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  1. Dude, you’re needed for psycho analysis in TS on the Borked thread. I actually stage from FS stations for DS rides all the time.
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    Full Review of the 2019 Honda CRF450L Dual Sport

    I measured a 450R and it had a 60” wheelbase, pretty long for single-track. How much does it weigh with the topped off four gallon tank you’ll need for any serious riding? Might make a good SuperMoto.
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    Installing XR250R shock?

    I welded a half pipe bracket to the frame and put neoprene tape on the bracket, then zip-tied the reservoir onto the bracket. Also, a little grinding and bending on the upper shock bracket. It would be easier to weld with the engine out of the frame. BTR just zip-tied his res to the frame.
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    PWK Update

    I ordered them from motorsports on Amazon. Original jets were wrong size. I complained, they sent a new set. I have no way to measure them. You need a piece of wire or the proper size drill to measure them. #32= .32mm orifice. Life got in the way, too busy to work on it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N51MMNO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Need helmet advice for my first Baja trip

    I wore out a Parker DT front in Baja on my XR250. It was fantastic in the dirt, but did not feel safe at speed on winding slab through the mountains. Center knobs wore out fast and some broke off either from hard braking or cracks in road. Switched to Battle Rally on front which feels much more secure on asphalt turns, more rubber. I really like the dual sport helmet with visor and face shield and wear safety sunglasses under clear or smoked shield, never goggles which also work with these helmets. With temps over 100F on the highway, it’s actually cooler with the shield down and I’m double protected. (Think if a wrench or bolt falls off another vehicle on the hiway). Friends with goggles get fried faces. When I get to trail or two-track, the shield flips up. I think mine is a Gmax.
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    Prescott, AZ couple shot dead in Bahia de Los Angeles

    Or the perps were jacked up on something. Too bad the victims only had a bat.
  7. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/american-couple-shot-dead-in-mexico-home-in-apparent-botched-robbery-official-says/ar-AAyeXiA Very sad.
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    Leaking top end - fix?

    No news could be good news . . . .
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    Hmmm. 2019. F.I. 244lbs ready to ride

    I agree, all bikes are fun. For me, they can all carry you over pavement and dirt roads, including most street bikes. It’s singletrack, sand washes, some two-track, and rocky terrain that quickly reduces the choices of what works well without beating you up. too bad. Most bikes are too heavy for trail riding and nothing currently made works well off the showroom floor. Just my opinion, of course.
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    Hmmm. 2019. F.I. 244lbs ready to ride

    244 is the upper limit but Not street legal. No bueno.
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    Is this an electrical problem?

    Fuel tank not venting?
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    Almost there 230

    I’m not sure if anyone addressed this, but the problem with the rear shock is that the rebound is too slow, nearly glacial. A heavier spring can improve this slightly. Landing off a jump is not a problem for the stock shock, it’s sucessive bumps where the shock doesn’t react and so you get the shock compacting and it rides like a buckboard. Also, rear wheel washes out on turns because it doesn’t maintain contact with bumpy surface. A plusher ride is in your future. The front forks are not horrible like the rear shock and can be helped with 2-3 pounds air pressure and light oil, or Bruce’s drilled damper rods and recommended oil. A fork swap takes it to the next level.
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    Flywheel-Horse Power Robber

    Exactly. Sort of a home for old two-wheelers. Ya gots ta love Mel Brooks.
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    Flywheel-Horse Power Robber

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    I apologize and need someone to kick my A$$

    I appreciate sharing but I also have great respect for Paul honoring Coe’s proprietary information. One of my great joys in life is hearing of a so called new development only to find out someone else has been doing the same for thirty years.