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Old 03-17-2013, 03:30 PM   #61
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If you've got a bike that doesn't have adjustable preload on your forks but seems to need just a tad more, most people just seem to complain about the bike. There are things you can do, however.
The forks on a number of smaller bikes like the GPX250 are about the size of a 20 or 50 cent piece. You can use short stacks of coins to add a little more preload by removing the plug at the top of the shock and sitting a couple of coins on top of the springs before you push it all back together. It's no good for huge adjustments, but works fine if all you need is a bit of a tweak.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #62
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do ur oil changes

cheap oil for change is better than no change

very cheap insurance

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Old 03-17-2013, 04:27 PM   #63
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:36 PM   #64
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:39 PM   #65
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Restoring faded plastic - video instruction

I've tried this and works brilliantly!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJb5IPOx2l0
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:23 PM   #66
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Who has a thread checker....I have heaps of mismatched nuts and bolts..will a thread checker set me straight on what fits what...if so which thread checker is the bestest...
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:00 PM   #67
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Use a dyna bolt to help remove wheel bearings.

Heat the wheel around the bearing first.

Drive it out with a drift from the other side.



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Old 03-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #68
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Dont ride a two stroke without checking the jetting...
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #69
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Do all your own work, saves arguments later
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:03 PM   #70
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When ya missus is waving her hand around from the back seat, stop. Just stop.

Do I need to say more?
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #71
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Dont ride a two stroke without checking the jetting...
Catch 22, isn't this how you check the jetting?
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:08 PM   #72
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Do all your own work, saves arguments later
Yeah, but it's a bastard having no one else to blame
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:43 PM   #73
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When ya missus is waving her hand around from the back seat, stop. Just stop.

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best thing is have one that rides as wll
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:34 PM   #74
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Never Piss into the wind
Or on electric fences...
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:36 PM   #75
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Tidy workspace so you can find stuff, proper shed is nice

If others use it and your tools, don't let them put the tools away, they'll pick a wrong spot in good faith and it'll be lost for a while.

A digital camera to takes pics as you pull it apart for later reference and posting on ADV.
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