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  1. Not that I recall, but I'll double check. I just put the clip in the recommended position (I want to say 4th groove) and ran the recommended main jet (170, I think), but you got me wondering now, as it's been a while since I had it apart.
  2. I went ahead and put the q4 on my dr650. Also did a jet kit, airbox mod, and header weld grind. Definitely a noticable boost in low and mid; but nothing Earth-shattering. My mileage went from about 50 to just under 40; ouch. A bit louder and 'raspier', but not too much so. Sounds more 'thumper like'. BTW - my buddy did exactly the same with his DR650, but put on the FMF hi flo header. His sounds much better, in my opinion. His is actually quieter. Same exact jetting, etc. Maybe I'm just not a very good header grinder. Really not too sure that the benefit was worth the $$, but at least it's a few pounds lighter. Don't get me wrong, I really like this bike, I'm just not sure that I like it $500 more with the exhaust and intake mods. Now the suspension, tires, and controls; those were worth every penny.... but I ramble.. good luck
  3. Nice - that's a cool event. Naches trails with everyone going 'somewhat' the same direction. Missed it this year, but hope to go next time. And yes, the terrain is great from Taneum to Little Naches!
  4. From Taneum Creek area (Icewater Cr or Taneum Jct campgrounds), you can hit the LT Murray green dot trails within minutes, but they are a somewhat small series of trails/roads; but still very cool, I think. The nice thing about this area is you can also ride a lot of USFS roads (if you're street-legal) or you can hook up with the best single-track riding in the country, IMHO. About 20 miles to the south, you can hit the Wenas greendots, which are pretty cool. You can go from Ellensburg to Zhilla, to Little Naches. I haven't been to the NW side of Ellensburg, between Blewitt Pass and the Col river, but that's our next place to explore. I hear there's some nice riding in that area.
  5. We're on the west-side as well. But less than 2-hours and we're in the Taneum and Manastash area where the camping is awesome and just about any kind of riding you want can be had
  6. Had a great couple days of riding up at Taneum. Rode from Icewater Cr CG over to Manastash Ridge and all over around the FS roads and Green Dots in the area. It was a bit cold and windy for mid-June, but was still a great time. Hit some pretty deep snow on the road around 5800ft on Manastash Ridge Rd, but I'm thinking it'll be gone soon. Usually we are up here riding the single-track, so it was a different, but cool, perspective of the area. I must say, on this thread, how impressed I am with my DR when I take it on the rough single-track. Yes, it's heavy, but the thing is just so dang easy to ride that it's a blast through just about all terrain. The only exception is where high ground clearance or jumping ability is necessary.
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    Had a great couple days of riding up at Taneum. Rode from Icewater Cr CG over to Manastash Ridge and all over around the FS roads and Green Dots in the area. It was a bit cold and windy for mid-June, but was still a great time. Hit some pretty deep snow on the road around 5800ft on Manastash Ridge Rd, but I'm thinking it'll be gone soon. Usually we are up here riding the single-track, so it was a different, but cool, perspective of the area.
  8. Had a great couple days of riding up at Taneum. Rode from Icewater Cr CG over to Manastash Ridge and all over around the FS roads and Green Dots in the area. It was a bit cold and windy for mid-June, but was still a great time. Hit some pretty deep snow on the road around 5800ft on Manastash Ridge Rd, but I'm thinking it'll be gone soon. Usually we are up here riding the single-track, so it was a different, but cool, perspective of the area. I thought I posted a few pictures, but apparently the format wasn't quite right. Photos to come, as soon as I figure out what the heck I'm doing!
  9. I've actually been considering a gel seat for the height advantage and I'm wanting an all black seat. I was wondering if you think it's worse than the stock seat, comfort-wise? I did see one on ebay for $50 that a guy was selling because he didn't like it either. Thought is might be yours, but it's in PA. Thanks for the post.
  10. Nice! It's always good to get in a little winter riding. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to get out of hybernation for some riding.
  11. Excellent photos and commentary for an excellent adventure. My favorite quote of the post - "Don’t eat fish tacos in Santa Rosalia. in fact I will probably never eat a fish taco in my life. I love tacos and I love fish but I don’t think I can do it!!" Great stuff
  12. Only carnage here is a sore back, legs, and arms from the iron man poker run. Oh, and a little hit to the pride for not making it up the tricky little hill climb either time. I swear I'd make it up that 4 out of 5 times on a typical ride, but after watching sooo many people crash going up it, and knowing there were 100 folks watching, I guess I psyched myelf out. Almost wanted to do a 3rd lap so I could try it again, but my body says it's a good thing I didn't. I thought Stumpjumpers ran a great event, as usual.
  13. Nice vid. Those guys are all railing quite nicely.
  14. Was there today. Though it was a wee bit cold, the conditions were sweet. Wish I could take a mental-health day and go again tomorrow. Have fun.