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Bill DeWahl

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About Bill DeWahl

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    California
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    Uhhh, art, pottery and underwater basket weaving. DUH!

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  1. Bill DeWahl

    comparison shopping

    North of Sac about 1 hour. No thanks, tho. I wanna new one. Nothing like shiny new toys.
  2. Bill DeWahl

    comparison shopping

    I know. They're both really good brands. I've just always liked Honda for reliability. I got an 01 Accord with 276,000 on it and still going strong. Gets 30 mpg on the hwy.
  3. Bill DeWahl

    comparison shopping

    I like the 200's. I've been riding an 85 i.t 200, and another yamaha, since I sold the 250x. I just can't spend the $ on a 300. My buddy got a 17 Husky 300. It's very nice! I rode it a bit (finally lol) a few days ago. But $9200! Yikes. One of my other friends bought an 06 wr450 about 4 years ago for 2500. Hasn't had a problem with it. He doesn't ride a lot as he has 4 youngsters at home. But, it's a solid bike.
  4. Bill DeWahl

    comparison shopping

    Puhleeze. Lol. My 06 250x I rode for 7 years. Only thing that went wrong with it was the clutch safety switch. You know, where you have to have the clutch in to start it. That's it. I put about 2500 miles on it.
  5. Bill DeWahl

    comparison shopping

    The wr 250f is more like it. 258 lbs. 30 day warranty? Big whoop.
  6. Bill DeWahl

    comparison shopping

    Oh wait. That wr 250r is a street legal version? No. Not what I want. I gotta look a little more. My bad.
  7. Bill DeWahl

    comparison shopping

    So, I'm thinking of getting new 250x. I bought an 06 new and sold it in '14. Been riding a couple of old air cooled yammie 2 strokes, but, I think it's time for another new bike. I really want the reliability of new. So in comparing the 250x to a wr250 the thing that jumped out at me is the weight. The x is 254lbs with gas, oil, etc. The wr comes in at 295 with gas, oil, etc.! That's quite a difference. At my age, that's huge! Lol I did the c.c.c mods on my 06 shortly after I got it. All that still applies to the 18 models, I assume? https://bikez.com/motorcycles/honda_crf250x_2018.php https://bikez.com/motorcycles/yamaha_wr250r_2018.php
  8. Bill DeWahl

    Downieville to Gold Lake

    Yes, just like that. I found 2nd gear and standing up worked great. No overheating for me. Air-cooled 2 stroke. Just trans problems. Hey, its 33 years old. I'm going back, with a different bike, as soon as we get some rain. There was some neat trails that would be even neater if they weren't so dry.
  9. Bill DeWahl

    Downieville to Gold Lake

    I'll go back there when it's not so dry. Some of the trails were nice, some, not so much. Here's how it went yesterday. I copied this from another thread. This time I had a map and a loop picked out. The first single track that we got on was really nice.......at first. Then it got rough. Rocks, loose, dry dirt, etc. After a couple of rough creek crossings and a couple of tough climbs one of my buddies was already gassed. But he soldiered on. S.T turned into a 4x4 trail, that was about 8' wide and I shit you not, looked as if it was "paved" with softball/ cantaloupe sized rocks. No dirt. Just rocks. After close to a mile of that with switchbacks my transmission started acting up. I couldn't get into first w/o stopping and using my hand. My buddies caught up and I told them about it. I literally got sick to stomach and I almost puked. Iz freakin out! Never been in that situation before. I was thinking that I might have to spend the night out there,but, I always have a way to start a fire, an emergency blanket and a couple of those water purifying tabs. We weren't %100 sure as to where we were, and we saw nobody at all the entire day. I knew that a quad wasn't gonna get thru the route that we had just gone, and we didn't know what was ahead, but, figured it was best to keep going. So, I rode most of the way out in 1st gear. I couldn't chance getting stuck in 2nd or 3rd and have some more gnarly shit to climb. That would've been hell. So we finally got to the final leg which was 4x4 trail and then I got into 3rd and got out and back to the truck. Almost 7 hours! Idk how many miles we did, but, my buddies 300 hit reserve just a couple miles from the truck. One of my buddies said, "if you ever come back here, don't call me." Lol
  10. Bill DeWahl

    Downieville to Gold Lake

    We did sunshine trail to chimney rock. What an ass kicking! Lol
  11. Anyone over done that? I had a roof leak a few years ago, that I fixed, but I noticed that the alum in the front is corroding. I know there will be some damage inside, too. I talked to a mechanic at an r.v dealer today about how to take it apart and availability of replacement panels. Fortunately it's only one panel effected. That is until I get it apart. Has anyone have any experience in doing something like this?
  12. Bill DeWahl

    Downieville to Gold Lake

    I may have to ride up that way and check it out. I don't have a gps. I rode out of DV some years ago. Just me and another guy. We ran into a group of MB'ers. About 10 or 12 guys. We chatted with them, had some friendly banter. On the way back we would pass them on the uphills, then they would catch us on the downhills. On one long downhill we stopped to take a break and here they come. They were haulin the mail, too! I was impressed how fast they were going. Anyway, one guys brakes were squealing. I hollered to him, "get off the brakes, you pussy." Another guy says back, "get off the trail, a$$hole." Then I said, "how much is the registration on your bike? Oh, ya, zero." He replied but I couldn't hear what he said. Didn't see them anymore after that.
  13. Bill DeWahl

    Question about Washington Ca and riding

    I've ridden down sunshine trail from poker flat a ways when we realized that we were going the wrong way. Due to time and fuel constraints we had to turn around. Another time we couldn't get across the creek at poker flat. Shouldn't be a problem this time. That climb up from poker flat is a bit of a bitch. I've been up it twice.
  14. Bill DeWahl

    Question about Washington Ca and riding

    I missed your earlier post. Have fun. I'm riding from Laporte to Downieville on sunday. Should be good. Dusty there too, tho.
  15. Bill DeWahl

    Question about Washington Ca and riding

    He could probably ride from Wa. to the horse camp. IIRC the horse camp is what, maybe 1/2 mile up the hwy from the Wa. turnoff?
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