N.W. of Phoenix ADV Riders

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by AZ Mark, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. bajasam

    bajasam Been here awhile

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    I would'nt worry about it N, when in a dirt bike riding forum and one adds huge pictures of politicians and suggestive statements about same it's safe to assume that that person is seeking confrontation and partisan commentary and stirring the pot. In actuality all most of us want is to talk about bikes and avoid all the crap on the news stations.
  2. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover Supporter

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    Hey homie. Welcome to AZ whenever u get here.
  3. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    i think it would be great if the news stations started educating people on current topics that more readily reflect everyday life,,,

    sure, politics are important for folks to make educated voting decisions, but since so many people have been using public lands lately how about some stuff covering the condition of our lands, what fire stages mean, where you can and cant camp or have camp fires ect.

    theres so much more the news people could be doing than covering who called who a ninny today

    back to dirtbikes
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  4. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover Supporter

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    The news and other MSM outlets follows whatever highest rating it'll bring to that station regardless the importance of the subject sadly.
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  5. Salsa

    Salsa Long timer

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    They are probably wrong on that too !!

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  7. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Long timer Supporter

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    Not much happening with this thread... I'll step up again with a posting.

    I mentioned before about taking it easy with the new pacemaker. Hit the trails some at the 7th & 8th month after the implant. I found my self still going places with the XR400 that I likely should not go as a "Old Guy" with a chunk of iron barely under the skin. So I jumped out and purchased a new ride... or new to me anyway! I'm kinda stuck on Honda's so I'm still riding Red! However, this ride is now a much more limited and /or restrained mount, or that was my intention at this point.
    I was looking for a ride that had lot's of Worthy Farkles already in place by the original owner. Soooo, This little 2017 CRF250l Rally followed me home one day. It already had some of the known suspension weaknesses addressed with RaceTech & Ohlin and a few performance adjustments with FMF, K&N and EJK, etc... So I'm now riding a true Dual Sport or as us old-timers called them an Enduro Model. Not a modified dirtbike made street legal.

    Still working on making it "Mine" with all the cargo I like to carry! But it's coming along. Have taken a few rides and two excursions over 150 miles in length. With the weather cooling now I hope to be trekking more soon.

    In her virginal form and getting dirty... she will likely become a very dirty-girl.
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  8. terb

    terb Been here awhile

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    Good for you.....It looks great!! And how fast will it cruz down the highway?
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    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    wow lookit you mark,,, getting a shiney late model bike with bling,,, its like your 70 again!!
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  10. Salsa

    Salsa Long timer

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    I am sure you like the magic button.

    I have a jump start in my pack in case of battery failure.

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  11. Psycho18th

    Psycho18th Been here awhile

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    I went out for a very short single track ride out of mm4 yesterday. My last ride was 1 May. Had shoulder surgery, 5 months of physical therapy, and three post surgery injections since then. The bike ‘14 KTM 250 XCW, ran great. The shoulder not so much. I did see a big buck and 5 doe wandering the brush. So neat to see those big deer in the desert.
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    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    Good to see you out riding, bummer about the shoulder.

    Is it a problem that needs to be looked at? Or just need to get it back in shape?
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    CNRED It'll be OK Supporter

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    Psycho18th - I feel your pain.
    Had my shoulder done in August 2019, therapy until January 2020.
    Now, almost 16 months later, it's almost a strong as before. I'd been off my bikes for a long time, sold most of them.
    I'm building an R80st in the garage right now and looking for a smaller duel sport for limited use.
    I'm 73 years old, not quite ready to give up the sport/hobby, but I have taken a look at how I participated before and how I will participate going forward.
    Shoulder surgery is not for sissies, hang in there, continue the therapy, or do the exercises they taught you, things will get better.
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  14. AZ TOM

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    Mark, difference in weight between the 250 & your 400?
  15. Kyron

    Kyron Oncler Inds

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    Nice bike!!
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  16. DR650SEDDY

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    I hope u feel better. I'd use calisthenics exercises no weights needed.

    Cyrill Despres uses some of these training before Dakar Rally.
  17. AZ Mark

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    It gets along plenty fast for me... that 6th gear really makes a difference. I made a 30+ mile pavement run at 60mph seemed to be cruzing nicely with dirt gearing. I'm more concerned about having great fuel range. with the 2.7 gal tank it seems to easily get me 100 miles out and back. and... I can pick it up when need be. Just remember its a 250 hauling just shy of 600 lbs with me and all my possibles. In a few months I'm sure there will be more to talk about.
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    AZ Mark Long timer Supporter

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    Yikes... have been down the shoulder-trail before. No amount of PT will get you back in shape! you have to get back to your normal routine and you will eventually be amazed at the changes. Best of luck!
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    AZ Mark Long timer Supporter

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    Right at 100 lbs, Tom. However it does not feel overly heavy as I thought it might.
  20. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Long timer Supporter

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    You'r right Mr Spot. lots of first for me. First bike with watercooling, 6th gear, modern headlight and instruments, a decent seat. Hell it even has a fuel gauge, with ample tank size! But... something really surprising is that this is the first bike for me without rimlocks. Yep never had a bike without rimlocks... there are holes in the rims but no locks installed yet... Soon there will be!
    The XR400 you could just put it in third gear and roam the desert all day, hardly ever shifting. However you really have to ride this one... there are 6 gears for a reason! :lol3
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