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About hsncmx

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    North Carolina
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    Riding, spending time with family
  1. I have an 05 and during the warm months it starts after 4 - 5 kicks pretty consistantly. Now that the temps are dropping below 60 degrees, it becomes a real pain to start. The bike is garage kept, so it is a little warmer that outside temps. So are there things that I can do to make the bike easier to start? Different plug? Is there anything I can do to the bike in the garage to "warm" it up, so to speak, in order to make it easier to start? Thanks for any advice.
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    EVS brace vs Leatt brace

    All we have is a bunch of speculation on how "good" the EVS is or is going to be. Too many threads about this topic already.
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    New helmet suggestions?

    What's your point?
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    New helmet suggestions?

    Here read this, http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/gearbox/motorcycle_helmet_review/index.html it may not tell you which helmet to buy, but it will help you understand what you are spending your money on.
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    looking for a new helmet???

    So, by reading this it would stand to reason that a cheaper DOT approved helmet does just as good as a $500 helmet.
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    looking for a new helmet???

    Is there an authoratative source for which helmets are better than the others? I looked on the dot web and found some documents but there weren't that many models tested. And is there somewhere that explains what makes a $500 helmet better than a $100 helmet if that are both DOT or Snell approved?
  7. Thanks for the pics. Do you have an opinions comparing it to Leatt? Not looking to start another thread war between the, just curious?
  8. Just curious if any one has actually put their hands on one yet? The show was this week, right?
  9. Yea, that is pretty much what I ended up doing for the first one, while I had the piston here in the house. Hopefully, the second one will be just as easy. We'll see.
  10. Unfortunately, the snap clip doesn't have an indentation to use the cir-clip tool.
  11. It always seems there is something during a project that is a royal pain in the butt.
  12. What do you know, I just put one in fairly easily, while on the bench, with your method. I can see where doing it while the piston is installed will be a royal pain.
  13. Thanks for the replies folks. I guess there is no secret, just persistence.
  14. I'm in the process of replacing the piston and rings on my son's kx65 and was wondering if there was an easy method of installing the piston pin snap ring? I'm not having much success with the needle nose pliers.
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    Cylinder Head on a KX65

    That's what I was afraid of. I guess I'm headed for a good learning experience.