Added reply in a thread 2015 KTM 450 leaky gaskets 10/23/2020 7:04 PM

Yeah, I am guessing the countershaft seal. The ones on KTM's are kinda suspect. The good thing is they are very cheap. I just had to replace the one on my 2021 Husky with 5 hrs on it. If you pop the front sprocket off you'll be able to tell if that is ... more »

Added reply in a thread Anyone in the baton rouge area missing a 04 crf 450 10/23/2020 10:38 AM

I must have missed the post where I said that.

Added reply in a thread Anyone in the baton rouge area missing a 04 crf 450 10/23/2020 10:16 AM

Dude is wearing sweat pants and running shoes but you think he might be a real rider because he has goggles around his neck? Hehe

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Added reply in a thread MOTO VAN LIFE EXPECTANCY? 10/23/2020 10:09 AM

Give us a little more info. Are you getting it for like $1,000? Is it going to be your daily driver or just moto? How far will you go? Local 20 miles to the track or cross country?

Added reply in a thread Pacific Crest Pipe Repair? 10/23/2020 9:42 AM

Holy crap. Hire a person to manage the customer communication and have them work off site. They are manning phones and email. They don't need to be in the pipe repair shop.

Added reply in a thread Anyone in the baton rouge area missing a 04 crf 450 10/22/2020 1:40 PM

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3590219007714193 Seller's description: my bike not running .all parts have it we dont have idea whats wrong with it the kick stockup willing to trade wyg Seller's FB profile name: "Dirt Bike" Seems legit.

Added reply in a thread Off Season Chatter - How many tracks in your state? 10/22/2020 9:39 AM

Dutchmen = Pine Grove, on his list. ATRACK? What is that? Are you referring to the scrappy illegal riding area back in the 80's/90's between Slatington and Walnutport that everyone called A-track? I have many laps there!

Added reply in a thread 2020 CRF450RWE Problems from day 1 10/22/2020 9:17 AM

People keep holding onto this "milky oil from a blown water pump seal" idea from back in the 80's when bikes only had a single seal. The truth is basically all bikes now have two seals. One that holds the water in the pump and one that holds the oil ... more »

Added reply in a thread Yz125 parts compatibility 10/20/2020 7:27 PM

I think you'll be OK on both accounts.

Added reply in a thread KTM/HUS 125/150/250 jetting thread 10/20/2020 10:24 AM

I would love to try T2 or T4, but when I am getting 100LL at $4.50-4.90 a gallon that price increase is pretty hard to swallow! Especially the way a 125 drinks fuel. I can get VP MS-100 from the pump here for $8.00/gal so I'd go that route before I would ... more »

Added reply in a thread Off Season Chatter - How many tracks in your state? 10/20/2020 9:12 AM

Motoland, Canyon, and ET just cried. Nomads scoffs belligerently, LOL. Happy Track in Yuma says Winter is coming ! PMP in Tucson shall rise from the ashes !!!

Added reply in a thread Would AJ's ride made a difference on Alta's outcome if 2 years ago? 10/19/2020 1:30 PM

Not fighting for or against the Alta, I really have no dog in that fight. But I have thousands of laps on that track AJ was riding in the video and I have never seen it that dry and slick. I would say that track and those conditions played very well ... more »

Added reply in a thread Husqvarna TC 125 10/19/2020 9:21 AM

I have a 2021 TC125. Love this bike. There is a large jetting thread over in the Tech/Race Shop forum here on Vital with tons of good info for this bike. If you follow the jetting in there it turns the KTM/Husky 125 into an awesome machine. In the past ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should of got a 350 years ago... 10/18/2020 10:33 PM

I'm thinking/hoping that you won't need to keep the stupid bar pad/wifi unit combo thing on the bike other than when you want to connect to your phone and transfer maps, etc. In other words, just hook it up, do your maps, then disconnect it and throw ... more »

Added reply in a thread KTM/HUS 125/150/250 jetting thread 10/18/2020 6:20 PM

Sorry for the slow reply, was out racing! The bike is running really well. I can't say that the Bill's combo is drastically better than stock. The main difference I think I'd say I notice is the fact that the Bill's silencer is quite a bit shorter than ... more »

Added reply in a thread Yz250 pipe bang? Jetting? 10/18/2020 6:08 PM

On my YZ250, I found that when running 100LL AvGas I had to go to a 180 or 182 main. That is running 32:1. I still kept my needle on clip-2 and 50 pilot. And that is with the leaner N3CJ needle. You likely have the richer N3EW stock 2013 needle. When ... more »

Added reply in a thread Mothballing a PW50 10/15/2020 1:59 PM

100% original, down to the safety stickers.

Added reply in a thread Mothballing a PW50 10/15/2020 11:24 AM

I have a 99 PW50 that my son rode until about 2004. It is 100% original including tires and tubes. I put fresh gas in it, check the air filter, and ride it up and down the street about once a year or so. Then I use the drain screw on the bottom of the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 CRF450RWE Problems from day 1 10/14/2020 8:14 PM

Definitely sounds like a blown head gasket with the coolant over-pressurization. Also, people seem to think a blown head gasket would not cause fuel smell in the oil. Hell yes it can. All the oil passages between the bottom end and the head are sealed ... more »

Added reply in a thread Star Yamaha 250 against 450s 10/14/2020 11:00 AM

Get destroyed on the start. And even if your laps times are as fast or faster on an empty track or in qualifying conditions, that doesn't mean squat when you can't make passes because you are getting pulled out of every corner and eating rocks in real ... more »