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  1. at some point in the not so distant future i will have one of these in my garage... very nice, congrats and enjoy.
  2. my honest take is that you might be overthinking it, especially if you're new to dirt. aggression aside, your roadracing experience means next to nothing in the dirt, outside of knowing where the controls are and how to use them. on a big bike like that the tires won't even matter, it's a heavy dual-sport and not designed to do what lighter race bikes do. my advice is to forget the analysis, and just ride and have fun. if you want to get serious about going fast off-road without it being sketchy, get a bike thats designed for it. you're essentially riding a fully dressed and loaded up st1300 around a roadrace course, sure you'll see guys doing it and having fun, but i assure you its gets sketchy if you even start to push it; and you'll never go even remotely as fast as you could on a bike built for it. if you were to step down to a 500exc or fe501 i'd bet my life your enjoyment level would go through the roof.
  3. my 525 cheater after 20hrs on 250 2T, mix of woods and e-wa mtns. first cheater i've tried, not a fan; going back to soft terrain rear tires.
  4. these are a much better option if you prefer flag style guards, and want something that protects nearly as well as a full wrap. http://www.sxslideplate.com/product-category/handguards/
  5. it's there if you know where to look, but it's not a lot of miles and you still end up spending a lot of time on the dbl-track in order to connect them.
  6. there are miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles of "in the bush" singletrack at tahuya where head on's are never an issue, not even remotely as much at capital, so most everyone is on the 2-way dbl-track.
  7. put him behind you, there are a lot of yahoos that ride capital double track very fast, head-ons are common out there. be safe and keep yourself and your bike between the kid and oncoming idiots.
  8. those trails at grizzly heights are deceivingly rough on the hands and body, they flow well and can be fast in sections, but 50 miles of single track out there can feel like 100+ almost anywhere else.
  9. YeH I agree ,although I wasn't planning on it the second time were you planning on it the first time?
  10. i can tell you from personal experience that it sucks very very very bad to "RE"-break your ribs; i highly recommend avoiding it.
  11. $60 plus shipping adds up quickly, especially if it's a regular occurrence; i'd spent at least $1000 on pipe repair and replacement over the years. i'll never pay for a pipe repair again, 2 repairs in and it's already paid for itself. https://www.hydra-force.co.uk/
  12. if you need 27mm of static sag to get your race sag to 100mm, you need a stiffer spring. i've found very little ambiguity about this from all the suspension guys i've spoken to over the years. adding preload than what is recommended by the bike manufacturer will cause the rear end to pack considerably in faster conditions. if that's not an issue then do what you want.
  13. look at your plug to determine this, anything else is guessing.
  14. fat jetting, turn IN the power-valve, and get a throttle-cam.