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    Re: street legal 2-strokes


    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    will head over there shortly to pull out the shock and mail it out...but got a couple pending rides coming up so may ride first and mail it out later.
    Rides are much better on properly suspended motorcycles. Just sayin'

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    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    Rides are much better on properly suspended motorcycles. Just sayin'
    Quoted for the truth

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    Lol I know... especially in dirt...but I am not a pro rider nor do I "need" good suspension for the noobie kind of riding I do...just "would like it"

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    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    that's nonsense. properly set up suspension is THE best mod you can make to a bike.

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    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    Yes, most people yes...but I started on 72 XL250 -> 79 KD125 -> XR80 -> buncha bikes -> 94 YZ20

    They say you know what a good suspension is once you ride one. But I just started on such $hitty bikes that the YZ is one of the best bikes I rode

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    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    Yes, most people yes...but I started on 72 XL250 -> 79 KD125 -> XR80 -> buncha bikes -> 94 YZ20

    They say you know what a good suspension is once you ride one. But I just started on such $hitty bikes that the YZ is one of the best bikes I rode
    He's not wrong... You'll realize riding is actually fun with good suspension.

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    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    If you can bottom the suspension by hand, no one should be riding it.

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    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    Riding with the wrong springs is a fools errand. I ordered the right springs for my new bike before I even had it home. I would be nice if the right springs for you were part of the normal price.. LMAO.

    For reals. Get that shit serviced and get the right springs for YOU. Once you ride a well set-up suspension you will never go back

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    Ughhh.. fine

    I was told turnaround would be 4-5 days...I will mail it next week

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    Soooo...I never got around to pulling the shock and headed to desert Wednesday

    Found a cheap shock on eBay at a Moto shop in the desert, called ahead, did buy-it-now, drove 2hrs and picked it up lol. Shaft isn't dinged and no leaks so I will run that Tuesday and mail out the original shock for following ride on 3/24 weekend in desert.

    April/early May is the latest you typically head to the desert because of the heat...so best do the shock and get on some rides...summer = head into the cooler forests

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    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    YZ325 sumo commuter...


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    LOL...ya I met him before...he's got a 99+ YZ (EXCELLENT motor) with a wide ratio trans and the 324...bike is pretty nuts

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    Brave or insane on some of that riding........


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    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    Yeah, like the bike (ESR cylinder kit I'm guessing) but was cringing at the riding. Nooooope!

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    Haha I have been on the pipe 60-80 mph for 50 miles round trip chasing sportbike in Mexico...done my time. I don't do much of that anymore

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    Well it's 3am...

    so far I spent the last 2-1/2 hours finding/laundering gear, gopro memory card dump, charging peripherals, packed part of gear bag, lost my base layer and jersey, found them in a pile with used towels, cursed at not cleaning them from last ride, threw them in th laundry machine, cleaned the kitchen, set the coffee maker, packed my tool bag, left it outside to start swapping the shock where it got wet amd muddy in the rain, now have a fan over the bag to dry it back off, cursed myself since I had the seat off and now I have a soaked air filter and water in the air box, can't find my backup air filter, threw some chicken in the crock pot, rice in the rice cooker...

    ..and still haven't swapped out the shock.

    Will I wake up in 3 hours to do it? Then leave in 5 hours to head out for ride?

    Sleep needs will tell

    ...reminds me of the first time I did a TTD...

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    well, woke up late, didn't swap the shock, and rode another day on the blown one...now that everyone's ridiculed it, I know ride it thinking "this thing suuuuucks"



    oh well, just spent a couple hours following a Yamaha Viking 700 around open desert...so it was better than nothing...

    working another 6 days straight, then will hopefully have some time to work on it...

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    some video from Landers


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    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    your buddy needs an upgrade


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    Whoa! So rad!

    Man I wish I could have one of those... that's a reason to leave the YZ...street legal and can really handle some gnarly stuff!

    I have looked at Baja Bugs and Meyers Manx buggy but they don't look as capable...

    He also has a 1,000cc Yamaha triple... it's crazy fast...no belt drive...and full transmission...it had 3 flat tires that day tho and he said it's close to $700

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    scrambled to get ready for today's ride, so at the very least I cracked the radiator cap and topped off the coolant - to my surprise, I barely had to put anything in (maybe 30mL?) before it was overflowing. Great news! my cooling system is working

    hopefully had my last day on the pogo-boingy rocked out shock



    even rode a GS!


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    We all met up at the Best Western in Cal City.

    Location was pretty good; we literally rolled out of the hotel and hit dirt in under a mile



    All the main/graded roads for the city development = TONS OF BIG BIKE FRIENDLY ROADS!

    with the recent rain, we hit one mud puddle...my experience always says slow down, pick the shallowest line, and crawl through:



    my routine is always: ride 10-15 mins, take a break

    without a destination in mind, we rode until the terrain got hairy for bigger bikes, then took a break

    [img width=800 height=461]https://i.imgur.com/6iL3BuZ.png[/img]



    We checked in with the riders - talked some shop - and experimented with tire pressures



    then double backed when Rogue got stuck in the mud LOL



    @ Rogue - I know you were bothered, but the good thing is you will *rarely* see mud living in SoCal. Consider this a minority.

    luckily the saddle bag and hand guard saved his equipment, so he could gently twist his fender/bars back into place and ride on

    we took a break from the dirt, and took "20 mule team parkway" towards the correctional facility



    gotta say, I'm pretty happy with the WR transmission in the YZ cases for pavement sections

    saw some other people out to play for the weekend



    turned off the main road towards the correctional facility...and saw a couple (presumably prison) parked, tinted government vehicles on watch





    And finally made it to the correctional facility



    unsure about how close we could get, we just parked/re-grouped from a distance...when I realized we had one more rider in the group



    hey it's Ceylon!



    he caught us riding in a group together and followed...can't believe I haven't ridden with this guy. over 75,000 miles in 2 years on his GS. He's ridden almost everything in CA including a 3 day ride to Canada by himself. So rad!!

    we then hopped back on pavement, just looked out for dirt turns



    big bikes took the smooth sections, lighter bikes took the technical sections adjacent

    the squad



    braaaap







    then pavement back the hotel, grab money/phone/drop off gear, and cruise into town for lunch



    Coyote Cafe!



    love theses small desert cafe's for a warm hearty filling meal

    quick stop at the hotel for check ins, then took off down California City Boulevard

    randomly hopped into the desert and found an open area/intersection to fool around:







    Ceylon even let me try out the GS!



    thanks bud! Very nice bike!

    We then decided to tackle the smoothest hill we could find

    heading towards any hill is when the rocks start to appear



    right trail looks smoother than the left...



    the approach started okay...



    but began getting worse...



    and worse



    but it's too late...need to finish the trail

    unfortunately I made the mistake of stopping, and that likely put at least 1 bike over...so sorry!!

    but they all made it up, so by the time I parked and walked around they were ready to go! awesome



    these hills were grouped together, so if you want to fool around on more technical sections you can ride between hills

    Chris took the left trail from above and challenged us to join him on the next hill

    Rogue went first...I then turned on the GoPro and chased him up





    as we got closer to the top, we began to see why Chris told us to make the trip



    rider memorial to the right, and A M A Z I N G view



    OOTV felt a little warm down below, but up here we had nature's A/C - it was windy!

    stopped here for a bit to take in the beauty and headed down

    re-connected with Chris, then headed across the street





    found a hill...Chris, Rogue, and Ceylon went for it...the top was steep/off camber/and rocky so I stopped OOTV here



    we let them run up and run down, then I decided that this was a good time to stop...now ride back to the hotel and chill

    more pics to come!

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    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    looks and sounds like a fun journey! ... 4mi further from the Correctional Facility and you coulda lapped this


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    LOL yeah I read about it and saw signs

    I'm not a properly skilled rider to lap around an MX track...especially not with a rocked out rear shock...and definitely not with guys on piggy bikes like a DR650/GSA1200/Tiger 800

    it's funny...the only pics I get public comments I get on my Imgur are on the big bikes LOL

    Darryl, taking it in!



    he makes it look easy
















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    also stopped by the Hyundai-Kia proving grounds...but couldn't get far enough to see the track...also stopped by Edwards Air Force base, but same deal...and found an airplane graveyard out in Mojave



    but nowadays you can't very close to the planes like you could in the 90's....



    oh well...got a pic with the model plane out front


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