ej67ss

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ej67ss last won the day on April 23 2008

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  1. That sucks that they finally closed it down. I used to ride there in the late eighties and 90's. The place sure has changed a lot since then. Hansens finally got their way too. I don't know why they care so much anyway. Most of the place just gets dug up when they take the gravel out of it. Too bad. Spent many a night drinking beers and starring at the moon out there. Always liked driving Red Dog in the moon light....
  2. Whats wrong with a pro circuit header? Got one on my 650r and it works great! And looks good too.
  3. Idaho

    I also ride and do not post where or when. Got tired of waiting for people so now I ride alone.
  4. I love my 03. One thing I do not like is that you have to take off the cylinder off to clean the power valves. Use good quality oil and it won't be a prob that often...
  5. Dumb question so bear with me. Are you using the stock triple clamps? Because if you are I would suggest getting new ones. They put you forward like you want and you should not have to change your tank. At least that was my experience on my bike.
  6. Here is my 03...
  7. run better fuel I put a 50/50 mix of 110 and super unleaded. Sure it costs more but my bike don't pop and die anymore. I run a 172 main a 68s and I bought a honda float gauge and make sure my float is adjusted right. I also run a pro circuit exhaust. Exhaust really helps too. I also run iridium spark plugs. Got loads and loads of miles on my motor stock carb no problems. I would check everything in your carb again and make sure everything is right. Something has to be missing somewhere. I have uncorked too many 650s and never had a problem with the honda kits..
  8. Thanks for the info. I spend the majority of my ride time fixing trails where I ride. I do it so I can keep riding the trails I like to ride. I am sorry if you think I or anyone else is complaining. I am worried about the potential for kids to get hurt from mounting the plate. Look at how far the plate on the bike in the picture above sticks out. Now say if they were on a hill and had a spill and that plate ran down there leg what do you think would happen? Or if maybe the bike flipped over and cut their throat, I could go on and on about this. To me it is a safety issue for children. Call me what the hell you want I am worried about my kids!!
  9. I am not going to buy the new plate. I am going to get an out of state sticker. If they change the law back next year are they going to give you a refund? This law takes a lot of things for granted. First of all it assumes that you have a drill of some kind to drill the holes to attach the plate. Not everyone is able to use power tools. So they will have to pay someone to attach the plate for them. The majority of offroad bikes were never meant to have a plate on the fender. The fenders are not really strong enough to support the added weight for putting a ktm style fender adapter on the fender. On my bike a xr650r the rear fender folded and sucked the whole assembly under the seat and broke everything. I really don't feel like buying new parts every couple of months. This law really shows that we as a group need to get more involved in the process. What if they would have sent out some sort of survey asking you to respond online with a registration number and you can vote on weather you want the plate on your bike or not. It would have been easy to see that the majority of guys would have been against it! And making kids bikes have them too is lame! Having short legs as it is and adding another obstruction on the rear fender to catch there leg on is a real possibility. Even for myself I catch my leg when aborting climbs getting off my bike and I am 6'2. I have never had my sticker looked at when I ride in the woods in the last 20 years I have never been looked at. When you see all the money grabbing going on in the bill and the newly added 1 dollar tax to help provide law enforcement to patrol the trails. I wonder if they will give you a weelie ticket or a jumping ticket? It seems to me the best solution is to have a sticker on the rear fender. The sticker has to be cheaper than the sticker plate combo.
  10. The problem is the fed gov is helping them take away your rights and we are letting them. The problem is a whole segment of the off road community refuses to play by the rules. And by doing so get's our riding areas closed. The problem is we don't think we have a problem and don't need to volunteer and help out. That somehow it's some one elses responsiblity to fix what we tear up. The problem is we are poor stewards of our lands and we refuse to police ourselves..
  11. I want you guys to read this . And I quote from the Thrillcraft web site. "In the short term, we need to rein in thrillcraft. Currently national forests and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are beginning to put together travel management plans. These plans lay out which routes are legally recognized for thrillcraft use and which areas will be closed or remain closed to ORV use. It is important for citizens to become involved and participate in this process. Another short term solution is to require license plates for all thrillcraft vehicles. For instance, Montana’s Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge restricts ORVs to designated roads. Under Montana law, ORVs operated on state roads must be street-legal and have a state license plate. This strategy provides a license number that assists law enforcement in identification of law breakers and eliminates all drivers under 15 years old (age that one can drive in Montana). A third leg of this short-term strategy is greater law enforcement. Illegal creation of new routes and enforcement of existing limits will only work if there is an effective law enforcement presence on the ground. Currently most public lands are vastly under-patrolled due to funding shortages. Funding for thrillcraft law enforcement activities should not come from taxpayers. A tax on all new and existing thrillcraft, or other funding mechanism that obtained money directly from thrillcraft users, could fund law enforcement activities." Does this not sound like what is going on right now with this idaho plate thing? I have posted about these guys before. It seems they are on the right path to locking us out. I wonder if there are ifrd chips in those plates. Or maybe in your drivers liscence that you have to carry on you. I will bet that at some point you will have to have a type of gps transmitter on you so they can track your ride. Or they sneak the ifrd chip into the plates. They already have them in passports... I have loads of pictures of places that I have been on a dirt bike. I will not post them because I don't want other people going where I ride. The internet compounds the problem because people get access to things that they never had to discover for themselves. And then they go ride trails that they are unfamilliar with and drag 10 of there best friends to tear the trail up. While the guys who volunteer behind the scenes fix all the crap others abuse. I won't post my pics of volunteer work either because of the threats of being jailed for doing so in my area. And I won't post the pics of trail abuse that I have seen done by others. These people want us dead make no mistake about it. They want to put an end to thrillcraft and the people who use them and I quote "One cannot talk about thrillcraft without discussing the culture that spawns this kind of behavior. The culture is one that glorifies machines and human dominance of nature. It is a culture estranged from the natural world. The speed, noise, and air pollution associated with these machines blurs, obscures, and hides natural beauty and prevents appreciation. Worse yet, it destroys the land and jeopardizes the enjoyment of our public heritage by others. A review of any of the ads for major thrillcraft machines demonstrates this attitude. You will find ads admonishing thrillcraft owners to use “brute—as in force,” and that “going to the stand for coconut smoothies is for sillies,” and other messages that imply that anyone who doesn’t tear up the land, and “conquer” the obstacles is somehow less manly. Reckless and Rude Behavior Reckless and rude behavior is common among thrillcraft users. Speed combined with reckless behavior is prevalent among thrillcraft users—since that is one way you get thrills—by pushing the limits. Though not all thrillcraft users are inconsiderate, there are plenty who see nothing wrong with loud noise, racing close to other people, and creating a hazard for other public lands users. One ad for thrillcraft suggests users “thumb their throttle at the world.” Because of this reckless behavior, thrillcraft are often involved in serious injury. Nation-wide, jet skis make up only 9% of all motorized watercraft, but account for 46% of all injuries. Trespass and Violation of Route Closures A major problem endemic with thrillcraft culture is the notion that one straddles these machines to go “where no one else has gone.” As a consequence, there is a strong tendency to ignore trail and road closures, and violate any limitations placed upon use of the machines. For instance, a study in Georgia documented that of the 59 routes surveyed in the Chattahoochee NF, illegal ORV use occurred on 67 %, including designated wilderness and trails restricted to pedestrians. Another study conducted in Colorado on behalf of Colorado Coalition for Responsible ORV Riding found that despite the fact that most thrillcraft enthusiasts understood that they should not stray from designated trails, more than two-thirds admitted they go off-trail occasionally, and 15-20% admitted they regularly rode off legal routes. Violation of Rights of Other Public Lands Users A peaceful walk in the woods is violated by the noise from thrillcraft. An otherwise successful stalk of a deer or elk might be jeopardized by the sudden appearance of a noisy machine. The fact is that the majority of people do not use these machines to access our natural areas. A recent survey by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks found that 90% of Montana trail users were on foot, and only 2% used thrillcraft." The first shots on your freedom have been fired for decades. No one really took it seriously. When will we take our rights as americans seriously? It may be too late.. These people to me are as bad as the Nazi's...
  12. I want you guys to read this . And I quote from the Thrillcraft web site. "In the short term, we need to rein in thrillcraft. Currently national forests and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are beginning to put together travel management plans. These plans lay out which routes are legally recognized for thrillcraft use and which areas will be closed or remain closed to ORV use. It is important for citizens to become involved and participate in this process. Another short term solution is to require license plates for all thrillcraft vehicles. For instance, Montana’s Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge restricts ORVs to designated roads. Under Montana law, ORVs operated on state roads must be street-legal and have a state license plate. This strategy provides a license number that assists law enforcement in identification of law breakers and eliminates all drivers under 15 years old (age that one can drive in Montana). A third leg of this short-term strategy is greater law enforcement. Illegal creation of new routes and enforcement of existing limits will only work if there is an effective law enforcement presence on the ground. Currently most public lands are vastly under-patrolled due to funding shortages. Funding for thrillcraft law enforcement activities should not come from taxpayers. A tax on all new and existing thrillcraft, or other funding mechanism that obtained money directly from thrillcraft users, could fund law enforcement activities." Does this not sound like what is going on right now with this plate thing? I have posted about these guys before. It seems they are on the right path to locking us out. I wonder if there are ifrd chips in those plates. Or maybe in your drivers liscence that you have to carry on you. I will bet that at some point you will have to have a type of gps transmitter on you so they can track your ride. Or they sneak the ifrd chip into the plates. They already have them in passports...
  13. I am not going to buy a plate or tag for my bike this next year. Why get it now or even worry about it? Make the state sweat it out as long as possible! Protest by not paying for it! It's worth it to me to get a ticket! The whole thing is stupid! And designed to drain the ohv fund. Don't support it by not complying. If you are going to put a plate on your bike be carefull. I put my street plate on my xr650r and after a few rides of jumping I finally sucked my plate and fender under my bike and messed it all up. Ended up costing me 150 plus bucks to fix the damage. The guys that made this rule don't ride bikes. No guy in his right mind would ever suggest doing what they are making us do. Our bikes were never intended for plates and have no such provisions for them. I remounted my plate on my 650r by drilling two holes in it at the ends. And then I put rubber insulators under the plate and bolted it to my rear fender. This is most likely illegal but it has been this way for years and I have never had a problem. Although I don't go around looking for cop's to mess up my day either. This is how it looks and it is out of my way and can be seen from behind.
  14. Watch their vid on their web site. They make good points guys. The pictures show the bad side of off road vehicles. The problem is there are too many of them messing it up for the rest of us. With the incoming pres I think we may be screwed... http://www.stopthrillcraft.org/index.htm
  15. Hayden. Did'nt think I had seen ya riding around here lol Nice ride!!