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street legal 2-strokes

  1. #1151

    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    well, I found one of the ST trail entrances



    yeah I dunno...I'm teetering on the edge of being stranded while exploring

    can't really even make out the trail:



    maybe with a friend or on a Sur Ron so I can lift it up and turn around if need be

    only 2 rides on the Kenda trackmaster



    and it's already loosing chunks of rubber

    I need one more cleaning/maintenance day then I want to explore new spots...



    this one's called "the farm"...and mike metzger used to live really close and ride there

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  2. #1152

    Re: street legal 2-strokes



    did a preventative maintenance day:



    after the 690 fiasco, I've been more vigilant on my bike's air filters

    this is 7 rides...honestly doesn't look that bad

    no way I killed the 690 w' from 4 rides with the factory air filter in place



    plug checks on a smoker are kinda irrelevant.

    It's always going to look a little oily/black.

    The electrode looks pretty clean though...if that started to look bad, then I'd replace it. Last replaced November 2021.

    I swear carb cleaner cans leak pressure...every can that's been sitting in the shed is empty by the time I use it



    next time: pickup a can of carb cleaner on the way before doing carb maintenance day



    the jets looked clear all the way through



    ultrasonic wasn't necessary; but the carb is off so why not



    no crazy striping on the front of the piston



    from what you can see inside the spark plug hole, nothing crazy.

    A light film of oil and not too much carbon build up.

    The lizard just snuck into my bag (sitting outside the shed with the zipper open) while I was wrenching

    tell me you wrench on bikes in the desert southwest, without telling me you wrench on bikes in the desert southwest.

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    Last edited by breakdirt916; 05-04-22 at 01:02 PM.
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  3. #1153

    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    finally checked out "the farm"



    Mike Metzger used to live and ride here!



    mostly wider hard pack trails with single track offshoots cut into the hills



    bike did fine without the flywheel weight.

    I still have a weird "skip" or studder when WOT in high rpm's. I think going up one jet size on the main helped, but I'm not 100% sure. I'm going to ride it again to verify.



    56 mile drive against traffic each way

    no man's land...most towns in the Inland Empire (1-2 hours away from the coast) have areas like this to ride



    how do they tolerate dirt bikes, and why you can get cheaper houses/land 1-2 hours away from the coast?



    and it goes up from here throughout July/August 8 month riding season

    2-3 acre lots out here can be had for $100-$150k, and 20 acres for $250k.

    meanwhile, costal:





    you're lucky to find anything with 6500sq ft lot for under a mil

    ah, socal

    but one thing I like about my local mountain/riding spot: can generally ride it year round. mid 80's in july/august in elevation

    doing a local run this weekend after work

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  4. #1154
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    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    where's your local? Santiago Peak area? I still have the dirty setup on from the Mexico run and been wanting to do more dirty riding.

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  5. #1155

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    Yes sir, that’s my local spot

    With only 2-ish hours or sunlight after work, I won’t be going to the peak; just up north main divide towards Beek’s place and back.

    You’re welcome to come, although I’m Not sure it’s really worth the hike from the IE if you have the SBNF behind you. Meet at Maple Sprints gate at 5:45pm, kickstands up at 6pm.

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    Last edited by breakdirt916; 05-06-22 at 03:40 PM.
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  6. #1156

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    nice little evening ride



    I need a new front tire

    I hiked down a couple of the single tracks from google maps:



    they're not really rideable; hiking trails...moving on

    about 13 more to explore off maps

    still have the studder; but I think it's happening w' 50% throttle.

    If I completely open the throttle, I don't have the issue.

    Going to try adjusting the needle clip position to see if it goes away.

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    Last edited by breakdirt916; 05-08-22 at 12:33 PM.
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  7. #1157

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    oof...it was super foggy up the mountain



    in some areas you couldn't even see a tail light 50 feet ahead of you

    I ran the baja designs squadron headlight, and an LED helmet lamp, and all we got was an illluminated wall of fog.

    More lights didn't help...you just gotta slow down.

    but when the fog cleared in elevation, you're above the clouds:









    I snapped a brake lever on a hill tip over and didn't have a spare on me

    I literally have 95% of everything I'd need to ride solo: a spare clutch lever, shift lever, spare tube, C02 cartridges, Lezyne hand pump, tire irons, quick steel, safety wire, the tools to tear apart most of the bike, Garmin Satellite SOS device, water, spare GU sugar/electrolyte packs, rag to wipe visor...and no spare brake lever.

    WTF Bhavesh, get your ish together!

    Oh well...stark reminder that it's time for handguards if I'm trail riding

    better to have it happen on a C ride after work than an A ride that you took time off work for

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    Last edited by breakdirt916; 05-22-22 at 11:43 AM.
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  8. #1158

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    turns out 2 riders had a head on in that fog 2 nights before; one broke his leg

    price to pay to ride the local watering hole...super crowded! I'm hoping the evening/night rides cut down on traffic, and 15mph max around blind turns.

    storage units are tricky...started at $90/month...month to month

    they start you low until you (as the human condition goes) collect too much crap to move out, then jack your rate, and you stay because you don't have another option.

    but...I have no problem being flexible and moving out in 1 day



    bye bye unit #118. you served me well for 3 years.

    YZ is now stored 45 mins away, so she won't be ridden much for now:



    I may head up there once a month and just start cleaning her up, replacing plastics, going to 2 gallon MX tanks w' new graphics kit, and new front tire. Project/maintenance for a bit

    in the mean time, 690 is street parked nearby, so that will be the primary for a few months.

    Still looking for a unicorn single story 2br/2ba house w' driveway and small backyard 1 mile from work that's not 1.1 million

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    Last edited by breakdirt916; 06-08-22 at 02:10 PM.
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  9. #1159

    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    yewwwww



    got the storage unit back at $88/month



    what a trip old 2 strokes are so jerky/wanky/shaky/noisy compared to modern thumpers. Power delivery somehow fades at middle rpms' before it gets on the pipe. Clutch release is jerky. Wheels super shaky. Chasis twisty? the rider compartment is so cramped, and things are falling off of it.

    it feels weird

    always takes awhile to re-learn this

    but once I got on dirt and got on the pipe the bike is just SO LIVELY





    it's wildly fun at nearly 1/10th the price of the FE350

    I just want to ride it, and futz with it as much as I can. If I get a late start at work, I want to stop at a moto shop to pickup parts. As I'm at work, I'm trying to think of which mods I want to do next.

    it needs a good cleaning/gone through/maintenance check, and definitely a new front tire. Unfortunately due to daylight savings, the post work rides are now night rides, so I gotta find some midweek days to ride.

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  10. #1160

    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    getting cooler, and more time on the YZ



    I’ve been trying to ride mid week, daytime. The local fire road is crowded AsF with Jeeps/Toyotas/Subaru and daylight savings makes it dark earlier



    ST was pretty bushy; I should really bring a small trail saw and help with maintenance.









    started and ran fine, but I really need to go through it after B2V. Chain fell off but luckily those WR adjusters were easy to "click" tension into the chain after I loosened the axle

    bike is also super "blubbery" at a certain throttle/rpm position. Want to do some jetting/air screw testing to see if it cleans up

    I think the fuel petcock is also leaky. It spits drips here and there so I'm thinking I should just replace it

    definitely takes awhile to get used to this bike again after the 690; it's kind of exhausting when you're not in sync with the power

    this is my last ride until B2V; don't want to risk getting hurt/misplacing gear on a "C" level ride when I have an "A" level ride coming up.

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  11. #1161

    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    bike is also super "blubbery" at a certain throttle/rpm position. Want to do some jetting/air screw testing to see if it cleans up


    ^^ ever heard of this Kurlon?

    I was thinking about replacing that seal for good measure.

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  12. #1162
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    Re: street legal 2-strokes

    I changed that out with the one from JD Jetting on my 150 SX. The OEM one was not horrible looking at 8.5hrs but I did think the bike was getting to be slightly harder to start? It's a fairly straight forward job, I'd suggest doing it. I'm not sure if that issue goes back to your era TMX though, thought it was only the recent KTM sourced ones that were having that issue?

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