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March 2016 I bought my first motorbike A CRF50 May 2016 I moved to a 2.5acre block and started creating jumps for my level of riding I really tried to make the most of the natural features that were hidden beneath the grass/weeds but I really just ended up adding to a worm line that we constantly rode and added lip to sections that we saw fit. Straight / last corner First Jump Sandy burm Exit burm, minor woops into second jump Second Jump followed by small burm Small lip into into uneven decent into the last burm/beginning Perhaps this is a good start for a youngster on his/her first bike I failed to mention that I was born in 1995. This track was fun to start with but it was not long until this simply wasn't enough I started to build this line which opposed the direction of the original track. But the idea was to jump this, hit the small burm and then go onto hit a big jump.. But I got distracted by what I accidentally created. A little dodgy I know, this is the creation of when you can no longer be bothered digging and use random items to fill the gaps. Imagining is a great thing to do and to visualize is even better ! I took photos of my jumps and drawn on them with my smart phone. Little did I know this was going to be the most crashed jump of my life (so far) This was the beginning of my laziest effort. Pallet down ramp. These are pretty great if done well. -Level the area for stable stacking of pallets -Use pallets to fill most of desired down ramp space. -Then put any type of thick wood on top (helps spread the load and not crack pallets) -Then carpet so soil doesn't fall through the cracks -Last add soil/clay and lots of it ! I learnt the hard way (not the greatest effort on the jump but it puts the size in perspective a little) This jump quickly became our favourite And the little track quickly got forgotten and over grown. My lust for a bigger and greater jump and had clouded my mind... And with bigger jumps you soon require a bigger bike and this is when I upgraded to the KLX110L 2016 My stupidness resulted in this creation It stood at about 6ft And shook in the breeze After the result of poor pallet down ramp I realised making these sketchy jumps is dangerous and requires a lot of maintenance. So I contacted a lot of earth moving companies. And tried finding companies that were working on clay sites. This was free for me and should be for you. Each load of dirt 15-20t costs roughly $450 to dump in some parts of Australia. So I offered free dumping within my yard, I get dirt for jumps and they save a lot of money, win win. My first load arrived, roughly 17t of dirt.... it sounds like a lot but it really is not. I got these big crate boxes from work and screwed a door across the top of them to help spread the load. The crates are only there to try and save anybody that is lacking the correct speed. Progress was slow, but I needed to move this first load up against the crates as much as possible to allow the track to back in closer to the pallets. When I cant be bothered digging or don't have the dirt. I like to visualize what it will be like in the end Finally destroyed the old ramp and created a new one with the most desired material. That's what 4 days afterwork of my digging looks like (4 hours a night), worth the giant blisters This is about 22-26ft jump which is a good/fun size I believe. This is currently where I am at but I do think my plans are pretty great This is the plan for the future Apologies for not numbering the above photo The yellow jump with the 16 beside it is my pallet jump which is jump #1 And the second large jump of 21ft is the orange one that follows and that is jump #2 From now I ask that you use your imagination and hopefully can figure out which ones are which in regards to the following images. This one is Jump # 3 Note the burm will not swing around the tree and go to the left. This will be a bit of a hip and send you into a right hand turn quickly followed by a left as shown on the birds eye view. #4 is going to be a pretty hectic step down that I am already scared of the idea ! #5 is going to be a 25ft hip #6 is going to be roughly a 20ft triple (rollable) #7 will be a 17-18ft tabletop #8 and #9 need to swap as I think double-table-double would flow a lot nicer rhythm wise.... #11 a good sized triple roughly 18ft Into a hopefully very vertical burm Then into a +20ft hip to finish it off through the trees Hope you've enjoyed this read so far. I will keep you updated with the progression of the rest of the track. Please feel free to give me tips (other than spelling) in regards to the track and ideas. Cheers Jackson
Anyone have any experience adding a switch to the speedometer backlight, or power in? Anyone know of side effects to killing power to it all together briefly for stealth mode? I’m looking to add separate headlight and tail light switches as i had once done to an 08 230L. This seems to be the difficult / unfamiliar part. Thank for any info!
(At this point my front brake is strong, could do endos) So my front tire pops, I take the wheel off. Take it to a shop, they fix it, I bring it back, put it on the bike, disc slides in without issues, but now my front brake is so weak, and it comes to the handle bar quite easily. So I try to bleed them out, but can’t get them any better than what they were already at when I put the wheel back on. But they were perfect before? So why? It can’t be my pads, this is pissing me off. 06 rmz450
To all who see this post, HELP ! Where: Glamis, Ca When: Friday, January the 27th Subject: Dirt Bike Wheelie Crash by Campground at 50 MPH = RAGDOLL ROLLIN * 5 = 50' OF BACK BREAKING CARNAGE = SEE PICS Weather: 20-25 MPH crosswind I wheelied through this whoop section on this little trail into camp, when all off a sudden I was hit by a gnarly crosswind. I tried to save it, but at 45 MPH I just couldn't. My back end swapped out and Ii tried saving it. Whiskey throttle took over and I went bye bye though. My chest hit the bars, then I just RAGDOLLED for about 50' and 5 flips. From what people say, it was a really bad looking crash and I should be luck I'm not paralyzed or worse. All I remember, was seeing dirt as my head was hitting the ground, then a glimpse of grey light, then black/brown light as my head was crumbling into the ground. I slowly moved my hands and feet to get to my bike and shut it down. It was then when I knew something was really wrong with my lower back. I ICED my back pretty much the rest of the weekend. Once I got home on sunday morning, I went to the UR. They gave me some x rays and said I have no fractures in my back, just severe swelling & bruising from the hard impacts. As well as muscle spasms that are pulling my spine out of alignment. My friend took a look that is a PT, she said that she sees something that could be a fracture. in the L2 region I believe. What do you think? I truly am grateful. BMY BACK STILL IS SWOLLEN LIKE A MOFO. MY ASSCHEEK NOW GOES UP TO MY MID BACK & I HAVE TO WEAR SWEATS OR ELASTIC WAIST PANTS/PJ's. I CAN BARELY EVEN FEEL MY BACK, IT'S LIKE A WEIRD FIFIERY, NUMB, TINGLING FEELING. ANY THOUGHTS ON A DIAGNOSIS OR REMEDY FOR ME TO HEAL? DOCTOR RECOMMENDATION IN ORANGE COUNTY? SEE THE X RAY PICS. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK HUNTINGTON BEACH ORANGE COUNTY LESSON LEARNED: LISTEN TO YOUR CONSCIOUS, ENJOY EVERY MINUTE. TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED. BLESSED