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Old 12-05-2008, 11:45 AM
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define "big" because I'm "big" and I want a 400

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Old 12-05-2008, 11:48 AM
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Speaking of gear. Can't buy anything for awhile, but thinking of upper body protection. Mostly because I know I'm gonna loop it sooner or later, or when that tree jumps out at me. Gotta be something that goes under a coat.

*guess technically i don't care right now, boots will probably be next on the list.....next year.
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:16 PM
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^^ i were elbow pads and the under the jersey chest protector, can hardley tell its on. http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/pr...dFamilyId=7279
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:46 PM
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Speaking of gear. Can't buy anything for awhile, but thinking of upper body protection. Mostly because I know I'm gonna loop it sooner or later, or when that tree jumps out at me. Gotta be something that goes under a coat.

*guess technically i don't care right now, boots will probably be next on the list.....next year.
hows yer wheelies comin?
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:11 PM
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Speaking of gear. Can't buy anything for awhile, but thinking of upper body protection. Mostly because I know I'm gonna loop it sooner or later, or when that tree jumps out at me. Gotta be something that goes under a coat.

*guess technically i don't care right now, boots will probably be next on the list.....next year.

Got some two by fours I can let you have real cheap. Just cut em up and stick under your jacket.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:11 PM
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^^ i were elbow pads and the under the jersey chest protector, can hardley tell its on. http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/pr...dFamilyId=7279
That actually looks pretty good. Inexpensive also.

*Does inspector need to make a Dirt Gear Review Thread?

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hows yer wheelies comin?
Shoot, haven't tried again. Group was moving too fast last time to try. Can't practice at home because of the tires.

*inspector can make excuses all day long.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:31 PM
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dirt gear review thread is good thinkin.

i'd like to try your bike again. i popped up a wheelie but it was basically within seconds of hoppin on the bike and i wasn't used to the thing yet. actually never got a chance to get used to it...
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:39 PM
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:43 PM
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define "big" because I'm "big" and I want a 400
hard to say, Know of a few guys that ride big heavy harleys but can barely get around on 250's in the dirt. Im a smaller guy and can ride anything they make...but I know how the dirt goes and theres a reason I'd rather be on a smaller bike...then again I like it tight and rough ...kinda like sex!

some guys that weight like 280+ need the big bikes to lug their butt around,while some make it look no diffrent, others dont always do so well

same goes w/ full-on dirtbike. I've seen it all from the guy that has lotsa $$ and buys a brand new bike..to either have it broken up and looking hammered after a week, to the guy that had to buy a bigger CC bike than his buddy just to have to sit out most of the rides b/c he cant handle the power or even finess it thru the trails , jumps, whoops , etc

you'll do fine on a 400 im sure, just be sure you can ride it and it dont ride you. alot like the street...its better to start smaller, work your way up and not be scared or iffy

There will always be exceptions of course, some peeps can really make it work ...some just suffer. dirt riding takes ALOT more outta you than a streetbike, especially to ride hard and fast. MX is more physical demading than football or most sports...heard it said its the most physical demanding sport there is...I know nothings beat me down harder than trying to last laps no matter what kind, play riding isn't close...but can be once you start getting the feel of it

most of you wont take it to those points anyway....just dont be the guy that cant ride his bike and always wants to call it and go home, or never wants to go....bums friends out

Hard to put my thoughts into words that make sence sometimes, and dont wanna be preachin'
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:04 PM
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nice write up.

next time, please do an article on DRZ400s vs WR250R vs KLX250S vs KLR650 vs DRZ650 vs XR650L

kthx
if i find one, you got it

edit:
note on the dr vs xr. things i've been seeing in terms of rider opinions is go with the xrr if you want power/performance.

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Old 12-05-2008, 05:14 PM
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define "big" because I'm "big" and I want a 400
i think you'd do fine with a 250 but maybe you can convince inspector to let u take a spin on his just to verify?
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:22 PM
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id let him take it out for a spin. Probably not as fun on the street as a DRZ.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:05 PM
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hmm..
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:13 AM
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side by side
drzsm /wrx

http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?t=52362
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:33 AM
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I read the first page of that thread.

sounds like a draw so far.
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:26 PM
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that's pretty much his conclusion. it just comes down to personal preference more or less. major advantages to the 400 is power. his point system he scored the wr higher in the end
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:37 PM
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I never joined smj. wrr different then wrx. (i know you know i know you know)
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Don't know what size DRZ tires are but.....Pirelli MT-21's. Front is 120-90-17 and the Rear is 130-90-17.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:40 PM
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Hmm, on road and off road wheels/tires

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/946685001.html

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Old 12-07-2008, 07:46 PM
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that's on pwned rydas too.

buy it.

that guy's a good guy.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:49 PM
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who's is it? too lazy to look.

edit: nevermind, i looked and found it

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Old 12-08-2008, 09:17 AM
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yep, too lazy

Im slightly reluctant to buy a plated dirtbike, hearing in Oregon.. they yanking the registrations for road use even after its already been on the road a few yrs, also seem to remember a few guys that imported sportbikes here cant license them for the streets after getting something in the mail saying "no more".

really dont wanna invest in something like that and not be able to use it, that'd sux!
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:33 PM
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Hit up Belfair yesterday for some trail riding on the smoker, snow is allmost gone on the trails, about 6 inches of slush in places big water holes great times
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:21 PM
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Pics pleaz

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Old 01-12-2009, 08:32 AM
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Proof lol , 10 of us in the ride out there.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:41 AM
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:49 PM
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went dirtbike riding 2 weeks ago along the banks of the Puyallup river, that was fun no pics but my son and b-i-l was there too.
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From everything I've been reading, the suspension on the R vs. the X is different.
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From everything I've been reading, the suspension on the R vs. the X is different.
edit: i take that back, travel is the same

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In the front, connecting the fork with the frame is a fully forged triple clamp holding stout, fully adjustable 46mm KYB inverted cartridge forks with leading axle. Up top, either version of the WR has replaceable handlebar clamps that, if rotated or even replaced with YZ-F parts, will offer different bar placements.

The two models also share the same amount of front travel at 10.6", but the WR-Xs forks have a stiffer spring rate, heavier damping, and will stop considerably quicker with its larger brake rotor. To accommodate the big disc, a larger caliper mount is cast on the left fork's lower leg.
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see, that's what I told her. his was just stiffer, not bigger.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:09 PM
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so the X with dirt tires would probably be a better place for my 220lbs ass to start.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:12 PM
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so the X with dirt tires would probably be a better place for my 220lbs ass to start.
No a DR 650 would be better
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No a DR 650 would be better
know where i can find one cheap?
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:28 PM
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Yea, what ^he said. LOL
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:39 PM
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:24 AM
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Ping Yardy: went looking through the ride section for the destination of that one solo ride you did (with pics). I believe it was off of I-90? Where was that at?
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:29 AM
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Exit 38

Fire Training Academy Exit

I-90 East, turn right at bottom of exit, travel xx amount of miles. Right before you get to the onramp to get back onto I-90 East, there's a dirt road to your right.

ATM it's got approx 3' of snow on it, FYI. Or at least it did Saturday.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:31 AM
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Shit. The only places I know of have snow still.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:33 AM
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Try Granite Falls or the surrounding area.

Or the Mountain Loop Highway coming out of Darrington towards Bedal Creek and the like...you might be able to find something w/o snow. Or go out to the Cherry Valley Truck Trails and try those. Reiter Pit might also be low enough that there won't be snow, or even out Sultan Basin Road...
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