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  1. sigar

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    Any of you guys into offroad motorcycling? I used to be into motocross pretty big (for me anyway), but hung it up when we started having kids. I got the bug again and have been doing some enduro and dual sport riding in the Tahoe area on a 2017 KTM 500 EXC-F.
     
  2. Texas Forever

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    Is this street legal? I'm going to be moving near a national forest, but I'm not interested in hauling a bike.

    BTW, remember a DT-1? Damn that was almost more fun than the law allows.


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  3. JV's89

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    I raced hare scrambles and the occasional enduro in the nineties. All district 5 stuff.

    I think once you're bitten by that bug, it never really leaves your system. About six or eight years ago I bought the best KDX 200 I could find and set it up exactly like the one I raced. Suspension by Fredette, combined with pipe & silencer really made that bike competitive in the day. Didn't take long for me to realize that I'm not rider I once was and that pain sucks more now than it did when I was in my thirties. :)

    One ride on my sons Beta 300 RR and I realized how antiquated my bike is.
     
  4. Nader

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    I started riding motard a couple years ago. Got me interested in offroad. Last year I bought Maria Forsberg's old bike ('12/'13 KTM XCF-W 250), and got started with some forested singletrack riding in some of our mountain foothills. Definitely looking forward to more, and possibly trying some motocross.
     
  5. NORTY

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    Yup motocross will make an old man out of....old men!
     
  6. sigar

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    Yes, street legal. I'm about a mile from a national forest. It's great gearing up in the garage and riding straight out from there. Ride back to the house, undress in the garage and hit the shower. Sooo, much better than hauling.
     
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  8. maxvonauto

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    #7 maxvonauto, Jul 19, 2017
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    I raced motocross district 36 from 1970 to 78 before leaving for college. Maybe we crossed paths? I still race (60 plus vet class) and try to practice once a week. I recently sold all my gas bikes to buy an electric Alta Redshift MX. Any body down here in SoCal that wants to go to the track and practice let me know.
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  9. beast

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    Still ride my 1994 KX-250 whenever I get the chance. This winter I plan on taking it down to the frame and giving it a full on restoration.

    The nice thing about the 4 stroke revolution in offroad bikes is the fact that older 2 strokes are selling at high prices and currently are increasing in value. I have had 1 person offer me $4k for my KX. I turned him down. Another friend of mine has 2 2007 CR125 and 2 2007 CR250 1 each for riding and the others still in the crate.
     
  10. JV's89

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    That looks intense! I didn't realize e-bikes were on the market.

    Do you race it, and if so, against gas bikes?

    What kind of range/hrs. do you get?

    I can't imagine riding without engine sounds, must take some getting use to.
     
  11. Texas Forever

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    Damn, what did you do? Have steel rods placed in your back? Congrats on racing in your '60s.


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  12. sigar

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    I didn't know the e-bikes had developed so far. That thing looks pretty legit.
     
  13. maxvonauto

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    Very legit. Still about 30lbs heavier than the competition but that'll go away as battery cell tech improves. See their website, Altamotors.com.
     
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  15. NORTY

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    Dist. 38 here. Carlsbad mostly. Some dez with Fudpucker Racing Team. Good times with 2 YZ 465H's!
     
  16. JV's89

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    I hope not too far off topic, but this is really neat.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkjgSRvpB-E[/ame]
     
  17. sigar

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    Not off topic at all. Those are pretty intriguing.
     
  18. High Sierra

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    #16 High Sierra, Aug 9, 2017
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    I race with the Oldtimer Motocross Association. I ride a 250cc two stroke and a CRF450 four stroke.
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  19. msdesignltd

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    #17 msdesignltd, Sep 1, 2017
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    I am an old schooler
    Me at 17 years old
    Farmingdale NY

    250 CZ mx
    Nothing like getting big air!
    Notice drum brakes
    Ahh , i can smell the blendzall now!
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  20. sigar

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    I don't want a pickle, I just wanna ride my motorcicle.
     
  21. mcimino

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    Is that the old 110 pits off Spagnoli Road?
     
  22. msdesignltd

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    You got it,
    Exit 48 lie
    Canon headquarters now.

    In the late 60’s hundreds of off roaders would converge “ On Any Sunday”
     
  23. Todd308TR

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    IMG_2478.JPG IMG_3474.JPG This is my XR650L in Costa Rica, and my new to me 600 mile 2009 WR250R for my USA dual sport.
     
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    No, both coast have beaches.
     
  28. Texas Forever

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    Many, many, many years ago, I had a client in Sacramento who had a restaurant called the Virgin Sturgeon. (I think it is still there.) She sold and moved to the west coast and brought an old hotel. Back then all you had to do was show $600 a month coming from the states. I've never been, but I sometimes think about it. :)
     
  29. Edgar Diaz

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    IMG_7402.PNG IMG_7401.PNG Here is my 2 stroke KTM 150SX. Amazing bike!! As close as I can get to my old 1979 YZ 125. Love the smell of Castrol R30
     

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