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Old 12-26-2012, 02:48 PM   #1741
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Ive seen reviews in the stuff being worn nearly exclusively offroad.... I havent seen in first hand, but surely its not much heavier than other textile or leather street gear, right? Or wrong....?
Well it does make some sense, protection is very good, extremely well ventilated. But trust me on this, Motoport gear is equivalent to a full on leather race suit in weight, probably more so. I have bike friends who've picked up just the coat and the first words out of their mouths was GEEZUS THIS IS HEAVY!

In addition to the weight it is very bulky, especially with the quad armor. The kevlar does loosen up a lot over time, but never to the degree other grear does. I've got maybe 35-40 thousand miles and I often just stand the jacket up while leaning it against a wall.

All that being said I love my Motoport gear, I'm not saying you can't or shouldn't wear it offroad but it would seem to me theirs better choices out there.

Edit: Your quote line cracks me up, I wonder who said that >:-)
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:10 PM   #1742
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Well it does make some sense, protection is very good, extremely well ventilated. But trust me on this, Motoport gear is equivalent to a full on leather race suit in weight, probably more so. I have bike friends who've picked up just the coat and the first words out of their mouths was GEEZUS THIS IS HEAVY!

In addition to the weight it is very bulky, especially with the quad armor. The kevlar does loosen up a lot over time, but never to the degree other grear does. I've got maybe 35-40 thousand miles and I often just stand the jacket up while leaning it against a wall.

All that being said I love my Motoport gear, I'm not saying you can't or shouldn't wear it offroad but it would seem to me theirs better choices out there.

Edit: Your quote line cracks me up, I wonder who said that >:-)
I suppose thats a sacrifice ill have to make to have adequate protection. Im on a budget and id rather get one set of good gear over two cheaper sets.

That quote is actually from stn and the op ddnt carry over. Great quote though
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:50 PM   #1743
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That quote is actually from stn and the op ddnt carry over. Great quote though
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:56 AM   #1744
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I'm here!



I have my stage one kit on order as well as a few other things.

I was hesitant to buy this bike after a quick test ride, but I'm glad I did. Stock this this thing is fun, can't wait to ride it uncorked.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:09 PM   #1745
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Trade Ricochet skid plate for stock muffler

Okay, after a little accident in the shop I find myself in need a new muffler, which I can't afford. I do however have a slightly used Ricochet skid plate that I'd be willing to trade to one of you guys that put on an aftermarket muffler for your stock muffler. Maybe we work out a deal. Send a PM, it will forward to my email.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:22 PM   #1746
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Okay, after a little accident in the shop I find myself in need a new muffler, which I can't afford. I do however have a slightly used Ricochet skid plate that I'd be willing to trade to one of you guys that put on an aftermarket muffler for your stock muffler. Maybe we work out a deal. Send a PM, it will forward to my email.
I'll do it!
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:55 PM   #1747
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Hay, that looks like me on my ride to the coke ovens.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:50 PM   #1748
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Well guys got the EJK tuner, powercore 4 and the power bomb for christmas.....WOW I put the tuner on the day before I got the exhaust and I can honestly say ITS NOT ALL THE TUNER! ! ! Dont get me wrong the tuner is great and gives you more power on hand but the pc4/pb combo really lets this thing out of the fence. I can now clutch up 2CD gear wheelies and hold them all the way to the rev limiter. I also took a nasty spill leaving work this afternoon, the tires were cold 38 degrees out pulled out of the drive at about 20mph hit a patch of sand and there went the low sided fall on the muffler side...no worries though chewed my grip up a little more and sanded the number plate down a bit, bent the peg a tad.. Thats it....on tarmac I think thats pretty good and normal. no scuffs at all on the new pipe . Pictures to follow in the AM.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:05 PM   #1749
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The crf is a cute little bike, i was checking one out at the dealer and it seemed pretty sick until i noticed it was a 250.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:44 AM   #1750
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The crf is a cute little bike, i was checking one out at the dealer and it seemed pretty sick until i noticed it was a 250.
250 too much for you, is it?
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:07 AM   #1751
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The crf is a cute little bike, i was checking one out at the dealer and it seemed pretty sick until i noticed it was a 250.
Yep not a machine for someone who needs to compensate for something ya know
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:39 AM   #1752
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I hate to respond to a troll, but he/she/it does make a point. The LRP is only 250cc. And I see a ton of posters here throwing a lot of money after hop-up parts. Have to admit I'm a sucker for pipes and programmers as well, but the point is, the LRP is what it is and its fun because of that.

I've got a few bikes around. I can climb on my KTM 950 SM and go into hyperspace any time I want. Fact is, 250s are just a gas to thrash. And THAT is what its all about. Fun.

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Old 12-28-2012, 09:46 AM   #1753
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Ricochet

Anybody who's done the Ricochet, is the attach point for the rear of the stock plastic one through those holes in the frame 14mm, that may also attach the engine to the frame? Mine do NOT want to budge. Another 10 minute job that's taking 4 times as long. The garage floor isn't very warm either.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:46 PM   #1754
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Haha you guys are awesome.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:45 PM   #1755
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Emperor Racing Heavy Duty Skid Plate

I know awhile back some of you guys said you were going to get this plate. Any of you got it and installed it yet? I would like to see a front shot of it as the website just has bottom and side views. It looks like a well made plate. I'm also wondering if the welds look better than the Richochet plate.
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