Added reply in a thread any chance ktm promote the 300sx in races? 5/20/2022 12:00 AM

And, vice versa. Individual preferences. Each preference, is valid. 300 'fans' are quite vocal, that's for sure, and, there are plenty of them. Far more are sold than the 250. On a recent ride I went on, of the 27 bikes, there were 12 x 300s, 2 x 250Fs,

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Added reply in a thread any chance ktm promote the 300sx in races? 5/19/2022 11:40 PM

What I want to see, is Equivalency, not just over bored 250s. Anything less than being allowed equivalency, is just keeping 'handicap class' rules in place, and, there's absolutely No need for such idiocy. 4 strokes long since left behind the levels ... more »

Added reply in a thread RIP TPI 5/19/2022 6:50 AM

I'm stuck on a very small screen at the moment, with eyesight problems ( in hospital), so, I can't get a good look at the engine etc. So, the TBI has 2 injectors - I think I can make out the one in the bottom of the Throttle Body, but, is the fitting

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Added reply in a thread New KTM 300 SX Two Stroke in Action 5/18/2022 6:55 AM

And isn't that pathetic. Got to keep these 'handicap class' rules in place, and keep those scary 300cc strokes away from those 450 4 strokes......... when will this idiocy end?

Added reply in a thread Ian Hutchinson interview, overcoming injury, back at TT 5/17/2022 1:12 AM

They blamed the riders, MXMatti ?????? I guess they must have been stopping during the practice sessions / races and, say, doing burnouts..... Bloody Hell, that's a manufacture trying to take the piss on an Epic scale. I've had to cancel my (almost -

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Added reply in a thread Ian Hutchinson interview, overcoming injury, back at TT 5/15/2022 10:59 PM

Here's how that tyre damage happened : https://youtu.be/GlmexJfy3IE Just, Just ............... Faaaaaaaaaarrrrrrk!!!!!!! Fearful, fearful stuff. Michael got very, very lucky. His dad, Robert died at the NW200 in 2008. The Dunlop family has had 4 members ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dungey on Air Shock? 5/15/2022 10:25 PM

Got any other pictures? It - the lower red 'thing' - looks, to me, like a spring pre-load adjuster, such as an X-Trig. I suppose it may be a air valve point, but copying the pic, and enlarging it, it still looks more like a pre-load adjuster.

Added reply in a thread #8: MXGP of Sardegna - May 14-15 5/15/2022 1:26 AM

Riola Sardo track is just not made for spectating. It's fairly normal to have far fewer spectators on Saturday, at most GPs. But, Sardegna is among Dunes, and I daresay the club is not allowed to do anything other than the most basic of clearing. So, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Fortnine: The Best Oil Filter 5/15/2022 12:58 AM

Some may have caught the 'Aprilia shavings' etc , when he introduced contaminants. That was a bit of a reference to another oil test a few months ago where he / they, got 1st service oils from a variety of different brand bikes for testing. If I recall ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2023 KTM 300SX 5/13/2022 9:40 AM

So, people are set to bitching about such a set up being on the 2 stroke, yet I rarely see much bitching about the same type of thing being on the 4 strokes. Classic. It's strange that other manufacturers haven't a set up like Yamahas Wi Fi phone tuning ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ian Hutchinson interview, overcoming injury, back at TT 5/13/2022 9:24 AM

You can get both a Book, and a DVD on Hutchy called 'Hutchy : Miracle Man' . Both have their stomach churning moments.

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Added reply in a thread 2023 KTM 300SX 5/13/2022 9:05 AM

Are the 4 stroke SX ECUs locked? If not, for the life of me I can't see why the 2 stroke SX system would be locked. Both types are Off Highway vehicles, not subject to any EPA rules, as far as I know.

Added reply in a thread #8: MXGP of Sardegna - May 14-15 5/12/2022 7:06 AM

I just read that Kay de Wulf got clobbered by a car on Wednesday during a training / recovery ride Broken Hand / Metacarpal. Not good, but, it appears that is the extent of his injuries.

Added reply in a thread 2023 KTM 300SX 5/11/2022 12:25 AM

Real 300? In as much as it's simply a squared bore and stroke 250. It's what they have always been. Though, Beta in the last year moved away from that, with a different ( shorter) stroke on their 300, with a commensurate larger bore than 72mm. I'd say ... more »

Added reply in a thread UKRAINE 5/10/2022 7:59 AM

https://youtu.be/CVlEkBHO_hc An infinitely more dignified and poignant remembrance of World War 2 than that c**t Putin came out with on "Victory Day" , with comparisons to what that c**t is doing to a Sovereign Nation that posed absolutely No threat ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rob Andrews 'The Inside Line'. 5/9/2022 5:18 AM

An addition to most Moto Libraries, as well as Robs book, should be Bryan Wades "A Wild Ride". Rob describes him as one of his Mentors. What a Mentor he would have been!

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Added reply in a thread #7: MXGP of Italy - May 7-8 5/8/2022 6:32 AM

I'd not be surprised, ts17. We can't have equivalency, so, returning to a 'handicap' class structure, is the cowardly / piss poor / f**ked way to go.......... Those two young Vikings would be winning today on 4ts if they were on them, they've no advantage ... more »

Added reply in a thread Oldest bike (2007-2015) That's still competitive and not dated 5/8/2022 6:21 AM

These are 2020/21 Fantics - Simply modified Yamahas that were introduced in 2005 (re the aluminium frames). Cripes, wasn't / isn't the 250 motor essentially a 2001 (or earlier) one? The 125 was a then new engine in 2005, and was only ... more »
Added reply in a thread #7: MXGP of Italy - May 7-8 5/8/2022 2:39 AM

Lots of rain overnight made the EMX Open Moto 2 a bit (!) of a mud fest. EMX250 on now, Norwegians 1-2, Fantic 1-2, showing that a modified 2005 model bike can be quite competitive with 2022 model bikes, when it's allowed to race.............

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Added reply in a thread #7: MXGP of Italy - May 7-8 5/7/2022 7:25 AM

Indeed - but, most of us old blokes tend to call what was the 500 class the 'Open' class, when it wasn't. Can't recall exactly, but for decades, we had an up to 1000cc Class under ACU (now MA) rules, as well as up to 500cc.