gatorfan

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  1. Engine brake for a split second and then go to the real ones. The other way around and you may get some bad mojo from the suspension.
  2. Thanks Goatse. I'm gonna pull the trigger on the whole shebang, Like a famous pimp once said ... "sometimes you just gotta say WTF"
  3. Exactly my plan. I've plateaued and want to break thru to another level. But that's another topic. Can anyone explain to me what is gained by paying extra for the Core (hub) beyond what CKNY said ....("more like stock").
  4. I can't decide which one to get. I'm a low intermediate trail rider. I ride mostly tight technical stuff but pretty much get my ass kicked when it's real technical. I've studied the options, just not sure how to evaluate manufacturer claims as I don't know that much about clutches. 1) Radius X (Auto Clutch and Torque Drive Plates) - $600 2) CoreEXP 3.0 (Auto Clutch and Hub, No Torque Plates) - $900 3) Radius CX ( Auto Clutch, Hub and Torque Drive Plates) - $1,000 I get what the Auto Clutch does, of course. What's the deal with the Hub and Torque Plates? Money is not a big factor but I wonder if anything more than the Radius X is a waste at my level. Leaning towards Radius X at the moment. - Gatorfan
  5. In woods I live on my front brake. In fact, once I committed to living there my speed went up dramatically. Trick is to tickle it just enough to check speed but not enough for forks to dip. This allows me to keep the ball of my right foot firmly planted at "all" times. The left stays mostly planted as I control my speed mostly with front brake, throttle and clutch. Only occasional shift. Not shuffling my feet around for foot controls was the ticket for me. There are exceptions of course.
  6. In woods I live on my front brake. In fact, once I committed to living there my speed went up dramatically. Trick is to tickle it just enough to check speed but not enough for forks to dip. This allows me to keep the ball of my right foot firmly planted at "all" times. The left stays mostly planted as I control my speed mostly with front brake, throttle and clutch. Only occasional shift. Not shuffling my feet around for foot controls was the ticket for me. There are exceptions of course.
  7. Get faster and pass clowns like this. Preferably with a roost to his face.
  8. Yea, that's kinda what I felt b/t the '15 FX and a KTM hydro. The pull on the FX is light as butter - lighter than the KTM I rode - but there was such an "even" , "precise" feel to the KTM. I'm not converting though. The enemy of good is perfect.
  9. Pro's and Con's of each? I read with cable you feel the clutch and hydro you feel the bike. Having just rode both back to back I sorta see what this means. Thoughts?
  10. I would just change the sprocket(s). I went the exhaust route and most of the gains are in your head. They're mostly just louder. Put the coin for your inevitable next bike.
  11. I know. Every year this or that is "optimized" and "perfect" ... until next years model. But a button on the Yami MXer ? .... I won't sleep until October '18.
  12. Push-ups. And use one of those wrist strengthening gizmos on way to track to help with arm pump. You body gets as strong as it needs to so just keep at it.
  13. I prefer to use 2nd and slip the clutch as needed. I'm afraid the rear will break loose in 1st. Plus I can grab more momentum at bottom.
  14. What are the odds the 2019 250F has e-start? Seems to me 99.99%.