dino 702

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  1. I wonder how long it takes the aftermarket to come out with pipes, armor, tanks...etc.? I don’t want to put my current X up for sale until the aftermarket items are ready.
  2. Absolutely works with the stock stator the small LED's hardly pull any juice. It's your headlight choice that may require a new stator.
  3. Learn how to use the roll chart too. It's quite fun and adds another element in the ride for navigation. Besides it's one of the only items that they really do look for at tech inspection. You can find a lady named Julie in the parking lot of the start selling them and she'll get you hooked up pretty quick should you forget to bring one.
  4. Get a Tusk DS kit from Rocky Mountain ATV. Cheap yet complete set up with LED blinkers and all the parts to make it work. Use stock headlight or upgrade to Baja Designs LED, one model requires no rewind but their Squadron Pro does.
  5. Besides all the above mentioned items, use some quality saddle bags, Giant Loop or Wolfman for all your tube changing tools and tool kit. Keep these items on the bike and not on your person...ie. your backpack should just be used for water and snacks. Keep your backpack about 1/2 empty for shedding (or adding) clothing layers throughout the day. Expect hot, cold, windy, rainy, sunny and snowing conditions. If you plan on doing all the hard way routes you will have to haul the mail through these sections. I would say about 75 to 80% race speed to complete these sections before dark depending on this years route (there are five different routes) that are used each year, I've done three of them so far. If you stop 10 times during the day for only 5 minutes at each stop, you've already burned up almost an hour of daylight. TIME MANAGEMENT IS CRITICAL on this ride! DO NOT wear anything made from cotton, cotton kills wear smart wool or similar products that wick moisture from your skin. This is one of the best events that I have attended (racing or none racing event). I would draw a close relation to the Best In The Desert races I have done for organizational quality that they both poses. Which makes it a don't miss event. Have fun, good luck and I'll see you at the finish!
  6. I'm in Nevada and I have a dialed in 450X... wana talk? Dino 702-335-4142
  7. UPDATE My intake valves are so tight that I can't get the smallest feeler gauge in for a measurement. Now what? I have no starting point on how to shim the intake valves. Can they be shimmed?
  8. I don't kick this bike much, but compression at the kick starter seems about right. Something in the valve train was my first guess. This bike has never refused to start but I will check all the easy stuff first
  9. So after completing another LAB2V on my 450X I noticed the idle went real low at the last few stop lights rolling into Vegas and the finish. I figured it was a dirty air filter and lack of air in the fuel mixture? When I got home it would not fire, when I cleaned everything it still will not fire. Sounded like no spark/ no fuel when turning the starter motor over. Yes, I'm sure it's due for another top end but the valves checked in spec before the 2016 LAB2V and has not been inspected since. Any ideas or similar circumstances with a fix?
  10. The next big update for the X will be a sixth gear and a street title
  11. I may give this a try http://www.rottweilerperformance.com/rottweiler-tail-tidy-950-990-ktm-adventure/
  12. I've found the tail light brake light OEM replacement on flea bay for 20 bucks. Just wondering if someone has added the turn signal option to a similar unit for say... 25 bucks?
  13. Does such an animal exist? All in one package that fits in the stock location doesn't matter if it's DOT legal. Just want to get rid of the Tusk bolt-on unit and I'll deal with the license plate location later.
  14. I'm in for both days. No water crossing at Afton Canyon this year.
  15. Ride it like you stole it. Just not one speed constantly