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  1. But Kinger was absolutely certain... Lol
  2. That video above looks pretty similar to the "Tansky" area I've ridden on Vancouver Island. I totally get what you mean by McLean being more dangerous, rocky, sharp, jagged, rough, etc. But I do also get what Monk means. There's some challenging stuff, but I don't think I've ever come across anything there that I've "Eff that noise. I'm not trying that". There's even "Impossible Hill" where it was pretty damn tough, but definitely not impossible. That being said. I went down to Moab last spring, and that made me realize we really do have world class riding in these Rocky Mountains.
  3. I can't wait to ride this place. I've ridden on the Island and it was some of the best terrain I've ridden. The videos of McNutt seem to be the same terrain.
  4. I'd say it's more 'not' normal for a ride to not contain clutch slipping. Kind of seems like a waste to ride terrain that would not need slipping of the clutch.
  5. Holy crap. That's the first I've seen. I'd imagine Rekluse will definitely help you out on that one. Their service is typically top notch.
  6. I've owned a* and Gaerne, and the quality isn't even comparable. The Gaerne SG12 is hands down the best (and most comfortable) boot I've worn.
  7. The inline thermoswitch should be spliced into the straight hose I have the arrow pointing to in this pic.
  8. As far as I can tell, the inline switch/sensor should be on the bottom coolant hose that links the 2 rads. It's just a straight section of hose, that the inline switch would just splice into. So whether you have that one, or the one like on the Xtrainer, neither one should replace or mess with your thermostat.
  9. This is what the one on the XT looks like, http://www.2fastmoto.com/thumbnail.asp?file=assets/images/033-009_1.jpg&maxx=300&maxy=0 This is the aftermarket Beta one, http://shop.americanbeta.com/p/cooling-fan-kit-2-stroke
  10. Do the RR's all come with a fan? My RR Race Edition does not have one, but my wife's Xtrainer does. On the wife's Xtrainer there's a brass thermoswitch mounted/threaded into the bottom of the right side radiator. She also has the thermostat right at the junction of all the coolant hoses. So her Xtrainer came with both, which makes sense, because as mentioned above, they are both for different things. So I would be quite surprised if they replaced one with the other. Beta does sell an aftermarket fan through their site that uses a different inline thermoswitch though. Is that maybe what comes on the regular RR's (if they come with fans).
  11. You could still have both. They are meant for opposite things, and not related. Thermostat: helps the engine get hotter at a quicker rate, and keeps it hot if severely cold outside. Thermoswitch: helps keep the engine cool, by controlling the fan that turns on when the coolant gets too hot.
  12. You have it backwards. A thermostat blocks coolant and allows your engine to get hotter faster. Then once the coolant is up to a certain temperature, the thermostat opens and lets the hot(ter) coolant circulate throughout the cooling system. Once your bike is up to temp the thermostat stays open and your cooling system moves fluid just as if there wasn't one there.
  13. Leaking coolant, and a rad cap that hissed when opened the day after a ride.
  14. There seemed to be one spot that potentially was not holding a seal on my bike. It only had 10 hours on it though, so not really enough time to cause too much indication. My coolant still (appeared to) leak after changing the o-rings, so the thermostat came out.
  15. High pressure and would leak/lose coolant after a ride. I've never had a thermostat on a dirtbike and I ride in the winter as well. So it was an easy choice to me. There's thermostat delete kits on eBay for $85 USD, so it's not that expensive, and they look trick too.