Added reply in a thread 2017 Beta EX bikes info released 8/11/2016 1:11 PM

All it takes is money. A whole shit-ton of it for a long time... Hell, everybody should do it!

Added reply in a thread Can someone interview Cole Seely today and ask him how the '17 CRF450 rides?! 8/11/2016 1:03 PM

Not stock to stock. Stock to factory. It's bullshit regardless of the year or bike. Most all riders can't use stock to full potential. Windham is a different story: a factory bike to tailored to his spec will crush anything else, short of another amazing ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is MXDN becoming a thing of the past? 8/11/2016 12:25 PM

I hate to say it in this context, because I am in complete agreement with you conceptually, but some really terrible U.S. Supercross races pulled 50,000+ or whatever attendance numbers more than a decade ago, sometimes with huge sponsorship and painful ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is MXDN becoming a thing of the past? 8/11/2016 12:15 PM

MXDN should be a higher priority financially, professionally, and in glory than Energy Drink Race®. It is apparently is not, or at least not enough to entice the top guys who get to choose from the aforementioned three qualifications.

Added reply in a thread Is MXDN becoming a thing of the past? 8/11/2016 12:05 PM

It is more competitive than ever. Forget Lorettas, I think most all AMA pros would get their asses kicked there. As with everyone, I would like to see more top American talent this year, but I also realize that financial priorities for both riders and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Can someone interview Cole Seely today and ask him how the '17 CRF450 rides?! 8/11/2016 10:32 AM

"I heard the Japanese first-run units were eating valves like crazy. I sure hope they got that locked in, I think maybe the mapping was just too lean. There were also about 35,000 units that are slated for delivery with improperly sourced waterpump impeller ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Beta EX bikes info released 8/10/2016 7:18 PM

Endurocross. Super slow, gnarly & technical the whole race.

Added reply in a thread Ping on air forks and 125's 8/10/2016 4:51 PM

Air forks require the same "shims and stuff" setup.

Added reply in a thread Eli Tomac Opts Out of 2016 Motocross of Nations 8/10/2016 4:00 PM

Bummer for the fans and Team USA, but not entirely surprising.

Added reply in a thread I'm looking at the 17 CRF450R right now, in person, what do you want to know? 8/10/2016 3:59 PM

Lighting coil? Gearing? Mapping? Compression Ratio? Suspension setup?

Added reply in a thread Roczen to Honda ? 8/10/2016 1:08 PM

Nah, Cooper struck a deal to ride the John Deere Gator 6x4 Diesel with full factory support and a lifetime supply of Deere snapback trucker hats.

Added reply in a thread MXGP can fix supercross 8/10/2016 1:01 PM

Because it isn't a Supercross series, it is a motocross series. But now they are getting about as close as they can to the Supercross model without holding a Supercross race.

Added reply in a thread MXGP can fix supercross 8/10/2016 12:49 PM

And it seems to me the MXGPs point more toward professional Motocross becoming more like Supercross than the other way around...

Added reply in a thread KTM MotoGP bike looks awesome. 8/10/2016 12:35 PM

They were Bankrupt/restructured I wanna say around '92.

Added reply in a thread enough with fmf on every team already!!!! 8/10/2016 12:19 PM

Now I wanna hear your hot take on Dunlop.

Added reply in a thread MXGP can fix supercross 8/10/2016 12:04 PM

Conceptually, the sole reason Supercross exists is precisely because it brought MX (which we all know kicks ass) out of the fairgrounds and into very large capacity venues in population centers. That's the whole point. The tracks have always just been, ... more »

Added reply in a thread MXGP can fix supercross 8/10/2016 11:52 AM

Which would still be really empty for a football-style stadium.

Added reply in a thread YZ125 or CRF250R 8/9/2016 1:17 PM

I think 20 hours is probably reasonable to be looking hard at the piston on your YZ250. That said, I think it would also be in range to be thinking about the shape of the (more expensive and time consuming) piston on your CRF250, as well.

Added reply in a thread YZ125 or CRF250R 8/9/2016 12:55 PM

Factory recommended replacement interval for CRF250R pistons are also in the 20ish hours range. It's a more expensive piston and a significantly slower job, too.

Added reply in a thread Kawasaki adjustability and bar position. death to air forks 8/9/2016 12:19 PM

Throw a right-angle adapter in the bag with the owner's manual, air pump, straight adapters (which it says right in the manual won't fit in forward bar positions) and junk wrenches then. Or, hell even make them an option. The thing has factory-designed ... more »