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  1. Ok. One Hundred dollars later and I can't tell a difference. The dealer explained that the mapping program simply richened or leaned out the air/fuel ratio... So, no felt difference on the road yesterday. The dealer's tech had to research the procedure before he could perform the task. They assured me I'd be able to be briefed on what he found out before they performed the task, but they didn't honor that statement. That ratio explanation didn't seem right, but I gave them the benefit of the doubt and paid the bill. Should have just messed with the throttle like you guys originally advised...
  2. I wear my work out shirts underneath the mesh. They aren't cotton. I've tried the long sleeved compression shirts you're talking about. I have too much hair it seems. Feels real nice when I take off the Fox armor in one easy step and instantly start cooling off. Thanks for the perspective though.
  3. Good thing too. People may have learned something.
  4. I just recently bought a set of elbow and knee guards with the protection built into it's 'sleeve'. Tried them on and instantly realized they will work for me only in the cooler temps.
  5. I've always been a big sweater. Salt in my eyes isn't a big deal, but it is when mixed with trail grit... The hardware stores carry inexpensive Knee Buff that are easy to put on and take off. They work just fine for me.
  6. I don't care about the heat so long as I'm relatively comfortable, have a sweat rag to constantly wipe my face while I'm sweating like a pig, and plenty of water. I ride with a Mother Load CamelBack pack that starts each day with 3 liters of water. What I don't like is the straps from knee buffs or the constricting nature of the Fox armor, and the heat intensifies that irritation. So, when I stop for a break, the Fox armor is hung on the handle bars and sometimes the knee buffs come off. ( the straps don't irritate me nearly as much when worn over the pants ) I'll continue to wear the armor and knee buffs OVER my shirt and pants because I can easily remove them and don them again before twisting the throttle for the next leg. I'll also be laughing at the Rock Stars who think I look funny.
  7. I mean no offense but.... MX races are what... 20 minutes in length ? Trying to wear HEAVY over-the-knee socks, then knee buffs, then pants, then boots - all day long in the hotter temps - doesn't sound anything like 'comfortable'.
  8. @SnowMule - that pic looks like it could have been taken in Winter park or Estes Park. Am I close ??
  9. Gotcha. Thanks for the replies. I don't know how you do it. Wearing the knee buffs under the pants that is. The buff's straps drive me nuts after a while. Especially in the heat of the day. My armor is over a tee shirt, and most times the Fox armor immediately comes off. The knee buffs can more comfortably stay on when strapped over the pants. Lately, I've been wearing riding specific jerseys and a simple roost protector that has shoulder protection. I add the elbow and forearm gear over the jersey too.
  10. Question to the guys who wear their armor under their shirts, and their knee buffs under their pants..... When you ride, do you stop for breaks / lunch and then hop back on the bike ? Or do you gear up, ride for an hour or three, then take all your gear off and call it a day ?
  11. I've been using Ultra HD tubes for the past 5 years and have had zero issues. I'm not a speed demon so take my experience for what it's worth. I do really like the fact that every time I give the tires a hand press, the Ultra HD tubes NEVER seem to lose pressure. Last November, I bought a bike with the Tubliss system and while I am NOT a fan of needing to add air all the time... I did finally experience their benefit while on rocky terrain. They really did grip well enough for me to consider keeping them and figuring out why the tire loses pressure more than other's Tubliss set up's. ( the higher pressure tubes hold pressure just fine, but the front tire's air leaks from the base of the high pressure tube's air stem where it protrudes from the rim. Rear tire works perfectly )
  12. I think I found what I'm wanting... https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/riding-gear/alpinestars-comp-pro-padded-shorts-p?s=1003579
  13. I wish those padded underwear options would include a 'fly' so we can more easily take a leak at break time.
  14. Thanks again for chiming in cadman_ks ! I don't think I explained the issue very well. The inner, high pressure tube is holding 100#+ psi. The tire's leak is coming from that spot where the high pressure tube's stem is protruding from the rim. The leak is so bad that the tire's pressure goes from 20-22 psi, down to zero in two hours. I'm kinda losing faith in the local dealer I've had work on this bike. They just recently told me that all I needed to do was install Trail Tech's 3 position Mapping switch, and it should work without any further programing. A different dealer here confirmed what others here on TT said. The bike needs to be programed.
  15. OK ! After numerous rides with this Tublis sistem, I finally saw its value on this last ride. I do have a couple questions though. 1 - at the lower psi's... guessing about 6-9.... is it normal and/or alright when the wheel hits a bit hard on a root/rock ? ( I understand that the inner tube is supposed to protect the wheel, but I can't help but 'feel' that this slamming is doing damage to the tire itself ) 2 - I have discovered where the front tire is leaking so bad that I need to air back up every two hours. It's leaking at the high pressure tube's valve stem. At the base where the stem protrudes from the rim. ( Is there a fix ? Was it installed incorrectly at the dealer when I had them install the new high pressure tubes when they were installing the tires ? )
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