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About rmac585

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  1. The princess comment was to SexyBomb!.. anyways hopefully we can meetup on the 26th.
  2. This Friday its the streetbikes turn! Gonna be at Willow Springs Raceway. For sure gonna go the 26th though, but April 2nd will be on the street bike again. Hey Princess im sure if you post when your gonna go ride that there would be a few other TT riders there that would be happy to give you some pointers!
  3. for newbies I would say milestone in riverside, if you can to travel some then CE in victorville area, im still somewhat a newbie and thats where i started! CE has the hillside track that is usually pretty tame, and milestone has the intermediate track which is mostly for quads but its ok for newbies but the vet track is great for learning! I started just doing fridays for a smaller crowd out there, and pretty much still only do fridays mornings now! Matter of fact im taking a buddy out there for his FIRST MX ride this friday 12th, so if you can make it you can pit with us.
  4. Work got in the way of fun .......and Fridays are booked till January.
  5. The cam was aiming alittle low but it came out ok.... well it woulda been better if i was clearing everything!
  6. yea, i'll be there!
  7. So you guys are gonna be out this friday? Man ive got a TON of things to do before leaving for the weekend but im really gonna try n see if i can squeeze that in!
  8. I didnt make it, the wife and kids came down with something, so i stayed with them... then i started catching it:banghead:... anyways im feeling good again, so wanna try to make it this Friday 23rd.. anyone else gonna be out there?
  9. hey sharp shooter, i'll plan on being there, what do you ride? I'll be in the black dodge with the blue/white yz426f.
  10. hi all a bit new to the forum and this whole riding on dirt stuff.... anyways back ground in road racing and just started MX riding, ive got a yz426f and have been to comp edge hillside track about 3 times. im still figuring out this transition to dirt so try to ride when its not crowed and milestone is only 30mins from my house so i want to start riding there during the week in the mornings maybe 9-@1pm'ish or so... i love table tops- scared of doubles, and know i need to be predictable and hold my line... but mostly i just wanna be fast! lol as ive found in roadracing speed comes with seat time and advice from the faster more experienced guys.... so if anyone hits milestone during the week let me know, i'm planning on being there tommorrow morning to get my membership do some laps!
  11. Hi fellow Thumper owners, The short intro.... I've just recently started riding dirt and bought my first dirtbike last month 2000 YZ426F, it was a smoken deal as it needed a bit of TLC. Originally i was searching for the 250 but when i saw this one i couldnt pass it up. So i did all my research on this site through the search tool, from the differences on the two bikes to what i should do/check when i buy it... There is so much info on this site i said i'll post when i have a question that has not been answered or after my first ride! whatever comes first.... Yea Im already sore from my first ride on the bike at Competitive Edge MX in SoCal this morning. The longer version...... So im a long time sportbike rider and former Roadracer and current track rider but for some unknown reason never road a dirtbike... So my buddy invited me to the MX track raving about how much fun it is, so i show up and ride a ttr230 and him on his yz250f... and wow it was FUN and after trying his 250 i was like... IM GETTIN ME ONE OF THESE! So the search was on, when i found this 426 i just couldnt pass it up.... i searched the forums and found the model to be pretty much bullet proof for the most part, so i picked it up! I searched the forums and downloaded the service manual and went to work... first part i ordered.... a kick stand! Then started with changing every fluid on the bike, the engine oil was clean and the filter too, suprizingly so was the fork oil... Repacked all the bearings (water proof Maxima grease) most of the bearings werent too bad till i got to the linkage area that is, i ended up replacing 2 down there. Since i had the shock out i figured what the hell i'll drop it off at race tech and then start on the motor. When i had tested the bike it was pretty noisey (clanking) and knew because of the search tool this was beyond normal and that i'll need to check the counter balancer shaft... sure enough it had a few degrees of play, then the serious work started... Once i got the clutch stuff and side case off i figured since im in here and its apart im gonna do some other mods and preventative stuff. I ordered the parts for the 01 clutch mod and sealed off the oil filter drain hole (the screw was already stripped too) ordered some new bolts and a new straight key, with the new key in there was still alittle play luckily it wasn't on the shaft, it was loose on the gear side, turned out the gear slot was had widened over time and had a stress crack!... ordered some more parts, primary gear and a stainless reusable oil filter.... also decided to make my own straight key .... alot of patient grinding and filing to get a nice and snug fit, i also made it longer so there will be no movements. Re-assmebled with the new parts and started on the valves area, so i picked up a new cam chain some shims, oil, engine ice and well well well what do you know...just so happen there was a nearly new 03 450 exhaust cam on ebay so i figured im in this much already so why not! So after tripple checking everything and getting it all back together with the help of the free service manual and the search tool, the important stuff was done!. I was talking to my buddy who also is a roadracer and new dirt rider about how cool and easy it was to work on these things and i think he said it best... "yea its like playing with legos" LOL so true... it was really fun! Now i figured i'd do some cosmetic stuff, they guy had just got new bodywork and graphics and some ASV levers which was nice, although he spray painted the pro tapers bars black to match the Tag upper clamp and cut the bars shorter so it was impossible to get the levers in a comfortable place.... i ended up going and getting some new tapers in black and some pillowtop grips! (nice) Also picked up a new seat skin to match the bike, hey while not get this cool shifter, and radiator cap, and hour meter.... you know how it is... and lastly some race numbers so i can run my former roadrace number (ahhh memories). So anyways got everything on and back together and adjusted to my liking, filled it up with some cheap bike oil and started it up... which was way easier now! and noticably "quieter" but still alittle noisey. Let it warm up as i checked everything out for any issues... all was clear, dumped the oil and pulled the filter and the oil strainer from the frame just incase... all clear, put some new washers and put in the good oil, then took it for a test spin... pretty cool. So then today i took it to the track... WOW im slow and outta shape! but i had a great time and the bike worked flawlessly, even after spinning the rear out from under me that didnt take long LOL but couple of kicks and kept going. So basically what im trying to say is dirt bikes are AWESOME oh and this site is an unbelievable wealth of knowledge... all my questions were answered before i could ask... Thank you fellow members!