davis224's Forum Activity

Reply to 2015 crf450r Honda frame "goodwill" :( 10/12/2016 10:32 AM

But at 75 hours, I'm surprised they paid for the frame. Sucks that it cracked, but they aren't guaranteed for life parts. I'd ask the shop nicely if they can discount the labor, like mentioned already.

Reply to 2015 crf450r Honda frame "goodwill" :( 10/12/2016 10:25 AM

The shop's labor rate is probably $75-$90 an hour, let's say the tech gets $25/hr flat rate. The extra $50/hr goes toward all non flat rate employee's pay, shop supplies, bills, etc. So the hourly mechanics, lot boys, service writer, service manager, ... more »

Reply to Honda Bringing Back Two-Stoke MX Bikes! 10/3/2016 10:15 AM

I did think it was funny that they dubbed in 2 stroke sounds.

Reply to Glen Helen MXoN Cancelled 9/27/2016 11:22 AM

Well that sucks, I was planning on going

Reply to MXoN - Maggiora, Italy - Bench Racing: The Motos 9/25/2016 7:49 AM

Well shit. Congrats to France though, they definitely earned it.

Reply to MXoN - Maggiora, Italy - Bench Racing: The Motos 9/25/2016 6:24 AM

Anderson rolled over the finish line, celebrated throwing his hands in the air, and a lapper jumped the finish line and landed on his head/shoulder. It looked bad, but they're saying he's ok

Reply to MXoN - Maggiora, Italy - Bench Racing: The Motos 9/25/2016 6:20 AM

That looked terrible... his arm/shoulder looked very bad on the way down. Looked like it was a lapper, #59 on a Honda

Reply to Say it ain't so..... 9/14/2016 3:32 AM

Pieck is retiring and going to his original dream, Broadway.

Reply to Say it ain't so..... 9/13/2016 3:55 PM

Alessi maybe?

Reply to I haven't heard yet the 2 USGPs.... 9/12/2016 6:39 PM

Please let Indiana or Red Bud get a GP

Reply to One of my songs. 9/11/2016 6:02 AM

The snare was a bit hot for me, but then again I'm listening through cell phone speakers, haha. I dug the droney/lounge vibe to it, definitely chill but still a little edgy drinking music. My band is working on our 2nd album right now, so hopefully I'll ... more »

Reply to Top mechanic pay 9/11/2016 5:48 AM

It sounds like you'd be a step above the crew foreman in my line of work, more like a superintendent, around $30/hr

Reply to Glen Helen GP 9/5/2016 6:43 PM

If my work schedule and plane ticket prices work out, I may make the trip. I thought Webb was racing 450 though, kind of a bummer if he isn't.

Reply to Why is Anderson so often overlooked? 8/26/2016 3:28 AM

I think both Anderson and Seely are just one little tick away from being title contenders. Anderson needs more consistent starts, and Seely needs to be a little more consistent in speed. I think Seely could be Dungey lite, not always winning, but always ... more »

Reply to Steel frame stretch a real concern? 8/26/2016 3:20 AM

I would almost think that factory teams would replace steel frames often just for the sake of settings, if there is a "break in period" on steel frames where they know exactly how it reacts and based their settings off of it, that they would replace ... more »

Reply to What makes "A-Kit" suspension so good? 8/22/2016 5:51 PM

I'm well aware of how Kawis handle compared to that genration of Hondas, but I'm confused if you think the other bike I rode was a Kawasaki? Either way, I've ridden other CR250s of the same generation and none held a candle (to my preferences at least) ... more »

Reply to What makes "A-Kit" suspension so good? 8/21/2016 5:47 PM

My bike is a 2010 CRF450 with Enzo revalved/resprung suspension. I was very happy with it, still felt plush and had great bottoming resistance. The bike with A kit was a 2007 CR250 2 stroke. The biggest difference I could feel was through heavy chop ... more »

Reply to Sell me on the idea of a SX 250 class as a Spectator? 8/21/2016 7:06 AM

It's more exciting with a whole different class to win. Would you rather watch Zach Osborne make a pass for 12th in the combined race, where really you'd just be watching the leaders, or watch him battle tooth and nail, leaving it all out there for a ... more »

Reply to What makes "A-Kit" suspension so good? 8/21/2016 5:46 AM

All I know is, the one time I got to ride on Pro Circuit A-kit, it was unbelievable. I thought my Enzo was good, but I could barely feel any if the bumps on the very rough track. It almost felt too soft at first, but I couldn't get it to bottom either. ... more »

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Christophe Pourcel 8/17/2016 6:36 PM

Not a question, but I remember seeing you cruise around in practice at the St. Louis SX one year on the 250, rolling around, barely stringing a section together, then you finally put on a heater, and hit this 90 degree right hand corner after a triple ... more »