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Old 07-31-2013, 11:53 AM   #8791
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On my 640 Adv, it can be a pain, but you just have to keep your speed up and to some degree, let the front go where it wants to.....Unless that happens to be directly into a cactus.

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I can only imagine and fear greatly!!! Ive had several run ins. Not fun!
One was a barrel cactus I pulled out probably 20 quills. massive pain for a week, couldnt walk right for a few months then had to be gentle for a few more months until I realized there were two more quills in me. Pulled those out after 9 months and the pain stopped. The "poison" on them is really somethin... Pardon, I digress.
Similar to a truck in mud? Try not to stop but launch slow if you do? Arent those 640s kinda torquey? Im guessing
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:48 PM   #8792
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like all big singles they give good grunt, thats what i like about a big single vs say a 450, power is similar but its the grut i like, and you only get grunt with displacement

i think my favorite thumper engine of all time is the 604cc rotax engine as put in the ATK bikes. man thats a sweet motor from idle to redline.

as for sand on a DS, it really depends on the bike, most of the singles are light enough you can treat'em about like a smoker, weight back, float the front tire, but the heavy bikes actually respond well to weighting the front end so it acts a bit like a rudder.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:10 PM   #8793
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How do you handle the deep sand on a DP? Ive only used 2strokes in the sand.
Lighter bike always a plus on this kind of terrains, DRZ400 isn't quiet light (lighter than 650's though), but with the good choice of tires and right suspension's set up, I can get by. A steering stabilizer proved very convenient in sand riding.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:59 PM   #8794
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like all big singles they give good grunt, thats what i like about a big single vs say a 450, power is similar but its the grut i like, and you only get grunt with displacement

i think my favorite thumper engine of all time is the 604cc rotax engine as put in the ATK bikes. man thats a sweet motor from idle to redline.

as for sand on a DS, it really depends on the bike, most of the singles are light enough you can treat'em about like a smoker, weight back, float the front tire, but the heavy bikes actually respond well to weighting the front end so it acts a bit like a rudder.
Lots of good info! I didnt kno ATK had a 604.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:02 PM   #8795
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Lighter bike always a plus on this kind of terrains, DRZ400 isn't quiet light (lighter than 650's though), but with the good choice of tires and right suspension's set up, I can get by. A steering stabilizer proved very convenient in sand riding.
So whats good for that terrain? Ive been using kenda and Shinko. With the GP1 pattern.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:49 PM   #8796
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like all big singles they give good grunt, thats what i like about a big single vs say a 450, power is similar but its the grut i like, and you only get grunt with displacement

i think my favorite thumper engine of all time is the 604cc rotax engine as put in the ATK bikes. man thats a sweet motor from idle to redline.

as for sand on a DS, it really depends on the bike, most of the singles are light enough you can treat'em about like a smoker, weight back, float the front tire, but the heavy bikes actually respond well to weighting the front end so it acts a bit like a rudder.
it may act like a rudder for you, but not so much for me! that would be like having a passenger car with rear wheel steer. it would take some getting used to.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:05 PM   #8797
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So whats good for that terrain? Ive been using kenda and Shinko. With the GP1 pattern.
In this area I like to use Kenda Trakmaster 760II,


For the front Pirelli Scorpion Pro-All. Kenda Parker DT would do well too.




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Old 07-31-2013, 05:12 PM   #8798
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In this area I like to use Kenda Trakmaster 760II,


For the front Pirelli Scorpion Pro-All. Kenda Parker DT would do well too.




Really? Thats actually about what I wouldve imagined for pattern. How are they for paved? And cost? I know kenda brand are generally inexpensive.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:25 PM   #8799
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Really? Thats actually about what I wouldve imagined for pattern. How are they for paved? And cost? I know kenda brand are generally inexpensive.
For prices and choices :
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com....13_TireFinder
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Rocky Mountain,will cost you less and you will get them sooner.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:12 PM   #8801
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We never had our minibike race up to Crown King, and my entry still needs work anyway.



Are there any interested folks to maybe try for this in the fall?

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Old 08-02-2013, 01:06 PM   #8802
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That sounds awesome! I don't have a mini bike though.
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We never had our minibike race up to Crown King, and my entry still needs work anyway.



Are there any interested folks to maybe try for this in the fall?

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Old 08-02-2013, 06:10 PM   #8803
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We never had our minibike race up to Crown King, and my entry still needs work anyway. Are there any interested folks to maybe try for this in the fall? S.C.
I found my childhood bike,


and promptly took it all apart to get it painted


Rebuilt the top end


Some of the pieces were no longer useable


It's now sitting on my workbench about 20% back together. I could be up for this. It might motivate me to get out in the garage and finish putting it back together.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:14 PM   #8804
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I found my childhood bike,
Way COOL! I had a CT70 too. Keep post'n pics of your progress.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:18 PM   #8805
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I never had a mini bike. My parents were cheap.

So what would be the requirements to said mini bike race? Maybe I should get one?
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