Thread: new rider and new to overlanding

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Fort Collins

    Default new rider and new to overlanding

    Hi guys. Im not new to camping (Eagle Scout) or road tripping but im a new rider (riding for a season). Just got backe from Overland Expo 2016 and I really wanna do some overlanding on my bike. So I got a 1974 yamaha DT250 2 stroke. Picked it up for a $150 all I had to do was clean the take and carb still nee to do some maintenance but its a good bike! I still need to get a good set of riding gear (recommendations?). I want somthing good but dont want to break the bank (collage student) but after I get that what is everyone's recommendation for someone who is just starting out? I haven't ridden long distance just around town and on trails. Im excited for all of the adventures in my future!!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Elgin, IL (Chicago burb)
    Yes! That DT is sweet!

    With my KE, I've just strapped basic camper gear to it and hit the road.

    Here's my bike set up for my last week long trip.

    2005 Astro (Gandalf) - AWD, 4.3L, 3.42, 140k+ miles
    1997 Astro (Grumpy - $250 Rally Van) - AWD, 4.3L, 3.42, LSD, 2" lift, 31" tires, 335k+ orig engine, $30 eBay fuel pump
    2016 Patriot (MaK - Her Jeep) Painfully stock
    1980 KE100 (Bessie) - 100cc of fury

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Flagstaff, AZ
    I got loaned a set of KLIM riding stuff (jacket and pants), and it's very nice and all, but it's also really expensive if you were gonna go out and buy it. You might want to be sure you like riding before investing a big time purchase. So maybe you could find some used (although that's still apt to be a wad o' cash...)
    "You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but can you pick your friends' noses?"

    1994 4x4 Chev 1.5 ton flatbed, 6.5 turbo diesel, 90 gal. fuel tanks, Ranch Hand bumper, tool boxes, extra lights, neutron collider, etc. etc.

    1997 Toyota CE Land Cruiser, lifted and built, etc. etc.

    1994 Chinook 4x4 on Ford E-350 Dana 60s, 460, E4OD

    2010 BMW 1200GS with luggage, led lights, air horns

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