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  1. Survivor

    Spring for the Fox Podium RC 2

    wwguy, I double checked on the shock and it is written on the shock RC 3 but it is on a full wrap label from Stillwell Performance who sold it to me, this could explain why it is written RC 3. Stillwell Performance did put the wrong label as I just found the shipping box and "Product Description shows RC2 on the shipping box. Thanks for confirming that 6 mm of static and 93 mm of loaded sag means I need a 5.4 as it confirms my reading info. I am also lowering the X Trainer by 1", would my 5.2 get stiffer or softer when lowering 1" and solve the 6 mm static? If not, would the Eibach being 1" longer with a new 5.4 still fit my bike since there spring is 1" longer and my bike is getting lowered 1" soon as I get the spring issue resolved ? Thanks a lot for your help!
  2. I have bought a Fox Podium RC 2 a while ago for my 2016 X Trainer. I was told that the 5.2 was the correct spring for my riding weight which is 150 w/o gear and 185 ready to ride (back pack + tool). My front wheel was deflecting a lot lately so I checked the sag which was 105 mm loaded sag and 28 mm static sag! The X Trainer should be 90mm. So I made two full turn on the spring and it brought it down to 93 mm which is acceptable but the static sag is 6 mm! So if I am right, it tells me that I need to go from a 5.2 spring rate for my Fox Podium RC 2 to a 5.4 spring rate? Am I right or if I could do something else? Where can I get a spring for my Fox RC 2 rear schock? Thanks for your help!
  3. Survivor

    X Trainer loaded sag?

    What is the X Trainer loaded sag? 90mm or 95mm? Thanks
  4. 1) Is Twisted Engineering back on track or still do not responds or deliver orders to their customers? Reviews are very negative about them...? 2) Are the X4 from Twisted Engineering better or as good compare to Fasst Flexx handlebars. 3) I guess they are half the weight +/-? Thanks a lot for your replies.
  5. Hi! I already have it but still air under my feet.
  6. Survivor

    2016 X Trainer Titanium header and muffler?

    Scalvini could do it but at a high cost: Hi Jessie, you can make the pipe, but right now we have too many work commitments and we can not manage to make it. The cost is high, over € 1,600 Distinti Saluti/Best Regards/Cordialement Marco MARCO CERESA SCALVINI RACING SRL RESP. COMMERCIALE - SALES MANAGER t: (+39) 030-2711446 e: info@scalviniracing.it w: www.scalviniracing.it
  7. 1) Is there anyone selling a Full Titanium Header and Muffler for the 2016 X Trainer? Can't find anywhere? 2) Would you shave 2 to 3 pounds?
  8. Survivor

    X Trainer hard to start?

    The battery is at 13.76 with no load (or bike off power) then goes down to 13.36 while starting and goes up again after it is started. I think the battery is fine. It starts fine in the heated garage except that zzzzzzzzzzz....(nothing engaging) sound when pushing on the starter button once in a while.
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    X Trainer hard to start?

    weanright: oil injection is disconnected. Motor has 102 hours. Did not check compression. It started fine this morning in the heated garage except that on the first try on the starter button it did that noise zzzzzz....with engine not turning (bendix?). Second try, it started right away. Choke was full open to start. I have a Hearth battery. I am a very poor mechanic...
  10. Survivor

    X Trainer hard to start?

    Once the bike has been warmed up although it is hard to start, it runs fine with no problems for the rest of the day as the petcock remains in "On" position all day. Funny that it started right away in the heated garage, I will try again tonight. How do you check if fuel is getting to the carb when you open the petcock (my poor mechanic skills...) ? This has started a few weeks ago. Lately, the bike gets out +/- once a week but has been sitting down in May and July. How do you check for a spark (remove the cap...?). If it starts again tonight and tomorrow in the heated garage, will it scratch off sparks and petcock? Fuel is fresh.
  11. Survivor

    X Trainer hard to start?

    I just check the battery. It is 13.76 so very good and while starting the bike in the heated garage (it started right away in the heated garage) with the choke full on. While starting the bike, the battery remained at 13.36 at the start then gain, so very good again in my HO as I am a very poor mechanic. Maybe my jetting is not so good for cooler weather like +8* Celsius / 46.4* Fahrenheit or it is the petcock being jammed on occasion...
  12. Survivor

    X Trainer hard to start?

    In the last 2 to 3 weeks, my X Trainer has been very hard to start where before it would start right away. Before starting, I put the fuel petcock to "On" position, open the choke full open then push on the start button and it sounds like no fuel gets there, it turns but no response? Also, once in a while the start button just make a noise like zzzzzzzzzzzzz...? Fuel petcock being default and not turning fuel on, or being jammed? Spark plug? The air Filter is clean. Thanks for your help.
  13. Lowering suspension (front and rear, internal) by 1" takes 1" from skid plate to ground but how much clearance below skid plate do you loose once sitting on the bike compare to before lowering 1" inch. Example, my X Trainer has 11 and 7/8 inches clearances under the skid plate with no weight on the bike and it is reduce to 10" inches when I sit on the bike (ready to ride). So I figure that after lowering the suspension (front and rear, internal) 1" inch it will be 10 and 7/8 inches under the skid plate with no weight on the bike which is the 1" inch lowering and it will be approximately 9 and 3/8" inches (+/- 5/8")lower with weight on (ready to ride) or will it be proportional to the 1" lowering thus 9" under the skid plate with a rider ready to ride?? I do not know if the lowering will be proportional with weight on the bike to the 1" in both instances.
  14. 1) A well recommended suspension specialists told me it is not necessary to change your shock and fork springs for lowering the Beta X Trainer by 1" if your springs were matching your weight prior to lowering? Do you agree? If lowering 1.5" then no choice, springs have to be changed. 2) Also, is there a big difference in handling by lowering 1" compare to 1.5". I was sold at lowering 1" but every 1/2" counts for my short legs. I guess if you lower the suspension by 1", you might loose like +/- 1.125" under the skid plate if lowering 1.5"? Do you agree on that clearance number +/- 1.125" after lowering the suspension 1.5"? Many riders who have short legs like me seems not to worry about the skid plate clearance or suspension change as the confidence gain is such a big factor by having the feet on the ground.
  15. Survivor

    Lowering Suspension 2" on the X Trainer

    Thanks a lot to all of you for your replies and to you Kawagumby! It is very helpful for my decision at doing the best upgrade to give me confidence and to trust the bike. I will follow Kawagumby's advice which reflects a well balance combination and I will be a happy "Very Old Man" on his X Trainer.