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About Shinyboat

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    dirtbiking, snowboarding, riding, wakeboarding, fixing all of my toys
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    02 XR650R random noise & binding in kickstarter

    Mine has done it for a few years too and never went away. Its just something I got used to and never seemed to cause any real problems.
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    Alaska Fairbanks Riders?

    I just moved to Fairbanks from Anchorage. Are there any fellow riders up here?
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    Winter bike's ready and she's got traction!

    How do you tighten a lock nut onto a carraige bolt. I tried and the square portion of the bolt doesn't bit into the rubber and just spins
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    400mi ride through the Alaska Range (new pics)

    Wild Alaskan- Do you leave the bike as a moto bike all the time or do you throw knobbies on it? I have a plated xr650r and have a both dot knobbies and street slicks. I've been living in Anchorage since January with a little time last summer and am still looking for some good guys to ride with on the trail, dual sport, whatever.
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    Alaska dirtbikes

    I've been riding up here on my plated xr650r a few times and I've found a bunch of places that look like they have potential. I've spent quite a bit of time riding to a semi-local glacier. I'd like to go check them out, but haven't yet. Give me a pm when you get here. I wanna do a bunch of riding in July and August!
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    any Alaskans out there???

    Kone- I'm back. I moved back up in January after spending the summer up here. Although, I spent most time riding with the "KTM boys" last summer, they don't want to ride until the ice goes away. Are you making any winter/early spring trips? -shinyboat xr650r
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    Newish rider in the area

    I am who you want to talk to. I am a Senior in Civil Engineering at WSU. I ride a XR650R with a WA plate everywhere. In the past, I have ridden once a week until snowfall makes travel hard. There is incredible, endless riding 30-45 miles away. I've been to McCroskey, Gold Mountain, Bald Mountain, Laird Park, Elk River, etc. I've got trail and topo maps. Most of my buds have graduated already so I am in the market for new riding buddies. Let me know if you'd like to go riding! I can generally go all day Thur/Sat and Sun morning. -Aaron 425-941-6578
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    Anyone ride in Moscow/Pullman area!?

    As far as I know East Moscow Mountain is closed. The forest companies don't want you riding out there. I am not entirely sure if it is legal/illigal to ride their land.
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    Anyone ride in Moscow/Pullman area!?

    If you are on facebook, here is a group I started 2 years ago. I've ridden with a few of the guys on it. Get your bike out there. Even if you don't have transport once you are out there, there are usually others with trucks. We have a great time riding out there! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2211167642
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    any Alaskans out there???

    I just got to Anchorage from Seattle for the summer. I ride a plated XR650R and will ride anything. I would love to go riding with some of you since I don't know anyone!
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    Beverly Dunes to the Saddle Mtns

    I agree there is no real way up from Beverly Dunes. I just rode it this weekend. There is a way up from the dunes on the west end of the Saddles next to the highway next to the river. It is a nice tough hillclimb. Doable, but not for the faint of heart. You need a good tire to make it through all the loose rock.
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    Anyone ride in Moscow/Pullman area!?

    I am down for DSing. I have a plated XR650R. I am trying to get a second set of rims to run more street oriented tires. My current knobbies are legal but they are kinda sketchy and wear fast. I am going riding to Mattawa on Saturday afternoon or or Sat/Sunday. It will be open desert, rocks, sand, and maybe some dunes. Interested? PM with your phone #.
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    Anyone ride in Moscow/Pullman area!?

    Punk RedRider. You're just jealous that I still had awesome fun in 18" of fresh powder today at Silver Mountain and we didn't go riding! It is a good thing we didn't because the roads were nasty last night and this morning and they are salting the roads. The snow is relentless!
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    Anyone ride in Moscow/Pullman area!?

    I go to WSU. Last Fall I rode nearly every weekend. We are going to have troubles this Spring due to the insanely heavy snowpack that is still increasing. Most of my buddies graduate in May, so I will be in the same boat soon. I ride a WA plated XR650R and I enjoy trails, dual sporting, dunes, desert, snow, etc. I keep up with motocross bikes in the woods. What are you on? PM me your phone number and we'll hook up and ride one of these days.