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Old 04-28-2013, 12:37 PM   #3076
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Hope everyone has a good ride today. My to do list was a little long to get out and enjoy the wind...

Does anyone know where to buy a decent - yet inexpensive - blind bearing puller in Calgary? My wheel bearings are proving to be quite stubborn.

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Old 04-28-2013, 03:36 PM   #3077
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Hope everyone has a good ride today. My to do list was a little long to get out and enjoy the wind...

Does anyone know where to buy a decent - yet inexpensive - blind bearing puller in Calgary? My wheel bearings are proving to be quite stubborn.

Thanks
If the hammer and (tool of your choice) isn't taking it out I think princess auto sells a cheaper unit.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:50 AM   #3078
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Water Valley!

3 of us out that way yesterday about 3pm. Guy on a 990 and a couple of singles went by. Some of you guys? We were on an S10 and a couple of Triumph 800s heading east.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:16 AM   #3079
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Lycan, saw you ripping down Crowchild yesterday around 5, looks like you guys made it back in a decent time, wished I had made it, but I'm sure it was a bit gusty.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:21 AM   #3080
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Lycan - I also saw you yesterday south on Deerfoot in Douglasdale. I was on my red Multistrada and waved. Me and my buddy Mr Canoehead got out to Canmore via 1A for a nice ride. Finally riding season has started! DD
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #3081
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Great ride yesterday, and it was really good to meet you all! Here is a quick shot from the day, uploading a video now and will post later.

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Old 04-29-2013, 11:16 AM   #3082
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Lycan - I also saw you yesterday south on Deerfoot in Douglasdale. I was on my red Multistrada and waved. Me and my buddy Mr Canoehead got out to Canmore via 1A for a nice ride. Finally riding season has started! DD
I told them I was working on the DR, so I couldn't go! Now the cat is out of the bag - I went riding on the GSA instead of working on the DR.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:07 PM   #3083
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Here is a short set of clips from yesterday, editing isn't perfect but wanted to post it. Thanks for organizing the "hooligan ride" Floss!

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Old 04-29-2013, 02:40 PM   #3084
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3 of us out that way yesterday about 3pm. Guy on a 990 and a couple of singles went by. Some of you guys? We were on an S10 and a couple of Triumph 800s heading east.
Yes that was us. I was one of the 3 that went by. We were all in a hurry to get home otherwise we would have stopped to chat. Hope you enjoyed your ride.

Thanks to Floss for organizing and for everyone else that showed up. It was a fun ride and good to meet some new faces in Calgary.

The 530 is definitely a fun bike. It is perfect for ripping along those trails that were running parallel to the FSR. I was bottoming out the back end though on a few of the bigger bumps and ditches. I will have to stop and adjust the compression damping next time out. It is the perfect setup now for me after getting it lowered a bit. It can handle the trails fine and can cruise all day at 100 to 120km/h as long as my rear end can take it!

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Old 04-29-2013, 03:29 PM   #3085
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I told them I was working on the DR, so I couldn't go! Now the cat is out of the bag - I went riding on the GSA instead of working on the DR.
Woops! Sorry, next time you'll have to bring me in on your "capers"
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:14 PM   #3086
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3 of us out that way yesterday about 3pm. Guy on a 990 and a couple of singles went by. Some of you guys? We were on an S10 and a couple of Triumph 800s heading east.
I was in the lead on my f650 coming into Watervalley from the west and where it slows to 80 and then quickly to 60 , I was still at about 90 or 100 and a white unmarked pickup going east turned on his flashing lights I thought oh,oh but low and behold he was just sending me a message as he never turned around and gave chase.
I then slowed down and did the speed limit all the way home.

It was a great day!
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:43 PM   #3087
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Yes that was us. I was one of the 3 that went by. We were all in a hurry to get home otherwise we would have stopped to chat. Hope you enjoyed your ride.

Thanks to Floss for organizing and for everyone else that showed up. It was a fun ride and good to meet some new faces in Calgary.

The 530 is definitely a fun bike. It is perfect for ripping along those trails that were running parallel to the FSR. I was bottoming out the back end though on a few of the bigger bumps and ditches. I will have to stop and adjust the compression damping next time out. It is the perfect setup now for me after getting it lowered a bit. It can handle the trails fine and can cruise all day at 100 to 120km/h as long as my rear end can take it!

Cheers

Bottoming out is requiring new springs, not compression dampening.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:40 PM   #3088
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Fun Ride

Great Video Xsocal. Nice to see your pics Lycan1. I emailed my pictures to those I had email addresses for. (don't have a photo posting account)

It was a fun ride with something for everyone. The trails beside the road were really fun, I did my first jump (by accident) while coming off a whoop. Stud Creek road is pretty fun, I'll be sure to ride it again.

Thanks Earl and Lee for finding a much more interesting route than I had in mind. It's nice to ride with different riders to find out their fun routes. Thanks to everyone who made it out. I hope to get in lots of fun rides like this with you again.

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:14 PM   #3089
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Bottoming out is requiring new springs, not compression dampening.
Not entirely true. This is determined by your static vs race sag. You can have the correct spring and have your compression damping too low and you will bottom out.
I did set my race sag toward the high side but I will decrease my race sag (increase preload) a bit and see if that helps as well as turning up the compression damping.
Although my static sag is a bit too high as well so your conclusion may be right!

Plus I will only be adding weight to the bike for trips so a stronger spring is probably in my future anyway....
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Not entirely true. This is determined by your static vs race sag. You can have the correct spring and have your compression damping too low and you will bottom out.
I did set my race sag toward the high side but I will decrease my race sag (increase preload) a bit and see if that helps as well as turning up the compression damping.
Although my static sag is a bit too high as well so your conclusion may be right!

Plus I will only be adding weight to the bike for trips so a stronger spring is probably in my future anyway....

Yes, but if you are bottoming a lot and your adjusters are anywhere near central then it's too soft.

KTM springs are rated for about 160-170lb riders. Most require re-springing.

I'm 200lbs and cant say I've ever felt suspension bottom hard. My XRR is valved and sprung pretty soft, and my KTM is valved and sprung more agressive. Both have their benefits. Neither bottom.

Forks can adjust oil level to increase or degrease bottoming resistance, but once again you need the right springs.
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