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Added reply in a thread factory bike vs stock 5/22/2015 10:39 AM

I believe ET3 was 4 seconds per lap slower on the stock old CR250 compared to his practice 450. I'd imagine he would be within 1.5 seconds of his 450 bike times if that were a fully built factory 250cc 2 stroke. But 1.5 seconds is a lot if you are facing ... more »

Added reply in a thread Let the speculation begin! 2016 KTM 250 sx? 5/21/2015 6:20 AM

The 2016 250SX is a let down buy KTM standards, but still they continue to develop while others stand still. The good news is, my '13 is relevent for another year! Actaully as badly as I wanted to see a new big bore 2 stroke I was going to wait for the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Doug Henry arrested? 5/21/2015 6:16 AM

Sounds like an unfortunate incident for Doug Henry. I love that guy. He is innocent until proven guilty and has many valid reasons that could have led to this charge. And frankly even if he is guilty, it's not that huge of a deal. This sounds like just ... more »

Added reply in a thread Presenting the 2016 KTMs 5/19/2015 9:04 AM

What was KTM testing then? They clearly have been testing a new 2 stroke that has the new ribbed clutch covers. And although I guessed/ wished that the bike was a big bore, clearly the expansion chamber was not from a 150cc bike! I'm a bit confused. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dungey On Bike Setup 5/18/2015 9:24 AM

Anyone watching knew that Dungey was going to get 2nd place, not 1st. That's why he lost by 1:30 seconds. Because he could of risked it all and he would have still gotten 2nd place (or much lower after a crash). So only an idiot would have pushed beyond ... more »

Added reply in a thread MX riders aren't that 'tough'... 5/18/2015 8:55 AM

My favorite is when we are all sitting around the truck and we all start making excuses ahead of time why we are not riding up to par. i.e. I haven't slept cause of kid/ travel/ sex, I drank too much last night, I haven't worked out this month, I was ... more »

Added reply in a thread Jg 33 out 5/16/2015 5:08 AM

Real shame.

Added reply in a thread How many Rounds till Dungey has the red plate 5/13/2015 11:55 AM

Anything can and will happen in MX. That said, Dungey is the most predictable rider I can recall and there is a good chance he'll take no risks, not fall down, appear rather average then after the first few rounds, he'll be in the lead as others begin ... more »

Added reply in a thread Lifted trucks 5/13/2015 11:48 AM

My old truck. Dynoed 680 rwhp. Completely over that sort of excess honestly. I drive a little '09 Canyon that's 100% stock now and it's getting replaced my a new Cayon with the 2.8 Duramax soon. Like dirt bikes, smaller and lighter is better imo.

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Added reply in a thread Did crossfit demolish my hand/palm endurance? 5/13/2015 8:14 AM

I'm just going to add that once I began Mountain Biking that my days of getting tired and getting arm pump on an MX bike ended almost immediately. I only MX once a month but I can ride close to my limit and my personal pace, for 8-10 laps no problem. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Back to steel frame? 5/5/2015 10:56 AM

Quality Chromoly steel is expensive in Japan and hard to work with compared to Aluminum. Also admitting defeat is not exactly the Japanese way, at all. They'd rather get demolished than admit they were wrong about something. This applies to frames, forks, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Twisted Engineering handlebars or revalve suspension? 5/1/2015 11:24 AM

I've had all of the above options. I think the stock '13 KX suspension is pretty good honeslty unless your weight is out of range. The Flexxbars are heavy and have lmited movement. The TE bars are great. No armpump or next day soreness at all and my ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Riders Collective- a moto resort 5/1/2015 11:14 AM

BARGAIN. That's a cheap vacation doing the things I enjoy. I'd be all over it as a single guy, but frankly the women would be a major draw for me cause I can ride dirt bikes right here and be home for lunch. So as a married dude, I wouldn't be in to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Marvin Musquin to Team USA MXDN 5/1/2015 7:37 AM

I really like Marvin and I think most of us would be proud to call him one of our own. But the dude is French and so should proudly race for the French MXdN team, obviously.

Added reply in a thread alessi riding British gp 4/30/2015 12:18 PM

Very exciting news!

Added reply in a thread Pro wrestler breaks leg jumping motocross bike 4/29/2015 7:49 AM

That was a scary gap than I would not have tried. Hope he heals up soon!

Added reply in a thread White Power Forks 4/28/2015 1:34 PM

Yah, a bunch or Aryan looking dudes saying "White Power" isn't really PC any longer which is why the company name was changed to just simply "WP". I don't think the newest WP forks are bad. That said, I'll likely wait until the next generation of air ... more »

Added reply in a thread Let's Talk About The French!?! 4/28/2015 12:58 PM

I've been there 2x and quite enjoyed myself. My daughter even has the family French name, Simone', as her first name in honor of her French ancestry. My Great Uncle just died recently and he was the last strong connection the American family had to the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Let's Talk About The French!?! 4/28/2015 9:10 AM

Did they "steal" democracy before or after they militarily assisted the American Colonies in breaking free from the British Monarch rule? Or was it after they gifted us "Lady Liberty", both figuratively and literally? The maternal side of my family is ... more »

Added reply in a thread KTM is bringing back the 2 stroke big bore for 2016 4/26/2015 6:42 AM

My 314CC KTM runs very well. Not too differently than a 450F. But I want a new bike that stock (on pump gas) runs that way.