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Old 09-15-2006, 08:49 AM   #31
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That's the KTM model- small incremental changes that on the face of it, don't seem like that much, but taken together, seem to make a significantly better product.

Hmm. Must avoid riding 07. Must avoid riding 07.
Note from a trail n00b: I got to ride boxertwin's box-stock 06 250 xcw in Idaho City. The first day, I was thinking, "this is not really the ideal beginner's bike." It's a little high-strung, firmly sprung, and felt like it was just hopin' I'd let it creep into the powerband so it could spit me off like the dipshit I am. The second day, I was thinking, "This bike rocks. I want one."

Back here in Texas, I realized there're no riding spots worthy of the xcw, but I still want a dirt bike... and there's this sweet DRZ on craigslist, really cheap... must resist...

Goddamn dirt bikes, sirens on the shoals they are.
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Old 09-16-2006, 03:51 PM   #32
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I changed the fluid in my forks today. I've been putting it off for to long.

The setup check is what did it for me. When I push on the bars. The forks at first would not move then they stuck.

After going though the alignment procedure and changing the oil they work like new ones.

Good job Ned.
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Old 09-16-2006, 04:00 PM   #33
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I changed the fluid in my forks today. I've been putting it off for to long.
Glad to hear it! I replied to your email, but it bounced...

If anyone else is wondering, 5 weight should do fine...
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Old 09-16-2006, 07:03 PM   #34
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Glad to hear it! I replied to your email, but it bounced...

If anyone else is wondering, 5 weight should do fine...
I changed my email address on the site. Something got messed up.

I really can't express what a difference working on the forkes made.

I had been frustrated with their proformance for a long time. I have not ridden trails with them yet. But on the street out by the house they are smooth as silk.
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:42 AM   #35
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How difficult is it to replace the oil? Earlier in the thread there was talk of a write up; did I miss it?

Thanks,

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