Greenbrier Enduro - Sunday March 17th

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Re: Greenbrier Enduro - Sunday March 17th

Post by Boom Boom » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:17 am

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Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:09 am
I just saw the note above about limited space, log in this morning to sign up right away.... and the god DAMNed on-line entry is disabled again. I mean for f$%ks sake, I just can't catch a break. Didn't someone say pre-entry was going to be open till Thursday?

What does that leave me? Driving Saturday to enter and having to stay in a hotel (with bike in the back of my pickup)? Can't see driving out zero-dark early Sunday morning not even knowing if there are any slots left. Not going at all and just giving up?

I'm kind of new to this and really swimming against the current. As if the near-impossible 6 hour ride wasn't daunting enough. Ooooofa
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Re: Greenbrier Enduro - Sunday March 17th

Post by BamBam » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:15 am

Greenbrier is full up. DAMN (no pun intended!)

Anyone planning for the next one, Curly Fern??

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Re: Greenbrier Enduro - Sunday March 17th

Post by gots_a_sol » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:30 pm

Had a rough/annoying day.

I got gas this morning and apparently it had a fair bit of water in it. So the bike would randomly go crazy wide open when it sucked in some water instead of gas. Yea. Fun. Oh let me chop the throttle to make this turn annnddd I'm still wfo.

At the gas stop I dumped all the gas out and tried to refill without getting any water back in. Not 100% successful with that but it was much better.

In the last test before the gas stop I dumped it hard and bent my hand guard up and bent the lower bar mount also. I straightened out the hand guard and retightened all the bolts. The bar clamp eventually loosened up though so I had to deal with loose bars the last 3 tests.

Crappy pic. It was bent a lot more than this but a couple kicks out in the woods got it out of my way haha.


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Re: Greenbrier Enduro - Sunday March 17th

Post by smdub » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:51 pm

Sorry to hear. I don't think water made you go wfo (it's nigh impossible.) Something else is going on like a cable hanging the throttle open.
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Re: Greenbrier Enduro - Sunday March 17th

Post by gots_a_sol » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:42 am

Water displaces fuel = bike goes lean = revs like crazy until it dies or I get it shut down


Brand new throttle cable to start the year. Throttle is smooth to turn and snaps closed even when it is going crazy.
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Re: Greenbrier Enduro - Sunday March 17th

Post by phoo » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:21 am

I don't see how burning water makes the bike go wfo, and even if it made it go lean, I would think it wouldn't have the necessary oxygen to stimulate wfo. But I'm no expert.

When I had my own random wfo-bike-trying-to-kill-me period, the culprit was likely a small piece of grit or sand the would make the slide stick wfo.

In any case, I'm glad you seem to have not gotten too hurt during the ensuing getoff.


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Re: Greenbrier Enduro - Sunday March 17th

Post by gots_a_sol » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:05 am

Maybe the water was causing the slide to stick open? After I'd get her shut down it would restart and run just fine until the next time.

But dumping the gas and getting most of the water out made a noticeable difference from the morning loop to the afternoon with how often it would do it.


Also when I left the gas stop I forgot to turn the gas back on and it died right in front of a bunch of spectators :lol2: :dry:
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Re: Greenbrier Enduro - Sunday March 17th

Post by phoo » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:14 am

Wouldn't that be a kick in the teeth if that's a real possibility and that's what my problem was. I threw a lot of money at the issue and it was resolved in the end, but added into the expense was going to an enduro, paying travel and entry fees, then getting violently pitched off when it went wfo on the whoops section not 200y into the woods. Not to mention how nerve wracking it was every time I went to an event wondering if the latest round of fixes took care of it.


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Re: Greenbrier Enduro - Sunday March 17th

Post by Marylander » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:24 am

Do they still sell "dry gas"? I remember the water thing being a regular issue when I was a kid although that might have been mostly related to gas in the tractor/condensation but dad kept a can of dry gas in his truck too. Maybe gas stations are generally better about it now...

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Re: Greenbrier Enduro - Sunday March 17th

Post by Skinny-J » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:06 am

Marylander wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:24 am
Do they still sell "dry gas"? I remember the water thing being a regular issue when I was a kid although that might have been mostly related to gas in the tractor/condensation but dad kept a can of dry gas in his truck too. Maybe gas stations are generally better about it now...
Unfortunately yes, its mandatory, its called ethanol. Its alcohol. The alcohol found in gas-line antifreeze is usually methanol or isopropyl alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol binds with the water that can end up in the tank and then mixes with the fuel so it can be burned during normal combustion. Ethanol does the same thing, but over time, it will separate from the gasoline and cause problems. That's why ethanol is problematic for long term storage, it actually atracks water into the fuel system and then leaves it behind.

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