Sorry, this isn’t a real ride report yet, but I’m getting super excited to go ride.Â I didn’t end up getting the bike that I was thinking about, but I’m stoked for my new one nonetheless.Â I ended up buying another hand-me-down from Cort (I bought my ’05 CRF450X from him too and that bike worked out well), thanks Cort!Â It’s an ’08 Yamaha YZ450F.
Right now, my bike is in a bunch of pieces in the garage, but it should be ready to go by tomorrow afternoon.Â Here are the things I’m doing to get it trail ready: sent the suspension to Factory Connection with instructions to make it trail worthy for a fat guy, greasing all the swingarm and shock link bearings, install Cycra pro-bend hand guards, Richochet skid plate, and some cheap steel sprockets for right now.Â Thanks to Andy at Northstar’s Ultimate Outdoors for hooking me up with the suspension deal and Cycra hand guards.Â Would still like to get a stabilizer before too long…
So, anybody up for a ride later this week?Â I’ve got a few days off :/
I’d hate to leave you unsatisfied with my lack of web-riding, so here are some of the videos that have kept me entertained this winter:
- Phaulgai’s Channel on Youtube… awesome Hawaii trail riding
- Julien Dupont – or just click this for a bunch of his videos… I need a trials bike one of these days, way cool.
- Someday… new Husaberg
- Erzberg searches always provide viewing pleasure… here’s one, and another
- Last man standing
- Dirt Rider videos
- Transworld mx videos