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    Random Picture Thread Reloaded

    A+ Awesome!
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    To all the Tomac Fan Boys

    How much of the million did Tomac share with his team mate for letting him "win"?
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    Best way to remove paint from plastics.

    This stuff works great. And it smells good. https://www.amazon.com/Citri-Strip-QCG73801T-Varnish-Stripping-1-Quart/dp/B000QFCP1G/ref=asc_df_B000QFCP1G/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167144081759&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16466471246837908969&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032590&hvtargid=pla-309540218292&psc=1
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    looking for people to ride with in NorCal

    You mean Forest Ranch?
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    looking for people to ride with in NorCal

    Some of our chit got burned up by the camp fire. Here's what's left of blue bird cabin.
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    Opinions on this bike. WR 200

    I have an i.t 200 and it's a great trail bike. Solid, very dependable, easy to work on, but, it's just so old and old tech. I'd love to replace it with another 200 stroke, but, I don't care for Kawasakis too much. Even tho I know the kdx's are great bikes. I stumbled upon this. It's not too far from me. Looks to be in great shape. https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/1992-Yamaha-WR200-R-5005121176
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    Opinions on this bike. WR 200

    How long have you had the GPX?
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    Opinions on this bike. WR 200

    I'm not looking to spend that much. If I was I would probably spend that on a 2 year old Yamaha or Honda first. So, you have one of those?
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    Opinions on this bike. WR 200

    Wow. Not the response that I expected. Pleasantly surprised. LOL. I'm waiting to hear back. My wife even likes it. Idk if thats good or bad.
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    setting sag

    Well, that sucks. I aint getting rid of the bike, that's for sure. I may have to just bite it and buy an old set of forks for maybe 100 or less. It's only money, right?
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    setting sag

    You know how handguards have the little aluminum brackets that go around the bar? I think somewhere along the line that bracket got smashed or twisted around into that screw, rendering it inoperable.
  12. Anyone have any idea? Don't tell me to RTFM. I have one and I don't see anything in it for beak-in. I just did a new crank, rod, bearings, piston,rings and valves. I just got it running a bit ago.
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    Break in procedure for a Foreman 500

    I started it a couple of times for short periods just to check oil pressure and valve adjustments. Then I did let it idle for a couple of minutes. It cooled off for a while and then I took it out in front of the house for a total of about 400 yards just to go thru all the gears. Everything checks out so far. I've never split an engine before. It kinda enjoyed it. And, I learned a ton. Although ,when it's all said and done, I'll probably end up making about $1.50 an hour.
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    setting sag

    I'd have to look where I wrote it down but it was in the 30mm range. Edit. Ya know, I just remembered something. One of the caps on one of my fork legs is messed up. Somehow the adjuster screw got smashed and the screwdriver slot is wiped out, so I can't turn it. So, I need to find a replacement cap. I've looked on ebay but all I see are sets of forks and I don't wanna pay 100 plus just to obtain a cap. Any ideas?
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    setting sag

    So, I took my bike out yesterday. I read the info in the suspension forum and followed that. I had a section of trail that was about 1/2 mile long that I used. When I first unloaded with the sag set at 4" I think that is the best that bike has ever turned. Imagine that! LOL. The rebound was set at around 5 clicks out and the low compression was about the same. I didn't mess with the high compression or the forks at all. So, after 1 "lap" I turned the low compression all the way in. Didn't make a whole lot of difference. Some, tho. Then I turned it all the way out. I could tell the difference in the steering. I even fell once. Then I put it back where I started and then did the same with the rebound. I could definitley tell when it was on the stiffest rebound. Didn't like that at all. Went all the way the other way and didn't like that either. Then I lost my screwdriver. Test over. Very eye opening experience. Its weird how adjusting the back affects the front. I'll do some more soon. I did download a manual and I'm gonna study that some more, too.
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    setting sag

    LOL. I don't have an owners manual. I'll check those out
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    setting sag

    I checked it with the wifes help and I'm at 4" or 101 mm exactly. Can't wait to try it out!
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    setting sag

    I got 27-28 mm on the static. I still have 3/4 to 1 inch left on the adjustment, so I guess this spring should be ok. I'll have to wait for some help to check it further. I can't wait to ride and see what it's like. I've been trail riding for 11 years and never really messed with suspension much. I started messing with my forks a few weeks ago, and I could really tell the difference. I figured out that I had the rebound on the fastest setting, thinking that I had the total opposite. I adjusted accordingly and made a huge difference.
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    setting sag

    I'm gonna try cranking down on it some more.
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    setting sag

    That's what I was getting at, if I even have the proper spring. The vid that I watched had the guy checking the static first in order to determine the correct spring. I got my static to 2.25 inches or 57 mm. Since I adjusted the static I haven't checked it with me on the bike. I didn't have any help. Lol. I'll check it today, but it looks like I need a different spring. So, those numbers are pretty much the same for all bikes? In vids they always mention checking the owners manual. Those numbers are just a general starting point and then go from there, I guess. What about a spring? How does one know what spring rate he has or needs to get. Is there an I.D of some sort on the spring? Edit: The sag with me on the bike is now 5 inches, 127 mm. I'm a little over half way down on the threads on the shock. New spring time me thinks.
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    setting sag

    Right. But, what about the static sag? I didn't see anything to that. From a you tube vid ( differnt bike) it says around 29 to 32mm. About an inch and a quarter.
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    setting sag

    Cuz i'm still adjusting.
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    setting sag

    I know, old thread. But, I'm tryna learn about setting the sag on my 03 yz 250f. Never done this on any of my bikes, but, it seems like it's pretty important. Recently, I've gotten my forks dialed in (or close) so I'm working on the back now. So, the sag from no weight, to me sitting on it was about 5.5 inches. The static sag was about 2.75 inches. What is the recommended static sag for this bike? And I don't have alot of adjustment left on the spring. Maybe a new/heavier spring is in order? What should the sag be when I sit on it? This bike is set up for trail riding only. No track time whatsoever. Lol.
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    looking for people to ride with in NorCal

    Dikhedd.
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    looking for people to ride with in NorCal

    I.V is pretty much burned out. At least from what BAHA told me. It is possible to connect to stony from I.V, tho I've never done it. Seems like alot of miles
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