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Reply to I HAVE DIRT BIKES TO RENT IN SO CAL 5/26/2020 10:46 AM

Thats pretty cool! I wish someone rented dirtbikes around here! Ive thought many times about taking a friend or relative out for a relaxing trail ride but cant exactly convince the wife to buy a "loaner" bike. Its hard to get anyone interested enough ... more »

Reply to 2020 Kx 450 (bran new) smoking on first start up 5/21/2020 7:47 AM

I bought a new SV 650 once, the only bike Ive ever bought new. They wouldnt let me test drive it without signing the papers, but said If I test rode it and had any problems that I could come in an rip the papers up. I was very skeptical of that but whatever. ... more »

Reply to Mad Skills Motocross 3 - pre release version for download 5/19/2020 7:51 AM

Im excited to try it. I love 2 and have very high hopes for 3. I hope you guys nailed it!

Reply to Enclosed trailer, what brands and size to get? 5/19/2020 7:37 AM

We run a 7x14 EXTRA TALL. Thats the ticket cause you can stand up and have lots of room. Also the golf cart will pull in with the roof on. We just kinda happened to buy this one but wasnt especially looking for a tall one, now I would never get anything ... more »

Reply to Rocky Mountain atv/Mc orders 5/18/2020 7:30 AM

I ordered parts early last week (everything was in stock) and they quoted my delivery date 2 weeks out. I thought that kinda sucks but whatever, I understand. 3 days later all my stuff showed up. I was surprised but obviously happy. As most everyone ... more »

Reply to Cr 250 2003 Stock Reed vs rad valve vs vforce 3? 5/18/2020 4:35 AM

02 cr250 Ive only tried stock reeds with stock pedals, and I installed a rad valve last year. Seat of the pants dyno says it was an upgrade. If I had to do it again Id buy the rad valve again, Im pretty happy with it. Also if you dont have one Id recommend ... more »

Reply to Modding a Motocrosser for Trail Use 5/17/2020 4:45 AM

Woah! Is this sounding familiar to anyone else? If you want to convince people how smart you are, dont start off by calling them dumb. Ive seen that play out a few times on here and youll never win HAHA!

Reply to 6.5 5/15/2020 10:00 AM

I clicked this expecting a gun thread...

Reply to How about these bad boys! 5/11/2020 6:49 AM

I got more value out of those than money could buy! Played the shit outta some of those when I was a kid. Still have most of them.

Reply to Moto Family day 5/5/2020 6:16 PM

You look pretty happy..... maybe too happy with that glass boner. Im just trying to decide of its that sweet truck or your mx boots giving you that feeling!

Joking aside, family moto is by far the best thing ever. Wifey, all 3 kids, ... more »
Reply to My gun of the month 4/7/2020 1:08 PM

My vote goes to the shotgun for home defence. Plenty of power, lots of choices for loads so it can perform more than one job. I think it has less of a chance to over penetrate vs. an AR and handguns are for CCW. I also dont see anything wrong with a ... more »

Reply to 03' Cr250r OEM piston replacement 3/22/2020 7:31 AM

Make sure you mic your bore and your piston so you know for sure what you got. Ill just leave it at that.

Reply to Piston to cylinder clearance issues 3/21/2020 6:11 AM

There is more to this story that I didnt say at first because it didnt really matter and was still developing, but I need to say it now. I will come out first and say I like vertex and really wanted to run their piston. I have rebuilt our 65 several ... more »

Reply to Piston to cylinder clearance issues 3/21/2020 5:36 AM

The CMM seems like a great idea! We have several at work but I havnt run one in about 16 years. I trust my tools and my skill at using them enough that I dont think a cmm is necessary.

Reply to Piston to cylinder clearance issues 3/21/2020 5:33 AM

Good to know Im not the only one.

Reply to Piston to cylinder clearance issues 3/18/2020 3:51 PM

Difference of measurments. New pistons never even touched the bore. I use feeler blades every day at work and while I have a very good feel for them they dont seem very acurate for round surfaces.

Reply to Piston to cylinder clearance issues 3/18/2020 3:48 PM

Aaaaand your the other guy I though of! Haha Thanks for responding. Im aware that they arent round. If I measured anywhere else besides the correct spot I would end up with more clearance and feel safe, but 90* to the wrist pin towards the bottom of ... more »

Reply to Piston to cylinder clearance issues 3/18/2020 3:40 PM

YES! Thank you Paw Paw for responding. Your one of the 2 people that I first thought of that I would actually feel confident you know what your talking about on this. I measured the piston 90* from wrist pin at about the bottom 1/3 or 1/4 of the piston ... more »

New thread Piston to cylinder clearance issues 3/18/2020 2:07 PM

I have a 2002 cr 250. The cylinder is oem with about 60hrs on it. OEM pistons are discontinued. Im a machinest with extensive experiance with measuring devices (mics of all sorts, bore guage, etc) but I am not a pro engine builder. My cylinder measures ... more »

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Reply to Handlebar Pros and Cons 3/16/2020 11:40 AM

I went with the 10* enduro. I measured my current bars and that was the closest to them. Actually almost identical. Old bars feel great when I first start riding but the buzz numbs my hands in no time and I pump up. I kept picturing what the steeper ... more »