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  1. Check your schematic. Look for a plug labeled "ignition curve plug connection". If your bike has this capability, it will have this plug that changes the map by disconnecting (ungrounds) or connecting (grounds) it.
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    High octane gas necessary for dual-sport?

    The service manual for a 1979 XL250S specifies fuel type = Petrol. Geez people, it's a 1979 air cooled XL (as in non-high compression). It will run just fine on any fresh pump gas.
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    08 530 oil problem fix

    Out of our group of eight 2008 450 exc-r's, one has had the oil tranfer problem (fixed with the new seal) and one has had the ring problem (after 3 years) and 3 needed the newer cam/ADC. We're happy.
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    packing a spare tube

    see below
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    Electric Start 2004 CRF150F

    I have done it also. Here is a step by step. http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=776062&highlight=electric+start Be careful if you notch the starter, you can easily cut all the way through to a hollow spot.
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    Rampart and/or 717 Conditions?

    Not at Rampart
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    Stinky boots

    You can mask the odor or stop the source of the odor. Odor is caused by bacteria. Bacteria can only grow in a moist environment. So to stop the source of the odor, get your boots dry. Kill the bacteria with bleach, Lysol, etc.
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    anyone use plasti dip?

    I wouldn't use it on a motorcycle. Any solvents, gas, oil, brake fluid, WD-40, turn it into a gooey mess. Worked great on my boat's anchor.
  9. You need to be moving at least 15mph to keep it from blowing steam +1 and bike temp is directly proportional to how much you are touching that clutch lever in the tight rocky section.
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    Knee guard/pad troubles

    Go to the product review section of the mtbr web site, mtbr.com. They have an extensive list and reviews. I have found downhill mountain bike gear fits me better than most MX.
  11. Another variation on the pay or volunteer. My boat club has standard yearly dues and an 8 man-hr per year per family work party requirement. There are about 4 work parties per year to get in your 8 hrs. Four people in your family show up for 2 hours, you're done. If you don't put in 8 hrs, no problem, it's just an extra $150:)
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    Thicker Grips? Call me crazy!

    Pro Grip 714s are quite a bit thicker.
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    Compare Map Switches

    Chilly is talking about a newer fuel injected model. The OP needs to clearify what model bike he is talking about. Older carb bikes have just a simple open/close single pole single throw switch. I don't know about the makeup of a FI map switch but it is not a simple 1P1T.
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    Good place for beginners

    I would not recommend Metcalf for true beginners. Each trail there that is easy has a tricky part. I have taken many a beginner there. If they are beginner/intermediate then Metcalf can be nice since they are one way trails and tends to have fewer jerks. Hollister is great for beginners, lots of easy roads but can be a bit intimidating on a busy weekend as the asshats will blow by them and scare them on purpose and the trails are two-way. Carnegie is less crazy and if you pick the right roads like Pottery Loop, can be nice rides.