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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-01-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 48,253
Posted By dminded
well alrighty then

Okay, lets do it again, looking forward to seeing everyone. someone has to be the guinea pig for Ken.

blake
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8,225
Views: 764,936
Posted By dminded
where to rent cabin?

I want to rent a cabin on one of the more scenic areas for 3-4 days near the end of June. someplace my kids can 8 and 11 can explore and I can trailer my klr and do some putting around on why they...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-02-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 53,125
Posted By dminded
Great time riding. Great time shooting the...

Great time riding. Great time shooting the breeze with everyone. Truly, the comraderie hanging out and having a few beverages in the hotel parking lot is always a close second to the ride.:freaky
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-29-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 53,125
Posted By dminded
where exactly are we meeting?

Okay, stupid question. I'm sure it's in here somewhere, but where exactly is the meeting point sat. morning?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-28-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 53,125
Posted By dminded
I'm not worried about the natural crossings. I'm...

I'm not worried about the natural crossings. I'm worried about the low water bridges green slime+high current. Figure I'll just ride with the dog. I've put on his favorite 606s If he doesn't wash...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-18-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 53,125
Posted By dminded
camping at the elbow

The owner did say in the past that we can camp right behind the bar on the river. I've camped at the lazy day. and though the owner was fair It wasn't a well groomed paradise. If you can live...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-16-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,160
Posted By dminded
jdmitchel You should join the concours owners...

jdmitchel You should join the concours owners group (COG) i was a member for years. they'll have guys riding in from everywhere.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,905
Posted By dminded
It can be dangerous taking a huge step down in...

It can be dangerous taking a huge step down in horsepower when street riding. I went from a concours to a klr and let me tell you. It took serious concentration to remeber that the time it takes to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-11-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 53,125
Posted By dminded
good knobbies will help alot.

this ride is about fun, if you don't like,can't handle the gravel just peel off and meet back up at the elbow. there is no bad riding street or otherwise in that part of missouri. Well maybe...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-05-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 53,125
Posted By dminded
commute

Kevin, yeah that was me. will be riding most every day now. Trying to wear current tires so I can hit this ride with new knobbies.

Gary, I know everybody's favorite crossing "scott hill" ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-28-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 53,125
Posted By dminded
blake is in

Count me in. Yes, I have been in hibernation. one of my buddies had a bad motorcycle incident that got in my head last fall, then tweaked knee, but will be there. Thanks for putting this on. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8,225
Views: 764,936
Posted By dminded
Gary, Don't suppose you't consider mountain...

Gary,
Don't suppose you't consider mountain biking Sun/riding Sat.
Blake
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By dminded
The whirl is normal on a new doo-hickey install. ...

The whirl is normal on a new doo-hickey install. It is seeing the most tension it ever has, or ever will. At least until you install a new spring.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-19-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 48,772
Posted By dminded
Anybody up for running the route backwards. We'd...

Anybody up for running the route backwards. We'd still see everyone for bar-b-que, but hopefully break up the huge crowd.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,565
Posted By dminded
I wouldn't worry about 1or two pops, but if it's...

I wouldn't worry about 1or two pops, but if it's machine gunning time to do something. Alot of us who have aftermarket pipes go with a 150 main over the stock 148. I have a fmf q4, snorkel...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,962
Posted By dminded
You've described exactly what the klr is designed...

You've described exactly what the klr is designed for. 6'3" 250 here and mine has done much worse than fire roads plus hauled my butt back and forth down the Interstate to work. I agree what are...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-14-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By dminded
Edwardsville/Glen carbon puts him far from metro...

Edwardsville/Glen carbon puts him far from metro access. If that is what he wants he needs to stay along/south of I64 corridor.
Ken you are on track thinking fairview heights. They will have the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By dminded
Ken, I live on the east side. Our metro...

Ken,
I live on the east side. Our metro stations here (mostly) aren't like Chicago and other metropolitan areas. Most people park at them and ride in. Which opens up your options immensely. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By dminded
local dealer has 09's marked at 4800. I'd spend...

local dealer has 09's marked at 4800. I'd spend 6oo+tax and buy new unless it's heavily farkled.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,424
Posted By dminded
If you add nothing else. make sure you have ...

If you add nothing else. make sure you have
NEEDLE NOSE VICE GRIPS.
They can be clamped on and used for controls. and are handy for repairs.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,371
Posted By dminded
I like the irc 110

I like the irc 110
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By dminded
My 07 already had rust on it 6 month after...

My 07 already had rust on it 6 month after riding. Pulling and lubing these should be a top priority for any new klr.
As for your stuck one. Impact wrench with a buddy, block of wood and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,152
Posted By dminded
Sorry about the above. just checed the mo riders...

Sorry about the above. just checed the mo riders thread under central and one of the guys picked it up today. I don't post much but that was a hell of a deal from a good shop and I wanted to see it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-16-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8,225
Views: 764,936
Posted By dminded
Rordog congratulations on the klx. I'm so glad...

Rordog congratulations on the klx. I'm so glad somebody got it. I've literally been back in there twice to look at it and on fri took my wife to see if there was anyway I could make it fit her (had...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,152
Posted By dminded
There is a brand new left over 07 just across the...

There is a brand new left over 07 just across the river from you at Ellis cycles in O'fallon, Il for 3000 dollars It's new so it should have a warranty with it. I need somebody to buy it before I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-12-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 630
Views: 48,772
Posted By dminded
Cmon, I really want to see Gary haul all those...

Cmon, I really want to see Gary haul all those shirts on his ktm.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-07-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8,225
Views: 764,936
Posted By dminded
1714 frontage rd. O'Fallon Il. The owners name is...

1714 frontage rd. O'Fallon Il. The owners name is Chris 618 628 2466 Hell of a good guy in a smaller shop. tell him Blake sent you.
as a side note it's taking all I have to keep from adding it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,218
Posted By dminded
thanks guys.

thanks guys.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,218
Posted By dminded
klr 650 handlebar help

Suggestions for tall bars (I don't want to use risers) with a minimum of pull back. I prefer aluminum. I'm 6'3" with monkey arms.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-05-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8,225
Views: 764,936
Posted By dminded
klx 250

I was in my local dealer (Ellis Cycle) picking up some fork oil. Chatting up the new bikes etc.. Was asking about the klx 250 and the converted to street legal 450 when he pointed out his newly...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-04-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 48,772
Posted By dminded
1. How many miles would you say the first day is....

1. How many miles would you say the first day is. Though I've made it the last two years I can't remember. (Trying to wrangle a buddy into joining and he wants to know what he's getting into.)
2. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By dminded
I had a first generation connie. It took a long...

I had a first generation connie. It took a long time to get use to no power (comparatively). but after a month it was all I wanted to ride. 5 over the speed limit became fun again (I know anything...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By dminded
First ride with wiser klr owners an old salt...

First ride with wiser klr owners an old salt walked up to my bike and said you're running you chain to tight. Looked loose to me, but when I checked his it was (in my opinion at the time) loose as...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By dminded
thanks guys .15 wt it is.

thanks guys .15 wt it is.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By dminded
klr+progessive springs, should I go 15wt?

I weigh 250 switching to progressive springs and appropriate spacers, should I also switch to 15wt. or stick with 10wt oil? I do probably 60 pavement, 25 fire road 15 rogher stuff. Only bottomed...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,424
Posted By dminded
I wouldn't get too excited about one or two...

I wouldn't get too excited about one or two little pops. If it's machine gunning then that may be indicative of a problem. the above post are true they are set lean from the factory, but I cannot...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By dminded
I ordered a progressive spring on a stock shock. ...

I ordered a progressive spring on a stock shock. I got it from fred at arrowhead. I really like it. the ride is very supple in the first several inches, but then gets firm fast.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-25-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 48,772
Posted By dminded
If I was on a wr All I'd be concerned with is...

If I was on a wr All I'd be concerned with is gas. I know of at least one that ran out last year. But if you have something to syphon with you'll be fine. They'll be many bikes with big tanks...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-24-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8,225
Views: 764,936
Posted By dminded
O.k. Gary, just exactly which ktm is it you have.

O.k. Gary, just exactly which ktm is it you have.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,928
Posted By dminded
I used to have a concours, damn fine motorcycle. ...

I used to have a concours, damn fine motorcycle. With it I could pound out pavement miles el rapido. the bike was very comfortable but boring as hell doing anything below 80mph. Then I got my klr...
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