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Old 05-09-2013, 07:07 AM   #4711
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Yeah I pumped up to about 16 1/2 front and rear last night just to be on the safe side

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Old 05-09-2013, 07:12 AM   #4712
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A couple more tips regarding not damaging the valve due to low pressures... when your tire is off next time, use a drill and elongate the hole in the wheel. And then when you reinstall the tube, don't put the nut down against the rim. Put it on, then screw the cap on, then back the nut up against the cap to stay tight. That way the stem can move around without slicing itself.

I need to do this on my KLX.. but I had already mounted the new rear tire before hearing about this tip. :)

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Old 05-09-2013, 07:58 AM   #4713
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White Rim Trail

My L on the WRT on Tuesday - just about the best 150 miles I've ridden in years.
On the back was a new Maxxis Desert and tyres both at road pressures. To me the advantage of knobblier tyres means you don't have to reduce pressures:
As high as possible;
As low as necessary (to avoid flats).

Halfway round I was amazed to come across an 1150 going the other way (heading for the harder half). Fully loaded with gear and on Anakees... It rained that night; I wonder if he made it.

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Old 05-09-2013, 08:25 AM   #4714
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Halfway round I was amazed to come across an 1150 going the other way (heading for the harder half). Fully loaded with gear and on Anakees... It rained that night; I wonder if he made it.

White Rim....loaded 1150?....might as well have been driving a schoolbus. Been there on my XR400R...good to see the CRF had no problems.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:32 PM   #4715
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Went for a jaunt yesterday. Wow. I'm really enjoying the Q4 - even without the fuel programmer or the header. I do have the 02 sensor unplugged, and am sans emissions choke collar. Anyways, took off from home and enjoyed the Santa Monica Mountains after our fire. I was happy that I picked up the Butler motorcycle map for socal the other day, it pointed me in the direction of a few roads I didn't know about. A great ride I'll tell ya, and wrapped it up with a smoke break by the lake.

https://maps.google.com/?t=p&z=15&q=...54cbb885799e25

(You have to zoom out 3 times to view the full track)















I'll take the red one



During my ride I made a sweet noob mistake and fell over in a parking lot
My clutch-side handgaurd was bent in the spill, restricting my clutch lever's movement. I had to bend the handgaurd up further so I could use the clutch at all on my way home! Today i decided to make sure that doesn't happen again.



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Old 05-09-2013, 12:39 PM   #4716
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Are those Acerbis Rally 3? How did they survived?
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #4717
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Are those Acerbis Rally 3? How did they survived?
They're the Rally Pro X-Strong. The one that hit the ground (absorbing all of the impact and saving my clutch lever when I was out) only got bent. I was able to straighten with a vice this morning, good as new
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:57 PM   #4718
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CRF 250 L for sale in Boise

Crf 250 L for sale in Boise

http://boise.craigslist.org/mcy/3794877356.html
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:42 PM   #4719
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Crf 250 L for sale in Boise...
Well if that's permitted here then let me plug my own CRF-L

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/mcy/3790047569.html

(or let the mod's axe fall)

Utah story so far.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:43 PM   #4720
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If its not ill pull it....

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Well if that's permitted here then let me plug my own CRF-L

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/mcy/3790047569.html

(or let the mod's axe fall)

Utah story so far.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:18 PM   #4721
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Why are you guys so far away
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:01 PM   #4722
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My L on the WRT on Tuesday - just about the best 150 miles I've ridden in years.
On the back was a new Maxxis Desert and tyres both at road pressures. To me the advantage of knobblier tyres means you don't have to reduce pressures:
As high as possible;
As low as necessary (to avoid flats).

Halfway round I was amazed to come across an 1150 going the other way (heading for the harder half). Fully loaded with gear and on Anakees... It rained that night; I wonder if he made it.
Nice!!!!
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:45 AM   #4723
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Why are you guys so far away
Fly there, Ride back!......Still surprising that folks are selling mostly new bikes already.....I understand the bike being too tall for the guy's wife though......heck,I'm 5'09" and can't flat foot one.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:33 PM   #4724
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I greased the swingarm bearings today. It took about half an hour start to finish. They were not packed with grease, but rather had a thin coat of a clear oil/grease on them. The whole assembly is so well sealed that I see no cause for alarm. If you put the swingarm pivot underwater regularly, maybe pop it open and put some marine grease on it. Otherwise, I think Honda knows what they are doing, and the lube is sufficient, if not traditional. I won't be opening the steering.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:05 PM   #4725
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Yeah, I am not to worried about greasing my steering bearings for the first year and I will be doing the swingarm bearings for peace of mind. The linkage bearings were a different story on my bike, corrosion had already started on one of the bolts and if I had waited another six months or so it would have been pretty ugly. Guys who ride offroad all the time grease all these bearings on a regular basis but for the casual gravel rider I would recommend doing all the linkage and swingarm bearings when you first buy the bike- then forget about it for a couple years!
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