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Old 11-25-2013, 12:46 PM   #30406
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Plenty of riding all winter long. M1 has a dr650. I have a dr650. Everything around here is the best the day after a rain. This weekend the dez or the mountains should be epic!
Gorman was beyond epic this past Saturday, it was still raining lightly when we arrived and over cast all day! We had a BLAST, it was traction PLUS and we also rode the new Raven Ridge trail.

Pronghorn was unreal, it was graded a few weeks ago and it was stellar! Tatavium was absolutely amazing with puddles and berm shots galore every turn.

We're all still buzzing & raving about Saturday, and how that was about the best day of dirt biking we've all had in a few years!
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:45 PM   #30407
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Gorman was beyond epic this past Saturday, it was still raining lightly when we arrived and over cast all day! We had a BLAST, it was traction PLUS and we also rode the new Raven Ridge trail.

Pronghorn was unreal, it was graded a few weeks ago and it was stellar! Tatavium was absolutely amazing with puddles and berm shots galore every turn.

We're all still buzzing & raving about Saturday, and how that was about the best day of dirt biking we've all had in a few years!

What part of Gorman?
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:22 PM   #30408
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no dust ride









unplanned night ride........







ride report coming
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:08 PM   #30409
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if that's quatal canyon
the pozo ride must right around the corner
ready 2b?
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:27 PM   #30410
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Ok Joel, what's the deal? You have that badass 350 and you choose to ride an old Honda?
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:44 PM   #30411
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What part of Gorman?
All of it, we rode for almost 4 hours straight with just a few hydration stops.

Parked at the main gate area and hit all of my fav trails; Cow, Mesa, Backbone, Vic's Cat, Badlands, Upper & Lower Brohm, Pronghorn, Tatavium, West Freeman sand wash, and the new Raven Ridge trail. Frazier mtn was covered with snow, and the gates were locked at the main access points. But, the back entrances from Frazier Park may be open (?).

It was freaking awesome! I'm still buzzing and my buds are too!
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:00 PM   #30412
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Ok Joel, what's the deal? You have that badass 350 and you choose to ride an old Honda?
If you were gonna fling a bike off a cliff into a canyon in the snow, would you use a new KTM or an old Honda?



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Old 11-25-2013, 08:00 PM   #30413
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If you were gonna fling a bike off a cliff into a canyon in the snow, would you use a new KTM or an old Honda?



Definitely the Honda.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:37 PM   #30414
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Put in close to 350 miles in southern Arizona this weekend. Very wet on Saturday, but Sunday was perfect!

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Old 11-26-2013, 08:29 AM   #30415
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:38 PM   #30416
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if that's quatal canyon
the pozo ride must right around the corner
ready 2b?
yes bill....3rd or last weekend of january 2014......

the question is....will it be cold enough.....




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Ok Joel, what's the deal? You have that badass 350 and you choose to ride an old Honda?


perry, i would love to take the 350, but could not finish the valve adjustment the night before i left for this trip.

still glad i rode the honda.....

i proved it's a capable bike with the new set up, new pumper carbed jetting worked great at over 5K feet and 44F temp, then the electrical starter was flawless - without it, it would be very tiring.

then, having engine break helped me get down the slick mountain trail. the 350 with rekluse - i have no idea how that will work going downhill in snow.


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If you were gonna fling a bike off a cliff into a canyon in the snow, would you use a new KTM or an old Honda?
the 350....i love my almost old skool xr4...


it was a crazy ride...but tim calls it..."character building"....





thanks tim and lior, without your valuable support i will never make it down from that canyon.
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:49 PM   #30417
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Put in close to 350 miles in southern Arizona this weekend. Very wet on Saturday, but Sunday was perfect!


beautiful pic john. glad to see you're out there getting your dose of dirt.

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Old 11-26-2013, 03:47 PM   #30418
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then, having engine break helped me get down the slick mountain trail. the 350 with rekluse - i have no idea how that will work going downhill in snow.


Plenty of engine braking with Rekluse if its set up correctly......

That's what almost all of us (read, smart ones, and with rear brake on the bars) use in the SQNF, and you MUST be able to engine brake up there... I think the only people holding out are Perry and Grinchie. I won't mention Jungle, because he's barely classifiable as a person.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #30419
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Plenty of engine braking with Rekluse if its set up correctly......

That's what almost all of us (read, smart ones, and with rear brake on the bars) use in the SQNF, and you MUST be able to engine brake up there... I think the only people holding out are Perry and Grinchie. I won't mention Jungle, because he's barely classifiable as a person.
I have one in the box, just not on the bike, yet....

Tarzan is not a person?
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #30420
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Plenty of engine braking with Rekluse if its set up correctly......
mine is an core exp and has been set up correctly;already put over 500 miles and loving it..... 98% of the time. i get plenty of engine braking going downhill but not the same with a manual clutch type that provides excellent engine compression at IDLE or even when the engine is off.

it was funny when i was doing the valve adjustment, i realized the rear wheel is completely disengaged even when the tranny was in first gear. duh, i can't do the tdc, unless i remove the stator cover and turn the main shaft with a skt wrench and carefull not to spill oil. another plus of the 350, it has a stator window that i can access the main shaft, but i don't have a 17mm hex key to unscrew it....

i also installed a tachometer so i can see at what rpm when the clutch starting to engage and the bike starts moving while i'm sitting on the bike. higher rpm will improve the engagement but at the cost of wearing out the clutch plates and contaminating the oil (not really a big issue, it's a needy ktm to begin with)

the rekluse website says one can do a bumpstart ...but wasn't very specific on how. my guess is adjust the slave cylinder so it will be tight.

anyway, i enjoy wrenching on my bikes and any good advice is welcome.

thanks rob thinking out for me.

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I have one in the box, just not on the bike, yet....
sounds good perry.

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