Added reply in a thread Underground MX is coming back! 9/2/2014 5:41 PM
I'd recommend that you check out River Valley.
Added reply in a thread Suzuki & the 250s 8/26/2014 2:09 PM
Suzuki went nuts with their parts pricing a few years ago. Honda pricing has gone up, but it's still the lowest.
Added reply in a thread Is Lucas Oil the USA's Red Bull? 8/11/2014 9:22 PM
The high ratio was your main problem with that oil, but I would recommend the clear bottle since it is Jaso FD certified for Japanese 2-strokes. The Land and Sea is a TC-W3 oil for watercraft.
Added reply in a thread Is Lucas Oil the USA's Red Bull? 8/11/2014 8:37 PM
Semi-synthetic. Clear quart bottle, or silver/blue 1 gallon jug. 24:1 will run slightly leaner than 40:1, but not even a jet size.
Added reply in a thread Is Lucas Oil the USA's Red Bull? 8/11/2014 5:26 PM
You will run slightly leaner. I would just run it and do some plug checks, unless you know that you are already jetted on the crispy side. Also, if you are racing A/B level, your engine will last longer if you run leaded gas in your 125, even if it stock ... more »
Added reply in a thread Is Lucas Oil the USA's Red Bull? 8/11/2014 3:42 PM
Lucas is an injector compatible oil. That means it is a light viscosity oil. That means you have to use a lot of it if you are running a small displacement bike wide open all the time. Your mistake was running it at 40:1 in a 125. Should have been running ... more »
Added reply in a thread 96 cr 250... 8/11/2014 10:21 AM
Thanks Peely. It was a look that I thought looked ridiculous 20 years ago, but it's really grown on me.
Added reply in a thread Odd issue: blister 8/11/2014 8:15 AM
Wet gloves are the #1 cause of blisters. Bring several sets of gloves and swap to dry gloves for every moto or practice session. Also, use gloves that have no padding on the palms and have vent holes on the palms. Padding just holds sweat and makes it ... more »
Added reply in a thread 96 cr 250... 8/11/2014 8:10 AM
Some newer lower clamps will work with the steel frame steering stops, and some won't. Applied makes a clamp that will work with both. If I had a 96 CR250, I would just shim the stock clamp, and call it a day.
Added reply in a thread 96 cr 250... 8/10/2014 5:42 PM
The 47mm Showa twin chamber forks fit in the 96 CR250 clamps, but require .010" thick aluminum shims in the bottom triple clamp bores.
Added reply in a thread 13yr old passed away today in Tx 8/7/2014 6:07 PM
Thanks Aaron. It's good advice to ignore the armchair quarterbacks.
Added reply in a thread 13yr old passed away today in Tx 8/7/2014 5:10 PM
I'm 50 and have been racing since 1980. I've been regularly riding at this track since it opened in 2006. It is the busiest North Texas track, and it has the safest layout, imo. This is because you can see the backside of every jump if you look up track. ... more »
Added reply in a thread 13yr old passed away today in Tx 8/7/2014 4:30 PM
I'm not arguing for, or against split practices. I've been riding RV 3 days a week all summer. There have been several days when the track was crowded and they split it up. That's a pragmatic approach that I agree with. When this incident occurred, it ... more »
Added reply in a thread 13yr old passed away today in Tx 8/7/2014 3:37 PM
The outcome could have been the same if both boys were on full size bikes or 85's. If they were riding same size bikes when this accident occurred, the loss of life would not be any less tragic. Jesse Masterpool was killed when he tangled with another ... more »
Added reply in a thread 13yr old passed away today in Tx 8/7/2014 2:55 PM
Just to clear up some misinformation, there was not a 450 involved in this accident.
Added reply in a thread 96 cr 250... 8/6/2014 8:20 AM
I have an 05 and 07 CR250, in addition to the '95. The '95 definitely felt swayback and cramped until I installed a OEM tall seat on it. Even with the taller seat, the peg/seat distance is slightly shorter than the new bikes, but it's close. Once I installed ... more »
Added reply in a thread 13yr old passed away today in Tx 8/6/2014 8:00 AM
Your welcome Cygnus. I was there and parked closest to this incident, about 200'. I just can't sit here and allow people that are 1000's of miles away to turn this into a debate on track safety when they have no idea what really happened. I feel it's ... more »
Added reply in a thread 13yr old passed away today in Tx 8/6/2014 7:37 AM
Just so you are aware, this incident didn't happen on a blind jump. It's about 3' tall and 20' long. The boys were about a bike length apart, on extreme opposite sides, left/right, of the jump. Tanner was leading, lost control and swapped over into the ... more »
Added reply in a thread 13yr old passed away today in Tx 8/5/2014 8:45 PM
Hypothetical question. You have a 13yo son, going on 14yo, that rides an 85, and you have a 15yo son that rides a 250F. Both riders are about the same skill level. Would you let them ride together on an otherwise empty track?
Added reply in a thread 96 cr 250... 8/5/2014 1:42 PM
I sold my '89 KX to get a new '90 KX250 when they came out. I knew I made a huge mistake after one ride. Those first gen USD forks were pitiful. It will probably be tough to find a good set of the old KX forks, but installing a set of Twin Chamber Showa ... more »