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Reply to Hitting a donkey wide open on a motorcycle! 2019 Vegas To Reno 8/19/2019 6:24 AM

WOW, nice save! Not sure how you would ever want to get over about 30 mph after that!

Reply to Would Justin Bogle benefit from training at Aldon's? 8/19/2019 6:20 AM

In my opinion, he needs help with one thing and one thing only - FOCUS. He seems to lose focus making one small mistake costing him either places, or injuring him. He is fast, no doubt. I think if his focus improves, his confidence goes up, he runs in ... more »

Reply to Supreme Honda CRF250R 8/19/2019 6:17 AM

I'm with Harry, - FUGLY!

Reply to No drama again at the Ironman National 8/19/2019 6:15 AM

I think you are viewing it all wrong. Yup, the C-ship is over in the 450's, but now you can go and watch the action a bit farther back in the pack. Do you honestly think that Zack-O and Anderson are going lay up and coast? Roczen? Those guys aren't wired ... more »

Reply to Your job/career 8/19/2019 5:45 AM

IT Manager, Healthcare. Pays the bills, but Healthcare is pretty stressful with all of the diminishing reimbursements. What once was a stable industry is now a mess.

Reply to 2020 450 Shootouts 8/16/2019 10:50 AM

Keifer did a podcast that was sort of like this, but he bolted on the JGR kit. Basically, he said you could purchase a leftover RMZ and the JGR engine kit for close to the same amount you'd spend on most of the other bikes. The podcast focused solely ... more »

Reply to 2020 450 Shootouts 8/15/2019 1:20 PM

I'm in! I'm pretty sure I could line up one track for sure over in the SW side.

Reply to Shootout’s are a laugh........ 8/15/2019 6:04 AM

Wait, you guys buy a bike for it's riding traits???? I just buy the ones that look good to me! Maybe because I'm old and slow. "If you can't go fast, look fast!"

Reply to How about Max Anstie to Troy Lee Designs KTM in 2020.? 8/15/2019 5:57 AM

I'd pass on him. He seems to hit the ground way too often. You can't win, when you don't line up.

Reply to List of US based riders who did not want to do the MXdN and who did 8/13/2019 5:54 AM

When did Tomac say he didn't want to go. Last I heard him say in an interview was that he wanted a bit of revenge for last year.

Reply to Keeps blowing pistons 8/12/2019 7:45 AM

For the head, put it on a known flat surface. I've heard of people using glass. Use a feeler gauge and go around trying to fit it under the head. I don't know how to do it for the cylinder. If I had to check, I'd send it to someone reputable to check ... more »

Reply to 2017 tc 125 cylinder wear *Pic Heavy* 8/12/2019 7:28 AM

Scotch brite will be fine as long as the nikasil coating is still in good shape. I don't know Husky's that much, but with some manufacturers, they have multiple cylinders and tag them like and A or B cylinder. The difference is the bore size. If yours ... more »

Reply to Keeps blowing pistons 8/12/2019 7:24 AM

Yes, it could. Every cold start does a little more damage. Eventually, it weakens a part enough to chip/break, which floats around and does more damage, leading to what you have. Sorry, I don't know the jetting specs. It's been many years since my boys ... more »

Reply to Metal in oil filter crf 8/12/2019 7:23 AM

If you can find someone reputable, rebuild the crank you have, or buy OEM. Obviously, replace the top end. Definitely do all the bearings/seals in the cases since it's apart and they may have metal in them now. Clean the transmission and clutch REALLY ... more »

Reply to Slight oily residue around cylinder head bottom gasket? 8/12/2019 6:21 AM

As Paw Paw said, swap the gasket. Make sure you torque the bolts properly, then check them again after a few hours of runtime to ensure they haven't loosened up a bit.

Reply to Keeps blowing pistons 8/12/2019 6:19 AM

There is part of your problem. Cold seizure. You need to let the bike warm up prior to putting it under load. For what it's worth, my method of warming up prior to riding is to completely idle the bike until the cylinder itself is warm to the touch, ... more »

Reply to 2017 tc 125 cylinder wear *Pic Heavy* 8/12/2019 6:15 AM

The first pic shows wear on the power valve, which means one of two things. 1) You aren't warming it up enough 2) The piston is way too tight/bore is not correct. Also check your airbox/air filter to ensure it's sealed. If you allow dirt/sand through, ... more »

Reply to Metal in oil filter crf 8/9/2019 5:21 AM

With that much metal, I'd split the cases and find out where it was coming from. Better do it now when it will cost hundreds to fix and not thousands.....or whatever monetary system you use.

Reply to Anyone know size of this bike by looking at the picture 8/6/2019 5:42 AM

He should pay you to drive 45 min and take it home. What a POS. Definitely pass and find a more reputable one.

Reply to I bought a track 8/2/2019 11:00 AM

Thanks for the clarification. The WiFi makes sense. That's a hefty cost. I was just wondering because that other thread had many differing opinions.