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  1. As a taller rider, Bar risers are always the first thing for me, then suspension work to suit me. Not much else needed really, riding a new KTM for MX
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    What is this footpeg?

    It's a fastway peg, the extra piece is meant to be a stopper for your foot to prevent over extension of the ankle on hard landings. Never tried them, but I do run the standard fastway pegs.
  3. Hi Dano, I may be able to assist in the MX scene. I've just moved to Sydney and trying to get setup racing/riding here myself. I dont have a bike yet, but kinda fresh of the boat and not starting my grown up job til next week so will have one soon hopefully. Also there is a company here that rents out MX bikes + Gear at a motocross track near Sydney, The company is called MX Experience Motocross Hire. Hopefully closer to your trip I can be of more help to you.
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    Best bar bend for tall riders???

    I'm in between 6'2 & 6'3 so pretty similar. I fitted 30mm risers and lower/further back pegs. I moved the bars as far forward as I could on the clamps and was the best mod I've made. Still use stock bars.
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    Cheap eBay wheel set?

    I actually have 2 sets of the ebay wheels, 1 set only has 25hrs the other is 60hrs plus. I compared the tusk and other brands before buying these. The tusk hub looked identical to the Chinese ones so I took it that these came off the same assembly line. So far quality has been perfect, few loose spokes but nothing out of the ordinary. I'll post comparison pic shortly of my hub with a Tusk one. But the main question, is would I buy them again, and Yeah I would, used to run Talon and Excel before but really happy with these.
  6. Just going back to the Boots or Knee Braces discussion. I would highly recommend going for Knee Braces over boots. Nobody thinks they need braces until something happens, and then they wish they had since the start. I won't ride my bike without my braces at all now. You already have boots that work, you currently don't have braces. Why not get the braces first and then if you wish/need to upgrade the boots later. I've broken my ankle riding and also had 3 knee injuries, surgery on all accidents excluding one. I wish I got braces instead of the Tech 10s (which I still broke my ankle in and needed pins)
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    radiator sleeves

    You can us womens tights, you have to change ever day out pretty much, but cheap af ­čśü
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    goggle type

    I've never used or seen anyone us the snap to the side one. I wouldn't mind trying it, but I'm happy with the regular strap type and don't see a need to change
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    Show Your SX-F!

    Here's one of mine, have another 250f just not pictured
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    best tire for sand/soft dirt?

    The MX11 is really only suitable for proper sand tracks. I run MX11 on the front and rear and its great on sand and they look great, but not something that is good at all on any sort of hard surface (Plus it wears way to quick on a slightly hard track) I run the MX52 on other surfaces, but they still do okay in the sand when sharp.
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    vinyl wraping wheels?

    Seeing as it can be somewhat easily removed, it could be worth a try.
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    White Mx Gear?

    It all depends on the mother or wife washing skills, If I still lived at home i'd be happy enough to have white gear, but being kinda a grown up now and having to do my own washing, I'll definitely avoid light colours until someone else washes nmine.
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    Knee Braces & Shredded Pants

    You need something like those in the link. I only had one of them on my braces, and the side that has it is fine while there is a huge hole on the other side where it wasn't fitted. Also make sure you don't dry the leather out when washing. https://www.ctikneebraces.co.uk/spares-accessories/cti-custom-spares-previous-version/cti-custom-gear-guard-kit-previous-version.html
  14. ah nice one, I from Dublin so not overly far. But like most Irish I'm living abroad at the minute, I live in the Netherlands now and plan on doing a stint in Australia the end of the year.
  15. I'm an mechanical engineer install contractor. left college at 22 now 26, the pay is good but it's hard work. If I was doing it again I think I would go down the medicine line or skilled trade.
  16. Spare Wheels and levers are a must for me as well as the usual stuff mentioned above.
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    Recommend me a knee brace

    I'm the same as you OP, I did my ACL, MCL and meniscus in 3 separate incidents on my left knee. I now run custom CTI's on my left knee and fox pod on my right(good) knee. I am however going to change my fox pod to an asterisk shortly, as the Pod doesn't feel like it gives me the full support, and the build quality if poor, I would run the CTI on both if I could but the price is making me go towards the asterisk for my good knee. I had to pay 1100 Euro for the CTI and the insurance here wouldn't cover it but best purchase I've ever made.
  18. So I've been out on my 17 350SXF a few times now, and every day my boot has gotten caught on the rear fender (exhaust side) which has prevented my from being able to use the back brake or lift my leg for a corner and today resulted in a bad fall from having no back brake. Are there any good solutions to this other than cutting a large section of the plastics off? Boots in question are Fox instinct US size 13, but I've heard of it happening people on they're 16's with different boots.
  19. I ended up switching boots to Tech 10's cause of it, I prefer the instincts as a boot, but just couldn't ride the new KTM with them. But if you do find a solution, please do let us know here. A frame guard with exhaust guard similar to the older bike would probably solve the issue, but no one seems to make them.
  20. I bought a 2017 350 sxf and still have my 2010 250 sxf and have taken many spins on my mates 2017 250 sxf. It's hard to pick the best bike, I still love my 2010 and I wouldn't be any faster on the newer bikes compared to this but the 2010 needs some suspension work at the min as its too soft (think I've gotten slightly heaver since I got it 7 years ago, currently a shade over 90kg with gear and 6'2" tall). The new bikes feel slightly more planted at the rear on bumps but not a major power difference between the two 250f's, the 17 just seems to rev more (I have a high compression piston and Akrapovic in the 2010). But for the new bikes, the 250f is plenty fast for me when you rev it and I'd have no trouble getting any jumps on it and never felt like I needed more power when riding it. I picked the 350 over the 250 as I do a lot of sand riding in the Netherlands now so wanted the extra power for that, but had I been at home in Ireland on the hardpack tracks I would have gone for the 250.
  21. I've just started wrapping my boot in duct tape to get rid of any edges on the boot that might be catching, its stopped the boot jamming so far, but makes a mess, as the duct tape melts to the pipe and to the boot. Its not a great solution but will keep me going until I find a permanent way to fix.
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    2006 Sxf 250 exhaust options?

    I'm 90% sure the exhaust from the 07-10 250f fits the 06, maybe try find a local guy with that model to see if its fits before you buy anything.
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    '17 350 is 58hp?

    Where did you get that figure from? I didn't realize it was that high, I thought that was what the factory 350 engines were putting out. I've also just placed my order for a 17 sxf 350 today and it is arriving next week, Can't wait to try it out
  24. Why not just ring them? You'd get an answer almost straight away.
  25. Generally they are the stock size, My last 2 sets of talons had stock sized bearing.