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  1. Where is the best "home base" location from which to get to the National Hare & Hound races and have recreational riding nearby? I currently live in Utah but am looking at cheap property for sale somewhere between Barstow and Palm Desert.
  2. Just wanted to say thanks to Jeff Slavens for the suspension work. I just finished the desert hare and hound national in cherry creek, Utah, in the Amateur class. First race for me (of about 20 total) where I did not crash once. Not a scratch on me or the bike in 110 miles. No arm pump, no bike bouncing around like a pinball. 1st place in Over 35 Class. I'm 190 pounds with gear on a 2008 300 XC-W. Small chop, deep chop, rock, roots, whoops, whatever. the faster the smoother. I had my bike revalved twice before going to Slavens, and while both the revalves did improve over stock, the Slavens set up was in a whole other league. Info available at http://www.slavensracing.com/services.htm I got the "next level" service as described on the link above. Daniel
  3. FDP

    300 jetting database

    Year: 2008 Model (E,W,XC,M): W Carb size (38 or 36mm): 36 Slide: 7 Main jet: 165 Pilot Jet: 35 Needle model/Clip position: N2ZJ #2 Altitude where you ride: 4200-6500 ft Reeds: stock Pipe/silencer: KTM/FMF/SXS pipe with FMF/KTM spark arrester Head mod: None Other mods: None Type of fuel: pump Where in the powerband do you ride (Lugger - for technical stuff, or wide open - desert / MX): All Degree of satisfaction: Poor. And finally: how much spooge 1) none, 2) little, 3) medium, 4) lots: None Notes: I don't think I've found a good base setting from which to fine tune yet. I did a plug chop with a 162 main at 4200 ft, 40 degrees and it came out lean. So my 165 is in and the top end rips. My 1/2 to 3/4 feels a little flat, though it did improve when I went from 3rd clip POS to 2nd POS. I think it wants to be leaned out more (in 1/2 to 3/4 throttle) but what do I do? 1st POS needle? Or use my N3CH or JD needles? I also have a 38 pilot I may put back in. Don't hold back on the advice. I'm hurtin here.
  4. yes, you are right. I ride from 4,000 to 7,000 feet, and when I got to 7,000, it had more power. I lowered the clip from 2nd to 3rd position (N3CH) and bumped my main from 160 to 162. I am now putting on the FMF/KTM SXS pipe, and shelving the fmf gnarly. the SXS pipe is way bigger all over, so who knows, i may need to richen it up even more...
  5. How does this look? It is from my 2008 KTM 300 XC-W 2-Stroke. http://picasaweb.google.com/450ktm/SparkPlug?pli=1&gsessionid=OzraQ9L6k1jcJ0_d6s6D9g#5258297315393504978
  6. FDP

    Your 300, Your altitude, Your jetting specs.

    yes, it made a big difference. Thanks for the advice.
  7. FDP

    Your 300, Your altitude, Your jetting specs.

    Here is where I'm at (and I'm looking for ideas and suggestions): - 2008 300 XC-W - FMF Gnarly, FMF/KTM spark arrestor - Elevation 4,200- 6,000 ft, temp 60-80 degrees - PJ 35, MJ 158, N3CH needle 3rd position - ASO 2 turns out - Red PV spring, PV dolly screw 3 turns in from flush - ignition timing wire connected for "performance" Some notes on performance: - I am shooting for most possible power everywhere (desert racing). Interestingly, it runs better at PV dolly 3 turns in from flush... why have other bikes liked flush or 1 in from flush? - This is as close too perfect jetting as I've got so far, but I don't feel like I'm quite there yet. Low to mid is good, but I know it can be better. Top end rips, even though the Gnarly is on there. - I just installed the N3CH Position 3 and didn't notice any gains over my previous JD Blue 3rd Position configuration. - In terms of power, I'm testing here at 4,200 feet on pavement. If I go through the gears aggressively, by trying to get to 75 mph as fast as possible (but without clutch finessing,) the front end will come up, but just a tad (in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd). So I'm wondering if this is consistant with other 300s. I'm 160 pounds. Thanks!
  8. Where in Norcal? Lived all over (SF, Oakland, Folsom, Berkeley, and on...) Mostly rode Stonyford and stonyford and maybe a few other places...
  9. would love to go but I'll be starting from the other direction. camping at strawberry reservoir, likely riding down towards mapleton. I thought I was fast until I moved to utah and did the USRA races... I'm from NorCal, B rider, and went to Amatuer in the USRA because Utahns ride on sand like they're late for a date with Jenna Jameson. Next time! -Daniel
  10. Just bought a 2001 YZ 250 and I am trying to find out: How many clicks out does it go (compression and rebound, front and rear), and what are the stock settings? thanks in advnace, Daniel
  11. sounds like the consensus is in: NEW ROTOR! thanks for the input.
  12. I have not serviced my front break since new (other than new pads) but now they are not grabbing hard enough. If I pull as hard as I can with two fingers I still cant get the front wheel to stick, even in gravel. - my rotor is slightly bent, it moves less than 1 mm side to side when I spin it. - pads and rotor are clean, not greasy grimey - oil level is high, same as its always been. Do I just have to buy a new rotor?
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    Is hangtown mx open for practice?

    ok. thanks. I called and they will be open after October 8th, 2006.
  14. If so, where can I find their schedule? nothing on www.hangtowmx.com. thx, Daniel
  15. FDP

    Norcal Ride Sunday?

    I'm up for a ride. how about georgetown? Daniel Folsom '04 450 EXC C Vet