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Old 11-18-2012, 09:57 AM   #3689
Foot dragger
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Location: chico,just below rag dump(nor-cal)
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Originally Posted by Stobie View Post
Yep, a diamond hone is necessary for finish sizing. I went with the recommendations of those who know more about it than I do. The brush cleaned up the bore without removing a measurable amount of material. Probably took some material off the brush, though. Rings seated very quickly, and the bike is very noticeably stronger-running.

I like my 530 a lot. It's a much better bike than I am a rider, but it's still not hard to ride. I had been out of the woods for 30 years, and was a little worried that the 530 might be too much; but I'm a big boy, and I also thought that something less powerful, although easier to ride, might get old as my "legs" came back. It turns out to be a really versatile, user-friendly bike that I'll never outgrow.
Ive had faster bigger bore 4 stroke singles, but the 530 is a nice compromise of going like stink,yet being really easy to ride and handles sweet on singletrack or playing flattracker on fireroads. I still ride my 300 in the woods mostly,been on 2 strokes for too long to give em up. + the trails around here are mostly all tighter then tight. The 530 will go through them better then I thought though.
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