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Old 12-05-2012, 12:30 PM   #16636
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I'm down in Orange County all the time but rarely bring my bike since I sold my truck... might be getting into another truck shortly though...
Great, we are only about a hour apart, im right around the magic mountain area, and the trails are about 7 miles away from my place, if you ever can get your bike down here, let me know, and we can hit some grea trails, i usually hit the trails every sat or sunday morning, theres some awesome stuff out here.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:32 PM   #16637
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Great, we are only about a hour apart, im right around the magic mountain area, and the trails are about 7 miles away from my place, if you ever can get your bike down here, let me know, and we can hit some grea trails, i usually hit the trails every sat or sunday morning, theres some awesome stuff out here.
hell yeah! I will probably trek down by myself in mid january...hopefully have a trailer by then... saturday trail ride would be sick!!!!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:44 PM   #16638
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Really! Is that the best you can come up with? That video doesn't even begin to support your theory that riding on the balls of our feet will break ankles let alone provide proof.

Whatever... I am done arguing with an idiot.
When u learn to ride like this then u can argue otherwise u need to
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:54 PM   #16639
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Yeah it was hard work cause i had to drop down to your esteem which is 3 y old.

I will post this video cause there are plenty of nice people on this thread that would like to see it, here u go at 00:50
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh4xPa39-rs&feature=plcp
what is the story behind 4:29 ? looks like the rider knew the hill ended, or maybe it was a jump he chickened on ? I sure as hell would have
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:54 PM   #16640
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Anybody put a Trail Tech tachometer on their DRZ? looking to put one of those on mine, id like to see some pics.
Heres mine. Im not thrilled at the quality of them, this is my 3rd one, but they do the job and are cheap enough.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:10 PM   #16641
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what is the story behind 4:29 ? looks like the rider knew the hill ended, or maybe it was a jump he chickened on ? I sure as hell would have
Yes that hill was scary, my buddy thought it was a jump but he realize last second that it was a death trap... so he bailed his iron horsewith couple of pee drops in his Fox pants.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:57 AM   #16642
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The same spring that you would use for the your weight and no luggage - just add extra pre-load. The Racetech calculator is good for your purposes.

The short version for this is that your rider weight has not changed so the number of kilograms and millimetres between static and rider sag has not changed.

You'll want to add a little extra damping to the mix.
Hmm, I'm not so sure... I did this on the WYOA 2012 trip and it beat the back end of my bike loads - loose spokes, wheel bearing shot, swing arm and linkage bearings had play. This was with a rear MT21 running at 25psi.
Next time I'll run at 18 to add a little extra cushioning.

Thing is your suppose to match your bikes springs to your weight anyway - I'm about 1 spring on the light side for my rear now but the front could do with being harder. Adding luggage weight (as far as your bike is concerned) is like having a light passenger. It needs to be taking into account I'd guess...

When setting the rear sag there is only so much your suppose to do with the pre-load, after that the race sag messes up your static and highlights the fact the spring isn't right. That is what happened when I adjusted my pre-load to re-level my bike. In the end I set it at the best compromise but when there was no luggage on the bike it was literally hard against the stop - no static sag at all.
That is probably okay I guess but just highlights how much pre-load was needed.

TBH it just surprises me that so many people load these bike up with luggage without at least changing the rear spring. The 'S' has a slight harder rear spring (as it is rated for passengers) so maybe that alone is enough. Not a massive difference though. 'E' spring is 5.3kg/mm and 'S' spring is 5.5kg/mm.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #16643
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Always stand on center foot never on the ball of ur foot.
There's always the exception that proves the rule.

When riding thru big rocks or other obstacles at foot height, always ride with the ball of your foot on the peg. If you hit something, it will only knock your foot off the peg, rather than wrapping your foot around the peg breaking a myriad of bones and doing massive ligament damage.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:38 AM   #16644
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there's always the exception that proves the rule.

When riding thru big rocks or other obstacles at foot height, always ride with the ball of your foot on the peg. If you hit something, it will only knock your foot off the peg, rather than wrapping your foot around the peg breaking a myriad of bones and doing massive ligament damage.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:40 AM   #16645
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I just received an email with a picture of a buddies purple big toe from yesterday's ride. He's new to the sport and I forgot to warn him to keep his toes on the pegs for a certain section of trail.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:42 AM   #16646
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I just received an email with a picture of a buddies purple big toe from yesterday's ride. He's new to the sport and I forgot to warn him to keep his toes on the pegs for a certain section of trail. If I'm riding in thick brush that could contain hidden obstacles, I always have my toes on the pegs. Look up a lisfranc injury and you'll spend a lot more time on your toes in the woods. My wife just missed a season of riding because of this.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:53 AM   #16647
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There's always the exception that proves the rule.

When riding thru big rocks or other obstacles at foot height, always ride with the ball of your foot on the peg. If you hit something, it will only knock your foot off the peg, rather than wrapping your foot around the peg breaking a myriad of bones and doing massive ligament damage.
And when riding in a Michigan stump field also especially if you have big feet.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:55 AM   #16648
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When riding thru big rocks or other obstacles at foot height, always ride with the ball of your foot on the peg. If you hit something, it will only knock your foot off the peg, rather than wrapping your foot around the peg breaking a myriad of bones and doing massive ligament damage.
Ligament damage? When I hit a rock buried in tall grass it seriously bent my IMS footpeg. If my toes had been in front of it, they would have been amputated.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:19 PM   #16649
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I just received an email with a picture of a buddies purple big toe from yesterday's ride. He's new to the sport and I forgot to warn him to keep his toes on the pegs for a certain section of trail. If I'm riding in thick brush that could contain hidden obstacles, I always have my toes on the pegs. Look up a lisfranc injury and you'll spend a lot more time on your toes in the woods. My wife just missed a season of riding because of this.
Here is my lisfranc injury that I am still recoverying from.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=830324
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:43 PM   #16650
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Here is my lisfranc injury that I am still recoverying from.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=830324
Ouch that looks painfull, wish u quick recovery & back on the saddle in no time.

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When riding thru big rocks or other obstacles at foot height, always ride with the ball of your foot on the peg. If you hit something, it will only knock your foot off the peg, rather than wrapping your foot around the peg breaking a myriad of bones and doing massive ligament damage.
Good remark Hellsickle , I do keep my toes a l'abri when hitting rock trails but i ride at moderate to low speed (just in case), i try to less stand-riding on rocks (depending on what size rocks are there) that help keep my toes up high (on pegs) preventing contact with debris.
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