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  1. veedow

    Cant afford a gopro? well.....

    I like the size of those cameras, and the quality is pretty good for the price. I posted this, on another camera topic. Thought you might be interested... I tried a cheap China camera (GearPro) and was pleasantly surprised with the results. The quality does not compare to any of these higher end cameras, but for my purpose (local trail riding) it suits my needs. Heck for under $40, it’s worth it for all the mounts they include. These occasionally show up on woot.com, and that’s where I bought mine, but you can get them on amazon all the time, for a little more. If anyone is interested, I can post some sample videos. woot: http://tech.woot.com...port-action-cam $39.99 Amazon: http://www.amazon.co..._pr_product_top $49.98
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    1995 Yamaha RT 100 - Revving high non-stop...

    This happened to my RT180, last year. It was my throttle cable. I ended up lubing the cable from the top & bottom. That fixed it for me.
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    He's Hooked

    I just got my boy (age 12) riding this year. He sure digs it too! There is a trail close to the house. Since he was new to riding, I would walk the trial while he buzzed around, just incase he dumped it. After a few weeks of watching him, I got the itch, to get a bike. I bought an old, cheap bike so we could ride together. It's been a great summer, spending time together. I remember when I was his age, riding my dirt bike was one of my fondest memories growing up.
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    Contour OUT OF BUSINESS

    I tried a cheap China camera (GearPro) and was pleasantly surprised with the results. The quality does not compare to any of these higher end cameras, but for my purpose (local trail riding) it suits my needs. Heck for under $40, it’s worth it for all the mounts they include. These occasionally show up on woot.com, and that’s where I bought mine, but you can get them on amazon all the time, for a little more. If anyone is interested, I can post some sample videos. woot: http://tech.woot.com/offers/gear-pro-720p-hd-sport-action-cam $39.99 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Gear-Pro-High-Definition-Action-Wide-Angle-Camcorder/dp/B008JFS5W8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top $49.98
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    When do you call it quits?

    mmmdirt: I hear you! Hope your buddy has a speedy recovery! Take care.
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    When do you call it quits?

    YZ490-DEVIL: He's doing really good. He only had the neck brace only during the overnight at the hospital. In 2 weeks he gets his cast off, then physical therapy. He remembers going riding that evening, but has no memory of the crash. He wants to fix the bikes and ride next year. I think if he did remember the crash, he might change his mind about riding again. We already bought all the parts (used) to fix both bikes. Forks & wheel assembly for his bike $250 delivered and $50 for a new front wheel assembly for my bike. In fact, I got the entire front end and frame for my bike, for $50. Not too bad. Yesterday we worked on his bike. The week before he took a ride with me to get parts for my bike. So, we'll fix them this year and try it again next spring. His mom, isn't too happy about it, but she knows how much fun the both of us have riding together. As far as me, the worse I had was some bad bruises.
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    When do you call it quits?

    Thanks everyone for the kind words. YZ490-DEVIL: Good to hear cancer can't stop you from riding! Thanks for posting the photo of the KX80. It does look mint! edge22: thanks for the great thread. It's good to hear you are doing better. As far as "when to call it quits"? I guess you are the only one that can truly answer that. I was never a competitive rider. That said, like others have mentioned, maybe a different type of riding? I wish everyone, safe rides and landings!
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    When do you call it quits?

    Back in March, I talked my wife into letting me get our son a bike for for his 12th birthday. I remember when I was his age, having dirt bikes was one of my fondest memories. So we surprised him with nice, used CRF100, for the trails by the house. He took to learning the clutch real quick, and soon he was riding the trails. I would walk when he would ride, just because he was a new rider, I wanted to be around, if he dumped the bike. After a month, I got the itch to get a bike, so I (age 46) could ride with him. A guy I worked with, was selling his '91 RT180. So, I picked it up super cheap. It's not the best bike, but it had low miles and was perfect for my situation. We rode the trails all summer, having a great time. Until a few weeks ago, when we crashed into each other, head on. The trail is narrow, with high brush. We both came buzzing around a corner, and next thing you know, our forks lock, and we are both flying through the air! He sling shot backwards, and I flew over the handlebars, and land next to him. We both had proper gear on, but I was so scared for him. He was screaming that he was hurt. I took that as a positive sign. At least he was conscious. I asked him what hurt? He said, "Everything"! After he calmed down, I asked if he could walk? He was able to get to his feet, and I helped him to the house. I called for the wife and she took him to the ER. She didn't know that we crash into each other. She said that I should go get the bikes and meet them at the hospital. I hurried back out to get the bikes. My front rim was bent, but I could ride it back to the house. I went back out for his bike, and the front wheel was so mangled, it wouldn't go thru the forks. I threw it down on the ground and started jumping on the rim, trying to bend it enough so it would roll. I started to push his bike back, but it was pretty far out. So I started it, and rode it back real slow. When I got to the ER, they had his head in a brace and ran a bunch of tests. He ended up with a concussion, fractured eye socket, broken cheek bone, and both bones broken in his arm. I was checked out too, nothing major. Just a sprained wrist and major stomach bruising. It's been a few weeks, he's healing quickly! In a couple more weeks, his cast comes off. He remembers riding that evening, but has no recollection of the crash. For weeks, when I closed my eyes, the crash was all I could see. Who knows how bad it could have been, if we didn't have all of our gear on? We are thankful, it could have been a lot worse. We are currently fixing the bikes for next year. So far his mom has been pretty cool. No 4sale signs on the bikes. Sorry for the long post. If my son wants to keep riding, so will I.
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    Honda CRF100F 2007

    My son's (age 12) 1st bike. Took to a clutch no problem. Great bike to learn on.
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    Honda CRF100F (2007)

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    My son's (age 12) 1st bike. Took to a clutch no problem. Great bike to learn on.
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    Yamaha RT180 (1991)

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    Bought it early this spring, so I could trail ride with my son. All I did is clean the carb. It's stone stock, but in great shape for being over 20 years old! It has those 80's Miami Vice colors, but it goes!
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    Yamaha RT180 1991

    Bought it early this spring, so I could trail ride with my son. All I did is clean the carb. It's stone stock, but in great shape for being over 20 years old! It has those 80's Miami Vice colors, but it goes!
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