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Old 03-23-2012, 05:17 PM   #46636
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Hope mrs. dox doesn't mind me greasing the KLR's swingarm bearings on the dining room table.



Fortunately, she's out of town.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:25 PM   #46637
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Nice meeting you today Steve. Did you manage to dodge the rain? I went to Mt. Hope for a chicken diner and got rained on pretty good just south of town. That was the only rain but the roads were wet most of the way home.
That was cool, my run of not actually meeting anyone (knowingly) from ADV is now broken. I met Solace while tagging his workplace (too funny) but we didn't know it, passed Gonzo when he bruced me last Saturday, and passed scion a few weeks ago when he was in Wooster to grab a tag. Yes we dodged the rain, stopped in Warsaw for ice cream. Mrs Yoder's Kitchen in Mt Hope ? I knew I recognized your bike, kinda figured we'd cross paths as you're probably the closest active inmate. We would've hung out but the lovely lady is working tonight at midnight.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:38 PM   #46638
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705 is all I run anymore, on both my V-Strom and Meredith's. They are a damn good tire for the money. My rear goes about 7k, front about 10k, but the front does cup really weird as mentioned by penner. I run them until the cord, or bits of steel, are showing, because I am a stupid, stupid, cheap, stupid man.
thanks for your 2 cents also. Just changed my rear -very bald. Currently running a set of used tourances I got cheap. Sign me up for the frugal and intellectually challenged club. That is higher mileage than some, going to order a set in the next month or so.

Speaking of bald rears:
People not of the "untweezed taint" type would be hairy butts ? bald butts I'm guessing.

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Old 03-23-2012, 06:08 PM   #46639
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So I think I've reached maximum frustration with my current stable. The CRF is going to be ridiculously expensive to get a front wheel/tire combo for and she's still HEAVY. For now, it will be the road bike, but I'm betting I sell it before fall.

Any opinions on the XT225? I've only talked to raving fans. I'm looking for the downside to this bike. Obviously I will most likely want something more at some point, but I want something I can ride at Tar Hollow, Wayne, Danville and enjoy myself. The TTR, even if by some miracle I get it titled & road legal, is still just a 125 and I'm only going to want to trailer it places.

I need something I can actually ride somewhere to play. I found a cheap one for $1200 with only 1800 miles on it on CL.

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TTR125XT225CRF230
Seat Height31.731.931.7
Weight172238276


KTM 250 XCF weighs in at just 220. Seat height of over 38". One other RFS has lowered hers 4". I might be able to pull that off eventually.

Or we need to stuff some motor in a TTR frame......

I think I'm going to start a company that sells serious, tiny trail bikes for girls and they won't be f'ing pink. (that's my other bitch for the day, finding MX pants that aren't pink or flowery.....really? really??)

sorry, I'm cranky today. I quit facebook and I've got to rant to somebody.
How about a KDX 200, or KTM200?
The KDX is super easy to ride, easy to lower, will run forever, and nimble in the woods. As long as it is jetted right, one lazy kick, and they fire right up. Easy to get a plate for in Ohio....just not a great "road" bike. Fine for gravel every so often.
The KTM200s can be set-up to be mild or wild ( powervalve setting), and are simple to lower as well.
I ride my 300 ktm sometimes on gravel roads, I just throw a few 3oz bottles of 2T oil in my backpack for fuel stops.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:46 PM   #46640
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Night Trail Riding...

I got out last night and did some trail riding. I just finished the video. You're going to love it.

You'll probably think I'm nuts for sure or have a death wish. ;)

It starting pouring down rain too while I was out in the middle of the woods. I cut that part out since it's hard to see with water droplets on the camera lens. ;)
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:39 PM   #46641
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How about a KDX 200, or KTM200?
The KDX is super easy to ride, easy to lower, will run forever, and nimble in the woods. As long as it is jetted right, one lazy kick, and they fire right up. Easy to get a plate for in Ohio....just not a great "road" bike. Fine for gravel every so often.
The KTM200s can be set-up to be mild or wild ( powervalve setting), and are simple to lower as well.
I ride my 300 ktm sometimes on gravel roads, I just throw a few 3oz bottles of 2T oil in my backpack for fuel stops.
Actually you know what would be an awsome dual sport trail bike for her is a KE100! Every once in a while they pop up on craigs list in decent shape. But for a low height, street legal light bike I don't think she will get a better ride.

And looky here! $1200 but I bet you can get them down to $1000.
http://chillicothe.craigslist.org/mcy/2890823977.html
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:10 PM   #46642
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any of yinz interested in old Ducs?

http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/2918163127.html
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:19 PM   #46643
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Night Trail Ride in Rain on WR250R

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Old 03-23-2012, 09:46 PM   #46644
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any of yinz interested in old Ducs?

http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/2918163127.html
Sounds like that charging issue is anything but simple. Especially on that old a bike where stators aren't sold off the shelf anymore. Probably need rewound.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:13 PM   #46645
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coolness....what was it that ran across the trail at 9:02-:03 - looked like a poodle...?

oh, and was that music what I think it was?
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:14 PM   #46646
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Sounds like that charging issue is anything but simple. Especially on that old a bike where stators aren't sold off the shelf anymore. Probably need rewound.

Dont be such a Debbie Downer, Luke...

I'd bet its a bad connection/corrosion issue
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:40 PM   #46647
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coolness....what was it that ran across the trail at 9:02-:03 - looked like a poodle...?

oh, and was that music what I think it was?
It's was a deer. I saw about 20 of them...or at least 20 sets of glowing eyeballs! I saw a couple of raccoons too.

Halloween score...
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:49 PM   #46648
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Hope mrs. dox doesn't mind me greasing the KLR's swingarm bearings on the dining room table.

Fortunately, she's out of town.

I wonder if the dipshit previous owner ever greased those......
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:17 AM   #46649
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I wonder if the dipshit previous owner ever greased those......
Are you saying KLR owners are dipshits? ;)
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