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johndenhart

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    California
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    Anything classified as bitchen
  1. johndenhart

    Header Pipe

    The exhaust flange on the Yoshi header is cracked and I don't see how a replacement can be put on w/o a cut and weld. Need a quick fix so....what years models will the stock header pipe work on this '04 ? Anybody have one looking for a new home? Thanks!
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    '06 YZ250F Seat Hardware

    Q. - Any suggestions on how to secure the right side rear bolt that is located under the seat that secures the bolt that runs through number plate / seat bracket / subframe? We were thinking of JB welding a nut to the subframe to make install / removal easier. Right now a zip tie is in use. Thanks!
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    '04 - '06 Interchangability

    Suuuweet. Thanks Charlie C.
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    '04 - '06 Interchangability

    What can be put on to a '06 from an '04 model ? My son may buy up to this newer year, but wants to know if his pegs, triple clamp, yoshi pipe, radiator guards, plastics, seat, wheel blocks, ignition cover etc? Thanks
  5. I have had this really old Harbor Freight foldaway for about 5 years now and just put a new 1200# axle / 12" wheels & spare / decking / wiring / tounge jack / white paint ( for dark campsites and cool to touch in desert heat ) / tounge gussets / tiedown outriggers ( a very wise buddy made his swivel down to keep from shin slamming ) and wheel chocks. I anchored all the stakes and notched the side rails for the pegs to fit through. I also added two stake receivers on the tail end, and mounted them upside down to receive "legs". This lets me sit on the unattached trailer's tail end without it teeter-totting. It's really light to tow with my 6cyl Tacoma, and.... inexpensive.
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    Ocotillo Wells

    Tweakers. I hate 'em too. Try....south on Split Mountain all the way. Left at train track ( or Fish Creek Wash ) and head east about 5-6 miles. That puts you about 1/2 between O.W. and Superstition. Long ass trailers may not make it.. Out there may be on BLM land so rules are different. Check the maps though because you do have to be plated to ride near the Split Mt. road for sure on the west side and I think for a mile, two or more just east of it. That means if you want to go to O.W. you have to take a more northerly route. It's usually pretty quiet if you can get your rig east and south far enough.
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    HD riders comments while lookin at a CRF450X

    AGREED! The last thing all we MC riders need is in-fighting. Most bikes-riders have their sterotypes, and that's just what they are, and nothing more. And most bikes have their own limitations. That's why you don't see a lot of HD's in the middle of nowhere on road trips. Leave that kind of distance riding to the Gold Wings, classic Valkries and the not so many Electra-Glides. But of all the genres of "bikers" the most mixed up, IMHO, are the HD riders. When the yuppies started riding HD's while all wearing the same "uniform" ( jeans with iron creases ?! ) I really got turned off. That's why when I saw some Hell's Angels recently, it was almost refreshing to see that real bikers still exist. Ironically, rumor has it that it was Japanese re-tooling that helped HD from going belly up some years ago, and that on some models HD uses Showa forks. Fact is, most HD riders are really good people who ride some really bitchen bikes. The bikes are just too boring for me. if I'm just gonna take some on-road Sunday rides, give me some vintage Great Britain or European iron .
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    Ocotillo Wells

    There really is a lot of diverse places to ride out there. Devil's Slide, Shell Reef, Pumpkin Patch, San Felipe ( and a lot of other ) Wash, Blow Sand, etc. etc. Grab a bite at the Blu In, say hi to Fred at Split Mountain Store and when you're done; have a cold one at the Iron Door.
  9. When traveling solo, I usually use my JoeHauler and throw my camping and riding gear in the Tacoma bed. Don't get me wrong, I miss the days when I had the self contained trailer, and my big a$$ Ford truck with it's 400+hp 428 CobraJet. But as the older I get, less really is more. Except when the wind is blowing like crazy, then I wonder what the heck was I thinking !!
  10. I have had this really old Harbor Freight foldaway for about 5 years now and just put a new 1200# axle / 12" wheels & spare / decking / wiring / tounge jack / white paint ( for dark campsites and cool to touch in desert heat ) / tounge gussets / tiedown outriggers ( a very wise buddy made his swivel down to keep from shin slamming ) and wheel chocks. I anchored all the stakes and notched the side rails for the pegs to fit through. I also added two stake receivers on the tail end, and mounted them upside down to receive "legs". This lets me sit on the unattached trailer's tail end without it teeter-totting. It's really light to tow with my 6cyl Tacoma, and.... cheap.
  11. johndenhart

    I had a little get off today! :0)

    Good to knowyou are OK and able to share. Sounds like you were having a pretty good time up until. What's that they say....no scars = no story ?
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    Another thing not to do when working on your X

    Success is going from one failure to another with great enthusiasm. -- Winston Churchill Holy crap I better check mine too ! -- JD
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    Need some help with Header decision

    Thanks dakynz.
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    Need some help with Header decision

    This is always a good topic and I see a lot of great setups. I am finally ready to add a header to run with a FMF Q4 ( we ride a lot of USFS ). I was trying to keep costs down ( I was laid off earlier this year ) and was thinking of a used R pipe or if I can gather the fundage, a steel FMF powerbomb or otherwise. I ride open desert, as well as a lot of technical single track. My specific question is; of any pipe out there which tucks up and out of the way the most w/o burning your leg? I've had to undent the stocker from some get offs and thought of getting one that doesn't stick out so much. Thanks !!
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    Runnin Wide Open...

    I'm running a 14 / 51 now. I'm not trying to shift in to my imaginary 6th gear as much anymore, and yet it's not too tall for the single track stuff.
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