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Old 01-01-2013, 01:17 PM   #9511
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not sure yet what to ride open to suggestions i do know where to buy my gear!!!!!!!!
Motorcycle Super Store has an warehouse outlet in Louisville. You can get some killer deals 'IF' you catch them right.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:19 PM   #9512
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monster mountain was awesome i am leaning towards a wr250r and getting a 400 or bigger for on road off road thoughts??
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:32 PM   #9513
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monster mountain was awesome i am leaning towards a wr250r and getting a 400 or bigger for on road off road thoughts??
I am happy in the 250 class for on road off road. I fear that a bigger dual sport or woods bike would really get me hurt and I like the efficiency and fun of small bikes. That said, riding at interstate speeds on a little bike is not fun and not efficient (50mpg).

I'd expect that the wr250r will work well and be fun in all situations.

just my 2 cents
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #9514
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Motorcycle Super Store has an warehouse outlet in Louisville. You can get some killer deals 'IF' you catch them right.

I went down there this past Saturday,they do have some good deals and the guy there was pretty cool and easy to talk to. He told me they are always adding new things on the floor every 2-3 weeks. I almost pulled the trigger on a new Alpinestar jacket until he told me they should have plenty of 2012 jackets on the floor after the first of the year.

I did pick up a rear tailight/brakelight combo for the KDX .....$29.99 reg price,my price $4.99
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:41 PM   #9515
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monster mountain was awesome i am leaning towards a wr250r and getting a 400 or bigger for on road off road thoughts??

The WR will do fine wherever you take it trails,gravel,pavement. I wouldnt min having one myself,lotta guys and gals here have em and like em.

If you are doing mass quanities of road work just pick up a old street bike.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:20 PM   #9516
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seems like the "which bike" topic comes up bout every month. there's gotta be a thread on this somewhere on here. then when it comes up we could just link to the thread instead of...
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:01 PM   #9517
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i like my klr, but if i had it to do over... prolly be a drz400s.

i am kinda attached to my klr now though, think i will just stick it out..
Agreed on both points.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:18 PM   #9518
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My thoughts/experience from MHC Dec 2012:

I've had a case of deva-vu composing this, so an apology if this is an annoying repeat.

Start early, like before the sun comes up, there's not much daylight in the winter months. I cut the route into 3 days.
Planning the trip is as much fun as the trip itself and as much fun as retelling the stories afterward, enjoy.
Thanks for the recap. We are planning on doing the route in 4 days, without camping. Not because we have to but we want to spend some time running around the areas outside the specific route.

You never know about the weather but were prepared. I'll be on my DRZ 400S and my riding partner on a KLR.

I've converted, with help from CannonShot, the roll charts to a gps route (Garmin 60Csx) and then the route back to roll chart with turn by turn directions. It's easier to navigate with the road names and turn by turn than using arrows and gps coordinates on the roll chart, for me anyway.

Should be fun, were looking forward to getting away for a week or so.................................
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:42 PM   #9519
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Cool video! I like the triple angle shot setup that you use. Custom made mount behind the left footpeg? Would like to see a photo of that setup sometime if you don't mind.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:32 PM   #9520
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I managed to squeeze in a short ride today


Almost the only one out on the Crosley roads today
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:04 PM   #9521
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My favorite movie "mad max" just started on amc... sweet!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:09 PM   #9522
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Thanks for the recap. We are planning on doing the route in 4 days, without camping. ... It's easier to navigate with the road names and turn by turn than using arrows and gps coordinates on the roll chart, for me anyway.

Should be fun, were looking forward to getting away for a week or so.................................
Sounds like a great plan. Don't count on roads being labeled at intersections. I'd guess only 10% were marked.

Looking forward to hearing about your experiences.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #9523
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Sounds like a great plan. Don't count on roads being labeled at intersections. I'd guess only 10% were marked.

Looking forward to hearing about your experiences.
What I meant was I have a name on the roll chart now in adition to a gps coordinates, if that makes senses.

With two gps (one route and one tracks), two sets of roll charts, route maps and a State map I fully expect to get lost
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:22 PM   #9524
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Hope everyone had a great new years! Had my checkup last Friday to see how the graft took... Everything is progressing smoothly and I'm able to start walking with a cane at the moment. Should be able to get around without it in a couple of weeks, but even at the moment it beats crutches. Managed to snag a couple pictures of the xrays too before we left.





Won't be on the bike for quite a while yet the doc says so for the mean time I'll keep drinking milk and hope for the best!

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:20 AM   #9525
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Great brisk morning to be out riding!


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