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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by XT Thumper, Mar 11, 2008.
contrary to anything inept might say,
DON'T DO IT MAN!
Let us know when there is a date... Would still like to do ANF in April too.
Oh by all means he should do it...hey where's my camera?
First - Your a special guy when you spend XXX thousands on a new motorcycle and then let your buds ride it.... and I dont mean up the street or around the block...I mean squeeze it through 7 miles of single track...
My thanks and hats off to Reidinitaly, Gimmee and FBM for sharing their brand new rides with me... and others...that dont happen too often... oh yea I also rode Ed Bowens GS for awhile...
Second - I have said it before and strive for it now.... suspension set up it the one most important thing you can do to a bike. I have no idea what Reidinitaly did to his scoot but it is without doubt the best set up scoot I have ridden in the past 5 years. It was a real treat to go superfast in the really bad shit and not feel it. It was way better than my old YZ250F and that bike had an amazing suspension...
So forget the fact that I loved the 500... my point is that it takes effort to get thing right. Dont give me that I paid 10k for a bike it otta be perfect. You pay 10K for a bike that can be tuned to prefection... not comes perfect... so work with your bike and read up on suspension and sag set up and clickers and rebound dampning and make your bike better...
OR come out Sunday and get some good first hand knowledge from a guys who knows something.
Trust me here...you have know idea what a few CORRECT clicks can do for your ride.
I am a sucker for the camera
Man I am always out of town when the good stuff happens!
No worries brother. I'm doing my best to soak up as much of his knowledge as possible. We'll still be able to make your sled work like a champ!
Sooooo...I'd like to pose a question. If one was to have some expendable funds, would it be best spent on a steering damper or new fork/shock springs?
I think Vic stated damper before suspension but with Daryn Sr in the house I was thinking on capitalizing on the expertise.
Whatcha all think?
Suspension for sure!
I said damper cause its sure fire and low tech... once mounted its pretty easy... big bang for buck...and you will still need one when going fast. I cant remember but it felt like the 500 had a damper... did it?
But suspension is the REAL answer to going fast. It doesnt have to cost money either. You just have to play with setting it up for YOU... If you are abnormal you may need other components (like really fast or really light or heavy)... but you mainly have to work on getting it feeling right.
It appears we may have some expertiese available so I am planning on at least meet/greet this weekend...
Sunday at Mossy! Suspension DAY
Concur.. Had mine done just prior to the big dawg. Bike was floating through the trails.
Suspension is paramount!!
Gpr stabilizer is next..
uhh this is art right?? you will HATE perry mountain. its not open fire roads at all.
and +1 on vic's comment about down - up is easy... down is major pucker factor. good thing I ride a 4 stroke for tractoring up and engine braking down!
and james is absolutely right about the damned mud. I houred out at maplesville cause of a mudhole.
I still gotta work out the suspension on my race bike... maybe once I get it running right again i'll start worrying about the suspenders...
it always was a hard starter - turns out thats cause its an 05 that never had valves shimmed - so the intakes were 2 shim sizes too tight and the exhaust was 1 out. now it starts like a champ, and falls flat on its face in the midrange.
Pheadrus is correct. However, and I dont know this for sure, but the last time we went on a "fun run" they had a easy section of trails laid out so kids, wives etc could ride...and maybe old time DS...
During the series I always tried to work Perry Mountain cause it was tuff... it has a rep to protect...
There is also a Hare Scrables that weekend in Chiply Florida...
BTW - Short history lesson. Many years back (circa 1068) the enduros started at the school house in Maplesville. Some years later (dont know when exactly) the moved it to Reynolds pasture and it became Perry Mountain MC club. So the old times still call it Maplesville and the young pups call it Perry Mountain...
But it is famous and quite a place to ride...
Dadgum Vic. I knew you had been around the block a time or two, but 1068? Do you have any pics from then to share?
Ok you guys got me on that one... it was a typo.... it was actually 1078 ... of course there were no pictures... hadnt been invented yet....
There are fire roads that run through Perry Mountain that would Be doable on most bikes. There is also an MX Track just down the dirt road. You will feel like a hero riding there for sure.
This place is hallowed ground for dirt riders!