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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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    Consider that a new Superfly 100 retails for $5600 and a YZ250 for $6600, and it doesn't seem so bad. I bought my '98 YZ250 for less than a grand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khicks
    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
    Take a look at some good used equipment. Just my opinion, but I would try to avoid a used 4 stroke as they can be unbelievably pricy to rebuild. I have a 1989 YZ490 that I picked up for $750 and a 1982 IT465 I got for $500. The deals are out there, you just have to be patient. I hope you look and find something, mountain biking and motorcycling are two of the best sports around....in my opinion!

    If you do get a bike, there is a huge vintage and post-vintage racing scene. There are classes for every bike and every rider, including modern support. Check it out:

    http://ahrma-northatlantic.org/

    Waging war on my pedals every chance I get!!!

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    Just aquired a 91 kdx200 for pocket change. It's rough, beaten, broken and blowed-up. My first full sized dirt steed Unsure if I want to turn it over, or make a winter project out of it (need somthin to build now that the xr is done!). Figure it would make a decent woods thrasher for cheap if nothing else? Maybe be a good bike to venture into some harescrambles? Ideally i'll be looking for a 250F in the spring if I can unload some sportbikes.. Any thoughts on the KDXs?
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    Good job!

    KDXs rule The best of the best for woods riding...

    ...I've got 2 in the shop right now being rebuilt for vintage cross country racing in 2010. A 1982 and an 1983.

    Google "Jeff Fredette" he's got all the tricks for the KDXs

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-HY
    Just aquired a 91 kdx200 for pocket change. It's rough, beaten, broken and blowed-up. My first full sized dirt steed Unsure if I want to turn it over, or make a winter project out of it (need somthin to build now that the xr is done!). Figure it would make a decent woods thrasher for cheap if nothing else? Maybe be a good bike to venture into some harescrambles? Ideally i'll be looking for a 250F in the spring if I can unload some sportbikes.. Any thoughts on the KDXs?
    Kawasaki definitely hit a homerun with the small-bore KDX's! Even the great Super Hunky recommends the KDX200 as the ultimate do-it-all bike. If you have the means to do it, make it a winter project....you will not be sorry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-HY
    Just aquired a 91 kdx200 for pocket change. It's rough, beaten, broken and blowed-up. My first full sized dirt steed Unsure if I want to turn it over, or make a winter project out of it (need somthin to build now that the xr is done!). Figure it would make a decent woods thrasher for cheap if nothing else? Maybe be a good bike to venture into some harescrambles? Ideally i'll be looking for a 250F in the spring if I can unload some sportbikes.. Any thoughts on the KDXs?
    Here is the link to Fredette Racing Products. Jeff Fredette is known as Mr. KDX! He has accomplished amazing things with the KDX line that some thought was impossible.

    http://www.shopfrpoffroad.com/index.htm
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    Those knobbies sure look mean with those ice screws in them! Maybe some day I will work up the nerve to go that crazy! Sorry about the quality of the pic, I only had my phone with me.
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    For those interested in winter time fun...

    ... you can extend your riding/racing season by adding screws here's a set I did up for M&S racing.
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    I SEE SPOTS! LOL!

    Here are a couple cool(pun intended)videos that our friend, Buzzy sent me. They are running mud and snow scrambles at Walden MX in Wallkill, NY.

    Good Times!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgAYeNPw0jk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKBT305pqVg

    Gotta set up a couple tires like that for the mountain bike for a little later in the season!
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    Moto:

    Those vids are great, and nice people to hang with also, their always on top of things. Walden MX is under new management and the new owners are looking to expand venues this is why they had a snow scramble, and might be interested in a Mt bike race. I can't wait for the next M&S race. Bring your Mt bike too, cause the owner and I have talked about running mt bikes races there. Imagine a Mt bike snow / ice race at our local Moto track or just a summer race? Twin creeks is also a good location, and our new property would work also. As soon as the weather breaks I have to get you up to the new property. What a view!

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    Highland 450

    coming soon and in SM and Quad form also!
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    Pa Official Moto thread... Who rides Moto in Pa... Post'em up here!

    I have a project that I started working on, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond my control work has slowed considerably. I am very excited about this project....a 1989 Yamaha YZ490W. This is pretty much what the finished product should look like!
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    Leave those skis at home...this is the hot ticket for these conditions. Hook it up to an open class two strok and have fun scaring the wildlife!!!

    BBRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
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    They run those on cr and kx 500's.Hear it is a real blast!

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    Took the xr100 to the fabulous Rocket Raceway last weekend--my first time at an MX track/real riding terrain. The pitbike/beginner track was a freakin blast, and blastin through the gnarly trails on the little steed was a complete blast. I'm freakin hooked and am now looking at big bikes
    The trails at that place would be absoutely nasty on an MTB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-HY
    Took the xr100 to the fabulous Rocket Raceway last weekend--my first time at an MX track/real riding terrain. The pitbike/beginner track was a freakin blast, and blastin through the gnarly trails on the little steed was a complete blast. I'm freakin hooked and am now looking at big bikes
    The trails at that place would be absoutely nasty on an MTB!
    I am hoping to get out and ride the Rocket this year for our vintage race with my '82 IT465. I hear it is an amazing facility and it looks like there are plenty of places to open the IT up a little!!! Keep us posted on what kind of bike you get!!! Addictive isn't it? LOL!!!
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    i dont have anything to compare it to, but the whole atmosphere was super laid back and pretty grassroots. The big track is awesome, dirt is perfect and it flows nicely..i am excited to get back out there..
    As far as bikes...i'm looking at an 05 YZ250F... i'm pretty certain I want a 4t thumper, as i'm more used to the engine braking/power delivery from sportbike riding, compared to a 2t.. But, we'll see what happens. I'd like to ride a 250 2t just to see how it compares

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    Does this count?

    A few years ago, I was into the sport bike thing. Did some track time. Big fun.
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    nice! looks like pocono east...love that corner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-HY
    i dont have anything to compare it to, but the whole atmosphere was super laid back and pretty grassroots. The big track is awesome, dirt is perfect and it flows nicely..i am excited to get back out there..
    As far as bikes...i'm looking at an 05 YZ250F... i'm pretty certain I want a 4t thumper, as i'm more used to the engine braking/power delivery from sportbike riding, compared to a 2t.. But, we'll see what happens. I'd like to ride a 250 2t just to see how it compares
    It is great that you are getting out there and getting some seat time, it is such a fun sport!!! Keep us posted as to what bike you end up getting. I have not ridden one of the new more modern four strokes, but I hear some people rave about them. Just make sure you check it out well before you buy a used 4T as they are rather pricey if they have not been well maintained. Also, from what I have heard a 250 thumper is more powerful than a 125 2T, but not as powerful as a 250 2T. If you want to have a great time you should check out an AHRMA Northeast event, they run modern support classes in addition to the vintage/post-vintage!!! Very laid back and friendly!!!
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    New Electric Dirt Bike!!!

    The first major manufacturer to step up to the plate with an electric dirt bike. KTM maybe small compared to the Japs, but they certainly out do them with innovation.

    I just figured some people might be interested in reading about this development. If this offends you, please move on to the next topic!

    http://www.dirtrider.com/news/press_...html:thumbsup:
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    I haven't gotten into moto just yet although I did pick this up a in april



    my friend who rides at tower city said he would go up sometime with his KTM 640 and ride for the day with me.

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    after blowing through spokes on the xr100, I decided to get a full sizer. Just picked her up, 03 yz250f. Xr will be kept and returned to backyard flattrack duty and trail riding

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

    Congrats on the new ride...sure is a good lookin' machine!!! Nice poster above it!!!
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    after a winter rebuild/before backrounds. I race moto.

    Here is the rear sprocket I made, can't see it in the picture, but there are little 174's (my number) engraved in it going around the outside of the sprocket.

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    That is a great looking RM! That rear sprocket is awesome, are you a machinist?
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    Thanks for the compliment..Made up some bash guards to for the mtb's too. I am in school for manufacturing engineering, so the first two years were mostly around the machines. I will be utilizing the cnc's on my spare time these next two years as well to make more parts.

    RM is on hold as I bruised my kidney, collapsed my lung, and messed my adrenal gland up at E-town a few weeks ago. Still need some parts for it now (front rotor, bar mounts, among some other things)...Maybe rode a little over my head, but the b class is moving this year.

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    Damn, sorry to hear about your injuries. I hope you heal up well and soon. It always sucks to get injured, but it is even worse when it is this early in the season!!!
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    Today was the first real trail/explore ride on the Sherco in over a year due to my knee reconstruction, even got the wife's blessing!
    Went out for around 40 minutes or so and had a blast!



    The seat was from Ebay, a universal trials seat.



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    Oh So Nice.....Creepy, Fugly Moto Pics....you know, it just doesn't get any better than that!!! Congrats, I am glad the ride went well for you. I still want to ride one of those things..they look like a blast!!!
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    Looks like a universal YZ trials seat, with the multi size retention system.

    This is a cool topic, and I don't even live near you guys.

    The person mentioning that moto folks are a cool group, especially when compared to MTB folks hits it on many accounts.

    As someone that rides both MTB and off-road (not much MX anymore), I will say that I know moto guys, while riding MTB's, can really rattle the cage when they get close to an MTB'r on the trail. Rubbing and bumping in moto happens, rubbing and bumping on the bicycles freaks out a lot of riders.

    My best riding friends, and ones I have complete faith in to do nothing stupid while MTBing are all ex moto guys. Most of the bicycle guys are to sketchy at speed in the woods. The constant get an elbow ahead in the turns messes with their roadie spin and they don't like it, sometimes even yelling to not ride so close to their rear tire, or pass them in a corner by crossing lines...sorry.

    The comment about the ground being harder at 30 years old, it feels rock solid as get close to 50. But just keep reminding yourself of John Dowd and his ride at Southwick last season.

    I had a photo to back this up, unfortunately it's not on this computer. At 17 blasting a sweeping sand berm dragging the bars in 3rd or 4th gear, now about the only time the bars drag the ground is as the bike slides when I drop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465
    Oh So Nice.....Creepy, Fugly Moto Pics....you know, it just doesn't get any better than that!!! Congrats, I am glad the ride went well for you. I still want to ride one of those things..they look like a blast!!!

    They are a absolute blast to ride, you can ride in a small section of woods all day, where as a moto you would get bored quickly in that space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PMK
    Looks like a universal YZ trials seat, with the multi size retention system.

    This is a cool topic, and I don't even live near you guys.

    The person mentioning that moto folks are a cool group, especially when compared to MTB folks hits it on many accounts.

    As someone that rides both MTB and off-road (not much MX anymore), I will say that I know moto guys, while riding MTB's, can really rattle the cage when they get close to an MTB'r on the trail. Rubbing and bumping in moto happens, rubbing and bumping on the bicycles freaks out a lot of riders.

    My best riding friends, and ones I have complete faith in to do nothing stupid while MTBing are all ex moto guys. Most of the bicycle guys are to sketchy at speed in the woods. The constant get an elbow ahead in the turns messes with their roadie spin and they don't like it, sometimes even yelling to not ride so close to their rear tire, or pass them in a corner by crossing lines...sorry.

    The comment about the ground being harder at 30 years old, it feels rock solid as get close to 50. But just keep reminding yourself of John Dowd and his ride at Southwick last season.

    I had a photo to back this up, unfortunately it's not on this computer. At 17 blasting a sweeping sand berm dragging the bars in 3rd or 4th gear, now about the only time the bars drag the ground is as the bike slides when I drop it.

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    WOW!!! That is a sweet pic...I love it!!! Keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down...LOL!!!
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    Hey guys I am new around here but I ride some of the PA state harescramble series and a few GNCC events I ride open A class. Started mountain biking for training but after a couple hard crashes this year I might ride the national harescramble at raush creek and then just ride for fun and start racing mountain bikes.

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

    Welcome aboard!!! Great to have you!!! Yeah, you can't beat having two wheels in the dirt...I guess some of us never really grow up and love to keep playing in the dirt...LOL!!! Check out the H2H mountain bike race series...some really great events!!! Ride On!!!
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    Trials bikes

    Here's how we spent our Sunday riding Trials bikes.
    Jerome Gregorowicz (Ranked # 12) is featured (Do a search), and Brian Carpenter (National Rider).

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    Looks like fun guys! Enjoy the motos, but don't ride up on Neversink mountain in Reading. I'm sure as mtn bikers you all know this, but I've encountered several illegal riders up there and almost got into an accident because of some.

    I'm not trying to rain on this thread, but be cool as far as trail rules go. Enjoy the ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider6
    Here's how we spent our Sunday riding Trials bikes.
    Jerome Gregorowicz (Ranked # 12) is featured (Do a search), and Brian Carpenter (National Rider).

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    Are you fellas riding around the Electric Heights above Wilkes Barre? Sure looks like that area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stiski
    Are you fellas riding around the Electric Heights above Wilkes Barre? Sure looks like that area.
    Electric Heights? Never heard it called that, were riding just before Devils Elbow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stiski
    My 950 V-twin Rally, two wheeled love.

    Those things look like fun...bet they are a blast!!!!
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    JJ also has mad skills on a trials bicycle. He is a former National Trials Champion!!!

    For some reason, I am having difficulty posting up a video of him on his trials bicycle. If you go to this link:

    http://s61.photobucket.com/albums/h4...addy6990/Misc/

    There is a video of him on his bike playing on a huge boulder...UNBELIEVABLE!!!
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