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  1. When I was recording the clips and listening, in real life, I thought the FMF was noticeably louder. I was surprised when I played the clips back that the FMF actually sounded quieter than stock...???
  2. Wow, I didn't know those existed. I have to admit, I would probably buy a tire like this before I would screw a screw into every knob. I'm in Salem. You? Mike
  3. Bike is a 2006 WR 250f with some mods. Riding area is Millican Plateau (4 Corners) in Central Oregon. Enjoy!
  4. The 350 is an awesome bike...small bike feel with big bike power...sweet... Enjoy!
  5. Thanks for the replies, guys! I like the ice screw idea...now I know what to do with that old tire I have in the garage Mike
  6. Here is the crash compilation video from yesterday's snow/ice ride in central Oregon. Enjoy!!! Mike
  7. Here's a 2009 KLR 650 getting a little dirty off the pavement...Enjoy!!! http://www.youtube.com/user/mbarrett9999?feature=mhee
  8. mbarrett99

    KTM 400 funny crash

    Yeah, it was definitely that big stick in the trail. I didn't see that until I got home and watched the "instant replay" a couple of times. Now I feel kind of bad for giving him such a bad time about his cornering skills...lol
  9. mbarrett99

    KTM 400 funny crash

    Going into the sandy corners a little to hot...rider gets catapulted down the trail without his bike. Enjoy!
  10. Thanks for watching, guys. Yeah, Brown's Camp is a pretty cool place to ride with the family...we like it. Here's a link to some more cool trail riding clips from Brown's Camp and other riding areas in Oregon. http://www.youtube.com/user/mbarrett9999?feature=mhsn Enjoy! Mike
  11. Who says you can't trail ride an 85 !?! Enjoy.
  12. Trail riding through mud, ruts, roots, and rocks on KTM 450, Honda CRf 250X, and a pair of Honda CR 250r's. Oh, and don't try to ride a sport quad through 2 foot deep ruts out in the middle of the woods!!! Enjoy!
  13. mbarrett99

    Smoothing out power on 450 xcw

    The G2 Ergonomics Throttle Cam System definitely makes a nice difference. The cost is pretty close to the cost of a FWW...a little over $100. You get a nice aluminum throttle tube and three different cams you can swap out for different riding conditions. The cams just change the rate at which the throttle cable is pulled. I ride my 450 with the mildest cam all the time and don't ever change to the others. Once I tried the most aggressive cam (which is supposed to be like stock) just to see what I was missing...and just about launched myself off the trail at every corner. I would say it's one of the few products that makes a noticeable (to me) difference.
  14. mbarrett99

    What do you do for a living?

    Union electrician and building information modeling (BIM) coordinator (draw 3d electrical systems to coordinate routing with HVAC, Plumbing, and Structure).
  15. I wouldn't totally count out the KTM 450 exc's in the '04 to '07 range. I have an '04 and it's a really good bike for the money...really easy to ride (with the G2 Ergonomics Throttle Cam). I putt around with my kids on it all the time with no surprise wheelies or anything crazy like that. Then when the time comes, they can be ridden as fast as you want to go and have the guts to make it up the hills. One advantage of these 450's is availability over the 400, like you mentioned, there aren't nearly as many out there on the used market. Right now in my area, there are 4 or 5 of these '04-'07KTM 450's ranging in price from $2500 to $3700, but there are no 400's.