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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1240 on: 04/17/17 01:34PM »
I also adjusted the jetting a bit and wow! She's got more midrange.  Now it feels like a 650 dual sport that I always had in mind.

agreed! I like that mid range power on a dual sport!

@RDTodd - I gotta work this Weds...but I can do Weds the 26th!



It was like squirt at your boot bad...Stops when the bike was off, takes a minute of running before it started again

Luckily I did find the hose clamp loose...Looks like it somehow wiggled up against the midpipe and vibrated loose



Gonna tighten her back up, wipe it down, drain/refill after the bike cools off and see if that's the fix

On the plus side, I can't say enough how much I like a plated bike...Using it lightly on off days helps you to keep an eye on things like this coming apart...and not on a desert ride. I know that "the book" says I should go through the entire bike after every ride, but I figure for a recreational trail rider like myself, I can go on several rides and just tweak things here and there before doing a major service.
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1241 on: 04/17/17 04:04PM »
You'll change your habits after being broken alone and having to hike out of the desert in Moto boots, My bikes get the once over every ride oil, filter n all.
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1242 on: 04/17/17 05:13PM »
I need a routine!

Gonna have Inside Line do a complete bottom-to-top rebuild pretty soon... Probably ride until the end of May when it's too hot to desert ride...Then drop it off and get my shock done too!
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1243 on: 04/18/17 10:36AM »
Off road riding is considered"severe duty" and requires more frequent service. Dust, debris, severe vibrations and impacts gotta be taking a heavier toll on a bike.

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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1244 on: 04/18/17 02:55PM »
Agreed!

Like a sandpaper environment... At least the maintenance and storage is cheaper on a dirt bike than desert truck

Fixed my coolant leak...Turns out the clamp actually broke, so I just replaced it, and she's good to go.

EDIT 1: Looked over some bits and pieces and tightened things down...adjusted the chain...

GOAL: being able to do almost all my maintenance with a tool kit, I made, and keep with me on long rides

EDIT 2: every single seat bolt, plastics bolt, and radiator guard bolt was loose...add that to the routine!  :32:
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1245 on: 04/18/17 05:41PM »
This a good excuse to wash your bike often (do as I say not as I do  :32: ) dirt or road as you look at and touch the whole bike while doing it.
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1246 on: 04/18/17 07:54PM »
Agreed!

Like a sandpaper environment... At least the maintenance and storage is cheaper on a dirt bike than desert truck

Fixed my coolant leak...Turns out the clamp actually broke, so I just replaced it, and she's good to go.

EDIT 1: Looked over some bits and pieces and tightened things down...adjusted the chain...

GOAL: being able to do almost all my maintenance with a tool kit, I made, and keep with me on long rides

EDIT 2: every single seat bolt, plastics bolt, and radiator guard bolt was loose...add that to the routine!  :32:
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1247 on: 04/23/17 03:19PM »
wicked pissa

usual start from Kramer Junction/US 395





wide open and smooth



turn...still smooth...easy riding stuff...love this way better than stoddard wells/barstow



views were stellar as always



with, the universal favorite - rocky uphill climbs!



when it's embedded/hardpack like that it's pretty easy, you just need momentum and ride over it...if it was loose and you don't have traction, you slide backwards :eek:



fast!



and some of my FAVORITE (on a light 2-stroke MX bike) - LOOSE SAND!!



whoops whoops whoops



and finally made it to the Husky Monument





Bike goes to Inside Line Moto Wednesday for the bottom to top motor rebuild!
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1248 on: 04/23/17 08:21PM »
IQZERO n I hit the Hell On Wheels race/Hippy killer bike rally drank beer (Pulled a 4th out place finish out of eight) stared at some bitchen bikes Rat rods n biker babes I love the growing trend of hipsters keeping it old school n raw.
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1249 on: 04/23/17 09:02PM »
Micha Davis my Lil buddie n Faaast Mo Fo!!!
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1250 on: 04/24/17 06:54PM »
Breakdirt, was that a group ride or were those riders just random people you encountered on your way to the Husky Monument? 

I've got my intake and exhaust mods complete.  Break in complete.  Just waiting for my skid plates.  Sadly, I'm still waiting to take delivery of my 3rd set of DS boots.  The last two were a bust (first one too stiff and bulky, 2nd one didn't fit my wide feet--freakin' SIDI's). 

 

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