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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by bitFUUL, Jul 7, 2012.
That's gnarly! Great vid!
You should try to meet up with these guys....they aren't so bad...more local guys to ride with....
I'm kinda shit outta luck for any riding for a while now. 650 wont start and is on the fritz. after lots of trouble shooting I narrowed the problem down to either a bent valve or cracked cylinder head. with no source of income right now its going to be a bitch to fix it. (since money solves everybodys problems.) Hopefully ill be back in action in no more then a week and half.
Valves might just be in need of adjustment.........
They don't like to start when they get even a little bit tight.
That was one of my first thought. but when i take the valve caps off and the clearances are perfect and within spec that raises more questions of what could be wrong. then when i try to start it by spraying spray start into the intake (carb is off at this point) and exhaust gases come out one of the open valve caps, those questions start turning into answers.
Someone pointed me to this thread and i hope i can find some action going on here.
I recently bought my first bike, XR650L and cant wait to take it out on the dirt.
Have never ridden dirt before so would like to go out with a couple ppl who can teach me a thing or two. I live on Orlando. Hunters Creek Area.
Would appreciate any help from you guys...
I'm waiting on a top end gasket kit for my own XR650L to show up in the post. soon as it arrives and i get back back together I can show you every one of the local trails i know of! mostly on the east side of orlando but i know of some good areas slightly east of st cloud. IF your interested!
got my sic fiddy back together yesterday. Ready for action again!
Got an excellent condition FZ6 up for trade for a dual sport, KLR or DR or etc... if anyone is interested
Start emailing Craigslist ads with your trade offer! you might get lucky
hope I can work something out with an inmate first, you know how craigslist is....
I think we alllllllllllll know how craigslist is by now
Another new member from Central FL checking in. East Orlando to be exact. I currently don't have a DS, just my sportbike, but I'm currently saving up for a WR250R. Hopefully by Jan I'll be able to explore what Orlando has to offer besides traffic congested streets.
soon as you get that WR250R, id be happy to show you all the "questionable" areas to ride around here! im also on the east side.
Sounds good. I saw some of your pics in the other threads on here and that pretty much settled my decision on what I want for my second bike. It was between a DS or a cruiser, but now that I know Orlando actually has some places to enjoy a DS, I'm going that route.
well hey awesome! glad i could help!
There's also Croom, the Spacecoast, Ocala NF, Eglin AFB, and Blackwater. The US, State, and County Hwys can get you around to these places just fine if you want to stay off the tollroads and interstates. I use Hwy44 or Hwy40 (New Smyrna or Daytona) over from US1 or I-95 most times I ride to Ocala NF from Melbourne. The smaller roads are much nicer, as long as they aren't choked with traffic lights and 25MPH-zones. Chuluota and Snow Hill can take you north from E Orlando pretty nicely. Dean Rd up to Aloma, over to Tuskawilla can get you closer to Ocala NF decently as well. Once you get up to Deland or Altoona, you're pretty much at the NF.
I ride a DR650, but a lighter bike with knobby tires (especially the front) is much easier to handle/lift in the sand around here. Offroad boots and a decent chest protector can help keep you from having a bad day on the trails too. Hook up with a group and a bunch of people can show you the ropes...and trails.
Are the majority of the trails our here set up for a smaller bike like a 250, or would a 650 do alright? I'm still shooting for a wr250r, but used ones are pretty rare and I am not paying over 6k for a bike I know I'll be dropping since I'll be new to dirt. I see a lot of KLRs and DR650s for sale for dirt cheap. So I'm considering those.
You can do it on a 650 but the learning curve will be much steeper DAHIK