Added reply in a thread Super trick XR200R racer for my daughter 5/11/2021 12:51 PM

Great build! I have an '83 that has been modified (not nearly as much as yours) for MX and it is a blast to ride. After racing mine for close to 8 years I have learned a few things that you might want to consider. I found that there is a huge gap between

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Added reply in a thread MX on blood thinners 5/5/2021 11:33 AM

Very true. Most of my doctors think I am "too old" for dirt bikes. I was lucky enough to have one doctor that was a desert racer and another that was a mountain biker. Both of them agreed that the risks were high enough that they wouldn't ride if they ... more »

Added reply in a thread MX on blood thinners 5/5/2021 11:24 AM

When I was on blood thinners I did not ride. I have suffered injuries in the past when I was younger that resulted in internal bleeding that would have likely killed me if I had been on blood thinners. I got multiple opinions from different doctors, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Transitioning to electric bikes. 4/12/2021 8:04 AM

The majority of the people reading this are not the target demographic for electric motorcycles. We will all get to ride our gasoline powered machines until we are too old to ride. The new riders will be introduced to electric at a very young age and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Race fuel 4/7/2021 11:50 AM

Another vote for T4

Added reply in a thread Headaches after a day of riding 4/5/2021 8:05 AM

I feel your pain. I too have suffered from migraines since I was about 13. I tried everything too and nearly quit riding several times. Even bike rides and yardwork would induce a migraine. I am 55 now and finally stumbled on a combination that works ... more »

Added reply in a thread What’s THE Most Expensive Aftermarket Part You Bought For Your Bike ? Did It Help ? 3/29/2021 1:53 PM

Full suspension rework for this little XR200. I weigh 230 pounds. Worth every penny.

Added reply in a thread Motocross Action 2021 450 Shootout 3/17/2021 12:15 PM

As long as you are racing at Glen Helen, the MXA setup specs are pretty good.

Added reply in a thread Anyone have a MAICO 490 or KTM 495? 3/10/2021 7:11 AM

There is a story behind it. That was an amateur supercross back in 1982 put on by CRC (California Racing Club). The guy down the street from me, Jim, when I was a teenager had a '79 Maico 400. He bought an '81 and sold me the '79. He taught me to ride ... more »

Added reply in a thread Anyone have a MAICO 490 or KTM 495? 3/9/2021 11:06 AM

Love my 1981 Maico 490. I've been riding the same one since 1982. The power is very smooth and linear. It is not the beast that some people make it out to be. If you are tall, the '81 is the ticket. If you are on the shorter side, go for a 1979 Maico

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Added reply in a thread Other Hobbies 2/5/2021 11:42 AM

I drag race with my dad a few times a year. Our family also does a yearly pinewood derby. Pinewood Derby

Added reply in a thread Bikes I've Owned - What Say You 1/21/2021 11:56 AM

1969 Trail 70 1979 Maico 400 1975 DT250 1972 DT250 1981 Maico 490 1983 YZ490 1983 XR200 Didn't own them but have ridden every KX250 and KX450 since 2006.

Added reply in a thread MX Front Drum Brakes 1/20/2021 8:38 AM

I found a high temp version of the adhesive I used the first two times. I will be using rivets this time too.

Added reply in a thread Silver wheels - Unpopular opinion 1/19/2021 4:02 PM

I prefer gold. Silver comes in second.

Added reply in a thread MX Front Drum Brakes 1/18/2021 8:08 AM

Well, tried the brakes out. The stopping power was increased significantly. The only bummer is that the glue heated up and then everything failed. I either used the wrong glue or did not cure it properly. Since this material worked so much better I am

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Started new thread Maxima SC1 1/12/2021 10:12 AM

My wife can't stand the smell of SC1. Would this be considered a deal breaker? I really need your advice. Thanks.

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Added reply in a thread Maico 490 parts help 1/12/2021 7:54 AM

Also: So Cal Maico The only part I have been unable to find is a replacement float for my original Bing carburetor. Luckily, the original 40 year old float continues to function properly.

Added reply in a thread MX Front Drum Brakes 1/7/2021 3:18 PM

Poor performing dual leading shoe brakes are typically due to setup. Both shoes must contact at the same time They can be tricky and time consuming to adjust but once you get them dialed in they are fantastic.

Added reply in a thread MX Front Drum Brakes 1/6/2021 7:40 AM

1981 Maico 490 front brakes.

Added reply in a thread MX Front Drum Brakes 1/4/2021 2:44 PM

Here are the finished brakes. EBC on the left. Mine on the right.