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by cerealkiller
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Women’s Bike Suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Women’s Bike Suggestions

I'd go for a TTR or CRF 230. TTRs seem to be a little cheaper and more plentiful - around $2000 for a 2007-2012. They have more power than the 140 - which your friend may or may not want - but the delivery is very smooth and friendly. My very first bike (when I was 13) was a 1995 Honda XR200. I rare...
by cerealkiller
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: I made a skid plate
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: I made a skid plate

Looks good! What kind of material is it made from?
by cerealkiller
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Ride Reports / Areas
Topic: Areas to ride outside of OHV Ban?
Replies: 24
Views: 1417

Re: Areas to ride outside of OHV Ban?

I'm confused by the map on their website. It doesn't look far enough down hwy 752 to be on crown land - there's farms all along that road. Generally speaking, it's the same general area as "Gloomy Creek" - but Gloomy creek is another 20-25 mins down the road. Presuming it is the beginning ...
by cerealkiller
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4CS fork revalve question
Replies: 19
Views: 527

Re: 4CS fork revalve question

Because my 2012 350xcf CC forks were so good, I was considering it long and hard but I also did not re-valve my forks on my '16 350xcf. Like Dirtyboy I swapped the springs (though in my case to much stiffer ones), removed the spacers (maybe a little overboard on my springs), removed 15mm of oil, run...
by cerealkiller
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4CS fork revalve question
Replies: 19
Views: 527

Re: 4CS fork revalve question

I will dig up some details tomorrow. Still waiting Alex. :D I'm guessing this is the "Terry Hay" mod I read about on KTM talk? Did you do it to your forks? I found it difficult to follow given that information on it is spread out on 50+ page thread and I have only a seal-and-bushing-swap ...
by cerealkiller
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: New Chain & Sprockets
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: New Chain & Sprockets

Like dirtyboy mentioned, front sprockets wear faster than the rear or the chain itself. When I buy a new chain and sprockets, I usually buy 2 or three fronts at the same time. Replacing the fronts as soon as they show wear helps the more expensive pieces last longer. I once broke an expensive gold R...
by cerealkiller
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Ride Reports / Areas
Topic: Areas to ride outside of OHV Ban?
Replies: 24
Views: 1417

Re: Areas to ride outside of OHV Ban?

Ha. I googled "gloomy creek". Turns out that's the name of the race in the area I was talking about (we called the area "Prairie Creek" growing up). I found this youtube video. You can see the exact spot I was talking about! CdJJfKaU1rU at 6:31, you would take a sharp right turn ...
by cerealkiller
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Ride Reports / Areas
Topic: Areas to ride outside of OHV Ban?
Replies: 24
Views: 1417

Re: Areas to ride outside of OHV Ban?

Pretty far trek for a day trip, but growing up I used to ride in this area west and south of Rocky Mountain House: https://goo.gl/maps/HdhrSyzjeS62 Spots to random camp all along the road. CMRC used to hold a race out there too, but that hasn't happened in many years now. There's quad trails all ove...
by cerealkiller
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Racing Offroad
Topic: Suomy Mr Jump Killer Loop Helmet DOT?
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Suomy Mr Jump Killer Loop Helmet DOT?

http://www.suomy.com/en/products/mr-jum ... -jump.html

According to the Suomy website, it's ECE 22-05 and DOT certified. I'd remove the liner and have another look.
by cerealkiller
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Racing Offroad
Topic: Suomy Mr Jump Killer Loop Helmet DOT?
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Suomy Mr Jump Killer Loop Helmet DOT?

Are you sure there's no markings? Sometimes they are covered by the helmet liner or printed on the back exterior of the shell. That would be a real downer if not.
by cerealkiller
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 2012 Ktm 350 XC-F
Replies: 18
Views: 402

Re: 2012 Ktm 350 XC-F

For what it's worth, I really liked my 2012 350 XCF. The 2013+ bikes had more powerful engines, but I didn't feel the 2012 was under-powered. I did have an aftermarket exhaust though, which boosted the bottom end grunt. I also quite liked the forks - they are the closed-cartridge models. The valving...
by cerealkiller
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ever ride a serious bike with out a shifter
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Ever ride a serious bike with out a shifter

What are your plans for it? I.e. are you restoring it and keeping it stock or planning to modernize and upgrade?
by cerealkiller
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ever ride a serious bike with out a shifter
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Ever ride a serious bike with out a shifter

Wow. Neat machine. I had to do some googling to wrap my head around how it would work. This was an interesting read: http://www.pulpmx.com/stories/look-back-old-moto-mags/gps-classic-steel/gps-classic-steel-61-1978-husqvarna-390-auto Sounds like it had some advantages... as well as some quirks!
by cerealkiller
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Racing Offroad
Topic: Brooks H/S '17
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Brooks H/S '17

I wouldn't shed any tears if the pit went away. Being man-made, I found it very unpredictable.
by cerealkiller
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery Life/Maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Battery Life/Maintenance

Tusk replacement lead-acid batteries are ~$35. I wouldn't worry about pulling the battery or trickle charging unless it was going to sit more than a couple months.

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