Discussion in 'West - USA' started by robertaccio, Feb 26, 2016.
open invite LAMC trail ride.
sold out a while back......super looking forward to this weekend
done, all the A route breaks was way more sporting thAN I expected. incurred unknow damage to bike and wrist about 10 15 miles into 60. finished the ride with my bike feeling and sounding strange. when we got back to camp i saw that pipe was smashed within a 1/2 in of closed and hitting and melting my skid plate and my starter cover. 300 2 strokes are that stupid bullet proof good.. my wrist was the other part of damage and didnt kick in until after the ride thankfully
My rear sharkfin was bent in to about 1/4 inch from hitting the rotor
I always do the look from the rear check, sometimes I can fit an adjustable wrench onto it and bend it back out, sometimes it needs to come off and be put on the hydro press. Truth is since I been using the ZipTy shark fin---never had much of a bend issue, Im sure it may be a slight bit off but there is still plenty of disc clearance. This ride for sure tested it. I looked again at my pipe and I am still amazed how well the bike ran with the pipe crushed the way it is. My wrist already feels better, it appears to be a sprain/strain soft tissue no bone cracks , I will test it for a couple of days and get an xray if it doesn't continue to improve--shoot I rode another 40 or more miles of some ugly stuff so it cant be that bad.
Gonna get it fixed? That's a good feeling to know it'll get you back when other bikes might not. Show us a pic!
on a cool note i reconfigured the TE300 back into an enduro set up with the 15/16 headlite set up
Wow, fragged the pipe guard. Impressive!
ps i still like the maxxis fim tire...except in sand....seems the pirelli scorp fim pros are better in the sand
Robert- how many hits do you think that pipe & guard took? [I'm guessing it was more than 1... or maybe not]
untold hits, many upon many but that big hole was the pipe flatten, one from the canyon wash rock hit that put me to the ground instantly.
hey, I just noticed your skid plate melted. i dint think a chamber would get hot enough- I guess a 4-stroke would've had a total meltdown.
I'm thinking the pipe would've fared okay until chunks of the CF pipe guard started going away.
hope your wrist heals.
(is that new avatar real similar to your old one?)
the starter cover is also melted........that's a first for me.
the TMD skid plate has been melted from other pipe hits and I even used the dremel to shave it down and clean it up.
Avatar? same since early 2015 that's from the start of loop 3 Tecate Enduro 2014 milliseconds before nailing a couple of fence posts and smashing my foot----but not crashing.
Avatar: for some reason, I thought you had another older avatar doing the same kinda wheelie (including leaning left) but on a red head. No? ....this gettin' old stuff sux.
Think I'll have to take this off to straighten it
i had one actually leave alloy skid marks onto the disc, no biggie pull it and bend it back!