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About azmotobrat

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    Arizona
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    dirt bikes, sport bikes (track), snowmobiles, 4x4, snowboard/ski, boats- all that girls' stuff
    trail running, hiking, roller skiibg, my Town of Carefree, AZ
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    Aprilia RSV Mille R Nera 2004

    excellent bike. Digital bike in aanalogue world. Italian exostic beauty, unparallel performance, power, handling, and reliability of honda. I was commuting on this bike back in Southern California daily, riding twisities, taking it to the track.... just keeps running with normal ongoing maintenance.
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    Aprilia RSV Mille R Nera (2004)

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    excellent bike. Digital bike in aanalogue world. Italian exostic beauty, unparallel performance, power, handling, and reliability of honda. I was commuting on this bike back in Southern California daily, riding twisities, taking it to the track.... just keeps running with normal ongoing maintenance.
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    Honda XR400R 2004

    bullet-proof, simple, easy to ride trail bike. I will always keep it
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    Honda XR400R (2004)

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    bullet-proof, simple, easy to ride trail bike. I will always keep it
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    KTM 525 EXC-G 2007

    Awesome machine. Riding in the triple digits heat, and after all these years.... only ongoing normal maintenance.
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    KTM 525 EXC-G (2007)

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    Awesome machine. Riding in the triple digits heat, and after all these years.... only ongoing normal maintenance.
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    Don't Stretch Prior to Exercise

    Absolutely true. I was competing in track and field and sculling (single shells) back in secondary and prep schools, and it was absolutely imperative, essential to warm up very well first and then stretch. First of all, take a slow warming up by jogging for a few laps, or a mile. Relax, drop your shoulders and allow your muscles to engage gradually. Don't run in jumps and leaps like a showboating basketball player, don't throw your feet and knees up in the air, and carry your hip joints parallel to the ground. Roll your feet heel-to-toe, use your legs as suspension to reduce impact to the joints (not too criticals for us- girls, but it is certainly for guys with bigger upper bodies). Proper posture, technique and relaxation vs engagement should and will prevent form any back pains. Make sure you wear warm-up suit (unless of course you are somewhrere here around PHX or LA, in comfortable 80 degrees plus), to be sure your muscles stay warm and flexibile. Cold muscles are more prone to injuries, common physics. Only after getting completely warmed up you can stretch and proceed with other training modules. Gives me aches just watching those so called runners everywhere on the streets, jumping out of their cars and starting their stretches, especially in cooler temps.
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    TRAILSIDE 911: What To Do When Riding Disasters Strike!

    Excellent article! Thank you. There is one bit of information that I would like to share, and make a recommendation of: satellite phone. Needless to say that most of times there is limited or none cell coverage where we ride. Our mobiles become useless. Many years ago my husband and I had invested in a sateliite phone, just for an emergency. There are various providers and plans, we have Globalstar. You can buy number of minutes, reasonably priced. We don't use it casually, but always take our sat phone with us when we ride our dirt bikes, or go 4-wheeling on our Jeep. I take it when I go trail running and hiking here in Tonto Natl forest just outside Scottsdale AZ. Few years back we used to go up north to UT and ID to do back country snowmobiling, always having our sat phone with us. Whether it's just you, or you and your spouse, or you tag along with a group, sat phone could be your only way to call 911 for yourself, help someone in distress or even save someone's life. For trail and back country riding, this is one of those clever tools to have.
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    Is Bartlett area re-opening?

    Awesome. Cool map. Accordiing to this map they are going to re-open the area I am askiing about, northeast of the trail 413, north of route 19 (Bartlett Dam rd) which is 9 mile wash. Some trails are shown to be closed but at least a half of those that used to be there are shown as either motorized trails (purple) or 4x4 jeep trails (yellow). There are multiple access points. The area I am referring to is listed as Permit area though, it maybe Tonto pass or something else. Now the question is when......
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    Is Bartlett area re-opening?

    There are some areas closed and some opened. You probably have been riding south of Bartlett Dam rd, either 9 Mile Wash or off Wild Cats parking area, as opposed to the northeast that has been closed and heavily fenced since the fires back in 2005. I do trail running out there too, and try to figure out what's opened for ridiing, but one has to climb over the barb wire or over the metal' contraption' placed right across the wash. You can ride Horseshoe lake road and the lake vicinity, but the bike has to be street legal. The subject area can be accessed either from 9 mile wash of from Horseshoe lake rd.
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    Arizona Is Bartlett area re-opening?

    Recently I have heard that the entire area where we all used to love to ride, east of 9 Mile wash, north of Bartlett Dam Rd is going to be re-opened. It was closed back in 2005 after Bart Fire. I spoke with our local MCSO Deputee here in Town of Carefree, he gave me just a general information that re-opening is imminent. He said one of the clubs, I believe Arizona Trail Riders have been planning to do the trail mapping and install trail number delineators. Too good to tbe true but who knows... So I woudl liike to hear if someone has more specific and accurate information. When? Access points? Fee? Is it Tonto Pass or an additional off-road pass? Street legal only or not?
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    Bikes and natural gas?

    I know.... that's the path I have chosen. It's even worse than that: I am getting used to the comments like that. I still have to object that "natural" part by asking: Nature of what are they referring to? Basic plastic compunds, and I assume they use granilated raw material, come in all different colours such as white, clear, beige, black, brown.... else, depending on formula/ composition. But further analysis has nothing to do with KTM forum, so I will just absorb the info and go along with that.
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    Bikes and natural gas?

    Not trolling at all! I would certainly not do that. Thanks for pointing my brain in the right direction! Now I am laughing at myself. Maybe too much thinking and debating with fellow engineers about alternative fuels messed up a few chips in it. The way the sentense was structured looks more than confusing. It should say like "gas tank", "natural color" woudl be way more logical and comprehensive. At least they don't use "jet" or "diesel" to escribe the color. Never heard of "natural"color, excpet maybe someone's hair...... Plastric more like clear, white, tan....
  14. I was browsing for a desert tank for my KTM 525 and came across this tank for... natural gas. I have been riding for a long time, and I have never heard of any bikes running on natural gas. What are the benefits? Is it even safe to be bouncing and jumping around on the trails with explosive tank under your bottom? Does anyone know anything about it? IMS 113320-N1 2.9 Gal Natural Gas Tank Fits 2003-2006 KTM 400/450/525 MXC
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    Brake bleeding?

    Is this Brembo system? I thought maybe this link could be helpful then. http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...735#post675735 This is from Aprilia forum, and I just went though brakes bleeding nightmare with my Aprilia RSVR Factory street bike. I don't know if DRZ uses Brembo (my KTMs do, and parts are interchangeable), but the bleeding procedure and some tricks might be identical.
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