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About dirt dame

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  • Birthday 09/16/1955

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  • Where I Prefer To Ride
    Dirt Mostly - I reluctantly drive to/from the trail via asphalt.
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    far away from home
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  1. Yep, went there years ago with Joliet and Papa Alex.
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    Inexpensive auxillary fuel cans

    I had a less than stellar experience awhile back, but once you learn your way around the site, it's easy to pick out the best vendors. I buy a lot of different and colorful riding jerseys, and some fishing tackle mostly.
  3. Saw this on Ali Express. Looks like an inexpensive way to carry a little extra fuel. I might order a red 3 liter one. https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256803965398819.html?gatewayAdapt=glo2usa
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    Favorite Piston?

    I haven't bought any for a couple of years, but the last one I had, broke in a very unusual way....between the bottom ring land and the intake cutaway. Also had one that had a small blob or lump in the wristpin hole. I couldn't use it and it had to be returned. How does a lump or blob even end up in that hole? I would have thought that those need to be reamed or bored to the correct precise diameter. In the heyday of when I ran a repair shop, Wiseco was known for needing to be run a half thou. looser than what the they speified, compared to other other brands of pistons especially in modified engines, because they didn't actually expand more slowly and evenly than other brands of pistons, like they claimed. It wasn't just my finding, but a general consensus among technicians that rebuilt offroad motorcycle engines. Perhaps they have improved. Wiseco piston out of my KDX 200.
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    Favorite Piston?

    I like ProX, Wossner and Vertex. I would choose any of those over a Wiseco if possible. I have found that Wiseco pistons don't perform the way the company claims they do, and they have had some quality control issues with their products in the not so distant past.
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    New member from Menifee.

    Welcome to the forum!🤠
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    The guy with a TW200

    Welcome to the forum!😃
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    SDAR Facebook Group Cover Photo Update

    I might as well toss in a few.....
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    Howdy from East County

    Howdy there, Cookieman.
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    Adventure Bike Truth: Marketing vs Reality

    Yes, I have thought about those ads that show pros riding MX and dirtbikes. But it doesn't stop me from buying a dirt bike and going out and having fun. I know I can ride a lot of trails successfully on those bikes. I will be doing the same sort of riding, but a lot slower and not big technical things. When I see riders doing some of the same stuff in an adventure bike ad, I know the bike isn't designed to be used by somebody like me for that kind of riding. Although impressive, It doesn't even look like fun to me.
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    Adventure Bike Truth: Marketing vs Reality

    I could have probably made a video or two over the years with this title...but for different reasons.😂
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    Adventure Bike Truth: Marketing vs Reality

    Not to diminish or doubt your riding skills in any way , but in fact I would be honored to see them in action. I have seen a person or two (Uncle Cameron comes to mind) that could ride the wheels off their giant adventure bikes, all the while making it look like child's play. If i were still there local, I'd love to see you demonstrate your trail skills on a typical (for me) trail loop of 40 miles out at McCain. I was just pointing out that a large percentage of riders will never achieve the skill that the ad is selling their product with. Not may people will achieve the skill level of the people pictured in any motorcycle ad showing off the machine's potential, and that is why, to quote you "it's the carpenter, not the tool" really applies and demonstrates my comment. Everybody wishes to be be the master carpenter (although I think that there a good many more really good carpenters by comparison to really good motorcycle riders)....okay, maybe that isn't such a useful analogy. No, I don't actually have a life. And i miss my home trails.😥
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    Adventure Bike Truth: Marketing vs Reality

    The ads always show some professional offroad competitor blithely motoring his way around a bit of sandy single track, roosting berms and hopping over a rock, making average guys believe that there is a tiny chance, no matter how miniscule, that it will be them someday if they purchase the machine in the ad. They will be wrong however.
  14. I didn't see too many tracks, but those that I saw were typically lower speed tracks with more turns.I know that they raced TT at Dehesa, and I think South Bay, back in the day...or night. South Bay had racing at night under the klieg lights. The bikes that were popular at the time were Bultaco Sherpa S and Astro models, Ossa ST/DMR short track bikes, Hodakas and all the new DT,RT,AT,HT etc.enduro line up from Yamaha and the Green Streak 238 and Centurion 100 models from Kawasaki. It was a time when two strokes were coming into their own for dirt riding. Typically anything that could slide well.
  15. Back in 60s, TT was all the rage, before motocross took off in the USA. A lot of my friends in the early 70s were still riding TT events, along with quickly expanding MX events. Everybody who rode TT seemed to have a handlebar mounted compression release. It was popular belief that this helped slow the bike down...so everybody would go hurtling towards the first turn and pull their compression releases open at the end of the straight, resulting in all the bikes farting simultaneously as they set up for the corner. When motocross became prevalent, people learned that compression releases were mostly just a fad (and that they often sucked in dirt, rendering them nonoperational), and learned how to use their brakes and clutches more efficiently. TT lost it's popularity, especially at the local amature level after MX racing became established in America.

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