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Old 12-29-2013, 06:43 AM   #18856
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Call Cycle World at 757-499-4146. Tell them youre part of a local off road group with Matt Lamb and that I said we'd offer you our best price. Not sure what kind of pricing youll get but give it a shot.
So I'll relay an anecdote, that's all this is, an anecdote, nothing more....

I typically buy tires online. The other day, I was reading about the new Metzler MCE six days extreme tire. It looks pretty good to me. The front comes in 2 compounds. I want the soft compound. I can only find the hard compound online. I figured this is the perfect opportunity for the local places to shine. Online is great, but when I need to get something specialized, or need to ask questions, a real live human being is the way to go. Because of Matt, the first place I call is Cycle World. I really think the girl on the parts counter thought I was speaking Klingon or something. First I was told they don't carry the tire. Well, I expected that. I ask can you order it. She pauses and says yes. I ask, can you please verify it is the soft front, not the hard front. She pauses again, and says she doesn't know.....then she tells me there is only one compound. No, I say, the rear only has one, but the front has two. She asked me why I wanted the soft, to which I reply, for riding in sand and soft conditions. She replies "you ride in sand?". Well, I see where this is headed. Then she comes back and says she read the product description on the front, and it's the hard. I then ask her to go ahead and give me the price on those two tires, just for comparisons sake. She quoted me list price, which is $50 more than anywhere else online.

That prompted me to call Revzilla. They're pretty famous for exceptional customer service. The parts dude said he didn't know about the compounds, so he would call me back. He did, a few minutes later, and told me the softs aren't in the States yet, but once they were, he'd be happy to get one special ordered for me. He also offered to match any online price.
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:44 AM   #18857
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Do any of the shops in the area have decent tire prices, or would I be better off ordering from the internet?

I'll be looking for a set of 120/80-17 (Front) and 140/80-15 (Rear)

And along the same lines, what are the best options for getting tires mounted? I would remove my wheels myself. I tried spooning the tires myself last time on this bike, but that 15" rear was a real PITA for some reason (I don't think 40 degree tires and garage helped any).
Personally, I order all of my tires from the internet, Revzilla, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, and Amazon are my go-to's. Generally have the cheapest prices, free shipping, and no sales tax.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:02 AM   #18858
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The jump that broke my foot

This was no regular jump, it was a damn man-eater! Just kidding. Most of the jumps in Morgan's Corner have well shaped landing areas, but this one didn't. This is a very aggressive track, by the way. At the few other tracks I have been to, you can ride down the back side of the jumps if you don't want to jump them. Not here. The back sides are cliffs, then there is a gap, and then a down-sloped landing area. So they are a lot like doubles, if that makes sense. This one had a different landing area, though. I was either too fast or too slow... haven't checked the video yet. Seeing the ortho folks today.

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Sucks to hear that Lance. Kinda surprised that happened with just a regular jump. Was it a double? Triple? Hopefully, the weather will be crappy while your foot heals. GWS!

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Old 12-29-2013, 03:24 PM   #18859
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This was no regular jump, it was a damn man-eater!
Hahahaha!

Keep us updated on your progress...
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:47 PM   #18860
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Do any of the shops in the area have decent tire prices, or would I be better off ordering from the internet?

I'll be looking for a set of 120/80-17 (Front) and 140/80-15 (Rear)

And along the same lines, what are the best options for getting tires mounted? I would remove my wheels myself. I tried spooning the tires myself last time on this bike, but that 15" rear was a real PITA for some reason (I don't think 40 degree tires and garage helped any).
I get all my tires online, usually with free shipping for the $ you spend.

Then I take the wheels off the bike and cart them to Precision Motorcycles on Southgate Ave, off Cleveland and for $30 a wheel they remove the old, remount the new, and balance. Usually within an hour or so of me dropping them off.
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:26 PM   #18861
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This was no regular jump, it was a damn man-eater!
So the BRP's second cousin, the XR-L, didn't quite fly like an FMX bike?

Heal fast man!
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:41 PM   #18862
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Bad choice

Yeah, she doesn't fly like I want her to! Actually, she flies well; she just doesn't land so well! I bottomed the bejesus out of the suspension, front and rear. The impact bent the bars back, and the right foot peg bracket looks a bit bent. I still need to see if there was any other damage.

Leaving the ortho dept at Portsmouth right now. Turns out I sprained/strained my Lisfranc ligament, which is the ligament that encircles the bones in the front of the foot and keeps them all in place. It's surgery if you tear it. Luckily, I didn't. I'll be back on a bike in a few weeks - just no more Evel Knievel jumps on the XRL! Hmmm... I need a new bike...

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So the BRP's second cousin, the XR-L, didn't quite fly like an FMX bike?

Heal fast man!
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:12 PM   #18863
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Lisfranc ligament
Didn't Han Solo kill that in the Cantina scene in Star Wars?????


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- just no more Evel Knievel jumps on the XRL! Hmmm... I need a new bike...
And I do believe it should rhyme with door-hinge!
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:22 PM   #18864
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How to bust your foot

So here's the video from Saturday at Morgan's Corner when I sprained my Lisfranc. ("Your what?" - most often heard quote by me in the last 12 hours) You'll know it when you see it:



I totally misjudged the speed needed for a safe landing. Slower, and I would have been fine. Faster, I would have been fine. The speed I was at… not fine. As you can see, I landed on the upslope between two decent landing areas. Funny that it is one of the smaller jumps there. Ah well, live and learn!

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Old 12-30-2013, 02:03 AM   #18865
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Hey man, I hope you heal up well. A Lisfranc injury is pretty serious stuff.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:13 AM   #18866
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So I'll relay an anecdote, that's all this is, an anecdote, nothing more....
Please always share your CW stories with no regrets. My job is to try and help make it a better place for people to shop. I need the stories to know where we're struggling.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:20 AM   #18867
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Heal up quick, Lance!

A friend of mine tripped over her damn dog and fractured her Lizfranc and she had a heck of a time getting healed.

Stay off it and follow their instructions to the T!
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:36 AM   #18868
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Damn that was a rough landing. You landed at the worst possible spot. Had you come up short or gone much farther you would have made it ok.

Track looks fun though. I definitely wanna go!
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:04 PM   #18869
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Please always share your CW stories with no regrets. My job is to try and help make it a better place for people to shop. I need the stories to know where we're struggling.
You guys really suck at being close enough for me to go there


On a serious note, thanks for stepping up and helping out.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:27 PM   #18870
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