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  1. TheSnide

    New Trails @ Reiter Foothills

    Not sure on the miles of trails but we usually end up doing about 25 total and about 6 of that is fire road to get to trail system. A lot of the trails are marked and there’s one pretty gnarly hill climb but other than that And experienced rider would probably be wasting their time driving out to Reiter. I followed a thread a while back where guys were talking about how Reiter use to be some of the nastiest terrain around. It’s not that today. The new trails are at the top of the fire road. Go right at the fork where the restroom is and keep going. You’ll see a few on the way and one at the top. We did the one at the top yesterday. It’s really beginner but pretty awesome.
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    Picture Tread! Where did you all ride this weekend?

    Reiter with the boy
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    New Trails @ Reiter Foothills

    Since I started riding again and teaching my son we’ve hit Reiter a lot. It’s close to my house and seems perfect for beginners. Side note, there is no better way to bond with your kid than being out in the woods on a dirt bike! DNR is putting in at least 2 maybe 3 new trails. The one at the top seems like it’ll be awesome when finished. Anybody have additional info on the trail plan?
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    Suntop Trail: I'm taking it back

    Good on you for being polite. I think being an ambassador to the cause rather than just being an ass is hugely important.
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    Mountain Bike Only Trails

    Dudes.....I mountain bike a lot and ride moto a little. Actually hit Reiter today and they’re putting in several new trails that look pretty good. I get why the tempers are flaring. All through the 1990’s and even up until about 2010 no new MTB trails were being built. Then the back country bicycle club now called the evergreen mountain bike alliance lobbied to have the DNR and Wa State government list mountain biking as a tourist activity. It’s that action along with Evergreen publicizing kids camps, and Duthie Hill being a major success that changed everything. Two key takeaways here....follow the money. If we could get dirt biking to be realized as a tourist attraction new trail will be built. Secondly if it gets kids outside and you can publicize that more trail! In order to do this Evergreen created an organization that had economic impact studies, a market department, a legal team a fund raising arm and now paid trail builders. I would love to see more moto trails!
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    Suntop Trail: I'm taking it back

    No mountain bikers wear spandex anymore. I ride both and had no idea this trail is open to moto. I’ve ridden it a bunch on MTB and have never seen a moto. But now that I know that it’s legal he’ll yea
  7. I had this exact same problem. There’s a YouTube on how to fix it. I’ll try to find it but basically there’s a oil pickup screen that gets clogged with sealant and debris. Mine was 2011 250 but it fixed the problem
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    Rebuilding 89 kx80

    Have you tried just using a brake hone or and sort of hone?
  9. I picked up a 2008 KLX 140 this week thats In pretty rough shape. I’ve never worked on dirt bikes until last year when I started riding again and with my kids. I’ve learned through YouTube, ThumperTalk, and Manuals. I’ve done a full bike rebuild and all kinds of other jobs so I don’t feel I’m a totally newbie anymore. This bike needs all new suspension bushings / bearings / new shifter lever / brake pads / chain and sprockets (I’ve never seen a chain and sprocket worn this bad,) tires, generic engine tune, and front fork oil change. I would also like to clean it up, and that’s where my questions are. It’s obvious the bike has been ridden hard and parked partially exposed. The engine is oxidized? Looks likes it’s dirty but the dirt doesn’t come off. It’s on the engine, hubs, and various other parts. It looks like grease stained the metal or something. You guys have any good way to clean it up? Any good tips on making the stock forks better? Other than air box mod I’m not putting much into this one.
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    06 250f will only bumpstart

    Mine did same thing. It was tight exhaust valve
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    Mountain Biker vs. Dirt Biker trail use

    Jeez man. Sorry if my post upset you. Maybe I should be more clear. I’m a long time cyclist / mountain biker that returned to moto because it’s awesome do to with my kids. I understand that ORV trails are mix use and open to cyclists. Thats my point about if you’re riding bikes on moto trail you’re doing it wrong. I go to Reiter and Walker Valley a lot on Moto. I’ve never seen a cyclist on any ORV trail. Those trails would be awful on a mountain bike. Words are powerful and I’m sorry if my post got your panties in a bunch.
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    Mountain Biker vs. Dirt Biker trail use

    In Washington state it goes like this: Everyone needs to buy a discover pass that allows you access. Dirt bikes need to be registered mountain bikes do not. About 5 years ago Washington put programs in place to build mountain bike trails to attract tourists dollars. With this Washington state is probably the best place to ride a bicycle in the US. Moto doesn’t get much love. It’s far less accessible and the moto groups much smaller. There are no mix use trails that I know of. Maybe Tahuya?? If you’re a mountain biker and you go to ride on a ORV trail system your doing it wrong and are mis informed. Also your co worker sounds mean