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Old 01-07-2010, 11:21 AM   #811
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still 25 for a setup?
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:29 AM   #812
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you got it hoss.
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:32 AM   #813
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does that include chassis geometry stuff too, or just the clickers?
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:34 AM   #814
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just the clickers. i think the seminar will be good for geometry.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:03 PM   #815
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I'd be interested in going. Exposition, does that mean a bunch of vendors and cool shit to look at while drinking beer? Please say yes.


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Old 01-07-2010, 12:34 PM   #816
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no sure if you can walk around with a beer. its in a hotel ball room... its nothing to get super pumped on.. just something to cure winter time blues

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Old 01-07-2010, 04:33 PM   #817
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Wet feet

You guys looking to keep your feet dry in the colder weather (Fall and later) look into seal skinz. Liners that go into your boots- they work very well from what I understand, but I don't think they are good for warmer weather. Link below.

Regarding suspension-
My KDX goes to Factory Connection in a few weeks; About $800.
I'm way too heavy (fat!) for the oem set-up.
Hoping to get a KLX450r this winter, so that'll go, too.

http://www.danalco.com/

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Old 01-08-2010, 07:00 AM   #818
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those are interesting i will have to look into those. thanks
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:31 AM   #819
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hey Urnuts - which factory connection location do you take your KDX to?
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:45 PM   #820
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For the DRZ Eddie in Denver is pretty darn good. I've ridden a bike setup by him and it handled quite well given its girth.

I'm half-way decent with suspension setup if anyone has questions etc (had to be when racing MX/HS in high school on a shoe-string budget).

The stock KDX suspension worked well for me when I was racing HS. I weighed about 150lbs at the time. Even at law school weight (about 15lbs of flab) it works ok. Took a spin on my dad's 'dx over Christmas at the local MX track. I did all but 2 jumps on the track and even squidded it up a bit on this little table. Didn't bottom anywhere that I noticed but I also don't think I ever missed the downramps on it (I did miss several learning the track but I did that on a KX). I know my old KDX had stock suspension and I think my dad's does as well, but it did buy it slightly used and I haven't opened it up so can't say for sure. In any case, I'd say 170lbs is probably the max for stock fork springs and 185 probably max for the stock shock spring. Stock valving is quite good for woods and can accommodate mild mx.

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Most non-vented MX boots have gaitors and are at least mostly waterproof (and can be all waterproof with a bit of seam sealer). I haven't owned a pair but from what I remember sidi discoveries are more dual sport than off road and I don't think they are really stiff enough for off road duty. More suited to gravel roads and GS's I think. AXO Primes have been on sale dirt cheap and are an unbelievably study boot. The toe box is a bit tall making shifting sometimes a bit awkward on certain bikes, but the price is right and the protection is the best I've ridden with (and I've ridden in most high end mx boots - force flex, Tech 10, Tech 8 etc). Definitely way ahead of bargin boots and in the mix with tech 10's and force flexes imho. I really liked the Tech 10's too, but they are $$$. Tech 8's aren't bad either but for some reason they run a touch narrow as compared to Tech 10's and I tend to bruise the sides of my feet inside the boots on particularly hard jump landings. No problems wearing them in the woods though.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:54 PM   #821
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Good info...

as usual. Thanks Josh.

BTW - we need another get together night. Who's interested?
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:11 PM   #822
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in, just don't plan it around random out of towners...(not prarierider, she's in)
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:39 PM   #823
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I'm in!
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:53 PM   #824
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FC East

in Barrington, NH.
For an extra $100 I can just drop off the bike and they will do the entire job- I'm not pulling off the forks and removing the shock.
I'm like "Oddball" in Kelly's Hero's.... "I just drive 'em, baby; I don't know what makes 'em work" Something like that, anyway.
I'm 205-ish BEFORE gear!
I know that's a lot more than the bike is designed for.
The forks aren't much of an issue, but the shock is.
On my DR650, the forks are the issue and the shock isn't much of a problem. I've done suspension upgrades to the DR, though.
Every time I'd land, the forks would blow- I could feel them bottom and would look and see the oil everywhere.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:19 PM   #825
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Yeah you need stiffer springs for sure. I've found the forks to be softer than the shock, but I also tend to ride over the front end (though race tech also says the forks are softer). In any event, the poor little <.38kg fork springs aren't going to cut it! I'm guessing FC will slide in something along the lines of .42-.44. The stock rear shock spring shouldn't be too terriable even for your weight, though if you haven't set the sag its not likely to work well. Even after you get it back from FC you'll likely need to fine tune the clickers and set the sag. About 95mm is a good starting point on the KDX. FC may retain the stock spring or they might bump up as high as 5.2kg or so (stock is about 5kg).
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