Added reply in a thread One last Tomac vs Sexton shootout 9/24/2022 4:34 PM

I think Jetts gonna win 450 races and championships in the next 3-4 years, at the longest, but it typically takes a few years to get the strength and control to ride a 60+ hp bike consistently. The first few races, especially one with the attention of ... more »

Added reply in a thread What I don’t understand - Roczen 9/24/2022 10:28 AM

Honda should win 450MX championships, and it looks like they will in 23. But it’s amazing how often the wheels come off and they don’t win. Chase and Honda looked great this year, even as a Tomac fan it was great to see Sexton finish the year so strong. ... more »

Added reply in a thread One last Tomac vs Sexton shootout 9/24/2022 10:16 AM

For the first 10 minutes..

Added reply in a thread What I don’t understand - Roczen 9/24/2022 4:27 AM

The KTM has a record over the last decade that Honda has wet dreams over, lol!

Added reply in a thread What I don’t understand - Roczen 9/23/2022 3:08 PM

So has the Honda 450 taken the POS title from Yamaha? The BRP label from the old XR650 is taken, what should we call it? As to the topic, I don’t understand how KR lost that happy go lucky personality he had when he got here. He’s a legend, he’s got ... more »

Added reply in a thread The final word on SFF spring conversions? Please advise (KTM/GG/HUS) 9/20/2022 1:26 PM

Fasst, I think. The bars with pivot points and elastomers, not the carbon bars. I don’t think they’re worth the price, although they are definitely noticeable at adding insulation from small chop. The Dal Soggio spring conversion inserts are great though! ... more »

Added reply in a thread The final word on SFF spring conversions? Please advise (KTM/GG/HUS) 9/19/2022 8:20 PM

I bought my KTM with Dal Soggio inserts, it’s working about as good as anything I’ve ever ridden. The only thing that might have been better was Precision Concepts KYBs on a YZ450, but it had flex bars and the bars were probably the difference.

Added reply in a thread Where does Roczen land for 2023 SX? 9/19/2022 7:55 PM

Doesn’t sound like the manager KR would want, but maybe it’s the one he needs?

Added reply in a thread New Dirt Bike Company in 2023 by Robby Gordon (Speed) 9/19/2022 5:19 PM

Whenever the future Chinese want to make a good copy of a dirt bike they absolutely could do it. But the fundamental difference between the Chinese now and the Japanese of the 60s is the Japanese were pushing engineering, innovation, refinement and just ... more »

Added reply in a thread KX500 operating temps 9/19/2022 5:04 AM

Thinking about your initial question about temps, have you checked your crank seals? Or are you running a spark Arrestor? If the crank seals start to go it’ll run lean/hot. And sparkys with the screen would make them run hot as soon as the screen starts ... more »

Added reply in a thread KX500 operating temps 9/18/2022 2:21 PM

What are you running for gearing? I used to run a stock cs with a 45 rear for everything but non-technical GPs, for fast races I’d add one to the front and keep the 45. They’ll run 90+ with the 45 on a stock cs, over 100 with the bigger cs. Taller gearing ... more »

Added reply in a thread Any one collect vintage Bell helmets ? 9/18/2022 1:52 PM

Definitely not a moto 3, but a very nice old Bell

Added reply in a thread Is Team USA Making a Mistake? Eli racing the new 2023 Yamaha at MXoN (UPDATE: He’s not) 9/18/2022 6:38 AM

I’m pretty sure Star /Yamaha are eagerly waiting on someone at Vitalmx to post a poll so us morans can make the decision for them..

Added reply in a thread The weak support from Honda at RBSR 9/17/2022 5:16 PM

When you think about how dumb the average person is, it’s scary. Then remember that half of them are dumber than average!

Added reply in a thread Have electric bikes really been around this long???.... 9/17/2022 8:53 AM

I used to use this shop in Fontana CA for machining and fabrication, Eyeball Engineering. They had an electric drag bike in the late 80s that was really cool. https://magazine.cycleworld.com/article/1992/4/1/kawashocki

Added reply in a thread Insight into the Tensions Between US Racing / Teams and World Supercross 9/17/2022 8:33 AM

Once the fat start money for top guys dries up it’ll fade away. Especially now that outdoors and SX have finally started working together. Maybe it’ll survive as a offseason series for tier 2 guys to pull decent money? It’s a payday practice race for ... more »

Added reply in a thread Roczen is a free agent 9/16/2022 6:58 AM

Teams choose riders based on more than just results, they want someone who makes the product look good. Plessinger charges hard, looks like he’s having fun and brings the whole “rednecks with paychecks” vibe to the races, he has a niche that’s pretty ... more »

Added reply in a thread Roczen is a free agent 9/15/2022 8:33 PM

Seems like there’s another side to the story.. I’ve got a lot of respect for KR, the fact that he’s still riding is absolutely amazing. He’s still got a ton of speed on his good days and should still have more wins in him. I remember watching him on ... more »

Added reply in a thread What modern(ish) kick start dirtbike has the toughest transmission? 9/11/2022 12:22 PM

It’s all stainless

Added reply in a thread What modern(ish) kick start dirtbike has the toughest transmission? 9/11/2022 8:48 AM

The 2014 ish KTM 500 exc might work. 6 speed, stout clutch at 55hp, kickstart and e-start. This design ran from 12-16 IIRC, the last years (14-16) were the best. Don’t know what makes them best other than the con rod or if anything from the later years ... more »