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Old 04-17-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
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Ocala ride 4/22, Sunday

Lets meet at the 88 BBQ, 10AM on the bikes geared up. You can get gas here if you want to top off. Park where you want to. I am parking on 97 just North of 316. The boat ramp just South of the BBQ will not be a good place to park, it was full on the last Sunday I was there. I will be riding by myself if no one shows up, I could use some low speed practice.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:56 PM   #2
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Can't do it, have Ice Hockey in Tampa, have fun.
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:42 PM   #3
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You really going to get out of bed for this one Kuntz? Put me down as a definite maybe.
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:29 PM   #4
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I'm in, if I can walk. I say that now, as I am not in pain yet. I still have a full tank of gas in the XR. Whats with all this trailering sheit ? Will call if I bitch up.
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:07 PM   #5
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I promise, I will go to be earlier and get up on time.

BM, I will require a doctors note clearing you to ride off road.
Let that knee heal up some before you tear it all to hell again.
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:25 PM   #6
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I promise, I will go to bed earlier and get up on time.

BM, I will require a doctors note clearing you to ride off road.
Let that knee heal up some before you tear it all to hell again.
Just start the ride after 2:00 pm. That way you won't sleep in.
It's not the the knee I'm worried about it's the new asshole my wife will tear me if I ride.
I guess after tomorrow my laptop will be my best friend. That and the pain pills.
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:06 PM   #7
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6 more weeks.
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:18 PM   #8
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The forks need new oil, and I've got carb work to do (it's running a little rich), but I should be able to make it. Will post Saturday evening to let you know for certain.
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:51 PM   #9
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6 more weeks.
Dude, you really need a lighter bike with less HP. If you could pick it up yourself, we wouldnt have so many pics of it laying down.

Motocyco, get her fixed up and lets ride.
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:52 AM   #10
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Dude, you really need a lighter bike with less HP. If you could pick it up yourself, we wouldnt have so many pics of it laying down.
Give it a rest Kuntz, where are these comments coming from? You are the only one bitching about the 9fiddy. I heard you the last 4 times you said get a smaller bike. Wahhhh!

Does anyone else that has ridden with me have a problem helping me pick up the beast when I drop it?
I'm not going to get rid of the 950, it's too much fun. When I find the right deal on on a smaller bike my wife can ride also I'll get it. Untill then if you don't want to ride with me you let me know, plenty of guys will.
I think you have HP envey. Just cause you ain't man enough to to ride something with real horse power doesn't mean I shouldn't.
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:47 AM   #11
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Give it a rest Kuntz, where are these comments coming from? You are the only one bitching about the 9fiddy. I heard you the last 4 times you said get a smaller bike. Wahhhh!

Does anyone else that has ridden with me have a problem helping me pick up the beast when I drop it?
I'm not going to get rid of the 950, it's too much fun. When I find the right deal on on a smaller bike my wife can ride also I'll get it. Untill then if you don't want to ride with me you let me know, plenty of guys will.
I think you have HP envey. Just cause you ain't man enough to to ride something with real horse power doesn't mean I shouldn't.


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Old 04-18-2007, 05:57 AM   #12
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Maybe Jerry will sell me the XR so I don't hurt myself again.
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:09 AM   #13
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I guess one day I'll have to ride a 9fiddy. I've only seen one, ridden in anger, on the trails and in the woods, and that was by O.F.C.Rider who is also a frequent poster on ADVRider and lives the the NJ area.

I don't really understand the need for the power and the weight that comes with it. It just seems that it would require an enormous amount of effort to ride it once you are off fire roads.

My 525EXC is way too powerful and I'm seriously thinking about downsizing the motor on my next bike purchase. I've geared mine down by 3 teeth in the rear and it'll still pull an indicated 95mph.

Most of my crashes are when the 525 snaps the rear end out so violently that I barely have time to save it before the rear low sides. Other times it will snap out and then hook up firing me off into the trees rather than where I wanted to go.

On average I'm on the ground at least 3 or 4 times a ride. Picking up a 400lb motorcycle should be done with a fork lift. The second time I'd have to pick it up, I think I'd just break off the fronk fender, use it as a shovel and bury the bike on the spot.

I don't know, it seems like riding a 9fiddy or anything that weighs over 300lbs is like entering an Elephant in a Greyhound Dog race.
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:03 AM   #14
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Last Sunday I rode John10:10's 450EXC and he rode my TE610. The 450 is lighter and much taller, and much more the "dirt" bike, while the Husky has the low end-grunt and the extra gear for the slab.

The sugar sand of ONF is really dirtbike terrain IMO. It's a tough application, because we have slab, hard-packed numbered roads, and then loosey-goosey sugar sand rides and we can only bring one bike.
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:47 AM   #15
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The 950 is really too big to ride fast in the tight stuff and if I had the funds I'd pick up a 450 or 525 for that. But once you ride one you'll see why I couldn't be without one.
I thought about selling it and getting a trail bike and a street bike but I wondn't be happy.
I can ride the 950 faster bogging it out of the powerband than on the pipe because it spins the rear so much. But then I suck in the dirt anyway.
Give it a open trail with some traction and hold on, what fun.
Put some 80/20 rubber on it and it will hold its own in the twistys with the sport bikes, then blast up the fireroad while they take a break to get the kinks out of thier backs from the clipons and rearsets
If you can only bring one weapon, give me a 9fiddy any day.

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