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Old 09-24-2013, 05:25 PM   #25471
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Oh I was just keepin an eye out for Vic, is all...I'll likely be runnin the KLR/DRZ combo for some time to come, works fine for the super slowburn pace I've become accustomed to in my advanced old age

I'm a Certified Old-Timer, dontchaknow
Ill post up when the time comes and well see how it goes.

Good combo. Im thinking about a DR/WR or DR/KLX350 combo myself.

Anyone here have the tools to split the case of a DR650? Gonna rebuild before SA..
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:26 PM   #25472
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Glad to see you posting again. We were talking about you the other day.
Who is the riding buddy I met "by the bay"?

I may hook up with you soon for a local ride.
My buddies name is Ted.. said he met you the other weekend by the bay off 20 with your wife. Had to wait to post til I became comfortable on the ktm, am feeling fluid on it now with the mods. I have been putting miles and miles on it and now am happy. Still have not sold the Honda xr650 l, but....ktm has been everything I could ask for. Super jealous of the Ural, I want one....someday.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:27 PM   #25473
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Prolly a no go, but is the gate open at Hutton? Always wanted to run that but its always been closed when ive been here.

Might have to spoon on my half worn 606 and go this week so I can catch it before it does close.
It was open on Sunday when we were there.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:33 PM   #25474
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It was open on Sunday when we were there.
Awesome! Gotta hit that this week..
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:34 PM   #25475
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My buddies name is Ted.. said he met you the other weekend by the bay off 20 with your wife. ktm has been everything I could ask for. Super jealous of the Ural, I want one....someday.
Now I remember. He was with Scott ... another long time rider from the past. I was surprised to see a KTM parked at Sea Side. Then I looked an saw Scott (on a KLR) and Ted drinking a beer. That's the way to dual sport. We ate at Bud & Alleys watched the sunset and when we left they were still there drinking beer - maybe the same one since Scott is a KLR rider.

Small world.

Come on out and join us. If you don't have a way to haul come over to my house and ride with me to meet up. You would LOVE Blackwater.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:49 PM   #25476
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Hutton Gate

I think the Hutton Gate closes 1 Oct...can't remember for sure but almost everything else in the Blackwater State Forest is open year round so don't let the closure of one small area stop you from riding.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:05 PM   #25477
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I think the Hutton Gate closes 1 Oct...can't remember for sure but almost everything else in the Blackwater State Forest is open year round so don't let the closure of one small area stop you from riding.
Good to know- I believe I asked here earlier and someone mentioned Oct 1st. Ive ridden in Blackwater a bit and love it there, so no worries there

That one small area ive heard is great and ld like to give it a shot before she closes up.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #25478
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Black Water Riding

When I first starting riding Black Water I rode south of HW4 and was not that impressed. Lots of sand and boring roads. However, I discovered that the further north you go the better it is. Try riding up around Hurricane Lake and you will see a very different forest road. Mostly clay and hardpack rather than deep sugar sand. Yes a little more prone to mud (watch out for the gray owl shit) but a blast to ride and some great places to rest by the lakes and many creek crossings.

Hutton is a GREAT place for n00bs who need to get some basic dirt riding experience. Gravel rather than sand etc. But Hutton is also a good place to start and then head NORTH for the good stuff.

I prefer starting up at Karick Lake (north east part of BW) where you are already in the good stuff...

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Old 09-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #25479
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Cooler temps forecasted for this weekend. If all goes well I could make my return on the range with you FF's... Look out..
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #25480
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Now I remember. He was with Scott ... another long time rider from the past. I was surprised to see a KTM parked at Sea Side. Then I looked an saw Scott (on a KLR) and Ted drinking a beer. That's the way to dual sport. We ate at Bud & Alleys watched the sunset and when we left they were still there drinking beer - maybe the same one since Scott is a KLR rider.

Small world.

Come on out and join us. If you don't have a way to haul come over to my house and ride with me to meet up. You would LOVE Blackwater.
Well, I am feeling way more confident in my riding...not a pro, but should be squared away. Finally got myself a bike hauler for cheap price with ramp, so destinations are endless. Let me know a time and date and if availability is good will be there.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:27 PM   #25481
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... Im thinking about a DR/WR or DR/KLX350 combo myself.

Anyone here have the tools to split the case of a DR650? Gonna rebuild before SA..
If the WRR is in your sights, and you have any questions...

What tools would you need for the DR650 Case ?
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:47 PM   #25482
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If the WRR is in your sights, and you have any questions...

What tools would you need for the DR650 Case ?
There isnt much to ask really- the bike is a compromise like anything else but it isnt spoken so highly of by those who ride them for no reason. It has it all, but it does have a power output that I am not used to. I have always been a lugger in cars and on bikes, so that is really the only question mark I have. I love my DR and it was perfect for my trip, but id like to have a lighter compliment for a trip to colorado next season and for when the DR is tore down for rebuild and inevitably waiting on parts. As to whether or not it will work for me, only plonking down the cash and giving it a shot will answer that question. If it doesnt, im sure I could sell it for not much less than I paid for it. I am a slowburner so a KTM would be wasted on me.

As for the splitting the DRs cases, I know I will need a flywheel puller and some contraption to actually split the cases. I figured if anyone around here had rebuilt one theyd know what I need, but I still need to look into it. I have no cars now and only have my two bikes, so I need to make sure I have everything straight before I tear one apart.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:58 PM   #25483
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Last time at R&R they had a used '08 WR250R in the back they were selling for a customer. They said it was very low miles, unmolested, owned by a man in his 70's.
Don't have a flywheel puller and never split a case, so not sure if I could improvise or not, like you having not done before scratching my head.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:55 AM   #25484
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Last time at R&R they had a used '08 WR250R in the back they were selling for a customer. They said it was very low miles, unmolested, owned by a man in his 70's.
Don't have a flywheel puller and never split a case, so not sure if I could improvise or not, like you having not done before scratching my head.
Wonder if that is Melvin's WR250
He's mentioned to me for a couple years about selling it to thin his fleet of motorcycles a bit because it hardly ever gets ridden.

If it is,,,it's in great condition.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:48 AM   #25485
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