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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 02:04 PM
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Posted By ruppster
I swapped texts with him the other night. Said...

I swapped texts with him the other night. Said the deer hit him rather than the bike. At that point he thought the forks were tweaked based on his son's observations. He'll know soon enough I guess.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 12:49 PM
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Posted By ruppster
If you need someone to keep the KTM from gumming...

If you need someone to keep the KTM from gumming up let me know. :D

Good job on the weight loss, it will make riding easier on you. I've been spending a lot of time on mountain bikes again, even...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-25-2014, 01:48 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Hard to find a parking spot with all the clean,...

Hard to find a parking spot with all the clean, scratch free adv bikes with stickered up panniers taking up space. :lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-25-2014, 05:27 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Think that brings us back to: ...

Think that brings us back to:

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn293/whitesbox01/Combat-motorcycle_zps9957080b.jpg

Probably frowned upon in Powell, 'specially near the zoo. :D
Marietta...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-24-2014, 03:52 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Awesome job guys! :clap

Awesome job guys! :clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-19-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Meanwhile, in New York... ...

Meanwhile, in New York...

http://www.ecorazzi.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/snow.jpg

and

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/explorer-snow-bike-15.jpg

I've drove to work the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-17-2014, 10:57 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Or one fitting for those shorter than 6' in...

Or one fitting for those shorter than 6' in stature, depends on how you look at it. Most riders really like the 125/200 size in the woods, but like the 300 torque curve. A 200 lb bike does sound...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-17-2014, 10:09 AM
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Posted By ruppster
It is supposed to be tuned like a trials bike...

It is supposed to be tuned like a trials bike instead of a high strung 2T 200 EXC. :) You'll notice the expansion chamber missing from the pipe if you look at one. The power curve is much flatter...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-17-2014, 06:26 AM
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Posted By ruppster
The 2014 2 strokes have dampening rubbers in the...

The 2014 2 strokes have dampening rubbers in the clutch.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 12:41 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Ran into a guy with a pair of those and a...

Ran into a guy with a pair of those and a cardboard windshield/deflector on a Honda Rebel 250 last year at the Sheets station in New Concord. I will just comment that digi-camo 90 mph tape really...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 09:36 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Exactly where I am. My DS helmet is a G Max, I...

Exactly where I am. My DS helmet is a G Max, I think it is a GM11. Looks like this:
http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/productimages/300/2012-gmax-gm11d-ds-helmet-titanium.jpg Only that one...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 06:09 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Thanks Flagger, I'll have to check on those. ...

Thanks Flagger, I'll have to check on those.

Edit: It doesn't look like pinlock shield are made for my modular or DS helmet. They do make the dual lens for my DS helmet. Anyone have experience...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 05:14 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Feeling Foggy.....

So it was 26 this morning with the "feels like" at 16. I have pretty decent riding gear, so I was plenty warm on the commute. However, I have issues with my face shield fogging when I stop. I've...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-09-2014, 07:10 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Wouldn't you want a bit more displacement for...

Wouldn't you want a bit more displacement for supermotoing? I'd trade you my 2005 450 EXC for that fancy 350 you have. Easier to work on these RFS bikes too. You'd be getting a great deal. :evil
I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-04-2014, 12:29 PM
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Posted By ruppster
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-04-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By ruppster
The oil and gas industry has pretty much filled...

The oil and gas industry has pretty much filled up all lodging in and around Marietta. It has tripled most prices. Some of our contractors had to stay in P-burg because of pricing/availability.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-03-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Easy access to Marietta via I77, about 20 mins....

Easy access to Marietta via I77, about 20 mins. Also easy to get on Rt 50, 40-50 mins from Athens.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-24-2014, 06:56 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Not sure your exact desires, but KTM RFS EXCs are...

Not sure your exact desires, but KTM RFS EXCs are easily found in that price range, some 250 and 300 wide range 2 strokes as well.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-24-2014, 06:53 PM
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Posted By ruppster
What are you thinking? I would wiggle, feel free...

What are you thinking? I would wiggle, feel free to offer...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25192567&postcount=69219
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-24-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By ruppster
A guy that works for me did. He dealt with the...

A guy that works for me did. He dealt with the inspection office in New Concord. He had a Jeep tub with a salvage title. He installed a TPI Chevy drivetrain, Ford axle(s?), and lots of other...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-22-2014, 01:21 PM
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Posted By ruppster
You can even do the form at the same time as...

You can even do the form at the same time as transferring the old, off-road title into your name. At least I did in Washington Co.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2014, 05:21 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Definitely. I've wore rain pants on my commute...

Definitely. I've wore rain pants on my commute the last two days. The 450 EXC and WRR don't seem to offer as much rain protection as a VStrom or a ST. The WRR does have heated grips, though. :lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-07-2014, 05:01 AM
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Posted By ruppster
I'm guessing that's a Rokon? They seem to be...

I'm guessing that's a Rokon? They seem to be really expensive, even without tracks.
http://www.rokon.com/

Edit: Guess it's a Civar, some Russian make.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-06-2014, 05:46 PM
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Posted By ruppster
I did this on a singlespeed in 2010....

I did this on a singlespeed in 2010. http://www.blueridgeadventures.net/oramm/race-4/

60 miles. 10,500+ feet of climbing. 33x21. 9th in the SS class. Fought cramps about the last 10 miles. That...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-05-2014, 06:49 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Good footage, looks like you you have the camera...

Good footage, looks like you you have the camera set up at a good angle. How fast does your WRX go? Mine seems like it might be a little sluggish for that kind of riding.

Also, not to be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-04-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Remind yourself to never ride with me. That's how...

Remind yourself to never ride with me. That's how all of the climbs are down here, particularly in Wayne. :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-03-2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Getting closer to good riding...:lol3 I've been...

Getting closer to good riding...:lol3
I've been riding quite a bit again since there's a lot of it locally. Ordered a Salsa Mukluk for the winter riding.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2014, 01:27 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Has been every morning down here for the past...

Has been every morning down here for the past couple weeks...

Anyone looking for a WR250R?
Considering parting with mine, I keep flipping back and forth...
It's an 08 with under 10k (Edit:...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-16-2014, 07:14 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Hope Solace mends well. I found what looks...

Hope Solace mends well.

I found what looks like a deal on Akron/Canton C-List if anyone is looking for a KTM RFS bike.

http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/mcy/4670095903.html

I see an...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-06-2014, 05:13 AM
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Posted By ruppster
That is true. I just paid a fine for failing to...

That is true. I just paid a fine for failing to stop on my way home from work on the KTM last week. Really I failed to stop and then went about 70 on the back wheel. I didn't see the patrolman, but...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-05-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By ruppster
So what is/was the Spring Fling?

So what is/was the Spring Fling?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2014, 06:26 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Probably one of those in the old Sunoco station...

Probably one of those in the old Sunoco station in New Matamoras. :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By ruppster
With Whitey's motto in the bottom corner. ...

With Whitey's motto in the bottom corner.

http://yostatus.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/256118322_640.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2014, 08:36 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Bet that's scary in the rain. Metzler said on...

Bet that's scary in the rain. Metzler said on their site to run a rear tire backward on the front and never use a front on the rear. It has to do with braking traction and water shedding, belt...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2014, 07:08 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Mark, I'm out for the Sat ride. I have some...

Mark, I'm out for the Sat ride.
I have some pretty heavy stuff going on right now. I think some of you know my grandfather had a stroke in the late winter/early spring, so my Dad and I have been...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2014, 07:55 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Yep, the 0.04 all the time is a myth, probably...

Yep, the 0.04 all the time is a myth, probably still not a bad idea, though. Our guys thought the same thing.
Utilities don't have to keep logbooks and are exempt from the max hours laws. I think we...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2014, 05:42 AM
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Posted By ruppster
That is untrue, at least in Ohio. CDL regulations...

That is untrue, at least in Ohio. CDL regulations only apply when driving a vehicle that requires a CDL. In a pickup truck or on a MC, you're just a regular person, so 0.08. I actually had local law...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 12:29 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Seat Concepts tall seat (actually put it on a few...

Seat Concepts tall seat (actually put it on a few weeks ago), 3 gallon tank, new shrouds, and new front fender (was split) on the KTM. Shroud decals should be here Tuesday. 4 bolts and a hose to swap...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 08:21 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Seneca Lake is my backyard. Whatcha riding? :ear ...

Seneca Lake is my backyard. Whatcha riding? :ear
Lots of wide, fast gravel in the area. Lots of oil/gas well trucks, too. I know less traveled, tighter stuff in Washington County.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-27-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Exactly why to use the Trick kit. It is just a...

Exactly why to use the Trick kit. It is just a few wires to connect that come with factory type connections. The entire mask/headlight/controller/front turn signals come off with one electrical...
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