Liked a comment on the item Win Vital MX's 2017 Husqvarna TC 300 Dream Bike! 4/4/2017 9:34 AM

American entrants only?

It seems like. Sometimes, I hate that I live in Europe. We never had have such a great givaway

Liked a comment on the item Win Vital MX's 2017 Husqvarna TC 300 Dream Bike! 4/4/2017 9:33 AM

"The "Vital MX Dream Bike" (the "Contest") is open to Canada and United States entries" - this line literally makes me hate that I live in Europe. #RIPeuropeans

Added reply in a thread 1989 Suzuki RM250 Suspension Options 4/3/2017 11:59 PM

Thanks for all the great advice! From looking at all the options it seems as though a swap to the 1991 fork will be the best and easiest option. I think going to a 92 onwards front end will be too expensive and too slow to achieve with all the parts ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1989 Suzuki RM250 Suspension Options 4/3/2017 6:45 AM

Thanks for the reply! If you could get measurements of your fork tubes that would be ace thanks! Although im 99% sure they wont bolt up into the 1989 clamps. There's a set of 91 forks on Ebay I like the look of for £100 which is cheap, so may consider ... more »

Started new thread 1989 Suzuki RM250 Suspension Options 4/3/2017 5:23 AM

Looking to get some advice on the suspension on my 1989 Suzuki RM250. Its currently fitted with the standard 1989 stuff, and its horrendously soft! Its also terribly valved and just isn't working properly at all. What are the best options for this bike?

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Added reply in a thread WOFTAM 2016 RMZ450 4/2/2017 11:56 PM

Interesting report! I actually had a similar thing with my Showa A Kits when I first started using them on the 450. To get the forks to use full travel, keep dribbling out 10cc's of oil until you start to get a little further into the maximum stroke, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 06 rm125 build! 4/1/2017 6:24 AM

Wiring looks spot on to me! Suzuki wiring isn't the best and the looms on the RM aren't made all that well. Some of the wires are far too long and can make it look messy. Clean it up with a damp cloth and pop open and clean up all the connectors and ... more »

Added reply in a thread 06 rm125 build! 3/31/2017 12:53 AM

Great bikes! Other than needing a little clean, it looks pretty decent from what I can see. Still on the original frame paint? Plenty of info around on these bikes and some knowledgeable guys own them on this forum so if you need any pointers and advice ... more »

Added reply in a thread Clutch problems! 3/30/2017 8:35 AM

RM250's have fiddly clutches at the best of times. Open it up and take a thorough look inside. Check your steels and fibres are in spec, replace the steels if they are discoloured. Check for notching on your basket and hub as this is usually the main ... more »

Added reply in a thread Spoke with my wallet, RMZ450 edition 3/29/2017 12:47 AM

The RMZ is definitely rigid. I also came from riding steel frame 2 strokes before getting my RMZ so it has taken some getting used to! After a while it starts to feel normal. But I'm still experimenting with motor mount modifications etc to try and get ... more »

Added reply in a thread Spoke with my wallet, RMZ450 edition 3/29/2017 12:16 AM

The high speed head shake is very easy to iron out and shouldn't take any drastic adjustments to do so. The real key is getting the chassis set perfect with the correct springs and sag measurements, don't try and improve the headshake with clicker adjustments ... more »

Added reply in a thread Holeshot Idea 3/29/2017 12:02 AM

I like the thought, in theory it could be a good idea. However, if you had enough tension/energy stored up in the front wheel to actually make a difference, I think you would lose nearly all of it in free spin either from the front wheel lifting up from ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rmz450 2016 sff air forks 3/27/2017 8:30 AM

http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/Sff-air-forks,1310733 http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/Rmz-450-good-front-and-rear-suspension-setups,1310580 http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Tech-Help-Race-Shop,42/Before-any-one-starts-Im-new-to-motocross-best-set-up-for-rmz-450-suspension,1310584 ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rmz450 2016 sff air forks 3/27/2017 12:30 AM

You've posted this before, and you've had tons of advice, yet here you are again? As said 100 times already, you need to get these forks re-valved. Send them to someone reputable who is close to you. They will give you your air pressure and clicker settings ... more »

Added reply in a thread RMZ450 Clutch Options 3/22/2017 1:17 AM

I liked the Rekluse EXP disc, for the most part it made the bike stall proof (so long as I set it right) and in some ways easier to ride. I didn't struggle too much with the free wheeling at idle. The main issue I had with it was the inconsistent clutch

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Added reply in a thread Choosing Spring Rates? Is one step noticeable? 3/21/2017 9:29 AM

I went from a 55N/MM to a 54N/MM on my RMZ450, which reduced the free sag by 7mm while maintaining the same rider sag. I noticed a difference, and a very positive one at that. What are your rider sag and free sag numbers with your current spring?

Added reply in a thread What Makes a Fan of Certain Racers 3/21/2017 9:10 AM

Brand Loyalty. Some people will like a rider just because of the colour of the bike they're on. Me personally, I like riders who have great style, a strong personality to them and aren't robotic/clean cut. As good as Dungey (and others of the same nature) ... more »

Started new thread RMZ450 Clutch Options 3/21/2017 3:15 AM

After reverting back to running the stock clutch and prefering it to the Rekluse EXP 3.0 disc I was originally using, I'm now suffering with the weak performance of the stock clutch and it cost me big at the weekend. I'm getting clutch drag with the ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Brain fart...who did the classic no-hander finish at Daytona? 3/15/2017 1:21 AM

Added reply in a thread Ken Roczen - Hopes & Fears 3/13/2017 1:40 AM

Ken has his age on his side, he is currently 22 (soon to be 23 I believe). So he could easily take 18 months, even 2 years off, get his arm sweet and then come back swinging at a more than competitive age. He could easily do another 3 or more seasons ... more »