Added reply in a thread Keefer's 450 shootout next week should be interesting 9/14/2017 3:41 PM

Weird thing is that I didn't even ride the 450 Shootout in 2017 because I had a concussion at that time. Dirt Rider tallied up scores (from several testers) and the Yamaha won without me even riding in it. Imagine that! I did write the Shootout with ... more »

Added reply in a thread Mike Brown getting heat over LL? 8/7/2017 6:58 AM

I am going to talk about this topic on my Loretta's pod today....

Added reply in a thread Keefer tested big blue 7/26/2017 10:57 PM

I will bite on this before I count sheep..... The 18 Yamaha has a lighter cornering feel. "Lighter" on lean in coming into corners and better front end traction through corners. Less vague (push) feeling than 2017. I feel it's better than a 17 with relocation ... more »

Added reply in a thread Keefer tested big blue 7/26/2017 8:01 PM

You'll be surprised. I don't completely blow them on this pod. The 2018 definetly has a different feel to it.

Added reply in a thread Keefer leaving Dirt Rider 5/25/2017 4:42 PM

Wow, all great guesses (except for DV's).

Looking forward to filling you all in soon, but for now I want to respect Dirt Rider and wait until June 5th. PR will follow. Talk to you all Monday Night in the Lions Den!
Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/24/2017 4:10 PM

Thanks for having me Guy B/Michael. Cheers everyone!

Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/24/2017 1:57 PM

No problem! That's my job to try and help out when I can!

Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/24/2017 1:30 PM

The KTM has a little more bark to it down low, but otherwise they are very similar. If it was just me I would buy the KTM as it pulls a little better down low and for no other reason than I personally like the color scheme more. Think about what you ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/24/2017 1:26 PM

We all know Vince's deal. I think he mellowed out a little as the year went on. Most of his moves are his fault and some are not his fault. When you have a track record like VInce's it's hard to shed that image you know? However, his starts are impressive ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/24/2017 1:21 PM

Man, I love the GP's. I think I get more excited to watch the 450 GP guys more than our dudes here. I just like how technical a lot of the riders are in the GP's. I know SOME of our guys are that way, but not as much as the European riders. I do like ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/23/2017 7:21 PM

The OEM's are all going toward electric start so I don't want to throw that in there. So I will go with taking weight off. Yes! Taking weight off gets expensive because making the tooling to have a lightweight part and have it durable takes money. I ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/22/2017 4:54 PM

HAHA. No haven't thought of that. I will stick to Dirt Rider and testing products. For now:

Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/21/2017 7:09 PM

Kruse317, I like the SG12 a lot. It is very comfortable and the sole is really durable. However I still prefer a Tech 10 for my ankle protection. The Tech 10 takes longer to break in as the SG12 is almost ready from the first minute.

Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/21/2017 10:59 AM

Haha. No, not at the moment.

Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/21/2017 8:20 AM

I have ridden the 2016 KTM 150 SX, but not the 17 version. They are fun to ride, but will have to be ridden aggressively. I don't know how much you weigh or your skill level so that could come into play here. If I was going two-stroke I would rather ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/21/2017 8:16 AM

Lisa Loeb did perform a song called "Stay" (I miss you). Look it up!

I love riding the KTM 350 SX-F. It is one of the most fun bikes there is to ride. I mean the 16 350 SX-F is probably as fast as that 2014 Honda 450 you have realistically. ... more »
Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/21/2017 8:11 AM

No there is no set schedule with Dirt Rider testing. It depends on what is going in the magazine and what we have for testing. Every Sunday I try to set my schedule up for the week so I know exactly where I will be. We were throwing the idea around of ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/20/2017 8:59 PM

Smoothie862, Thanks for the kind words. I will continue to not have that "bro" BS, I promise! I will double check with TP but I am pretty sure all four engine hangers is what I tried. It's been so long since I did that test I will have to check again. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/20/2017 6:34 PM

F1, If you are racing and are fairly series the GET ECU with GPA and launch control is pretty cool! I can adjust my mapping on my phone, etc. However, if you just want to bolt on and go, the EVO without the GPA is just as good. I like to tinker a lot

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Added reply in a thread Vital MX Forum QNA: Kris Keefer 4/20/2017 12:39 PM

Having an ECU is really important once you have the right setting and fuel combo. I have a GET on my YZ450F and it is so easy to ride down low but broadens the mid-top end so much. It revs forever (even though I know I don't need to rev a 450). There ... more »