Added reply in a thread Getting seized spokes loosened? 3/11/2014 4:08 PM
If new OEM spokes are still available, cut them out with a bolt cutter.
Added reply in a thread When You Replace Sprockets 3/11/2014 2:49 PM
Ironman sprockets and a DID VT2 chain. You can leave the tools at home because you will go 30-40 hours between chain adjustments.
Added reply in a thread I think he may have to take a bit of a loss. 3/11/2014 8:46 AM
I always laugh when people say they "invested" money in their motorcycle.
Added reply in a thread Airoh helmets 3/10/2014 1:22 PM
I've been using an Airoh helmet for about a year, and I love it. I run Scott Voltage Pro-Air goggles, which fit great.
Added reply in a thread handlebar reducer sleeves 3/10/2014 12:57 PM
Rox makes them. www.roxspeedfx.com
Added reply in a thread What's going to happen 3/8/2014 10:51 AM
Our vintage club has seen good growth during the last 5 years and we're getting 125+ entries at the races. The biggest class on the track is for 84-93 bikes, which usually has full gates. We also have classes for 94-03 bikes, which also is very popular. ... more »
Added reply in a thread suspension re-valve: Pro Circuit, Factory Connection, ENZO, or Race Tech? 3/8/2014 6:35 AM
No, just my opinion based on 35 years of racing. The biggest improvements in my riding didn't come from bolt-on widgets or expensive modification services. 3 days with Gary Bailey shaved 4 seconds off my lap times when I was a young 125 intermediate. ... more »
Added reply in a thread suspension re-valve: Pro Circuit, Factory Connection, ENZO, or Race Tech? 3/7/2014 3:48 PM
Not a hater, just being pragmatic. Generally, re-valves become more necessary when the rider's weight requires different spring rates, and/or, they are very fast. The '13 CRF450 has pretty good suspension settings out of the crate, and a small shim shuffle ... more »
Added reply in a thread Wow. Pala. Nuts! 3/7/2014 1:10 PM
The only morons are the ones that skipped physics class. Force = Mass X Acceleration When you are going fast enough to clear a 165' jump on a 230lb motorcycle, the force that your body will experience when it hits the ground, when something goes wrong,
Added reply in a thread suspension re-valve: Pro Circuit, Factory Connection, ENZO, or Race Tech? 3/7/2014 8:37 AM
If you are an average 175# mid pack novice, a re-valve will be a good way to blow $750.
Added reply in a thread Wow. Pala. Nuts! 3/7/2014 8:05 AM
That's cool...until someone gets killed.
Added reply in a thread Stiffening CR250R Suspension 3/7/2014 6:01 AM
I'm also 205lbs and am running stock 08 CRF450 springs, front and back, on my 07 CR250. These springs are spot-on for me. The rear shock is underdamped from the factory, but instead of a re-valve, I'm running 7wt Maxima shock oil. This allowed me to ... more »
Added reply in a thread factory teams running throttle return cables? 3/7/2014 4:45 AM
A buddy of mine had the throttle stick on a brand new YZ250 that hadn't gotten the updated throttle recall. He ended up with a broken femur. He said it's it's a weird feeling looking over and seeing your foot laying next to your ear.
Added reply in a thread Air filters glue failing 3/5/2014 5:44 PM
$10 worth of Diesel lasts me 6 months and I ride twice a week.
Added reply in a thread Shell Rotella Oil?? 3/4/2014 2:41 PM
Update. I think i may have gotten a bad jug of rotella back when i was experiencing some clutch slippage in my cr and rm. I recently bought a different gallon jug and its been working well in both my cr and rm.
Added reply in a thread Air filters glue failing 3/4/2014 2:34 PM
No toil is not compatible with uni filters.
Added reply in a thread Cr250 3/4/2014 11:59 AM
Yes, there is an incremental improvement in throttle response with the TPS hooked up. It is subtle, but I recommend doing it if you are running a YZ carb. There is a guy on thumper talk that sells a reasonably priced pre-wired harness, with the correct ... more »
Added reply in a thread Backfire screen removal? 2/28/2014 5:45 PM
I've had a filter catch on fire just starting a cold CRF450 engine. I leave the back-fire screens in nowadays.
Added reply in a thread Need some bike cleaning help. 2/25/2014 9:24 PM
I read the MSDS on that stuff and it has a pH of 14! That's like washing your bike in Lye! I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole.
Added reply in a thread Need some bike cleaning help. 2/25/2014 9:03 PM
Shout has a pH of 7, which is equivalent to water and it is free of solvents. It is harmless to all the materials on your bikes. It is a surfactant, which means it breaks the bond between the dirt and your bike, leaving it as clean as it can possibly ... more »