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    Dirt Bikes, Snowmobiles, Hunting and Fishing

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  1. dzrtracin, Do you have contact info for Bob? I'm really curious about this but I can't seem to track it down online or find contact info. Any help would be much appreciated. Waxy
  2. Anyone have any more information on the Bob Yeatts LHRB setups? I searched and searched and can't kind find any info or pics. I'd love to see it and potentially upgrade from my current system.
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    Dirt Bike Mechanic In Calgary

    If you haven't found anyone yet, get a hold of Ryan Pettie. He's excellent. rhynotuned@hotmail.com
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    Rib Protection

    Take another look at the Tekvest offroad products. They offer the best upper body protection out there IMHO. I ride with a RallyMax and don't find it any hotter than a typical moto roost guard. The key is not to ride with it too tight, it has to be somewhat loose, and then you get good air flow and much more comfort. I love mine, wouldn't ride without it. Waxy
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    KTM 450 XC-W vs EXC

    X3. It is WAY easier to make an EXC into an XCW than it is to make an XCW into an EXC. Having gone to the KTM from a DRZ myself, I can guarantee you that you'll never miss your old DRZ lol. Waxy
  6. I ride out at Maclean and Waiporous, and I can tell you this with certainty - no other rear tire will perform as well as a trials tire in our kind of terrain. I run a Dunlop D803 with a UHD. In my opinion, it would be worth the money to track down an 18" wheel and run the trials tire. I haven't really settled on a front tire, but I know the Michelin M12 is popular. Your front tire washout may be due to your suspension setup needing some tweaking too. Waxy
  7. Will you be riding street and dirt on the same trip? The terrain you're describing is crying out for a trials tire. Once you've tried one, very few go back to a knobby. They aren't great on the street though, so that leaves you a couple options - 1. Get a second rear wheel so you can swap out to a knobby or some other tire for street/dualsport use. This is what I do, and it's an awesome setup. 2. Carry a small pump to increase the air pressure in the trials tire before hitting the street. At higher pressures they work fine and wear OK as long as speeds aren't too high. I wouldn't do prolonged street riding with one though. Waxy
  8. Just ride it. You're not going to hurt it. It's not the best street bike out there that's for sure, the seat is hard, it's kinda buzzy/vibrates, it's light so you get blown around, etc... it's just plain not all that comfortable. I just don't really like street riding to start with, so I really only ride mine on the street when I have to. BUT, once you get where you're going, there's nothing better. As for the maintenance argument, if you're changing your oil every 10-15 hours of street/trail riding, IMHO, you're just wasting time and money. 10-15 hours or racing or hard trail riding, then yeah, it's a good idea, but keeping that maintenance schedule otherwise is just ridiculous. These RFS motors are nearly indestructible with reasonable maintenance, and the maintenance is easy to do. Waxy
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    Dual Sporting a KTM

    Another vote for SAR. Their stuff is plug and play and very sano. Check my setup, it's SAR and KTM OEM. The turn signals were sourced from my local dealer, not sure on brand name. Waxy
  10. It's no wonder that people are reluctant to put the time and effort in to do anything positive around here, because there's always a couple of guys that have nothing better to do than bitch and complain about it. If they're (notice my correct grammar) so friggin' perfect, why don't they get off their (again) duffs and do it themselves? That's a rhetorical question of course, because they've answered it already, THEY'RE TOO LAZY. They'd rather just cry and moan about this thread, and completely derail it, than make any kind of a positive contribution, it's just easier. Pathetic. If you don't like the thread - MOVE ON. Good work H Bomb. Don't let the whiners get to you, you can bet their perfection ends the minute they log off of the internet... Waxy
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    Pics of my potential new ride

    Looks to be as advertised to me, unfortunately, it doesn't take much to put that kinda wear on a bike. I've got one just like it, so I can tell you that you're going to LOVE that bike. On top of dual sporting it, search around a little for some key mods - exhaust heat shield, hand guards, skid plate, etc..., and then get out and ride that thing! Waxy P.S. Check my garage to see mine.
  12. EX-DRZ owner here too, just thought I'd check in lol. There's no going back for me, the KTM 400 I'm on now is light years ahead, and if longer mileage dualsporting was what I was after, there's better options now than the DRZ for that too. The DRZ400 is still a great bike, but like most things moto, the world has kinda passed it by... Waxy
  13. Interesting. I'll have to check that too. Unfortunately, it's pretty much winter up here, I'll be lucky to get the bike out again. Almost time to shift the focus to the sled... Waxy
  14. It's pinned at the top of this section... Waxy
  15. Nope. Reread my post rather than jumping to conclusions and lecturing. I said I have a Honda diaphragm, not that it's currently on the bike. I also said I MIGHT try it, with or without the leak jet, to see what results I get. I've had a couple people tell me to try going back to the stock float bowl and the Honda diaphragm as they've had better results that way. However, IIRC, the combo has worked for others in the past... I fully understand this, that's why I'm going to attempt to tune the AP circuit using the leak jet assortment I ordered from JD before I remove the leak jet bowl and go back to the Honda diaphragm. But thanks for the help... Waxy