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    AM workouts w/cardio....2PM crash

    No one has asked how much sleep you're getting. Low testosterone will do that to you as well. If you're sleeping well and you're older, testosterone is probably the culprit. If you wake up not feeling rested, you may not be sleeping deep enough due to snoring or other breathing issue. That will get better as you get more fit. I don't think you're routine is too much at all otherwise.
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    LT Racing and the Sachs Shock

    I rode the bike for the first time yesterday since Les did the shock. The sag was perfect upon installation, and the shock was better than it's ever been by far. Everything from start to finish with Les was 100 percent professionally done. Very good work.
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    LT Racing and the Sachs Shock

    I fell off the turnip truck far too long ago to do something so stupid. I can't imagine anybody would.
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    LT Racing and the Sachs Shock

    Thanks for the advise bobby. I bought this bike from you and I've been very pleased. I just bought new seals and imprinted shrouds from you. The sales guy was fantastic. He made a minor mistake and did a great job following up with me to make sure it was corrected (I can't recall his name). He got the parts to me very fast too. I just finished put new seals and fluid in my forks so I'm going to wait for the next go around to get the mod done. I will check the guy out then.
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    LT Racing and the Sachs Shock

    Thanks Ride. That's good news. He also gave me some great advice on springs. He mentioned an issue with the forks as well. I've never been totally satisfied with the suspension on this bike so I'm probably going to send my forks to him later.
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    When does a person give it up.

    Absolutely. Yoga is recommended for just that, and other things. I promise you that you will get some of your youth back. I'm 48, not that old but I've seen plenty of people my age that couldn't walk up a flight of stairs, much less do a day of hard riding. I've been riding, biking, running, weight lifting, etc., off and on for a while. I've had surgeries on both knees, back, shoulder (twice). I got a third degree AC seperation from a freak cycling accident most recently. I tell you this to tell you that I have had my fair shair of aches and pains. My joints hurt all of the time, I had tendonosis in both elbows and my back hurt constantly. I just pushed through and kept doing my work outs. Someone turned me on to P90X yoga so I gave it a try. It was hard at first but it was an excellent cardio workout too. After the first time I felt like I had just had great massage. After a few more sessions over the next two weeks my back stopped hurting. I had been sleeping in my recliner because my bed was too soft. I then increased the number of times a week I was doing it and in a very short period of time (6 weeks?) none of my joints hurt at all. I now do Yoga at least 4 days a week and supplement that with other things. Here's the kicker, I had been running 2 - 3 days a week (3 miles on varied elevations) but since I had started doing so much yoga, I hadn't ran in over 2 months at the time. I ran last week to see how much running stamina I had lost and knocked 2 full minutes off of 3 mile run. I feel like I'm 20 again. Not for the purpose of bragging but to get the point across, I look like a buff 20 year old, six pack and all. No matter what I did before I couldn't get to that point. Yoga burns the core. You work every muscle proportionately while stretching them at the same time. This aligns your joints properly in the sockets and provides stability. It builds muscle in a fantastic way. The stretching flushes the joints of old stale fluids and replaces with oxygenated blood. It flushes your organs, releaves stress, helps your breathing, builds stamina, increases testosterone, all of the above. It has done so much for me, that I now have about 12 other people doing it at my workplace during lunch. I don't even fool with weights anymore and I look better than I did when I was 27. My two cents. You can get yoga cds at walmart, download them from youtube or www.exercisetv.tv. Let me know if you need any help finding something.
  7. My shock transformed into a pogo stick recently (09 TE510). I thought the bladder had popped not knowing the inner workings of this particular shock. I've popped a bladder on a YZ before and assumed the same here. After some research I discovered this to be a problem for some others with the same shock and happened upon LT Racing's site. I contacted Les and took the time to explain the issue and explain his recommended solution. I just wanted to say that he's a great guy to deal with if any of you have the same issue. I don't know if he's a TT sponsor or not so hopefully I'm not breaking the rules here but I also like to let people know when I've had a good experience with a company, for obvious reasons. He knew I wanted the shock back within a specific time for a big ride coming up, and he did it a little faster than he estimated and called me just before his UPS run yesterday to make sure it got out in time. If anyone has had the mod done by him I'm curious to know the results. I'll know by next Saturday!
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    When does a person give it up.

    Sounds crazy but try yoga. You'll get at lease some of your balance, strength and flexibility back. It helps with all of the soreness in the joints and back too. It's the world's perfect exercise.
  9. Can you explain (is that the CV equiped one)? I'm not sure what you're asking. As for the springs, I was afraid they would be a problem.
  10. My mistake. It's an 04. Sorry guys, I'm not sure why I had 05 stuck on the brain.
  11. Mog - I always value your opinion because you are a proven tech expert here; however, I have the manual for this bike and it specifically instructs to measure the distance.
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    How do i adjust the rear shock?

    If you can hold the bike up with one foot you're fine. My son rides a 125 and is only about 5' tall 100 lbs.
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    How do i adjust the rear shock?

    Use a screw driver to place in the corregated slots and a hammer to tap it loose. Turn the shock by hand.
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    How do i adjust the rear shock?

    "Lowering" the shock for the purpose of reaching the ground is not a good idea unless you're only doing trail riding. The shock adjustment as it relates to the distance it travels depends on your size and is called sag. To lower the shock, there's a big threaded ring on top of the shock that you loosen, then you can screw the shock down to adjust the sag. Do a search for more specific information about setting the sag.
  15. If one of you spender super geeks could provide a good starting point for clickers front and rear it would be greatly appreciated. FYI, oil level in the forks is on the low side at 5" from top of tube.
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