High Desert Plated Dirt Bike Rides

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Jeff aka BOLT, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    Might tag along with you boys on one of your adventures, maybe even turn you in to the law.. :D

    Ol' Bessie's ready

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  2. Mojave Mutt

    Mojave Mutt Been here awhile

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    I can see these hills on my way home from work!
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  3. socaltrailrider

    socaltrailrider Adventurer

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    I figured you'd know where these trails were. It's one of my favorite little secret spots when I ride that area.
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  4. HAPPYTRAILSINC

    HAPPYTRAILSINC single track rider

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    XR600-man, thats a flash from the past :eek1


    "maybe even turn you in to the law"...... :huh haha, we are the law:rofl

    they call that PURGATORY!!!!!
    that is Kap's backyard, just wish there was more:eek1
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  5. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Subscribed....
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  6. Kali Trailrider

    Kali Trailrider PLATED X2

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    I don't care how good of a rider you are. You will never keep up with us on that. :lol3

    But you could try. We don't exclude anyone.
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  7. Mojave Mutt

    Mojave Mutt Been here awhile

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    "We are the Law" Now that gave me a good laugh Scott, but oh so true!
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  8. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

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    I thought everyone had an old XR in the garage. :D

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    Mine always got around pretty good... but you felt every mile at the end of the ride.
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  9. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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    Anyone care to share where abouts this is located????:evil
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  10. HAPPYTRAILSINC

    HAPPYTRAILSINC single track rider

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    From the slash-x cafe- go southwest about 2-4??? miles!
    you will see it on top of a small hill!!!
    seems he was a highly respected desert racer!
    http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php/43648-R-I-P-Frank-Orozco

    i got rid of my XR's after i rode a real dirt bike :D!!!!!!
    but yea, has lottsa fun adventures on them!
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  11. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    Bessie's the fastest we had here at the stable, except for my li'l mule, Pepe :D

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    Pepe's gone tho. New Pepe is slower.
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  12. Kali Trailrider

    Kali Trailrider PLATED X2

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    Ride what you like.

    I'm sure there will be many different rides and many different skill levels.

    Some of the faster groups keep a fast pace and look for the hardest trails they can find.

    When is the first October ride. :freaky

    How about October Sunday the 7th.

    :ear
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  13. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    Kind of riding was out there.

    New Lil'l Mule Pepe:
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    Set up for rocks, trials type bs. We do a lot of Moab, Arrowhead DV and Kennedy stuff.

    I'm doing dirt biking backwards :D ( like many things in life )had "real" dirt bikes. Like many in my crew, had occasional overheat issues, water pump issues (granted, on a ktm 950) other issues. I remember headed back to camp from the pictographs area @ j valley, about to drink my last water and wondering if I should save it for the Husky. .. For me wrong thinking. Went xr's with most of my crew. Some still ride blue, yellow, orange or new red. Less probs with xrs. ,Back to the future. Sometimes we're really remote. Speed no longer the issue, getting back is, and these days as cheaply as possible.

    Besides, who doesn't choke back a tear, remembering that old xr they had, all the adventures, and remorsefully admit its the one bike they shouldn't of sold :D

    See you out there..
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  14. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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  15. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

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    Thats the only weekend I have left open in October. :thumb
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  16. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    I grow up on xr's... but now i'm all orange...

    hope to meet you at some point

    and we all know it's the nut at the handle bars
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  17. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    We've camped and ridden out of Jawbone/Piutes, Randsburg area (one of my favorites) J Valley, Stoddard, and recently Barstow's Mudd Hills area. I haven't seen much single track but have taken some interesting rock paths. Looking forward to either riding new areas or living vicariously thru photos!

    Not opposed to orange, but would have to be one hell of a deal. I bought new Pepe (xr250r) for $1500 street legal and looking like it came out of a crate. Literally. The bike had those square indents on the knobbies with the year 2002. Hadn't been out more than a couple hundred miles. My xr's are such deals and I am in them less than the husky I sold. . If I later come across say a 450exc plated, RFS 2007 with low miles dirt cheap, looking like it was uncrated, I might pick one up for local hi speed stuff.
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  18. slidewayes

    slidewayes slidewayes

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    Riding from south/east Hesperia. sounds like a thread to follow Fri. morning loop A defiant maybe stop at J0SHUA INN for lunch:freaky I well check in Thr. night and see. For sure ride from home and watch the next 2 H/H NATIONALS then to Slash X :1drinkfor lunch (150 to 200mi) needed unless you know some one in the pits.
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  19. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    if you find a good 07 450 take cash...i got mind after looking for 2 years... it's not as fast as you might think
    but a great trail bike
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  20. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

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    I got my first pumpkin cheap from an ambulamce driver that wanted to go back to school to become a paramedic. Just wanted to pay off his loan. Original front tire with nipples still.

    Got the second one from a fireman that needed hernia surgery... lost his over time... and wanted to pay off the loan. All upgrades I would have done included. And all three gas tank sizes to boot.

    Paid less for both of those bikes than what most guys pay for one.

    Moral of the story... PAY CASH TO PEOPLE IN DEBT and the price will be right. :deal
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