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Started new thread Ben LaMay - Guess and Win! 3/27/2015 2:27 PM

Since Vital and Race Tech have something in common, both are proudly supporting the #42 of Ben LaMay I thought it'd be fun to do a little giveaway to add to the excitement of watching the Munn Racing Husqvarna rider in St. Louis. We are going to give ... more »

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Added reply in a thread '14 YZ250F Suspension Question 3/26/2015 7:41 AM

I would start with springs and spend some time riding it before going any further. Start with the clickers in the middle and post up some feedback on what you're feeling. For spring rates, we're quite a bit softer on the recommendation for forks vs. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Building an RM-Z 450 for Pro Nationals 3/25/2015 1:05 PM

I wouldn't worry too much about the motor, especially with the short start at Budds. This was a stock motor with just an FMF pipe at Elsinore on the 241 of Derek Anderson (he's on the outside of the first picture). [img]https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/p480x480/421748_472138269485300_1371300600_n.jpg?oh=6188cd58d56cbe845dc5ac129bf7a4a5&oe=55755F09[/img] ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2014 ktm 450 sxf spring rate 3/24/2015 7:25 AM

REAR SHOCK SPRINGS Recommended Shock Spring Rate: 6.445 kg/mm (use closest available) Stock Shock Spring Rate : 5.8 kg/mm (stock) FRONT FORK SPRINGS Recommended Fork Spring Rate: 0.533 kg/mm (use closest available) Stock Fork Spring Rate: .51 kg/mm(stock) ... more »

Started new thread Race Tech is hiring - .Net Web Developer 3/5/2015 12:27 PM

Vital crew, At least weekly we see threads on Vital about getting into the industry. Race Tech has an opening for a full-time, in-house position working directly with owner/founder/president Paul Thede himself. Check out the job listing and if you are ... more »

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Added reply in a thread RaceTech Gold Suspension Revalve 3/4/2015 6:12 PM

Email me, I'll get you setup with a great deal. I don't recall exactly what the prize was, but we'll do something close if not the same thing.

Added reply in a thread RaceTech Gold Suspension Revalve 3/4/2015 12:52 PM

Spring rates are chosen based on the combined weight of the bike and rider to set the balance/geometry of the bike properly to provide a balanced setup that isn't 'choppered out' or 'stink bug' feeling. While springs do change the motion of the suspension, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Yz 250 shock spring 3/4/2015 8:26 AM

Race Tech's spring rates are recommended based on getting the geometry of the bike where it is balanced and not choppered out or stink-bug feeling and to match our recommended sag/preload numbers. Everything Race Tech does is 100% guaranteed. We have ... more »

Added reply in a thread Lamay got a ride!! 2/24/2015 6:48 PM

All of us at Race Tech are very excited to welcome Ben back and putting his faith in us to get him through the whoops every weekend. All the way back when Ben was a triple digit we've been behind him until a couple of years ago when the team sponsorships

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Added reply in a thread yz250f stock springs 2/23/2015 8:42 AM

We (Race Tech) recommend a .43 on the forks, stock is a .47. On the shock we recommend at 5.5 and stock is a 5.7. If you ever want to look up rates, there is a calculator on racetech.com under Spring Rate Search where you can input your info and we will ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Most Unique Team at Dallas 2/19/2015 10:49 AM

Andrea (Andy) Winkler is definitely not a chick, just an Italian guy over here trying to make it in SX.

Added reply in a thread What do fork pressure springs do? 2/16/2015 1:07 PM

They prevent cavitation and affect plushness on braking and square edge bumps. Pressure spring rates should be balanced with your valving. Here is a chart with recommended rates as well.

Added reply in a thread Recoating forks 2/12/2015 9:30 AM

As they said, you need to get the dings cleaned up. For the coating, not having it won't cause any issues per say, it just helps the fork slide more freely. Over time these coatings eventually wear and you're able to keep running it (look at some KX's ... more »

Added reply in a thread JH100 2/12/2015 9:25 AM

Maybe to put it into a bit better perspective, Tommy Hahn took less time off and is trying to do the same thing and is behind Hansen. He isn't riding a roller coaster and is steadily building. In the past it was the opposite and it steadily went further ... more »

Added reply in a thread Question about Pro Numbers 2/9/2015 10:02 AM

Actually, based on the past he SHOULD NOT lose his number. Ivan Tedesco skipped the ENTIRE 2013 Season, not due to injury, but due to not having a ride. He returned for 2014 and was able to keep the number 9. Racer X Vault - Ivan Tedesco Results If you compete and don't score the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Josh Hansen 2/8/2015 9:37 AM

For me, this has been an extremely positive year thus far for Hansen. Though the results were less than I personally thought we'd see, he's been 100% drama free - even with some results struggles. If you can push through without drama when things aren't

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Added reply in a thread Ben Lamay 2/6/2015 8:32 PM

Ben is a long ways from a quitter, and a little hard work is something he's never scared of. He's been a full privateer before, so I don't think you have to worry about him not being at the races. It might take a week for him to make it happen, but he ... more »

Added reply in a thread Matthes and the 800 2/3/2015 6:42 PM

From the outside looking in, I would bet it has more to do with Mike's deep amount of determination to get better and improve his craft vs. a coach. Of course a coach can help, but Mike has proven he's willing to put in the time and effort to improve ... more »

Added reply in a thread Derek Anderson - 2 Stroke 2/2/2015 10:28 AM

He posts here from time to time, so maybe he can correct me if I'm wrong. Last I heard he isn't looking to race full time anymore. He has had a back injury since his return a few years ago and the more he rides the worse it gets. I think this is just ... more »

Started new thread Derek Anderson - 2 Stroke 2/2/2015 10:15 AM

Anyone in Denver for the Kicker AX have a longer video than this one? Pretty rad seeing Derek still enjoying riding and going really fast; especially on a 2 stroke! http://instagram.com/p/ymtNs1ON0c/?modal=true

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