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  1. rokklym

    Off-Road Poker Run

    I'll be out there with a small group just a few days after your ride!! The Black Hills are a great place to ride. One question, Do you need a plate to ride, or can you do your route with a dirt bike?
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    Me vs. DMV dualsporting a XR600

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do. Each state is different so you never know whats gonna happen. I happen to live in one of those states where plating a dirtbike is diffucult. I can take a Volkswagen, cut it in half and weld on a harley front end and get a plate for the god awful thing but for some reason they frown on dirtbikes One of my friends went and bought a Gas Gas FSE450 with an Illinois title. When he went to plate it, he went through the whole process and even had plates in his hand, then right at the end the lady showed him a screen on the computer that said "Gas Gas, all models not roadworthy" so, no plate. I really do not understand where they are coming from by not allowing these conversions. It is actually a small percentage of people doing this, and they are getting money for title and registration that they wouldn't be getting otherwise. Another thing is that you need a plate to ride alot of the trails around here so it would be nice to plate a dirtbike. These goofy state rules will really help companies like Husky and KTM and whoever else steps up to the plate with factory 50 state legal dirtbikes...but damnit, I want to plate an XR400 or 650R. The goofy thing is, some people buy bikes with titles and have no problems getting the thing resitered and some have no luck. I'd hate to buy a bike and find out I couldn't get it plated, that would make it virtually worthless to me and I'd have to do something like break the law or try to title it in a different state.
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    Controversy at Jackson County Wisconsin.

    Cool! Thanks for the link Shawn. We should go up to that meeting in March!
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    Controversy at Jackson County Wisconsin.

    early / mid May sounds good! Thats a nice spot between trips for a little singletrack ride. I remember hearing the rumor about the old loop..any truth to that? The ice riding was great, but COLD! There were almost 30 bikes that showed up. I can't belive how fast some of those guys are. This was just an informal gathering..no actual race. Get those screws put in, sounds like we are going back next weekend. Somebody wanna pick a weekend for a get together in May????
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    Controversy at Jackson County Wisconsin.

    When is opening weekend? Is it in April? Last year we did a few get togethers at and around Crawford Hills and I'd like to do that again this year. I'll be in Baja most of April, so unless its the last weekend or begining of May, I'm out.
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    Controversy at Jackson County Wisconsin.

    Yep, Get the sticker and you don't need to worry about details. Its a very small price to pay for the privelege of riding those great trails.
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    Controversy at Jackson County Wisconsin.

    I may be wrong, I am quite often. When we were planning last years Wisconsin Death trip: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155460 Jay talked to a Jackson cty employee ( who may have been on the ride, can't remember ) but they gave Jay a bunch of maps and info and said we didn't need all the riders to buy stickers if we stuck to public roads and state atv trails. State ATV trails being similar to the Clark county trails in that if you have a plate, you do not need a sticker for those trails. Like I said, I might be wrong but thats what we were told last summer.
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    Controversy at Jackson County Wisconsin.

    True, for Dirtbikes, same rules apply wether your on state or county trails. For street legal dual sport bikes there is a difference, but I'm not getting into that..I'll just say, if you ride Jackson county trails, get the sticker. Get the sticker, follow the rules, and be a good trail user, have fun.
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    Controversy at Jackson County Wisconsin.

    I ride the Jackson County trails a fair bit on my Dual Sport and I always run a Jackson County sticker, even though a majority of the the time I'm not on county trails. The reason I run the sticker is just a courtesy to the county, for allowing use of the trail system. FYI - a pretty good portion of the trail system is state owned, not county..so be aware for the specific rules in the area you are riding. Hey VB_racing.. Is there a link to the Jackson Cty trail riders? I've seen posters at Keytime, but thats about it. I know a decent size group that would be interested in info.
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    How hard is it to break the bead?

    I've had some easy ones, and some tough ones and the tough ones can really be a PITA! I usually can get them without lube but you need the 16" Motion Pro with ya and one more shorter one. You put the end of the long one with the curved end under the rim and you can press the tire down a long ways ( but be careful because it can slip and it comes flying up into your chest or face ). You take another shorter iron and put it close to the second one, maybe an inch and a half away and pull on it and it should go with a lttle work. This probably doesn't make any sense the way I explained it.
  11. For maps, look into the Guia Roji atlas www.guiaroji.com.mx and the International travel maps www.itmb.com I'm not sure when your planning on going, but make sure your informed about any political urest or violence that might be happening. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061029/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/mexico_oaxaca_unrest Also check www.travel.state.gov for more info. # On January 8, 2007, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document. # As early as January 1, 2008, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda by land or sea (including ferries), may be required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security. While recent legislative changes permit a later deadline, the Departments of State and Homeland Security are working to meet all requirements as soon as possible. Ample advance notice will be provided to enable the public to obtain passports or passport cards for land/sea entries.
  12. Mine has the IMS 4.9 gallon in Black. I'm hoping to get all black 07 plastic for it someday, thats why I went with the black tank. The natural looks like a good choice also.
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    Corbin Top (Seat) Panel Leather or Vinyl

    The leather tops are pretty slick, some like it, some don't. I had a leather top on my XR's seat and didn't care for it. When I ordered the Corbin for my DR I went with the Gripper material top, which I don't think they show online. I also got the carbon fiber vinyl side but if I did it again I'd order the gripper sides too, just for gripping with the knees when standing. http://rokklym.smugmug.com/photos/88702621-M.jpg
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    Has anyone done any long touring rides their DR?

    Me and a friend recently did a loop around Lake Superior, about 2100 miles in 4 1/2 days. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167401&highlight=lake+superior I had a DR650 and he had a V-Strom 1000. Both bikes worked great on this trip, so the bike wasn't an issue. Get the Corbin seat, its amazing!! The DR is a great bike for touring, but like the others said, if you planning on going cross country on the freeway, there are better bikes. If your looking to tour and enjoy the scenery, the DR will be a great bike.
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    Buffalo gap or other riding in south dakota?

    Buffalo Gap is right on the southern edge of the Black Hills. From Buffalo gap you can take gravel roads onto the wildlife loop of Custer St Park. There are supposed to be some good bad roads near Buffalo Gap but I've never ridden them. If you have the Gazeteer, look for the Cunny Table, there are supposed to be good stuff there. My friend Jud wrote this: A night at Cedar Pass, in the Badlands would allow you to ride the badlands loop, the unmaintained roads in the park, Sage Creek Road, Scenic, Sheep Mountain Table, and Cuny Table (stop at the Cuny Table Cafe, get an Indian taco, and talk to Nelly Cuny). Trails at Farmingdale, on SD44 between Scenic and Rapid. In this thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132337&highlight=black+hills My South Dakota trip http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141117&highlight=black+hills
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