Lunch break ride on the XR650L’s with Ryan. He showed me his local riding spot which is a ton of fun, and about 20 mins from my house. Man… Ryan is fuggin fast on that XR.
Been riding the XR a lot since freshening up the top-end. Pretty happy with the bike, motor feels extra crisp now. – xr600r JE piston to bump compression a tiny bit. – TM40 pumper carb. Bike is feeling great. I found some fun little spots to ride just west of Lake Atsion. Prob 30 mins […]
What the F is a pumper carb? Basically when you twist the throttle, regardless of if the bike is on or off, the carb literally shoots a stream of fuel down into the engine. This shot of fuel reduces velocity-lag response (or something like that) so throttle response seems instant. A pumper carb wont necessarily […]
NE BDR was a ton of fun. Some fun-challenging spots. I wish the whole route was like VT. I wrote up a little thing, but I’m tired. I’m just posting the pics. And below is my pics, Jessies, and then Steves pics. Give it all a second to load up. Overall the NE BDR was […]
Real fun time. Thanks Chris-F for setting it all up. The highlight was Chris Beegle’s cow-pu$$y. I brought my film camera. Nikon n80. Kodak Ektar 100. Cost of everything is up these days. When shooting film, every time you click the camera shutter button, it costs about $1 dollar (regarding overall cost of film / […]
Overview Well. Month of Montana and riding the XR around the area has been an absolute blast. Kinda bummed to leave Missoula, who knows if I’ll ever be back. But, what better way than to leave MT for good, then to do the Idaho BDR. I wasn’t really sure what to expect despite having watched […]
Yep – riding dirt bikes is still super fun. The IT250 still does almost everything great. Street ride over the bridge to get to trails. Rips pretty awesome in the dirt for its age. Then street ride home with some little highway. Can’t beat it. Tyler is an animal.
Disclaimer: Some of this post might not be about motorcycles, but I’ll do my best. The self-appointed CEO of COTT won’t allow if it’s not moto content. If the Harley Roadking is a La-Z-Boy, the XR seat is a broken lawn chair. But it’s really fun so it’s a fair trade off. Roadking is for […]
Missoula flat track event called Lords of Dirt. Real fun. Local guy won the pro event. After the event, Adam and I go out to where we had parked the XR’s on the street, and someone was fucking with us, and put a big bicycle lock around both our handlebars. WTF. But then we realized […]
This past weekend I got in on the beach ride through the Pines trip. Sadly, this is my last official ride with the guys as a Philadelphian since my Fiance and I are escaping the urban nightmare that is Philly very soon. The day started out with Brain, Will, Dana, Steve, and I meeting at […]
Probably the last nice sunny weather day in all of 2020. Ironically, we did almost the same Pine Barrens sunny ride exactly a year ago. Will bought a newish crf250-rally which seemed to rip really well. We did a little more than 60 miles which was more than normal. Followed one of Mike Ashleighs routes.
Man, I still think the Yamaha IT is the best. Light enough to do all the tight nimble stuff you want. Powerful enough to keep up with modern dirt bikes. Can be pretty easily street legal. Can pretty much do it all except extended highway, def can’t do that. Can’t get enough of these old […]
Dennis’ spot up in northeast PA. A bit rocky here and there… but def a ton of fun. It’d be good to camp up here sometime.
A couple vids I had laying around from the SW Montana offroad week. Man, that was a ton of fun.
Well. A month in Montana was great. I needed to get out of Philly for a little. Ending a month in MT with a week long offroad dirt bike trip was the best. Colin led us through a crazy off-road enduro adventure through SouthWest Montana. Such varied terrain. I can’t think of how to summarize […]
Part 2: Days 4-6 Day 4 – Lovell, ME to Benton, NH The sun rose and so did we. Dave had some coffee for us. What a guy! Going to Dave’s was the right move. It’s kinda wild that you can meet total strangers who will take you in and treat you as their own […]
Part 1: Days 1 – 3 After hearing about Ed and Adam’s planned month in Montana, an extreme FOMO kicked in for me. A couple of days later, I overheard Young Will say on a Thursday night pocket beer ride that he was doing the newly created North East BDR in August. Boom! FOMO problem […]
Colin showed us some dual sport trails that branch off of Blue Mountain, which is just south of Missoula. About 4 hours of dual/single track up and over a mountain which popped us out at The Jack Saloon, just south of Lolo MT. Ton of fun. Loose rocks are difficult on the XR650l. Especially steep […]
Kenzo woods. Get it in one last time. Nice knowing you guys.
– almost 50 degrees – super sunny and warm – Mr Bills burger spot around the corner off rt42 – most people there had off-road dirt bikes – spot was super fun – good hill climbs and loop around the blue hole
Published - Feb 19, 2011
Last Sunday a few of us helped Mick sort out his SR’s wiring. The stock harness, in my opinion, is unnecessarily bulky with safety relays and switches. This inspired me to see if I could design something streamlined while still using the stock controls and dash gauge… this is what I came up with: I […]