Us working stiffs aren't available to ride on Friday.
In other news, I'm creating a shirt with an embroidered motorcycle & rider image that says BORN TO RIDE... forced to work. It's the story of my life...
I think Saturday I'm going to do Blue Diamond/Goodsprings again if I can get it together quickly enough. I found one of my sub-frame bolts is sheared off, so I started dis-assembly last night to remove the sub-frame and drill that bolt out. My new starter will be in this week, and I really want to go through the carb while I do the starter, and I really want to do it all while the sub-frame is off, so it remains to be seen if I'll get it all done in time or do the bolt and put it back together and ride Saturday and then take it back apart when carb parts arrive, or dig in and do everything and have a maintenance day(s) while it's apart that far.
I read an interesting article about a California guy that only rode his (brand new back then) 2005 WR450 on the MX track. Of course that's not what it's made for, but he did it anyway for several years.
It's informative to see what failed and what wore out as he put hundreds of laps and thousands of jumps on the bike- 15 jumps per lap, and his onboard video looks pretty brutal.
He cracked the welds at both footpeg brackets. Cracked a frame weld below the steering head. Had sprocket/hub mount hole elongation. Had 3rd gear transmission failure. He put over 10,000 miles on that bike on the track only before it failed to the point that he bought a second one. (He also had a sub-frame bolt shear off.)
I believe he's currently (finally!) riding a YZF450.