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  1. jrodicus100

    Western WA trail explorers group

    Open for ORV use, sure... But for fully plated vehicles, if it ain’t posted or blocked, I’m driving or riding. And yeah, that defense when delivered verbally in a non-dickish way to most officers works just fine. No, it’s not a valid legal defense, but I personally don’t care. If I turned around every time a road turned to dirt and I didn’t have written permission to be in it, well I’d probably have far fewer miles on my trucks and bikes.
  2. jrodicus100

    Western WA trail explorers group

    So basically, it’ll probably be blocked or posted if you’re supposed to keep out. If it’s not, and you’re plated, then give it a try. Also, those are state codes, not federal.
  3. jrodicus100

    Western WA trail explorers group

    Eh, not every district of the NF operates that way. And while that’s the safest way to never ever get into trouble, that’s also not how I choose to live my life. I do ride a motorcycle after all.
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    Western WA trail explorers group

    If it's not marked or gated, just keep riding. Each NF is slightly different, but generally if you're really not allowed to be there, it will be somewhat obvious.
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    Western WA trail explorers group

    To make it more confusing... in the OWNF, you can legally ride cross-country/off-trail (at least until the finish the new travel plan).
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    Rain jacket strong enough for woods

    I have the Klim Stow-away jacket. Its Gor-Tex, lightweight, and has large armpit vents. Durable so far too. Got it on closeout for $99. I wouldn’t pay the $200 MSRP though. Klim (like most name brands) thinks a little too highly of themselves.
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    Picture Tread! Where did you all ride this weekend?

    Ahem: https://jdjetting.com/product/jdktx18-ktm-250i-300i-tpi-17-19/ He also has tons of dyno runs on the new TPIs with all sorts of changes to the springs, the dolly screw, and SX heads. The AF ratio does indeed change as you adjust the dolly screw. It just so happens that on a carb'd bike, the fueling is so imprecise that it doesn't matter.
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    Picture Tread! Where did you all ride this weekend?

    Spent a few minutes ripping on this thing when a buddy dropped by my house with it. I thought the 300TPI would be my next bike, but now I’m torn.... Crazy power, definitely lighter than my 350, but not nearly as tractable. The hit when the pv opens is scary, and the rear loses grip instantly. But it was impressive how low it would lug and just crawl out of anything. I’ll have to spend more time on it I think.
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    Picture Tread! Where did you all ride this weekend?

    Let’s call ourselves dreamers and go build some undocumented trails! It’s what the MTB crowd does. Then they petition the FS to make the “existing” trails legit.
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    South Puget Sound winter men’s club: Wednesday riding

    James Dean has charts posted of both models on ktmtalk - stock and uncorked.
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    Southern Oregon BLM closure of land to shooting.

    Well, to be fair, you could say the same about motorcycle riders. Every group has their &%$#@!. But I'd guess that a vast majority of the trash you see at shooting sites isn't from the shooters, it's just illegal dumping. Every group of shooters I've talked to or shot with ends up hauling out more trash than they came in with. The way I see it, we're all on the same team: shooters, 4x4'ers, motorcyclists, SXSs, MTB, etc. We're all trying to maintain/expand access to our public land, and fighting against those that want it closed down to everything except bird watching or whatever.
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    13/52 gearing on a 350 EXC-F

    You absolutely need to do the 13/52 then! I'm in the same hood, same bike, taller rear tire, and 13/52 is best if you're not really riding highways. 2nd is very usable for most single track, and 1st is low enough for the super gnarly stuff.
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    13/52 gearing on a 350 EXC-F

    The 350's gearbox just isn't ideal. First through third are a little too widely spaced, and 4th through 6th are too tight. It makes it difficult to gear the bike properly for both hard single track and the occasional highway blast. I can hit 75mph with 13/52 gearing, but I would not want to hold it there for very long at all.
  14. jrodicus100

    Western WA trail explorers group

    More suggestions: Entiat valley: Can ride from Leavenworth to Lake Chelan (almost) entirely on dirt. Plus tons of awesome (but mostly intermediate/expert) single track in the area. Bumping Lake: The views are great, plus old mining village to explore. Most roads are out and back (no loops). Little Bald Mountain & all the roads SW of Cliffdell. Conconully: tons of roads, old mining areas. The LT Murray/Whiskey Dick/Colockum area green dot roads. Always wanted to check this area out (don't have to be street legal).
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    Picture Tread! Where did you all ride this weekend?

    You might be thinking of a different area... this is all DNR.