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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-15-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,196
Posted By DirtDad
IMS, makes a 2.9 gallon tank for the 2012 YZ250F....

IMS, makes a 2.9 gallon tank for the 2012 YZ250F. It should work for the
FX and WR. Stock tank is 2 gallons.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,661
Posted By DirtDad
I was leaning towards the FX. Thanks for the...

I was leaning towards the FX. Thanks for the info, I will look it up.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-13-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,196
Posted By DirtDad
Yea, I was told there is one waiting for me at...

Yea, I was told there is one waiting for me at Bobby J's. :D
I guess I could just keep the 300, and replace the YZ with the FX.
It looks like a great bike for the west side. The sand, and hills,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,661
Posted By DirtDad
Yup. But i am thinking about getting a new one. ...

Yup. But i am thinking about getting a new one. Liking the electric
srart. I am also considering the Beta 300. Lots of good reports
on the beta.
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,661
Posted By DirtDad
Anyone ride one of these 2015 bikes yet? I know...

Anyone ride one of these 2015 bikes yet? I know they are on the dealer floors
now. I am still undecided on getting one of these bikes or a good old 300
two stroke. I will see if I can arrange a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By DirtDad
Congrads on getting it plated. Now check your...

Congrads on getting it plated. Now check your NADA sticker on the head tube.
If is says for competition use only, then you truly dodged a bullet. So when it is time to renew your registration "Do...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,375
Posted By DirtDad
Having had experience with my YZ250F. Keep in...

Having had experience with my YZ250F. Keep in mind that it is a 2014.
Which means it is fuel injected, and has the slanted back cylinder head.
This bike is not lacking anywhere in power. It has...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,375
Posted By DirtDad
That is funny I am doing the same thing. Can't...

That is funny I am doing the same thing. Can't decide either. But right now I am really leaning hard on the 2015 KTM300XC for my next bike. I really like
the new Yamaha's though. Lots of good...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,462
Posted By DirtDad
Awesome!! It is plated of course? I have had...

Awesome!! It is plated of course?
I have had zero issues with my 05 KTM300EXC. It used to be street plated but
the great state on NM, managed to take that away.

Maybe I should go to AZ for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,390
Posted By DirtDad
+ 1, got my ticket, see you all at the CRBC.

+ 1, got my ticket, see you all at the CRBC.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-06-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,881
Posted By DirtDad
Damm, I think I need to start wondering around...

Damm, I think I need to start wondering around the desert to get me some
orange swagg. :lol3

Nice vids, as always.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,196
Posted By DirtDad
Selling my 300 scares me. :eek1 Beta has a...

Selling my 300 scares me. :eek1

Beta has a pretty interesting bike. A new 300 2 stroke, electric start, with a
35" seat height. Supposed to have a 10% smaller frame. They call it an entry...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,196
Posted By DirtDad
There seems to be a great selection of bikes...

There seems to be a great selection of bikes being offered for 2015.
As far as an all rounder dirt bike KTM, Husqvarna will be hard to beat.
My YZ suspension was pretty good considering it was an...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,196
Posted By DirtDad
Gordy: Everything that I have read about the...

Gordy:

Everything that I have read about the reverse engine seems to be related to better fuel delivery from the throttle body. Of course they want to keep the weight centralized, which on the 450...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-30-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,196
Posted By DirtDad
:wave I test rode a FZ 09 this summer. Wow!...

:wave

I test rode a FZ 09 this summer. Wow! What a sweet motor. That bike was
really fun. Sounds like you might need to take a trip to Albuquerque this winter for some desert single...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,596
Posted By DirtDad
Good points. The 690 would be a good fit for...

Good points. The 690 would be a good fit for your one bike solution.
I say go get yourself a 690 and ride the wheels of it! :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,661
Posted By DirtDad
I gotta say that this new 250f motor is really...

I gotta say that this new 250f motor is really good. I have not experienced
any flame outs, and it has plenty of torque. I am a two stroke fan. But this
motor is a lot of fun. Some are...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-29-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 65,011
Posted By DirtDad
Yup, that is a game changer! Guess I will start...

Yup, that is a game changer! Guess I will start making some phone calls. :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-29-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 65,011
Posted By DirtDad
Oh crap! :eek1

Oh crap! :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 265,973
Posted By DirtDad
You sir may be correct. :D

You sir may be correct. :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,596
Posted By DirtDad
I owned an 06 KLX250. At the time I just had my...

I owned an 06 KLX250. At the time I just had my 05 KTM300 EXC. Thought the
KLX250 would be a good bike for a dual sport. It was a nice bike and handled pretty well, but it was very boring. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 265,973
Posted By DirtDad
I have had my 05 300EXC since brand new. It has...

I have had my 05 300EXC since brand new. It has seen a lot of bikes come and go in the garage! I am actually thinking about selling it in order to get
a 2015 XC, or TE300. Kinda scary being that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By DirtDad
Keep the KLR if you can. Every time I have sold...

Keep the KLR if you can. Every time I have sold one of my KLR's I end up
regretting it. I miss going on a long hwy ride with some dirt mixed in every
now and then. The KLR is just a comfortable...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,385
Posted By DirtDad
No I have not. The bike starts on 1st or 2nd...

No I have not. The bike starts on 1st or 2nd kick everytime, so I am not worried yet. It actually has less than 5 hrs. Checked it on the GYTR Tuner.
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,385
Posted By DirtDad
I happen to own a 2014 YZ250F. Power on this...

I happen to own a 2014 YZ250F. Power on this bike is incredible for a 250F.
Also having the power tuner is awesome. I know that the Yamaha has plenty more power than the KTM XCW 250F. So if the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-22-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,196
Posted By DirtDad
Yea, and it might get more funny if I end buying...

Yea, and it might get more funny if I end buying a 15 Husky TE300. :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-22-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,196
Posted By DirtDad
I think it will be pretty interesting to see how...

I think it will be pretty interesting to see how they fare against KTM.
The WR will go up against the XCF-W. I did notice it had a skid plate included, which would add a little weight. I think the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-21-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,196
Posted By DirtDad
Hmm interesting. My YZ250f is 233 lbs ready to...

Hmm interesting. My YZ250f is 233 lbs ready to ride with a full tank of gas.
According to KTM's website the 2015 XCF-W 250F is 232.6, w/o fuel. With a full tank of gas it should be close to 246...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-19-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,196
Posted By DirtDad
Yup. I will most likely have to trade it in. I...

Yup. I will most likely have to trade it in. I still cannot decide. If I could
get a plate for the WR who knows.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-18-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,196
Posted By DirtDad
http://dirtdad.smugmug.com/Other/2014-YZ250F/i-QcP...

http://dirtdad.smugmug.com/Other/2014-YZ250F/i-QcPN9Mq/0/L/IMG_1864-L.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,196
Posted By DirtDad
After all the money I have spent on motorcycles...

After all the money I have spent on motorcycles over the years. If I could only
have one dirt bike it would have to be a KTM300. It has been the best all round
dirt bike I have ever owned. And...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-16-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,196
Posted By DirtDad
I can tell you one thing. My 2014 YZ 250F is not...

I can tell you one thing. My 2014 YZ 250F is not slow! In fact it is pretty powerful. More powerful than what I was hoping for. It was my intention
to convert my YZ to on off road weapon. It...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-30-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,811
Posted By DirtDad
Check the Sticker on the head tube of the 500...

Check the Sticker on the head tube of the 500 XCW. It should say:

This motorcycle is designed for closed course competition use only.

That is the culprit. I was a victim. My 05 300EXC was...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-28-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,909
Posted By DirtDad
Got my suspension back for the YZ from Kreft. ...

Got my suspension back for the YZ from Kreft. The original springs were a little too stiff both front and rear. I talked with Adam. Informed him that this bike would be mostly desert off road, not...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-08-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,266
Posted By DirtDad
Nice bike George. :thumb I have grown a...

Nice bike George. :thumb

I have grown a little fond of those Yamahoppers. :deal
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,909
Posted By DirtDad
Would like to hear what you think about the...

Would like to hear what you think about the suspension.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-31-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,909
Posted By DirtDad
Talked to Adam from Kreft Moto. He does work on...

Talked to Adam from Kreft Moto. He does work on Kayaba Suspension as well. I will be sending off my 2014 YZ250 suspension off to him. Can't wait to see how they turn out. If they turn out as good...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By DirtDad
Thanks Magoo for the update. We were driving up...

Thanks Magoo for the update. We were driving up the Canyon to Taos last Friday and found ourselves in an incredible rain storm. Saw a small bridge get washed away in an arroyo east of the Rio...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By DirtDad
Was up in Taos area over the weekend. Most rain...

Was up in Taos area over the weekend. Most rain I have ever seen.
Washed out bridges, rolling rocks, washed out roads, etc....
I would imagine there will be a lot of mud.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,909
Posted By DirtDad
I was happy with Stillwell, transformed the...

I was happy with Stillwell, transformed the handling of the bike, for the desert. For rocky technical stuff not the case. Hard to have the best of both worlds. I rode mtech1950's bike with Dick's...
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