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 RV starts to be comfortable in Euro 11/23/2014 6:58 PM
Those Euro tracks are TOUGH. They don't even look fun to ride. Balls to the wall doesn't work most of the time. My money is on RV, but just barely.
Added reply in a thread Just to show how inflated MX prices are.... 11/21/2014 8:02 PM
Cost to operate the race teams. It's that simple. Technically none of these bikes cost more than a couple of grand to manufacturer, but it's the other costs that makes the difference.
Added reply in a thread GMC Canyon 11/19/2014 10:47 AM
No. That was in the 1st trucks which quit being built in 2012. The new V6 has more hp than the old V8, but less torque. BTW, real world mpg numbers from the Colorado forums are well over 21 mpg, several 4x4s are averaging 22-24mpg which in real life ... more »
Added reply in a thread GMC Canyon 11/19/2014 10:43 AM
I fit 2 dirt bikes in the back of my 2009 short bed Canyon. It's tight but it works fine. Of course the tailgate is down with a bungee net strung across the back. This truck has 141K miles btw and not one single failure, not even a brake job. It's still ... more »
Added reply in a thread KTM Breather Hose Mod....How much air is meant to come out? 11/7/2014 7:43 PM
When you have cylinder pressure leaking past your rings and valves they end up in your crankcase which is not where they are supposed to be. Your buddies YZ just has a lot more engine wear than your engine. Yours sounds about right.
Added reply in a thread Powder coated my wheel. What do you think? 11/6/2014 3:12 PM
Heating aluminum to those temps softens it. I have pictures of the folded GSXR wheel somewhere around here to prove it. That was a shitty day for me.
Added reply in a thread First Look - 2015 TM Racing 250/300 EN 11/4/2014 3:08 PM
If they built/ sold one with a build 350-450cc 2 stroke engine, I'd be a buyer.
Added reply in a thread 2 stroke beast's exhaust set-up is catching on... 11/4/2014 2:15 PM
If you need to flow a certain amount of exhaust flow to make power, while still controlling decibals and emissions, 2 mufflers gives you an advantage. You can build it restrictive (for less noise) but have 2x the exits to increase flow. even more usefull ... more »
Added reply in a thread Alessi '03 Claimed Super Mini FOUND!!! 11/2/2014 8:53 PM
You have a bike that is worth exactly what a 12 year old modified 80 is worth, no more. Ideally you would give the Alessi or Varner group the opportunity to buy it for its real worth.
Added reply in a thread Gas Tank Foam ? 10/31/2014 4:29 PM
I bought a bunch of that stuff from one of these online car places. I ran it in my super motard it made a huge difference. Added to my dirt bikes too, but couldn't tell any difference. I left it on my old bike for at least 6 years and it did not deteriorate ... more »
Added reply in a thread Porting knowledge 10/29/2014 12:47 PM
Move the cylinder down to move powerband lower, and raise the cylinder to move the powerband higher. Set Power valve, squish and compression correctly based on your new locations. The ideal port shape for good air flow is mostly it regardless of where ... more »
Added reply in a thread 17 year old lost his life @ Sunshine MX 10/25/2014 6:14 PM
RIP Devin. But it's getting old hearing the blame the track game. It's a dirt bike track for Christ sakes and we all make out own choices. It's not like they are jumping over a shark tank or something that is unreasonably dangerous. The only common factor ... 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.