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Old 01-02-2013, 08:13 AM   #1471
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Tossed in new pads on the bike. Didn't get to test, but its gotta be better than oil soaked ones.
Called GasGas this morning. 319.41$ per tube (remans) Decided that's out of the question. Called a local fork manufacture (Forks by Frank). 270$ + shipping for the set. Just gotta send him one of mine and he'll replicate it. Not exactly what I was planning to have to do with the bike, but if I'm going to compete at all on the thing, I don't like the idea of dealing with a leaky fork throughout the year.

Can't decide between IRC TR11 or Michelin (non X-Lite) for tires. I ran the IRC before and had no complaints with them, but have always been impressed with Michelin. Are the Michelin worth the 20$ or so extra over the IRC?

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Old 01-02-2013, 12:13 PM   #1472
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Tossed in new pads on the bike. Didn't get to test, but its gotta be better than oil soaked ones.
Called GasGas this morning. 319.41$ per tube (remans) Decided that's out of the question. Called a local fork manufacture (Forks by Frank). 270$ + shipping for the set. Just gotta send him one of mine and he'll replicate it. Not exactly what I was planning to have to do with the bike, but if I'm going to compete at all on the thing, I don't like the idea of dealing with a leaky fork throughout the year.

Can't decide between IRC TR11 or Michelin (non X-Lite) for tires. I ran the IRC before and had no complaints with them, but have always been impressed with Michelin. Are the Michelin worth the 20$ or so extra over the IRC?

Andrew
The Michelins are better expecially the X-Lite even when used with tubes they are stickier.
BTW.: the Dunlops are also very good
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:25 PM   #1473
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The Michelins are better expecially the X-Lite even when used with tubes they are stickier.
BTW.: the Dunlops are also very good
I read a lot of people saying the x-lites were prone to sidewall tearing. Any validity to this?

(not to derail this thread into a tire discussion thread )

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Old 01-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #1474
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My personal choice is Michelin, (not the X-Lights) but the standard X11. Tried two different rear X-light tires and both punctured, middle of the tread not sidewall. You will have to run more pressure with the X-light as well, maybe that was part of my problem. When running the X11's 6psi in the front and 4psi rear work well for me for most conditions.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:16 PM   #1475
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I read a lot of people saying the x-lites were prone to sidewall tearing. Any validity to this?

(not to derail this thread into a tire discussion thread )

Andrew
The X Lights came on my GG and I love them. Noticeably stickier than the regular Michelin's or Dunlops. We have lots of sharp rock and I run around 4psi. No problems yet, but now I have probably just jinxed myself.

When I have to buy tires, I have always bought Dunlops, but I may have to start buying the X Lights now, even though they are more expensive. Got to spend your money on something.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:53 PM   #1476
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Replace air filter, changed the oil and filled up with fresh gas.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:54 AM   #1477
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Replace air filter, changed the oil and filled up with fresh gas.
And crashed the hell out of it.

They all look the same upside down.

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Old 01-05-2013, 07:29 PM   #1478
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Rode 26 miles of trail (Pozo OHV area, Central Coast, CA) trying to keep up with a Husaberg 570FE and Suzuki 400, didn't keep up but made it! Nailed my shin on the peg when my foot slipped off on a big air, got a bruise the size of a lemon. It nailed me in the 2" gap between my knee pads and Garne boot top, such luck!

It was a real workout for this old man (61 year young) but I did it and if I keep doing it, maybe weekly, I'm gonna be in good shape in no time at all...if I don't kill myself trying!

My Gas Gas 280, Kim on his Husaberg


I don't know if you can see it, (iPhone photo) but at the horizon is the Sierra Nevada range covered with snow

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Old 01-05-2013, 07:47 PM   #1479
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Rode 26 miles of trail (Pozo OHV area, Central Coast, CA) trying to keep up with a Husaberg 570FE and Suzuki 400, didn't keep up but made it! Nailed my shin on the peg when my foot slipped off on a big air, got a bruise the size of a lemon. It nailed me in the 2" gap between my knee pads and Garne boot top, such luck!
Sounds like a good time!

Inexpensive knee/shin guards that tuck into your boot tops will eliminate the unprotected shin area. Trials foot pegs bite pretty badly.

Something like this:
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:13 AM   #1480
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Thanks Motojunky, I'm checking into those today!
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:43 AM   #1481
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The rear wheel is having a tubeless rim put on so i had to borrow a bike today for a ride... Thankfully Steve Saunders brought one along for me!!



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Old 01-06-2013, 12:58 PM   #1482
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Never heard of those before. Another Spanish company? How's it ride?
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:44 PM   #1483
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That's too bad you had to ride some off-breed like a JOTAGAS.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #1484
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The rear wheel is having a tubeless rim put on so i had to borrow a bike today for a ride... Thankfully Steve Saunders brought one along for me!!
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Well? How was it?
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:04 PM   #1485
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The Jb weld fork fix came out above and beyond expectations. All the issues are so smooth its incredible. 1000 grit sandpaper makes it feel like butter. Still need fork seals but exciting nonetheless.

Looking forward to getting the fenders in from lineaway. Did some industrial park riding yesterday and got soaked from the snow and no fender.

Fork seals and tires up next.

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