link to eastern National Forest dual sport and trail rides

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link to eastern National Forest dual sport and trail rides

Post by mdubya » Tue May 20, 2008 10:21 pm

This link will contain some valuable info!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=343755
Last edited by mdubya on Wed May 21, 2008 9:20 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: link to eastern National Forest dual sport and trail rides

Post by Roadracer_Al » Wed May 21, 2008 3:56 am

Anyone we know get GPS tracks of those rides lead by Yanni? Those look KILLER. DAMN shame there isn't that kind of riding around here.

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Re: link to eastern National Forest dual sport and trail rides

Post by mdubya » Wed May 21, 2008 9:13 am

Roadracer_Al wrote:Anyone we know get GPS tracks of those rides lead by Yanni? Those look KILLER. DAMN shame there isn't that kind of riding around here.
Oops. I just read that Cannonshot won't be posting a GPS track from Yanni's ride. Louge may be on the receiving end of a GPS track from it though. BTW I posted the wrong link above. Here is the correct link and I will edit the original.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=343755

Once RRob is healed up, we can start pushing into some WV dual sport and trail riding territory we have been meaning to investigate.
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Post by Roadracer_Al » Wed May 21, 2008 11:16 am

Color me there.

I'm still fighting with my dirt wheels. I'm having buyers remorse with the funky hub issues.

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Re: link to eastern National Forest dual sport and trail rides

Post by mdubya » Wed May 21, 2008 12:16 pm

What is the problem with the wheels?
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Re: link to eastern National Forest dual sport and trail rides

Post by Roadracer_Al » Thu May 22, 2008 9:53 am

Me being impatient, mostly, and wanting to have a easy-to-swap set of dirt wheels. I want to be able to bolt the wheels on and go. That means both wheel sets need to have the same brakes.

I got all horned up about dirt riding, didn't investigate enough, pulled the trigger too quickly. I bought a set of Warp 9 wheels in 18/21. W9 caters primarily to the MX and west-coast dune riding crowd, and has only recently added a line of SuMo wheels. They sell compete bolt-on packages - everything is included - rotors, spacers, sprocket, bearings, etc. I thought, great, I'll get a SuMo disk on the front and life's good.

Since W9 doesn't do dual-sports much, they sell a "compatible" hub, rather than a "OEM-Equivalent" hub -- the front is a YZF (identical except for the speedo drive) and a KTM rear, which has the right axle, and sprocket-disk spacing. It uses KTM sprockets and disks, of course.

The problem is, I didn't realize that the rear rotor on the SM is bigger, as well. 240mm to be exact. Most dirt rotors are 210 or 220. So here's the rub: there are only 2 KTM models with a 240 rear. The 950 Adventure and the 990 Adventure. The OEM disk is $189, and the Braking brand disk is $150, but is out of stock. I already had to buy a $50 sprocket because W9 didn't carry a small enough tooth count for the DRZ.

So, I was considering downgrading the SuMo wheel set to the "S" rotor by purchasing a rotor and caliper hanger, but I realized that the S swing arm is different, and may not work, although I could probably MAKE it work. I was even looking at McMaster Carr for 420 stainless sheets to make my own rotor, but that shit's expensive, and I'd still need to have it blanchard ground flat & parallel.

The bitter irony of this is that about a week after I got the W9 wheels, Forrest at Wheeling Cycles starts advertising "OEM-Equivalent" bolt-on wheel sets for the SuMo, for about the same money. THAT would have been the way to go!!! Buyer's remorse sets in..... In retrospect, even lacing a set of rims onto beat to hell OEM wheels would have been a more-reasonable process.

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