Jacques Germain

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  1. B carefull, mine fell off the cable cam and stuck wide open on me. Totally thrashed my bike and me. Mines a 06 though, but its still the same assembly they use. The sevice guy called it poor design. I'm callin' it a recall... Good luck. I would buy an aftermarket assembly if you don't want to risk what happened to me.
  2. What a bunch of BS! I will never recommend this product to anyone, EVER! With the news of this, I hope they go under soon! I thoroughly believe that this product will end up hurting someone one of these days.. Motocross has a much too large and diverse propensity of crash scenarios.. If you are sitting in a car seat it might help. but with all the different shapes and sizes of hemets out there, ther is going to inevitably be an incompatibility issue.. Its too bad they care more about greed than the safety of riders.. Oh well, Good business is where you find it.. FuQ Um!!!
  3. Dude, since the beginning I've said all that thing is, is an overpriced glorified donut! I broke my collar bone in 1998 due to my helmet smashing into it and ever since have been using an EVS RC-1 brace (the thicker type, cuz I have a long neck) and have had several crashes much much more severe than the one that did my collar bone and haven't yet broken a collar bone or had a neck injury again. Knock on WOOD. My opinion is that the leatt thing doesn't fill enough of the gap between your neck and shoulders (unless ur a no neck) and is too hard and shock absorbing enough.. just my experience on the subject
  4. You must be riding a drz 110, then you might have had time to react!
  5. Warning!!!06' Rm 250 Throttle Sticks Open!! Please take the time to read all the way through this, as the trottle assembly used on this bike is also used on ALL Suzuki an Kawasaki two Strokes....I purchased my new leftover 06 Suzuki RM 250 two stroke in February 07. (what a super sweet ride) On my third ride out on 4/11/07, I was exiting a corner at Piru Motocross. I grabbed a handfull of throttle and it stuck open and flew right out from under me landing me flat on my back, the bike proceeding to topple end over end for another 30 or 40 feet wide open till the float bowl ran dry on its side. I stumbled over to the bike and tried to pick it up but ended up having the flagger do it for me. (ended up with a fractured vertebrate) It all happened so fast there was no time to pull the clutch in or press the kill button. Especially when its the last thing you are expecting to happen. So back at the pitts my buddy is looking over the carnage and kinda not believing that it was the bike, and leaning more towards a possible whiskey throttle incident on my part. I'm tellin' him, dude check the throttle! Sure enough it's stuck about two thirds open. We were both puzzled. Well he helped me load her up and I got to the doc's the next day. So in my disgust at having seen my sub frame tweaked over about four inches, my bars bent down on the left side, a brocken clutch perch, not to mention my newly installed FMF gnarly pipe and graphics kit all scuffed to crap. I just parked it for the last four weeks and licked my wounds. I decided to call my salesman and tell him my story and asked him if he'd ever heard of such a thing? He said no but gave me the number to call American Suzuki. I got hold of a guy there named Brian (customer service/mediator). He told me to take it to the dealer and for them to call him when they saw it. So I take it over to the dealer where the service manager proceeds to pull apart the throttle assembly. Immediately he sees the throttle cable firmly wedged between the cable cam and the throttle housing. He stuck his screwdriver in there and popped it back out. Presto works like a champ again! We both talked it over and both came to the conclusion that there is too much slop in the assembly (He called it,"poor design"),along with the cable cam being flat on top (no groove for the cable to ride in), allowing for the cable to potentially slip off and get jammed. We then walked over to a KX 125 being serviced, popped the top off the throttle and saw the potential for the same scenerio to occur on that assembly too. Being a 30 year veteran of the dirt and 21 year vet of the street. I fully embrace the moto industry. And with this post, only hope that Suzuki will aknowledge the dangerous potential of this flaw and make an attempt to redesign this part so it doesn't happen to anyone else any time soon. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanx, Motoholic.
  6. Please take the time to read all the way through this, as the trottle assembly used on this bike is also used on ALL Suzuki an Kawasaki two Strokes....I purchased my new leftover 06 Suzuki RM 250 two stroke in February 07. (what a super sweet ride) On my third ride out on 4/11/07, I was exiting a corner at Piru Motocross. I grabbed a handfull of throttle and it stuck open and flew right out from under me landing me flat on my back, the bike proceeding to topple end over end for another 30 or 40 feet wide open till the float bowl ran dry on its side. I stumbled over to the bike and tried to pick it up but ended up having the flagger do it for me. (ended up with a fractured vertebrate) It all happened so fast there was no time to pull the clutch in or press the kill button. Especially when its the last thing you are expecting to happen. So back at the pitts my buddy is looking over the carnage and kinda not believing that it was the bike, and leaning more towards a possible whiskey throttle incident on my part. I'm tellin' him, dude check the throttle! Sure enough it's stuck about two thirds open. We were both puzzled. Well he helped me load her up and I got to the doc's the next day. So in my disgust at having seen my sub frame tweaked over about four inches, my bars bent down on the left side, a brocken clutch perch, not to mention my newly installed FMF gnarly pipe and graphics kit all scuffed to crap. I just parked it for the last four weeks and licked my wounds. I decided to call my salesman and tell him my story and asked him if he'd ever heard of such a thing? He said no but gave me the number to call American Suzuki. I got hold of a guy there named Brian (customer service/mediator). He told me to take it to the dealer and for them to call him when they saw it. So I take it over to the dealer where the service manager proceeds to pull apart the throttle assembly. Immediately he sees the throttle cable firmly wedged between the cable cam and the throttle housing. He stuck his screwdriver in there and popped it back out. Presto works like a champ again! We both talked it over and both came to the conclusion (he called it "poor design") ,that there is too much slop in the assembly along with the cable cam being flat on top (no groove for the cable to ride in), allowing for the cable to potentially slip off and get jammed. We then walked over to a KX 125 being serviced, popped the top off the throttle and noticed the potential for the same scenerio to occur on that assembly too. Being a 30 year veteran of the dirt and 21 year vet of the street. I fully embrace the moto industry. And with this post, only hope that Suzuki will aknowledge the dangerous potential of this flaw and make an attempt to redesign this part so it doesn't happen to anyone else any time soon. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanx, Motoholic.
  7. MY 06 crf 450 has never done this to me. but my friends brand new 06 shreeked like a scalded parrot the first time he started her up on the stand. Heres the deal, the bike comes dry in the crate and the dealership puts the fluids in it.. If the yaayhoo lubin' it up uses the weep plug on the tranny side as his fluid gauge, presto, skreechville. I put 700cc of oil in a ratio right and make sure every drop gets in there. no more noise! This problem is also exaggerated on cold days.Heres another tid bit, I wouldn't ever run a brand new bike more than 25 minutues on the new oil, (tranny or crank) thats all it takes for the metal chips from break in to accumulate.. dump it and add NON synthetic oil for the next 2 hours of breakin, this will help your rings seat more thoroughly. After that I highly recommend using full synthetic oil (motul esther E-100 has proven itself worthy) in the crank side happily ever after! My 04 was raced for two and a half seasons, frequently hitting the rev limiter, without one mechanical issue whatsoever and had perfect compression till the day I sold it. Hope this helps someone out! Keep the rubber side down!
  8. MY 06 crf 450 has never done this to me. but my friends brand new 06 shreeked like a scalded parrot the first time he started her up on the stand. Heres the deal, the bike comes dry in the crate and the dealership puts the fluids in it.. If the yaayhoo lubin' it up uses the weep plug on the tranny side as his fluid gauge, presto, skreechville. I put 700cc of oil in a ratio right and make sure every drop gets in there. no more noise! This problem is also exaggerated on cold days.Heres another tid bit, I wouldn't ever run a brand new bike more than 25 minutues on the new oil, (tranny or crank) thats all it takes for the metal chips from break in to accumulate.. dump it and add NON synthetic oil for the next 2 hours of breakin, this will help your rings seat more thoroughly. After that I highly recommend using full synthetic oil (motul esther E-100 has proven itself worthy) in the crank side happily ever after! My 04 was raced for two and a half seasons, frequently hitting the rev limiter, without one mechanical issue whatsoever and had perfect compression till the day I sold it. Hope this helps someone out! Keep the rubber side down!
  9. MY 06 crf 450 has never done this to me. but my friends brand new 06 shreeked like a scalded parrot the first time he started her up on the stand. Heres the deal, the bike comes dry in the crate and the dealership puts the fluids in it.. If the yaayhoo lubin' it up uses the weep plug on the tranny side as his fluid gauge, presto, skreechville. I put 700cc of oil in a ratio right and make sure every drop gets in there. no more noise! This problem is also exaggerated on cold days.Heres another tid bit, I wouldn't ever run a brand new bike more than 25 minutues on the new oil, (tranny or crank) thats all it takes for the metal chips from break in to accumulate.. dump it and add NON synthetic oil for the next 2 hours of breakin, this will help your rings seat more thoroughly. After that I highly recommend using full synthetic oil (motul esther E-100 has proven itself worthy) in the crank side happily ever after! My 04 was raced for two and a half seasons, frequently hitting the rev limiter, without one mechanical issue whatsoever and had perfect compression till the day I sold it. Hope this helps someone out! Keep the rubber side down!
  10. MY 06 crf 450 has never done this to me. but my friends brand new 06 shreeked like a scalded parrot the first time he started her up on the stand. Heres the deal, the bike comes dry in the crate and the dealership puts the fluids in it.. If the yaayhoo lubin' it up uses the weep plug on the tranny side as his fluid gauge, presto, skreechville. I put 700cc of oil in a ratio right and make sure every drop gets in there. no more noise! This problem is also exaggerated on cold days.Heres another tid bit, I wouldn't ever run a brand new bike more than 25 minutues on the new oil, (tranny or crank) thats all it takes for the metal chips from break in to accumulate.. dump it and add NON synthetic oil for the next 2 hours of breakin, this will help your rings seat more thoroughly. After that I highly recommend using full synthetic oil (motul esther E-100 has proven itself worthy) in the crank side happily ever after! My 04 was raced for two and a half seasons, frequently hitting the rev limiter, without one mechanical issue whatsoever and had perfect compression till the day I sold it. Hope this helps someone out! Keep the rubber side down!