Added reply in a thread No YFZ450's sold in California for '21 2/23/2021 7:49 PM

Yup, that’s exactly what happens. If you really want to influence your government just get together with your billionaire friends and buy some influence, that’s the only thing that works in our current system...

Added reply in a thread Barcia injured? 2/7/2021 8:53 AM

Not since 800..

Added reply in a thread Brand Specific suspension 1980s 1/28/2021 6:13 AM

What year(s) did Suzuki have that big roller in the swing Arm? It had an enormous needle bearing that didn’t like being dirty or dry, it’d basically stop moving unless it was clean and greased..

Added reply in a thread How old were you guys when your parents stopped bringing you to the track? 1/26/2021 8:09 PM

Never.. couldn’t race til I was 18, bought everything on my own except my first two very used bikes that dad bought mostly to piss off my mom. Those bikes were the best thing dad ever did for me! Dad never saw me race or ride, mom came to one race, and ... more »

Added reply in a thread In The Crate KX500 Photos 12/29/2020 5:56 PM

There’s nothing like the sound of a 500 pulling into the upper gears.. my avatar is on an 89 KX500, loved those things.. I’d leave that one unridden and find another one to ride. Once virginity is gone, it’s gone forever!

Added reply in a thread If Barcia wins a round.. 12/12/2020 2:23 PM

If he wins he better mention beating all the Orange and white GasGases..

Added reply in a thread If Barcia wins a round.. 12/11/2020 1:38 PM

GasGas will get a works bike exemption this year because it’s a totally new bike, right?

Added reply in a thread MTB marketing for MOTO? 11/14/2020 7:06 AM

I have. It was fun for a minute, but just not fun enough. Felt like a fad machine to me, the MTB industry is gonna make a lot of money selling them, and then we’re gonna lose a lot of trail access because now we can piss off hiker families by hauling ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB marketing for MOTO? 11/14/2020 6:34 AM

I’ve gone back and forth between moto and MTB (and BMX before that) all of my life. Usually about a 4 year cycle. MTB is way cheaper, way more social and much more convenient. Moto is a way better ride. The two compliment each other perfectly, similar ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coop is taking the Plunge! 😲 10/31/2020 11:55 AM

Roczen did great in 17, but the normal pattern is that a new bike hurts results during its first season. So a new bike following a bizarre season, plus health issues, plus time away from actually racing, plus he’s not young and bulletproof anymore.. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coop is taking the Plunge! 😲 10/31/2020 11:43 AM

Roczen is on a new bike, that’ll hurt his results during the first half of the season. Even taking the summer off for development won’t get things fully figured out, if history is any indication.. AC9 is in the best place to win a bunch IMO, it’ll be ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dunlop D952 10/28/2020 6:10 AM

I ran them on the back for years, they worked good enough and lasted long enough to keep buying more. Nothing exceptional, just a good reliable tire for California desert conditions. Hated the front.

Added reply in a thread Barcia Confirmed for GasGas? 10/16/2020 11:59 AM

I gotta say that JBs results for the end of the season stayed pretty good. Maybe the GasGas contract was getting held up, or maybe he just kept pushing til the injury?

Added reply in a thread Barcia Confirmed for GasGas? 9/25/2020 6:48 PM

My sarcasm must not have been clear enough.. or you just can’t see reality though your fan status for JB, lol! Anyway, it’ll be clear if I’m right in the next few weeks.. maybe I’ll be surprised!

Added reply in a thread Barcia Confirmed for GasGas? 9/25/2020 5:42 AM

Are you saying that I’m the most ‘tarded Vitard!?!? The last place finisher at the special Olympics!?! The laziest government worker?!? This is a proud moment for me.. But as far as JB51, and the effort he puts out, let’s talk about it again halfway ... more »

Added reply in a thread Barcia Confirmed for GasGas? 9/23/2020 7:49 PM

We’ll know when the contract is signed by JB51s results dropping back to his “long term contract” finishes of 8-14th instead of his “need a ride” podium consistency... I’ve been watching the races for a long time, this one is a lock..

Added reply in a thread 2021 Honda's in showrooms now 9/13/2020 7:14 AM

A $300 bicycle is about the same as riding a 95 XR200 with faded to white plastics, bald tires and a muffler adapted from a lawn tractor..

Added reply in a thread Where’s ET3’s otherworldly speed gone? 9/5/2020 8:16 AM

Tomac is gonna Tomac.. Incredibly fast, except when he isn’t, no apparent logic or patterns involved. Makes watching the races better to me. 10 minutes into a moto when ET is in 14th or so it’s fun to try and figure out if it’s gonna be a psychotic charge ... more »

Added reply in a thread Barcia was phenomenal yesterday 8/30/2020 7:25 PM

Awesome ride yesterday, he is amazing when he’s motivated for whatever reason. It just seems like negotiation time is the best motivator for him.. and the occasional clean out torpedo move on someone who is irrelevant to JBs finish is just BS.. love ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tomac and that Kawasaki 8/26/2020 6:36 AM

Maybe mud accumulation isn’t the real problem, maybe the solution is to manage airflow differently so that mud doesn’t immediately block it? It’d look different, and that’s probably one of the bigger challenges at the OEM level.