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About 2t4me

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  1. Looks like a good day.... The photos tell me I'm not riding enough - once upon a time I could pick the location of most Dissa photos - I'm struggling with some of those!
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    Rmx250 identification

    following on from my comment above re the power valve assemblies - i found a parts image and have highlighted the parts that commonly cracked, the arrows show roughly where the cracking occured
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    Rmx250 identification

    its not a 94.... the rad shrouds on a 94 cover the whole fuel tank (see image below).. at a guess I would say its a 92 or 93 model I would strongly recommend you purchase one of these - absolutely brilliant manual (was spewing they didn't do one that covered my 99 when i had it!) https://www.clymer.com/suzuki-rm80-250-1989-1995-m386 Seeing as the engine is out of it, make sure you pull apart and inspect the power valve assembly. That model SHOULD (will) have 2 cylindrical power valve assemblies, the outer "L" shaped section is renowned for cracking in the corner of the "L", when that happens the bulk of the valve drops into the cylinder which as you can imagine is a nightmare!.. Cheers
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    B&B pipe guard and bash plate

    any photos Biggie - of both the fitted gaurd and your mods?
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    Willmax graphics

    Cool... Price.? (Not your mates rates..but..) just an idea sorry mate - i've not used them (my bikes not that pretty!) as Fro said through mention you're from Dirtriderz and they will give you a discount
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    Willmax graphics

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    Peak hour traffic

    So you break the law to stop others breaking the law?!?!
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    Sunday 24th June - Black Range L3+

    great vid Habs - who was on the Yami? with 101 numbers?
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    False start, carnage and some prime tracks

    didnt realise you had whyzee - or were getting a new husky!
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    False start, carnage and some prime tracks

    what bike were you on Mick?
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    False start, carnage and some prime tracks

    pays to always be careful on the first creek crossing of the day as well
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    False start, carnage and some prime tracks

    Glad you had a good day... Sorry to bail - I moped around all day angry at the world....
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    Wet Day Riding

    I do that every ride, wet or dry! Never understood getting out of your dirty gear into clean stuff the handling the dirty bike again!
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    Wet Day Riding

    Hey mate - welcome to the forum. Not sure if you are after advice on what to wear on wet days or how to ride on them (or something else alltogether) so I'll list a few things for you! Gloves: always good on wet days to have a couple of pairs on hand, particularly being a new rider as your'e gloves wont just get wet from the rain etc but also from manhandling/picking up your bike etc. Some people like to wear rubber or latex gloves inside their bike gloves to help with cold hands (stopping wind chill etc) but I've never personally gone down this path. A tip for your gloves is when ever you have a break take them off and lay them on your exhaust to warm them up and dry them out a bit (obviously keep an eye on them doing this to make sure you dont melt them etc!) Jackets: I have tried a couple different spray jackets (including ventilated riding specific Fox ones) and generally dont bother. I find they are only beneficial for stopping wind chill, they may keep you dry from the rain but you sweat so much that you end up just as wet inside them anyway! (note - thats my personal opinion, others will have other views). I find that with my body armour and flight vest mys chest is pretty well covered so its only really my arms that suffer from wind chill. also helps that the riding I do doesnt include much higher speed stuff as well. Goggles: MAKE SURE YOU WEAR THEM! (again this is my personal opinion, others will have different views). unfortunately goggles tend to fog up badly on wet cold days which see's lots of people ditch them. some will carry a pair of clear safety glasses to wear instead (again, I havent tried this). I personally only wear goggles with dual layer lenses and rarely have any issues with fogging. (if your bike has a thermo fan that is switch operated, when your goggles fog up switch your fan on and hold them behind it, they will clear up in no time). for really really wet days I have a pair of old goggles with which I have removed the top and bottom dust foam which greatly increases the air flow.. obviously you cant wear these on a dry day as you will then get loads of dust in your eyes! Feet: obviously the best thing to do is avoid putting your feet down in puddles or creeks etc, but unfortunately that is often easier said then done! I know some members have "waterproof" socks which you buy at camping and hiking socks and they swear by them (one day I may lash out and buy a pair!). I wear over the boot pants and find they help (reduce not stop) water from getting in from splash type scenarios (wont help when putting your feet down in knee high water! My last OTB pants had an inner gator (like a ski pant has) which were slightly better than my current ones. some say that the better your boots the better they are at keeping water out, but I wouldnt say my current Gearne SG12's are any better than my previous Alpine Star Tech 8's! Riding: good question.... firstly carry plenty of "goggle rags" (the best thing ive found over the years are old face washers - I cut them into strips (3 strips from each face washer)) and dont be afraid to stop if your visibility gets too bad to either wipe them off or wait for the rain to back off - remember, SAFETY FIRST! Depending on where you are riding conditions can change dramatically with only the lightest of sprinkles - a prime example of this is Kinglake (or anywhere with red clay), it can literally go from decent grip to ice skating with the lightest of showers. When it gets slippery its often a good idea to ride up a gear (i.e. 3rd in stead of 2nd) as this will take reduce the potential for the back wheel wanting to overtake the front wheel when a little throttle is applied! Be wary of puddles/bogholes (allthough this applies in the dry as well), particularly in well ridden areas such as Neerim (where the ruts have their own ruts!). They will often be deeper than anticipated and will often contain multiple ruts making easy to cross rut and sending you flying towards a splashdown! Make sure you have good tyres. Ideally you will be running UHD (Ultra Heavy Duty) tubes. It can be helpful to lower your tyre pressures which will spread the tyres "footprint" providing better traction (especially with climbs). As a rule of thumb only, IF running UHD a good starting point is 12psi front and 10psi rear, in wet slippery conditions dropping the rear to 7 or 8 can be helpful but dont go much lower or you run the risk of pinch flats as well as dinting your rims on square edge hits. (again, I stress, those pressures are opinion only, its what I ran when using UHD tubes - opinions will vary and several variables can come into play such as your weight and the tyres you have etc). Make sure (like always) that you have a spare tube (just carry one 21" front tube - these can be used in both front and rear tyres on the trails!) and a hand pump - or air canisters. the pump can be handy if struggling on a hill, let the pressure down which will help you get up and then put some air back in before continuing on etc. I guess the other thing is to make sure you have a towell and full dry change of clothes for the drive home! Have Fun!
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    New member

    My riding is very sporadic at the moment due to kids sports and a house extension so not sure when my next posted ride will be (keep an eye on the forum!).. As for bringing mates, its generally not an issue but is up to the discretion of the ride leader (with one exception). The most important thing is that if bringing a mate or 2 or 3 is to ensure you post up asking the ride leader if its ok and if so tell them how many you plan on bringing - not just put your name down for a ride and rock up with extra's. Our preference is that people who are going to go on forum rides take 2 minutes of their time and join up but its not a black and white rule. The exception referred to above is the Annual Weekender (see HERE) - a lot of time and effort goes into this weekend and Geoffro rounds up some super donations from various sponsors so we keep that weekend aside for members only (again, as you know it only takes minutes to join and is free!). Other than that a ride leader may choose to only take members or to prioritise members first for various different reasons - this is up to the discretion of the ride leader.