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Old 04-27-2011, 06:30 PM   #61
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Great RR. I just got steered here by an inmate as I had started looking for a WR250R. Wasn't aware of the KLX250S.
I hate to part with my Uly, but it's just too big for those kinds of rides.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:02 PM   #62
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JJ thanks for reading, and yes those are both beautiful states, can't wait for september to roll around so I can get back there.

Snr moment, Either of those bikes are very worthy. Here is a link to lots of info on the KLX

http://www.kawasakiforums.com/forum/klx-250s-71/
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:54 AM   #63
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Hi Red,
im digging your ride reports man.
see you are also a hammock guy and prefer the smaller displacement bikes (me too)

seems you like to get into some sketchy situations as well.

AND youre a fellow Oats eater. rock on dude.

i noticed for this trip you ran a trials tire.

i have not finished the report yet so i dont know how it held up or how far you rode on it.

anyhoo, ride on brother man.
if you are ever in the South send me a PM and ill show you around AL
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:16 PM   #64
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Thanks Swamp, like wise on your write ups. I like sketchy. Looking forward to reading your Cambo report and looking at the fantastic photography.
I have a good trip planned for this august. It will be solo.
I really like the Hennessy I also have a bivi bag and an MSR Hubba that I like a lot. It is always a toss up on which one I take. I will go to just about any lengths or expense to save weight The Pirelli MT 43 is a fantastic tire and used by many around here. As good traction as any knob in most situations, quiet on hard surfaces and mine lasted about 4000 miles. I am not sure how they perform in deep sand though.
Small bikes rock. I have finally found a worthy name for my machine. I just christened her "Honey Badger" because it doesn't give a shit. Check this out.

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Old 01-31-2012, 07:49 PM   #65
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I have an 09 KLX also, and it looks like that windscreen would work to help cut the windblast on the paved sections. Is it a self made item or did you buy it somewhere?
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:26 PM   #66
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The wind screen was off a versys a friend of mine had. It worked well for that trip as I was on a lot of pavement. I have taken it off since. You can get after market ones that fit well.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:57 PM   #67
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Great report. I am planning on being in many of those same areas in the very near future...

Also on my little bike
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:52 PM   #68
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Thanks, you will have a blast. I really enjoyed Idaho.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:14 AM   #69
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Great story

Hi Redpillar,

Don't no how I missed your story-----I see you are loving the smaller bikes just as me.

So much more freedom to go to more places.

Like I've said "It takes 12 horsepower to ride around the world---the rest is wheelspin"

My 250 has been my long distance bike for quite awhile---I do ride my KLR a lot too--but the 950 just
sits mostly.

Did you ever get to do the ride in 2011 ???? And what about 2012 ???
Please send me the links to your story if you did. I love reading traveling alone rides.

I've been to Idaho the last 3 years in a row---it's by far my favorite state I've ridden in and I'm pretty sure
I'll be back again to ride some stuff I haven't ridden. I'm retired now so I've got the time.

Thanks for your story.

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Old 06-01-2012, 08:59 AM   #70
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WOW, I'm like Bigdog and don't know how I didn't see this before, but than again this sight can be overwhelming at times. I enjoyed your colorful and witty narratives

Mark, just wanted to say congratulations on retirement.

I must admit I have to do most of my rides solo which I really don't mind but sometime in the evenings it'd be nice to have someone to talk with to summarize the day.

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Hi Redpillar,

Don't no how I missed your story-----I see you are loving the smaller bikes just as me.

So much more freedom to go to more places.

Like I've said "It takes 12 horsepower to ride around the world---the rest is wheelspin"

My 250 has been my long distance bike for quite awhile---I do ride my KLR a lot too--but the 950 just
sits mostly.

Did you ever get to do the ride in 2011 ???? And what about 2012 ???
Please send me the links to your story if you did. I love reading traveling alone rides.

I've been to Idaho the last 3 years in a row---it's by far my favorite state I've ridden in and I'm pretty sure
I'll be back again to ride some stuff I haven't ridden. I'm retired now so I've got the time.

Thanks for your story.

Mark
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:24 PM   #71
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Hi Redpillar,

Don't no how I missed your story-----I see you are loving the smaller bikes just as me.

So much more freedom to go to more places.

Like I've said "It takes 12 horsepower to ride around the world---the rest is wheelspin"

My 250 has been my long distance bike for quite awhile---I do ride my KLR a lot too--but the 950 just
sits mostly.

Did you ever get to do the ride in 2011 ???? And what about 2012 ???
Please send me the links to your story if you did. I love reading traveling alone rides.

I've been to Idaho the last 3 years in a row---it's by far my favorite state I've ridden in and I'm pretty sure
I'll be back again to ride some stuff I haven't ridden. I'm retired now so I've got the time.

Thanks for your story.

Mark
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Thank you Mark, I have read most of your ride reports, and like em all. My brother bought himself a KLX 250 last year and we did a big loop of Oregon and another trip on the WBRDR. The links are in my signature.
This summer at the end of July I am going to go have a shot at the Tour of Idaho 2012 edition. With a little luck I will be able to post up a successful trip report on that as well.

I started a spotwalla location page at this link
http://spotwalla.com/locationViewer.php?id=121

so that anyone riding the route this year can have their locations seen by anyone that wants to.
There is also an ADV location page here that anyone on ADV can join.

http://spotwalla.com/locationViewer.php?id=45
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:00 AM   #72
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WOW, I'm like Bigdog and don't know how I didn't see this before, but than again this sight can be overwhelming at times. I enjoyed your colorful and witty narratives

Mark, just wanted to say congratulations on retirement.

I must admit I have to do most of my rides solo which I really don't mind but sometime in the evenings it'd be nice to have someone to talk with to summarize the day.
Thanks Idahosam,

As Mark says Idaho is my favourite place to ride so far. Thanks for your comments. I have a whole month of solo riding ahead of me in August. I can't wait.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:37 AM   #73
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I missed this as well, thanks for posting. Glad BigDog and others gave this a well deserved bump. You hear "crick" most of the time in back country of OR as well.

Hard call to turn back home, but a solo brake down without tools in the big empty of Wyoming would not have been a good situation.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #74
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Great job on the RR!!

I lived in Lewiston,ID for about ten years and they always called em "cricks" over there too!!!

Thanks for sharing.

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