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  1. So this has been an abnoxious one, I bought this bike about 8 months ago and it has always run perfectly, about a month and a half ago I installed the IMS 4 gallon tank and tusk billet cap and it has continued to run perfectly until less than a week ago. Now it will start to starve for fuel every 5 min or so unless I loosen the cap to relieve tank pressure. It seems to do fine if I driving backroads at a sub 30mph pace, but if I get on the highway it quickly build pressure and cuts out. The tank has always built pressure when I was riding, and hissed viciously when i refueled but had no fuel delivery issues until less than a week ago, I could nearly drain the tank without opening it, and it would never cut out. Could the vacuum assisted petcock have possibly worn out? Is it normal for the tank to build pressure? I was under the impression that the fuel cap would relieve all pressure. So far I have checked the vacuum line over and over, taken apart the tusk fuel cap and blasted the parts with hot water, removed fuel filter, then installed it again when I noticed no difference. The bike noticeably regains power while I'm driving and I loosen the cap.
  2. Who else is going to be at the desert 100/50 this year? This will be my second year. Ran out if gas last year and only got 1 lap at the very end. Excited for this year
  3. NORhardenduro

    Night ride in the snow

    Video of night riding in the snow at borg mc enduro norway https://youtu.be/UdLhNnV0wsQ
  4. Reeve Harper

    KTM 85 powervalve disassembly

    Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knows how to take the powervalve governor out of a KTM/Husqvarna 85. I’ve bought a new spring for it and I don’t know how to fit it, I’ve heard the spring is in the same spot as in the bigger KTM’s but after I take the cover off the bolt underneath (pictured) just keeps turning. Does anyone know? Thanks heaps.
  5. pat22043

    World Enduro Super Series (WESS)

    Round 3 has been completed. It was run as a "classic enduro" won by Loic Larrieu. Familiar hard enduro names include: Jonny Walker 10th Colton Haaker 17th Taddy B 20th Paul Bolton 27 Billy Bolt 38 Graham Jarvis 44 Walker is in the lead for season points. I'd love to find some video of the racing.
  6. Carl Stolt

    Stator for a Yamaha yz250 -99

    Might get a 1999 Yamaha YZ250, and it's gonna be used as a enduro bike. However theres no stator on it since it's been used as a pure dirt bike. Does anyone know if there's a webpage that sells stators for this bike? Or maybe if the electronics from a WR250 work on it if it's the same model year? Also, I'm from Sweden so it's important that the site ships to the EU. Thanks :-)
  7. Dean William

    Electrical issues

    So, I'm new to this and dirt bikes in general. I did small engine repair in high school, so I'm not full on retarded in that respect. But I digress. My dad recently have me a 1980 Honda XL250s Dual sport bike. It's got the 6v system, and goofy 23" wheel. When I got it, it had sat for a couple years, but nonetheless, I had it running in no time. Then a month later, it was fine tuned with the correct filter, carb rebuild, etc. So it runs fine, no problems there. So now I'm onto electrical; blinkers, horn, things to make it road legal. So after I bought a brand new 6v battery, charged it, I was going through the lights. Headlight runs off stator, so that's fine, tail light runs off both, that's fine, turn signal switches are good, but lights stay solid. Horn switch doesn't work, but I haven't tested the horn itself. Most instrument lights work, but there may be an issue because I used LEDs for that, and when I hit the turn signal, the light comes on, but shuts off neutral light. Today I got all 4 signals to light up, after I grounded the rear lights. But now they don't come on with just the switch on. Only when the bike runs. And I'm only getting 3v at the battery when it's running. I feel like I just made it worse when I "fixed" the rear turn signals. And to make things worse, my 6v trickle charger doesn't work anymore.
  8. G'day guys I bought a 2014 ktm 350excf a few weeks ago On the first ride after about 5 hours of single trails and firetrails, it wouldnt idle it would kick over and bog down but i didnt think too much of it revved it up and dropped the clutch away i went, rode about 20kms home and on the drive way it wouldnt idle Would bog when revved and die so i washed it and put it away The next night it wouldnt rev at all or idle properly it just bogged down when the throttle got cracked, thinking it was the idle adjustment i got it running atleast, left it over night came home from work and bam it ran perfect around the block and everything Next ride it died in the trails wouldnt idle and i had too nurse it 15kmH home opening the throttle too much it would stutter backfire and jolt I've since replaced the inline fuel filter, the fuel pump filters, ran injector cleaner through it too The bike after running injector cleaner through it and filters ran perfect i thought it was fixed Went for a ride last saturday after about an hour i stopped for a break for about 5 minutes The bike wouldnt start at all estart and the kickstart, the efi light would flash twice(crank angle sensor? This only flashed every now and again, most times it hardly flashed at all) Then i gave up and started pushing While pushing i played with the estart and got it going again having too nurse it as it was running like crap! 2 days later i just kicked it over and its perfect!! Around the block it went fine idles perfect I have a new fuel pump on the way but any input would be appreciated(i know its a long post sorry but im so baffled on what it is) All the loom connections and what not are all sealed and look fine ive gone around and cleaned most of the plugs Cheers!!
  9. Howdy all! I've been riding for 20+ years but this last weekend I finally pulled the trigger on entering an Enduro. Unfortunately I got a flat front tire by mile 3 and after the gas at Mile 18, I finally decided racing with a flat front wasn't worth it for either me or my bike. A disappointing experience, but it was fun enough to encourage me to keep going for it. I was struggling to try to figure out how the rules work and definitely didn't get it sorted...though I got the gist. One big question though: are individual timed sections cumulative or individual? What I mean by that is: if I come into the first section at 14 minutes instead of 12, should I aim to come in at 15 minutes rather than the target 17 minutes at the next section? Would that get me to "zero" points on check 2, or would I come it at 7 points because I was 2 minutes early for THAT section? Sorry, hopefully that makes sense.
  10. Some enduro riding in snow
  11. Hey guys I am new to this forum and created an account with the intention of hopefully getting some new riding buddies. A little backround: I am a 24 year old male that rode dirt bikes since about 12. I joined the Marine Corps when I was 19 and served 5 years overseas. Dirt bikes and all hobbies went on hold. I am recently out of the service and living in Lancaster, CA until I move in Mid-August to start flight school in Colorado (ex-controller). I picked motorcycle riding back up and have become quite good. Better than I remember ever being at least. I ride my dad’s 2006 CRF450x mostly. I have a CR125 also that I rebuilt to use but I definitely outgrew it both in weight and skill level. I love the nasty single track and have the stamina to ride all day without a break. My issue is that I am always riding by myself and I go really far into single track that are not even on maps sometimes which is pretty risky. I also have a hard time keeping riding friends because everyone is either intimidated that my skill level is too high, they cannot ride more than an hour without going back to camp for a nap or they are the “all talk” guys with shiny new bikes without a single scratch but they are magically busy every single weekend/weekday they say they are going to ride. My schedule is pretty good. I can ride Saturday afternoons, Anytime Sundays and anytime Wednesdays. I am looking for guys/girls that could teach me a thing or two and be able to ride out in the case of an emergency. I can care less about your skill level as long as you’re game for exploring single track and generally like to ride often. Hit me up if you want to meet me for some riding together. Not sure if I should post my number so send me a message and I’ll send it to you. Christopher D.
  12. I'm 27, female, 5' 10, 150lbs and can't figure out what bike would be best for me. I've ridden before and know the basics but I haven't been on a bike in 10 years and am not very experienced at all. The riding i will be doing will be mostly trail riding ,maneuvering through trees and open cut lines. I sat on a yz250fx - too heavy and couldn't kick it over, took my fiances yz250 for a ride and enjoyed the size of it and how light it was but i only got it up to 3rd gear in a field so didn't fully experience what it is to ride a 2 stroke. I test drove a yz250f and wasnt a fan of the feel of the bottom end torque that seems to pull you forward anytime you even touch the throttle, not to mention I've been doing some reading and it has been said that they're pricey to maintain, and repair. I'd like to get an enduro bike with wide ratio gearing but would prefer something I can grow into, not be scared off of and won't leave me wanting to upgrade in a year to a higher cc. I've done a ton of research on the 250x but keep wondering if it being a 250 2stroke would be too much power for an inexperienced rider, if there is an unpredictable power band or if the wide ratio and smooth gearing would make it easier to learn on and adjust to. I don't have a lot of money to be throwing at engine repairs so would like something that is reliable, easy to maintain, a 2013 at the latest and at max $6500cad (sadly KTM and husqvarna are out with this budget) Do I go with a lower cc 2 stroke, the 250x or a 4 stroke enduro? Any insight is appreciated!
  13. Erik@Boyesen

    Boyesen Buddy Boogie: Event Info

    Buddy Boogie Speed Festival Highlights www.pagodamc.org The Boyesen Buddy Boogie is an entire weekend dedicated to Motocross/Supercross/Pitbike and XC Riding and Racing, unique for fun activities, Mini Racing competition… all-inclusive, and at one venue. The entire weekend will be filled with many different riding and racing activities. Riders can select from an all inclusive menu of fun and challenging activities which will allow people to maximize their time riding and be able to experience unique aspects of Motocross and Offroad – all in one exciting and fun weekend festival. All Boyesen Buddy Boogie special events will be featured in an on-line Buddy Boogie event showcase video posted at www.motocrossactionmag.com and at www.dirtbikemagazine.com and www.thumpertalk.com Several of the Buddy Boogie special events have been highlighted below: ENDURO / XC ACTIVITIES Dirt Bike Magazine’s Buddy Beatdown XC Sprint Challenge The Buddy Beatdown XC Sprint Challenge has been conceived to be a unique and fun 2-Day Offroad Challenge that will take place on both Saturday and Sunday running alongside but separate to the Motocross activities. It is a friendly race format that features two XC/Enduro inspired test segments designed by Andrew Delong. Riders will make between 2-4 (time allowing) timed attempts with the cumulative time from all tests determining the overall winner as well as the class winners. You will ride up the special XC Sprint test sections each day consisting of various terrain including woods single track, light motocross, natural obstacles, grass track, and other off-road terrain. At the start of each special test segment, riders will be released every 15 seconds and you will race against the clock for your fastest time. The Buddy Beatdown XC Sprint Challenge does NOT require a headlight or tail light to compete. Sprint XC Challenge Classes (Running Order) - Mini – 50cc (50s will run on a shorter course) - Mini – 65 Open - Mini – 85 Open - 450/Open A - 250 A - Vet A - 450/Open B - 250 B - Vet B - 450/Open C - 250 C - Vet C - Schoolboy - Senior 50+ Open - Women Open Special XC Motocross Open Practice Track Access In addition to the XC Sprint Challenge you will have the value added opportunity to get out on Pagoda MC’s MX track with other XC riders in a special XC ONLY open Moto practice class! This optional MX track access is free with your paid entry into the Buddy Beatdown XC Sprint Challenge. MOTOCROSS/SUPERCROSS SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES BOYESEN BUDDY BOOGIE MX TEAM RACE (Saturday) The Boyesen Buddy Boogie MX Team Race is a 45-minute endurance GP race where each of the 3-team riders will take to the track for a 1-lap sprint before returning to the team transition area to tag their teammate for their lap. Each of the team’s 3 riders will continue to perform a 1-lap sprint until the 45-minute mark has been reached. BOYESEN KING OF THE MINIS (Saturday) Brought to you by: PowerSeal USA, Torc-1 Racing, PJ1 Lubricants The Race within the Race… This special 65cc-85cc (Youth – 9-13) multi-disciplined race format is designed to give kids the unique opportunity to see who is the most well rounded rider. All riders will have the secondary option of competing in the King of the Minis MX exhibition race (during Saturday’s open practice schedule), Sprint XC, and SX on Saturday night with all 3 separate activity’s scores counting towards a final score tally. Each rider’s combined total scores from the Saturday day-time exhibition MX race, Sprint XC, and night-time SX will determine the coveted spot of The King of the Minis overall finishing position. This format is designed to provide kids with the greatest amount of riding time possible for the day and gives youth riders the opportunity to have fun and showcase their abilities within all disciplines of Moto, Offroad, and Supercross. King of the Minis Race Program Saturday Sprint XC Saturday MX (Exhibition Race held at the end of Saturday’s MX Open Practice) Saturday Night SX FMF Mano e Mano (Moto Holeshot Bracket Racing) (Saturday Night) FMF Racing brings fun and fury to the Saturday night Buddy Boogie program! Included in your event pass, you will have the option of signing up to compete in several rounds of 1 on 1 Moto Holeshot bracket racing. Put your reaction times to the test and see how you stack up against other riders. The FMF Racing Mano e Mano has been designed to provide a safe and fun way to test your trigger finger and have fun with your buddies. If you’re not fast enough you will be bumped from the brackets; BUT if you have the technique and the determination you might be able to advance farther than you think. Signup for free and let’s find out! The FMF Racing Mano e Mano is included as part of your Buddy Boogie pass and will be run in conjunction with the Saturday Night Barrel Racing. This event is open to Youth and Adult riders and it will follow a simple class structure: Open 250cc-500cc (16 and up) Open 105cc- 250cc (12-16) Mini 65cc-85cc (9-13) VIRAL MX Barrel Racing (Saturday Night) Viral MX is proud to showcase the timed barrel racing as part of the Saturday night Buddy Boogie program! Moto Barrel Racing provides riders with an opportunity to see how fast they can navigate around a series of barrels and exit through the finish gate for time. Seems easy right? All riders participating in Viral MX Barrel Racing will experience a gate drop and will then navigate the barrels under a stopwatch with the times collected and scored. Fastest time wins! The Viral MX Barrel Race is included as part of your Buddy Boogie pass and will be run in conjunction with the Saturday Night FMF Racing Mano e Mano Moto Holeshot. This event is open to Youth and Adult riders and it will follow a simple class structure: Open 250cc-500cc (16 and up) Open 105cc- 250cc (12-16) Mini 65cc-85cc (9-13) Thumpertalk.com Bike Build Off Competition (Saturday Night - Judging) Thumpertalk.com showcases the Buddy Boogie bike build off competition on Saturday with final judging taking place on Saturday night during the night activities schedule. This is a great venue to exhibit your latest restoration project and potentially have your machine featured in a video appearing on Motocross Action’s and Dirt Bike Magazine’s websites as well as featured within ThumperTalk.com’s Buddy Boogie dedicated event forums. The following classifications will be available to enter your machine into for judging: - Vintage - EVO - Modern 2 Stroke - Modern 4 Stroke FXR Racing Saturday Night Buddy Boogie SX Team Race (Saturday Night) FXR Racing is proud to headline the Saturday night SX portion of the Buddy Boogie team race. Signup with 2 of your Buddies (3 Rider Teams) and compete under the lights on Pagoda MC’s Supercross track. Each rider will perform 2 sprint laps before returning to the team transition area to tag their teammate for their laps. This race will last 30 minutes with the winning team being the one who completes the greatest number of laps within the designated time. This event is only open to Adult riders and a simple class structure will be used as follows: Race 1: Open A, Open B (2 gates/waves) Race 2: Open C, Vet (2 gates/waves) Motocross Action Mini Madness SX Shootout (Saturday Night) MXA headlines the Buddy Boogie’s Mini Madness SX Shootout. This elite-level, purse-paying exhibition race will follow an Open 85cc Youth format and has been designed to allow a venue for kids to showcase their talent and speed. The Mini Madness Purse will be comprised of all King of the Minis signup funds and will offer a deep payback contingent upon signups. PAGODA MC’S 2018 Big Bucks Pro-Am, District 6 Henrietta Series Race (Sunday) The long-standing Big Bucks weekend is a yearly late-season destination race for many top regional professional and amateur riders who all via for a shot at bringing home their share of the $3,000 (minimum) Big Bucks purse. This year’s Big Bucks race will be held on Sunday in conjunction with the District 6 Pennsylvania Henrietta Series program as well as the Boyesen Buddy Boogie Festival. The purse money is for real. The ruts will be deep. The action will be excellent. This is one of the most exciting Northeast and Mid-Atlantic events every year so if you haven’t made time to come check out a Pagoda MC Big Bucks race you should place it on your bucket list! Contingency Available: Suzuki Honda Husqvarna Motocross Action’s 2 Stroke Revolution Exhibition Race (Sunday) Join the 2 Stroke Revolution and celebrate the excitement of 2 Stroke Racing with your buddies. This special Open Adult race will be showcased on Sunday and will be embedded into the Pagoda MC Big Bucks race program. Festival Activities Schedule FRIDAY ACTIVITIES All 2PM Festival Gates Open SX 4PM – 9PM SX Open Practice (A, B, C, VETS, MINI, XC) SATURDAY ACTIVITIES MX 9AM - 3PM MX Open Practice (A, B, C, VETS, MINI, XC) (free with XC Sprint Challenge) Brought to you by: TCX Boots and Acerbis XC 9AM - 4PM DAY 1: Dirt Bike’s Buddy Beatdown XC Sprint Challenge (free with MX Practice) Brought to you by: NeuTech, Gas Gas USA Road 9AM – 4PM Pagoda MC Road Ride (100 miles) All 12PM – 3PM Pagoda MC’s Wheel of Fortune (Spin the wheel. Win MX/Offroad products) ($10 per Spin - Proceeds go to Pro-Am purse) XC 9AM - 4PM Boyesen’s King of the Minis - XC (65cc-85cc 9-13) Brought to you by: PowerSeal USA, Torc-1 Racing, PJ1 Lubricants All 4PM – 9PM New Model Bike Demo Rides (Pitbike Track Only- 3 laps per demo) MX 3PM - 3:30 PM Boyesen’s King of the Minis - MX (65cc-85cc 9-13) Brought to you by: PowerSeal USA, Torc-1 Racing, PJ1 Lubricants MX 4PM - 4:45 PM Boyesen Buddy Boogie MX Team Endurance GP - 45 minute (Adult Open - 3 person teams) SATURDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES All 4PM - 7PM Pagoda MC’s Family Dinner (Catered Dinner) MX 6PM – 10:30 PM T-Bolt’s Night-Time Pitbike SX (Racing on the Main Track) All 5Pm – 6PM EVO Industries Suspension Tuning Seminar (Free for all interested riders) All 5PM - 7PM ThumperTalk.com’s Bike Build Off Competition - Judging – (Vintage/Evo/Modern 2 Stroke/Modern 4 Stroke) All 5PM - 6:30 PM Viral MX Goggles Barrel Racing (Free - Timed Segment – run in unison with the Mano e Mano) All 5PM - 6:30PM FMF Racing’s Mano e Mano (Free - Moto Holeshot Bracket Racing) All 6:30PM – 8PM Open Beer Tent and Cornhole Competition SX 7PM – 7:30PM Kids 2018 Mini-Track Championship Awards (Kickoff to SX Racing) SX 7PM – 10:30 PM SX Racing (A, B, C, VETS, MINI, XC ONLY) - 1 Moto format Brought to you by: EKS Brand Googles, Sunstar, Braking SX 8PM – 9PM Boyesen’s King of the Minis - SX (65cc-85cc 9-13) Brought to you by: PowerSeal USA, Torc-1 Racing, PJ1 Lubricants SX 9PM – 9:30PM FXR Racing’s Buddy Boogie SX Team Race - 30 Minutes - (Adult Open - 3 person teams - 2 laps per rider) SX 9:30PM -10:30PM Motocross Action’s Mini Madness SX Youth Purse Race (85cc Open) Brought to you by: SUNDAY ACTIVITIES MX 9AM - 5PM Pagoda MC’s Big Bucks Pro-Am / D6 Henrietta Classic MX Racing (1 free class with Buddy Beatdown XC Sprint Challenge) XC 9AM - 4PM DAY 2 - Dirt Bike’s Buddy Beatdown XC Sprint Challenge (free with MX Entry) Brought to you by: NeuTech, Gas Gas USA MX 11 AM Motocross Action’s 2 Stroke Revolution Race
  14. I believe this is a topic which hasnt been explored much on here as I havn't been able to find any info. I am curious to know if there is a road legal tyre that isnt knobbly that will fit onto standard 21" and 19" rims on a cr250. I plan on commuting on the bike on road and dont thing I'll be using it much on the dirt any more. A few days ago I nearly head on with a T junction because the knobblys didnt hold up while breaking. Has anyone on here switched from knobbly to road legal flattrack type tyre on original rims? Any pros cons to doing this? Sizes, makes, options would be appreciated Cheers guys
  15. Hi, New to this site, I am currently having problems with my recently purchased 2004 Yz250 2t, when i first got the bike it had trouble starting and possible carb issues, so i sent it to a local bike mechanic. Got the bike back 2 weeks later, he cleaned carb on bike and done some other small bits that arent related to this problem. The starting isues were resovled by useing the correct sparkplug and it now idles great however midrange to high revs its useless, not hitting power band atall, today i took it out and really tryed to give it some beans to see if it was clogged with somthing that it could maybe spit out (bad decision I am not bike smart) It proceeded to backfire and stall out, hasnt started since, (still has compression and is not siezed) Any help would be very appreciated!
  16. 04crf250

    D36 racers? A few questions:

    Howdy all! This will be my first season racing with District 36 (stoked!) and wanted to know if there were some things I should know/prep for ahead of time? A bit of background: I started riding at 10 (now 30) so am a fairly competent rider, I just haven't done much competition. I grew up riding Hollister, Carnegie, and Metcalf before getting a bit more time to get out and explore places like Stonyford. I've raced a few HHORA events (6 hours of Hollister twice, including one Ironman where I finished 4th) but that's about it. This season I hope to run the full 8 events for Enduro, as well as a few Hare Scrambles (planning to attend Phantom Hare Scrambles in Hollister this month). Some questions that come to mind: 1. I see mention of a transponder needed for the Phantom HS, is that something I can get at the race? 2. I have put myself in the C-Vet class. My only real gauge for this was looking at Youtube footage from past races, so hoping this is the correct placement for me? 3. I've been trying to research the enduros without much luck and am trying to figure out how far I will need to be able to go between refuels? 4. On that note, what are the rules around refueling? Where/how? 5. Number plate: I just received my D-36 card last week and am trying to request a new number to match my long-time number I've been running. Provided I can't make that change happen before the first events, are there any temporary ways I can show the currently assigned number? Anything else I should know? Thanks so much for your time!
  17. Trying to identify the model year of this old Kawasaki G4TR enduro. The VIN and title match and say it”s a ‘71. BUT, everything about the frame says it definitely is NOT a’71. Mainly how the tank mounts. My frame has the large round rubber tank supports at the front of the tank and a J-hook at the back for a rubber strap. 1971 tanks bolted on in the front and back. I need to get a tank that fits this frame as the one that came with it is from a 1975 90cc model (M1B). Can any vintage Kawasaki enduro gurus out there help?
  18. Yep its that time of the year again !This year its going to be a AMA sanctioned series event so its gonna be a better course than we ever set up.with a lot of new terrain that has never been used on the property (Sahara Sands Eagleswood NJ) Visit www.ride-mci.com for more info!
  19. Eat, sleep, work, and repeat. Sound familiar? This is the hamster wheel we’ve all heard about. It’s hard to see it and even harder to break the cycle when you’re in it. Some say this is the cycle of life and that’s just the way it is. I say I want more. To quote one of the best movies of all times “This is your life, and its ending one minute at a time.” Tyler Durden, Fight Club. Let’s take a look at one of the best possible ways you can use those valuable minutes. I came into dirt biking at the age of 32. I was not bottle fed as a child out of old Rotella bottles. The only clutch control I had was clutching at my TV remote when my wife tried to steal it from me. I had been very active in the outdoors as a kid growing up, but the last 10 years had seen a move across the country, a new career and a new mortgage. I was, for a while, living only to progress my age. I felt every rung of that wheel as I ran along. It was just over a year ago when I rode my first dirt bike, and my average suburban grind had a fistful of cayenne pepper thrown on it, then lit on fire, then thrown off a cliff. Point is I woke up to a whole new lifestyle and I know I could never go back. I ran into my first obstacle the minute I opened my mouth and spoke the words Dirt Bike around my wife. I got that look of “Oh yeah? At your age” and she spoke to me of not being a kid anymore and what bills we had to pay and that I would just hurt myself and blah yadda yadda yadda. I zoned out. After hearing silence for a few seconds I snapped to and realized by her last inflection of her voice she had asked a question. “Well” I said “you know, if you put things off you want to do throughout your life, eventually you will have a midlife crisis and end up running away with a 20 year old in a new convertible. It’s better to do irresponsible things in small doses throughout your life instead of at one big go when you realize you’ve never done what you wanted and it’s almost too late.” I finished, giving her the most genuine look I could muster. Luckily I have a really great wife who really supports me if I want to do something, and she agreed. The next few months I spent absolutely obsessing over the online used stuff website, I’m sure you know the one. I also read every review, article and watched every youtube video on how to select the proper bike for you. After some long theoretical debates with myself over what type of rider I wanted to be, I determined that the WRF series from Yamaha would best compliment me as a theoretical rider. I then poured over the web looking for the nicest, newest WRF I could find. I ended up with a 1984 Honda CR125 with no front brakes. You see, there’s one small thing I forgot to mention, as a part of my wife agreeing to me riding, it was that it would not be at the monetary detriment to our family….And seeing as how we had only in the last year bought a new house and had to pay for all the accoutrements that go with it. I was house poor. I ended up getting the Honda by bartering and trading some household items to a man that was an approximately 5 hour drive from me. Beggars can’t be choosers. After watching a few videos on how to strap a bike into a truck, as I had a hard time believing it would stay in with just two straps to the handle bars, I was able to load it up and take it home ready for the new life I was about to have. This was but the first bike in a few I would own over the last year, after having bartered, traded up and sold my soul I now have a 2017 Husqvarna FE350. Stay tuned for my next chapter on how you too can maneuver into the bike of your dreams, and some of the pitfalls to watch out for along the way. Do you guys remember what your first bikes were and what you had to do to get it? Post in comments below. Also don’t forget to follow this blog to get alerts on new entries.
  20. Long story short I bought this 2011 WR300. The thing is mint, looks brand spanking new. The thing ran like a top, but only had one problem, a low idle. I was to lazy to fix it and just dealt with the fact that I always needed to keep a little bit on the throttle. My third ride on it, I took it to the florence dunes and the top end burnt up. I have just finished fixing it and all I need to do is break it in. I need to adjust the idle first though, and don't know if I'll have the idle too high until it starts. I don't want to hurt the motor on a fresh rebuild and want some opinions on what to do. Do you think it will be fine? How many turns out should I set the carb just to be safe? Any response helps -Dean
  21. jblob

    Who else is going to odessa?

    Who else is going to be at the desert 100/50 this year? This will be my second year. Ran out if gas last year and only got 1 lap at the very end. Excited for this year
  22. iTGbuDeeV

    JDay Sprint Enduro 5/12: Southwick

    Evening all, Anyone going to do the JDay sprint enduro at Southwick next weekend? I have all intentions of doing it (first one!), but can't figure out how to sign up! On the registration page it says "Currently Disabled." I've already signed up for my license and have a number but can't get in for the race. Anyone experienced this before?
  23. Ran across this video the other day and thought I would share it. For all those who are curious if 1. Is the DRZ capable machine? 2. Is a dialed in/modified suspension worth it? and 3. Should you buy a DRZ? The answer is YESSSS!!!!
  24. Matt815

    Raced Out 2008 CRF230L


    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    In Illinois but will be traveling to Monument, CO end of Sept, can bring bike. 2008 Honda CRF 230L. Bored out to 250 cc with CRF's only (San Jose, Ca) race engine build. Stage 3 racing cam, piston and valves. XR's only racing exhaust and header. Beefed up suspension springs. Regeared front and back sprockets. X-ring chain, Acerbis guards. Have all the valve and engine spec sheets from CRF's only. Engine has less than 1000 miles, bike has 6200 miles. This is a street legal bike but it is built for dirt, hills and single tracks. She is a beast. If you are a shorter or lighter rider like me and need a bike to keep up with your friends on the 450's, this is it. Also a great first bike for wife or kid. I am original owner, clean title


    Dixon, Illinois - US