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Old 02-06-2013, 06:50 AM   #7771
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Bong has easy riding , but you need to call them in advance to make sure they are open . Leaf River is.......well..........Leaf River IL. Twice a year there is a ride that the Forest City riders put on , might be challenging for a newbie , but worth a try .

http://www.forestcityriders.com/
well i guess i should be more specific.... i am new to riding with and engine between my legs.....LOL i just retired this frame this past fall with almost 15,000 miles on it



and then got this off ebay and built it up from a bare frame....



funniest part is my MTB fork has more travel than my ke100 by 10 mm...those drop offs are 150mm, ke fork is only 140...LOL
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:49 PM   #7772
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My new one. Hasn't seen the dirt yet, much like Moose's bikes.

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:43 PM   #7773
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My new one. Hasn't seen the dirt yet, much like Moose's bikes.

very nice,.,,, that a 100mm fork on there? seems to be what most folks run around here... i got a heck of a good deal on the 150 on ebay last fall (like $80 for a marzocchi air fork...LOL) which is why i didnt get a 100.....

i also have a 7mm rise bar (bontrager RL) waiting to go on once my stem comes in, going shorter stem and shorter rise bar, with a longer bar length....
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:15 AM   #7774
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100mm seems to be the norm from the OEM's on hardtails. I used to have an 80mm on a race hardtail and that was fine. I don't like a bunch of travel anyway, as I'm pedaling uphill as much as going downhill.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:38 AM   #7775
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100mm seems to be the norm from the OEM's on hardtails. I used to have an 80mm on a race hardtail and that was fine. I don't like a bunch of travel anyway, as I'm pedaling uphill as much as going downhill.
Yeah thats true.... I probably woulda gone 120 on the hardtail.... But even with the 150 on my full suspension, thing climbs like a mountain goat.....LOL
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:12 PM   #7776
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Have fun in the snow.

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:41 PM   #7777
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Dang, we missed out this time. Mostly rain which was melting what snow we had.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:58 PM   #7778
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Nope, over 6 inches here!
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:05 PM   #7779
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Had some fun on the "new" XT.

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Old 02-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #7780
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didnt get any pics, but i had a similar experience tonight in the start of some snow.... was rain till about 7:30, then switched to snow.... and i was working on getting my old 75 kawasaki 250 up and running.... still needs some timing adjustments,(small thing compared to fixing the forks and unsticking or rebuilding the clutch) but its got a real strong bottom end..... took it for a spin around the property, got muddy and snowy all in one....LOL
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:23 PM   #7781
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Had some fun on the "new" XT.

Way cool. Was thinking of taking mine (XT250) out , but got home after dark. Was it hard to clean out afterward?
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:52 AM   #7782
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Way cool. Was thinking of taking mine (XT250) out , but got home after dark. Was it hard to clean out afterward?
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No, it was just a little wet. I should get some chain lube for it though. I haven't had a chain drive bike in 15 years.

What part of the area are you from? What year XT? I wonder if the new fuel injected XT is as cold blooded.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:06 AM   #7783
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Jebus 2 wheelies, you sure opened the homo flood gate with your bicycle posts, hope your proud of yourself.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:20 AM   #7784
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Attempted to test the autoclutch in the driveway\yard last night. That did not work so well. There may be a missing line of grass in the front yard.

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Old 02-08-2013, 05:34 AM   #7785
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Jebus 2 wheelies, you sure opened the homo flood gate with your bicycle posts, hope your proud of yourself.
You're right, it brought you out.
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