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Oct. 14, 2011, 6:29 a.m.
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winter xc/am tire options

That's the way I'd run them. The High Roller tracks better.

Oct. 13, 2011, 8:08 p.m.
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2 strokes aren't illegal. There are still old 2 stroke street bikes on the road.

But, I doubt you could ever modify a big ol' mx smoker engine to run lights. I could be wrong though.

Oct. 13, 2011, 11:12 a.m.
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haha, yeah that's right - i didn't fully read your entire post. i wouldn't worry about it in that case.

Can I get a witness? Do you mind signing off on that statement? ;)

Oct. 13, 2011, 9:51 a.m.
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i doubt anybody is going to figure it out. but if you get into some sort of accident and icbc gets wise to you being insured in the wrong class maybe they decide to void your insurance?

i guess you couold just say you bought the bike that way but who know what lengths icbc would go to so they can avois paying out on a claim?

I thought it was anything over 400cc?

So like I said, for example, a 500cc 2 stroke engine stuffed into an XR650 chassis. I suppose you could try and get it classified as a 'ubuilt' bike.

I think what ICBC is most concerned about is whether or not there's a sticker on the head tube that says "MC" instead of "RUM". The way I see it if the chassis, tires, etc is street legal then anything else shouldn't matter. hahaha…. one can dream.

Oct. 13, 2011, 9:45 a.m.
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winter xc/am tire options

If you are doing that with a normally- ramped leading edge tire then I hope you are climbing 100% of the time. Otherwise it would be sketchy….and stupid. But, if you have a tire with a block type pattern like a DH-F, you can still have braking edges if run backwards.

Oct. 13, 2011, 7:01 a.m.
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rusty bimmer

There is an NX 650 on CL in Washington I do believe. Shirk?

Oct. 13, 2011, 6:59 a.m.
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I have to ask a stupid question to the street bike crowd. I know its a stretch but bear with me….

Let's say you bought a street legal bike, could be an XR650 or it could be an RD400 or anything in between. You get it insured for the road, but then you come across a replacement engine from a non-street legal bike that you want to stuff into the bike. Can you get away with doing this? Would the average cop recognize a CR500 engine in a dual sport bike?
:lol:

So you'd have a normally street legal chassis and components with a different power plant. Let's leave emissions controls out of this.
:devil:

I told you it was a stupid question.

Oct. 13, 2011, 6:48 a.m.
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winter xc/am tire options

If you do a lot of climbing and you have directional tires, running them backwards on the rear is most often the best way to go. Those braking edges will now be used for climbing traction. If you look at the Ardent, it is a very directional tire, but run backwards there is actually a lot of edges there to bite in. The only drawback is that you loose braking traction.

I'm running a set of CST protos with the rear tire on backwards and climbing traction has vastly improved.

Oct. 12, 2011, 8 a.m.
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Might be a worthwhile investment if there's not too much wrong with it: http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/mcy/2626487731.html

Oct. 12, 2011, 6:30 a.m.
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X Fusion Vector RC

I've owned 2 of them. Pretty much one of the better shocks on the market. Like Clownmitts said, a couple of clicks is actually noticeable, much like a moto shock. Very supple off the start without a lot of compression damping (that's a good thing).

Oct. 10, 2011, 4:17 p.m.
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Thanks. There are a few floating around in good running shape that can be had for next to nothing. Apparently there aren't too many people who appreciate the personality of a 2 stroke street bike. :lol:

Just gotta sell my mtb and buy one!

Oct. 10, 2011, 1:09 p.m.
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I'm on the hunt for an old RD 400 or 350 two stroke street bike and turning it into a bit of a rat rod. I don't know what it is but spraying blue smoke in the street seems so wrong yet so right. ;)

Oct. 10, 2011, 11:18 a.m.
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I'm not a brand loyal guy at all, but that new Super Tenere from Yamaha looks like the cat's ass. Too bad they're probably out of your price range too.

What about the KTM 690? That's a sweet bike.

Oct. 10, 2011, 6:58 a.m.
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Honda Veradero too. A friend of mine (6'2") went from a KTM 950 adventure to the Honda and he likes it much better. Way more reliable and fits him better for longer trips.

I think the Vstrom looks decent.

Oct. 9, 2011, 6:40 p.m.
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Rolling Resistance - Calling Mr. Coleman!

On an almost completely unrelated note, I'm testing the Minion DH-R II right now and holy crap it is amazing. Best rear tire I have ever used. Rode one of the steepest trails around in the wet Kamloops silt and it was hard to lock up, even on off camber turns.

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