Added reply in a thread RIP Bruce Brown 12/11/2017 1:32 PM

Sad news indeed. Check out : www.rustsports.com for a recent small magazine celebrating Bruce's 80th Birthday on Dec 1st, and, of course, On Any Sunday. Rust Sports is a Free E Magazine that covers a Lot of Off Road Motorcycling. I love OAS, and recently showed ... more »

Added reply in a thread JUST ANOTHER 2016 KTM 250SXF CHASSIS KX500 ENGINE CONVERSION GONE MAD! 12/5/2017 2:30 AM


Look at All of the gear aspects. Both of them.
The dial gauge is contacting the gear well bellow the root of the gear teeth, so it's out axially by well over 1mm.
Dreadful, dreadful engineering. And that's just one part of the entire system with problems.
PS - It's not an isolated problem - when I finally got the Back Torque Limiter, after 8 weeks (pre-paid) wait, the first one arrived Heavily encrusted with Rust. Not light rusting, but deep crusting, down into gear roots. To their favor, a ... more »
Added reply in a thread USGP CARLSBAD 12/5/2017 1:13 AM

Srb - every time I still see that Bastard turning up at the GPs ( I bet his FIM expenses pay for his high end flights and accommodation) I seethe inside. I'd hoped we'd see less of him as he became the European FIM president (I think that's what he is), ... more »

Added reply in a thread USGP CARLSBAD 12/5/2017 12:02 AM

Robgvx , did you get over to the USGP in your years? I think the Canadian GP may have ceased by your GP campaigns, but am probably wrong. I assume you did the USGP the year you got 9th (if I remember correctly) in the World 500 Championships. As to your ... more »

Added reply in a thread JUST ANOTHER 2016 KTM 250SXF CHASSIS KX500 ENGINE CONVERSION GONE MAD! 12/4/2017 11:25 PM

Redesigned it? It bloody well needs to be! I've a Panthera kit with numerous problems, that I've told them of, but been ignored by. I've corrected most of them, but as I don't want to destroy my engine, I'm yet to use it whilst riding. With all the freight, ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Yamaha 2 strokes coming when? 12/4/2017 10:04 AM

E Start kit from, I think, South Africa:

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Added reply in a thread USGP CARLSBAD 12/3/2017 1:57 AM

Jeffro - the 12 riders back then was pretty normal for GP Regular(s) turnouts in the US - even with the 'pull' of Sunny California. The 250 support class didn't even have a 40 rider gate. In California - did they charge a motza to race it? Now, you (generally) ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cr500 help 12/2/2017 11:35 PM

The CRFs tend to have an Alloy outside spacer either side that Keys into a seal , as against the Steelies hardened 'Cup' with seal. The CRFs, tend to be narrower across the entire swing arm pivot width, around the 5mm (not accurate) mark that I vaguely ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1980s 4 stroke pro races 12/2/2017 3:14 AM

Have a Squizz at the Swingarm and the top chain run - I think it's actually an ATK frame. At least that's what the 'tag' I have on that picture says

. Pretty much a one of a kind, I'd think. Similar to the XR600 kits that they made a limited ... more »
Added reply in a thread 1980s 4 stroke pro races 12/1/2017 5:41 PM

That's the typical Hallman - Eneqvist chassis set up. Done by a few different manufacturers at the time. Starting with the Bengt Aberg GP campaigns. Since made by a lot of manufacturers. Nothing 'homemade' about it. Nor 'Frankenstein about it. YZ125 ... more »

Added reply in a thread Was Brad Lackey bad ass? 12/1/2017 1:22 AM

Smez - I should have put 500 GP! I had in the back of my mind that he'd done a 250 GP a few years later, but really thought I was imagining things! Thanks for the pictures, and easing my mind - I thought I was getting a bit 'doolally' as I get older!

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Added reply in a thread Was Brad Lackey bad ass? 12/1/2017 12:09 AM

That bottom picture of Brad at the 83 USGP ( the only GP he did after the 82 WC, I think) shows a bloke that had Not let himself 'go to seed' after , basically, retiring. Another thing I remember that involved him was Arai , or perhaps another batch ... more »

Added reply in a thread MXLarge says... Todd Waters will be racing a easier AMA Motocross series... 11/30/2017 3:33 AM

A few pages back, but, give thought to just how much Tomac and Bogle "impressed" at the same event. How many SX races do those two have under their belts? Yet, they both crashed out, just like TG did. I was glad to see TG and Tomac not hurt, and Bogle ... more »

Added reply in a thread Was Brad Lackey bad ass? 11/30/2017 3:15 AM

I remember that article, and how Brad was looked on as being a bit less than a perfect specimen by the testers - re his being in his off season and sporting 22 percent body fat. I think it was something like " that's a World Level Competitor in your ... more »

Added reply in a thread MXLarge says... Todd Waters will be racing a easier AMA Motocross series... 11/30/2017 2:08 AM

You weird bastard! So, I guess you had a French Mum, and a Pommie Dad, or vice

Added reply in a thread JUST ANOTHER 2016 KTM 250SXF CHASSIS KX500 ENGINE CONVERSION GONE MAD! 11/30/2017 1:59 AM

What's the story with the sliced in half barrel? Just curious. I've ended up with quite a few 'weird' things like that over the decades - generally from trade shows / seminars for companies I've worked with.

Added reply in a thread MXLarge says... Todd Waters will be racing a easier AMA Motocross series... 11/28/2017 5:32 AM

If that prick, MX Geoff had qualified his "easier that the GPs" comment with the details of 20 rounds, some of which are spread around the World, resulting in a far easier / cheaper schedule of 12 rounds and the ease for an Aussie to deal with the USA ... more »

Added reply in a thread UK is the latest country to allow 250cc equal displacement 11/28/2017 5:05 AM

Check the one proviso : " “Therefore, we decided to introduce the changes detailed below into the MX standing regulations, which allow organisers to take advantage at all levels with the exception of the Maxxis British Championship." The Maxxis British ... more »

Added reply in a thread CR500 restoration 11/27/2017 10:47 PM

Nice looking bike. I'm currently debating whether to do my CRE500 frame in Red, or the original white. I've both new White and Red plastics sets sitting by for the day I 'beautify' the old beast / teddy bear. Your bike has given me a 'push' towards the ... more »

Added reply in a thread JUST ANOTHER 2016 KTM 250SXF CHASSIS KX500 ENGINE CONVERSION GONE MAD! 11/24/2017 12:14 AM

You enjoy the rest of Your journey with your build! I'm currently caught up with building this Sports Sedan for a mate. I'm at the point where I'm wondering if I'm enjoying the journey. For an old man on a walking stick / crutches, clambering through

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