Added reply in a thread Flipping bikes for side income 6/3/2020 7:33 PM

Usually true. I've probably parted out more than I have flipped. So many old bikes need so much cash put into them, that it just doesn't make sense to try to flip them vrs. part out. The down side to parting out is it usually takes over a year to sell ... more »

Added reply in a thread Flipping bikes for side income 6/3/2020 11:19 AM

It's all in what you can find to flip. My two project bikes from last year were a 1999 CR125 and a 2002 KX125. I made $900 on the CR and $1050 in the KX - for messing around with dirt bikes out in the garage. But, yes now it is hard to find much for ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is Cooper Webb the real threat to Eli? 6/3/2020 7:54 AM

I've thought the same thing. You never see Eli 'Beast Mode' when he gets a good start - only when he has to work his way through traffic.

Added reply in a thread Is Cooper Webb the real threat to Eli? 6/3/2020 7:48 AM

To answer the original question, no CW isn't much of a threat to ET. Too far back in points, right now. Can CW come back & finish in front of ET in some of these races? Absolutely, since ET know he only needs to stay ahead of KR. Six podiums of CW, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Any altitude fitness experts? 6/3/2020 5:54 AM

Certainly not an expert, but have read in many places things like 'yes a rider will progress with time' and have no reason to doubt this is true. I would assume this amounts to: exert yourself, get sufficient rest, then go again - repeat, repeat.... ... more »

Added reply in a thread So...this Tomac guy... 6/2/2020 1:36 PM

When he is 'ON' nobody beats him. And it sure seem like he's finally figured out how to bring his consistent success in MX, indoors to SX. I could see Webb maybe sneaking in a win or two, especially in the last few races if Tomac is content to manage ... more »

Added reply in a thread Roczen Observation 6/2/2020 7:29 AM

Item # 347 on the list of things that never happened: Honda saying - You mean our race bikes should perform well at All Elevations? Hmm, we never thought of that!

Added reply in a thread Why are riders like Coldenhoff & Herlings so good in the sand? I have a clue now.... 6/2/2020 5:24 AM

Actually Watson won the 2018 race - Coldenhoff 2nd. And Watson is from the UK, so probably not as much sand experience.

Added reply in a thread Plessinger is awful.. 6/1/2020 12:02 PM

Be interesting if both Ferrandis & McElrath can bring home championships, to see what Yamaha offers them. Or would that get McElrath another year on the 250s? And does Ferrandis know that he wants to avoid the big Yamaha? Or does Ferrandis become ... more »

Added reply in a thread Plessinger is awful.. 6/1/2020 9:42 AM

Plessinger is one of the guys I really want to see break through and take it to the next level (along with Mookie & Osbourne and probably a couple others). I kind of am still hoping for that sloppy mud race where Plessinger comes out on top - and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Plessinger is awful.. 6/1/2020 9:30 AM

He does seem like a super good guy - almost impossible not to like. And while he was a top pro on a 250, he hasn't really been able to make that a reality on the 450 as he might be the least good of any racer with a factory ride. I have to wonder about ... more »

Added reply in a thread My only compaint about the racing yesterday is the design of the track 6/1/2020 8:46 AM

I thought the whole thing was awesome! Not seeing any SX for about 3 months makes (at least for me) some of the minor things that maybe could have been better, pretty meaningless. All riders face the same track conditions. So many want to complain about ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why are riders like Coldenhoff & Herlings so good in the sand? I have a clue now.... 6/1/2020 5:57 AM

I've read about these guys growing up racing in the sand - but if a picture is worth 1000 words, then seeing a race like this is worth a couple million words at least!

Started new thread Why are riders like Coldenhoff & Herlings so good in the sand? I have a clue now.... 5/31/2020 6:48 AM

My first choice on Youtube this morning was the 2018 Redbull Knockout. Labeled an enduro - basically 3 hours of beach motocross. Pretty impressive! The first hour 'qualifier' eliminates 250 of the 1000 riders entered. Then the remaining 750 get to do ... more »

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Added reply in a thread How can(could) the Japanese manufacturers just hand over the market to KTM? 5/30/2020 5:54 AM

Pretty sure we'll Never see a new 2 stroke from Japan. Supercross and Motocross get all of the publicity and what bikes does that sell? Yes, 4 stroke MX bikes just like Japan wants. As good as these bikes are, Japan figures they are the best bet, no ... more »

Added reply in a thread Whats the most amount of bikes you've owned at one time? 5/28/2020 10:31 AM

Last September I had: 2002 CR250 2002 KX125 1999 CR125 The 250 was what I rode and the 125s were project bikes to make a little $$ on. Saw a 2016 YZ250X for sale not far away too cheap to pass up. So that made 4. After 1 ride on the YZ, the CR was for ... more »

Added reply in a thread So with testing starting today. 5/28/2020 7:16 AM

Of course Coronavirus is serious. But when states declare that recreational Marijuana dispensaries are essential and must remain open, while ignoring the link between diminished lung function and Coronavirus, just how serious are these states taking ... more »

Added reply in a thread ET3, KR, WEBB, or BAM BAM?? 5/27/2020 12:10 PM

To say that Tomac is unworthy of rubbing shoulders with those above him, on the all time wins list - well one would need to not look at the all times win list! Thanks for proving my point - there are very few above him on the wins list - Tomac sitting ... more »

Added reply in a thread ET3, KR, WEBB, or BAM BAM?? 5/27/2020 11:32 AM

If Tomac isn't already one of the all time greats, then nobody racing today is (expect maybe Reed - or is he done?). Check the records books - Pretty sure the argument could be made Tomac is already there. The lack of an SX championship doesn't exclude ... more »

Added reply in a thread ET3, KR, WEBB, or BAM BAM?? 5/27/2020 11:08 AM

One thing about this 'record' is, it takes a fair number of wins to hold it. Yes, it must suck to have a fair number of SX wins - the most of any rider in the last how many years? Who could be proud of that? But yes, the SX championship would be nice, ... more »