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post #1 of 10 Old 06-10-2009, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Any dirt riders near the Seattle area?

After many years without a dirt bike I recently got myself a used CRF450X and just got my fiance a used CRF230F (lots of BBR mods). Now we're in the market for a truck and we'll be ready to get back in the dirt.

We live just outside Seattle and are looking for some fun riding areas and cool people to ride with.

Anyone want to go riding?

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-10-2009, 05:46 PM
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The first place you should try i Reiter Pits near Gold bar. There's a wide range of trails and difficulty there. I ride dirt occassionally, but i dont have a bike yet.

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I've also ridden dirt out at Mattawa (just on the other side of the Columbia), it's quite a bit more technical but awesome desert riding.

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Funny you should post, I just got home and was about to e-mail you. I'm still in the market for a truck, so if you can supply a truck I can supply you a bike. I currently have 2 CRF450X's if you want to go riding.

Do you know how to change the jetting? One of the bikes is totally stock; I bought a jet kit, fuel screw, and Quickshot 2, and need to figure out how to install them. These new perimeter frame 4-strokes are totally new to me. I have the day off on Friday so I'm going to see what I can figure out.

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you got me on the mantenance of these new machines as i've never owned one or tinkered around with them. I do have a truck and i find it hard to turn down a day of playing in the dirt. I even have a 3 slot dirt bike trailer if a 3rd or 4th person wants to come along. 1 bike in the truck 3 on the trailer. person 3 and 4 would have to drive sep as the truck is a standard cab ford ranger.
PM me your location maybe i can come out and help you with the jet kits on Friday. i know a few mechanics and sometimes their skills rub off on me.

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PM sent.

I can ride Saturday, but I have to visit family out of town on Sunday.

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You guys stink j/k ... I want to ride...And I could help you with the install...Just get me round trip air fare and I'll be there


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Haha! Looking at the tight confines within these perimeter frames, and all the extra wiring with the X model (elec. start, battery, headlight, taillight), general maintenance looks like it's gonna be a chore - It might almost be worth the cost of airfare to have someone show me how to do it correctly!!

I miss my old 2-strokes. I stripped my CR250 down to nothing to have the frame and shock spring powdercoated, and rebuilt it from a truckfull of parts to a running bike in 4 hours. It'll probably take that long just to get the carb off this new bike!!

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My Wife and I do. (Well she doesn't right now since she is pregnant)

We usually ride in the Fall/Winter/Spring time frame since we both instruct road riding during the Spring/Summer/Fall

Right now my Yamaha WR450F is set up as a motard bike but can easily be changed back in an hour or so.

Were in Auburn and I'd be up for a ride. Have a truck and trailer to drag bikes along.

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My Wife and I do. (Well she doesn't right now since she is pregnant)

We usually ride in the Fall/Winter/Spring time frame since we both instruct road riding during the Spring/Summer/Fall

Right now my Yamaha WR450F is set up as a motard bike but can easily be changed back in an hour or so.

Were in Auburn and I'd be up for a ride. Have a truck and trailer to drag bikes along.
You guys aren't too far away. I'll keep in touch and hopefully we'll get together for some dirt riding (and street riding)!

On Friday Jarrett (Streakin919) came over to give me a hand re-jetting the carb, and opening up the airbox (thanks again Jarrett!). I removed all the emissions crap and we added the JD jet kit, adjustable fuel screw, Boyesen Quickshot 2, and a Jardine header and slip-on. The mods really made a difference in the way the bike ran! We took the bikes to Reiter pit on Saturday, and had a blast for a couple hours until a stick punctured one of the radiators. I'll start the repairs shortly so we can get back out there.

You've got a great bike! I recently spent 2 days on an '08 WR450 in SoCal and absolutely fell in love with the bike! It felt so smooth and effortless. All these new 450s are pretty amazing!

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