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    right, i'm not saying i haven't had fun riding either type, workhorse or sport, but the size, weight and number of wheels just doesn't appeal to me as much as a bike. especially when the trail gets even the slightest bit rough.

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    I also see a side by side/utility type in my future, solely for working around the property.

    Iíve never trail ridden a utility quad and agree, there is nothing exciting about riding them. Sport quads are much more agile and if ridden aggressively, are quite fun.

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    I don't have any real time on a sport quad, don't expect I ever will, no attraction. I do have some seat time on a utility quad and can see the appeal of trail riding them. The utility quad I bought last fall has been great for moving snow around, weather or not it gets any trail use remains to be seen.

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    I have owned and spent time on both utility 4x4's and sport ATV's, but I have owned and been riding off road bikes for over 50 years. The 4 wheelers only came into my life maybe 20 years ago. In New England, I have little use for the sport variants - unless there is some ice riding/racing involved. I do not MX at all. Most of the New England trails are just too narrow and rough for sport ATV's, IMO. I started with the utility 4x4's just to be able to ride something when the snow got too deep. Now, my wife has her own, and we enjoy riding leisurely together. They get us out in the woods together, right through the winter, and we have had some really great experiences on them. I almost always day dream about having my KTM under me, though... especially when things get really technical.
    I am hesitant to put my wife on an off road motorcycle at this point (we are both well over 50), as she has zero experience, although I think about that often as well. I keep thinking that a nice little street-legalized AJP PR3 with an auto-clutch might be just the ticket...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregp View Post
    I keep thinking that a nice little street-legalized AJP PR3 with an auto-clutch might be just the ticket...
    i'm always surprised we don't see these mentioned more often on this site with the number of riders trying out dirt from the paved side of the motocoin.

    great cost-effective options, i think.

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    Went to Wareham yesterday for my first ride in what must be almost a year. Did maybe 20 or 30 laps on a pretty empty track. Was good to get back out there!

    The CRF250R's hot-start issue seems to have fixed itself. I gave the air filter a quick clean and replaced the spark plug ($35!!!) and it fires up like a champ.

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    $35 plug ? WTF

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    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    $35 plug ? WTF
    I got it from RMATVMC. You can get it on Amazon for like $0.50 cheaper, but yeah.. they're $$$. Some kind of NGK race plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    $35 plug ? WTF
    WTF is right! Even my iridium KTM plug is only about $8.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gregp View Post
    WTF is right! Even my iridium KTM plug is only about $8.
    Yeah, my KTM plug was about $8 as well. Oh well...

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    For a Honda? Must be the extra weight maybe?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    For a Honda? Must be the extra weight maybe?!
    I lied, it was $30.95. It's this bad boy: NGK 9356 R0451B-8 Racing Plug. The only thing I noticed about it is that the threaded portion is a little longer than most spark plugs. Other than that, it looked pretty normal.

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    It's a surface discharge plug, that's why it's so spendy. $35 is cheap, some of them can run $100+ for a SINGLE PLUG.

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    Interesting...
    Spark Plug Terms
    Surface Discharge

    True surface discharge or surface gap spark plugs have no side electrode, instead utilizing the entire face of the plug shell as a ground to ignite. Thus the gap remains constant through the plugs entire life. They have no given Heat Range as the electrode design prevents the firing tip from overheating, and the insulator is flush with the metal shell to dissipate heat quickly. Therefore, these plugs are susceptible to fouling in cold applications.



    Surface Discharge plugs may be required in high compression applications or with high energy ignition systems. They are also used in rotary engines as they present a flush face to the combustion chamber, eliminating interference with an electrode tip and exposing the spark to the entire air/fuel mixture for improved combustion.





    Many variations of the surface discharge plug exist, including the semi-surface discharge, intermittent Gap, supplementary Gap, and surface air Gap plug. All designs create a spark along the insulator nose to remove carbon build-up.

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    I was just trying to make with the funny..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I was just trying to make with the funny..
    You know I don't load my humor module 'cause it's got memory leaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    i know, would love to attend that event some day. worked on Dub Sunday, upgraded front springs, otherwise i was jonesin to ride Wrentham.

    bummer on the ambush!
    There's a similar two-day in September. I'll probably be doing it. The only catch is the shower facility is the Connecticut river and it isn't very warm.

    The Classic was great yet again, but I'm sure no one in this thread is surprised. While waiting for someone to come out of a 5mi hero section, a guy exits on a late 80's thumper. XR250R? Didn't get a good look. Tells me he unknowingly ended up in the optional part and it was his 6th time riding a dirt bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    Iím free this Saturday to ride if anyone is up for it, Iíd like to spend some time at my place to burn in some trails
    I'm skilled in the dark arts of riding around in circles and my services are available for free if you're looking for more riders. Factory silencer included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
    I'm skilled in the dark arts of riding around in circles and my services are available for free if you're looking for more riders. Factory silencer included.
    So far, knowone has confirmed. Iím still up for it, Iíve spent every day this week after work cutting fresh trails.
    Clinton, Duncan?
    Iíll PM my address and directions if interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    So far, knowone has confirmed. I’m still up for it, I’ve spent every day this week after work cutting fresh trails.
    Clinton, Duncan?
    I’ll PM my address and directions if interested
    Mark I have to bow out of this one unfortunately. I got roped into some Father’s Day crap on Sunday so I have to work on the house on Saturday. Next time! Aldend is a good dude to ride with though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    So far, knowone has confirmed. I’m still up for it, I’ve spent every day this week after work cutting fresh trails.
    Clinton, Duncan?
    I’ll PM my address and directions if interested
    i could do Sunday but Sat i have a t-ball thing with the offspring

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    I'm busy Sunday, but don't hold out on my account. If you're still interested in riding Saturday, send me a pm. Otherwise I'll probably head to Wrentham or Freetown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
    I'm busy Sunday, but don't hold out on my account. If you're still interested in riding Saturday, send me a pm. Otherwise I'll probably head to Wrentham or Freetown.
    heads up if you hit Wrentham on Saturday... we rode with a guy named Bill on a Beta and his kid Joe on a Husky a few weeks back, real good dudes and fun to ride with ... they are riding Wrentham until 1pm.

    FYI in case you end up solo and would like to ride with someone. (EDIT: you can let them know Clinton on the Beta gave you the infos)

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    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    i could do Sunday but Sat i have a t-ball thing with the offspring
    Doing the Father’s Day thing Sunday morning, but I could be talked into riding again if the afternoon works? This is assuming I’m still able to function after tomorrow.. haha


    Aldend, PM sent for tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    we rode with a guy named Bill on a Beta and his kid Joe on a Husky a few weeks back, real good dudes and fun to ride with
    Agreed - I rode with them at least once maybe twice as part of a larger group last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    Doing the Father’s Day thing Sunday morning, but I could be talked into riding again if the afternoon works? This is assuming I’m still able to function after tomorrow.. haha
    ended up having to work ... hope you guys had a good time!

    Quote Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
    Agreed - I rode with them at least once maybe twice as part of a larger group last year.
    good deal. we've been texting but haven't had a chance to hook up again yet.

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