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Old 04-28-2014, 06:57 PM   #1201
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me and the cheese went out for a small bike ride today...sorry we didn't post up and invite y'all, but you're not our scootah trash brethren [MATPOC, it was last minute.]
I was busy in MD crashing on Minibikes...

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Old 04-29-2014, 10:18 AM   #1202
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Looks like a fun day!
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:55 AM   #1203
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dirt

Finally went out Sat and got the DR into the dirt and mud around town.



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Old 04-29-2014, 02:21 PM   #1204
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here's uncut clip of Maat learning to fly



Where is this area located. Looks like alot of fun!
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:34 PM   #1205
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MATPOC,

SHIFT .... then SHIFT some more ...then shift again.

Try to ride a gear higher than normal and manage your power by feathering the clutch and SHIFTING
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:56 PM   #1206
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Where is this area located. Looks like alot of fun!
Pawtucket/Attleboro line off 152, I'd have to show you, easy to get to but no address :)

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MATPOC,

SHIFT .... then SHIFT some more ...then shift again.

Try to ride a gear higher than normal and manage your power by feathering the clutch and SHIFTING
I have been trying to slip the clutch on the KTM and it seems to work sometimes, at 4/20 CnR I was doing much better than a month before, could almost hang on to fast guys for few minutes, still need more practice, also recently learned that I need to keep my elbows up, that was big help

Tried slipping the clutch when I was racing minibikes this weekend (mainly NSR 50, 4 strokes had wide powerband) and it was a total failure, guess it only works if you can get the tire spinning?
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:00 AM   #1207
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Pawtucket/Attleboro line off 152, I'd have to show you, easy to get to but no address :)



I have been trying to slip the clutch on the KTM and it seems to work sometimes, at 4/20 CnR I was doing much better than a month before, could almost hang on to fast guys for few minutes, still need more practice, also recently learned that I need to keep my elbows up, that was big help

Tried slipping the clutch when I was racing minibikes this weekend (mainly NSR 50, 4 strokes had wide powerband) and it was a total failure, guess it only works if you can get the tire spinning?
It takes a lot of getting used to, but the reason its critical is to either get THE BIKE in the powerband (aka: on the pipe) or keep it there.

Have you adjusted your power valve at all? There are multiple spring settings which require very minor wrenching , but you can adjust the "hit" to come on at low / medium / high in 30 sec or less on the trail.

Happy to help you get the bike set up if needed.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:17 PM   #1208
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Pawtucket/Attleboro line off 152, I'd have to show you, easy to get to but no address :)



I have been trying to slip the clutch on the KTM and it seems to work sometimes, at 4/20 CnR I was doing much better than a month before, could almost hang on to fast guys for few minutes, still need more practice, also recently learned that I need to keep my elbows up, that was big help

Tried slipping the clutch when I was racing minibikes this weekend (mainly NSR 50, 4 strokes had wide powerband) and it was a total failure, guess it only works if you can get the tire spinning?
I suck at that.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:50 AM   #1209
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It takes a lot of getting used to, but the reason its critical is to either get THE BIKE in the powerband (aka: on the pipe) or keep it there.

Have you adjusted your power valve at all? There are multiple spring settings which require very minor wrenching , but you can adjust the "hit" to come on at low / medium / high in 30 sec or less on the trail.

Happy to help you get the bike set up if needed.
I know about PV and the springs/settings etc, but I never touched it, just happy to put-put around and not fall off as often. Was pleasantly surprised with how wide it the powerband on this bike when I swapped the pipe: old one was cracked in few places and neck was crushed around the frame tube so it didn't have good top end, was not expecting that FMF will have all the same power down low and crazy top end that it has.

I would love to mess around with PV settings, but I am away for the next few weekends, might return early this week so I can ride Sunday but that is very tentative, will probably be too tired from the trip

next few weeks are out for sure
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:28 PM   #1210
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Hairy Coos!

Went riding around today, stopped for burger and watched some of the Bruins game, then back out to a bunch of random places. Stopped on the way home to visit these Scottish Highland cattle, or as we wee Scots know them as Hairy Coos.

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Old 05-03-2014, 08:11 PM   #1211
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We got about 3 hours of great trail riding… The weather was perfect!
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:44 PM   #1212
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blessing of the bikes

First time going to the Pvd Blessing of the bikes, I think I was the only DS.

Tries to represent by parking in the "woods"




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Old 05-04-2014, 02:34 PM   #1213
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Nice pics sdiz! Here's hoping some random water sprinkled over the mighty DR will help keep you safe.

I spent the last two very long days standing in the CCRI parking lot getting 19 people their motorcycle licenses. Thankfully the only one we should be concerned about has no plans to get a bike.

Can't wait for the BBA at this moment. Riding a Honda Rebel for 20 hours in two days will do that to you.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:19 PM   #1214
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You teaching MSF? My friend Igor just got a job there
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:50 PM   #1215
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Nice pics sdiz! Here's hoping some random water sprinkled over the mighty DR will help keep you safe.

I spent the last two very long days standing in the CCRI parking lot getting 19 people their motorcycle licenses. Thankfully the only one we should be concerned about has no plans to get a bike.

Can't wait for the BBA at this moment. Riding a Honda Rebel for 20 hours in two days will do that to you.
I'm heading to Naugatuck Valley Community College on Saturday for 10 hours combined classroom and on-cycle instruction to fulfill the requirements of the State-approved Intermediate Rider Course for licensing. In theory, this is the course for you if "you have some riding experience but would like to improve your braking, turning, evasive maneuvers and learn street strategies”…

It costs a little over half as much as the Basic Course and lasts 12 hours less Not sure which bike to take, but I have to ride in: No hauling bikes/scooters to class on a trailer or truck is permitted.
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