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  1. crashhard_17

    Lets see your before and after pics!

    Very nice. Here’s a couple blaster pipes I did. The one on the right is what the one on the left used to look like. This is a side by side before/after shot of the above pipe on the right
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    Picture Tread! Where did you all ride this weekend?

    I got some helmet cam footage from the early part of boulder, I’ll post my highlights later.
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    Picture Tread! Where did you all ride this weekend?

    Boulder was really nicely cut in. There was only two spots that gave a little bit of issue. 1) The climb right before the Little Rock garden where it goes through a fallen tree, side hills then turns to the right and climbs immediately. 2) the Rock step on the uphill right after the switch back after the rock garden. Other than those spots boulder de roux was perfect and the slide was really well cut in.
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    Picture Tread! Where did you all ride this weekend?

    I couldn't agree more. We rode towards Beverly Campground on JM. Going the other direction would've been significantly easier.
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    Picture Tread! Where did you all ride this weekend?

    Rode boulder de roux and Johnson medra last Monday. Was a killer day but the ride was plagued with overheating bikes and 2 fouled plugs. Can’t wait to go back.
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    PW 50 Electric System Help

    I recently purchased a PW50 with some problems. I replaced the kickstart shaft and rebuilt the top end. Went to start it and it has no spark. So, I started troubleshooting with the multimeter and I determined the secondary CPU was the issue. Bought a used OEM unit from a running bike and it didn't work. Next step was a new ignition coil but no spark still. I am considering buying a full electric replacement set off ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fit-for-YAMAHA-PW50-Wiring-harness-Ignition-Switch-CDI-Magneto-Stator-ASSEMBLY/263194456775 Has anyone had any luck with these sets? If not, what would you recommend?
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    Moving to Oregon, Washington, CA--Help! : )

    I live in Thurston county and have considered moving only due to wanting more sun. That being said, every time I think of moving, I realize how many epic riding spots are within a 30 minute-2 hour drive of me. Get used to the rain and you can ride pretty much year round. My favorite riding is in the mountains which is July-early october depending on the year. I know several HVAC guys who own companies and ride too so good for that. As far as housing and property goes, it is insanely spendy here. We bought right before the prices increased and now complete POS houses that are gutted are listed for high 200's. I grew up here and have never used studded tires in the winter, sure they'd be helpful, but they aren't necessary. Tracks and trails are plentiful. A good offroad and moto racing scene here too, if that's your thing. Animals- Washington and Oregon is probably one of the most mild places for animals. people- avoid major cities if you don't like politics, avoid small cities if you don't like drug addicts. There's lots of mid-sized communities that are great though.
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    Throttle Hand Going Numb

    I am an avid weight lifter and try to do cardio conditioning on a regular basis. I circuit train while lifting 3 days a week and have a cardio centric 2 days a week. I am 5 ft 11 and 250 lbs. I could stand to lose some weight but I carry it well. I can bench 315x6, curl 135x15, upright row 275x15... you get the point. I am in pretty good shape. However, I only manage to ride/race about 6 times a year for the last couple years. I am a fast B rider, the last few races I have done (May and August with no seat time between) my throttle hand has gone numb and I have to shake it out every few minutes to revive blood flow. I surprisingly don't suffer from arm pump. Could this going numb issue be due to my lifting or possibly something pinched in my back or just lack of seat time? It only recently started happening and I have lifted regularly for 5 years now. Does anyone else have this issue?
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    Seeking Teanaway Expert Advice

    I appreciate everyone's feedback. Based on your GPS, Tiger, it appears my estimated mileage is fairly accurate. While it would be a blast to ride with y'all. My old man and I are planning a trip together as a belated birthday ride. Maybe we can plan another ride.
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    Seeking Teanaway Expert Advice

    I have never ridden Teanaway before and am planning a ride for end of September/early October. Experienced riders, the gnarlier the better. The proposed ride is: Park at Boulder creek Hit boulder de roux to 1392.8 to Middle fork teanaway to Johnson Medra to Way Creek to Middle fork to Yellow hill to jolly creek to middle fork to Boulder de roux to trail head My approximations makes it about a 50-60 mile ride. I grew up riding Naches and Gifford and can do long days on grueling trails. My questions since I have never been there: 1) Is this a reasonable day ride (dawn to dusk) 2) Are these trails passable at that time 3) Which way should I go if I want to climb up the gnarliest sections rather than ride down 4) Are my mileage approximations accurate
  11. My dad (on the gas tank) with my Great uncle and great aunt in 1971.
  12. I joined the mini van club earlier this year. The kids (3) kept fighting in the truck so the wife said that’s enough time for a 3rd row vehicle. Tried really hard to find an suv but to no avail. Then the local lot has this van for a good price. It took a while to get used to but I like having the extra space to put the gear inside the van.
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    Craigslist Ad of the day!

    I thought it was only KTM guys who overvalued their bikes. I guess I was wrong. https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/mcy/d/kawasaki-2004-kx-250-m2/6657914448.html
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    I actually look like a 'real' racer!

    Some of me racing throughout the years. 2018 2017 2016 2009 2008 2007 2005