Russhole

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    Dirt bikes, classic cars, general shenanigans.

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  1. Washington

    I thought centennial was open to quads. Thats what all the pavers are for.
  2. I ride Tuesdays at Walker usually. The last guy I took did not enjoy himself. Its possible I should have inquired of his fitness level first.
  3. The headlight should plug right in. Did you get a lighting kit or just a tail light by itself? Here's trailtechs install video for the headlight. I used a Tusk lighting kit with my existing headlight set up. Which is a Trail Tech as well. But im using the Tusk battery powered kit because of the kickstart only 2 stroke.
    It was high time that I did some aesthetic updates to my Gas Gas MC 250, but one area that I could kill two birds with one stone was new handlebars. I was running cross braced handlebars, and since plating my bike, that feature was getting in the way of my handlebar mounted accessories. As an ODI V2 Lock-On Grip user, I saw that they had recently released their Podium Flight MX 1 1/8" handlebars. Being impressed with their grips system, I decided to give their handlebars a shot. ODI Podium Flight MX handlebars are made from seamless, double-butted 2014 T-6 alloy that has been shot peened and anodized for strength. I did some Googling and found that it would take over 60,000 psi to bend this material! I know that all handlebars can fail under certain conditions, but it seems to me that ODI is making the Podium Flight MX handlebars from some tough stuff. The left side of the handlebar is knurled for grip adhesion, and the bend specific color choices are paired up with an oversized high-density handlebar pad and subtle "stealth" 2-toned graphics. Sorry Kawi guys, I didn't see green as a color choice. As you'd expect, there are laser etched markings for aligning the handlebars and while most wrap around handguards will be compatible, the handlebar ends are not pre-threaded for inserts. But, it wouldn't be hard to tap them. Lastly, there are 9 bends to choose from, including OE spec & signature options. Because I was comfortable with the feel of my old handlebars, I chose ODI's "CR High" bend in anodized red. Keep in mind that the same bend from different manufacturers can vary, so not a bad idea to compare values. In my case, all values were the same or very close. While I like the handlebar color I chose, I'll note that in some lighting conditions, they can look on the pink side. This might be more noticeable because of my also red plastic handguards that I ended up swapping out. If you're particular about color matches, keep this in mind. ODI Podium Flight Handlebars certainly dressed up my well-used GasGas. Since the Podium Flight MX handlebars do not have a cross brace, I now have a few inches more wiggle room for getting my switches and mirrors in the best position possible. In talking with the ODI folks, I learned that they intentionally design in extra room for rider controls; exactly what I was looking for. While the handlebar pad offers up good protection, its generous size doesn't allow my aftermarket display to fit 100% square as it did before. But, I also understand that it's tough at best to design for all possible aftermarket parts & accessories. So, more of something to keep in mind depending upon your particular set-up. Now I have the extra room needed for extra switches & controls. Since my bike is plated, I've ridden with the Podium Flight MX handlebars while commuting to work, on hard enduro mountain single track, and just about everything in between. And, they did everything that I asked without complaint. I didn't notice them being too stiff, too flexy, uncomfortable, or a hindrance in any way. I simply forgot about them when riding and I think that's a good thing. Naturally I didn't launch my bike off a cliff for you to know how tough they are, but I do go down here/there, so time will tell. But, I expect them to take typical hits without issue, they've done that so far, and that's fine with tme. I can report that the handlebar pad mounts securely, having stayed exactly where I installed it. Pros Most signature bends are available. Many colors to match your bike. High quality finish. Bulletproof construction. Reasonably priced. Cons Anodized red can look pink. Final Thoughts I like the ODI Podium Flight MX handlebars. They're made from quality materials, they seemed well screwed together, and not too pricey for a premium MX handlebar. I don't see how you can go wrong here, save them not having the bend or color choice that you want. More @ https://odigrips.com/store/podiumflght-mx-handlebars ODI Podium Flight MX Handlebars, ready for battle!
  4. Washington

    We call it the 4000 foot landing. Which is basically what it is. Sam's good. Still rides as well. Our littles guys are keeping us busy most of the time.
  5. Washington

    I'm just going to put this here.
  6. I ride on Tuesdays up here at Walker Valley.
  7. I just put my everyday concealed carry pf9 in my tool bag. I dont bring any extra mags though. I ride alone a lot. Sometimes i venture off the beaten path. It is just another tool once its in my bag. I also have a lighter and small saw for extreme emergencies. Riding at Walker Ive encountered bears and multiple mountain lions so for me, it makes sense to carry. Unless of course i have the chainsaw that day...
  8. Was the mountain lion driving the car?
  9. I started riding at 30. My brother tossed me on an '82 DR250, then a left hand kick KTM 400. One year later I had a KTM 200EXC. I live minutes from a riding area so before kids, I was up there ALL the time. I quickly went from novice to gnar in a good summer with the help of a borrowed trials bike. When I first met my wife, I explained to her that dirt bikes were going to be part of our lives and that if she couldn't handle it then the relationship would never go anywhere. She still married me and I have an almost 3 year old that I'm on the hunt for a cheap 50cc bike for. My background came from SCCA Rallycross. The crossover we easy for me. I had a decade of racing cars that I threw out the window because dirt bikes are 100000 times cooler and you don't have to drive them to work the next day after a hard weekend. ... but then I plated a motocross bike...so I still do.
  10. That was my experience and it was positive. Not sure why youre arguing with me about it...
  11. Based on my experience, they only worked off a check list of requirements and that is all the state needs to add a plate to a 2 stroke enduro bike.
  12. In fact they checked headlight, tail light, horn, blinkers, brake lights, mirrors, Speedo, and dot tires. Its not rocket surgery.