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    2019 U.S. Models (Early Press Releases)

    Yes, I believe the xcw is injected. Didn’t realize the xc stayed carbureted.
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    2019 U.S. Models (Early Press Releases)

    Fuel injected! I’ll get one for the fuel economy. Been riding various 300’s for years and the range is always a problem. And the jetting...
  3. Most enduro bikes are set up for 180#’s I think.
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    On that link, scroll down and you’ll see a single Coleman burner.
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    Don’t know what you’re riding but one of those backpacking single burners works well with a much smaller tank too. I love my two burner Coleman but that’s for truck camping...
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    75 K10 project

    Very nice. I’m doing the same with mine. Did all suspension, steering and interior. Will paint in Spring.
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    A1 aftermath

    I was at the race and have since watched it on TV. Yes, the coverage was pitiful. Rutledge is bafoon. Can't believe Speed is using him. This was the first time I've went and seen all of the practice sessions. It was actually better than the race. The B and C practice groups were great to watch. These guys are all trying to make the "night show". A lot of them don't. They are on the "edge" all of practice trying to make it. Rest assured that the guy who finishes last in the heat race is really happy that he made the night show. It was really cool to see all of this. Also, Derek Anderson #63, from Driven to Ride did great for his first supercross in the lites. He made the show and was 10th in his heat, went to the lcq and finished 2nd, so he made it to the main, but didn't show up on the line and there were only 19 riders. Haven't done any research to find out what happened. Bottom line, the racing was great. I knew Davi would do well this year. You could see his fitness levels go up about mid way through last year and he got fast. He realized that if he put in a great off season he would be competitive and he did. I'm really happy for him. Canard, what can you say. This guy has been hurt something like 2 out of the last 3 years and he can ride at this level? Amazing! He was stoked no doubt. Stewart, he was awesome to watch in practice. The cat and mouse game that goes on with the fast guys is great to watch. They run a fast lap then a slow one, timing it just at the last lap of practice, so they can one up each other. I watched James's fastest lap in practice and had no idea he hurt his knee. We thought he was playing a mind game with everyone. Glad to see him get out there and finish without crashing or winning, he is human. And for all you wondering, he's still the fastest rider out there and the most exciting to watch hands down. RV, this guy has some heart. If you saw him pop up from his crash passing stewart, he was almost run over and he was limping. He got back in the saddle and was on it again. He will prevail I believe, he's still got the best combo of speed, strength and consitency. He's a champion and will be back stronger than ever I believe. Tomac, if you haven't seen the clinic he put on, you need to watch it. His times in the main were 7/10th of a second faster than anyone of the 450 guys! He was awesome. It was great to see him stretch out Roczen (I'm not a big fan). I think Tomac will be a champion in the 450 class in the future. Barcia, he will get it down I'm sure. He was nothing special, but who would expect him to be in his first 450 race. I think he crashed right before the whoop section, same time as the Millsaps/Canard pass went down. They were a full straight ahead of the crash. Everyone likes to hype it up, but he's another great rider that has to prove his mettle. Bagget, his arm got clobered by a flipping bike in that pile up in the 250 main. He backed off and got lapped. Waited until Tomac passed him and then stayed between him and Roczen. I believe those were the two that he got between, but bottom line, he was able to keep pace later in the race, but he must've been shook up pretty well to drop back since he made it past the pile up. RD, same as usual. I was hoping that he would get that extra speed, but no. Alessi, same as usual, I really would like to see him competitive, but it's not in the cards. I personally think it's partly a fitness thing. He's not ripped like the other top guys. Just my opinion. It seems that all of the top guys are so small, amazing they can handle the bike, but they do and very well. Anxiety for Anaheim 1?! I've got my own anxiety going on for the first D38 race of the year this weekend. Go time!
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    2012 KTM 300xc Price

    Go talk to Scott Carpenter over at Vey's. They beat every dealer on pricing easily here in San Diego. Good luck.
  10. I've been riding/racing single track/desert with Scott 450 and 250 boots for about a year and a half. In the past I've had Fox Pro Forma, Hallman, etc. The Scott 250's are a great boot that are fairly cheap and have held up great. I haven't ever had Sidi's, but do want to try them to see how much difference there could be. I think with most gear you probably get the most bang for your buck in the middle level stuff.
  11. The rest of the story..... Tore the bike down and found that the rod bearing was frozen. Top end was still good. It took a few months to get everything done on this, as I had a crash in a desert race and slowed me down quite a bit, along with a move. But, I got everything back together earlier this week. Decided to make everything new in the motor, other than the transmission. One of those since I was in there things and with a little help from my sponsor, Fun Bike Center, I decided to do it the right way. Lot's a folks thought I should go with a different rod, cam, piston, etc. I really wanted longevity out of this motor, so I wanted it completely stock inside. It does have the full pipe and airbox mods though. I was told this bike had the Honda HRC Kit when I bought it. Since I had never ridden a 650 before, I didn't know the difference. The bike had no such kit installed. I'm amazed at the power they make stock, open up on the intake and exhaust ends. This bike will never be a race bike and I'm not going to win any races, thus my insisting on it being put back together stock. I did get a new Trail Tech Vapor to install with the new engine. I wanted to see coolant temp, rpm, speed, distance, etc. It works great with the speed sensor installed in the front disk and is within .5 mph with my gps. I also got a Garmin Montana for this bike prior to the engine seizing up, but have not used it at all, so today's 100+ mile ride was a true shake down for the bike, the Vapor and the Montana. I headed out early this am and went out the North end of Ramona (San Diego County) via Haverford Road, then up to the Fire Lookout Tower (closed at the top), back down, across Santa Ysabel Trail to Black Canyon, Mesa Grande, Jasper Trail and back. The bike ran great. Nice being able to monitor the coolant temp. I saw 160-180F on Highway 67, once I hit the dirt and got to 3500' elevation on the slow double track, I saw a max of 214F. I think these numbers are pretty reasonable. I did have to sit at the stop light on 67 in Lakeside and the temp went from 180 up to 205 pretty quick. Bike ran great and this is what I wanted, as I'm heading down to Baja in 2 weeks for a few days with it. The Garmin Montana worked great as well. Really have to spend some time to get the most out of these new GPS's. So many functions that it can get frustrating if you're not up on how it functions. The Trail Tech Vapor worked great until about half ride, then started powering down and back on. Didn't know it til I got back, but the power clip had come undone and was going between 12v and battery power. The install on the Vapor was a little modified with my GPR Stabilizer being a top mount and when you turn sharp left the stabilizer pin hits the Vapor wires. The clip broke the at the clasp, so a little mod will have to be done there and free up some of the wire to keep it clear. That's all, just wanted to follow up on the XR story.
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    Best motorcycle movie ever?

    That bike in Street Hawk looks like a modern dual sport, kinda funny.
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    520 chain = what sprockets?

    I'd like to hear the discussion on this, never seen an x-ring, but have used o-ring chains for years. If no one posts up I'm sure there's already a thread or two on the subject.
  14. I've ran a number of paddles over the years on CR 500's. My latest is a skat trac 10 paddle. It's a really narrow tire and it works great for carving turns, as it lets the bike lean over easy. I've had a cheng shin way back when that was a much wider tire and it didn't like to turn too well. Would never run an 8 paddle on a 450 or 500. All of the tires I've ran have been pure paddles, no side or center knobs. Good luck.
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    Best motorcycle movie ever?

    Great thread guys, I've always been partial to "On Any Sunday" and "Dust to Glory", but will be watching some others mentioned here.