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Hey guys! I'm pretty new to the 2-stroke world as I just picked up a nice stock 86' 250R for $1800. I've actually changed over from a 2005 YFZ450 if you can believe that! I thought maybe I'd post some action shot of me riding to liven things up a little bit.





Here's the YFZ and my wife's Z400 in the background.




 

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These pictures were taken in Winnemucca, Nevada, and it is by far my favorite place to ride. I'm definately liking the little 250R, but it could use a few upgrades. The totally stock motor doesn't quite have the power I'd like so I'm looking to add a pipe, reeds, and an open intake. I'd also like to upgrade the suspension, get a +1 or +2 steering stem, and get the seat redone. The sale of my YFZ should cover the cost of the upgrades, and then some.
 

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I was reading about Winnemuca and some others on duneguide.com. How is it in comparison to some other dune spots? Have you ridden Dumont or Glamis?

If you sell your yfz, you will have a nice chunk of change for the R.
 

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I was reading about Winnemuca and some others on duneguide.com. How is it in comparison to some other dune spots? Have you ridden Dumont or Glamis?

If you sell your yfz, you will have a nice chunk of change for the R.
The only other dunes I've been to is Sand Mountain, Nevada and it's a lot different than Winnemucca. Sand Mountain has basically one huge mountainous dune with smaller dunes all around, and lots of wide-open space. You can get up a lot more speed and climb some really steep dunes, which can be really fun. However, it's always really crowded at Sand Mountain and with that comes tons of ruts and wild & crazy people everywhere. Even on the non-holiday weekends, there are quite a few people and the heavy ruts are still there from the busy weekends. If you ride on the front side of the mountain you'll get beat to [email protected], especially from the sand rail ruts!
Winnemucca however, is never crowded, and the sand is always perfect. We stay camp out on the weekends and our tracks disappear overnight. There are roughly 30 square miles of dunes, but they are smaller and tighter. You can't get going as fast, but you can ride bowl after bowl after bowl.

Here's an overview shot of Winnemucca. Do you see anyone else in the background?


Look how smooth the sand is!


Here's a cool picture of the east side of Sand Mountain,NV.
 

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So if I was to go duning in Nevada, Winnemuca would be the best spot? I've always heard that Sand Mountain sucked unless you like dragging the same hill all day. Dune guide showed several spots in Nevada. I'd like to try them some day. It's kinda shitty that the only main rodes from Cali to Nevada are through Vegas or Reno so its a long haul no matter what.
 

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So if I was to go duning in Nevada, Winnemuca would be the best spot? I've always heard that Sand Mountain sucked unless you like dragging the same hill all day. Dune guide showed several spots in Nevada. I'd like to try them some day. It's kinda shitty that the only main rodes from Cali to Nevada are through Vegas or Reno so its a long haul no matter what.
I don't know if I would drive all the way to Winnemucca from where you are located. I think you're better off going to Glamis or Dumont. Since I live in Reno,NV it's better to drive the extra hour to get to Winnemucca than to go to Sand Mountain. Plus it doesn't cost $45.00 for a week pass like Sand Mountain, it's free. The dunes in Winnemucca are roughly 170 miles from Reno, and Sand Mountain is about 90 miles away.
 
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