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  1. rcummings1

    bottom steering ball race

    Buy a Park Race remover and whack it until it comes out. I got lucky and used the one from my Aluminum Mtn Bike days. Slide it in from the bottom and when the tines snick into place, whack away. Careful putting the new one in, you need to freeze it for a couple of hours first. http://motorcycletoolchest.com/mctccatalog/popup_image.php?pID=301
  2. I have been riding with the same 2 piece Aerostitch suit for 10 years now. I paid through the nose for it and it is probably the single best investment I ever made. It's a little faded and fits better now than when new. I got the 2 piece with the extra gusset that zips them together at the waist. It has out lasted every suit that my buddies bought to save money. Now they all have an Aerostitch in their riding wardrobe. I have ridden in Rain, Snow, and 100 degree heat. It is bar none the best suit made. I have lived in it for a month and can't imagine not having it in my closet. Buy one and you will be safe, comfortable, and happy. If you go down in your Stitch they will repair it unless it is more than 50% damaged. When you consider that you will pay 300 to 500 dollars for lesser gear that will be destroyed if you go down, it seems like a deal to me. Most of the cheaper gear I have bought over the years gives you a false sense of security. It's not worth the money you pay for it when it shreds like paper when it meets asphalt. You have to ask yourself, what's your butt worth? I know it's not what you want to hear, but this is a case of you get what you pay for. Amortize the original $1000 cost over 10 years and it's less than $9 a month and it's still going strong!
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    Looking for Bar Risers?

    I use the Tusk Universal Handlebar riser kit. Get them at Rocly Mtn. http://www.rockymountainatv.com/productDetail.do?prodFamilyId=12976&navTitle=Control&webCatId=12&webTypeId=70&navType=type
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    Check out the new graphics!

    Nice! Who are they from? Nice lake where is it?
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    How to get bike brand new looking?

    I use steel wool to clean the spokes. Grab a pack of 00 Fine steel wool and have it. As for everything else wash, scrub, and wipe. Then go buy a can of Silkolene Pro Prep, Spray everything including your seat, it works great.
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    My 3 y/o has the itch. What to buy?

    Your choices for 50's are limited. You could choose a Suzuki, Honda, or Yamaha. I would go with a Yamaha PW50. The seat height is one of the lowest and it meets all of your needs. I also made the bargain with my son that he had to be able to ride a bicycle for a full summer without training wheels. Made a huge difference in his skills. He has a friend that learned on training wheels that still tries to stop by putting his feet down. He wrecks every time. Started him on a PW and then moved him up to a TTR50.
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    YZ250F oil change - amount to add?

    In my 2004 it is 1.0 L without filter change and 1.1 L with filter change. Follow the manual. Check the sight glass after warming it up and the oil has worked through the system to the external reservoir.
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    TTR-50E oil capacity?

    From the owners manual- 0.8L(0.70 Imp qt, 0.85 US Qt) I use a Ratio Rite cup to put 800 cc's in. Seems to be dead on. Check it with the engine warm while holding it straight upright on level ground. I don't know if it changes with the 88 Kit.
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    Lower back troubles

    You need to get a Cat Scan or an MRI. The MRI will give you the best information on what you have out of whack. Depending on your GP and Insurance Company they may have the notion to give you some Vicodin and send you home to wait and see if it gets better or not. Try this...Lay on your back on a hard surface and lift your right leg up slowly. Take it as high as you can get it without pain increasing. Repeat with the left leg. If you get increased shooting pain in your back or legs when you lift you probably herniated a disc in your back. If there is no increase in pain and no traveling pain through your Hips, Butt, Thighs, or calves it means you need to loosen it up. Go see a Massage Therapist to loosen everything up and it will work itself out. If you have shooting pain in you butt, thigh, legs, calves you need to go see an orthopedic/spinal doctor. They can tell you from an MRI what is whacked. Contrary to popular belief the last thing they want to do is cut you open. That is the last resort when pain rules your life. I herniated L4 and L5 which caused excruciating pain in my piriformis muscle(deep inside your butt cheek). It skipped my thigh and picked up outside of my knee and radiated down though my calf into my ankle. The pain in my back was the least of my problems. Trust me, nerve pain is not something you want. It comes after continuos irritation of the nerve root and is miserable. I spent 8 months in PT, had a Microdiscectomy and a Laminectomy. Both of which I begged the doctor to do. Today I ride trails and a little track avoiding major compressions. I can walk talk and play with my kids and my pain runs from 0% up to about 30% depending on the day. All in all I am freaking happy to be where I am. I regained my life after trying every single alternative method of therapy and Pain management known to man. Acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedies, Chiropractors, Massage, Drugs, Steroidal treatments, Crap they even gave me fricking Anti Depressants because in some cases it helps to reduce nerve pain(DONT go there) and anything else that might work. I was desperate. Remember that my scenario is by no means yours and the chance you will end up where I did is extremely slim. I do highly recommend that you go to your GP and get a second opinion. If you have any questions please PM me. I am glad to share any information and experiences that I have learned through this whole process. It has been illuminating to say the least. Also remember that I am not a doctor and I have never played one on TV either.
  10. I haven't yet, but I am headed that way. Interested in hearing about it also.
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    CO DRZ Rally SuperMoto Pics are up!

    Nikon D200 with an 18-200 VR Lens. It's almost fast enough to focus on Stuart!
  12. Pictures are up of the SuperMoto day at IMI Motorsports in Erie. Here is the Slide Show... http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickcummings/sets/72157594270268903/show/ Here are the SuperMoto track pictures in detail (13 Pages)... http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickcummings/sets/72157594270268903/detail/ Here is the entire set in quick view mode (4 Pages)... http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickcummings/sets/72157594270268903/ There are 228 images to work your way through. I think I got pictures of everyone and then some. Download away! I did a quick edit and kept anything that was in focus or close to it. I figured that I would let you decide which ones to keep. If you are new to flickr and need some help using it let me know. Start by clicking on the photo you want and going to its individual page, then choose which size to download. Brian, Chad, and Rick, thanks for being patient with the 5 year old, he had the time of his life. I'm just thankful we didn't end up on trail 676! I would have had to carry him and his TTR50 out!
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    DR-Z Rally in CO!

    Pictures are up of the SuperMoto day at IMI Motorsports in Erie. Here is the Slide Show... http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickcummings/sets/72157594270268903/show/ Here are the SuperMoto track pictures in detail (13 Pages)... http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickcummings/sets/72157594270268903/detail/ Here is the entire set in quick view mode (4 Pages)... http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickcummings/sets/72157594270268903/ There are 228 images to work your way through. I think I got pictures of everyone and then some. Download away! I did a quick edit and kept anything that was in focus or close to it. I figured that I would let you decide which ones to keep. If you are new to flickr and need some help using it let me know. Start by clicking on the photo you want and going to its individual page, then choose which size to download. Brian, Chad, and Rick, thanks for being patient with the 5 year old, he had the time of his life. I'm just thankful we didn't end up on trail 676! I would have had to carry him and his TTR50 out!
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    gps off by 35 feet

    Go into your setup menu and enable WAAS. The default setting is off. That should get you down to 12-15ft consistently. http://www.garmin.com/aboutGPS/waas.html
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    DRZ rally,are you attending?

    I'm in for 2 to the shop, IMI Dirt -No SM , and Rampart with my son.
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