Added reply in a thread Ricky dropped his diet and training program 11/21/2020 5:14 PM

Fat Tomac looks like a friendly guy who tells great jokes.

Added reply in a thread I hope he's okay. 11/3/2020 6:56 AM

Geez.... such an innocent look crash. I expected him to just roll out of it and pop up. Ya just never know, I guess.

Added reply in a thread Ktm 150sx exhaust setups 11/1/2020 6:35 AM

My '18 150 XC-W has an FMF Fatty. When I go back to the stocker, the bike is pipey and has a definite lag, then hit. The FMF gives it an overall smoother, better off-road, powerband. V-force reeds Lectron carb KTech head insert

Added reply in a thread Stiff spring/soft compression vs soft spring/stiff compression 10/30/2020 6:09 PM

I'm a firm believer in running a slightly stiffer spring with float/bleed in the shim stack so there is very little damping initially at slow velocities (flat corners, etc), but with a stiff shim stack that ramps damping up as the velocities get faster. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Stiff spring/soft compression vs soft spring/stiff compression 10/22/2020 1:52 PM

I like that thinking. So, just hypothetically... if I made my compression 4 clicks softer, what should I expect to do with the rebound? This is really helpful, ya know.

Added reply in a thread 2 stroke oil question 10/22/2020 12:49 PM

I personally don't like to mix oil. Half a tank of gas? I dunno... dump it in your truck? It's probably race gas, though, right? So there's a $20 bill in that 1/2 tank, basically? What I guess I'd do is mix up fresh whatever and then go riding for a

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Added reply in a thread Stiff spring/soft compression vs soft spring/stiff compression 10/22/2020 12:42 PM

How does a shorter rider affect sag? I'm 5' 6". Qualifies as "short". I like to think of myself as GOAT-sized.

Added reply in a thread Stiff spring/soft compression vs soft spring/stiff compression 10/21/2020 7:28 PM

Ha... well, I ride 2-3x a week and race enduros every other week, MX a couple of times a year. So... where does that put me?

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That's interesting that Keefer said the opposite of what FWYT said. Guess I'll have to buy some springs and experiment. ... more »
Added reply in a thread Stiff spring/soft compression vs soft spring/stiff compression 10/21/2020 11:39 AM

That's exactly the kind of thing I wanted to hear. Thanks!

Added reply in a thread Stiff spring/soft compression vs soft spring/stiff compression 10/21/2020 8:38 AM

Yeah, the "correct spring"... how do you KNOW? Race Tech recommends this spring, ProCircuit recommends THIS spring, Factory Connection recommends a different front and same rear, Full Factory (a Race Tech installer...) up the road from me is a little

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Started new thread Stiff spring/soft compression vs soft spring/stiff compression 10/20/2020 7:27 PM

If you had a bike with a step too hard spring and softened up the compression to compensate, and then replaced the spring with a step too soft spring but increased the compression, how would the feels compare?

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Added reply in a thread Husqvarna TC 125 10/20/2020 9:00 AM

I measure the gap of the new rings before they go in and the gap when they come out. I'll have to go get my book to get the numbers but the worn gap is well under the service limit. I'm sure I could run 30-35 hours but it's cheap insurance to replace. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Husqvarna TC 125 10/17/2020 8:05 PM

I'm a 58 yr old Vet rider. I change the 125 every 25 hours and the piston ring gap is barely worn. It's just cheap insurance.

Added reply in a thread Lend me your thoughts - My 2021 Tech 10’s 10/14/2020 9:55 AM

As long as we're baring our soles.... 50 hours on Leatt 5.5 on the bikes in my sig, all stock pegs. Not too terrible, but I'm going with Gaerne SG12 or Sidi next time. Torn up section is from kickstarting my stubborn KX while trying to fix the "throttle

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Added reply in a thread 2021 KX250XC linkage binding. 10/13/2020 8:28 AM

I don't suppose the sleeve of the swingarm and the sleeve of the exposed linkage are the same or different lengths? Is there any way they could be mixed up?

Added reply in a thread KX 250f problems 10/12/2020 10:57 AM

You were in the 3rd gear the bike died, right?/ That's almost certainly a rod, valve , or piston issue and you don't have much recourse now but to start pulling the motor apart to find out what the issue is. You can't push start it, right?

Added reply in a thread Broken Humerus (upper right arm, mid bone) Surgery vs. No? 10/12/2020 8:44 AM

This stuff makes me hurt and I haven't even broken that bone.

Added reply in a thread Yz125 Pro Circuit Link Arm 10/10/2020 7:23 PM

I don't know, but on my KX 250f, I found the appropriate oem KX 450 linkage and bought one on eBay for $18.

Added reply in a thread Tomac Clutch Problem? 10/6/2020 2:16 PM

Ditto!!!

Added reply in a thread Math with Falcon, 2020 MX edition *Lakewood Update 10/6/2020 2:14 PM

I used to do data analysis for a team of PhD's. Love "over-analyzing". If there really is such a thing, which I don't believe there is.