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  1. Came across a few sets of bones in my day. some looked human, some not. But one night i made the deal with myself that i would never report bones or a body, but simply let the next guy find and report it. only because i dont want to be involved with the police or in the unlikely situation, the killer found out i was the one who reported it. and then i get laid out too! there are many dead bodies in the deserts around me (i'd imagine) vegas is 3 short hours away, and los angeles only an hour away. i would imagine my area (pretty wide open desert) would be the ideal dumping area of bodies from gangs, or deals gone wrong in vegas. so i also made the decision if i saw a killing out here (i hear and see people shooting guns out here very regularly) that i would just keep on truckin as if i never saw it. as im not interested in becoming the "witness" who they want to eliminate from the equasion.
  2. lol probably! it just seems like they are glossy all the way through the race. coming from a car background, i see titanium exhaust on cars achieving the same look. but the exhaust they have available for us to buy just looks so dull and ugly!
  3. i've been trying to figure this out for a while now. every titanium exhaust system i buy, is nothing like the factory guys systems. by this i mean, the factory guys headers and mid pipes have amazingly glossy colors on the pipes. it basically looks like they've been sprayed with a coat of gloss. they shine and the colors are VERY vibrant. yet any systems i've used (FMF, pro circuit, DRD, leo vince, etc) always seems to have a super dull and hardly vibrant colorful range throughout the pipe. im wondering if anybody has any idea what materials they're using or what process they're doing to get that shine?
  4. i've been trying to figure this out for a while now. every titanium exhaust system i buy, is nothing like the factory guys systems. by this i mean, the factory guys headers and mid pipes have amazingly glossy colors on the pipes. it basically looks like they've been sprayed with a coat of gloss. they shine and the colors are VERY vibrant. yet any systems i've used (FMF, pro circuit, DRD, leo vince, etc) always seems to have a super dull and hardly vibrant colorful range throughout the pipe. im wondering if anybody has any idea what materials they're using or what process they're doing to get that shine?
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    any idea why the kx250f valvetrain is so loud?

    i can second that. i just cant believe somebody would say to replace the entire kxf valvetrain prior to riding. ive owned four kx250f's of various years from their first year to 2013. never have i suffered a valvetrain failure aside from a valve guide breaking a small piece which still never bent a velve, hurt the piston, or the head at all. it was a really weird freak accident. my head currently is fully modded by pro circuit. but still using OEM valves. i asked pro circuit to use the OEM valves because they're an astronomical amount less than their del west counterpart. and with little to no real life performance gain out of it. as far as im concerned the stem is the same size, it uses the same keepers, the valve face is the same size, and the taper and blend coming from stem to face is damn near identical. both are titanium and the stockers will keep me from buying race fuel as i use a pro circuit piston at stock compression. and that persons remarks on the valvetrain is also the first time i've ever heard such a thing. but people have opinions and they favor the bikes they like too.
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    Kawasaki KX250F 2013

    full pro circuit mod. great bike.
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    Kawasaki KX250F (2013)

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    full pro circuit mod. great bike.
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    any idea why the kx250f valvetrain is so loud?

    did some dB testing today via the phone app. its really not a good app and i believe its because were trying to measure dB with an iphone speaker with no high quality and precision measurement capabilities. anyways i started the bikes, put my hand over the exhaust and held the phone near the head. this way it didnt measure exhaust note. CRF max: 60 CRF peak: 51 KXF max: 93 KXF peak: 52 its obvious that even with low quality dB measurement, that theres is a difference. however, i cant say how much as i dont think the difference SHOULD be that substantial. that would be a 33dB difference. i feel like i may have gotten one piece of exhaust note in there. or some type of ambient sound from somewhere else. we have numbers here, but they are not very reliable in my opinion. also, im beginning to think the KXF strikes a different frequency like stated above, versus the CRF. i came to this conclusion after taking video of the KXF head and the CRF head. listening to them back to make, there is a difference in sound and frequency. however the sound is not all that noticeable on the video. but to my ears, it is. in the past i ran the lucal oil-oil stabilizer. on the bottle it says it lowers engine noise and whatnot, it was on sale, figured why not. i ran this test on my 09. it did lower the sound a small bit but this is obviously due to the viscosity of that oil being in the 80W range. in my bike currently is 20-50w. on a side note, the cams i am using now are around a .365 lift, the cams i have being custom made right now are in the .380 range. so regardless, i wont be able to get this sound to get any better. but i figure this would be something nice we can work on.
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    any idea why the kx250f valvetrain is so loud?

    wrist pins on center will make a lot of piston slap noise untill the piston has expanded from the engine warming up, then there is little to no piston slap. however the sound im talking about is all in the head! damn things are loud.
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    any idea why the kx250f valvetrain is so loud?

    im not sure why that quote ended up coming out so weird ^
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    any idea why the kx250f valvetrain is so loud?

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    any idea why the kx250f valvetrain is so loud?

    i never realized how loud the valvetrain on my kx250f is till i bought a 2012 crf250r recently and realized how silent it was. i have owned years 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013 kx250f and they all had the same valvetrain noise. im not saying anything is mechanically wrong, but its really loud! and especially with steel valves. im wondering if anybody can supply an answer as to why the valvetrain is so noisy and if theres a way to quiet it down a bit? i notice on my 2013 that if i look down at the tank while on the gas, i can hear valvetrain like CRAZY, and at idle, my CRF has a silent valvetrain, where my KX at idle is still much louder. specs on my 2013: 13.8:1 piston pro circuit valves pro circuit cams pro circuit valve spring kit (with Ti retainers) pro circuit porting pro circuit ti-5 exhaust oem timing chain oem timing chain tensioner oem timing chain sliders i am not saying my valvetrain shouldnt be a little noisy. i realize aftermarket camshafts will produce some extra noise at basically every RPM. but its weird to me as to how quiet the honda is. i understand the honda is a unicam with a rocker but i still believe the kawi is louder than similar bikes like yamaha. any ideas?
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    calling all EFI/throttle body experts

    emailed ron hamp, asking if he does throttle body modofications. havent heard anything yet and will update this when/if he replies.
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    calling all EFI/throttle body experts

    was reading all the dyno charts on the genius throttle bodies. there are minimal benefits on the dyno. i think this is because the run is done at WOT. and a butterfly style throttle body flows great at WOT with minimal drag and turbulence. its at the 1/4-3/4 where the gains are made. if we could measure the entire powerband while increasing the throttle plate angle, it would probably read amazingly different. needless to say, the dyno may not post major number differenced at WOT but the ridability of the bike in the lower throttle opening angles would really benefit big time! i think the genius throttle body is definitely not dependant on dyno charts for selling points. but if everybody could test one, they would want one immediately. till they saw the price take. yikes!
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    calling all EFI/throttle body experts

    i really love those r&d bodies but whoa buddy they are pricey!
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