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  1. So if a guy packs 2 chainsaws would he be considered AA ?
  2. Wonderspoon, do you live in the area or ride it on a regular basis ? We are going to be in CDA June 8th thru the 12th. Do you think it would be best to write Gold Creek off or just plan on clearing trail ?
  3. I am taking a riding vacation to Idaho in early June. Our group will be staying in CDA and we plan on taking a few day trips to a few different riding areas. We have a guy in the group who lives in CDA and says he can show us around his normal spots but Gold Creek is not one of them. Gold Creek is a priority for most of us on the trip. I am going to contact the ranger office and see about getting hard copies of the motorized trail maps before our trip. I was wondering if any one might have a recommended route for the Gold Creek area? Where would you recommend staging and what "seqence " of trails or loop would you recommend ? We will probably only get one day there so it would be cool to see the "must ride " sections of the area. We are all competent A/B level riders. Thanks in advance!
  4. Yes I have had that happen on my old 2005. Be sure to replace the kick starter itself as well. If it swings out past 90 deg. It side loads that shaft which in turn causes that load to be transferred to the side cover which can actually break the corner of the cover. Ask me how I know........
  5. I am looking for a roll off set up that gives has the least chance of fogging. I use no fog cloth and spray but in extreme conditions it only prolongs the inevitable. I swear like a pig and even with the foam removed I can fog up goggles in wet conditions. I had a dual pane roll off lense years ago that worked awesome but I have not been able to find one recently ? I prefer Scott goggles but am open to other options. I am gonna man up and try and do a local series and want to have a good goggle set up for wet conditions. Thanks in advance!
  6. Have a KX 65 I bought used for my son last summer. I keep finding gas / pre-mix residue on top of the cases. I have put a new bowl gasket on the carb, new fuel line, checked the o=ring on the drain plug and still have the issue. I was looking at it again tonight and I think it might be leaking out of the idle screw? This might be a stupid question but could this mean the float height is off ? I took the idle screw out and there is an o-ring on it, could it be worn ? I have looked at the float height on before on the carb when I have had it apart but couldn't find anything in the manual regarding height ? Any info appreciated.
  7. Why don't meet me at hwy 169 off 18 and hit mattawa with us saturday,I got room in the truck. Thanks for the invite but I plan on taking my boys for a ride locally on Saturday. I might go for a big boy ride on Sunday. You coming to the SHelton fun run ? How bout the Spark Plug ?
  8. Wondering if anyone wants to hit Tahuya Friday AM ? I don’t know the area real well but always find my way back to the truck!
  9. Yes went is clear. I’ll check compression tonight. Thanks for the info. How was the ride this weekend?
  10. Bought a 65 last summer. The bike looked to have relatively low hours for it's vintage but was not maintained well. I tore it down and went through everything but the motor. New clutch, new tires, chain & sprockets, greased everything , changed fluids etc. The bike seems to run pretty good, has a little stutter just past half throttle. It looks to have stock jetting in it and I have moved the needle up and down and decided stock is the best position. Anyways here is my issue/question. When i take my son riding and he dumps it , it seems like the bike floods easily. I have never experienced this with a 2 stroke before. I can get it started but it usually requires that I shut the gas off, hold the throttle WFO while pushing the kill switch and kick the hell out of it to "clear " the cylinder out. It will then start with just a tiny bit of throttle while kicking. I have replaced the reeds, and I don't believe I have a needle valve issue, as i have taken the carb apart and cleaned everything out. I'm thinking it could be the rings and maybe low compression that is making it hard to start. What do you think ? THe only reason I question rings is that it will pull the font end up, just barely, with my 210lbs on it and I have not kicked over a small cc 2 smoke for many years so I cant tell by " feel" whether I ve got good compression. I also don't know what good PSI numbers look like for a motor of this size. Any help is appreciated.
  11. Bought an 2003 KX last summer. The bike looked to have relatively low hours for it's vintage but was not maintained well. I tore it down and went through everything but the motor. New clutch, new tires, chain & sprockets, greased everything , changed fluids etc. The bike seems to run pretty good, has a little stutter just past half throttle. It looks to have stock jetting in it and I have moved the needle up and down and decided stock is the best position. Anyways here is my issue/question. When i take my son riding and he dumps it , it seems like the bike floods easily. I have never experienced this with a 2 stroke before. I can get it started but it usually requires that I shut the gas off, hold the throttle WFO while pushing the kill switch and kick the hell out of it to "clear " the cylinder out. It will then start with just a tiny bit of throttle while kicking. I have replaced the reeds, and I don't believe I have a needle valve issue, as i have taken the carb apart and cleaned everything out. I'm thinking it could be the rings and maybe low compression that is making it hard to start. What do you think ? THe only reason I question is that it will pull the font end up, just barely, with my 210lbs on it and I have not kicked over a small cc 2 smoke for man years so I can tell by " feel" whether I ve got good compression. I also don't know what good PSI numbers look like for this motor. Any help is appreciated.
  12. I would suggest rolling your bars back a bit. When your standing with your head over the bars it works best for me when my hands are almost directly below my shoulders so i can kinda “post up” on my arms. If your bars are to far forward it causes you to feel like the bikes out in front of you and your constantly pulling yourself up, very tiring....
  13. supercross

    I feel bad for Roczen. At some point he’s gotta be like WTF? These kind of injuries seem like stuff he’ll have to deal with the rest of his life well after racing. Just listened to a Bon Hannah podcast and he said it’s all luck and if you can ,literally, walk away at the end of your career be happy. I worry that we are heading towards a Bailey type injury in a SX main event.
  14. I guess I never thought of the roads @ Capital. I’ll have to check that out, great idea.
  15. I only went to Belfair out of desperation. I knew what to expect but it “exceeded” my expectations I guess. It’s hard to find safe places for kids to learn. Is there a fairground that you have used as you described? I am in Oly and with Capital closed till May my options are limited and the wife is not impressed with the “single track” my boys are creating in our yard!