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  1. Oh Absolutely George is the guy to go to. I've learned plenty from him. I was just throwing all this out there for fun conversation is all. I've gotten pretty darn good at tuning suspension and being able to tell what my suspension needs. I have a 1090 currently that rides nicer than most folks 300 in the technical stuff. People get on for a try out and come away in shock. "That bike is soooooo easy to ride" I have even had people tell me It's slow because its like riding on a magic carpet. My 200 is even more amazing but thats just what a 200 does period.
  2. In a perfect world our suspension would always be in a vacuum so to speak. Operating under perfect conditions always. Good suspension set up can make the day. I wonder how many people write a certain bike off cause they never get the boingers set up correctly. People will spend thousands on exhaust or programers or oil or tires or a new seat or whatever. Get the suspension set up period. Biggest improvement period ! Learn about whatever bike you have. How rebound effects how comfortable you are how compression slows you down, how the two work together. I can tell when a clicker is turned on click now and I'll bet I could tell when my forks have been bled or not. Theres a ton that goes into suspension and it's sooooooo over looked in my opinion in the big picture.
  3. Just trying to start up a convo on something I've pondered in the past. Ok so you roll your bike of choice up the ramp and cinch those tie downs tight for the ride home. Do you bleed the forks?? If yes, why ? If no, why not ? You have just unloaded your bike after driving up to the mountains to ride. It's been strapped down tight for a few hours, do you hit the bleeders to "acclimate" your forks to the new environment? Why or why not ? Been doing a bunch of hard laps on the track and you roll into the pits and throw it up on the stand for a rest, hit those bleeders ? What exactly are we doing when we do this ? How does air get in there in the first place ? Why does it build pressure ? Are we saving our fork seals by doing this ? What happens if we never even take those pesky little screws out and put the fancy bleeders in and never ever touch anything but th ie clickers ? I have way to much time on my hands......... PS I have learned a ton on suspension in the last few years and I seriously think it is probably the most important part of what we do in order to feel comfortable on our ride of choice. It truly can make or break a ride or a great ride in my opinion.
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    Mosquitoe Bug Bite Tip

    You know why this is said to work ? The heat destroys the proteins that make the bite itch. Question is however, is one doing more damage to the surrounding area tissue ? Simple salt water applied to the area is actually a better idea. or like grandpa used to say, pee on it
  5. I know a guy, But he's got some crazy idea about riding around the world with his dog or something ????? Lol Hey seriously does it have to be someone local to you down there Randy ?
  6. Said no man ever !!!!!! 😂 Nearly lost a leg the first time I tried to kick left footed
  7. Great story sir. There's nothing like good friends. Enjoy them while you can, every one of us is on the clock and none of us know when it's time.
  8. Does it seem like that particular spot is a collection spot for moisture of some kind ? Causing the corrosion like that ? Maybe good idea to drill a drain hole there ?
  9. How else are they going to be able to pay for all those cushy hotel rooms for our guests ??
  10. hobiee

    Sur Ron-Anybody ridden one?

    The cakes are 4 times the price. For the full "race" set up anyways
  11. There are some great like really great trails out there if one knows where to look. If you are ever inclined to come back up this way i'll share some tracks with ya that I think you'd really like. You could spend a few days up around silver city on some great stuff.
  12. Doh ! Ride out there all the time. It is pretty remote for sure. How was the grub at the inn ?? Can be really good and really bad. Glad you got it sorted out.
  13. hobiee

    Military plane crashes in Ocotillo

    Yep Know all about it. I just wanna say that the C-130 pilot and crew did A downright amazing job getting that flying fuel tank down safely and honestly in the shape it was in probably in the safest darn place they could. I would not have wanted to attempt the landing on a runway with the chance of creating a spark of any kind. Just amazing ! The enviro's will have a field day with the leaking fuel no doubt. Everything could have gone much worse very easily, glad it worked out the way it did.
  14. hobiee

    1999 Husqvarna redo

    Gotcha. In that case get it outta there. lol. Have seen a couple bikes burn up though from filters catching on a good pop back into the box.