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About AngryShawn

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  1. Cow is open again
  2. I'd recommend checking with the folks over on for suggestions as well, lots of folks on that board from your area and south.
  3. California

    Check out as well
  4. California

    If everything works out I'll be there riding a pea shooter yz125 in the old school class, unfortunately my 250x is down with some sort of problem i've not been able to fully diagnose
  5. Thanks guys. Totally agree on trying to avoid creating new problems! The frustrating thing is that I have changed out jets as I've accumulated the 'big box o' jets' over the years. They all look clear when compared and the passages in the carb flow both air and carb cleaner freely. I'll have to check my maintenance log for hours on rings/piston but if memory serves me right its in the 60hr range.
  6. I've owned my 04 250x for quite a while and its always been a good and reliable runner. Its been lightly modded and I try to maintain it by the book/hour meter, in particular the motor set up is as follows: KW SS valve conversion Full R top end (cylinder/piston/head/cam) PC full Ti System with quiet core For some reason, it decided to start running very poorly, here are they symptoms: starts easily when cold on the button or kicker, but is difficult to start warm (it will start but it takes a bunch of cranking with the button or several strong kicks) idles high and does not settle in to normal idle despite tweaking with the idle screw dies/cuts out for no discernible reason when you crack the throttle there is a huge blubbering bog I thought that some crud may have gotten in to the pilot circuit, but alas that does not seem to be the problem. Here is what I've done so far in terms of diagnostics, unfortunately the above symptoms persist: checked valves - exhaust in spec, intake are .004 brand new plug thoroughly cleaned the carb, twice (using carb cleaner and compressed air) replaced the pilot jet with a spare of the same size swapped out the carb with a spare carb i had in my parts bin, using completely different jets of the same size swapped jets and tried 40 and 42 pilots tweaking with the mixture screw drained the tank and used fresh fuel confirmed that the fuel line has no obstructions My next steps are to do a leakdown test but I need to get a 10mm adapter for my tester My only thoughts at this point are that the rings are on their way out, but I want to do the leakdown first before i open up the top end, I've got a faint hope that there is something simple that I'm missing I'm curious if anyone has experienced a similar solution and what ended up being the cause or if you can think of anything i may have missed or should try... Thanks!
  7. Nope, all public land/roads AFAIK
  8. Because I have a plated CR500
  9. I'm #10 on the waiting list and will be there on my 250X if I get in, my 450x is not plated
  10. The kid that made that video is as fast as I am slow
  11. Just to clarify, that is not my video. Thankfully the C loop ended at the A/B split around mile 65.
  12. I felt the C loop was not as hard as it has been in past years, though I was pretty fortunate to make it over the tougher sections first try every time, which I'm sure helped immensely. Thats not to say there weren't any technical challenges, we had to do 8, 12, 14 and 24 (twice, first all the way to 6, then secondly cutting over to 21) counterclockwise. They did send us over the event only trail from the Whitethorn side and down the other event only trail towards the Oakwood Springs staging area. I'm thankful they kept us slow guys away from Red Mtn, that would have killed me, I'm just not in shape to do this kind of distance at the required pace. Check out this video, the A/B split starts at test 5 No epic creek section for the C riders this year. I may have missed the final markers as I was the last guy coming down the hill and all I could think about was getting off the bike. plus there was a big cluster of folks waiting for gas.
  13. I was the very last C rider to finish, but I finished!
  14. I'm planning on being there, this event always kicks my ass and reminds me how out of shape I am Here is what Scott Creek looks like right now:
  15. California

    When transferring an out of state vehicle to CA, you need to do a VIN verification. Part of that process it to validate the correct emissions stickers are in place, if your vehicle does not have these, you are SOL. Unless a bike is plated from the factory for all 50 states, you won't have the correct sticker(s) and will get the appropriate (red or green) ohv sticker. It may be possible to sneak through via a clueless inspector, but technically this is not a viable option.