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Added reply in a thread A little advice on a 14 YZ450F 8/23/2015 8:43 PM

How long have you been riding it? Are you transitioning from another brand? It took me a few weeks to get used to the first reverse engine Yamaha I owned and even after owning several 10 - 13 and 14/15's I still need a week or so to adjust when transitioning ... more »

Added reply in a thread CRF450 Squeal problem 7/2/2015 3:24 PM

Most likely not related to your squeal but just a heads-up to you and other 2015 CRF450 owners. 5th gear on my new (10 hours) 2015 grenaded a couple days ago. Not sure if there is anything you can do on the preventative side but Honda said they have

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Added reply in a thread So Cal MX lessons 6/24/2015 6:12 PM

Sean Lipanovich is outstanding and works Milestone all the time. 850-228-6102. We are riding with him at Milestone Friday morning. Come join us!

Added reply in a thread Webb back for Budds? 6/15/2015 6:13 PM

We talked to him at Elsinore on Saturday and he told us he will be racing at Budds Creek.

Added reply in a thread Kawasaki Sells California HQ 4/10/2015 1:39 PM

Agreed. I am in the process of renewing a permit for a Texas asset and am spending thousands on lawyers and consultants because the agency is now breaking our balls about eagles, mussels and tresses. It sounds, feels and costs just like a CA renewal ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vicki Golden 2/14/2015 3:55 PM


Added reply in a thread Piss poor Chaparral 12/31/2014 9:30 PM

I've yet to find the perfect "one-stop-shop" retailer either online or in the neighborhood. In my experience, you have to put in a bit of effort to get what you need when you want it. Like most on here, my online shopping is split between Rocky Mountain, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Careers of Vital Forum members 12/29/2014 10:56 PM

BSME/MBA, VP for leading US power plant development/asset management company. Former Navy nuke, spent 6 years on fast attack submarines before entering the civilian power generation world. Over the last 30 years I've worked with just about every type ... more »

Added reply in a thread YZ250F headaches 11/28/2014 10:42 PM

Yamaha won't do anything for you. My 2014 250F ate the shift mechanism at 40 hours and corn-cobbed my motor. $2500 in repairs and Yamaha would not return my calls even though this is a fleet issue and they have a re-designed replacement part. I was surprised ... more »

Added reply in a thread New bike every year 6/16/2014 8:45 AM

Exactly. Ever have a four stroke eat a valve? It's tough paying $2k - $3k to get a bike running again after one of these events and when you're done you still have an old bike worth the same as it was before the meltdown. Resale is another reason. I ... more »

Added reply in a thread Team Pro Circuit 5/28/2014 8:33 AM

Probably an apples-to-oranges comparison, but I've had very poor experiences with PC products and services lately, to the point that I will no longer use them. I had them rebuild a motor on a 450 and the wrist pin broke within 15 hours of the overhaul. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2014 yzf 250 owners.... 5/4/2014 7:00 AM

I run 13/50 for gearing, have an FMF pipe, TwinAir Powerflow filter and some minor intake cam mods by Dan Crower. The engine didn't need much but these few mods made a good engine better. FYI - I had trouble with several aftermarket countershaft sprockets. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Knee guards 4/10/2014 10:11 AM

I have been wearing the EVS SX01 braces for years and, for me, they are a good compromise between full-blown knee braces and knee guards. They are cheaper, not as bulky, won't shred your graphics (as bad) and you don't need a sock.

Added reply in a thread Has anyone tried these Emig lock-on grips yet? 3/26/2014 7:18 AM

The end material appears to be the same as the grip itself but is very durable. I use them on all of my bikes and they have survived numerous crashes and still look great. Honestly I thought these grips were a novelty at first but I am really impressed ... more »

Added reply in a thread My motor 3/13/2014 8:06 PM

Never again, not even if it was free. It took them 2 weeks to do their carb mods for my 250SX plus I got a ton of attitude when I called for a status check. "Isn't too friendly" is being quite generous. Hopefully you don't get the father/son tag team ... more »

Added reply in a thread How to NOT remove KTM 't-piece' 2/21/2014 7:48 PM

Agreed. I would guess some of the folks giving this guy a hard time have never tried to remove/re-install one of these things. Horrible design.

Added reply in a thread 2014 YZ250F air filter sames as 2014 YZ450F? 2/18/2014 6:51 AM

I have both bikes and everything on top (e.g. cage, filter, etc.) is the same. The air boots are different as the 250F has a velocity stack where the 450 is a straight shot to the TB. I installed the TwinAir Power Flow kit on both bikes. The kit provides ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rd 2 Chap moto commercial? 1/15/2014 4:49 PM

This. I bet most of you condemning this commercial are the same ones laughing when Trey Canard (and others) goon ride. I see plenty of beginner riders that ride like goons but I guess it's OK to make fun of them, right?

Added reply in a thread Artrax Tires 11/11/2013 12:46 PM

Never again. I have a brand new set for a 450 that I will give away for free (if you live by me) or ship (if you pay for shipping).

Added reply in a thread Help..searching for funding for East Coast SX 11/11/2013 7:27 AM

So, people are falling all over themselves to help some kid on an 85 drive a couple hundred miles to attend the Mini-O's but smoke an actual racer looking for a hand? After years of reading threads on this board I am still amazed. Raegan, I propose a ... more »