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Old 11-29-2018, 09:49 AM   #191
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That 150 is a beast!

Kurtz how do you like your new whip?
It's...good, but makes me realize that my 450 was great(for me). I'm sure once I get more used to the 250, I'll love it. It is, and feels, light.

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Suspension sucks. It deflects off everything in its path, and doesn't roll over anything. It is set up for a guy way lighter than me, so a trip to see PK at Computrack Boston will help that; it made a fucking world of difference on the 450, so I'm spoiled.

I got a 250 thinking it would be less powerful and somehow more controllable; this bike feels the opposite. I don't know whether it's the fuel injection, newer motor, or just lighter bike, but the throttle feels like an on/off switch, and combined with the soft suspension, it's like riding a seesaw - touch throttle, bike tosses me backwards, roll off, it tosses me forward. I've got a G2 throttle tamer and Steg Pegz coming for it to hopefully help with this.

Overall, my 450 is a pretty hard bike to beat. It's got all the power, but you can crawl along at barely a walking pace on it with zero effort, never touching the clutch. Even though is has a Rekluse also, the 250 just isn't like that. My hope is that as I ride it more, I'll adapt to it and it will make me a better rider.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:46 PM   #192
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That 150 is a beast!

Kurtz how do you like your new whip?

Ya, my kid is loving it. Going from dirt to snow to ice in just a month or two. His ability to learn and progress are amazing me.

Just ordered a set of 17's for it. He will be doing his first trackday with penguin in 6 months on this bike. The 150R is a lot like the 500EXC, does it all..very very well
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:59 PM   #193
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Ya, my kid is loving it. Going from dirt to snow to ice in just a month or two. His ability to learn and progress are amazing me.

Just ordered a set of 17's for it. He will be doing his first trackday with penguin in 6 months on this bike. The 150R is a lot like the 500EXC, does it all..very very well
Do they still have crank issues?
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:17 PM   #194
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Do they still have crank issues?
The 150's? No idea
It's a pretty strong little bike tho
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:18 PM   #195
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The 150's? No idea
It's a pretty strong little bike tho
They used to have crank issues. Just worried me thinking about sumo with potential crank problems.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:58 AM   #196
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Old 11-30-2018, 08:40 AM   #197
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Old 12-02-2018, 09:09 PM   #198
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Ok, I'm going to throw this out as a feeler. Would any of you be intrested in a day trail riding class at the Meriden motorcycle club. It will be geared toward newish riders and intermediate riders. The class would be taught by netra A riders and class champions. There would be a small donation fee and food at the class. I'm just seeing if anyone would be interested before I start to plan this.
Ok, this WILL happen in 2019. Sorry for the delay, but it took awhile to hear back from the insurance company. I have many AA NETRA rider's committed and are excited about it. Not sure on a date yet. Thinking May or June. Cost will be around $50 and that includes food. Any bike is dirt bike welcome and does not need to be street legal or confirm to sound restrictions. Depending on class size and interest, I can do more dates during the year. And people can sign up to take the class's more than once.


Also, the club will be doing a into to trials event next year as well. That is in the works too. I will keep you all posted.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:50 AM   #199
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Ok, this WILL happen in 2019. Sorry for the delay, but it took awhile to hear back from the insurance company. I have many AA NETRA rider's committed and are excited about it. Not sure on a date yet. Thinking May or June. Cost will be around $50 and that includes food. Any bike is dirt bike welcome and does not need to be street legal or confirm to sound restrictions. Depending on class size and interest, I can do more dates during the year. And people can sign up to take the class's more than once.


Also, the club will be doing a into to trials event next year as well. That is in the works too. I will keep you all posted.
Cool
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:04 PM   #200
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Ok, this WILL happen in 2019. Sorry for the delay, but it took awhile to hear back from the insurance company. I have many AA NETRA rider's committed and are excited about it. Not sure on a date yet. Thinking May or June. Cost will be around $50 and that includes food. Any bike is dirt bike welcome and does not need to be street legal or confirm to sound restrictions. Depending on class size and interest, I can do more dates during the year. And people can sign up to take the class's more than once.


Also, the club will be doing a into to trials event next year as well. That is in the works too. I will keep you all posted.
Sweet, I'm looking forward to this.
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