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  1. MentalGuru

    Micrometer reccomendations

    Starrett, Etalon, Brown and Sharpe or Mitutoyo all are nice quality ones. That being said I use a J.T. Slocomb Co. ones that were made in the early 1900's in Rhode Island. They pass calibration tests with flying colors and have been used by me for decades without any issues. They were my grandfathers who was a machinist at Case for 40 years.
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    Rimlocks for tubeless set-up??

    Not tubeless, you'd be about as well off if you used tubliss inserts, it locks the tire bead to the rim unless the insert gets punctured. The way you want to run tubeless rim locks won't work I'd bet. Odds are they would leak too much at the rim locks.
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    Rimlocks for tubeless set-up??

    If you compare tubeless like you are talking about compared to running a tube with 2 lightweight bead/rim locks like I use the difference is huge. I have ridden over 15 miles on a flat front tire and over 50 miles with a flat rear tire off road without having a tire come off or having a rim spin in the tire. I've had a front tube blow out without rim/bead locks on the street and it came completely off by the time I got down to 10mph. It was a wild scary ride with my pregnant wife as a passenger. All were on 600-650cc dual sport bikes. I haven't ran without rim locks since then and only use UHD tubes now too. Different tires act quite a bit differently when flat too. I've had some 6ply rear tires that you really could even tell if they were flat. The sidewalls were that stiff. There is no way I would run a tubeless setup that uses tape as a bandage on 32 or more holes on a motorcycle. I did use it on a mountain bike for a while but the bead leaks caused way to many low tires so I went back to tubes. I have ridden bikes equipped with tubliss inserts and they felt great off road. I rode around on a flat rear tire for a hour or so and it wasn't an issue. The lighter weight was real nice too. I have friends with tons of time with this setup that haven't had any issues. One did puncture a tire and the insert but the tire stayed on while he stopped. We put a tube in and he finished the ride.
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    Rimlocks for tubeless set-up??

    I seriously doubt you'll find any scientific data comparing using a tube type tire tubeless on a rim with 32 or more possible areas to leak at the rim to using a tube in a tube type tire with or without a rim lock. It's more of a common sense type of difference. A legal difference too since dual sport riding is riding on the street....
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    Rimlocks for tubeless set-up??

    So you want to do this for street use? There is no way I would even think about doing that. A flat at highway speeds could end it for you or someone else. Odds are if your insurance saw a flat with a none approved tubeless tire setup that was involved in an accident they would reject you claim and you would be held financially responsible. Even tubliss isn't street legal.
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    Rimlocks for tubeless set-up??

    Normally off road motorcycles that use tube run a rim/bead lock that will should the tire on the rim if you have a flat while riding so you can safely stop. The tubliss system for dirt bikes is the way to go if you want to run tubeless. It will keep the tire on the rim even if the tire loses are pressure. http://tubliss.com/tubliss/ You can even run a mousse insert instead of a tube will eliminate flat tires entirely. http://nitromousse.com/
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    2019 RR Race Edition Models - First Look

    Well then why are you guys endorsing Beta's? You're just random online forum people too.
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    2019 RR Race Edition Models - First Look

    I will say he is telling you his honest first hand experience that he has had with the two new Beta's he bought and replaced with his current bike in the last 2 years. I personally think you are reading way more into what he posted then what was actually posted. If you feel everyone thinks he's a troll at this site you are seriously mistaken. There "maybe" a member in this thread that virtually everyone at this site views as a troll however, maybe you should to point out how you would feel to them. Aloha.
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    My new 650R dual sport

    I'm tempted to pick it up but $$$ is an issue. I'm only about 45 minutes or so away myself. Wi DNR now registers off road motorcycles and collects sales tax when they are registered. I've had pretty good luck at the Elkhorn DMV. One of my friends were stopped by the DNR for a sound check and they knew his bike wasn't a legit dual sport last summer. They notified DMV who then revoked his title.
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    My new 650R dual sport

    It's been listed for over 5 months, he started out at about 4k. It has a Cali plate and I've had issues getting plates transferred to WI. I also had the state revoke the registration on a XR600R and a XR650R about 9 years ago. Basically you need to find a DMV worker who will check the box were it says they verified the federal emissions sticker is on the bike without looking at it.
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    My new 650R dual sport

    Yet this Cali plated XR650R just sits on Craigslist here in the Midwest because it can't have the plates transferred to this state and converted bikes aren't legal here either. https://madison.craigslist.org/mcy/d/honda-xr-650-street-legal/6685487878.html
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    Bolt on small rear fender bag

    Here is their spare tube bag. http://www.dirt-bike-gear.com/stb.html
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    Bolt on small rear fender bag

    Silly Pipester, you put your drugs in there.
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