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  1. good stuff. thanks for the tip on charlotte and raleigh traffic. In atlanta it was 1.5 hours each way for me. hated it. If I can keep it under 30 mins I am ok with that. thanks again everyone.
  2. ok back on track. I will be good in the triad or triangle areas, riding wise. Sounds good. I was hoping to avoid Charlotte since traffic-wise it is like a mini atlanta. Will see where she gets the job and we end up moving. If she doesn't have a job by the time we sell the Iowa house we are probably going to rent a place in Raleigh while she is studying for the Bar exam. I will hit some of you guys up for some riding for sure once I see what everyone is riding. I was thinking along the lines of these bikes: used wr250x supermoto for street and light track Fuel Injection FTW. smoker 125 with a 144 eric gorr midrange kit for cheap dirt duties. some pitbike for mini mx or an old honda xl70 for mini dirt duties and a ct 70 for the mini supermoto just to be different. ( I have restored a ct70 and an xl70 already and sold them for some money) Just a few more months man I am excited (cant you tell!!) to get back closer to home.
  3. whoa! I was only in Iowa for my wife's school. I am from Johnson City, TN originally. You know just a few hours WEST of you guys. Also was in Atlanta for 8 years. Thanks for the info on SEMRA. If we end up there I will PM you. Seems like more WS votes too. Thanks everyone.
  4. I like Winston Salem too, got some non-riding friends there. Hopefully I will know which city she will be working at in a few months. Then we just have to sell our house in Iowa. We are going to rent for awhile when we get there. And I will buy a bike or bikes to fit the riding in the area. Would really love to do some mini supermoto and pitbike mx as well as big bike stuff.
  5. I have been to them all. The city we end up in will be determined by the wife's job hunt. She is graduating from school in May. I can work anywhere, I work from home now. It seems from the map in the "where to ride" that WS/G has more riding potential with curvy roads and MX and VIR though. I would love to get into a pitbike series as well either mx or supermoto too. Was just wondering what my options are! keep em coming thanks!
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    Beginner Bike for a Big Guy

    any 2 stroke that is under $1500 to get some seat time for a year or so, they are everywhere. Then sell it for what you have in it after you save up for a nice yamaha 450. would be my plan if I was in your shoes. Take a class or two as well. I just hate the thought of buying a used 4 stroke.
  7. Of those three cities which is the best for Motocross tracks: Supermoto tracks: Mini Supermoto tracks: Curvy roads: Trail systems for off-road vehicles only (non-dual sport): I have no bike at the moment (just sold 2 of them) but will be possibly moving to one of these 3 cities this summer and am trying to pick the city then will buy the bike to match the conditions. These are the three that the wife is looking at for a job, Thanks!!!!!!!
  8. pookiebear

    2010 Mettet Superbiker video

  9. having my helmet on, is the quietest place on earth.
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    2 storke fuel injection

    Also Retrofit has been DI'ing yamaha rs100t in southeast asia for the mini cab drivers to cut down on smog for a few years now. http://www.envirofit.org/?q=our-products/2-stroke-retrofit/technology/retrofit-kit And here is an interesting tidbit on the tests they ran on some of the retrofit bikes. " Envirofit’s field tests prove that our retrofit kit reduces hydrocarbon emissions by 89%, carbon monoxide emissions by 76%, carbon dioxide emissions by 26%, increases fuel efficiency by 34.8%, and decreases oil usage by 50% (as compared to baselined, carbureted two-stroke engines). Hydrocarbon emissions (at idle) are 90% below DENR’s new standards (4500 ppm), while carbon monoxide emissions (at idle) are 97% below DENR's new standards (4.5%). " http://www.envirofit.org/?q=our-products/2-stroke-retrofit/technology/field-testing
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    2 storke fuel injection

    ktm been promising it since 2005. but no show yet. I thought the OSSA came out with it on last year's (2010) eu model. I think that is why someone posted that this is old news.
  12. pookiebear

    What does the AMA do for you??

    Because the Insurance Orgs/Companies give them money too. AND when the helmet laws get repealed in a state the premiums go up accordingly. MY bike when I moved from TN (with helmet law) to IA (no helmets required unless you are under 18) insurance premium with the same company went up over 60%. They lobby hard when you can donate 5-6 figure sums.
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    Vintage dirt bike Restoring lessons learned

    Best thing I have used on frames. High Heat Engine enamel with the ceramic additives. Let it dry in the shade then let it sit in the sun on a non humid day or a shed that is really warm. It was super hard when done. Total cost. about $15 in sandpaper and $15 in paint. Do not use primer. sand it down or sandblast. 1 coat, light wet sand, touch up areas that are low and wet sand. then top coat or 2. This of course is not for a show bike. Cheap mans alternative.
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    almost quit riding

    I had Dog Tags made with my id, emergency numbers and med info. I am a type 1 diabetic. I almost always ride alone. I wear the Dog Tags 100% of the time, even when not riding. The noise of the muffler makes it quieter inside my helmet. I like that. No greater peaceful time to me than inside the helmet with the bike motor running.
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    Sick Of Carmichael

    I mute it and have a loop of Braaaaaaap on the stereo. I wish they would bring over the guys that announce motogp or superbike. At least the accents are cool, and they don't miss the accidents.