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« Reply #60 on: December 03, 2015, 06:45:29 pm »
I don't like draining tanks. Can lead to rust.
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« Reply #61 on: December 03, 2015, 07:14:57 pm »
I don't like draining tanks. Can lead to rust.

Ordinarily, I agree.  Dirtbikes have plastic tanks.
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« Reply #62 on: December 03, 2015, 07:30:35 pm »
Ordinarily, I agree.  Dirtbikes have plastic tanks.

Oh. Good point.
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« Reply #63 on: December 03, 2015, 08:01:25 pm »
Ordinarily, I agree.  Dirtbikes have plastic tanks.

Mine is actually metal since it's the (factory) street legal version of the CRF.
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« Reply #64 on: December 05, 2015, 10:08:21 pm »
That's all I did to my bike. If I had more space, I'd put mine up on stands too so I don't get flat spots on the tires come spring.

Just burn out to get them back to round. :lol:

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« Reply #65 on: December 10, 2015, 11:26:41 am »
Think I might bundle up and go for a ride.  I mean, we have basically no snow.  I'm sure there'll be some on the trails in the trees/shady areas, but we shall see.  It's 43-45ish degrees.  Gonna take a couple psi outta the tires for extra traXion.

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« Reply #66 on: December 10, 2015, 04:51:07 pm »
Wet and slippery.  Most areas of the trail still had a little snow on 'em.  It was fun as hell, but also a chore to be sliding around and stuff.  Thought for sure I'd eat shit at some point but only had a couple close ones. 

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« Reply #67 on: December 10, 2015, 05:03:27 pm »
Well shit, might as well get out there and have fun, even if it's a little slippery. Because how many Decembers are you able to go dirt bikin' in the UP? Not too many I'd imagine! :lol:

Y'all should be snowmobiling by December 10th.
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« Reply #68 on: December 10, 2015, 05:05:04 pm »
Yeah, winter sports tourism is gonna take a huge hit this year.


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« Reply #69 on: December 10, 2015, 05:20:25 pm »
Yeah, winter sports tourism is gonna take a huge hit this year.



So no ice fishing? I hear it's just an excuse to get drunk anyway.  :lol:

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« Reply #70 on: December 10, 2015, 05:42:22 pm »
So no ice fishing? I hear it's just an excuse to get drunk anyway.  :lol:


That's almost exactly what it is. And yeah, probably not any of that happening this year.

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« Reply #71 on: December 10, 2015, 06:43:45 pm »
So no ice fishing? I hear it's just an excuse to get drunk anyway.  :lol:


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« Reply #72 on: December 10, 2015, 11:45:29 pm »
Yeah, winter sports tourism is gonna take a huge hit this year.



Yeah that's definitely a bummer and the warm/non-snowy pattern is looking pretty damn consistent.
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« Reply #73 on: March 11, 2016, 02:36:18 pm »
46 degrees and sunny today. Streets are mostly dry and clear. Still snowbanks and such and no way the trails are rideable yet, but Dirtbike fired right up. I forgot (well, neglected) to take the battery out before winter, but she had all the juice.

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« Reply #74 on: March 11, 2016, 05:28:07 pm »
Snapchat screenshot boiiiii.  Snow has gone down tremendously over the last week.


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« Reply #75 on: March 30, 2016, 01:49:56 am »
Got out today.  Trails are still pretty useless, but the sand pits by my house were nice and clear. Went to tighten up my rear shock...basically stripped everything behind the carb off only to realize I should've made sure I had the proper tool to tighten the shock first....oh well, now I can deep clean it since it's all apart.

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Tires. Desperately need more aggressive tread.
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« Reply #76 on: March 30, 2016, 01:54:42 am »
I know I'm ready for a bigger/better bike, but I kinda wanna just keep this one forever and eventually get it on the street for a town/trail cruiser.

On the other hand I could easily sell this thing for $2k and get a nice MX. 

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« Reply #77 on: March 30, 2016, 02:10:51 am »
I'd love a KTM.  But $$$ and hard to find.  People don't let them go.

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« Reply #78 on: April 14, 2016, 11:17:56 pm »
Nice weekend coming up (60s?!?!?!), so I'm back to itching to ride.  I've got tires picked out and a couple other odds and ends in my cart.  Yeah, the tires don't match but who cares...the matching front (not that it'd have the same tread anyways) isn't available from this site.  Bar pad, couple spark plugs, tire irons. 

Stock rear tire is 120/80-18, thinking I'll get this one in a 120/90 for a little more sidewall cush (it doesn't come in a 120/80).  Stock front is 2.75-21, this one's a 3.  I'll check clearances tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure an extra 1/4" should be totally fine up front.

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« Reply #79 on: April 17, 2016, 04:36:31 pm »
Fuck.  Smacked a rock just right on the shifter...the whole shaft that goes into the tranny bent backwards 25-30 degrees. Luckily I was close to home and was able to limp it home in 2nd before I lost any significant amount of oil.

I hope this isn't a big/difficult job and that there's no other damage.
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« Reply #80 on: April 18, 2016, 03:54:14 pm »
Part #9.  Gonna have to take the whole motor off, split the case...everything.  Fack.


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« Reply #81 on: April 18, 2016, 05:32:07 pm »
OUCH......
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« Reply #82 on: April 18, 2016, 05:55:42 pm »
Did you bottom out on a jump or what?
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« Reply #83 on: April 18, 2016, 06:01:42 pm »
Got myself a cheap air ratchet to make all this disassembly/assembly miles faster. Table's ready for parts and labels.  Gonna take lotsa pictures along the way. This'll be my first time disassembling any motorized thing so completely. But while I'm at it, I can also do my upjetting, de-smogging, airbox mods, and a valve check.

Just sucks because it was the first real ride of the season (lots of mud but minimal snow) and we've got a string of decent weather coming up...and my new tires and shit are gonna be here Thursday but there's no way I'll have anything done by then since I need to order the shifter shaft.

Just part of dirtbiking, I suppose. Shit happens. And low ground clearance.
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« Reply #84 on: April 18, 2016, 06:03:53 pm »
Did you bottom out on a jump or what?

Kind of. Was playing around in a sand pit near my house. It's kind of a drop-in and right in my line as I dropped in was a good sized rock I couldn't miss.  Stupid mistake...I've played in the pit many times before and usually have a keen sense of where all the big rocks are.  Thought it was just the frame that got smacked til I stopped on the other side and couldn't shift for shit. 

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« Reply #85 on: May 10, 2016, 06:27:12 pm »
Finally diving into this project. Been so busy with the spring detailing rush and all that.  Parts came like a week ago (finally).  Got the gearshift shaft, the seals where it enters the case, and a couple other little things from the diagram (why not, washers and springs are cheap).  Hopefully I have everything I need and nothing unexpected (damage) shows up. Plastics, tank, and exhaust are off. Now to the nitty gritty to get to the gearshift shaft as easily as possible!

Popped my rear tube putting my new tire on. Oh well, bike is sitting for now and I can grab a tube anywhere.
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« Reply #86 on: May 10, 2016, 06:29:00 pm »
Finally diving into this project. Been so busy with the spring detailing rush and all that.  Parts came like a week ago (finally).  Hopefully I have everything I need and nothing unexpected (damage) shows up. Plastics, tank, and exhaust are off. Now to the nitty gritty to get to the gearshift shaft as easily as possible!

Popped my rear tube putting my new tire on. Oh well, bike is sitting for now and I can grab a tube anywhere.


Been a while since I did a tube motorcycle tire, but I recall that putting just a little bit of air in the tube when mounting the new tire would help reduce the chances of pinching it.
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« Reply #87 on: May 10, 2016, 06:39:29 pm »
Been a while since I did a tube motorcycle tire, but I recall that putting just a little bit of air in the tube when mounting the new tire would help reduce the chances of pinching it.

Yeah, I've changed many a mountain bike tire and have always used that same principle. Makes it less pinchable and just easier to work with. Alas, I pinched it anyway. :lol: 

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« Reply #88 on: May 30, 2016, 06:33:59 pm »
Dirt bike is fixed. Had to Dremel away material to make the shaft clear the hole. It was pretty bent.  New one slid in nicely.  Buttoned it all back up, flushed oil a couple times, and it fired right up.  Shifts nice and smooth.

Ready to ride besides rear tube and new shift lever.

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« Reply #89 on: June 05, 2016, 05:25:33 pm »
Maiden voyage was a success. Did about 40 miles. Gonna need a couple extra chain links for big bump clearance for this new super knobby tire, also the tool kit box which is sort of tucked in the upper left underside of the rear fender will need to come off for side knob clearance as well.  Other than that, she's runnin great.  Tires make a huge difference.  Can climb shit I struggled to before with much more ease. Not the most powerful bike, but she'll get anywhere now with all the tractions.  Still not enough balls for 30 degree sand pits, but oh well.  Next bike.

Feels so good to ride after like 2 months off.  And now it's actually summer outside!