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Old 02-19-2013, 04:50 PM   #3736
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when's the suspension workshop?
I like that idea....a lot!
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:59 PM   #3737
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:03 PM   #3738
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So Lakota what items will you be buying with your 30% off coupon? I am getting a set of heated grips for the HP2. Any update on the 700?
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #3739
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Dana has been helping out on this project and it looks like they may be getting some traction.

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Old 02-19-2013, 05:31 PM   #3740
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So Lakota what items will you be buying with your 30% off coupon? I am getting a set of heated grips for the HP2. Any update on the 700?
i will be using the coupon to buy the adventure cases. saves about $500.
the 700 should have arrived in New York Monday. Will be going to Bob's Thursday to buy the bags (to be sure the coupon is good) and and check on the bike status.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:39 PM   #3741
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Crofrog...

when's the suspension workshop?
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I'm just a nerd who likes to play with suspension, but we could probably all get together and check and set sag. Figure out if different springs are needed. See where the forks are in the triple clamps. All the easy stuff.
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I like that idea....a lot!
Who's hosting? and who's bringing the grill?
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:44 PM   #3742
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Crofrog is spot on! And Drew from WER and RaceTech are excellent resources. Always set/check your sag, comp, rebound settings...and make sure your fork is located teh same in teh triple clamp (lower - more stable (less head shake) but worse for turning....higher - less stable (more head shake) but better turning) ! And always check the race sag with your balls on the tank with all of your riding gear on (to inlcude your camelback full of water)! And off-road bike manufacturers design suspensions with a typical buyer in mind (i.e., 165lb, 5'10" rider), so dont be surprised if you find you're undersprung. I had go up a couple of spring constants as well as do a revalve job a year ago. I just had the supspension refreshed (you need to do a refresh once a year at least) and reassembling this week, so I will be setting sag and fine tuning comp/rebound this weekend (I take a small screwdriver in my boot when practicing on the trails). Finally, like I said earlier, Crofrog is sharing sage advice so kudos to him! The SMAR gang is lucky to have Crofrog in your ranks.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:49 PM   #3743
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And always check the race sag with your balls on the tank
Disregard what I said earlier about liking the idea....no balls on the tank in my garage! DRZ tanks are metal and cold.....
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:55 PM   #3744
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well...........put one of the "hot hands" down there and "git-r-done" :)
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:03 PM   #3745
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I had to ask the interwebs about this....

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Old 02-19-2013, 06:20 PM   #3746
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It got kinda quiet.....your trying right now aren't you?
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:47 PM   #3747
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So I was looking for some lugged soles for my Crossfire boots and finally found some in stock at Rocky Mountain ATV...ordered! While searching I also found the new Crossfire 2 boots with all kinds of color combinations, not quite sure what to think of them.


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Old 02-19-2013, 07:05 PM   #3748
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It got kinda quiet.....your trying right now aren't you?
Trying what?

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:20 PM   #3749
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You really made me laugh EOD3MC!

The next subject for me today is tire pressure. I run between 10-12 psi. However, there are a LOT of variables that need to be accounted for. Such as tires (Dunlop/Bridgestone/Perelli is what I run), aspect ratios (120/100 rear and 100/80 fronts is what I run), Inner tubes (HD/UHD is what I run), terrain (if VERY rocky and fast I run 11-12, otherwise 10, sometimes I'll do 10 if I have new tires but I'm taking a chance when I do), wet or dry (10 if its wet 12 if its dry), slow single track or fast quad track, new tires or worn tires (10 if new, 12 if worn casuse sidewalls breakdown as the wear) and then a sprinking of "best guess". All that and sometimes if I'm screaming through a very rocky mine field I chance getting a pinch flat (it happened just last summer). I've seen guys run betwen 8-14 psi. I think the magazines recommend 10-14psi.
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