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  1. Most gasoline brands all pull their fuel from the same refinery(s), is chosen based on the price, and can be sourced from a different refinery every for every delivery. They then mix in their own additives if any. The fuel may be slightly different octanes, but it would be because of the different refineries, not different stations and would vary even at one station (if it varies at all).
  2. Looks to me like those corners are a good way to get yourself torn-up. WAY too sharp!
  3. I've been riding for the vast majority of my life and have never heard of loosening the throttle cable...sounds like a horrible idea to me. Take your time and learn the correct technique. It's just like anything new, you will have to consciously do (or not so) certain body movements repeatedly until they become automatic. Don't put slack into your throttle, you want it to respond the millisecond that you need it. As far as the other advice, I once took a class from Mark Manikko, who was once a highly ranked trials rider in the U.S. This class was for applying trials techniques to enduro. Mark stressed NOT to grip with your legs, but to ride with them slightly splayed. The FIRST thing he said was that gripping with your legs is good for motocross, not trail riding. Letting the bike move more independently prevents it from influencing your body position as much. Watch some trials videos and see how the bike is allowed to move around while the rider remains in a relatively constant (neutral) position. Heck, they don't have anywhere TO grip. This, of course, will also come down to personal preference and you will find other pro riders advising you to always grip. I have tried both, and when it gets rough I don't like any unexpected jolt to transfer to my body any more than necessary. When the bike kicks sideways it doesn't immediately contact my leg, which allows my body to move independently and recover instead of being kicked with the bike. When crawling slowly though the gnarly sections, it is even more important to allow the bike some side-to-side movement without it taking your knees back and forth along with it. The most important thing, though, is that you want to be standing in a neutral position so that you can stay standing even when you let go of the handlebars. This is true even when at speed and going up or down hills. Of course you will always have to "pull" yourself onto the bike some when accelerating and resist when braking, but you'll find that you can return to a neutral position pretty quickly with practice, and even minimize having to pull yourself back onto the bike by anticipating the acceleration by leaning forward just as you twist the throttle. You'll know you're doing it correctly if you accidently hit neutral while trying to shift from 1st to 2nd and almost go over the handlebars. This will help with arm pump as well because you can relax your grip quite a bit too. Having your arch on the pegs or ball of foot on the pegs is personal preference but I have always stood on the arch. It never was a conscience decision but just the way I've always ridden. I did try standing on the balls onf my feet once and it seemed like an ankle injury waiting to happen.
  4. Basically the same motor as an xr(crf230). Didn't want to come across as overly excited, but the motors are great based on having one and reading many forums. Couldn't figure out how to edit to fix typo using mobile app. *recognize
  5. Yes sir! Zongshen has developed a pretty good reputation. While I rexognize your response as satire, mine is not. [emoji3]
  6. They got rid of the 230's years ago. One was bought new the first year available. Ended up with kdx200's with lowering links. I believe that AJP is a FAR superior bike. The PR4 is about the same size. There is also a PR3 that has smaller wheels but same motor for the even more vertical challenged or younger rider.
  7. Check out an AJP PR4! Basically the same engine with modern everything else. The crf230 has 1990's technology our older (rear drum brake). Both of my brothers had one, because they are short, and hated them. Suspension sucked, brakes sucked, but they did track well.
  8. Check out AJP. http://motoajp.com/
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  10. 2017 AJP PR5 Extreme
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  12. The Crf230 will not let you progress much as a rider. It is 20 year old technology with electric start. It would be OK as a temp until you found a real trail bike.... Which is NOT the CRF450R. That is a race bike and also won't let you progress much as a rider because it will be more bike than you want while trying to improve your skills. These two bikes are at opposite ends of the spectrum. If you HAVE to get one of those two bikes, based on you having not ridden in quite a while, the Crf230 is the only choice.