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Wasabi
11-28-2004, 11:32 PM
My friend Tony and I have been to Huntsville twice to ride the trails at the Sam Houston National park. The first trip we were rained out. Tony has a Yamaha 03 TTR250 and I ride a 00 Kawasaki KLR650. We rode for seven hours and only totaled 34 miles. Lots of mud, sand, tree roots, and twisty trails. Looking forward to several more trips to the park as soon as it drys up.

Here are a few pics

RV and bikes, first trip

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All the water crossings have bridges
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A tree branch got wedged between my rear wheel and fender

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The sand was a real challenge and I drop my bike several times.

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We hooked up with an ATV rider, he has a wench, and nevers falls over in the sand :-D

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Tourmeister
11-29-2004, 01:15 AM
Man that really makes me want to come out and play!! Dad has two ATV's just like the one in that last pic, winch and all. Let me know when you are coming down next time and maybe I'll get the ATV out to come play. They really are quite fun!

Adios,

Bagwell
11-29-2004, 12:31 PM
Man that really makes me want to come out and play!! Dad has two ATV's just like the one in that last pic, winch and all. Let me know when you are coming down next time and maybe I'll get the ATV out to come play. They really are quite fun!

Adios,

Scott,
I have an extra dirt bike for the time being that you could ride on sometime. I like going out there, but wont ride alone really. You know, it needs to be ridden now and then to keep it fresh. ;-) I really should focus on selling it again sometime soon. I guess I need to clean it up real pretty for that though.

gotdurt
12-13-2004, 10:42 AM
Or you can keep it to take friends riding :roll: What I wouldn't give to go for a romp in the SHNF again.....

buck000
12-13-2004, 12:51 PM
We hooked up with an ATV rider, he has a wench, and nevers falls over in the sand :-D

Nice reports, but more pictures of the wench, please. :twisted:

Bagwell
12-13-2004, 09:52 PM
Or you can keep it to take friends riding :roll: What I wouldn't give to go for a romp in the SHNF again.....

Well, I would like to keep it but I really need to get rid of it and get something that anyone can ride from me to my dad who is 5' 8" or of course a buddy. If you like, we will have to go out riding while I have it.... or even after I get something else to take its place.

gotdurt
12-14-2004, 10:16 AM
Or you can keep it to take friends riding :roll: What I wouldn't give to go for a romp in the SHNF again.....

Well, I would like to keep it but I really need to get rid of it and get something that anyone can ride from me to my dad who is 5' 8" or of course a buddy. If you like, we will have to go out riding while I have it.... or even after I get something else to take its place.

What is "it"? Price?

Tx Rider
12-14-2004, 11:17 AM
I really need to get off my tush and finish tearing my KTM down and get it fixed, winter is halfway over already.....

gotdurt
12-14-2004, 11:50 AM
I really need to get off my tush and finish tearing my KTM down and get it fixed, winter is halfway over already.....
Avoid the hassle and donate it to a good cause.... me.

Tourmeister
12-14-2004, 01:47 PM
Casey might qualify as a basket case, but definitely not a charity case :-P

Tx Rider
12-14-2004, 02:40 PM
LOL, well I got the seat, tank off, carb off, and realized I'll probably have to yank the motor and take it down to clean up the cylinder and crack the crankcase open if I want to fix the oil leak.

Then I have a charging system problem and a bad rear brake switch. And a proprietary battery that goes for $179.00 to fix.

This thing has less than 1000 miles on it, 100% in the most extreme offroad I could find and has only been down twice. Freakin fork seals are going bad sitting up like it is too.

When I moved to Dallas I gave all my tools to my brother, so now I'm not really set up that well for engine deconstruction, not to mention with 6 bikes and trailer in the garage I got zero room to work..

I'm hating this situation. I know a bill to get it back in shape from a shop would probably equal what it's worth to sell so that's right out.

gotdurt
12-14-2004, 02:46 PM
Like I said.....

Tourmeister
12-14-2004, 04:33 PM
Casey has some kind of strange understanding/attraction to bikes like this... ;-)

Adios,

Bagwell
12-14-2004, 08:19 PM
Or you can keep it to take friends riding :roll: What I wouldn't give to go for a romp in the SHNF again.....

Well, I would like to keep it but I really need to get rid of it and get something that anyone can ride from me to my dad who is 5' 8" or of course a buddy. If you like, we will have to go out riding while I have it.... or even after I get something else to take its place.

What is "it"? Price?

It is a 1999 Kawasaki KLX300 in great condition that I am asking $2000 for.... or maybe an interesting trade. :)

AggieVFR
12-14-2004, 08:19 PM
I miss riding in the forest! I was looking pretty hard for a dual sport when I got my first street bike so I wouldn't have to miss out on the dirt, but I got such a good deal on my Interceptor I couldn't pass it up. Then later on I traded my Quadracer for a CR500 foolishly thinking I could someday tame the beast. :lol: I rode it a handful of times and had to part with it before I killed myself. Its departure allowed me to afford the VFR when the engine in my Interceptor 500 decided to spring a mysterious internal coolant leak. Now I sit and dream of riding the trails again. No speeding tickets in the woods, just big trees and sandy washouts to "tax" stupidity and/or squidly behavior. I miss it... :-(