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Philip

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#9
When comparing both bikes, is there something that the MX does better than the MXR?
My MX does everything very well, but OMG! The MXR does EVERYTHING better, for certain.

I can feel the 6 lbs weight reduction, a bit more power, but what I liked the most was the MXR suspension! I hate to admit it, but the stock MXR suspension is a little better than my revalved MX suspension. It soaks in the bumps better, it tracks in the ruts better, and it even lands from the jumps better.

The fork feels fine, but the shock feels severely underdamped. But I can only feel this when pumping the rear suspension by hand. At the track it feels perfectly fine.

I was afraid that the suspension would be too soft for me, I was even going to bring a stiffer rear spring to the track with me, but I cranked both shock clickers fully in and it now feels pretty good and lands jumps better than my MX. I do not even know if I want to revalve the suspension now, it feels okay as-is!
 

Fod

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#11
I agree...the shock is severely under dampened both compression and rebound. I feel it though on the track as well as by hand.
 

Philip

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#15
Mine is one step down from the longest -- a 159" wheelbase but no "Maxi" 2-foot extension. It has a 12x6' cargo floor space. I can sleep in it across the floor, if I want to. FWD with a 3.6L Chrysler minivan engine and transmission, about 16mpg. Not the Sprinter diesel's fuel economy, but I saved on the purchase price -- just $27K brand new. One of the best things I bought for motocross, second only to buying an Alta Redshift.