Any Dual Sport Riders?

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Alex
Duncan
Any Dual Sport Riders?

Hey everyone. As much as I love my 4Runner, I picked up a Yamaha XT225 to explore some of the tighter trails on the island. Anyone else ride a dual sport, and interested in doing day trips?

I did a pretty sweet route from Skutz Falls to Shawnigan Lake yesterday. It was a mix of gravel, single track and highway.

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Simon
Duncan

Hey I did the same thing about 2 months ago lol. Bought a 2011 WR250R to explore and scout for hunting etc.

I’d be down for some dual sport shenanigans

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Alex
Duncan

Sweet! I'll PM you.

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Toby
San Jose, CA

I'm a dual sport rider from California. I will be on the island In my RV , Tacoma, and bike, about 9/17, and looking for good rides. I'm competent and self sufficient, and I'd love to have a riding buddy to explore with. PM me if you'd like. I ride KTM EXC 350.

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Matthew
Victoria

Hey guys, I ride a Klx250S and would like to explore and find new trails. Does anyone have some great spots or would like to get together and hit the trails?

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Alex
Duncan

Hey! I’ve been getting out almost every weekend lately, and finding lots of trails and destinations. I’m definitely down to go for a ride. I can’t do anything for the next couple of weekends, but PM me if you’d like to plan a ride!

I can go out some week day afternoons too, for shorter trips.

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Victoria

I picked up a 07 klx250s, completely new to 2 wheels on dirt. still in the process of getting my bike license and getting all the gear, but need to take it out in the dirt eventually.

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Alex
Duncan

Nice! I'm new to it this year too. Let me know if you want to get out for a ride. I take it slow and safe, and just enjoy exploring and cruising.

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Matthew
Victoria

Looks like my luck has turned. My 09 klx250s won't start. I changed the battery, spark plug and checked the solenoid. Cranks but won't start. Do you guys recommend a good mechanic?

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Alex
Duncan

I’ve taken mine to Ignition, but that’s up here in Duncan.

You know how to do some troubleshooting? Check if you have spark and check if fuel is flowing? When was the carb last cleaned?

Spark is probably the more common issue If it was running recently. And with all the safety switches like the kick stand switch, clutch switch, etc. it’s common that something is cutting off the ignition power, and you might be able to track it down with a multimeter and some time.

Last time my bike wouldn’t start it was just because the blade connector on the coil had come loose! Plugged it back in and I was back in action.

Good luck!

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Matthew
Victoria

Yes I was driving yesterday and I noticed it bogging a bit as I was heading on the highway, then 10 minutes later it died on me while going 120km/h. Pulled over to the side of the road. I went to start it and heard a different cranking sound id never heard before coming from what I now know is the starter relay/solenoid under the seat.

I just checked and I have spark. Power is going to the relay and power is going to the starter. I also jumped the solenoid and it cranks the starter. And yes fuel is flowing through the petcock. The ignition fuse is good.

Thanks for the help. Ill keep troubleshooting and see.

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Victoria

is it possible you picked up some bad gas? or some debris got into the fuel system?

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Matthew
Victoria

Hmm could be possible. How can I check?

I'm going to do a compression test. I did one with my finger so i know there is compression.
I'm going to spray some starting fuel into the air intake and see if it will start.

Trying to not have to take apart the carb just yet...

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