2006wr450f

What did you do to your WR today?

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Went out on the first "real" ride this year with a couple of other guys, and was mercilessly reminded and educated, on just how bad of shape I'm in..... and on how bad I really need to learn how to ride better.....

Here's a link if you want a good laugh....as usual, the camera doesn't do the hills justice, and the best footage where I'm actually getting the hang of it was covered by the leave that you see hit the lens....and stay there for the nest 10 min....

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Looks like a fun trail. Enjoyed watching the video. A bit far for me to come ride but I wish I could.

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I washed it. Then I noticed that I forgot to wash the dirtiest area, under the rear fender. I guess I get to wash it again.

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Grooving the tire and going for a practice ride before the Wiseco John Penton GNCC this Sunday. Just gonna build up some confidence because Snowshoe was pretty humbling.

My friend just bought a newer RM 125 and he's coming along for his first ride in a long time. Always excited to add a new member to the two wheeled family!

@cage: Ouch, hopefully you didn't have to ride too far injured. One time I slipped and fell over and tried to catch my bike. Might I add that the engine was not running because I was stopped waiting for my slow friends. Bad idea. The bike and I landed on my elbow and snapped my wrist! I was 15 miles away from the truck with my left hand literally snapped off and no way to pull the clutch. That was rough, thank goodnes for electric start and the old guy on the KDX who came along and gave me his ace bandage and aspirin.

Heal up straight and you'll be back out riding in no time. We all hope you feel better soon.

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Cool video Canadian. You and I should ride together, as we are about the same skill level.

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I washed it. Then I noticed that I forgot to wash the dirtiest area, under the rear fender. I guess I get to wash it again.
Why? You will just get it dirty again :thumbsup:

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Cool video Canadian. You and I should ride together, as we are about the same skill level.

I'm on vacation, so was out again today, and plan on going out next two day's...

It's slowly coming back/getting better...lol

Amazing what just seat time does.....

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Nice ride, wish i was back east (I'm from NS.) to ride with you. Also good to see someone else that has issues with the big hills covered in bike chucking, bone jarring, teeth clenching sized rocks. :thumbsup: What cam did you use to film that ride? I need one.

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Nice ride, wish i was back east (I'm from NS.) to ride with you. Also good to see someone else that has issues with the big hills covered in bike chucking, bone jarring, teeth clenching sized rocks. :thumbsup: What cam did you use to film that ride? I need one.

GoPro HD...

Awesome camera, tough, and waterproof.

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Rode the heck out of it. Crashed it. Bent the handlebars and broke the front brake lever.

Ordered a set of pro taper bars off e-bay.

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Flipped the front tire, cleaned and repacked the nasty front wheel bearings. Tomorrow may bring me doing the head bearings. I guess I'll tackle the rear wheel and swingarm next weekend.

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Flipped the front tire, cleaned and repacked the nasty front wheel bearings. Tomorrow may bring me doing the head bearings. I guess I'll tackle the rear wheel and swingarm next weekend.

Why would you flip a front?

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Why would you flip a front?
It came to me with a MX compound tire on the front and what street riding I've done has really worn one side of the knobs off and was getting close to hitting the casing of the tire. By flipping it I can wear the blocks the other way and hopefully even it out instead of just wasting one whole side of the tread blocks.

Once that's done I'll put an actual DOT tire on. The Pirelli Scorpion on the rear is wearing great so that's probably what I'll go with on the front.

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Went out on the first "real" ride this year with a couple of other guys, and was mercilessly reminded and educated, on just how bad of shape I'm in..... and on how bad I really need to learn how to ride better.....

Here's a link if you want a good laugh....as usual, the camera doesn't do the hills justice, and the best footage where I'm actually getting the hang of it was covered by the leave that you see hit the lens....and stay there for the nest 10 min....

Good stuff man! Great video. Thanks for sharing. Hang in there. The more you ride, the better you get-condition and skill-wise !

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loaded her up and getting ready to take off to the Dunes! Pismo here we come!

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Took me a minute to figure out what you were pointing out. It sure does look purty though, at least that area that has been shined.

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What a weekend...

Installed:

Guts Racing tall soft seat foam and comp. cover

FC .50 fork springs

New fork seals and dust covers

13T JT front sprocket

FC 6.0 shock spring

YZ style rear fender

New spark plug

New fuel line

Greased linkage needle bearings

Serviced air filter

I'm ready to go try this new stuff out!

Magnetic

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