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    Help elect a Northeast AMA Rep.

    Thanks for the heads up!
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    '07 WR125 Front Brake - wrong part?

    No answers? Well, problem solved anyhoo. Went to the dealer and ordered the part. Turns out it was the wrong part installed from the factory (or wherever they put the brakes together). The new part I ordered is smaller and fits like a glove.
  3. Hi All, My front brake has been mushy since day one, and one time I completely lost the front brakes on a long, fast straight - scary They came right back after I pulled the scoot out of the bushes I went into when I overshot the turn at the end of the straight. So I figured maybe it's got some air in the line or something and I can just bleed it. I go to bleed the line and the fluid is contaminated with dirt and whatnot. I then noticed that the rubber diaphragm is way too big for the master cylinder and hence it was stuffed in and the cap tightened down to keep it in. Nice. And because it was stuffed in, it had tears in the rubber which probably allowed water & dirt to get in. So, has anyone else had this problem? Is it supposed to be oversized? Or maybe I got the new hire at the factory when they were putting my brakes together, and he/she put the wrong part in the master cylinder? On all of my previous bikes, the diaphragm fit perfectly and just dropped in. This one looks like it should be for a larger master cylinder. Well, I just thought I'd check with the online experts before I went down to the dealer and get a new part. Thanks! Dave
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    North East Husky Gathering?

    Norm, This sounds really cool. Is it on the horse farm, and will the fees go to support the horses? Just asking b/c my wife loves horses and... "...but honey, it's for the HORSES!" I'm 75% in - the 9th is my favorite D6 course near Wilkes-Barre. But riding near the Finger Lakes region sounds tough to beat. What a dilemma!
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    Evansville Hare Scramble

    hey, anyone got an address for Evansville - the website is down right now. All I can seem to dig up on Google is that they're off RT93 in Berwick. Thanks! EDIT: Nevermind Found 'em. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=468+Evansville+Rd+berwick,+PA,+18603&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=6.056218,10.162354&ie=UTF8&om=1&ll=41.085885,-76.314039&spn=0.044703,0.107546&z=14&iwloc=addr Sorry for the false alarm...
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    Question about a track in schwenksville.

    I think that's the track I stumbled across once on my way to Skippack: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=lucon+road,+skippack,+pa&sll=40.236197,-75.411744&sspn=0.024079,0.059395&ie=UTF8&z=16&ll=40.235263,-75.415778&spn=0.01204,0.029697&om=1 I stopped and watched the kids race, pretty cool. I can't imagine that they let big bikes run there because it was a very small track. But, I'm not 100% sure so it would be worth checking out. I think they also have a big warehouse type fun center with all sorts of stuff for families.
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    Any one try a Power Now on their WR?

    Cool. Great timing as I have it all apart and can check that out and make sure it's routed properly. Thanks for the tip TM!
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    Any one try a Power Now on their WR?

    Interesting... I've heard this mentioned before. What's the best way to route it?
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    125's at WEC USGP

    Great pics! It's amazing to see Bart get a 125 up that steep hill with no run-up.
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    What is up with this?

    Found this: http://www.raptorsandrockets.com/News/2007_BMW.htm So, hopefully just a rumor. One of the reasons I bought the Husky was to get away from the mass produced feel of the Japanese bikes. I've always thought my Yammies were very well built, but lately I feel that they have to design towards such a large base that they sort of lose that racing heritage. Probably isn't true, but that's what helps me sleep at night
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    WR/CR 125 Ergos?

    Hi Norman, So far I really like my '07 WR125. The tank and shrouds do look wider, but I haven't really noticed them being in the way when I ride. Admittedly, I haven't put a lot of hard hours on the bike yet, but so far I like the way it handles. I am ~ 5'8" and the ergos seem to fit me very well. I just love the lightweight feel of this thing, especially coming off my lead-sled ('05 YZ250F)... Dave
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    WR125 Jetting

    Hi Eric, Your mileage may vary, so to speak, due to elevation, temperature, etc. Here in Eastern PA, I'm at about 400-500 feet ASL. My '07 WR125 had the bog, but my bog seemed more in the mid to upper throttle range. Sure enough, the main that was installed was the 380 (the manual says 400???). But I had to go all of the way to the 430 to get the plug looking nice and tan. It was waaaay too lean on the top end. Once I dumped the gas that the dealer put in, and changed the main jet to the 430, the bog was pretty much gone. The pilot that came stock was the 35 and the needle was the 60, with the clip in the middle position. These seem to work well for the current temps and conditions, although I'll probably have to tinker around again when it gets hot and humid. But she seems to run pretty clean now with fresh, premium gas mixed at 40:1. Also, when I dumped out the gas that the dealer put in, a whole bunch of black plastic shavings came out. I don't think they were the cause of the bog, but I'm sure they didn't help, either. Hope that helps! Dave
  13. Hi, I just got pre-printed backgrounds from Decal Works (http://www.decalmx.com/) for my '07 WR125. I'm not sure if they have them for the '05 TC250, but I can't imagine that they don't. I ordered the ones with the numbers already printed on - very slick. They are very good quality and they shipped them fast! Ordered them online and got them in under a week. Hope that helps.
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    Hey motomike, I picked up my '07 WR125 from FBF n Willow Grove, PA two weeks ago, so they should be available to some degree.
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    Seriously who is in? Lease? Club?

    YZWILLY, I think it's a very good idea, and I don't think you're off-base with the idea, either. In fact, I think it's becoming more and more popular. I read recently that the Hancock, NY WEC round was run on property owned by a group of riders who bought the land together in a similar, club-fashion. I've also read of other of other clubs around the US doing the same thing. One of the common threads I've noticed is how the club or group had to work with the local community to ensure that the land could be (and should be) used for motorcycles. If the community isn't behind off-road motorcycles, then I imagine you'll be stuck with a bunch of land that you can't ride on. Riverside County in CA would be an example of this. I think the Hancock, NY folks help out the community by hosting rides and giving the $ to the local organizations such as the fire dept. and such. But I don't know the details so don't quote me on that. I've always thought that this is the only way that we are going to be able to maintain riding areas, i.e. band together and purchase large tracts of land. But working with the local community is key to the success of any riding area, I would imagine. That's probably more than you wanted to read, so my apologies for the long winded reply. If I had the money I would be doing the same thing, but like you said if you generate enough interest then the buy-in could be low enough. Heck, if the land is made available to the public I think there's even a way to get matching funds: http://www.delalbright.com/RTP/rtp_enter.htm I like the idea, though, so I'll be interested to see how many responses you get!