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Old 05-31-2014, 05:04 PM   #27961
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Except for Mississippi roads. They are shit.



Vic, I could not agree more.....they SUCK!!
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:32 PM   #27962
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Cool2 Sunday ridin'...

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COOL! Let's ride once again.

Ummm... N E body ridin tomorrow? I need to smell/feel/hear some badass 2-stroke pandemonium. Probably Brox unless somebody makes me a better offer.

P.S.: IRT Whiting Field Riding area/Clear Creek OHV, the solicitation for an entity to operate the riding area has been sent out. We will see how it shakes out. Working out some of the details...
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:56 PM   #27963
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Some pics of my Arkansas Adventure

We have never been to Arkansas so when the wife said she would like to go we made it a visit/ride/get away kinda thing. Short story we had a wonderful trip.

Just a few pics. Didn't take many. Just rode.

Overlook


Night at Lake




Afternoon rain in distance. It eventually got me.



Great time but honestly the North GA is a LOT closer!!!
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:11 PM   #27964
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vic, if ya waited a lil bit ya coulda rode the arkansas train robber enduro!
the only time i rode it, it was pouring rain so hard at the start line I couldn't see my minute on the scoreboard

speaking of enduro/endurance
today I rode the absolutelyfuckinhardest trail ive ever ridden. place called dry creek ohv area about 10 min from home

trail called "fingers"
made perry mountain's worst look like ...blackwater?
colorado will hurt you fellas. this aint no country for "cruisin"
it's balls out, or you ain't gettin out!
pics to follow, when I get the time..
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:30 AM   #27965
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Batteries

Here is a link to a short article on Lithium batteries in Motocross Action.
http://motocrossactionmag.com/bike-t...-ktm-batteries
It was written specifically for KTMs but will apply to any bike...might be worth a read if you are in the market for a new battery, and we all will be at some point in time.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:33 PM   #27966
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vic, if ya waited a lil bit ya coulda rode the arkansas train robber enduro!
the only time i rode it, it was pouring rain so hard at the start line I couldn't see my minute on the scoreboard

speaking of enduro/endurance
today I rode the absolutelyfuckinhardest trail ive ever ridden. place called dry creek ohv area about 10 min from home

trail called "fingers"
made perry mountain's worst look like ...blackwater?
colorado will hurt you fellas. this aint no country for "cruisin"
it's balls out, or you ain't gettin out!
pics to follow, when I get the time..
I rode the Train Robbers twice. Once it was awesome - but they messed up a check for something... and once it was raining and a real mess. Plus it was long way to go for a ride....

Enjoy your Colorraado experience. I rode several enduros while I was living in Ft Worth. Awesome place for a flatlander. I remember one Enduro that started at the bottom of Pikes Peak and when up to top and back. You jetted for the middle and hoped for the best. I was on Husky 420 back then.

Enjoy your time out there but listen to me ..."don't break ANYTHING".
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:57 AM   #27967
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Hurricane Lake Today

Meeting Corey @ Hurricane Lake south for 10 am roll out today. Sorry for short 3 hr notice, set it up last night and I meant to post up but fell asleep.

Any and all are welcome to join us if you can play today. Plan on 60-75 miles.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:41 AM   #27968
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Is that a Kawador or a Labrasaki?


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We have never been to Arkansas so when the wife said she would like to go we made it a visit/ride/get away kinda thing. Short story we had a wonderful trip.

Great time but honestly the North GA is a LOT closer!!!

Great pictures! That food looked yummy too. I have been wanting to go to Arkansas, but just have not worked out yet.
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:00 PM   #27969
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Wink Suspension help

Anyone know a good suspension person to help me out with the '13 KTM 450 xcf it's just seems really harsh guess a revalue or something. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:37 PM   #27970
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Anyone know a good suspension person to help me out with the '13 KTM 450 xcf it's just seems really harsh guess a revalue or something. Thanks in advance.
http://www.rrracing.net/

Bob is a top notch guy. Several inmates here will vouch for this. He did the front end on my DR not long ago.
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:51 PM   #27971
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http://www.rrracing.net/

Bob is a top notch guy. Several inmates here will vouch for this. He did the front end on my DR not long ago.
Thanks sperz I have heard of Bob but didn't know how to get ahold of him. Once again thanks.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:04 PM   #27972
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Thumb suspension

Another vote for Bob at R n R racing. He is the best and will treat you fair
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:09 PM   #27973
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Hey shout out to Vic when are you leading another group thru Blackwater? I wanna do that again and bring college boy (my 21 year old son) that's here for the summer
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:14 PM   #27974
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Train Robbers Enduro

One of my all time faves! Like a roller coaster with rocks. I'll never forget catching Mark Hillburn (same class) who was three rows in front of me before the first check.

Crazy Jim Cook and his buddies decided it would be fun to route us across a rock face about 40 miles in. I watched Mark fall down the hill and thought, OK, he's done. Bastard got back up and diced with me till the end. Still beat him though.

Glad you had fun Vic.

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Old 06-02-2014, 07:37 PM   #27975
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Cool2 fork setup

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Anyone know a good suspension person to help me out with the '13 KTM 450 xcf it's just seems really harsh guess a revalue or something. Thanks in advance.
Hey GDUB;
Before you spend your hard earned $$$ on a "revalve", etc., make sure you have got your sag set right and the click adjustments front and rear set to factory specs., compression and rebound. It is highly unlikely you need a "revalve". The click adjustments are very sensitive on the newer USD forks. I have made great improvement to my 2012 Husaberg forks by carefully tracking adjustments. Just start moving in the desired direction-- probably less compression and less rebound damping. If you reduce compression damping, decrease rebound damping the same, to start. Especially if there is a section where you particularly notice harshness, take a break, make the adjustment, and ride that section again.

If that doesn't make the forks smooth (plush) enough for you, and it still has the stock fork seals, upgrade to the best fork seals you can find (like SKF) to eliminate stiction. It would probably be worthwhile to confirm your weight is matched to the fork springs, especially if you bought the bike used, but if the suspension is set up correctly, the forks should work pretty well for riders between 155 and 200 lbs. without a lot of adjustment.

I did have to change my fork springs--I bought my bike used-- it had heavier springs than I needed for my weight--165 lbs. R&R did the spring install, but I do all my own suspension work now...

Just my 2 cents.
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