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  1. #1 - have something. Something is better than nothing. #2 - get a good helmet. Protect your head. #3 - everything else is negotiable. I wear knee braces because I have a bad knee. But it ain't a fatal issue. I wear a chest protector - but it typically isn't protecting me from a fatal issue, Likewise with boots, gloves, elbow pads, etc. But a helmet? Protect your head.
  2. If anyone on here does that and it works, would love to here about it and see some pics of the process for the install. That would be an awesome solution, and also an easy fix down the road.
  3. Whole lotta good analysis here. I just find that simply running 7-8 psi rear, 8-11 psi front on the sandy/tooted single track around here is awesome. I air up a little more if I'm riding around a lot of rocks. I have ridden totally flat for 5-10 miles pretty hard across a lot of slick rock in Moab, hitting quite a number of square faced rocks with the flat. Tire and rim still in great shape when I got back.
  4. I went from the stock 14/45 on my 17 FE501 to 13/49. I really like it for the tight single track I ride, much better than stock. And still plenty good for the highway, at speeds I would be comfortable riding this bike.
  5. 5,000 miles would be bike typically with 250 hours or less (sometimes much less if more on-road). If the bike checks out good, I wouldn't have a whole lot of hesitation buying one. You can probably get a new one (leftover 2017) around $10K. If you can pick up a used one with important goodies already on it (exhaust, bark busters, skid, good tires, ECU, etc), you may save yourself a wad of cash. On my new 2017, I already have another $2500-$3000 in it to get a good tune, decent tires, Tubliss, suspension, skid, bark busters, steering dampener, etc.
  6. Typically, with the straight type fitting, there is a separate bleeder. Or with the single port banjo/bleed, there is a 90 degree banjo with a bleeder on top. Somehow the dealer must have bled it. I'd ask them how as you'll need to be able to do it in the future. Be glad the dealer put the Brembo on vs another Magura.
  7. Isn't that part of the point, ie., the tires take up the first part of suspension - smaller bumps, also giving more traction because of larger traction patch, springs take up the next layer, valving the next and then oil level to manage bottoming? All I know, is I feel like I have substantial traction and a smoother overall ride with Tubliss versus where I started with tubed tires.
  8. Can I still run Stans if I put my Tubliss/tire together with soapy water? Instructions told me not to use Slime, unless I also used slime as the lubricant. Thx
  9. Nice! It was 85 where I live today. Restoring an old house, up in the attic pulling down insulation. Must have been 120 up there. I would have loved to have some of the white stuff to dive into to cool off!
  10. Disappointing. Oh well, if that's he worst thing wrong with these bikes . . .
  11. Sorry, couldn't resist. Good luck running down your part. I live down south. Don't think I've ever seen a snow blower . . .
  12. I believe that part has been discontinued by Husky. Best I can find, here is the replacement part . . . You can get it in a 350, 450 or 501 . . .
  13. Hadn't given that much thought, but you are probably right. Plus, they are just so tiny. I'll probably just use the cheap regular plugs going forward.
  14. My Husky ran pretty good off the floor. It runs like a scalded dog now. I appreciate the "arrogant" KTM/Husky engineers simply figuring out how to get a street legal single cylinder race bike into the US, in spite of CARB, without bastardizing the ability to restore it to a race bike. It's only money, and very simple work for a weekend mechanic wanna be to extract it's potential. It's a fantastic machine.
  15. Thus why I retired in Alabama . . .