1982 YZ490 trail machine

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by mudmantra, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    Those who talk the talk in a loud and aggressive manner, are very rarely ever able to back up the various claims made, in the real world.
  2. joexr

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    Come on over any time. I'll be here. I reserve the right to video.:deal
  3. miguelitro

    miguelitro I like the ads, in fact, give me more ads.

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    I grew up walking the pits and watching my dad race there and was lucky to take him back to watch me race years later!

    http://www.carlsbadraceway.org

    Ocotillo wells @ year 2000 on my '82 yz 490
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  4. dynodave

    dynodave Been here awhile

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    Twin-shocker, have you any ideas that the OP can use to make his 490 better off road?

    Or are you really a troll, bent on trashing all threads that you post in?

    Which is it?
  5. dynodave

    dynodave Been here awhile

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    Great classic pic Mike!!!
  6. Mr. Carts

    Mr. Carts Been here awhile

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    So we are at the bottom Coyote Canyon at 2600 ft and the top is 3400ft and it is about 3/4 of a mile up the trail.

    Which bike do I choose a KDX 200 or a IT465?
  7. Twin-shocker

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    Its quite possible to make it a little more user friendly, but its very very difficult to convert an out and out race bike into anything other than a compromise machine.

    The point I am trying to make is that the OP would most probably enjoy riding a smaller more user friendly bike much more than a converted open classer, no matter what alterations are done on the MX bike.

    A couple of years ago I was told about a rider in the US who had a brand new 290 Sherco trials bike, with every aftermarket special part bolted onto it. He was obviously struggling with the 290, and after some persuasion by a very well known US dealer, tried a 200 Gas Gas.

    He was able to cope with the 200 far easier than the bigger bike, and was able to clear sections he had been failing every time on the 290. Ended up trading the 290, and buying a 200.

    If the dealer hadnt spent the time needed to get him to give the smaller bike a try, he may well still be overbiked today, and not getting the results that are much more easily obtained on more user friendly bikes.

    Problem here is that most people seem to think bigger is better, and wont even try a smaller more manageable machine. Sorry if I have not put that across very well, but being overbiked is very very common, and in many cases detracts from enjoying riding as much as on a smaller bike.
  8. Mr. Carts

    Mr. Carts Been here awhile

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    Carlsbad is exists is just moved to the IE.

    http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/tracktime/122_1204_carlsbad_at_the_ranch/

    Though they may have trouble finding The Ranch (it’s about 10 miles north of Cahuilla Creek, down a dirt road), veterans who raced at the original Carlsbad track give the new one two thumbs up, claiming they barely needed to re-learn the layout. If that’s not enough, a replica of the old Saddleback Park track is in the works.

    Read more: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/tracktime/122_1204_carlsbad_at_the_ranch/#ixzz2hXIdVHX4
  9. Mr. Carts

    Mr. Carts Been here awhile

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  10. regomodo

    regomodo Been here awhile

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    You've been banging on about the same damn thing for pages. We heard you the 1st time.

    La, la, la! Listen to me! La, la,la!
  11. anotherguy

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    Nope. :D
  12. Rot Box

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    You've got to be yankin' me :rolleyes

    Thanks for once again sabotaging a perfectly good/informative thread with your ignorance.
  13. dynodave

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    Nevermind. Sorry I asked.

    I sold a brand new GAS GAS 300 EC for a plated CR500...cause bigger is better.
  14. miguelitro

    miguelitro I like the ads, in fact, give me more ads.

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    very cool Señor Carts! Its a bit far from San Diego when Baja is just down the road to the south, though now baja is a few weeks ride north of me!
    Mike
  15. miguelitro

    miguelitro I like the ads, in fact, give me more ads.

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    Yes and no. In reality its best to have one or more of each!
    Mike
  16. dynodave

    dynodave Been here awhile

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    YES!

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  17. miguelitro

    miguelitro I like the ads, in fact, give me more ads.

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    Nice stable (in reality i am cursing at you in spanish)
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  18. anotherguy

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    How dare you inject reality into TwinSucker's internet world!

    BTW sweet............don't they shake a bit too much for street use?
  19. dynodave

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    Reality is a bitch! Yes they shake too much for the street...but I am a big bore rider and a little vibration is worth it. The street tires are gone now.

    The only street that they get is between trails and in town afternoon rides...to piss of the libs and their hybrids. Actually, in town at slow speed is LOTS of fun.

    Thanks Miguelitro.
  20. dynodave

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    I'd try one of these mudmantra. It's a 6.25 inch wide Terraflex...next to a 5.10 Michellin. It's going on my second CR next spring.

    Twin-scooper might change his tune after a healthy sampling of roost from that on your 490.


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