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Post  GallopingGhostler Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:56 am

I'd understand. On an MX track, you only have short distances on the straight away for speed, rest is in cornering and jumping hills. Ability for speed is different than for a black top track bike. That RD350 was probably a better comparison to a 700 cc 4 stroke than the 550. I've been told half the size in 2 stroke is roughly equivalent to a 4 stroke. Also 2 stroke usually has higher red line.

Those with MX experience I am told make better street bikers, because you know better what to do when cornering, because of learning how to handle loss of traction as with dirt. I don't have dirt experience and some probably feel I am conservative in corners, but I looked at my tourer's tires and can see some extra cornering wear from pushing it a little.

The worst ride beats the best day of work. lol!
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Post  Ken Cook Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:03 pm

The Fox likes to be over primed to start sometimes. This can cause the prop to stop and bump extremely hard. When this happens it can slice you pretty darn good. This is why it's a good practice to wear the glove. I've had a few of them break wood props over my finger. I can only tell you this makes you say words you really didn't even know you knew. Sanding all APC, Master Airscrews is a prerequisite. It has to be done or your going to slice yourself badly. I use a bowling ball finger sizer for a finger protector. This slips on the finger and is made of silicone rubber. A piece of heater hose works but the silicone has a good feel to it allowing you to adjust the needle as well if you use the same finger. The best solution is to backflip the engine and all these issues essentially go away. This takes a bit of practice. I can start them just by gliding my fingers off of the prop blades. Ken
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Post  GallopingGhostler Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:50 pm

Thanks Ken for bringing the topic back into being. Fox is not the only engine that kicks. I sliced a finger really good on the McCoy 35RH by not using a glove or chicken stick. And you are right about sanding the back side of the blade. I've cut myself flipping a prop with a sharp back edge.

Duke Fox earlier (while still alive) on the instructions to my Fox 25RC (the older plain bearing baffle piston one) recommended wood props, because they hurt you less.
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Post  GWILLIEFOX Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:44 pm

Get the Fox ready to go, battery connected, etc. Grab the prop firmly and pull the engine through compress while you are holding it. When you feel a bump, flip the prop.
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Post  Ken Cook Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:52 pm

This is what I use on my fingers when I'm flipping high powered 15's. http://www.bowlingball.com/products/accessories/turbo-2-n-1-grips/4475/quad-finger-inserts.html I get the fluorescent colored ones like orange or yellow. Ken
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Post  GallopingGhostler Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:42 am

@Ken Cook wrote:This is what I use on my fingers when I'm flipping high powered 15's. http://www.bowlingball.com/products/accessories/turbo-2-n-1-grips/4475/quad-finger-inserts.html  I get the fluorescent colored ones like orange or yellow. Ken

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Very practical cost effective solution, Ken.
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