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Old 06-15-2010, 10:14 AM   #181
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Ive watched yer little pucker moment where the guy goes sideways on the start a few times though!

That guy is actually a VERY good rider. Even though he goes down hard at the start, he ends up passing me a little later in the first lap. You'll see it, it's when there's a Kawasaki and another bike tangled up and stalled in front of me, I go around them on the left, and he goes around me at the same time, then leaves me in the dust. I never saw him again after that.

That start was kind of spooky, though. It's the kind of thing you see happening out of the corner of your eye, not really sure if you're going to get wrapped up in it. I just held steady, braced for impact, and kept on the throttle. I definitely felt the jolt, though, you can see the jarring through the helmet cam. He hit my back wheel or swingarm pretty hard. I'm glad he was able to get up and get going again without any damage to himself or his bike.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:08 PM   #182
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Brakes, Great video man! That course looks like a blast...at least it was dry.

Will we see a different front fender in the next helmet cam video?
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:01 PM   #183
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Brakes, Great video man! That course looks like a blast...at least it was dry.

Will we see a different front fender in the next helmet cam video?
Thanks bro. I loved the course, it was great.

I'm thinking maybe a blue fender.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:05 PM   #184
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keep us posted in reference to any Husaberg acquisitions.....





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Old 06-16-2010, 02:58 PM   #185
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Me REALLY likey! Congrats on the new scoot. Even numbered already.

You owe me a phone call tonight.
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:09 PM   #186
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WHAT?!?!?!?

Changing the oil in a Katoom ain't all that difficult!
You shouldn't feel so intimidated by the chore that you go buy a new bike!!

Congrats!

(I'm still gonna have my crosshairs on you July 11th.... )
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:28 PM   #187
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Me REALLY likey! Congrats on the new scoot. Even numbered already.

You owe me a phone call tonight.

Thanks! Yeah, they treated me pretty good. The owner of the shop which was Genuine Dirt Racer Products in Wilkesborough, NC is Bart Hayes and he also runs PowerSports Grafx which you can find at RidePG.com. Bart was great, and he's got a top notch crew there, and an awesome shop, and are very involved in the industry. In their shop they had the bikes of several top GNCC and National Enduro racers getting serviced. And they made me feel like a VIP, gave me a tour, and showed me all the things I needed to know about the FE450 while they were putting the finishing touches on it. Included in the price were springs front and back for my weight, sag setup, hand guards, lights, and other goodies. I had them also put on a map switch for the FI, radiator guards, and frame guards. So all this bike needs now is gas.

I was also pleased to learn that my Akrapovic pipe off my KTM will bolt right on, as well as my rear rotor guard.

I'm still thinking about the Rekluse. Normally I wouldn't hesitate to put it on, but the bike seems to chug down so low, that it feels like it might be pretty stall resistant already, so I think I'll just ride it the old fashioned way for a while and see how that goes before putting one on.

I've put one heat cycle on the engine so far in the break-in process. I can't wait to get it out on some real trails for a good shake down run. Just spinning around here in my back yard, it seems everything you hear about this bike is true. It feels like my current 450 when you push it around on the sidewalk, but start it up and take off, and it feels so light and maneuverable, it's hard to believe. I won't say it's as light feeling as my son's 200 XC-W, but it sure feels close. But different. I look forward to getting it out onto some real trails.

They were pretty busy in the shop today, I hope to hear from them by e-mail this evening or tomorrow regarding your question, TW.
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:18 PM   #188
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WHAT?!?!?!?

Changing the oil in a Katoom ain't all that difficult!
You shouldn't feel so intimidated by the chore that you go buy a new bike!!

Congrats!

(I'm still gonna have my crosshairs on you July 11th.... )
Haha, I can do oil changes and valve adjusts on the KTM in my sleep. I've done about a thousand of them.

Crosshairs! Don't do that to me, bro, I get intimidated enough on the start line, I don't need to know that someone is "gunning" for me, too. Seriously, though, hope to see you out there. I'm just a trail rider that rides in races. But I feel like I'm getting a little better and gaining a little more experience with each race. Hopefully I can keep it up and finish out the whole series. I wasn't sure how many I'd be able to do, but I'm finding that I'm enjoying them more and more each race.
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:41 AM   #189
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congrats on the new bike!!!! but what to do with all that orange gear now ?

That's what happen when you test ride a new bike...you end up owning one!
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:35 AM   #190
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Crosshairs! Don't do that to me, bro, I get intimidated enough on the start line, I don't need to know that someone is "gunning" for me, too. Seriously, though, hope to see you out there. I'm just a trail rider that rides in races. But I feel like I'm getting a little better and gaining a little more experience with each race. Hopefully I can keep it up and finish out the whole series. I wasn't sure how many I'd be able to do, but I'm finding that I'm enjoying them more and more each race.
Just remember, this is C class.... our smack talk is like a couple of fumbling elementary school kids picking on each other. No real harm will come

In an effort to suppress any unnecessary xenophobia.....
I've only been riding dirtbikes for about a year.
I've only raced in one hare scramble ever (2 1/2 months after buying my motorcycle. I was a rolling trail obstacle! )

Now that you know this, I hope you can laugh at my remarks. It was meant to bring a chuckle.
Let's just go have fun!

So are you gonna have that Husaberg ready to race soon? I won't be able to make the June 27th race but I'm planning on running the July 11th race.
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:55 AM   #191
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congrats on the new bike!!!! but what to do with all that orange gear now ?

That's what happen when you test ride a new bike...you end up owning one!
NB doesn't ride in Orange gear...but still tryin to figure out how the Red will go with all that BLUE.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:10 AM   #192
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NB doesn't ride in Orange gear...but still tryin to figure out how the Red will go with all that BLUE.

I'm thinking that the "Sun Dried Tomato" or "Red Pepper" colors might work.

I'm even subscribed to another thread that may help.....
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=587405


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Old 06-17-2010, 07:23 AM   #193
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Just remember, this is C class.... our smack talk is like a couple of fumbling elementary school kids picking on each other. No real harm will come

In an effort to suppress any unnecessary xenophobia.....
I've only been riding dirtbikes for about a year.
I've only raced in one hare scramble ever (2 1/2 months after buying my motorcycle. I was a rolling trail obstacle! )

Now that you know this, I hope you can laugh at my remarks. It was meant to bring a chuckle.
Let's just go have fun!

So are you gonna have that Husaberg ready to race soon? I won't be able to make the June 27th race but I'm planning on running the July 11th race.
Actually, now that you mention it, I believe it's in the NCHSA rule book, section 3, subsection 5b: "Smack Talk". Turns out it is required per the rules or we could be disqualified.

The Husaberg will be ready for the next race. I'm holding off on the Rekluse, though, hopefully I haven't gotten so used to it that I forgot how to use one.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:01 AM   #194
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Guy in my club borrowed my 300 while we were setting up our last race. He has a 450 with a Rekluse and he said he stalled it several times before he could remind himself to pull the clutch in.
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Guy in my club borrowed my 300 while we were setting up our last race. He has a 450 with a Rekluse and he said he stalled it several times before he could remind himself to pull the clutch in.
After stalling several times during my break-in heat cycles in the back yard, I hear that!
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