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    Trail riding. Am a "do it yourself" guy and tinker on my bikes and various projects. Learned to ride a bicycle in 1948 and got hooked on 2 wheel vehicles.

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  1. Kansas

    You can go to "rider planet" for locations and descriptions of riding areas. Yokomo has made some good videos of some of them. The Spillway would be a good place to start exploring. With a little advance notice some of us would likey join you. Always looking for a reason to ride.
  2. Kansas

    Welcome to kansas check in. There are several of us "older" riders. There is also a very nice small riding area at the Spillway near Manhattan. I'll let Yokomo fill you in. Yes, the video was done at Randolph. Officially called Tuttle creek ORV park.
  3. I might add, unless you have a welder, and scrap metal laying around, and just like building things, you would be better off to get a Walmart or Harbor Freight carrier. I paid $25 for a "hitch extension with step" from Harbor Freight to mount the rail on.
  4. on the website, suzukits.com , stroker deuce is an old timer and friend of mine who used to manage a Suzuki shop. He knows those old bikes inside and out, restores them, and may have some 250 parts. I have some 185 parts. Am attaching a photo of my bike.
  5. It has hauled bikes for over 4,000 miles. At first it let the bike rock back and forth a lot, but I ran some beads of weld on the male part that inserts into the receiver, and ground them down so it has just enough space to insert it. I was also concerned about the handle bars hitting my back window (jeep grand cherokee) so ran a tube from the luggage rack to the handle bar so it would hold the bike in a sudden stop. I dont use hold down straps. It's hard to explain, so can take some photos tomorrow if anyone is interested.
  6. Buttegal, didn't you say you rode out Stoney Pass east from Silverton? I just noticed on a National Geographic map, there is some single track that spurs off that road to the north. Did you ride any of that? If so, what was it like?
  7. With your size, weight, and experience riding a 450, I would NOT suggest a 125. You would likely get tired of it very quickly.
  8. LOL, he lives at such a high altitude in Colorado, and is so tall, all he has to do is stand up on his pegs and look into God's living room!
  9. GOOD SUGGESTION! I will kill my own thread before letting it get eaten up by politics!
  10. Yep, that is a 78. And you got a great Buy! I have a 78 that was my main rider for 3 years, and I still ride it occasionally. Took it to Moab, Utah, and Colorado Rockies 3 times. It never let me down. I might be able ro connect you to some parts. Where do you Live? Also, go to suzukits.com for info on the old bikes. I have ridden both the 250, and the 185. The 185 with its lighter weight is more nimble and I enjoyed it more than the 250.
  11. The suggested parts might help, but are you riding a bike suited to your experience, and for trail riding? If I temember correctly, you are fairly new at dirt riding. Especially if you are riding a smaller engine, 2 stroke, built for racing, you are facing an uphill battle. They basically have 2 speeds. Go like heck, or stop. It takes someone with a lot of experience to ride them on gnarly trails. Is your engine strong enough, well tuned, and are you geared low enough to pull you through a tight spot without racing the engine and slipping the clutch? I rode small 2 strokes for years and faced similar problems you mentioned. Got a 4 stroke honda, geared it down, and made trail riding much simpler. It will crawl itself out of a tight situation without racing the engine and slipping the clutch. Good luck! I might add, I hardly ever use the clutch unless come to complete stop.
  12. You can say that Again! Now that i think of it, I have never seen him fall. And he can ride some really tough stuff. Saw him bail off once when he high centered at the top of a really steep hill. But he didn't fall. Grabbed his bike, yanked it out of the rut, and rode off. Brings back fond memories of our first ride at Moab.
  13. Have a pair of really heavy duty water proof snake boots that come up almost to my knees, combined with knee/shin guards. Tops arent as stiff, but in some ways gives more protection than MC boots. Again, they are comfortable, and can be used for activities other than riding.
  14. LOL, positive or negative correlation?
  15. Yep, I am a 76 year old lucky punk, and an insurance salesman's nightmare. I also only have the minimum insurance required by law. If I wanted to avoided all risks, I wouldn't be riding a bike. Often times what you fear, is what jumps up and bites you. I may be bitten tomorrow, but if I do, so be it.