Added reply in a thread 03 vs 06 YZ250 10/17/2014 8:49 AM

There are a few items that seem to plague the 02-14 YZ125/250 two strokes. In particular the shifter detent bearing. Yamaha lists it as the stopper lever assembly. Part # 5CU-18140-01-00 This is the bearing that sits behind the clutch and pushes in and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Kailub R kicking 450 butt on a 150 2T 10/16/2014 7:55 AM

Scott Summers used to mop up the GNCC's on a 300lb air cooled XR600 against all the factory two stroke 250's. Its the rider, not the bike at that level. In the woods a lightweight and nimble little two stroke doesnt give up much against the fat pig 450's. ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Yamaha GNCC / Hare Scramble weapon.. 10/16/2014 7:51 AM

Hardly. Yamaha is doing what no other Japanese manufacturer is doing, putting money back into the off road market. I think this is a great move by yamaha. Bike looks like legit, 6 speed, 18" rear wheel, and electric start? If it was orange people would ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Stewarts Should Start Their Own Team 10/5/2014 10:07 AM

He never had organ failure? So all the IV fluids and being hospitalized was a dog and pony show? What else are you looking for in that story? Being able to ride and practice does not equal being able to race two 35 minute moto's under race conditions. ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Stewarts Should Start Their Own Team 10/5/2014 9:10 AM

What is mysterious about life threatening liver and kidney failure? That is in no way any fault of Malcolms. He is lucky he caught it and didn't die. He also had mixed ... more »

Added reply in a thread Our strategy has to change 9/29/2014 8:25 AM

I think we are seeing a reemergence of the old USA vs europeans from the 60's/70's only being played in reverse. They dominated motocross for decades. Americans couldn't ride period. We figured it out, adapted, and changed the sport. The europeans have ... more »

Added reply in a thread MXdN in USA in 2017..! Where should it be? 9/26/2014 10:07 AM

Catalina is a logistical nightmare wrapped in a terrifying conglomerate known as the catalina island company. Went there and raced the catalina GP in 2010. Biggest money maker the island has seen in a decade. Yet the race hasn't returned because of the ... more »

Added reply in a thread McGrath's Thoughts on The GOAT 9/26/2014 9:03 AM

Just a few thoughts as I was coming up during the 90's and saw the evolution of the sport. McGrath changed our sport in a way that ricky johnson, hannah, bailey, ward, decoster, etc, could never do. McGrath was the Michael Jordan of our sport, of our ... more »

Added reply in a thread what to do? badly sprained ankle 8/11/2014 9:51 PM

You've never sprained an ankle before have you? Maybe a tweak, maybe a bruise, but obviously not a sprain. That or my sarcasm detector is completely broken. Along with a host of other injuries, I'm still not fully recovered from an ankle sprain from ... more »

Added reply in a thread the #'s 6 & 8...#14 8/11/2014 1:05 PM

Larry 'big bird' Ward wore the number 6 nicely. He also made the number 4 and 7 look pretty good on a suzuki before Carmichael and Stewart.
Added reply in a thread Odd issue: blister 8/9/2014 10:09 PM

Yes those are the flexbars everyone is talking about. Make sure IF you order a pair you stipulate 12 degree bend. The enduro bend (10 degree) is just too straight. The 12 degree is what nearly everyone runs. My theory on the ODI grips is that the grip ... more »

Added reply in a thread Odd issue: blister 8/9/2014 8:04 PM

Riding position dictates how your body has to hold on to the bike. Move up on the seat, weight forward, less stress on the hands and arms. Squeeze with your legs more and you wont be holding on so tight. I own a pair of 12 degree flex bars. Best investment ... more »

Added reply in a thread Who was your favorite rider past or present and why! 7/25/2014 2:32 PM

Doug Henry by far. The embodiment of the motocross spirit. Tough, dedicated, personable, nice to fans and industry people, always smiling, never quit. Im amazed a full length documentary hasnt been done on this living legend yet. Broke his ... more »
Added reply in a thread NBCSN......... 7/21/2014 10:55 PM

Complete and total idiot. In 1995 we had motoworld on ESPN and ESPN2. Art Eckman and David Bailey doing commentary? That lasted for over a decade and some of the absolute best coverage, commentary, and reporting in the history of organized sport occurred ... more »

Added reply in a thread NBC Sports & Time Warner Cable in SoCal = Lame! 5/31/2014 3:09 PM

mx sports, ama, lucas oil, the sponsors, whatever. Guess what? outdoor coverage this year sucks. Don't care who you are or what you have to say, our TV coverage this year sucks. Its terrible, its horrible, and its a joke. This is professional motocross ... more »

Added reply in a thread 17 Live Races... Milestone Not Met 3/11/2014 3:20 PM

Personally I believe that the coverage we do get now is better than ever. With that being said I remember the days of the next day tape delay on motoworld on espn2 with David Bailey and Art Eckman (the best duo ever). Where we were at that point to where ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cool Find.. Overpriced 3/4/2014 1:45 PM

They will never get $4900 for that. $2500 would be fairly reasonable, but you couldn't just add gas and oil and go ride it. Bike been sitting that long needs a little work before you can go ride, but that is a hell of a deal. I'd honestly say its better ... more »

Added reply in a thread Near disastrous close call for Ivan Ramirez: video 2/19/2014 7:05 PM

It's not BLM, it was morongo basin emergency medical services. They are aware of this and have already been in contact with D37 and NHHA leadership about it. I raced this race a week and a half ago, and that sand wash was 5th (or 6th) gear pinned for ... more »

Added reply in a thread JS starting to believe again........... 2/17/2014 6:45 PM

This is why I normally try not to get involved with vitards. However, I'm game! 1 2 Ryan Villopoto 338 25 22 25 18 22 20 14 25 25 25 12 22 20 18 25 20 2 22 Chad Reed 334 16 18 14 22 20 15 25 20 22 20 22 22 13 18 20 22 25 3 1 Ryan Dungey 328 22 16 20 ... more »

Added reply in a thread JS starting to believe again........... 2/17/2014 2:35 PM

Never assume anything, because it just makes an ASS out of U and ME.

I will agree that yes lets stick to the facts, what I stated is a fact, numerically speaking. (ya know points) Had Dungey's chain not snapped, and had he not ran out of fuel ... more »