Added reply in a thread What do girls think bout guys who ride motocross? 2/20/2017 7:18 AM

Of course it's for real. This exact scenario has played out countless times at tracks across the country in the 125-Beginner class.

Added reply in a thread tusk spokes excel rims issues cr/crf 2/20/2017 7:01 AM

I can see that is a Honda wheel. I know for the front Excel rim for the Honda wheel, Excel says you must use Excel spokes and not OEM. I thought this was only due to a difference in the size of the holes in the rim and the nipples but it may effect spoke ... more »

Added reply in a thread tusk spokes excel rims issues cr/crf 2/19/2017 10:33 PM

It's usually easier to place all the spokes in the hub first with no rim. Have them oriented in the general pattern they will go with the whole assy laying on the floor. Then drop the rim down over them and start working them into the rim and put each ... more »

Added reply in a thread So I guess Big James is ......... 2/19/2017 2:28 PM

I mean, if I was on the verge of retirement, in questionable shape, and considering a comeback, Daytona would definitely be on the top of my list of places to do it. Makes perfect sense.

Added reply in a thread Would this be competetive today? 2/18/2017 1:01 PM

Oh, I'm sure riders used to current disc brakes would certainly be shocked by the performance of those drum brakes!! Not in a good way though. On a positive note, Tomac would have been better off with those drums last weekend!

Added reply in a thread Would this be competetive today? 2/18/2017 11:00 AM

Not a snowball's chance in hell. If you took some 2nd tier rider of today, say Jimmy Albertson, teleported him and a stock 450 back to the 1982 Nationals, he would lap almost the entire field and go perfect 1-1 for the series. SX would be a different ... more »

Added reply in a thread Smart Carb vs Lectron vs STIC Keihin. 2/18/2017 10:04 AM

Same here. I have read all the extensive posts, numerous user reviews and a few independent dyno tests on Thumpertalk and the common theme is better response, a little stronger everywhere (+1HP or so from bottom on up), and amazing on top with up to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Angry flagger 2/17/2017 4:09 PM

He deserved an ass beating just for making us watch him clip the top of every jump all the way through the rhythm sections.

Added reply in a thread Show your Yz250 smoker 2/16/2017 7:25 PM

Just got this for my YZ250. Anyone else have one?

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Added reply in a thread Fuel injectors 2/16/2017 6:21 PM

Well, the Honda 450 is known for fuel in the oil which many suspect is caused by a leaky injector.

Added reply in a thread Factory Chassis Article 2/15/2017 7:35 PM

Yes, because they have never gotten anything wrong. Ever. If Pros were so smart with what they feel about the bike, why are they constantly chasing settings? Believing that a skid plate can affect handling just because some Pro said it does. Eyes rolling ... more »

Added reply in a thread 17 yz250f pegs 2/14/2017 8:26 PM

The lower pegs you are looking for also come on the 2016-2017 YZ450F.

Added reply in a thread Motorcycles going into a RECESSION 2/14/2017 8:00 PM

The cost is definitely playing a factor. Sure, the newest and greatest technology is cool and we all want the best, but MX bikes are being priced right out of existence just like crotch rockets. MX and sport bikes are supposed to be for young men, 16-24. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Crazy Dungey stat 2/14/2017 7:49 PM

The awesomeness of fuel injection has cost Dungey a few championships.

Added reply in a thread Factory Chassis Article 2/14/2017 5:20 PM

Well, you can take that anecdote at face value if you wish but to me the whole story sounds more like MX mythology than anything. We, as low level riders and fans of the Pros want to believe they have this incredible, magical feel for the bike. But I ... more »

Added reply in a thread Factory Chassis Article 2/13/2017 7:10 PM

I have no doubt there's flex going on in the frame. I just don't think it's happening in the area where a skid plate mounts to the extent that a skid plate could alter handling. I think altering air pressure in the tires between 10-12 psi would make ... more »

Added reply in a thread Factory Chassis Article 2/13/2017 9:28 AM

Consider this. The lower frame rails are tied solidly together between the footpegs by the cross member and the swingarm/engine case pivot and are also tied solidly together by the engine at both the lower and front engine mounts. All this essentially ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2015 plastics on 2012 CRF? Anyone tried? 2/13/2017 7:01 AM

X3. Honda really screwed the pooch with that ugly turtle-back tank on the 13-16. And I think we learned in about 1995 that there is nothing worse than bubbly, curled up graphics applied to exposed gas tanks.

Added reply in a thread Weld or replace case? 2002 yz250 2/12/2017 9:14 PM

I would trust it welded if it was done by a decent welder and sealed properly. Looks as if it would be stronger welded than original. I wonder if having the extra flywheel weight hanging out there on the end of the crank could contribute to this ?

Added reply in a thread Quick Tire Change - Webb 2/12/2017 8:56 PM

...and Webb taking his goggles off. I was like WTF are you doing ????