Added reply in a thread Post a picture of your Mountain Bikes 3/3/2014 3:32 PM
That's good info. I bought my Bronson barely used from a Santa Cruz employee and it has Hans Dampf Schwables and they are some large and heavy tires. They stick great when the trails get going a bit downhill around here and I can build some speed. They ... more »
Added reply in a thread Post a picture of your Mountain Bikes 3/3/2014 2:32 PM
The Bronson is similiar to the concept of the Blur, A do-it-all bike or Enduro as they now call them. Although the Santa Cruz Solo would be a better modern match to the Blur. The Solo can go up and down pretty well, let's say 50/ 50. Where as the Bronson ... more »
Added reply in a thread Surgery for Reed Today 2/19/2014 9:09 AM
Injuries suck. CR22 was a hell of a human interest story this year and definitely a contender for the title. The title race has definitely gotten a little less exciting.
Added reply in a thread I hate race secret's 2/13/2014 8:55 AM
The secret to the '85 Works Honda that was Lechien's, that RJ test rode was just a properly balanced crank. That is all. I had my crank balanced (it's not actually balanced because it's a single cylinder but the annoying frequencies occur at an rpm that ... more »
Added reply in a thread Post a picture of your Mountain Bikes 2/8/2014 6:04 AM
Added reply in a thread Transworld video on Air Shock 1/25/2014 5:43 AM
All gases expand when heated. The difference is that Nitrogen is always dry and it's pressure change is always predictable where-as air has varying amounts of H2O in it which means the RATE of air expansion can vary due to that moisture. If you fill ... more »
Added reply in a thread Honestly, a bit surprised RacerX had this pic in the newest magazine....... 1/25/2014 5:32 AM
I don't think that cutting your life short by 20 years actually results in you 'enjoying yourself' now that you are retired. It just means you don't take care of yourself and have a tendency towards self abuse and addiction. In this case, a junk food ... more »
Added reply in a thread YZM 500 2 stroke-FOUND NO BS 1/17/2014 10:03 AM
Although I really enjoyed Xavier's recounting of the history of the ACTUAL YZM500, this motor while ridicoulously fast will be a disaster on a track. Honestly it will turn slower lap times than a new KTM 125 imo in the average riders hands. The bike ... more »
Added reply in a thread New Ford F-150 1/16/2014 10:21 AM
The aluminum body panels isn't such a big deal but will add expense to insure and repair. Afterall Kenworth, Peterbilt, and Freightliner cabs are built out of aluminum. But that stupid engine that fools CAFE but sucks in the real world. What an overly ... more »
Added reply in a thread Will we ever see parity in the 450 class again? 1/16/2014 9:59 AM
In football, even if you suck you pretty much have a 50% chance of being on the winning team. Racing is not the same. You can have 100 guys show up to try and qualify and at the end there is only 1 single guy that walks away w/ it all.
Added reply in a thread Yet another 2 stroke build... 1/3/2014 9:44 AM
You are confused. The crank was stroked 5mm (rod moved 2.5mm further from the crank centerline) and balanced, therefore a 2mm spacer combined w/ gaskets on either side was required to make Z dimension 0. Which is where it's at. The engine started life ... more »
Added reply in a thread Yet another 2 stroke build... 1/3/2014 9:40 AM
About a year but then again it wasn't in production when I ordered it. They are now in production and are filling 100s of back orders. But if you ordered now I'd imagine that you would have it in less than 2 months. This carb is the greatest thing since ... more »
Added reply in a thread Yet another 2 stroke build... 1/2/2014 5:41 PM
A few more mods. Most I wouldn't even bother posting but the crowning touch is in the last photo. As usual my camera sucks, my bike is dirty, and I just generally don't care about photography as a pasttime. Swapped from Leo Vince muffer to an FMF Ti2
Added reply in a thread Mountain VS Road bike 12/11/2013 8:00 PM
Ps. I've got a full suspension carbon fiber large Ibis Mojo for sale in Austin. $1600.
Added reply in a thread Mountain VS Road bike 12/7/2013 11:13 AM
I bought my first mountain bike 5 months ago and promptly broke my arm. Turns out Moto guys should DEFINITELY run their brakes moto style w/ the front brake on the right. But after that little hiccup (I actually didn't know it was broken until I went ... more »
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#.