Barry_Smith's Forum Activity

Reply to Alessi & Friese not returning to MCR?? 8/3/2017 2:58 AM

Steel frame + Reed with a chip on his shoulder = a (red) bull with steam coming out of its ears, smashing its way to the podium.

Reply to Alta SX Test 8/2/2017 10:58 PM

If they could get the weight down to about 90-95kg, the power of a 250F, the engine braking of a 125 and the price down to AUD13-14k, I'd buy one.

Reply to Dear Vital, RE: 2018 250 shootout 7/30/2017 12:15 AM

BTW, Mastin ended up going 1-1 today on the smoker on a track that he in his own words said was much harder to ride on a two stroke. I guess there's our answer. Stock motor smoker, smoking fully built four strokes. Again for the record, I did not get ... more »

Reply to Dear Vital, RE: 2018 250 shootout 7/29/2017 7:24 PM

LOL! I bet KTM are unhappy he won instead of one of their four stroke riders...

Reply to Dear Vital, RE: 2018 250 shootout 7/29/2017 6:04 PM

Well, Egan Mastin (250SX) just hunted down Wilson Todd (YZ250F) in the Aus MX Nats for a convincing win in moto 1. Good racing on a hard and slippery, choppy track.

Reply to Dear Vital, RE: 2018 250 shootout 7/29/2017 12:02 AM

As the OP, I completely agree with this post. To put it in perspective: a. I buy a new bike pretty much every year, if not every second year. b. I have zero opportunity to test a new bike before I buy, as nobody I know locally rides anymore. c. As someone

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Reply to Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM's Washougal Graphics 7/28/2017 1:23 PM

Do you have actual links, pretty please? I tried searching and using the part numbers but came up empty handed. Much ty

Reply to Keefer tested big blue 7/27/2017 6:23 AM

Great test/review. Thanks for putting this together. I loved the detailed insight and easy-talking style that just flowed.

Reply to Dear Vital, RE: 2018 250 shootout 7/26/2017 9:17 PM

Reply to 50% of 2 stroke owners are like this dude 7/26/2017 8:21 PM

I laughed but, real talk, just buy new and hold onto it for years. Brand new price amortized over say 5 years is SFA per year. And you don't have to deal with classifieds morons.

Reply to Save our Riders! 7/26/2017 7:02 PM

So, ahhhh, what are we talking about?

Reply to We need a 250 shootout 7/26/2017 12:24 AM

On a tangent, the 2018 250 shootouts should include 250 smokers. A lot of amateur racing org's now allow 250 4T vs 250 2T, so it would be interesting to see an all-in-one comparison with novice, intermediate and pro test riders.

Reply to Ever ridden a dry sand track and thought it was ice? I did today...gah 7/23/2017 7:30 PM

Dude, I hear you! I did 1.7 hours yesterday in the rain...on a clay hardpack track. The track was like polished marble sprayed with cooking oil.

Reply to Moto online 18 yz450 review video 7/21/2017 5:08 AM

And full "first ride" review article:

Reply to KR94 is back... 7/20/2017 8:34 PM

He's always Putin in motos, especially during the off season. Relentless. He's basically the Russian RV2.

Reply to If motocross bikes had this suspension... 7/19/2017 5:06 AM

That is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Reply to Monster E cup 7/18/2017 4:21 PM

I came in here expecting to see a monster set of E cups. Disappointed.

Reply to A-stars, Atlas neck brace questions 7/18/2017 3:00 AM

Sold. Thanks for the advice. Pulling the trigger on one right now.

Reply to 2018 KTM 450 FE? 7/17/2017 3:29 PM

What's on my wish list? - A 250SX (two stroke) factory edition with cone valve forks - To be 19 again - Carrie Bolling I'll take any two of the above. Come to think of it, I don't really need a 250SX....

Reply to Baggett is waiting on thumb surgery 7/14/2017 5:04 AM

I tried to use a "thumbs up" emoji. I see that failed. Thumb emoji must be broken amirite?