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Old 04-17-2001, 09:54 AM   #1
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I'd be a lot more likely to buy something like this for up at the lake than a race bike. I haven't really considered dirt bikes much before, but it's starting to sound like fun.
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Old 04-17-2001, 10:08 AM   #2
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Sounds like a bad choice for me. If Calvins' 150 is taxing the suspension, my 250 will break the frame in half. This bike seems to be heavily weighted toward the play bike spectrum, which is why I am glad you reviewed it the way you did, cause I got the feeling it was a competitor to the WR250. One other comment..Did you guys uncork the exhaust?



Looking at the pics from this review made me think that you guys should do a map/story on the places around you that you ride. There is nothing like that within 8 hours of me in SE Michigan.
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Old 04-17-2001, 10:37 AM   #3
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There's no way to un-cork the ezhaust without getting rid of the spark-arrestor as well. Yoshimura already makes some stuff for the bike, though. They're definately worth contacting.
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Old 04-17-2001, 10:53 AM   #4
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Would it be possible to adjust the clutch cable to make it engage further from the bar? If the clutch doesn't slip at all when the cable is pulled on a bit by the adjusters, then the cable and clutch springs might wear out faster, but you won't have to work so hard to get the clutch to slip. I've never tried it, but it seems like it might work. I enjoy the diversity of dirtbikes in MO.
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Old 04-17-2001, 10:58 AM   #5
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Even after adjusting the clutch it still didn't perform correctly. Believe me, we tried
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Old 04-17-2001, 11:51 AM   #6
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Darn right about the lack of riding around SE Michigan. You've got to go at least 3 hours up I-75 before you get anything better than a farmers field. Michigan is the worst place to be a biker (except for the first Sunday in May at Suzy Greenway's).
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Old 04-17-2001, 12:25 PM   #7
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The more diversity in coverage the better.
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Old 04-17-2001, 02:51 PM   #8
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Fill me in on Suzy Greenways..???
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Old 04-17-2001, 03:06 PM   #9
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sounds like an excuse to burn some of the clutch away to me......
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Old 04-17-2001, 05:28 PM   #10
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That was a really good article MO. The best I've read from you for a while in fact.



There were some good technical details and some good commentary on what the thing was like to ride. Some great pictures to.



I hope to read some more stories like that real soon.
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