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I recently got a 2015 250 XC-W, which came with the original jetting, and that I need to re-jet to accommodate altitude here in Colorado, as most of the riding I do is between 7500-1000 ft.
I have no experience at all in jetting bikes, as I have always ridden at sea level before, so I'm trying to figure out what's the best choice I can pick from what's out there, or at least the ones I'm aware of.
Having this said, I have been trying to decide between two choices
1. Get a JDJetting Kit
2. Get the Original KTM Needle and Jets that are recommended on the owner's manual.
Without reading anything or getting any kind of insight, my first impression was, ok, if KTM is making the ones that I need, it would make more sense to get those as the actual manufacturer is making them, but based on what I have been seeing on some sites, seems like the JD ones might even be a better choice, but I was not able to define what makes them better, and if that's actually the case, so wanted to get your thoughts on it.
By High On Octane
Was just on a different bike forum and a friend there was mentioning to me about a cool paved road in Canon City for a street bike ride. While browsing the area for other roads and trails for potential dirt bike and drift trike adventures, I found what appears to be either a Jeep trail or an OHV trail, or possibly just a county dirt road. Not sure which it is tho. Anyway, doesn't look difficult at all for a bike. But sounds like there may be lots of areas to ride and even camp out by the road.
Anyone been out here on a dirt bike? Can you get gas in Victor? It's 29.5 miles, so would be cutting it awfully close for an out and back on my moto tank. I'm kind of more interested in finding a place to camp with trails or fire roads close by.
By Elite Motorsports
I just wanted to give everyone an update on how the Alta Redshift MX did at the RMEC Hard Rock Enduro in Colorado. Don was able to get a 2nd place finish (would have been first if not for a flat rear tire) in the A 50 + class and 17th overall. The bike was absolutely amazing on the technical rocky terrain.
6 laps that averaged 23 minutes per lap a little over 2 hours of actual racing time Don was able to sneak in about 35-40 minutes of charging total using a 220v generator. Raced the entire race in Map 1 on the Alta The Alta does require a little more strategy for Longer format Enduro racing, but it is very competitive against gas bikes!
Here is the link to the YouTube video of the race from Don's helmet cam.
So i can't get it out of my mind that i want to ride somewhere other than the same ole' stuff I've always rode. We have some great riding here in Missouri/Arkansas/Oklahoma but I think Colorado or possibly Utah would be an amazing place to get some great scenery and have an amazing time. I've tried to google best single track destinations and tried to find more info on whats required but the information seems to elude me. Where would you guys recommend starting? What does it require (i.e. Permits, bike regulations, etc.)? Also any recommendations on equipment? I know i'd need to change the jetting on my bike and whatnot, and maybe put on the oversized tank. Thanks in advance everyone!