Added reply in a thread 15-16 Yamaha frame cracks... 9/4/2016 8:28 PM

I have not heard of it being common in the 2-strokes, but DV12 did post this 5 yrs ago. http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/Went-riding-on-the-smoker-today-Here-some-photos,1220609?page=3

Added reply in a thread Microblue Coating 9/3/2016 10:01 PM

Please explain why a coating would necessitate richer jetting.

Added reply in a thread Meet "Helen On Wheels" (video) 9/2/2016 9:53 PM

The folks from Mussleman Honda also run the MX track and Kart/Supermoto track in Tucson. I bought my CRF450 from them and see Mark (the guy in the video) on a regular basis at the track. Notice his raccoon eyes suntan in the video. That is well earned ... more »

Added reply in a thread J-Mart to Geico (official) 9/1/2016 8:58 PM

The Honda is much more compact and should fit his size better than the jumbo Yamaha.

Added reply in a thread The Chinese are coming!!! 8/28/2016 9:28 PM

The problem is the geometry is inconsistent, lol. Head angle gets .2 deg slacker with each big jump. Pretty good concept though. Bike is sweet for tight SX tracks early in the season and auto-adjusts for fast outdoor tracks later on.

Added reply in a thread Moving to AZ!! 8/22/2016 6:01 PM

Sent you a PM.

Added reply in a thread YZ250 back fire issues... 8/22/2016 5:40 PM

1st thing I would do is measure the squish with some solder and the compression with a gauge to make sure you don't have some ridiculously high compression going on there.

Added reply in a thread What's my motor telling me? (Yz250) 8/15/2016 8:33 PM

Were the KTM pistons run on straight race gas? That might explain the difference in carbon. Basically looks like what they usually look like when run primarily on pump gas. Overall looks really good. Can you post a picture of the inside of the piston, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best spokes for DID rims? 7/9/2016 1:10 PM

I used stock Honda spokes with my DID LT-X rims. Heavy duty spokes are just that - HEAVY! And no way in hell am I drilling out my hub...lame.

Added reply in a thread J-Mart over-trained? 7/8/2016 8:55 PM

Double-sidetrack alert: Don't forget the part about him being blackballed off the Des Nations team also after they sandbagged his engines.

Started new thread Yamaha/KTM dealer robbed in PA 7/8/2016 7:57 PM

Nine motocross bikes stolen from Camp Hill Yamaha near Harrisburg. Perps rolled up with a truck and enclosed trailer at 2:30 AM this morning, threw a sledge hammer through the glass door and loaded up the trailer. Gee.. I wonder where these are going. ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Brake issues 7/8/2016 12:56 PM

If you think about it, it probably was not the new washers that helped but the fact that you had to re-bleed the brakes after removing the banjo bolts and line.

Added reply in a thread Red Bud; An Exclusive, Entertaining, Explosively Excellent Expose 7/4/2016 5:25 AM

Excellent Rup! This one shall be the new cover photo for the VitalMX page on Strava !

Added reply in a thread Who's excited for Yamaha to get back in the 65 business 7/2/2016 5:45 PM

Very good point. But it's been that way for a lot longer than 10 yrs. Cobra has been around over 20 yrs now.

Added reply in a thread Who's excited for Yamaha to get back in the 65 business 7/2/2016 12:01 PM

Still in R&D but will be released to public by September? That would be a miracle. Also, salesmen at dealerships are generally the most clueless folks in the motorcycle industry, especially when it comes to MX bikes.

Added reply in a thread Is this the 2017 Honda CRF450R? 7/2/2016 10:50 AM

Who says we won't? Do you have some specific information? Please share.

Added reply in a thread Is this the 2017 Honda CRF450R? 7/2/2016 5:04 AM

More info. Yes, it appears to be a Japanese site has taken Narita's bike and photoshopped it to make it look like what they consider the production bike might possibly look like when released. The bike they rolled out for Narita for this weekend's Japan

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Started new thread Is this the 2017 Honda CRF450R? 7/1/2016 5:17 PM

... Looking pretty good.

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Added reply in a thread 1994 CR125 Questions 7/1/2016 7:16 AM

I don't remember any specific problem spots on that particular frame, but frame stretch will usually present itself either as cracking or as ill-alignment of the motor mount bolts. A frame can also be "stretched" or fatigued with no obvious visual indicator. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tips on selling bikes 6/28/2016 9:41 PM

First question, is that really a Honda or is it a Chinese copy ?