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    2017 150 XC-W Review

    Can't plate them in Oregon, can 30 miles north in Washington. I can't imagine riding my 150 on any kind of paved road for 10 miles. If I anticipate paved roads I'll take my DRZ instead of the TE.
  2. Stock seat with IMS 2.6 tank. I think it is a bit lower than the SDG seat. My short legs couldn't have it any taller.
  3. I saw the emblem on the back of the seat and thought the same thing.
  4. I've got the 2.6 IMS tank and the stock seat. I'll get a pic posted when I get home tonight for comparison.
  5. npm

    Best Spark Plug Cap Replacement

    I don't know how much demand there is but I bought a COP from Eddie and it was nice, I imagine there is but can't say how much.
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    2017 150 XC-W Review

    Did some looking into the Steg Pegz. $150 seems like a lot for what you get from pictures on line. Might have to see if I can't make something myself if I want to try the concept. I do like my Pivot Pegz though and they were a bit spendy also.
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    2017 150 XC-W Review

    Bryce, my riding buddy has been after me to try the Steg Pegz as he runs them on his 350. I have resisted so far but would like to hear your impression of them on the 150.
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    Engine break in myths tested

    As new, the surface is rougher than after having been broken in. How much I don't know, a short look on the net didn't turn anything up. To wear as bad as yours did is probably (I'm hoping) an anomaly. Abrasive left in the cylinder, wrong end gap to start, rougher than usual plating, improper heat treatment of the rings (if these are heat treated) or something like that. If all of them wore that quickly I think we would have heard something being discussed, but then again most people don't check at such short hours. I'm no engine expert so I'll ask if an end gap that large could be seen in a before/after compression check? Edit: Now I'm wondering if the Nikisil finish is so much harder that only the rings wear during break in? The plating wearing much slower?
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    Engine break in myths tested

    I agree not likely but stranger things have happened during high volume assembly and why I asked.
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    Engine break in myths tested

    Was the end gap measured before you ran it? Possible the gap was big from the factory?
  11. npm

    2017 150 XC-W Review

    What kind of octane booster do you use? I've heard most of them don't raise the octane but just a tiny amount.
  12. npm

    RK Tek Dome Testing TPI

    That seems like a huge gap to me, is that spec for the TPI motors?
  13. Glad you got it. I like my idle closer to 1800 rpm, less stall prone off road.
  14. npm

    Get yourself a JIS screwdriver

    Me too! I'm getting a set today. I can't believe I've gone this long without them. All those poor screws over all those years ­čśö
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    Forks/front wheel bounce at high speed

    I think npm has been around a long time, i think he's maybe in my neck of the woods Long enough to know better than to get sucked into this black hole. Hillsborito/Corntown I've changed out several flats racing qualifier type races back in the day. Now all I want to do is get back to the truck and have a cold one, the tire can be fixed at home later. zip ties are perfect for that.