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  1. All good points. Thanks for the comments. james
  2. Hello, I'm just getting back in to the dirt bike thing and just sold my DRZ (and R1) to upgrade to a 2008 KTM 690 enduro. I love it and love that it can be a true one bike does it all. Well, as close as I've seen any other bike be:). Anyway, the bike I bought has a Full Akrapovic exhaust system, even with the 3 carbon fiber shields. I was shocked when I priced it and have seen an MSRP as high as $2300!! Wow! On a $7000 bike...what ever. I love the system and don't really want to sell it, but I'm wondering if I could sell it and replace it with a stock header and an FMF and still have enough money left over to make that all worth it? What do you think I could get for that system used? $1000-1500 seems like it would be worth the trouble, but $500-$700 and I'll just keep it. Thanks, james
  3. Hmmm, ok, thanks for the responses. I'll keep looking around, but maybe it's just me being over critical. One more thing. I didn't add any grease or Lube to those gears, I figured since it gets oil it wouldn't need anything? is that right? Oh and one, one more thing... I'm using the Kawasaki part, not the Suzuki, hopefully that's not it? It's clearly louder to me, but maybe its within tolerances and I shouldn't worry about it. james
  4. Hello, First I just wanted to say thanks for the great site, I've found a ton of great information on here. Unfortunately I can't find this one. I've seen plenty of how to remove the stator cover and thought I'd followed them all to a T. But, now that I have it all back together the started is a lot louder while starting and briefly when turning off the engine. I've checked and rechecked and am pretty sure I don't have any extra parts that might make the starter be out of alignment. It starts fine, its just louder than I remember it. Here's a very quick video so you can hear how loud compared to the exhaust, which is a fairly loud Leo Vince X3 with the silencer in it. It's doesn't fully start, but that's only because it was cold and I didn't pull the choke, just wanted to show the starter sound. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6lmRQgvYLo&feature=share&list=UUx8m9iLdeoh7hueYrFfrqeQ Thanks for any help, james
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    Who has a good website?

    mine's got a lot of stuff on it, does that count?
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    helmet cam

    I think this is the wave of the future, but its not quit there yet. web page These specs seem way too low for me, maybe some people are ok with 13fps, but I guess I'm a bit too picky for that low of quality. And 4bit audio, eeek, no way. The advantage though is no moving parts, so no more of that dropping out because the tape comes off the heads when you land from that massive tripple. The DV4000 looks much cooler. web page Image Capacity in pixels with 32MB card: Low Res 390 @640x480 Med Res 77 @1600x1200 High Res 48 @2304x1728 Movie Capacity Resolution: Fine: 640 x 480/Max.10fps, 6 minutes Normal: 352 x 288/Max.30fps, 7 minutes Economic: 320 x 240/Max.30fps, 9 minutes Personally, I can't wait for this to become the standard low cost camera we are all buying. I've got the HDtv at home waiting for it. JVC GR-HD1 $2k is too much to strap to my bike, but give it a year or two and they'll be $500 like the rest of them. Oh and my Canon ZR-60 does a great job with external input and is pretty cheap these days.
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    helmet cam

    www.helmetcamera.com http://www.interlog.com/~microvid/#lip - I've used these am very happy with them. http://www.rfconcepts.co.uk/helmet_cameras.htm
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    Reverse shift pattern?

    I was afraid of that, but thanks for the link, I'll keep an eye on that thread too. james
  9. Both my street and road race bikes are reverse (gp style) shift pattern. If I could I would like to reverse my dirt bike (when I get one...soon I hope), but I haven't ever seen one or any kit to do so. Any ideas would be appreciated, thanks. james
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    2 stroke or 4 stroke?

    I'm dreaming about the great dirt bike I'm going to get soon after Christmas, but I'm not sure if I should get a 2 stroke or a 4 stroke. I've only ever had 2 strokes (cr, kx 250's) but a friend mentioned that a lot of the trails around here are conected by fireroads were you need to be street legal to ride on. So I guess my question is, do any of you 2 stroke (or any not street legal guys) have any problems with johnny law and the fire roads? At first a friend and I were thinking about getting a streetable dirt bike so we could do some motarding when its not out in the dirt, but in the end that's looking like to much work, $, and risky. By $ I mean like the best way to do it would be to buy a new that's street legal then your set. Well, I'm more in the $1500-$2500 range so thats not really what I'm looking to do. So any advice about that stuff would be cool too, thanks. james