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Old 07-09-2013, 06:49 AM   #5266
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It is normal for racks to be made with tubing.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:27 AM   #5267
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Has anyone bought a Corbin seat?
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:44 AM   #5268
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What rack do you have? I'd like one but it seems a lot of them are hollow tubing which would seem prone to cracking. Any body make one out of solid tubing?
That's from Manracks
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:47 AM   #5269
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I have to be the most unhappy new bike owner there is. Not because of the bike, because of the realization that my body is growing old far faster than it really should be. I have an old XT500 and love the bike. Love the low seat height, love the torque, love the simplicity. Just a solid bike. The catch? The kicker, and it's sometimes reluctance to re-start. I don't blame the bike. I blame my body. Two car wrecks, an on the road bike wreck and now groin hernia surgery (the third one) and I have had to just call it quits. I broke down lastnight and went out and signed the paperwork for a 2014 CRF250L. I'm sure it's going to be a great bike, technologically in every way superior. But I morn my loss of the old days of my idea of fun...
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:11 AM   #5270
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I have to be the most unhappy new bike owner there is. Not because of the bike, because of the realization that my body is growing old far faster than it really should be. I have an old XT500 and love the bike. Love the low seat height, love the torque, love the simplicity. Just a solid bike. The catch? The kicker, and it's sometimes reluctance to re-start. I don't blame the bike. I blame my body. Two car wrecks, an on the road bike wreck and now groin hernia surgery (the third one) and I have had to just call it quits. I broke down lastnight and went out and signed the paperwork for a 2014 CRF250L. I'm sure it's going to be a great bike, technologically in every way superior. But I morn my loss of the old days of my idea of fun...
Dude!...you're 37 years old...right?

But I will agree with you on one issue...electric start. It's 2013. It's pretty evident by now that good dirt bikes can have e-start without becoming heavy, boat anchors. Heck!...you're even seeing them on 2-strokes. I don't intentionally plan on kicking over any motorcycles anymore at age 61. Not because I can't...weak left ankle, no ACL in right knee, etc., etc...but because I refuse to...LOL!

You'll enjoy the 250L...maybe even better that the old 500.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:16 AM   #5271
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37 with a 70 year olds body. Been told that by two surgeons and my doctor.

Who know doing stupid shit would result in being completely mangled later in life? Oh yeah...all the olds guys I should have listened to when I was younger!!!

I say they should have cut off my leg when they had the chance. Dude, I could have been the bionic man!!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:09 AM   #5272
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BEARDO: Once you throw a leg over the CRF, and exercise that right thumb, your body will say "bless you boy". BUT....plan on developing a good mild daily exercise program, so you'll be prepared to do nice little daily outings on the CRF.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:53 AM   #5273
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So you guys won't look down at me if I can no longer catch fish with my teeth, or carve a dugout with my finger nails?

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Old 07-09-2013, 11:06 AM   #5274
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So you guys won't down at me if I can no longer catch fish with my teeth, or carve a dugout with my finger nails?
I can't remember who's it is, but an ADV inmate has as his tag line, "We don't stop riding, because we grow old, we grow old because we stop riding". I agree....
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #5275
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I can't remember who's it is, but an ADV inmate has as his tag line, "We don't stop riding, because we grow old, we grow old because we stop riding". I agree....
SWEET RELIEF!!! And so true!!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:24 AM   #5276
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SWEET RELIEF!!! And so true!!!
Yup, I've got an 8 year old car with 46K on it. The LRP now has 4,300, and another bike I have that's 4 years old has 40K. The one before that had 22K. There was a study out fairly recently, can't remember where, that said motorcycle riders are more mentally alert compared to same age non-riders. Makes sense, keeping everything around you on your radar takes way more brain activity than sitting in a cage.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:57 AM   #5277
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Still looking for a tail bag for the manrack

I am still looking for a tail bag for the manrack. Many here run the Wolfman Peak but I am afraid it is too tall to kick my leg over in the tight wooden trails.

Then enduro tool bag is just a tad too small for my needs. The Dirt Bike Gear Large Fender Bag is just a tad too narrow at 6" but perfect in length and height.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:30 PM   #5278
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I am still looking for a tail bag for the manrack. Many here run the Wolfman Peak but I am afraid it is too tall to kick my leg over in the tight wooden trails.

Then enduro tool bag is just a tad too small for my needs. The Dirt Bike Gear Large Fender Bag is just a tad too narrow at 6" but perfect in length and height.
I have a top case that I got, but now don't like. I believe that Peak bag will be my next choice. Just poke your leg over the seat like threading a needle pointing at the other peg, instead of slinging your leg over. Or mount your left foot on the peg first. The rear shock compresses quite a bit once your arse is in the seat, then kick the side stand up. The Givi mount system has tabs, that, when the top case isn't there, catches boot laces. D'oh, now I need MX boots.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:52 PM   #5279
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I am still looking for a tail bag for the manrack. Many here run the Wolfman Peak but I am afraid it is too tall to kick my leg over in the tight wooden trails.

Then enduro tool bag is just a tad too small for my needs. The Dirt Bike Gear Large Fender Bag is just a tad too narrow at 6" but perfect in length and height.
I really like the Motocentric Tail bag. I did a bit of a write up on it here: http://scoottoots.com/clydes-new-acc...-and-gas-pack/

You'll never swing your leg over a tail bag. You have to cock your leg as you swing it over the saddle, raising your foot up to clear the front of the bag. Having a tail bag is a godsend in the bush -- really!

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Old 07-09-2013, 02:17 PM   #5280
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Has anyone bought a Corbin seat?
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