Dakota Dual Sport Riders

General Discussions => Member Introductions => Topic started by: locopny on October 09, 2015, 02:42:09 AM

Title: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: locopny on October 09, 2015, 02:42:09 AM
Howdy...Picked up my current bike (1987 Honda XL600R) this last spring. I'm due to bring it home from UT in the next month or so for some maintenance.  This is the 3rd 600 Honda for me. Previous were an 84 and an 86.  would like to meet and ride in the Hills or ????

Used to ride all over the CA deserts on these....and once from LA, CA to SLC, UT.....recall it was fun-just not overly fast.

(http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1052976/fullsize/00a0a_47hqixo8jx4_600x450.jpg)
hopefully this shows up.  it has a rear rack on it now....from the ad I bought it from.
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: greatbuffalo on October 09, 2015, 02:57:23 AM
Welcome Loco. Riding will be getting rarer from here out but stayed tuned for Spring Rally info nearer the beginning of the year.

There may be the odd ride, keep an eye on the "who's riding" section.

Again, welcome to the forum. Great folks around here.
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: Hank on October 09, 2015, 08:29:36 AM
Welcome!

I love your bike.   There is something extra cool about that vintage Honda to me, especially with those colors.     Probably a nostalgia thing for me.

We'll start planning the June rally in a few months so we have something to look forward to.
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: mitchn06 on October 09, 2015, 09:08:03 AM
Welcome to the addiction, umm I mean forum. I had the 86 xr600r a few years ago. Fun bike, wish I still had it. Hopefully meet you in the spring, as there was zero Hondas at the past 2 rallys with the exception of duffers xr650r.


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Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: ryani on October 09, 2015, 09:32:17 AM
Love the bike! Welcome to the club.
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: Fletch on October 09, 2015, 10:38:02 AM
welcome, hope yours works as well as Duffers ;D
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: locopny on October 10, 2015, 12:33:17 AM
thanks for the welcome.

I stupidly sold my 86 that I had all set the way I wanted before moving to the great north plains.  Had this type through college and plenty of miles.  Finally found its replacement. I have a couple months to get it where I'd like it to be yet.  Should be a couple good days to run the bike during the winter....hope hope hope.....just have to let it warm up longer before I ride.  That clutch lever can feel mighty stiff once its cold   haha
Title: Howdy back.....
Post by: Buzz on October 29, 2015, 05:14:52 PM
Welcome aboard.....

Maybe we'll see ya on a Black Hills trail. Ever been out this way?

Lots of Hondas around here.

If you happen across any '74/'75 (Falta) CZ 400s gimme a call.

Buzz.
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: locopny on October 29, 2015, 10:46:53 PM
Not on a bike Buzz... Sure want to however.  Half the reason for getting another bike. 

Did drive around the Hills some in my Bronco a few years ago....there was 4 of us on that trip checking out logging roads and dirt paths. 
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: locopny on October 17, 2016, 09:19:09 PM
Well after forgetting my password and taking forever to get the bike titled and back from Utah....I have it sitting in the garage (after riding it around for the day of course) in ND now as of last week.
I'm almost game for a quick ride dodging those pheasant hunters.
back to the forum for searching.....
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: Abercrombie on October 17, 2016, 11:31:57 PM
Welcome to the forum Locopny from a fellow SE ND native.  I am fairly new to the forum also and joined to find fellow dual sport riders to enjoy the sport with.  I am planing on making a Dakota Dual Sport Riders event or two next summer if I can squeeze it in.
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: locopny on October 18, 2016, 01:31:20 AM
Abercrombie...like the town?

I'm in Ellendale (south of Jamestown)  nothing much except a few spectacular section line roads to test the skill level.  I am trying to get the shelter belt set for skill building and used the skidder to mound up some of the dirt piles to create a challenge. 
Interested in that DakAL...or atleast parts of it.  One of those trips I'd like to get my dad out on if I can find him another bike.
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: Abercrombie on October 23, 2016, 08:45:52 AM
Abercrombie...like the town?

I'm in Ellendale (south of Jamestown)  nothing much except a few spectacular section line roads to test the skill level.  I am trying to get the shelter belt set for skill building and used the skidder to mound up some of the dirt piles to create a challenge. 
Interested in that DakAL...or atleast parts of it.  One of those trips I'd like to get my dad out on if I can find him another bike.

Yep, like the town.  We will have to meet up and go for a ride sometime.   Yes, SE North Dakota has a very little to offer for dual sport riding. 

There is some nice country half way in between Abercrombie and Ellendale in the sand hills South of Leonard, but I believe it is all private pasture or Natural Grass lands and I am not aware of any place to ride other than the roads.

Another place that I think would be fun to ride and camp is just West of you along the Sheyenne river near the Little Yellowstone park and camp ground.  Again I don't know what access or riding is available along the Sheyenne river valley but I would have a blast just riding the dirt and gravel roads in that area.
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: locopny on October 23, 2016, 03:30:10 PM
i'm game aber....

looking into a new skid lid and maybe some other protective stuff.  doing some maintenance right now on the bike, but mostly could be done quick I suspect.    Or were you not thinking of this year yet? 
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: Abercrombie on October 24, 2016, 10:17:57 PM
i'm game aber....

looking into a new skid lid and maybe some other protective stuff.  doing some maintenance right now on the bike, but mostly could be done quick I suspect.    Or were you not thinking of this year yet?

I'm game for any time this fall or next summer. I'm a Fargo fireman so my schedule is a bit strange with the 24 hour shifts but it gives me a lot of days off to ride.
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: locopny on October 25, 2016, 12:38:00 AM
Harvest just got done...literally.  So I should be able to spend more time on the bike now.

I'll shoot ya a message as soon as I'm back together.  I think there's still some decent riding weather left yet.
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: locopny on May 16, 2020, 02:16:28 PM
Going to add this here.  Got this selfie while we were out on the AT for my birthday and our anniversary ride.
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: sandhillrider on May 16, 2020, 07:48:44 PM
Looking good. Enjoy your friends visit!!
Title: Re: Howdy from SE ND
Post by: locopny on May 16, 2020, 09:28:12 PM
Probably be there on Wed night...if that is still happening...?