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  1. Today was the last event of the year...the club had a "Free Ride" day for all the members at a mx track called 408mx. It wasn't a race format, just practice sessions by class. I was the only beginner that showed up today...I rode with the Novices. I struggled with a couple of rhythm sections but had a good day! I did 3 15 minute sessions with 45mins in between...I was spent! Here's a few laps from the first session
  2. I'm guessing the reality of why his bike isn't selling is not sitting to well since he hasn't been back for awhile. Maybe another thread will pop up titled "How do I sell my bike for $800-$1000 over market value?"
  3. I'm pretty lucky I guess...I weigh 165lbs (no gear) and my manual for my 16 crf250R says it's set up for a 170lb rider. Just a couple clicks softer and it feels pretty good. I'm sure if I took it to a proper suspension guy they would do a better job and I would realize how much better it could be.
  4. Race 3 at Hangtown
  5. The time of year is the opposite here in California however. Right now...folks in CA are bringing out their "Red Sticker" bikes (race bikes) since you can only ride them from October through April. You can pretty much ride year round here. The OP doesn't say where he's from...but now is the time to sell his bike in CA.
  6. I agree that you're asking too much. Keep in mind...when you say "Valves just adjusted" on a modern 4 stroke, that means they're starting to stretch and need to be replaced soon. If it's the second time shimming them...the new owner can expect maybe 10-20 hours before replacing them. (assuming they don't suck into the head and grenade the motor before then)
  7. If carb/jets are could be drawing false air from somewhere. Check for holes in the air filter/airbox is sealed up. Another culprit is a bad sealing air/mixture screw. Good luck!
  8. Well, I got a good 3 hours of seat time with these grips on Saturday and the verdict is in: They are in fact grips. I can't say I really felt the gel affect reducing vibration much, but the grips were comfortable enough. I also did some proper durability testing, see the pic below: I had 3 pretty good lay downs and they didn't tear or get any damage that I can see. I would probably get them again.
  9. Good job...thanks for posting!
  10. Thanks guys...that's helpful. I was having trouble responding for a bit...when I tried an Ad was in the reply field and wouldn't let me type!
  11. My son pretty much stopped riding after getting a jobs where he works weekends...and an ambulance ride out of Hollister Hills didn't help either. Anyway...he has a schedule change at work where he has weekends free for the time being. He was wearing this old pair of Alpinestars boots that were given to me by a friend...but a couple straps are broken. I'm not going to buy an expensive new pair of boots for what could be one weekend back on the bike for him. I'd like to search ebay for some straps but without the model of boots it's difficult. Here's a pic...these aren't the actual boots...just one I found of what we have: If I don't have any luck, I will just duct tape em' on where the straps are missing. Thanks!
  12. Double ninja'ed by cjcreeper and DiverDown!
  13. Those are "inch" pounds...not foot lbs
  14. Maybe he meant to type 6-9 ft pounds in his post...but put the dash in the wrong spot? I also have one of those cheap Tekton torque wrenches. The one I have's range is 10ft lbs-150ft lbs. With that broad of range on a cheap wrench, I don't trust it to do low torque engine work (cam caps, head...etc) but it seems to work fine in the 20+ range. Haven't snapped a bolt yet.