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    Are stock tires horrible?

    I think Honda fitted the dunlop D742F as OEM from factory. I did not get along with this front tire at all and felt like I was on the verge of crashing all the time, in a wide variety of Nor Cal conditions. My first replacement was a Michelin M12 and I really liked that. Then, when that wore out, I tried a Bridgestone M403 and liked that too. Now I'm running the M403 all the time. Great front tire. The M12 was great too. If you gave me a free, brand-new D742F I wouldn't run it. In fact, you couldn't pay me to use the D742F again. Not a reflection on Dunlop, they make great tires. Just not this one. IMO.
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    Hollister Hills - Smog Pump?

    You will be impressed, trust me. Most of the rangers are people like us, bike obsessed freaks with an eye for miscellany. . . the only difference being that they wear a badge. My $.02
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    pink wire

    I have R-cam, R-pipe, X-can and think the pink wire disconnect is terrific. Instead of making it harder to ride (as you worry), having that small amount of over-rev - when needed - makes the motor more flexible and, for me, easier and safer to ride. Don't worry, give it a try.
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    Weight of CRF250R exhaust can vs CRF250x can

    My bad - I fixed the typo. Yes, 2005 R can on a 2006 X bike.
  5. I just picked up a new R can for my X, for no better reason than to shed a few pounds when riding closed course in NorCal (Sandhill, etc.). Weight Comparison of just exhaust can: 2006 CRF250X: 6 lbs, 15 oz 2005 CRF250R: 4 lbs, 2 oz This is a savings of 2 lbs 13 oz, which will not exactly make the bike supermodel thin, but it does shed a decent amount, made more nice by the fact that its far from the bike's center of gravity and high up. I'm still fat and I suck at riding, but now I've got nearly 3 pounds less to worry about! -Matt
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    Any 250x riders from the SF Bay Area?

    Oakland here! I just got back from Sand Hill an hour ago - it was me first time there. Man I took a beating. I don't ride that often, am out of shape and a bit piggy. I'm going to probably go there regularly on wednesday afternoons for a while to meet some friends. Red mitsubishi pickup - long bed. I do carnegie too. . . hope to see some norcal X riders soon. -Matt
  7. Hi, new to the forum. I'm in Northern California and just bought a new/used 2006 250x. The thing was a garage queen, and the guy I bought it from said he never reset the odo, which is at 52 miles. Judging from the near new tires and lack of wear, I think this is accurate. 1. Bog. I haven't even taken it out, except for blasts up/down the street near my house and I noticed a very typical bog as reported on this site. JD kit has been installed, airbox cut, backfire screen removed, and diffuser drilled with 11/16" 2. Valve Clearance. While the tank was off, I decided to do a baseline valve check. UNFORTUNATELY I found I had .003 on the left intake, .004 on the right intake, and both exhausts at .010. Interestingly, a search of this forum showed a few guys with new (or near-new) '06 models with nearly the exact same tight left intake @ .003. I'm guessing that Honda had a worker on the assembly line hitting too much sake that year. I'm ordering a Hotcams kit and will shim both up to .005. This is a disappointment, but I don't think the valves are "moving" because the bike is so new. Anyone care to comment or offer some wisdom here? I love this site and have learned so much in the past two weeks, just reading and surfing. Keep up the good work guys! Best, Matt Lai