This sport, at the top level, really limits the education that an aspiring Professional rider can obtain. Other sports, either thru HS participation requiring minimum GPAs and then later sometimes leading to a college education, can actually improve ... more »
Added reply in a thread Lessons Learned Trying To Watch MEC And Not Have Satellite TV 10/20/2014 12:51 PM
I suffered for years. Direct TV thru Costco solved all of my moto watching problems. I'm cheap and don't watch tv otherwise so it was hard but it turns out it was so worth it.
Added reply in a thread Is it 250cc 2 stroke too much for 15 years old kid 10/12/2014 7:28 PM
Low power bikes are usually more dangerous cause you have to ring their necks so long and hard to clear stuff even if you are sideways or whatever.
Added reply in a thread WP Suspension Help 10/12/2014 6:42 PM
Your free sag is basically 31mm, needs to be closer to 40mm. If you have the correct spring rate by the charts, then loosen that spring 1-2 full turns to get that free sag correct. The issue is that where you sit on the seat can dramatically change your ... more »
Added reply in a thread WP Suspension Help 10/12/2014 9:42 AM
What's your free sag on the shock? You can measure this easily by your self.
Added reply in a thread I'd like to see the AMA require a HS Diploma to race professionally... 10/9/2014 9:37 AM
Glad to see this thread has stimulated a lot of discussion. The suggestion was just that the sanctioning bodies take steps to make it where to even have a shot at becoming a Pro MXer you don't have to essentially sacrifice your much more likely other ... more »
Started new thread I'd like to see the AMA require a HS Diploma to race professionally... 10/8/2014 2:21 PM
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Added reply in a thread Ryan Hughes rides again? 10/8/2014 8:54 AM
All of us that have been seriously hurt on a dirt bike claim that we are finished with them only to get back on eventually.
Added reply in a thread Roczen Unleashed 10/7/2014 7:08 PM
I don't know if this difference in feel is going to equate to faster lap times for Kenny. But if it does i feel sorry for his competitors. I haven't ridden a modern Suzuki but I'd like to.
Added reply in a thread piston top clearing cyl top 10/4/2014 7:58 PM
Use a straight edge and calipers to measure how far above the torqued down cylinder the piston really is. Then measure the head's squish area right at the very edge. The head should be a minimum of .038" deeper than the piston protrudes. That's straight ... more »
Added reply in a thread Our strategy has to change 9/28/2014 6:51 PM
Like all racing it involves a lot of luck. And that first turn was stupid. Look at AC222, definitely a top 3 performer and didn't finish top 30. Bad luck on this day.
Added reply in a thread RCS Titanium Rear Shock Spring 9/27/2014 8:26 PM
When i bought Ohlins I told the distributor that i wanted to send him the apprpriate Ti shock spring for him to install. He told me they were inconsistent, felt different, and would require different valving to work well, but still not as well as the ... more »
Added reply in a thread Why are 2 stroke motors not rubber mounted? 9/24/2014 6:45 PM
Balance the crank on your 2 stroke and it'll vibrate less than a 4 stroke. It sure helped my ktm.
Added reply in a thread Josh Grant's TwoTwo Kawi 9/12/2014 6:41 AM
I've always really liked #33 and i hope he does well.
Added reply in a thread Why manufacturers will never go back to two strokes 9/8/2014 12:47 PM
I don't know what to make of this graph. At first it appeared to be obvious proof that 4 stroke motorcycles had greatly increased sales but then I realized: 1) Only a small % of that graph even represents offroad competition motorcyles. Most is probably ... more »
Added reply in a thread my bike starts easy....almost to easy 9/2/2014 2:01 PM
4 strokes always start and run their best, right before they blow up.
Added reply in a thread Are KTM's known for eating rear rotors/pads? 9/2/2014 1:53 PM
The stock pads last 5x longer than anything aftermarket. The stock pipe is made of tinfoil.
Added reply in a thread Baggett to yoshimura Suzuki? 8/29/2014 2:48 PM
BB4 would be such a good fit (riding style) in the GPs. I'd like to see him go over to Europe.
Added reply in a thread MTB Training for the Pros - Brayton's Ride in Park City 8/25/2014 12:02 PM
That terrain looks like a LOT more fun than what we have around here. It would also allow me to cover a lot more ground more quickly which would be a plus. The good trails in Austin for the most part are just solid 1"-8" loose rocks and it makes the ... more »
Added reply in a thread 20.5 clamps on 14 350 worth it? 8/23/2014 7:14 AM
I prefer the 22s.
Added reply in a thread Buying a new chevy silverado and need help 8/19/2014 12:31 PM
They invented these things called measuring tapes. ..