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  1. Does anyone know how to test resistance on a KX450 stator (preferably one from a '09 to '12)? The connector coming off the stator wire bundle is 6 prong, so I'm just not confident which specific connectors I should be using. I want to test resistance when it's cold and after it's hot (since my bike won't start once it's hot). Also, does anyone know what the acceptable range for the resistance should be on the '09 or newer KX450s?
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    Potential Problem with Fuel Pump ('11 KX)

    I took my tank off my bike today to check the valves and diagnose a starting issue and I noticed the fuel pump is leaking gas from the plastic tube that connects to the fuel line. Normally, when the tank is removed and disconnected from the carb fuel line, it doesn't leak gas, but today it kept flowing like there's some sort of wonky valve in the fuel pump. Anyone experience this before? I'm having a real challenge diagnosing a starting issue with my bike, detailed here: http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/936121-low-hour-11-450-hard-to-start-after-warm/
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    Place to buy in BAJA

    Which coast and how far do you want to drive to get there? Planning to live there part time or just a vacation getaway?
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    Baja Legend Ron Bishop Passes Away

    Offroad motorcycle racing legend Ron Bishop passed away from natural causes late last week. Ron's list of motorcycle racing accomplishments is far too long and expansive to detail here but it goes without saying he was one of the most accomplished and experienced off-road motorcycle racers of his generation and a pioneer of Baja racing. In 2007 Ron achieved one of his greatest milestones becoming the only person to race 40 consecutive Baja 1000s on a motorcycle (he shared this with Rod Hall who did the same in a four-wheeled vehicle). He was an incredible motorcycle racer, mechanic, electrician, teacher (if you were patient) and an all around great guy. I owe a lot to Ron. He shared countless stories with me over the years and taught me a lot about motorcycle mechanics. There's a bit of irony in Ron's most enduring lesson and one I will take with me to my grave: 7 Ps: Prior Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance Cheers to Ron Bishop - one hell of a bad ass.
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    Harry Devert's body found in Mexico

    I read they had found drugs near his body. I'm just asking if that was ever confirmed. It's a legit question in the context of glorifying an American who was killed while traveling through Mexico.
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    Harry Devert's body found in Mexico

    Did they ever determine where the drugs came from that they found near his body?
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    The Tecate Enduro is back for 2014!

    I'm more of a DD fun kinda guy but I'll take what I can get.
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    Harry Devert's body found in Mexico

    Anyone who decides to ride their motorcycle through one of the most dangerous regions in the entire world (e.g. mainland Mexico) is, frankly speaking, an idiot.
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    Harry Devert's body found in Mexico

    Everything and nothing at all.
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    Harry Devert's body found in Mexico

    It probably would have been wiser to fly to Brazil don't you think?
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    Anyone else think the Military Checkpoints are a pain in the Butt?

    We recently rode down to La Paz and back. The military checkpoints weren't a big deal. Those guys have a tough job. I've never been hassled in the 15 years I've been going down there. You sure like to bitch a lot about Baja.
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    2014 San Felipe 250 - Latest news and rumors

    No - it was only on Facebook. You may need to 'friend' Colton in order to see it. Not sure if the video is public or not: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=754028637955828&set=vb.100000460974425&type=3&theater
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    Is Wil Hahn alright?

    A Leatt will not protect you against a basilar skull fracture. See the straps on the HANS device: Those straps are what keep your head from getting ripped off at the base of the skull. A Leatt will not prevent this, ever. A Leatt only protects you from extreme hyperflexion: If you're worried about spraining your neck, wear a Leatt. If you're worried about breaking your neck or getting a severe brain injury, stop riding motorcycles.
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    Is Wil Hahn alright?

    Do you really think a motocross neck brace is going to protect you from a basilar skull fracture? The HANs device, which became mandatory after Earnhardt's death, has little if nothing in common with the Leatt. The HANs device's primary function is to keep your head from ripping off your neck in the event of a high speed impact (high speed = +150 MPH). A Leatt isn't going to protect you from that kind of injury. In fact, a Leatt isn't going to protect you from much, except extreme hyper-extension.
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    Is Wil Hahn alright?

    If he broke the head of his humorous like I did, he's looking at a minimum of 6-8 months recovery. That's a nasty, horrible place to break a bone and the rehab is brutal. Glad it wasn't worse... that was a bad crash.
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    Thanks for riding the Los Ancianos Tecate Red Cross Benefit Trailride!

    Fantastic! This was a great event last year and very worthy cause. Looking forward to it.
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    2014 San Felipe 250 - Latest news and rumors

    There's a video of Colton's crash on Facebook. It's pretty obvious he was hauling ass into section he didn't know very well. Very lucky it wasn't worse. It looked pretty horrific.
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    JCR Honda Leaves Baja

    JCR Honda will no longer compete in Baja. No more racing and no more pit support. Discuss... http://www.enduro360.com/2014/01/13/featured/jcr-honda-leaves-baja-racing/
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    JCR Honda withdraws from Baja for 2014

    As someone who has raced in Baja numerous times, I will tell you that it is not a joke, not that what I think matters any more than what you think.
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    JCR Honda Leaves Baja

    What they'll save in lighting systems will be made up by new top ends
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    JCR Honda withdraws from Baja for 2014

    Not immediately after, no. Danny was killed in June of '95 (at the 500). Kawasaki won the 1000 later that year with Paul Krause, Ty Davis and Ted Hunnicutt. Kawasaki's last race as a factory team in Baja was in 1997, I believe.
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    JCR Honda withdraws from Baja for 2014

    Which corporation would that be?
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    Stewart's supposedly bent bars....I'm not buying it.

    Whenever I'm looking for a good dose of stupid, I can always rely on the Pro Racing forum.
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    Front Tire recomendation Baja both ways xr650r

    I guarantee this thing will bite when you turn