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    SKF mud scrapers

    I found KYB seals are the best - SKF last long but they are expensive and they start to stick before they leak effecting performance and the cheap MSR type leak quickly
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    SKF mud scrapers

    I tried them they do help but the material split where the cotter pin hole is in less than a season. I now prefer the seal doctor to keep up on Maintenace after each ride https://riskracing.com/pages/seal-doctor
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    2011 kx250f wont start.. need help

    sounds like intake valves - check your clearance
  4. check your valve clearance - just had the exact same issue on my 2015 KX250F intake valves had no clearance were totally shot. I thought it was electrical but it was valves. Check valve clearance before you do anything else. Had to get head machined, and replaced only the intake valves exhaust were fine. Bike is back to running perfect.
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    Buy Once, Cry Once?

    Wow I like the pipe guard built in! Separate pipe guards I used would protect the pipe dents but squash the entire pipe back into the frame so the bend restricted and the frame actually dented the pipe not the rocks. I might consider going back to a lowered 2 stroke with that combo Adds weight but it’s down low - I’ll take that over the top weight I carry on a 4 stroke
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    Buy Once, Cry Once?

    Their skid plates last longer than the bikes, and man they slide over anything when you pin it and hang on! Major impact grooves to the side welds with no cracks. Seen a few friends punch a hole in an ignition or clutch cover with smaller plastic guards they way we bash the terrain
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    Buy Once, Cry Once?

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    Buy Once, Cry Once?

    Highly recommend Bomb PROOF - I ran emperor skid plate and rad guards for 300 hours on a lowered Honda - slammed and scraped every rock saved the bike.
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    Stripping paint off frame

    I sprayed gasket remover when I split the cases on my motor and the paint just bubbles off the case total accident but you could try it lol
  10. I tried a 300 Beta Trials bike for the first time last weekend super light and fun but super hard to kick start compression was huge and I was tired quickly standing - My wife has a TTR125 with electric start she loves it total tractor and I’m amazed on the hills she can get up in the single track terrain if dirt not rocky chop
  11. I’m 5’5” started on a KDX 200 it only held me back. Suspension and handling was horrible. Thought all my friends were amazing riders that I would never catch until I bought a new full size bike with proper suspension. Guess what they were all cheating I caught up right away. My bike of choice is a 250F (you pick the brand) Remove the seat cover take a bread knife and cut a thin layer off the top, then trim out another piece 1” below that replace the 1” strip with 3lb foam place the top piece back on the seat cover. Seat looks exactly the same you just lowered an inch when you sit down and it’s comfortable! Next I did a lowering link and slid front tubes up - thought this was good for years but I do not recommend lowering links changes the geometry ended up Leaning over the front end while cornering. (Again held me back) I have recently had my suspension professionally lowered 1” internally front and back. Wow my corner speed has gone way up and the bike can go anywhere. Took me years to figure this out hope it helps you to skip the learning curve with bad suspension.
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    Post videos of hard technical traiLs here

    No idea how long it's been there it's deep in the mountain away from roads rumour is they hauled the massive cable in by helicopter trail is called Friday the 13th leads into Angry man.
  13. That is the next model up - Super sharp picture. I'm going to add the slope percentage nice touch. Thx for sharing Looks like some fun fast riding!
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    Post videos of hard technical traiLs here

    That is approx 70ft cliff on the left someone installed cables with mesh to prevent a fall. Really did not want to see if it would actually hold up if you hit it....