Added reply in a thread Who here had the pleasure of riding a 500 two-stroke? 11/30/2013 12:59 PM
I love riding 500s as they are a blast. especially on a big sand track w/ lots of hills. I've also ridden well dialed home built Aluminum framed 500s, even better. But, my 314cc KTM isn't that far behind a 500 power wise, even a modified one. And the ... more »
Added reply in a thread Neck braces... Your opinion 11/9/2013 9:29 AM
It would be helpful if some racing organization, like the AMA, took down some basic statistics. They count the number of broken necks from compression injuries The number of injured necks from hyper flexion. They count the number of broken collarbones. ... more »
Added reply in a thread James made my day 11/7/2013 9:39 AM
That was a little creepy dude. You add the 'atic' to the word 'fan'. James handled that with graciouness and not a hint of big headedness. Bubba is just a good dude. Time after time he shows that his parents raised him right.
Added reply in a thread Cycle Ranch Live in Program 11/7/2013 9:34 AM
I met a kid that lives at one of the other live in facilities, at Cycle Ranch in fact, as he was in town picking up his new bikes. I asked his Dad what he paid to have his kid there and it was VERY reasonable. I want to say $1450/ month. When you consider ... more »
Added reply in a thread Tire Weight Thread. 11/4/2013 6:32 PM
Pirellis are the lightest tires ime. Anyways, I have a new Pirelli Scorpion MX32 mid-soft 110/ 90 x 19 and it weighs 11.6#.
Added reply in a thread speedy reedy testing 11/4/2013 5:55 AM
Exactly, most of us ride and risk it all to and we don't get a dime for doing it either. Turns out that riding dirt bikes is just a hell of a lot of fun!
Added reply in a thread riddle me this 2t owners 11/4/2013 5:39 AM
Google "APT Smartcarb".
Added reply in a thread 300 twostroke might be the magic number 10/27/2013 10:59 AM
Yep. I've been trying to tell people this for years but no one listens. It's pretty obvious when you ride the bikes. If you install the hardest spring (slows PV opening) the bikes are just dogs until they then light up the rear tire violently. But some ... more »
Added reply in a thread 300 twostroke might be the magic number 10/27/2013 10:52 AM
I had to shift my 300 2 stroke dramatically more often than I do a 450F. I actually counted once and it was a huge difference. Even my 314cc needs a lot more gear work although I'm hoping the additional over-rev of a Smartcarb will cure that. Try to ... more »
Added reply in a thread Meeting with lawyer 10/25/2013 12:41 PM
Exactly right. Just refuse to say anything at all, unless compelled to by law.
Added reply in a thread 300 twostroke might be the magic number 10/24/2013 7:14 PM
Digger, just PM me any time and I'll get you my number if you want to chat. I struggled to get my 300SX to rev. I raised the cylinder, then cut the head, then tried pipes (SST was the best on that engine), then added a Dick's carb, and I was just never ... more »
Added reply in a thread What if the Joker Lane is a Short Cut 10/24/2013 6:44 PM
It would make a hell of a lot more sense. It would be an advantage to take a faster joker lane and forgetting it would only hurt that rider and no disqualifications would be required, unless some eager racer took it more than 1x.
Added reply in a thread 300 twostroke might be the magic number 10/17/2013 2:40 PM
For MX use I've never loved the 300 cylinders on the KTMs. They just won't rev at all because when you stick on that big jug (the same way all the 300 manufacturers do it) your bore/ stroke ratio gets all jacked up. I fixed my flat feeling 300SX (actually ... more »
Added reply in a thread 250 vs 250...... Dear DC 10/13/2013 12:26 PM
More riders could actually show up and race on competitive equipment.
Added reply in a thread full ohlins on dungey replica 10/13/2013 10:07 AM
LOL, that's mty bike, and garage! Ohlins is the cure for KTM suspension woes. I won't ever waste my time with anything else.
Added reply in a thread 250 vs 250...... Dear DC 10/13/2013 9:59 AM
Protecting the Jap manufacturers would be so easy to implement with out giving them such a gross advantage like double dosplacement. I mean come on... You could limit the 2 strokes to dyno less than 50 hp. You could require them to be stock (frankly ... more »
Added reply in a thread DeCoster's sound testing comment during the press conference 10/7/2013 11:27 AM
I don't even remotely comprehend the pleasure of just making a whole lot of racket for the sake of it. How is that fun in any way? Cause it sure is annoying. My life is chaotic enough thank you very much!
Added reply in a thread New Husky spotted.. 10/4/2013 8:37 AM
I don't get KTMs reasoning behind spending tons of $$ buying a company and then selling the same bikes they already sell, with different color plastics. I ahve to imagine that they are only robbing sales from themselves. If they want the Husky to be ... more »
Added reply in a thread What's Worse Than a Guy Without a Visor Going Faster Than You? 10/4/2013 7:54 AM
I think it's lame that some guy feels the need to bash some dude just cause he's not fast. He even wasted time recording it. So what? Maybe that rider borrowed the bike and gear? Maybe he bought everything just like that used? Maybe he makes $200K a ... more »
Added reply in a thread American MX - Tracks 10/4/2013 7:28 AM
Those track conditions, are EXACTLY why the Euro bikes arrive on our shores with too soft of suspension. You really need the bikes to be plush to ride tracks like that, and that's where they develop them (excluding KTM in the last 2-4 years)