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Added reply in a thread Villopoto missing outdoors? 4/17/2014 9:18 AM

Riding dirt bikes is a blast, and as cool as it would be to do it for a living and make millions while doing it, that's a really hard life. The constant travel, training, crashing, working basically every weekend of the year. It just sounds like that ... more »

Added reply in a thread Wil Hahn Crash 3/30/2014 6:52 PM

He's a great dude and i hated to see him get hurt. Get well soon Will!

Added reply in a thread MX Performance Enhancing Drugs 3/30/2014 7:19 AM

If you are fat and old there are drugs that can physically make you more capable. Whether or not your physical conditioning is your hold back i can't say.

Added reply in a thread Best air cooled motor for conversion 3/25/2014 12:52 PM

My stock 2008 KTM 250SX w/ a 300 cylinder and heavy Flexx Bars weighed an honest 210# scale verified. Ready to ride, no fuel. Those bars were a 2# weight gain. Buy a 2011 KTM 250SX (still PDS), add an Ohlins rear shock, another brand's air forks, tubeless ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best air cooled motor for conversion 3/25/2014 12:45 PM

That wouldn't transfer heat correctly.

Added reply in a thread AC Shoulder situation? 3/25/2014 11:49 AM

I popped one out backwards roadracing back around '94. It took a lot of drugs, a lot of large men, and a lot of time to get it back in. After about an hour of it being out the pain was unbelievable. I also broke that side Scapula into 3 pieces. The Doctors ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best air cooled motor for conversion 3/25/2014 11:35 AM

Modern KTM 300 engine. Machine the water ports off the cylinder and head and attach fins somehow to turn it aircooled. Air-cooled motors are a romantic notion, right up until you feel the massive power loss after 10 minutes of riding on a TX summer day. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dungey... 3/24/2014 11:42 AM

I dig Dungey more and more every time one of these threads comes up. He is a smart man and pushing harder will just lead to more injuries and very few if any higher finishes. As far as capitalizing on RV2s bad luck in Toronto, no one was going to beat ... more »

Added reply in a thread San Antonio TX area tracks ? 3/19/2014 7:35 AM

As everyone has said, Cycle Ranch is flat amazing. You are going to have to drive 2+ hours generally to get much else too ride on however. SA has a strong economy and inexpensive home prices. I am considering a relocation there myself.

Added reply in a thread NK SFS AIR SUSPENDED TRIPLE CLAMP 3/15/2014 5:29 AM

I bought some CF bars (sorry I forget the brand) and they effectively replaced my KTM HPDS (the rubber bar mounts) which had effectively replaced my Flexxbars. The CF bars are the best solution yet as they are lighter than the other options, not too ... more »

Added a comment about feature Mountain Bikes for MXers - How to Choose 3/15/2014 5:02 AM

Great article and I wish I could have found something like this when I began shopping for my fist bicycle about 10 months ago. Now I'm a full on MTB addict.

MTBing is a great sport and although I still prefer MX, I get so much more utilization out of my MTB due too many miles of agro trails very close by, riding areas open 7d/ 24hr, and most riding areas are free, that if I had to give up one of the sports, I'd quit MX first. Fortunately I don't have to make such an awful choice!

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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

My Bronson. Love MBing at least as much as MXing and I've only been at it for about 6 months.

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 »