a question for california riders
Posted December 07, 2002 - 05:41 PM
I ride in the desert and have no interest in forest riding, so my thinking was that maybe riding a red sticker bike year round won't be a problem. Truth is, I rarely even see another rider where I go, and I've never seen a ranger, but that doesn't mean it will stay that way forever.
Thanks for your help.
Posted December 07, 2002 - 06:03 PM
Posted December 07, 2002 - 06:54 PM
Posted December 07, 2002 - 09:24 PM
Should I be discouraged from buying a WR because it is a red sticker bike?
Posted December 08, 2002 - 12:22 PM
Posted December 08, 2002 - 01:16 PM
Posted December 10, 2002 - 08:48 AM
Besides, if you dont want to ride in the dez on any given weekend there are several motocross tracks open and there is also Kennedy Meadows for forest riding that allows red stickers bikes all year round.
Go nab that WR426 and roost!
Posted December 10, 2002 - 06:46 PM
I just got my updated registration (every 2 years) and the new one is GREEN! That's the DMV for you...
Posted December 12, 2002 - 12:08 PM
Posted December 12, 2002 - 05:47 PM
Posted December 17, 2002 - 04:08 PM
Kennedy is near the end of 9 Mile Canyon Rd at the southern tip of the Sequoia Nat'l Forest.
Through Mojave on hwy 14 to hwy 395 Junction. Continue on 395North for maybe 15-20 more miles until you see the Kennedy Meadows sign pointing up the hill. It's a steep one about 20 miles or so. Fish Creek or Troy Meadows campgrounds are dirt bike friendly, but you want to have your current registration, whether it's green or red. Don't bother to go up there in the winter. It's probably at about 6000 ft or so and snowed in between Nov and April.
Posted December 17, 2002 - 08:09 PM
Hungry Valley do sound testing all weekend and look for Green\Red stickes when it's that time of year. Some can be very nasty.
I have never been sound tested at Hungry Valley except once when I asked a Forest Service Ranger to test my WR426F with the baffle out. He said it registered like 3 DB's to high, but if I put on a downturned end pipe it would probably pass (since it shoots the sound downward and away from the sensor). He was cool about it. I have never had a State OHV ranger try to test me. As far as the stickers, All three Law Enforcement agencies, the local Sheriff Department Deputies (who I know well), State OHV, and Fed Rangers have told me that ALL they care about is being current! They admit to being colorblind. As it is I just bought a new 2003 YZ250F. I don't yet have my stickers. I bring in my paperwork from the DMV just in case. Once they checked my spark arrester, every other time they have just waived me through. It might be because I have an annual pass which they might interpret to mean I've already been checked, but they haven't even asked to see my paperwork even with NO stickers on the forks!
Posted December 17, 2002 - 08:33 PM
Posted December 19, 2002 - 12:02 PM
Posted December 19, 2002 - 04:17 PM
Posted December 19, 2002 - 04:26 PM
The 96 db sound limitation goes into effect Jan 1. I'm told that Hollister will grant a one-time reprieve if you're over, but the next ride - no dice unless you meet stds. They put a sound-pass sticker on the red or green sticker so they know who has passed and who hasn't.
Posted December 19, 2002 - 05:53 PM
Posted December 19, 2002 - 09:35 PM
Posted December 19, 2002 - 09:43 PM