Added reply in a thread Moving Up a Class After 30+? Thoughts 2/19/2020 12:36 PM

What you have to do is remind yourself not to ride over your head, but push to improve. If you race with the faster group you'll rise to their level over time if you're smart. You're too old to become a pro and you're never going to make money at this ... more »

Added reply in a thread What bike should my old, fat a** buy? 2/17/2020 4:19 PM

How fat? If you're 200+, get a 450F as it will make getting back into motocross a bit easier on you. If you're under 200, a 250F is great, or look into a KTM 350SX-F. Nothing wrong with a Suzuki 450, it's a faster bike than most of us will ever need. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Japanese manufacturers, can we have an honest conversation about your chain guide mounting please? 2/17/2020 10:34 AM

I've heard guys on forums talk about breaking these before, but have never been to a motocross race and seen one fail. I think it's a pretty rare failure. There's no way to gather accurate data about those failures, but I have a good hunch most people ... more »

Added reply in a thread Bubba in for Tampa on PulpMX Fantasy, or is Marx trolling us? 2/14/2020 9:53 PM

That would be great... I know this will never happen, but I'd sure like to have RC, James and Chad in the booth at the same time one day. I liked the combo with Reed and Carmichael, I hope that happens more often when Chad is retired.

Added reply in a thread San Diego Supercross - Night Show Bench Racing 2/8/2020 6:32 PM

What's happening with yours? I wasn't able to log in on my web browser today during practice. I still can't seem to get in on any of three browsers I've tried. I could bring it up on my phone through the app, but I'm not watching the race on a damn phone. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Who is missing Marvin this year? 2/8/2020 2:32 PM

Honestly, I saw that photo of the San Diego whoops that was posted a day or two ago and I immediately thought of Musquin.

Added reply in a thread San Diego Supercross - Timed Qualifying Bench Racing 2/8/2020 1:13 PM

Are any of you guys having trouble signing in to Gold to watch practice? Never had a problem before, but today it's not working out on my computer or my phone. It's not a big deal, but I typically like to listen to practice while I work in the shop on ... more »

Added reply in a thread WANTED- Pro Circuit clamps 48mm/04 YZ250 2/7/2020 10:21 PM

Everyone misses the fact that the old clamps have the forks on 190mm centers while the SSS clamps are on 192mm centers. The fork lugs have this difference figured into them. If you run SSS forks in a 190mm clamp, your wheel will not be centered relative ... more »

Added reply in a thread Yz250 frame to head bolt threads 2/3/2020 4:54 PM

There are two different sizes on the head-stay. M8-1.25mm is the thread pitch for the two small ones through the frame. M10-1.25 is the thread pitch for the larger screw that goes through the cylinder head casting. Use flanged nuts if you can get them. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tennis elbow fix? 2/3/2020 1:04 PM

I have some screws and a plate in the left elbow. I broke a little process off the joint about ten years ago. I don't have any pain and have full range of motion thanks to aggressive physical therapy and I think staying fit helps a ton. I think all the ... more »

Added reply in a thread YZ450F KYB Inner Cartridge Adjuster Spins 2/3/2020 12:47 PM

Sounds like the adjuster screw is broken or the threads are stripped out of it. You have to completely disassemble the fork to do it correctly because you'll have to re-set the oil levels. You need the large octagon wrench (eight sides) for the cap, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Kx 125/250 kit forks. What’s the deal? 1/31/2020 12:34 PM

Just to be clear, I'm not a suspension tuner by trade, but have worked on a bunch of different stuff and work as a machinist and engineer in my day job. When you say 2013+ SSF I assume you mean the seperate function fork from the KX250F? In my opinion ... more »

Added reply in a thread Barnett Clutch experience 1/30/2020 1:52 PM

There is a type of accelerated corrosion that happens between stainless and aluminum, usually in damp environments. The clutch in a dirt bike is immersed in motor-oil which is an excellent way to prevent corrosion. I wouldn't worry about it too much. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 250f too fast and heavy but I’m too big for non full sized bikes 1/30/2020 1:32 PM

I have to agree, judging that based on a beginner skill level. As you get faster, that will tighten up. A novice will get maybe 20 to 25 hours and an expert or intermediate will get less than 20 good hours out of a 125 piston and rings if they are riding ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rowing machine training 1/30/2020 1:02 PM

I think you're angst is toward the three to six rep max weight people... Curls and chest press have a place in moto as long as you do it with a purpose and don't go full-retard. I'm not a muscle-bro by any stretch, but a couple times a week I go through ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rowing machine training 1/30/2020 12:38 PM

Keep a notebook or a calendar and write your workouts, weight and average heart rate in it each day. I have data going back about ten years. It's both a learning tool and I hate seeing empty boxes on the calendar, so it helps motivate me to do more.

Added reply in a thread Rowing machine training 1/30/2020 12:26 PM

The rower is a great workout for racers. If you're not super old (I'm coming up on 40 in a few months) you should shoot for around 2:00/500m pace or better. Try breaking some of your rowing sessions into 15 or 20 minute sessions and go for higher intensity. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Lowering link 14-18 yz250f thoughts 1/29/2020 10:55 PM

I owned a 2014 YZ450F for about 6 months and couldn't make it work well everywhere on every day. It was the worst feeling chassis I've ever owned at some tracks and about average on a good day. The link helped a ton, but that chassis is really sensitive ... more »

Added reply in a thread Barnett Clutch experience 1/27/2020 6:23 PM

I put one of those in my YZ250 last spring and it is holding up great. The stainless inserts are the closest thing you can get to an all steel basket for most bikes.

Added reply in a thread Kx 125/250 kit forks. What’s the deal? 1/27/2020 5:48 PM

In those days there were still a ton of open chamber forks on the production bikes. It wasn't until around 2005 that all the bikes started going to twin chamber systems. Honda and Suzuki had the Showa Twin Chamber stuff from the 1990's, but Kawi and ... more »