RideOn2

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  1. I jump between 14/46 and 15/46 depending on the profile of riding that i'll be doing.
  2. Have a look at kenda 270's. Will most likely handle all you throw at it except lots of mud.
  3. At 58 I'm old and slow too! I'm into 5yrs with my 02 400S. I bought a 2nd wheel set (S) and ran lots of differant tire combos. Street I had a set of Distanzia's they would hang just fine in twisty's in the 60-75mph speed range. They were nearly useless for off road that involved any kind of mud, My most useful combo was MT16 Front MT43 Rear. Currantly I'm running Kenda TMII's (Mud season) I just bought a set of MEFO explorers for the 2nd wheel set (yet to be tried) For me I prefer to keep my DRZ more off road ready than street.
  4. I haven't riden WVA yet. I'm trying to get a trip together for around the June 20th week. Open to suggestions. At 58 I tend to be fairly cautious but my 18yr old son will really hang it out there. The ride reports describing Hatfield have my interest peeked. I'd need to make sure Life Ins and Health Ins. premiums are paid up. Indian Ridge or River? was recently suggested.
  5. I haven't riden WVA yet. I'm trying to get a trip together for around the June 20th week. Open to suggestions. At 58 I tend to be fairly cautious but my 18yr old son will really hang it out there. The ride reports describing Hatfield have my interest peeked. I'd need to make sure Life Ins and Health Ins. premiums are paid up. Indian Ridge or River? was recently suggested.
  6. I have a bad habit of trotting out my DRZ just to ride it, living in Richmond I've burned up lots of Knobbies. 606, Trex, Kenda TMII's I had just put on a MT43 trials the summer my son got his MC licence. I got to try it in the GWF a couple of times and was really impressed. That summer my son laid claim to the bike and I barely through a leg over it. He racked up over 4K miles on it. He went smashing and bashing trying to keep up with his friends on 4 wheelers. He always got the bike home. I think my favorite combo was MT16 Front MT43 Rear. Right now it has a set of TrackMasters. Been riding some muddy trails lately and there is nothing like decent knobbies for that. I have two wheel sets for the bike and recently mounted a set of MEFO explorerers. I don't think they will do well during mud season but will give them a good work out once things dry up.
  7. I have a set on my BMWK1200RS, I really like the feel of them. They won't last as long as PRII's for sure but they feal great.
  8. Hmm.... I think Lady Gaga only wear her shoes once.......
  9. I'm 5'9 with 30" inseam. I do feel a bit lower with the low seat. If you really like the bike and plan on keeping it a long time, I'd look into real suspension work shorter front forks, rear shocks. William1 had his DRZSM set up for his inseam which I think is less than 28. He's now very happy with the bike. He also had his WR set up the same way. Nothing like a bike that fits to make riding more secure. Axs for the wide part of the seat being in the right place, it works for me. I would bet that if you had SeatConcepts send you just the foam you could put it on the bike, give it a sit and if you needed trimming just get out a Sharpie and start drawing, send it back for trimming. Nothing like putting in the time to get it right. It almost sounds like you would have a blast with my sons TTR 125 with a 150 big bore, no way to dualsport it though.
  10. I'm 225 and if you get a chance to get on any mx course of do any kind of jumping at all you will find the suspension inadaquit. I had my suspension set up for my weight and it it makes all the difference.
  11. Ken, I push 225 and using a smaller spoon these days. Fisher also looks good. The quality of the SeatConcepts is right up there.
  12. Here is my experience, Stock hated it, Suzuki Gel liked it for the 1st hour then hated it. Sat on a friends corbin felt like a rock. Tried Gutz soft not much differant than stock. Just bought a SeatConcepts Low mid foam I've spent about 4hrs on it, it's at least 50% more ridable than stock and getting more comfortable with each ride.
  13. Everything is $$ relative. At 16K and less than perfect maintenece my 02 was starting to smoke a bit. I did a new top end which included the 434 big bore,freah valves seats and springs. I had no issues with the bottom end so I left well enough alone. The bike feels great, not over the top but really solid and noticeably snappyer. One of my earlier mods was the FCRMX. My most recent addition was a new SeatConcepts Low seat. I spent several hours on the bike yeaterday and it felt great all day.
  14. Hey guys, what a great series of helpful answers to a ton of noob ?'s Not much to ad but getting the suspension set for weight is a real "biggie' makes all the diff once the riding cinfidence come up. the more you ride, the more you'll want to try and do. maintence is also a big deal, clean and lube. Oil is always the cheapest insurence any motor vehicile has going for it. The more severe the use, the more important it is. Jack, ride and enjoy your bike. Did a new topend on my used 2002 at 16K. What a great place, TT land!
  15. Wow! from a DRZ to a CBR600. That's a big jump in style of riding. I get it, t,but I think you can find a more "comphy" road ride. For Example: In Dec. I traded the K75 for a 2006 Yamaha FZ6. It's a slightly detuned R6 engine in a bike with semi sports touring ergo's. I got the bike for my son and he clicked off nearly 200mi on it last Sunday and said it was comfortable all day. Not sure the riding position of the CBR will really suit you. A really great go somewhere bike in the Honda line is any VFR from 1994-2001 pre Vtec. Tell your wife you really need 4 bikes, but will settle for two. RideOn