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big t

First time out on the 650.

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Finally got to ride the 650 in the woods. It was a little muddy and the bike kicked my a$$. The stock front tire sucks in the mud. Flooded the bike a couple of times and had to kick the hell out of it. All in all it was fun but definitely a learning experience. :)

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Congrats on the XR ride Big T. I ride a MS12 up front in MD, about the same riding conditions. Hooks up real nice. Replace the stock front ASAP, it will hurt you, trust me. Also, there are 2 ways of re-starting the Pig after a tip over: 1)Hold throttle wide open, set piston at top-dead-center(compression stroke) and kick(works for some not me). 2)Hold throttle wide open, pull in de-comp lever, kick 6-8 times, set kick starter to compression stroke and kick(throttle wide open).

You can also replace the carb with a pumper type like Eldebrock QuickSilver from Barnums Pro Products. After a year with the stock carb and falling over a lot I just got mine in the mail tonight. Can't wait to use it.

Enjoy a fun all-around bike.

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Yeah, I think the carb is going to be my next big $ purchase. I'll probably order a tire this week. I think I am going to go with the s12.

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This bike will eat up that s12. I like the Dunlop 756 for the front. It wears well and yeah it's a flexible tire so on the hard stuff it'll feel a little off. The 756 rear is nice too, but wears fast. I'm running a Pirelli Mt-16 in the rear now with HD tubes and couldn't be happier.

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Pull off the stock tires and use them to burn a brush pile or something. They might work somewhere but I've never ridden there yet. Try a Pirelli MT44 front and a MT16 rear.

It will feel like an entirely different bike with this combo. IMHO the stock tires will get you hurt in the mud.

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I've had good luck with the S12. That tire has a lot of fans here in Michigan.

One of the most impressive things is how long it last.

By the way - it's 19 below zero at my house. :)

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Gentlemen,

Take it from someone who knows! :D Take that stock front tire off ASAP! It's a piece of [@#$%&!] in the mud! :D I'm still healing! :D

I've heard alot of good things about the S12 and M12. It's my next purchase. :)

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I have had the 756 on my 400 so I will probably go with it or the s12. I'll check on the Pirelli 's but price will determine what I get. Can't wait to get it out and take another beating. :)

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