Green Ridge ORV Lapfest 3/22

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Re: Green Ridge ORV Lapfest 3/22

Post by chriskoz » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:40 pm

Oh man, you have no idea.
My DR was sputtering and wouldn't hold an idle, kept stalling going down hills, I would jump it to go back up. Eventually it wouldn't start. Phil, my new best friend, was extremely helpful. We tried to jump it. Some quads came along and tried to help. We decided to swap batteries, Phil and I. It worked for a brief minute, then my bike died again. We were about 2 miles from Mertens on the ORV loop, and another 7 miles to the ranger station. Phil offered to ride me back, 2 up. It was either that or push it. So off we went, me on the back. What a picture that must have been. Phil is a very skilled rider and got us out of there without issue. I was impressed, and scared out of my mind. If you don't know what I'm talking about, try riding on the back through the loop!!! Now that is an adventure.
So anyway, we got back to the station, and got my 2WD '84 F150, that I restored. It's no showpiece but the 300 I6 is a DAMN fine engine. I followed Phil back to the trail and in I went with the truck. Thank goodness we only had to go two miles. The truck handled like a champ. We went to the bike, it of course started right up, loaded it and back we went. There was one close call through a mud puddle, but it made it fine. It was one heck of a day. I appreciate Phil and his help, this is what this sport is about. Always an adventure.
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Re: Green Ridge ORV Lapfest 3/22

Post by RRob » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:33 pm

:harhar: Oh man, that's a good one. Wish I could see a photo of that ride of shame.

:cheers: Here's wishing you an easy fix for the DR.
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Re: Green Ridge ORV Lapfest 3/22

Post by Bucho » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:26 am

The old F150 handled the orv surprisingly well, I think Chris rebuilt it w/ a few special mods or something.
Though Chris forgot to mention my awesome sidesaddle bumpstart and then continuing ride up an impossibly steep rocky hillclimb. I think I was doing a wheelie most of the way too. Maybe...
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Re: Green Ridge ORV Lapfest 3/22

Post by Rut Row » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:58 am

Bucho wrote:The old F150 handled the orv surprisingly well, I think Chris rebuilt it w/ a few special mods or something.
Though Chris forgot to mention my awesome sidesaddle bumpstart and then continuing ride up an impossibly steep rocky hillclimb. I think I was doing a wheelie most of the way too. Maybe...
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Re: Green Ridge ORV Lapfest 3/22

Post by Roadracer_Al » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:20 am

Hey there -- sorry I just dropped out, my brother went into the hospital, and that took priority.

I put a 13 tooth front sprocket on, just to see how that would play. Stock is 15. I discovered that it hits the 10k rpm rev limiter at 81 mph --- up hill, down hill, tucked, sitting up --- not a good road choice. Plus, it sucks down the gas! Went onto reserve at 100 miles, down from about 140! Yikes. That's what I'll run for the dual sport ride, tho.

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Re: Green Ridge ORV Lapfest 3/22

Post by Bucho » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:44 pm

No problem Al. Stuff happens.

I'm trying to do another Monday ride if you are available. I'm trying to talk a guy from work into going w/ me, (he has some giant quad), but he is giving me the maybe thing. So I think that means he is gonna call me Sunday night saying he is out.
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Re: Green Ridge ORV Lapfest 3/22

Post by Roadracer_Al » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:07 pm

Work's slow lately, ring me about this Monday. I only check this board once a day, if that.

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