Eastern PA BS-O-Rama-A Useless Thread

Hey
Maybe we should have a useless thread for us gay Eastern PA guys to twitter in. Post pictures of our bikes napping. And bitch about NJ and just shoot the breeze. If you think so, say anything you want here(within ADV rules that is). Just try not to be too hateful. Work out the winter cabin fever here......

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Vmax sleeping....SHHHHHH

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Formula E – The future of motorsports

Just started watching this series a few weeks ago on youtube and it's pretty excellent. Open wheeled cars that actually pass each other and don't get called for penalties when a little rubbing goes on. I also really appreciate that the future of racing uses very simple cars without traction control ,abs and use the same tires rain or shine.
For those not familiar with it, it's a spec chassis/aero package and the manufacturers provide the power/drive train. Previously the manufacturers...

Formula E - The future of motorsports

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2 Dirtbags in the SoCal & SoAZ deserts

This covers just the highlights from 3 days of dual sporting. The first two days did not have a lot of dirt miles but were fun. The 3rd day was fantastic with 80 miles of dirt including 40 miles of two-track.

We rode DRZ400s.

This was supposed to be a much longer trip but we cut it short due to rain and snow in AZ.

Tracks are attached

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Day 1 San Diego area to Palm Desert

Paved Palomar Mtn...

2 Dirtbags in the SoCal & SoAZ deserts

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250 DS vs 1000 ADV

Hi all, currently own a 2007 DL1000 but would like to attempt to ride the TWAT sometime soon, I already own the VEE but it is not farkled for off-road use, and in Illinois there is practically no trails so I can bet that taking it to the TWAT would probably be one of the few off-road rides I'll be doing.

Just wondering if I should trade the Vee in for a 250 Dual sport of some kind or keep it and learn to ride it off road, as I have no actual experience riding off road unless I am crashing...

250 DS vs 1000 ADV

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Tail light wiring

I'm adding a brake light to my off road only WR450, but I would like to eventually try to get it plated so would like to do it right the first time.

Will probably wind up using just a simple 3 wire led brake light (Acerbis or similar)
Was planning on using a Honda trx atv front master, it’s cheap and has a built in brake switch, and building a bracket to use a pull type rear brake switch, the type with the spring.

But 12v electrical throws me for a loop at times. So how do I go about...

Tail light wiring

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Riding to Alaska for breakfast on a dirt bike

OK. I'm in the mood for a ride. for breakfast. in Coldfoot, Alaska.

So, it's Wednesday. Coffee is brewing.

I recently scored a new scoot (to me) and have to figure what to take and how the luggage is going to attach to the bike.

The bike:
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I'm not a fan of the color scheme, but it's functionality is what is needed for my style of adventure travel - and it does wheelies. The GS didn't do those. That's OK.

Ooh, gotta take swimmies - gotta stop at Liard! Take...

Riding to Alaska for breakfast on a dirt bike

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950 SE VERSUS THE 1090 ADVENTURE

A number of my friends have recently purchased KTM 1090 Adventures. I have a 2008 KTM 950 Super Enduro R and am wondering which is the best bike between the two for riding on dirt roads. The 950 is about 50 lbs. lighter and is easier to mount and dismount than the 1090. I love my SE and would hate to sell it and find out later that I liked it better than the 1090. Your thoughts please?

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I Bought Another Motorcycle!

I’ve been looking for a 2nd motorcycle now for a few months.

I want a second (backup) motorcycle so when my brother, my son or best friend comes to visit (without their motorcycles) we can take a ride together. This way they won’t need to rent one at about $120 per day.  Crazy prices huh?  Or is it Just an excuse for another motorcycle?

I wasn’t in a hurry since I already had a bike.

I had three requirements.

– First it needs to be a Harley-Davidson. I’ve had Harley’s for so long now, I don’t want to change. It’s what I like!

– Second, It must be a 2007 or newer. That’s the year Harley changed from 5 speed to 6. It’s easier on the motor and makes a noticeable difference on long rides at highway speeds.

– Third, my price limit is $7,000. I don’t want to spend too much on a second motorcycle.

After searching off and on for a few months, I found one 1,500 miles away, in Washington, the same town as my brother. How nice is that? Not very convenient for me since it’s so far away, but at least I have a place to keep it until I can get out there and ride it home. And the price had just been reduced to $6,999. I don’t think their selling many bikes right now due to the weather, and the new models are arriving.

So I bought it over the phone! I had enough air miles saved up for a round trip ticket, so I flew out to take care of the paperwork last weekend.

My new, used 2007 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic.

Now I just need to find time to go back and get it. Winter is settling in and with the possibility of ice on the roads in the northwest USA, it may not be the best time of year to ride it back to Arizona.

So I’ll try and be patient and wait!

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Adventure in Ohio?

Howdy,
I've been lurking around here a bit lately, this whole adv. thing looks like a real ball. Any other Ohioans around? Where do you get dirty at? I know you can ride dirt/atv's in Wayne Forest, anywhere else?
About me... 29, married, 2 kids. I have a Yamaha FZ1 that I ride alot, almost 17k this year. It rocks.
:drums It also eats tires so I'm kinda looking for a cheap thumper for commuting/adventuer. If you have a pile of xr/klr or similar parts that need removed from your...

Adventure in Ohio?

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