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Old 04-15-2013, 10:03 PM   #4351
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Thanks guys ... I do appreciate that....

But, I just don't get all the drama and chit around here ...

I truly believe in individual freedoms of choice and for someone to get bashed for posting an opinion ... even if it is wrong .... is just crazy.
and if someone does something just because someone else said it was cool ... is just wrong also.
We are all grown up and can filter out what is needed for ourselves.

I for one got bashed very hard around here as well. Because I was doing a lot of mods and wasting my money according to the high almighty's that know what is best for me and my wallet.
I am very happy with my build and it suits my needs perfectly like no other bike can.
Did I dump a lot of cash on this so called LRP ? Yes I did. Is it a LRP ? No it is not !!!
My bike is quick, nimble and very fast in the woods. It can also handle big jumps, extreme whoops and climb any hill I encounter. It also behaves very well on highways. It corners well and is a pure joy to ride.
This bike was built for me and nobody else and I do not advise anyone to follow my path.

For what it is worth ... here is a list of what I wasted my money on ...

FMF megabomb with the Q4 muffler exhaust system
13/42 sprockets
EJK fuel controller
Highway Dirt Bikes hand Guards with mirrors (also paid extra for black anodized)
Rox 2 inch pivoting risers
ProTaper fat contour bars ... Carmichael bend
ProTaper pillow top grips
Corbin seat
Zeta pivoting levers
Zeta C/S sprocket guard
Folding shift lever
Flatland skid plate
Flatland radiator guard
Yoshimura tail light/fender eliminator kit
Race Tech rear shock
I sent my forks to Race Tech for rebuild with new springs, Gold vales and custom shim stack.
IRC TR8 Battle Rally tires .... DOT by the way
Extra heavy duty race tubes
12 O'Clock labs speedoDRD calibrator
and I am sure I forgot a few more items ...

I spent an extra $125.00 to have my bike completely lubed properly. Suspension linkage, steering stem and wheel bearings etc ...
I also had the bike completely set up by a Pro race mechanic.

I am also going to dump another $500.00 or so to get a Scotts sub mounted steering damper fabricated/installed

For what it is worth ... DOT does not mean it is a better tire. It means it has been tested and approved by the Department Of Transportation.
There are a lot of tires that can pass this test that have not spent the money to become DOT certified.
Check your local laws and decide for yourself.

I don't know Spud personally but, his posts have always been helpful to me.

Build your bike as you see fit and enjoy your ride !!!

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Old 04-15-2013, 11:56 PM   #4352
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It is all too easy to attack people's opinions when on the "interweb". We run "non-dot" tires on our work bikes and ride on sealed roads all the time. No issues because we train our staff on the hazards of riding knobbies on the road. Simple- run any tire (tyre) you want, just understand the limitations. Now.... Winter is approaching here in NZ, anyone have a recommendation on a good tire (tyre) for on-off road riding? Ha-Ha-Ha!!!
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:08 AM   #4353
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Oh, forgot to mention- Gnath has done what I dream to do with my crf250l, I am just too poor to do all the mods! Maybe if I stop drinking beer I can get the full FMF exhaust, no- that's just crazy talk. There must be another way...
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:28 AM   #4354
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which header?

Guys, I did a thread search but nothing came up...is there a noticable difference between the powerbomb & megabomb? I'd be happy to fork out the extra wedge & get the megabomb ONLY if it was worth it...
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:42 AM   #4355
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Guys, I did a thread search but nothing came up...is there a noticable difference between the powerbomb & megabomb? I'd be happy to fork out the extra wedge & get the megabomb ONLY if it was worth it...
It's personal choice actually:

- Megabomb is adding power to the LOW/MID Rpms and is quieter
- Powerbomb is adding power to MID/HGH Rpms and is louder
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:24 AM   #4356
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DOT testing

I personally don't care what tire anyone runs. But there has been some miss information in a couple of posts that should be corrected. DOT only sets standards, they do not actually test tires. DOT is not a testing agency but a
agency that sets standards. There are independents that do test helmets and tires etc. but it is not the government.

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Thanks guys ... I do appreciate that....

But, I just don't get all the drama and chit around here ...

I truly believe in individual freedoms of choice and for someone to get bashed for posting an opinion ... even if it is wrong .... is just crazy.
and if someone does something just because someone else said it was cool ... is just wrong also.
We are all grown up and can filter out what is needed for ourselves.

I for one got bashed very hard around here as well. Because I was doing a lot of mods and wasting my money according to the high almighty's that know what is best for me and my wallet.
I am very happy with my build and it suits my needs perfectly like no other bike can.
Did I dump a lot of cash on this so called LRP ? Yes I did. Is it a LRP ? No it is not !!!
My bike is quick, nimble and very fast in the woods. It can also handle big jumps, extreme whoops and climb any hill I encounter. It also behaves very well on highways. It corners well and is a pure joy to ride.
This bike was built for me and nobody else and I do not advise anyone to follow my path.

For what it is worth ... here is a list of what I wasted my money on ...

FMF megabomb with the Q4 muffler exhaust system
13/42 sprockets
EJK fuel controller
Highway Dirt Bikes hand Guards with mirrors (also paid extra for black anodized)
Rox 2 inch pivoting risers
ProTaper fat contour bars ... Carmichael bend
ProTaper pillow top grips
Corbin seat
Zeta pivoting levers
Zeta C/S sprocket guard
Folding shift lever
Flatland skid plate
Flatland radiator guard
Yoshimura tail light/fender eliminator kit
Race Tech rear shock
I sent my forks to Race Tech for rebuild with new springs, Gold vales and custom shim stack.
IRC TR8 Battle Rally tires .... DOT by the way
Extra heavy duty race tubes
12 O'Clock labs speedoDRD calibrator
and I am sure I forgot a few more items ...

I spent an extra $125.00 to have my bike completely lubed properly. Suspension linkage, steering stem and wheel bearings etc ...
I also had the bike completely set up by a Pro race mechanic.

I am also going to dump another $500.00 or so to get a Scotts sub mounted steering damper fabricated/installed

For what it is worth ... DOT does not mean it is a better tire. It means it has been tested and approved by the Department Of Transportation.
There are a lot of tires that can pass this test that have not spent the money to become DOT certified.
Check your local laws and decide for yourself.

I don't know Spud personally but, his posts have always been helpful to me.

Build your bike as you see fit and enjoy your ride !!!
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:53 AM   #4357
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Regarding DOT or non DOT tires....Let's leave behind the business of cheaper, better or longer lasting....discussing that is like discussing which oil to use or which scotch or Bourbon to drink

Take the much wider view regarding legalities, lawyers, & litigation in the event of an accident. Lawsuits are a sure thing if there is the slightest hint that "that dirty nasty motorcyclist and his bike" were prepared or operated incorrectly. We live in the most litigous society on earth, where "SUE" is the solution to everything. "BAD" tires....DOT or not will run up a red flag to law enforcement, lawyers, judges, and "$$-LAWSUIT-$$" flags to lawyers. Additionally, most law enforcement thinks any "knobby" tire is illegal...and are clueless of what "DOT" means, or even know to look on the tire sidewall. Understand fully the consequences of tire choice. Maybe there are states where nonDOT tires are legal....but also remember, 99% of the time non-DOT tires have the disclaimer moulded right in them "Not for Highway Use".....which is just as easy to see as "DOT" by law enforcement, accident investigators, or...in the worst case...the coroner....after he zips your sorry ass into the body bag.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:20 AM   #4358
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I personally don't care what tire anyone runs. But there has been some miss information in a couple of posts that should be corrected. DOT only sets standards, they do not actually test tires. DOT is not a testing agency but a
agency that sets standards. There are independents that do test helmets and tires etc. but it is not the government.
I did not catch my error when proof reading ... "by" should have been "for" the DOT.

Sorry ....
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:41 AM   #4359
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Regarding DOT or non DOT tires....Let's leave behind the business of cheaper, better or longer lasting....discussing that is like discussing which oil to use or which scotch or Bourbon to drink

Take the much wider view regarding legalities, lawyers, & litigation in the event of an accident. Lawsuits are a sure thing if there is the slightest hint that "that dirty nasty motorcyclist and his bike" were prepared or operated incorrectly. We live in the most litigous society on earth, where "SUE" is the solution to everything. "BAD" tires....DOT or not will run up a red flag to law enforcement, lawyers, judges, and "$$-LAWSUIT-$$" flags to lawyers. Additionally, most law enforcement thinks any "knobby" tire is illegal...and are clueless of what "DOT" means, or even know to look on the tire sidewall. Understand fully the consequences of tire choice. Maybe there are states where nonDOT tires are legal....but also remember, 99% of the time non-DOT tires have the disclaimer moulded right in them "Not for Highway Use".....which is just as easy to see as "DOT" by law enforcement, accident investigators, or...in the worst case...the coroner....after he zips your sorry ass into the body bag.
This is why I run DOT's
because of the liability.

When I get some supermoto tires and wheels ... then I may get some real off road knobs and just do a wheel swap before and after the trails.

and for what it's worth ... I ride in OHV parks only so I am not a gnarley adventurer as most of you folks.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:40 AM   #4360
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Hi guys,
picked up my LRP yesterday and made immedately a 100 km roundtrip.
This is my first bike after 33 years - last one was a Kawasaki Z 1000 A2.
First impression was the horrrible brakes. They got better after ~ 50 km. The mirrors are useless, i only see my shoulders. And the damned vibrations in the bar ends. After 20 min i had no feeling in my right hand.
But i love the bike, it's so easy to ride.
A set of new mirrors and Pro Taper pillow's are waiting in the garage and a Nomad rack, a Arrow exhaust and a EJK. Lots of work next weekend.

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Old 04-16-2013, 09:51 AM   #4361
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Hi guys,
picked up my LRP yesterday and made immedately a 100 km roundtrip.
This is my first bike after 33 years - last one was a Kawasaki Z 1000 A2.
First impression was the horrrible brakes. They got better after ~ 50 km. The mirrors are useless, i only see my shoulders. And the damned vibrations in the bar ends. After 20 min i had no feeling in my right hand.
But i love the bike, it's so easy to ride.
A set of new mirrors and Pro Taper pillow's are waiting in the garage and a Nomad rack, a Arrow exhaust and a EJK. Lots of work next weekend.

Ebi
Congrats! Only just got the bike too here, but the front brake is not enough -in my opinion- to stop. Had to learn using the rear also since the front doesn't have enough bite at this moment (only 400km on the clock ). I might consider changing the pads to some type of sintered brake pads*. Back in time these where very good on former bikes (day and night difference actually).

* Edit: found these: GOLDfren Brake Pads 278AD
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:59 AM   #4362
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Just found the LeoVince LV ONE Racing exhaust on youtube for our CRF250L
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:16 AM   #4363
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IMO the Arrow looks way better - the mounting clamps at the LV look very cheap
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:33 AM   #4364
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Regarding the brakes: I cleaned my rotors with brake cleaner, then scuffed the pads last month....then the weather turned to crap so I took my KLR on vacation and left the untested CRF home. Got the CRF out...finally and put a few miles on yesterday...cleaned brakes were massively better...front is decent...rear was poor...got home...bled a ton of bubbles out of the rear which ought to help. Also the rear brake lever was set VERY low...which is a PITA to adjust. Will check once the rain goes away. Also the whiskers (tits) on the tire make things squirrelly.....clipped them off with a razor...which oughta help. Otherwise, it's just a treat to ride

OH...yeah...ULTIMA: You're right...the mirrors aren't much to write home about....gotta check the thread...maybe the big round stupid ones from my KLR will fit
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:37 AM   #4365
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Congrats! Only just got the bike too here, but the front brake is not enough -in my opinion- to stop. Had to learn using the rear also since the front doesn't have enough bite at this moment (only 400km on the clock ). I might consider changing the pads to some type of sintered brake pads*. Back in time these where very good on former bikes (day and night difference actually).

* Edit: found these: GOLDfren Brake Pads 278AD
IMO, you should get some more miles on the bike before considering brake upgrades. The standard brakes are fine after they get broken in.
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