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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by trailrider383, Sep 11, 2014.
It's on my short list. But Bighorn NF in WY is next.
Is that from today? It's not smoky? Bah we are getting all of BC, Sask and N US smoke. here.
Yep went riding the 501 in the smoke for two hours…one hour of that spent trying to find neutral…lol…
Yesterday. Not too smokey lately but it’s coming that’s for sure. A few more weeks and this whole state will be on fire
Always nice to have new plastics..
You have your peg clamps upside down for your chassis lift.
Should be like this... big washer and spin nut under the loop on the jack.. Hook goes through the center of the peg as a hold down.. at least that is what my directions said when I purchased it. Plus it provides room on the sides above the pegs to work on the bike without interference.
I do it your way if I am removing the covers etc but I do it upside down (for speed) if I just need the stability.
A buddy just got back from riding Idaho (not sure where) for 2 weeks. he said he had a sore throat from the smoke.
I have had great performance with the Earthx
Shorai for me. I’ve used them for years in 300-990s. They have never let me down
I looked at the shorai but it had different dimensions from the OEM one. I ended up with this firepower which had an identical case to the OEM. It lacks the one shot feature of the anti gravity but it is what it is.
I drained my original (third time) by inadvertently leaving my key in after turning it off. The dealer told me this is a common problem (just the 2017/18?). If key is left in it needs to be removed and then placed back in otherwise the bike is sitting in some sort of standby mode which drains the battery over time. Remove key after riding or remove and place back in. Unfortunately I have to leave key in place for my theft coverage to be valid. The optimate could not save the old battery this time. This firepowewr is about 100g heavier than the original but has more CCA
What tank you running ?
Looking to get more fuel for my '16 450
That is a 4.5G IMS. I can squeeze in about 17.5L which is slightly more than 4.5G. Design difference between 16 and 17 so tank options may be different.
So, if your bike is stolen and you DON'T leave the key in it, you're not covered? Or, am I misunderstanding you?
Sorry I wasn't clear. I have to leave lock mechanism in place. I can't use a bypass dongle.
Starcross 5 Hard is one of my favorites in the rocks and roots here. It's a big tire, like you said
any idea on the weight and longevity of this front tire?
Didn't know it was a motocross tire designed for supercross.. any pics of it on your moto?
If anyone is looking I’d recommend the IRC VE35. Wears like iron grips like glue hands down the best front tire I’ve ever ran. Not DOT rated but I don’t care. Fwiw.
I have run one soft and one intermediate version on my 500s and 300-dry country with sand and rocks, one Baja trip. They wear very well with no knob shedding. The hard terrain/soft compound version may be different. If I am being picky, these tires are almost/maybe too wide IMO. They barely clear the fork guards on my 19 501. They are great in the sand. But like any of these wide fronts there is a small downside IMO--the wide profile with almost horizontal side knobs will tend to climb out of ruts and track small hard packed rut lines. Not un workable, but noticeable to me. Lately I'm thinking I'll go back to the Bridgestone M59. But I have been on a never ending quest for the perfect tire....
Didn’t weigh it. But it’s light
sometimes generalities, too wide, don't mean much
I just measured the GT216AA front fatty with a caliper from widest point of side knob across to the other side and got 3 - 15/16"
carcass width, excluding the knobs, is 3 1/4"
knobs add 11/16" in total width over the carcass measurement
What do those measure?
4.068” with the always accurate Harbor Freight calipers