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Dualsport or Dirt ride this weekend?

I know we've got Norway on sunday, but would anyone be up for a DS ride, or a trip to fox valley, buffalo, etc on Sat. or Mon?
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Wish I could, but i'm going out of town this weekend.

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sat might work for me. Are you thinking hardcore dirt or sumo dirt?

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Monday may work for me, but I would like some Sumo dirt. I don't want to take the slicks off.

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I'd go for some dirt riding
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Are you thinking hardcore dirt or sumo dirt?
I'll ride on an mx track as long as it's not too gnarly or muddy
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If you guys are interested, My buddy Jeff has a nice track out in Alden right next to Harvard, Its Sumo freindly no ruts, smooth jumps nothing hairy as kids ride it too good sumo practice. He breaks it up into kids riding and then adults. from Geos house its about 25-30 mins. He charges $20, alot of areas of shade so you dont roast. let me know if your interested ill call him or get you his #. Ill be out of town this weekend wish i could go.
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If you guys are interested, My buddy Jeff has a nice track out in Alden right next to Harvard, Its Sumo freindly no ruts, smooth jumps nothing hairy as kids ride it too good sumo practice. He breaks it up into kids riding and then adults. from Geos house its about 25-30 mins. He charges $20, alot of areas of shade so you dont roast. let me know if your interested ill call him or get you his #. Ill be out of town this weekend wish i could go.
I would be more interested in that, let me know what you think Bill.

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I would be more interested in that, let me know what you think Bill.
yup, sounds good
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If you guys are interested, My buddy Jeff has a nice track out in Alden right next to Harvard, Its Sumo freindly no ruts, smooth jumps nothing hairy as kids ride it too good sumo practice. He breaks it up into kids riding and then adults. from Geos house its about 25-30 mins. He charges $20, alot of areas of shade so you dont roast. let me know if your interested ill call him or get you his #. Ill be out of town this weekend wish i could go.
Tony, this sounds pretty good. Almost as good if not better than FVOR. Let us know before you leave. Give him my number if you need to.
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So anyone up for this place in Alden? If so post up so I can call the guy and set this up. On the other hand there is a ride in Ottawa on Saturday, but I'm not sure how much fun it will be on slicks.
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I'm up for Alden.

Tony gave me Jeff's # if you need it.
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Did you get your bike running yet? What was wrong with it?

I'll call Jeff and let him know we are up for Saturday.
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If you go on Sat. I'm out I have work. I would be able to make it Monday.

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I put it in time-out in the garage so it can think about how it's been behaving lately.
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I put it in time-out in the garage so it can think about how it's been behaving lately.


When I did that to the YZ last year it helped.

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I put it in time-out in the garage so it can think about how it's been behaving lately.
Did you check your valves, My Drz did that and i found the valves were not in adjustment.
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Did you check your valves, My Drz did that and i found the valves were not in adjustment.
yeah, I adjusted the valves after fixing the pump leak

it started on the first kick at home
started easy at the track too, but seemed to be running lean (popping quite a bit on decel) then it wouldn't start again after the 1st session

I re-checked the valves, checked the plug and checked for spark, checked the pilot jet, adjusted the fuel screw both in and out, etc, etc and could never even get it to really fire again.

something stuck in the idle circuit? bad gas? hopefully I can figure it out in the next couple of days.
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I'm planning on Norway Sun. & if anyone's going to Alden Mon., I'd like to check that out. All tied up during the day Sat.

Hey Bill, your pumkin not starting brings to mind some of the things suggested by people posting about the KLX250 hard starting. Did you try draining the float bowl or tilting the bike way over for 10 seconds or so before trying it?
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Well it looks like Monday is the better day for everyone, should we just shoot for then?
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Alright I talked with Jeff. As long as everyone is pretty quite we are golden. PM me for directions if you plan on attending. He said to be there about 11am.
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monday right?
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I'm planning on Norway Sun. & if anyone's going to Alden Mon., I'd like to check that out. All tied up during the day Sat.

Hey Bill, your pumkin not starting brings to mind some of the things suggested by people posting about the KLX250 hard starting. Did you try draining the float bowl or tilting the bike way over for 10 seconds or so before trying it?

Bill, This is one fix for it -
1. Go to your nearest heavy equipment rental shop.
2. Rent a backhoe.
3. Dig a 4'X8'X6' Hole.
4. Place KTM in hole.
5. Call Meijer or Ozinga and Order 5 yards readymix concrete.
6. Fill Hole up to top with readymix.
7. Buy my bike for $12500 or another Yamaha YZ450f and start over.
8. Get a Six pack and celebrate.

Just busting your balls bill, hope you get it going as its a long weekend, did you check you cam timing, you might have slipped a tooth on your cam chain sprocket. I have heard it happen to the Yamahas. Im stuck here in Tennesee with my mother-in-law dreaming about riding. BIG FUN!

Again make sure everyone is Norway quiet if you go out to Jeffs in Alden its a nice place to practice dirt for $20 bucks. He told me he reworked the track, i havent been there since November, but ill be out there next week when i get home.
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Bill, This is one fix for it -
1. Go to your nearest heavy equipment rental shop.
2. Rent a backhoe.
3. Dig a 4'X8'X6' Hole.
4. Place KTM in hole.
5. Call Meijer or Ozinga and Order 5 yards readymix concrete.
6. Fill Hole up to top with readymix.
7. Buy my bike for $12500 or another Yamaha YZ450f and start over.
8. Get a Six pack and celebrate.
ktm fossil

it'll start. especially after this weekend when it sees what happens to the tother two bikes in the garage that don't get ridden much (broken down to parts and sold on ebay)
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monday right?
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Well it looks like rain tomorrow so I am not going to make this. If anyone is still going let me know and I'll pass along the directions and phone number.
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