Added reply in a thread 5 miles of hell... 6/22/2022 8:51 AM

With modern 2 stroke bikes & sticky tires its really not a super hard trail (like it was). My best time is about the same as what this guy did it in. Impressive on the low displacement non e-start bike!

Added reply in a thread Why aren’t cone valves stock? 5/17/2022 5:53 AM

FWIW, I've got a cone valve converted mid valve in my AERs, not super happy with it. A traditional mid valve with lots of float was better for my purposes (trail, off road, hard enduro). I'm sure for the track, with a well setup machine, there are advantages ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2023 KTM 300SX 5/11/2022 6:00 AM

Anyone have any insight as to if these changes will trickle over the Husky for 2023?

Added reply in a thread Stark VARG Test, T-Minus Three Months 4/4/2022 6:19 AM

You aren't wrong, but there is still one massive reason to be skeptical - the math doesn't add up. I'd bet a lot of money the running time is a fraction of what Stark is suggesting, and this won't change anytime soon. ML and company, I really hope you ... more »

Added a comment about video 2022 Vital MX Ultimate Two-Stroke Off-Road Shootout 3/23/2022 12:55 PM

Fair point ML, but that isn't how you guys framed this one. In reality nobody is shopping for an off road bike and comparing a YZ125X to a 300XC...like...nobody. While I'm sure each test stands for its own merit, the framework here doesn't make a lot of sense (in the "shootout" format...that alone suggests its a comparison of product).

Put another way, if you guys did something like this on the track side of things (compared a 125 two stroke all the way to a 450 four stroke) the community here would (rightfully) lose their minds.

Keep displacement the same and do a real deal shootout. Lots of ways to group em. Or if you want to do a comparison of multiple displacements, at least keep the brand the same throughout...

Just my $0.02

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Added reply in a thread Geometry - why isn't it a thing in moto? 3/23/2022 10:42 AM

Long time mtn bike racer here (20+ years, 15 as as a "pro" - in quotes for a reason). Most have covered the answer fairly well but I'll reiterate a few things. 1) Moto has had geometry dialed for a LONG time. In fact, the closer mountain bikes have become ... more »

Added reply in a thread Stark's (crazy) claims and the reality of off road EVs 3/21/2022 1:00 PM

Just want to point out "motor efficiency" and "running WOT spinning your tire" are different things. One pertains to how much of the energy is going into kinetic energy (vs thermal) and the other is about actual vehicle efficiency which I am not talking ... more »

Added reply in a thread Stark's (crazy) claims and the reality of off road EVs 3/21/2022 11:19 AM

Great point. I've got a lot of assumptions in my "model" that are very much debatable, this being one of them. Thanks!

Added reply in a thread Stark's (crazy) claims and the reality of off road EVs 3/21/2022 10:45 AM

This type of thinking is seriously flawed. We've been waiting for the holy grail of battery technology for a long (long) time. If you listen to the smartest in the room, or even capital allocators aiming at fixing this problem, they suggest battery's ... more »

Started new thread Stark's (crazy) claims and the reality of off road EVs 3/21/2022 10:31 AM

Long time lurker who doesn't post much. Before I get into the math, I wanted to point out I have no political bias or nostalgia bias. I own a Tesla and a diesel truck. I own a 2 stroke dirt bike and a 2 stroke turbocharged snowmobile. The common thread ... more »

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Added reply in a thread List of riders who have had epstein barr virus? 3/9/2022 6:05 AM

This is kind of a silly thread. Most people have had EBV. "about 90% of adults have evidence of previous infection" (source, nature - which is a very good source).

Added a product review for 2021 Husqvarna TX 300i 12/12/2021 10:17 AM
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Added reply in a thread AER fork - first ride, do not feel comfortable 12/5/2021 4:15 AM

Did you check fork pressure with the wheel off the ground? This is important...

Added reply in a thread AER fork - first ride, do not feel comfortable 11/29/2021 2:33 PM

My $0.02. Until you've set pressure to your weight, rebuilt them to make sure everything is working properly/is fresh, I wouldn't consider anything. My guess is you need to drop PSI which will help get your weight were you need it. If you find a spot ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2023 KTM models? 11/24/2021 7:00 AM

Lots to unpack here! If anyone cares, I'll reply with a lot more detail RE: TPI vs carb vs other forms of fuel injection (being I've ridden carb setups and TPI setups) . I can also speak first hand about snowmobile oil injection, fuel injection, longevity ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2023 KTM models? 11/23/2021 3:48 PM

Beat me to it. The 2020.5+ maps (or aftermarket) have 100% remedied this. Also, I'm not so sure you can convince me the lubrication is better in a premix bike. While a poor map can cause a problem in an injected bike, it can also be done better than ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2023 KTM models? 11/23/2021 4:51 AM

Interesting comments pertaining to TBI vs TPI. FWIW, the emissions thing is a big question mark. I can't help but think this is the exact same argument I heard pertaining to OEM two stroke turbo snowmobiles a handful of years ago (they'd never pass emissions ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2023 KTM models? 11/22/2021 8:16 AM

I don't understand anyone who says fuel injection is somehow harder to work on. Its incredibly simple. Injector(s), ECU, fuel pump. That's it.

Added a comment about video RAW | Onboard KTM 300 SX Two-Stroke Project Bike 11/17/2021 6:55 AM

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Added reply in a thread Made it to local A class or better questions 11/11/2021 5:10 AM

Made it to that (A) level in the off-road/hard enduro scene. Been on a dirt bike for 4 seasons (this is the end of my 4th). I'm not sure I could be a whole lot faster with my risk tolerance beyond where I'm at no matter how much I ride. I can win a 30+ ... more »