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Patman

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#16
I think something to consider with all the noise about the bikes running out of fuel is that this was a pretty long ride (maybe not in miles but time and effort), it was at elevation, and was very technical riding. Then you top that off with having to break trail in 2' of snow which means lots of throttle and a spinning rear tire trying to push through like a plow (especially on the lead bike!). I can also imagine it would also be difficult for some riders that might not have the same skill and fitness level as Jimmy, Ty and the like. Heck lots effort expended keeping the bike up not just going forward, cold, wet, could cause most anyone to start to show signs of hypothermia like disorientation, poor judgment, etc... which is basically the rider himself running out of gas and burning his mental clutch up. It would be enough to make a fella want to kiss the ground in camp when he got back. :)
 

AJ Waggoner

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Okay I havnt had much time to read the forums,,but was asked for an update ..

The bikes all looked good and were interesting to say the least.
very VERY cool.
I'm glad DR is going to test them thouroghly over a couple of weeks, instead of a one day impression.It will make for a great article!

On the DRN bike,
nothing broke, its running great, and working very well !
and they are still testing!!
I rode it about 15 miles in keyesville trials on saturday (before the test) and it worked perfectly.
i also rode it up keyesvilles snakepit trail, directly AFTER the somewhat infamous test loop/ride.


on the one ride mentioed, the CRFonly bike did lose a clutch,,but it could be a million factors not reflective of the rekluse or the bike in anyway-it ran fine, looks great, and is one cool bike. A guy from TT (already starting on his way home) generously offered parts from his own CRF to help out,
and i had some spare clutch parts as well, butthey did not end up needing eiother to get the bike down..
the DRZ wasnt on that ride,(it was off somewhere being ridden on a trail when the group left)
but basically all the other test bikes ran out of gas,
a long ride in deep snow ,tech trails,
hey stuff happens.Thats part of the fun of riding right? ;)
no big deal.They all got back in one piece-

testing continued the next day at another location,
and i'm sure it is still being carried on..

as far as the overall deal,
its a very cool idea from Jimmy,
and hopefully it becomes an annual thing?
i'm sure each year the forums would come up with something interesting..

read Thumps post, he nailed what this article..is all about.

I liked all the entrees ,
and think they are all well done units.
I did not get a chance to ride them,
but certainly would have liked to test the KTM /YZ/CRF and DRZ .All very cool bikes. :aj:
 
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GETMETOCA

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XRpredator said:
I also like how AJ has stepped up and thrown parts to the other guys in order to keep 'em all hooked up and running. That's above and beyond in my book.
Yeah :cool:
 

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#20
Very, very, VERY cool. :nod:

:cool:

 
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kmccune

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:nod: :cool:
 
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#22
Hey all,
I'm a new subscriber. I spend a bit of time on TT, but consider CRFsOnly my home dirt bike forum. I have to say that this thread and the attitude of the members of this forum is very refreshing. Unfortunately, this is in stark contrast to some of the sniping going on between some of the other sites. Kudos to you guys for staying above the frey on all the "he-said, she-said" that came back from the first testing/photo shoot day with the various forum bikes.

The offer of your clutch pack to fix our bike is a testimony to the dirt bike community. You guys set an example for all of us to follow. We are all dirt bikers, regardless of the color of the plastic. Great job on your bike. It looks awesome.
 

Tony Eeds

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#24
Okiewan said:
Hey, thanks for the kind words :cool: and welcome to the site.
Major ditto! :cool:

Crank up a new thread in the New Member? Welcome! Go here first forum and tell us a bit about yourself.

Where do you live?
What brand do you ride?
What kinds of terrain do you ride?

We will try and hook you up with some folks from your area.

Again, welcome to the site and shout if you have any questions!
 

bsmith

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Thanks Fat Boy! Welcome to DRN!
 
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Vic

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fat_boy_on_crf450x said:
I have to say that this thread and the attitude of the members of this forum is very refreshing. Unfortunately, this is in stark contrast to some of the sniping going on between some of the other sites.
We're just better than all of them, that's all. :)

Welcome. :nod:
 

Patman

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#27
Cool words fat_boy, thanks!

I think what you might be seeing is that some people are still viewing the project as a competition instead of what it was supposed to be. That could tend to make folks get puffy chested and view things differently than what might actually be fact. We do get hammered a lot for being hard on proving things up but it seems to be more benificial than a hunderance since we're not speculating on this matter either.

Hope you check back often, I think you'll find that it's more about dirt bikes and having fun than bashing other forums around here because dirt bikes ARE fun. :)
 

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You guys set an example for all of us to follow. We are all dirt bikers,
Father O'Okie has trained us well, we have the bloody knuckles to prove it
 
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#29
I'm a KTM fan, but I have to say that the DRN Honda is the best looking bike out there. That is absolutely beautiful. I rode a mostly stock CR500 at Gorman one day last summer, and I was very impressed with the motor. A heavy flywheel weight really makes it tractable. The chassis left a lot to be desired, but the AF takes care of that, I'm sure. The next ten grand I have lying around is going for one of these.
 

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#30
The flywheel weight along with the Service Honda ignition / charging system and Eric Gorr porting have GOT to make it a very usable bike. Pull like a really strong four stroke down low and rip all the way up like a 2 stroke. I always said Eric made my KTM360 in to a 3 stroke, I bet the AFX is even better!
 
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