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  1. You might think of trying a different bend. I have a really bad right wrist with horrible range of motion (navicular bone). I find less sweep in the bar bend really helps. A simple test is to roll your bars forward. See if that helps. I cannot imagine any bike without Flexx Bars for me. I guess if you can find a Flexx Bars bend you like it would work. You can always use the stiffer inserts for more feedback. Call up Fasst Company and see what they have for you. All those guys ride and can really hep getting you the right bend. After you choose your bend have Jeff (Jeff aka Bolt) order them for you
  2. I know what you mean!! I find I can only get one or two good "group" rides in every few seasons. I work rotating shift full time and just happen to have those days off.
  3. I will!! Eric is the man! He has a fantastic track laid out with points of interest and even fuel stops. More than enough fun for the day!!
  4. I'm signed up and ready to roll!!
  5. california

    Jerry Counts crew must have been through there to blaze a new trail for the adventure rides!! Now I'm really looking forward to getting a Super Tenere!!
  6. Holy damn shit!! I am so happy I'm done with that kind of riding. That's a damn brutal hill!! Not only great video but really tough dudes just going for it. Right on guys! Thanks for sharing.
  7. This sport is full of juicers. Tickled shitless just happened to get caught. I actually think all these guys should be tested daily during the racing season. Hell, look at Ricky Carmichael. He was slamming bull semen and taking massive doses of anabolic steroids long before the sport started testing. I saw him in person many seasons as a very talented but short and scrawny runt. All of the sudden one season he was plowing through the mud in Anaheim and pushing hard like an animal. I saw him in the pits and he was freakish huge. You don't get like that by just training hard.
  8. Man, these guys are grown men and for Tomac to act like a child is really strange. Is he over 18 or still a 10 year old?
  9. supercross

    Well as I predicted Mr Roczen is done . He has showed the world he can't handle a bike or his emotions on the track. This time it bit him hard. His career is spiraling to a quick end. He gets a little baby bump on the track and was quick to anger and take out Cooper. For his stupid stunt he gets his hand wadded up in Coopers wheel. Got what was coming to him. He needs to go back to popping oxycontin and riding wheelies with no helmet. What a bonehead! It just goes to show you how emotionally underdeveloped his 23 year old brain is.
  10. I started a thread about this a few years back. I found the OEM Regina chain is really heavy and too wide. I ended up using my favorite chain used on all my off road bikes. RK MXU. It's super light and very strong. Normally just need one chain adjustment after break in. I painted the frame where the OEM chain rubbed and it has not rubbed since changing out the chain to a narrower one. I still think the TM design is a great option though.
  11. The bike looks really nice Bill. You are really taking care of it. Wish you the best of luck with the repair and modification.
  12. How about just make a simple phone call and have him send you the shims and specs? Then you can have a local suspension shop do the work and save on the shipping. All the local suspension tuners and shops I know of have no issues at all giving out the specs and shims needed to tune it to your liking.
  13. Jacob, couldn't you find anywhere local to do the suspension? I'm always about using local. It's not rocket science. It's nothing more than a hydraulic rod and shims to control the oil flow. Only reason I don't do my own is because of the price of the tools. These days I can squeeze a few seasons out of my suspension with nothing more than oil changes.
  14. What damn dumbshits! Whatever happened to hiking out? Snowy is a very short trail. It's less than 7 miles back to kings canyon from the creek and less than 2 miles to Hungry Valley. In the videos they are walking around and not even injured. How the hell do you get lost on Snowy? It's not even all that hard of a trail since I helped dumb it down with BLM and rangers back almost 20 years ago.
  15. Yes they are on the magnet. My old clutch basket was replaced with a used one from a race bike. I have a brand new one ready to go on. I'm running this used one until Death Valley trip in March. My original basket was toasted. The gear had a huge amount of play in it. It gave symptoms of major chain slap. This used one is a lot better but has stress cracks on the fingers. Rekluse did me a solid and sent me a brand new take off drive plate with springs 1/4 turn screws complete for really cheap. I'll put that on along with my basket. Here is a quick vid of the old one: When I installed the steel oil pump gears I flushed out everything and a few bits came out as well. I'm sure all this street riding is not helping matters. I run this bike just like a big GS or Tenere. It does really well up to about the 300 mile mark. Then I start getting sore. I'm hoping the windshield and Bushwhackers can extend my range to a more reasonable 500-700 mile per day comfort.