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  1. One place I ride has a very steep, very gooey-clayish, off camber down hill section. I "discovered" this skiing thing when no matter how softly I used the brakes, they both locked up I ended up standing and swinging the rear wheel around with my hips kinda like a rudder. It is pretty unnerving the first few times. It does work in that situation.
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    superbikes and riding schools

    I had a Ducati ST2 for a few years. I LOVED that bike! Comfortable to ride quite a distance, not hassle to run in town and would take the twisties just fine. It took a little more upkeep than a Japanese bike, but it was worth it to me.
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    Three Problems

    You may be right, I was thinking oil drain.
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    Three Problems

    Anything you may attempt to do with the stripped out check bolt is probably going to require a complete disassembly of your motor! I know if I tried to "fix" it any other way, I would end up with metal filings EVERYWHERE on the inside. Just a thought...
  5. One of my riding buddies has a KDX 200 and he is definitely the low maintenance owner. I can attest to that bikes ability to hold up to that kind of treatment! If it runs, buy it!
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    Who armor alls their bike tires???

    Nope. They mean it so you don't use it on your street bike tires. I did this once. ONCE.
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    Quads... What do you think.

    I think I'm going to buy a 3 wheeler and do my darndest to make 3 ruts everywhere I go just to screw up everyone equally.
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    Fly Wheel Weight

    I have the TrailTech 13oz. on my '03 and I really like it. Much, MUCH less tiring.
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    Which type of engine gaurd are people using?

    I have one from Utah Sport Cycle. I read somehwere that it's the same as the Moose - but a little cheaper.
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    clanky noise in motor

    I have an '03 that makes the same noise. I think that if it's more of a "pingy" noise, it's probably chain slap. If it were cam chain, it would be more of a clack. At least, that's the conclusion I came to.