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  1. Bret_Salyer

    Reed pass looked clean to me...quit whining!

    They were both block passes. The only difference is that Bubba refused to slow down when Reed made the block pass on him. That is why Bubba rear ended him.
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    Race Tech or OEM Fork Bushings

    Sometimes you get what you pay for.
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    Which skid plate?

    I have the Works Connection skid plate on the KLX.
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    Which skid plate?

    W.E.R. www.werproducts.net Loop design protects cases and does not act as a mud shovel.
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    Narrowed Down Decision on Boots

    Kevin Windham wears Oxtar Pros and I can see why. I think they are perfect for offroad. We'll see how they hold up.
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    Nasty rocky, rooty hill climbs

    I disagree Dwight. Maybe it would be better worded firm yet plush. Any way if you cannot get past that statement then disregard it. There was more to my post than that one statement. Don't throw the whole thing out because of it. On very rocky decents you don't want to have too soft suspension or you'll be flying over the bars. Too much weight transfer. They are more easily negotiated with a firmer setup. Wouldn't you agree?
  7. I think it is important that the boot have some flexibility. Try the Oxtar boots. There TCX system restricts over extension like you describe above. And the Pro models have a gel bootie that is very comfortable.
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    Nasty rocky, rooty hill climbs

    My suspension is stiff (and plush), I do get some deflection off obstacles up hills but it is controlled with body position if possible and if I'm out of position then throttle and clutch. I want to be careful not to set it too soft because on the large rocky descents, among other places, I appreciate the firmness in my suspension.
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    off road boots

    I think you need to try on the Oxtar TCX Pro. I just finished my first ride and I really like them. They are flexible right out of the box. The TCX system allows some ankle movement but restricts over-extension. They also have the "new" gel bootie so they fit well in the foot and ankle area and are more comfortable than the old non-gel bootie. No doubt the Tech 10's are probably the best made boot out there but they didn't fit my foot right (the bootie brace rubbed on my ankle bone and they are narrow in the toes for me). I also tried on the Tech 8 and Tech 6. I was also going to try on the Fox until I tried on the Oxtar. IMO,Oxtar TCX Pro was as comfortable or more as the Tech 8,less bulky, and feel broken in OTB. I understand they have a TCX Pro 2 now also. Highly recommended you try on a pair. I bought mine from local dealer for $299 but might be less online.
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    Suggestions on Boots

    I think you need to try on the Oxtar TCX Pro. I just finished my first ride and I really like them. They are flexible right out of the box. The TCX system allows some ankle movement but restricts over-extension. They also have the "new" gel bootie so they fit well in the foot and ankle area and are more comfortable than the old non-gel bootie. No doubt the Tech 10's are probably the best made boot out there but they didn't fit my foot right (the bootie brace rubbed on my ankle bone and they are narrow in the toes for me). I also tried the Tech 8 and Tech 6. I was also going to try the Fox until I tried on the Oxtar. IMO,Oxtar TCX Pro was as comfortable or more as the Tech 8,less bulky, and feel broken in OTB. I understand they have a TCX Pro 2 now also. Highly recommended you try on a pair. I bought mine from local dealer for $299.
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    Oh-no! Race Tech Springs

    I think in the opening post he said he heard "Race Tech was crap". In short, I disagree. I will leave all the mathematical and theoretically discussions to you and anyone else who wants to join in. I am not smart enough to understand all that though I hardly feel "foolish". I took the underlying question to be "Does RaceTech have quality products / Can you believe what they say?". My answer was, "I put their stuff on my bike and it works great". I think I made my point. It seems everyone else wants to discuss semantics and algebraic equations.
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    Oh-no! Race Tech Springs

    If its a question of semantics, I think I made the appropriate change to my previous post. Tell me if that's better. That, however, neither was the point of the discussion nor changes the point that I was expressing. Bret
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    Oh-no! Race Tech Springs

    RaceTech is not the only company that offers aftermarket valves/pistons. Are Gold Valves a good product? Yes. Do they have larger ports than some modern OEM valves/pistons? Yes. For your information the guy you quoted above sells aftermarket valves. I have RaceTech valving and springs in my bike and its great. The bike is balanced front to rear, the front end feels planted, it is firm AND plush. The only adjustment I made was minor oil level change because the front end was too progressive for my taste. Are you just going to quote bits and pieces from the above article and fill the rest in with dots (....) Do you have any thoughts/experience of your own on this matter? My point exactly.
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    Oh-no! Race Tech Springs

    HAHA. That is classic. I get your sarcasm. #1 thru #6 are especially funny! But what you would get is a product that has been researched and tested and all the valving knowledge that is inherent with that particular valve (if they standardize the base valve in all the suspensions, they can focus on testing this design and not all the designs from every manufacturer - just like some other aftermarket shops - but I think Race Tech was a pioneer) And I think you would have been impressed if you ordered the gold valves if you are having problems dialing in your suspsension. I have installed their valving and springs on two bikes now. Race Tech products are very good, IMHO, and the knowledge I have gained from them is extensive .
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    What can I get for 2000 KLX 300

    I paid $2,100 for mine all stock, good condition about 1 1/2 years ago.
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