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Old 02-18-2013, 07:02 PM   #151
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on this route we took, probably 90% pavement. I was with a KLR and Triump 800xc.
Don't like the math.... Too much hard stuff.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:08 PM   #152
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Don't like the math.... Too much hard stuff.
Probably only about 10-20 miles off pavement.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:14 PM   #153
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While I didn't attend the ET200. I did do my own 160 mile day yesterday.

headed out from spring to 149 and 105. Up 149 into the national forest. Took my wr250r onto the trails in the forest and managed to high side on a off camber sand turn. Man i suck!

ended up going into huntsville up to General sams, and then 75 south to Huntsville state park on the way home.
On a 250? I'm impressed.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:22 PM   #154
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Anyone do any more off-road oriented rides around here? Maybe a 50/50 mix?

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:24 PM   #155
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Anyone do any more off-road oriented rides around here? Maybe a 50/50 mix?

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Well, thats kinda the problem with the Houston area, to get to any riding its many highway miles.
The Sam Houston forest is about the best we have that's handy.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:41 PM   #156
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I'm brand new at dirt, so i am taking baby steps. The Sam Houston forest has lots of deep sand which is tough.

There is the East Texas 450 which is usually an organized ride with more off pavement stuff. A group of us has been talking about going out and getting it done before the summer heat.

Anyone else interested? If so, we can start to ramp up talks/planning.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:31 AM   #157
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I'm brand new at dirt, so i am taking baby steps. The Sam Houston forest has lots of deep sand which is tough.

There is the East Texas 450 which is usually an organized ride with more off pavement stuff. A group of us has been talking about going out and getting it done before the summer heat.

Anyone else interested? If so, we can start to ramp up talks/planning.
OUCH! But here goes, another site for you guys to get Texas ride info from: http://ridedualsport.com/forum/index.php I have not been on any of thier rides but they are always doing something.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:38 AM   #158
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On a 250? I'm impressed.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:46 AM   #159
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No. seriously. Thats a lot of miles on a 250. Whats your MPG on a ride like that?
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:53 AM   #160
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No. seriously. Thats a lot of miles on a 250. Whats your MPG on a ride like that?

I guess I've never understood this mentality toward smaller displacement bikes. As if you have to pedal it or something.

I've done several 200+ mile days on mine.. I get 55-62mpg depending on conditions and aggression.


If I get the chance (and cajones), I'll be doing the TAT/and or an Alaska run on mine as well.
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I guess I've never understood this mentality toward smaller displacement bikes. As if you have to pedal it or something.

I've done several 200+ mile days on mine.. I get 55-62mpg depending on conditions and aggression.


If I get the chance (and cajones), I'll be doing the TAT/and or an Alaska run on mine as well.
I'm a dumb ass. I see you have a 250 as well. Doh!
I have often tought of getting a 250. Especially when I'm out of breath working my 650 around in the woods! But wondered about the longevity of the motor when run at near highway speeds for days.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:20 AM   #162
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I'm a dumb ass. I see you have a 250 as well. Doh!
I have often tought of getting a 250. Especially when I'm out of breath working my 650 around in the woods! But wondered about the longevity of the motor when run at near highway speeds for days.

No worries. I wasn't offended. Heck, I also drive a Honda Element (since 2004), but that's a whole 'nother story.


I was concerned about highway miles as well. I've got 20k miles on mine with 99.5% highway commuting miles @ 75+ ~60 miles round trip.. That things has been wound out and going strong! (probably just jinxed myself)

I'm lowering the gearing, so I plan to keep my speeds under 68mph to keep the rpms down.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:03 AM   #163
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Howdy! Moved down from OKC in August and considering a purchasing a dual sport. I spent every month for 3 years at Hallet racetrack with a SV650 and a R6 but I'm in an apartment down (inner looper!!) here so gave up the sport bike.

I'm looking for a fast-ish/fun dual sport for the occasional commute, long weekend trip and acting a fool when I miss my R6! Test rode the new Triumph Explorer and a clean KTM 990 Adventure with my girlfriend on back. The 990 was a hoot! Still need to test a Multi 1000 or 1100 and a BMW GS but seriously leaning towards the KTM.

Sounds like the national forest is the only place to enjoy the KTM's alleged sweet off road capabilities on a day trip?
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:26 AM   #164
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If I get the chance (and cajones), I'll be doing the TAT/and or an Alaska run on mine as well.

I'm going to do the TAT on mine, let me know when you want to go. I will also be doing Alaska but hopefully on a Super Tenere.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:28 AM   #165
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Howdy! Moved down from OKC in August and considering a purchasing a dual sport. I spent every month for 3 years at Hallet racetrack with a SV650 and a R6 but I'm in an apartment down (inner looper!!) here so gave up the sport bike.

I'm looking for a fast-ish/fun dual sport for the occasional commute, long weekend trip and acting a fool when I miss my R6! Test rode the new Triumph Explorer and a clean KTM 990 Adventure with my girlfriend on back. The 990 was a hoot! Still need to test a Multi 1000 or 1100 and a BMW GS but seriously leaning towards the KTM.

Sounds like the national forest is the only place to enjoy the KTM's alleged sweet off road capabilities on a day trip?
Welcome to Houston... I'm a right outside the looper myself.
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