Took a ride after work today up a nearby Canyon. I’ve been doing this each week for a while, each time seeing how high I could make it before hitting too much snow. Today I made it to the top of the pass with first tracks! I pressed on and got about 1/2 way to the copper mine overlook and reached some deep snow. I spent a lot of time paddling with my feet to get that far. That stock front tire SUCKS in the snow! The TW was suckin’ wind at the high elevations (9k+ feet), may be time to re-jet from stock.
Last edited by UTJeeper; 04-19-2018 at 07:38 PM.
- Pro Taper Handlebar
- Tusk Handguards
- Upgraded Springs
- Wasatch Products Rack
Husqvarna TE300i Fuel Injected 2-Stroke 2019
Yamaha XT225 - 1999 Serow
Yamaha TW200Z - 2010
Yamaha BW200 Electric Start! - 1986
Yamaha TTR225R - 2003
Husqvarna 701 Enduro - 2017
Kawasaki Prairie 650 - 2002
Nothing like braking trail and being the first visitor of the season.
Wish I could recommend a real superior front tire for the snow. I really liked my IRC GP-1 Trials tire but it could have just been my imagination. Seemed like a Shinko 244 clone in a softer compound.
2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
2006 TW200 "Nibbler", a.k.a. “Mr.Gizmo"
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Riding on virgin trail and being the first to leave tracks brings great memories! My first virgin ride was a trail named Kim. She was a fun ride. Split the peaks! Right up the valley. The ride started a little cool and dry but I think that was my lack of experience. It ended hot and wet. Man was I tired. That breaking virgin trail is the best. When the trails get well worn they can still be fun. Rutted out makes for the need for greater rider skill. Really have to know how to work that pony. When riding in the valley of a well worn trail. The mountains have a tendency to not be as mighty and can even droop and sag. This just provides more riding opportunities for the experienced rider.
TW200 number 2. 2018 1.1 miles when I picked it up.
For occasional trips to high altitude, I used to put a cup of fuel grade alcohol in my tank. To run alcohol you must be using a larger jet.
So if you are running at high altitude and running the same jet yours at lower altitude, just run about ten percent alcohol and it is as if you were running a smaller jet.
I used to ride with a friend who had an identical bike to mine. He weighed about 80 pounds less than me but his bike faded power at altitude when mine was still going strong.
I carried a one gallon can of the stuff on the back for these trips. When gassing up at altitude I would add some to the tank along with the gas.
Reminds me of a snowshoe rabbit
Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?