biased ride, I'd consider joining, since I don't have a big bike anymore. I typically have Friday afternoons free, so let me...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11,424
Views: 549,485
Posted By OhioPT
Yep, those are a good option for street riding. ...

Yep, those are a good option for street riding. These are the ones my wife and I bought a few years ago: http://www.revzilla.com/product/tour-master-venture-air-pants For riding that involves...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-28-2014, 01:21 PM
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Posted By OhioPT
A guy just raced a Tiger 800XC in the Mexican...

A guy just raced a Tiger 800XC in the Mexican 1000 Rally and got 7th place overall. The other bikes that placed were all 450 or 650 singles. So yeah, they have some dirt cred. They take a little...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
Look at how high the engine is mounted in the...

Look at how high the engine is mounted in the chassis, and compare to a conventional layout.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2014, 08:48 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
I think you'd be much better off with a 450 or...

I think you'd be much better off with a 450 or 500 KTM if you are looking at doing more pavement than just connecting trails together. The higher torque allows you to gear the bike taller, making it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2014, 08:28 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
It sounds silly, but it's really no different...

It sounds silly, but it's really no different than carrying a spare spark plug (like every offroad rider should). The best thing about FI is that you don't have to carry spare jets and needles if...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2014, 07:27 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
Yes, his is a 2012. He had an issue in Colorado...

Yes, his is a 2012. He had an issue in Colorado where a friend loaned him some fuel, which apparently had been sitting for a while in the garage. It caused his bike to limp along on a remote trail...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 67,848
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Posted By OhioPT
The 70 degree Husaberg motor was designed to...

The 70 degree Husaberg motor was designed to centralize the rotating mass of the engine, not necessarily to reduce it. I had a FE570 for 3 years. The problem with the design, IMO, is that it also...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-26-2014, 08:38 PM
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Posted By OhioPT
Interesting. One of my riding buddies who used...

Interesting. One of my riding buddies who used to be a pro-am harescramble and MX racer has a 500xcw also, and used to own (and absolutely loved) his 525exc. He also said the 500 felt lighter, but...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-26-2014, 06:25 PM
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Posted By OhioPT
Very true. For the KTM 2 strokes, the biggest...

Very true. For the KTM 2 strokes, the biggest change in the past 10 years has been the availability of e-start. The 250/300s also got the 6th gear in 2011, but the 200s have always had 6 gears. ...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 110,318
Posted By OhioPT
Probably not...

Probably not...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-23-2014, 08:40 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
Great! Looks there will be quite a turnout:clap

Great! Looks there will be quite a turnout:clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-23-2014, 06:14 AM
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Posted By OhioPT
NICE! I'll keep an eye out for you. I'll be on...

NICE! I'll keep an eye out for you. I'll be on a '05 KTM 450exc with desert tank and black wheels. Do you know Michael (mgorman)?
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