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Old 11-28-2012, 10:23 PM   #49516
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Hey Spud, is that front tire a Cheng Shin Surge I-C7209 that your using? (any difference between Surge l and Surge l-C7209? ) Motorcycle Super Store has them going for $63.99 right now and not sure what they are usually, also free shipping right now.

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Rocky Mountain: I just ordered a MSR Swing Arm Chain Rub Plate to compare to the stock one, (my chain is eating them up right now...long story) a couple days ago for $30.99 so for some dumb reason they decided to put them on sale for $28.99 right after I order one, (good for the next guy I guess).

and Rocky Mt has 10% off the Trail Tech Voyager if anyone was on the fence about getting one.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:34 PM   #49517
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figures...my stud was rusty I played with my nuts a little and it cranked right over
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:38 PM   #49518
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I know I don't need the link or even lowered at all... but the other day when I found myself in the woods on slick leaves teetering back and forth while trying to climb a short yet steep and slick hill it would have been nice to have been able to easily put both feet on the ground for balance/support... I don't know how I managed to keep it upright but it certainly was not fun... I felt like a little kid again trying to ride my dad's big bike!
I know what you mean! I was on a unimproved dirt road the other day with a buddy of mine that was covered in mud and wet leaves, and I don't know how I kept from dumping the bike.

I'm 5'10"-ish and 150 pounds. My bike has an old White Bros lowering link on it and the forks are slid up in the triples a bit. I can get the balls of both feet on the ground, but it would sure be nice to flat foot it on both sides sometimes. I havn't messed with my rear sag at all either.

I noticed that my seat has a lot of foam, so I'm looking at possibly modifying the seat so it is shorter, but with better quality foam to maintain comfort.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:30 PM   #49519
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I know what you mean! I was on a unimproved dirt road the other day with a buddy of mine that was covered in mud and wet leaves, and I don't know how I kept from dumping the bike.

I'm 5'10"-ish and 150 pounds. My bike has an old White Bros lowering link on it and the forks are slid up in the triples a bit. I can get the balls of both feet on the ground, but it would sure be nice to flat foot it on both sides sometimes. I havn't messed with my rear sag at all either.

I noticed that my seat has a lot of foam, so I'm looking at possibly modifying the seat so it is shorter, but with better quality foam to maintain comfort.
Brown Falcon. I am 5"10.5" I was having the same problem with touching the ground flat footed. I had the seat shaved down an inch and widen an inch and a half in the rear. So now it easier to touch the ground and it more comfortable on long trips. My local shop only charged me $25 to shave it down and staple the cover. Don't ask me for a picture because I don't know how.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:42 AM   #49520
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I just ordered a MSR Swing Arm Chain Rub Plate to compare to the stock one, (my chain is eating them up right now...long story) a couple days ago for $30.99 so for some dumb reason they decided to put them on sale for $28.99 right after I order one, (good for the next guy I guess).
Do you have a link to the MSR swing arm chain rub plate? I looked around and couldn't find one listed.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:18 AM   #49521
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Do you have a link to the MSR swing arm chain rub plate? I looked around and couldn't find one listed.
I was flip flopping between stores...the MSR Swing Arm Chain Rub Plate is from Rocky Mountain just to be clear, punch in:1020460014 into the search on the Rocky Mountain site.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:42 AM   #49522
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Running 140 tires on an XL?

Hey all,

It's that time again...new tires! I'm wondering if running 140 tires on an XL has worked for others, or if it has caused problems. Thoughts? Ideas? Input? Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:54 AM   #49523
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Hey all,

It's that time again...new tires! I'm wondering if running 140 tires on an XL has worked for others, or if it has caused problems. Thoughts? Ideas? Input? Thanks!
I like more rubber. Been running a 140 for several years now. It fits fine. It will be easer to get on if you remove the palstic rotor guard.

Here's what a 140 Dunlop 908 RR looks like on the bike:


Here's what a IRC 5.10 GP110 looks like:
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:14 AM   #49524
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Yeah, but Husky's are $$$



I would love it if Honda made a street legal CRF450 with a slightly shorter seat height than the XRL
I guess the model would be named ?- The Browm Falcon 450. Or the BF450?
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:19 AM   #49525
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I like more rubber. Been running a 140 for several years now. It fits fine. It will be easer to get on if you remove the palstic rotor guard.

Here's what a 140 Dunlop 908 RR looks like on the bike:


Here's what a IRC 5.10 GP110 looks like:
Thanks! That seems to be what most are saying. I appreciate it!
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:31 AM   #49526
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[QUOTE=Brown Falcon;20139603]I know what you mean! I was on a unimproved dirt road the other day with a buddy of mine that was covered in mud and wet leaves,




I gotta know, why was your buddy covered in mud and wet leaves? Was it Rambo?
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:49 AM   #49527
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I know what you mean! I was on a unimproved dirt road the other day with a buddy of mine that was covered in mud and wet leaves,




I gotta know, why was your buddy covered in mud and wet leaves? Was it Rambo?
Wonder if his buddy was ridding a Yamaha XT ?
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:46 AM   #49528
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Here... let me get up on the soapbox now that you are off of it
I agree with you ONLY if the meatheads who chose not to wear a helmet are on their own dime when they do a Gary Busey. Fortunately Busey had enough dough to pay his own way, but typically it's your tax dollars hard at work spoon feeding a drooling former Harley rider for the rest of his life.
OK... I feel better now. Off the box
This where I believe in no helmet laws. Most lidless riders will just die. If a person is wearing just a helmet, then they need skings grafts and lots of other expensive procedures on our tax dollars. So paying for initial responders and ER doc to pronounce dead is the cheapest option. It is also Darwin's rule.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:50 AM   #49529
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Hey Spud, is that front tire a Cheng Shin Surge I-C7209 that your using? (any difference between Surge l and Surge l-C7209? ) Motorcycle Super Store has them going for $63.99 right now and not sure what they are usually, also free shipping right now...
Yes, I have the CST (Cheng Shin) Surge I, C7209 front tire installed on my XR650L. Indeed, the C7209 is the Surge I (intermediate) front tire. My current front tire is the fourth Surge I tire I have mounted on my XR650L. The C7209 is a very good tire. It works well on pavement, and it has never failed me while riding off road. I get excellent wear from this front tire when I keep it inflated to 26 psi, and flip it every 2,000 miles when I change the engine oil.

I stocked up on these tires when Chapparal Motorsports had them on sale for $37/tire, delivered. Although they are never advertised as such, these tires are DOT approved. Chapparal Motorsports is currently selling this tire for $58.88, which beats the MSS price you quoted.

http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Prod.../368-1350.aspx

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:18 AM   #49530
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Wonder if his buddy was ridding a Yamaha XT ?

Both of us on XRL's!


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I know what you mean! I was on a unimproved dirt road the other day with a buddy of mine that was covered in mud and wet leaves,




I gotta know, why was your buddy covered in mud and wet leaves? Was it Rambo?
Yeah yeah yeah...

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I guess the model would be named ?- The Browm Falcon 450. Or the BF450?
Nice! I like it! Fuel injected, USD forks, BF450L
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