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TheIncident88

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  1. TheIncident88

    Rib Protection - What's Available?

    I've got an air cage and though I like it, I don't think it's gonna do much of anything to prevent broken ribs. But every time I've fallen on my side it's been on my shoulder. Maybe I just perfected my crash technique through 15yr of bmx/mountain biking. Tuck and roll baby.
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    Kickstart workout

    I think I'd rather attempt to kickstart a diesel locomotive than crank my bike by hand knowing how awful it is recoil starting our little ATV.
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    KLX300 Number plate

    Anyone know of a front number plate that will fit an '06 KLX300 cleanly/with very little modification? I removed the lights a while back and it looks goofy with the plastic that's on there, gonna pick up a maier rear fender but need something up front.
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    Rib Protection - What's Available?

    If it's impact driving the hard plastic of the chest protector into your side, maybe you could just buy some EVA foam for a couple bucks and double sided adhesive tape or otherwise fix it to the inside of the chest protector? Not going to absorb a huge hit, but will spread the force over a larger area instead of being focused along the edge of the plastic. Plus it will be cheap and less cumbersome than larger pads.
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    KLX 300 With A Plate....Vs. An Unplated WR450

    From original post. I dont want to argue a bunch over sport bike comparisons, but imo comparing gsxr1000 to gsxr600 is like comparing 450f and 250f MX bikes. The KLX is in a league with the dual sport and trail machines, it doesn't have the frame, engine or suspension that you find on one of the race bikes. And the WR is basically an enduro race bike, it has a lot in common with the yz's. More robust suspension and frame, FCR carb (or FI on the new one), higher compression ratio, 5 titanium valves, bigger brakes etc. as well as a higher price tag than the KLX ever had. Yes, a skilled rider on a KLX300 would fly past a goon on a WR450, but this is the same man we are talking about and it doesn't take long to find the limitations of the KLX. In fact took me 2 months of riding a dirtbike to realize that even with compression damping maxed out and a lightweight rider, the KLX bottoms out badly on jumps and high speed bumps. Sprained both ankles in the process and I am now riding at the bike's limit rather than at my limit until I can find a nice used bike to replace it.
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    Kickstart workout

    Ride a bicycle
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    KLX 300 With A Plate....Vs. An Unplated WR450

    You're right, because the gsxr600 is still a race ready bike. A KLX is not. If you just want something to cruise around town or for tight trail riding, go for it, it will do just fine and can be a lot of fun in such settings. If you want something for highway use or enduro racing, especially if you are a big guy, it's not the right bike for you. Would cost close to $2,000 to get an FCR carb, big bore kit, suspension springs and revalve etc just to keep up. It's not about being a "better" bike, it's about being a bike better suited to the task at hand.
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    KLX 300 With A Plate....Vs. An Unplated WR450

    With basic mods (exhaust, jetting etc.) and a 13t front sprocket, the KLX has plenty of power for me. But I weigh 155lb and with that gearing it runs out of revs at 59mph. If you stretch the gearing for road use and weigh 230lb, I don't see the KLX being fun to ride. Especially not after riding a WR450. Not to mention, the KLX isn't particularly lightweight for a smaller bike and the suspension will need to be resprung and revalved if you want to do any serious offroading.
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    Rib Protection - What's Available?

    I'm sure you could look into hockey or football qb pads, but they can be bulky and can get very hot and restrict movement. What kind of riding are you doing and how do you manage to land on your ribs?
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    Blisters and Callus's

    I'm not a big fan of tape, helps prevent blisters a bit but I feel it causes even more discomfort. The natural process works well, just let it do it's thing. BTW try not to peel or pick at the blisters. Leave the dead skin to come off on it's own.
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    Blisters and Callus's

    Wear comfortable gloves, other than that just let it heal on it's own. If you ride often your palm will toughen up and you will relax on the bike, blisters will stop. If you think those blisters are bad though go ride a jet ski for a weekend, takes a lot more grip to hang on cutting back and forth at 70mph on water, and your hands get soggy.
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    Neck injury

    You must have had bronchitis the same time I did, I ended up in the ER because blood randomly started pouring out my nose and still wouldn't clot after 4 hours because I kept coughing. I know what you mean about the bruising, I'm 5'11" 150lb and after having my appendix removed it looked like godzilla roundhouse kicked me in the stomach. The fact that you are injecting a blood thinner doesn't help.
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    Neck injury

    So wait, did the docs think this was a spontaneous event or a result of casing jumps and getting your neck whipped forward? Strangely if it happened on it's own, I think I would understand them not wanting you to ride more than if it had actually happened as a result of riding. Either way I guess take it easy for 6 months and then you can go from there.
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    Surfing after broken collarbone

    If it's still sore and you don't have full range of motion, it's not done healing. If it's not done healing and you stress it, you could end up back in the OR starting over again. It's your decision whether you want to risk another operation to surf now, or hold off a couple weeks and be healthy for the summer.
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    Neck injury

    Do you have some underlying vascular condition? Obviously a stroke has potential for permanent damage, though it sounds like you lucked out. Seems unusual for a doctor to tell you that you can't ever ride or anything like that on account of your neck though, I would think the artery would eventually heal and after 6 months of treatment behave as normal. But maybe doctors learn more in several years of med school than I do in a few nights stuck in the ER.
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