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Old 09-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #91
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can someone explain the decibel test ?

I have a MRD with the decibel killer and screen, but it's still not stock quiet. Also wondering how "responsible rider" a person needs to be.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:57 PM   #92
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can someone explain the decibel test ?

I have a MRD with the decibel killer and screen, but it's still not stock quiet. Also wondering how "responsible rider" a person needs to be.
I can't recall if they do the AMA sound test with the meter, but I would think if your decibel killer brings it below 98 you should be okay. There's always a tendency to want to ride this like a fast enduro. You have to realize that the forest roads are not closed to traffic and you could easily find yourself in Earl's front grill as he comes barreling down the same hill you're trying to barrel up. I'll leave that up to you. The route will also pass through a number of small, quiet neighborhoods where an irresponsible rider can quickly erase any good will that the club has built up with the local population. Please observe the noted speed limits here. They will go over all of this in the riders' meeting.

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Old 09-19-2013, 07:19 PM   #93
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:08 PM   #94
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As a Noob I'm concerned about flats... Bought my tool pack tire changing equipt and working on practice before the event. Planning on 2 front HD spares and 1 rear hd spare + patches and ability to air up on the trail.

I read we should run 15 psi +

Any Veterans have and other good recommendations for avoiding or dealing with pinch flats.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:27 PM   #95
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can someone explain the decibel test ?

I have a MRD with the decibel killer and screen, but it's still not stock quiet. Also wondering how "responsible rider" a person needs to be.
No decibel test. They want your registration, insurance card, AMA card and tire pressure about 15lbs or more.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:33 PM   #96
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Spark arrester is the main thing. Forest service approved = good togo.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:21 AM   #97
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I read we should run 15 psi +

Any Veterans have and other good recommendations for avoiding or dealing with pinch flats.
18# is pretty safe. Pinch flats are hard to avoid if you go fast. This isn't a race so 15# or less and going slow is good
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:42 AM   #98
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Im in and going to be by myself so if anyone needs someone to ride with or a group that doesnt mind me tagging along. Let me know.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:01 AM   #99
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Im in and going to be by myself so if anyone needs someone to ride with or a group that doesnt mind me tagging along. Let me know.
I too am rolling solo. Ken (wilkinsonk) and I have chatted via email via the WATR board, although it will be news to him here that I, "Beer_me" and "JY" are one and the same. Anyway, maybe we've got a group of 3??? That's a good # in my book. Any more and I'd think it would get too strung out ... but correct me if I'm wrong b/c this is my first S500. I'm on a TE 250 btw but haven't had a problem keeping up with larger displacements. I just have to shift a lot more. ;)
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:10 AM   #100
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As a Noob I'm concerned about flats... Bought my tool pack tire changing equipt and working on practice before the event. Planning on 2 front HD spares and 1 rear hd spare + patches and ability to air up on the trail.
Holy cow... 3 HD spares! Those things are pretty bulky/heavy. It takes me so long to change a tube that if I got to my second flat, I would surely be done-for-day.
I hope you don't need all those. I carry one regular 21" tube on rides (although I have HD tubes mounted) and pray I won't need it.
I've never done this ride, though.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:20 AM   #101
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I too am rolling solo. Ken (wilkinsonk) and I have chatted via email via the WATR board, although it will be news to him here that I, "Beer_me" and "JY" are one and the same. Anyway, maybe we've got a group of 3??? That's a good # in my book. Any more and I'd think it would get too strung out ... but correct me if I'm wrong b/c this is my first S500. I'm on a TE 250 btw but haven't had a problem keeping up with larger displacements. I just have to shift a lot more. ;)
Good! Three is a good number. I have ridden the S500 before and it's a fun ride. I'll be riding my KTM 450 but won't be fast I can assure you.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:54 AM   #102
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I doubt you'll need that many spares, but if you do end up needing to change out tubes, the marshals are usually pretty good about stopping and lending a hand. I got a flat one year and did it solo in about 20 minutes. But that was the first one in many years of doing the ride. Like other's have said, if you haul ass through the rocks, you'll be changing tubes. If you take it easy through the rocks, you can probably ride all weekend on the same tubes.



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As a Noob I'm concerned about flats... Bought my tool pack tire changing equipt and working on practice before the event. Planning on 2 front HD spares and 1 rear hd spare + patches and ability to air up on the trail.

I read we should run 15 psi +

Any Veterans have and other good recommendations for avoiding or dealing with pinch flats.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:30 PM   #103
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Hello Fellow ADV riders

Dual Sport Armory will be on hand over the weekend.
We will have tire's, tubes and the other parts and gear on hand.

We will be available to provide technical support and will be available to mount and install tires Friday and sat night.

If you need us to bring you something just give us call ahead

See you soon

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Old 09-20-2013, 02:36 PM   #104
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Hey DSA, do you have a brick and mortar shop in Winchester or are y'all primarily online sales? Regardless, I do plan on becoming a customer soon. Looks like you have a good selection of stuff at reasonable prices. Glad to hear I can buy my way out of a jam at the S500.

I typo'd this on my fone yo'
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:48 PM   #105
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Holy cow... 3 HD spares! Those things are pretty bulky/heavy. I've never done this ride, though.
YES THEY ARE!!! Maybe I'll cut back to two...

I'm hoping that reasonable Psi and Non Hare Scrambles pace should keep flats to a minimum.

Will be my first time riding in the rocks.

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