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    Upper Skagit / Baker Lake area

    I saw a couple signs for Sierra Pacific on a couple of the dirt roads I went down, demending permission to pass, so that explains that I guess. Bummer, since the realtor told my folks there were riding trails. Oh well. Thanks for the response. I guess we will have to trek to Walker. I figured it was too cool to be true.
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    Upper Skagit / Baker Lake area

    My crazy, retired folks just got a cabin up there and the realtor said there were some riding trails nearby. I spent the day yesterday trying to find them, but with no luck. If anyone has any info for me, please send me a PM. It would be much appreciated, especailly since better half and I plan on spending a lot of time there. Thanks!
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    Bad news for a proud RMZ450 owner

    I have around 150 hours on my 05 RMZ450. Zero problems to date. I have changed the oil and filter every 3 rides, clean air filter at least every 2 rides, re-shimmed the valves twice, and reset the cam chain tension 3 times. It still runs like it did when I picked it up from the dealer. I don't think I am just lucky. You generally only hear about the bad stuff that happens, so I thought I would share. I love this bike.
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    Best trail bike for the Notthwest

    I don't think there is a perfect bike for anyone if you take advantage of all the diverse terrain the Pacific Northwest offers. Your bike is fine as long as you don't have any complaints. KTM makes an awesome bike for any condition, but I don't think there is one bike that is the best for all. If I could afford two bikes, I would have one of them 300's for sure. However I can't, but I love my RMZ450 for its comfort, smooth power, handling, and how it you can lug it easy through the real tight stuff. On the track, its awesome too. But the RMZ is not for everyone. I am 6'4" 220 lbs, and ride more woods then track, but this bike suits me fine for all I do.
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    Yakima riding?

    Thanks guys. NE_Oregon_KTM, I just might see you there on Saturday evening, if we bring the bikes with us. We'll be in a green Ranger with RMZ450 and a YZ250F. I'll throw a handshake on ya. And Stumper55, that sounds a lot closer to where we'll be staying. We're 100% legal and quiet too, so thanks for the info. I've been to Saddle Mountain a long time ago, but forgot about it, hehe, but have never been to the slab. Thanks.
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    Yakima riding?

    My girlfriend and I will be in Yakima this weekend for something for her work. I would like to know if there is any riding close by to see if I should take our bikes. We are busy all day Sunday, but on Saturday we have all afternoon to ourselves. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Anything at all is good, really. She needs some more saddle time on her new bike before the dez 100. Thanks in advance.
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    Rally on KING 5 "Up Front" this Sunday

    Like OMT and many others have said, it isn't about noise. It is about us. Noise is just their current avenue. It is sad to see people like Kline in office. Great job everyone. This bill is a load of bunk.
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    Considering the desert 100 in Odessa -need tips

    You shouldn't miss the event. It is quite the experience. Also, if you can manage it, try to do as much shopping as you can in the town of Odessa. They really enjoy having us and the event there and it shows by how much the town does in support. Their economy feels it too.
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    I almost had a heart attack last weekend. Hopefully, this weekend's game will be easier on me.
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    Desert 100

    The gang I ride with and I are going to do it again this year. It truely is my favorite event. I think after this dez 100, I will stick to just the poker run on Saturday. I really like the hot dogs and beer plan! I knew this event was going to be in my future every year after I went a couple years ago. Great job Stumpjumpers.
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    Leakypipe's in Racerhead!!!

    Nice work!
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    Spark Arrestor question

    Right. I forgot about civil actions... and yeah, I totally agree with scone.
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    How often do you ussually ride?

    Me too. I wish I could ride more!
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    Post here if you live in WA. guy's and gals....

    Yeah there is! I ride with a bunch of people usually too, but I am the only forum whore... We mostly ride Tahuya and Shelton year around and in the warmer months, Gifford Pinchot, Little Naches. We also do the Stumpjumpers Desert 100 and quite a bit of events at Washougal, Ward Creek. And sometimes even Burnt Ridge or whatever its called now and another place I can never remeber the name too. A lot of riding to do around here for sure!
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    Spark Arrestor question

    Well, if you got caught without one in an area where there was a fire burning, and someone says they saw your pipe spitting flames, then I would say you were screwed. Other then that, no. But the point is bikes can throw fire, and its good to be legal and minimize the risks of a fire.