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Blind Stroker

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  1. Blind Stroker

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    I think the renewal of the plate and ORV are two completely separate transactions. My tabs expire at a different date from my plate.
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    Broken L. Side Case Recommendations?

    The bike has around 100 well cared for hours on it and runs great. After talking to quite a few people I think i am going to try the JB Weld route and just get by until the bike is ready for a rebuild then deal with the case issue all at once. I hate not having the full resale value but in reality I probably wouldn't recover the cost of repair into the sale value anyway.
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    Broken L. Side Case Recommendations?

    I noticed my 250X leaking oil after a few battle tested rides this summer and found that the lower mount for the case saver cracked completely as well as exposed a hole in the left side engine case. Two questions? 1) Should I totally rip it apart to replace the L. side engine case? And 2) if I do, what else should I replace while doing so? Bearings, crank, seals, top end?????
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    Leak down test

    Great info, thanks Jim.
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    Leak down test

    I just ordered a gas engine leak down tester that is not motorcycle specific. Is there any pressure concerns that I should have when using it to test a 4 stroke motorcycle (250 Honda) instead of a V8 car motor?
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    250x in the woods?

    Rekluse is a weapon in itself especially in a rocky or rooted technical climbs. It still has compression braking as well. I also use the L. hand rear brake which is awesome in the nasty steep downhill switchbacks. My 250x kicks ass in the woods.
  7. One last question for trailmeisterjoe; what pressure did you run your trials tire at?
  8. That is what I was thinking but I have been getting conflicting opinions. One guy said something about inner ribs that will eat through a tube?
  9. I received a Dunlop D308GP from an online retailer that I was planning to use for trail riding this year on my CRF. It is marked as tubeless on the sidewall, will that cause me a problem by running a tube?
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    Elevation of Washington trails and Carbureted bikes

    I had a 2002 DRZ 400s and didn't ever have jetting issues riding from sea level and the Cascade's trails. IMO the DRZ is still the best true 50/50 dual sport (reasonably priced anyway) out there Like Backwoods Bomber I also did the Desert 100 on it which is a testament to it's versatility. I finally got tired of dealing with the weight on the mountain single track and also wanted a better distance bike so I ended up having to replace it with two bikes - a plated CRF 250x and a 990 ADV. I kinda wish I kept the DRZ since it still is a nice fit in the middle of those two and was a hell of a wheelie machine but my CRF is night and day better on trails than the DRZ ever was and the 990 smokes pavement and fire roads.
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    Hangover Scrambles @ Washougal, January 1st!

    First off please excuse my ignorance but what are the rules/strategy to a Hair Scramble? I have been conquering single track my whole 45 year life and now find myself just starting to play in some of these organized events but need a little help understanding how I should approach it? Is this like an enduro where both slow or too fast time can hurt you or are hair scrambles just a grip it and rip it to the finish type of event??
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    YZ 85 Trail Beast?

    I want to tame my kids 85 for better trail performance. I am thinking that a flywheel weight would do the trick? Do you guys have any suggestions on a weight or any other modes you think would make a 2008 Yz 85 into a trail machine?
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    Help CRF250X Low end Hesitation

    Sounds to me like you are talking about the common "bog" problem the 250x has. There is a ton of information about it on in these forums if you search under that key word. The jetting at the low/initial part of the throttle is more a factor of your leak jet than anything. I fixed it by installing a QuickShot III so that I can easily adjust the leak circuit instead of fumbling with different jets. It also allows you to further adjust it when you find yourself at a different altitude and the bogs starts to reappear. I highly recomend it for fixing the bog problem all of the X's have. https://www.boyesen.com/quickshot-3-mx
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    Race Tech Fork Springs

    2005 CRF 250x re-sprung with RaceTech's - love it.