Added reply in a thread Front Brake Lever on bicycle 7/12/2021 6:40 AM

I began switching my front brake levers on my bicycles when I was 13, by then a motorcycle was more common to ride than a bike.

Added reply in a thread Interesting exchange trying to buy a used bike 6/12/2021 3:07 PM

I think the sad but true fact is the lack of respect and maturity many people display these days. I sold motorcycles for over 40 years and in the last 10, I've learned that people lack integrity a lot of the time.

Added reply in a thread Wiseco Pistons in a Husky TC85? 6/1/2021 5:48 PM

I sold and sometimes installed 100's of Wiseco pistons, really cannot remember and issues attributed to the Wiseco piston. I have had 2 or 3 Vertex pistons crack after some use.

Added reply in a thread Kawasaki Kxf 250 2021 clutch issues?? 6/1/2021 1:28 PM

Anyone having issues with hydraulic clutch, make sure the fluid in the system is clean and properly bled. If air gets in the system, with use it heats up and expands, which can lead to reducing free play in the system to zero or less than zero. So as ... more »

Added reply in a thread Additional $1225 in fees over MSRP for new bikes? Really? 5/29/2021 11:04 AM

Bikes are a commodity, market conditions influence prices greatly. Right now, we are seeing a price "bubble", it is bound to bust at some time in the future, who knows what will happen then.

Added reply in a thread 2021 KX450 clutch 5/4/2021 7:26 PM

We started to see this measurement needed 20 some years ago on street bikes, it is a fool-proof method of setting up a clutch.

Added reply in a thread Martin Davalos Retires From Racing 4/24/2021 8:31 AM

Thank you for being part of this sport Marty, enjoy retirement!

Added reply in a thread Supply Chain Disruptions - Order Wait Times 3/29/2021 5:37 PM

Try to buy from your dealer, they may have what you need in stock. Parts Unlimited is still one day service to most dealers as well, at least last week they were.

Added reply in a thread Orlando 2 Supercross - Timed Qualifying Bench Racing 2/20/2021 1:59 PM

Actually, they were the first ones to the market with side by side vehicles, the first one was 1988.

Added reply in a thread EC Birt- Precision Cycle? 2/17/2021 8:47 AM

I'm glad someone mentioned Tyran motorcycles, there was a guy in my town that sold them '73ish. I believe at least one of them are still around.

Added reply in a thread 1987 Quadsport 230- any big bore or cams available? 2/15/2021 2:40 PM

We built a 270cc Quadsport 30 years ago, we used a megacycle cam, maybe a JE piston. I had to bore the stock sleeve out (cast in) and re sleeve the cylinder. Did a bit of port work, larger carb, it ran very well.

Added reply in a thread Eli wheelie revving in opening ceremonies 2/7/2021 1:15 PM

I remember several years ago (Honda 450 days), he was wheeling all the whoops at one SX race.

Added reply in a thread Are dealer “freight” fees legit? 2/4/2021 4:01 PM

That was how We sold them, sale price, tax, and title. That's it. And you know how well it worked? Not worth a damn. All the "ad-on" dealers advertise at a lower price and the customer's were not smart enough to figure it out. They walked out paying ... more »

Added reply in a thread Real cost of a new YZ 250 for a dealership 1/29/2021 9:30 AM

I just retired as a dealer after 40+ years, what used to be a fun industry that you could make an ok at best living to a a place I no longer liked as margins on bikes went to nothing, everybody buying parts and accessories on line, and doing youtube ... more »

Added reply in a thread Roczen Takes The High Road 1/25/2021 4:23 PM

I expected no less from Kenny, he is a class-act through and through. And Dean was on point owning his mistake as well. Two awesome racers for sure!

Added reply in a thread Bikes I've Owned - What Say You 1/23/2021 12:03 PM

This is just my off road motorcycle list, street bikes and ATV's are way over 100. 5hp mini bike 1967 Sears 106 1969 Z50 1972 Allsport Steen X100 (brand new) 1973 Penton Jackpiner 175 (my favorite) 1980 KLX250 (all White Bros parts in the engine) 1975 ... more »

Added reply in a thread White Bros 1/15/2021 5:43 PM

Man, White Bros was the best back in the day! I started buying from them in 1980 as a dealer (and used their parts on my bikes as well). their catalog was not much more than a flyer at the time. We bought tons of suspension parts from them, mostly shock ... more »

Added reply in a thread DD - Dirtbike Durability 12/14/2020 5:26 PM

I worked in a bike shop for 40+ years, I could never see much difference between the 4 brands as far as quality or failure rates. It was always hit and miss as far as problems go, every brand had a stinker every now and then. A few that come to mind: ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tire change machine 9/18/2020 7:35 PM

For around $200, you can buy the adapters, they would pay for them selves pretty quickly if you have the machine already.