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Old 05-04-2012, 07:21 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by snarf View Post
Hey Andrew-

AWESOME review of the dirtwise school- I'm going to one with Raines in a few weeks and im all jacked up about it!

One tip I've learned from breaking lots of things is to use zip ties to hold your shrouds to your radiators. If you dont have braces with relocating brackets on them, just use zipties to fasten the lower, leading edges of the shrouds.

If something grabs the shroud, it'll just pop the ziptie, instead of tweaking or ripping your radiators up. I learned this the hard way.
Great tip. This woulda saved my race for sure.

Last night I went to prep the bike for the weekend. I've been trying to be Mr. Prepared with things, keeping spares on hand, fresh pads\bearings\etc, in case they gotta be changed quick snap before a weekend. Long story short, I went to install fresh brake pads last night, and much to my dismay, the rears I ordered up......wrong ones. It'd be fine if they had any pad left, but I apparently roached them pretty good at the Shane watts school.

Worst case I got "ol faithful" ready to roll:

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