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Old 01-25-2010, 09:54 PM   #76
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Congratulations eatpasta , I'm a BIG boy and had my suspension done five years ago by Precision Concepts...As they say, best $$$$ spent. It was like riding a completely NEW motorcycle.

GREAT job on your first race.
do they just take the stock stuff and revalve and respring the crap out of it...?
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:28 PM   #77
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so ok - here is the pre-race interview thing I cut.

Im going to do the post race one here in a day or so....

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Old 01-26-2010, 07:01 AM   #78
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do they just take the stock stuff and revalve and respring the crap out of it...?
Yes, put ALL you gear on, including Camelback/backpack and weigh yourself. You will need that info for spring (front & rear) selection. Also, PC has a info sheet that they have you fill out with what type of riding and problems you have with the existing suspension.

Don't try and save $$$, get both new springs AND revalving. I got the 'anti bottoming cones' for the front forks as well.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:38 AM   #79
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+1,000 on getting the suspension setup.

If you ride for fun "hard", or race, you are absolutely missing the single key ingredient beyond rider training that will help your riding if you don't get the suspension setup for your weight and riding style. Before/after is like finding religion.

Bear in mind a 200lb A class rider has a different setup than a 200lb C class rider on the exact same bike. FYI.

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Old 01-26-2010, 08:35 AM   #80
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+1,000 on getting the suspension setup.

If you ride for fun "hard", or race, you are absolutely missing the single key ingredient beyond rider training that will help your riding if you don't get the suspension setup for your weight and riding style. Before/after is like finding religion.

Bear in mind a 200lb A class rider has a different setup than a 200lb C class rider on the exact same bike. FYI.

Good luck,
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huh- interesting.... how about a 220 lb. class E rider?

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Old 01-26-2010, 08:42 AM   #81
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Nice vid Pasta!

Check with Javi (Trailtricks) for your suspension. http://trailtricks.com/ He rides with the group and does some rides you may want to do, lots of singletrack.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:07 AM   #82
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Good job Pasta!!! Wish I'd seen this thread before your race.


As soon as I get the 400 back together I'm going racing too.


As far as suspension on the BRP goes, mine was Precision Concepts. Amazing. Simply amazing. A friend had a stock 650 and we switched bikes on a ride just to see the difference. I had to throw rocks at him to get him off my bike he liked it so much!! (Being very careful not to hit my own bike mind you...) More than ince I thought I was going to kill myself and the suspension just soaked it up and left me laughing!!

Just go with the shop in Riverside, NOT El Cajon. It's closer to you anyways.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:24 AM   #83
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Congratulations!!! See, folks that said the XR-R would geterdone were on the $$$$.

Looks like your only race prep for the bike was protecting the headlight, hell since it's plated you might as well ride to the next event!
...And removing the rear view mirror...
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:29 AM   #84
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...And removing the rear view mirror...
heh see why its so nice to have you around Mike?! you always look out for me..... you take off my mirror, you pick up the bike stand that I leave behind..... but now I at least owe you lunch!!

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Old 01-26-2010, 09:41 AM   #85
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.... but now I at least owe you lunch!!
And I shall collect. After Checkers sounds good.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:48 AM   #86
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And I shall collect. After Checkers sounds good.
sounds good! what do you like?

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Old 01-26-2010, 12:02 PM   #87
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sounds good! what do you like?

We usually stop at Cafe 247 for debriefing. I'll fill you in later.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:05 PM   #88
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We usually stop at Cafe 247 for debriefing. I'll fill you in later.
perfect! lunch it is.
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:41 PM   #89
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OK, so where is the video evidence?

BTW, my leg has taken on a nice bluish/purple hue
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:00 PM   #90
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OK, so where is the video evidence?

BTW, my leg has taken on a nice bluish/purple hue
that sucks! why?

I have no video of the race.... however! I do have a guy donating a GoPro camera for my second race.

If you're talking about the post race interview, ill be done with it tonight or tomorrow.....

hope you're ok dood..... Ive just got healed enough to start lifting weights again!

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