First Thoughts: WR426 Suspension Upgrades
Aug01

First Thoughts: WR426 Suspension Upgrades

I picked up the WR426 from Santa Cruz Suspension this last Wednesday and was able to take it our for a ride Thursday morning. Not related to the suspension at all, I’m still struggling with the carb issues. The bike will only start when it’s cold. The choke and the Hot Start must be pulled out, and then the Hot Start has to quickly be pushed in, or it will die. No amount of warmup will allow it to idle with the choke off....

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Project Resurrection: WR426 Update
Jul15

Project Resurrection: WR426 Update

So for those not following along at home, my first ride out on the WR426 resulted in a pair of blown fork seals. Not to let this get me down, I made the decision to use this as an excuse to fulfill a lifelong dream. Yeah, I’m having the suspension redone by a professional. I’ve always wanted to experience the subtle plushness that only a professional can provide. So, I set out to find a local shop. My first thought...

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Project Resurrection: Playing Catch Up
Jun22

Project Resurrection: Playing Catch Up

As I mentioned in my previous post, after five, or so, long years I’m healthy and ready to ride. So, with the Doc’s OK, I started to pull the bikes out of the ashes. Well, more like out from the dust and out from under the Christmas decoration boxes. My first priority was to get the WR426 running. I had a serious date with the dirt, and the DMV paperwork was up to date on it. Unfortunately, after a couple hours of carb...

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Project Ressurection
Jun13

Project Ressurection

Ok, so after five years I’m riding again! More on that later, but along those lines I’m digging into the WR426 and trying to resurrect it. I hit the trail on it for the first time yesterday… Here are the results!

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Miscellaneous Ramblings?
Mar08

Miscellaneous Ramblings?

Well where to begin? As I mentioned on the cover page of this month’s issue I’m going solo for a while. I’ll try to guilt the rest of the guys into contributing, but it hasn’t worked so far. Despite the fact that there have been minimal updates we still get 50,000-60,000 readers a month. Wow, that blows me away – Thanks! Also, I regularly get a lot of really great e-mail, unfortunately I can’t respond to all of it (I get as many...

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Fortitude, perseverance, or just plain stupidity?
Sep07

Fortitude, perseverance, or just plain stupidity?

Since we last spoke, I’ve been really trying to get into good shape. My routine includes a 6-11 mile bike ride daily. It also includes 45 minutes with weights and 45 minutes on a cardio machine (or my mountain bike) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. On top of that, I ride my mountain bike as much as I can. Unfortunately, that seems to be a big part of the problem. You see, I really I haven’t been much into bicycles since high...

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