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Old 03-13-2013, 06:03 PM   #7096
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:43 AM   #7097
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I'm an open boater too kanur = ku new er = canoer


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Old 03-14-2013, 11:27 AM   #7098
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Gentleman I'm new to the site so forgive my ignorance... I'm from Lebanon, Mo and I'm trying to find a thread that will list upcoming rides in my area. Can you give me any direction?
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:21 PM   #7099
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Gentleman I'm new to the site so forgive my ignorance... I'm from Lebanon, Mo and I'm trying to find a thread that will list upcoming rides in my area. Can you give me any direction?
Welcome to the asylum.
This tread is a good one and also,
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=845449

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=459356

Also some AR. and IL. Forums.

And of course the world famous SBR.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858276

I’ll be putting on the first Pucky Huddle Breakfast Run this fall info will be posted here.

What kind of riding, pavement? Gravel? Dirt? Or all of the above?

Off road stuff at, http://www.ridemtra.com/index.htm , they’re open this weekend, my wife and I will be camping, riding, working there from tonight till Sunday.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:54 PM   #7100
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This sounds like fun. Have you rode it?
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:13 PM   #7101
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:06 AM   #7102
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Thanks for the links...

Sieg- Thanks for the links. It certianly made it easier to find things.

I have a 2009 XT250 that I bought back in January. Before that I've just always had dirt bikes. We use to ride on back roads but several people we knew got caught and had to pay some hefty fines. We decided we would buy a duel sport so we could have the best of both worlds. Iím still getting used to riding the streets and havenít had the chance to get the new bike out into the woods. There will be a learning curve but Iím so ready to get out.

From what Iíve seen on the threads the bikes really vary in size/speed. Will our 250ís keep up with the rest of the crowd? And how serious do the riders get?
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:35 AM   #7103
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Will our 250ís keep up with the rest of the crowd? And how serious do the riders get?[/COLOR] [/FONT][/COLOR]
Your 250 will be great--------I've been riding for about 40 years----my longest and best rides have been on a 250.

My little 250 has been from the middle of Baja all the way to Prudhoe Bay Alaska at the arctic ocean.

If you want to read about some 250 rides---check out here:

http://www.bigdogadventures.com/

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Old 03-15-2013, 07:52 AM   #7104
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No Worries!

Yep... your 250s will be just fine.. and as I was once told by an old timer.. don't worry about the speed of others, just keep an eye on your own and enjoy your ride or stay home! If you get to a place you feel uncomfortable, then just find a different way around it..

I led a ride of eight guys in Arkansas, one fella was on a XT250 and I was on my WR250R.. never once was there a problem we were on a little 250


The XT is on the far left.

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Old 03-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #7105
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Sieg- Thanks for the links. It certianly made it easier to find things.

From what Iíve seen on the threads the bikes really vary in size/speed. Will our 250ís keep up with the rest of the crowd? And how serious do the riders get?
Well I get petty serious! You can see by my signature line that I ride a 250 and so does my wife. As for as keeping up you can ask the guys I ride with if that's a problem for me. I don't think so! You need to hook up with my wife and I, she always has to ride with the guys.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:19 PM   #7106
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I am envious of the riders that are small/light enough to ride the 250 class bikes. I've been on several ADV D/S rides with several WR250's and they fly. The problem is that after 100 miles on the seat your ass is on fire, plus you need gas a lot quicker. One guy had some of those Rotopax gas packs strapped to his back rack. I'll take my KLR being 6'2" and 260, plus the 6.5 gal. tank.

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Old 03-16-2013, 06:42 PM   #7107
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:04 PM   #7108
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I am envious of the riders that are small/light enough to ride the 250 class bikes. I've been on several ADV D/S rides with several WR250's and they fly. The problem is that after 100 miles on the seat your ass is on fire, plus you need gas a lot quicker. One guy had some of those Rotopax gas packs strapped to his back rack. I'll take my KLR being 6'2" and 260, plus the 6.5 gal. tank.

Darren

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I'm all most your weight. And my ass donít bother me no matter what seat what mileage. Yea the tanks are smaller but mileage is somewhat better.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:39 PM   #7109
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I ride my wr250 alot of places long distance, and I am a heavy guy as well. Gas does have to filled up more often, but after I had the suspension tuned to my weight, I can jump and ride the rough stuff much easier. Just picked up a IMS 4.7 gallon natural tank, to be installed this week for those remote adventure rides 200 miles or more. A 250 is more than enough bike for us big guys.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:28 PM   #7110
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I am envious of the riders that are small/light enough to ride the 250 class bikes. I've been on several ADV D/S rides with several WR250's and they fly. The problem is that after 100 miles on the seat your ass is on fire, plus you need gas a lot quicker. One guy had some of those Rotopax gas packs strapped to his back rack. I'll take my KLR being 6'2" and 260, plus the 6.5 gal. tank.

Darren

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I'm 6'3", 240, and it's perfect for me. I had 3" added to a custom Rick Mayer seat and the pegs lowered a half inch or so with fastway pegs. My talent level is no where near the capabilities of this bike and I'm not planning on outgrowing it.

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