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  1. BDM

    E-start issue(s) on my 2017 500 RR-S

    Interesting, my first thought would have been that it's time for a new battery. Sounds like at 12.8-13.2 volts it is charging properly and if pushing the button results in a click under the seat, the button is OK. Bruce
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    New Year's 2019

    How much do you like riding soft sand and whoops? Lots of riding available nearby. Bruce
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    2019 500 RR-S BYOB BUILD

    Wow! Bruce
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    Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch SVRA

    IMO Photo is likely misleading. The Oynx Ranch was the checkerboard BLM/Private lands that were accessed from Jawbone. The purchase was an effort to consolidate the ownership/jurisdiction/management of the area. Unfortuatly the State OHMVR Division did the buying and it's looking like they want to take away management of the Jawbone area from BLM. Some of you most likely have ridden some of this in the past thinking it was a part of Jawbone/Dove Springs. As Jawbone and Dove Springs have no legal singletrack hopefully OHMVR will see the need and develop/reopen some singletrack routes. Pay at the booth riding...... Bruce
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    baja pictures

    "Prerunning" Were you entered in the race or just checking it out with others? Would suck to lose a rider just days before the race.
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    Fuel mapping on a 2018 390s

    It's a 2018, have Frank's in Bellevue (or the he shop where he bought the bike) look at it under warranty. The 390's run very well (and strong) stock. Once you start messing with it the shop might be reluctant to proceed as a warranty repair. Bruce
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    Beta Fork Diaries

    Cannon Racecraft makes the springs that Beta sells (possibly Rt as well), can custom wind anything you want and sells direct to public for less $. Bruce
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    Don't hate me 'cause I'm beautiful....

    You are right, beautiful. Bruce
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    KTM/Husky vs Beta: Emissions & tuning

    I'm not aware of any street emissions certified beta 2 stroke. See: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-03/2018-mc-ctrr.xls and https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad/cert/hmc/2018/2018.php from here: https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad/cert/cert.php Bruce
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    Dirtbike acceleration problems

    Not enough information but...... If it ran/worked fine before sitting awhile could be a blocked or partially blocked pilot jet in the carb. Bruce
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    Sachs Shock Goldvalve

    Really sorry to hear that. I hope they are recovered. Bruce
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    Natl Forest----streams

    Here is the MVUM for the Angelina NF. It is the legal controlling document for motorized travel on the Forest, a requirement of the 2005 Travel Management Planning Rule. Among other things the 2005 Rule via a public process: 1) Designated Motorized Routes 2) Prohibited motorized use other on Designated Routes (ie no cross county travel, no user/club trails) 3) Required publication of a Motor Vehicle Use Map https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd548641.pdf A quick look, the MVUM seems to indicate there are no Designated Motorized MC trails in the Angelina. The routes shown being "Roads Open to Highway Legal Vehicles", some having a seasonal closure. It is extremely unfortunate that in many cases, on many forests, OHV users were all too often not fully engaged during Travel Management Planning. Many thought the FS staff would provide for OHV recreation, but often the enviros were much better organized and represented. Their voices were heard and often resulted in Forest Plans with greatly reduced or even no singletrack motorized trails. I have heard the that once Travel Management was completed for all the NFs in Arizona, not a single MC trail had survived (MC groups are work hard to correct the oversight). In your case the MVUM shows no Designated OHV routes and as a result non designated trails would be viewed as cross county travel and therefore illegal regardless of streams or roots. Here is a link to the FS web page with links to the MVUMs for other Texas Forests: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/texas/maps-pubs/?cid=stelprdb5300457 Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but perhap during the next Planning cycle the OHV community can/will press for OHV recreation opportunities. Sucks, I know. Bruce
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    Natl Forest----streams

    Were or are these FS routes/trails officially designated as "Motorized" and mapped on a Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) per the 2005 Planning Rule? If you don't know you need to find out. What Forest? Which trail Numbers? I can try and have a look at the documentation but I would need Forest, District and some effected trail numbers. If Travel Management has been completed for the Forest (most were done between 20054-2010) and the routes in question were never designated "Motorized" it's more than likely the train has already left the station. As noted by shrubitup above, Categorical Exclusions (CE) are used but in our experience not for the purpose of closing a route or changing a route's designation (ie the routes use). They are used as a process to to allow special/periodic activities which could impact the environment such as trail maintenance activities (including hardening stream crossings, bridges, water bars, brushing). Use of a CE to close a route to it's "Designated" use would in our view/experience be an inappropriate use of a CE and in the vernacular of the Forest Service result in a Process Error. Bruce Miller Public Lands Director Stewards of the Sequoia Division of CTUC 501c3 Non Profit
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    Natl Forest----streams

    If the area has completed the 2005 Travel Management Act, the routes should have been designated as to motorized and width (single track, <50", >50", 4X4). Once a route has been designated via a NEPA process it's designation can not be changed w/o another full NEPA process. The only way a motorized route can be closed to motorized (w/o NEPA) is via an Emergency Forest Order signed by the Forest Supervisor (maybe a District Ranger?). The Emergency Forest Order is temporary and usually must be renewed annually. It is required that the Forest Supervisor Identify the problem and develop a plan to mitigate the issue. It is not OK to change the use of a Designated Forest Route via an Emergency Forest Order period..... Be polite and professional but confident/firm as to your understanding of the process. You may have to form a volunteer group to provide necessary labor as FS budgets are very tight. Also if your state has an ORV sticker program, Forests with OHV opportunity should be applying for grants from the State fund. See our example here: http://stewardsofthesequoia.org/ Bruce