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Title: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/09/14 05:01PM
Being this is mostly a sport bike forum I figure we can keep the dirt stuff on one thread (Not a rule just a suggestion ;)), Rides builds and camping trips can all be posted here!
 Today Tj and I went to Comp Edge to break in his new bike. We rolled in first thing so we could ride the fresh loam and break the motor in proper, Beautiful day with an uncrowded track so he was able to take easy laps and run thru the gears stopping to cool every three laps. I was able to ride for $10 as there was race on the hillside track all the old dudes ride! :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/09/14 05:06PM
After lunch he went ahead and loosened up a little!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: scott777 on 03/09/14 05:32PM
Is that you up in the air?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/09/14 05:42PM
Is that you up in the air?
HELL NO!!!! That's Tj :)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 03/09/14 06:02PM
Went to silverwood and lake arrowhead yesterday

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Great weather!

We also did Rowher flats 2 weeks ago.

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Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/09/14 06:27PM
Lets hit it during the week sometime I love the single tracks up there!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: scott777 on 03/09/14 06:58PM
I'm with you on that Todd! That wouldn't be me either.

Went to silverwood and lake arrowhead yesterday

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Damn, I want to go, but I'm looking at those rocks and thinking my tubeless, nobbie-less tires probably wouldn't make it back.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Sweest on 03/09/14 07:21PM
Went to Glen Helen yesterday for my first motocross race.  Ended up with 2nd overall in my beginner class.

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Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: thtanner on 03/09/14 07:30PM
Went to Glen Helen yesterday for my first motocross race.  Ended up with 2nd overall in my beginner class.

Congrats ! :)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/09/14 08:04PM
Went to Glen Helen yesterday for my first motocross race.  Ended up with 2nd overall in my beginner class.

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/c6d2a9e1aa97218c3d5da3ec504775c1_zps5c3b5198.jpg)
ATTA BOY!!! :1: :1: :1: :1: :1: :1: :1: :1: :1: :1: My last beginner race went well also, 65 riders in my race :36:  Thinking of doing Elsinore Grand Prix again this year maybe Vintage class also.... Any takers??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/09/14 08:53PM
Scott - you can definitely ride the earlier part of silverwood - it's just a gravel/fire road...the single track sections branch off, then meet back up with the main road

Sweest - since when did you have a dirtbike??? which one?? pics please!

Mud - where the F are those trails?? I can never seem to find anything good when I go there

Todd - I dunno about racing...do they have like a peewee beer league class?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/09/14 09:03PM
Scott - you can definitely ride the earlier part of silverwood - it's just a gravel/fire road...the single track sections branch off, then meet back up with the main road

Sweest - since when did you have a dirtbike??? which one?? pics please!

Mud - where the F are those trails?? I can never seem to find anything good when I go there

Todd - I dunno about racing...do they have like a peewee beer league class?
gotta spend a whole day up in the mountains to get to the good trails not show up at 11 and need to leave by 2, Be early pack a lunch and and lets get lost! ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Sweest on 03/09/14 09:09PM
09 CRF
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/image_zps81aa8284.jpg)

09 Aprilia MXV   this one will soon be a Supermoto tho. 
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/image_zps5887ce8d.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/09/14 09:10PM
I'll drive!

which day next week?? tue/fri/sat?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/09/14 09:16PM
I'll drive!

which day next week?? tue/fri/sat?
Do U need Lidia? Shes been gone thru and has new skins! :3: Tuesdays tempting but Friday is more realistic! :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 03/09/14 10:12PM
The next time I go to that area, I am going to park at pinacles (Lake arrowhead) instead of silverwood. Im kinda tired of that road.
 Plus I never do enough exploring around arrowhead and maybe head up to big bear if there is no ice.

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/09/14 10:14PM
will need to borrow Lidia...let's plan for Friday

those i-hooks are a bit wobbly...I'll show you Friday...worst case scenario we do what we did last time - use the truck's d-rings in the bed rails
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: MyCousinVinny on 03/10/14 12:27AM
i need to get my fork seals fixed i managed to blow both of them
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/10/14 07:23AM
First photo is me and my pops riding the hills of phelan two weekends ago. And the second is this past weekend in lucurne valley for the HBMC dual enduro. I love riding silverwood so whenever you guys go I'm up for a weekend ride up there.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/10/14 08:06PM
First photo is me and my pops riding the hills of phelan two weekends ago. And the second is this past weekend in lucurne valley for the HBMC dual enduro. I love riding silverwood so whenever you guys go I'm up for a weekend ride up there.
Bummer we missed each other Saturday VERY COOL you ride with your pop :1: are you able to ride Friday? siverwood or Lucerne :26:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/10/14 08:27PM
Friday! Friday!

I'll wash my dirt gear tonight and pack it all into the gear bag!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/10/14 08:40PM
PLEEEEASE fuel up before hand and be prompt!!! Im picking up Lidia Wednesday or Thursday from Ken and shes fully prepped (A favor to you :)) Prep ahead and make it easy come ride day!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/10/14 09:40PM
what time we leaving??

and Scott - are you in man?? we can put Lidia in backwards! but be prepared to sit 3-across in a regular cab truck for 1-1/2 hours
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/11/14 01:51PM
Todd - how far is Lucerne? I haven't been there before...would like to check it out

but I'm down for whatever - let's pick a location today!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/11/14 02:10PM
Hour and a half Yeah lets do Lucerne or Gorman, Earlier the better Ill be done working and ready to roll by 8 at the latest!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/11/14 02:30PM
First photo is me and my pops riding the hills of phelan two weekends ago. And the second is this past weekend in lucurne valley for the HBMC dual enduro. I love riding silverwood so whenever you guys go I'm up for a weekend ride up there.
Bummer we missed each other Saturday VERY COOL you ride with your pop :1: are you able to ride Friday? siverwood or Lucerne :26:

Most of his friends have pulled the "I'm too old to ride" card. So he has gotta have some on to ride with. Rule number one, Never ride alone.  I cant do weekdays, I'm on a monday-friday 8-4 schedule. Thanks for the invite. If youre not too sore come saturday i think me and a couple buddies are going to do cleghorn, but riding on the west side of the 15.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/11/14 03:43PM
First photo is me and my pops riding the hills of phelan two weekends ago. And the second is this past weekend in lucurne valley for the HBMC dual enduro. I love riding silverwood so whenever you guys go I'm up for a weekend ride up there.
Bummer we missed each other Saturday VERY COOL you ride with your pop :1: are you able to ride Friday? siverwood or Lucerne :26:

Most of his friends have pulled the "I'm too old to ride" card. So he has gotta have some on to ride with. Rule number one, Never ride alone.  I cant do weekdays, I'm on a monday-friday 8-4 schedule. Thanks for the invite. If youre not too sore come saturday i think me and a couple buddies are going to do cleghorn, but riding on the west side of the 15.
Im hip to that rule :29: Been wanting to try that side I might take you up on that!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 03/11/14 03:47PM
First photo is me and my pops riding the hills of phelan two weekends ago. And the second is this past weekend in lucurne valley for the HBMC dual enduro. I love riding silverwood so whenever you guys go I'm up for a weekend ride up there.
Bummer we missed each other Saturday VERY COOL you ride with your pop :1: are you able to ride Friday? siverwood or Lucerne :26:

Most of his friends have pulled the "I'm too old to ride" card. So he has gotta have some on to ride with. Rule number one, Never ride alone.  I cant do weekdays, I'm on a monday-friday 8-4 schedule. Thanks for the invite. If youre not too sore come saturday i think me and a couple buddies are going to do cleghorn, but riding on the west side of the 15.


Im thinking of doing an enduro. I don't have desire to do haire scrambles or MX. Haire scrambles just look a bit dangerous with the dust from the desert from the videos I see.

How bad is dust during enduros and not being able to see? The time keeping seems like fun.

I was also looking at doing cleghorn west of 15 last weekend if lake arrowhead was icy. Went to arrowhead instead.

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/11/14 04:14PM
First photo is me and my pops riding the hills of phelan two weekends ago. And the second is this past weekend in lucurne valley for the HBMC dual enduro. I love riding silverwood so whenever you guys go I'm up for a weekend ride up there.
Bummer we missed each other Saturday VERY COOL you ride with your pop :1: are you able to ride Friday? siverwood or Lucerne :26:

Most of his friends have pulled the "I'm too old to ride" card. So he has gotta have some on to ride with. Rule number one, Never ride alone.  I cant do weekdays, I'm on a monday-friday 8-4 schedule. Thanks for the invite. If youre not too sore come saturday i think me and a couple buddies are going to do cleghorn, but riding on the west side of the 15.
Im hip to that rule :29: Been wanting to try that side I might take you up on that!
Sounds good, Ill be out there regardless. Id love to do silverwood ( pinnacles or Pilot rock) soon though if your up to it.
First photo is me and my pops riding the hills of phelan two weekends ago. And the second is this past weekend in lucurne valley for the HBMC dual enduro. I love riding silverwood so whenever you guys go I'm up for a weekend ride up there.
Bummer we missed each other Saturday VERY COOL you ride with your pop :1: are you able to ride Friday? siverwood or Lucerne :26:

Most of his friends have pulled the "I'm too old to ride" card. So he has gotta have some on to ride with. Rule number one, Never ride alone.  I cant do weekdays, I'm on a monday-friday 8-4 schedule. Thanks for the invite. If youre not too sore come saturday i think me and a couple buddies are going to do cleghorn, but riding on the west side of the 15.


Im thinking of doing an enduro. I don't have desire to do haire scrambles or MX. Haire scrambles just look a bit dangerous with the dust from the desert from the videos I see.

How bad is dust during enduros and not being able to see? The time keeping seems like fun.

I was also looking at doing cleghorn west of 15 last weekend if lake arrowhead was icy. Went to arrowhead instead.



Thats where the fast guys and the slow guys get separated. You either stay close enough to the guy in front of you so you can read his body movement to get an idea of the terrain. Pass the guy infront of you. Or back off until it clears and hope someone doesn't plow into the back of you. But the dust is horrid on the bomb start/ first loop. Once people spread out and find their pace it gets clear.

Cleghorn is nice riding though, a little rocky but nice. If you want to join me and some buddies (possibly Tod) you're more then welcome to tag along. we will probably be staging either at cleghorn or one more exit past under the bridge. DONT FOGET AN ADVENTURE PASS! They sell them at exit silverwood/138 right after the scales at the gas station by the Mc Donalds. its only 5 dollars, but then again the ticket they cite you for is also only 5 dollars. just a pain in the ass having to deal with it.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/11/14 08:09PM
ARRRRRGHHHHH!!!!!

Todd - the camry overheated again...the truck is back out on loan until I fix the car...going to check with a radiator shop tomorrow, but if the camry's not done by tomorrow, I won't have the truck for Friday!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/11/14 08:35PM
Go figure, My work trucks on its last legs 188k hard working miles, Been talking to dealers n such What a pain in the ass :13: No extra curricular activities for me unless I cop a ride or  get some new wheels!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/11/14 08:42PM
we're NOT taking your truck!!!

it'll cost us like $35 in gas to take mine! plus it's got a hot setup in the back for carrying 2 dirt bikes...

I'll see what I can do tomorrow the camry
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/11/14 09:01PM
we're NOT taking your truck!!!

it'll cost us like $35 in gas to take mine! plus it's got a hot setup in the back for carrying 2 dirt bikes...

I'll see what I can do tomorrow the camry
How funny I drop at least $130 every work day in my rigg, Don't even look at prices anymore It doesn't matter at that point. A trip to Lucerne in my truck would make your head explode :32: :32: :32:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 03/11/14 09:55PM
camping at soggy this weekend if anybody wants to join.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/11/14 09:58PM
my truck:

(212 miles round trip from Plum Tree ln) / 15mpg (estimated) = 14.13 gallons of gas * $2.40/gallon = $33.92

we'll split the gas...<$17/head

I gotta fix that darn camry!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: thepretender on 03/11/14 10:17PM
Where the f*ck do you get gas for $2.40 a gallon? Last I saw $3.79 was a bargain.



















Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: AlmosTryin on 03/11/14 11:53PM
CNG vehicle
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/12/14 12:38AM
Where the f*ck do you get gas for $2.40 a gallon? Last I saw $3.79 was a bargain.

almostryin got it right - I have an F-150 that only runs on natural gas:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140305_171859.jpg)

huge tanks in the back, but carpool lane access by myself, and as low as $1.57/gallon to fill her up: www.cngprices.com

but the best combo of cheap/close to Todd's place is in Garden Grove - and currently it's $2.39/gallon
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: thepretender on 03/12/14 09:30AM
Got to love fracking keeping your fuel prices low. ( they will find a way to raise them though. Close down the gas lines in Ukraine start shipping gas to EU via ship from the US oh my the price must go up up up.) What kind of range do you have? I would have thought with "gas" your mileage would have been lower closer to 11ish.   
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/12/14 10:39AM
CNG does produce less energy combustion as gasoline, but it's sold as a "gasoline gallon equivalent": I'm buying the amount of CNG that equals the amount of energy found in a gallon of gasoline. So the $2.40/gge I pay for CNG is = $3.79/gallon of gasoline

CNG is also produced in the good 'ole US of A, we have almost completely reached our maximum stores (so the prices stay the same, or go down), and it's helluva lot cleaner burning

the range on most CNG vehicles is ~180-200miles...but I have an "extended range" F-150 with an extra tank under the bed, so it'll go farther. I usually don't go more than 260 miles with the gas light on because I don't want to get stranded. But for a 220 mile round trip for dirt bike riding, it's perfect...it's just not helpful for people that don't live or work near a filling station...for those people - a home filling station that hooks up to your houses' gas line is the best option. Plug in every day you go home, and never go to a gas station again.

Todd - I dropped the Camry off @ Pep Boys for a "overheating" analysis - $34.99...hopefully this should get sorted out by today

Edit 2: radiator leaking, needs new one...buying it now for $99.99, going to install myself...Todd - I should have the truck by Friday..let's go to Lucerne

Edit 3: Pep Boys quoted $508 for parts and labor to replace radiator and "suggested" to replace the thermostat...thermostat works fine, told them I'd go elsewhere for the radiator. So they price matched the radiator for $99.99 and I drove 5 mins down the street to the "immigrant" garage, showed them all the hoses/screws to connect/disconnect to replace it, and they said they'd do it for $70 in labor. Saved $338!!!
 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/12/14 12:05PM
CNG does produce less energy combustion as gasoline, but it's sold as a "gasoline gallon equivalent": I'm buying the amount of CNG that equals the amount of energy found in a gallon of gasoline. So the $2.40/gge I pay for CNG is = $3.79/gallon of gasoline

CNG is also produced in the good 'ole US of A, we have almost completely reached our maximum stores (so the prices stay the same, or go down), and it's helluva lot cleaner burning

the range on most CNG vehicles is ~180-200miles...but I have an "extended range" F-150 with an extra tank under the bed, so it'll go farther. I usually don't go more than 260 miles with the gas light on because I don't want to get stranded. But for a 220 mile round trip for dirt bike riding, it's perfect...it's just not helpful for people that don't live or work near a filling station...for those people - a home filling station that hooks up to your houses' gas line is the best option. Plug in every day you go home, and never go to a gas station again.

Todd - I dropped the Camry off @ Pep Boys for a "overheating" analysis - $34.99...hopefully this should get sorted out by today

over heating analysis seems pretty basic. Check the function of the thermostat, check if the fan is working, check if there is coolant in your oil/oil in your coolant reservoir, any visible obstructions in front of radiator? :26:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/12/14 12:50PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/BYUbPb37DJw&fs=1
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: thepretender on 03/12/14 12:54PM
Once had a car in at Pep Boys for front end work. Went to pic it up, steering was completely f'ed and the steering wheal was upside down shifting link was screwed up not shifting into reverse. They got steering straitened out but had to adjust shift link myself. Haven't got anything more than a batterie and oil since.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/12/14 01:04PM
over heating analysis seems pretty basic. Check the function of the thermostat, check if the fan is working, check if there is coolant in your oil/oil in your coolant reservoir, any visible obstructions in front of radiator? :26:

thermostat fine, fan working, coolant reservoir kept emptying after 12 days. No visible obstructions on radiator, no fluid puddle under car when parked. They found that the inside of the radiator cap was missing a part, so a little bit leaked from the cap, but the rest of the leak was slow...part of the plastic part of the radiator. It was something they could only figure out by pressure testing it...so I'm not sure I would've caught it on my own...

but yep, you REALLY gotta know what you're doing before/after getting work done at Pep Boys...I only let them do the work when it's a big job (ie. left front hub/wheel bearing on my F-150) and I can't do it on a public street...I also schmooze the counter assistants (bring them a case of water when I drop off the car), and they let me go into the bays and I talk to the mechanic so we're both on the same page about what's getting done. They're also helpful because they're open until 9pm weekdays...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/12/14 01:10PM
over heating analysis seems pretty basic. Check the function of the thermostat, check if the fan is working, check if there is coolant in your oil/oil in your coolant reservoir, any visible obstructions in front of radiator? :26:

thermostat fine, fan working, coolant reservoir kept emptying after 12 days. No visible obstructions on radiator, no fluid puddle under car when parked. They found that the inside of the radiator cap was missing a part, so a little bit leaked from the cap, and the rest leaking around the top of the plastic part of the radiator.

but yep, you REALLY gotta know what you're doing before/after getting work done on a budget...I only let them do the work when it's a big job (ie. left front hub/wheel bearing on my F-150) and I can't do it on a public street...I also schmooze the counter assistants (bring them a case of water when I drop off the car), and they let me go into the bays and have the mechanic show me everything he knows about it

What do you mean, a bearing press and pickle fork aren't in your daily carry? Im just giving you a hard time. I had to deal with a under-heating issue on my car a month ago(themo stuck partially open), so maybe its getting to my head that I think I'm an expert at it. But you did all that I would have.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/12/14 01:49PM
haha, no offense taken...if you read more of my posts you'll see that I welcome help and input from forum members (actually I take more than I give, haha)

yeah, I try to do as much as I can on my own....those shops jack you - charge 20% more on parts, charge 50% more on labor (than a indy mechanic), and sometimes they don't even fix the problem!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/12/14 01:56PM
haha, no offense taken...if you read more of my posts you'll see that I welcome help and input from forum members (actually I take more than I give, haha)

yeah, I try to do as much as I can on my own....those shops jack you - charge 20% more on parts, charge 50% more on labor (than a indy mechanic), and sometimes they don't even fix the problem!

Oh they bend you over, flip you over, and get you every which way. Even if they do a misdiagnosis they wont refund you nor give you a deduction on the next go at figuring out the problem. Im just thankfull my dad taught me to turn a wrench and do basic maintenance at an early age.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/12/14 03:01PM
over heating analysis seems pretty basic. Check the function of the thermostat, check if the fan is working, check if there is coolant in your oil/oil in your coolant reservoir, any visible obstructions in front of radiator? :26:
Soooo.... Is it fixed??

thermostat fine, fan working, coolant reservoir kept emptying after 12 days. No visible obstructions on radiator, no fluid puddle under car when parked. They found that the inside of the radiator cap was missing a part, so a little bit leaked from the cap, but the rest of the leak was slow...part of the plastic part of the radiator. It was something they could only figure out by pressure testing it...so I'm not sure I would've caught it on my own...

but yep, you REALLY gotta know what you're doing before/after getting work done at Pep Boys...I only let them do the work when it's a big job (ie. left front hub/wheel bearing on my F-150) and I can't do it on a public street...I also schmooze the counter assistants (bring them a case of water when I drop off the car), and they let me go into the bays and I talk to the mechanic so we're both on the same page about what's getting done. They're also helpful because they're open until 9pm weekdays...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/12/14 03:18PM
car fixed!

we're taking the truck!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/12/14 05:28PM
Cool beans, 92vx800 gave me spot on directions for good riding in Lucerne and Ill pick up the Kx tomorrow. Ken stuck some new fork seals in er!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/12/14 08:56PM
Just watched the first of five episodes of "SUPERCROSS behind the dream" on Utube, Fascinating stuff and most definetly hit home with the family struggles that come with racing... Been there done that :P  Check it out!
FYI Mini Nationals is the race and that's our rig in the background selling Decals Chest protector ID plates n Jersey lettering... Good times!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/12/14 09:01PM
LOL @ little TJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Todd...you look...about...the same

I can do late Thursday night pickup or early Friday pickup for Lidia if necessary
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/12/14 09:17PM
LOL @ little TJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Todd...you look...about...the same

I can do late Thursday night pickup or early Friday pickup for Lidia if necessary
Is cool I love going by and see what the Mad Scientist is up to!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/12/14 09:24PM
The Wheel stander "Nova", Only thing stock will be the shell!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: scott777 on 03/12/14 11:14PM
what time we leaving??

and Scott - are you in man?? we can put Lidia in backwards! but be prepared to sit 3-across in a regular cab truck for 1-1/2 hours

I would love too, but I'm slammed at work and can't take a whole day off like that; especially during the week. I even worked some on my birthday this past Monday. I haven't worked on my birthday in over 25 years! Don't get me wrong, I was drinking by 1:00... but I had planned on starting at 10:00!

Todd... My first car was a '74 Nova. Greatest car ever made! Had a Clay Smith 383 stroker, turbo 400, narrowed Ford 9 inch with 411's, ladder bars/coil overs and a 300 watt tape deck cranking Judas Priest! Blew the motor for about the 10th time and made the "grown-up" decision to sell it... for $400!  :13: My life's been downhill ever since.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/13/14 08:49AM
No problem, I'll get you on a ride soon - go take care of business and seal the deal

@ Todd:
-I only have a smoked visor - am I okay on that?
-Do you have a 2 stroke gas can?
-And surprisingly, I don't have a backpack, haha...can you carry a small tupperware of pasta and a fork?

going to carbo-load tonight...keep my energy up...and have a biiiiiiiiiig breakfast

as always, here's my suggested prep plan (although a bit late)

-3 days or a week in advance - air up your tires, change the oil, see if anyone else wants to ride...get parts as needed (ie. oil, chain lube, gopro mounts, etc.)
-2 nights before: do laundry (good chance gear is still filthy from last time)
-1 night before: load bike, ramps, pack up gear into bag, camel bak, get water/pack snacks/lunch, 4-stroke gas, 2-stroke gas, shower/clean up, go to bed early, prepare food and refrigerate so you can just re-heat it the next day. CHARGE your gopro/camera batteries
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 03/13/14 07:17PM
I wll e out there around 2 or 4 o clock staying the whole weekend if you guys are still out there look for my ford flex on Soggy lake bed.  I should be on the lake bed real close to the base of the big hill climb right there.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/13/14 07:20PM
I gotcha covered buddie, Check this GoPro pic Tj shot Sunday! :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HBguy on 03/13/14 08:30PM
I wonder how many millionaires are nowhere near as happy as you are.  Surf, ride dirt n street...I feel boring just thinking about it.    Great pics bro...takes me back.   You'd love Nor Cal.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/13/14 08:48PM
I wonder how many millionaires are nowhere near as happy as you are.  Surf, ride dirt n street...I feel boring just thinking about it.    Great pics bro...takes me back.   You'd love Nor Cal.
Money and the latest and greatest are WAAAAY over rated in my book, Making due with what you have or earn + Making memories with friends and family is what Im all about!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HBguy on 03/13/14 08:53PM
Amen to that.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/13/14 09:18PM
Amen to that.
Retirement doesn't look promising but Im sure Im gonna die, Im here for a good time not a long time! ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/13/14 09:20PM
I wonder how many millionaires are nowhere near as happy as you are.  Surf, ride dirt n street...I feel boring just thinking about it.    Great pics bro...takes me back.   You'd love Nor Cal.

Sweet!!

that means you're in for the next dirt ride?!?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/13/14 10:15PM
Mmmmm I love the smell of Two Stroke in the morning! :25: :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: scott777 on 03/13/14 10:16PM
That pic is sic Todd! And who wants to live to be 100 anyway??? Crappin yourself, barely able to walk, stuck in some retirement home waiting to die... screw that!

True story: I was walking my Grandma (God bless her soul) back to the car after a family event. She was like 92-93 at the time. About halfway through the walk, she turned to me and said, "Scott, don't live past 85. It's just a waste of time." lol... She totally ment it! Love that woman.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/13/14 10:38PM
That pic is sic Todd! And who wants to live to be 100 anyway??? Crappin yourself, barely able to walk, stuck in some retirement home waiting to die... screw that!

True story: I was walking my Grandma (God bless her soul) back to the car after a family event. She was like 92-93 at the time. About halfway through the walk, she turned to me and said, "Scott, don't live past 85. It's just a waste of time." lol... She totally ment it! Love that woman.
My elderly friend Bruce Who has become part of our family and I take shopping :P He has become my surrogate dad as me his son. Bruce was as a BADASS and now has just a one bedroom in Brea, I stop by when I can to help out  but it breaks my heart We are all gonna be there some day and gotta take care of each other!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: scott777 on 03/13/14 11:20PM
He's still a badass! Korea or Vietnam vet? And you're a good man Todd.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/14/14 12:00AM
tonight - ate a big plate of pasta for dinner - carbo loaded up!

ramps, gear bag, camel bak, snacks, water, and tools ready to go...camera/camcorder batteries charging...memory card relatively clear...see you in the morning Todd

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140313_234003.jpg)

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/14/14 06:55AM
up and at em!!

temps show a low of 32 and high of 72...going to wear under armor
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Sweest on 03/14/14 07:57AM
Project build going on over here with the MXV.

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/640AD6E1-FF5A-403F-873A-86489E702586_zpsf7hzewtd.jpg)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/a80cdebd242e8569b6841195c12faf6a_zps79642391.jpg)

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/14/14 10:26AM

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_081551.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/14/14 11:35AM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_111114.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/14/14 01:59PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_134813.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_134831.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_134859.jpg)

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/14/14 02:42PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_134813.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_134831.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_134859.jpg)

Here I am working away, while you two get to have a blast. I'm not upset, I'm jealous!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 03/14/14 02:54PM
i hate you both. lol.

pop some wheelies for me. im working this whole weekend. :13:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: AlmosTryin on 03/14/14 03:08PM
I'm jelly I need to buy another dirtbike
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HBguy on 03/14/14 06:06PM
I wonder how many millionaires are nowhere near as happy as you are.  Surf, ride dirt n street...I feel boring just thinking about it.    Great pics bro...takes me back.   You'd love Nor Cal.

Sweet!!

that means you're in for the next dirt ride?!?
I haven't ridden dirt in decades and dont have a bike either.   

Todd, retirement is overrated.  Most people start to fall apart and you have way too much energy to be thinking about that.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HBguy on 03/14/14 06:08PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_134813.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_134831.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_134859.jpg)

Here I am working away, while you two get to have a blast. I'm not upset, I'm jealous!
no shit, same here. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/14/14 07:29PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_145614.jpg)

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/14/14 07:43PM
Weather and terrain were PERFECT today lots of fresh trails after the rains with yellow and purple flowers all over the valley basin!  :1:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/14/14 07:52PM
 :)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/14/14 07:57PM
 >:(
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/14/14 08:30PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_134752.jpg)

HUGE THANKS TO TODD for letting me borrow a dirtbike!!! (sorry about the slight delay with the CNG pump, but we made it back with room to spare!!)

this was my first time to ever ride the desert...and mind you, I grew up in MA watching "on any sunday" and "crusty demons of dirt", and never thought I'd get the chance to ride those areas...now it's only 2 hours away!

and let me also clarify - this would kind of suck on the bikes I'm used to: XR100/XR200, etc. Todd gave me a bike with fresh fluids, fresh pipe (dents removed) and fresh rear tire...

from the top:

the ready ramp (ramp/bed extender combo) is the shizz - I highly recommend it:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_081551.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_081856.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_081905.jpg)

parked next to a rock...had shade

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0175.jpg)

F-150 looks right at home

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0176.jpg)

Todd took his YZ250

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_134825.jpg)

and he loaned me a 1999 Kawasaki KX125 (aka "Lidia")

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_134831.jpg)

first 10 minutes: ROCKS

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0166.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0167.jpg)

forced me to learn the bike QUICK

from camp: great view of mountain line

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0179.jpg)

endless trails to explore

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0181.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0182.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0184.jpg)

smooth stuff, rocky stuff, open stuff, whoops stuff...you name it

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/vlcsnap-2014-03-14-20h43m12s60.png)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0188.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0194.jpg)

3rd run - I lead

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0189.jpg)

so I head for the rocky hills

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_145415.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_145440.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_145450.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_145607.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0200.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0195.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0196.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0199.jpg)

'cept things got real...more and more rocks

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_145922.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_145924.jpg)

blind turn, Todd walks ahead to inspect:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_145928.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_145931.jpg)

Me: "Is it okay?"

Todd: "We can go down it, but I wouldn't want to come up it."

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_150233.jpg)

it sucked....I didn't even want to go down it

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_150047.jpg)

phew! we made it!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_150215.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_150237.jpg)

out here, everything's all natural...no fake stuff here...and even out in the desert is a lot of beauty

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_150300.jpg)

(this one's for Todd's wife)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_150320.jpg)

we had now been riding over 4 hours...and the last trail beat me up...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_150333.jpg)

time to go home

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_155449.jpg)

so much fun...if anyone hasn't tried desert before, and you live in socal, you're missing out!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/16/14 08:45PM
Heading back up this coming Saturday if anyone wants to get their desert on :27: Down to camp also :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/16/14 08:53PM
Heading back up there this coming Saturday if anyone wants to get their desert on :27: Down to camp also :31:
I'm going to be riding silverwood (pilot rock landing) either Saturday or Sunday. Awesome riding up there. I love desert but nothing beats the mountains.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/16/14 09:09PM
Saturday or Sunday Doesn't matter where just wont ride solo, I will be done working in Apple Valley by 8am name the location and Ill be there!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: scott777 on 03/16/14 11:34PM
Damn that looks like a great day. What do you think Todd, my Hyper could hang out there? It looks pretty do-able.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/17/14 08:44PM
not with the knarly stuff, no...

your bike will do fine on the hardpack/gravel roads, it'll go through (but not be so much fun) through the "open desert" parts, it will not make it through the rock sections, and when you're done you'll have wished you stuck to the street

so if you just want to see some dirt with your bike, just head to santiago...close...sufficient

if you want to enjoy the desert, I'd recommend borrowing one of Todd's bikes...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/17/14 08:48PM
Saturday or Sunday Doesn't matter where just wont ride solo, I will be done working in Apple Valley by 8am name the location and Ill be there!
might have to hold off for this weekend, I sprained my ankle today. But I've got youth on my side so I'm hoping for a speedy recovery, I really want to try out the new front tire.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/17/14 09:13PM
Saturday or Sunday Doesn't matter where just wont ride solo, I will be done working in Apple Valley by 8am name the location and Ill be there!
might have to hold off for this weekend, I sprained my ankle today. But I've got youth on my side so I'm hoping for a speedy recovery, I really want to try out the new front tire.
What happened?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: scott777 on 03/17/14 09:30PM
Saturday or Sunday Doesn't matter where just wont ride solo, I will be done working in Apple Valley by 8am name the location and Ill be there!
might have to hold off for this weekend, I sprained my ankle today. But I've got youth on my side so I'm hoping for a speedy recovery, I really want to try out the new front tire.
What happened?
Some old lady cracked his young ass with her canne.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/17/14 09:43PM
Saturday or Sunday Doesn't matter where just wont ride solo, I will be done working in Apple Valley by 8am name the location and Ill be there!
might have to hold off for this weekend, I sprained my ankle today. But I've got youth on my side so I'm hoping for a speedy recovery, I really want to try out the new front tire.
What happened?
I decided to try out rock climbing and fell 15 feet onto my right ankle and it popped
Some old lady cracked his young ass with her canne.
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Saturday or Sunday Doesn't matter where just wont ride solo, I will be done working in Apple Valley by 8am name the location and Ill be there!
might have to hold off for this weekend, I sprained my ankle today. But I've got youth on my side so I'm hoping for a speedy recovery, I really want to try out the new front tire.
What happened?
Some old lady cracked his young ass with her canne.
That'd be wishful thinking on my part.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: scott777 on 03/17/14 10:15PM
Ouch... That sounds like it hurt. Hope it gets better. Home remedy for that... Drink a lot, smoke, drink, sex, sleep. Works every time.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/17/14 10:26PM
Ouch... That sounds like it hurt. Hope it gets better. Home remedy for that... Drink a lot, smoke, drink, sex, sleep. Works every time.
Yep... MORE BEER!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/19/14 08:35PM
Working in Apple Valley Saturday morning anyone wanna ride in the desert?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/19/14 10:08PM
of the 3 days I'm working this week, Saturday is one of them!

have fun...with the new truck
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/23/14 07:34PM
Tj n the boys snuck in to Beaumont today for some debouchery!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/23/14 07:46PM
Supposed to rain Wednesday so we are most likely going with my daughter Niki for Photo shoot Saturday, Beaumont is where the kids learned to ride  and all though its illegal if you know somebody or where to park its doeable.... HUGE jumps everywhere!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/23/14 08:06PM
History repeats itself Vic and I rode this area back in the 70s, Pretty Farkn cool! :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 03/23/14 09:47PM
History repeats itself Vic and I rode this area back in the 70s, Pretty Farkn cool! :29:

Beaumont?  I love that place!  My kids grew up riding there.   :1:    :1:

No problems with the popo?  I heard that they have been ticketing out there (at least on the weekends).
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/23/14 09:58PM
 Its hit n miss get in do it n get out,sooo fun after a rain!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/25/14 12:19AM
oh baby...how much do I want this bike?

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/4362203298.html

1999 YZ250 - street legal!

it'll do Santiago! it'll do desert! it'll do MX! I can still take it down the street in long beach to get milk or go to the gym! 2-strokes are easy to re-build the top end on! it's a Yamaha!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 03/25/14 01:37PM
There's this one too...

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/mcy/4391508844.html
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/25/14 04:40PM
not a bad deal!

but not plated =/
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: cooligan on 03/25/14 06:07PM
Hey Bhavesh/Todd- hoping to get a set of warp9's and knobs soon as uncle sam returns my hard earned finances. Next up will be a pickup truck. Bhavesh making me jelly seeing the pics his rig.  :4:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/25/14 08:59PM
Hey Bhavesh/Todd- hoping to get a set of warp9's and knobs soon as uncle sam returns my hard earned finances. Next up will be a pickup truck. Bhavesh making me jelly seeing the pics his rig.  :4:
Git er done Homie I have a truck now!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/25/14 09:10PM
nice man!

just be weary of the truck's expenses - if you only use it once every 3-4 months (= 3-4x/year)...then it's cheaper to rent/ride with Bhavesh/borrow...but if you use it as a truck often, then do it!

in the last 48 hours, I used it three times!!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140324_102541.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140324_133831.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140325_191129.jpg)

I also use it to offer a helping hand - picked up a couple moto's broken down on the freeway...so I LOVE having a truck...and the $2.39/gallon with HOV lane access is PERFECT for the other 28 days/month that I'm not hauling bikes!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: cooligan on 03/26/14 10:01PM
Yeah I considered all that but I've been wanting a pickup long before even going to Adams. When I had an SUV I would go out to my old desert stomping grounds of kern county. A pickup would just make it easier to transport a bike while  roaming desert trails. Plus I need one to go riding with my brothers back in Vegas.

Will def keep you guys posted
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/27/14 02:24PM
ohhh yeah...I think I remember us talking about that...you wanted a truck after the honda

but great! as long as you know what you're getting into cost-wise, the truck is awesome. you can drive it off-road (don't most people have trucks out at your parents' place?), carry your bike, carry your brother's bikes, help yourself move between apartments...and you can help out other people!

I use it when I get servicing done too - drop off the bike, drive the truck home. Or, drop off the truck, ride the bike home!

post a pic when you get it!! :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 03/27/14 04:32PM
i'll be at milestone sat if anybody wants to join
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/28/14 09:43PM
no dedicated mx bike for me...right now I can only ride with Todd (and borrow)

but good news for desert riding!

I found a trick: fill tank up all the way, wait 2 hours (or best - overnight) for the gas to cool off and condense a little, then top off in the again in the morning...that way you can fit in a couple extra gallons of gas and get a longer range

I tried it out this week - and I'm only at 157 miles @ just over 1/2 a tank - a full tank should take us 300+ miles!!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140327_195941.jpg)

and saw ANOTHER 2-stroke street legal MX bike!

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4397067015.html

super clean! but over my budget priced @ $2,900...

(http://images.craigslist.org/00p0p_8KjHmf6DROh_600x450.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/28/14 09:57PM
Cant judge by that bike, The pic is from last years "{Two stroke Egstravaganza}" and that Kawi was a complete rebuild and Hi n Tight.... Shop on CL! ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/29/14 10:07AM
I'll hold off on a street legal bike for now...

a neighbor was trying to make a quick sale on a bike, so I picked it up

(http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=38145&d=1396112428)

250's sort of scare me...so I'll clean it up, do the top end, make sure she's running all right then figure out if I want to keep it...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/29/14 01:06PM
Sweet :1:How much?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/29/14 01:26PM
Looks like it has a four stroke silencer on it I would be leary ! :26:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/29/14 04:13PM
4t/2t silencer?...who knows...it's loud, fast, and mean!

the cost? probably my knees, a hip, or whatever else I injure when this bucks me into a pile of rocks, hahaha

not going to touch it for now...focusing on finishing the mini-moto first...but I transferred the title after I got it...she'll be a green sticker with a pink slip in my name

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/29/14 07:22PM
Did a last minute ride today in silverwood with two buddy's. Started at pilot rock (south east corner of the lake) and rode all the way to crab flats. Oh man it was brutal, total of 55 miles. 2N34 was easy compared to the trail from deep creek up to the Malcolm smith trail. But no one got hurt and bikes stayed intact! Picture and video soon to come!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/29/14 07:53PM
When are we going camping? Its prime desert n forest season right now lets do a weekend before it gets hot!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/30/14 11:53AM
This was up at deep creek, it was a nice day up there.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/30/14 11:55AM
Up on the ridge of 2N33 with silverwood behind us, we headed towards big bear.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/30/14 11:56AM
Me and my buddy Aaron stoping at the creek to cool off.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/30/14 01:39PM
nice pics!

you have an XR400?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/30/14 04:01PM
nice pics!

you have an XR400?
it's awesome up there, I hadn't been on that loop in a couple years but you've gotta be careful of people coming head on. On the single track I was praying I wouldnt come across anyone.

But yea the xr4 is mine. It's a damn tank, I've got about 140+ hours on her and she keeps going. She's been through 4 enduro races 6 of the 24 hours of glen helen and hasn't fussed one bit.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/30/14 06:07PM
Xr4 is the Sherman tank of desert bikes! :1: Stopped at our camping friends after the ride today and we might be going to Occotillo the second weekend of April,12th n 13th :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/30/14 09:10PM
that's my kind of bike!!

I had the XR80, XR100, and XR200...all of them were awesome
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 03/30/14 09:17PM
that's my kind of bike!!

I had the XR80, XR100, and XR200...all of them were awesome
I have my xr80 still, I thought it'd be cool to put street tires, a wheel stand bar(like the stunt bikes), a handle bar rear brake, and welded some bmx pegs as rear sets. Of course that's when I also had my yz125 so it wasn't made completely useless.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/30/14 09:32PM
ha, I took out one of the chain adjusters so I could use a bmx peg with the stock axle...that XR80 was a fun wheelie/pit bike!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/4-XR80R/tdayXR80-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 03/31/14 08:03PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/q71/s720x720/1238736_10202492104917166_1205173556_n.jpg)
Did a santiago peak ride this morning.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/31/14 08:52PM
arghhh...I need to buy that street plated YZ250 stat...

I got out of work around 7:15pm today and it was still light out...that means when I work until 5pm, I should be able to get out after work for rides!

edit: found another street plated 2-stroke 250...but again, way, way too expensive @ $3,500:

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/mcy/4395644165.html

(http://images.craigslist.org/00G0G_8G9BDn6wSVW_600x450.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/06/14 07:45AM
oh baby...here's another one...clean 1997 KTM 250EXC street plated 2-stroke...still a bit high @ $2,000

(http://images.craigslist.org/00S0S_cn8QoqREkN4_600x450.jpg)

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4313909270.html

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Sweest on 04/07/14 06:49PM
Put this together today  :D

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/E0A4DC94-1861-4E12-904E-2C0A22F23BE4_zpswdkesbns.jpg)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/023CED0E-6189-4D0B-8A20-6B4937710616_zpsbkntyvbl.jpg)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/6726D470-A5AD-420A-8700-A13C5031AE56_zpsk5hxx3ki.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/07/14 06:51PM
WHOAAAA!!!!!

that looks BADASSS!!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/07/14 06:59PM
Sooooo Who wants go go riding?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 04/07/14 08:07PM
Put this together today  :D

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/E0A4DC94-1861-4E12-904E-2C0A22F23BE4_zpswdkesbns.jpg)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/023CED0E-6189-4D0B-8A20-6B4937710616_zpsbkntyvbl.jpg)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/6726D470-A5AD-420A-8700-A13C5031AE56_zpsk5hxx3ki.jpg)
How's the 550 compare the the 450? Because I couldn't even imagine anything more then them mxv 450.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/07/14 08:46PM
Sooooo Who wants go go riding?

are you working apple valley anytime soon??

I'm off next Thursday the 17th, or the following Saturday the 26th...I haven't touched my YZ250 just yet, but if the bottom end is good, I'll order a new top end, change out the fluids, lube the chain, clean/tune the carbs, take her for a beat run at the local long beach spot, then should be able to meet you there
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Sweest on 04/07/14 08:53PM
Quote
How's the 550 compare the the 450? Because I couldn't even imagine anything more then them mxv 450.

This is an MXV 450 which is much different than the SXV/RXV models.  About 35 lbs lighter, different geometry, kick start and more.  But this ones got about 2 weeks before it's supermoto racing in Havasu. 

09 SXV 550
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/image_zps51e2ad32.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/07/14 09:06PM
Sooooo Who wants go go riding?

are you working apple valley anytime soon??

I'm off next Thursday the 17th, or the following Saturday the 26th...I haven't touched my YZ250 just yet, but if the bottom end is good, I'll order a new top end, change out the fluids, lube the chain, clean/tune the carbs, take her for a beat run at the local long beach spot, then should be able to meet you there
17th works for me we could meet at the same place and explore a little further! :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/07/14 09:40PM
bitchin'

will you already be out there?

or should I come get ya?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BrnEyzR1 on 04/08/14 05:30AM
Have you guys been to Stoddard Wells OHV??  We are thinking about checking it out this weekend.  Is it rocky?  Bringing our trailer, it doesn't like rocks though. :D
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/08/14 06:54AM
sorry dude...I'm relatively new to CA...never been
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/08/14 08:25AM
Have you guys been to Stoddard Wells OHV??  We are thinking about checking it out this weekend.  Is it rocky?  Bringing our trailer, it doesn't like rocks though. :D
Thanks in advance.
Very rocky riding, Last time I tore up a brand new rear Knobby in one weekend Lucerne is just a valley over and way more forgiving!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BrnEyzR1 on 04/08/14 04:25PM
Thank you Todd, that's what I was afraid of…..we usually go to Johnson Valley…but our daughter has a 3 soccer games this weekend at Brewster Park in Apple Valley, so we thought we'd combine a bike trip with it  :)  Trying to get close to the field.   How bout Hodge Road?  I guess we might be just going to Johnson. 

Thanks a lot!



Have you guys been to Stoddard Wells OHV??  We are thinking about checking it out this weekend.  Is it rocky?  Bringing our trailer, it doesn't like rocks though. :D
Thanks in advance.
Very rocky riding, Last time I tore up a brand new rear Knobby in one weekend Lucerne is just a valley over and way more forgiving!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/08/14 04:40PM
Thank you Todd, that's what I was afraid of…..we usually go to Johnson Valley…but our daughter has a 3 soccer games this weekend at Brewster Park in Apple Valley, so we thought we'd combine a bike trip with it  :)  Trying to get close to the field.   How bout Hodge Road?  I guess we might be just going to Johnson. 

Thanks a lot!



Have you guys been to Stoddard Wells OHV??  We are thinking about checking it out this weekend.  Is it rocky?  Bringing our trailer, it doesn't like rocks though. :D
Thanks in advance.
Very rocky riding, Last time I tore up a brand new rear Knobby in one weekend Lucerne is just a valley over and way more forgiving!
The whole area out there has lotsa shale mountains but as far as camping goes theres plenty of places for your rig, The place in Lucerne Breakdirt and I went to not long ago Is my favorite part of the OHV park. Do you guys go with a group? I might be out there this weekend also as I work off Bear valley on the Graveyard shift!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/08/14 07:41PM
ZX-6R and I are also thinking desert on the 26th!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/08/14 07:53PM
ZX-6R and I are also thinking desert on the 26th!!
Im scheduled out there again that weekend also :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BrnEyzR1 on 04/09/14 04:54AM
Thanks for those pix Todd.  Looks pretty rocky!  We are going to JV.
Leaving early Friday, coming home Mon or Tues.  Some friends are coming Sat or Sunday.   If you're close,  let me know! :)

~kim
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/15/14 08:58PM
Anyone wanna hit Silverwood for some black diamond trails Friday?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/15/14 09:32PM
working friday...

but damn...that top picture is beautiful

been sitting on the YZ for too long...got a day off tomorrow, going to start cleaning her up!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 04/15/14 09:41PM
Anyone wanna hit Silverwood for some black diamond trails Friday?
lets do the trail starting at devils hole! I've always wanted to do it, starts out with a river crossing!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/15/14 09:47PM
Anyone wanna hit Silverwood for some black diamond trails Friday?
lets do the trail starting at devils hole! I've always wanted to do it, starts out with a river crossing!
Nothing like getting wet at the beginning of the ride ;D sounds good if anyone else is in we can meet off the 138 cuz we will need an adventure pass!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/15/14 09:57PM
Was on  Utube earlier and seen a clip "Occotillo Wells fire hydrant ridge lines" n got all fired up... Cant wait till Friday! :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 04/17/14 03:51PM
Silverwood ride tomorrow! Meet at chevron 0900 to get Adventure pass, and head to pilot rock staging area to launch. Then we will take pilot rock ridge trail to 2n33 head east to devils hole and keep going from there!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BlaZeD on 04/17/14 05:14PM
Doing a Silverwood trip this weekend with my buddy.  We're driving up Friday and coming back on Sunday.  Anyone want to join?

And anyone know a good camping spot near there?  I generally like to camp away from other people to avoid noise complaints.  Also, we would like to build a campfire so that has to be legal.  So any suggestions?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 04/17/14 05:22PM
Doing a Silverwood trip this weekend with my buddy.  We're driving up Friday and coming back on Sunday.  Anyone want to join?

And anyone know a good camping spot near there?  I generally like to camp away from other people to avoid noise complaints.  Also, we would like to build a campfire so that has to be legal.  So any suggestions?

I don't think any fires are currently legal. Last I saw on any signs was that only camp stoves were legal...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/17/14 06:30PM
Silverwood ride tomorrow! Meet at chevron 0900 to get Adventure pass, and head to pilot rock staging area to launch. Then we will take pilot rock ridge trail to 2n33 head east to devils hole and keep going from there!
Chevron at 0900 Roger that! :8:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/17/14 09:42PM
Stoked! Had enough Pre mix to top off  :1: Castor927 aint cheap but it sure smells good! ;D
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 04/17/14 11:08PM
All loaded and ready to roll!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 04/18/14 01:34AM
 Todd...  get your pressure washer,  and clean that bike for him(92vx800),  please!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 04/18/14 01:37AM
Todd...  get your pressure washer,  and clean that bike for him(92vx800),  please!
haha my excuse is last time I went riding I had to unload and head straight to Bakersfield, this is my first time seeing her since the last ride.... I am ashamed  :26:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/18/14 08:00AM
have fun fellas!!

wish I could make it!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/18/14 03:21PM
Bad Juju today, 92s buddies were an hour an a half late cuz someone had to stop by church...... Thanks for putting everyone else out PAL! :13: :6: :6: :6: :6: :6: Then 92s floats stuck about ten miles in so we turned n burned back to camp!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 04/18/14 03:32PM
Bad Juju today, 92s buddies were an hour an a half late cuz someone had to stop by church...... Thanks for putting everyone else out PAL! :13: :6: :6: :6: :6: :6: Then 92s floats stuck about ten miles in so we turned n burned back to camp!

Itll be us two next time, being that were both punctual. I'm starting the tear down right now, just gotta wait for a carb gaskets and ill be back on the fire roads! sorry again brother.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/18/14 03:36PM
That one dude crashed three time in the first two miles I seen the face plant into the river first hand! :32:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 04/18/14 03:41PM
That one dude crashed three time in the first two miles I seen the face plant into the river first hand! :32:

haha was it the first little river or the second one? I came in too hot to the first one and ended up in shin deep water. At least we didn't lay them over today, we had that going for us.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/18/14 03:51PM
That one dude crashed three time in the first two miles I seen the face plant into the river first hand! :32:

haha was it the first little river or the second one? I came in too hot to the first one and ended up in shin deep water. At least we didn't lay them over today, we had that going for us.
The fist one he followed you in too hot Funny shit man after waiting al that time the highlight of my day!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/18/14 05:48PM
Even better I got home and my daughter Niki had some time so she cruised the Neighborhood on the Triumph then we took a coast cruise, Watch out everyone people are driving like shit this evening! :36:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/18/14 08:21PM
Todd...  get your pressure washer,  and clean that bike for him(92vx800),  please!
Funny while waiting this morning for church to get out I found a few loose or adjustable things needed on my bike, Dirt bikes require REGULAR maintenance!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/18/14 09:25PM
haha...good times

but this is a familiar story...at least 1 out of every 5 rides I go on, something goes wrong on someone's bike...it happens!

makes me a bit scared to take out the YZ250 just yet...I was going to run it as-is, but I won't feel confident until I crack that top end to inspect it, fine tune the jetting, and start with a fresh plug that's far from fouling anytime soon...might do some milestone runs before heading out to desert or silverwood

did you guys bring a factory toolkit?

I was thinking of making something like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2009-2010-2011-10-11-Yamaha-YZF-R1-Tool-Kit-Factory-Tools-OEM-Free-Shipping-Z318-/281175482683?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item41775d613b&vxp=mtr

10/12mm combination wrenches, reversible screwdriver, plug wrench, spare plug, needlenose pliers...and maybe some zip ties?

Todd - are you not putting the bike in the bed?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/18/14 10:23PM
haha...good times

but this is a familiar story...at least 1 out of every 5 rides I go on, something goes wrong on someone's bike...it happens!

makes me a bit scared to take out the YZ250 just yet...I was going to run it as-is, but I won't feel confident until I crack that top end to inspect it, fine tune the jetting, and start with a fresh plug that's far from fouling anytime soon...might do some milestone runs before heading out to desert or silverwood

did you guys bring a factory toolkit?

I was thinking of making something like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2009-2010-2011-10-11-Yamaha-YZF-R1-Tool-Kit-Factory-Tools-OEM-Free-Shipping-Z318-/281175482683?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item41775d613b&vxp=mtr

10/12mm combination wrenches, reversible screwdriver, plug wrench, spare plug, needlenose pliers...and maybe some zip ties?

Todd - are you not putting the bike in the bed?
Good times my ass :13: I spent over $50  to get up there and wasted a whole day Im more than pissed with everyones agenda If you commit to a ride damnit show up on time and be prepared!  :8:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/18/14 11:14PM
one time I went all the way to Gorman with a bike in the truck...and forgot the key!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/IMG_0614.jpg)

another time I rode halfway up Santiago, and the DR200 wasn't getting gas...needless to say, I got a ride home in a Tacoma

I agree, if we spend all that time and money to ride, come prepared...but sometimes bikes die...remember when we went to Gorman and the DT250 pooped out after the first 100 yards or so?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 04/18/14 11:27PM
Todd...  get your pressure washer,  and clean that bike for him(92vx800),  please!
Funny while waiting this morning for church to get out I found a few loose or adjustable things needed on my bike, Dirt bikes require REGULAR maintenance!
thank you for embracing that fact  :45:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/19/14 07:58AM
one time I went all the way to Gorman with a bike in the truck...and forgot the key!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/IMG_0614.jpg)

another time I rode halfway up Santiago, and the DR200 wasn't getting gas...needless to say, I got a ride home in a Tacoma

I agree, if we spend all that time and money to ride, come prepared...but sometimes bikes die...remember when we went to Gorman and the DT250 pooped out after the first 100 yards or so?
Broken bikes I can handle, People who do dilly dally around at the expense of others? Not so much!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ken on 04/20/14 07:35PM
one time I went all the way to Gorman with a bike in the truck...and forgot the key!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/IMG_0614.jpg)

another time I rode halfway up Santiago, and the DR200 wasn't getting gas...needless to say, I got a ride home in a Tacoma


I remember those rides, especially since I was the only one there with you both those times haha!  At least we got a full day of riding in each time though right!?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/21/14 08:54PM
haha, yup...don't regret any ride!

but low tide with the street plated 2-strokes right now...ZERO on OC craigslist...should've grabbed that $1,400 plated 94 WR250 a while back

I'm going to keep looking...I'm just not riding enough when it's not street plated.

also, I'm back up to 5-6 days/week of work (up from 3 days/week) and the best way for me to fit in dirt riding is a santiago run @ 6pm on weekends
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/23/14 09:20AM
thinking about heading somewhere on May 24th with zx-6r...

either milestone, silverwood, or desert

also looking to ride may 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, or 21st

and possibly april 30th to test out the YZ250 - no day trips, just something close that allows me to go back to the truck if she breaks down...milestone...long beach spot...any stunt spot close to long beach, etc.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/23/14 03:19PM
dirtbiking is EXPENSIVE!!!

I spent over $550 last month building the mini-moto, bought a YZ250, a ramp holder bracket for the truck ($55), paid $130 for an annual membership and 2 mini moto track days....

I'm going to try and set a budget - how about $150 for the month of May?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 04/23/14 06:29PM
I am kind of confused.  You are worried about money when you want to add an exhaust to your truck.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/23/14 06:54PM
set a reasonable limit

getting toys/mods/having fun is fine - I just need to find a cap to how much I spend each month. No limit/no tracking = sometimes I spend several thousand per month!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 04/23/14 07:03PM
set a reasonable limit

getting toys/mods/having fun is fine - I just need to find a cap to how much I spend each month. No limit/no tracking = sometimes I spend several thousand per month!

Send some my way! I'll be sure to make it go to a good cause. :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/23/14 07:24PM
$150 actually isn't much...that's only 2-3 times/month (less if doing maintenance that month)

(CNG gas to/from milestone = ~$20) + ($30 ride fees) = ~$50/day

CNG gas to/from Silverwood = $30/day

CNG gas to/from the desert = ~$50/day

CNG gas to/from Santiago ~$12/day + no ride fees = as soon as I find a $1,400 street plated 2-smoker, I'm selling the YZ250 to trade up! Even with reg/insurance it's cheaper to hit up santiago per run than go desert or MX...plus less time, and I work alternating weekends nearby in Lake Forest, so even less gas
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/26/14 06:53PM
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oh MANNNNNNNNNNN!!!!

SO close!!!

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4441783707.html

1990 KDX200 - PLATED - the seller is fed up working on it - giving it away for $0.99

I didn't respond in time...the first guy has to back out before he calls me =(

edit: bike was gone 40 mins after I contacted him

(http://images.craigslist.org/00707_c1OXYdZ899w_600x450.jpg)

you guys remember this post?

well...this bike is now for sale...for $2,500

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4517340494.html

I would've bought that bike, given it a good home, and rode it...now it's just being flipped for a profit. Why bike Gods?? why??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/27/14 07:19AM
another..too expensive at $3,000...

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/4441044118.html

91 kdx250

(http://images.craigslist.org/00U0U_6h1iJ8oI9Yl_600x450.jpg)

I worked down near Santiago today - conditions looked clear - can't wait to rip it after work after I get a plated bike!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 04/27/14 10:20AM
This one JUST showed up on CL - http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4440730909.html

KDX200 - $1200
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/27/14 03:38PM
cool bike and thanks for looking out!

not street plated though =(

I see a lot of green sticker 125-250's for sale around $800-$1,500 (I just picked up a YZ250 pretty recently), but what I'm really looking for is a 2-stroke MX/woods bike with a street plate too...I just don't ride as much as I'd like to living in Long Beach without that plate

there are other bikes for sale that are street plated, but not interested in 4 strokes...

here's a plated KLX300 for $1,000

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/mcy/4441555751.html

I search for the following daily: "street legal 2 stroke" "plated" "RMX250" "WR250" "KDX200" "KDX250"
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/27/14 04:17PM
all this searching is making me antsy - anyone down for a few laps at milestone on Wednesday AM?

I'm just going to take the YZ250 as-is...

man, this guy is high on his own supply:

(http://images.craigslist.org/00h0h_872Ic94x0zR_600x450.jpg)

he has an AZ plated '03 CR250 for $2,800

you can NEVER convert this to a CA plated bike...and depending on the ranger that catches you, he can fine you (and take your bike) for not being compliant with CA laws
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/29/14 06:58PM
bump...heading to Milestone tomorrow just to start the YZ and tune up the carb...she idles super high

prob. get there mid morning and head out by noon
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/30/14 12:18PM
Windy!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-04/CAM00143.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/30/14 03:14PM
ahhhh....I love dirt riding. A few sessions of that calms me down better than any amount of TV or food :17:

new CNG station opened up in Santa Ana - $1.49/gallon!!!

11.2 gallons for under 17 bucks...love that CNG!!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-04/CAM00139.jpg)

new novice track at milestone!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-04/CAM00157.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-04/CAM00151.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-04/CAM00154.jpg)

much smaller than the old one, and now combined with the peewee track.

finally got to ride the YZ250....

firstly - it needs a gone through...there are a bunch of fasteners missing and the radiator shroud nearly blew off on the freeway

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-04/CAM00140.jpg)

the carb was easy to sort out - the previous owner had the idle speed screw really far in. Backed it out about 4 turns and the engine doesn't idle high anymore

otherwise, after re-learning how to ride a 2-stroke, getting past my "arm pump", and getting used to the 250...this thing was a blast...

finally figured out my groove - ride 10-15 mins, take a 10 min break, repeat. After my 3rd or 4th session, things started to click and I got a lot smoother

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-04/CAM00144.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-04/CAM00145.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-04/CAM00160.jpg)

but you def. have to be careful with this thing...I got confident railing a berm, accidentally clicked up a gear and almost overshot the next turn...also was in a gear higher than expected for the rear tabletop, then cleared the whole thing on accident...crazy bike!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 04/30/14 07:44PM
 this looks like a good deal:http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4448492920.html
I wanna see launch shots,  not pics of dirt!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/30/14 08:18PM
this looks like a good deal:http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4448492920.html
I wanna see launch shots,  not pics of dirt!
Here ya go Boy Tj at Milestone foolin! ;D
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/30/14 09:54PM
great deal on that bike, thanks for the heads up!

I'm just holding out for a 2-stroke...I'm more comfortable working on them and there's something about that violent riiiiiing ding ding that rocks my socks

and I'd get launch pics, but nobody else seems to take them except me!

if you check any of the rides of I've been on...it's usually pics of other people I'm riding with. I'm also a noob on the novice track anyways...nothing to see here, ha
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 04/30/14 10:14PM
ill snap pics for you man. we can go there next wednesday afternoon and then go to the stunt spot wednesday evening.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/01/14 07:48AM
Nice!

It'll be a moto day!

And after a year we're finally getting on a dirt ride together haha
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 05/01/14 08:31AM
When you guys are going next week, let me know. If I can, I'll come out and take some pics too.
txt me at 206.280.five-one-nine-3
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/03/14 10:50PM
rockrat!

we are going on Wenesday - I'll text you!

did a night ride up Santiago with Mud today (thanks again for the spare bike man!! I owe you one!!)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/CAM00166.jpg)

bombing down a fire road in pitch blackness where you can't see anything farther than the headlights can shine to...so friggen awesome!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 05/03/14 11:11PM
It was lots of fun.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 05/04/14 06:00AM
Nice!

It'll be a moto day!

And after a year we're finally getting on a dirt ride together haha

Hell yea! cant wait!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/04/14 02:29PM
oh man...you're going to kill me...

working Wednesday!!!

let's just stunt wednesday....then we'll ride MX on the 21st, and probably hit the desert on the 24th!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 05/04/14 02:39PM
lol. dmn. i work the 21st till 3pm and 24th till 6pm.

stunt wednesday sounds good though.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/04/14 06:55PM
haha, wtf...will we ever go together?

alright...we'll find another date...I'm leaving the 80 in supermoto trim to ride Adams on Saturday anyways...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/05/14 11:06AM
still looking for a street plated 2-smoker...

this guy is so f'n high it's unbelievable...

2000 YZ250 - street plated - $9,000

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4454029097.html

(http://images.craigslist.org/00101_NYS3B8urhA_600x450.jpg)

"project not yet completed yet but..."
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: MurdaJ on 05/05/14 09:10PM
Lmao 9k

I almost bought that 99 4 stroke Kawi that was going for 1k. Lagged and missed out though
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/05/14 09:13PM
that was a good deal...

I might start another thread in the FS section when I see deals on street plated dirtbikes...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/08/14 12:07AM
man...this YZ250 will wheelie REAL easy!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Stunting%205-8-14/IMG_0258.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Stunting%205-8-14/vlcsnap-2014-05-08-00h09m14s145.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 05/08/14 11:21AM
Hell yea. Great time last night!!!  :42:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/10/14 09:43PM
now let's get that thing in the DIRT!

Motocross Tuesday - Milestone MX park in Riverside, CA!

not sure what time yet though....

not really dirt...but took the dirt bikes to Apex Kart track for some mini-moto action...so much fun!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/CAM00214.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 05/12/14 09:45AM
still looking for a street plated 2-smoker...

this guy is so f'n high it's unbelievable...

2000 YZ250 - street plated - $9,000

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4454029097.html

(http://images.craigslist.org/00101_NYS3B8urhA_600x450.jpg)

"project not yet completed yet but..."



I saw this ad on CL, he would be extremely lucky to pull 9k for that thing even if it was completed. Ridiculous... Anyhow I've been riding dirt since a kid, like I'm sure most of you have. I'm always looking for new spots and people to ride with. I have a couple dirt bikes I bounce around on: 08 KTM 505XC-F and a 06 KTM 300XC (2-Stroke), I mainly ride desert & trails (Ocotillo, Lucerne, Big Bear) but I love milestone and pala (which I heard got shut down), anyhow I have a couple good buddies I ride with and we usually make it out at least once a week, some times twice (its hard when you live in the OC) but if you guys are ever looking get a good group out or have any good riding spots to share, I'm all in!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/12/14 10:08AM
nice!

post up when you ride!

I actually got a late start...parents' didn't really want me getting a bike as a kid, so I didn't start riding more until I was about 27...so I'm a bit of a noob

honestly, there aren't many ride spots in OC...the closest is Santiago, and there are no single track trails; just a gravel fire road to the peak...after that, the next closest is milestone
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Sweest on 05/12/14 05:04PM
Did some REM Motocross at Glen Helen this past weekend.  Took an overall 3rd in my Vet. Beginner class.  Lots of pro's out there before the National. 

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/EFCF9F15-668D-4200-8A15-BCC63CF3B270_zps2ymaqeyy.jpg)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/2DE97A2D-3687-4AD1-88F5-E5DA9834397A_zpsxtatrah3.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 05/12/14 05:08PM
still looking for a street plated 2-smoker...

this guy is so f'n high it's unbelievable...

2000 YZ250 - street plated - $9,000

Here is one for you  :32:  :32:

http://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/mcy/4465884608.html (http://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/mcy/4465884608.html)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/12/14 05:40PM
Did some REM Motocross at Glen Helen this past weekend.  Took an overall 3rd in my Vet. Beginner class.  Lots of pro's out there before the National. 

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/EFCF9F15-668D-4200-8A15-BCC63CF3B270_zps2ymaqeyy.jpg)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/ropts/2DE97A2D-3687-4AD1-88F5-E5DA9834397A_zpsxtatrah3.jpg)
:1: Havent done an REM in three years and miss the shit out of it, Great buncha guys out there that's my class I might join ya one of these Sundays :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/13/14 04:45PM
wow...what a great day riding MX with ZX-6R!

no crashes, bikes ran great, weather wasn't too hot, and we were rippin'

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/IMG_0649.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/IMG_0650.jpg)

Thomas - can't believe you haven't ridden MX since highschool...you hit jumps like you never stopped!  :42: hitting your goal of clearing that jump!

next stop: GORMAN
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 05/13/14 11:02PM
still looking for a street plated 2-smoker...

this guy is so f'n high it's unbelievable...

2000 YZ250 - street plated - $9,000

Here is one for you  :32:  :32:

http://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/mcy/4465884608.html (http://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/mcy/4465884608.html)


That's the most ridiculous bike I've ever seen!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/13/14 11:04PM
missed that...sounds crazy if it works! banshee motors are nuts

but hilarious hack job botch bike...XR vin etched into a bike with a banshee motor!?! can't imagine how many things would have been done wrong for this thing to be a project to keep running...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 05/14/14 08:52AM
I think i should finally get a dirt bike helmet. lol

Great time as always though!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/14/14 03:42PM
wow...what a great day riding MX with ZX-6R!

no crashes, bikes ran great, weather wasn't too hot, and we were rippin'

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/IMG_0649.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/IMG_0650.jpg)

Thomas - can't believe you haven't ridden MX since highschool...you hit jumps like you never stopped!  :42: hitting your goal of clearing that jump!

next stop: GORMAN
In for GORMAN, When?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/19/14 07:05PM
STOKED, Boy Tjs buddie is renting out "Rhino Land" Now "The Ranch" for a private event this weekend with a full GP track for us old dudes :31: Did some rescheduling and heading out with boy Saturday morning We don't get a lotta time riding together anymore (How I hooked up with OCMOTO ::)) so This will be special!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/19/14 09:14PM
awesome!!!

where is that??

and anyone got any feedback on the ktm 300exc??

I've seen a few street plated models...and google says it's got the torque of a 4-stroke with the zing of a 2-stroke!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 05/20/14 10:12AM
STOKED, Boy Tjs buddie is renting out "Rhino Land" Now "The Ranch" for a private event this weekend with a full GP track for us old dudes :31: Did some rescheduling and heading out with boy Saturday morning We don't get a lotta time riding together anymore (How I hooked up with OCMOTO ::)) so This will be special!

I think that's the place with the Carlsbad Replica track.  It's supposed to be just like the real thing (minus the scenery / ocean breeze). Hopefully you can spin a few on that one.  Enjoy (and get pics)!   :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/20/14 11:20AM
STOKED, Boy Tjs buddie is renting out "Rhino Land" Now "The Ranch" for a private event this weekend with a full GP track for us old dudes :31: Did some rescheduling and heading out with boy Saturday morning We don't get a lotta time riding together anymore (How I hooked up with OCMOTO ::)) so This will be special!

I think that's the place with the Carlsbad Replica track.  It's supposed to be just like the real thing (minus the scenery / ocean breeze). Hopefully you can spin a few on that one.  Enjoy (and get pics)!   :27:
The kids been a couple times this will be my first I think its out past Cahhilla Creek in Temecula! :26:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/24/14 03:24PM
ssssup fellas - milestone MX on Thursday afternoon?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/24/14 03:34PM
ssssup fellas - milestone MX on Thursday afternoon?
Maybe!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 05/24/14 03:47PM
Erin and myself are there!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 05/24/14 08:03PM
I can do like 5pm on thurs if they are open
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/24/14 09:21PM
@ Todd - load it up and bring that YZ250 back to her home setting!

@ Mud - park open until 7pm on Thursdays, and we should have light well before that happens...let me see what time in the afternoon we'll get there

@ ZX-6R - what time you guys want to rollllllll?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 05/24/14 10:48PM
STOKED, Boy Tjs buddie is renting out "Rhino Land" Now "The Ranch" for a private event this weekend with a full GP track for us old dudes :31: Did some rescheduling and heading out with boy Saturday morning We don't get a lotta time riding together anymore (How I hooked up with OCMOTO ::)) so This will be special!

I think that's the place with the Carlsbad Replica track.  It's supposed to be just like the real thing (minus the scenery / ocean breeze). Hopefully you can spin a few on that one.  Enjoy (and get pics)!   :27:


The KTM 300XC is the best damn bike over ever owned, debatably between a CRF450R and a CR500 AF, obviously it's all a matter of opinion and rider preference. But I have a fully built 07 300XC with every mod you can imagine and there's not a riding scenario it can't handle. I've taken it to milestone, Lucerne, ocotillo, big bear, Silverwood, pala raceway, Glamis, even Supermoto on the street. It's got a powerband like 450 but has the instant snap like a yz250, you can lug it through the nastiest single track trials type riding or blast up the touchest hill climbs. In my personal opinion, it's the best Enduro bike ever built. It sure as he'll makes me a better rider than I truly am, I can't believe how many times I've conquered the gnarliest obstacles and looked back thinking, how the hell did it do that??? Lol, highly recommended bike!

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/25/14 06:22PM
siiiiick!!!!

that bike has the most torque I've ever seen from a 2-stroke...it's a monster

I rode my friend's older 200 as well...it also had so much low end power, it gave 4-strokes a run for the money!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/19-XR200R/IMG_5342.jpg)

my ideal bike: 300 exc - street plated w' supermoto wheels.

just gotta find one that's not $4,500...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/25/14 08:44PM
Schedule looks promising...... IN! what time U guys thinking? Im rollin in around 4 looking forward to a visit with the staff its been quite some time! :3:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/26/14 03:18PM
gonna check!

but that's likely good...I would like to be there the whole time that everyone comes...will try to bring a better camera too
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/26/14 04:18PM
Ill bring the Barbeque!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/26/14 07:22PM
shoot...I forgot all about food...

what are some easy to bring/make things?!?

I was just going to bring a bag of chips and some salsa...beer...and ???
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/26/14 07:38PM
"Hot Links" :1:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 05/27/14 08:56AM
4pm/5pm works for us. lets get it in on some dirt. :3: :3: :27: :27: :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/27/14 04:19PM
we should call it 3:30, because by the time we arrive it'll be 4, lol
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/28/14 06:57PM
will need some TLC before I get it track side....

but 110cc wheelie machiiiinnnneee!!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/CAM00351.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/29/14 08:34PM
Ohhh mannn

I LOOVE DIRT!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/CAM00360.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/29/14 08:47PM
You were so excited ya forgot to take yer tie straps of the bars :24: :32:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/29/14 09:39PM
good conditions! not crowded! not hot!

traffic was awful though...2+ hours leaving @ 3:07!

then I rode...and all my stresses went away...

Thomas - turns out the track we rode was the peewee/65/50 track  :32:

the one behind it (had a sign that said "private track, do not enter") is the actual novice track, and it's actually better than before! more challenging, but once you get used to it, it's fun

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/CAM00359.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/CAM00361.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/CAM00362.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/CAM00364.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/CAM00365.jpg)

took me about 3-4 laps before I warmed up to it...

then I was....coming in way too hot, braking late, pushing the bars down, getting up on the tank, on the gas early, and WAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH out of the turns...so much fun!

there were 5 kids on 65-100cc bikes and 2 parents, and it was a full novice track day!

but today they were all new kids...so I was "the fast guy"  :32:

and I can't tell you how much shredding on the dirt evens me out...it just calms me down and clears my head....

on the drive home I have a lot of "a-HA!" moments that I want to execute later, and now I'm ready to be productive again at home and work!

friggen love it. love it. looooooove it!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 05/29/14 10:25PM
Took the boys out to one of my favorite places to ride out off the 138 & I-15. There's a great wide open free ride track out in Phelan. Rode along the ridge, then took a great single track switch back trail out to Phelan to hit some awesome natural step ups. I highly recommend riding here if you enjoy monster hill climbs and free riding.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/30/14 12:47AM
siiiick!!!

kids are looking good!

where's that spot?

and also note for myself: poop BEFORE coming to milestone...those porto-potties are funk...and bring baby wipes.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 05/30/14 03:49PM
There's an official staging location directly off I-15 & the 138, there's a dirt road that runs parallel to the I-15 northbound on-ramp, follow that dirt road for about a mile and there's a great staging area w/ loading ditches and bathrooms. Its 100% legal to ride there, but the green/red sticker laws are enforced seasonally. You can ride for miles on miles either into Cleghorn past Silverwood lake and up to arrowhead and big bear or you can ride out along the ridge out to Phelan and into the desert. Its one of my favorite places to ride, there's an old nitro circus track hidden in the desert with lots of fun step ups, table tops, gapped doubles, and natural jumps. There's also the local infamous monster hill climb. There's also a very LowKey hidden staging area down the 138 a little heading toward Wrightwood that you can avoid having USFS guys poke down your exhaust pipes and check for tags. We ride there's at least 15-20 times a year. I'll post next the we're planning on heading that way and we'd love to show ya this hidden gem.

Here's a YouTube link of my hitting "monster hill" out there:

http://youtu.be/sk76lOkynFc

Its hard for a video to do it justice for how steep and deep the sand is, but its a "sit on the tank, 4th gear tapped kind of hill", you can see how long it is when I turn around to go back down it, but I highly recommend riding here to conquer the hill and find some sweet jumps!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/30/14 03:57PM
Please post up next time you go Id love to see this spot! :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/30/14 04:44PM
rad!

a bit closer than silverwood too!!

the issue I have with silverwood is the last 20 mins of the drive...it's fun on a sportbike because it's windy, but lousy in a pickup truck with your bikes...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 06/01/14 08:47PM
Ok so I've been itching to go ride the hills of Beaumont. I know "technically" your not supposed to ride there, but we all know everyone does and it's debatably one of the best places to free ride in the country. I've never ridden there, so I don't know all the local staging spots to avoid any kind of law enforcement or park rangers. Obviously riding somewhere that your not supposed to ride will always carry some kind of risk, but I know so any people who ride Beaumont and have watched way too many videos of people riding there. If any knows the ins and outs of Beaumont please reply or message me with any info on how I can finally ride there with a clear conscious haha thanks!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/01/14 09:22PM
Can do ;) Its doeable  best during the week I got a healthy fine a few years ago but its chilled now hit me up I know my way around Beaumont!
Tj back in the the hills Xmas day last year! :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 06/01/14 09:56PM
http://vimeo.com/29290263
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 06/01/14 10:03PM
i wana ride here
http://vimeo.com/74167452
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/01/14 10:26PM
moto3 looks siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiccckkkk!!!

bro...I gotta get you out to the hills of Gorman...views are good, riding is bitchin

and Pala is a sick track...but as always, we're a day too short...they closed on 3/27/14 due to some electrical issue and insurance problems...closed until further notice!

@ champion - I'm down! I'm just a noob...so if ya don't mind waiting up every now and then, I'd give it a shot!

Todd - how much of a ticket are we talking??

and if you're on a street plated bike - no ticket, or less ticket?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 06/01/14 10:27PM
lets ride!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/02/14 05:44PM
moto3 looks siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiccckkkk!!!

bro...I gotta get you out to the hills of Gorman...views are good, riding is bitchin

and Pala is a sick track...but as always, we're a day too short...they closed on 3/27/14 due to some electrical issue and insurance problems...closed until further notice!

@ champion - I'm down! I'm just a noob...so if ya don't mind waiting up every now and then, I'd give it a shot!

Todd - how much of a ticket are we talking??

and if you're on a street plated bike - no ticket, or less ticket?
[/quote9 of us all got a ticket at once initial fine was $1'200 after consulting an Att three trips to Banning for court we got it down to $350 it wasn't fun!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/02/14 05:49PM
And three years probation!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 06/02/14 06:22PM
And three years probation!
sounds to me like you're trying to keep all the good riding to yourself!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/02/14 06:41PM
And three years probation!
sounds to me like you're trying to keep all the good riding to yourself!
Nope have at it that was six years ago and I only been back twice since, Tj sneaks in quite often and knows the locals, rangers patrol at least one day a weekend.... Take your chances! ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/02/14 08:27PM
Hmmmmm....$1,200 and 3 years probation doesn't seem worth it when there's so much free riding in socal...I'm gonna pass

Is the penalty any less on a plated bike? Or is it an openpreserve area with no riding period?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/02/14 08:47PM
We got nailed for Trespassing and destroying native plant life It was nuts back then kids were getting "Life Flights"  out every weekend, Best riding In Riverside county by far I wish they would make t an OHV park Like I said its mellowed now but I wouldn't chance it on a weekend!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/02/14 09:32PM
oh yeah f that...most of massachusetts has a buncha tree huggers taking away all the good woods riding and calling it a wildlife reserve...every few years, another riding area closes, and the registration fees go up. Glad I moved to CA, but Beaumont is gone (to open riding) forever...gotta head to cleghorn, desert, or gorman!

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 06/02/14 09:53PM
We're gonna ride off the 138 and I-15 this Wednesday (same place I was talking about in my last few posts w/ pics) gonna do a little bit of everything, starting out with some trail riding and some challenging hill climbs, then work our way toward Phelan on a sweet switchback single track trail to a great local free riding spot (lots of natural hits, step ups, doubles, table tops, etc.) then we'll work our way back across the wide open desert to "Monster Hill", make a few runs at it, then head back along the ridge. If anyone is interested in meeting up and riding, I'd be happy to show you guys this local gem. Its 100% legal to ride (rangers check for tags & spark Arrestors on weekends, but where we're staging you won't be bothered about tags or SA's. Its best to ride here during the week because you won't deal with much if any traffic on the trail. Also all skill levels are welcome. There's something for everyone here. Most of the difficult obstacles have a fun little fire road with small jumps and berms built up that meet up at the end of every challenging section, so you can pretty much pick you battles. If you interested feel free to shoot me a text and let me know! We'll most likely meet @ the Chevron off the 138 & I-15 @ 9am Wednesday 6/4/14.

- Josh
949-2Four1-4591
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/03/14 08:17PM
NICE!

I definitely want to check that side out!

I just won't be able to do it tomorrow...I sent you a text regardless, we'll hook up sometime!

also did some work on the 110 today...cleaned it...changed the oil...put in new front brake drum shoes...adjusted them...put on a wheelie peg on the left side...she's good to go!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/CAM00380.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/CAM00387.jpg)

I still can't hold a stupid wheelie down the street though, lol

but I had a new rider on it today...the auto clutch really made it easy for her to get down the street...this is a great training bike!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/IMG_2241.jpg)

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 06/04/14 09:58PM
Changed plans up and ended up riding Ocotillo Wells for the day, it was a blast (besides the heat). Had the whole desert to ourselves. Didn't see one other bike or truck the entire day. BraaaaaapBraaaap
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/04/14 10:01PM
GREAT SHOT!

and you day-tripped it to ocotillo?!?

not too far??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 06/04/14 10:50PM
GREAT SHOT!

and you day-tripped it to ocotillo?!?

not too far??


I know, quite the drive for for a day ride right? It was my cousins bday and I told him I would ride anywhere he wanted to and he picked Octotillo lol, it was worth it. Got a solid 5-6 hours of hard riding. I've been wanting to test out my 450R in the desert for a while now. That pic was taken in the washes and the sand was like fresh powder. It was all blown over by the winds with not a single track on them. Just got brand new Maxxis IT deserts front & rear so I was hooking up everywhere! We'll have to bring tents and beer next time lol
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Trek on 06/04/14 11:32PM
I'd like to check out that spot off the 138. I'll Adventure Tour the sh!t out of it! Post up with a few days notice and I should be able to make it.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 06/06/14 02:08PM
Planning on doing a ride this Sunday (6/8/14) to the spot I described to you guys right off the 138 & I-15. Gonna meet @ the Chevron directly off I-15 & 138 on the east side of the freeway at approximately 9:00 AM. Anyone is welcome to join us, there's something for everyone here: hills, jumps, sand, hard pack, desert, single track etc... Difficulty levels range from beginner to expert challenges. Most of the real gnarly stuff has a fire road looping around and meeting again at the end of each obstacle. Current Tags and Spark Arrestors is recommended (but where I stage we won't be bothered, half of us don't have either lol) feel free to text me if you want to join us out there! Its gonna be a good ride!

Josh
949-Two41-4591
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 06/07/14 10:19PM
Gonna be there bright & early! Hmu if you want to join us!

Chevron off 138 & I-15 @ 9am

949-241-459One
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/07/14 10:36PM
argh....working!!

have fun!!

edit 1: has anyone ever done the LA-Barstow to Vegas ride??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/08/14 02:16PM
ssssup sup - anyone down for Gorman on the 25th?

We're going to pickup a quad in Anaheim at 9am, so we won't roll in until about 12ish....ride until 6-7ish, then head home in the evening after the traffic dies down a bit
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 06/08/14 07:15PM
ssssup sup - anyone down for Gorman on the 25th?

We're going to pickup a quad in Anaheim at 9am, so we won't roll in until about 12ish....ride until 6-7ish, then head home in the evening after the traffic dies down a bit

Hell yea we are getting a quad. i cant wait. i love drifting those things around.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/08/14 07:57PM

Hell yea we are getting a quad. i cant wait. i love drifting those things around.

I'll bring the camera  :27:

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/09/14 10:46PM
alright championmoto - I found your spot...it's called the Cajon Junction OHV area

(http://www.ohvguide.com/maps/images/cajonjunction2.jpg)

(http://www.ohvguide.com/maps/images/cajonjunction4.jpg)

stage at baldy mesa off the 15...looks pretty bitchin!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 06/09/14 10:52PM
alright championmoto - I found your spot...it's called the Cajon Junction OHV area

(http://www.ohvguide.com/maps/images/cajonjunction2.jpg)

(http://www.ohvguide.com/maps/images/cajonjunction4.jpg)

stage at baldy mesa off the 15...looks pretty bitchin!

Try not to burn it out, it's already on the verge of being shut down since it's so close to residential. The forestry service complains that the erosion of the landscape is happening at a pace that they can't keep up with the necessary maintanece.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/10/14 12:01PM
that sucks...but it's a reality...

in MA it's a lot worse...there's only about 5 legal riding areas left, only 2 within a three hour drive...and who knows when those are going to close too

luckily the desert, gorman, ocotillo, and milestone look like they're going to be around awhile!

in the mean time, let's ride Cajon Junction before it closes!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/15/14 10:42PM
update Gorman 25th: I'm picking up the quad the night before, so we can get an early start on the 25th!

So we might arrive there around 9 or 10...seeing how we always leave late  :32:

same game plan...ride 4-5 hours, maybe break for lunch, ride again until 6-7ish, be home by 8-9
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/21/14 08:05PM
updated plans: still ride Gorman on the 25th, but get there early (~7:30)

we'll likely park at the Edison campground...they have ramps to back your truck into, and from there we have an easy hookup to the easy power line trail

so far it will be me (YZ250), ZX-6R (Raptor 700) + 1 (DR200), and Ken (KTM 350)

pace will be noobie friendly...ZX-6R's +1 will be 3rd ride on a dr200...we'll likely do small loops and head back to camp often, and I'll stop to take a lot of pics

with every ride I go on, I copy/paste these suggestions so you're not scrambling the morning of...

-3 days or a week in advance - air up your tires, change the oil, see if anyone else wants to ride...get parts as needed (ie. oil, chain lube, gopro mounts, etc.)
-2 nights before: do laundry (good chance gear is still filthy from last time)
-1 night before: load bike, ramps, pack up gear into bag, camel bak, get water/pack snacks/lunch, 4-stroke gas, 2-stroke gas, shower/clean up, go to bed early, prepare food and refrigerate so you can just re-heat it the next day. CHARGE your gopro/camera batteries

just remembered that I'm out of 2-stroke oil and I'm working Monday/Tuesday 8-8...so I have to get it tomorrow
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/21/14 09:33PM
7:30?? Now you have my attention  Wednesday works for me might just roll up I got some good memories from this place!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/21/14 09:45PM
My sister me n Pop (RIP) back in the day! :'(
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/22/14 08:27AM
hell yeah!

the more the merrier!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: H-2 Charlie on 06/22/14 11:52AM
http://www.ktm.com/us/freeride/freeride-e/highlights.html#.U6clckFlCpc
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/22/14 01:00PM
I WOULD HIT IT!

don't know if anyone's down...but Gorman has some sweet hill climbs

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Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/22/14 02:58PM
Id like to see if we can get to Alamo mountain theres a bitchen river that flows at the base of the mountain!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/22/14 08:15PM
is it far??

I was thinking:

1.) warmup loop near the Edison campground - do some fireroads, some nearby trails, and 1 hill climb
2.) beer
3.) powerline road -> cow trail (pretty scenic)
4.) beer
5.) whoops, wheelies, jumps, pics...home

Was out near barstow today...was checking out the Cajon Junction OHV staging area...

saw this:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/d06cab3d-0878-405d-826f-6f1ce9eb4554.jpg)

f-that, I'm outta here!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/22/14 08:24PM
is it far??

I was thinking:

1.) warmup loop near the Edison campground - do some fireroads, some nearby trails, and 1 hill climb
2.) beer
3.) powerline road -> cow trail (pretty scenic)
4.) beer
5.) whoops, wheelies, jumps, pics...home

Was out near barstow today...was checking out the Cajon Junction OHV staging area...

saw this:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/d06cab3d-0878-405d-826f-6f1ce9eb4554.jpg)

f-that, I'm outta here!
That's my dog Spot..... Sit Spot! Alamo is about 8 miles from camp but its all paved now Im wondering if there is a trail that takes us back!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/22/14 08:37PM
Hey Break do you have a Hungry Valley trail map?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 06/22/14 09:08PM
http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/pages/1170/files/HungryValleyMap.pdf

That is a good map. Better than the one they give you at the park.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/22/14 09:19PM
Thanx Adam looks like no trail to Alamo a buddie got a ticket on the pavement a while back but it was on a holiday weekend!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/22/14 09:28PM
saved the map to my phone!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 06/23/14 08:13PM
Can't make it to Gorman, although I have been wanting to for a while now. Just can't find the time to drive that far. Maybe next time. I have a 07 Service Honda CR500 AF that I've been itching to test out before it sells..
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 06/24/14 06:45AM
Is it tomorrow yet!?????

I'm ready to hit up some dirt and sand with Breaktdirt in Gorman already!!!!! :27: :27: :27: :13:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/24/14 02:14PM
Picking my partner Iggy along the way leaving Hb at 7:30! :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/25/14 01:18AM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/CAM00534.jpg)

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 06/25/14 01:37AM
We are ready!!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/25/14 05:34AM
up and leaving house now...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 06/25/14 01:44PM
Aggh... I'm so jealous! I wanna play in the DIRT   :27:

That pic of the CRF450X caused me to drool a little...  ;D
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/25/14 04:56PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/CAM00546.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/25/14 05:07PM
Good times boys n girls! :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/25/14 05:09PM
 :-[
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/25/14 08:55PM
what a friggen blast...got in there early, rented a quad

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/CAM00539.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/CAM00542.jpg)

and got some good riding in!

LOL @ the nerdy park ranger - "Pop quiz - what are the 2 top reasons for off-roading incidents?"

Thomas - I gotta say man, I can really count on you (and Erin) to be there when I say to be there...even if I'm running late! Great job today whippin that quad...it was a real blast!

Ken - great riding as usual...you keep getting better and better each time I ride with you...gotta get us in the woods sometime!

Todd - our first successful Gorman ride! Hopefully a good start to many more!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/IMG_0276.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/IMG_0277.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/IMG_0280.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/IMG_0281.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/IMG_0283.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/IMG_0295.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/IMG_0300.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/IMG_0302.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/IMG_0319.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/IMG_0322.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/IMG_0328.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/IMG_0331.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/vlcsnap-2014-06-25-20h54m02s201.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/vlcsnap-2014-06-25-20h52m19s186.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/25/14 09:16PM
Lets pool our availability dates and do camping trip up there before it gets to hot one day is not enough!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/25/14 09:53PM
Thomas doing a quick wheelie on the quad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXdY2WQqAyc

Erin quad riding clips:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v4SFROY6Xs

more quad hooliganism:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/vlcsnap-2014-06-25-20h52m50s232.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/vlcsnap-2014-06-25-21h46m06s209.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%206-25-14/vlcsnap-2014-06-25-21h44m59s27.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 06/28/14 07:18AM
Good times!!!!!! even with the crash!
 :27: :27: :27: :27: :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/29/14 02:40PM
helll yeah!!!

I usually don't do a dirt ride without a good crash here and there, hahaha

Ken - is the dr available on 4th of July?

Anyone else - any interest in dirt riding to the top of Santiago Peak and watching the fireworks from on top of OC?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 06/29/14 03:02PM
I'm working for Uncle Sam on the 4th.... :34:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 06/29/14 03:12PM
Lets pool our availability dates and do camping trip up there before it gets to hot one day is not enough!

I think a camping trip towards the end of August works for me. And i was thinking we could ride one day and then a bit the next morning and then go to the lake thats out there and then camp there a night and relax before coming back.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/30/14 08:26AM
to be honest, it's going to be tough to match up availability...took us a couple months to get a Gorman trip, lol

how about August 15th-17th or August 29th-31st?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 06/30/14 08:50AM
first one works great for me and second one i could probably switch a work day around to be good for as well.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/30/14 08:57AM
sweet...first one works for me...schedule's not made out that far, so I can likely request the time off without any hiccups

anyone else?

by then I'll have 3 dirt bikes up and running, hahaha....2 of them with plates!

Beemer Boy - you feelin' 4 wheels or 2?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 06/30/14 09:24AM
ill go 2 wheels this time and hopefully not eat shit. dirt bikes are easier to control on a jump.   :27: :27: :27: :27: :13: :13: :13:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 07/01/14 10:37AM
I'm down for santiago peak on the 4th to watch fireworks
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/01/14 04:41PM
Oh man...I am such an addict

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00575.jpg)

'94 YZ250

spare rims (w' street tires), desert tank, baja designs lighting kit, kickstand
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 07/01/14 07:19PM
Sweet. Any issues?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/01/14 07:22PM
no tail/brake light or rear turn signals

think they'd care?

I can probably jimmy up an LED taillight from my bicycle though
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/01/14 07:42PM
VERY COOL Is the registration up to date?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/01/14 08:06PM
yes sir

it also does not have a functional headlight...I sort of want one for Santiago...or at least a couple LED headlights from HF zip tied on - Mud - stay posted for updates

loooove a plated smoker though...I needed some fresh cilantro and chicken to make lunch for tomorrow...

GROCERY RUNNNNN!!!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00578.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 07/01/14 08:58PM
Get it ready for 4th of July! I am changing the gearing on my wr before it.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/01/14 10:46PM
I'm 80% sure I can rig *something* up from HF

here's a temporary taillight from my bicycle:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00579.jpg)

used the light's OEM mount for attachment

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00580.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00582.jpg)

no brake light...but I'm going to follow you anyways

if I could honestly put *some* sort of battery powered LED into the headlight housing - I'd be set.

I took out the headlight bulb and stuck a mini maglite LED:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00581.jpg)

it won't stay in place for shit though...gonna try to get the OEM light working

AHA - the plate holder and taillight was actually a UFO universal dual sport fender...also for sale on fleabay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/UFO-dualsport-rear-fender-light-taillight-12-212-1206-001-DR-XL-XR-KLX-KTM-WR-/161354839699?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item25917f7693&vxp=mtr
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/02/14 12:02AM
Hahaha good buy BreakDirt! What did you end up paying, I was second in line to get that bike, apparently you talked to him minutes before I did and got first dibs. Glad someone got it who will enjoy it and not another asshole dealer like myself *wink wink* , that would be fun with Sumo's @ GMR!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/02/14 07:44AM
you too??

yeah, on my days off I search craigslist for a few search terms, then if I can get in touch with the seller first, I come with my truck with cash in hand. Street plated 2-smokers carry a premium, but good deals are out there...speed and cash is the name of the game. the last time I wasn't so lucky - a dude was giving away the KDX200 for FREE...I missed out...then bought it from the guy who got it, and paid way too much to fill his pocket. But after 3 months of searching, I couldn't find any other bikes in that range...then 2 weeks later, the YZ pops up again (I looked at it the first time it was for sale too), so I knew what it was worth and the price was fair.

But once I go through the bike, come ride this thing!!! it's going to be a hoot!!

I rode it down the street yesterday, and with the "sportsman" tires and short wheelbase, it will be a blast down GMR!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: MurdaJ on 07/02/14 08:07AM
Hoarder
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: H-2 Charlie on 07/02/14 08:17AM
If a cop knows its not a REAL legal  street bike they can impound it for keeps so look out , not trying to throu  a monkey wrench  in your face so watch out .
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/02/14 10:43AM
nope - I'm legal. Bike was converted pre-2003 when it was permitted...so as far as the laws/DMV is concerned, it is a street legal vehicle with a valid VIN/registration

the only thing a cop can do is ticket me for non-DOT items - lights/exhaust/tires/reflectors

@ MurdaJ - keep looking man!

I found both of my bikes in under 2 weeks!

and the dude with the '98 texted me back last week that he still had it - you got a shot!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/02/14 10:46PM
Oh yeah, I'm very familiar with the "name of the game", I make a decent living off it.
CASH + SPEED + CONSISTENCY = Success in the bike/car hustle. I move a steady 4-5 bikes a week. Some more than others, last week was a sprint. 8 bikes from last Wednesday to Today. Keep an eye in the classifieds, cash in your pocket, and gas in your truck (diesel in my case) and your set up for success. Just make sure if you do it heavily, like I do, to get your proper licensing. DMV and IRS don't too lightly to "Curbstoning". Although you'll have to be moving some decent inventory to even arouse suspicions. Deals are always out there, I got my 05 CRF450R CA Plated w/ Sumo's & Dirt for $1300 and yes I realize I'm running the risk of plate rejection, but aside from all that, I've had my bike for a year, didn't have a problem getting it into my name, and just got my 2015 tags last month. Just don't piss off the wrong cop lol but your right about the pre-2003 law, your safe in that one. Good but brotha!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/03/14 01:54PM
Hmmm...maybe we should ride and chat a bit...I enjoy dirtbikes enougj that I am always perusing the classifieds...not really a living as much as it is a hobby. I do find it interesting that what I've been doing is similar to what a dealer does
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 07/03/14 06:04PM
So breakdirt, you good for tomorrow? What meet up time do u want to do? sunset is at 8. So we should get to the peak around 730 or so.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/03/14 10:16PM
Yup, meet up at maple springs at 6pm...as long as you don't laugh at my ghetto last min lighting, haha
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/04/14 12:29AM
Hmmm...maybe we should ride and chat a bit...I enjoy dirtbikes enougj that I am always perusing the classifieds...not really a living as much as it is a hobby. I do find it interesting that what I've been doing is similar to what a dealer does

We're gonna ride off the 138 & the 15 @ Junction Pass OHV spot Sunday. Your welcome to join us.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/04/14 01:50PM
Church Sunday...anytime next week?

And I can see the peak from work...can't wait to take the bike on its maiden voyage!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00589.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/04/14 05:45PM
Sometime this week (Tuesday or Wednesday) we are going to be making a track day & milestone or star west. We usually go midday in the  (11am-6pm) range. Its nice during those hours during the week, most of the time we have the track to ourselves. Maybe only a couple other riders besides ourselves but there's definitely windows where it's just us on the track.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: javedshafiq1 on 07/04/14 09:17PM
I completely agree, great aricle! I’m glad I stumbled across this website!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/05/14 12:09AM
^ post whore???

anyways...

5:05pm - leave work
5:10pm - leave del taco

5:35pm - arrive at staging area :hellyeah:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00592.jpg)

nice and close...I can get riding right after work

mud rolls in full style...that's commitment!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00599.jpg)

he re-geared his WR250, and busted the master link installing it...I tell him not to worry, but determined to come, he uses his gf's bike and comes 2-up. Glad you made it...actually REALLY glad because I would've been blind going down.

the YZ250 is f'n AWEEEESOMMMEEE!!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00608.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00609.jpg)

felt good to ride a fire road on an actual dirtbike rather than a dual sport...WOT 3rd gear on the pipe, hold on!

we rode to the mountain peak to watch the fireworks from above...turns out we weren't the only ones planning on that:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00614.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00619.jpg)
 
when 9pm hit, the fireworks were small...but it was cool to see 10 shows at once from above

I couldn't get my lights to work in time, so I clipped on a mountain bike light for the ride down...hilarious mistake.

I couldn't see shit...I had my friend ride ahead so that he could illuminate the road...bombing down a mountain fire road in pitch black is by far the sketchiest thing I've done on a dirt bike :spit:

but bike is the tits...gotta fix the lights though, and can't wait to try it with the "sportsman" setup!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 07/08/14 07:11PM
It was fun!

I am thinking of getting a KTM 525. Looking to get that 2 stroke I rode into a more manageable form. I'll probably get the 525 and then decide if I want to keep the wr250r.

Hard to justify 2 similar bikes. So how do I justify it?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/09/14 11:24PM
Riding dirt @ Silverwood on Saturday & Street @ GMR on Sunday w/ 92vx800 and my partner in crime. Anyone's welcome!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/10/14 12:36PM
of course I'm working both days...working for the man means don't have my own schedule

92vx is close to me...I gotta hit homey up so we can shred the streets of da lbc

anyone with a street plated dirt bike - I want to try out the kdx200 possibly Sunday from 6-8pm up Santiago...anyone down?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 07/10/14 02:22PM
Maybe. Looking at a bike after work
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/10/14 04:38PM
we can be up and back before dark...take the YZ and I'll take the KDX...hooking up these lights now:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00663.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/10/14 05:43PM
Maybe... If I can get the Sumo's off my 450R and the dirt set up back on after GMR I may join you @ Santiago
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/10/14 07:18PM
ahhh biznitch...the kdx doesn't have a voltage regulator either...hooked up the lights and blew both bulbs before I hit the street

1st ride on the kdx - and something's up with the power valve - gonna need to go through the motor before I can bring it to santiago

but yz is good enough for santiago!

come Josh!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 07/10/14 07:22PM
Picking up the bike tomorrow. How do those DMV registration services work? I need to do a change of title and reg on a saturday. Do they charge a fee and about how much?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/10/14 07:25PM
Picking up the bike tomorrow. How do those DMV registration services work? I need to do a change of title and reg on a saturday. Do they charge a fee and about how much?
KTM 525???
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 07/10/14 07:28PM
yeppppers!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/10/14 07:57PM
NICE!!!

that's the last bike you're ever going to need!! it'll do it all!!!

Saturday - go to AAA (most branches are only open 9-12), bring the title, and a check or cash (NO cards!), call your insurance company to add it to your policy, then voila...it's your bike!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/10/14 08:23PM
yeppppers!
Atta boy The "KATOOM" is BADASSS congrats Adam lets do Gorman soon! :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Trek on 07/11/14 12:19AM
Nice bike. Congrats :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 07/11/14 06:49PM
Lets go!
(http://adamjohnson.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Xt225/i-Fzsq6Sr/0/L/20140711_183621-L.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/11/14 07:10PM
Lets go!
(http://adamjohnson.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Xt225/i-Fzsq6Sr/0/L/20140711_183621-L.jpg)
:29: That's Bitchen!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/11/14 08:31PM
cheeeez...watching some videos on youtube...that thing has more power than you'll ever need! 3rd and 4th gear wheelies!!!

NEW BIKE IN THE FAMILY!!  :31:

bring it Sunday and let's inaugurate her right!

Todd - you got access to any plated dirty girls??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 07/11/14 08:41PM
Todd, I have a mean blue wr250r you can ride.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/11/14 10:57PM
Riding Amago with 92vx800 and some buds tomorrow, should be there by 930am-10am at latest. Anyone's welcome!

Address:   Sengme Oaks Road, Pauma Valley, CA 92061
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 07/12/14 08:41PM
cheeeez...watching some videos on youtube...that thing has more power than you'll ever need! 3rd and 4th gear wheelies!!!

NEW BIKE IN THE FAMILY!!  :31:

bring it Sunday and let's inaugurate her right!

Todd - you got access to any plated dirty girls??
What time are you guys meeting tomorrow for the ride?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/12/14 11:30PM
Kick stands up at 6pm!!

I will likely roll in b 5:40ish...then gear up and be ready to ride at 6pm, and be back to the staging area around 8pm

I need to be back by dark since the YZ250 doesn't have any working lights...

just got back from a night run - one of the ADV riders left his bike in the single track last night and couldn't ride it out...they wanted it done tonight, so I left promptly after work, drove up with them, helped them turn the bike around (2 feet to the left = off a cliff), then paddle walk it up the sandy switchback-filled single track with the help of other friends...bike recovered and rider okay!  :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/13/14 09:12AM
Why so late...?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/13/14 09:37AM
working 9-5  :P

riding once every 2 weeks wasn't enough dirt in my life....Santiago is 25 mins from work, so riding after work means I can ride at least once/week!

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 07/13/14 09:49AM
I'll be there
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/13/14 10:36AM
Fueled up and almost ready to go

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/CAM00687.jpg)

Forgot the key to unlock the ramp though, lol

We have to get creative to load and unload the bike
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 07/13/14 03:26PM
Ill be there with my ramp.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/13/14 09:32PM
great little ride today!!!

mud's 525exc is SWEET

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/38999d13-7cc3-4ac1-9de3-5dea97cea5c7.jpg)

Josh and Corey - nice to finally meet you guys! Can't believe I saw a plated CRF450R in person! We should ride to a bike night with both bikes and drop some jaws, lol

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/41cd0702-76b8-48bf-8fdc-2945f9f41735.jpg)

rrrring ding ding ding

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/8b129d32-49e1-4797-84e4-b3dc40b1df97.jpg)

MAN OH MAN. I LOVE dirt! Stress gone. Body exercised and tired out. Just ate some chipotle and ready for a plush gym workout and the best sleep of my life.




Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/14/14 01:30AM
Yeah it was a nice little ride. I spent the last 6 hours prior to meeting you guys tearing the 450R down, and throwing on new forks & a rear shock. Finally got the suspension dialed in for my 240lbs ass, made the world of a difference in every aspect. Can't wait to take it to the track. We'll have to take them somewhere where we can really use their true potential. Although it was fun holding it wide open and getting side ways on the fire roads.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/14/14 08:11AM
where to next? mx??

Thomas and I are laying out our dates from overlapping workdays...we only have 1 day in July, but August is going to be moto mania!  :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/14/14 08:38PM
Hoping to make a track day this week either to Milestone or Lucas Oil. Preferably midweek when the tracks are empty. My usual partners in crime are either working or on injured reserve. Hmu if your interested in riding track during the week!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/14/14 11:24PM
this week no good - heading out to Vegas Thursday

Thomas and I are planning 23rd - we might to desert or forest (big bear area)...but we'll see, mx might be in the mix!

you free to roll that day?

and where the f is lucas oil mx? can't seem to find it on googles
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/15/14 04:03AM
this week no good - heading out to Vegas Thursday

Thomas and I are planning 23rd - we might to desert or forest (big bear area)...but we'll see, mx might be in the mix!

you free to roll that day?

and where the f is lucas oil mx? can't seem to find it on googles
Elsinore!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: smokey on 07/15/14 07:11PM
Last minute trip to Joshua Tree. It was hot.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3900/14665395812_591fa98e91_c.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2915/14642759696_a6f14a1afa_c.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5557/14479107789_d0c4f208f1_c.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3924/14662517781_57c86d3bd3_c.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5547/14479047240_e8be3c64d7_c.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/15/14 07:24PM
beautiful...absolutely beautiful

you went by yourself?

I need to explore more of socal's wonderful offroad riding destinations...when does it start cooling down out there?

Todd and I went to Lucerne around Feb and temps were good
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/15/14 07:42PM
beautiful...absolutely beautiful

you went by yourself?

I need to explore more of socal's wonderful offroad riding destinations...when does it start cooling down out there?

Todd and I went to Lucerne around Feb and temps were good
I have good friends that are retired in a house with a pool for staging or camping at the base of the JT OHV area lets goooooo!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/15/14 08:47PM
when's a good time to start heading that way to avoid the heat??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/15/14 08:53PM
when's a good time to start heading that way to avoid the heat??
Haaa next Fall, When we go we camp out ride til noon then hang by the pool n barbeque in the eve Its fun for an overnighter cuz we have the house with power showers and a bathroom Mike n Karen are way cool old hippies and love company!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/15/14 09:34PM
plenty of CNG stations on the way too...August is pretty chock full of riding, so maybe september or october?

better suited to a MX bike (YZ250) or trail bike (KDX200)?

I'll probably do a top end on either of those bikes in advance...or even better, do a top end on both bikes and loan the other bike
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/15/14 11:15PM
complete long shot - anyone want to ride dirt near Vegas on Friday, during the morning/day?

I was thinking Valley of Fire - only about 50 miles from Vegas, and temps are 80-high 90's if we ride 8am-10am...then head back to the strip for debauchery
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: smokey on 07/16/14 05:37PM
beautiful...absolutely beautiful

you went by yourself?

I need to explore more of socal's wonderful offroad riding destinations...when does it start cooling down out there?

Todd and I went to Lucerne around Feb and temps were good

Yes, by myself. I'm kind of new in town. Was a last minute journey/experience.

have good friends that are retired in a house with a pool for staging or camping at the base of the JT OHV area lets goooooo!

That sounds pretty rad.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/17/14 09:16PM
Milestone MX Park tomorrow, meeting @ 1030-11am. Anyone's welcome!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Copernicus on 07/18/14 10:11AM
old, but funny. Hopefully not a repost.
http://www.youtube.com/v/xilDSJGxvwo&fs=1
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/18/14 11:38PM
Great trip to milestone, going to be making another one on Sunday w/ 92vx800 & Graham Gustin of Gustin Motorsports. Its gonna be a blast. Today was my first time taking the plated 450R to the track. It was funny to see people's reactions when they thought they were getting passed by a dual sport bike on MX track only to later realize it's really just a CRF450R w/ lights and a license plate lol
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/19/14 04:10AM
Hahahaha, I would've paid to see their faces...how did the bike feel?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/19/14 09:19AM
 :45:
Hahahaha, I would've paid to see their faces...how did the bike feel?

Being that it's the only bike that the suspension is outfitted to carry my 240lbs, it felt amazing! Most of the time when I take something out of inventory to take to the track, the suspension is set up for some one 80-100lbs. Less than me so I have to hit everything perfectly and flush otherwise I bottom out everytime. With my 450R I can preload properly, blitz through the whoop sections, and ride much harder than any other bike I've ridden cause the springs will dish it out.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/19/14 12:53PM
Yupp...expensive, but I love the feeling of a good suspension!

Stay on the gas and let the bike do the rest!

Time to set the sag and start playing with the clickers to dial her in
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/22/14 12:04AM
Anyone down to make a maple springs run up the mountain this week or weekend? Just put a substantial amount of modifications into the plated 450R including replacing the Baja Design Dual Sport Headlight w/ 09 motocross number plate & a Baja Designs 10" LED Light Bar putting out 4,200 lemens! Pretty stoked
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/22/14 02:27AM
yooo...yeah, working 9-5 though, can you do a 6-8pm run like last time?

I got a gopro hero 1 too
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/22/14 09:44AM
Yeah I was looking to do an evening run anyways, that way I can see how bright this light bar really is. What day were you thinking? I still have to install some oversized Fluidyne radiators & a few other touches before she's 100% so I need a couple days.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: H-2 Charlie on 07/22/14 10:46PM
Crazy  HIDs  http://www.sickhids.com/#!2-wheel-builds/c4aw
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/23/14 08:50AM
how about Saturday?

I also gotta get some sort of lights going on my bike, hahaha

I swear the baja designs kit should have some sort of A/C stator powering the headlight...no way they ran a 35w headlight off a small battery
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/23/14 09:29AM
On my 450R I'm running a Baja Designs Stator w/ a small battery for the lights. The battery has been toast for a few months now and the lights were only being powered by the stator (it was a little dim, but enough to get you home and not pulled over) I just put a new battery in it today and it made the world of a difference. Now with the Light Bar and a new battery it's pretty gnarley bright, a little worried about getting pulled over for blinding people, so I'm gonna have it aimed pretty low.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/24/14 07:16PM
Just gave the 450R a big make over and some nice upgrades, had to share my excitement so hear she is... :43:

The build is coming along great. Only mods left on my list are...(the expensive ones) Cylinder Works 511cc Stroker Kit, Stage 2 HotCams, Rekluse Clutch Kit, & possibly an oil cooler kit.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/25/14 10:12AM
THAT LOOKS AWWWWWWWWWEEESOMMMMEEE!!!!

That's looks pretty much like a factory MX bike!

which makeover mods did you add??

I already see new graphics, and the light bar came out really slick!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 07/25/14 02:43PM
@BreakDirt - well of coarse first 2 obvious mods were the plastics & graphics. Bought a set of white plastics for an 08 450R and a One Industries 2013 OEM replica graphic kit. Those are the only 2 mods I've actually paid for lol everything else has been Frankenstein'd (define: the act of replacing or swapping out OEM parts with upgrades or aftermarket parts from various other motorcycles or vehicles), so I've been pretty much stealing all the best parts off bikes in my inventory and replacing them with my OEM parts.

In the past week I've came up on some very nice, expensive, & the best part... FREE upgrades lol
- Warp9 Halo Series Rims & Hubs w/ Brand New Maxxis Desert IT Tires
- Excel Takasiago Rims & Hubs w/ Brand New Paddle Tires
- FMF PowerBomb Header Pipe
- 2008 CRF450R Front End (Forks, Clamps, Front Brake Assembly)
- 2008 CRF450R Rear Shock Assembly
- Eibach Springs & RaceTech Gold Valves (230lbs.)
- Fluidyne Oversized Radiators
- Baja Designs 10" Stealth Light Bar
- Baja Designs Stator & Battery
- CV4 "Red" Radiator Hoses
- FLO Oversized Footpegs
- Fly Aero Bars
- Hammerhead Shift Lever
- Hammer Head Stator Guard
- DID 520mx Gold/Gold Chain
- Talon Sprockets (15T/44T for Supermoto Wheels & 15T/51T for Dirt Wheels

Sooo... Now I officially have 3 wheel outfits for this bike:
- Excel Takasiago's w/ Gold Talon Hubs & Heidendau SuperRain Tires for Supermoto (15T/44T)
- Warp9 Halo's w/ Red Hubs & Maxxis Desert IT for Dirt (15T/51T)
- Excel Takasiago's w/ Sand Tires for Dunes (15T/47T)

I really want to do the cylinder works 511cc Stroker big bore kit along with the HotCams stage 3 camshaft kit & a Boyesen quick shot carb kit... Expensive but I would appreciate the extra HP on the street
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/27/14 08:15PM
3 sets of rims?!!?!?!?

that thing will do EVERYTHING!!!

oh btw - it CAME OUT AWESOME (http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/images/smilies/groove.gif)

that is possibly the nicest setup CRF450R in all of california!!!!!

man do I love dirt bikes...haven't ridden dirt in 2 weeks...makes me super itchy to ride...took the YZ250 for a rip around downtown LBC

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/38-1994%20Yamaha%20YZ250%20CA%20Street%20Legal/vlcsnap-2014-07-27-19h56m50s4.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/38-1994%20Yamaha%20YZ250%20CA%20Street%20Legal/vlcsnap-2014-07-27-19h57m13s243.jpg)

the casual, afterwork, unscheduled rides are what make the whole expense of a street plated dirt bike worth it...oh MAN do I feel good!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 07/29/14 01:00PM
been riding the WR a lot up in big bear but been leaving it up there.  Very disappointed I don't get to do those after work rides right now but it is still pretty hot.  I was going to bring it home this weekend but my car was too full to fit the hauler.  2 or three weeks Ill have it back and hopefully we can do some saddle back rides or something. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/29/14 10:22PM
we've been talking about that for almost a year!

it might be awhile for me...it's been getting darker earlier, and my post-work runs aren't so much fun when my yz250 doesn't put out any light...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 07/30/14 01:23PM
yeah i need to rewire my WR lights aren't working at all.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 08/02/14 05:59PM
Oh man, lol...this is officially the farthest I've gone on a tire before replacing it

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/CAM00788.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 08/02/14 07:25PM
went mx on the '94 YZ250

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTbR6l7HgOE&feature=youtu.be

^^ see a shitty guy ride slow, lol ^^

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2014-08-02-18h48m17s177.jpg)

two tons of fun as usual

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(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2014-08-02-18h50m18s114.jpg)
also took out my new-to-me 03 450f...was a monster

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/CAM00791.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2014-08-02-19h07m30s184.jpg)

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Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 08/02/14 09:10PM
Going to ride Santiago tomorrow evenning with 92vx800 & my cousin. Anyone's welcome, aiming for sometime between 4-5pm, will have a definite time tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Trek on 08/03/14 02:34PM
Hey Break, was that the 450 you got from Mike? Glad to see you got it up and running. How was it?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 08/03/14 10:47PM
Bolted up to the top of Santiago w/ 92vx800 today on the 450R and DRZ440E. Some light rain and heavy fog (clouds) made the ride a completely different experience. Optimum traction, decent puddles, and absolutely no dust. It was a good time.

(http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag230/jgtenove/212D9C3B-648B-4243-B838-0A75951A8625_zpscss5w4ch.jpg) (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/jgtenove/media/212D9C3B-648B-4243-B838-0A75951A8625_zpscss5w4ch.jpg.html)

(http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag230/jgtenove/38AB3272-5793-444A-BF3A-7118A2F6CA61_zps3vhb3emn.jpg) (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/jgtenove/media/38AB3272-5793-444A-BF3A-7118A2F6CA61_zps3vhb3emn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 08/04/14 12:59AM
Bolted up to the top of Santiago w/ 92vx800 today on the 450R and DRZ440E. Some light rain and heavy fog (clouds) made the ride a completely different experience. Optimum traction, decent puddles, and absolutely no dust. It was a good time.

(http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag230/jgtenove/212D9C3B-648B-4243-B838-0A75951A8625_zpscss5w4ch.jpg)
 (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/jgtenove/media/212D9C3B-648B-4243-B838-0A75951A8625_zpscss5w4ch.jpg.html)

money shot...after seeing clear skies for so long up there, something about the lingering clouds and rays of sunlight breaking through that makes CA look a new kind of beautiful

loving the new graphics

1.) how was the LED bar?!?

2.) how was the drz??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 08/04/14 09:24AM
The Light bar is ridiculously bright, even more than the HID's on my BMW! Its insane, very impressed. As far as the DRZ, Corey rode it and as always he makes any bike look like a MX bike when holding 5th gear wheelies and scrubbing the water breaks. He said it felt much lighter than he would have expected so I guess those missing 26lbs. from the 400S model makes a big difference. Should have the DRZ sold by today.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 08/04/14 09:47AM
nice! I always worried that LED's weren't enough light...now I'm pretty bent sent on getting some for the yz

and friggen corey and his skills...I'm gonna stop in and see what he's up to
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 08/04/14 10:42AM
nice! I always worried that LED's weren't enough light...now I'm pretty bent sent on getting some for the yz

and friggen corey and his skills...I'm gonna stop in and see what he's up to

LED's are the brightest off road lights money can buy. All the guys in Baja run LED Light Bars. Just my little 10" Baja Designs bar puts out 4200 Lumens. Its so damn bright I have to aim it lower so I don't blind other drivers on the street. Just make sure not to get one of the cheap Chinese knock-off's. Stick with Baja Designs, Rigid Industries, other Name Brands etc...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 08/04/14 07:38PM
Oops I did it again...

CA Plated 2003 KTM 250SX *2-STROKE*  :48:
- FMF Gnarly / FMF Turbine2
- Scotts Steering Stabilizer
- Excel Takasiago Rims
- Precision Concepts Suspension (Springs, Valves, Bushing etc)
- Baja Designs Dual Sport Kit
- KTM Racing Sprockets (15/44)
- KTM Racing Skid Pans & Radiator Guards
- KickIt Kickstand

She looks like she's literally been ridden once then parked. You just don't find used dirt bikes this clean... Especially CA Plated 2-Strokes!! Sat in a time capsule for 8 years in storage then last week he had 3bros rebuild the carb, replace fuel lines, clean the tank, slapped Brand new tires, sprockets, and chain on, now she's mine! Couldn't be happier with the buy.

How's these 2 bikes for dual sports?
05 Honda CRF450R & 03 KTM 250SX

(http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag230/jgtenove/5F8E52FF-7FEE-44C9-BF45-E763BA7C1EC4_zpsioud5s5d.jpg) (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/jgtenove/media/5F8E52FF-7FEE-44C9-BF45-E763BA7C1EC4_zpsioud5s5d.jpg.html)
(http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag230/jgtenove/72426F11-253D-4124-83A0-BE8DD468B8EB_zpsg3bcggix.jpg) (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/jgtenove/media/72426F11-253D-4124-83A0-BE8DD468B8EB_zpsg3bcggix.jpg.html)
(http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag230/jgtenove/DAA2A0BD-9361-4858-9388-3A1A7E4056C0_zpserdsytbl.jpg) (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/jgtenove/media/DAA2A0BD-9361-4858-9388-3A1A7E4056C0_zpserdsytbl.jpg.html)
(http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag230/jgtenove/57E57BEF-EFE5-48E3-A230-AEA144548277_zpsbkes6nra.jpg) (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/jgtenove/media/57E57BEF-EFE5-48E3-A230-AEA144548277_zpsbkes6nra.jpg.html)
(http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag230/jgtenove/58B4DEA3-2B09-4120-BF29-85637C052C90_zpsf4snabkg.jpg) (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/jgtenove/media/58B4DEA3-2B09-4120-BF29-85637C052C90_zpsf4snabkg.jpg.html)
(http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag230/jgtenove/FA50E886-B560-4FDD-9FF5-999E26AC0BAE_zpsicv0k4fr.jpg) (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/jgtenove/media/FA50E886-B560-4FDD-9FF5-999E26AC0BAE_zpsicv0k4fr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 08/04/14 08:41PM
DAMN!

looks cleaner on a computer screen than on my phone!

that is by far the nicest CA plated 2-stroke in the state...that's the kind of bike money can't buy!

edit - anyone down for Vegas dirt tomorrow ~11am? the monsoon rains cooled things down...should be mid-high 80's w' low humidity

want to learn all the Vegas dirt areas, so when friends fly in from Boston - we can ride!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 08/17/14 11:32PM
Added two very rare additions to my CA Plated DirtBike Collection this weekend: 2008 YZ450F Supermoto & 1991 CR500 Dirt & Supermoto!! I'm looking for any excuse to go test them out @ GMR or Santiago. Let me know!

(http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag230/jgtenove/B0BFFA89-7162-4421-B63F-58D068F939E2_zpsqn8n5omz.jpg) (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/jgtenove/media/B0BFFA89-7162-4421-B63F-58D068F939E2_zpsqn8n5omz.jpg.html)
(http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag230/jgtenove/4D829624-0A6C-4030-A08B-ECA727848C4B_zpsahq0mz47.jpg) (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/jgtenove/media/4D829624-0A6C-4030-A08B-ECA727848C4B_zpsahq0mz47.jpg.html)
(http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag230/jgtenove/5903FE20-2881-4199-8246-E8A400EC155F_zps3cbsjdvl.jpg) (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/jgtenove/media/5903FE20-2881-4199-8246-E8A400EC155F_zps3cbsjdvl.jpg.html)
(http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag230/jgtenove/6BAAE134-B7CF-4EAB-8D46-C523BC3B8127_zpskwhbzpgq.jpg) (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/jgtenove/media/6BAAE134-B7CF-4EAB-8D46-C523BC3B8127_zpskwhbzpgq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BlaZeD on 08/24/14 12:55PM
Anyone interested in a Santiago ride this afternoon?  And how do you get to the single track runs on Santiago?  I usually enter from the Maple Springs trailhead and have yet to find them.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 08/24/14 01:27PM
92vx800 and I are going to run up the mountain this afternoon & possibly meet up with BreakDirt up there. Your welcome to join us.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 08/24/14 01:31PM
@ blazed - Champion is heading with a crew now, or soon - pm him for deets

I'm working today, amd if I leaveon time, will meet a different crew aroumd5:45 @ maple springs

Single track is technically mtn bike territory...so don't "go" there
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 08/24/14 10:57PM
great times up and down the mountain with the dirt crewwwwwwwwwwww!!!!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2014-08-24-22h44m33s244.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2014-08-24-22h44m04s207.jpg)

@ Champion - sorry about the rock kickin up from my rear tire - heal up soon!!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2014-08-24-22h40m00s96.jpg)

everytime I ride with you, you have on more gear...next time you'll have knee guards!

and you passed me pretty quick after you decided riding behind wasn't a great idea, haha

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2014-08-24-22h39m47s225.jpg)

that 450R is so friggen sweet...seriously!!

so is the smoker!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2014-08-24-22h41m16s97.jpg)

couple newer faces riding pumpkin style

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2014-08-24-22h46m27s76.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2014-08-24-22h47m16s89.jpg)

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(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2014-08-24-22h45m48s222.jpg)

couple CLOSE calls  :o

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2014-08-24-22h51m49s35.jpg)

no crashes, no breakdowns, no injuries, no hassle to/from the spot - GREAT RIDE!

and I don't know what happened, but MY HEADLIGHT WORKS ON THE YZ250!!!


Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BlaZeD on 08/25/14 12:41PM
I think I saw you guys coming up when I was coming down.  I was on a black/orange KTM followed by a guy on a green Kawi.  Next time I'll plan a little sooner and maybe we can all meetup.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 09/01/14 10:12PM
Had some fun this weekend.

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Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 09/02/14 08:50AM
AWESOME!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 09/02/14 10:22AM
Whoa! Beautiful!

Now that is my style for exploring God's creation!

Where??

Looks like somewhere in the desert southwest, so I'm guessing Nevada?vl
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 09/02/14 01:11PM
That staircase looks awesome!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 09/02/14 01:15PM
Yeah where was this at? 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 09/02/14 02:08PM
Moab, UT. Canyonlands National Park, White Rim trail.

The one with the spray painted lines in Slickrock trail

Heres some more pics

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Natalie is in this pic.

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Colorado River

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Slickrock, 10 mile trail just following spray painted lines.

The drive was 10 hours each way. 700 miles.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10604597_10203520394103753_1195584873969700702_o.jpg)
Fit 3 bikes, 3 people, camping gear and riding gear in my 4 cyclinder ranger. Ran great.

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Natalie was stuck in the back in a jump seat for the whole trip.

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 09/03/14 11:25AM
how long of a drive was that?  it's not super hot out there this time of year?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 09/03/14 12:21PM
It's in his post...10 hour drive each way
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 09/03/14 12:26PM
how long of a drive was that?  it's not super hot out there this time of year?
It was possibly low 90s at 2. Under 90 all other times. We went right when it starts to cool down.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 09/03/14 12:51PM
wait a minute...what's your asian friend's name?

did he used to work at Target, and now sells nutriceuticals?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 09/08/14 01:18PM
Thinking about riding Santiago peak after work today should be nice with no dust.  anybody down?  (i'll haul my bike there and need to be done before it gets dark as my lights still aren't working.)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 09/08/14 02:36PM
A neighbor of mine has a YZ450F that needs to be ridden, and he said I could take it out. Problem is I don't think it's registered, and I don't have any dirt gear. Any suggestions?
I think it's a 2001
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 09/08/14 02:44PM
Ask him if it is reg or not and ask him if you can barrow some gear you can always where your street helmet especially if you have a spare.  Gloves can be the same and actually boots can be too that's all you really need we will just be cruising for the most part they are just fire roads as far as I know
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 09/08/14 02:52PM
I don't think it has been registered since 2010.
This whole RED STICKER stuff... I guess I can look it up.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 09/08/14 03:27PM
Oh well you have to have a license plate for Santiago. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 09/08/14 04:41PM
Oh, okay. Didn't realize that.
Looks like red sticker riding starts October 1st
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 09/08/14 07:38PM
whoa, stop.

1.) if the the bike is MX only and 2003 and newer - it's likely a red sticker bike. Can only ride it half of the year at state parks (Gorman, Wildomar, San Gabriel Canyon, etc.)

2.) Even if you ride it at a registered area and it's red sticker, the registration needs to be up do date or you might get a ticket if caught.

3.) if you ride at an MX track - no registration sticker necessary; ever. If you ride in the desert - technically you're supposed to have one, but there are hardly rangers out there checking, so you can ride most of the time without worry.

4.) If you ride Santiago (just a fire road) - you need to be street plated.

It's *highly* recommended to wear dirt gear - you fall a LOT more frequently on dirt vs. street. At a minimum - your street helmet, boots, heavy duty pants (jeans at a minimum, but they will shred on your first fall), gloves (thin dirt gloves are like $15 at cyclegear), and elbow pads. If you can swing it - chest protector, shoulder pads, back protector, kidney belt....and KNEE guards! Street helmets don't breathe as much as dirt ones, so expect to get hot.

So if you just want to take it for a spin, go to Milestone MX in Riverside, CA - about an hour drive, no sticker necessary, bring your gear, do laps at your leisure until the bike kills you or you get tired.

If you want to do more - go to the desert. Lucerne valley is likely the closest. You can likely go to Silverwood without hassle, but I've seen rangers here and there on weekends.

Skip Gorman/Wildomar/San Gabriel Canyon. Not worth getting the fees paid for something you ride 2-3 times/year tops.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 09/09/14 10:49AM
Cool. Seems like the track is where I need to go. Thanks  :8:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 09/09/14 12:45PM
no problem, last tip - don't go alone!

I've seen a new kid break his collarbone on his first day, and the sky pickup Thomas and throw him off a quad   :(

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/ThomasCrashQuadGorman.jpg)

good to roll with a friend  :30:

what's your schedule like?

after I moved, I've been looking to get some dirt on again...only issue is that I'm a noob...started moto just a couple years ago, and don't ride enough...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 09/09/14 02:40PM
Yeah, I was hoping to get someone from here to go with me.
I need to gather some gear, and go over the bike, since it hasn't run in over 2 years. And I was the last person to ride it.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 09/09/14 03:15PM
Damn that bikes never been ridden.  Too bad it was a bad year for the YZ otherwise that thing might still be worth some money. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 09/09/14 03:34PM
 I have extra gear pick a day/night Ill roll with ya  haven't been to "Milfstone" in quite a while! :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 09/09/14 03:49PM
@ Todd - new novice and vet tracks since you went last!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 09/09/14 04:05PM
Ocmoto Beer League rides again! :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 09/17/14 02:12PM
if anyone's free October 4th - REDBULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM IN POMONA!!!

http://www.redbull.com/us/en/motorsports/offroad/events/1331619240940/red-bull-straight-rhythm

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 09/17/14 02:37PM
if anyone's free October 4th - REDBULL RHYTHM SECTION IN POMONA!!!

http://www.redbull.com/us/en/motorsports/offroad/events/1331619240940/red-bull-straight-rhythm
Tj and I will be there!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 09/18/14 10:45AM
champion are you the one selling the CR500 on craigslist for 5900?  that bike is sweet.   want to trade for a 04WR450 with dirt and sumo set up?  I can throw in some cash to sweetin the deal. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 09/27/14 11:05PM
Tickets confirmed for Red Bull rythm, Taking Tj on his first Gmr run before hand!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 09/28/14 12:42AM
took the WR to GMR today with trials tires hooked up great.  bike did not like the freeway though. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 09/28/14 02:26PM
Yes I'm the guy with all the rare ca plated bikes on CL, I have the CR500 up for 5k firm and an 03 KTM 250SX 2stroke w/ complete SM set ups (SMR forks, Behr 17" wheels, Beringer 4piston caliper w/ 320mm rotor) and Enduro/MX set ups (excel 21" & 19" black wheels, oem SX Forks, oem Brembo brakes etc) also have a ton of parts with it.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 09/28/14 03:29PM
It's part of the champion moto exotics division, lol

@ Champion - how's the LED light bar on the SX?? and how much was it? the light works on my YZ...but the output sucks...

@ Comp - were the trials tires just as good as a sport touring tire? I was thinking about running trials instead of street-only tires so I don't have to swap rims to run GMR or Santiago

@ Todd - I'm going to be in NJ =( - is TJ riding it? lol
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 09/28/14 05:53PM
It's part of the champion moto exotics division, lol

@ Champion - how's the LED light bar on the SX?? and how much was it? the light works on my YZ...but the output sucks...

@ Comp - were the trials tires just as good as a sport touring tire? I was thinking about running trials instead of street-only tires so I don't have to swap rims to run GMR or Santiago

@ Todd - I'm going to be in NJ =( - is TJ riding it? lol
Hes drooling this is right up his alley!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 09/28/14 06:04PM
maybe they'll set one of these up and let spectators ride it for a fee, lol

when does the desert cool down for more riding?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 09/28/14 06:10PM
maybe they'll set one of these up and let spectators ride it for a fee, lol

when does the desert cool down for more riding?
Milestone had a practice Red Bull rhythm track set up and Tj rode it with the boys just before his Knee surgery three weeks ago he will be back on the bike next weekend! :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 10/01/14 12:29PM
that's rock! I'm going to check again to see when they have it again

now that I'm moved in, I need to re-prep some of the bikes and get my ride on again...

Satruday the 11th?
Wed/Thu the 15th & 16th?
Fri/Sat 24th and 25th?
Wed/Thu the 29th/30th?

Also - the desert is cooling down...I've seen Lucerne Valley once...ready to start checking out other places!!

Also - by November, I'd like to have a noob bike (XR250), 2-stroke (YZ250), and newer 4-stroke (YZ450F) all setup and ready to ride...then I'll host some "ocmoto try the dirt!" day at Milestone or Gorman!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 10/01/14 12:49PM
As much as I want to go to the Red Bull Straight Rhythm; the forecast says 101 degrees for Pomona on Saturday. I'm hoping they'll broadcast it... 

 :45:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 10/01/14 09:13PM
As much as I want to go to the Red Bull Straight Rhythm; the forecast says 101 degrees for Pomona on Saturday. I'm hoping they'll broadcast it... 

 :45:
Truckin my favorite ice chest 101 degrees = BEER, This is gonna be sick!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 10/02/14 09:47PM
http://live.redbull.tv/events/461/red-bull-straight-rhythm-2014/

You can watch it online.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 10/03/14 10:07AM
http://live.redbull.tv/events/461/red-bull-straight-rhythm-2014/

You can watch it online.
I have one extra ticket, 714-309-7110
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 10/04/14 11:16AM
Have a good time!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 10/04/14 10:20PM
What a blast Bar to bar action every race Malcom Sewart had the fastest times all day but big brother James stuck it to him in the semis, These guys were haulin ass  Travis 500 Suzuki took it to em in the whoops but one bad hop took him out of contention, James Stewart is a straight up brilliant rider no matter what the AMA says!!!
Pic of James with Lil bro Malcom chasing :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 10/04/14 10:31PM
$11 dollar beers Whoohooo!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 10/06/14 11:26AM
oh mannnnnnnnnnnn!!!

I was in NJ for the weekend, or I would've been there!!!

looked awesome!

so essentially it's a 1/2 mile drag race??

http://www.youtube.com/v/-uRGasOgDhQ?rel=0

I keep reading about this 500cc 2-stroke Pastrana was riding - which bike was it, and where did he get it?!?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 10/06/14 05:39PM
anyone been to Azusa Canyon offroad park?

was wondering if it's a good place to bring a family, who's father and son want to try off-roading

also want to figure out if they are actually open on weekdays...I always thought it was weekends only, but their website shows that they open daily at 8am...

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/angeles/maps-pubs/?cid=stelprdb5318342

and you only pay a $5 entrance fee on the weekends
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 10/06/14 11:21PM
I wouldn't waste your time @ Azuza Canyon, it's a huge joke. Go play around in big bear, Cleghorn, Silverwood, or Cahone Junction OHV. All of those places can show anyone on 2 or 4 wheels a good time. Azuza is a big joke and it will have you pisse you wasted 5 bucks and an afternoon to go drive around a dusty valley and a dried up River bed.

As for Pastrana's RM-Zilla, it's a RMZ450 Chassis w/ a CR500R motor in it (aka Service Suzuki RM500AF), I was almost hoping he would have used the Suzuki 500cc 2-Stroke "Quadzilla" motor but they went with the honda 491cc CR motor instead. They make Service Kawi KX500AF's as well! Go on their website and you can see all the wild bikes they make for $12k, they even made a special production YZ500R (14' YZ450F Chassis w/ CR500R motor that was fuel injected!!! Watch the vid below VVV

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y91Jms6MyCY
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 10/06/14 11:36PM
On Board RM-Zilla

http://www.youtube.com/v/KXOIc9QHUfw
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 10/28/14 10:01PM
Milestone Thursdays 10 am to 1pm Good clean fun in the dirt... Great day to get the "Blue Flu" ;) :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 10/29/14 12:54PM
Milestone Thursdays 10 am to 1pm Good clean fun in the dirt... Great day to get the "Blue Flu" ;) :17:

Unfortunately, no-go for me this week...  but I'll be back!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 10/29/14 01:18PM
Milestone Thursdays 10 am to 1pm Good clean fun in the dirt... Great day to get the "Blue Flu" ;) :17:

Unfortunately, no-go for me this week...  but I'll be back!
Gonna work on being smooth 10 laps at a time Ill be lucky to do three motos! :32:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 10/29/14 01:48PM
HmmmmmmmmMMMMMMM....

let me see if I can bleed the brakes on the '00 YZ250...I'll text ya this evening Todd

I also downloaded the Gary Semics MX instructional videos...hopefully I can teach myself some sort of technique instead of the usual mess I am  :32:

also - anyone know if it snows up near big bear/silverwood in the winter?

Being from the east coast, I'd love to stud the tires and ride some snowwwwww

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/19-XR200R/IMG_4328.jpg)

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 10/29/14 10:31PM
let's do it!

gonna meet @ 11am @ milestone...

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 10/29/14 10:40PM
Loading the bike I discovered a front flat :13: Pro shop was open early last Thursday so Im gonna gamble and be there, Better than grabbing a tube here in HB and fighting traffic Ill be at the track by10!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 10/30/14 12:37PM
dang...couldn't bleed the front brake on the yz250...variable front brake pressure just went to zero brake pressure, hahahaha

this is an age old lesson in dirtbikes - don't bother showing up to the track without having gotten your bike all sorted out first!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 10/30/14 04:26PM
 It was fun but damn the ambulance was busy today, Two transports in just the two hours I was there, my buddies showed up with pro skater Nija Huston good fun bar bangin we had five us out ther dicing... Good times!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BlaZeD on 11/01/14 11:29AM
Anyone know if the maple sprins gate is open to Santiago Peak?  I went there a few weeks ago and the gate was closed due to a fire.

I tried calling the visitor center but no one has been answering.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/01/14 11:49AM
still closed....

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/cleveland/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5340229
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/06/14 07:54PM
 Stoked to report MOTOCUTZ MX is back after a four year hiatus :31: I built a business around up and coming racers back in 2004 filling a gap when the good peeps at RACE SIGNS retired moving back east, Once the economy took a shit and the kids grew we moved away from it but Tj has went all in purchasing equipment and networking whithin the industry and is back with a vengence He is setting a complete shop adjacent to mine and has the attention of so many friends and racers that grew up together and are now working throughout the sport of motocross. Offering Jersey lettering custom pre printed backgrounds, Posters, Trailer wraps, and tons more. You can follow his progress on Insta Gram See ya at the races! :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/06/14 08:34PM
awesome!

I want to buy some breakdirt916 stickers!!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/06/14 09:03PM
No job too small or too tall I always say :29: Hook up next week bra we should be up and running I picked up the laminator today!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/06/14 10:00PM
I need to find a jersey...get a silk screened "breakdirt" on the back!

you riding moto next week wed or thu?

also - I'm likely doing wildomar for trails Sunday - going w' a Dad and his 7 year old son, so if you don't mind waiting up, come along
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FZBear10 on 11/07/14 09:29AM
I need to find a jersey...get a silk screened "breakdirt" on the back!

you riding moto next week wed or thu?

also - I'm likely doing wildomar for trails Sunday - going w' a Dad and his 7 year old son, so if you don't mind waiting up, come along

What kind of riding does Wildomar have?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/07/14 12:23PM
Wildomar  is small limited and you need a plated bike to ride there :26:


Woot woot the mail man just dropped my new plastic kit for the Yz :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FZBear10 on 11/07/14 01:50PM
Wildomar  is small limited and you need a plated bike to ride there :26:


Woot woot the mail man just dropped my new plastic kit for the Yz :31:

Wahoo!
All of my bikes are plated including my son's 50 and Pep Boys dune buggy!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/07/14 07:54PM
@ fzbear - wildomar is an area of trails

(http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/photo/370/2316edd6b7ed44c988b184f64d5e7ef3.jpg)

there's only about 3-4 hours of riding (just over 4 miles), and you do NOT need a street plate; just a green or red sticker

since you'll be parking in the cleveland national forest, you should technically have an adventure pass; but there is debate whether or not it's legal (double taxation)

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/cleveland/recarea/?recid=47680
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FZBear10 on 11/07/14 08:34PM
Damn, that sounds perfect. I love trail riding!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/07/14 08:54PM
@ fzbear - wildomar is an area of trails

(http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/photo/370/2316edd6b7ed44c988b184f64d5e7ef3.jpg)

there's only about 3-4 hours of riding (just over 4 miles), and you do NOT need a street plate; just a green or red sticker

since you'll be parking in the cleveland national forest, you should technically have an adventure pass; but there is debate whether or not it's legal (double taxation)
SWEET  I thought it was plated only first rain Im up there!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/09/14 03:31PM
to be honest, there's only a small amount of true *beginner* trails...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Wildomar%2011-9-14/vlcsnap-2014-11-09-15h15m58s102.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Wildomar%2011-9-14/vlcsnap-2014-11-09-15h15m40s180.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Wildomar%2011-9-14/vlcsnap-2014-11-09-15h14m54s230.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Wildomar%2011-9-14/vlcsnap-2014-11-09-15h15m11s140.jpg)

they also have a 50' x 30' ish "training pit" which kids can do laps around:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Wildomar%2011-9-14/vlcsnap-2014-11-09-15h18m30s96.jpg)

but most of the kids on 50's and small quads were just rolling around in the parking lot:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Wildomar%2011-9-14/vlcsnap-2014-11-09-15h17m11s53.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Wildomar%2011-9-14/vlcsnap-2014-11-09-15h17m36s56.jpg)

the rest of the trails were mostly on hills, and difficult to traverse on 12" wheels...if I had to compare it to anything - it's like black diamond stuff at silverwood

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Wildomar%2011-9-14/vlcsnap-2014-11-09-15h24m28s96.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Wildomar%2011-9-14/vlcsnap-2014-11-09-15h19m47s95.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Wildomar%2011-9-14/vlcsnap-2014-11-09-15h24m15s216.jpg)

but his Dad and I went out and had a few good runs...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Wildomar%2011-9-14/vlcsnap-2014-11-09-15h22m56s188.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Wildomar%2011-9-14/vlcsnap-2014-11-09-15h22m16s37.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Wildomar%2011-9-14/vlcsnap-2014-11-09-15h20m04s5.jpg)

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/09/14 06:12PM
Looks like it would be fun in he mud! :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/09/14 07:18PM
sure would be!

here's Jalen riding one of the easier trails near the parking lot:

http://www.youtube.com/v/H5o6AD6UImM?rel=0

here's the Dad - this dude was NOT a noobie! he was haulin!

http://www.youtube.com/v/0QFfePaEWR4?rel=0

we all fell at least once, but nothing serious

2nd noobie dirt ride a success  O0
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/09/14 07:39PM
The boys were making graphics tonight And Thanksgiving weekend came up we are going with THREE BROs racing out to johnson valley OHV , GREAT group of people ALL ARE WELCOME!!! Camping Shooting Riding and a Saturday night time POKER run for bikes ATVs Buggies and Rihnos. Im buggin out Friday morning around 8..... LETS FUGGIN RIDE! :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/09/14 08:03PM
3 bro's racing?!!? I have a ton of their shiet!!!

of course I'm working that weekend...want to go as I haven't been out to Johnson Valley since we went at the beginning of this year...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/09/14 08:19PM
3 bro's racing?!!? I have a ton of their shiet!!!

of course I'm working that weekend...want to go as I haven't been out to Johnson Valley since we went at the beginning of this year...
Friends of the family we have been camping and racing together since the kids were 4th grade the Barbosas are great ambassadors for our beloved sport!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/09/14 08:22PM
ohhh yeah...is this the crew that sets up a movie on the side of a trailer?

I think you told me about this awhile ago...been jonesing to check it out ever since

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/09/14 08:31PM
ohhh yeah...is this the crew that sets up a movie on the side of a trailer?

I think you told me about this awhile ago...been jonesing to check it out ever since
Take that vacation time n use it Homie you will come home with stories ya wont be able to repeat to some... GOOD TIMES GAURANTEED! ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/10/14 09:06PM
Fuel is mixed and bikes are prepped Throttle Chopper (Lyle) and I are hitting Lucerne valley tomorrow for some good ol' desert fun! :D :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/10/14 09:18PM
awwww mannn....desert season has started!!!

have fun fellas...I will be working...

Lydia just makes her way around, lol
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/11/14 05:43PM
AHHHHH!!!

I'm at work refreshing this thread waiting for a ride report - how'd it go?!?!?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 11/11/14 06:21PM
Lydia rode like a finely greased.. machine!

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5613/15584254278_2686b6c72b_o.jpg)

Suspension was a little soft for my heavy arse, but she rode over the whoop-de-do's like it was no problem.  Good ride and we only saw a handful of bikes today!  :27:  I am convinced that a dual sport will be my next bike and something more biased for off-pavement duty.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/11/14 06:47PM
That was "Plum Fun" Chasing the Coyote made my day :29: Nothing better than riding with good friends!!!!! TC,s got mad dirt skills :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 11/11/14 07:30PM
That was "Plum Fun" Chasing the Coyote made my day :29: Nothing better than riding with good friends!!!!! TC,s got mad dirt skills :27:

Thanks, I felt I did okay for not riding on dirt since the elder Bush was president.

Checked the video, you left a cloud of dust, no sign of Wile E...  :26:

But, at this point I was convinced Todd may have been trying to kill me:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8601/15768177911_8d2327ffda_o.png)

Just a wee-bit technical...  ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/11/14 09:00PM
That was "Plum Fun" Chasing the Coyote made my day :29: Nothing better than riding with good friends!!!!! TC,s got mad dirt skills :27:

Thanks, I felt I did okay for not riding on dirt since the elder Bush was president.

Checked the video, you left a cloud of dust, no sign of Wile E...  :26:

But, at this point I was convinced Todd may have been trying to kill me:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8601/15768177911_8d2327ffda_o.png)

Just a wee-bit technical...  ;)
Yeah that place gets nutty when you least expect it you def have to be on your toes we got into some nasty shit for sure....... GOOD TIMES! :1:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/12/14 12:28AM
hahaha, yeah it happens at least once/ride...

here's how Todd tried to kill me last time:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20140314_150047.jpg)

but nice! looks like you guys had fun!

@ TC - is that the gopro hero 1?

& hit me up next time to borrow some gear! I have a spare XL pressure-jacket thingie w' elbow/chest/shoulder/back protection
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 11/12/14 08:47AM
@ TC - is that the gopro hero 1?

& hit me up next time to borrow some gear! I have a spare XL pressure-jacket thingie w' elbow/chest/shoulder/back protection

It's the Hero you sold me, she worked like a charm and captured some great video.  I was amazed that the adhesive mount held in spite of being applied to the crown of my helmet.

Thanks for the gear offer, I may take you up on it, but I think my first priority are some decent boots.  :8:  I got one injury, a scrape from the peg when I planted my foot near a rock.

I am hooked and will be buying a dual sport in the near future!  :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 11/12/14 09:52AM
Lydia rode like a finely greased.. machine!

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5613/15584254278_2686b6c72b_o.jpg)



Looks like a great time!

@ TC - is that the gopro hero 1?

& hit me up next time to borrow some gear! I have a spare XL pressure-jacket thingie w' elbow/chest/shoulder/back protection

It's the Hero you sold me, she worked like a charm and captured some great video.  I was amazed that the adhesive mount held in spite of being applied to the crown of my helmet.

Thanks for the gear offer, I may take you up on it, but I think my first priority are some decent boots.  :8:  I got one injury, a scrape from the peg when I planted my foot near a rock.

I am hooked and will be buying a dual sport in the near future!  :27:

I found these boots at Cycle Gear
http://www.cyclegear.com/ONEAL-2015-Rider-Off-Road-Motorcycle-Boots (http://www.cyclegear.com/ONEAL-2015-Rider-Off-Road-Motorcycle-Boots) $109
http://www.cyclegear.com/ONEAL-2015-Element-Off-Road-Motorcycle-Boots (http://www.cyclegear.com/ONEAL-2015-Element-Off-Road-Motorcycle-Boots) $125
And there's this package deal also; helmet + jersey: http://www.cyclegear.com/c/brand//O%27Neal-2015-Free-Demolition-Jersey-Deal/p/package060 (http://www.cyclegear.com/c/brand//O%27Neal-2015-Free-Demolition-Jersey-Deal/p/package060) $98.99
I'm working on getting this gear, so I can dirty too!!  :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 11/12/14 10:00AM
Awesome!  Also check out this gear deal...

Aliasmx.com Track-Side-Gear-Box (http://shop.aliasmx.com/Track-Side-Gear-Box_p_523.html)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 11/12/14 10:24AM
Thanks for the links!  I actually picked up my Scorpion helmet and goggles at Extreme Supply in Signal Hill for $70 OTD.  I may hit up Yellow Devil for boots and if they don't have any in stock, I'll make the short trip to Extreme afterward... 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/12/14 10:31AM
Thanks for the links!  I actually picked up my Scorpion helmet and goggles at Extreme Supply in Signal Hill for $70 OTD.  I may hit up Yellow Devil for boots and if they don't have any in stock, I'll make the short trip to Extreme afterward...
Give Jessica a call first she will  check stock and save you a trip 562-856-1248
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/12/14 10:58AM
just fyi - cheap boots will feel like clogs/ski boots on your feet, so if you can, try to swing more expensive ones, and more adv-style for more comfort

if you get a dual sport, you can also ride local at santiago (when it finally opens!)

and if you can swing it - get some padded/armored shorts:

(http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/productimages/300/0000-alpinestars-bionic-freeride-shorts---.jpg)

and knee/shin guards - this is one of the first things to get hit when you go down...which will be often

I'm also in LBC, a few blocks from YD...I can stop in for ya too
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/12/14 08:07PM
just fyi - cheap boots will feel like clogs/ski boots on your feet, so if you can, try to swing more expensive ones, and more adv-style for more comfort

if you get a dual sport, you can also ride local at santiago (when it finally opens!)

and if you can swing it - get some padded/armored shorts:

(http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/productimages/300/0000-alpinestars-bionic-freeride-shorts---.jpg)

and knee/shin guards - this is one of the first things to get hit when you go down...which will be often

I'm also in LBC, a few blocks from YD...I can stop in for ya too
I rock a similar pair and highly recommend them Saved my hips quite a few times.... Now if I could only find what I did with em! :13:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/13/14 06:17AM
I need to start doing google research...there's a lot of discount dirt gear (new!) that almost cost the same as used gear on CL; just gotta figure that out

worst case scenario, cyclegear has bilt gear for sale all the time, but the quality of their product doesn't last for sustained use (the plastics and pads start to fall apart after a few rides):
-helmets as low as $49.99 (Bilt Stars and Bars)
-jerseys as low as: $7.99 (Bilt Victor Jersey)
-pants as low as: $39.99 (Bilt Victor Pants)
-gloves as low as: $9.99 (Bilt Victor gloves)
-knee/shin guards as low as: $11.99 (Answer Apex)
-goggles as low as: $12.56 (MSR off-road goggles)
-boots as low as: $98.95 (Fly racing maverick)
-chest/elbow/shoulder protection as low as: $59.99
-------------------------------------------------------

So - building it on a budget, lowest quality new gear - you can get everything for around $300 - and this covers *everything*...I just feel like once you're spending that much, you gotta be able to buy stuff at better quality than Bilt

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 11/13/14 07:33AM
^^^
Great tip, B!

I'd also suggest checking out motorcyclecloseouts.com, you can pick up big name, new gear combo deals and score a helmet and gloves or protective gear for cheap.  Another option for quality new gear is Extreme Supply in Signal Hill, bring cash and they won't charge sales tax. 

Yellow Devil is a good option for also getting quality, but used gear.  And lastly, FleaBay also offers some good options if you're patient. 

I decided to get a new helmet after seeing the expensive crap offered on Craigslist, my Scorpion XV-17 helmet originally retailed for $200 which I picked up for $50...

For a casual first-timer, Bilt may get the job done, but I know I will be hitting the trails more often and prefer some durability/quality.  ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/13/14 07:38AM
exactly, bilt is likely fine for someone who's not sure dirt is for them (or they don't go often), but better gear for more periodic riders

I'm trying to piece together a full spare set to loan out to noobie riders, but boots are the hardest part - everyone's a different size and they're very uncomfortable - super thick/heavy!

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 11/13/14 08:44AM
Boots are tough one, I'd just suggest newbies bring the thickest over the ankle boots they have or can afford.  I wore my Hi-Tec Magnum's and they did well, had I been wearing some shin guards I probably wouldn't have gotten a scratch on my last desert ride.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/17/14 05:29PM
Installed a practice set on my old plastics to bone up on applying graphics its been awhile :-X The cut is sweet they fit perfect now to install the pretty ones!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 11/17/14 05:36PM
Looking good "Big Todd"!  :42:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/17/14 05:39PM
Haa yeah all Tjs buddies call me that! :)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/17/14 07:22PM
looking good! love the "big number" look!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/17/14 07:49PM
Our old logo circa 2005 we mostly did numbers jersey lettering and chest protector ID plates for racers back then, I couldn't afford the printer  :13: ZLT was the company for graphics and they were killin it I haven't heard much from them since they moved out of their shop and into a garage when the economy hit the shitter :26:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: kuma18 on 11/17/14 09:05PM
I keep up with this thread periodically and I'm super excited to get my bike going. It should be done pretty soon!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/19/14 09:40PM
First jersey off the press today for Micha Davis a Sponsored rider since before he had any permanent teeth!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/25/14 03:47PM
loooooooooking good!!!

also - has anyone been on a "dualies" ride?

www.dualies.com

seems like a good way to check out dual sport riding (plated dirt bikes only) without having to find the areas - just join one of their rides

I'd imagine everyone's going to flip a little when they hear a smoker coming on the ride, haha
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 11/25/14 03:50PM
www.dualies.com

seems like a good way to check out dual sport riding (plated dirt bikes only) without having to find the areas - just join one of their rides

I've checked out their site and rides and I agree, it looks like a great way to get my feet wet.  At this point I'm thinking I'll put DOT knobbies on my DR and spend a weekend riding around big bear.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/28/14 08:24PM
My faith in humanity is gone :6: My good friends from Three Bothers Racing are camping in Lucerne and last night my buddie Hayden had his brand new blinged out Ktm 450 stolen from camp along with his moms Honda 250, Frkn tweakers out there really bad these days..... What a  BUMMER >:(
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 11/28/14 09:05PM
stolen from camp

 :36:


So sorry.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/28/14 09:15PM
grrrr...having had a car stereo and a bike stolen from me before, that is some f'd up shiet right there, and they should be tied down, beat up, burned up, then a slow painful death (http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/images/smilies/scream.gif)

got pics of the bikes so we can look out for them?

and were the bikes parked outside? anything they could've done?

when I go out to Gorman/desert/silverwood and leave my truck parked, I even chain down my ramp and any leftover bikes have lockstraps and a chain through the rear wheel

hell when I take the bike to Vegas, I was considering to drop the front wheel...they gotta cut 3 locks and carry the bitch if they want it!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/28/14 09:16PM
stolen from camp

 :36:


So sorry.
He must have been hammered cuz locking them up has been #1 since they were youngns I got the news from Tj today glad I didn't go, Poor kid hes still making payments on the bike!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/28/14 09:29PM
super shitty...if feels an itch to ride, send the message along that I'd be glad to loan him a bike and take him out for a day...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/30/14 04:09PM
oh mannnnn....I am looking out at cleveland national forest and the misty haze means there are some good conditions up there for riding...and maple springs is still closed...boooooo
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/30/14 04:19PM
Thinking Silverwood or Beaumont Wednesday, Just got my front shocks revalved.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/30/14 04:34PM
of course I'm working that day...but if it stays a little damp, conditions will be good!!

wisdom teeth pulled next weekend...working the following weekend...can't wait until December the 20th to ride again!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 11/30/14 04:52PM
oh mannnnn....I am looking out at cleveland national forest and the misty haze means there are some good conditions up there for riding...and maple springs is still closed...boooooo

I was thinking exactly the same thing; I wonder if a friendly visit to the rangers station might get a gate opened for some concerned citizens?    :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: brl0301 on 11/30/14 05:06PM
My faith in humanity is gone :6: My good friends from Three Bothers Racing are camping in Lucerne and last night my buddie Hayden had his brand new blinged out Ktm 450 stolen from camp along with his moms Honda 250, Frkn tweakers out there really bad these days..... What a  BUMMER >:(
its only going to get worse now that prop 47 was passed...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/30/14 05:23PM
My faith in humanity is gone :6: My good friends from Three Bothers Racing are camping in Lucerne and last night my buddie Hayden had his brand new blinged out Ktm 450 stolen from camp along with his moms Honda 250, Frkn tweakers out there really bad these days..... What a  BUMMER >:(
its only going to get worse now that prop 47 was passed...
That area has been bad every since I can remember there are trailers on lots all over  with who knows what going on, We ride by them when were there some are really cool others are down right creepy!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/30/14 06:35PM
wow...just googled prop 47 - criminal offenders who commit property crimes are now just going to get misdemeanors...

why?

Quote from: CA
Saves hundreds of millions of dollars every year and funds schools, crime victims, mental health and drug treatment.

make pretty much no penalty for stealing someone's motorcycle...we gotta lock our shit up boys!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 11/30/14 06:57PM
wow...just googled prop 47 - criminal offenders who commit property crimes are now just going to get misdemeanors...

why?

This probably explains the rampant burglaries that have been occurring in my neck of the woods, particularly in neighborhoods closest to the freeways.  My rule, don't just lock it up, but keep your valuables out of sight whether it is your bike or the laptop left in your car.  Also with security cameras so cheap nowadays it pays to have one installed properly (one that can get a clear face shot, or better, a license plate number) especially if you live in a high-risk area.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: brl0301 on 11/30/14 07:12PM
wow...just googled prop 47 - criminal offenders who commit property crimes are now just going to get misdemeanors...

why?

This probably explains the rampant burglaries that have been occurring in my neck of the woods, particularly in neighborhoods closest to the freeways.  My rule, don't just lock it up, but keep your valuables out of sight whether it is your bike or the laptop left in your car.  Also with security cameras so cheap nowadays it pays to have one installed properly (one that can get a clear face shot, or better, a license plate number) especially if you live in a high-risk area.
Just wait until all of the addicts get resentenced and are back on the streets in the next year or so
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/30/14 08:21PM
hmm...any recommendations on security cameras?

so far, I put extra d-rings into the truck bed, and put the stockton chain locks through there and slip it through the rear wheel of dirty bikes

I also use lockstrap tie-downs, so they'd have to get through a total of 3 locks to get the bike...and the main dirtbike that I don't mind leaving in the bed (even with all those locks) is street legal with comprehensive insurance coverage...oh yeah, and it looks like a rat bike...if it's really sketchy area, the front wheel comes off and gets put into the cab
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/30/14 10:53PM
Lydia is getting a face lift ;D The boys are gettn down making graphics Fun stuff,  Hes on Instagram @ Motocutzmx / Tc158
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 11/30/14 11:38PM
hmm...any recommendations on security cameras?

You can buy an entire security camera set at Costco including a DVR that should meet your needs.  If you do pick one up, I can help with the install as I've worked with CCTV systems for over 10 years.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 12/01/14 10:53AM
...and maple springs is still closed...boooooo


I just got off the phone with the Trabuco Ranger District and Maple Springs will be closed until at the earliest September 2015.

The rest of the gates are closed today due to their concern about the weather that is coming in.

Booooo   :'(

 :46:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 12/01/14 11:07AM
Hey, with a couple inches of rain expected, flash floods would worry me too...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 12/01/14 11:08AM
Todd:  That sucks about your bros bikes!  I HATE THIEVES!  :13:  :20:

I snuck in a Dualsport ride over the Holiday.  My buddy lives near Indian Truck Trail and we took off from his garage.  It was like a flashback to my youth!

We rode for a couple hours on the Truck Trail and Main Divide.  Got up to the antennas at Santiago Peak. Sweet views from up there.  Sucks I didn't grab my camera....

There are tons of trails up there.  It gets pretty rough/rocky in some spots.  Came across a couple hikers, 4 wheelers, etc. but mostly it was just us.

Looking forward to getting back out there.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: H-2 Charlie on 12/01/14 11:52AM
Have you seen any activity of mining or huge tail piles up there ?  Mostly silver from what I have read .
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/01/14 02:01PM

I just got off the phone with the Trabuco Ranger District and Maple Springs will be closed until at the earliest September 2015.

The rest of the gates are closed today due to their concern about the weather that is coming in.

Booooo   :'(

 :46:

booo for sure!!!

but no worries - I always find a way, hahaha

desert - pretty much always open.

I was talking to another forum member about this - there are some gravel roads and whatnot around the bake parkway/irvine business area. I know of one off of bake, but maybe also some gravel roads near the railroad, etc. we may cut through. This is how "dual sporting" was done in MA - take a plated bike, don't stop at each spot and attract attention - just keep moving. I was thinking about trucking down for the day and exploring to find the offbeat path...just hook it up into an enduro loop with some street and some dirt.

the only place I found so far near long beach, is in between 3 freeway ramps...sort of a "no man's land"...but cyclists and runners can call it in, and there aren't many exit points

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/IMG_20130721_195428.jpg)

I also heard from a friend that the closed gates from the north main divide were mainly to deter the 4x4 trucks from getting stuck - a few of my friends have gone up on bikes anyways...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 12/01/14 02:03PM
- there are some gravel roads and whatnot around the bake parkway/irvine business area. I know of one off of bake, but maybe also some gravel roads near the railroad, etc. we may cut through. This is how "dual sporting" was done in MA - take a plated bike, don't stop at each spot and attract attention - just keep moving. I was thinking about trucking down for the day and exploring to find the offbeat path...just hook it up into an enduro loop with some street and some dirt.

IN    :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/01/14 04:29PM
just ordered the rotor bolts and sprocket bolts for the '94 YZ250...so I can start exploring on the 10th...although the 20th looks like the first weekend we can ride together regardless, and Christmas day, and Saturday January 3rd (subsequently my bday!) will also be dirt days

we've got plenty of time to explore!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 12/01/14 04:42PM
just ordered the rotor bolts and sprocket bolts for the '94 YZ250...so I can start exploring on the 10th...although the 20th looks like the first weekend we can ride together regardless, and Christmas day, and Saturday January 3rd (subsequently my bday!) will also be dirt days

we've got plenty of time to explore!


YAY!  I just ordered a set of Dunlop 606's and tubes.

I'll be ready!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Champion on 12/05/14 06:53PM
Cahuilla Creek MX seems to be the only track open tomorrow so we'll be doing a Track day there. Milestone is closed (besides the SX track) and unless you have your pro-license your just watching. Feel free to meet us @ Cahuilla, all tracks will be open. Should be rolling up @ 9-930 when gates open. Braaaap!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/05/14 08:06PM
awwww...just had the wisdom teeth pulled...

how's the track?

last time I rolled milestone, the dude in the truck next to mine had a goal - ride EVERY mx track in socal...sounds like a nice 2015 new years challenge to me!

if I visit 2-3 tracks/month, I can hit all 27 of them by 2016 http://www.dirtwerkz.com/Pages/tracks/Southern_California_Motocross_Tracks.html
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/05/14 08:32PM
awwww...just had the wisdom teeth pulled...

how's the track?

last time I rolled milestone, the dude in the truck next to mine had a goal - ride EVERY mx track in socal...sounds like a nice 2015 new years challenge to me!

if I visit 2-3 tracks/month, I can hit all 27 of them by 2016 http://www.dirtwerkz.com/Pages/tracks/Southern_California_Motocross_Tracks.html
be there ready to ride when they open the track goes to shit fast it will be cold and windy have fun!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/06/14 09:06AM
My kid gets all the hookups check theses gloves out, $25 I got the ones on the far left with the anchors :D
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/06/14 12:08PM
siiiiick!!

is he selling the other ones??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: brl0301 on 12/06/14 12:36PM
hey where do you guys take your dirt rims to get new tubes and tires installed? Ive called around a few places and have a hard time paying someone $30 a wheel to do 5 mins of work.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/06/14 12:40PM
do it yourself!

actually, I've done it before and friggen hate it...can't seem to get the "other" side of the tire on...so I've been to superchicken and also had 'em done at milestone MX park at their pro-shop (I believe it's ~$20)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: brl0301 on 12/06/14 12:47PM
do it yourself!

actually, I've done it before and friggen hate it...can't seem to get the "other" side of the tire on...so I've been to superchicken and also had 'em done at milestone MX park at their pro-shop (I believe it's ~$20)
i have the tire irons to do it but every time i do it i seem to pinch a tube and get all pissed off... lol
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/06/14 11:37PM
do it yourself!

actually, I've done it before and friggen hate it...can't seem to get the "other" side of the tire on...so I've been to superchicken and also had 'em done at milestone MX park at their pro-shop (I believe it's ~$20)
i have the tire irons to do it but every time i do it i seem to pinch a tube and get all pissed off... lol
Baby powder on your semi inflated tube is the hot ticket  ;) ;) Its a pain in the knuckles but can be done with proper tools a cool head and an empty five gallon bucket
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/06/14 11:44PM
siiiiick!!

is he selling the other ones??
All styles are available get em before they go large and expensive! ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BlaZeD on 12/07/14 10:05AM
Anyone know if you can still ride Santiago from Holy Jim or Live Oak?  I know Maple Springs is closed but isn't there another place to enter towards the end of Live Oak by the bridge?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/07/14 10:16AM
negative...

holy jim/live oak is open, but it terminates at holy jim...it's *possible* to make it up, but not the best/easiest way

currently the open road is the north main divide off of ortega highway...sorta sucks because maple springs was the closest dirt riding by far...once my YZ250 as the hardware for sprocket/rotors put on, and I get a battery for all the lighting, I was going to start exploring the irvine business district off of bake parkway to see if I can make a dual sport loop that uses pavement to connect all the dirt roads
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BlaZeD on 12/07/14 10:43AM
But if I go there can I at least ride some dirt?  I dont need to make it to Santiago peak but I'm itchin to go on a dirt ride!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/07/14 12:52PM
yes sir, as you get off live oak, you will be on a gravel road to get some slide onnnn
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 12/12/14 05:58PM
Main divide question: 

I'm putting the knobbies on my DR tomorrow.  Once that's done I want to ride the "main divide" road off Ortega.  From the map it looks like a make a right just past hells kitchen, but I can't tell how quickly the road turns to dirt; do you know?

Thanks,
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/12/14 10:26PM
whoa...wait

if you turn right off of ortega highway - you end up on a paved road...for about 45 mins. It actually never goes unpaved...once you get to the bottom, you can turn into a dirt parking lot that is called Wildomar OHV - here you have hills and trails through the woods...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Wildomar%2011-9-14/vlcsnap-2014-11-09-15h19m47s95.jpg)

if you want to head up to Santiago peak, turn left off of ortega
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/13/14 08:07PM
But if I go there can I at least ride some dirt?  I dont need to make it to Santiago peak but I'm itchin to go on a dirt ride!

I just drove it in the truck - this is your next best (close) riding. It is sort of like maple springs, in that it is a fire road with some more knarly terrain...but it is significantly shorter...it's about 30 mins driving in a truck, so probably only 20 mins end to end on the bike. There are a few side roads you can pull off and fool around a bit, but at the end of one fork is the trail head to the holy jim hiking trail, and at the end of the other side is a dead end. That's it...there isn't anything legal (or even much that's illegal) that you can cut through and have fun with. Regardless, once the days gtow longer, I will likely be riding here every other Saturday or Sunday evening because it's close to work.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/14/14 07:25PM
Tj stayed in Arrowhead last night and went to Devils Hole/Deep Creek today in Razors with the Homies, Ahhh to be young again :( :13:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 12/14/14 09:27PM
Tj stayed in Arrowhead last night and went to Devils Hole/Deep Creek today in Razors with the Homies, Ahhh to be young again :( :13:
holy shit, I've never seen it so crowded up there!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/15/14 02:26PM
anyone want to ride dirt Friday and/or Saturday?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/15/14 04:44PM
anyone want to ride dirt Friday and/or Saturday?
[/quotejust had my shocks rebuilt and want to test maybe Silverwood Friday
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/15/14 06:36PM
the original ocmoto beer league is back in action!!!

I will be on the blue yz250...what time ya want to roll?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/15/14 06:42PM
the original ocmoto beer league is back in action!!!

I will be on the blue yz250...what time ya want to roll?
Wont know for sure till Wednesday!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/15/14 07:10PM
coo np...let me know!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/17/14 08:18PM
Any idea for time Todd?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/17/14 08:34PM
Any idea for time Todd?
Sooner the better I will be done working by 7am lets meet at the shop Ill drive, 7950 Yorktown unit 4
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/17/14 09:35PM
noice!

gonna start packing tonight!!

we riding from Pinnacles or the dam?

missed your call - was on bike - what else??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/18/14 10:04AM
Guessing it'll be cold, but what better way to warm up and get exercise than ride dirt?

Gear bag is packed...gonna try out some knee guards tomorrow...need to get some 2 stroke mix, food, and charge the gopro!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FZBear10 on 12/18/14 12:12PM
Where are you guys rolling to?
I am thinking about riding this Saturday also but I will have my wife and 8yr old son with me.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/18/14 12:23PM
Where are you guys rolling to?
I am thinking about riding this Saturday also but I will have my wife and 8yr old son with me.
Were going to Silverwood tomorrow we can meet at the 15/138 interchange and caravan from there. :46:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FZBear10 on 12/18/14 12:30PM
Dammit, I work tomorrow
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/18/14 01:39PM
No worries, I am looking at Gorman or similar noobie friendly place on Saturday January 3rd!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FZBear10 on 12/18/14 01:49PM
Again, dammit!
I will be at the lake that weekend
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/18/14 05:23PM
While prepping the bike today I noticed the cheap ass cast adjuster missing from my clutch perch (They break easy) without it I would have been screwed, $36 at Beach Yamaha :36:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/19/14 04:52PM
WHAT A FRIGGEN BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSST!!!!

(more pics w' videos on the way)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Arrowhead%2012-19-2014/vlcsnap-2014-12-19-16h42m00s14-1.jpg)

taking a bath  :32:
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Arrowhead%2012-19-2014/vlcsnap-2014-12-19-16h46m42s23.jpg)

obligatory wheelie for beemer boy  :27:
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Arrowhead%2012-19-2014/vlcsnap-2014-12-19-16h47m46s118.jpg)

OG ocmoto beer league   :29:
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Arrowhead%2012-19-2014/vlcsnap-2014-12-19-16h45m25s12.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 12/19/14 06:03PM
Nice!  Conditions look epic!   :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/19/14 06:35PM
Nice!  Conditions look epic!   :27:
Yes Sir conditions were in fact EPIC!!!! Only encountered two other humans all day and they actually turned us on to good info for future exploring1 :1: :1:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/19/14 08:08PM
What a bitchen day! Some pics :D
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/19/14 08:13PM
 ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: kuma18 on 12/19/14 08:15PM
Can't wait to go with you guys it looks so fun!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/19/14 08:25PM
Good times!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/19/14 08:43PM
Ocmoto Beer League strikes again! Obligatory beer pick.... That's it I shot my wad :P
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/19/14 10:20PM
warmup loop!

http://www.youtube.com/v/59EKMl9Q9is?rel=0

slight bop @ 2 min 22 seconds into the bushes...

camera couldn't seem to focus because of how bright the sand looks from the sun
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/20/14 08:10PM
just got down n' dirty at Gorman!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%2012-20-2014/vlcsnap-2014-12-20-19h31m25s26.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%2012-20-2014/vlcsnap-2014-12-20-19h45m31s40.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%2012-20-2014/vlcsnap-2014-12-20-20h03m12s158.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%2012-20-2014/vlcsnap-2014-12-20-19h28m42s176.jpg)

got mud? lol

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%2012-20-2014/GOPR0060-Copy.jpg)

pics here!

http://ocmoto.com/index.php/topic,67762.msg4774933.html#msg4774933
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 12/20/14 08:14PM
I rode today too....
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 12/20/14 11:34PM

obligatory wheelie for beemer boy  :27:
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Arrowhead%2012-19-2014/vlcsnap-2014-12-19-16h47m46s118.jpg)


Haha hell yeah!!!!  :27:
Can't wait to go dirt bike riding next month!!!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BlaZeD on 12/21/14 10:10AM
just had my shocks rebuilt and want to test maybe Silverwood Friday

Where did you take it?  I've been wanting to have the shocks on my KTM rebuilt and would like to have the internals sprung for my weight at the same time.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 12/21/14 05:17PM
I really need to go for a ride. My bike is completely perfect now. My best friend/ main riding bud died last week and I need to get out there. Any plans during new years/ any weekend coming up? I dont care if its an overnight or anything.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/21/14 05:41PM
I really need to go for a ride. My bike is completely perfect now. My best friend/ main riding bud died last week and I need to get out there. Any plans during new years/ any weekend coming up? I dont care if its an overnight or anything.
The guy that went camping with us What happened? Lets plan  something Adam Im down!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 12/21/14 05:53PM
I really need to go for a ride. My bike is completely perfect now. My best friend/ main riding bud died last week and I need to get out there. Any plans during new years/ any weekend coming up? I dont care if its an overnight or anything.
The guy that went camping with us What happened? Lets something up Adam Im down!

No not robert. I dont think I went on any Ocmoto ride with him. Single vehicle trick crash at 230 am, doesnt take much imagination, just disappointed, and super sad.

Barstow area ride? Maybe overnight at octillo?

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/21/14 06:00PM
I really need to go for a ride. My bike is completely perfect now. My best friend/ main riding bud died last week and I need to get out there. Any plans during new years/ any weekend coming up? I dont care if its an overnight or anything.
The guy that went camping with us What happened? Lets something up Adam Im down!

No not robert. I dont think I went on any Ocmoto ride with him. Single vehicle trick crash at 230 am, doesnt take much imagination, just disappointed, and super sad.

Barstow area ride? Maybe overnight at octillo?
Ocotillo sounds great hows your schedule in between Xmas n New Years? If we could get 4 people to pitch in and rent a Razor for a couple hours, Soooooo fun!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 12/21/14 06:07PM
I can do Night of the 30th - the first.

My friend/coworker has a brand new Razr and I can see if he wants to come. He also has a toy hauler.

Thats all I have before new years.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/21/14 06:43PM
I can do Night of the 30th - the first.

My friend/coworker has a brand new Razr and I can see if he wants to come. He also has a toy hauler.

Thats all I have before new years.
Trippin with the wife till the 1rst ( She just reminded me), Im shooting for Friday/Saturday home Sunday.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 12/21/14 07:02PM
I can do Night of the 30th - the first.

My friend/coworker has a brand new Razr and I can see if he wants to come. He also has a toy hauler.

Thats all I have before new years.
Trippin with the wife till the 1rst ( She just reminded me), Im shooting for Friday/Saturday home Sunday.

I originally had that weekend on my list but, I also forgot about extended family events I had that weekend. Sat and Sunday are both busy :(
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/21/14 07:38PM
I can do Night of the 30th - the first.

My friend/coworker has a brand new Razr and I can see if he wants to come. He also has a toy hauler.

Thats all I have before new years.
Trippin with the wife till the 1rst ( She just reminded me), Im shooting for Friday/Saturday home Sunday.

I originally had that weekend on my list but, I also forgot about extended family events I had that weekend. Sat and Sunday are both busy :(
RIP to your friend  and condolences to you and his family lets ride first chance after the holidays!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/21/14 07:57PM
shoot Adam - so sorry to hear about your friend!

truly sad indeed...let us not forget how quickly we can all go

the whole new years block (30/31/1) are all days I'm working...but I am off the 2nd, and going to Gorman (or noobie friendly equivalent) on the 3rd...anyone want to ride somewhere on the 2nd? I get off around 5:30 on the 1st, so I can head out to camp that night...but if not, I might head to Vegas then ride somewhere in the middle on Friday
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: ThrillQuest on 12/21/14 07:59PM
I really need to go for a ride. My bike is completely perfect now. My best friend/ main riding bud died last week and I need to get out there. Any plans during new years/ any weekend coming up? I dont care if its an overnight or anything.

Are you talking about Kelvin from Math?  He died on Thursday... http://www.ocregister.com/articles/imperial-645655-highway-died.html :(
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 12/21/14 08:11PM
shoot Adam - so sorry to hear about your friend!

truly sad indeed...let us not forget how quickly we can all go

the whole new years block (30/31/1) are all days I'm working...but I am off the 2nd, and going to Gorman (or noobie friendly equivalent) on the 3rd...anyone want to ride somewhere on the 2nd? I get off around 5:30 on the 1st, so I can head out to camp that night...but if not, I might head to Vegas then ride somewhere in the middle on Friday

I am down for Hungry Valley on the 3rd (or eqiv). David, yeah I am talking about Kelvin.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/21/14 08:18PM
shoot Adam - so sorry to hear about your friend!

truly sad indeed...let us not forget how quickly we can all go

the whole new years block (30/31/1) are all days I'm working...but I am off the 2nd, and going to Gorman (or noobie friendly equivalent) on the 3rd...anyone want to ride somewhere on the 2nd? I get off around 5:30 on the 1st, so I can head out to camp that night...but if not, I might head to Vegas then ride somewhere in the middle on Friday

I am down for Hungry Valley on the 3rd (or eqiv). David, yeah I am talking about Kelvin.
That may work for me also, Day trip only Tooo cold!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: ThrillQuest on 12/21/14 10:53PM
That really sucks man.  Phil told me when I was at work on Friday... I can't believe it.  He was a smart guy.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/22/14 07:44AM
@ Todd & Mud - fyi - me/beemer boy will have a girl (noob) w' us...so we will not be hauling ass the whole day and it might bore you guys

you guys want to meet together and do your own ride?

or maybe I can ride w' beemer/chick for 1/2 the day, then ride with you guys the other half of the day
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 12/22/14 01:32PM
My fiance will probably come anyways do I'm down.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/26/14 02:25PM
can anyone start a yz426f?

I have one...haven't started it since I got it 6 months ago...tank is cracked so I got another one from fleabay...will do an oil change and check the plug, but if it works this might be beemer boy's bike for Gorman
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: MurdaJ on 12/26/14 07:34PM
I haven't done it myself but I've seen this mentioned on forums

Quote
What you do is there is pull in the compression release. it should be on the right hand side of the bar and push it in, without giving the bike ANY gas whatsoever. so then, with the compression release lever held in, kick it through the stroke, no need for hard kicks, 3-5 times. bring the kickstart up to the top of teh stroke, and with the compression release still in, slowly kick the kickstarter down to where it is horizontal with the ground. just about exactly horizontal. now you can let go of the compression release. now just give it one hard kick and it might fire. you might have to do it 2-3 times. but the process goes quickly once you got it down though. maybe this will help too:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/26/14 10:03PM
@ Todd & Mud - fyi - me/beemer boy will have a girl (noob) w' us...so we will not be hauling ass the whole day and it might bore you guys

you guys want to meet together and do your own ride?

or maybe I can ride w' beemer/chick for 1/2 the day, then ride with you guys the other half of the day
Soooo whats up? Thinking of heading to Occotillo it will be 40 degrees warmer than Gorman, I know my way around the place if you guys want to go its free and theres NO RULES :1: :1: :1:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/26/14 10:11PM
Super good Noob riding there nice rolling hills with no rocks ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/26/14 10:23PM
still doing Gorman Saturday! Ocotillo a bit far for a noob...

but ocotillo is definitely on my list...how about january 8th, 13th, 16th or 17th?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/26/14 10:54PM
still doing Gorman Saturday! Ocotillo a bit far for a noob...

but ocotillo is definitely on my list...how about january 8th, 13th, 16th or 17th?
That's one way to break em in....Freezing windy weather shitty terrain and forest Cops all over :32: Im packing flip flops n sun block :29: BE SAFE my friend!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 12/27/14 06:37PM
I wont be able to make it on the 3rd to hungry valley. My dad decided to take a welding class with me for his xmas present that day.

I can do a ride on the 17th though, i think.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/27/14 09:17PM
Old dudes race Sunday I got Homies camping think Ill head here n "Git after it" in the desert ..... LETS GO RACING!!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/28/14 08:12AM
go get 'em Todd!!

@ Mud/whoever else is free - Ocotillo on the 17th?

I'm off on Friday - I might drive over the night before and sleep in the truck
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/29/14 04:28PM
so yeah!

who has a grenade we can throw at this 2002 YZ426F?

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-12/20141229_135558.jpg)

fired maybe 3 times...I couldn't recreate the steps quite well enough to figure it out...

either way...got to spend some time on it today...

old tank was leaking:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-12/20141229_135603.jpg)

got a replacement from fleabay for $80 shipped...score!

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/JrYAAOSwiCRUfzoI/$_1.JPG?set_id=880000500F)

going to keep the old petcock:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-12/20141229_141004.jpg)

the old gas tank screw heads had been broken off...with the stud still stuck in the frame...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-12/20141229_141826.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-12/20141229_141831.jpg)

I wanted to save the threads in the frame for new bolts, so I did my best to unscrew it with a set of vice-grips...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-12/20141229_142115.jpg)

luckily she came out...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-12/20141229_142247.jpg)

threads saved!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-12/20141229_142332.jpg)

wiped off the dirt - still got the oem yamaha blue

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-12/20141229_142414.jpg)

new tank went on with no issues

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-12/20141229_154115.jpg)

I followed the instructions online (decompression lever in, kick it over 3 times, choke on, kick 1/2 down, let go of decompression lever and kickstarter, kick through) and got it to fire 3 times...but couldn't for the live of me figure out how I did that...most of the time the kicker would get stuck halfway...other times it went through without even firing

I'll bring it to beemer boy in advance (who will be riding it)...but if he has trouble starting it, or we can't roll it, I might just bring him a 2-stroke
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 12/29/14 05:59PM
this is what happens when you dont turn your girl on enough. she acts up on you and doesnt want to put out.

dont be that guy. lol
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/29/14 06:14PM
That year bike when new was hard to start, Take it out and shoot at it!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/29/14 10:41PM
yuppp...we will ride her (hard) one last time, then send her on to some other dude for cheap
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 12/30/14 10:13AM
My dual sport is a '99 WR400.  I know the ritual well....  :20:

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/30/14 12:43PM
We're going to try the roll start tomorrow...

Also going to pickup forks from apple valley on Friday to fix the stripped out forks on the 94 yz250...and going to checkout Calico ghost town for a couple hours while I'm out there

Anyone down for a desert dirt ride Friday?

Also - noob dirt Saturday at Gorman...but no spare bikes...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 12/30/14 01:44PM
Also - noob dirt Saturday at Gorman...but no spare bikes...

Interesting.....
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/30/14 10:56PM
I used to think carrying 3 dirt bikes in an F-150 was a bit much, ha

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10806190_999104123451994_808364614360079296_n.jpg?oh=f92b5a4757cc71ccb0f478acfe6e9420&oe=552A0594&__gda__=1429511183_3f60d293a0356c9823af6b2b2b750a0d)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/31/14 10:15AM
Oh mannnn...Here I am stuck at work when I look out to the mountain and see it COVERED in snow

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-12/20141231_0840402.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/31/14 06:53PM
A1 is Saturday keep your eyes open for privateer's Brian Birch #577 And Agostini #435 both will be rockin MOTOCUTZ graphics and jerseys and will Hopefully  make the big show Brian made it 4 out of 6 last year :7: I first approached Brians dad in 95 when the kid was killin it on Ktm 65s for sponsorship Its been fun watching him mature into the pros Also Mat Moss's mech stopped by today to pick up some stickers to give out Saturday. Tj is having knee surgery Friday so we will be watching from home Cant wait for A1 baby :31: :31: :31: :31: :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/31/14 07:51PM
AWESOME!!!

GO MOTOCUTZ!!

Oh yeah, and good luck to 577 and 435...

I *might* go...pending an inexpensive ticket, and how gorman goes on Saturday...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/31/14 08:53PM
AWESOME!!!

GO MOTOCUTZ!!

Oh yeah, and good luck to 577 and 435...

I *might* go...pending an inexpensive ticket, and how gorman goes on Saturday...
Stop by my place ALL ARE WELCOME!!! Will have the Bbq goin and the beer flowin :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/02/15 08:33PM
Thanks Todd!

But might not be back in time...going to check this out again tomorrow...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/20150102_134447.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/20150102_135637_1.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/02/15 08:57PM
Thanks Todd!

But might not be back in time...going to check this out again tomorrow...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/20150102_134447.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/20150102_135637_1.jpg)
Where is that the ghost town?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/02/15 09:44PM
you can even walk into the gold mines!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150102_140253.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150102_140140.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150102_135629.jpg)

trails through the hills for miles...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150102_134359.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150102_131653.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150102_131648.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/03/15 09:20PM
you know what's a fantastic f'n bike?

the 2003 Yamaha YZ450F!!!!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Calico%20Ghost%20Town%201-3-15/vlcsnap-2015-01-03-21h11m34s60.jpg)

seriously, fantastic bike

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150103_150934.jpg)

just too much power for me to use in tight trails!

and yes, Calico is awesome

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Calico%20Ghost%20Town%201-3-15/vlcsnap-2015-01-03-21h35m00s31.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/05/15 09:22PM
Camping trip feeler :-\ anyone wanna hit Occotillo over night torwards the end of the month? There is bathrooms, Showers, Palapas with fire pits and tables all free. Its always nice and uncrowded after New Years being everyone blew their wad last weekend, Lets set a date and go ride hard n drink some beer by the fire! :7:
Maybe even get a few to pitch in and rent a Razor! :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/05/15 09:42PM
How about 16th and 17th?

I can drive out after work on the 15th...ride all day 16th & 17th, and I'll drive home Saturday night
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 01/05/15 09:52PM
That would be awesome.
I can do 23, 24, and come back the 25th.

Possibly leave the 22nd after work.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/05/15 09:57PM
awwww mannnn...I'm working 23-25th...

@ Beemer Boy - feel free to take whichever bike you want! (and if I can get my street bike sorted - take my truck too...or better yet, loan me that little black car and you can take the truck  :32:)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Ducati Boy on 01/05/15 10:05PM
Damn.

Well you can definitely whip my 3 series around if you want. Watch out though, you may end up buying one. Lol
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/09/15 01:26PM
Mud - you still want to hit up ocotillo on the 17th?

I might drive over the night before and sleep in the truck. I might also bring a $20 camp stove so I can re heat some pasta and maybe grill some burgers desert dide

And any plated dirty riders want to do a morning run over at trabuco canyon road sunday AM 8-9:30?

I have to work by 10:30...gives me time to shower

and 2 desert trips and we haven't even finished January this year...what a great start to 2015!! We should pick a day and go desert/Gorman/ocotillo at LEAST once...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/09/15 08:19PM
Down for Friday/Saturday 16/17th Ill bring a stove ,Bbq. pots pans and the like (Wifes a girl scout leader ;))  Ill be heading out around 8am Friday morning. Whoo Hoooooo :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/09/15 08:34PM
down!

this will be my first time hitting up the same place crusty demons lit up the dirt!!!

Also - maybe Todd knows - when is it a good time to checkout Glamis?

there is a CNG station 100 miles away, which gives me perfect range to do a 2 day trip....right now it's high 70's in the day and 40's overnight...I might want to see that increase a little bit overnight -

so maybe Glamis in March?? March 13th-14th or 27th-28th??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/12/15 06:47PM
spent some time on the XR650L tonight...

the carb needed a cleaning...PITA to get out!

but I got her out, upped the main jet to a 160, and put the parts and carb into the harbor freight ultrasonic cleaner:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150112_174806.jpg)

before:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150112_171747.jpg)

after ultrasonic cleaning:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150112_172920.jpg)

before:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150112_171337.jpg)

after:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150112_180139.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150112_181328.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150112_175307.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150112_174935.jpg)

hand dried the exterior, blew compressed air through the jet passageway to make sure they were completely clear...I did see residual cleaning fluid blow out on the carb side, so I'm pretty sure they're cleared out

now to wrestle her back into the bike...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/13/15 03:52PM
cleaned the tank by hand...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150113_125340.jpg)

before sticker removal:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150113_142237.jpg)

after sticker removal:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150113_143139.jpg)

rear rim had a layer of dirt:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150113_143648.jpg)

nothing some good ol' elbow grease can't fix:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150113_143819.jpg)

rims look like new again!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150113_143823.jpg)

for sale! $3,250!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150113_145556.jpg)
Title: Monster Energy Supercross autograph signing
Post by: Del Amo Motorsports on 01/15/15 10:59AM
Hi Guys,

I want to invite you to our Monster Energy Supercross Autograph Signing night at Costa Mesa. All Yamaha and Kawasaki SX riders will be there tomorrow. We will have food, music, raffles for autographed stuff and Monster Energy team will be there as well to give away free drinks.
If you are around, please stop by and be our guest.

(http://www.delamomotorsports-costamesa.com/fckimages/Images/Supercross-New.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: StormTrooperRyder on 01/15/15 08:59PM
oh cool im down to go... I have to work a 11 hour shift for security on saturday to work supercross.. I will be at angels stadium every saturday till Feb 7
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 01/17/15 02:29PM
Just picked up my first Yamaha today. 05 WR450. Needs a lot of tlc, so any help would be much appreciated.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/17/15 05:54PM
Awesome!

Welcome to the OCmoto dirt crew!!

What sort of TLC?

Once it needs a crank, cases split, valve work, I am a bit useless to help, ha

Oil change, radiator fluid change, fresh plug, chain cleaning (or replacement with sprockets), valve adjustment, lever/bars setup, tires pumped/replaced, brake pads/bleeding if necessary, and that's about it
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 01/17/15 06:17PM
I haven't broken it down yet. I'm currently working on putting in a new garage door opener in, so maybe tomorrow I'll figure something out. But it needs a full carburetor rebuild at least. then all the fluids need to be flushed etc
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 01/17/15 07:29PM
Are you going to put new tires on it mike? Or keep it in sand dune mode?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 01/17/15 08:36PM
the guy threw in a Pirelli road tire. going to get that swapt out on Monday. it's hard to push around that paddle tire with those cups, geez
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/17/15 11:02PM
I wasn't really sure what a carb "rebuild" really did (unless the parts were damaged)

but when you're ready to pull it, I'd be happy to run it through my handy dandy harbor freight ultrasonic cleaner

before:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150112_171337.jpg)

after:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150112_180139.jpg)

actually, when can I come see it and start cleaning it up and assessing it for you?  :32:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 01/18/15 11:45AM
The carb is in a box currently. Looks clean. The guy said it needs a rebuild kit (main jet, gaskets).
I was referring to help, as in if anybody has any knowledge or extra parts for a wr450(C.Weir, TOONS); that would be supah coool. I want to plate it. I'm not planning to super tard it out. I just want to ride with the ability to take it off-road.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/18/15 12:25PM
Looks like you picked up a Pepper Jack cheese burger also, Congrats on both. Git er tuned up and lets ride! :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/18/15 01:14PM
hmm...05 is too late from a CA standpoint...if it doesn't have a current street plate, you can't (legally) get one

but once it's running, let's ride!

I am looking to ride somewhere fri/sat January 30th-31st...maybe Feb 4th or 5th...maybe Feb 14th noobie ride...then 27th/28th in Vegas
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/20/15 10:51PM
update: new plug in the 426 and I finally figured out how to start the little firecracker!

step 1: choke on
step 2: kick start until it feels "stuck"
step 3: pull in (or in this bike - press button) decompression lever
step 4: push down kick starter JUST A TAD past the first resistance point. Literally a VERY little bit - visualize the piston going down from TDC about 1/2" - stop.
step 5: let go of kick starter & decompression lever. With absolutely NO gas, give it one good kick and it should start.

I've heard all 426's are a little different, so mine needs 1/8" throttle to keep her running (not a hair more, or it'll stall!), but after that she's good to go

it's FAST!!

Going to clean her up and head over to the classifieds section!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 01/21/15 12:56PM
Well, this certainly looks interesting for offroad...

http://www.youtube.com/v/86qN3anUTy8
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BrnEyzR1 on 01/21/15 12:58PM
Northshore this weekend! It was too much fun :D

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BrnEyzR1 on 01/21/15 01:00PM
 :)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Punisher on 01/21/15 01:34PM
Havasu?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/21/15 03:30PM
nice!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Punisher on 01/21/15 05:23PM
cuz when people say is North Shore around here we think about catching 12 foot mega sets at sunset on oahu
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: thepretender on 01/21/15 06:55PM
Underground MX park. http://gizmodo.com/this-huge-bmx-park-is-hidden-100-feet-underground-in-an-1680911562 (http://gizmodo.com/this-huge-bmx-park-is-hidden-100-feet-underground-in-an-1680911562)
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--MlztiQnQ--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/nz7dfbnrzbuxlreizytg.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/21/15 08:34PM
Farkin cool!!

When I was on the east coast a company rented out an arena in the winter and called it mototown...it eventually shut down because they couldn't properly vent the fumes, but indoor mx feels like arenacross!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/21/15 08:51PM
the fleabay forks are better than the ones I have :spit:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150121_182836.jpg)

both cleaned - original fork on right - squished it twice and it already started pissing fluid

I really enjoy working through a bike (when things work!) because you get to learn the bike a bit more...

like for example - Yamaha decided to snake the brake line all the way down the fork bottom :dunno:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150121_184610.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150121_184601.jpg)

oh well, it works...

fork swap complete. Was really quite easy...only took a couple hours or so...carefully inserted the axle to make sure nothing stripped!

more good news: I wired up the CG LED tail and it LIGHTS UP! that means - the lights run on DC which means I can run LED's!

more bad news: bunch of pinched/ripped out wires without another dangling wire to hook up to :spit:

slightly good news: dirtbike wiring is quite simple...it's pretty easy to just follow it and add your own repairs

Right now it is rideable - so I might take that next Saturday...but it's not quite street ready to start riding to the gym. Plus I want to add a keyed ignition switch, a hidden starter switch (since keyed ignitions use the kill switch wiring), and add a little bag to the back to hold a couple disc locks. If someone wants to pick it up and drive away with it, I can't do much...but with 2 disc locks, they can't just put it in neutral and roll away. Comprehensive insurance worst case scenario...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BrnEyzR1 on 01/22/15 08:02AM
Havasu?

No, near the Salton Sea.  :)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/22/15 08:07AM
Havasu?

No, near the Salton Sea.  :)
Never been over there, Cool you can shoot , Hows the riding compare to ocotillo? Is it an legal OHV area?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/22/15 04:44PM
I rode the yz250 to the gym today...will do 2-3 times/week stopping in dirt sections = mid-weekly dirt rides! :31:

when cold, the exhaust valve isn't going up (can't get "on the pipe")...so it won't rip until it's warmed up. The valve is likely gummed up, so taking off the cover and cleaning her out is on the list.

I thought a '94 would be a bit dated in terms of power because it's old tech, but wow...4th gear ~40mph and it will power wheelie up!  :27:

more immediate goals:
-new air filter, change transmission/clutch fluid, new plug, clean power valve assembly
-install desert tank
-hook up cyclegear rear turn signals
-bend bracket on rear brake light switch and bend spring to get rear brake light switch
-get baja designs battery & horn

more distant goals:
-take off body parts, start cleaning bike up, apply graphics kit
-top end, start tracking compression over time
-new chain/sprockets
-ASV levers, bleed brake lines
-get hand guards w' integrated signals
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/22/15 06:53PM
everytime I rode MX, I bopped my knee when I fell...it seems like the first thing to get hurt when you go down, ha

so I went down to yellow devil and tried the alpinestar bionic knee guard...

(http://images1.revzilla.com/product_images/0011/0872/Alpinestars_Bionic_Mx_Knee_Protectors_detail.jpg)

these were just like the Fox Titan knee guards I tried before: they were bulky, barely stayed on, & very uncomfortable despite very positive reviews online

I had pretty much given up on the hard plastic-rotate-around-your knee type guard...but my friend gave generally positive reviews on Troy Lee Designs Shock doctor, so I went into the local moto gear retail shop to try them out and buy them...

(http://content.motosport.com/images/items/large/TLD/TLD00EC/X001.jpg)

the TLD/Leatt rep was actually in the shop, and he recommended the leatt dual axis knee guards - he said people even mountain bike in them...

(http://www.cycletreads.co.nz/images/products/29.6659.jpg)

I was thinking they would also be too big for my chicken leg size thigh...but they weren't. In fact, the straps were a bit tight (so I'd have room to stretch 'em out a bit)

Walked around in them a bit, tried the slide-on TLD designs (and hated it), put the Leatt back on and bought it...I rode home on the YZ250 and almost forgot they were there! Rode a couple 3rd gear wheelies for good measure!!

Finally got a set of knee guards that I like! Shin protection for when I drag my leg on the peg too!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 01/24/15 04:49PM
I burned off one of my straps on my titan knee guards, Im want to check those out. Where did you look at them?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/24/15 08:22PM
http://www.extremesupply.com/

2650 East 28th Street
Signal Hill, CA 90755

also - cool video - get AMP'd about Dianna Dahlgren dirt!

http://www.youtube.com/v/raEc-huh9pQ?rel=0
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 01/24/15 09:05PM
So Bhavesh, when is your next free time for a day/camping ride? Down for a noobie (including Nat), or a fast ride (not including Nat). Maybe we can get Mike (Hooligan) up and go for a noobie ride locally up in Cleveland OHV
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/24/15 10:19PM
My family and friends are going to ocotillo Wells over Presidents Day weekend, All the boys are coming with shovels and attitude.... Its a gas going from hit to hit and watch them jump. ALL are welcome this is a great group of people!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/24/15 10:57PM
@ Mud - Saturday 1/31 - I thought we were planning Rowher Flats (non-noobie)? tell hooligan to man up and come ride dirt.

Sat 2/14 - noobie ride, likely Gorman, we can hold hands while riding and make it a romantic ride (http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/images/smilies/wub.gif)

I'm also off 1/30, 2/4 and 2/5, but I know the mid-week rides aren't much of an option for many except Todd...

@ RDTodd working President's day, and Saturday is a local ride, but enjoy that desert tank! you still down for next Saturday 1/31?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/25/15 08:26PM
@ Mud - Saturday 1/31 - I thought we were planning Rowher Flats (non-noobie)? tell hooligan to man up and come ride dirt.

Sat 2/14 - noobie ride, likely Gorman, we can hold hands while riding and make it a romantic ride (http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/images/smilies/wub.gif)

I'm also off 1/30, 2/4 and 2/5, but I know the mid-week rides aren't much of an option for many except Todd...

@ RDTodd working President's day, and Saturday is a local ride, but enjoy that desert tank! you still down for next Saturday 1/31?
Sadly a family member has lost his battle with Alzheimers and we are bidding farewell Saturday, I started tearing down the Yz and have been on a bit of a shopping spree to spruce the old girl up for future  "Long n Far" rides, Finally bought a Billit kick stand :31:out of everything Im most exited about that :32:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/25/15 08:42PM
kick stand is going to change your life...I have one on my '94...I LOVE IT

@ Mud - looks like it's just you and me...(or Hooligan too) we can do Cleveland's OHV: Wildomar OHV off or Ortega highway....meet @ 9am, suggested to get an Adventure pass, and they are 2-way trails...so we have to be careful around turns.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 01/25/15 08:53PM
I down for anything on sat. Rowher might be the best option.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/25/15 11:39PM
Wildomar is sort of small...we'll cover it in 2-3 hours

I haven't been to Rowher Flats - let's check that out

I might bring the plated smoker...that bike is such a hoot to ride around town

I finally got a Baja Designs replacement battery (~$45-$50 shipped) Friday and it actually came charged, so I installed it after work today!

Worked exactly as it should!

-Bike running: headlight/taillight on, but brightness changes greatly w' engine RPM...usually pretty dim
-Bike on + battery switch on - headlight/tailight on, sufficiently/consistently bright  :7:

It came with a charger plug hanging off the bike (which has a rinky dinky plastic connector...broken?) so when bike in garage = keep it charged...But forget the cheapo Baja Designs charging system w' crappy connectors & short wire on the adapter...going to add this!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VwHgzEyjL._SX466_.jpg)

I have battery tender collecting dust, so I'm just going to order the terminal pigtail from Amazon ($6.84 + s&h) and I can use the charger I have  :7:

oh yeah - this bike - top gear power wheelies on street, check  :o
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 01/26/15 07:28AM
CycleGear carries those pigtails if you are into instant gratification...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/26/15 05:15PM
I am into instant...but I went online, ha...ordered from Amazon as I posted...

Took the smoker to Adams today, was not as fun as a supermoto, but at no additonal cost to me, it was a blast!

Saw James Lin shredding it on his crf150r!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/20150126_1234382_1.jpg)

Those 150's are the new hot mini setup!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 01/26/15 06:16PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu0cZYKAiDU

Anyone looking for night light? I might get one for my ktm to screw around with.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/26/15 07:05PM
wow...that almost looks too good to be true...I found LED lights are too "soft"  and don't shoot far enough, but for ~$13.60 shipped, who cares?

I bought one...

more supermoto madness

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Adams%20Supermoto%201-26-15/vlcsnap-2015-01-26-18h45m34s185.jpg)

I got in for FREE - birthday month = 1 free day ride

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Adams%20Supermoto%201-26-15/vlcsnap-2015-01-26-18h46m50s216.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Adams%20Supermoto%201-26-15/vlcsnap-2015-01-26-18h46m27s249.jpg)

only 1 other rider today...had the track to ourselves!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Adams%20Supermoto%201-26-15/vlcsnap-2015-01-26-18h48m06s215.jpg)

On my first lap on cold tires, the rear did step out on a banked turn around 10-15mph, but the bigger bike warning was way more than a mini, so I was able to kick my leg out dirt style in time, and kept her up!

Otherwise, the bike sticks "good enough" for the 3-4 times/year I do a supermoto track day...

the close ratio transmission found in an MX bike is AWESOME on a supermoto track!!

http://www.youtube.com/v/xfu7Cnz4gIE?rel=0
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 01/27/15 06:05PM
I am stopping by malcom smith on the way home on friday.

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eaenolxoc74675b9&llr=7jy4m6cab

.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 01/27/15 06:10PM
So want to make some concrete plans for saturday? Meet at your place at 8:30pm? If we load the bike into your truck, Ill pay for gas.

Head out to Rowher flats. Maybe pick up food/pack food for lunch. Head out once we do the trails, which should be around 3 or 4.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: OOTV on 01/27/15 06:20PM
So want to make some concrete plans for saturday? Meet at your place at 8:30pm? If we load the bike into your truck, Ill pay for gas.

Head out to Rowher flats. Maybe pick up food/pack food for lunch. Head out once we do the trails, which should be around 3 or 4.
I'll be in Riverside on Friday, literally a few exits East of the shop. If all goes well, I might be able to stop by too. Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/28/15 06:54AM
@ Mud - sounds like a plan

pack lunch

I just got a nutribullet...I can make you a energy blasting power smoothie with kale, spinach, banana, walnuts, oats, and freshness

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150128_063456.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150128_063948.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/28/15 06:51PM
Superchicken is rebuilding the shocks and hard parts are landing at the shop :D, F@#k a new bike "Ol Sheila" ( Named er after my mother in law) will be a proper desert runner come Presidents day weekend!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/28/15 07:25PM
New cooling system ordered this is my current radiator :36: One of the reasons I get a little sketchy when far from camp, Sooo cool to be working on my bike rather than pitting my kid. Getting older has its perks! ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/30/15 10:10PM
nice man...that kickstand will CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Mine's a bit loose since it's universal...need to wedge some foam or something between the swingarm and the clamp to keep it from bouncing around

how many gallons on the desert tank?

and will your tank graphics still extend to the tank?

I installed the unmarked desert tank today...it was hard to say what it was without any brand markings on it, and I wasn't sure if it was even going to fit

next to stock, it's definitely bigger:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150130_165000.jpg)

wasn't sure if it was just a WR tank though...but a YZ-10 casting was on it, and according to this cross-reference chart, it's a 3.4 gallon IMS tank

IMS PRODUCTS YAMAHA LIST atAHMacLAUGHLINS.COM and 2 or 4STROKESONLY.COM (http://www.fourstrokesonly.com/imsyam.html)

117314 B2/B3/BK1/N1/W1 YAM TANK YZ125/250 93-95/WR250 94-97 3.4gal YZ-10

I've seen some shotty adaptations of tanks that don't line up, but luckily this one was pretty close to line up with the stock mounts:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150130_170317.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150130_181111.jpg)

sort of looks like a pig...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150130_180734.jpg)

outside of the tank did not clean up well at all...but I was adding a graphics kit so it didn't bother me much.

Inside looked pretty clean, except for a loose bag inside the tank...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150130_175137.jpg)

new OEM gas tank gasket stored by previous owner :hellyeah:

petcock looked fine...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150130_175829.jpg)

ran it through the ultrasonic cleaner

took the parts inside to give it a good hand cleaning with dish soap before applying graphics...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150130_173259.jpg)

test fitting...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150130_181307.jpg)

graphics kit didn't entirely line up with the oversized tank, but IMHO, I'm still pretty happy with the result...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150130_184913.jpg)

just needs numbers, swingarm/fork decals, & seat cover

it's hard to say what the range will be...testimonials online claim anywhere between 18-30mpg and state that jetting can have a big impact

LA Barstow to Vegas requires ~75 miles between gas stops...so if I can tune it to 25mpg and carry 2 extra MSR fuel bottles w' an extra 1/2 gallon I can make it close to 100 miles

my bike is a bit of a drinker and I'm *guessing* the main jet is a bit rich, so I will do some jetting test and maybe bump that down a little bit to make her more efficient.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/30/15 10:34PM
3.1 gallons Acerbis tank fits great but I need to get creative running fuel lines, Lovin the oversized radiator and hoses. new FMF pipe should be here soon :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/30/15 10:47PM
ohhh, didn't realize you got oversized radiators, ha

and 3.1 gallons should be enough...I read online that the gas mileage varies a lot (18-30mpg) based on jetting...if you lean it out a bit, she'll get a little better gas mileage, but too lean = engine boom (and overheating)

the kickstand came out perfect - looks like it was meant to be there

you going to extend the graphics onto the tank?

and you have a red sticker bike?!?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/30/15 11:14PM
Need to look in to the red sticker thing most likely just fees, Yeah this radiator is bitchen!
Pricing Radiator gaurds as mine are beyond repair :36: Cheaper to keep an extra on hand!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/31/15 03:45PM
ahh nuts...you can't get a green sticker...

Quote from: DMV WEBSITE
Red stickers are issued to 2003 year model and newer[/U] OHVs that are not certified to California OHV emission standards. If your OHV has a "3" or "C" in the eighth position of the vehicle identification number (VIN) then your vehicle will be issued a red sticker. Red stickers are issued to OHVs that can use California OHV riding areas for seasonal use only

rode Rowher flats today with Mud - the desert tank is sweet for range, but it IS harder to get up on the tank for fast riding...luckily I'm not good enough to go fast anyways  :32:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 01/31/15 04:02PM
I have a Y in the eight position of my VIN... So maybe a green sticker?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/31/15 04:33PM
yes
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 01/31/15 05:23PM
Had fun. I crashed and road rashed my arm a bit. Did all of rowher flats.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/31/15 05:29PM
teaser pics for now...then headed to supercross

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2015-01-31-17h26m23s217.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2015-01-31-17h25m31s204.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2015-01-31-17h25m45s94.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2015-01-31-17h26m55s26.jpg)

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/01/15 10:27AM
dang...January was a good month for dirt!!

1/2/15: Calico
1/3/15: Calico (round #2)
1/16-17: Ocotillo Wells
1/26: Adams Supermoto
1/31: Rowher Flats

5 rides before the February even started! 2015 is going to rock!!

I also rode the YZ250 to the gym at least 5-6 times...so I'm kind of averaging 10 rides/month on a dirt bike...that makes me a happy rider  :17:


(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Rowher%20Flats%201-31-2015/vlcsnap-2015-02-01-09h21m59s120.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Rowher%20Flats%201-31-2015/vlcsnap-2015-02-01-09h21m51s26.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Rowher%20Flats%201-31-2015/vlcsnap-2015-02-01-09h21m32s87.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Rowher%20Flats%201-31-2015/vlcsnap-2015-02-01-09h21m23s247.jpg)

F steep rocky downhill sections!

number of days since new graphics installed: #2

number of days since new graphics all scratched up from rocks: #1

http://www.youtube.com/v/yK5Bfv3f00U?rel=0
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/01/15 11:05AM
Gotta keep them feet on the pegs buddie!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/01/15 12:29PM
and more throttle!

more epic fail

http://www.youtube.com/v/aaiKjI2nejg?rel=0
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/01/15 12:34PM
and more throttle!

more epic fail

http://www.youtube.com/v/aaiKjI2nejg?rel=0
Yep, Gotta keep a finger on that clutch and your Rs up=HAPPY BUTTON :)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/01/15 12:55PM
man I love dirt...Rowher Flats was only 65 miles from Long Beach!!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 02/01/15 06:02PM
Posting up all your drops! To bad you didnt get my crash. . Did you get video of you fixing my sleeve? lol
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/01/15 08:09PM
yes sir

http://www.youtube.com/v/5hDigYoq8r8?rel=0
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 02/01/15 08:17PM
Just a little bit of blood.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/01/15 09:46PM
nice...my favorite part was the skin split and the 1/4" deep bloody part

any recommendations on suspension work? Looking for a suspension specific shop because I will likely revalve it at the same time

I need a fork bottom swapped from 1 fork to another, then the forks serviced - fork seals, bushings, and new oil, maybe revalve.

RG3 in Anaheim - $74.95 for an express service: http://www.rg3suspension.com/s_revalve_applications.php
Race Tech is $150
Factory Connection is $109.95 http://www.factoryconnection.com/services/rebuild/
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/02/15 07:29PM
New pipe was to be here Friday and tracking hasn't changed so being bored I pulled the packing on my spark arrestor :36: Sure did smell good though :32: Front boingers, New tires and a set of ARC or ASV levers and Im good to go!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: OOTV on 02/02/15 07:44PM
New pipe was to be here Friday and tracking hasn't changed so being bored I pulled the packing on my spark arrestor :36: Sure did smell good though :32: Front boingers, New tires and a set of ARC or ASV levers and Im good to go!
Well then maybe you can grab a can of this when you're done. That way you can have that smell 24/7, or until the candle runs out!

http://www.flyingtigermoto.com/collections/apparel/products/two-stroke-smoke-candle

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/02/15 09:27PM
Woof, that's filthy!

How long since it was done last?

Bike might get a wee bit quieter haha. You gonna polish it?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/04/15 10:27PM
Presidents Day weekend is a go :31:  This is how my pipe arrived in the mail today :36: Think  it got tossed a bit in transit? Luckily no dents and the Moose pipe armor fits nice n snug,  :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 02/05/15 09:29AM
She's looking good!!!   :42:  :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 02/05/15 02:57PM
That Moose guard looks sweet!
I'm going to be ordering a bunch of goodies for my WR450 this week. Slow build (budget)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/05/15 03:17PM
looking good fellas - I just dropped off forks for my '94 YZ250 @ factory connection

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/20150205_115054.jpg)

upcoming rides:
-Feb 14th - Gorman (noobie) - breakdirt/cooligan/+1/Ken(?)
-Feb 14h-16th - Todd is going to Ocotillo Wells w' his family/friends
-Feb 18th ??
-Feb 22nd - 8-9:30am - pre-work Trabuco run (near cook's corner)
-Feb 27th-29th - Twenty Nine Palms - a paramedic I know is headed out for the weekend for drinking/riding/shooting...likely not family friendly
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: slipgatecentral on 02/05/15 03:57PM
Hey guys, I guess this is a good place for my newb question.

I want to start practicing riding dirt, but I need a basic idea how much this can cost me.
Got all the gear, just need a decent bike and means of transportation. My car doesn't have a trailer hitch, so I guess it's better to look for a street-legal dirtbike, or dualsport? What's the decent price for used bike, no older than 10 years, that's cheap to maintain?

Thnx.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/05/15 04:51PM
Shop around and you can find a decent Dual sport starter bike I. between 2 and 3 grand , A MX (dirt onLy) you can find for 1000 or under but it will be older than ten years, I ride an 03 two stroke and have no problem keeping up with the boys!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/05/15 05:08PM
where are you going to ride it, how tall/fat are you?

at first glance, your criteria seems to point to DRZ400

example: 2002 DRZ400 - $1,900 (assuming he has a street plate w' all those lights on it)

http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/mcy/4878027759.html

I also ride 2-stroke...road legal, but it's a 1994:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150130_184913.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/05/15 05:33PM
where are you going to ride it, how tall/fat are you?

at first glance, your criteria seems to point to DRZ400

example: 2002 DRZ400 - $1,900 (assuming he has a street plate w' all those lights on it)

http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/mcy/4878027759.html

I also ride 2-stroke...road legal, but it's a 1994:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150130_184913.jpg)
TLC Phffft,That Suzuki will cost another $400 to $600 just to get rolling. I suggest buying something turn key if your at all worried about cost, Maintenance alone is costly in the dirt world! (Suspension, oil, tires, feul, broken parts...... Its endless!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: slipgatecentral on 02/05/15 05:35PM
I'm 6 feet 235 lbs, I was taking a class at Socal supermoto and they have, I believe, DRZ400. I am no expert, but that felt powerful enough for me.

Thanks guys, much appreciated, I'll start looking. 2-2.5 grand sounds like a fair price.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: slipgatecentral on 02/05/15 05:39PM
where are you going to ride it, how tall/fat are you?

at first glance, your criteria seems to point to DRZ400

example: 2002 DRZ400 - $1,900 (assuming he has a street plate w' all those lights on it)

http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/mcy/4878027759.html

I also ride 2-stroke...road legal, but it's a 1994:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150130_184913.jpg)
TLC Phffft,That Suzuki will cost another $400 to $600 just to get rolling. I suggest buying something turn key if your at all worried about cost, Maintenance alone is costly in the dirt world! (Suspension, oil, tires, feul, broken parts...... Its endless!

I don't mind that ongoing expense, already invested alot in my Vstrom, it's just the amount of cash out of pocket for a new purchase that my wife not going to approve :D
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/05/15 05:53PM
where are you going to ride it, how tall/fat are you?

at first glance, your criteria seems to point to DRZ400

example: 2002 DRZ400 - $1,900 (assuming he has a street plate w' all those lights on it)

http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/mcy/4878027759.html

I also ride 2-stroke...road legal, but it's a 1994:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150130_184913.jpg)
TLC Phffft,That Suzuki will cost another $400 to $600 just to get rolling. I suggest buying something turn key if your at all worried about cost, Maintenance alone is costly in the dirt world! (Suspension, oil, tires, feul, broken parts...... Its endless!

I don't mind that ongoing expense, already invested alot in my Vstrom, it's just the amount of cash out of pocket for a new purchase that my wife not going to approve :D
Buying a new dirt bike is like lighting 3k on fire, Sooo many deals out there if you know the right peeps, My kids buddie just bought Justin Barcias 2014 factory Honda practice bike with all the goodies for $3,500.... No shame in old dirt bikes!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 02/06/15 11:15AM
For anyone looking for a high end dirt helmet, there are some smokin clearance deals on the Bell Moto 9 Carbon...  I picked one up for the dual sport (my primary mx helmet gets pretty nasty  :41: )

Moto 9 Tagger Blue $220 free shipping, no tax (normally $550) (http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/63168/i/bell-moto-9-tagger-clash-helmet")

Moto 9 Pinned Red $250 free shipping, no tax (normally $550) (http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/59445/i/bell-moto-9-pinned-helmet")
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/06/15 12:57PM
Dam Id be all over that but my kid gave me Troy Lee for Xmas, That's a sweet lid!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 02/07/15 02:01PM
yep, just ordered a new chain/sprocket kit, swingarm chain guide, a mud flap, rear brake pads, carb rebuild kit, air filter, and a new throttle tube.
Can I get somebody here to help me with the chain? I don't have the breaker tool.

 :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/07/15 02:23PM
yep, just ordered a new chain/sprocket kit, swingarm chain guide, a mud flap, rear brake pads, carb rebuild kit, air filter, and a new throttle tube.
Can I get somebody here to help me with the chain? I don't have the breaker tool.

 :27:
Just bought a new one, At the shop till 4:30, 7950 Yorktown Unit 4 :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/07/15 02:29PM
Chain tool generally not necessary! Most dirtbikes have a smaller chain with a master link...

We can find a chain breaker to borrow if it's an oem chain with a rivet link (?)

Let us know what you meed help with...I can try to help with all those things!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 02/07/15 02:33PM
Thanks guys,but the parts won't be here until next week...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/07/15 03:53PM
get her ready!! Noobie Gorman next saturday on Valentine's day!!  :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 02/07/15 04:51PM
For Slipgatecentral: thought of you when I saw this nice looking 2002 XR400
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4881964770.html
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/07/15 07:55PM
Smoked the camper windows and prepping Lidia with some new skins for my daughter to ride this weekend, Jill and Niki haven't camped with the crew in two years and it looks like a good turn out, Counting the days! :3:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/07/15 11:06PM
looooooking good!

I need an ocmoto beer league sticker for my bike hahaha

tint will keep that camper cooler in the summer
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/08/15 10:30PM
***LOCAL DIRT RIDE FEELER WEDS 2/11*** - The ocmoto street crew doing foothill ranch ride/lunch Weds.

Anyone down for post-lunch Trabuco road DIRT run? Plate required!

got the carb out on the YZ426F last Wednesday - surprisingly pretty easy with the tank/seat off!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/20150205_180146.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/20150205_181720.jpg)

it has an electronic throttle position sensor - so I didn't dump the whole thing into the ultrasonic cleaner...

pilot jet was ultrasonically cleaned...took a slightly higher simple green mix & 2 cycles to get it right, but she is clear...I get better spray through the jets into the carb

the "starter jet" on the other hand...got a little stuck, haha

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/20150205_185308.jpg)

I honestly had no idea which jet that was...so I just ordered the rebuild kit to re-do the whole carb anyways...about $35...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/20150208_222317.jpg)

will likely have that installed by tomorrow...then testing on Wednesday, air up the tires, top off the gas tank, slap on some FLU $34 graphics, and be Gorman ready for Saturday!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/11/15 04:48PM
man...I know my plated smoker is only a '94, but dang dude...top gear at 55mph, it will still wheelie!!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/38-1994%20Yamaha%20YZ250%20CA%20Street%20Legal/vlcsnap-2015-02-11-16h26m39s80.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/11/15 10:32PM
Replaced the hard parts today on Lidia, It was time! :o

Oh and remember that rusty bumper?  No Mas!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 02/12/15 09:42AM
My parts are slowly trickling in. Got the chain/sprockets and throttle tube yesterday. The carb rebuild kit, mud flap, and chain guide and slide are scheduled for Delivery today. Gonna be a busy weekend  :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/13/15 02:43PM
We are OUTTA HERE!!! :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 02/13/15 02:58PM
***LOCAL DIRT RIDE FEELER WEDS 2/11*** - The ocmoto street crew doing foothill ranch ride/lunch Weds.

Anyone down for post-lunch Trabuco road DIRT run? Plate required!

got the carb out on the YZ426F last Wednesday - surprisingly pretty easy with the tank/seat off!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/20150205_180146.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/20150205_181720.jpg)

it has an electronic throttle position sensor - so I didn't dump the whole thing into the ultrasonic cleaner...

pilot jet was ultrasonically cleaned...took a slightly higher simple green mix & 2 cycles to get it right, but she is clear...I get better spray through the jets into the carb

the "starter jet" on the other hand...got a little stuck, haha

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/20150205_185308.jpg)

I honestly had no idea which jet that was...so I just ordered the rebuild kit to re-do the whole carb anyways...about $35...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/20150208_222317.jpg)

will likely have that installed by tomorrow...then testing on Wednesday, air up the tires, top off the gas tank, slap on some FLU $34 graphics, and be Gorman ready for Saturday!

The jet should have a number stamped on the side of it or on the crown
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/13/15 03:42PM
Yup...jet size stamped on the side...I just didn't know which jet it was for - it's a starter (choke) jet!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 02/13/15 03:44PM
Yup...jet size stamped on the side...I just didn't know which jet it was for - it's a starter (choke) jet!
misread your post i thought you were having trouble distinguishing which (size) jet it was
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/16/15 08:01PM
Bitchen weekend, Weather was perfect  and we found a legal place to shoot  :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/17/15 11:26AM
awesome!!!

where are the dirt riding pics?!?

we also had a good weekend...Saturday was @ Gorman:

but had a GREAT day!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/20150214_133532.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%202-14-15/vlcsnap-2015-02-14-17h21m35s29.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/20150214_135426.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%202-14-15/vlcsnap-2015-02-14-17h15m18s60.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%202-14-15/vlcsnap-2015-02-14-17h21m27s207.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/20150214_110619.jpg)

Popped Cooligan's Gorman cherry, bikes ran great, no crashes, great time!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/vlcsnap-2015-02-14-19h21m01s10.jpg)

obligatory wheelie pic for BEEMER BOY!!!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%202-14-15/vlcsnap-2015-02-14-17h18m30s230.jpg)

Sunday was @ Wildomar w' a Dad who had ridden dirt as a kid growing up in the desert...

hard packed, ATV wide trails through the mountain brush...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VV_uOK_ZZLg/VOGYvN7h0cI/AAAAAAAAFIA/x47CmLCJhRI/w983-h553-no/vlcsnap-2015-02-15-23h12m07s147.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VPKIFP27PIw/VOGYu1t9AuI/AAAAAAAAFHk/lxyo1b1oeeM/w983-h553-no/vlcsnap-2015-02-15-23h11m47s224.jpg)

you can catch air on the mini-jumps in the middle of the trail...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FJuSBv7FHVA/VOGYvXwZvfI/AAAAAAAAFHs/Sk2w6wt4ICU/w983-h553-no/vlcsnap-2015-02-15-23h13m05s213.jpg)

even had an "extremely difficult" trail marked as "bloody jersey"...right up my alley...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GyHmcXRbTwA/VOGYs7oK_uI/AAAAAAAAFGo/1AzMSd-LwEs/w983-h553-no/vlcsnap-2015-02-15-23h08m10s76.jpg)

engine on, heavy brakes, too much momentum

bike falls...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lEH2oNZjdHs/VOGYtnzDfRI/AAAAAAAAFG8/XgTdJ45-Z5M/w983-h553-no/vlcsnap-2015-02-15-23h09m49s59.jpg)

I flip off the bike...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qCVXXESScG0/VOGYuKVVNeI/AAAAAAAAFHE/hvxeskbOMzc/w983-h553-no/vlcsnap-2015-02-15-23h09m55s124.jpg)

and tumble in a roll...hello bike..

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3X4WTLNWT6M/VOGYunBJorI/AAAAAAAAFHc/tLrZS38FPko/w983-h553-no/vlcsnap-2015-02-15-23h10m18s89.jpg)

feet on the ground don't offer any traction...so we both slide down the hill :lol:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qyjCgRvOnGM/VOGYuTiKI5I/AAAAAAAAFHQ/2hiWEc3C7ns/w983-h553-no/vlcsnap-2015-02-15-23h10m03s183.jpg)

f rocky hills. video pending...

bought a 32gb microSD card...hopefully w' the GoPro app I can review video straight away on my phone

good times...

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/17/15 12:49PM
I don't have a GoPro :26:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/17/15 02:14PM
that's what I wanted to see!!! fewer guns - more bikes

who's riding Lidia??

seems like everyone has hahaha

Next trip: end of February - Twenty Nine Palms riding/shooting/drinking/eating!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/17/15 02:40PM
My daughter Niki, Her boyfriend and his parents came and met the crew also!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/17/15 05:55PM
you gonna get a gopro??

I got the old one - GoPro Hero HD 1 - cost me about $100 new!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/17/15 09:15PM
Niki has one, Much more fun with a family environment compared to the Man Trip You would've really enjoyed it. Saturday night we all cheered Glens two sons on while they surfed qualifiers in a contest in Australia, Luke and Jake Davis are 19 and 21 year old pro surfers on the circuit this year.... Jake advanced :1:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/19/15 09:39AM
I'll have to come next time!!

but man...I really love having a street plated dirt bike...was riding home after dropping off the truck to the mechanic and saw an XR650L getting gas in long beach...hooked up with him and hit up the local dirt spots around long beach...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dxLVCSAakwQ/VOYHKykOXmI/AAAAAAAAFOM/eIJCKxruqOc/w850-h510-no/20150218_162257.jpg)

he said my wheelies look like I'm going straight vertical - they're getting better!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 02/21/15 12:43PM
Just wanted to give Todd a big shout out for his help with my chain/sprocket swap. Super COOL!  :7:
I'm gonna futz around with the carb today. Waiting for the battery still...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/21/15 02:05PM
Sweeet!!

Todd's a good dude...he helped me with my fzr600 chain and sprockets a while back

When will you be trailside?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/21/15 02:17PM
Just wanted to give Todd a big shout out for his help with my chain/sprocket swap. Super COOL!  :7:
I'm gonna futz around with the carb today. Waiting for the battery still...
Any time my friend!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/22/15 07:07AM
cool article on the 90's YZ250 :hellyeah:

GP's Classic Steel #47 - '95 YZ250 | PulpMX (http://www.pulpmx.com/stories/look-back-old-moto-mags/gps-classic-steel/gps-classic-steel-47-95-yz250)

(http://www.pulpmx.com/sites/default/files/u165/csteel_47_1.jpg)

key positives:
Quote
the early nineties YZ’s were well suspended, easy-to-ride and stone reliable.

Quote
The 1995 Yamaha YZ250 was in the third and final year of its development cycle. Originally introduced in late ’92, the YZ had been a successful design from the very beginning. The ’93-’94 motors had been smooth and rider friendly, with wide power curves and tractable deliveries. This combined with their solid suspensions and stable chassis had made them excellent race bikes. They were basically great do-it-all bikes, which did not dominate in any one category, but also lacked the serious flaws of most of the competition.

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In deep loam, the CR’s hard hit and top-end pull gave it an advantage. If the track was dry or slippery, however, the tractable YZ was the bike to beat.

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In 1994, Yamaha YZ250’s were the acknowledged king of the holeshot on the National level. The hot ticket that year was to add “long-rod” kit to the 249cc YZ mill and start cashing your 1-900-PRO-RACE holeshot checks. All told, Yamaha YZ’s nailed about 75% of the starts in ’94 and helped propel Larry Ward to the highest finish ever by a privateer in Supercross.

the '95 was rated ~44hp (but had a slightly different engine design)...which, by comparison my '03 yz450f is ~49 and my friend's sumo exc350 ~45...so even at 9 and 20 years behind, 44hp is pretty impressive!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/25/15 12:45PM
guess who just found a local ride spot in long beach!!!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B7BviQnDRbE/VO4zcvMRfgI/AAAAAAAAFh8/HhkQut3ZpWA/w922-h553-no/20150225_105347.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-DeSwvZw7F6A/VO4zYnpJ2YI/AAAAAAAAFhY/XXyKRobQgg0/w922-h553-no/20150225_105227.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 02/25/15 04:54PM
@ breakdirt916: I started working on the carburetor, and it seems some parts may be missing. For sure the floats are not in the bowl. Its in so many pieces; I don't know if something else is missing.
So, if you're in Lake Forest anytime soon; can you come by and take a look? And if you have spare floats; bring them please.
I have the rebuild kit, btw.

edit: I just went and tried another attempt at assembly, and the float is there, It thought it was a toy cart that got misplaced in the box of parts. lol
The float does seem to have a broken wheel. There is a wheel that fits on it, but doesn't stay on. Should be okay in the carb though.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 03/05/15 03:53PM
Just picked up a brand new KTM500EXC so let me know when someone wants to hit up the streets or dirt.  Break???  also just ordered my sumo set up for it from Dubya wheels. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/05/15 04:26PM
@ hooligan - I work in Lake Forest 2-3 days/week!

how's Sunday (after 5:30pm) or Monday (after 7:30) of next week?

@ Comp - let's roll...I am riding long beach today, maybe Trabuco Sunday early morning, and next Saturday the 14th - should we plan for the 14th?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 03/05/15 04:33PM
I'm actually going to be out at Soggy lake bed that weekend your more than welcome to join so is anybody else on here.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/05/15 04:46PM
is it literally a big dry lake bed?

you guys just ride on the flats?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 03/05/15 04:55PM
yes but there is tons of different riding around it there is technical single track, whoops, sand. hills. rocks every type of riding you can think of rolled into one spot.  best place to ride hands down in my opinion.  and no cops.  anybody that rides dirt knows this place and if they don't well then they are really missing out. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 03/05/15 04:56PM
oh you probably know it as johnson Valley or Lucerne Valley. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BlaZeD on 03/07/15 09:52AM
Comp and I are gonna ride the Cleveland National Forest in an hour or two.  Anyone wanna join?

It looks like most trails are closed except for South Main Divide by Ortega so we'll probably go there.  Any other spots we could hit up?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/07/15 11:27AM
ahh....I am stuck working (and worse - I can see it from work!)

for cleveland national forest:

1.) take ortega and turn RIGHT onto south main divide - drive another 9 miles (takes around 20-25 mins) and you'll hit wildomar - there are trails (and more technical ones)

2.) take ortega and turn LEFT onto main divide towards santiago peak - you can ride all the way to the top - just fire roads

3.) from the 15 side - you can also get access to the top


***EDIT***

I just heard a friend is heading to Ocotillo Wells March 28th/29th; I will likely leave Friday night or just leave super early Saturday.

Bring your own camping sh*t/food.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/07/15 07:03PM
Our next trip will be Easter weekend at Calico Silver mines 3rd thru the 5th, Going to take some time and tour the ghost town :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/07/15 07:11PM
ahh, I'm working that weekend...but calico is fun!!

good amount of easy trails and mines were cool

btw - @ Todd - I know you like Gold Rush stuff - 29 palms has MORE!!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Iw3mXJjJkDE/VPLn9js1_hI/AAAAAAAAFtw/WFUndQqNwlc/w850-h510-no/20150228_160550.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vbqNOYyPyaY/VPLoB-MTzDI/AAAAAAAAFuY/2lwFr9t204E/w850-h510-no/20150228_160631.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6gxKD2V2BEQ/VPLm4AKJIzI/AAAAAAAAFlc/AtiGojbnCH4/w850-h510-no/20150227_133215.jpg)

google Dale Gold Mines!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/11/15 09:24PM
alas, posting pics and vids on forums is a lot of work...

follow me on instagram:

https://instagram.com/cali2smoke/
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 03/12/15 05:41PM
Anybody with a plated bike want to stay and ride in big bear this weekend?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/12/15 06:11PM
sorry bud...got called to work Saturday...headed to Wildomar Sunday afternoon to take a Dad riding
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 03/16/15 01:11PM
Just got the WR started and ready to go.  Would love to get in on a ride here, preferably somewhere local so I can test run it first before I make the trek to the desert.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/16/15 01:29PM
Just got the WR started and ready to go.  Would love to get in on a ride here, preferably somewhere local so I can test run it first before I make the trek to the desert.
Milestone MX in riverside is close and has amellow track to test your bike out!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/16/15 01:34PM
Want to go to Long Beach? i got a spot where we won't get bothered
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 03/16/15 06:14PM
sure i'd go check it out.  Way closer than Gorman or Ocotillo Wells.  When do you usually go, weekdays or weekends?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/17/15 11:04AM
I work retail, so my schedule varies...

Better question is - what's your schedule like?

With daylight savings time the sun goes down at 7...so we can do a midweek ride after you get out of work

I plan on riding long beach on my weekdays off allllllllll summer...gonna be funnnnnn!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/17/15 01:21PM
Scored baby some new shoes! ;D
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Punisher on 03/17/15 04:46PM
Any photos of the long beach spot?  Forgive my scepticism but wildomar takes all of five minutes to get bored of.  So, I'm curious as to what lb has to offer
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Punisher on 03/17/15 04:52PM
To elaborate....

Once you find out straight, flat dirt roads get dull.  You will look for...
Berm turns, jumps, whoops, more jumps, more berm turns, climbs.

You will end up at Beaumont, ocotillo, barstow, eventually the MX track.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 03/17/15 07:35PM
I work retail, so my schedule varies...

Better question is - what's your schedule like?

With daylight savings time the sun goes down at 7...so we can do a midweek ride after you get out of work

I plan on riding long beach on my weekdays off allllllllll summer...gonna be funnnnnn!

I am mostly available only on Saturday's.  I can maybe do sundays too if me and the wife arent bound by plans.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/18/15 08:53PM
I work retail, so my schedule varies...

Better question is - what's your schedule like?

With daylight savings time the sun goes down at 7...so we can do a midweek ride after you get out of work

I plan on riding long beach on my weekdays off allllllllll summer...gonna be funnnnnn!

I am mostly available only on Saturday's.  I can maybe do sundays too if me and the wife arent bound by plans.

I'm working this weekend, but we can roll for an hour after I get off work (6-7pm) - should be enough just to test her out


Any photos of the long beach spot?  Forgive my scepticism but wildomar takes all of five minutes to get bored of.  So, I'm curious as to what lb has to offer

seriously? you're comparing wildomar, beaumont, barstow, and a motocross track in RURAL areas of desert southern california (that are designated riding areas) to an illegal/tolerated spot in URBAN long beach which you are thinking might bore you? have you been to long beach before? you're better off curing your "boredom" 4 times/year out in the desert or mx track.

@ RDTodd - better mount 'em soon - red sticker riding season ends at the end of April/May! then you're stuck until November...unless you want to brave the boiling desert sun in the summer
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/18/15 09:25PM
I work retail, so my schedule varies...

Better question is - what's your schedule like?

With daylight savings time the sun goes down at 7...so we can do a midweek ride after you get out of work

I plan on riding long beach on my weekdays off allllllllll summer...gonna be funnnnnn!

I am mostly available only on Saturday's.  I can maybe do sundays too if me and the wife arent bound by plans.

I'm working this weekend, but we can roll for an hour after I get off work (6-7pm) - should be enough just to test her out


Any photos of the long beach spot?  Forgive my scepticism but wildomar takes all of five minutes to get bored of.  So, I'm curious as to what lb has to offer

seriously? you're comparing wildomar, beaumont, barstow, and a motocross track in RURAL areas of desert southern california (that are designated riding areas) to an illegal/tolerated spot in URBAN long beach which you are thinking might bore you? have you been to long beach before? you're better off curing your "boredom" 4 times/year out in the desert or mx track.

@ RDTodd - better mount 'em soon - red sticker riding season ends at the end of April/May! then you're stuck until November...unless you want to brave the boiling desert sun in the summer
Sticker Smicker :22:......Ride the morning.... Beer n Family fun the afternoons, Keep your fences n rules Ill be in the desert making my own! ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/19/15 07:37AM
I know someone with a 2000 YZ250 green sticker that could be convinced to sell for $1,500!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/19/15 12:22PM
you can keep your win...I have NOTHING to prove, am by no means a fast rider on a dirt bike, and nor am I trying to be

long beach is a city...it is NOT dirt bike friendly. it has an area with dirt that is NOT technically a legal riding area, nor does it have anything technical about it to ride.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B7BviQnDRbE/VO4zcvMRfgI/AAAAAAAAFh8/HhkQut3ZpWA/w922-h553-no/20150225_105347.jpg)

The closest legal riding is all 1-1/2 hour drive (milestone, rowher flats, wildomar, or if plated - trabuco canyon road). The key to Long Beach is that it's CLOSE to guys in the area. It's 10 mins from where I live, and I hit it up 3-4 times/week in ADDITION to riding ocotillo/gorman/rowher flats/calico/29 palms/etc.

for people looking to test out a bike, or just do a couple laps on flat dirt, or teach their kids - it's terrific

for people that race or looking for technical riding, it's NOT worth it.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: hansking12 on 03/19/15 12:56PM
hi punisher! i'll ride my son's kx65 (12 hp) against any of the bikes you've listed in your profile on the asphalt at adams across from milestone. let's go out and have a fun race!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Punisher on 03/19/15 01:18PM
Ha....except u r a real rider/racer Hans.  I know I would never hear u say how fun riding a 50x50 dirt lot in lb is.  Plus I seen u ripping Adams!

I need to list my crf450 I guess...full sm setup.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: hansking12 on 03/19/15 01:38PM
some of us will be at adams this saturday! i'd love to ride with you again! toons wants to ride 450s so i'll try and bring that out too! should be fun!!!

toons' fast time is 44.06. he's smoking' fast on his yzf450! biaggi was running in the 42's just for reference.

peace to all! let's moto!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Punisher on 03/19/15 01:47PM
Ama pro sm starts at Adams also!  Good year for the sport....b safe n have fun!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/19/15 09:54PM
Custom graphics for your bike!!!!!!! Tj is busting out some killer vinyl that's affordable and personal including your sponsors or just a happy face :) MOTOCUTZ on Instagram ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/19/15 10:03PM
Best quality vinyl available and patterns fit PERFECT,  :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: AlmosTryin on 03/20/15 01:05PM
! biaggi was running in the 42's just for reference.



Didn't Nicky run like a 41 on a borrowed bike in the first few laps?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: hansking12 on 03/20/15 01:35PM
Apex was where Nicky borrowed Fred's bike. Not adams. Different track.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 03/25/15 09:48PM
soo, hey breakdirt, when are we going to hit up that place in long beach?  I'd like to check it out.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/26/15 02:04PM
this Saturday?

I'm off - free all day - when can you roll?

edit - got called into work - roll @ 6pm? we have light until about 7:30...and you run out of fun in about 30-40 mins anyways, ha
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/28/15 08:15PM
bike looks good Matt!

I was just thinking about the expenses going into re-valving the suspension on my YZ250 - you saved a LOT of money finding a bike valved and sprung for your weight


(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Han5Vyiupcs/VRdrK6zQ2rI/AAAAAAAAG0M/J--yQXrCy4w/w848-h509-no/20150328_192746.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--2fxOiy5pP0/VRdrJXg6ZLI/AAAAAAAAG0A/CueCqaLgE0c/w848-h509-no/20150328_192730.jpg)

got that classic 426 glow!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tPREn9HRAJA/VRdrQPtRQKI/AAAAAAAAG0w/AL3EmigyZTE/w848-h509-no/20150328_193636.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 03/28/15 09:40PM
thanks!

Yeah, ran pretty good today.  It was fun getting it out finally and stretching it out a bit, even got a little dirty myself.  Def glad I got it now.  Looks like that money I saved with the suspension will get thrown into trying to get it plated out of state, or at least getting a new trailtech and an enduro kit.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/28/15 09:52PM
yeah man, you rode well and bike was bitchen!

let me know when you're planning to stretch her legs...if you leave right after work, we can hit a dirt spot by noon (silverwood, pinnacles, gorman, rowher flats) on a Saturday and be home by dark

btw - I posted the 1st and 3rd pic on instagram - the red hot pipe is a hit!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/24/15 06:16PM
Tj and the crew are flying to New York tonight for tomorrows Supercross race He has 3 privateers running MOTOCUTZ graphics and jerseys so he will be hanging back stage calming the pre race jitters for his buddies :32:, Cant find what channel is broadcasting  :13:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 04/24/15 07:45PM
He's gonna have fun!   :7:

It's on FOX (broadcast - CH11).  1st time ever.  It starts at 3:00 eastern (12:00 here).

http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/Rd-16-New-Jersey-SX-Race-Links,1285207 (http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/Rd-16-New-Jersey-SX-Race-Links,1285207)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/24/15 08:00PM
He's gonna have fun!   :7:

It's on FOX (broadcast - CH11).  1st time ever.  It starts at 3:00 eastern (12:00 here).

http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/Rd-16-New-Jersey-SX-Race-Links,1285207 (http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/Rd-16-New-Jersey-SX-Race-Links,1285207)
Thank you sir, Silverwood next Friday??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 04/24/15 08:30PM
Thank you sir, Silverwood next Friday??


That sounds like a good day to call in sick  >:D 

Any sort of plates or stickers required out there or is it MX bike friendly?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/25/15 10:45AM
Thank you sir, Silverwood next Friday??


That sounds like a good day to call in sick  >:D 

Any sort of plates or stickers required out there or is it MX bike friendly?
Never had a problem mine is a red sticker bike but I do run a spark arrestor, If you don't have one we might want to do something else. Maybe poke a around Milfstone for some laps on the vet track Ill bring the Bbq n beer!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/25/15 10:56AM
if you're that far - why not just go to the desert?

drive time is probably about 15 mins more to lucerne valley

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Lucerne%20Valley%203-14-14%20Desert%20Riding/IMG_0182.jpg)

headed to silverwood today...leaving ~11:45 with 2 noobs
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 04/25/15 06:40PM
In 3-5 weeks, when is a good weekend day for big bear single track?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/25/15 08:51PM
saturday may 23rd



Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: MurdaJ on 04/25/15 09:56PM
Damn I wish I had seen you were in silverwood today we could have met up, just to say what's up. I probably drove right past you. How was it in the rain?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/25/15 10:17PM
Damn I wish I had seen you were in silverwood today we could have met up, just to say what's up. I probably drove right past you. How was it in the rain?
Worked in Apple Valley last night and came down Cajon around 10am just as it was starting to sprinkle wishing I had my bike and a couple hours shut eye, It would've = Perfect desert riding! :13:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/25/15 10:51PM
Damn I wish I had seen you were in silverwood today we could have met up, just to say what's up. I probably drove right past you. How was it in the rain?

Bro don't come to say wussup, come to ride! I am way overdue to come checkout your side of the mountain

We went to cajon junction OHV directly off the 15...wasn't raining on the trails (just cloudy and breaking sun) and the previous rain settled all the dirt real good

It's like carving a fresh baked cookie out of the oven

xr250r

http://www.youtube.com/v/ANSz9YtGrtQ?rel=0

YZ250

http://www.youtube.com/v/8vlhgoyK-0k?rel=0


to be honest, I want to check out more of Cajon junction - 75 miles from long beach (can get there between 1 hour 15 mins to 1-1/2 hours), easy access right off the freeway, and plenty to explore in that area
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: MurdaJ on 04/26/15 11:54AM
Whens your next weekend run?

Baldy mesa is cool too, west of the 15. Big ass wall rides and a ridge trail. Is cajon junction the spot on the east side of the 15? You exit 138 and go straight through the stop sign onto the dirt? I think you can go under the 15 and end up on baldy mesa trails
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 04/27/15 01:06PM
So are we heading out this weekend?  Got new rads on the WR that I need to get dirty. :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/27/15 09:41PM
So are we heading out this weekend?  Got new rads on the WR that I need to get dirty. :17:
No can do this weekend but lets set up a camping trip soon :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/29/15 03:28AM
So are we heading out this weekend?  Got new rads on the WR that I need to get dirty. :17:

Not this weekend!

5/9 - miller canyon/silverwood

5/10 afternoon - likely cajon pass

Well, I will ride this weekend, but it's gonna be plated bike - trabuco creek road near Cook's corner when I get off work at 5:30pm
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 05/07/15 01:11PM
What time you plan on getting out to miller canyon/silverwood?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: MurdaJ on 05/07/15 02:46PM
I'm available Sunday if you want a riding buddy
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 05/07/15 07:32PM
Sunday is no good.  I thought Saturday was a riding day in the thread. :26:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/07/15 08:17PM
Tj is starting a gear line and has a few sets out being tested by his sponsored riders, This is Trustin fresh off a broken femur and headed for arenacross this year. Pants are cut and seamed same as Fox or any other top brand gear and so far the kids dig em, Now if I could only get a set! :20:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: MurdaJ on 05/07/15 10:27PM
Sunday is no good.  I thought Saturday was a riding day in the thread.  :26:

Breakdirt mentioned this Sunday 5/10 at cajon pass





Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/07/15 11:00PM
Its raining now making perfect conditions anyone want to ride this Saturday?  Thinking the high desert for fresh loamy fun, LETS HIT IT :31:!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/07/15 11:52PM
@ V4 Matt - it's actually turning into a large group ride with most of the guys on quads - some fast, some new/slow - did you still want to go?

I'll hit you up on text

Meet time: 8:30am at the Miller Canyon OHV staging area - I am driving 2 other guys on enduro bikes (KLX250/DRZ400), so we're leaving Irvine ~6:30am

@ MurdaJ - can you also send me your #?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: MurdaJ on 05/08/15 12:15AM
I wouldn't risk it without spark arrestors, probably get shot on sight considering the drought

Glws, I just need to get my own damn dirtbike
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/08/15 12:26AM
naah it's coo...I have another green sticker bike, but it's getting a top end right now and parts won't be until the 18th
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/08/15 11:51AM
bike gassed up, gear bag packed, tie downs in truck, gopro charging, gallon of water in the truck, and clothes laid out for tomorrow morning

headed to gym after work tonight so I can skip tomorrow AM

gonna be cold in the morning (reported 35-40 degrees at 8:30am) - so gear up for the cold!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BlaZeD on 05/10/15 11:34AM
I went to the off road area near the end of Live Oak a few weeks ago and noticed that a gate that was once closed is now open.  When you get about a mile into the dirt road there is an area to your left which heads up a hill and is kinda rutted out.  According to Google Maps the trail is called Trabuco Creek Road (https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B040'20.1%22N+117%C2%B033'31.6%22W/@33.672262,-117.55878,637m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0!6m1!1e1 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B040'20.1%22N+117%C2%B033'31.6%22W/@33.672262,-117.55878,637m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0!6m1!1e1))

I took this road all the way through Santiago Truck Trail to the end where it hits the Modejska canyon gate.  On the way I saw a couple of mountain bikers that were a mixture of surprised, scared, and angry.  I stopped and yielded for all of them and one dad felt the need to yell at me for "jumping a gate to get to a mountain bike area".  I didn't jump any gates nor did I see any signs forbidding motor vehicles.  Plus, I later found out the name of the trail I was on is Santiago TRUCK Trail!

So are we allowed to go here on plated bikes?  The only gate I passed was wide open without any signs stating they were hiking trails only.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/10/15 03:48PM
nope...you can only be on that dirt road that comes off live oak with a plated bike

you can't be on that trail on the left - it's mountain bike only
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: MurdaJ on 05/10/15 04:09PM
nope...you can only be on that dirt road that comes off live oak with a plated bike

you can't be on that trail on the left - it's mountain bike only

I've never heard that road to the left was mtbk only. I've taken my jeep all the way up it countless times. Even when the gate is closed you could drive a full size bronco up it, the road splits around the gate. And I've seen sherrifs at the bottom watch me come down and just give a wave.

I could see mtbkers claiming it's there's only, but I've never seen a sign.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BlaZeD on 05/10/15 04:27PM
nope...you can only be on that dirt road that comes off live oak with a plated bike

you can't be on that trail on the left - it's mountain bike only

I've never heard that road to the left was mtbk only. I've taken my jeep all the way up it countless times. Even when the gate is closed you could drive a full size bronco up it, the road splits around the gate. And I've seen sherrifs at the bottom watch me come down and just give a wave.

I could see mtbkers claiming it's there's only, but I've never seen a sign.

My bike is plated so no issues there.  And I've seen Jeeps going up there as well.  But I've never seen them as far as I've gone but that could be because the road gets pretty rutted out towards the top.

I've been there twice and the second time I was riding slowly to look for any signs that restricted motor vehicles but did not see any.                 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/10/15 08:51PM
I'll have to double check, but I thought being plated only allows you to be on trabuco creek road (the main dirt road off of live oak)...you can ride to the end of it (at holy jim) where it becomes a mountain bike trail the rest of the way to the peak.

I'm working this weekend - I'll check it out after 5:30
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/11/15 06:06PM
Meeting TankSlapper  out at  Milestone Thursday at 10am,  If anyone would like to join us old dudes for some laps on the vet track please feel free.  Ill bring the Geritol Advil and a couple a beers for the pain :P
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 05/11/15 06:23PM
Meeting TankSlapper  out at  Milestone Thursday at 10am,  If anyone would like to join us old dudes for some laps on the vet track please feel free.  Ill bring the Geritol Advil and a couple a beers for the pain :P

Looking forward to it.  I've got a new Sony Action cam, hopefully I'll be able to post some vids of the carnage :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: MurdaJ on 05/12/15 07:45AM
I'll have to double check, but I thought being plated only allows you to be on trabuco creek road (the main dirt road off of live oak)...you can ride to the end of it (at holy jim) where it becomes a mountain bike trail the rest of the way to the peak.

I'm working this weekend - I'll check it out after 5:30

There's a road that goes up and left, just after you cross the creekbed on trabuco creek road. I believe it is labeled as holy Jim trail and supposedly reaches the main divide, but it gets to narrow for a jeep after a few miles. It is rutted and gnarly for a jeep, a tire gets in the air in a few spots. And when it's muddy it's slick as snot up there.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 05/12/15 09:31AM
Damn, weather not looking great for Thursday  :4:

Thursday 05/14 90% / 0.41 in
Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon. High 63F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/12/15 11:48AM
Damn, weather not looking great for Thursday  :4:

Thursday 05/14 90% / 0.41 in
Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon. High 63F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Figures >:(
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 05/12/15 01:30PM
Hey, the weatherman has been wrong before!  I have to admit that a 90% chance doesn't inspire much confidence.  :20:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/12/15 03:34PM
Hey, the weatherman has been wrong before!  I have to admit that a 90% chance doesn't inspire much confidence.  :20:
Yup still planning on going  being I'm working near by.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/13/15 08:15PM
Looks good for the morning Im loading now! :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/13/15 08:51PM
working tomorrow - ride safe Todd

@ Blazed - you free to cruise trabuco creek road around 5:30 on saturday and sunday?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/13/15 10:19PM
working tomorrow - ride safe Todd

@ Blazed - you free to cruise trabuco creek road around 5:30 on saturday and sunday?
Off to work I go,Got a group of 5 or so going up the back side of the SB mountains for some secret single track action after/during the rain Sunday morning if you guys are interested hit me up, These boys go hard its a good crew! ;D
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 05/13/15 11:10PM
Looks good for the morning Im loading now! :29:

Right on!!  See you there.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/14/15 06:06AM
cool pic from last saturday...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NNheUwvqDms/VVFMMqIZsMI/AAAAAAAABO4/qWLzvelzQGg/w1013-h569-no/IMG_5519.JPG)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 05/14/15 06:08AM
cool pic from last saturday...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NNheUwvqDms/VVFMMqIZsMI/AAAAAAAABO4/qWLzvelzQGg/w1013-h569-no/IMG_5519.JPG)

Stop mocking me!  :19:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/14/15 07:32AM
You are way overdue for a ride! Let's go man!

This weekend - trabuco creek road...next weekend Calico camp/shoot/ride Saturday afternoon to Sunday night
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 05/14/15 08:27PM
Well, we beat the rain, but the moto gods did not go easy on Todd at Milestone today.  Busted his bike before we even got to ride.  Kickstarter/side case failure. :6:   
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/14/15 08:43PM
Well, we beat the rain, but the moto gods did not go easy on Todd at Milestone today.  Busted his bike before we even got to ride.  Kickstarter/side case failure. :6:   
Just glad it didn't happen 15miles in at Silverwood :36: :36: :36: This bike has been nothing but good to me and will be ready to rock next weekend. How was your ride? Track looked perfect!!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 05/15/15 12:00PM
How was your ride? Track looked perfect!!!!

It was good.  I didn't end up riding too much.  My knee was bothering me a little so I decided to play it safe.  Got rained on on the way home so I think I timed it about right.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BlaZeD on 05/15/15 05:24PM
working tomorrow - ride safe Todd

@ Blazed - you free to cruise trabuco creek road around 5:30 on saturday and sunday?

Hell yeah!  :27: I'm down either day so just let me know if you have a preference. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/16/15 01:11AM
Hell yeah!  :27: I'm down either day so just let me know if you have a preference. 

still need to sort something on my bike tomorrow night after work - let's go Sunday!

5:30 - meet @ entrance right off live oak...quick ride to holy jim trail head and back...maybe up that side road?

will send PM w' #
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 05/16/15 07:54AM
Hell yeah!  :27: I'm down either day so just let me know if you have a preference. 

still need to sort something on my bike tomorrow night after work - let's go Sunday!

5:30 - meet @ entrance right off live oak...quick ride to holy jim trail head and back...maybe up that side road?

will send PM w' #

So I think you guys covered this in an earlier post, but do you need to have a plated bike to run up there?  Just wanted to get that clear.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/16/15 08:02AM
@ matt V4 - yes, you need to be plated to run there

as soon as I get the kdx200 running (street legal), you can borrow that!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/17/15 09:59AM
Locked and loaded!

You in blazed?

If not, I will still be there at 5:30...got a new top end and gotta get my dirt on!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: jamesepoop on 05/17/15 05:56PM
Hey guys, I realize we're all out there to have fun, but some group of bikes was passing up trucks at Holy Jim/Santiago this afternoon.  I was one of the lead trucks.  The rider decided to cut me off and roosted as he took off.  The roost kicked up fat rocks and caused two huge surface cracks and one 4" hairline crack.  It's not a race out there, just be conscious of other people.  It's 35mph speed limit and I was off to the right hand side of the road. I followed as best as I could and caught up at the end.  I ended up scolding the rider leading them, but another one decided to  box me in and get up in my passenger's face. After snapping their picture from afar, the same angry rider tried to intimidate me by cutting me off on the road.  Trust me, I'm not afraid in my 2 ton truck on the road.  Your motorcycle is a tin can.  I ride, I understand, but just be conscious of others as I'm trying to be with you
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/17/15 09:42PM
that sucks man

but that wasn't me, and while I'm respectful as I can reasonably be to other people driving or riding; it's a dirt road that adult-children use for recreation with no police enforcing speed limits or setting rules - I figure that's going to happen a lot
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: jamesepoop on 05/17/15 11:54PM
that sucks man

but that wasn't me, and while I'm respectful as I can reasonably be to other people driving or riding; it's a dirt road that adult-children use for recreation with no police enforcing speed limits or setting rules - I figure that's going to happen a lot

Sorry, I didn't mean it was you but thanks for reading it anyway.  I just meant under any circumstance, I'd consider roosting anyone, but your friends, is highly disrespectful. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/18/15 03:08PM
Santa clarita mondays
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/25/15 11:46PM
calico weekends

http://www.youtube.com/v/VjEY43OoH5o?rel=0

santa clarita this Thursday - ~10:30am

trabuco canyon this weekend - Sunday ~5:30pm

Las Vegas next Friday ~10:00am
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/31/15 08:53PM
After three knee surgeries and 10 months off the bike Tj has been building his bike and business and finally rode Milestone today, Jersey and pants are the trial set for a MOTOCUTZ line of gear in all colors and sizes. Was frkn awesome to see him ride again! :)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 06/01/15 08:22AM
I bet he's stoked to be back on a bike!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 06/01/15 09:22AM
After three knee surgeries and 10 months off the bike Tj has been building his bike and business and finally rode Milestone today, Jersey and pants are the trial set for a MOTOCUTZ line of gear in all colors and sizes. Was frkn awesome to see him ride again! :)

 :27: :29: 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 07/10/15 10:01PM
Breakdirt whats you schedule? Doing anything this weekend?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/11/15 04:26AM
I am in Vegas for the raddest bachelor party for my boy that I planned.

It is so dope...this is seriously insane...I will be back Monday, but the only buke I have right now is red sticker yz450f
yz450f so we wpuld have to.do desert...the smoker is getting a top/bottom end in preparation for LAB2V

Registration is open...you still down??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/14/15 09:17PM
SURFERCROSS 2015, August 5th at Milestone MX and the 6th at trail6 San Onofre, Super fun couple a days for the industry guys to get out and mix with the pros they deal with only thru social media normally AND everyone gets to play ;) Tj will represent the industry and be paired up with either a pro surfer or pro motocross racer, First time we did this event was 11 years ago Tj was riding a KX65 him n his partner missed placing by 1 and he wants revenge :32: Good times!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 07/14/15 09:32PM
Should have plates on the WR soon so I should also be down to ride some trails closer to home.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: thepretender on 07/27/15 10:50AM
Hay guys I have a friend with a 91 YZ250 he said it has a locked up transmission and was quoted $1000 to fix. Seems like a lot to me what say you?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 07/27/15 10:54AM
That's insane.  A two stroke is surprisingly easy to work on.  I would attempt to work on it.  If it's above his ability, just part it out.  That bike is prob only worth maybe 900 bucks in good condition. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 07/27/15 11:44AM
Its sort of a dirtbike...

 :44:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/27/15 02:29PM
Hay guys I have a friend with a 91 YZ250 he said it has a locked up transmission and was quoted $1000 to fix. Seems like a lot to me what say you?
I can get er done for around $500 + parts but yeah a 91 isn't worth much more than that, Call Ken tell him I  sent ya :29:
714-423-4273
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 08/03/15 06:02PM
Surfercross at Milestone today :17: Tj  was paired with a surfer  got the hole shot in the industry class and pulled a half a lap ahead of the pack then handed off to his partner who promptly got passed by ten or so riders making Lil buddie work hard and pass em all back, Second race went similar I wont know results till tomorrow but stay tuned for a killer vid of the start...... Farkn intense!

Surfing tomorrow at trail 6 San Onofre, Tj surfs well so they might have a shot at placing :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 08/03/15 07:13PM
Aaah to be young again ::) >:(
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: OOTV on 08/03/15 09:24PM
Posting this for Todd. He can add the details for it...

http://www.youtube.com/v/oaSkoWVEOXo&fs=1
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 08/03/15 09:31PM
whoa! wheelie to the front!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 08/03/15 09:32PM
Posting this for Todd. He can add the details for it...

http://www.youtube.com/v/oaSkoWVEOXo&fs=1
That's my boy :) He forgot all about the three knee surgeries last year, Look forward I always say!

Thanks OOTV :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: OOTV on 08/03/15 10:26PM
Posting this for Todd. He can add the details for it...

http://www.youtube.com/v/oaSkoWVEOXo&fs=1
That's my boy :) He forgot all about the three knee surgeries last year, Look forward I always say!

Thanks OOTV :7:
Nice!  :1:  Glad to be of service  :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 08/04/15 08:23AM
Do trials competitions count as dirt bike?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIy-Kvikepw

*fixed link*
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 08/04/15 08:43AM
hell yeah!!!

the original stunters!!

cept the link don't work...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 08/04/15 09:18AM

That's my boy :) He forgot all about the three knee surgeries last year, Look forward I always say!

Thanks OOTV :7:

Holeshot!!!  :1:   :42: Sweet!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 08/05/15 07:45PM
Hey guys doing a big bear trip next weekend  August 15th from Friday to Sunday must have legitimate plated dirt bike meaning no BMW's/adventure bikes.  We will be doing technical trails.  If you would like to come please PM me as I'm hardly on here.  The cabin sleeps about 9 unless dudes want to sleep with each other then it fits 14 (never know with this crowed)    I will also be inviting a dual sport group so it will be first come first serve for reservations.  Cost of Cabin will be $120 cleaning fee split between all people that stay the night. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 08/06/15 07:05AM
Once the dust settled Tj and his partner went 7th in moto and 5th in surfing for 2nd overall :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 08/11/15 05:45PM
This video was posted on Vitalmx.com.  I think there is a little TJ scrub action at around 0:58 :27:  O0

https://www.youtube.com/v/9mSyedeAp6E
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 08/11/15 06:12PM
This video was posted on Vitalmx.com.  I think there is a little TJ scrub action at around 0:58 :27:  O0

https://www.youtube.com/v/9mSyedeAp6E
THATS MY BOY!! :1:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 08/12/15 05:23PM
There's a quick shot of him doing that one-wheel start at @ :43. SICK
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 08/12/15 05:55PM
 :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 09/02/15 02:30PM
Thought you dirt bike guys who use the Chrome browser might like this...

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/motocrossfun/efpmdjpbojijmghcidlcaodnlpeaiako?hl=en

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/89IWy3wU-bCVLE6keTtVTE_2x_rms4_oPrWRlRTGMc64aC-RTZ91UYEBIa47o1lPxU5ROaPl=s640-h400-e365-rw)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 09/02/15 05:13PM
rad!!

I am getting so much cabin fever...YZ250 cylinder is still with millennium...YZ450F is getting cleaned up w' new graphics...ahhhhh!!!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 09/02/15 05:32PM
Hey breakdirt, hit me up when you go out again.  I got plates on my WR
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 09/04/15 08:48PM
Yo Breakdirt Tj n I finished the graphics on your Yz today no rush if you need a place to keep it a while! :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 10/19/15 05:40PM
Tj n the boys hit Pala raceway yesterday, Its finally cooling off for dirt bike season :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Punisher on 10/19/15 05:58PM
Nice pics!  Whippppppppiiiiittttt. That on the main track?  Busted my tibia last Feb on the amateur track at pala.  Been back three times and I'm almost back at my old pace.

Those frame grabs?  Show us the vid!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 10/19/15 08:38PM
Nice pics!  Whippppppppiiiiittttt. That on the main track?  Busted my tibia last Feb on the amateur track at pala.  Been back three times and I'm almost back at my old pace.

Those frame grabs?  Show us the vid!
Come on out to Ocotillo Wells on New Years weekend we have a great group of kids that go around finding BIG hits and some really fun granny rides for all to participate :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 10/22/15 09:34PM
Oh baby (http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/images/smilies/wub.gif)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-10/20151022_212303_zpsdfidggbe.jpg)

-new bottom end (crank re-built w' OEM Yamaha parts)
-new transmission bearings/washers
-new crankshaft bearings
-new gaskets/seals
-Nikasil re-plated cylinder by Millennium tech
-new top end including piston/ring/pins/circlips/ring bearing

------------------------------------------------
0 hours on motor

For those of you not familiar with this handsome face -

CALIFORNIA STREET LEGAL - Baja Designs lighting kit, 3.4 gallon IMS desert tank...Acerbis skid plate/frame guards/fork guards/hand guards...forks re-sprung/valved by Factory Connection

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 10/22/15 10:47PM
Oh baby (http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/images/smilies/wub.gif)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-10/20151022_212303_zpsdfidggbe.jpg)

-new bottom end (crank re-built w' OEM Yamaha parts)
-new transmission bearings/washers
-new crankshaft bearings
-new gaskets/seals
-Nikasil re-plated cylinder by Millennium tech
-new top end including piston/ring/pins/circlips/ring bearing

------------------------------------------------
0 hours on motor

For those of you not familiar with this handsome face -

CALIFORNIA STREET LEGAL - Baja Designs lighting kit, 3.4 gallon IMS desert tank...Acerbis skid plate/frame guards/fork guards/hand guards...forks re-sprung/valved by Factory Connection
The man I love to hate :32:... Buttnd my Yz tonight and hitting Pole Line road (Occotillo Wells) next weekend!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 10/23/15 08:32PM
!!!!Lets ride!!!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 10/28/15 06:15PM
Todd is rippin Ocotillo this weekend

It's my weekend to work...so I will be local - Sunday morning trabuco canyon road near cook's corner

street plates rule....did some laps mid week

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-10/20151028_173902_zpsxzlnq1xu.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 10/30/15 04:08PM
Hella winds coming out but beautiful here off Pole Line road :29: :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 10/31/15 02:14PM
Todd!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/01/15 10:30AM
#bikelife

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/20151101_083947_zpsh0os14mo.jpg)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/20151101_090643_zps4a64k5kt.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 11/01/15 10:34AM
#bikelife

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/20151101_083947_zpsh0os14mo.jpg)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/20151101_090643_zps4a64k5kt.jpg)
You need a new back tire, pronto!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/01/15 12:20PM
doing LA-Barstow to Vegas in November...500 miles in 2 days

mounting my new tire right before that ride

that plated XR400R makin you hungry man?

let's ride!  :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: 92vx800 on 11/01/15 01:16PM
doing LA-Barstow to Vegas in November...500 miles in 2 days

mounting my new tire right before that ride

that plated XR400R makin you hungry man?

let's ride!  :31:
Good luck, that's a hell of a ride.

Haha I retired the xr, she's a fat pig and her bottom end is getting sloppy. ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/01/15 02:54PM
Awesome weekend in the Anza Borrego desert! :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 11/01/15 05:38PM
Great ride today, B!  My lights still work after that semi-aggressive run, get that taillight installed, I'll get that skid plate, and we should hit Big Bear soon!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: ep3gsxr6 on 11/01/15 08:26PM
I want one. Anyone know anyone selling a reliable dirt bike? Preferably green sticker.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/02/15 01:49PM
lol...where have you been?

I sold a yz426, yz250, xr250, dr200, and kdx200 in the last year!

@92vx - ask and ye shall receive

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/20151102_134456_zps7hparhii.jpg)

DOT approved desert tire with ultra heavy duty tube!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: ep3gsxr6 on 11/03/15 08:14PM
Dang I missed out on these sales. That's a bummer.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/06/15 11:13AM
mo' toys!!!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-10/20151028_132842_zpsyrx9vefb.jpg)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-11/20151104_235929_zps6ilynce7.jpg)

Nitro Circus Saturday night @ the Honda center!!!

(http://www.thegrindradio.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Nitro-Circus-2.jpg)

@mud and I are hitting somewhere in the desert Sundayyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!

LAB2V practice
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 11/06/15 07:43PM
Dang, Natalie wanted to go to Nitro Circus! If you can return the hour meter, I have one you can have.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/07/15 06:53PM
Racer X magazine held a private industry gig for their vendors at Cheney Ranch today, Tj said its by far the best track in So Cal..... Too bad its for training or invite only :(
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: OOTV on 11/08/15 04:39PM
Racer X magazine held a private industry gig for their vendors at Cheney Ranch today, Tj said its by far the best track in So Cal..... Too bad its for training or invite only :(
Is that your boy TJ Todd? Regardless, nice maneuver!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/08/15 05:19PM
Racer X magazine held a private industry gig for their vendors at Cheney Ranch today, Tj said its by far the best track in So Cal..... Too bad its for training or invite only :(
Is that your boy TJ Todd? Regardless, nice maneuver!
Yes Sir that's my boy!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/08/15 05:30PM
did some LAB2V practice shakedown today

beautiful day in the desert

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-11/IMG_20151108_140801_zpszkefe6mh.jpg)

ate shit and went over the bars once...officially busted both front turn signals and smashed off the cyclegear tail/brakelight
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/08/15 05:40PM
did some LAB2V practice shakedown today

beautiful day in the desert

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-11/IMG_20151108_140801_zpszkefe6mh.jpg)

ate shit and went over the bars once...officially busted both front turn signals and smashed off the cyclegear tail/brakelight
Grrrr Why didn't you call? I worked in Apple Valley last night!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/08/15 06:05PM
oh man we are never on schedule!

you working out there Tue night this week?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/11/15 09:11AM
trabuco canyon this Sunday!

@throttlechopper - you in?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 11/11/15 01:19PM
what is the terrain like at trabuco?  Will my supermoto be ok?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/11/15 08:37PM
terrain is rocky gravel road

but your supermoto would surely be fine...

if there was a pee-wee beer league for dirt bikes, this would be it!

pretty short ride anyhow..it's only 7-8 miles...maybe 40 mins round trip on dirt + fool around time on the 2 parking-lot sized areas on the side

mounted my (hopefully) more crash-resistant tail and turn signals:

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-11/20151111_153044_zpsmmv5t2cr.jpg)

and this thing is WAY BRIGHTER than my 90's incandescent bulbs!!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-11/20151111_174112_zpsv89u6rkk.jpg)

wired into the high beam!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: KOCONUT on 11/12/15 10:03PM
Just got my CA plates so I might just christen them on the trail!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/12/15 11:00PM
let's do it!!!

kick stands up 8am from Cook's Corner!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 11/13/15 06:25PM
Sorry, I won't be able to make it this Sunday...

Have fun!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/14/15 12:08PM
no worries!

I am off Sat/Sun next weekend - anyone down for an 80 mile desert ride?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/15/15 11:10AM
did my 8am pre-work ride for LAB2V prep

checked out a little bit of the rocky side trails

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-11/20151115_094552_zpsipzgxc9t.jpg)

not a whole lot to explore on the sides...but kinda fun to tool around in 1st-2nd gear...if you can use your imagination, some of it can be ridden like an endurocross style section
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/21/15 09:10PM
'nother shakedown run today...

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-11/IMG_20151121_200927_zpsq7iczypm.jpg)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-11/IMG_20151121_200737_zps57t35odk.jpg)

visited the husky monument out in the middle of the desert

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-11/IMG_20151121_195625_zps4zc6wdci.jpg)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-11/IMG_20151121_145020_zpsvqwidzmw.jpg)

covered ~100 miles today

bad news:
-butt gets store after 40 miles...trying to stand more
-LAB2V forecast in the 30's-40's

good news:
-most desert service/trail roads are 3rd-5th gear/off pipe = I got ~30mpg :rockon: - my desert tank should take me over 100 miles!
-everything works...hopefully it stays that way

less than a week to gooooo!!

man...it is SUCH a great feeling to bomb through those open desert roads...see a straight, pre-load and bounce the suspension on that slight rise and wheelie at 50mph :hellyeah:

BUT pacing is important...ride to have fun early in the day and you'll be tired very, very quickly. 240 miles/day!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/29/15 06:53PM
New Years weekend is on for Ocotillo Wells we are staying off Pole Line road Tj n the boys followed the rain out there this weekend and hit Friday with fresh loam perfect for jumping,  We will be camping from Thursday to Sunday Bike Buggy and ATVs for rent near by along with a general store and gas ALL are welcome we have a great group of families that love good clean fun in the dirt! ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FastMoto on 11/30/15 11:38AM
What you guys think of DRZ400?

Looking at getting a dualie, actually, the SM version and getting some dirt tires for it. Won't be using a whole ton, but would like a plated dualie that is reliable.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 11/30/15 11:39AM
What you guys think of DRZ400?

Looking at getting a dualie, actually, the SM version and getting some dirt tires for it. Won't be using a whole ton, but would like a plated dualie that is reliable.
Great bikes, What year?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FastMoto on 11/30/15 01:28PM
The cheapest year.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 11/30/15 02:02PM
DRZ is a nice bike, a common complaint is the stock suspension set-up for off-road use.  If you plan on doing mostly street (90%), you should be okay.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: RedRider4Life on 11/30/15 11:01PM
What you guys think of DRZ400?

Looking at getting a dualie, actually, the SM version and getting some dirt tires for it. Won't be using a whole ton, but would like a plated dualie that is reliable.
Meh. Have you ridden one? I find the power lack luster. Not really good at anything. My choices for a dual sport would be A) KTM 500 EXC the closest thing to a street legal production dirt bike you will find, or B) Husqvarna 701 much heavier than the KTM but more power and better on the street.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/01/15 11:10AM
the drz400 - yeah I dunno...I rode one a couple times...great overall bike (low maintenance, easy power delivery, street/dirt friendly) not really good at anything...fun if you're new or you're looking for a 2nd bike that can do some dirt/some street/some sumo

@ Todd - which days were you thinking this weekend?

still looking for a gps track to get us to husky monument...I found the coordinates, but never navigated it that way before
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/01/15 01:23PM
the drz400 - yeah I dunno...I rode one a couple times...great overall bike (low maintenance, easy power delivery, street/dirt friendly) not really good at anything...fun if you're new or you're looking for a 2nd bike that can do some dirt/some street/some sumo

@ Todd - which days were you thinking this weekend?

still looking for a gps track to get us to husky monument...I found the coordinates, but never navigated it that way before
Id rather go Saturday,Turns out Im not working out there this weekend so we can carpool and go wherever.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 12/01/15 08:01PM
What you guys think of DRZ400?

Looking at getting a dualie, actually, the SM version and getting some dirt tires for it. Won't be using a whole ton, but would like a plated dualie that is reliable.
Meh. Have you ridden one? I find the power lack luster. Not really good at anything. My choices for a dual sport would be A) KTM 500 EXC the closest thing to a street legal production dirt bike you will find, or B) Husqvarna 701 much heavier than the KTM but more power and better on the street.

I read on the Husky website that the service and valve check on the 701 is at like 6,000 miles. Way more user friendly than the KTM if you're not into wrenching on your bike every 30 hours (KTM's recommended value clearance check interval for the 500's).
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 12/01/15 08:11PM
What you guys think of DRZ400?

Looking at getting a dualie, actually, the SM version and getting some dirt tires for it. Won't be using a whole ton, but would like a plated dualie that is reliable.
Meh. Have you ridden one? I find the power lack luster. Not really good at anything. My choices for a dual sport would be A) KTM 500 EXC the closest thing to a street legal production dirt bike you will find, or B) Husqvarna 701 much heavier than the KTM but more power and better on the street.

I read on the Husky website that the service and valve check on the 701 is at like 6,000 miles. Way more user friendly than the KTM if you're not into wrenching on your bike every 30 hours (KTM's recommended value clearance check interval for the 500's).

Just for clarification, the Husqvarna 701 is a KTM 690 engine with a slightly different look...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/02/15 07:38PM
Stable complete, Months n months of shopping payed off for a  Plated WR450 ready for sumo desert forest or freeway....... :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 12/02/15 09:02PM
Stable complete, Months n months of shopping payed off for a  Plated WR450 ready for sumo desert forest or freeway....... :29:
Nice! Congrats!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/02/15 11:30PM
barstow to Vegggassssssssssssss

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/346_zpsedtyubrq.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 12/03/15 04:53PM
Stable complete, Months n months of shopping payed off for a  Plated WR450 ready for sumo desert forest or freeway....... :29:

Nice quiver!   :42:  :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 12/03/15 04:55PM
Stable complete, Months n months of shopping payed off for a  Plated WR450 ready for sumo desert forest or freeway....... :29:

Freaking awesome!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 12/03/15 05:06PM
barstow to Vegggassssssssssssss

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/346_zpsedtyubrq.jpg)

So, how long before the video is edited and ready for viewing? ;D
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 12/03/15 09:01PM
(https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12316420_10206535680324024_4751039115917728087_n.jpg?oh=8b06ffedcb8b25e7b858b9f3c1973d24&oe=56F651B7)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/03/15 09:32PM
Stable complete, Months n months of shopping payed off for a  Plated WR450 ready for sumo desert forest or freeway....... :29:

Freaking awesome!
Put er thru the paces this afternoon around OC and ended up at moms in La Palma  Sooooo fun to ride and I feel HELLA safer on a dually in traffic rather than a sportbike or even the RD being upright and ready for anything,Just texted Gordie Riemer Im looking for a set of Sumo wheels and the fixins then maybe you n I can meet up at Apex for some proper instruction?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 12/03/15 09:44PM
Im looking for a set of Sumo wheels and the fixins then maybe you n I can meet up at Apex for some proper instruction?

I would just get a warp 9 set up. Have you been to grange in apple valley?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/03/15 10:35PM
Gordie just sent me this pic of his son (Far right) on the Cycle News home page I met Niki and sponsored him when he was  around12 yrs old , Where did the time go :2: The kids relentless and ruthless I LOVE IT!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 12/03/15 10:48PM
Nice bike Todd :7: Don't know why they don't make a 2016!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/03/15 10:56PM
Im looking for a set of Sumo wheels and the fixins then maybe you n I can meet up at Apex for some proper instruction?

I would just get a warp 9 set up. Have you been to grange in apple valley?
I work out there twice a month n have spectated but a complete kook on sumo setups Im a dirt bike guy :24:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/04/15 09:04AM
@rockrat!

my camera fell off during the 1st half of day 1  :32:

but I had a little footage from the easy ways

http://www.youtube.com/v/UAJOfK9SnWI
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/06/15 02:02PM
finally supermotard'd the XR100!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/IMG_20151205_134251_zps0d8fk7di.jpg)

no surprise - it's slow

fun factor - super high

scraped pegs on both sides!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/06/15 03:36PM
Went to watch Tj at the P.S Motorsports jump show yesterday then stayed at a friends in Arrowhead and rode to Lake Silverwood and back this morning :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/06/15 03:52PM
bitchin...how was the 450??

that first pic is SO RAD
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/06/15 04:20PM
Suspension is set up for a fat dude but I have the all three stock springs Nick at Enzo is going to hook me up, need to change bars n basically set it up for a short wiry 145 pounder but WOW that thing will climb anything in low and  going slow!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/06/15 05:09PM
it's a nice bike!!!

wide ratio is super sweet w' the low 1st gear and taller top!!

trabuco canyon next Sunday morning? Cook's corner 8am?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/06/15 07:30PM
it's a nice bike!!!

wide ratio is super sweet w' the low 1st gear and taller top!!

trabuco canyon next Sunday morning? Cook's corner 8am?
A quick one before work? Maybe but I wanna tool around all day somewhere maybe start at cooks and end up in Elsinore!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/06/15 08:02PM
lol, YUP...a dirty quickie!

it's 8am-9:30am ish...then I shower up and work by 10:30

we can do a long day...which days you free to ride all day for December?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/06/15 08:18PM
lol, YUP...a dirty quickie!

it's 8am-9:30am ish...then I shower up and work by 10:30

we can do a long day...which days you free to ride all day for December?
Uuugh I work nights so except for every other Saturday should work I have a route in mind with roads and trails that cant be mapped only tried but a plated bike will do the the trick from Oc to Elsinore Motorsports park to Perris Moto park to Starwest moto park then back thru secret spot in Riverside  ending with a COLD BEER at Cooks;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/06/15 08:53PM
wow, ha...that is a long day

this is how it's done:

1.) Cook's Corner -> Live Oak Canyon -> Santa Margarita Parkway -> antonio parkway -> Ortega Highway (about 40-50 miles)
2.) Left onto Main Divide truck Trail (dirt) -> Right onto 5S01 (dirt) -> turns into Indian Truck Trail -> 15south to Elsinore (about 30-40 miles) - get gas...pushin 90-100 miles
3.) Elsinore MX -> Perris MX
4.) Perris MX -> West MX (aka Starwest MX)
5.) West MX -> secret spot
6.) Secret spot -> Bedford Ridge (back to dirt) -> North Main Divide again (dirt) -> Ortega
7.) Ortega -> back to cooks
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/06/15 09:20PM
wow, ha...that is a long day

this is how it's done:

1.) Cook's Corner -> Live Oak Canyon -> Santa Margarita Parkway -> antonio parkway -> Ortega Highway (about 40-50 miles)
2.) Left onto Main Divide truck Trail (dirt) -> Right onto 5S01 (dirt) -> turns into Indian Truck Trail -> 15south to Elsinore (about 30-40 miles) - get gas...pushin 90-100 miles
3.) Elsinore MX -> Perris MX
4.) Perris MX -> West MX (aka Starwest MX)
5.) West MX -> secret spot
6.) Secret spot -> Bedford Ridge (back to dirt) -> North Main Divide again (dirt) -> Ortega
7.) Ortega -> back to cooks
NOPE!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/07/15 10:46AM
in

and anyone else interested - Trabuco Canyon quickie dirty run Sunday morning!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 12/07/15 09:58PM
that first pic is SO RAD

+1 cool pic. Actually my favorite of all your pics so far :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/07/15 10:34PM
Got to visit with old friends from racing days gone by and the kids had a ball on the ramp, Tj made some great contacts for wraps and graphics....... Good times!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 12/13/15 03:10PM
Here she is!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 12/13/15 03:17PM
Here she is!


Congratulations
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 12/13/15 03:23PM
Anybody got any gear for sale?  Im a budget second hand kinda guy!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/13/15 03:37PM
Sweeeeeeeet...looks Cherry!

Gear tough to get cheap...good boots n helmet will be a lot...then you skimp on knee guards until you fall on 'em...and mx gloves suck...

Ride Christmas day?

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 12/13/15 03:42PM
If you get that thing plated I'm going to be so jealous.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/13/15 04:03PM
Anybody got any gear for sale?  Im a budget second hand kinda guy!
I have an extra set of full leg kneebraces (FREE) their a little tattered but will work, Ill poke around Im sure theres more here :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 12/13/15 07:02PM
Anybody got any gear for sale?  Im a budget second hand kinda guy!
I have an extra set of full leg kneebraces (FREE) their a little tattered but will work, Ill poke around Im sure theres more here :29:
Wow Todd thanks I really appreciate it! I ant wait to shred
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 12/14/15 09:45AM
Uhm... Ouch?

http://www.motodimension.com/2015/12/14/3479/
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/14/15 05:22PM
saw it, that'll stick!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/14/15 10:59PM
oh hey, it's Monday

...w' a street plate. Gettin' my slide on at a local spot!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/IMG_20151214_153405_zpswtzg8kmk.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 12/15/15 09:50AM
I need to find a better job so I can afford another bike...

http://www.youtube.com/v/NGCm_08hBI8
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/15/15 10:29AM
Looks like Cleghorn trail in the SB mountains :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FZBear10 on 12/15/15 10:42AM
That trail looks like a blast!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 12/15/15 11:44AM
Looks like Cleghorn trail in the SB mountains :17:

Is that anywhere close to Azusa (the city)? That's where CSC is located.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/15/15 01:20PM
Looks like Cleghorn trail in the SB mountains :17:

Is that anywhere close to Azusa (the city)? That's where CSC is located.
About 20 miles, Cleghorn is at the bottom of the Cojone Pass just off the 15 and goes all the way to Lake Silverwood, Need a stickered or plated bike with a certified spark arrestor.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/15/15 03:32PM
I'm in! Let's goooooo!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/15/15 08:22PM
Found some "Back in the day" pics :32: That's Tj in the white hat ready to sweep my gate  and track brat daughter Niki checking the gate at right, I ran the kids races in the morning and raced Old dude class in the afternoon  Goooood times!  (I won) :1:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/15/15 10:31PM
HAHAHAHAHA

Those poor kids must've been scared as shit!!!!

still #51 back in the day...same bike tho??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/15/15 10:55PM
HAHAHAHAHA

Those poor kids must've been scared as shit!!!!

still #51 back in the day...same bike tho??
Yep,  BRAAAAAAAP :29:Kids that race Motocross are calculated and serious athletes dedicated to their lifestyle/sport second pic is Tjs 9th birthday (In yellow) party at Starwest MX park :)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/15/15 11:11PM
let's throw back to star west and go ride it!!!

I rode a ton of desert in 2015 - barstow, 29 palms, Gorman, Calico, Kramer Junction, ocotillo wells, rowher flats, santa clarita, cajon junction, Nellis Dunes...then LA-Barstow to Vegas

maybe 2016 - hit every MX track in socal??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/15/15 11:38PM
let's throw back to star west and go ride it!!!

I rode a ton of desert in 2015 - barstow, 29 palms, Gorman, Calico, Kramer Junction, ocotillo wells, rowher flats, santa clarita, cajon junction, Nellis Dunes...then LA-Barstow to Vegas

maybe 2016 - hit every MX track in socal??
Perris and Starwest are off limits (OLD DUDES CANT JUMP) :13:Next day off lets hit Elsinore MX park or Milfstone they have it all ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/15/15 11:55PM
I see what you did there LOL

milfstone...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/16/15 12:03AM
I see what you did there LOL

milfstone...
Some REEEEALY HOT Moto moms out there cheering their Lil Ricky or Bubbas on and I love watching em do it :25: Al bullshit aside yeah we can hit a ton different tracks lets get together n plan ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 12/16/15 09:26AM
All bullshit aside yeah we can hit a ton different tracks lets get together n plan ;)

I'm interested in a "no jumping" track day
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/16/15 07:08PM
Locked n loaded picking up ThrottleChopper in the am for Dualsport run thru the San Bernardino mountains :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/16/15 07:55PM
^^^ so jealous!!! love cleghorn!!


I'm interested in a "no jumping" track day

1.) milestone novice track changes every couple months; but everything is generally roll-able...I've done it on an XR100 and DR200se

http://www.youtube.com/v/zTbR6l7HgOE

will cost ~$45 your first time, and $25 every other time

2.) out in the desert/trails there are many "practice track" areas, where there are berms, turns, and whoops in a big oval that you can ride like a track - FREE!

there are tons, upon tons out there...but I only know one @ baldy mesa/cajon pass OHV
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/17/15 06:57PM
TC and I did a recon mission for an upcoming "IRON BUTT dual sport ride", After a little exploration and lots of Uturns we found some decent riding and looks like we can make it all the way to Big Bear but beware RANGER RICK is up there checking tags n spark arrestors. Nice guy even hooked us up with some info on my Arizona plated bike and maps............ Gooood ridn with ya again Lyle you rode well on those 50/50s Im ready to buy enduro tires so let me know if you want get some also :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/18/15 11:50AM
AHHHHHH!!!!

I love that area!!!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-09/IMG_20150929_123752_zpskkxtv2v4.jpg)

btw...I am also planning an Huntington Beach -> Long Beach "dirt spots" ride...plated bikes only cuz "you gotta keep moving" sorta thing
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: MurdaJ on 12/18/15 05:21PM
AHHHHHH!!!!

I love that area!!!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-09/IMG_20150929_123752_zpskkxtv2v4.jpg)

btw...I am also planning an Huntington Beach -> Long Beach "dirt spots" ride...plated bikes only cuz "you gotta keep moving" sorta thing

Would you believe I've crawled all the way up that hill in my jeep? That whole road is fun
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/18/15 09:21PM
First time after all these years I been up there 100% legal it was weird and soothing not to be looking over my shoulder ready to bolt :)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/19/15 03:19PM
Would you believe I've crawled all the way up that hill in my jeep? That whole road is fun

that hill isn't bad, but seems sorta nutty in a jeep!

how far does it go??

it's not on the SBNF trail map....

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5202570.pdf
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: MurdaJ on 12/19/15 09:20PM
 Dirt bikes make everything seem easier lol

It goes up to the cafe at 138 and hwy2, with a bunch of off shoots that meander around towards phelan and baldy Mesa
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/19/15 09:33PM
Dirt bikes make everything seem easier lol

It goes up to the cafe at 138 and hwy2, with a bunch of off shoots that meander around towards phelan and baldy Mesa
Yes they do and Hella fun at the same time stay tuned for an upcoming  dual sport Big Bear run :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/19/15 09:48PM
so we can ride dirt from Cajon Junction all the way to mountain top cafe @ the end of Angeles Crest Highway?!?

(http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/03/b1/9d/27/mountain-top-cafe.jpg)

@RdTodd - we HAVE TO DO THIS

I love showing up to sportbike cafe's all covered in mud  :32:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/20/15 08:02PM
quad = couch @00:21 :32:

http://www.youtube.com/v/UQzZJVfZydE
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 12/22/15 07:04PM
Alright guys, can I get your honest opinions? XR650L

Here's my thinking... Todd and others advise me that the WR250R is just not enough bike and I would regret not going bigger. Totally trust Todd's opinion and his points all made sense. So that's out. Thought about bikes like the Triumph Tiger 800, KLR's and the like... They get great reviews and all that, but they are road orientated bikes. After a heart to heart with myself, I don't want a road bike that can do dirt. I want a dirt bike that can do road. Which brings up the KTM's. I know you guys don't mind tinkering on your bikes, but I'm just not into working on stuff like that anymore... so those "every 30 hour valve check" bikes are out. Which leaves me with the DRZ's, or used, older, plated dirt bikes (see above where I don't want something I have to work on)... then I was reminded of the XR650. Everyone says they are better on the dirt (outside of KTM type bikes), pretty decent on the street, noob-to-dirt friendly, and the little short comings (mainly the soft suspension) is something I wouldn't notice until I got better and is fixable with new springs. Also, Honda reliability and air cooled (so I'm not worried about a radiator) and tons of aftermarket parts because the bike hasn't changed is 100 years. Saw some new 2015's for around $5k on Cycletrader.

Is it a bad bike? Any experience with them? Good choice? Over my noobie head? Looking for something to hit the local trails with you guys... maybe some local desert and local mountain type stuff on occasion... What do you think?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 12/22/15 07:26PM
Alright guys, can I get your honest opinions? XR650L

Here's my thinking... Todd and others advise me that the WR250R is just not enough bike and I would regret not going bigger. Totally trust Todd's opinion and his points all made sense. So that's out. Thought about bikes like the Triumph Tiger 800, KLR's and the like... They get great reviews and all that, but they are road orientated bikes. After a heart to heart with myself, I don't want a road bike that can do dirt. I want a dirt bike that can do road. Which brings up the KTM's. I know you guys don't mind tinkering on your bikes, but I'm just not into working on stuff like that anymore... so those "every 30 hour valve check" bikes are out. Which leaves me with the DRZ's, or used, older, plated dirt bikes (see above where I don't want something I have to work on)... then I was reminded of the XR650. Everyone says they are better on the dirt (outside of KTM type bikes), pretty decent on the street, noob-to-dirt friendly, and the little short comings (mainly the soft suspension) is something I wouldn't notice until I got better and is fixable with new springs. Also, Honda reliability and air cooled (so I'm not worried about a radiator) and tons of aftermarket parts because the bike hasn't changed is 100 years. Saw some new 2015's for around $5k on Cycletrader.

Is it a bad bike? Any experience with them? Good choice? Over my noobie head? Looking for something to hit the local trails with you guys... maybe some local desert and local mountain type stuff on occasion... What do you think?
It will do everything that we do, maybe not single track. It will just do it slower.

I would rather get a wr250r. I went from a klr650 (to heavy) to a wr250r (not enough power on steep hill climbs, great everywhere else) to a ktm 525 exc. (perfect).

Do you have a truck/trailer to transport the bike?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 12/22/15 07:29PM
I have the XR400 which is essentially the XR650's little brother.  My bike has performed flawlessly since I got her 2k miles ago, and starts on the first or second kick.  I've heard of valve clearance checks needing to be done every 4k miles or so on the 650.  I adjust mine every 1k, and it only takes about 30 minutes.  As for suspension, I doubt you'll need to touch it for the occasional fire trail, unless you plan on doing the Baja 1k, you should be fine.  Forums do recommend removing the smog junk, uncorking the intake, and rejetting may also help extract some more power.  The XR650's and 400's tend to run hot, so an oil temp dipstick is essential, and a great way to monitor temps.  The downside to 650's: they're heavy and requires more planning/looking ahead when hitting the technical stuff.  You can pick up a used one, likely with all the mods done and even some aftermarket goodies, for less than $5k. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BrnEyzR1 on 12/22/15 07:32PM
New Years!!! So excited!! 😄
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/22/15 08:47PM
New Years!!! So excited!! 😄
I love that area, Where the Hell is Randsburg? :32:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 12/22/15 08:48PM
@mud... no truck or way to transport. That's why I need a plate. So you would go a WR huh? Did you mod yours? Sprocket, pipe, remap or anything to help the power?

@TC... Thanks man. I read those same tips about the smog and stuff. Figure I would leave it stock and learn to ride it before I really did anything to it. Although everyone said it comes set really lean, so a rejet is something I might do quickly. I also watched a quick video on how to do the valves (you're right on the every 4K intervals). Seemed really easy and quick... something I might actually do myself if it's only once a year or so. Interesting on your oil temp gauge... there really seemed to be two schools of thought on doing that across the forums. One group that swears to do it, monitor it, it gets to 300 degrees in 80+ degree weather which burns the oil... The other group that basically stands on "the bike is fine, you worry to much, I have 1,000,000 miles on mine and never cooked the engine riding in the Arizona desert every day for the last 10 years..." It was funny because guys on both sides were raving about how reliable and indestructible the bike is at the same time they're arguing about it cooking the oil??? The guys on the "it's fine" side did all argue that if the bike is running hot it's because it's running to lean... that actually made sense to me. The other weakness I found guys talking about was if you load up the tail with lots of weight it will crack and break if you hit jumps... couldn't help but think "no shit" when I was reading that :32:

Think I'm liking the idea of this bike.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/22/15 09:09PM
Your height and weight are perfect for a Wr450 In need to put stock springs and narrower bars to small mine down for my whopping 145lbs but the power is very manageable, The guy I bought mine from purchased the Katooom (Same as Mud) and said he loved it but missed the Wide Ratio of the Yamaha. If your buying new (I wouldn't) hit me up I have contacts at P.S motorsports and Three Bros;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 12/22/15 09:20PM
Love my dr, but sort of wish I had bought the KTM instead.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/22/15 11:16PM
ugh timing LOL...there was an '07 XR650L in Mike's lot...fun torque around town on a big thumper, but the "-L" is piggy

to be honest, I don't have much "accurate" info...just personal experience...and what turns me up doesn't do it for "most" people

1.) how tall/fat are you

2.) what kind of riding? (ratio - ie. 50% fire roads, 30% desert trails, 20% motocross/busted knees)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 12/23/15 10:46AM
@Todd I'm not only hitting you up for advise and help, but hoping you'll do the financing as well :7:

@Chris have you done any mods to that bike yet? I know I've seen a ton of YouTube stuff on your bike and owners love them, especially after some basic work.

@Break you don't remember what I look like? Gezz man... My feelings are hurt  :36: I'm the perfect man height of 6'1 - 6'2 (I'm old and shrinking), and the perfect man weight of 200 lbs :25: I know Mike use to commute on that bike pretty much every day. He had that engine rebuilt at least once if not twice. I'm want something more trouble free than that, so no worries about that one being gone.

As far as where I intend to ride, right behind you wherever you go! Seriously. I fully plan on tagging along with you and Todd on all your rides. I need all the help I can get and trust you guys not to get me killed. Plus, I love you guys :12:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FJ_Chris on 12/23/15 11:22AM
@Chris have you done any mods to that bike yet? I know I've seen a ton of YouTube stuff on your bike and owners love them, especially after some basic work.

Yeah, I've done a couple of small mods....

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/23/15 08:15PM
ya, then the XR650L would be a good bet...it's tall and a bit piggy, but you got the reach and strength to handle it

and it'll go most of the places that Todd n I go (definitely local - OC)

do it already!!!!

btw - trabuco canyon Sunday 8-10am!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/26/15 08:36AM
WOOOHOOOOO :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: BrnEyzR1 on 12/27/15 07:16AM
New Years!!! So excited!! 😄
I love that area, Where the Hell is Randsburg? :32:


 ;D    Yea, can't wait to check out Randsburg finally!  Have been up there a few times, and never went through that town.

Should be nice and warm up there too!   ;)  brrrrr
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 12/27/15 06:38PM
Sup guys. I went and checked out bikes Saturday and think I decided on a bike. KTM 690 Enduro R (or if I can wait long enough, the Husqvarna 701; essentially the same bike, but cooler because it's a Husky). I rode the used 2011 690 they have at Irv Seaver and loved it! Almost 70 horses, 6 speed, cruised at 75 with no problem, hit a couple bumps/jumps that I found, right at 300 lbs, 6,000 mile service intervals, everything I was looking for. Watched a ton of vids on YouTube and liked everything I saw. The one I rode has 22,000 miles on it, so think that one's out (unless they give me a real killer deal). I still have that $500 gift card from doing the KTM demo day last month. That expires at the end of Jan, so I do have some motivation not to wait for the Husky. We'll see.

Now to start making a list for gear!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/27/15 07:05PM
690 is a way better bike than the xr650L! Much more friendly on the street vs. the 500/525/530 but still a dirtbike nonetheless...nice choice!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/27/15 09:33PM
noob dirt training day @ Rowher Flats!

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/noob-skills-dirt-training-day-%E2%80%93-10jan16.1113572/
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/28/15 07:30AM
Atta boy Scott :29: DONT scrimp on gear good knee braces (Not gaurds) and proper boots are essential!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/28/15 09:33AM
wow how cool is this...

https://sites.google.com/site/arivacaoutback/

once a year, some dude w' 55 acres is hosting a weekend of camping/riding on his property in Arivaca, AZ just so you can get out there and enjoy the scenery of dual sporting
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 12/28/15 07:22PM
wish I could do that noob day. That would be cool. But then again, I got Todd and Break to show me some ropes  :8:

Thanks for the advise, Todd. I was just planning on some guards. Dirt gear cost is starting to add up! Would rather spend the cash verse spend the time rehabbing though.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/28/15 07:33PM
Your already over spending buying a new bike 1k for braces n boots verses maybe a broken leg months of rehab and doctor bills kinda a no brainer eh?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 12/28/15 07:43PM
Your already over spending buying a new bike 1k for braces n boots verses maybe a broken leg months of rehab and doctor bills kinda a no brainer eh?
Exactly! Plus... I'm a total wuss and don't want to be out on the trails crying in front of anybody. Any brand/model you recommend?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/28/15 09:05PM
EVS, CTI, Mobius, they start at 400 and go to 1200
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 12/30/15 09:27PM
Ooooh boy lots of Tjs  friends that are racers n freestyle jumpers signing on last minute they split this afternoon to grab the campsite off Pole Line rode Im rollin at 4am.......

                                                                    Dirt bikes are cool! :)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 12/30/15 11:13PM
OCOTILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Few other guys are already out there and staying until Sunday

Ride safe bud - and THAT WR LOOKS WAY BETTER NOW WITH GRAPHICS

and remember - PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/03/16 03:50PM
Here ya go, The boys were whipin it sideways all weekend :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/03/16 04:18PM
Beautiful weekend and nobody in our group crashed although a kid on quad got broadsided by a buggie when he  crossed a main fire road when we rode by there was a big crowd around an ambulance approaching hope hes Ok  can only post two pics at a time :24:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/03/16 04:41PM
We topped it off the by ordering the Lawler/Condit fight last night, Awesome trip next one is Feb 5th 6th 7th.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 01/03/16 09:49PM
took the WR450 to Pala! Fun times!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 01/03/16 09:59PM
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Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 01/03/16 10:00PM
first time on a dirt bike in 14 years and my buddy took me to the track.  So much Fun!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/05/16 11:01AM
1.) Kyle A - SO RAD CONGRATS MAN!!! You got a ride report? conditions? bike ran okay? did you like it? you get gear/crash yet??

2.) Todd - SICK PICS!!! Although I heard ocotillo was crazy last weekend...and a couple people died  :-\

3.) and it's raining = NICE DESERT CONDITIONS COMING UP  :31: Although I'm hoping for snow up in the mountains!

4.) So...we also need to do dual sport tours to visit airplane crash sites in the desert!

(http://www.ghosttownexplorers.org/images/aircraft/a4m_skyhawk/02.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/05/16 12:54PM
Count me in on the desert ride n YEAH Shell Reef Pumkin patch n Gas domes were holdin some peeps and it was fun watching the chaos but out in the open hills n trails it was fine that place can hold a lot off roaders :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/05/16 09:22PM
Tj n Hayden been riding/racing together since 8 years old Hayden was throwing the biggest turn down whips of the group  It was funny they had this group of kids on minis following them from jump to jump and of course I had MC stickers for all ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/05/16 09:35PM
The boys gauging distance I walked it off at just North of 90ft.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 01/06/16 04:34PM
Those are some phat pix!
A1 SUPERCROSS this weekend... I'll be there  :45: :45: :42:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/06/16 06:56PM
SUCH RAD JUMP PICS!!!

I've finally given up on the glory of big jumping...I get beat up bad enough just trail riding  :32:

-----------------------------------------------
SUPERCROSS 2016

where can I read up on the riders?

I wiki'd the structure -
-450 class - 17 rounds
-250 class - 8 rounds east cost/8 rounds west coast

Each race: 2 heats races (8 laps for 450's...6 laps for 250's) + 1 consolation race/last chance qualifier...the goal is get to the feature (via points)

But on the SX website, they only have ~6 riders posted w' their numbers

JB51 = justin barcia #51
RD5 = ryan dungey #5 (last year's winner)
MM25 = marvin musquin #25
KR94 = Ken Roczen #94
CW15 = cooper webb #15

and where are the other 40 riders?

there should be 20-21 per race
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/06/16 07:07PM
Come on over after work Saturday n watch the race Breakdirt  Ill Have cold beer n hot food!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 01/06/16 09:11PM
ROCK ZEN!!! :27: :27: :27:  :31: :31: :31: :31:

We should start a motocross thread
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/06/16 09:15PM
ROCK ZEN!!! :27: :27: :27:  :31: :31: :31: :31:

We should start a motocross thread
Your on one :24: Cooper Web for the win :1:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 01/06/16 09:24PM
Ya, I'll leave the big air to the young guns. Those boys are gettin it  :27:

Here's a few good moto web sites

Racer X Online (http://www.racerxonline.com)

Vital MX (http://www.vitalmx.com/)

Transworld MX (http://motocross.transworld.net//)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 01/07/16 09:43AM
Let me get this out there before the season starts... Jason Anderson on the Husqvarna is my outside pick. Last year he showed some flashes of brilliance and was fast fast (like he was the year before on the 250). I think he steps it up to the next level in this his second year on the 450... which would mean he wins multiple races this season.

Eli Tomac is another. He left Honda for Mean Green Kawi. His Honda team mate from last year, Cole, was fast and showing promise too.

So I'm thinking ROCK ZEN :27: Anderson and Tomac are the guys to watch this year.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 01/07/16 10:01AM
My sentimental picks are Canard and Barcia...  It's gonna be a mudder and they both do pretty well in the wet  :7:

I like Tomac too. It will be interesting to see how he comes back from last year's injuries.  He was on fire before that crash...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 01/07/16 07:13PM
Some of my family are HUGE Canard fans. Really nice guy, but bad luck. Barcia... Thought he would do better than he has actually. So if he puts it together this year he could definely be in the hunt.

Forgot this Saturday is suppose to be raining! :31: Hope it's a down pour! Sweet way to start off the season :1:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/07/16 07:24PM
40 to 50% chance of rain Saturday so I doubt it will be pouring but it will be an interesting night for sure.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 01/08/16 12:17AM
Todd,  I ended up getting tix for sat night. Are your going to Joshua tree for sure with or with me?  I want to ride but I can't commit cause I don't know how I'll feel Sunday am.  Also I don't need a plated bike to ride there right?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/08/16 11:16AM
Todd,  I ended up getting tix for sat night. Are your going to Joshua tree for sure with or with me?  I want to ride but I can't commit cause I don't know how I'll feel Sunday am.  Also I don't need a plated bike to ride there right?
No you just need a sticker n spark arrestor for JT gonna save it for next weekend when Breakdirt has off work  Im sneaking into Beaumont with my kid and his buddies for some single track and watch them jump before the pit party tomorrow >:D
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 01/08/16 12:18PM
How about some Fantasy Foot... Er Fantasy Supercross action?  Submit your picks here for a chance to win $100k in prizes: https://www.rmfantasysx.com Got my picks in!

No money required, just submit your basic personal info.  That sounded spammy...  :26:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 01/08/16 12:41PM
Ok sounds good.  Maybe I'll roll out with you guys next weekend then.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/08/16 06:49PM
Ok sounds good.  Maybe I'll roll out with you guys next weekend then.
:29:  paging ThrottleChopper....... Let's make it a foursome!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/08/16 10:32PM
(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/5714_10153187912937234_2717882993285939587_n.jpg?oh=0234e07353fa40b90fb08bdb22b3e20f&oe=57491FC7)

Gonna head to Todd's to watch and plan the weekend a bit...

@RDTodd - your friend's place got dirt riding that doesn't require a plate?

most of Joshua Tree national park is all 4x4/plated bikes only
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 01/09/16 01:45PM
 :31: :31: :31: SUPER DUPER CROSS!!!  :31: :31: :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/09/16 06:28PM
Ahhh to be young again :4:


http://www.youtube.com/v/HKNW3nUApYs
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/09/16 10:38PM
ROCK ZEN!!! :27: :27: :27:  :31: :31: :31: :31:

We should start a motocross thread
Your on one :24: Cooper Web for the win :1:
Atta buddie Cooper :1: Weston Peik is DAMUDUFKNMAN :42:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/09/16 11:12PM
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....WESTON PEIK TURNT DOWN FOR WUT

Thanks to Todd for hosting, feeding, and knowledgeable commentary! MX/SX/dirtbikes are his thang!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/09/16 11:17PM
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....WESTON PEIK TURNT DOWN FOR WUT

Thanks to Todd for hosting, feeding, and knowledgeable commentary! MX/SX/dirtbikes are his thang!!
Goood times fur sure bra THANKYOU for coming n Ill see ya at Cooks in the morning!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 01/10/16 12:43AM
Let me get this out there before the season starts... Jason Anderson on the Husqvarna is my outside pick. Last year he showed some flashes of brilliance and was fast fast (like he was the year before on the 250). I think he steps it up to the next level in this his second year on the 450... which would mean he wins multiple races this season.

Even after getting a crap start on the restart!!! The boy is fast!!!

And... Welcome back to Supercross James Stewart :32: He was fast though. Could be trouble this season.

Surprised that... Eli didn't do better, Barcia dropped like a rock, Cole got tired, Reed looked good on the Yamaha, and Dungy has electric start on that KTM! About time. I know racing is all about weight savings... but not having electric starter never made sense when you see how long it takes those guys to kick start the bike sometimes. Bet they all start throwing a starter on.

Oh... and ROCK ZEN :4: salvaged a top 5, but still, bad night from the start.. Literally!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 01/11/16 10:52AM
OK, What the heck was up with this?
http://www.youtube.com/v/abwNmNo5ce0
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/11/16 01:34PM
That was the second time in one night that
Frieze took Piek out frieze had it coming piek will probably get fired.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: HOOLIGAN on 01/11/16 03:11PM
They showed that pounding a half a dozen times on the megascreen.
Good times though. I had seats at 3rd base on the 2nd level... Lots of action in that corner
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 01/11/16 07:07PM
^ that's where our seats are for A2 :7:

Think Piek will get fired for that? I kinda felt sorry for Freeze when that happened... He looked like a little bitch getting his ass kicked... it was like watching the bully 5th grader beating up on the 3rd grader.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/11/16 07:49PM
^ that's where our seats are for A2 :7:

Think Piek will get fired for that? I kinda felt sorry for Freeze when that happened... He looked like a little bitch getting his ass kicked... it was like watching the bully 5th grader beating up on the 3rd grader.
Sorry for him? Pffft HE IS A LITTLE BITCH with a history of dirty riding, Motocross like MotoGP is a very calculated n dangerous game riders like frieze and the knucklehead fkn with Rossi have no place in the sport in my eyes, Its easy to sit back and criticize if you never been involved in racing and dont realize the money time and dedication it takes to even reach that level and then some idiot on a terror who rarely podiums and frankly I don't know how he even secured a ride this year takes you out twice in one night...... How would you react Scott?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 01/11/16 08:19PM
^ that's where our seats are for A2 :7:

Think Piek will get fired for that? I kinda felt sorry for Freeze when that happened... He looked like a little bitch getting his ass kicked... it was like watching the bully 5th grader beating up on the 3rd grader.
Sorry for him? Pffft HE IS A LITTLE BITCH with a history of dirty riding, Motocross like MotoGP is a very calculated n dangerous game riders like frieze and the knucklehead fkn with Rossi have no place in the sport in my eyes, Its easy to sit back and criticize if you never been involved in racing and dont realize the money time and dedication it takes to even reach that level and then some idiot on a terror who rarely podiums and frankly I don't know how he even secured a ride this year takes you out twice in one night...... How would you react Scott?

lol man... I think you mistook what I was saying brother. I wasn't defending Frieze, I was saying he looked like a bitch! He didn't even fight back when he was getting his ass kicked... Like a bitch! :32: I'm with ya man... if you're gonna ride like that, you better be able to back it up. Not just duck and cover, put your hands up and then run away as fast as you can :32:

And if I was Piek I would've come up swinging too
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/11/16 08:37PM
We are friends with Weston Tj just told me He  got a $5000 fine from the AMA still waiting to hear about his job :26:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/13/16 09:12PM
PLATED 90'S SMOKER $1.800 LOLOL

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/5401746234.html
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 01/13/16 09:39PM
We are friends with Weston Tj just told me He  got a $5000 fine from the AMA still waiting to hear about his job :26:

I'm a Pieck fan.  I have the t-shirt from when he was #40. Pretty much sums it up.

(http://rx.iscdn.net/2014/02/70032_peick_t-shirts.jpg?h=1024&w=684&q=50&auto=format&fit=max&dpr=1)

He's suspended for San Diego and then that should be it from the AMA.  I'm sure his team isn't stoked about starting 50 points behind.  Hopefully Coach Gibbs will chalk it up to youth and enthusiasm and not do anything drastic.  They have a lot invested in him. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/14/16 06:07AM
  :32:That's awesome, Looks like a two race suspension and fine that will take him out of title contention but boy would I like to have been a fly on the wall at the meeting he had with his sponsors.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 01/14/16 12:50PM
http://www.jgrmx.com/#!anaheim-1-2016/c6wa 

"Peick’s frustration was hard to contain and an altercation ensued with the result being Peick was disqualified.  “I was very emotional in the moment and I apologize for my actions,” said Peick afterward.  The AMA later decided to suspend Peick for one event, so Phil Nicoletti will substitute for Peick next week."
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/15/16 08:21PM
wow!!!

Stewart GoPro w' Dungey crash!!

http://www.youtube.com/v/rYExgUrzfLw

first Point-Of-View footage I've seen and it reinforces that how they're pro...and I'm...not  :32:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/23/16 09:41PM
Fuckin Dungey makin it!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Disco BoB on 01/24/16 12:02AM
I'm looking for a shop to add lights to my XR and upgrade my stator.. suggestions
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/24/16 10:54AM
LOL...not really

I'm new to socal...still doing a search on all the moto mechanics in socal...seems harder to find a good one than you'd expect. Everyone has a reference, and many of them can still end up in a disaster...and these can range from backyard mechanics, dealerships, independent shops, to former mechanics.

From little I've heard...
-Inside Line moto in Orange is a great place to get work done - guys that ride and fair priced
-Lior in Corona is good

the standard moto mechanics (Klaus, superchicken) will definitely do it for a fair price...they're not really dirtbike guys though

I say do what you can do yourself, and outsource the trickier services. You NEED to set boundaries w' the mechanics though - negotiate the price first, setup a deadline, follow up before it's due (to make sure it'll get done), expect them to be late on that deadline, then harass until it gets done and give a heads up when you're ready to pick it up. From forks to engine rebuilds, I consistently learn this the hard way LOL
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 01/24/16 11:35AM
I'm looking for a shop to add lights to my XR and upgrade my stator.. suggestions

A dirt-only shop is really only preferable if doing suspension work, other than that, some (not all) shops can handle electrical work, and stator rewinding is fairly standard whether it's on a Vespa or a GSX-R.  As for a stator on an XR, I have a Ricky Stator installed on my XR and it works well, you can pick one up for $150, and the job is fairly easy and can be done with common hand tools, the hardest part is figuring out the wiring, but there are tons of info online.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/25/16 02:56PM
@Todd/others - how long do we have until the broiler turns on in the desert?

I DEFINITELY want to ride around Randsburg/the husky monument before that happens

feeler dates?
-Feb 13th/14th
-Feb 26th
-Feb 28th
-Mar 26-27th

and put in a pin Feb 18th for you motocross history fans - want to try an open practice day at Glen Helen MX!

(http://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2014/11/20/71058/s1200_glen_helen_view.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/25/16 03:14PM
@Todd/others - how long do we have until the broiler turns on in the desert?

I DEFINITELY want to ride around Randsburg/the husky monument before that happens

and put in a pin Feb 18th for you motocross history fans - want to try an open practice day at Glen Helen MX!
Couple a more months, Glen Helen? BOY are you in for a humbling experience :36: Picture the pro track at Milestone 3times longer wider with gnary elevation changes and decreased radius mountain side turns and HUGE jumps now add in the fastest dudes in Cali whizzing by like your standing still, HELL Ill go just to watch :32: :32: :32:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/25/16 03:23PM
get the ambulance ready!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Mud on 01/26/16 07:55PM
Might as well ask here. Where should I get my front /rear suspension done locally? Corona area/riverside/east OC. Had both my forks get blown out and need them rebuilt. Might as well get it tuned.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/26/16 11:20PM
I honestly don't know LOL

brought mine to factory connection...told them what I wanted to do...they forgot about it for a couple months until I kept asking what happened...then a "oh sorry...it'll be ready next week"...and apparently I paid a lot

inside line moto in orange is supposedly a solid bet
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 01/26/16 11:39PM
Race Tech
1501 Pomona rd, Carona
 Hard to get the bro deal on boingers that shits expensive!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 01/27/16 01:56AM
Went to Supercross last Saturday... The 250 race was FANTASTIC RACING!!!  :27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/02/16 07:29PM
Picked up an 82 Yz250 to start racing the 2016 CALVMX series, Got er running yesterday n forgot how much fun these bikes were to ride. Top end new plastics n a buncha goodies ordered and getting the bugs out before tear down and complete restore, Wont be ready for this weekends opener at Elsinore but attending hopefully by the second round Ill be racing :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 02/02/16 08:16PM
Picked up an 82 Yz250 to start racing the 2016 CALVMX series, Got er running yesterday n forgot how much fun these bikes were to ride. Top end new plastics n a buncha goodies ordered and getting the bugs out before tear down and complete restore, Wont be ready for this weekends opener at Elsinore but attending hopefully by the second round Ill be racing :29:

Congrats! You're gonna have some fun.  :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/02/16 08:37PM
Picked up an 82 Yz250 to start racing the 2016 CALVMX series, Got er running yesterday n forgot how much fun these bikes were to ride. Top end new plastics n a buncha goodies ordered and getting the bugs out before tear down and complete restore, Wont be ready for this weekends opener at Elsinore but attending hopefully by the second round Ill be racing :29:

Congrats! You're gonna have some fun.  :7:
A pick of the 81 I bought with my own hard earned $900 at 18yrs old pops pulled the pin on buying me bikes at 16 n put me to work buying this bike in cash was a proud moment!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: OOTV on 02/02/16 09:38PM
Sweet! I remember riding my friends YZ465, nearly tore my arms off when whacking the throttle open!  :36:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 02/02/16 09:42PM
that was a badass bike back in '82! I remember my friend's dad had one and we weren't even allowed to look at it! lol.. Looks good man :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/02/16 10:06PM
My good buddy Ken has been restoring a 465 for this Saturdays race n Popped er off today to find no third gear...... THATS RACING :13: 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/02/16 11:00PM
Tj is on board also we got some cool old gear to rock gonna be a real hoot! ;D
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 02/03/16 03:55PM
Submitted for your entertainment....

http://www.youtube.com/v/2J8dtE9mlBg
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 02/03/16 07:11PM
^ I watched that video, but after the 2015 Monster Bikini video came up... and for the life of me I don't remember what yours was about :26:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/04/16 10:16AM
Submitted for your entertainment....

http://www.youtube.com/v/2J8dtE9mlBg

LOVE IT!!!!

Dianna Dahlgren is a hottie! Even she's getting some air! Snowmobiles! harleys! LOL

I know Todd won't - but I'm going to find someone else who will come...I definitely want to checkout Glamis!!

I have a paddle tire that just needs to get mounted!!

@Rockrat - you down to come a weekend??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 02/04/16 10:36AM
LOVE IT!!!!

Dianna Dahlgren is a hottie! Even she's getting some air! Snowmobiles! harleys! LOL

I know Todd won't - but I'm going to find someone else who will come...I definitely want to checkout Glamis!!

I have a paddle tire that just needs to get mounted!!

@Rockrat - you down to come a weekend??

I wish. No time. :(

Finishing up a B.S., hopefully before summer.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/04/16 09:20PM
Picked up an 82 Yz250 to start racing the 2016 CALVMX series, Got er running yesterday n forgot how much fun these bikes were to ride. Top end new plastics n a buncha goodies ordered and getting the bugs out before tear down and complete restore, Wont be ready for this weekends opener at Elsinore but attending hopefully by the second round Ill be racing :29:
Pulled er apart STOKED all is stock just needs honed n new top end, rod n bearings look fine till Tj or I grenade it gonna go ahead n tear down n modify some things such as the horrible placement of the radiator My buddie Marvin n I are working on a fix mounting it on the frame like later models rather than having the fluids run thru the crown with O rings that failed when not maintained.
Bike is in better shape than I thought :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/04/16 09:30PM
Number plate radiatorrrrrr!! HAHAHA

@rockRat - dang! The school/work/wife life is a crazy one! When you are done we gotta lot.of dirt to catch up on!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/06/16 07:55PM
ughhh...so I need to ride...haven't gone since beaumont...

doing a quickie trabuco run tomorrow 8-10am if anyone is interested
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/07/16 10:36AM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/20160207_092957_zpsicyyrjw8.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 02/07/16 01:06PM
Is it to early to talk about Supercross results from last night?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/07/16 08:22PM
Saturday at Elsinore motorsports park for the VMX got to watch Brian Deegan practice in his truck before the evening races and pit my Lil buddie Micha on his Xr100, Currently tearing down my new 82 Yz250  getting ready for for the up coming HELL ON WHEELs TT race at Perris :)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/07/16 09:33PM
The locals weren't thrilled with the Vmx guys taking over the main track on weekend but all ends well with a case of beer and a bro hug :)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Sean-DP on 02/07/16 10:29PM
Here's a video Todd asked me to post for him. Nice!

http://www.youtube.com/v/dq17txaUmRg
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/08/16 08:26PM
Some really cool bikes there thanks Sean for that post its blurry but you get the idea, Cant wait to finish my bike n bang some bars :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 02/08/16 10:05PM
If you haven't watched Supercross yet... then you don't really care anyway. So....
ROCK ZEN!!! :31: :3: :31:

And the 250 class is some great racing. Cooper isn't Superman after all. (what's just below Superman? That's what he is)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 02/09/16 10:10AM
Here you go Todd.  Check out dude flogging the old Yamadog at the end (the rest is pretty cool as well....)  :42:

http://www.youtube.com/v/hhUbNy_yVpM
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/09/16 10:48AM
 :1:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/09/16 12:05PM
HOLY CHIT HE WAS RAILIN ON THAT VMX BIKE!!!

Shows that it's not the bike it's the rider!

@ Scott - not yet! I haven't seen it!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/09/16 01:15PM
(http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/images/smilies/Lurking.gif)

I have this weekend off...and the only property-related item I have is Saturday...

Soooooo...dirt Sunday anyone ??

If not, I call Thomas, Thomas party Saturday...hangover Sundayyyysss
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 02/09/16 03:29PM
That electric bike in the video is bad ass! Looked them up... it's a maker called Stealth. They make 3 models. Built in Australia. The B-52 model in the video is only $10,000 :36: But... they do 50 mph and have a range of 50 miles (one going over 60 miles). 2 hour charge times. The local dealer around here is Fun Bike Center down in San Diego. I called to find out the prices of the other "lesser" models. (still waiting to hear back)

Here's some links:

http://www.stealthelectricbikes.com/model-range/ (http://www.stealthelectricbikes.com/model-range/)
http://www.funbike.com/stealth-bikes/ (http://www.funbike.com/stealth-bikes/)

I can already tell I'll be on a YouTube kick with these for a day or two lol. The dirt trails by my house don't allow motorcycles... but they allow bicycles. :3: And with a 50 mile range I could ride it up to Cook's, meet you guys and go hit some trails, then still ride it home.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 02/09/16 03:39PM
You can also build your own - if interested, it's the cost of a full-suspension frame, wheels, and then the motor, controller, and batteries... There's a local guy that built one that does 45mph, I can dig up the thread on SVRider if interested.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 02/09/16 04:01PM
You can also build your own - if interested, it's the cost of a full-suspension frame, wheels, and then the motor, controller, and batteries... There's a local guy that built one that does 45mph, I can dig up the thread on SVRider if interested.

You should know me well enough by now to know that I'm not build sh!t. :32: Just reading all the stuff you listed was to much work. Playing, but ya... I'm much more of the "go out and buy it" type verse the DIY type.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/09/16 05:45PM
The state of my current build, Stripping the frame tomorrow n starting the long  drawn out cleaning painting bending n mending process Cmon Scott doesn't it look like fun???
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/09/16 07:28PM
I would've stripped half of the fasteners taking that apart LOL

@RDTodd/kyle/throttlechopp - Ride Sunday?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/09/16 07:34PM
I would've stripped half of the fasteners taking that apart LOL

@RDTodd/kyle/throttlechopp - Ride Sunday?
Lets get an early start n check out the gold mines of Joshua Tree :42:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 02/09/16 08:13PM
lol... No. It doesn't look like fun. It looks like busted, bloody knuckles and me stressing about keeping the nuts and bolts sorted correctly so the same bolt goes back into the same exact hole it came out of lol. I'll be glad to sit on a stool drinking a beer and supervise for ya. I'm great at that job :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/09/16 08:25PM
lol... No. It doesn't look like fun. It looks like busted, bloody knuckles and me stressing about keeping the nuts and bolts sorted correctly so the same bolt goes back into the same exact hole it came out of lol. I'll be glad to sit on a stool drinking a beer and supervise for ya. I'm great at that job :7:
Don't take kindly to supervisors best me n you meet for lunch far away from the shop ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/09/16 10:03PM
crap Todd - is that your toyota??

(http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp134/Trigrnzrx/gaintrock1988.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 02/09/16 10:29PM
lol... No. It doesn't look like fun. It looks like busted, bloody knuckles and me stressing about keeping the nuts and bolts sorted correctly so the same bolt goes back into the same exact hole it came out of lol. I'll be glad to sit on a stool drinking a beer and supervise for ya. I'm great at that job :7:
Don't take kindly to supervisors best me n you meet for lunch far away from the shop ;)

lol... You and me both brother. And ya... let's do lunch. We'll bring Breakdirt and make him pay :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/10/16 09:57AM
bikes only!!! no camaros or trucks!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 02/10/16 01:36PM
Deal. Where you taking us?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 02/10/16 01:38PM
Need fenders for a vintage project? 

Preston Petty Products - They're back! (http://www.prestonpettyproducts.com/)

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/10/16 10:37PM
hmMMMmmm...lemme get this FZR carb situation sorted, and I'll find a ride n eat place!

otherwise - Cajon Pass Thursdayysssssssss!!!

aka - Cajon junction/cleghorn this Thursday
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 02/10/16 11:38PM
hmMMMmmm...lemme get this FZR carb situation sorted, and I'll find a ride n eat place!

otherwise - Cajon Pass Thursdayysssssssss!!!

aka - Cajon junction/cleghorn this Thursday

Still wondering where the staging area is for this! Also anyone have Monday off for Presidents' Day I'm itching to ride!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/11/16 07:33AM
^^^ you wanna roll Sunday??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 02/11/16 08:02AM
I can't:(
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/11/16 03:09PM
bumerrrrrrrrrrrrrr

got a noob comin w' me on a drz400...he's never been anywhere else besides Trabuco (as an adult) or ocotillo (as a kid) LOL...thinking Gorman or Cajon Pass for him
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 02/11/16 06:09PM
Turns out Glen Helen is having a demo day sponsored by malcom smith on Monday.  Free all day to ride the new demo bikes from Yamaha, Husky, and Suzuki.  You can also bring your own.  They also give a free bbq lunch.  You must register online and bring your ticket to get in.  Looks like a glen Helen track day for me on Monday!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 02/12/16 12:06AM
Turns out Glen Helen is having a demo day sponsored by malcom smith on Monday.  Free all day to ride the new demo bikes from Yamaha, Husky, and Suzuki.  You can also bring your own.  They also give a free bbq lunch.  You must register online and bring your ticket to get in.  Looks like a glen Helen track day for me on Monday!!!

Found this link on their website http://www.malcolmsmith.com/eventslist.htm?groupId=31979&itemId=285010 (http://www.malcolmsmith.com/eventslist.htm?groupId=31979&itemId=285010) Wish I could make it.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/12/16 10:25AM
^^^ that looks so rad!!

Glen Helen is legendary!!! I Wanna check that out sometime!!

but looks like we lost more land...thanks Obama!!

http://www.trbimg.com/img-56bd306b/turbine/la-g-me-0212-monuments-20160211/750/750x422

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-56bd306b/turbine/la-g-me-0212-monuments-20160211/750/750x422)

darn it!! I wanted to ride more of the Mojave desert!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: H-2 Charlie on 02/12/16 12:33PM
44 :hp. 4 cyl kabota
l http://www.ford-trucks.com/articles/this-50k-russian-truck-is-the-only-vehicle-youll-ever-need/
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/12/16 08:17PM
The state of my current build, Stripping the frame tomorrow n starting the long  drawn out cleaning painting bending n mending process Cmon Scott doesn't it look like fun???
Soothing therapy for the savage ADHD in my brain the fun part finally begins :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/13/16 10:04PM
hmm...you got me itchin'

so maybe it's time for new plastics on my YZ and TJ'll cut 'em?

$30 - rear fender
$74 - side panel/number plates
$70 - tank shrouds
$35 - front fender from 2010+ YZ450F
------------------------------
$209

+ graphics???

Also - I need to stay off youtube...REALLY want to hit the desert ASAP!!!

http://www.youtube.com/v/Q75NpIkzcxc
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Punisher on 02/14/16 01:30PM
Time for a standoff.  Tilicum lives on.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/14/16 05:15PM
Cuz ya know...#bikelife

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/20160214_130213_zpszaewbwv6.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/14/16 07:13PM
yaaaaaaa

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-02-14-18h54m09s162_zpsc6dxoghj.png)

weeeee!!!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-02-14-18h58m16s572_zps5plsnb16.png)

yaaay!!!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-02-14-18h56m41s801_zpscmjy98ju.png)

love this place!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-02-14-18h54m42s694_zpsveoelxqq.png)

so rad!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-02-14-18h59m45s369_zpsro6umzdy.png)

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/14/16 07:28PM
Gorman :1: We down for Thursday?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/14/16 07:45PM
BOO YA!!!!

I'm behind...by this time last year I made 4 desert/dirt trips & 1 supermoto trackday!

This year I only have B-mont, Gorman, and a couple of Trabuco runs (http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/images/smilies/sad2.gif)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/14/16 08:06PM
BOO YA!!!!

I'm behind...by this time last year I made 4 desert/dirt trips & 1 supermoto trackday!

This year I only have B-mont, Gorman, and a couple of Trabuco runs (http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/images/smilies/sad2.gif)
Cleghorn to Big Bear? :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/14/16 09:00PM
LOL let's try it!!!

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/14/16 09:48PM
LOL let's try it!!!
Aint no thing just takes "Will n balls" :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/14/16 09:50PM
I'll bring my rotopax & 2-stroke pre-mixed!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/17/16 07:34PM
just putting this here cuz it's awesome

http://www.youtube.com/v/h8on2oczg2M

70's

desert

 :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/17/16 08:27PM
If you never got the chance to ride one you reeeeeealy missed it the power band on that bike was explosive and required a firm clutch hand it was fun to ride but not real competitive the innovations of the time were sooo rapid we couldn't wait for the next Cycle News or Dirt Bike magazine to come out n see what was next not to mention what would show up at the track built out of some dudes garage Im sure TankSlapper can chime in here with some memories....... Goooood times!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/26/16 03:01PM
Met up with "Breakdirt" for a kickass single track ride in the San Berdoo mountains this morning  :1: :1: :1:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/26/16 03:08PM
This spot is both  close an legal :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/26/16 03:20PM
and if you look carefully in that hillclimb pic, you can see Todd towards the bottom of the hill on the left...shows how big that hill is!

so much fun!!

thanks for coming Todd! glad you're loving that WR!!!

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/26/16 03:32PM
Yeah Im digging the Rekluse clutch its by far the best innovation to dirt bikes in a loooong time I washed out the front end n laid it down in 2nd and it just laid there idling till I picked er back up without pulling the lever and continued on....... AWESOME plus it will climb anything :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/26/16 04:21PM
cheater bike (http://www.ocmoto.com/Smileys/default/grinning-smiley-003.gif)

also...the main fire road 3N24 (that we jumped on/off of from the single track) should take us all the way back towards the 15...

(http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/PA_WIDConsumption/simplegetfile?dDocName=STELPRDB5381313&url=/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/stelprdb5381313.jpg)

there's some other cool spots near the 15 I wanna show you!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 02/26/16 04:39PM
That looks SICK!  I'd like to join you guys sometime... 

Hey Breakdirt - saw this and thought of you  :17:

FZ1000 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-FZ/291692219501?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D35412%26meid%3Dea8ef16cfb044373965b3a6d8cf3711b%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D291692219501)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/26/16 05:05PM
LOL that thing is rad!!!!

mo' cool stuff

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-02-26-16h54m43s991_zpskgogfhia.png)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-02-26-16h56m18s628_zps5z1y2raj.png)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-02-26-16h56m18s628_zps5z1y2raj.png)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-02-26-16h55m04s267_zpsmyi6iah1.png)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-02-26-16h58m19s183_zpspzuxckca.png)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-02-26-16h58m35s419_zpsqnn5hmk4.png)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-02-26-16h56m40s521_zps5ezokkkz.png)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-02-26-16h59m53s024_zpskovjmdxr.png)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 02/26/16 05:53PM
That looks SICK!  I'd like to join you guys sometime... 

Hey Breakdirt - saw this and thought of you  :17:

FZ1000 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-FZ/291692219501?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D35412%26meid%3Dea8ef16cfb044373965b3a6d8cf3711b%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D291692219501)
Yo Cliff toss out a date you can make it n lets go its quick n easy.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/26/16 07:39PM
here's one of the trails kind of like a single track...

http://www.youtube.com/v/Xb76QchcyTE
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 02/27/16 01:23AM
^ looks like soooo much fun
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/27/16 03:12PM
rad little section!

got the most likes on my instagram EVER  :32:

can definitely get through it on a 690!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/05/16 10:10PM
why live in CA to pay ridiculous amounts of taxes, deal with traffic, high cost of living, tons of scams, and a clash of immigrant cultures, if you aren't going to get out and enjoy the better parts?

was a big foggy and gloomy today...but the dampness kept the dust down!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-03-05-20h57m56s972_zpsoat5sbbq.png)

went to the same spot...just over an hr drive, plenty of riding..

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-03-05-21h02m11s906_zpsrn1nkr1q.png)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-03-05-21h01m38s055_zpsbnspya5k.png)

got a little lost...always part of the plan LOL

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2016-03-05-21h02m50s201_zps57diygjj.png)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/20160305_124107_zpsdv0dnwxl.jpg)

pretty cool - found a "natural terrain" type MX track out there!!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/20160305_124102_zpsscdnblpr.jpg)

someone built berms and it all connects to do laps!!

have plenty to explore...gonna keep coming back

& the dude that came informed me that there is ICE RACING up in big bear in the winter

I'm definitely in for that next year!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/09/16 03:57PM
MOTOCUTZ

TEASER

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/IMG_20160309_133757_zpseuyz7t2x.jpg)

my '94 got a facelift  8)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 03/11/16 11:14AM
This spot is both  close an legal :29:

Where do you park for this? Anyone riding Saturday? Tomorrow?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 03/11/16 11:16AM
Guys where do I park for this spot? Is anyone riding tomorrow Saturday?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/11/16 04:53PM
Go back 1 page to see the map cuz I can't link it on my phone

But take the 15 north, then exit at the 138. Turn left and head west a few miles and you'll see an opening onto a gravel road with a tiny sign that says "temporary staging area"

Follow that fire road up the hill until you hit an intersection with a water tower - on a green sticker bike you are limited to the main fire road and the blue/black off-shoot trails

It should go pretty far though...I believe that main fire road goes all the way to the 15
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/13/16 05:17PM
NEW GRAPHICS FROM MOTOCUTZ!!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/20160313_153749_zpscb5txqhh.jpg)

front fender off a yz450 makes her looking like she's ready to POUNCE!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/20160313_153813_zpsjde0sppb.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/13/16 09:31PM
My long time homies Chris n Jonnie Boy I met up for a ride fom Hesperia to Big Bear lake today for a burger n a beer, We went fom 65 degrees to 40 n back plenty O times encountering bitchen scenery slippery snowy roads and some  of the best single track Ive ridden since Beaumont closed all told we did 106 miles in 7 hours only stopping at forks to keep the crew together and an hour lunch no tire kickin riding with these boys ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 03/25/16 10:41PM
 Tj recreated the old school tank graphics tonight and the pipe comes back from powder coat tomorrow, Its finally looking like a motorcycle again :P
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/26/16 04:23PM
graphics came out perfect!!!

I keep looking around in case a cheap one pops up and I can race against you LOL
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/02/16 08:39PM
Tj at Comp Edge today.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/06/16 08:29AM
^^ so rad!!

how is that track??

@Todd - we gotta start hitting tracks once/month...I wanna see as many of them as I can this year

also good news for me - just won WR250 gears for the YZ250 from fleabay!!

(http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/images/g/VXMAAOSwxp9W4GcN/s-l225.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 04/07/16 05:55PM
^^ so rad!!

how is that track??

@Todd - we gotta start hitting tracks once/month...I wanna see as many of them as I can this year

also good news for me - just won WR250 gears for the YZ250 from fleabay!!

(http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/images/g/VXMAAOSwxp9W4GcN/s-l225.jpg)
You wont regret buying those gears now get a Rekluse clutch :29: Waiting on front spokes n a few bits off Ebay wont be long now and Ill be ready to hit the track with ya :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/26/16 10:51PM
HEY YOU 

http://www.youtube.com/v/MMVdED0zolo

:27:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/26/16 09:03PM
 Getting close now, Pressure testing the gawd awful radiator set up n popping her off tomorrow  :42:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: thepretender on 05/27/16 12:03AM
Thats so clean it is almost a shame to get it dirty.  :1:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: SoCal250 on 05/27/16 07:44AM
Wow, that looks great Todd!  Nice work.  Makes me want to get a vintage 2T dirt bike now
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 05/27/16 09:12AM
That bike didn't look that good when it was brand new :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/27/16 08:39PM
2 strokes have been fast for 30 years!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/27/16 09:28PM
Holding fluids and plenty spark I kicked till dizzy :P Will get a push n git er fired tomorrow.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 05/27/16 09:52PM
Bad Ass!!   She'll fire up...   :42:     '
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/27/16 09:55PM
Bad Ass!!   She'll fire up...   :42:     '
Hope all is well Cliff lets ride soon :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/27/16 10:37PM
put a few drips of pre-mix into the cylinder before kickin' it

then hook it up to your truck and roll it in 3rd gear

top end done wasn't bad to start (rings needs to seat)...but bottom end done took awhile to fire
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: brl0301 on 05/29/16 05:42PM
Just got my cr250 running after a few years of sitting.  Forgot how fun riding in the dirt is
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 05/29/16 06:15PM
put a few drips of pre-mix into the cylinder before kickin' it

then hook it up to your truck and roll it in 3rd gear

top end done wasn't bad to start (rings needs to seat)...but bottom end done took awhile to fire

And turn the fuel on!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/29/16 07:14PM
^^ forgot that PLENTY OF TIMES
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/29/16 08:36PM
^^ forgot that PLENTY OF TIMES
Do it once in a race situation and youll never do it again :( Lets set up a day/evening at Milestone soon need to test a bike I been workin on.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/30/16 04:12PM
Tj n I hit Milestone early before all the kooks, Back in town by noon for tacos and a margarita at SuperMex :1:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/30/16 05:19PM
you took the WR?? how did it do MX side?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/30/16 06:10PM
you took the WR?? how did it do MX side?
As you can se it bent my plate up under the rear fender being I have the lowering link installed in the rear NO BUENO for moto but I love it for street n fire roads.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/30/16 08:36PM
ahh bummer...in my head the WR is a do-it-all bike

kicked the YZ today after 2-1/2 months...fired right up and felt strong!

going to put on the plate, signals, and tail light today...with the long days I can definitely ride after work from 5pm-8pm!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 05/31/16 01:56PM
Bad Ass!!   She'll fire up...   :42:     '
Hope all is well Cliff lets ride soon :29:

Amen brother!  I'm ready to ride. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 05/31/16 07:25PM
Bad Ass!!   She'll fire up...   :42:     '
Hope all is well Cliff lets ride soon :29:

Amen brother!  I'm ready to ride.
Let me know when you can swing it we can hit San Berdoo or Milfestone the vet track is set up fun right now :42:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/01/16 01:16PM
this weekend?

(http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/images/smilies/Lurking.gif)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/01/16 09:14PM
Not this weekend I'm attending UFC 199 at the Forum Saturday night (Faber vs Cruz) :31:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/01/16 09:21PM
As you can se it bent my plate up under the rear fender...

mine too!

new vs. old

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/20160601_180916_zpssmdwlrzg.jpg)

shaved the rear fender w' a dremel & bent the plate holder back a bit...hopefully it clears the tire now

will hopefully install signals by this weekend and be ready to ride 18th/19th after work!

will also start my LA-B2V planning soon...
-WR swingarm w' KDX kickstand
-WR gears installed
-fresh top end (maybe 265cc eric gorr/millennium cylinder?)
-pro taper "hi" bend bars
-have rear shock re-sprung and re-valved to match front forks
-move as many tools into a Moose tail bag - take weight off my back

I'm not bringing 1.75 gallons on the roto pax this year...in the whoops it kept hitting my butt, and I could feel the weight...I used all of it once, but not sure I needed it...I will likely jet it a bit leaner w' the needle position and only bring a 1/4 gallon in an MSR fuel bottle & some pre-mix
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Comp720 on 06/03/16 12:53PM
Riding dual sport in big bear this weekend if anybody is interested in joining.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/03/16 10:20PM
Riding dual sport in big bear this weekend if anybody is interested in joining.
Howzit Dan :27: UFC 199 in Inglewood with my kid Saturday night lets plan something this summer at your cabin I finally got a plated WR :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/04/16 06:53PM
need a shakedown run for the YZ...thinking trabuco run tomorrow anyone?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/04/16 10:13PM
Change of plans...headed to Drinkwater canyon up near Santa Clarita...8am kick stands up
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/07/16 03:18AM
skate music always goes well with moto  :27:

http://www.youtube.com/v/uSWH_dgSCEE
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 06/07/16 10:20PM
Damn Break, I remember when you started-out you could barely make it down the street! Now look at you! :27:

And riding along that rim would freak me out. When you moved toward the edge I puckered!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Scott on 06/10/16 10:20PM

Hey, anyone try these Tubliss or Mousse setups?

http://www.youtube.com/v/xkPc27mU17s&fs=1
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/11/16 03:05PM
Way more fun to ride it then watch it....join us!!!

And I am not a good enough rider to take advantage of tibliss...tech is awesome and people rave about it! Run the super low psi VB and hook up all day

Had a light drizzle today...travish should be just damp enough to keep the dust down...feeler for tomorrow 5:30pm?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/11/16 04:04PM
Found a nasty crack the previous owner tried to repair in the yz tank so took it to Ronco in SA today for a patch those dudes are awesome!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/24/16 12:37AM
rrrrring ding trabuco feeler for Sunday evening? 5:30-7:30pm?

been 16 days since a dirt ride!

I want to get back to once/week as a fitness thing...and Monday I pull the rear shock off and send it to FC to match the front so it'll be down 1-2 weeks...

next feeler rides:
6/26 -5:30pm trabuco
7/12 - 9am trabuco
7/17 - day trip into SBNF ??
7/30-7/31 - either days - SBNF ??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/24/16 09:33PM
Strong maybe for the 17th, Tj got a last minute invite to race in his buddies place after an injury this afternoon in the 450 B class at Mammoth this weekend :29: hes loaded up n heading out in a couple hours Biggest Pro/Am race of the year Soooo bummed I gotta work :34:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/25/16 08:04PM
Two of Tjs sponsored riders made the podium today and dropped the company name in their interviews hes pretty stoked :29: Lil buddie races tomorrow, Bummed not being there but really cool watching him grow buis on his own ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/25/16 08:28PM
GO MOTOCUTZ MX!!!!

@Todd - you wanna roll forest? Gotta beat that heat
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/25/16 08:52PM
GO MOTOCUTZ MX!!!!

@Todd - you wanna roll forest? Gotta beat that heat
Safer watching Tj maybe the 17th, Water is warming loaded now leaving at 5  freezers empty goin hunting every chance I get :30:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/25/16 09:00PM
you guys heading to mexico 4th of July weekend??

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/25/16 09:28PM
you guys heading to mexico 4th of July weekend??
Not this year work for me is nuts since my so called helper ::) totaled the rig I'm once again a one man army rebuilding equipment during the day n maintaining accounts at night when Yall are sleeping most centers are closed that day so its a good time to catch up.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/25/16 09:32PM
damn, she looked like a beauty!

take a break n surf Saturday or Sunday morning 2nd or 3rd??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/25/16 09:42PM
damn, she looked like a beauty!

wanna surf Saturday morning??
Yeah I have a board n wetsuit for you we gonna get U surfing this summer buddie, No planning in my world right now lucky to get any time at all when others are free mine is mostly weekday mornings to surf.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/25/16 10:08PM
cool...I will hit you up 1-2 days before my mid-week days off
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/26/16 07:28PM
Update........
TJ got the holeshot out of 25 guys but faded half way thru then holeshotted the LCQ qualified also but was pooped with nothing to prove decided to head home safe :42:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/26/16 09:27PM
HOLESHOT!!!

Ain't nothing wrong with being safe for the 5hr ride home
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: SoCal250 on 06/27/16 09:40PM
Awesome.   :42:
I remember going to the MM MX back in the 80's. (my cousins lived there) Good times
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 06/28/16 09:29PM
Just throwing a feeler out there to see if anyone is riding on Saturday.  I havnt been out in a few months and I'm itching to ride.  Hopefully my bike will start.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/28/16 10:09PM
@kyle - Sunday?

picked up an extra shift so working Saturday...6th day this week cashing in that OT when everyone's away for the weekend  :3:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 06/28/16 10:41PM
That may work. Let me get with the lady and make sure everything is cool.  I'm looking to ride some mellow trails nothing to crazy since I havnt been out in a while.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 06/29/16 12:26PM
I'll be available Saturday starting around 11a if you want to hit Santiago Peak.   
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 06/29/16 12:34PM
Are plates required there?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 06/29/16 12:36PM
Are plates required there?

Yes, plated only. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 06/29/16 12:49PM
Yeah I only have green sticker....
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 06/29/16 02:27PM
Might go to Milfstone in riverside first thing Sunday morning for some test laps on the Yz I just bought, Outta there by 10:30 or so to beat the heat and the crowd.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/30/16 12:39AM
^^ maybe!

@Kyle - MX Sunday??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 07/01/16 10:39AM
No more track on the wr for me!  Glen Helen killed me lol
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/01/16 07:09PM
Ill be there around 8:30  :42:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/01/16 10:14PM
wheelie time!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/02/16 09:51AM
@kyle - looks like we can just do a cooler temp trail ride...SBNF okay?

I will PM for number
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 07/02/16 04:42PM
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/spyderman4774/Santiago%20Peak%2007022016_zpsah2d66wq.jpg)

Finally hit Santiago Peak when it was clear up top.  It's humbling to follow the guy on the KTM with not only a fast bike, but he also rides it at least 2-3 times per week.  We'll have to hit it soon! 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/02/16 04:46PM
Sweet!

I would come but have to truck the smoker down Ortega
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/03/16 07:35PM
No traffic today temps in the mid 80s n not a lot a knuckleheads at the track + plus a SUPER hot Moto mom and her kid who my son does graphics for shared the shade :25: Bike runs bitchen just need to tweak a few things then hit the REM races at Glen Helen :42:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: OOTV on 07/03/16 10:37PM
No traffic today temps in the mid 80s n not a lot a knuckleheads at the track + plus a SUPER hot Moto mom and her kid who my son does graphics for shared the shade :25: Bike runs bitchen just need to tweak a few things then hit the REM races at Glen Helen :42:
Dude, we seen pics of the bike already, let's see some of the super hot Moto mom!  ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/04/16 02:05AM
No traffic today temps in the mid 80s n not a lot a knuckleheads at the track + plus a SUPER hot Moto mom and her kid who my son does graphics for shared the shade :25: Bike runs bitchen just need to tweak a few things then hit the REM races at Glen Helen :42:
Dude, we seen pics of the bike already, let's see some of the super hot Moto mom!  ;)
:29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: OOTV on 07/04/16 06:48AM
No traffic today temps in the mid 80s n not a lot a knuckleheads at the track + plus a SUPER hot Moto mom and her kid who my son does graphics for shared the shade :25: Bike runs bitchen just need to tweak a few things then hit the REM races at Glen Helen :42:
Dude, we seen pics of the bike already, let's see some of the super hot Moto mom!  ;)
:29:

 :1:  you weren't kidding!  :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/16/16 05:58PM
Tj and his partner Cory wrapped a Razor for one of our old riding buddies today :29:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/16/16 07:02PM
Looks sick!!

Missing that desert life
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/19/16 11:45PM
ah bummer...just got the email from milestone mx

gate fees going up $5 starting August 1st!

unlimited pass going up to $80/month!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 07/20/16 10:51AM
Yea, it is a bummer that the price is going up,  but still a small price to pay to ride on multiple tracks.   

Back in the day I had an annual pass for Saddleback Park.  I could go slip in a ride after school, before it got dark.  That cost $325 back in the '70s.  The normal entry was $2.50 to ride / $1.50 for minis.  :17:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/20/16 06:29PM
Training for vintage racing, I can leave my pad at 8 am put in three or four uncrowded 5 to 7 lap motos in loamy conditions and be home 1pm or ride into the evening 7 days a week with reeeeally cool like minded peeps........... Its worth it!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 07/21/16 12:14AM
Speaking of vintage.... 

My buddy worked for the factory Kawi team and I bought one of their practice bikes at the end of the 1990 season. Basically this bike:
(http://www.pulpmx.com/sites/default/files/u165/csteel_71_005.jpg) 

I sold it to a friend many years ago.  Turns out, he still has it. its been sitting for a decade and he just happened to mention he was going to sell it to some kid.  Well, I couldn't let that happen! (I'm picking it up this week end).  It needs some work, but overall doesn't look too bad. 

Hopefully there is a class for 1990 era (water cooled / disk brake).  I found this old pic of her:
(http://www.lsrmoto.com/images/Elsinore_KX3.jpg)

Stoked!  :27:


Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/21/16 03:24AM
elsinore grand prixxxxxxx!!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/21/16 03:53AM
  :1: :1:Yeah Cliff   :45:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/21/16 01:01PM
what's it take to sign up for that LOL

I also have a 90's 2-stroke...liquid cooled...be willing to try a race in my lifetime
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: mbstr on 07/21/16 09:24PM
what's it take to sign up for that LOL

I also have a 90's 2-stroke...liquid cooled...be willing to try a race in my lifetime
That Kawi will be a big hit with this crew Both Socalvmx and Hell On Wheels have a class for all including  modern bikes but for the most part its pre 80s run what ya brung (NO SHAME) priority on competitive racing comradery and coming home safe, Good peeps!

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/22/16 11:13AM
Not gonna be for a few weeks...shock comes out for a revalve next week and re-spring and WR gears getting installed in the cases!!

Starting my prep for LAB2V now...going to drop the needle one more clip to lean out midrange...not bringing any fuel this year!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 07/22/16 11:25AM
Sweet! The PBR trophies are a nice touch  :7:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: OOTV on 07/22/16 03:25PM
Speaking of PBR... (WARNING NSFW)

http://www.youtube.com/v/3Sm8JM-K1dc&fs=1
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/29/16 11:00PM
dunno if you guys have seen this...

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160727/e4bcb6d77b13c61d14368b711d921ad6.jpg)

YZ250X

for years cross country/enduro/hare scramble riders have taken stock MX bikes, re-geared them, added a flywheel weight, hand guards, skid plate, re-valved the suspension, and run them on trails...now you can get exactly that from the factory...for only $100 and 2lbs more than the MX model!

this ain't no wompy piggy plush 4-stroke WR250...it's a true 2-stroke MX machine made for aggressive off-road racing from the factory!
-YZ250 MX bike basis = 2 STROKE!
-"wide ratio" =  same 1st/2nd gear...3rd "close" to 2nd...4th = drop 2 teeth off rear sprocket...5th = drop 5 teeth off rear sprocket --> don't need a 6th gear!
-engine: lower compression, raised exhaust, new power valve which opens earlier = broad 2-stroke power
-suspension: same MX spring rate, same MX rebound rate, but re-valved compression stroke to be a bit plusher for trails, still resistant to bottoming
-kickstand, narrower midpipe, 18" rear wheel
-only 2 lbs heavier than MX bike
-only $100 more than MX bike
-$1,300 cheaper than equivalent KTM!

the magazines give it good review - moto USA even said they like riding it better on the track over the straight YZ250! the more broad power delivery actually gave the bike more traction, and all that was required for moto setup was a few clicks of the suspension to increase the compression damping

I ride my 2-stroke MX bike all on trails...I *really* wish the gearbox was wider ratio for the riding I do...and I wish the engine lugged a little bit better with more even power....The new YZ250X does exactly that!

I know, I know...everyone is going ktm 4-stroke...but I think it's cool that Yamaha believes in that demand for the off-road (non MX) 2-stroke segment...hoping to see more blue on the grid that's currently a sea of orange!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 10/30/16 11:27PM
he missed a few types of riders...but I've seen a few of these...

http://www.youtube.com/v/8Vr1EE3VxP4
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 11/03/16 03:50PM
Alta electric makes it to the finals in first pro appearance at Redbull Straight Rhythym

http://www.youtube.com/v/CTmuawNFp8Q
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/25/17 06:04PM
3 months since a bump!!!

yes, I moved...again. Stuff is all over the place...been waiting for it to settle, just so I could fire up the YZ!

amazing...

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Drained what was left in the cooling system. Topped off. Fired right up. Behavior - sharp AF and ready to rock!  :42:

saw a bunch of vids of people riding in snow - want to stud up and get out there before it melts!!

Power washed it...did a sweet fishtail slide when I left the car wash station. Checked the torque on a few miscellaneous bolts. Rear axle - loose. Shifter - wobbly. Plastics - finger loose. Eek!

I am sick and tired of "extra pieces" on this bike. They ALL friggen fail.

This headlight, albeit bright, is broken forever.

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This wire snapped out of the back

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Luckily it was $12...but I'm done with this extra light stuff. I took it off today.

Going to try an H4 LED lamp in the baja designs housing...

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/413zM05w3uL._AC_US218_.jpg)

$16 on amazon
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: VFRCapt.Bob on 01/26/17 02:52PM
Had a great time in OcotilloWells over xmass vacation. I really need to get out more. Knee braces have given this rider new life.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/06/17 04:45PM
Got a ride Wednesday (possibly in some snow) so quick shakedown run. Note: A street plate to allow this on a weekday, riding from home, rules :hellyeah: Haven't taken her on a dirt ride in awhile, so vefore Wednesday I am gonna re-tighten axle, plastics, shifter, clutch/brake lever/kickstarter. Will bring full tank of gas, extra plug, wrench, master link, basic tools and tie down in case anything happens.

whoa...it is scary AF on wet roads!

took some getting used to, on both throttle and brakes...the rear was stupid easy to lock up (may adjust the engagement to later), and I was not confident in the front in case it locked, so I did my best to use both evenly

swung by the local dirty spot...first time in 2 years!

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did some easy WOT sliding runs figuring the bike would be slow with a worn rear tire and all the muck...but NOPE.

The thing just hooked up and shot me forward!

Since it's been awhile, the pull on this bike feels downright terrifying!!

2-strrrroke !!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/08/17 08:32PM
friend came with an SV650 on knobbies! what a trooper!

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so obviously this was not a shredder ride...I would get to 2nd/3rd, get ahead, then stop/wait. Sometime I'd take the black diamond sections while he did the greens and we'd merge at the next intersection...WHICH WAS FINE. On my first day back, I just wanted to make sure the bike runs, I don't get hurt, and I get home without any issue. There will be more days :hellyeah:

so we stuck to the green/easy fire roads

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it had just rained, so traction was good, and the dust was down. Mid week, meant less traffic on the trails.

Bike ran fine - crisp and smooth as before. Nothing fell off.

Do I wish I brought the DL?

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HELL NO.

My friend actually had his front tire grab his radiator and yank it off the mounts. I'm sure the DL has better geometry and design for use off road, but it was just way easier (and more fun!) to be on the YZ

definitely cool to get out "the city" and head into the forests

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all in all, a good day

obligatory wheelie for ducati boy

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Post ride, I parked the truck and rode the bike to the car wash. Plated bikes rule! On the way back I found the kid (okay, adult) that's been street mobbing on a mini bike. He tried as hard as he could to do a wheelie, so I did one right past him :lol:

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AND MAN OH MAN. The drive home from a ride is half the fun - being on dirt just mellows me out/calms me down...I find a certain zen after a good dirt ride...I drive slowly, turn on silversun pickups/killers and just chill. So great!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 02/09/17 04:57PM
Nice man!   :42:

Looks like it was awesome.  The moto Gods have been prepin the dirt for us.  I need to get back out there!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/20/17 02:32PM
lower-income spanish neighborHood positive: they don't give a F about dirt bikes :lol:

heard the "ring, ding, ding" thinking my bike was being stolen :spit: - nope - 2 houses down the neighbor has an '05 YZ250 !!

I run over and grab mine and we do some street mobbin' :shredder:

however, I did notice this

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up until now, I did not care...but something about being on the DL changed my mind because my knees and handlebars were so close together

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Got a vegas trip this weekend, but will likely be back on a ride in 2 weeks...plus with the longer days, I can start going after work :hellyeah:

maybe some pro-taper hi-bend?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/07/17 04:11PM
Finally installed an H4 LED into Baja designs housing

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Flickers a bit at idle, but battery is completely dead....Going to charge it once and hopefully fix that..IIRC having and LED and weekly riding was enough to keep the AA's charged.

After riding the DL, I finally can see how small the rider compartment is on this bike...She needs hi bend bars and maybe bar risers stat!

Also saw a few drips of coolant underneath after parking...
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Maybe the overheating day did some damage, or maybe I overfilled it when I restarted riding...Only really been on one dirt - any way for me to monitor for cooling system issues besides draining/measuring coolant level, drips under the bike, or pressure testing?

Went back out to an "urban" local spot

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area was dried up clay...super rutted and ripped up...would have absolutely hated it on the DL...but although bumpy, the YZ would wheelie over it. The fork re-valve made the front stiff AF, but the rear shock is still somewhat of a pogo stick. Need to send that off soon to get done.

but Lawdy lawd is dirt fun...got a few fist pumps from hobo's LOLOL...sounds mean AF in under bridges on the way to the dirt spot

Going to probably start riding more to the gym on my days off and going for a quickie dirt run after
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 03/08/17 07:49AM
Also saw a few drips of coolant underneath after parking...
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Maybe the overheating day did some damage, or maybe I overfilled it when I restarted riding...Only really been on one dirt - any way for me to monitor for cooling system issues besides draining/measuring coolant level, drips under the bike, or pressure testing?

Once parked, if you are seeing drips, you should be able to find where those drips are coming from - either from spotting the source as liquid, or finding the residue from it drying (of course, this sort of requires that the bike be a little bit clean to begin with.)

On my SV, the first evidence was white spotting on the frame slider, which I was able to trace to white residue on the radiator, but the leak was pretty infrequent and minor, so I mostly ignored it.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/08/17 02:49PM
thanks for the tip!

I checked, and it only comes out from the radiator overflow tube...and it only happened once today - revving the bike at a light. If I let the bike idle at traffic lights, it was okay with no spewing of coolant.

the baja designs kit chewed up the H4 LED and spit it out

I saw the high beam indicator randomly come on...then suddenly I lost my tail/brake lights...crap.

Unplugged that POS headlight, and zing, all the indicator lights back on

back to incandescent for now...will likely get another LED light bar then and glue in the wire into the back

good news: this bike is loads of fun.

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Snapchat-5948134_zpsa1sg25bh.jpg)

Took it to the same spot as the DL and did some laps and light jumps...it was great. Got some slide on...felt super confident.

Even after a month on the DL, I still want to keep the "plated dirtbike" + truck combo. I don't reckon I'd enjoy a 2 hour slab home after riding dirt for a few hours and muscling that DL.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 03/14/17 02:26PM
finally got my seat re-covered

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$65 INSTALLED!!

SDG Innovations - MX Seats & Accessories (http://www.sdg-innovations.com/)

Walked in, talked to Jeff, then he told me I could wait and did my seat ON THE SPOT!

Very good experience with SDG!

And seat looks and feels great!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/09/17 04:40PM
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Dude the hills in the back looked steep AF...Glen Helen looked crazy!

And I didn't even ride it...Did the dual sport ride behind it...

(http://Http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/IMG_20170409_144649_335_zpsgawg6ikm.jpg)

Dual Sport ride was dope...100 mile loop...I went with a couple of the volunteers in the "slow group"...And I am glad I did because I was pooped after 37 miles of hardpack ruts and rocks. If I went with faster guys I would've been worn out, sloppy, and unsafe for sure. Pacing is pretty important in these 6+ hour rides (and yes...Somehow even with some fast, some slow, and stops, you average 15mph). This bike is just tougher to ride than a regular/newer dual sport...I get bounced all over the fluffing place through rock sections or hard packed uphill sections. You can't really tractor through rutted uphill sections either, you gotta stay pinned and hold momentum and stall.

Did lose a couple fasteners as expected (tank shroud and seat bolt)...And filling gas was doable but a bit of a PITA. Issue was - how much gas did I burn through when I finally got to the gas station? I assumed it was at least a gallon since we went 35+ miles per stop...So I added oil for one gallon and filled exactly 1 gallon of gas to get 32:1. Glad I did for the 1st stop because we found a guy on the ground 15 miles into the forest...Had a random SxS bring him back and we had to go the long way back to scout, get him to safety, and make it back to the start point
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 04/09/17 04:59PM
Always an adventure "B" Yes Glen Helen track is intimidating especially the uphill Taledega start its 5th gear pinned allll the way up the mountain then a gnarly downhill with breaking bumps I hate when Tj races there its scary fast, We might attend the Two stroke championships next weekend under the Vonzipper tent.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/09/17 10:47PM
yeah, definitely not for me! cool track - would love to go to nationals!

but I'm better suited/safer on trails...

start: Glen Helen parking lot

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cool to see groups of dirt bikes at a traffic light

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short ride down palm ave, then up 2N49

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up and up...looking clear

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and up...looking foggy overhead

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then rode into the clouds

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some GREAT conditions - good amount of clear/soft lines without any dust!

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and many sections that weren't so nice...rocky and uphill

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I'm not a class A rider, so I would've hated them on the DL650...but it was doable on the YZ250!

it was pretty foggy, damp, and cold up there...not sure if anyone disliked it, but I thought it was great!

Felt like I was in a movie!!

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the soft/damp lines reminded of trail riding back on the rainy east coast

as we descended cleghorn road towards the 138, the fog cleared out

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got on the 138 for a short connection

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then back on to a forest road

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public trails on a weekend - be weary of 2 way traffic!!

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that connected us to Cleghorn ridge for some EPIC views of the 15 freeway!!!

(camera was off...was in awe of the views)

then back onto the 138-> pilot rock truck trail

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we pass through pinnacles, then get flagged down by a group of side by sides...they found a rider + bike on the ground on the trail with a broken wrist!

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rider - did not know who or where he was...we saw a GPS on the bike and checked the tracks - he was a ride4kids member

after some logistics discussion - the side-by-side guys offered to drive him to the fire station, while one member rode the rider's bike

I followed to make sure he got back safe

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unfortunately there was no ranger at the shooting range, but luckily rescue 3 was still awaiting a pickup for a different injured rider, right off the 173

We flagged down the SxS's, who dropped off the rider, bike, and gear and paramedics were called to take away the 2 injured riders

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a truck from the rescue team took the bikes to glen helen

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I've been helped by many people I never even met, so I was glad to help...after making sure everyone was sorted, we slabbed the rim of the world road back to Glen Helen to pack up and go home

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then I called 2 girls and drove down to Valley View casino for the night.

what an adventure, great day!

Can't wait to do another one!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 04/10/17 08:46PM
Perris fairgrounds hillbilly holiday Tj n I will be lining up together!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue on 04/11/17 08:53AM
Nice write up and pictures guys. Breakdirt, you called two girls st the Casino? You're a Rock Star dude! LOL!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 04/11/17 08:53PM
Whos up for a mellow dualsport ride from Cleghorn into the San Berdoo mountains one sunday soon?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue on 04/12/17 07:16PM
I'd like to some day.

This weekend I'm doing the 600 mile service on the DR.  That and a slight re-jetting if I'm lucky.  Heheh.....
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/13/17 10:35AM
@Rogue - yes sir, this life was not possible growing up in central MA, ha...I have a lot of ground to make up for

@RDTodd - meeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

next tentative rides:
-Saturday 4/15: quickie trabuco dirt run after I get off work...5:30pm - 6:30pm...end to end, foolin in the middle a little bit
-Saturday 4/22: DESERT dual sport/adv bike ride to husky monument
-Sunday 4/23 - maybe San Bernardino?

You sure you don't want to explore some desert while we have time?

I'm guessing the broiler turns on middle of May until the middle of October...wouldn't mind pooping around Lucerne, Barstow, Johnson Valley, Stoddard Wells, Ocotillo, or Joshua Tree
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 04/13/17 09:39PM
@ Breakdirt...22nd is out Tj n I are racing,I'm in Apple Valley every first n third weekend of the month working nights 10 miles from the staging area just name the date.
@ Rogue.... Gitter tuned Cleghorn is a great trail to get your feet wet we can get to lake Silverwood in around an hour taking some street twistys n cool trails or set a date for a few hours at Milestone Mx park they have a nice mellow track we could ride and go thru some things you might find helpful when your out on the trails, Either way lets swing a leg over n RIDE!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/13/17 10:53PM
hmmmmmMMMMMM

@Todd - Apple Valley/lucerne Saturday May 6th or Sunday May 7th?

good luck on the 22nd! give 'em hell!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue on 04/14/17 08:12AM
BD I'd love to see  to see the Husky Monument. But I'll be in AZ that weekend visiting family. Let me finish the break in miles on my bike then I'll take you and Todd up your offer. I'd like to learn how to do skid turns with the rear brake and also under power!  Plan to install a skid plate on the bike before I hit the dirt also. Very excited to do something different!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 04/14/17 10:27AM
I need to get out there with you guys too!!  I have been slackin hard this year......   I have all the equipment, I just need to make the time   :-\
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 04/14/17 12:26PM
I've gotten about 5 rides in this year but my bro just broke his collar bone so I'm looking to get back out there asap.... anything friendly to a non plated bike!  I hit pala a few times that's a great track but I do want to get out in the desert soon as well.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 04/14/17 10:46PM
 Apple Valley Saturday  May 6 works for me let's get  The Beaumont crew back together 🙃
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/14/17 10:51PM
the beaumont crrrrrrrrrrewwww!!!

we are all definitely due a for a ride

(heck...my bike and gear are in the truck right now  :32:)

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maybe I can convince some of ya'll on a Weds or Sun 10am-4pm to do some flat-track @ milestone  :30:

(http://milestonemx.com/content/text/img_88.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 04/14/17 11:00PM
 In for this Wednesday I want to test my bikes and practice.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/15/17 07:29PM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Snapchat-1220650790_zpsvffqhagw.jpg)

But hella fun

Work until 5....Ride by 5:30....Done by 7:30

She is way overdue for a walk through...Lost some bolts, chain is loose, headlight needs a new bulb, and now rear turn signals about to fall off.

Going to see how much booze is involved for tonight...Then maybe after am gym session I can wrench tomorrow

@RD Todd - you wanna MX or flat track Weds?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 04/15/17 08:51PM
Bring the old girl by the shop one night soon n we'll giver some love, All tracks are open for practice I usually park under the trees with the old dudes but  Tj is coming so we will most likely be in the back of the pro track.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue on 04/15/17 10:22PM
Well, I just finished the 600 mile service.  Whew!  I'm pooped!  Had to do the valve inspection twice!  Didn't realize I was doing it in the "wrong" TDC the first time until after I started her up....VALVE CLATTER!  Damn!  Back to square one.  But now I'm an expert. LOL!  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.  And I haven't even gone full bore on the intake and exhaust....yet.  Heheh....
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 04/16/17 11:16AM
I'm most likely in for may 6
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 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!

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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

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Snapchat-981340593_zpsdcoxbvge.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd 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.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 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!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue 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.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 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:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: thepretender 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.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd 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:
Attabooooy!!!

Mental note...
Soap n water is NOT your bikes enemy!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/23/17 03:19PM
wicked pissa

usual start from Kramer Junction/US 395

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2017-04-22-21h11m27s564_zps1xicnq35.png)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2017-04-22-21h13m04s387_zpsreolnv3j.png)

wide open and smooth

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2017-04-22-21h11m39s690_zpskgagmd0e.png)

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

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2017-04-22-21h12m02s299_zpsfoicthvs.png)

views were stellar as always

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2017-04-22-21h14m04s944_zpszery9czc.png)

with, the universal favorite - rocky uphill climbs!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2017-04-22-21h18m40s494_zpsgdr2tv3h.png)

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:

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2017-04-22-21h19m15s335_zpspg7cdifz.png)

fast!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2017-04-22-21h19m59s633_zpspjueugkd.png)

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

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2017-04-22-21h20m38s889_zpsop1mspvh.png)

whoops whoops whoops

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2017-04-22-21h24m29s224_zps34vufboc.png)

and finally made it to the Husky Monument

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/vlcsnap-2017-04-22-21h25m39s699_zpsuhelnhgd.png)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/IMG_20170422_114207_zps6kssegar.jpg)

Bike goes to Inside Line Moto Wednesday for the bottom to top motor rebuild!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd 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.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 04/23/17 09:02PM
Micha Davis my Lil buddie n Faaast Mo Fo!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue 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). 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/25/17 07:44AM
@Rogue - group ride on ADV Rider!

@RDTodd - were you flat track racing??
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 04/25/17 09:56AM
Yes Sir, Tight dusty n slippery........GOOD TIMES!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: OOTV on 04/25/17 10:23AM
Yes Sir, Tight dusty n slippery........GOOD TIMES!
That's what she said!  ;)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 04/25/17 10:40AM
Yes Sir, Tight dusty n slippery........GOOD TIMES!
That's what she said!  ;)

The "dusty" part is clearly an indicator she's from Barstow or possibly Baker...   :26:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/26/17 02:37PM
it is time

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Snapchat-209098344_zps2qqbuwvd.jpg)
 
they said 4 weeks...since most shops underestimate how long it takes, I'd say 5-6 weeks  :32:

JB weld/duct tape and it will be fine

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/IMG_20170426_183735_zpsuwnnsxu7.jpg)

 :32:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: TankSlapper on 04/27/17 04:36PM

JB weld/duct tape and it will be fine

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/IMG_20170426_183735_zpsuwnnsxu7.jpg)

 :32:

She was a little down on compression...   (http://www.mustangworld.com/forums/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue on 04/27/17 07:41PM
DAMN!  How many miles on your bike?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 04/27/17 08:46PM
HaaaHaaaaaaaa , Two strokes 4 EVER BRAAA they take a lickin n keep on tickin!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/01/17 11:29AM
@Rogue - no tachometer on an MX bike...service intervals are tracked by hours. It's at least a few thousand miles of hard off-road riding...over a couple years...it likely would have continued had I did a full coolant flush the last time I lost some.

called millennium

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Snapchat-816733893_zpszbfgusfm.jpg)

replate - $210ish
re-port - $400ish

port options: low end, "broad band", and top end. They recommended "broad band power", which is less low, less high, just flat power all around since I told them it's mostly a trail/street bike and I'm putting a WR transmission into it

thinking about making this a low end cylinder, and re-plating the other one to stock...that way I can technically just run either. As much fun as it is to dive into a sandy desert berm, push down on the bars to the left, get up on the tank, and just wail on the beautiful sex that is an MX tuned "on the pipe", it only makes up 5-10% of my riding. I will try low end for 1-2 years and see if I like it.

other updates:
-ordered the Rad Valve
-NEW PLAN: do as much myself *outside* the motor - new chain/sprockets, new rear tire, new brake pads + bleed lines, new air filter, take rear shock to FC, new brake/clutch/shift levers, swap WR swing arm, new rear turn signals, install Acerbis fender brace.
-called shop and discussed plan - I will take motor out myself - no carb, no reed valve. They will mail cylinder (and head?) to power seal just for a re-plating. After I re-install, I'll bring whole bike back for tuning
-while digging through my YZ parts tote, I realized I actually have a total of 4 cylinders!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue on 05/01/17 12:54PM
BD, you know you can eliminate those "hourly rebuilds" if you just went with a 4-stroke Dual Sport....LOL! I read the WR250's have fuel injection and a 6th gear.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/01/17 04:57PM
Lol...yeah yeah I know

The issue with dirt bikes is they are high performance in the heavy duty environment...all require quite a bit of maintenance...so much so, that I look more at the cost of maintenance just as much as the cost of initial purchase.

Most KTM's (plated) will cost $2,500++, need more maintenance while riding, and close to the full value of the bike at each rebuild (albeit less often).

The low interval 4 strokes (drz400) are also pretty mellow on performance.

4 strokes can also be a bear to kick start hot.

4 strokes are also heavier.

So the YZ checks off a few bits off my list - light, top of the line performance, easy to start (hot or cold), simple to work on, and most importantly like, least expensive to rebuild!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Kyle_A on 05/01/17 05:34PM
Rode Perris yesterday...main trAck was gnarly, vet track was too small, couldn't figure out how to get into flat track
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue on 05/01/17 07:25PM
I was just pulling your chain BD. 

I don't think there are any 4-stroke DS bikes with kick starts any more. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/01/17 08:09PM
Ya...ahh the elicit magic button

Actually one of my favorite dual sport bikes is a Honda CRF230F LOL

Stiff suspension, high Center of gravity, and high power actually work against you in the really knarly stuff!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue on 05/02/17 05:41AM
I looked at the CRF250L....fit me perfectly, very nice bike. FI too. But....250cc is just that. Sustained 75-80 mph on a 250 just isn't very appealing to me for highway use.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/09/17 10:40AM
It's funny...those underpowered piggy heavy mini dual sports are stellar in foreign countries LOL

Just mailed my cylinder to Millennium Tech and talked to the tech...we are going to port the cylinder: lower it and finish it out so that it will make "more power everywhere".

Installing a WR transmission will best match the new/broader power output and, according to the tech will "be a nice little mod" and I would be very happy with the bike.

Can't wait!!!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue on 05/09/17 12:19PM
BD, I saw a video of someone with an Athena big bore kit on their WR250R. Claimed it had a top speed of 110 mph! It may have been a 310cc after mod.

I'm only at the free-flowing intake/exhaust with my DR. I might go with the high compression piston and camshaft mod someday soon. Right now it runs pretty sweet but I'm told it can be made into something even more special.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/09/17 12:39PM
LOL....I have seen those

I'm honestly a *little* cautious about super-ultra-biggest-overbore on a bike designed for a certain power output: trade off for wear and tear on other parts

I had an Eric Gorr 144 stroker on a '98 RM125...it was downright terrifying. Scarier than any 2 stroke 250 I've ever been on. Close to the violence and savage nature of a 450 MX bike. After I got used to riding the beast, everything else started to fail...It started with worn clutch basket and went as far as internal transmission bearings failed and shattered the crank case! I had to get new cases. I spent $3,500 repairing a bike I rode 10 times. Once re-built, it was scary fast, again...and then the next owner killed it within 4 rides.

As much as I'd like to bore out the 250, I'm going to stick to stock bore size and just change the way the power is delivered (via porting, reed cage upgrade (to boyesen Rad Valve, wide ratio transmission, and re-valved suspension). Hopefully I can go another 2 years...and this time I'll do the top end sooner, and go even longer  :29:

Alternatively, I *do* have 2 motors...I was thinking of making one more street friendly/wide ratio, broad power. Then just build the 2nd one to slay and pillage cities  :27:

It's actually kinda fun how "simple" the bikes are, and how sensitive they are to tuning. I can swap out jets for $20 at home and understand exactly how it works. Nothing like my F150  :32:
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue on 05/09/17 04:00PM
Slay & pillage cities...LOL! Do tell!  Speaking of cities I'd love to visit California City and explore there.

Have you seen Cycle Cruza's video? Check it out the dude is hilarious. He recently bought and modded a WR250R. He's kind of a noob and deeply opinionated and biased but fun to watch his urban shenanigans.

Yeah on engine mods, big bore/stroker kits will most definitely tax the engine's transmission, oiling, & cooling systems, not to mention your brakes will need upgrading. Realistically I probably will just put a longer duration camshaft on mine to take full advantage of the opened up intake and exhaust and stop there. Maybe...LOL! Yes these DS bikes are super easy to work on and dirt simple (no pun intended). My valve adjustments takes all of 20 minutes!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 05/09/17 11:02PM
My first dirt memories are from CalCity as a kid at Galileo Hill camp ground lets set a date for a weekend its a resort in the middle of the desert with pool/bar nice rooms or you can camp near by, Riding is endless with trails perfect for beginners to the best riders, Ill do some research on this being my daughter Niki want to do one more trip this year maybe we can get a few together for a weekend before it gets hot.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue on 05/10/17 05:38AM
Pool, bar resort in CalCity? I'm in! But I'm riding to it. I'm currently fixing to install my GPS + radar detector mounts + power ports. I plan to ride this bad boy hooligan bike on long distance cruises to nowhere.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FastMoto on 05/10/17 06:13PM
Just looked up Galileo Hill on Google Maps, looks interesting!!! So looks like it's a resort out in the middle of nowhere...and CalCity is out in the middle of nowhere already!!! My only dual sport at the moment is a large bore KTM so can't do too super tight/techy stuff, but can handle most terrains ok. Probably gonna be in the 90's+ real quick so the window is closing.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/10/17 07:05PM
I would be out...I mailed the cylinder for the YZ rebuild but still haven't pulled out the motor for the bottom end work...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 05/10/17 08:26PM
Just looked up Galileo Hill on Google Maps, looks interesting!!! So looks like it's a resort out in the middle of nowhere...and CalCity is out in the middle of nowhere already!!! My only dual sport at the moment is a large bore KTM so can't do too super tight/techy stuff, but can handle most terrains ok. Probably gonna be in the 90's+ real quick so the window is closing.
We ben racing year round so long heat is not an issue , Arrive Friday evening to a air conditioned room have some drinks at the bar then suit up by 8am Saturday for a good 3 hour loop then back for lunch by the pool hang till 3 r so when it cools down then take another ride, Next morning rinse and repeat The wife my daughter and her bou are in also we love the place lets set a date!           

Couple pics from Thanksgiving 2004 we would camp a few miles away then take a granny ride with a chase truck to the park and picnic, Good times!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue on 05/10/17 09:11PM
I'm in Arizona this weekend.  Memorial Weekend is out.  But I'm open after that.  I would rather stay in the hotel as I have no camping gear.  I'm also a dirt noob so I only plan to stay off any difficult terrain.

Below is recent video from Motogeo.  He went to visit CalCity.

http://www.youtube.com/v/zvijK5cXhRc?ecver=2
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 05/15/17 08:59PM
 This is a fun one not only to race but spectate, Cant wait till Sunday!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Disco BoB on 05/16/17 01:34PM
anyone ride district 37?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/16/17 04:16PM
I do D37 dual sport events...not a desert racer tho
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 05/16/17 05:37PM
 We were members n did a few races in 04 thru 07 but mostly just to attend the Mini Nationals at Barona oaks each year.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Disco BoB on 05/16/17 11:53PM
I do D37 dual sport events...not a desert racer tho
Im interested in doing a few dual sport events for the experience.. Do you recommend the events and what was your experience.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 05/19/17 09:49PM
Well, be sure to avoid this type of jump...
(http://www.off-road.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Worcs-Lagoon-Jump.jpg)

http://www.off-road.com/blog/2017/04/28/major-pain-the-worcs-racing-lagoon-jump-claims-another-victim/
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 05/21/17 08:53PM
Done safe ended up 3rd out of eight on the 100 and 2nd out of ten on the 250 good times for sure, Meatball (Yes that's his name hes on the left of pic)runs a reeealy fun and safe race with classes for all from pull start minis to modern bikes.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/22/17 05:38PM
@rockrat LOLOL

@RDTodd - good work man!!

Glen Helen is knarly!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/23/17 08:07AM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Snapchat-421180150_zps3yan7biv.jpg)

hot baby mama

my take on the cylinder:
-holy crap clean AF :wub:
-they don't just re-plate the inside, it looks like they powder coat or paint(ish) the outside
-the inside looks nice...super cleaned up and nicely prepped with clean cross hatching
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Snapchat-1312766458_zpsmxbxdqma.jpg)
-going to re-use the box/packaging to mail back another cylinder for porting
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue on 05/23/17 08:32AM
Standard bore size or big bore?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/24/17 02:23PM
@Rogue - this is the standard bore, ported cylinder!

I have a total of 4 cylinders, the next one getting sent to Millennium is a big bore/madness cylinder

I do D37 dual sport events...not a desert racer tho
Im interested in doing a few dual sport events for the experience.. Do you recommend the events and what was your experience.

Highly recommended!!

Good group, older/mature riders that know what they're doing, well organized, and a street plate really re-opens all the good trails that used to be open in the 70's and 80's

What kind of bike do you have?
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Disco BoB on 05/26/17 11:39PM
@Rogue - this is the standard bore, ported cylinder!

I have a total of 4 cylinders, the next one getting sent to Millennium is a big bore/madness cylinder

I do D37 dual sport events...not a desert racer tho
Im interested in doing a few dual sport events for the experience.. Do you recommend the events and what was your experience.

Highly recommended!!

Good group, older/mature riders that know what they're doing, well organized, and a street plate really re-opens all the good trails that used to be open in the 70's and 80's

What kind of bike do you have?
xr650
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 05/30/17 09:01PM
Might camp Friday night all the crustys come out for this one gonna be a reeeeel hoot!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/15/17 10:32PM
Oh baby...fun fun play bikes

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Mobile%20Uploads/Snapchat-1571069690_zpsmfgb7gwf.jpg)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 06/20/17 09:00PM
Tj split for the Mammoth mountain moto at 3 this morning landed by noon and was snowboarding by 2pm...... Aaaaah to be young again!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: r0ckrat on 06/21/17 09:40AM
Tj split for the Mammoth mountain moto at 3 this morning landed by noon and was snowboarding by 2pm...... Aaaaah to be young again!

Nice Van!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/21/17 09:40AM
Agreed!!

And can't believe Mammoth still has snow!!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/12/17 08:37PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/35498598720_5943747c20_z.jpg)

well, one of my forum ride reports got copied/pasted in the District 37 AMA dual sport newsletter!

:hellyeah:

oh man, oh man...I really need to get my 2t running again...been working OT/property managing takes up my full days off blaaahhhh
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/19/17 09:13PM
https://coyotetrailadventures.com/

so these guys are offering a full package for LAB2V...

-prepped bike rental x3 days with desert tank (CRF250X or XR400R or CRF450X or 525EXC)
-hotel x3 nights
-2 experienced desert riders that live in Palmdale - 1 leads, 1 sweep
-chase truck with enclosed trailer to carry any of your gear bags/luggage
-spare bike included if yours breaks down!!!
-ride back to Palmdale
--------------------------------------
$1,350

I spent *way* more than that for hotels + bike prep + gas + plane ticket back to LA after dropping truck in Vegas + uber home...and I was lucky to have a buddy who's wife was willing to chase truck and bring her own bike in the truck in case anyone broke down.

seriously, the more I see these "rental" options out there, the less I want to own stuff and have to pay the reg/insurance/maintenance on them. I've already had the "experience" of preparing for the ride...nowadays my eye brows raise at just riding it without the work  :32:

maybe when I'm older, living off passive income investments, and traveling the world...I'll just stop in LA to do the ride and pay the company for the rest.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Disco BoB on 07/22/17 03:39PM
Thats a decent deal considering bike prep and a chase truck.

I maybe running chase, still waiting to hear back.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 09/27/17 03:20PM
(https://i.imgur.com/iPPT99R.jpg)

So far issues
-my gearwrench 14mm won't fit in the cylinder studs...walked over to autozone and bought one
-the shift lever is loose...but won't come off :dunno:
-I am putting nuts and bolts back in where I can...somehow some are stuck/dirty...or worse stripped when they came out

What's left:
-remove cylinder base nuts, take off cylinder, piston, and remove th last 3 bolts (including swingarm pivot) and she should come out

I am setting aside the tools I am using to take apart, and will only leave those in my LAB2V toolkit

Eating a burrito to get energy up...

Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 09/27/17 03:20PM
Wicked pissa

(https://i.imgur.com/2N9CzbD.jpg)

Somehow I took a 1hr lunch, left to buy a wrench, talked to my Mom for 30 mins, hand washed the motor, zip lock BAGGER each part, and cleaned everything up/put away tools in under 4 hours

Headed to shop for them to do bottom end...
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: VFRCapt.Bob on 09/27/17 04:40PM
Nice. Time to start freshening up my dirtbikes too.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rd Todd on 09/27/17 09:48PM
(https://i.imgur.com/iPPT99R.jpg)

So far issues
-my gearwrench 14mm won't fit in the cylinder studs...walked over to autozone and bought one
-the shift lever is loose...but won't come off :dunno:
-I am putting nuts and bolts back in where I can...somehow some are stuck/dirty...or worse stripped when they came out

What's left:
-remove cylinder base nuts, take off cylinder, piston, and remove th last 3 bolts (including swingarm pivot) and she should come out

I am setting aside the tools I am using to take apart, and will only leave those in my LAB2V toolkit

Eating a burrito to get energy up...
Ahhh the consequences of no maintenance finally catching up to you (TOLD YA) You been lucky to not get stranded all these times, I got tons of replacement nuts n bolts for that bike bring er by for a hot water wash frame inspection and tune up I have all the tools needed.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: FastMoto on 09/28/17 07:26AM
Time to fix up my dual-sport and get it ready.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 09/28/17 01:48PM
Desert season is coming...

I am also trying to surf/ski/desert ride in the same day this winter!
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 10/02/17 04:40PM
Just dropped off WR transmission to the shop...they said they'd start it "in the next couple days"

Short of splitting the cases myself and bringing cleaned up case halves with the crankshaft out ready for a rebuild like, I am not sure what else I can do to make it easier for the work to get done...they originally said 2-3 weeks from the time I dropped it off, but that usually means they start it 1-2 weeks later and takes an extra 1-2 weeks to finish it

Here's to hoping they can get it done within 1 month and be done by November 4th weekend for a shake down run...

In the mean time I will get the rest worked on short of the motor

But honestly I am losing a little steam for upgrades...$400 shock + $500 ported cylinder + $200 Baja designs LED headlamp is kind of "meh" to me...Kinda just want a solid bottom end for sure, use my good top end, fresh chain/sprockets/brakes with everything working properly, and maybe budget the shock and ported cylinder next year

Let me get a running bike first. Let's start going on rides as I save up for mods. Already getting a WR gearbox so it will already feel like a new bike :hellyeah:

Also the landwhale bearings got me thinking about about maybe R&R all the bearings on the YZ as well. Next year.
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: Rogue on 10/02/17 08:10PM
I upgraded my DR headlight bulb to a 3800 lumen LED and the result was Meh....at low beam.  Very good at high beam.  I plan to just replace the whole headlight with a true LED unit but I'm waiting for a bracket made by someone who plans to sell to the public.  I briefly considered the Baja Designs lights but they're mainly for dirt bike conversions. 
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 10/10/17 11:39AM
yup...also tried the LED bulb...it also burned out pretty quickly and somehow shorted the rest of the lighting system LOL

I just added the $13 LED light from amazon...amazing flood visibility too!

GOOD NEWS: got a call from the shop yesterday!

they finally got around to splitting the cases and taking a look inside:
-minus the crank/bearings/debris - everything on the inside looked good. Cases are saved!
-the WR transmission parts appear to be in good shape as well - hopefully we have all the parts we need to drop them in
-the crankshaft does need to be mailed out for a rebuild (pretty sure last mechanic said they're unavailable anyways)

their estimated turn around is roughly 2 more weeks...so bike *may* be done by the November 4th weekend for a shakedown run!

bad news is my work schedule may not accommodate for me to get the whole weekend off...I may only do LAB2V day one...LA-> barstow...bummer.

on the other hand, I'm spending WAY less doing this my way right now. I saved $500ish by dropping off the bottom end out of the bike for a rebuild and I will save another $400 just by doing day 1 (day 2 is $150 but then add Vegas hotel + gas)
Title: Re: The dirt bike thread!
Post by: thepretender on 10/10/17 05:41PM
I'm sure the girls at Treasures will find a good use of that extra $900  :31: