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Old April 18th, 2014, 10:28
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Awesome man, I need to get out there for some stuff like that.
We are going back to camp and ride the 2-3 in that area. Let me know if ya wanna meet up. It's very accessible.
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Old April 18th, 2014, 22:19
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Hokay. Any if ya have experience with EFI on dirtbikes? I would love love love EFI and elec start but is it worth it? Pros. Cons?
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Old April 18th, 2014, 23:00
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Reason I ask is imma beat on the wr for the summer and try and get something newer after. Really considering this.
http://m.powersports.honda.com/model...0l/2014/colors
But a test ride would tell me more. I like the EFI and elec start. Sticking to a 250 as I don't see me needing more that that. The wr is over a decade old and has plenty of shitnget for me so a newer 250 should be plenty.
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Old April 19th, 2014, 00:03
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Woops. Linked wrong bike. The crf is cool and good price but a bit small for my 6-2 frame. Meant to link this.
http://m.yamahamotorsports.com/Model...wprevmodel= 0
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Old April 19th, 2014, 09:33
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We are going back to camp and ride the 2-3 in that area. Let me know if ya wanna meet up. It's very accessible.
If you mean May 2-3 that's a Fri and Sat for one, and I have drill the 3-4 for two.

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Hokay. Any if ya have experience with EFI on dirtbikes? I would love love love EFI and elec start but is it worth it? Pros. Cons?
The only fuel injected bike I've owned is my big Vulcan. I see no reason to shy away from fuel injection though. For me electric start is a must. My 640 Enduro had both electric and kick start and I think that was great for that type of bike. I'm planning on adding kick start to my TTR also, but only as a back up in case I have a starter or battery issue.

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Woops. Linked wrong bike. The crf is cool and good price but a bit small for my 6-2 frame. Meant to link this.
http://m.yamahamotorsports.com/Model...wprevmodel= 0
What are the advantages of a newer WR250F over your current one? I would think it would be better to just keep and upgrade your current bike than to swap it out for a newer version of the same one. Besides an aluminum frame and maybe a few tweaks to the suspension there really isn't much difference between your WRF and the new WRF. Aftermarket will net you a better suspension than what the newer one has. The newer WRF is still carbureted and kick start.

If anything I would swap to the WR250R for the six speed, also the WR250R is fuel injected. It is a lower compression bike with a bit less travel than the F model but with the 6 speed it'll have a higher top speed and the smoother motor will probably be easier to control in slower/technical sections of trail.

The WR250R and KLX250S are the two models I'm looking at as a smaller replacement for the TTR. I was really impressed with the TTR on the ride home from Lyons and with the little bit of extra power, plus the extra gear I'm sure either of the 250's would do me well. Next year I'll be trying out both of those and some 450's to see where I fit best.
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Old April 19th, 2014, 14:27
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I would do the EFI as that would be the main things I am looking for. EFI and elec start. Cant put elec start on mine.
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 08:35
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Well, my 450 is all put back together and some minor issues have been fixed. I'm ready to ride. I may go bump around Grant, or Idaho Springs, maybe just Slaughterhouse today.

Definitely up for a ride this weekend. Sure wish Rampart was open.
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I would do the EFI as that would be the main things I am looking for. EFI and elec start. Cant put elec start on mine.
Can you put efi on yours? I honestly wouldn't worry about the carb at all. Electric start is very nice though.

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Well, my 450 is all put back together and some minor issues have been fixed. I'm ready to ride. I may go bump around Grant, or Idaho Springs, maybe just Slaughterhouse today.

Definitely up for a ride this weekend. Sure wish Rampart was open.
I'm leaving Saturday for In-N-Out and won't be back until Sunday.
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 19:36
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Back in the day the hot set up for the rocky trails was a centrifugal clutch ,even the fast guys that rode the colorado 500 had then on the 600.s us Calif guys got our asses handed to us ;cause with out the cent clutch we kept stalling our bikes l ,i i was riding those mts now that a would be my first mod
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Yeah, these days I think they're referred to as slipper clutches for the after market variants that you put into a dirt bike that would normally have a standard clutch.
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 21:03
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Slipper clutches are cool but the tire hop on a hard down shift with a regular
Clutch makes it easier to back it into turns.
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 22:20
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from what i see you only need them on real rocky rough trails .every time i backed into a turn i crashed
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 22:25
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Oh I meant for streetbikes.
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Old April 24th, 2014, 18:05
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Ttr is up. I give in.
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Home at last...

The ride over I-70 was pretty uneventful until we wound up riding through pretty bad rain from just past Grand Junction, CO all the way to Green River, UT. After fueling up in Green River we made our way to HWY-6 for our final leg into Provo/Orem, UT for our beloved In-N-Out. About 1-2miles down HWY-6 it started hailing on us, that turned into rain, and then into sleet. It was like this the entire way into Provo. The road literally had snow and slush on it, it was very scary and I tried my best to just stay in the tire tracks of the semi in front of us with hopes that his tracks would be the driest and most traction offering bit of pavement. We were completely soaked, freezing cold, and our nerves were wrecked from the weather. Finally however, we arrived.



Was it worth it? Yes, yes it was.


After the most delicious fast food burger in the world we stocked up on a bit of Utah's finest 3.2 beer and headed for a hotel.



While at the hotel we started to check on the weather and road conditions. We weren't planning on hitting snow that day and wanted to see what we were looking at facing the next day. Originally the plan was to go back on US-40 into Steamboat Springs and then across HWY-14 into Fort Collins. When we checked Friday there was only supposed to be rain and I-80 was supposed o be dry, so that was our alternate route. Well now there was snow on our primary route, and upon checking it seemed our alternate I-80 route was going to be snow covered as well.

With no other choice we got up a bit early and hit the road just before 7am in a southernly direction. The new plan was to ride hard all day and take advantage of warm southern weather to make it the almost 1000 miles to Albuquerque, NM.

The first stop was supposed to be in Beaver, UT but I misjudged a bit and ran out of fuel about 20 miles away. My fuel light came on way earlier than normal and I figured it was being overly conservative. I thought I could make the 50 miles to Beaver but sputtered out after only 30 miles. Luckily there was a fuel station a few miles back so the other two made their way back and snagged me 2 Mt Dew bottle worth of fuel, then I ran back to the same fuel stop and topped off the tank. After that delay, and freshly fueled up we just rode straight through to St George where we had In-N-Out for breakfast/lunch.

Out of fuel


Twice in 1 weekend? This trip was looking even better.


After St George it was all business. We lost a lot of time when I ran myself out of fuel, and stopping at In-N-Out burned up even more. We hauled down to Vegas and filled up again in Henderson, CO. Then we stopped for fuel in Kingman, AZ after a short stint. That allowed us to ride all the way through to Flagstaff, AZ. From there we did 179 miles to Gallup, NM before the last stint into Albuquerque. We pulled into the hotel at 11:30pm, got a room, and then walked across the street to Denny's to eat. After our breakfast/lunch burger in St George we were running off of snicker's and granola bars so we were very hungry.

Took our time in the morning and rode the last 480 miles home today with horrible crosswinds the entire time.

Here is the basic route we wound up riding.


Google says 1952miles, but my trip odometer shows 2021.5 on it. Not bad for a 3 day stint with some pretty crappy weather.

So who wants to join us next year?
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