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Old 11-25-2013, 04:24 PM   #9661
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Wo,wo,wo....And what prompted this outburst? said the guy from Youngstown
Your immobile tag!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:31 PM   #9662
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Your immobile tag!!!!!!!!!!
Know where the farnsy tag is located?
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:43 PM   #9663
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Your immobile tag!!!!!!!!!!
Not my job, I set this one! But if you speak of the lack of local participation to move it around, I'm with you there. Not many inmates around here I guess, I know three...
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:47 PM   #9664
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I think it's a good tag, easy to find for sure. I love that Ninja, great little bike to ride.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:19 PM   #9665
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Know where the farnsy tag is located?
At least that shit is interesting.

http://www.forgottenoh.com/Peters/peters.html
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:38 PM   #9666
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Quick question. What would be a better bike for NE Ohio. A KTM 690 enduro or a KTM 990 Adventure? I know there are a lot of variables on intended uses etc... I'm just looking for a few opinions. Thanks.

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It just depends on what you're getting into. If you're logging lots of pavement miles, the 990 is way better because of the wind protection, bigger tank, better seat, TALL 6th gear, etc. The 690 would be way better though for trail use, especially in our loosy, muddy conditions. If I lived out west though (where the dirt is hardly ever muddy, and there are dirt roads galore), I'd get the 990 for sure.

Hopefully the 990 saddle is better than the 950 saddle because that this sucks worse than Youngstown.

OhioPT is correct, it depends on you and your intent. Oh-Tard had both a 990 and 690, sold the 990 for the 690 then sold that. I have a 950 and a 640, both predecessors to the bikes in question. OhioPT and I both singletracked our big bikes but then again we are both 6'+ tall. For the most part, I will take my 640 anywhere, any type of terrain but avoid prolonged highway speeds. The 950 can go just about anywhere you can lift it out of if you get it stuck. I avoid deep mud and ravines on that beast. I rode it to Marienville and Rocky Gap and back as well as Wayne National with no problems.

I've ridden the 690 but I hear it has very poor fuel range, I'd research it if you plan to travel. The motor rips and is pretty smooth. Sadly the newer 690 have the most power but the shortest suspension. If I had one, I'd look into a bigger fuel tank and stretching the suspension out to 12"

950/990 - Requires patience to service anything connected to the motor, at least one hour should be set aside for the removal and installation of the tanks and fairing bits. The oil can be changed without removing them but every 3 oil changes you should remove the left one to clean the oil tank screen.

Think about a 640 Adventure. Better wind protection than a 690, 7 gallon tank, a carb that can be serviced in the field, you can put a center stand on it, comes with a kick start as a backup.

If you want to check out a 640, you're welcome to come down and look check mine out but I will warn you, while it is solid, it's not a garage queen.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:49 AM   #9667
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At least that shit is interesting.

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Old 11-26-2013, 08:51 AM   #9668
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FYI, Competition Accessories is taking over the Hilliard location of Ohio Motorcycle.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:16 AM   #9669
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I think it's a good tag, easy to find for sure. I love that Ninja, great little bike to ride.
Agree on the Ninja and the tag. I almost went and got it last weekend. But when the roads start to get salted and snowy it sucks.

Ohio Motorcycle is super local to where I live/work. I hope it works out for the staff. Any more details on what's going on?

Also while we're talking about KTM's I have been casually looking for a dual sport, enduro, or whatever to get started with. It seems like there's not many places around here to actually get dirty though, so I'm second guessing the whole idea. LOL.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:26 AM   #9670
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Thanks for the replies. I've been toying with different bike options and keep going back and forth. It's fun to try and come up with the perfect bike combo.

Does anyone know of winter off road riding in the area?

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Old 11-26-2013, 09:36 AM   #9671
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"FYI, Competition Accessories is taking over the Hilliard location of Ohio Motorcycle."

Hilliard is the Columbus location right? No word on the NE location?
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:40 AM   #9672
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Agree on the Ninja and the tag. I almost went and got it last weekend. But when the roads start to get salted and snowy it sucks.

Ohio Motorcycle is super local to where I live/work. I hope it works out for the staff. Any more details on what's going on?

Also while we're talking about KTM's I have been casually looking for a dual sport, enduro, or whatever to get started with. It seems like there's not many places around here to actually get dirty though, so I'm second guessing the whole idea. LOL.
There are plenty of places once you get south of new philly.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:44 AM   #9673
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Mines and Meadows is just across the border in PA. I usually get a winter season pass for $50, which is good from December 1st until the end of March, I think. I try to make it there a couple times a month.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:00 AM   #9674
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Mines and Meadows is just across the border in PA. I usually get a winter season pass for $50, which is good from December 1st until the end of March, I think. I try to make it there a couple times a month.
That's good to know. I went to Crow Canyon a couple winters ago thinking the trails would be packed down and there was no trace of anyone riding there. I had never been there before and I hear they are closed to the public now?

I've been thinking about checking out Mines and Meadows. Maybe I'll make it there at some point in the near future.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:13 AM   #9675
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Ohio Motorcycle is super local to where I live/work. I hope it works out for the staff. Any more details on what's going on?
I've been talking with the owner Rick pretty regularly. I was actually in and bought some shop equipment last week. Like I said, the Columbus store is being taken over by Competition Accessories. The Cleveland store is being liquidated. There is a skeleton staff in to finish up paperwork, get the last bikes out of service, and begin packing stuff up. I know Rick is trying to sell as much of the contents of the building as possible to other dealers/shops in the near future, such as inventory and equipment. There has been no indication that a deal is in the works to keep it open, hopefully I am wrong.
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