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    Good job! Pa Official Moto thread... Who rides Moto in Pa... Post'em up here!

    The Official Pa Moto thread on MTBR...

    Many aspects of Mt biking are similar to Moto so...

    Lot's of our NEPMTBA members are Moto guys, Myself, Chuck & Ty Kovach, Chuck Simonds, Bill Kearney, Mark, Clinton & Owen Ide, Steve Lokie, Todd Moser, JJ Gregorowicz, and many others ride MX, VMX, Moto Trials, Quads, Super Moto, Dual Sport, and Street. So I wondered how many other Mt Bikers in pa ride Moto.

    Let us know, fav ride, fav track, fav trails or riding area, fav story, fav pics post them here so we can all enjoy!

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    Who rides moto in PA?

    I do, I do. Oh, you already mentioned me above...LOL! My favorite track(I haven't been to that many yet)is definitely Allen's in Lawton, PA. Natural terrain grass tracks are awesome! I would have to say that as of now, Tomahawk in West Virginia is probably number 2. Currently my bike is a 1982 Yamaha IT465. I bought a 1989 YZ490 this summer and I hope to have it ready for the start of next season!

    Here are some quick links for ya'll...LOL! The first one is for my photobucket page where I have moto, mtb, and misc

    http://s61.photobucket.com/albums/h48/bigdaddy6990/

    This one is for my youtube page. Some good start videos, some of Tyler, JJ, and Lloyd...and one from practice at Broome with my helmet cam.

    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...rch_type=&aq=f

    Hope you enjoy! Keep on roostin'!
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    brraaap

    i’ll play

    i prefer to ride trails, but i’ve ridden a little on some tracks when they were part of a hs loop. any place i get to ride without getting in trouble is my favorite place. always like to know of more places to ride. don’t have too many pictures since i normally don’t take the camera (so they’re mostly in my head), but here are two.

    me having fun in the mud on my little thumper (crf 150)


    and my fine little german machine (ktm 105)

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    I used to race a lot of MX and Hare Scrambles now I leave the majority of the dirt for my mountain bikes. I road race and race supermoto but keep thinking about another mx bike for training.
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    does my '80 superglide count? i haven't had it out in 3 yrs, i feel so bad, but it doesn't do so good on the trails

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    You just need to find knobbies with the correct tread compound, slowdave, and it will clear the doubles with no problems! LOL!

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    Who rides moto in PA

    Nice machines, redheadrider. I know what you mean about riding areas, it seems they are getting fewer with every passing day. If you know of any good areas, let me know. Just keep twisting that throttle!

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    i don't ride anymore. These are from 06. it was on my 04yz450f with some mods.



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    bbbbrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapppppppppppppppp!!!!!!

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    All the time!

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    Good job! Really nice view...

    ... OSSA's BACK!

    You know we love our "Motos" at NEPMTBA. With the introduction of the 2010 Ossa Trials motorcycle, Ossa is back on the map. Ossa was a Spanish motorcycle manufacturer active from 1924 to 1982, best known for lightweight 2-stroke-engined bikes used in Observed Trials & Motocross, originally by Orpheo Sincronic Sociedad Anónima (O.S.S.A.) and later by Maquinaria Cinematográfica, S.A., founded by Manuel Giró, an industrialist from Barcelona. With models named: Explorer (Trials), Gripper (Trials), Mick Andrews Replica (Trials), 250 Enduro (Enduro), Mountaineer (Enduro), Phantom (Motocross), Pioneer (Enduro), Plonker (Trials), Super Pioneer (Enduro), Six Day Replica (Enduro), Stiletto MX (Motocross), 500 Yankee Z (5treet) Ossa had all the models covered. We will have a test ride and updates on our NEPMTBA "Moto page" soon of this great Ride!


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    PA Official Moto thread

    What I am very anxiously waiting for are some riding impressions of the new Maicos. I want to know if they have the same handling magic as the older Maicos. I just loved that 83 490 I rode. C'mon, the suspense is kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilling me! LOL!
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    Dudes,now we are talking.I love anything nasty!Love riding in the Deep sand and VW size whoops in South Jersey on a cr500 with a fresh teraflex!BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

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    Good job!

    Yes FI for the new Ossa!

    Story on TSMX.com

    http://twostrokemotocross.com/

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    that Ossa is really ahead of the tech war.Looking forward to seeing the new maicos also.Could you imagine a 700 with a new teraflex!No 29er would stand a chance.lol

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    A little Moto fun...
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    PA Official Moto Thread

    Some More Moto Fun....2 Stroke Style!!!!
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    Very nice!You look like you were having a "real Blast".

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    PA Official Moto Thread

    Oh Yeah, it was great! I might actually head out there again today. The only thing is I can't quite get a handle on riding in the loose silt and coal dirt. Gotta keep practicing, I guess. LOL! Terminus!

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    Moto,remember one thing.When in doubt throttle it out.You know the old saying.Sit down shut up and hold on.

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    Hey mxer, here is one of my friend's race machines. 1985 Honda CR500 with the nasty-looking TerraFlex on the rear...Looks mean, huh! I was told you might know my friend...Jumpin' Joe Fontana!
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    VCHSS Hare Scramble

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    Looking good, Jamas!

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    Moto,that is awesome dude.I get the shakes just looking at it.85 was the gnarliest year.Had high compression for a 500.They detuned for a long time after 85.

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    Jamas very nice.What size Katoom?That pic says it all.

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    It's 300 XC-W with the "magic" button, this is by far the best dirt bike I ever owned, and I have owned a few!

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    I love those things! My brother works at a KTM dealer in Florida and his boss is really cool so I was thinking about driving to Florida in the next few years and buying a KTM. Kill two birds with a two stroke stone...LOL! I wish there were some way I could put that magic button on my IT465. Sometimes she will fire up easily, others I feel like I am at karate school....just keep kicking! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465
    I love those things! My brother works at a KTM dealer in Florida and his boss is really cool so I was thinking about driving to Florida in the next few years and buying a KTM. Kill two birds with a two stroke stone...LOL! I wish there were some way I could put that magic button on my IT465. Sometimes she will fire up easily, others I feel like I am at karate school....just keep kicking! LOL!
    Todd:

    With all the mods you have done to the IT/YZ 465 it would be great to add the MB. Having done more than a few on nonelectric starter conversions on quads, I can retrofit a starter on your bike. Then your only problem will be

    "STOPPING THE BEAST"

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    Just drop anchor! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA
    Todd:

    With all the mods you have done to the IT/YZ 465 it would be great to add the MB. Having done more than a few on nonelectric starter conversions on quads, I can retrofit a starter on your bike. Then your only problem will be

    "STOPPING THE BEAST"
    Is there actually a company that produces electric starters for older dirt bikes. I had often thought about this as there are alot of vet riders that love Open Bikes, but they can be a real handful to start!

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    Jamas the 300's are sweet.Moto your a big man just kick that 465.I still like kick start.If it won't start just throw it off a cliff!Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465
    Is there actually a company that produces electric starters for older dirt bikes. I had often thought about this as there are alot of vet riders that love Open Bikes, but they can be a real handful to start!
    No!

    Problems, being the starter ring gear has to be attached to the flywheel. Pressed on and tack welded. Most mxers have internal bobbin CDI and there is no place to mount the ring gear to allow the starter to drive off. We have a system to allow it to work!

    There is a company that makes them for quads but the 4 strokes only or the 2 strokes with external CDI. Also on a quad there is way more room to do this. Of course it adds a bit of mass to the flywheel, but some people would call this an advantage. You have to add a battery and find somewhere to mount it also.

    Just wanted to add, with the battery system (and this would work on your bike) the battery has to be recharged through a selenium rectifier were as with mxers we have to add a system to recharge the battery or you could use a rechargable battery, but then you would have to worry about that

    Your problem isn't kicking, it's a jetting/cylinder head issue and I can cure that so it will start in 2 or 3 kicks. Remember, it's a 2 stroke they start easy so they have never needed an electric starter!
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    Surprised there aren't more moto guys.Guess it is easier for moto guys to go mtb versus mtb to moto?

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    My personal opinion is that we are just a little more "sick" than the MTB only guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465
    My personal opinion is that we are just a little more "sick" than the MTB only guys!
    Just a little?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465
    Hey mxer, here is one of my friend's race machines. 1985 Honda CR500 with the nasty-looking TerraFlex on the rear...Looks mean, huh! I was told you might know my friend...Jumpin' Joe Fontana!
    Moto,just found an 85 cr500.Gonna get a look this weekend.

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    Hey guys, pretty new to posting here, but this thread caught my eye. Good to see some other 'two wheel of any variety' freaks. Most fun I have is doing sportbike trackdays...
    <a href="http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g172/hydrickJ/?action=view&current=jc5.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g172/hydrickJ/jc5.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    As a training tool I just built up this little guy:
    <a href="http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g172/hydrickJ/?action=view&current=xr-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g172/hydrickJ/xr-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    Kenny Roberts and many others swear by the little xr as a training tool for teaching traction(and controling lack-there-of) and corner speed. I hope to use this thing for woods, flattrack, backyard shredding and hope to even road race it in the NJ Mini GP series next year.
    Now that it's done, I'm trying to establish places to ride the thing
    Hopefully in the near future I can get my hands on a 250F or similar to get into some heavier woods/track riding

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    That is awesome.Dirt will definitely help your superbike skills.I think any cross training will help. love that Xr.

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    PA Official Moto Thread

    Don't forget Huckin' Moto Kitty! Shown here in 1985 at Carlsbad Raceway showing Rick Johnson the fast line around the track!
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    Huckin kitty was so good he could even beat the Bad Boy Rick Johnson!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-HY
    Hey guys, pretty new to posting here, but this thread caught my eye. Good to see some other 'two wheel of any variety' freaks. Most fun I have is doing sportbike trackdays...

    As a training tool I just built up this little guy:

    Kenny Roberts and many others swear by the little xr as a training tool for teaching traction(and controling lack-there-of) and corner speed. I hope to use this thing for woods, flattrack, backyard shredding and hope to even road race it in the NJ Mini GP series next year.
    Now that it's done, I'm trying to establish places to ride the thing
    Hopefully in the near future I can get my hands on a 250F or similar to get into some heavier woods/track riding
    Road Rac'ins cool!

    BBR on the XR, did you just do the spring or is that a trick shock I see hiding under there?

    Ever check this out?
    http://www.450moto.com/

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    Yep, Works shock out back w/ a heavier rate spring. pretty trick piece, has a remote reservoir..actually has noticeable rebound damping which is more than the stock piece can say! Up front, i did a bbr spring in one leg of the forks, stock in the other. 15wt fluid. Not too bad overall

    Got to ride it for pretty much the first time since the build today. Buddy of mine has a track in his pasture which was a muddy mess, but damn what a fun ride. Bike is awesome and cant wait to ride it more.

    Those 450 super singles are bad ass. I love the lightweight simplicity of them coupled with the awesome technology of the late model thumpers. I have on more than one occasion considered building one, but the stopping factor is that I'm 6'4'' and am worried about being able to ride it! Need to see more in person.

    Along those lines but slightly different was this beast I saw at the AMA races in Daytona this year:
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    MPS built, late model honda 450 Aluminum frame w/ a build cr500 motor. All sorts of trick pieces like Marchesini wheels, custom offset tripples, racetech fork bottoms, etc. Street freakin legal. I want one like yesterday!

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    I need one of those for the street!

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    Hey Motoheads:

    Someone posted a thread on Thumpertalk.com about Mt biking and in less than one day it's 3 pages long! There are pics and everyone is psyched about mt bikes over there. Lot's of people use them for cross training. I added the thread linky, but you might have to register to see it.

    http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=852284

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    Yep,like i said much more open minded people!

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    I'm a fairly new owner of a '98 YZ250 in Gettysburg, PA. I fractured my wrist on it at Irish Valley 3 weeks ago, so I'm limited to wrenching on it through the winter. I plan to give MX racing a try in 2010.

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    Hello Michaux,

    I am sorry to hear about your wrist, that really sucks! Get that YZ ready for next season! Check out this link:

    http://ahrma-northatlantic.org/

    The 2010 schedule is not up yet but it is a great series. AHRMA does have a class for modern machinery. Great fun with great people! Hope you can make it to one or more of the races.
    Waging war on my pedals every chance I get!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichauxYeti
    I'm a fairly new owner of a '98 YZ250 in Gettysburg, PA. I fractured my wrist on it at Irish Valley 3 weeks ago, so I'm limited to wrenching on it through the winter. I plan to give MX racing a try in 2010.
    Sorry to hear about the wrist hope it heals quickly, but on the other hand Irish Valley is awesome! Your 98 Yamie YZ is one of the best crossers ever made... Nice bike! Got any pics?

    Giving racing a try is great. There are so many helpful riders and families who spend their weekend at tracks. It really is like a big family reunion every weekend. Jumping into District 6 races(that's our local sanctioning body) is very competitive. I don't know your, age but the Vet & Senior classes are a bit more friendly as compared to the Novice class that's full of kids! Local tracks like Doublin Gap, Sleepy Hollow, and Flying Dutchmen are close to you. http://www.d6mx.com/

    Just prepare, have all your gear ready, arrive early get a good parking spot, give yourself time to sign up getting your AMA if you don't get it online. Go out in practice and learn all you can. The best advice I can give you is enjoy this track time and be sure to hold your line on jumps and corners. Don't make any cut and dry moves that will startle others. Look for trouble spots such as holes or really bad ruts. There's no award for winning practice. Hit the riders meeting and be sure you know what class and moto your in.

    Bring DUCT TAPE...LOL, Fuel, Spare goggles, Tear offs for goggles, spare clothes, spare parts, chain lube, a stand for you bike, money, a cooler with hydration, etc...

    I'm rambling here... LOL

    Have fun and don't place any pressure on yourself. It's you with the handlebars in your hands so do as you can and not as you can't cause you can always come back next week and do it again!

    Keep in touch and don't forget to take a break from wrenching to hit Motorama in Harrisburg in February, great to be a spectator for that. Feel free to ask any questions always willing to help, and hope we can ride together sometime. http://www.motoramaevents.com/

    My screen name is "District Six Trials" on Thumper Talk as that's a great place to spread the word and learn. If you sigh up there shoot me a PM with your screen name so we can talk.http://thumpertalk.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichauxYeti
    I'm a fairly new owner of a '98 YZ250 in Gettysburg, PA. I fractured my wrist on it at Irish Valley 3 weeks ago, so I'm limited to wrenching on it through the winter. I plan to give MX racing a try in 2010.
    Bummer about the wrist.Thats all part of the game.That 98 yz is a good bike.You will love the atmosphere at the races.Like Lee said it's like an extended family.Even if you are hurt and can't race you will go just to see them.You should try some hs also.Nothing like threading the trees at speed.Good luck!

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    I was thinking of doing the Moto scene again till I price one of these machines. Makes my Super Fly look like a peanuts.

    Plus the ground looks alot harder now that I am 30

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