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    ..KP, AP, LP, fish-sticks, two-wheel things...

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  1. .. Looking at new rubber. Anyone try a shinko cheater tyre? What model.. 505 or 525? Size? Thoughts? Thanks!...
  2. ..Mike, those and the coulees are drying out from record breaking snowfall, soaking rain, and flooding.. I'm heading to the mountains several times over the next couple weeks, about 2hrs away. Excited! The video trails are 10 min from home base...
  3. ..absolutely loving this scooter (08 200 XCW)! On my 2nd time through the thread, thanks for the wealth of info.. learning lots! Happy riding!...
  4. ..I picked up an 08 200 xcw and received my title recently and it says street legal (awesome!) so now all I need are front and tail lights, horn, and a mirror. What's a good direction to go for lights? Most tail lights are LED.. do I have get an AC-DC regulator? It has a wiring harness already, but would need a bar mount switch for lights. Should I buy a kit or get individual items from eBay, a lot cheaper? Thx...
  5. ..I have the same stabilizer. Super easy to rebuild! Hit up a Tacoma Screw for the seals, not more than a couple dollars total. You can run 10-15 wt oil. I submerged it to refill, very easy. It will leak a very little bit after rebuild then stops.. I even checked with GPR and all their new units do the same.. so don't panic like I did. Wipe clean after 1st ride and good-to-go. Have fun!...
  6. ..I have them on my 200 XCW.. very stable feeling when standing, durable against rocks and trees / roots. ok to good shredding of mud and fine. I'd buy them again if/when needed...
  7. ..Spot on advice! I got out for a few hours this morning and the 46T totally changed the bike.. exactly what I wanted for big climbs, technical stuff, and fast open sections. I even tackled some new climbs I wouldn't venture on previously. Really happy with the bike. Appreciate it! Thx!...
  8. ..awesome! Thank.. new 46T sprocket ordered. Micah
  9. ..Hi all, thanks for the great info in this thread. I picked up my 2008 200 xcw "can of hornets" this winter after riding a 250 4T for the last few years. I was able to get in a quick shake-down ride last night and love being on a 2 stroke again, along w/ the feel and size of the bike. The bike is geared 13/48.. and 1st gear was almost not usable, very torquey and wild. I was mostly starting in 2nd and it felt like it was always several quick shifts through 3rd then I could pull longer w/ 4-5th gears. Would changing up the rear sprocket to a 46 make 2nd and 3rd more useable? Should I add a FWW to slow down the wild nature of 1st gear.. or get the gearing sorted first? I tend to ride a variety of trails - nearby home is a mix of open trail, big climbs, and tight cooleys. In the mtns it's tight, technical and lots of rock. I'm an average rider, rather go slow and methodical than blazing fast. Appreciate anyone's thoughts. Micah
  10. ..i agree and always looking to fine tune and make it better.. i have a ton of small parts around so it's just tinkering time (cost now up to $60 w/ Travel Agent - see below). i ran it up and down our carriage way today and no troubles, locks up rear brake but needed a good deal of lever pull so I added a Travel Agent and now very little lever pull to activate and lock up the rear. also, lowered the cable stop to the lower rear master cylinder mount to get a more direct cable pull and less cable exposure to elements.. if i don't like it on the trails i can pulls if off and get an ox brake or put on the magura master cylinder and brake line that i have in the parts bin.. i was looking for a way to have the LHRB and keeping the foot lever... http://www.jensonusa.com/Problem-Solvers-Travel-Agent-Travel-Agent-Black-With-Black-Roller?pt_source=googleads&pt_medium=cpc&pt_campaign=shopping_us&pt_keyword=&gclid=CjwKCAjwwbHWBRBWEiwAMIV7E8pHjJ0Zj8LjGKBWICgexUZedcd2X1MnQrT-I9BEY3A6H6k-3vQxJRoCX9oQAvD_BwE
  11. ..after great inspiration from everyone I tried my hand at the LHRB. I thought about many options and wanted a neat, tucked away version, which I think I eventually got to... At one point I went the OX Brake route sort of and used a mtn bike disc break mount (since I had a bunch laying around) off the longer bolt connecting the rear brake lever and the "trunion" - can't recall it's name right now. The disc brake mount wedged nicely against the rear brake lever for great leverage, but was quite exposed and I thought about adding a back plate of steel to strengthen it. However, I thought I could tuck things away nicer.. So I cruised ebay and found a cyclocross rear brake hanger that I thought would work perfectly.. https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Chaser-Bicycle-Bike-Alloy-Rear-Brake-Cable-Hanger-6mm-Bolt-Black/362169149073?hash=item5452f6a691:g:T8oAAOSwiCRUkOip I put this just to the inside of the rear master cylinder at the top bolt then added a bit longer bolts top and bottom w/ small washer to line everything up. Really hard to see tucked back in there and I had to remove the rear wheel to get it all in there - pics 1 and 2. For the cable stop I just used the leftover longer bolt from above and some washer to pinch the cable against the back side of the brake lever. Also, I wasn't sure if the cable or even a cable end would stay down there so I picked up some cable knarps that should help keep the cable in place and avoid freying - pic 3. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Odyssey-Knarps-Slip-free-Cable-Anchors-Knarp-Ends-sold-as-a-pair/302681036166?epid=2256011918&hash=item4679321586:g:p5oAAOSwNGhZ3oHp For a brake lever I started w/ the Avid Juicy 5 (I think, pic 6) that I had in the old parts bin. This worked great and I could twist the little red dial to adjust cable pull, but I didn't care for how the clutch and brake lever overlapped.. too bulky. So back to ebay and found the Kink Restraint BMX lever - BINGO! Awesome small profile and size.. they overlap very close and I can operate them together or independently w/o much thought. It's meant to be a right-sided rear BMX brake so I flipped it upside down and slapped on a longer bolt and nylon nut to prevent it from going any where - pics 4 and 5. https://www.ebay.com/itm/KINK-BIKES-RESTRAIN-BLACK-RIGHT-HAND-BICYCLE-BRAKE-LEVER/192156702699?hash=item2cbd6e97eb:g:qUwAAOSwc49Y7qrs The brake cable and housing were leftover mtn bike stuff I had sitting around and were routed in typical fashion of other cable actuated LHRB systems. So all cost <$40.. could have been <$15 if I wasn't particular about the brake lever. Hope this helps or inspires others! Happy riding... Micah
  12. Bad camera angle and bad camera audio, but the trail is super fun! https://youtube.com/embed/J1ve9NnCPgA?html5=1&fs=1 ..when did Metallica redo their video? I like this one much better, great job!...
  13. ..great photos! and write-ups. enjoying the thread!...
  14. ..the little bit of green looks great...
  15. Do you have the link to your thread for the fiberglass pipe guard? The link in your wood bike thread seems me else where.. Maybe it's the TT app sending to wrong place?? Thanks..