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    Which thread is it...

    That we whine about the snow in?

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    Let's use THIS one!

    Oh wait. I'm all for the snow...

    BRING IT!

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    What snow in? This is a dusting.

    The real shame is I just got my DJ put together last night. Figures, finishing a build is like washing a car: 100% chance of precipitation.

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    Les grimpées, je les déteste!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    What snow in? This is a dusting.

    The real shame is I just got my DJ put together last night. Figures, finishing a build is like washing a car: 100% chance of precipitation.
    me too..

    I hate snow, I hate winter, however, I am appreciative of the snow because we really need it and my wife would like to do something other than bike on the weekend and this will make it possible for her..haha
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    The trails will be rideable by Sunday, I guarantee it. A couple of days off never hurt anyone.

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    It's move to Florida or STFU and put on some outerwear thread.
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    The real downer here is that Denver got more snow than the mountains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    The real downer here is that Denver got more snow than the mountains.
    Just rained up here in Slidey. Looks like a bit more up on Methodist south of town from the tree dust. Looks like not enough to matter north up by Upper Cottonwood. Monarch's site says they got 0".

    But there's another pulse coming. If the forecasts are right the ski area will get a foot or so between now and Saturday morning. For town here the forecast is for 3-5".

    I'm guessing this weekend I'll be rebuilding the carb on my dirtbike. But hopefully I'll do that between bike rides
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    I'm guessing this weekend I'll be rebuilding the carb on my dirtbike. But hopefully I'll do that between bike rides
    Ahh the fun of miniature O rings and the contact high of carb cleaner. Have fun with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    Ahh the fun of miniature O rings and the contact high of carb cleaner. Have fun with that.
    Yep, be the first carb I've had apart since 1985 when I did the Rochester 2 BBL on my Monza. I did not improve the performance of that car, after my work it tended to enjoy stalling when starting from a stop. But I'm hoping with age, patience, and no-line bifocals I'll be able to do a bit better job on this one.

    Probably a little simpler than the Rochester too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    Yep, be the first carb I've had apart since 1985 when I did the Rochester 2 BBL on my Monza. I did not improve the performance of that car, after my work it tended to enjoy stalling when starting from a stop. But I'm hoping with age, patience, and no-line bifocals I'll be able to do a bit better job on this one.

    Probably a little simpler than the Rochester too.
    Hey Tom, check out a company called JD jetting. They sell jet and rebuild kits for lots of moto carbs and they are awesome! Makes a huge difference in performance, responsiveness and fuel economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waafoo View Post
    Hey Tom, check out a company called JD jetting. They sell jet and rebuild kits for lots of moto carbs and they are awesome! Makes a huge difference in performance, responsiveness and fuel economy.
    Thanks, will do.

    It's been jetted at some point. I bought it from a friend, and his bro-in-law is a full on moto expert and that's who's maintained it. He's friends with Malcolm Smith, and has gone to Baja to ride with Malcolm's posse...

    One of my goals is to find out how it's jetted right now. I suspect it's jetted down really lean because the focus has been riding way up high in the mountains. It's a 2000 Suzuki DRZ-400E. My friend got himself a Honda CRF450 maybe 6 years ago, so this Slozuki sat quite a bit before he sold it to me.

    As of now it seems to be running too lean. Exhaust pipe gets pretty damned hot and it seems to knock a little in certain situations. Probably jetted lean to start with and then partially clogged with gasoline varnish.

    Hoping to take it to Moab to ride in a couple weeks. It's just a little lower there. If it's running lean here at 7,000 feet it could be pretty bad down there. If they run lean enough the heat can actually melt a hole in the piston.

    Once you start down that path towards huge differences in performance, things can get exciting. I can see spending $500 for an aftermarket exhaust, a similar amount for a steering stabilizer, new airbox, desert tank...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    The trails will be rideable by Sunday, I guarantee it. A couple of days off never hurt anyone.
    I don't think your guarantee is going to come true.. but I hope it does..
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Let's use THIS one!

    Oh wait. I'm all for the snow...

    BRING IT!

    HELL YEAH!! Bring it! Snow rides are a blast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia View Post
    I don't think your guarantee is going to come true.. but I hope it does..
    I'm willing to bet I'll be riding on dirt (and not mud) on Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    I'm willing to bet I'll be riding on dirt (and not mud) on Sunday.
    Ok, I will be too, but not in the Golden area..
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    Tom:
    I have the JD kit in my KTM950.. works well (but of course you have to choose the correct jets for your altitude).
    You may want to check on ADVrider.. I'm sure the rockies regional forum could tell you exactly what jets work best for Salida and a DRZ400E.
    cheers,
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    What Geek said, but don't trust him otherwise. I had a JD jet kit in my KLR650 and it was great.

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    Tom - unless you're bored, I'd just pull out the pilot and main and soak em in carb cleaner or replace. 90% chance those are the culprit unless you have some other performance symptom of a carb leak. Also watch out with the carb cleaner, it tends to shrink and/or melt the rubber bits in today's carbs. Can ruin a diaphragm.

    Geek - I'll whine about snow... Full top/bottom end rebuilt on the 300 should be finished in the next couple hours.. and now I gots no place to test ride.

    Moab time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia View Post
    I don't think your guarantee is going to come true.. but I hope it does..
    Unfortunately, I think you're now right... today's weather and the colder forecast looks like ruin for Sunday riding. Maybe Monday (and Tuesday, and Wednesday, and Thursday).

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    MTB-ing was fine last night, and I expect to stay that way over the w/end for most FR trails.
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    Wah!

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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to baker again.
    Way to get after it. Went at lunch. 37deg and just mushy enough to get REEBECKA all dirty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    What snow in? This is a dusting.

    The real shame is I just got my DJ put together last night. Figures, finishing a build is like washing a car: 100% chance of precipitation.
    Hey don't throw my name around with total abandon.
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