Added reply in a thread Let's see/review those 2019 kx450s 6/1/2021 6:05 AM

Well, my 450 experiment is now over. My 2021 KX450XC went to it's new owner this past Thursday. It's a great bike but not really suited to tight, eastern style, enduro racing. At least, not for me... I am carrying on with a 21 KX250XC that is set up ... more »

Added reply in a thread Bib Mousse / Off Road Tire Selection 5/27/2021 8:13 AM

One thing to consider is that water based tire lube that a lot of people use isn't going to last long at desert racing speeds and temps. Use a silicone bib mousse lube. Its less affected by the heat.

Added reply in a thread Bib Mousse / Off Road Tire Selection 5/26/2021 9:42 AM

Try a Kenda Washougal front and rear. They work good in those conditions, have a pretty stiff carcass that holds up a little longer with soft mousses. Also, make sure to really lube the mousse a LOT for those conditions. Heat and dirt break them down ... more »

Added reply in a thread American Honda motorcycle collection 5/26/2021 5:51 AM

I think it may be a Nicky Hayden bike.

Added reply in a thread This is Crazy 5/25/2021 11:00 AM

I'd ask more. Your phone will explode and it will be gone in hours at $6k.

Added reply in a thread This is Crazy 5/25/2021 10:41 AM

How many hours? I'd list it at $7k...It'll sell.

Added reply in a thread American Honda motorcycle collection 5/25/2021 9:01 AM

I've been in that building. Obviously there were some really awesome bikes there as well as ATC's and ATV's that were in accidents and used in court cases but the one that stood out to me the most was a little Honda Grom with a tag on it with Ken Roczens ... more »

Added reply in a thread Warning: Worst Off Season Thread of All Time. But what is happening to McAdoo's head? 5/21/2021 4:48 AM

Buncha Amatuers....

Added reply in a thread Epic 1st race day story... 5/19/2021 6:30 AM

Great story! Thanks for sharing.

Added reply in a thread Scott Sheak 5/19/2021 5:03 AM

Heartbreaking. My condolences to his family and the many friends who knew him. It sounds like he, like most moto people, was a pretty awesome person.

Added reply in a thread KTM 300 XC vs. Husqvarna TX 300 vs. GG 300 EX 5/18/2021 10:05 AM

Not wanting a TPI bike is why I bought my KX450XC and then my KX250XC. Unfortunately the 4 strokes aren't working out the greatest for me and I will likely be back on a 2 stroke next year and unfortunately it will likely be a TPI bike. Hopefully the ... more »

Added reply in a thread For those who travel to race. 5/17/2021 11:18 AM

I have the truck and 5er. I race enduros so it's good to unhook the truck so my wife can drive to the places for me to pit. For MX where I'd likely not leave, the Motorhome and trailer would work well. You can always put a dual sport bike in the trailer ... more »

Added reply in a thread Who is "Darkside" on PulpMX? 5/13/2021 9:30 AM

My interactions with him via social media have all been positive and while I have only listened to his podcast a few times, they are pretty good. He seems like a good natured blue collar guy who is aspiring for more in life. Can't hate that.

Added reply in a thread "Small bore" kits? 5/7/2021 4:33 AM

Mike Lafferty did the same thing when KTM went away from the 400 and went to a 450. He was riding a sleeved down bike. His opinion was the 400 was the perfect size for him. When he rode the one year on Husaberg, he was reportedly riding their 390 instead ... more »

Added reply in a thread Kawi’s bold new social media strategy 5/6/2021 10:15 AM

I see that. Phil's wasn't. I assume there is some type of additional support from IG for verified users?

Added reply in a thread "Small bore" kits? 5/6/2021 10:12 AM

2017 X Trainer, 2018 300 (regular version with sachs), 2020 300RR. The X trainer shorted something out while on the trail cooking the battery. The 2018 chafed the harness raw in numerous places causing the bike to short out. the 2020 CDI fried. I suspect ... more »

Added reply in a thread "Small bore" kits? 5/6/2021 8:24 AM

Yes, Beta is offering a 390, and Husaberg offered one in their 70* engine some years back. I have rode the Husaberg 390 and it wasn't bad. I have only rode 2 stroke Beta's and I won't be buying one. I'm sure it is a decent bike but the 3 people near ... more »

Added reply in a thread Kawi’s bold new social media strategy 5/6/2021 8:05 AM

Are you sure? Phil Smage's account was taken and he didn't get it back for at least a year. Not saying you're wrong, just looking for more information on how it all would go down.

Added reply in a thread "Small bore" kits? 5/6/2021 8:00 AM

I keep wishing a company would release a kit like RedMoto's 400RX for my KX450X. I have both, a KX250X and KX450X, and I'd like more than the 250 gives me, but the 450 is too much in the tight enduros.

Added reply in a thread Kawi’s bold new social media strategy 5/5/2021 8:20 AM

You're correct.