Added reply in a thread Forum QNA: 2018 Vital MX 450 Shootout 9/27/2017 4:13 AM

This is why i handed back my WP Cone Valve AER and got a spring version instead last week. Upper (main) chamber in the Cone Valve AER was similar to regular AER, 2-4psi (say 165 to 168psi) depending on how hot it is outside and type of track. The balance ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cone valve popping?? 9/22/2017 1:16 AM

You can just bend a thin flat regular screwdriver and use that to adjust comp. If you are careful adjusting one click at a time is not problem. Adding i just bent it slightly, not 90 degree or anything.

Added reply in a thread 2018.5 factory edition 9/20/2017 6:30 AM

R&D is one thing, cost of parts and manufacturing another. Wifi-units can make debugging easier as well for workshops and people owning the bike, and it is a nice gimmick. Current limited debug/tuning device was like $700

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Added reply in a thread Did I miss the kit suspension shootout? 9/19/2017 11:58 AM

"Waiting like a kid on Christmas eve"

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Added reply in a thread 2018.5 factory edition 9/14/2017 2:16 PM

Yea, that motor mount and pipe mount does not sit in the same spot as the 2017 SXF 450. Things look much tighter. So for sure i think you are looking the new frame and engine. Well done!

Added reply in a thread GP Rumors -> MX2 Teams closing their doors 9/13/2017 6:54 AM

How many would get support from a team, riding AMA SX first year with so many riders out of contract already in US. Those Euro-riders would hardly make it to the A-group in 250 supercross. Look at someone like Freddy Noren, rode 2 years of Arenacross, ... more »

Added reply in a thread GP Rumors -> MX2 Teams closing their doors 9/13/2017 6:51 AM

Looked now, Honda 11 and Kawi 12 in the points in the championship. Not even a podium or top 5 this year? Not a lot of exposure, but a shitload of money spent. Better take that MX2 budget, spend it on EMX and contract some promising riders to then continue ... more »

Added reply in a thread GP Rumors -> MX2 Teams closing their doors 9/13/2017 6:37 AM

Might be that they hold it for 1-2 years while recruiting younger riders from EMX and waiting for them to become MX2 capable riders. With Husky and KTM sweeping the winns, i doubt having no MX2 team make a huge difference in their sales of bikes. Not ... more »

Added reply in a thread Not feeling KYB SSS hype 9/13/2017 4:42 AM

Know when it was serviced last time, clicker is in default setting including HSC? Can play a huge role. Sag around 100mm? You are a bit heavy for the stock springs, if you now have the stock springs. 2 steps up should be good.

Added reply in a thread 2018.5 factory edition 9/12/2017 11:57 AM

ML, Cant you try and reprimand this kind of shit? when you have 10 threads going on that you "listen" to, half of the posts are pure bs. Some of the topics as well like "have you heard latest about js7 - oh i have not but wanted someone to click on it" ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018.5 factory edition 9/12/2017 12:34 AM

Cant see them dropping the AER as long as it gets the reviews it gets. WP also released last year Cone Valve AER. If Husky was smart, they would go for spring fork. The question is just what fork should they run? The CC fork is outdated and has not been ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dunlop vs pirelli 9/12/2017 12:22 AM

Dunlop has stiffer sidewalls then Pirelli, so lower air pressure is needed to get some traction. Pirelli should be 13.5-14 psi rear, and 14 front. Rider weight also impact pressure, as well as riding style and type of tracks. 12-13psi and 2.5mm tube ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dunlop vs pirelli 9/11/2017 12:32 PM

Performance wise, no production tire beats Pirelli MX32. Same rubber mix and design as they use in MXGP. In combination with a Michelin Mousse tube (1200gram), it is a deadly traction combination. Tire sidewalls are soft, thats what makes it great for ... more »

Added reply in a thread 'Struggling with bike setup all weekend' can no longer be a valid excuse. 9/7/2017 4:30 AM

It also depends on what bike you run. On a 450, one click slower rebound (in rear), or faster in front can make the bike difficult to turn with, while at a 125 or 250 would not be noticeable. Just look at Tomac, 13 to 1 just changing from more hard packed ... more »

Added reply in a thread Justin Barcia Thanks JGR MX as They Part Ways at Season's End... 9/6/2017 2:03 AM

AC222 went to 450 when the new one came out 2015/2016. The advantage of the 350 was basically gone since the 450 became so nimble and easy to ride with all weight shaved of (engine + chassi). Herlings has tested the 350, but he gave up to much in the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 'Struggling with bike setup all weekend' can no longer be a valid excuse. 9/5/2017 12:47 PM

I think 1 to 3, is kind of different from going 13 to 1. Specially since he has told us he was worn out, and did not do some sections that JH and AC did so he lost some time there every lap.

Added reply in a thread 'Struggling with bike setup all weekend' can no longer be a valid excuse. 9/5/2017 12:33 PM

Yea to some extent. You can compare deep sand to supercross, both are very very different from the US tracks that lucas oil runs on. The bike settings for real sand races (where most of the euro guys practice during weeks because of the demanding nature ... more »