Tejas TJ

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  1. I rode yesterday on some real hardpack stuff. The front 90/90 AT81 is great on the hardpack. The back AT81 was loosing traction when the bike was laid sideways in every corner. Do you think the MX52 would help out?
  2. That's very good advice. I've noticed a lot of guys in my situation run a medium-hard rear and a medium-soft front. I'm realizing this could help me. In the sand it seems my front tire is the problem. For example, berms where I knife my front end and almost go over the bars. In sloppy ruts the front tire pops out of the rut (maybe an 80/100 instead of the 90/90 would help) On the hard stuff it's the back end sliding out from under me, even if I'm conciously rolling on the throttle instead of dumping the clutch.
  3. Anyone? I'd like to pick up a tire this week.
  4. I'm up for a new rear tire for my 250 XC-F. Stock is a 110/100-18 Dunlop AT81. Ive got 23 hours on it and it's not chunking just slight rounding of the center section. The front is a 90/90-21 and it's holding up extremely well. I don't know if I should throw another AT81 on or try something else. I've been riding a mix of hardpack motocross tracks and Red River sandy off-road trails. My closest tracks/trails are hardpack. Here in Texas when the black dirt dries it becomes concrete and sometimes loose dirt settles on the surface and becomes very slick. On the other hand my favorite trails are very sandy but I drive an hour or so to ride them. What would your suggestion be for a new rear tire? Soft-medium? Medium-hard? Intermediate? I ran a couple Michelin Starcross MH3's and Dunlop 756's and liked them but that was several years ago. I'm leaning towards the Bridgestone X30 but I hear it's not as good as the 404 was.
  5. I felt I got a good deal, better than buying the same bike 6 months earlier and paying 2k more
  6. Ok, do you have any pictures of the skid plate on the bike?
  7. That's around what I paid for a '16 250 XC-F
  8. That's good to hear. I got a email response very quickly from WC today. I just want to see a picture of it on a newer KTM before I pull the trigger. I know it sounds silly, but I'm worried the color won't look good with the black/orange on the bike.
  9. Does anyone run this skid plate? How does it fit and look? I'm about to pull the trigger on a skid plate and this one looks pretty beefy but I'd like to hear some opinions.
  10. I do have it on. I set the preload just a tad on the lighter side thinking the spring would be to much. It appears the spring in just almost perfect. I'll let you know when I get it dialed in. My manual says to set the preload at .28" and I set it at .25" (1/4"). These are my numbers with a quick glance. I'll have to have my wife help me get more accurate numbers with gear. Static sag = 2" (50mm) Riding sag without gear = 4-1/2" (114mm)
  11. It overheated because I let it idle to long. I probably let it idle for 2-3 minutes. Guilty
  12. It's ALIVE!!! I'm pretty sure the electrical connection on the fuel line was lose. I shoved it together and looked around. Started right up
  13. It's ALIVE!!! I'm pretty sure the electrical connection on the fuel line was lose. I shoved it together and looked around. Started right up
  14. I just set the yellow screw to 30 turns out from closed, I read there is 64 positions, stock is 38 out, and some guys like it around 20 out from closed. I tried starting the bike and it won't start now. The radiator is still pretty hot but there was no water boiling out.
  15. I just set the yellow screw to 30 turns out from closed, I read there is 64 positions, stock is 38 out, and some guys like it around 20 out from closed. I tried starting the bike and it won't start now. The radiator is still pretty hot but there was no water boiling out.