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Old 12-24-2012, 05:17 AM   #3016
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I have searched this thread looking for suspension upgrades....no luck

Have any of you upgraded your suspension yet? Find any tricks for us bigger boys?
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:19 AM   #3017
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I have searched this thread looking for suspension upgrades....no luck

Have any of you upgraded your suspension yet? Find any tricks for us bigger boys?
Jeff Slavens at Slavens Racing did my suspension. Excellent work and I am 6'5" and 275 lbs.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:23 AM   #3018
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I have searched this thread looking for suspension upgrades....no luck

Have any of you upgraded your suspension yet? Find any tricks for us bigger boys?
Get a progressive coil. I'm about 220, and it has been a the solution for me.

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Old 12-24-2012, 07:14 AM   #3019
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I just changed springs for my weight and I've been pretty happy with the stock valving and I'm 250 with gear on. Not sure that height has any bearing on suspension but I'm 6-3
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:51 AM   #3020
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I have searched this thread looking for suspension upgrades....no luck

Have any of you upgraded your suspension yet? Find any tricks for us bigger boys?

Im 300lbs and I uped my springs to 50 fork and 8.4 shock. The stock valving works great for me.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:10 AM   #3021
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[*]Front/Rear grab loops (where do you grab w/o the loop on the rear without being afraid of cracking something?)
The rear number plate carrier (under fender) has nice little finger grooves molded into it that are really nice for picking up the rear end, and it seems pretty strong. As far as the picking up the front end goes, the rear wheel does a really nice job!
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:26 AM   #3022
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aahaha rap? dude it's just a fun song to make an edit to but i can see that i'm speaking to someone who's very educated on music genres.

and disco? holy hell, what year is this?! in all seriousness though, here ya go good sir, just for you fella. i can see you're used to having the world cater to your specific needs.


oh and thanks clapped! good to know somebody knows what they're talking about.
I have to admit, I didn't even bother clicking on the other video where you said there was music. I usually can't stand other peoples music picks, and while it's just my own personal opinion, nothing to take away from the effort put into it, but I don't think I've ever found some random music track makes a POV dirt bike video better, only worse.

But ... on your next version, I watched the whole thing, and was entranced. THANK YOU! That was great. Bike sounds awesome.

You clearly understand your audience.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:32 PM   #3023
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I have searched this thread looking for suspension upgrades....no luck

Have any of you upgraded your suspension yet? Find any tricks for us bigger boys?
I called Enduro Engineering and told them my weight.. 205 lbs. I went with a 7.6 in the back and 4.6 in the front. I left the valving stock and absolutely love my suspension. I ride tight single track and would say that I am an Intermediate rider... not pro and not an amateur.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:55 AM   #3024
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I called Enduro Engineering and told them my weight.. 205 lbs. I went with a 7.6 in the back and 4.6 in the front. I left the valving stock and absolutely love my suspension. I ride tight single track and would say that I am an Intermediate rider... not pro and not an amateur.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:23 AM   #3025
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I have to admit, I didn't even bother clicking on the other video where you said there was music. I usually can't stand other peoples music picks, and while it's just my own personal opinion, nothing to take away from the effort put into it, but I don't think I've ever found some random music track makes a POV dirt bike video better, only worse.

But ... on your next version, I watched the whole thing, and was entranced. THANK YOU! That was great. Bike sounds awesome.

You clearly understand your audience.
hey thanks man, I really appreciate that! I usually like videos that have been edited to music probably because I really like the whole editing process. but yeah I hear ya, I'm the same way, if I dont like the music or if I don't want to hear music at all then I'll just not watch it, no big deal. that's why I think making two videos usually, one with and one without music, is the way to do it.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #3026
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What are some preferred oils for the 500?

Whom has best pricing on Coyote saddle bags?

Got my HDB stuff coming from Paul to work with Flexxbars. Should be interesting.

Thanks fellas.

I have the HDB handguards and want to install a set of flexxbars from my spare bike.
What stuff is paul sending you to make this work?
Please post pics when you get them installed.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:47 PM   #3027
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will post pics soon.

Paul is sending delrin washers that let the handguards flex at the center mounting location.

Voyager GPS will go between the crossbars on the Flexxbars.

Dual mirrors. Toggle switch mount for heated grips, powerlet socket for Bluetooth listening.


Anyone on my other questions above?
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:55 AM   #3028
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just got the acerbis 3.0 gallon tank in the mail on christmas eve.
i'm about to mount this baby up! i'll post some pictures when i get her all done.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #3029
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with the natural colored stocker...







with the new black acerbis! man I love the black!









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Old 12-26-2012, 03:52 PM   #3030
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Anyone have the part number for the little pop in plastic clip that holds the vent tube from the gas tank against the frame? Seems like a never ending pain in the ass. I was just going to switch to a shorty with a one way valve, but have heard from too many people having problems with them.
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