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How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

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    No, you’re right, it’s almost just like the EXCf. I think the pic just cut off the giant tail.
    what tail did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooler View Post
    They are ODI, not sure about specific model. But googling it that is what they look like. I’ll give it a try, thanks
    I wound up finding a socket that was about the same size as the I.D. of the grip and with an extension sliding it inside the grip, holding the grip and pounding the extension/socket onto my bench to pop the end of the grip off and then did the clean up cutting

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    Thanks, I did end up knocking the ends out with a socket extension and got the hand guards installed. Not the prettiest, but it’ll do. Next time I’ll see about open ended grips.

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    what tail did you get?
    It’s the Taco Moto Co one. Pretty simple and clean. And I got an Enduro plate holder.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    on the closed grip ends, i run the Pro Taper lock-on's and use a step bit to drill the ends out. quick 'n clean.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    Alright, my new springs arrived today. I am going to respring this bike over the winter because I am too fat for it. I’ve lost a bunch of weight recently, but it’s still meant for someone smaller than me. A little nervous, I’ve never done any kind of suspension work before, but springs seem pretty straight forward. Getting the shock out looks like it might be a little annoying, but I’ll have all winter to deal with it. With my luck by next spring I will have lost too much weight for the springs I chose, but that’ll be a good problem to have.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

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    Alright, my new springs arrived today. I am going to respring this bike over the winter because I am too fat for it. I’ve lost a bunch of weight recently, but it’s still meant for someone smaller than me. A little nervous, I’ve never done any kind of suspension work before, but springs seem pretty straight forward. Getting the shock out looks like it might be a little annoying, but I’ll have all winter to deal with it. With my luck by next spring I will have lost too much weight for the springs I chose, but that’ll be a good problem to have.
    I changed my springs and it was EXTREMELY easy!

    New sprungs for the KTM!

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    I changed my springs and it was EXTREMELY easy!

    New sprungs for the KTM!
    The Husky has a linkage suspension, I hope it’s not too much more difficult to get the shock off.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooler View Post
    The Husky has a linkage suspension, I hope it’s not too much more difficult to get the shock off.
    Well at least I know the fronts will be easy! Definitely break the top nut free while they are in the triple clamps. DO you have the tool or a big socket for the top? Inside needed like a 27MM wrench too.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooler View Post
    The Husky has a linkage suspension, I hope it’s not too much more difficult to get the shock off.
    The linkage doesn't make it all that difficult, yes the PDS is easier but a linkage doesn't ratchet up the difficulty too much, just a couple of additional bolts here and there.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

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    Well at least I know the fronts will be easy! Definitely break the top nut free while they are in the triple clamps. DO you have the tool or a big socket for the top? Inside needed like a 27MM wrench too.
    I got the 50mm tool, I’ll actually have to check and see if I have a 27. No wait, i do have a 27mm box head, but if I remember it needs to be open… might have to buy one.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    regarding wrenches for fork disassembly, i picked up a set of super thin wrenches a few years back that have been awesome for aiding in cap removal, etc. soooo much easier to slot a thin wrench in tight spots rather than standard thickness with curved/smooth edges.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    regarding wrenches for fork disassembly, i picked up a set of super thin wrenches a few years back that have been awesome for aiding in cap removal, etc. soooo much easier to slot a thin wrench in tight spots rather than standard thickness with curved/smooth edges.
    Awesome, thanks!

    In other news, I ran out of gas in the woods today, lol. Walked half an hour to a gas station, got a ride from a guy at the gas station back to the general vicinity of the bike. Can’t wait for that big new gas tank to get here… The tank was pretty full when I started riding, the fuel light came on surprisingly early, I headed straight for the gas station but didn’t quite make it. Gotta calculate my MPGs on the next tank, it seemed way too fast.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    regarding wrenches for fork disassembly, i picked up a set of super thin wrenches a few years back that have been awesome for aiding in cap removal, etc. soooo much easier to slot a thin wrench in tight spots rather than standard thickness with curved/smooth edges.
    I've heard people use bicycle wrenches for some of those jobs, as they're designed to be very thin.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooler View Post
    I got the 50mm tool, I’ll actually have to check and see if I have a 27. No wait, i do have a 27mm box head, but if I remember it needs to be open… might have to buy one.
    It does have to be open. and as typeone says, thinner the better, but a standard one does work.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    It does have to be open. and as typeone says, thinner the better, but a standard one does work.
    yeah, def not a requirement. i've used normal wrenches, and even adjustables, for a long time prior to the thin set.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    Got the shock spring swapped the other day. Haven’t had a chance to ride it yet, but just sitting on it I can feel a world of difference. I didn’t feel like taking the swing arm off (or, alternatively, the tank, shrouds, and exhaust) to get the shock out, so I just disconnected the linkage, used a tire iron to compress the spring a little so I could release it, and swapped it from the bottom. Pretty easy. Probably going to do the forks tonight, maybe tomorrow night.

    I finally got the correct skid plate, got it all assembled, and apparently the suspension has to be compressed quite a bit to get the linkage guard in place, so that’s fun. I’ll have to figure that out later. Not going to make oil changes super easy.

    Also got a Seat Concepts seat, I’m too old to spend much time on the stock seat. Again, I haven’t ridden with it yet, but sitting on it in the garage it feels great.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooler View Post
    Got the shock spring swapped the other day. Haven’t had a chance to ride it yet, but just sitting on it I can feel a world of difference. I didn’t feel like taking the swing arm off (or, alternatively, the tank, shrouds, and exhaust) to get the shock out, so I just disconnected the linkage, used a tire iron to compress the spring a little so I could release it, and swapped it from the bottom. Pretty easy. Probably going to do the forks tonight, maybe tomorrow night.

    I finally got the correct skid plate, got it all assembled, and apparently the suspension has to be compressed quite a bit to get the linkage guard in place, so that’s fun. I’ll have to figure that out later. Not going to make oil changes super easy.

    Also got a Seat Concepts seat, I’m too old to spend much time on the stock seat. Again, I haven’t ridden with it yet, but sitting on it in the garage it feels great.
    don't forget you crank up your rebound to make up for those new springs! I had to max mine out to keep from pogoing after landing a jump.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    don't forget you crank up your rebound to make up for those new springs! I had to max mine out to keep from pogoing after landing a jump.
    Thanks for the tip! Haven’t changed any of the stock settings yet, other than preload while I was swapping the spring.

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    Re: How difficult is it to register a dirt bike in MA?

    Didn’t get to it as soon as I expected, but I got the fork springs swapped today. Pretty easy! Hopeful to get a chance to ride sometime soon to try it out and get everything dialed in. Might get my big fuel tank installed tomorrow if I have time, and I’ll add switched power source for my gps while I’ve got the tank off.

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    Nice work! Its gonna be a workhorse!

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