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Old 05-08-2013, 01:00 PM   #4711
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Some trivia from my CRF with about 150 miles on it, stock gearing, stock tires:

60mph on the speedo is about 58.5 on the GPS...that's about 2.5% low

15 psi without a rimlock is asking to rip off the valve stem.16 or 18 is as low as I run tires without rimlocks...get the superlight rim locks from Motion Pro....not inexpensive... then get some wheel weights or solid core solder and place it opposite the rim lock...the CRF rims appear to be drilled with the hole filled with a rubber plug.
I agree. Normally not a problem, but if it gets a little airborne, and comes down on throttle, it's toast. Front, stopping really hard in chop, same thing at low pressure.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:21 PM   #4712
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Point noted, I may put 1psi in it just to be on the safe side, but not real worried since I have already eaten thru the grippiest part of my tire, bout half my tread is gone, but rim locks are definitely on my to do list now.

Thanks for the heads up

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Old 05-09-2013, 06:53 AM   #4713
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Yeah, you guys scared me into going back to 18/20 last night. One of the other LRPs in the family stable is getting a K760 rear soon, and I'll rimlock that puppy.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:07 AM   #4714
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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   #4715
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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   #4716
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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.

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Old 05-09-2013, 08:25 AM   #4717
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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   #4718
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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)















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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   #4719
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Are those Acerbis Rally 3? How did they survived?
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #4720
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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   #4721
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CRF 250 L for sale in Boise

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Old 05-09-2013, 04:42 PM   #4722
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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   #4723
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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   #4724
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Why are you guys so far away
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:01 PM   #4725
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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.
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