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MX500

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    single track, hillclimbing, fire roads, and some trials-like trail riding.
  1. Ick, that Klim helmet looks gnarly to me also. I don't think it would break MY neck however, I am about as easy to kill as a cockroach. I landed head first at 75-80 (5th gear WOT, endoed while jumping a hill) and didn't break my neck. I cracked my helmet, broke my arm, and forgot the previous 4 months of my life though... I use under armor and LOTS of hydration. Keep a few spare water bottles to douse yourself with while at the truck. Raising your visor helps a bit with ventilation also.
  2. MX500

    how to............?

    My KDX200 does power wheelies through 3rd with 15/47 gearing. Yes, that a 15 tooth front sprocket, not a typo. The bike doesn't make as much of a difference as the rider, my bike should be under 30 horsepower at the crank. You just need to keep your weight back and whack the throttle wide open, let off the throttle and tap the rear brake if you think the bike is going over backwards. The rear brake will bring the front back down in a hurry.
  3. Has anyone here experimented with different 21" tires for supermoto/street use? I'm looking for the stickiest tire possible, and hopefully with a predictable slide. I don't want something that hooks up until the limit and then "snaps" loose like a knobby does on the street. Any responses will be greatly appreciated. Backround info: 1986 KDX200, plated, I like to ride VERY aggresively but do not feel comfortable pushing the limits on the street with knobbies. I am not looking for a dual sport front tire unless there is one that outperforms the street only tires on the track. I am looking for 100% street tires for asphalt use only. I was initially thinking of using dual sport tires, but would rather not compromise either performance aspect of the tire.
  4. Has anyone here experimented with different 21" tires for supermoto/street use? I'm looking for the stickiest tire possible, and hopefully with a predictable slide. I don't want something that hooks up until the limit and then "snaps" loose like a knobby does on the street. Any responses will be greatly appreciated. Backround info: 1986 KDX200, plated, I like to ride VERY aggresively but do not feel comfortable pushing the limits on the street with knobbies. I am not looking for a dual sport front tire unless there is one that outperforms the street only tires on the track. I am looking for 100% street tires for asphalt use only.
  5. I'd ride an XR600 if you don't want to risk anything breaking, or a CR500 if you dont mind packing some oil, but will be atleast as reliable as an XR600 and shitloads faster on and off the road.
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    2 stroke giant ?

    1985 CR500, it was the hardest hitting engine they ever made. Each year after 1985 the CR500 was detuned until 1989 when it stayed the same until 2001. No bike will hang with a CR500, try one and you'll see what I mean. I gave a buddy 1/3 of a hill for a headstart on his ex-works pro curcuit built YZ250 and I did a 3rd gear launch and passed him 2/3 of the way up the hill. I had a 1997 BONE STOCK CR500 when I did this.
  7. I E-mailed Kenda and got the specs on the parker DT tires, They are all in the same format, the second number under the size is tread depth in 32/inch, and the third number is the weight in pounds. Front K774F 80/100-21 11.0/32" 10 K774F 90/100-21 11.0/32" 10 Parker D-T Rear K775 100/100-18 16.0 12 K775 110/100-18 16.0 13 K775 120/100-18 16.0/32" 14.5 They are lacking a bit in the tread depth department IMO, but they still look like decent tires. I have been thinking about a Parker DT or D606 or MT21 front tire with a tereflex or Kenda Trakmaster rear to save some money. I'll let you guys know what I think of the tires after I get a pair.
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    sliced tires??

    You can use a knife, nail, drill (not so portable), awl, etc to poke holes around the cut and stitch it back together with safety wire (always good to carry) or zip ties.
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    Getting over a bad crash

    I endoed my CR125 when it was pinned wide open in 5th after jumping the top of a hill... I cracked the frame, siezed the crank and destroyed the piston, cylinder, and head (bike was stuck on its side with throttle pinned and I was unconsious), cracked my helmet, broke my arm, and was KOed so hard I forgot the previous few months of my life. It took me about 2 months to get back on the bike, and about 2 more months of slow riding to get comfortable and really push hard again. You just need to start slow and stay comfortable until you are ready to go faster.
  10. I really want to run the Teraflex but I doubt the KDX200 would have enough power to need the tire, and the additional 10 pounds of unsprung weight... I might try the type I.
  11. I used a Teraflex on my WR"420" build and it worked great. Better traction hands down than ANYTHING I have ever experienced, and the tire lasted 4 times longer than anything else I have run (M5B, 756, Milleville, etc...) and was still just barely below the tread grooves that texture the knobbies. I sold the bike before I wore the tire out.
  12. These guys do: http://www.shop.distractionmx.com/product.sc;jsessionid=795863AC28EAAAC36B843B3AAA87F039.qscstrfrnt02?categoryId=4&productId=19 Maybe the TT store well start stocking them soon?
  13. I was wondering what your opinions are on the "best" offroad DOT legal tire? Aren't some trials tires DOT legal? I was thinking of running a dunlop front tire (haven't decided which, possibly the D606) and maybe a DOT trials rear tire or a Teraflex.
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    kdx vs yz250f?

    My last bike was a 1997 CR500 (the ultimate off-road weapon for ANYTHING, so long as you arent a bitch and can flick the lightweight 220 pound bike around) and that thing ripped! I'd reccomend one of those because you can literally idle up any hill you want (pick a gear, it will do it). I just bought a KDX200, and it's actually a very fun bike, decent low end power for such a small 2-stroke, and it's MUCH more fun that your 250F probably is. I rode a KDX200 back to back when I had my CR500 (which had perfectly revalved suspension) and besides the suspension, I had a blast. The KDX suspension is a bit soft, but works great for trails. Just don't plan on breaking 60 through the whoops.
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