- Bike Checks
Your actual bill is going to be a minimum of $10K (no surgery) and at the high end $75-100K. The reality is that people giving you money are just pissing money away. Jeff is still going to be buried in debt and is likely still going to have ruined credit ... more »
Turn in rear rebound damping 1-2 clicks.
400-450cc carbed 2 stroke with an extremely mellow powerband. Should easily match a 450F in terms of hp and width of powerband with more tq, lower rpms and the corresponding lower intertia, more reliability, lighter weight, etc...
Bike set up looks off.
The MXGP guys don't run as fast the AMA guys imo. See Roczen for the first 2 seasons here. However, the top talent guys will quickly adapt, also see Roczen. Gajser would also need to adapt but would excel for sure given time.
The motorcrossers mostly end up Mountain Biking. It's easier, safer, less money, and frankly more rad in the right locales. That's the reason my KTM sits. Why go pay $30 for entry, burn fuel, be gone all day, maintenance to complete, to ride like 75 ... more »
ET3 is the fastest dirt bike rider on the planet and has been for years. But his aggression, injuries and then a green bike have conspired against him at times.
Everyone is relying on me, my company and my one employee, my clients, my investors, my full time job, my kid, my wife. Everything would fall apart of I were to get really injured (again). I'm literally scared I'll get hurt, be at the hospital, and it ... more »
Broken 20+ bones. Shattered 2 vertebrae and lost an inch of height as a result, did the knee, dislocated arm, shattered a shoulder joint, shattered a hand, broken both shoulder blades, broke one wrist 4x, ribs too many times to count, talus, same clavicle ... more »
My opinion on this is not Eli Tomac is the fastest motorcycle racer on the planet. And Reed is top 5 on a Supercross track. . But the blue and green bikes just do not look as good on the track as the other bikes.
The Kawasaki in the Yamaha are not completely competitive at this level, clearly just watching them go around the track.
Watch those bikes on the track. The Yamaha and the Kawi can not turn in the way the other bikes can. Not an entirely competitive bike at the AMA Supercross level. That's the problem with ET3 who imo is pretty much the fastest rider in the series.
The solution would be a weird wrong sized cylinder or head to mess up the displacement to get it outside of the tariff zone, with an included rebuild kit for the dealer to retrofit. What a PITA though.
I suspect you are going to find that Chevy's new 2017 ZR2 is going to be a vastly superior off-road vehicle all around. Weighing 30% less, costing 40% less, and using 35% less fuel has a way of doing that.
They are beautiful trucks (the Raptor) but it's a desert rig. If you don't use it for humming across the desert on a regular basis it's just kind of silly. And obviously the F250 is better equipped as a tow rig. ~ good luck
I rode the bike a couple of days ago. Track was tilled deep, real power sucking. I also had dropped to 13/ 47 gearing in an attempt to spread the powerband out, a gear set up that previously I could never get to work well for me as it just wouldn't pull ... more »
Well a couple of notes: - I was rained out last weekend so still have not ridden the bike since picking it up from Derek. But I'll be at the track tonight. First time on a dirt bike in darn near a year so I don't expect much out of the rider! - I don't ... more »
I like to think of it as a dead reliable, lightweight, 350F bike. I think that's a solid comparison of the powerband and ever since the stroker it's always required you to keep the RPMs up high. Really, it's just not a modern 450F. the 450s have the ... more »
Thanks Crush for posting dyno results in post #5.
See dyno results in post #5.