Posted February 09, 2001 - 01:34 PM
also i wonder if anyone can explane simply wot effect altering the rebound has front or rear
dumb i know,,,,, but i wud be thankfull of the advice
Posted February 09, 2001 - 08:44 PM
Posted February 10, 2001 - 10:38 PM
im about 230lbs and 6'2''
i think ive sorted the back end now..
also discovered my forks where set uneven,,,,one fork leg soft and the other stiff [PANIC][uneven compression settings]
i ride a bit of everything,,motocross & super cross tracks and am just starting to do some enduros in thick gloopy deep mud
i suspect i need stiffer fork springs
i prefer a firm ride , but currently have my forks 16 out on the compression and about the same on the rebound,,which i think is a bit much,and i find im pushing through corners,
any suggestions or am i just gonna have to bite the bullet and pay for some suspension tunning?
also anyone recomend a set of good tyres?
the ground here currently ranges from soggy deeply rutted watter logged mud
to hard frozen rock and root infested climbs
thanks for all the advice guys
Posted February 17, 2001 - 03:31 PM
Posted February 18, 2001 - 08:24 AM
i had lost a bit of confidence recently due to bad cornering,,, fitted s12's today and its like a new bike can corner the thing practically on its side
Posted February 18, 2001 - 08:32 AM
seven days to whaddon & we're both gonna die. have you made out a will yet!
i'm No. 258.
Posted February 19, 2001 - 01:32 AM
u instill me with confidence,
i was chatting to a guy who rides in the motocross expert on sunday,, and he said its an easy course, wide open [ mind you he would say that wouldnt he ]
everyone else makes comments from,,,,, ''you/we're gonna die'' [thanks taffy] to, [sharp intake of breath] ''wadden?,,,,,,,first race?,,,,,,,i wouldnt if i was you !''
im not sure of my number yet as im waiting for it back,,,,,but ill give u a wave as u pass me by.
Posted February 19, 2001 - 08:53 AM
Posted February 19, 2001 - 03:15 PM
99WR,WR timing,throttle stop removed,Uni filter,E-Series pipe,carbon air box,Pro Tapers,lights removed,YZ tank,13 tooth sprocket
Posted February 20, 2001 - 06:05 AM
whaddon is like a marsh at the moment.
(i live 5 minutes away)
Posted February 20, 2001 - 07:04 AM
it'll kick-off at 10am. last year i entered with three days to go. i paid all my fees when i got there.
the ground will be hell for 50% of the course for the first 1 1/2 hours & by the time it's rideable you won't really care.
sandracer do you have a camelpak. they are a god send & as a 16 stoner you will dehydrate rapidly. they are worth every penny. get them from off-road-only & get two teets while you're there; they always fall off. your crash diet starts sunday at 10 am!!!
the sad news is that when we ride there in exactly a month it will be the last time. the farmer has been refused permission to have anymore meetings there.
a real shame!
Posted February 20, 2001 - 09:21 AM
maybe i need to work out how many pounds in a stone then, as im 15 stone,
yep i have a camel pack ,,,
oh and a full medic team for when i collapse and go into cardiac arrest half way round,
ive just booked off the rest of this week to get a bit of practice in prior to sunday, havnt ridden an mx track since november, however my woods ridding has gotten better
righto must go as i have a delicous ''slim fast'' for tea,,,,,,
Posted February 20, 2001 - 09:54 AM
Posted February 20, 2001 - 09:59 AM
What classes we all running in at Whaddon?
I am number 75. Clubman 4 stroke.
Good luck all - i think we'll need it.
Posted February 20, 2001 - 01:26 PM
i'm 258 in the clubman 4-stroke!
sorry sandracer, i thought you said you were 230lb's!
Posted February 20, 2001 - 11:34 PM
yeah taffy i did
but as ive now shown to everyone,i cant figure how many lbs there are in a stone....either that or i am 16stone and in denial.
anyway,,,as u pointed out ill be a hell of a lot slimmer come sunday at 1 pm.
Posted February 21, 2001 - 10:58 PM
i can see it now, the old red mist comes down, the manic glare, the steamed goggles.
then i make my getaway!
works every time.