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Added reply in a thread LACR quad hit again 5/19/2015 11:56 AM

LOL Bill. I miss the 70's/80's.

Added reply in a thread LACR quad hit again 5/13/2015 5:31 AM

People need to step out of their mx fanboy box. Is this jump impressive? Yes Is this jump stupid? Yes Does this jump grow the sport? No

Added reply in a thread 50k $$ for a pick'em up truck. Who has done it? 5/11/2015 7:50 PM

If a new CR was air cooled and had 4" of plush travel, you probably could get one for that.

Added reply in a thread LACR quad hit again 5/11/2015 5:00 PM

Back when the OEM's sold 1 million dirt units a year, nothing like this jump existed on any track. Back then, even professional people like lawyers, doctors, etc. bought bikes for their kids and got them into the sport of motocross. Nowadays, most parents ... more »

Added reply in a thread 50k $$ for a pick'em up truck. Who has done it? 5/11/2015 4:50 PM

No problem. I find myself using that calculator quite a bit, just for kicks.

Added reply in a thread 50k $$ for a pick'em up truck. Who has done it? 5/11/2015 1:17 PM

Here is the US gov's cpi calculator. It goes all the way back to 1913. http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl

Added reply in a thread Why can't we get paid? 5/11/2015 8:42 AM

Kart racing is supported by a lot of upper class high rollers with connections to real sponsor money. Motocross is primarily a working class sport. Do the math.

Added reply in a thread 50k $$ for a pick'em up truck. Who has done it? 5/10/2015 4:59 PM

I paid $19,500 for a brand new fully loaded, less leather, Chevy Silverado king cab truck back in 2003. Using the Consumer Price Index calculator for inflation, that is $24,800 in today's money. The truck manufacturers are laughing all the way to the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Louis Farrakhan Nails it 5/10/2015 2:55 PM

Over 300,000 "white" union soldiers died in the fight to end slavery in the US during the Civil War. I wish people would spend more time acknowledging that fact. There would not have been black slaves in America without slavery already existing in Africa. ... more »

Added reply in a thread LACR quad hit again 5/10/2015 12:56 PM

Anyone that says that jumps like this are good for the sport, have a serious lack of wisdom.

Added reply in a thread 1983 RM 125 shock 5/6/2015 12:18 PM

Thanks Chris, but I far from know it all. Just recognized that number from cross checking the YZF springs for the old '95 CR250. The nice thing about the Ti YZF springs is you can get them for next to nothing. I paid $50 for the last one I picked up. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1983 RM 125 shock 5/6/2015 4:16 AM

The 6228 is used on late model YZ250F. That should open up a lot of options for you, including a stock Titanium YZ250F spring which has a 5.3kg rate. That should be about perfect for a 200# rider on an '83 RM125. I gave David Lux a titanium 5.3kg YZF ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1983 RM 125 shock 4/30/2015 8:03 PM

Hey Mike, when did pick up an RM? The springs rates are going to be way too soft for you. Fortunately, Race Tech offers a full assortment of spring rates for the '83 RM125, so you won't be in the custom spring boat the 250 owners run into. If you install ... more »

Added reply in a thread KTM is bringing back the 2 stroke big bore for 2016 4/27/2015 1:27 PM

I raced a 380SX (368cc actual displacement) back in '01 and it had the very best 2-stroke engine I've ever used, hands down. The '01 chassis, on the other hand, was the worst chassis I've ever ridden. If KTM brings back the 380SX, with their modern chassis, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2 Strokers! What's your Fuel Situation??? 4/21/2015 8:13 AM

Oil viscosity and rpm/engine load determine the correct ratio. If you run a light viscosity oil, you need more oil than a heavy viscosity oil. Small displacement engines need more oil than large displacement engines. Sandy soils require more oil than ... more »

Added reply in a thread VP110 or C12 for 125 and 250 two-strokes? 4/13/2015 12:28 PM

Race fuel typically has a much lower distillation curve compared to pump gas. A lower 10% evaporation point improves throttle response.

Added reply in a thread VP110 or C12 for 125 and 250 two-strokes? 4/13/2015 6:26 AM

100LL and C12 have the same specific gravity. It is not an issue unless you use a castor based oil at low temps. All the criticism of avgas is totally unfounded and perpetuated by people that have never used it.

Added reply in a thread VP110 or C12 for 125 and 250 two-strokes? 4/9/2015 9:51 AM

If you have stock compression, the best bang for the buck is 100LL avgas. You can get it for as little as $3.95/gal in the atlanta area. https://www.airnav.com/fuel/local.html

Added reply in a thread Best looking stock bike of all time? 4/6/2015 6:43 AM

Based on wear of the original chain/sprockets/brake pads, my guess is less than 20 hours. I've raced it 5-6 times so it's probably at around 25 hours now.

Added reply in a thread Best looking stock bike of all time? 4/5/2015 8:10 AM

20 years ago, I thought the '95 CR's were the ugliest bikes on the planet. Then a few years ago, I ended up buying one and I still thought it was ugly. After staring at it in my garage for a few months something weird happened. I walked into the garage

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