Added reply in a thread Trampas 3/26/2015 7:28 AM
The first time I saw Chad Parker, he was racing 125 Intermediate at Mosier Valley. It was obvious right then that he had "it".
Added reply in a thread just picked this up today! 3/25/2015 3:57 AM
Based on your height and weight, a 5.2kg rear spring and .46kg front springs should be about right. Fortunately the .46kg front springs are a regular stock item for the 43mm forks at Race Tech. The plate I made raises the bars enough that taller bars ... more »
Added reply in a thread just picked this up today! 3/24/2015 7:48 PM
LOL Joe! I'm only 5'-18". Really though, even with that bar plate, the RM's cockpit is more cramped than any full size modern bike. Not only are the bar mounts way back on the top triple, the older bike frames have a lot more rake, which exasperates ... more »
Added reply in a thread just picked this up today! 3/24/2015 1:37 AM
Cannon Racecraft is a spring manufacturer located in Oklahoma. They can make any spring you want. Just measure the physical dimensions of your stock spring and tell the what rate you want. cannonracecraft.com I made a plate to move the bars forward and
Added reply in a thread At Some Point, This Has To Stop. 3/22/2015 6:56 AM
Read my mind. I've also heard many of the top 5 pros say the same thing when the tracks are "too easy".
Added reply in a thread At Some Point, This Has To Stop. 3/22/2015 6:27 AM
The sport has evolved into it's own worst problem. The trickle down effect from professional SX/MX racing has made it's way to grass roots amateur racing where home schooled kids spending their days with riding coaches, physical trainers and nutritionists ... more »
Added reply in a thread Windham on hoeft 3/21/2015 7:11 AM
I agree that suspension development has really increased the average speeds of the modern bikes on any given track, but the way that 4-strokes put the power to the ground is also a big factor in those increased speeds. 2-stroke peak power numbers have ... more »
Added reply in a thread Windham on hoeft 3/21/2015 7:00 AM
The track where this accident occurred is fast, but not very technical at all. The jumps are all easy and very forgiving. The dirt there is soft, so it always gets rough and rutted during a big race like their spring national.
Added reply in a thread Windham on hoeft 3/21/2015 6:04 AM
It been a rough 7 months here in Texas. We've lost 3 young riders during that short period. I personally believe that the bikes are too good. The engines are more powerful and have wide, easy to use power delivery. The suspension/chassis has also advanced ... more »
Added reply in a thread How long does gas stay good for? 3/19/2015 5:53 AM
Stored in plastic, fuel is good for a month or 2. Stored in steel, fuel will stay fresh for years.
Added reply in a thread just picked this up today! 3/16/2015 5:53 AM
I'm running the stock pipe. I've been told that they run the best. They were notorious for cracking at the head pipe, but it wasn't because of the pipe, but how it was mounted to the silencer. The fix is to slot the silencer in the area that the pipe
Added reply in a thread just picked this up today! 3/15/2015 8:30 PM
At one point, I ordered side plates from Vintage Suzuki, but I was disappointed with the quality and sent them back. I ended up paying a premium for an OEM right side, but it was worth every penny. The OEM left side plate isn't too inexpensive. Honda ... more »
Added reply in a thread just picked this up today! 3/15/2015 4:07 PM
I still have the RM and try to race it 5-6 times a year. It's one of my favorite bikes in the stable. Be patient and an 84 front end will pop up eventually. It will be worth the effort. I set mine up with Race Tech .46kg springs and Gold Valve Emulators, ... more »
Added reply in a thread just picked this up today! 3/15/2015 2:38 PM
Added reply in a thread Pipe Dream. RC500 3/13/2015 2:16 PM
Cool! What bike/s are you bringing Tydog?
Added reply in a thread Polisport Plastics 3/13/2015 2:12 PM
I bought a Polisport kit for my 95 CR250. It didn't fit very well and the first time I pulled my bike off the stand, it left a white crease on the rear fender. I ended up giving it away. IMO, UFO and Acerbis is much better quality.
Added reply in a thread 86/89 cr250 right crank case cover swap question... 3/12/2015 8:17 AM
Use your original 86 governor parts. You also need to chamfer the edge of the spring pocket to prevent interference as the governor compresses. Grind the area marked in red until the spring has about 1mm of clearance as the assembled governor is compressed
Added reply in a thread Chris Hesser (DG Guy), Cr125 - Tin Can 3/12/2015 8:11 AM
I saw Heisser race the Tin Can at Whitney in 1981. I was an ugly bike.
Added reply in a thread Pipe Dream. RC500 3/12/2015 8:09 AM
Hey Joe, are you bringing that gem to Don's?
Added reply in a thread Thailand GP Bench Racing - The Motos 3/8/2015 7:27 AM
RV's 2nd MX race since 2013. Be afraid...