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Dirtbike, quad, and street bike talk / 2018 fantasy sx
« on: December 31, 2017, 08:34:42 am »
I know some of you guys did well in the past. Anyone doing it this year? I wonder if Tomac will be the one? Rozen coming back just blows me away after almost losing his arm!

Dirtbike, quad, and street bike talk / Supercross 2017
« on: December 28, 2016, 09:15:20 pm »
It's about a week away! Did anyone sign up for the Rocky Mountain Fantasy League (starts 12/31)?
Any predictions?
I'll host a party when my mom stops visiting sometime in January.  Anyone else?

Rides and Where To Ride / Re: 2016 Northeast Trail Ride Schedule
« on: December 19, 2016, 09:10:41 pm »
I'm sick of this winter already. Impatiently waiting for 2017 schedule

Buy, Sell, Trade, Want To Buy / For sale: 2005 ktm 525 exc $3500
« on: August 26, 2016, 12:05:38 am »

Dirtbike, quad, and street bike talk / Allegheny national forest
« on: June 05, 2016, 12:09:02 am »
Went to the marienville atv trail today. We always get the trail pass at the russel city store. It used to be run by some grumpy old guy and the place was a dump.
Well, some Lady bought it and cleaned the place up. They sell drinks, snacks,  gas, oils, goggles, gloves, etc. She was very nice and recommend going there for the trail pass and snacks

Dirtbike, quad, and street bike talk / 2016 ktm 500 xcw first ride
« on: April 27, 2016, 08:31:10 am »
Even though its been a few months since i rode my 250.9 lb 2005 ktm 525 exc, I knew the instant I pushed my new 500 onto the trailer that it was lighter. Way lighter! To my surprise, the interwebs have the 500 weighing in at 245.8 lbs. Not the difference I was expecting after pushing it onto the trailer, the weight must have been lowered or something. Having picked the bike up on a Wednesday, I only had a few days to get it ready for the Beagle Bash DS ride in Canada. you know, the typical skid plate, hand guards, etc. As well as breaking in the motor by riding it around the neighborhood. On the street, I noticed the fuel injection made a big difference in throttle response compared to my carbed 525.

Once I got to the dual sport ride, I told myself to take it easy and get the feel for the bike and stuff. Well, that didn't last long. After a brief ride down the road we entered the woods I was comfortable enough to drop the hammer. We started off on some nice, flowing, single track, with powder berms in each turn. The new Dunlop AT81 tires hooked up really well and the bike was a lot easier to tilt back and forth, and seemed to rev faster than my exc. It isn't, by any means, a 2 stroke woods weapon though. And I didn't expect it to be. The gas stop was around 30 miles in and I barely used any gas. Thank you fuel injection!

Once I got settled in, I noticed some things that will need to be addressed:

1) Suspension. Why is a 500 spring for a 12 year old? The bike felt good most of the time. Only in the sandy whooped out sections did I have a hard time.

2) Gearing. The stock 13/50 has me too high in 2nd and too low in 3rd. When I gas it to wheelie over something, the tire spins. In 3rd, I stall it. So I found myself shifting way too often. So, what do I do? Go down to a 52 rear and ride in 3rd?

3) Vibration. It was so bad, my fingers were white and numb. I can also feel it through the foot pegs too. I really hope this goes away when the motor breaks in. My gut tells me that I will need to buy expensive rubber mounts....because KTM...

The bike didn't get dirty at the ride so I only needed a garden hose to wash it. I noticed a few wtf's when I was cleaning it.

1) WHITE air box at the rear wheel!

2) Dirt got ground into the orange side panel and wont come out. It already looks beat to shit.

3) The bottom, of the left side # plate is molded in a way that a pocket is formed and dirt gets packed in there. Its so small that I cant get in there with a brush.

4) Fork guards. These are so close to the tire that its already beat, and I cant get in there to clean it.

At the end of the day, I'm happy with it overall. I think I would have gone with the 350 if I was going to do some races. Even with working out, I couldn't lift my arms the next day lol.

Buy, Sell, Trade, Want To Buy / 09 yz250f
« on: March 27, 2016, 05:53:57 pm »
Put my bike up for sale.
Sorry, no monster energy stickers

Rides and Where To Ride / 2016 event schedule
« on: December 20, 2015, 10:18:25 pm »
Well it's not quite winter yet and even though I'm still riding, I'm anxiously waiting for the 2016 rides. Although I'd like to do a ton, I will be giving up on some that I did last year so I can do some new ones. The Michigan trail system is one I am really looking forward to.

Maybe TrailRyder has a list already. ...

Tips and help / new announcement
« on: September 14, 2015, 10:00:45 pm »
Got an email from  regarding a new announcement. I opened it up and it had matt Ryder mb100 ride report.
This is the first time I ever got this email!
New function?
I love it! Good idea

Rides and Where To Ride / durty dabbers 2015 dual sport ride
« on: January 28, 2015, 06:21:30 pm »
Scheduled for June 6th and 7th. I had a blast riding it last year. Other than a few hills and a rock section it's pretty easy.

Tips and help / L/F gas tank
« on: January 22, 2015, 11:31:46 am »
05 ktm 525 exc
Looking for a 4 gal tank that doesn't have the tall filler neck/ball buster.
Lmk if you come across anything. I'm having a hard time finding one

Rides and Where To Ride / quadtard rides
« on: January 11, 2015, 05:57:10 pm »

Dirtbike, quad, and street bike talk / Dead engine start tips
« on: October 21, 2014, 08:13:18 pm »
I did ok for my first race in over a year but terrible at the same time. I didn't warm the bike up enough becuase i was conserving fuel, that destroyed my start. By the time i finally got it to start up all my class was gone. I got huge arm pump in about 30 seconds even though i hydrated like crazy which says i have not been riding enough.
I saw andrew and brendan at the checkpoint yelling go go! As i went by yelling "i don't know if i can do this!"
Right after that, i grabbed for the front brakes and they were not there. I looked down and saw what was left of the fluid go shooting out of the bolt in the line. Later i found this had come loose. So i soldiered on and did the rest of the race with only the rear brake, pretty scary on the two big downhills. Lap 3 i got wild in the creek zone and slid out on shale hidden under water and took a big size rock to the chest. Protector helped make sure all i got was the wind knocked out of me. However the next lap it got me in the exact same way in the same spot. Even though i rode slower due to problems and lack of energy, i still put in 5 laps. Unfortunately the rest of vet C put in 6, which put me in third from last. Jim got in 6 laps and placed 5th.
The course was cool, i liked it. Found that my rear wheel is falling apart like the 250X did though, ill have to tighten it again but i suck at that so its partially my fault. It will last another race i think but its pretty trashed.
My arm is so sore this morning i can't move it, but i still had alot of fun.
Too bad. I was hoping to hear about this incredible 2 stroke hole shot too. Maybe it will happen at Palmyra

Tips and help / air filter oil
« on: August 19, 2014, 08:22:37 pm »
I guess I'm a bit old school. I was taught to use regular filter oil and then smear grease on the edge that goes up against the air box. And then use gas to clean it.
Well we know that gas opens the pores and deteriorates the glue as well. Cleaning was always a pain and for me it never seemed cleaned after several attempts with soaps decreases and hot water.  My parts washer fluid was always as blue as my filter oil.But I could always count on the oil keeping dust out.
Here comes no toil. Although I never see dust past the filter,  I've always questioned it's effectiveness in extreme dusty or extreme wet conditions. Especially after I drowned it out in a creek crossing fail at the durty dabbers. I went to wring out the water so I can start my bike and it felt like the oil came off with it. Not to mention, when my bike sits for a long time (sadly happens a lot) I find the no toil oil has run off my filter and into the air box. Even after applying it just doesn't seem tacky.
I'm strongly considering going back. Google has shown me kerosene or mineral spirits work well and then dawn detergent with warm water. A lot cheaper than the expensive twin air cleaner I've gotten in the past and had to change out often due to my ocd  and my filter staying blue.
What's everyone using?

Rides and Where To Ride / limestone dice run Aug 16th
« on: August 03, 2014, 07:16:03 pm »
I wanna ride this but not alone. It's on Saturday Aug 16th.
Anyone interested?

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