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Old 02-06-2014, 05:11 PM   #19201
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Are y'all sick of my rally posts yet?

Anyway, Sandblast is looking for volunteers. It's the absolute best way to see the event other than participating. They have a small reimbursement program for people that travel to volunteer. They also feed you. It's an awesome way to check one out and get a feel for how one runs if you are considering racing one in the future. The organizers and the teams really love the volunteers!!!! I personally made it a point to thank each and every volunteer I came across, and just about every other rider was doing the same. If I could have, I'd have bought them all the beverage of their choice.
Not at all. With my current work load not sure I would be able to attend let alone race. But if I can work it out, I would be more than happy to Volunteer.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:36 PM   #19202
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Not at all. With my current work load not sure I would be able to attend let alone race. But if I can work it out, I would be more than happy to Volunteer.
Check out this link. There's a whole volunteer info section.

http://www.nasarallysport.com/main/

Sandblast is only one day. So the time commitment isn't too bad
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:39 PM   #19203
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LS2 Helmets

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I've been searching for another helmet. I wanted a dedicated off-road only helmet so my XD4 would take a beating. I wear the XD4, not because its the most expensive helmet, but because its the most comfortable helment I've ever owned. Arai's quality and fit and attention to detail is pretty well documented. I really do love that helmet. I have an oval head, that, for me, is hard to find a helmet that fits.

Anyway, I can't afford another Arai helmet, so I went searching for something a bit less expensive. I don't mind sacrificing on all the Arai amenities, to get a reasonably good helment and an affordable price. Its going to be beat up a bit anyways. My head just won't take HJC (thats the price range I wanted to be in). I just can't wear one of those. Other inmates suggested massaging the foam to make a better fir, but I just didn't feel comfortable doing that.

I contacted LS2, inmate Phil_Ammendolia, about their fit. He suggested that I try the LS2 MX442, as Atomic Moto was running a really good deal on them. I checked it out. That helmet normally runs in the $130 range. I got mine at Atomic Moto for $77 plus shipping, $87.74 to my door. For that amount of money, I'll take it and try it. If it doesn't work, then I'm not crying over $77!!! Here's my initial impressions:

***Note Phil warned me to make sure I ordered one size smaller than I normally wear. I usually wear a medium so I ordered a small***

1. This thing is as ugly a helmet as I've ever seen. But then again, I'm one of the ugliest people you'll ever meet, so its a wash. Seriously, I think the graphics are a horror show. But, it was $77, so who cares right.

2. Phil was right about the size, the small fits, and I doubt a medium would.

3. It does have a nice long oval shape. I do have to squeeze it by my fat cheeks, but I would say the fit is better than I would have expected for $77. I wore it around the office for about a half hour, until my assistant started to question my sanity. No forehead pain. It is tight on the cheeks, but I'm sure that will work out a bit over time. I don't have goggle with me, I'll try those tonight.

4. WOW THIS THING IS SUPER LIGHT WEIGHT!!!!!!! I hope that doesn't mean its light in the protection department. It shouldn't be, its DOT and ECE R22.05 (whatever that means). This thing is really light weight.

5. The liner material isn't Arai material, but its as good as any HJC I've owned. I also owned an AFX, and the liner material is better than that.

6. Overall, the fit and finish is pretty OK, definitely better than I would expect for $77. I would say its comparable to the last HJC I owned and tossed 'cause it didn't fit.

Here's some pictures. I will take it out for a ride and keep updating this thread as I put miles on it. Initially though, I would say its a winner, and I would purchase again. Hopefully with better graphics.

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Old 02-08-2014, 10:37 AM   #19204
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I should not have cash and access to Craigslist at the same time.

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Old 02-08-2014, 10:58 AM   #19205
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Now that there is the bike to have.. Are you going to try to get it plated?
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:48 AM   #19206
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Now that there is the bike to have.. Are you going to try to get it plated?
I'll be putting a plate on it. It should be a great dirty adventure bike.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:53 AM   #19207
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Welcome to the club! We should have a support group. They're incredible bikes, and you really get to sharpen up your mechanical skills. KTM "Ready to Repair"
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:03 PM   #19208
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Welcome to the club! We should have a support group. They're incredible bikes, and you really get to sharpen up your mechanical skills. KTM "Ready to Repair"
I don't really think that is a fair comparison. My CRFX, and ex KX250 had similar maintenance requirements for race level riding.

My old stone ax simple "ultra reliable" XT255 required a lot of maintenance when I had it, just because I beat it so hard. Any bike that is used hard in the dirt will need frequent attention.

I do like the support group idea. We should hold our meetings at the trail head.
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:12 PM   #19209
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Do you still need the tool? I'm heading across the river. I'll check my PM after I go to Care-A-Lot.

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Old 02-08-2014, 01:25 PM   #19210
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Nice bike Nuggets!
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:47 PM   #19211
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Nice bike Nuggets!
Thanks man!
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:07 PM   #19212
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Congrats Nug.... Easiest bike to work on I've ever owned.
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:51 PM   #19213
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:47 AM   #19214
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Congrats Nug.... Easiest bike to work on I've ever owned.
Thanks guys.


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Old 02-09-2014, 09:30 AM   #19215
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I just took the Katoom for a little neighborhood rip. She's a runner, but the carb will need some attention. Won't idle off choke, bogs under hard throttle, and pops on decel. That loud-ass White Brother's pipe is coming off, and stocker is going back on.

Gotta love a dirty carb, it's the cheapskate motorcycle buyer's best friend
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