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  1. gezongaz

    Are the husky subframes junk ?

    I think it's a fluke. I'm on my 3rd or 4th rear fender and never had an issue with the sub frame. I wish they had a smarter design for the plate carrier bracket...I'll rip that thing off at least once a month. I'm reckless and not very good.
  2. Put your pack in the freezer between uses. All the odors and funky stuff is gone...I swear by it... Store the blatter in the freezer
  3. Signal - I'm from Hudson and know of a few farm-road areas just across the river. They're more like dirt road/farm access trails...that would be fun on a dual sport more than a enduro bike. There is also the place in Hill City that hosts the hill climb. I've never stopped to ask if there are other trails but it's on my list to stop by next time i'm cruising around on the harley. PM me - i'd love to hear about your hastings place.
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    17' TE300 end of year maintenance

    Thanks everyone for the advice. It sounds like the RK Tek heads are no joke; the real deal.
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    17' TE300 end of year maintenance

    Thanks for the info on the head. When do people (non-racers) typically do the piston. At this rate I'll have almost 200 hrs. by next fall. Would that be pushing it too far? Or, is 200 hrs. on a piston fine? (assuming no dirt got in there). Thnks
  6. All - I have a question about general end of year maintenance: I bought a 17 TE300 and took delivery in May of this year - this is my first new bike that wasn't bought for $1,500 off craigslist; I'm relatively new to riding. All these hours were trail riding and the bike is stock (with exception to a few protection items) The bike currently has 88 hrs. & 1,400 miles. Oil & filter have been changed per spec/hours (mostly)...I plan on replacing the piston...but haven't planned on any other maintenance. I'm wondering what required maintenance is? I know what the manual says; but that can be overkill at times. Is it necessary to grease the swing arm joints? What else should I be doing? Is a complete tear-down in order every winter? Any advice is appreciated. Also - do performance/hi-comp heads really make a big difference? Are they worth installing?
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    Loaner bike for friends and family

    Cali's right. My wife rides the 125 a couple times a summer. Also - If you know what you're doing you can usually keep up trail riding with people on full size bikes. It's can really save your day when someone is stuck riding the 'bike of shame' (my ttr125 has power puff stickers all over it)
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    Loaner bike for friends and family

    I have a TTR 125 for this exact reason. It's surprisingly capable and tougher than ****. It's also a very fun bike to bring the kiddos for rides around the yard. They sit in front on the tank; and since the bike is soo quiet...they're not afraid of the noise either.
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    General Mn chit-chat

    you're spot-on about the mileage. 20 miles is a BIG DAY riding down there if you're on any of the technical terrain. I was so accustomed to riding here in MN (we're I'll cover 30 mile or more in a morning ride)...We would ride for a couple miles and everyone in the group was needing breaks. Also, bring plenty of tubes/tires or whatever you need to cover flats; you'll get a flat.
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    General Mn chit-chat

    Yes - the north portion is dedicated to motorcycles. It's fun and varies from fast flowing track (on top of ridge) to more technical rock climbing down in the valley. The motorcycle area is separated from the ATV Trails by a valley and ridge deal. Difficult to explain until you see in person. BUT - the ATV side of the system is much bigger and very technical (depending on ability level). I explain it as riding up or down a waterfall without the water; there are 1', 2', 3' rock shelves all over the trail system. A trials tire (or bike) would have been very helpful. That was just as challenging as anything on the motorcycle only side...and just as fun. Depending on ability level - don't forget that if you ride down something you're eventually going to have to ride back up it. We spent 2.5 days at chadwick and didn't see everything. There is also single track trails hidden in the ATV side of the park. They're difficult to see at first; but you start to find them once you know what you're looking for.
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    General Mn chit-chat

    Check out Chadwick & Soggy Bottoms areas down near the Missouri Arkansas border area....Both excellent riding areas...both with miles of single track. I did a trip down there April of this year and would do it again. We also rode the Miller Hills area (where it looks like the WUDI ride is located). That was a fun area; but not much for single track (unless you knew where to look or new a local). Chadwick & Soggy both had dedicated single track...and many more hidden trails if you knew what you were looking for DM if you would like to discuss in detail.
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    General Mn chit-chat

    I'll be at Theilman too - Saturday morning and most/all of Sunday...assuming weather doesn't cancel it. Concerning the build my own track conversation: I did a trip down south this spring and rode a private place called 'soggy bottoms' It's a 2,500+ acre (i think it was that big...it was huge) estate with a whole southern family (uncles/cousins/etc.) living on the compound. They had a motoX track, a stage for music, camping, ATV trails, single track trails...just about anything you could run a motor on. I think they found a few ways to make money off the land. They of course had a pay-to-play box for the trails. They also host races on the MX track. They also had a big harley/cruiser bike following and had late night parties and an outdoor bar. It was really a destination more than anything else. The guy we talked to was super friendly and I bet would help you figure out some of your questions...http://soggybottommx.com/ -g-
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    General Mn chit-chat

    http://crowwing.us/DocumentCenter/View/4270 Page 4 has the map.
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    General Mn chit-chat

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    General Mn chit-chat

    Print a map and plan 4 or 5 hours to have the place figured out. It's worth the drive for a day, but not a weekend. The trail right off the parking lot is the most technical, but everything is tighter than most MN trails.