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  1. Here’s my shinko fatty after 2 Hare scrambles ( 2nd place in both , one faster and one technical ) and about another 10 hours . It’s $80 + tax Canadian . The golden tyre fatty is now $160 Canadian and tax It lasted an entire season , but I try to buy on the US side as most don’t ship tires across the border . Both get run about 8 psi and are tubliss
  2. I find no difference between the shinko 216 fatty and the golden , that said golden had different compounds over the years with that tire and vastly different performance . Also everyone’s terrain and psi makes a huge difference . But I also agree I would spoon on a golden over shinko if the price is within $50
  3. The key to any 216 fatty is to raise the forks in the triples to regain the proper ride height. Otherwise the tire height will play havoc and make the bike push
  4. Most would be shocked at how far the racers have to travel daily on the highways and roads in the Romaniacs .
  5. 2.5 hours sounds about right at a race pace . I never put much into distance estimates as everyone’s terrain varies so much . Our events usually you don’t get past 3 gear
  6. Andrew Graham

    New exhaust pipe repair tool

    Personally I would buy the hydra force tool and nix the bigger guard now . I have the force on one of my Betas , it’s good but overkill
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    Tubliss Armor All

    Slime is great because it lubes when mounting and dismounting , and it will seal a small puncture to let you finish a race or ride .It also shows you the puncture with the green so you can repair on the trail with tire plugs .
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    Finally! A 300

    My irc trials lasted about a 1/2 day . , when I noticed it being flat I seen the green slime coming from a small cut . Stuck my finger in the slice and it ripped open like a lady’s pantyhose . FWIW I never had issues with Dunlop trials tires as they are a little more robust
  9. The fact Kenda sponsors the knockout and many enduroX races and doesn’t sell a trials tire is likely the biggest reason for the no trails tire rule
  10. Been using tubliss for many years with soft type tires . Yes it can flat easy , consider most trials tires can be punctured very easy as they are so thin . Hot trials tire setup is the Dunlop as it’s a little more robust , but the pirelli is too stiff to get much advantage . The golden 216 x will cut far easier than the HB, but again I run low pressures on the x in all extreme conditions except for faster sections with baby head rocks ( almost sure to get a flat ) I keep the tire repair push in strings as they generally work good , and with slime in the tire you can see the puncture in an instant while mousse are great , in the world of soft tires hard mousse defeat the purpose , and drilling holes means replacing them far too often for my budget
  11. Andrew Graham

    New exhaust pipe repair tool

    Stock beta fmf , and I also run a pro circuit works
  12. Andrew Graham

    2019 limited edition RR 6 days

    Boano will campaign those at 6 days , and sell you the parts , but you will likely need to go to Italy to purchase a complete bike from their headquarters .
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    Fixing dented pipes-- Air or Water method?

    Hydro force is a water pump and fittings made to repair 2 stroke pipes . You can order specific fittings fo different bikes and sizes . It was about $250 and works excellent . Honestly ,i doubt I will ever buy a pipe guard again . It also shows the pressure you are using , it varies but 400 lbs usually has removed any dents in my pipes , 500 and it’s starting to fail at the seals .when it does blow off it can shoot a few feet , but nothing like using air pressure
  14. Been using the golden fatties for a few seasons , originally they chunked ( older rubber compound) , but now they last extremely well . Shinko has a direct copy ( some say same mood and rubber ) for less $$. With the fatty I run tubliss at 8 lbs and have raised the folks in the clamps to offset the increased tire height .
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    Spark Arrestor for Beta 300RR Race Edition

    Mesh spark arrestors in a 2 stroke are maintaince intensive as they gum and clog up . Far better to bite the bullet and get the turbine core style , pro circuit and fmf both need no maintaince until the need repacking .