Published - Dec 13, 2022

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XR Ryan’s NJ spot

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.

Published - Dec 8, 2022

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XR650L looking for new spots to ride in the Pines

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 […]

Published - Dec 2, 2022

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XR650L Mikuni TM40 pumper carb setup

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 […]

Published - Aug 22, 2022

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NE BDR pics

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 […]

Published - Sep 20, 2021

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2021 Idaho BDR trip

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 […]

Published - Sep 8, 2020

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SW Montana Offroad Week

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 […]

Published - Aug 16, 2020

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Montana dirt biking – Blue Mountain

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 […]

Published - Aug 10, 2020

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xr650l oil cooler review

XR650L has turned out to be such a great bike. Last year trip through British Columbia the XRs did great, but noticed they ran pretty hot. So we asked Colin to install oil coolers on them while he stored them for us. We chose the Sutton xr650l oil cooler kit. Really nice cooler kit. Honestly […]

Published - Jun 30, 2019

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Canadian Rockies – recap

Trip is over. Most of the guys flew home. Adam and I fly home in a couple hours. Hanging at Colin’s shop “number 8 wire” at the moment. Film photos to come in a month probably. Thought I’d do a quick recap. Overall I had a ton of fun. Really great time I’ll quote Quinn; […]

Published - Feb 6, 2019

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XR650L – how to

Yes, I talked shit on these, but I had an idea and it’s the only bike that works. Planning on shipping it out west to leave out there, to do trips. Heres the way I thought about it. Ultra low compression motor will never break Can do a week of highway or a week off-road […]

Published - Jan 6, 2019

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Kenzo 2019

Shit was wide open Jerz barrier moved Cops sitting out front Asked cop if they cared …they said nope So ripped in there for a few

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Published - Sep 6, 2011

cb450 > cb500t hybrid – part 3

2021 update – click here. Below is deprecated info… I’m dubbing this the ‘cb475’. I’m all finished and it runs fucking awesome! I had lost interest with this cycle, but now I’m psyched on it again. I’m super pumped on how smooth this engine swap went. Pretty sure there aren’t many cb450’s with 500t engine’s […]