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Old 09-05-2008, 12:44 PM   #7546
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Must be a nice place to ride where one can find free gear (like the helmet in this case). What else did you find there?
Nahhh... we just ride so hardcore we always care a spare helmet
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:44 PM   #7547
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In Canada we used to call this "Tossing m'arse in the pickies!"

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Old 09-05-2008, 12:45 PM   #7548
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A well placed tree can be a very good thing...

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Old 09-05-2008, 12:46 PM   #7549
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this is one of those things that knobbies would have been much preferred for.
Slight off camber, a little throttle and you'd be climbing out of the bottom eh?

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Old 09-05-2008, 12:49 PM   #7550
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"Taking my 610 for a walk"

...a trials bike she's not

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Old 09-05-2008, 12:53 PM   #7551
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situation:

riding tight technical singletrack and stalling the bike many times as the gearing is too high for tight tree banging. Basically walking speed for many miles.

how good is the stock battery on these things for lots of restarts. Anyone have their battery just get tired on them and not get you restarted?

BTW, the fan will come on and stay on in this type of riding. So I'll keep it on the bike and not remove it as some have done.
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1) 14 tooth front sprocket for the single track
2) wire a toggle into your headlight so you can turn it off. My bike can sit forever with the key on and no battery issues because I leave my headlight off when riding slow. I also use an LED bulb on the tail light to reduce drain.

I've beat the snot out of the battery (even had it hanging from the battery ties with zip ties for 500+ miles when the tray failed) and its yet to let me down (where's the "knock wood" smilie )

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Old 09-05-2008, 12:56 PM   #7552
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So here is a poll, which MAY actually influence the product design:

Would you prefer a narrower Renazco shape seat, slightly wider than stock (about 8" at the widest part) like their newly released TE450 seat seen here?
My vote is half way between the narrow and the wide
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:06 PM   #7553
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Suggestions:
1) 14 tooth front sprocket for the single track
2) wire a toggle into your headlight so you can turn it off. My bike can sit forever with the key on and no battery issues because I leave my headlight off when riding slow. I also use an LED bulb on the tail light to reduce drain.

I've beat the snot out of the battery (even had it hanging from the battery ties with zip ties for 500+ miles when the tray failed) and its yet to let me down (where's the "knock wood" smilie )

Okay, two votes for 14T front sprocket. I'll get one ordered. Thanks.

My Tecate HID from my XR650R is going onto the Husky. I'll make sure to toggle it. Probably off being low beam and on being high beam. I'll figure it out.

I came up with this question after riding tight singletrack around 10pm lastnight, so the light had to stay on, but the toggle is a good idea for the daytime.

Some of lastnights cohorts.



the trail.



Have the fancy rear LED installed already.

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Old 09-05-2008, 02:28 PM   #7554
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I figured you guys might get a kick out of some more of the single track pics from yesterday...

Sometimes you choose the line, sometimes it choose you.
Why do I need knobbies? My tires aren't on the ground

You Sir. ,
Are freaking insane!!!

Definitely front page material. This will be my first nod to a fp candidate,
Very nice...if somewhat crazy.
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:59 PM   #7555
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My vote is half way between the narrow and the wide
Narrow
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:15 PM   #7556
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:57 PM   #7557
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Please keep the PM's for seat preference coming, out of 6 replies it's a tie...hmmmm
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:11 PM   #7558
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... more taking my 610 for a walk video

(same trail... higher up)


< topgeek on Vimeo.

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Old 09-05-2008, 07:15 PM   #7559
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the light had to stay on, but the toggle is a good idea for the daytime..
Where did you guys go Toddler? We're practically neighbors; we should get together & ride
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:47 PM   #7560
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Most will tell ya that the stock battery sucks, and it has for most people I suppose. My '06 is still running on the stock (varta??) and have had no issues... I was riding pennsylvania gulch in Boulder last weekend, bike took a couple naps in the rocks and the battery had no issues restarting after cranking for a minute due to flooding...

I will replace it this winter though, for peace of mind.
The stock varta battery sucks. Carry on.
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