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  1. not_again

    People of Thumpertalk Heed My Call!

    Sorry you feel that way BP, he pissed me off.
  2. 2015 Beta 250RR or 2016 Beta 250 Race Edition. It is the top 250 for offroad. Whether you can afford an $8+K bike and a couple more $K for protection goodies is another story. You won't need to mess with gearing. They can pull stumps out of the ground just off idle and still do 100 mph.
  3. You can't go wrong with any of those models. All of them are great large beginner bikes and hold up well. That said, dirtbikes do fail from wear and neglect. No telling what kind of shape those particular bikes are in. So, for your height you can manage basically any full sized bike out there. The really good 2-stroke alternative to the bikes you have listed is the KDX. If you can find one in good shape for a decent price it would be a good choice.
  4. not_again

    Acerbis plactics

    I have installed many sets of Acerbis plastics and had zero issues, ever. There are a handful of companies who make quality aftermarket dirtbike parts and I hold them at the top level.
  5. not_again

    The Bike Endo Crash Classification System--BEX

    I'm pretty sure my dog is brain damaged. When I was a kid, we raised a couple of litters with our bitch Dachsund. The second, she had a breach and we had to rush her to the veterinarian real quick. The puppy that breached had a kind of unique marking so we all recognized her as the bad pup. We sold the others but the breached puppy had issues and we ended up keeping her. She was 'slow' the way a Down's Syndrome kid is slow. Had her for another fifteen years or so. Good dog but simple. My Corgi is like that. The same way you'd love your Down's kid as much or maybe more since he needs you, my dog is my happy little retard boy. He couldn't care less about the day I have had, If I'm in a cast, or squirting blood. As long as he gets a chest rub and a dog goodie. I love him but he's oblivious. The wolf hybrid I had before him on the other hand, understood English at about the third grade level and got me beer from the fridge on command. He was my buddy through many biking injuries and brought me many items while laid up on the couch. I had him for sixteen years and still miss him.
  6. not_again

    New rider question

    Do some of both, leading and following. Most beginners don't like being scrutinized, it makes them ride worse. Be conscious of that and take it real easy. Some demonstrations on how to do a thing properly followed by leading and stopping often is my most productive method. First and foremost, keep it light and fun. Learning can be tough on both student and teacher.
  7. not_again

    The Bike Endo Crash Classification System--BEX

    This is easy. Us single guys don't need to worry about it. My dog doesn't give a sh*t if I'm hurt or not as long as his food bowl gets filled up.
  8. not_again

    Trail riding tips NEEDED ASAP!

    If you have had this big of a change in body weight, adjust your sag- I almost guarantee it's wrong. Even if you have the incorrect spring in there, get yourself into the range. This thread is right on the money: http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/503874-07-kx250f-sag-setting-favor-rider-sag-or-bike-sag/ If you can get your sag even in the ballpark then it all comes down to technique and the posts above recommending smoothness are right on the mark. Lose some of your aggression, look far ahead, run a gear high and maintain momentum. MXer's like to use the point-and-shoot method of exiting corners. While this works great with a berm, offroad requires outside peg weighting and finesse to maintain speed rather than whacking into a corner with brake and out with the throttle. Concentrate on being smooth and carrying speed and you'll see results.
  9. As long as you recognize that your spelling and grammar are painting the only picture of you we can see on here, you'll be conscious of reading what you wrote before posting. I'd look like (even more of) a stinking, toothless moron if I didn't proofread my posts before sending them. I still screw up plenty. Even the grammar Nazis do it and we love to poke fun at them when it happens. The Rekluse IS the wave of the future in racing. Most pros use them in both MX and enduro. Two main reason for this: it completely prevents the bike from stalling -if it's set up right- in the event of a fall (important in MX) and in enduro it allows a rider who is exhausted to maintain decent lap times. It basically masks human error to a small degree and racers take any edge they can get. Jumping? If you do your jumping at idle speed you'll need more than a Rekluse to save you LOL! It's not a factor. Lots of play riders and amateur racers like auto clutches as well. It allows them to ride longer before succumbing to fatigue and it allows them to perform some skilled functions at a higher level than they would otherwise be able to achieve. Hillclimbs for example, are easier with a Rekluse- if properly set up it can perform optimal clutch control on the way up. Going down with a Rekluse is another story. That said, will it make you a better rider? No. It will allow you to be less precise with your clutch usage. Not having an auto clutch will cause you to develop your riding skills as far as possible. There are plenty of conditions where a Rekluse is a benefit to the rider and I can't fault the guys who like theirs. I have ridden bikes with them and have toyed with the idea of buying one myself but in the long run, the disadvantages outweigh the advantages for me personally. The main aspect being, loss of rear wheel braking when bulldogging the bike over hard terrain. I can't have both hands tied up with a right front brake and left hand rear brake. Leaving the bike in gear and using the clutch to disengage braking works very well for me and my riding style. I spend a fair amount of my rides on failed hillclimbs. If you take a look at the sport of Trials you'll see that no one uses an auto clutch. This is because it would limit a small degree of control at low rpm when the clutch would be disengaging and they needed it to be engaged. Some of us use our enduro bikes in a similar way. Those of us who do find ourselves constantly at war with the Rekluse, trying to take over our clutching. I found this to be an issue as well.
  10. I bought my new Beta 300RR about this time last year and it's still paying dividends. It's simpler, handles tough singletrack better, has more power, looks prettier and is more fun to ride than any of my other bikes. I'm balls deep in the hole financially but it's well worth it. I recommend a new bike every now and then to anyone who can swing it. Bikes are improving a little bit every year. If you have done your time on a dinosaur you won't believe how good a new bike feels.
  11. not_again

    a new exhaust.....

    Damn that's pretty.
  12. not_again

    What torque do you tighten your axle nuts to?

    For the mentally impaired, I converted 130 Nm to 95.8 ft. lbs.
  13. not_again

    What torque do you tighten your axle nuts to?

    I always referred to that torque spec using the Swedish language: Gutentight... I use it for almost everything save for a few critical components. Thanks. Like a dumbass I was looking in the torque tables section.
  14. I found this interesting: no where can I find a specification for the front and rear axle torque. I have a 2015 300RR but I didn't see anything for any model. It's not on the disk that I could see and online searches turned up nothing. Anyone?
  15. not_again

    Too much power for a beginner?

    OP, something's not right with your bike and I'm willing to bet that the problem is gearing. It should be something like 13/50. If your bike is geared 14/45 or some other super tall combination you'll have a lot of trouble with riding it at lower speeds. Check out how many teeth you have front and rear sprockets.