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    Long distance target shooting, muscle cars, Harleys and of course dirt bikes.

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  1. NVDESERTPETE

    Little Brown Jug Enduro - AA - Yz450f

    Picture quality was excellent but the audio was horrific on my computer!
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    Fairly new rebuild, fairly scored piston..

    https://www.blackstone-labs.com/
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    Four stroke question: Why do they blow up?

    First one lasted 22 years. 13 years on my new upgraded model with many more options! A much more stable platform!
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    KX500AF

    Video from last year. First ride after another set of broken ribs and a collapsed lung! Just taking it easy and staying out of the dust!
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    Four stroke question: Why do they blow up?

    My very first bike was a brand new 1973 Suzuki TS185 with oil injection. If I remember right I paid just over $700 for it and bought it in late 1972 as soon as it hit the showroom floor. Didn't quite have all the money for it at the time so my Dad loaned me the last $100. Part of the money he loaned me was for a helmet. Said he wouldn't loan me the money if I didn't wear a helmet ... there were no helmet laws back then. Paid him back by delivering newspapers on it until some of the neighborhood lodged complaints to the newspaper and police that I was driving on the sidewalks. Got a job as a dishwasher and then got promoted to busboy after that! Living large back then! Sold the bike to a buddy in late 1974 when I joined the Navy and he drove it around another two years. Oil injection on that bike performed flawless! Never fouled a plug and when warmed up smoked very little. I'll bet with lights, mirrors and a one quart oil injection tank the old bike was still lighter than today's MX bikes because of it's light weight frame and suspension that was never designed to jump 100 footers and also being air cooled. Had a lot of fun on that bike!
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    Four stroke question: Why do they blow up?

    My 2004/2008 KX500AF still makes more power than any "modern" 450F. You can argue the extra 50cc if you want. If I stay up a gear I can tractor away from any 450F new or old in a straight line to about 90 mph with stock gearing. No matter how the oil gets there on a two stroke it eventually mixes with the fuel. Oil/fuel injection on outboards has been around for a long time and is only a more recent thing on dirt bikes. Power delivery preference does matter but at what cost? Two strokes overall are cheaper to run which was my only point and trying to introduce a little humor where the four stroke is concerned. If you look at my signature line you will see that presently I own more four strokes than two strokes. I'm planning on a new 300 soon so it will be 50/50. I've always been more attracted to brunettes but all my wife's have been true blondes... carpet matched/matches the drapes!
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    Four stroke question: Why do they blow up?

    The main difference other than the cost to rebuild is the fact that two strokes make power every 360 degrees! The four stroke makes power every 720 degrees so the additional 360 degrees of stroke compared to the two stroke is just wearing out your engine. That's just cylinder, piston and ring wear. Throw in cams, valves, valve springs, valve seats, valve guides, valve seals and cam chain ... the four stroke is a financial disaster waiting to happen! Same displacement two stroke versus four stroke ... two stroke always makes more power although harder to control. Two strokes use a lot more fuel and some additional cost also has to factored in for pre-mix oil but in the long run way cheaper to run and rebuild then a four stroke!
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    So DoPE - MX + ENDURO

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    Anyone riding around Las Vegas

    Good turn out today! 10 Riders and all good riders! One of the guys got hurt and another group rider went with him back to the truck. Nasty swelling on his elbow and I mean nasty. About 100 F at the time of this video. Forgot to turn the camera off at one of our check points but I still think entertaining.
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    ROCKY MOUNTAIN ATV STOLE MY MONEY.

    I've ordered from RMATV for many years. I live in Las Vegas so they are just up the road in Utah. If I get my order in before noon and it's in stock I usually have it on my doorstep the next day. I did have a recent parts mix up though and wasn't all that enthused with their return process. I ordered an OEM chain slider for my 2011 KTM450SX-F. The same P/N also was listed for my 2012 and 2015. What I received was not the correct one. The first three digits of the P/N listed at RMATV at the time was 773 when it should have been 772. The rest of the P/N was identical for both the correct and incorrect part. The part originally received was KTM but looked like it may have been for a dual sport or one of KTM's street bikes. I was able to determine the correct P/N by going to other online sites. I ended up calling 5 times total to try and get a return set up with the final call asking about the price difference refund which after 12 "business" days had still not transpired. They wanted the VIN off the bike which was two of the calls because no matter how slowly I spoke it didn't get written down correctly by the representative. Also, if you use a gift card that will not be part of a cash refund. They will re-issue the gift card and deduct that from your refund in a case like mine. Short version... after 14 "business" days I had the correct part and my price difference refund minus a few unexplained dollars. Way to long a process when they can take your money immediately and when things do go right it's one day shipping. On the front end disregarding the parts mix up they were very efficient. I do think their return process could use some fine tuning. Prior to this RMATV for many years was flawless.
  11. Started out at 90F this morning and about 100F by the time we got back to the trucks. 104F by the time I got back to North Las Vegas and the temps peaked about 110F late afternoon. The ride to the radio tower was a moderate pace because neither one of us wanted to heat stroke out! Fun ride anyway!
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    Anyone riding around Las Vegas

    Started out at 90F this morning and about 100F by the time we got back to the trucks. 104F by the time I got back to North Las Vegas and the temps peaked about 110F late afternoon. The ride to the radio tower was a moderate pace because neither one of us wanted to heat stroke out! Fun ride anyway!
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