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  1. birdcool

    Idaho Let's ridaho!

    Today we are launching the beta release of Ridaho.info. A new website for cross country, dirt bike survival riding in Idaho. There is also a companion Ridaho! facebook group that you are invited to join to discuss and gather feedback on suggestions for improvement,. www.ridaho.info https://www.facebook.com/groups/ridaho/
  2. For those interested: I bought this bike from Kleemann over a year ago and it is still running strong. Rock solid. I do mountain trail riding and play racing desert so I don't really hammer it hard as a B Vet. No issues with mods, except that I am spoiled for life of how good a WR250F should be. On the question above of overheating...it has a thermal controlled radiator fan mod that Kleemann added also, and it sometimes turns on after slow/long uphill trail riding, but usually only after I stop and idle. But I have never boiled over, such that I have now just removed the overflow tank and hoses to save a free pound of upper body weight.
  3. Can I swap 4th & 5th gears from a pre-2007 wr250f gear set into my 2008 wr250f to get the wider ratios? I know that the pre-2007 wr250f had wider gears, and I want to make my 08 more dual sport ready since it runs out of gears fast at the top. I am running an Athena 290 kit so I can handle the wider gaps just fine. I ride tight trails mostly though, so I don't want to just gear up with sprockets. I mainly "need" a higher 5th gear as an overdrive for the road, but the 4th and 5th together would work better I assume. Thanks in advance.
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    Looking for "5 Miles of Hell" Rider

    Enduro-ince, your PM is full so here is your reply I think small group(s) of similar riders work best, but it is all good. If there are 6+, that might be a good time to split into two groups. HPhufinstuff has already had to back out for the weekend, but Steezy is looking like a joiner. I've also read that I need to carry extra gas to go there and back so I plan to carry two extra liters for 5MOH to get back to the truck where I will also have a big bike for longer rides. I figured I can head back on the easy jeep trail at the end or take one of the bailouts on the way back if my bike or my body is running low on fuel. It depends on speed of "pretty quick pace" I suppose. I figure I can keep up during the 5MOH, but I also want to savor the journey with some ride pics and rest breaks at view points. So that might be a good reason for having 4+ guys signed up when some want to jump out ahead and some want to smell the slickrock. We'll see how it evolves. Its just great to be headed out on two wheels after a winter break. Joe
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    Looking for "5 Miles of Hell" Rider

    Rodzilla, I suspect that your "C-" rating applies to your speed, not toughness or obstacle riding skills. 5MOH is not at all about speed so your humble rating may not apply. Steezy, Do a search on youtube for "5 miles of hell" to see the trail from some helmet cams and decide for yourself if the ledge climbing and boulder bouncing will be fun. An MXer bike is probably at a disadvantage for some of this rock climbing, but can, of course, do the job.
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    Looking for "5 Miles of Hell" Rider

    Looks like we have a ride forming with a tentative target start of Saturday morning, March 5th near 5MOH. I'll be in touch on PM. Many thanks! Joe
  7. Looking for riding partner. I am going to be near Moab from March 2nd to 9th and wanted to give the infamous 5 Miles of Hell trail a run on one of those days on my trials bike. But I am there solo and won't do it without a compadre or more. The local guides are cool, but they are too expensive for a solo rider and there are no groups setup yet for me to join. So it may be a long shot, but is there anybody interested in riding the 5 Miles of Hell trail in San Raphael/Green River area any day(s) from March 2-9? To check compatibility... I am 49, life long trail/B-Enduro rider riding a GasGas280 trials bike (which I just got last year so Observed Trials is a new addiction), but I will also have a plated KTM400EXC for exploring "normal" trails in the area. I will be driving down from Logan, UT. Average temps for March are highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s. Thanks Joe PS: No beginners need apply, this is an extreme trail that often breaks bikes without mercy. http://www.utahtrials.com/5moh/5moh.html.
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    Shock Revalve Stack for '90- XR250?

    AHRMA17L, Do any of your shocks have the remote reservoir?
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    Shock Revalve Stack for '90- XR250?

    From what I can gather, I think the 1986-1991 are the range of years that work with remote reservoir and proper length. But the 1991 may be the sweet spot having the larger shock body of 44mm vs the XR250 40mm. Any confirmation or rebuttals to my information?
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    '90 XR250R Shock Valving Recommendation?

    Just found a 1991 XR600 shock for sale. Is that the way to go? I see some shock stack recommendations for the XR650r shock which may apply to the XR600 shock?
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    '90 XR250R Shock Valving Recommendation?

    Here's a hint. Stock stack is: Rebound: 30x.25x12 |x5 28x.25x12 |x1 27x.25x12 |x1 26x.25x12 |x1 25x.25x12 |x1 24x.25x12 |x1 22x.25x12 |x1 Compression: 34x.25x12 |x4 20x.25x12 |x1 34x.25x12 |x1 30x.25x12 |x1 28x.25x12 |x1 26x.25x12 |x1 24x.25x12 |x1 22x.25x12 |x1 21x.25x12 |x1 20x.25x12 |x1 Any insight on what to add?
  12. I have my shock apart to rebuild it with a blown seal, does anybody know where I can get a revalve stack shim chart to upgrade the valving before I reassemble? The main Valve appears to be stock honda (it is black with small holes) even though the shock reservoir had a racetech sticker on it, so I was expecting a gold colored valve with larger holes like the RT GV pictures. My specs are 1990 XR250R, 220lb rider, aggressive trail riding, currently have a 10.3kg/mm straight rate spring plus a "hot pink" progressive spring with no numbers on it. Alternatively, does anybody have a used XR600 shock to sell that is a better to start with and a stack for that? Many thanks
  13. I have my shock apart to rebuild it with a blown seal, does anybody know where I can get a revalve stack chart to upgrade it before I reassemble? My specs are 1990 XR250R, 220lb rider, aggressive trail riding, currently have a 10.3kg/mm spring and a "hot pink" progressive spring with no numbers on it. Alternatively, does anybody have a XR600 shock to sell that is a better to start with? Many thanks
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    YZ250F do I big bore or don't bother

    Landshark, Why would you go back to a stock piston? Was the 2007 motor better than the 290 setup?
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