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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Today, 06:08 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Every bike guy stops in New Matamoras to oogle...

Every bike guy stops in New Matamoras to oogle those dirt bikes! :lol3 Pretty cool collection.

If it was Boat House BBQ on the West Side (Harmar) of Marietta, mediocre is the absolute best thing...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Today, 08:10 AM
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Posted By ruppster
A 2001 would have about 2 years left. It is 15...

A 2001 would have about 2 years left. It is 15 years from sales or manufacture date. There is a 03 sitting in my Dad's driveway that is good and I'm looking at a 98 out the window of my office that...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 06:41 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Cool. That will probably be better for touring...

Cool. That will probably be better for touring that the Grom. :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 12:12 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Did she get that one? I see it says "Sold". ...

Did she get that one? I see it says "Sold".

This one has a fairing http://parkersburg.craigslist.org/mcy/4560279923.html
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Don't bigger bikes have regular alternators? I...

Don't bigger bikes have regular alternators? I thought Goldwings do.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 04:08 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Probably a repost, but still funny... ...

Probably a repost, but still funny...

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 12:33 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Go get it, looks like a screaming deal... ...

Go get it, looks like a screaming deal...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=992147
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 11:14 AM
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Posted By ruppster
I have done that, just doesn't say who owns what...

I have done that, just doesn't say who owns what and where the riding is, if you know what I mean.



If I get an interview I plan to throw the WR250R in the back of the truck. If timing is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 10:29 AM
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Posted By ruppster
I see you are in SE IN. I applied for a job in...

I see you are in SE IN. I applied for a job in Osgood, IN. Looks like Versailles State Park is really close. Is this close to the area you ride? Anything good around? Definitely a factor for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 09:15 AM
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Posted By ruppster
They are. SV650s and Groms aren't real high on my...

They are. SV650s and Groms aren't real high on my "pretty" list, either. :lol3

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/200710/2008-suzuki-sv650_600x0w.jpg
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 07:49 AM
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Posted By ruppster
SV650, VStrom. Aren't they pretty much the same...

SV650, VStrom. Aren't they pretty much the same bike? :deal
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-06-2014, 05:35 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Forgot to add, if you think my price is out of...

Forgot to add, if you think my price is out of line, make me a reasonable offer. These things seem to be priced all over the place.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-06-2014, 02:25 PM
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Posted By ruppster
One with motorcycle ADD. Sold the TW this...

One with motorcycle ADD. Sold the TW this afternoon.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-06-2014, 11:59 AM
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Posted By ruppster
2006 VStrom for sale

Figured I'd give locals the first shot:
Well, I think I'd like to sell my 06 VStrom 650. It does not have ABS. It does have about 21,500 miles on it and is in really great shape. I am the second...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-02-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By ruppster
The Revloc is a little different than the...

The Revloc is a little different than the Rekluse. You can still bump start the bike if you need to. Supposedly they can be adjusted down to a low RPM so the clutch almost works like normal, but...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-02-2014, 04:04 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Got a Revloc auto-clutch for the 450 EXC today....

Got a Revloc auto-clutch for the 450 EXC today. Interested to see how it works. Probably install it next week.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-02-2014, 05:08 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Next time we get together, I'm good with that.

Next time we get together, I'm good with that.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-02-2014, 04:11 AM
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Posted By ruppster
It is the same WR450F as here with a DS kit. If I...

It is the same WR450F as here with a DS kit. If I understand it correctly, Australia has less stringent emissions requirements.
From what I've read, the WRR engine is basically a 1/4 of a R1 engine....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2014, 03:09 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Talked with one of the guys late today, he bailed...

Talked with one of the guys late today, he bailed after 3. Said it was really hard. He surmised that if I had purchased Meef's 200, I might have been better off just carrying it through some...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2014, 05:19 AM
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Posted By ruppster
How was the Milk Run? Had good weather, a little...

How was the Milk Run? Had good weather, a little hot I'm sure. A couple guys from this area that usually ride harescrambles/GNCC were supposed to go, they emailed me to join them, but I was already...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2014, 04:18 AM
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Posted By ruppster
That's how all of the Wayne Nat'l campgrounds...

That's how all of the Wayne Nat'l campgrounds are, with the exception of Leith Run on SR7 near Newport. It has running water.



Another VStrom? KLR is OK, but a VStrom is definitely more...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2014, 08:47 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Washington/Monroe counties? Lots of great roads...

Washington/Monroe counties? Lots of great roads depending on the surface type you want. Pretty much all of the state routes are curvy with elevation change and the gravel is good as well. State route...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2014, 06:42 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Most were probably somewhere "dirtier". :evil...

Most were probably somewhere "dirtier". :evil Plenty of nice roads around the southern part of OH.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2014, 01:50 PM
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Posted By ruppster
I have a stomach virus today, I think it may have...

I have a stomach virus today, I think it may have been more than fatigue. :puke2

Wondered why I was feeling tired yesterday. I was riding 70-100 mile mountain bike rides just a few years ago, just...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2014, 03:11 AM
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Posted By ruppster
We were the end of the first wave and the holes...

We were the end of the first wave and the holes were getting deep. The 450 powered through them, though. That's why it looks like it did. We noticed the B loop riders didn't look quite as muddy....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-22-2014, 05:32 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Only noticed being out of breath once or twice...

Only noticed being out of breath once or twice while helping my bike up over a couple places, cardiovascular is in pretty good shape. My shoulders and legs were getting tired, though. :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-22-2014, 05:09 PM
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Posted By ruppster
No problem, that's what's cool about people on...

No problem, that's what's cool about people on this site, no one gets upset waiting or helping when needed.
It was muddier at first than I expected, too. I had a lot of sliding around on the first...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-22-2014, 03:49 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Flint Ridge DS Recap: It was only muddy where...

Flint Ridge DS Recap:
It was only muddy where there was dirt. :lol3 Honestly it dried out some during the ride and was reasonable, but I am really glad I spooned a new Trakmaster on yesterday. One...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By ruppster
I usually drink Diet Mt Dew, got feeling a little...

I usually drink Diet Mt Dew, got feeling a little adventurous and picked up some Diet Sun Drop tonight. All crazy up in here...:lol3

Just looking a little while ago and Gratiot has gotten like...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2014, 03:07 PM
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Posted By ruppster
Pouring down here. Says light rain in Gratiot. I...

Pouring down here. Says light rain in Gratiot. I dislike riding in slop and slime, don't really have the right tires mounted for it either. :(
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-19-2014, 05:50 PM
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Posted By ruppster
I'm driving up Sunday AM. See you there.

I'm driving up Sunday AM. See you there.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 11:33 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Try a hand/hammer type impact in that notch. :evil

Try a hand/hammer type impact in that notch. :evil
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-18-2014, 07:35 AM
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Posted By ruppster
BTW who all is definitely going to Flint Ridge...

BTW who all is definitely going to Flint Ridge Sunday? I swapped some call rotation around to attend. I'll be driving a new body style extended cab silver F150, riding a 05 KTM 450 EXC with an orange...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-18-2014, 03:57 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Probably the ADV OH guys from here. I know most...

Probably the ADV OH guys from here. I know most of the "small bike ride" guys.

If you don't get them there, no big deal. :)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By ruppster
If there is a way to get them there, I'd run one....

If there is a way to get them there, I'd run one. I've been considering buying one, but not sure I do enough cool stuff to justify one, though. :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 04:25 AM
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Posted By ruppster
My RFS 450 EXC has a KTM plastic skidplate with a...

My RFS 450 EXC has a KTM plastic skidplate with a 1/4 turn fastener. Maybe a Hardparts item? It has held up so far, but only to some WV rocks and a few OH logs.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-16-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15,585
Views: 1,120,259
Posted By ruppster
I was actually just out for a spin and remembered...

I was actually just out for a spin and remembered that name on the tag. I used to live in Miller, the street across from where 217 takes off. Spent more time looking around being nostalgic than for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-15-2014, 07:19 PM
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Posted By ruppster
So apparently it is not on (or even adjoining)...

So apparently it is not on (or even adjoining) the highway that bears his name. :huh

http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o672/whitacren/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140615_201212_zpsgnlbsupb.jpg
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-13-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 67,444
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Posted By ruppster
It's pretty close to a TW200, then. Could be an...

It's pretty close to a TW200, then. Could be an interesting drag race. :lol3
The stock Trailwing had about 5k on it and it was over 15 years old.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-13-2014, 03:55 AM
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Posted By ruppster
Also, IP has Trakmasters in stock, I picked one...

Also, IP has Trakmasters in stock, I picked one up for around $55. I am wanting a less aggressive tire on the WRR, I typically run Trakmaster or XCMH on the rear. IP had a Shinko 244, but they also...
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