My 2017 Alta Redshift MX - millenial club

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2/12/2018 11:52 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/12/2018 11:57 AM

Well, I joined the millennial club (over 1000 miles) on my Alta yesterday. 1001 miles on it now, with 81.3 hours.

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Picture at 990 miles, well, because my number is 990

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81 hours, better start thinking about cleaning the air filter...

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Use your back, not your legs, when lifting.

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2/12/2018 12:01 PM

Damn thats a heavy ass bike for that photo!

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2/12/2018 12:28 PM

Must be true that it feels lighter than it is on paper wink
But seriously, how is the bike holding up? Do you notice any wear or decline in performance on frame, bearings, motor or battery?

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2/12/2018 12:45 PM

The bike is as reliable as a claw hammer! I ride the snot out of it, and it rarely gets washed in the winter, well, because everything is frozen.

I have noticed no wear or decline in performance on the frame, bearings, motor, or battery. The chain and sprockets are pretty worn, but I have replacements all ready to go. I was hoping to get through the winter on the stock stuff, but I don't know if I can go much longer, as the sprocket teeth are starting to hook quite a bit, and the chain stretches every time I ride now.



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2/12/2018 2:38 PM

Someone's a Scott Summers fan...

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2/12/2018 3:12 PM

I’d say that chain stretched on your last ride...

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2/12/2018 4:22 PM

brocster wrote:

I’d say that chain stretched on your last ride...

Jesus that chain is STRETCHED OUT.

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-streets-

2/12/2018 5:44 PM

How does the cold and snow effect battery life? Does it drain noticeably faster riding in the winter vs summer months?

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2/12/2018 6:09 PM

brocster wrote:

I’d say that chain stretched on your last ride...

swedishfishmx wrote:

Jesus that chain is STRETCHED OUT.

From the constant torque laughing .

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2/12/2018 6:29 PM

I can't be the only one that noticed that the "check engine" light looks like an ICE engine! smile

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2/12/2018 7:19 PM

Screws in the tires must be fun? (from a TX boy who has never even seen them in real life), Clean & Jerk! Awesome photo Ben! Keep it coming....

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

2/12/2018 7:23 PM

Careful you dont burn yourself on the exhaust picking it up like that.

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2/13/2018 5:00 AM

KHI Guy wrote:

How does the cold and snow effect battery life? Does it drain noticeably faster riding in the winter vs summer months?

With the Trelleborg tires, depending on conditions, sometimes I feel more hooked up and planted on the frozen ground than I do when I ride in the middle of summer. They work really well up to a several inches of snow, but more than that you tend to float on it, and it gets sketchy.

The cold and snow doesn't seem to affect the battery life at all, at least the way I do it. I keep my Alta in a heated room off of my garage, so it always stays cozy when I am not riding it out in the cold.

It also starts waaaayyyyyyy easier than my other bike I have set up to ride in the winter, a KX500. Want a good workout? Try to kick start a big bore 2-stroke that has been sitting in 20 degree weather for several days...


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2/13/2018 5:12 AM

Good for you. I'm impressed.

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2/13/2018 7:01 AM

Heard alot of good things about this bike. Seems on par witha 250 forsure. If they can drop the price a thousand or two i would definitely get one

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2/13/2018 5:28 PM

Kyle_McNab wrote:

Heard alot of good things about this bike. Seems on par witha 250 forsure. If they can drop the price a thousand or two i would definitely get one

look on cycletrader. there are a few used ones for around 9000. two in jersey last i checked.

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2/13/2018 6:14 PM

I love the “engine” button on the dashboard. Complete with air cleaner on top.
In all seriousness, I’m really looking into one of these, they look to be legit.

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