Added reply in a thread Best Premix 1/17/2017 4:37 AM

If I remember, at the time I actually pulled the flash point info straight from maxima. In any case, I did a controlled test and K2 resulted in more spooge and a general overall sense that it wasn't burning as cleanly or as readily. I probably could ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best Premix 1/16/2017 9:38 AM

Been running Maxima Super-M in my YZ125 and YZ250 for 10 years. Works great and top ends look perfect when I take them apart. Also very easy to clean the power valves. K2 is Maxima's top of the line synthetic so I gave it a shot. Bikes had more black ... more »

Added reply in a thread Bluing spokes? 1/2/2017 8:02 PM

On a related note that may prove useful, Yamaha only sells the spokes as a complete set for the wheel and the going rate on line is upwards of $100.

Added reply in a thread Too expensive, but now I have it. 1/2/2017 8:03 AM

My buddy's. It's his 1st bike. Had it since brand new in 1977. I think the only thing not original is the seat has been recovered.

Added reply in a thread Here’s what every Ken Roczen Super Fan should know 1/1/2017 8:43 PM

What are the rules on pasteurization ?

Added reply in a thread Ms. Supercross 2017 1/1/2017 6:03 PM

Added reply in a thread How do you pull 1 tear off without pulling all the others with it? 1/1/2017 5:09 PM

My favorite roll-off story. Local race turned into a super-mudder and rain coming down steady. Tear offs were useless. Buddy didn't have roll offs and he wore contacts so he had to keep his goggles on. I loaned him a set with roll offs and showed him ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2012 Crf450 new clutch not engaging... 12/26/2016 9:29 PM

It's not surprising if the back wheel still spins with the clutch pulled in and the bike in gear when the bike is on the stand. There is still a little drag on the clutch even if operating properly. How does it function if you put it in gear off the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Honda hub help 12/26/2016 9:26 PM

Duh! need more sleep! hahaa

Added reply in a thread 2005 CRF450 tips/parts 12/26/2016 6:43 PM

If you come across a stock carb from an 07-08 for a good price throw that on there. That carb is unique to those 2 years CRF, different from the Keihin FCR on any other 4-stroke. Honda basically incorporated the "AP Mod" (wiring the accel pump actuator) ... more »

Added reply in a thread Honda hub help 12/26/2016 6:34 PM

Yeah, that's definitely not a Honda hub. I count 36 spoke holes. Honda's have had 32 spokes on the rear forever. I'm thinking someone finagled some other brand wheel onto the bike. Suzuki maybe ?

Added reply in a thread Honda hub help 12/26/2016 4:04 PM

Yeah the stock Honda hub would use a retainer on the brake side that would thread into the hub The hub in the pics does not appear to have threads in it. Aftermarket hub maybe?

Added reply in a thread 2012 Crf450 new clutch not engaging... 12/26/2016 3:46 PM

If you removed the 2 rings on the inside against the hub (small friction plate and judder spring) I assume you replaced them with one normal friction plate, right?

Added reply in a thread yz250 fork setup 12/18/2016 5:06 PM

Yes, definitely change the inner chamber oil. It is the one that matters. The outer chamber oil does not really effect the performance of the fork (other than the volume of it). It sounds as if you might be well off to step up to .45 or .46 springs. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dragon vs Oakley vs 100% 12/18/2016 5:01 PM

I can't wear the Hustle's. They are curved very hard and seem suited to smaller faces or close-set eyes. I used the Tyrants for years and loved them, especially the FIT system adjusters for the nose shape (which the Hustle also has). I have some Prospects ... more »

Added reply in a thread VP Race Gas 12/2/2016 8:39 AM

As stated above, cold weather makes an engine run leaner and race gas makes things "richer", generally. I think there's something else, more complicated, going on here since this is an EFI bike. Possibly a bad coolant temp sensor or something else with ... more »

Added reply in a thread Most "economical" way to clean air filters? 11/21/2016 5:37 PM

For all you guys cleaning with gas, kerosene, diesel, etc be careful. Makes the filter extra flammable. Not a huge deal on a 2-stroke but we've all seen how 4-strokes cough back through the carb when they backfire. I watched a guys bike burn up like ... more »

Added reply in a thread Most "economical" way to clean air filters? 11/13/2016 1:37 PM

I have a 5 gallon bucket with like 3 gallons of mineral spirits in it. I buy a box of cheap nitrile gloves from Home depot or wherever. Can use this for a year or more. When it gets to thick with oil and dirt I just take it to the dump and leave it there ... more »

Added reply in a thread A beginner...again 11/12/2016 6:01 AM

Stay away from 450's. Try a 250F. They have much softer, easier to control power and the bike is lighter. They are much less fatiguing and inspire confidence.

Added reply in a thread Towing advice please 11/11/2016 9:10 PM

Might need to play around with your load balancing in the trailer also. If you pack a bunch of shit towards the front you're going to have too much tongue weight in a trailer that long with so much distance from the axles to the hitch.