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    Motocross, Woods Riding in The Ozark Mountains. Also naps...

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  1. Never been to Redbud, but I'm pretty confident in saying that no I wouldn't triple it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using ThumperTalk mobile app
  2. One Industries has been closed for about a year now. Best bet would be eBay, or having another company recreate the kit.
  3. I just use a razor blade. Either works though Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using ThumperTalk mobile app
  4. I see clear wear marks. If it only has 5 hours I'd assume something went wrong . Did you have your cylinder measured? I'd take it appart and inspect it better. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using ThumperTalk mobile app
    When choosing a tire for the woods there is always the struggle of finding a tire that works good in all conditions. That however is hard because knobby tires typically work great in about everything but the rocks and gnarly stuff, and trials tires which are good in rocks do not work as good is conditions that knobby tires excel in like soft dirt, high speed, and braking. In the past I would pick a trials tire for going out to the woods with friends where I didn't care about race speed, but when it was time for a race I'd slap a knobby on. This always worked out for me, but it just meant a lot of tire switching. This year when our annual Colorado trip came around I decided to give the 505 cheater a try. Before I start for anyone wondering the 505 Hybrid is like a normal knobby tire but the rubber compound is much softer and more pliable. Install Mounting was pretty easy with the rubber compound used in the tire, but one minor complaint I have is that the 110-90-19 size seems slightly smaller than a typical tire of that size. I have noticed the same issue with Shinko's trials tire so it might be a common issue. The bead popped right into position though and mounting was a breeze. How It Handled I chose this tire because I wanted something that would work in all conditions for my Colorado trip. Terrain ranges from sandy trails to black slick mud, loose rocks, big rocks, steep climbs, slicks tree roots, and steep downhills, so pretty much any terrain you can imagine. I ran Extra HD tubes at 12psi just to be safe from pinch flats. In the sandy trails the tire really hooked up good, I think it helped that it recently rained to pack the sand down, but it still did better than I expected with such a soft rubber. I can't say it handled great in the slick mud, but can you really expect any tire to and still handle everything else well if it was designed for mud? It did however shed the mud well and didn't pack up terribly. In the rocks the tire performed phenomenally, I never got stuck on a rock wet or dry and I had no problem keeping momentum through rock gardens. I'd almost say it handled as good as a trials tire in the rocks, the only difference is that is did not track a straight. On climbs I did not have a problem keeping my speed up, and if I had to stop I could start back without spinning much. With the tree roots I just let off the gas and did what I could to keep the bike straight, there really isn't much else you can do no matter what your tire is. Braking with the tire didn't seem any worse than your average knobby with a couple rides on it. Durability All in all I put about 300 miles on the tire during the 3 day trip and I really did not notice a difference in the tire's handling between the start and finish. The front edges of the knobbies are certainly rounded, but it still handles well and I'll probably run it through the end of the year. With the tire compound being super soft the tire does not chunk as easily and it just wears down, although you traction will slowly be getting worse it won't be as bad as a chunked tire. In the end I am really glad I decided to give this tire a shot, it may not have that perfect grip that a fresh knobby has in the dirt, or the exact same grip a trials tire has in the rocks, but the tire does fill the gap very well as being a tire which does most terrain very well, and lasts a long time for someone who doesn't have the money for a new tire every month.
  5. I just got back from Taylor Park and used the 505 Cheater, I couldn't be happier. It rained every day and it gripped as well as I could hope for. It even survived the Horseshoe Trail loop Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using ThumperTalk mobile app
  6. GPI hoses have worked good for me. I've even had a set get a worn spot, but it didn't blow out and leak
  7. hydration pack

    Kriega is the bomb. The zippers are ykk, the hose is insulated, it has a harness system which positions the weight better, and the bladder fully opens for easier cleaning and drying. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using ThumperTalk mobile app
  8. Like the guys above me said it'll be hit or miss. Really the best riding time (especially on the higher elevations) is late July through early September. Still though you never now, it might work out good. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using ThumperTalk mobile app
  9. I've hear it's a screwed deal for him. A track in Texas just got shut down in a similar fashion, their attorneys said there is pretty much no chance of winning it, and that's in Texas. Just a bunch of complaining property owner, who also liked when they submitted it to be shutdown. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using ThumperTalk mobile app
  10. PulpMX, OTB (over the bars), motoxaddicts Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using ThumperTalk mobile app
  11. I gotta give props to Chris on this reporting. Beat Vital and Matthes by a few days Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using ThumperTalk mobile app
  12. That retro gear with the kx is awesome! The new gear looks pretty good, same kind of style nearly every is doing now, but it looks good. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using ThumperTalk mobile app
  13. I ran the starcross5 soft set at the spring creek amateur day, then down at Meadow Valley which is a very different track dirt wise, and I think the tire performed great at both Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using ThumperTalk mobile app
  14. Michelin starcross5 Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using ThumperTalk mobile app