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Matt, looks nice!  Are you taking this bike to RORR this weekend?
So I picked up this gem the other day as a leftover from Phil at Five Star Cycle, just outside of Erie, Pennsylvania.  So after I secured a NY street plate, I started with the accessories:

- KTM Power Parts Expansion Chamber Guard
- KTM Power Parts Preload Adjuster (not installed yet)
- KTM Power Parts Skid Plate
- KTM Power Parts Exhaust Flange Guard
- KTM Power Parts Swing Arm Protection
- KTM Power Parts Front Axle Puller
- Nuetech Tubliss Front and Rear
- Enduro Engineering Spark Arrestor End Cap
- Ballistic Nylon Regular Fender Bag
- Tusk Fork Bleeders

This should be good enough for this year's Jersey Hammer Run Dual Sport.  But over the winter, I intend to install a straight rate, heavier rear spring with the KTM Power Parts Preload Adjuster, as well as some good bark busters and a steering dampener.  I shouldn't have much more to do to it after that.

Dirtbike, quad, and street bike talk / 2019 Yamaha YZ250FX First Ride Review
« Last post by Trail Ryder on October 11, 2018, 02:27:05 pm »
As many of you know, I recently bought a new 2018 KTM 250 XCW (carbed) for a KILLER price and I was able to street plate it.  However, if I was not on an Orange or White (Husqvarna) bike, I would probably be on this bike or a WR250F.

Anywho, here is the 2019 Yamaha YZ250FX First Ride Review:

Dirtbike, quad, and street bike talk / Re: 2019 2-STROKE BUYER’S GUIDE
« Last post by ajd187 on October 09, 2018, 08:47:06 am »
I spotted that one too.  And then when I saw it was the same importer as Pitster Pro I noped out. 

I agree that resale is basically zero.  Parts are probably a non issue, you can probably just fit parts for whatever bike they stole the design from :)
Dirtbike, quad, and street bike talk / Re: 2019 2-STROKE BUYER’S GUIDE
« Last post by Trail Ryder on October 08, 2018, 11:47:55 am »
This one caught my attention.

GPX MOTO TSE250: $5600
This is an Asian-made two-stroke that is based on the Yamaha WR200 from the ’90s. It has oil-injection, an electronic power valve and a six-speed gearbox. GPX equips this bike well, with handguards, frame guards, a headlight, a trip meter, a skid plate, tapered handlebars and a number of billet parts, including the footpegs and triple clamps. From the same importer as Pitster Pro.

But $5,600 is NOT tempting enough, especially when you consider proven and reliable brand new left-over offerings from Europe and Japan are not much more.

Plus what is the dealer and aftermarket support for GPX?  Zero!  And what is the re-sale value for a GPX model?  Zero, again!

I also read how the GPX-supplied air filter cage fits TERRIBLE (letting lots of dirt in) and yet the seemingly identical KTM/Husqvarna air filter cage fits the GPX perfect.  Looks like China cannot even copy things correctly.  Makes you wonder what mistakes are inside the engine or suspension.

Rides and Where To Ride / Re: 2018 AMA District 4 Enduro Championship Series
« Last post by Trail Ryder on October 05, 2018, 08:10:29 am »
UPDATE:  Due to recent regional rains, the following Sprint Enduros have new dates:

The Ithaca Dirt Riders' August 19th Sprint Enduro has been moved out to October 21st.

Rumor has it that the Ithaca Dirt Riders October 21st event has been cancelled for the season.  The region has not recovered from recent rain storms and flooding.
Rides and Where To Ride / Re: 2018 Monkey Butt 100 Thread
« Last post by Clayfan on October 04, 2018, 03:15:21 pm »
I'll agree,  Loop 2 was sketchy at best for arrows.  Some wood lots we got in as a group of 6 you could go from last in the group to the lead just by watching all the screw ups by the guys in front of you.
Good ride anyway.  Heat got to me.  Hopefully next year temps will be less than 85
That review says what the others do:  It's good, really good, for Honda.  But it still doesn't really compete with KTM.
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