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Old 11-04-2013, 01:22 PM   #20881
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how is your bike at altitude ?
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #20882
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It does take a bit to get started when it's cold out. Choke on and have to twist the throttle about 5 times before hitting the start button.
Mine is cold blooded too it will take forever to warm it up in the winter time and winter here isn't that harsh although I've ridden in 27 deg F. before and it wasn't that much fun.
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When it gets really cold(like under freezing)usually have to do this 3 or 4 time before the bike will stay running.
But why u want to ride when it's close to freezing or under? ... I'll pick up my downhill Skis for that condition, just saying.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:21 PM   #20883
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some of the best riding is in the winter
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:05 PM   #20884
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:04 PM   #20885
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nice pictures

So much fun, riding big overweight motorcycles on the edge of traction.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:09 PM   #20886
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I did a lot of rides where I end up having to cross some snow by mistake, last winter.





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Old 11-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #20887
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I did a lot of rides where I end up having to cross some snow by mistake, last winter.
Great pics, Eddy. Is that with your DRZ? Thermostat or no?
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:45 PM   #20888
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some of the best riding is in the winter
I agree. In WA state you ride when its wet and cold or you don't ride! Sure am liking the Oklahoma weather though.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:44 AM   #20889
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same thing in wv
its either to hot with 100% humidity or its wet, so you ride when you can

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Old 11-05-2013, 04:09 AM   #20890
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Anybody have any thoughts on suspension revalving? Worth the $$? A search turns up lots of people who think it's a transformation of the bike but I do wonder how much you can really do with a 320lb dual sport.

My suspension could use at minimum a fluid change and I need to go to a heavier rear spring...debating sending it off to be revalved. I'm challenged by sand whoops and really want the bike to behave its best over them. Got to ride with a couple 250 MX-ers in the woods over the weekend and while I never expect to be nipping at their heels it would be nice to put in a better showing.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:44 AM   #20891
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i did the spring so far
help lots, but an oil change will help even more
if you're a very serious ride the revalve is money well spent if your a trail ride just a spring and an oil change would be best

some may not agree with me, but again i know some that don't agree with changing the brake fluid either
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:51 AM   #20892
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:25 AM   #20893
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:51 AM   #20894
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Money spent on suspension is like money spent on your Mom. Good things will come from it.
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oil change is a must at least once a year
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #20895
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oil change is a must at least once a year
Yeah, that's for sure on the to-do list. I'm leaning towards fluid change and respring the rear (front sag is good...suspect a previous owner fitted stiffer springs up there) and spend some time setting clickers and see where I stand. She really wanted to swap in the whoops a few times and over-rotate coming off berms so upping rebound screws is on the list for next time.
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