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About mtnmanseth

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  1. Damn wish I could join you guys - have fun, looking forward to photos RIDE SAFE HERMANOS
  2. It's very important to torque the lower triple clamp to 10nm and the upper to 17nm as well. They are sensitive to over-torquing the lower, for sure. My '17 CC forks have been serviced twice and look okay/"normal" so far...
  3. My (carbureted) 2014 Beta 498RR setup for Baja/desert (when I lived in SD) has 6,000 miles and 180 hours on it with zero issues. Suspension was meh out of the box - reliability, engine, and fit for my frame are excellent. George and a couple other tuners improved the suspension after ~$700 in work. My 2017 Beta 300RR Race Edition now has 99 hours on it and all that's gone wrong (at 50 hours) was a leaky thermostat. Yanked the t-stat and added silicon hoses. No issues since then. I can say that my 2017 suspension is light years better than the 2014. Sachs rear shock might be unchanged since '14 (unsure), but the forks are WAAAY better. The Race Edition has the CC forks. No valving, no tuning, just re-sprung for my weight. Very happy with the 300. But a 2019 GasGas EC300 will be my next singletrack machine (if I ever wear out the 300RR) Cheers from Idaho!
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    SDAR member AFRY - Arnie has passed

    Arnie guided my very first Baja ride - just for the day for lobsters at Puerto Nuevo in late 2013. I was fresh from Montana with a DR650 and was admittedly nervous about going into Mexico on a motorcycle. Arnie provided reassuring words and a consistent smile throughout the experience. Arnie helped me with a couple maintenance projects since then, and I attended a couple of his flat track races in Del Mar just to cheer him on. He was always, always positive and enthusiastic. He was a great guy. I'm stunned by this news. You will be missed, Afry.
  5. mtnmanseth

    Off to Ridaho - Thanks SDAR!

    I haven't been too active on here lately, but before I move to southwest Idaho later this week I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to many SDAR folks who have helped me with bike maintenance and been my tour guide since moving to SD in 2013. I recall Googling "San Diego dual sport" and stumbled on the SDAR forum. I met many of my best SoCal moto homies through this forum and it was great to see you each year at club events and the Desert Dash. This is a great community of knowledgeable and generous fellow moto nerds, and I'm glad I found ya! Feel free to PM me if you find yourself near Boise. Ride safe!
  6. Good plan! I'm out - decided to move to Idaho early. Have a great time
  7. I have that time off and am interested in joining. Do you know the trails in the area fairly well? I'd likely bring the new (MT plated) 2T Beta for techy singletrack, if that's your jam too...
  8. mtnmanseth

    2017 KTM/Husky300 2T tech stuff FYI

    Hahaha! Nnnnerd! Ps. See you Sunday buddy
  9. mtnmanseth

    Anyone driving from Vegas with room for a bike?

    Yeah but most strippers don't drive a pickup?
  10. mtnmanseth

    2001 YZ125 Basket case project (done)

    You should really consider running 33:1 instead Stellar work homie, Can't wait to BRAAAP it!
  11. Shot in the dark, but anyone driving from Vegas to SD in next couple weeks with room for a moto? Considering a new 2T 300 from a Vegas dealership - but need to get the bike here! Braaaap!
  12. Comment submitted to CA State Parks. Still researching about National Monuments and developing an opinion. Thanks for the reminder and encouragement to PARTICIPATE in public policy SDAR!
  13. Pro Tip: The "discounts" can be HUGE... Motoworld gave me 20% off $600 knee braces recently!! Couldn't believe it - was so pumped about that. Thanks, Admins, for making this a great community. Many have helped me with bike maintenance projects (thank you), and I've met my favorite douchebag moto bros off SDAR (you know who you are). I'll be contributing.

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