richlev

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  1. Since you guys are talking about dualsporting in Las Vegas, I just thought I would mention an AWESOME group of guys that have a web based club - lvnvdualsports.com and yes, there are at least 2 guys that have tagged full dirt bikes. They ride basically every weekend(some of them) and I sure had alot of fun with them when I lived there.
  2. Now you got me thinking!! I just moved here(Springfield, MO) from Las Vegas I ride a tagged DRZ-400 S.(Street legal from the factory) Surely I can simply re tag it in MO. At least I BETTER be able to. I certainly have not seen any on the street - I do turn alot of heads riding in full gear on the way to the dirt!!
  3. Hi all. I'm new to Springfield, MO. I ride a tagged DRZ-400 and I have found WHERE to ride - I ride through Chadwick to the forest service roads. There are ALOT of 4x4 roads. I'm looking for other tagged riders to ride with. I would feel more comfortable not riding alone- you can go quite deep into the forest. Please respond or PM if interested. Rich:ride:
  4. Hi all. I'm new to Springfield, MO. I ride a tagged DRZ-400 and I have found WHERE to ride - I ride through Chadwick to the forest service roads. There are ALOT of 4x4 roads. I'm looking for other tagged riders to ride with. I would feel more comfortable not riding alone- you can go quite deep into the forest. Please respond or PM if interested. Rich:ride:
  5. Thanks guys, I bought a back road map and we went out in the 4x4 and set out to find Chadwick from the back way and made it:applause: - it shaved about 6 miles off of my non-dirt ride(12 miles both ways!) Now I'm 27 miles from a dirt road. Then we went down "H" to garrison road - Thank you cman! :mad: we found a seemingly endless supply of 4x4 roads(we came back quite muddy!!) They were the numbered forest service roads. There are ALOT of them down there. they are not on my map I need to find a better map. OLHILLYBILLY I thought it sounded wierd that you said a quad could go on a jeep trail but not a dirt bike?? but I read a sign and sure enough on numbered forest service roads atv's are allowed with a sign and a flag or something(I ignored it) but motorcycles must be street legal. great logic:bonk: I'll get to that "M" hiway soon:ride: As far as Chadwick is concerned yes its a "mecca" of trails but I'm still on worn out death wings (not knobbies yet) plus I have not ridden in mud in about 20 years(no mud in Nevada!!) and I need to "practice" on 4x4 roads. Plus I'm riding alone. Oh, and also, trails are great but sometimes its nice to be able to go fast and that can be tough on a tight trail in the woods. Thanks guys Rich
  6. Hello all. I just moved to Springfield and went for a ride(plated DRZ) to go find Chadwick. I did find it and yes it is great. But is that all there is? I went down alot of country roads and found only paved roads and fenced farmland. If anyone knows of some dirt, even dirt roads, some help would be greatly appreciated. Also, willing to ride with other dualsport riders if there are any out there. Rich
  7. hi all. i'm most likely going to be moving to springfield, mo this oct. i ride an 06 drz s plated and i am courious what type of places(if any) that ill be able to ride. i'm from wichita, ks where there is very little places to ride. mostly in the country past the city is farm land and the dirt roads that seperate the farms are about as good as it gets. now i live in vegas where once you get out of the city there are NO farms and NO privately owned land. its just wide open desert with mountians and 4x4 roads going all over the place!! awesome. (but the city life SUCKS!!) thanks in advance
  8. i use a benchmark 2003. i got a 2004 benchmark for arizona that has 1/2 of the stuff the 2003 map(some areas overlap so you can really tell how much the map changed).
  9. wow, someone actually said something bad about riding in open desert. I personally ride soley for the purpase of seeing "natural" sorroundings and getting away from man made horror. there is PLENTY of 4x4 roads and existing trails you just have to be smart enough to read a good map to get where you want to go(gps and map with gps grids helps also). There is no reason to ever ride through undisturbed desert.
  10. '06 S'. stock exhaust. 2200 elev.
  11. i dont have the $60 for the dynojet kit but my friend gave me a bunch of main jets and a 25 pilot jet. i want to cut the airbox out 3x3, install a 150 main and 25 pilot, drill the plug out for the fuel screw. i live at 2200 feet and ride from 1000 to 3000.stock exhaust on a 06 s. is this worthwhile for a few months until i get the money? or should i just wait till i get the dynojet kit.
  12. i have had my 06 s for 2 mos now. 850 miles. timing chain started rattleing at 500 miles. im not too worried about it. when it pukes ill fix it. i was a little embarresed when i had to explain it to my friend after letting him ride it. im not going to get the mcct until it breaks or gets louder. im hoping its redesigned in 06 and makes a little noise cause its "looser" than the older ones. bike ran better when it was new, now i have to hold on the throttle to start it cold. seems quite lean, waiting for money for a jetkit. wire shield for top chain roller was installed under the roller, not under. loud shriek when in big dips or jumps. front tire was so out of balance the bike moved up and down about 1'' in the front- right at 30 mph. had 2 HUGE balance weights about 2 spokes apart- i took them off and its alot better now, but still bounces at 30 mph. also took the one off of the back wheel. i wish i could afford all of the stuff it needs!! i'm definatly happy with the bike. i wish i could ride it more often.
  13. i have an 06 s that i bought in las vegas. according to my owners manual(total crap cover to cover!!), it explains the way to tell the difference between ca and the rest of the country is by the gas cap. i have a "rest of the country" gas cap. BUT- my bike has the black box. so i dont know weather it is a ca bike or not mabye in 06 all s's have the black box.
  14. sure looks great! that last side view sure makes the helmit lock look big!!
  15. i think the most important thing to consider in vegas is distance to commute to your job. think vegas traffic and gas prices.