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Old 07-04-2018, 09:02 AM   #2791
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I might be on a bicycle mid October.
I'll be so much stronger when it's all healed up

I see a lot of 230 time in my future, maybe a little KDX? Megs braap is coming back down in October/November and I'm hoping to spend some time with her relearning how to ride.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:15 AM   #2792
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Right on. Sacrifice a little fun today for lots more tomorrow!

The crf230 and similar are too heavy and of course you can't go wrong with a kdx, but I'd probably think about something like a ttr125l, the big wheel version. Much lighter and super fun. Would be a great 'recovery' bike. I have the small wheel version and have taken in on ten mile rides. Even though I'm way too big for it, it's a hoot!
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:15 PM   #2793
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I just checked on a cylinder head we have out at Millennium Technologies for a simple valve job. They received it 3 weeks ago today. I was told they would turn it around in one week. They now say the KTM valves are on back order from their supplier and are due in "the middle of next week." After a little conversation, he said they would put it on the top of the list and should have it shipped by next Friday and that they would pay the return shipping, as they have had it so long.
I'm kind of surprised by this delay. First, I would think they would stock KTM valves. Secondly, they only have one supplier for such common parts and thirdly, when they knew it was going to take so long, they didn't call and give me options.
This just proves that if you care, just about everything you deal with can be managed by you better. You need to call and make them tell you everything. If you don't like what you are hearing ask questions and make suggestions. I could have purchased valve/seals elsewhere and had them shipped to Millennium. It would have added cost, complexity and the added possibility that something else could go wrong, but it could have sped up the process. Luckily there is not race and no rides were planned, but it is frustrating.
Hopefully it shows up as promised this time and the bike goes back together smoothly. I'm sure that after I see it in operation this frustration will pass. I do know that I will ask Millenium more questions before sending them another head.
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:41 PM   #2794
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Old 07-05-2018, 04:32 PM   #2795
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Anyone taken the western states trail from trail 6 at devil's thumb as far as you can go?
I haven't, mostly because (if I understand correctly) you won't find gas anywhere in that direction (apparently the trail goes all the way to squaw valley, but I don't know how much of it you can legally moto)
I have been the other way to Michigan Bluff, which is a nice trail. Probably no gas in MB, either.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:37 AM   #2796
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I just checked on a cylinder head we have out at Millennium Technologies for a simple valve job.
Folks' experiences with them have widely varied.. from completely fine, total hack job / delays / no returned calls etc etc. Seems QC and overall experience with them has headed downhill lately.
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:20 AM   #2797
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No dirt related. Got in new valve cover gaskets and Piper Cross air filter. Time to clean-up oil from front valve cover, do valve check and put my Mille back on the street.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:50 PM   #2798
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Finally ripped the wr450 apart and sent the suspension off to Smart Performance. While it was on the racks, tore it down and serviced bearings, gaskets, fluids, etc. Just bolted on the headlight and fired it up. Looking forward to testing out the new suspension. Will update later.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:36 AM   #2799
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I haven't, mostly because (if I understand correctly) you won't find gas anywhere in that direction (apparently the trail goes all the way to squaw valley, but I don't know how much of it you can legally moto)
I have been the other way to Michigan Bluff, which is a nice trail. Probably no gas in MB, either.
Ahhhh right. Not sure if anyone's interested, but I could stage some gas out there and we could do a little braf wst ride..?
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:01 AM   #2800
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Ahhhh right. Not sure if anyone's interested, but I could stage some gas out there and we could do a little braf wst ride..?
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:03 PM   #2801
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:20 PM   #2802
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Washed it, waxed it, Armorall-ed it, put the stock seat back on, put the Throttlemeister back in service, and tried out the cover for the first time. Fit is less than ideal. Maybe I have it on backwards.
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:33 PM   #2803
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:38 PM   #2804
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:30 PM   #2805
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Ahhhh right. Not sure if anyone's interested, but I could stage some gas out there and we could do a little braf wst ride..?
What kind of route?
I have already done the Colfax to iowa hill to forest hill to fire lookout obove french meadows. Back to soda springs to soda springs and back down 80..
It was dark when i got back...
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