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  2. J5ive

    Long and Hard

    @350thumper you get deep with your philosophical writtings... The reason I'm not riding currently is because I'm recovering from leg surgery. I've been sitting around watching TV, videos and reading for 6 weeks with a couple more ahead of me. When I get cleared to put weight on my leg...it's going to be like the Thin Lizzy song "Jailbreak"... And yes...it's your turn to buy next time - lol
  3. Wintyfresh

    Noob Clothing advice

    I went to buy a set of Crossfires and found them totally incompatible with my feet. This is not in any way to say they are bad boots, just that much like helmets the right boots are the ones that fit you. But as someone who had a lisfranc injury (shattered all five metatarsals) in a pair of steel-toe Doc Martens in my early twenties, I'll absolutely agree that boots are not the place to compromise on safety.
  4. paulmbowers

    Noob Clothing advice

    If I throw a leg over a bike, it has a SIDI Crossfire on the end of it. Dirt bike, street bike, anything. No, I do not believe in "riding boots that allow me to walk or hike around when I reach my destination". I used to ride with a buddy who started importing/selling a boot (named here I believe) that made that claim. Google "Lisfranc" to see the result of that "walk around" ability. He was not "walking around" for months, and then with great pain. I say NO to so-called "ADV boots", just like NO to "ADV wear" that's just cordura nylon and will shred with high-speed contact/slide with the pavement. Like "riding jeans" which could not be more pathetic, yes even the ones with cute little Kevlar patches. Why not an "ADV" tanktop?? No to "shorty" boots, just like no to "shorty" helmets or shorty condoms.
  5. KTMrad

    San Diego Off Road Coalition Meeting 6pm

    until

    Anyone else going besides me ?
  6. Yesterday
  7. 350thumper

    Long and Hard

    Don't let societal pressures keep you confined to your home and computer, masked and afraid. Rise above it and take the reins of your life, seeking adventure and growth. Embrace the opportunity to learn and leave your comfort zone behind. Never let naysayers block your path to joy and fulfillment. As a cautious rider, you possess a valuable quality. Your caution makes you a responsible and capable adventurer. Trust in yourself and the universe, for when the time is right, new opportunities for excitement and growth will arise. One day we'll do it together, just like before when we rode thru the sand washes of the same desert. Maybe grab a burger after. My turn to buy...
  8. J5ive

    Long and Hard

    One day... I'll be good enough to join along in something like this ride. Till then - Have a Blast!
  9. J5ive

    Noob Clothing advice

    I find this topic Very Helpful - Thanks for asking @SlowpokeShorty @Zubb "I pretty much have MM’s whole showroom in my garage. Come on over and check it out if you like. I’ll share what I like and don’t like and why" @shutterrev Let's do another group swap meet / bbq sometime When I'm cleared to ride again, I'd like to see/hear your pro's/con's on riding gear. I want good gear - but how do you tell? Site & Store reviews are good, but you don't know the people giving them and they might be paid. This thread is great for Noob's like me because, if people share their real life experience/knowledge of gear, I'll have a better idea of what's what. The cost of good gear will be worth every penny...if is saves me from injury.
  10. 350thumper

    Long and Hard

    This adventure is HARD & LONG, with treacherous terrain (desolate, rocky, steep, sand). Only expert riders with a very high number of years experience should attempt "Heart Attack Hill" in the Anza Borrego desert. Research needed. Dangerous environment. Health insurance a must. Message for best times & location. Difficult and life-threatening. Consider carefully.
  11. paulmbowers

    First Aid 2023

    Works in the field fulltime.
  12. KTMrad

    Long and Hard

    Hey Thumper, where and what time are you meeting ? Also, what skill level/experience should the riders be ? The route you are taking is not really good for new riders on any size bike....and riders on big ADV Bikes should be at least intermediate level riders.
  13. KTMrad

    Better late than never!

    If you ever want to sell that DR, lemme know please !
  14. robertaccio

    1997 KTM300EXC (overlap project)

    Engine is all buttoned up...but will open clutch cover for inspection and dump gearbox oil for Redline 80W Synthetic. Needs Evans non-aqueous coolant fill up (bullet proof). Needs a finish job on the Head and Tail light connections. Graphics are all in place with exception of 1997 World Enduro RED number plate back grounds and some homage to Farioli KTM Race bikes of the era. Ignition notes after a full clean up of the system she makes good spark , even with the cracked OEM Kokusan CDI unit, but since I payed for an all new unit the new one is installed. Photo shows the old unit with fork leg impact damage. Carb went on easy and is jetted per FMF spec. new vent hose kit installed. She is very close now, best news is, we have good compression and spark!! we just need fuel, Motorex at Euro style 2% Miscela (50:1) . Need a few more hoses as well, fuel line and tank vent hose. I have on the shelf new rear Shinko 216MX FIM 140/80-18 and an almost new Michelin Enduro Medium FIM 90/90-21 tire and some perfect used Mousses and pieces if required ready to install. Chain appears good and I will clean and reinstall it. Debut will be soon, most likely at local trail zone. Before I reinstalled the rear linkage I fully lubed it with Maxima grease, so that's dialed, just need a little exterior brushing on the links to clean them up from old dirt and oil stains
  15. robertaccio

    Long and Hard

    The long term mantra of the Los Ancianos Tecate Enduro "Larga y Dura"
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  17. kkug

    Long and Hard

    We need you to make the poster for a Desert Dash !
  18. OldDR350

    Better late than never!

    Thanks for the warm welcome. I hope to see you guys soon. Nice to know my old DR has fans and not critics here too. The bike is well used but its gets it done But I think I'll be looking for a 2stroke 250 here soon. Theres just no replacement for that feeling Ive learned. Jason
  19. KTMrad

    Site upgrades

    @dirt dame thanks Mimi.
  20. Have a nice Birthday, where ever you are.

     

  21. dirt dame

    Site upgrades

    About the spammer. This spam has turned up on another website that I am an administrator on. What happens is that the spammer picks an account that hasn't been used in a while, then hacks that account to spam the website. The spammer may take up to a dozen or more inactive accounts and use them to spam. the software on the other forum let me figure out how to ban just the IP address, and not the user by their original IP address. So in that case, I was able to ban just the spammer's IP while leaving the account intact. And yes, it was just this week, and yes, it was the same spam message. So it is going around. The spammer is in some durned eastern European country. Occassionally, I check my own IP addresses and make sure nothing new has shown up on my account.
  22. KTMrad

    Site upgrades

    Thanks...that was weird. That user signed up way back in 2017 and had no posts...and all of a sudden we get a spam post from it. Anyway, thanks for the heads up, I banned the name and IP addresses.
  23. shutterrev

    Site upgrades

    @KTMrad to the ban courtesy phone, looks like we have a spammer on aisle 3
  24. robertaccio

    1997 KTM300EXC (overlap project)

    Prepped and reinstalled the carburetor. Pulled of the flywheel and media blasted it, pulled the stator plate and wire harness, cleaned up entire zone, reinstalled stator plate with new hardware, plugged in harness with dielectric grease, sealed rubber feed through gasket with 1211 three bond, reinstalled flywheel and put on the cover with a new gasket.....done as far as I can go in the ignition side of the crankshaft. Have not checked spark will do later, I have a new CDI unit and a new/used coil to throw on, if needed. Carbby is back on nicely and prepped with a new vent tube kit OEM Keihin style pink clear tube type. New rear brake reservoir to master cylinder hose installed just need to check the route, on this bike the reservoir is separate in the LHS and of course the master cylinder is on the RHS.
  25. shutterrev

    Long and Hard

    This weekend I shall briefly look to the East, with tear in my eye, and my hand over my heart - as I plate food for in-laws and family, knowing others are in the desert having adventures
  26. 350thumper

    Long and Hard

    Hey Jaja, thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and adding to my thread post! Your advice is greatly appreciated. I'm glad you're taking steps to stay safe while enjoying your solo rides. I'd also like to extend an invitation to other riders out there to join in this desert adventure near the S2 highway. It's always more fun to have company and I'm sure we'll have a blast exploring together. If anyone else is interested, please feel free to share your plans and join the conversation in the forum. Let's make the most of this beautiful weather! 🐳. Ill look up the word satire. But thankyou and your welcome. Shutterev : you just got points thankyou for catching that , hope to see you soon.
  27. tntmo

    Black Widow motorcycle stand

    No BMW’s, no HD’s….
  28. Uncle Champ

    Black Widow motorcycle stand

    Must be a hell of a mechanic, not one oil leak on the carpet.
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