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Old 04-05-2013, 06:38 PM   #2326
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This morning on the way to work, I smacked a big deer with the right front corner of my car. ..


Didn't notice that on the way in today...I'm usually in a fog half the time anyway.

Interested in how the 450 works out, let me visit when you split it apart..
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:16 PM   #2327
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This morning on the way to work, I smacked a big deer with the right front corner of my car.
Sorry to hear that. There have been a lot of deer on 61. I'm commuting to Silver Bay for another week, and have dodged plenty of the long leg rats. Will you have the Honda ready for Moonshine next week?
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:40 PM   #2328
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Hello all. Noob looking for Northshore riding info. Where would an XR find happiness up here?
Are you new to the area or new to the xr? Welcome to ADV!
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:14 AM   #2329
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Many thanks guys. That's all great info.

Lutz- I'll definitely put the Shindig on my calendar.

Bidda444- How far of a jaunt is that from TH?
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Nemadji offers single track and combo OHM-ATV trails and forest roads, camping available. Straight Arrows Club manages the track and they've previously held the ARMCA Nat'l Enduro at the site.
Nemadji will be ~ 1 hr ride from TH. Best route from TH is backroads to Midway rd, then Midway all the way south to Grand Av (hwy23), then 23 south to Holyoke exit - into Northern part of Nemadji. Return route back through Wisc is nice, could probably make it a 200 miler
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:21 AM   #2330
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This morning on the way to work, I smacked a big deer with the right front corner of my car. .


Sorrry to hear about the grilled venison...damn dnr. At least you'll have shop-time with the bikes to keep your mind off insurance deductables
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:09 AM   #2331
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Woke up this morning and started thinking about Lutz's CRF450X. Let me say, That doesn't mean I woke up thinking about Lutz. I hope you can keep us updated on the project. I've found a lot of help by posting major projects on ThumperTalk. I was wondering if you where going to install steel valves. I've help the reliability 450X, with as many miles you will put on it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:26 AM   #2332
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Congrats on the CRF! What exactly is wrong with it? I ask, b/c I may have some engine tools you may need. And of course, post pics when you get'er.

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Well gang, I'm not sure what to make of my fortunes lately...

Within a week I'll own a (street legal) Honda CRF450X in addition to my KLX250S. . However, the Honda is already broken...not broken in, just plain broken. . But I'm getting it at a good price, I'm aware of what the problem is, and I'm capable of fixing it, though I may need to round up a few specialized tools.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:34 AM   #2333
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Are you new to the area or new to the xr? Welcome to ADV!
I'm a transplant from the western U.P. about a year ago, still have a house there, so ride there quite a bit, but I want to start exploring around here. Day trips w/ a topo map, or group rides, just looking to get in with the people in the know. I met one of the guys last fall in a Craigslist deal, and he talked about the riding culture here, and a get together that had just happened (which explained the large quantity of dual-sports heading South on 61), and it sounded like a good time with like minded people, so I'm looking forward to hopefully getting out and riding with some of those like minded people, if it ever stops snowing that is...
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:43 AM   #2334
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I've been known to buy way too many bikes on craigslist. Which bike where you selling? Maybe we've met? I hope my check cleared.

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I met one of the guys last fall in a Craigslist deal, and he talked about the riding culture here, and a get together that had just happened (which explained the large quantity of dual-sports heading South on 61).
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:05 AM   #2335
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I've been known to buy way too many bikes on craigslist. Which bike where you selling? Maybe we've met? I hope my check cleared.
It was just a tank bag. I'm sure my wife was hoping I would throw a motorcycle in with the deal, but she got the cash, and I was able to ride another day.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:11 AM   #2336
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Well executed plan my friend.

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It was just a tank bag. I'm sure my wife was hoping I would throw a motorcycle in with the deal, but she got the cash, and I was able to ride another day.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:21 AM   #2337
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Well executed plan my friend.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:39 AM   #2338
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Woke up this morning and started thinking about Lutz's CRF450X. Let me say, That doesn't mean I woke up thinking about Lutz. ... I was wondering if you where going to install steel valves. ...
But...was I on the CRF while you were thinking about it? Yes, I will install steel valves, but at this time probably only if the OEM Ti valves need to be replaced. Same thing with a TRX450R (3 ring) piston. I want to keep the initial repair as inexpensive as possible, while addressing anything that really needs to be done and making a few durability upgrades along the way.

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Congrats on the CRF! What exactly is wrong with it? I ask, b/c I may have some engine tools you may need. And of course, post pics when you get'er.
Thanks. It's got a locked up transmission. Fairly common for the early CRF450X when used on the road, likely third gear is seized to the countershaft. So specialty tools I may or may not need are flywheel puller, clutch hub holder, crank case splitter.

The CRF450X is probably going to be a slow project for me. I've got so many other commitments this spring that I just won't have much wrenching time. I'm hopeful that I'll have it running by late June.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:04 AM   #2339
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Meety-Greety !!

Since it's sleeting here right now, I thought everyone could use a little sumpin'-sumpin' to look forward to. So how bout a June 1st day of riding, grilling, and perhaps a tasty beverage or two ? Or 3. I'm in Duluth and y'all are welcome. That's a Saturday. My thought was maybe meeting up about noon. A bunch of riding around the area, maybe into Aerostich, then fire up the grill late afternoon into the evening.

To keep tabs on who can make it, I thought you can PM me. I'll get back to you with info. You fellas up the shore better be in !

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Old 04-06-2013, 10:42 AM   #2340
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Lutz, I have several special tools that may come in handy. Hammers from 3 oz to 12 lbs.
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