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post #11 of 29 Old 05-01-2013, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, my tires are very street oriented, and got stuck in mud on a snowmobile trail last week, I'm sure things are wetter than last year, so do you think the trails will be more muddy than not? Have you been out on that trail this year yet? Looking forward to it, see you Saturday.
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Hey, my tires are very street oriented, and got stuck in mud on a snowmobile trail last week, I'm sure things are wetter than last year, so do you think the trails will be more muddy than not? Have you been out on that trail this year yet? Looking forward to it, see you Saturday.
I doubt it will be muddy... The fields are dry enough and starting to get "dusty" dry here... BUT the water that is there (a few small crossings) will be higher than last year. I know there are two big puddles that you might have to be extra careful through but we'll stop and check them out first. I would not worry about the "running water" crossings as the good folks of hydro have put enough crush rock on the bottom that even street tires have no problem.

Which tires? I had Shinko 705s and they were useless in the mud but were capable of handling the rest of the trail with no problem.
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post #13 of 29 Old 05-01-2013, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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I think they are Metzler. But I'm not sure.
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Tourance or Karoo? BIG difference!!

You'll be fine. There will be enough people to get you unstuck if you do end up burying the bike.
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I think Tourance......
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Even then they will work for this trail. Just be careful going in and out of puddles and pick a line through the deepest part (normally right down the middle).

The weather forecast is looking great for Saturday!
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Thanks for the invite to ride Saturday. I'm gonna have to pass on the trial ride this time. I just got the bike, kinda wanna keep it outta the mud and bush for now. I also would like to get use to the bike bodes I take it off roading. I'd be up for some dirt road riding or pavement. If there is a ride taking place, pla let me know I will try to make it out. [email protected] is my email. Thanks. Have a great ride.
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Thanks for the invite to ride Saturday. I'm gonna have to pass on the trial ride this time. I just got the bike, kinda wanna keep it outta the mud and bush for now. I also would like to get use to the bike bodes I take it off roading. I'd be up for some dirt road riding or pavement. If there is a ride taking place, pla let me know I will try to make it out. [email protected] is my email. Thanks. Have a great ride.
Noted and understood. Just keep an eye on here and if you get the "trail bug" feel free to tag along. I'll post some pics of the ride to tempt you for next time... If you do go trail riding (or any riding where you think it would test your potential) please be sure to not go alone.

I also want to keep my bike out of the mud
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Thanks appreciate it. Have a great day. I wouldn't dare go trail riding alone. Cheers.
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post #20 of 29 Old 08-07-2013, 08:52 PM
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Another KLR rider here out of Barrhaven. I know you're all around because I've seen some other KLR's riding around.
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