Hello, I've been away a while but decided to get my 2013 KTM 250 SX custom tuned by Derek Harris of Harris Performance in Central Texas this last week and get back on a dirt bike. I'm decent at jetting but had struggled a bit with this bike because I ... more »
Added reply in a thread Tim Gajser U.S. 2018 2/17/2017 10:17 AM
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.
Added reply in a thread Motorcycles going into a RECESSION 2/16/2017 11:04 AM
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 »
Added reply in a thread Tomac getting his swagger back! 2/5/2017 3:25 AM
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.
Added reply in a thread Negative thoughts before riding 2/4/2017 2:52 PM
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 »
Added reply in a thread MX, injuries, and painkillers 2/1/2017 9:38 AM
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 »
Added reply in a thread Reed's comment: "You are only as good as what you have to work with" 1/29/2017 8:01 AM
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.
Added reply in a thread Reed's comment: "You are only as good as what you have to work with" 1/29/2017 6:52 AM
The Kawasaki in the Yamaha are not completely competitive at this level, clearly just watching them go around the track.
Added reply in a thread Whats up with Tomac? 1/24/2017 6:29 AM
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.
Added reply in a thread 100% tafiff on Euro Dirt Bikes is insane 1/19/2017 8:41 AM
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.
Added reply in a thread Moto Truck, F250 or New Raptor 1/19/2017 8:32 AM
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.
Added reply in a thread Moto Truck, F250 or New Raptor 1/17/2017 12:10 PM
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
Added reply in a thread KTM 2 stroke dyno tuned by Harris Performance. Dyno chart inside. 12/16/2016 11:47 AM
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 »
Added reply in a thread KTM 2 stroke dyno tuned by Harris Performance. Dyno chart inside. 12/14/2016 8:56 AM
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 »
Added reply in a thread KTM 2 stroke dyno tuned by Harris Performance. Dyno chart inside. 12/8/2016 11:10 AM
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 »
Added reply in a thread KTM 2 stroke dyno tuned by Harris Performance. Dyno chart inside. 12/8/2016 2:21 AM
Thanks Crush for posting dyno results in post #5.
Added reply in a thread KTM 2 stroke dyno tuned by Harris Performance. Dyno chart inside. 12/8/2016 2:19 AM
See dyno results in post #5.
Started new thread KTM 2 stroke dyno tuned by Harris Performance. Dyno chart inside. 12/8/2016 2:16 AM
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Added reply in a thread Tracks near Austin, TX? 10/1/2016 4:30 PM
Red rocks, Murphy's.
Added reply in a thread Any update on Jessy Nelson? 8/14/2016 11:29 AM
I'm sending positive thoughts to Mr J. Nelson. Get better soon fellow moto head.
Added reply in a thread any advice, numb hands? 8/11/2016 5:20 PM
Need carpal tunnel surgery. Don't wait, you'll get old man shaky hands.