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Started new thread Kyle Regal to Star Racing Yamaha? 5/27/2015 3:25 PM

I was just perusing a photo gallery that Casey Davis posted on Transworld MX and noticed something:

That would be Kyle Regal riding a Star Racing Yamaha YZ250F. I was told this weekend that they would be looking for a fill-in rider as both ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Glen Helen drama 5/27/2015 3:07 PM

http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/Never-Leave-Your-Bike-Alone,1286986

Added reply in a thread Davi Millsaps' New Ride (The actual bike) 5/27/2015 3:01 PM

He was released from his contract due to a clause that involves a substance/item found in his possesions on the team rig, which neither the rider nor team will discuss further.

Added reply in a thread Video: Jessy Nelson on his 150 two-smoke 5/27/2015 2:56 PM

Homepage, bro.

Added reply in a thread Davi Millsaps' New Ride (The actual bike) 5/27/2015 2:53 PM

He has the same suspension guy and engine guy (Jamie Ellis) from his Rockstar Racing days.

Added reply in a thread Davi Millsaps' New Ride (The actual bike) 5/27/2015 2:49 PM

I believe he always practices out of a pickup truck...

Started new thread Davi Millsaps' New Ride (The actual bike) 5/27/2015 2:33 PM

Scotched99: Out @ Pala w @davimillsaps working on this Fire Breathing Sled.

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Added reply in a thread 16 RMZ/KX? 5/27/2015 2:22 PM

A bit.

I'm actually working on the write up right now. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Shout out to... 5/27/2015 11:42 AM

ENGLISH MOTHERFUCKER, DO YOU SPEAK IT!?

Added reply in a thread Shout out to... 5/27/2015 10:50 AM

DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR!?

Added reply in a thread Shout out to... 5/27/2015 10:38 AM

WHY ARE WE SHOUTING?

Added reply in a thread Yamaha YZF450 - 2016.... 5/27/2015 10:36 AM

He purchased a 15.

Added a product review for Polisport Folding Bike Stand 5/27/2015 10:43 AM
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Tested: Polisport Folding Bike Stand

Rating:

The Good:

The Bad:

Overall:

Whether they're made of metal or plastic, tall or small, we all have bike stands, even if it's just a milk crate. Now most of us typically have an aluminum bike stand, which is sturdy but takes up a bit of space. The size of your stand may not be a big deal if you're going for a solo ride in your pickup, but if you're hauling a few bikes then every bit of space becomes important. If you're like me and need the extra space, a folding stand could be quite helpful, like this one from Polisport we've been using recently.

Polisport Fold Up Bike Stand Features:

  • Supports up to 550 pounds.
  • Crafted through injection-molded rubber and polypropylene.
  • Weighs just over nine pounds.
  • Removable side panels.
  • Available in eight color options.
  • MSRP $99.99.

First Impressions

Polisport's folding stand comes just as you expect, folded up. When folded flat, the stand is roughly four inches thick and features a nice rounded handle at the top (coming out of the center of the stand top) to carry it around. Unfolding the stand is quite simple, as you just spread the the frame a bit, then press down on the top of the stand until it completely unfolds and clicks into place.

Once expanded, the stand spreads its weight by contacting the ground in six places. Obviously, the four corners of the stand hold the weight but it also touches the ground in the center of the holding joints, giving it a bit of extra stability. The rest of the construction is fairly simple. The top features rubber ridges to hold the bike in place, and the side panels can be removed if needed.

At the Track/ In the Shop

I found Polisport's Folding Bike Stand to be useful whether I was at the track or in my garage. While in the shop, I could have a few stacked in the corner without taking up too much space. The actual stand is very practical and set at a good height, not too short but just tall enough that even the awkward sitting Honda will have both wheels off the ground. Also, the rubber ridges offer great traction and are tall enough that they leave a bit of a channel for oils, fuel, etc to settle in and not affect the grip of the rubber.

Heading to the track is where this stand really shines, especially when you have a full truck or van. While a folding stand may seem gimmicky, it's quite nice to have that extra room when necessary.

Long-Term Durability

In the past, I haven't had the greatest luck with plastic stands. Because of my smaller size, I typically swing the bike onto the stand with a bit of momentum, which has led to some cracking or failure of stands. Because of this, I took it pretty easy on the Polisport stand for the first few weeks, but all seemed to be good. Once I started to treat it as I normally would, I noticed a little bit of flex when the bike slammed onto the stand. But after three months, the stand is still intact and hasn't cracked.

The only thing durability wise I've found is the fact that a bit of dirt can bind up the hinges, so I take care to pressure wash the stand and occasionally use some WD-40 to keep the stand freed up.

The Last Word

As I mentioned before, I viewed the Polisport Fold Up Bike Stand as a bit of a gimmick when I first received it, but have really grown to like it during my time using it. Overall, I can only find one deterrent from buying this stand, the lack of a tool tray that's common on other brands. For me though, the Polisport is a traveling stand and the tray would just be in the way, so I don't find it as a major negative.

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For more information on Polisport's extensive plastic product lineup, check out Polisport.com.

About the Test Rider

Michael Lindsay- is a born-and-raised moto freak and gearhead from the heart of motocross in Southern California. First swinging a leg over a bike at the age of five, he immediately caught the racing bug, spending nearly every weekend behind a gate…and a lot of time on the couch while injured. While swinging back and forth between moto and the off-road scene, giving him a wide range of experience on the bike. Of course, all of this led to one thing: Lindsay loves working on his bikes almost as much as he loves talking about them. When he’s not in the Vital MX forum or writing his latest product review, you can find him out at the track taking dirt naps, snapping some pictures, or drooling over the latest parts for his bike. With an outspoken personality, gearhead background, and as Vital MX’s guru for product, Michael is here to share his unbiased opinion.

Review and Photos by Michael Lindsay

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Added a comment about feature Social Scoop 5/27/2015 10:26 AM
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Definitely worried about time, I'm surprised they even had time to wash it considering what time it was when I walked away and they were swapping stuff.

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Added reply in a thread T. Hahn vs. Matthes 5/27/2015 10:08 AM

I had the chance to spend all last week with Ricky, he gave Dungey quite a bit of praise while we were bench racing. Nothing but good things to say about him and how he approaches racing.

Added reply in a thread 16 RMZ/KX? 5/27/2015 9:49 AM

I would have never have guessed that would your response, mind blown.

Added reply in a thread 16 RMZ/KX? 5/27/2015 9:24 AM

http://www.vitalmx.com/photos/features/Around-the-Pits-Hiroshima-All-Japan-National,38507/Suzuki,83668/ML512,13480 Photos from the trip I shot. As for the 16 RM-Z250, you'll have to wait just a bit longer for the info.

Added reply in a thread WTF is up w/Dungey's KTM quitting 3-4 times in one moto?!!! 5/27/2015 7:49 AM

This is wrong...

Added a new video 2015 Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing - Glen Helen Raceway 5/26/2015 7:43 PM
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Check out Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's Blake Baggett and his team at the second round of the 2015 AMA Pro Motocross Championships in San Bernardino, CA.

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Added a new video TLD's Jessy Nelson - Making the Podium 5/26/2015 7:13 PM
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Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Jessy Nelson put together an impressive 4-4 moto result to capture third overall and his first podium finish of the season during Round 2 at Glen Helen Raceway. Teammates Shane McElrath and Mitchell Oldenburg also scored their best finishes of the season going sixth and 12th overall, respectively. While still getting back to 100 percent, Nelson’s speed was apparent out on the rough Glen Helen Raceway, putting in several laps out front among the best 250 Class riders in the world. He was able to show consistency to finish fourth in both motos to capture third overall. “This weekend, I was just glad to come out safe and be on the podium,” said Nelson. “A lot better than last weekend. We made a few changes, but I’m still trying to build and get back to 100 percent. I’m 100 percent healthy, just trying to get back to that fitness I was at before I had to sit out with injury.” McElrath showed improvement from the first race, scoring inside the top-10 in both motos. His sixth overall was a career-best finish with a 9-3 moto result, something that McElrath can build upon as the season continues. “Each race I’m feeling better and better,” said McElrath. “I had a good second moto, but need to start out the day, putting myself into a good position when we go line up for Moto 2. We’ll get it dialed and I’m looking forward to Thunder Valley.” Newest team member Oldenberg followed in the pattern of his teammates, putting together his top finish of the season, but also tying his career best overall finish. He made it into the top-10 in Moto 1 and came across the finish 15th in Moto 2. The riders will start heading east as the series makes its annual stop in Colorado at Thunder Valley Motocross Park outside Denver on May 30. All day the riders wore the 2016 SE3 Reflection Red Helmet. For racewear, the riders started the day with the limited edition KTM/TLD Cosmic Camo gear that will be released through KTM USA starting in June. To end the day, the TLD riders wore the new 2016 SE Air Starburst Flo Pink/Black racewear. See more of the 2016 gear sets and the 2016 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer. 250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finishes): 1. Marvin Musquin, KTM (1-1) 2. Justin Hill, KTM (2-5) 3. Jessy Nelson, TLD/KTM (4-4) 4. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (3-7) 5. Alex Martin, Yamaha (11-2) 6. Shane McElrath, TLD/KTM (9-3) 7. Jeremy Martin, Yamaha (5-6) 8. Matt Bisceglia, Honda (6-11) 9. Kyle Peters, Honda (7-12) 10. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (12-10) 12. Mitchell Oldenburg, TLD/KTM (10-15)

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