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Reply to KTM clutch in a Japanese bike - is it possible? 6/27/2020 7:44 AM

In my opinion, the clutch in a KTM is superior, but the type of spring is not the reason why. The single Belleville spring is a light weight feature, it is not the reason for improved clutch durability.

Reply to 2019 CRF Ground Wire 6/24/2020 3:27 PM

In your photo, you can see where that ground wire was rubbing the back of the plastic tray. That wire shouldn't touch anything with any force like that. Make sure it's not rubbing like that when you put the new one on.

Reply to 2020 rmz450 vs 07 crf450 6/21/2020 8:41 AM

The KTM and Husky are as light as those old two strokes in real life. I threw my old YZ250 on the scale with a full tank of gas, then weighed my buddy's Husky 450 rockstar with a cone valve fork. They were within a pound (with his heavier spring fork). ... more »

Reply to Cooper and Austin as ambassadors 6/12/2020 2:56 PM

I laughed. Then remembered Bamburg playing the anthem at Washougal with a couple of F15s blasting just over the treetops.

Reply to Flipping bikes for side income 6/3/2020 6:35 PM

Used bikes are often parted out on ebay these days. There's more money to be made by selling them in pieces than flipping them as a whole bike.

Reply to Kx250 5/27/2020 10:06 AM

Some parts will fit, your best bet is to start measuring and comparing things between your KX and bikes you and your buddies own. I'm collecting parts for my 1990 KX500 project right now and a ton of stuff from the modern KX250F and KX450F is going on ... more »

Reply to WTB: Early Answer ProTaper Pad 5/25/2020 1:39 PM

Pat, I sent you a PM with my contact info. I think I have an idea...

Reply to WTB: Early Answer ProTaper Pad 5/22/2020 8:56 AM

The Easton built Pro Taper bars were far better quality than the current rendition of that product in my opinion. I have that exact pad on a KX500 I'm about to restore next month and it's very roached. Are you thinking about making a replica or something?

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Reply to C class Vs B class 5/18/2020 1:12 AM

Where are you racing Isaac? If you are heading up to local races at OPMC, the competition won't be as tough. Some of the bigger series like PAC West and P.R.O. have a lot of entries and that's where you'll see the faster B riders in our area. If you ... more »

Reply to MX Lessons, are they worth it? 5/18/2020 12:14 AM

If you find a good instructor, a few lessons will be a huge help. What you get out of the lesson depends a great deal on how well you apply it. Bring a notebook and write things down. When you go to ride after the lesson, bring that notebook and review ... more »

Reply to Motovision are putting some cool oldschool content on youtube 5/17/2020 11:48 PM

The audio quality in some of that footage is downright decent. I'm watching the 250 GP portion now... A factory tuned 250 two-stroke is probably the best sound in all of motorsports.

Reply to Undisputed king of the holeshot 5/14/2020 12:41 AM

I've heard Dubach say these same things about having a routine. I have a very close friend who is 59 who could still likely holeshot the pro class on a good day at the local track. He goes to the start knowing he can pull a start and that sure helps. ... more »

Reply to Clutch is super stiff. Suggestion on what to buy to fix it. 5/13/2020 12:19 PM

The Yamaha OEM cables are smoother than the aftermarket replacements I've tried, so stick with OEM if you can. I'm sure some aftermarket springs are good and some are bad. Mostly, you'll get a different spring rate, stiffer if it's a heavy duty clutch. ... more »

Reply to 2017 YZ450F frame help 5/13/2020 11:51 AM

I agree with that statement. The 2014 YZ450F was the bike I think back on as the worst I've ever owned. Super fast engine in a terrible chassis. Get a 16/17 frame if you can. Or, buy the used 14 frame and sell the bike... Then pick up a 2018+ machine. ... more »

Reply to Moto Fite Klub 5/12/2020 8:58 AM

This camp fire had the feel of sitting in the pits with my buddies swapping stories and talking shit. I'd say you guys are already winning with this whole deal and the racing hasn't even started. Great job!

Reply to Absolutely without compromise 5/11/2020 10:43 AM

Yeah, I remember that one, lots of carbon fiber on that thing. That article was in the mag sometime around 1996 or 1997 if my memory is correct. These days, in terms of light weight bikes, my stock-ish YZ125 weighs about 203 with a full tank of gas and ... more »

Reply to I’m coming around to the cybertruck 5/10/2020 9:43 PM

Can we please turn all this into another great Photo-chop thread instead of arguing over a fictional truck with a busted window?

Reply to Weirdest mechanical failure or problem 5/10/2020 9:33 PM

That's a one in a million shot for sure! I was riding at a club track Saturday that has a big step-down jump landing on a steep downhill straight. Just as I was grabbing gears to hit that jump I saw another guy waving his arms to slow down. Someone must ... more »

Reply to I'm just gonna leave this here... 5/9/2020 10:50 PM

Onboard with RC battling Reed at Daytona on two strokes with RJ and Bailey talking about it? Yeah, that could be the best helmet cam clip ever.

Reply to Anyone brave enough to try this yet? 5/6/2020 3:20 PM

Don't be such a pussy, roll the dice dude!