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  1. We were essentially arguing sliding on each surfaces at equal speed. The speed was a healthy estimate. (My girlfriend was watching haha) So: No obstacles on both terrains, 45mph, leather pants, leather jacket, gloves... I would choose pavement. Seems to me the bike would be more likely to slide to a stop. Rocks and dirt would be nastier friction making a low side turn high side more often.
  2. My girlfriend and I were arguing what is worse. (go figure) Crashing at, say 50-60mph in the dirt of Nevada (an open wash). or Crashing same speed on asphalt, no traffic. I also do understand crashing at those speeds is serious. I'm not attempting to create a joke out of this. Just need my damn pride in being right! to my gf
  3. Busy with work, and trying to find a decent truck. It's sad that land is so controlled and closed off to riders just out to have a little fun in between the work week. On the other hand, I can see the inclination to preserve the land from irresponsible use. The bike: I forgot to ask the previous owner what size he re jetted to in Colorado. And I imagine the bike dropped anywhere from 2,000 to 4,000 in elevation during its trip to Las Vegas. So I took the snorkel out, and was ripping along. It seemed to effect the time in it warming up, maybe it was me. I have also been contemplating cutting something on the other side on the top of the air box with my dremel. Been changing the oil quite often and taking short rides around the neighborhood backstreets and inconspicuous areas screaming WOOOOOOOO! to myself the whole time inside my helmet. Went down once going around a corner. Letting the clutch out going to fast landed me on my ass but I jumped right back on. Be careful! LOL If I had a quarter for every time I've heard that. It's not that I don't appreciate the considerate thoughts of my family and friends. It's just that I think to myself If I wanted to be careful I would have bought a minivan for crying out loud! I might actually get one instead of a truck if I can put my hitch carrier on it. Glen, Thank you for the offer, and I may just take you up on that in the near future. John, As soon as I get my chest protector or pressure suit(sometime this week) I'll be ready. I have pretty sufficient other gear but knee and shin pads are in my crystal ball. Also I'm excited to meet yall and go riding. My email is Anthony_Chalfant@yahoo.com Or AIM AnthonySparks36. Ballzzz OUT! Tony
  4. Thank you for the advice. Sadly, I lack the proper tools to do it right atm. But on the brightside, I've had my first two rides the past couple days. It was pretty intense not knowing how to use a clutch. But after I got into second gear going around my apartment parking lot I felt comfortable immediately, yeah pretty scary. I can say its the most fun I've had since I was a kid or when I got laid for the first time. Still can't figure out which is better. I'm changing the oil tommorrow. Which do I use? Tony
  5. lol please excuse my newbness... I was thinking of losening the two hose clamps from the carb as explained here http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=258945 Is this ok, or should I be tearing it all down and checking?
  6. less than a quarter. wat about a plugged pilot jet???? thnx
  7. wat about something plugging the pilot jet???
  8. Ok... It was running for a few minutes today then died. Stupid me put regular unleaded in it. I drained the gas replaced with super. Changed the spark plug, sprayed alittle carb cleaner in the intake, charged the battery. It will run if I give it a very tiny amount of throttle. Should I be adjusting the idle screw? thnx for help tony
  9. Ok... It was running for a few minutes today then died. Stupid me put regular unleaded in it. I drained the gas replaced with super. Changed the spark plug, sprayed alittle carb cleaner in the intake, charged the battery. It will run if I give it a very tiny amount of throttle. Should I be adjusting the idle screw? thnx for help tony
  10. Electric start works, and bike runs. No discernable noise. Furthermore, I really don't know the difference between the sound and an egg beater. Washed it and noticed the front rim has a small dent out on one side, but no other damages (yet ). First thing I'm doing is draining fuel and cleaning the carb. Is this sufficient or do I need to empty or clean something else atm? or even do something else first? .... haven't ripped the carb apart yet
  11. John northeast vegas where e lake mead meets the mountains sunday monday are free for me
  12. hi I just got my hands on a 99' 225ttr ($1000 and a free hitch carrier). I'm completely new to bikes and wondering the best course of action to getting this bike in to top shape. The previous owner laid her down in the dirt and hasn't touched it in 3 months. According to him, she only needs a right foot peg and a brake lever (some simple tapping and bending would work), an alignment, and front fender. Please tell me what I can do to clean it up before I take it in to a shop. I have little experience with mechanical work, but I can learn anything. All answers and questions I should be asking myself about the bike are highly appreciated. Tony Chalfant
  13. hi I just got my hands on a 99' 225ttr ($1000 and a free hitch carrier). I'm completely new to bikes and wondering the best course of action to getting this bike in to top shape. The previous owner laid her down in the dirt and hasn't touched it in 3 months. According to him, she only needs a right foot peg and a brake lever (some simple tapping and bending would work), an alignment, and front fender. Please tell me what I can do to clean it up before I take it in to a shop. I have little experience with mechanical work, but I can learn anything. All answers and questions I should be asking myself about the bike are highly appreciated. ps. if you live in vegas and have some free time, i can compensate any help with beer and friendship Tony Chalfant
  14. Pullin, I require your expertise and common sense in a Chinese enduro purchase. I really have my eyes set on this one. http://i8.ebayimg.com/04/i/05/9d/fc/f4_1.JPG I'm new to bikes and completely confident from my history with bmx and skateboarding I can learn anything. All help is appreciated, Itching in Las Vegas ps bike is from ebay...