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    showa fork help

    While attempting to service my forks I noticed the damper assembly had no pressure as the piston did not rebound. I assume the seal in the assembly was bad and attempted to replace it. I removed the nut, valve and shims to get to the bushing were the seal is located. There is a circlip, washer then the seal. I took me an hour at least to remove the circlip and seal, it was a hack job. What are the tricks to replacing this seal without hacking things up. Thanks for your help!
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    Broken e-start is driving me crazy

    I had starter problems a while back. I discovered my timing was off one tooth. It was after a valve job and I ran it that way for a few months before I figured it out. I burned out my starter I bought a new battery and broke it to. Strangely enough after I fixed the timing I went back to my original battery that I'm still running over 400 hours on it. When my bike is cold I always help the starter by kicking at the same time i hit the button.
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    collarbone surgery

    "periosteal stripping" how has this been done? excessive screws? please elaborate thank you
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    collarbone surgery

    those are not very good angle in those pictures. i had surgery yesterday morning, whoa, i forgot how much fun that was:cry: should i take it easy till my next appointment? Again, advice post op rehab thanks
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    collarbone surgery

    I had a shoulder grinding get off last saturday. I knew I had broken my collarbone. The doc refered me to a specialist on Monday and He agreed surgery is in order and I'm going in on Friday morning. I asked the Doc about the hardware he will use and he said precontoured titanium. I've searched the topic hear and learned that is what Dr. Sanders recommends so that is a relief to me. Dr. Sanders or others I would appreciate all the tips or a PT schedule to get me back to work and riding as asap Thank you very much, Troy
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    One of the dangers when hualing *** on a sinlge track

    one way loops would be cool. Too bad its not practical.
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    How many Miles/km has your X done ?

    2005 with 303 hrs. estimated mph average 18.5 = 5,605 miles replaced piston twice one valve job out of necessity (new stainless steel valves) fried my starter because after that I had my timing off and it was hard to start second valve job - valves were fine but I lapped them since I had it apart. Original battery still. although I maintain my bike well, I rate this bikes reliability extremely high. I've been thinking about a new bike but I ask myself "why" because I honestly don't want anything else. It just runs and performs so awesome everywhere I go.
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    CRF450X Oil Consumption--Still no clear answer!

    I know I'm late to the show here but I was having a similar problem burning aprox 200 cc per ride (50-75 mile range) after my last top end (3rd time). It was so bad I was concerned I'd need to add oil in the race pit. Previously I never burned oil. after 4 or 5 rides the problem corrected. I dont notice burning any oil now. I assume the rings had not sealed.
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    Rear Tires

    Changing a tire is one of the most essential skills for an offroader to know. Pay someone to change it for you? I know, I have friends that do, but I still don't get it. What do you do when you get a flat on the trail. Not a problem if you have the skill to do it. It ruins the day other wise. I guess I'm just old school and actually enjoy working on my bike. Just wanted to encourage those who havent done it before to give it a try. Its not that tough with practice.
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    Idaho City race was perfect

    "anyone have a link for pict" www.kinetixphoto.com
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    Idaho City race was perfect

    anyone know were to find the results?
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    Idaho City race was perfect

    Yes, everything was excellent from the dirt to the course and weather. I thought the 3 in a row special tests was real cool, great challenge, I liked it Plus everyone on my minute finished. I raced on Sat only how were things today? Did it rain last night up there? Thanks Boise Ridge Ridges! Look forward to next year. Keep up the good work.
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    has anyone ridden Idaho City yet

    I went on Tuesday, although I did 40 miles it seemed there was impassable snow at almost every turn. Plus the prescribed burns in areas were quite unpleasant.
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    New tires Maxxis..

    I used to run dunlop 756. I felt they were good for a few rides but wore out to quickly Tried maxis it rear, scorpion pro front with great results. Right now I'm running mt16 / scorpion pro and its my best setup to date.
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    Looking around for...

    excuse my ignorance, but why do you want a stronger sprocket guard? For what purpose? I took mine off and just run a case saver. In my experience the guard acts as a mud trap.