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  1. Inspiring Mini Documentary

    You do have to have a reasonable leg I will admit. I bent a kickstarter in the first month (which was amazingly replaced under warranty). The consistently leaky Marzocchi forks are the gift that keeps on giving. None the less it served me beautifully over 2 seasons of Enduros and Hare Scrambles. Never (and still hasn't) broke down once and managed to change the colour of my racing number (which I then never competed with again). I'm very, very attached to her. I actually also have a CRF450X which is what I have registered and am getting back on the trails with. Brand new in 09 and only has 27.8 hours on the motominder. I have been away for too long. I look forward to joining some rides as I don't know anyone since I moved down here and it is very dodgey for your health riding alone.
  2. Inspiring Mini Documentary

    Here, here. I still have my 96 KTM 360 which is in VGC and have owned since new. Every couple of years I fire it up but, the reality is I don't use it; just look at it. Why would I sell it? I'll get bugger all and it costs nothing to keep so who am I hurting? The problem I feel is that as you age, if you let your bikes go you may never actually get around around to treating yourself to another one. It's lovely to have the latest and greatest but you don't need it to enjoy a day on the trails and anything is better than nothing. I totally understand the family and financial challenges but if you can see your way clear then keep the Kato. (in my humble opinion).
  3. Inspiring Mini Documentary

    What inspirations they are. Turning 50 this year and have just decided to get back into the dirt. I was wondering if I am too old ... obviously not. Hence here I am looking forward to joining some rides.
  4. Chain Issues

    Just a point to note. If you put the chain on the sprocket at the bottom then you need to roll the bike forward. It is generally best to place the chain on the top of the sprocket and roll the bike backwards. This lets you control the bike a little easier and also loads up the wheel forcing it to rotate rather than just drag along. As the others mentioned, loosening your axle bolt and skewing the wheel will make life a lot easier.