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Pictures and Video / Re: Retro Entertainment
« on: January 18, 2019, 09:09:59 am »
I remember reading abou the BlackWater 100 in Dirtwheels in my teen years.

It's no longer going, they cancelled it...land lost to..something or other.

I am not sure if I would openly admit to reading Dirt Wheels magazine.   ;D

Environmentalist shut it down after multiple attempts.  First they thought it was on public land but then come to find out it was on private land (mostly owned by the power company).  They eventually used river contamination (excessive amounts of toxins a.k.a. urine) as a reason to shut the race down; which is too bad as the annual race meant a lot to the local economy and charities.

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Pictures and Video / Re: Retro Entertainment
« on: January 17, 2019, 09:19:28 am »
Mullet Militia!!!

There was a time when the Blackwater 100 was America's premier off-road race too.  LOL.

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Pictures and Video / Re: just when you think you've seen it all...
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:59:48 am »
Yeah, it is absolutely jaw dropping what the top trials riders can do.

In Europe, a far greater percentage of younger riders start out in trials (learning the basics) rather than starting MX.  The result is European dominance at an older age in MX and off-road venues.  Although, American riders are typical better at crazy big air jumps.

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Rides and Where To Ride / 2019 AMA District 4 Enduro Championship Series
« on: January 02, 2019, 09:59:53 pm »
2019 AMA District 4 Enduro Championship Series

http://www.amad4enduro.com/

May 5:  Arcadia Bark Busters Closed Course Sprint Enduro, Palermo, NY

May 26:  River Ratz Closed Course Sprint Enduro, Athens, PA

June 9:  Ridge Run Time Keeping Enduro (Lights and Registration Required), Deposit, NY

June 16:  TBD

July 14:  STER Barbed Wire Time Keeping Enduro (Lights and Registration Required), Gillett, PA

August 18:  Ithaca Dirt Riders Closed Course Start Control Enduro, Bershire, NY

August 25:  CCR Gert Memorial Closed Course Start Control Enduro, King Ferry, NY

September 8:  Wayne County Motorcycle Club Closed Course Sprint Enduro, Fairville, NY

September 28:  Square Deal Riders Closed Course Sprint Enduro, Harpursville, NY

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Craigslist and Ebay ads / Re: Don't F'in Die
« on: December 11, 2018, 01:49:21 pm »
Clean title, and new enduro tires.  Sounds solid to me.

And it is even Monkey Butt ready with a head light!  Alan, I think I found your next bike!!!

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Craigslist and Ebay ads / Don't F'in Die
« on: December 10, 2018, 04:17:39 pm »
I can't believe this hasn't sold already.

https://elmira.craigslist.org/mcy/d/bobber-motorcycle/6755303289.html

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Was a 1978 Kawasaki kz750 twin ... Runs carbs needs synchronized .. new Enduro tires .. sportster tank .. chain ..new battery ....clean open title ... May trade









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It's a great improvement over their prior dual sport jokes, but still way short.

When the 1993 XR650L came out, it was considered the most advanced and serious "dual sport" bike available to the masses.  Of course it has NOT changed in 25+ years.

But I get what you are saying.

This is a move in the right direction for Honda and it is now the most serious Japanese dual sport bike, dethroing the DRZ400S ... albeit at twice the price.

It may even be a better "dual sport" bike than the KTM and Husky offerings, but they are 30 lbs lighter and way better street-legal dirt bikes.

It'll be interesting to see what the after-market can do to uncork and remove some weight from the CRF450L.

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Pictures and Video / Re: Stolen 2002 KTM 400 EXC, Webster, NY
« on: November 29, 2018, 08:36:44 am »
Sorry for your loss and the hassle that followed.

I "flip" or sell at least one bike or a snowquad year to help fund my hobbies.  I tell prospective buyers to drive to a Walmart about a mile from house and once they are there, I text them my address and warn them to stay in there vehicle until I come out to meet them because I have nasty, overprotective dog (which is true).   When they arrive at my house, my garage is all closed up, and whatever I am selling is in my driveway.

I do not offer test drives without them handing over my full asking price in cash for me to hold.

In this particular theft case, my buddy thinks it was a a kid in his neighborhood who probably needed cash for drugs.

In addition to my other precautions, everything is locked inside my garage and has a Kyptonite lock on it (not easy to remove without power tools and a lot of noise).  If I happen to be home and hear something in my garage, Cujo goes out first followed by me with the proper personal defense device.  God have mercy on them because Cujo won't.

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Pictures and Video / Re: Stolen 2002 KTM 400 EXC, Webster, NY
« on: November 28, 2018, 11:45:37 am »
I would think retard chariots would be stolen more, as more people can ride them.

He does not commute on the bike.  He lives in a rice neighborhood in Webster ($250,000+ houses) and I am sure it has been out in his driveway while washing or maintaining it or while loading up to go riding.  The bike was chained and locked to a much newer KTM 300 XC and both bikes were locked in his backyard shed.  The older 400 EXC was closer to the shed door, so that is why he thinks it was stolen over the better bike.

He has liability insurance on both bikes, but no comprehensive or theft coverage as that would have been like an additional $18 on his policy.  I don't understand why more people do not insure their stuff for theft as it doesn't cost that much more.

He is pretty sure that a neighbor's kid or friend stole it .... probably for drug money.

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Pictures and Video / Stolen 2002 KTM 400 EXC, Webster, NY
« on: November 27, 2018, 05:31:16 pm »
Here is a picture of my buddy's street plated 2002 KTM 400 EXC, VIN # VBKEXJ4382M340230.  It was stolen on November 13, 2018.  The perpetrator broke into his shed around 6:00 AM and drove it across the backyards of approximately 10 homes on John Leo Drive in Webster.

He saved like $18 on his insurance policy by not adding comprehensive / theft insurance.


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Craigslist and Ebay ads / The Suzuki Cougar???
« on: November 27, 2018, 05:14:32 pm »
How did I miss the product launch of this???



https://rochester.craigslist.org/snw/d/suzuki-cougar-100/6757757989.html

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I have a suzuki cougar 100cc 2 stroke parts bike the motor runs however the clutch basket is bad meaning I can't shift gears plus may be other issue 150 o/b

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