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  1. Z8EE

    Pics of your CRF250R (just pics, no questions pls)

    Nice! Looks super clean. I sold mine to get a woods bike. Hope I don’t regret it.
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    2018 300 xcw blammo!

    Whenever a catastrophic mc engine takes place, riders tend to speculate what the owner did wrong to cause the failure. I think we need to first confront the real possibility of manufacturing defect. If the cylinder or piston was not properly coated creating flaking, or was otherwise not manufactured properly, it might cause the problems the OP is dealing with.
  3. The blue one. I’m going to take a wild guess that you’re not referring to a Sherco. 😋
  4. I think this is the real answer to the question of why hard Enduro riders use two strokes. Instant power. They are on the gas off the gas, as each obstacle they encounter requires. The power of the four stroke is more linear, but takes more time to build. Simply a factor of the power stroke every other time on a two stroke and every fourth time on a four stroke.
  5. Family. Kids and grandkids are here, and there are lots of non-motorcycle plusses.
  6. See, we’re all different. I have two street bikes, but the dirt is more fun, plus riding on Long Island roads is not the best. You have to find your fun.
  7. Although we all enjoy riding, we are all different. For some, it’s an absolute necessity like breathing. For others it’s a fun way to get exercise. Some have been riding since they were young kids, and others started riding dirt bikes late in life and again each of us is different. I started last year at 69. I just turned 70 and I’m not sure what it is, but riding is much harder this year than last, and I’m slower. Mental? Physical? Combination? Just an off period? When I say maybe I’m too old for this, guys say no, no just keep doing it, but they are at least 10 years younger than me, and/or have been riding for years, if not decades. Plus each year, maybe each month, matters. We are also different in our abilities and accessibility to riding areas. Here on Long Island there is almost nothing legal. There is one motocross track and one tight scrambles and singletrack area, and they are costly ($70+/-) per day to ride. I’ve had thoughts of quitting, but they pass. When it stops being fun, or too challenging physically, I’ll stop.
  8. Z8EE

    long island/nyc/westchester riders?

    I don’t know. I doubt they check. I’ve never been there. I’ve been told they just look for plates.
  9. Z8EE

    long island/nyc/westchester riders?

    Dix Hills on Long Island
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    long island/nyc/westchester riders?

    Let me know when you go again. I'd like to go up there or meet you there to ride with. How difficult is the terrain? Would it be a mistake for a newbie to ride it alone?
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    long island/nyc/westchester riders?

    Hey, Shpanky and anyone else in the NYC metro area. I'm a Long Island rider looking for fellow riders to go to Thomaston Dam in CT and maybe other areas to ride trails, or tracks, preferably during the week. I'm an old newbie with a 2017 CRF 250 R. I find the more seat time I get the better I am, but I'm still s-l-o-w. I don't have a pick up truck or van, but I'd be happy to share expenses. Hope to hear from you.
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    FMF Pipe for the CRF250F

    I’ve got the FMF carbon exhaust mufflers and Power Bomb header on my 2017 CRF 250 R. They were put on by the previous owner, but I’m pretty certain that no ECU changes were made. Bike runs fine, not too loud and looks good.