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Reply to Is it time to change the rules? 10/1/2019 7:55 AM

Do you not think there are deserving riders that would take a ride with TM or Beta and help develop the bike as opposed to going it alone in a privateer effort? Is the TM that far behind Honda and Kawasaki from a retail bike standpoint? Sorry - Quoted ... more »

New thread Is it time to change the rules? 10/1/2019 7:15 AM

With the current landscape of Pro Motocross and Supercross, is it time to figure out how to bring more manufacturers to both the SX ad MX series? We've all read about the potential of Suzuki dropping out. There are several guys struggling for rides that ... more »

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Reply to As Americans, we need to change our perspective (MXoN) 9/30/2019 12:01 PM

Excellent post and I agree. I can't help feel slighted though... growing up as a kid and watching the US teams of Bailey, Johnson, Ward, Lechien, Hannah, and the like... the tracks they raced were the best of the best... destination tracks and lifetime ... more »

Reply to 2020 MX Nationals schedule is out 9/26/2019 4:19 AM

No chance you want an outdoor event in the middle of the day in Florida in July or August.

Reply to Matthes and I debate the 10 best-looking Kawasakis of all time. 9/25/2019 12:46 PM

Basically ANY KX 500 from 1988 to 1994... with the exception of maybe 89 and the blue side plates. The KX 500 might be the sexiest bike of all time.

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Reply to 450 rider on a 250? 9/25/2019 7:09 AM

Back when it was 125/250/500, you had guys drop down to ride the 125 a few times. Jeff Ward in 88 (after riding the 500 in 87), Hannah in 87, Bradshaw 90 (I think).

Reply to New format for MXoN 9/25/2019 7:05 AM

About the only change I could see right now is dropping the "open" class and just running 450/250. You could either have 2 riders total (1 each) or 4 riders total (2 each). As much as I hate to say it, dropping to only 2 riders might help improve the ... more »

Reply to ML512 Racing Team 9/24/2019 4:33 AM

Another question that hasn't been asked... who is your energy drink sponsor? I'm going to guess Bang?

Reply to ML512 Racing Team 9/23/2019 6:06 PM

Honda huh? Cool beans! Have you decided on graphics and color scheme yet? How about something along the lines of the 1995 Honda of Troy bikes?

Reply to Team Fried/USA in Europe: MXdN 9/20/2019 12:17 PM

Agreed 100%

Reply to AC9 9/20/2019 5:09 AM

I think it's a great decision. Just something special about earning a single digit number. If I'm thinking correctly, the winner of the 2020 250 class will most likely be a first time champion, unless JMart wins. So, it's possible we see the 5 or 8 get ... more »

Reply to Lets talk Super mini's 9/15/2019 5:14 PM

Same here. Locally, we would run a stock bike in the 80 class and our modified bike in the SM class. Zook didn't make a super mini so we just ran what we had. But we also didn't have a supermini class at LL in the early 90's.

Reply to JGR 2020 9/11/2019 7:49 AM

And truth be told, 95% of the regular people (not pros) would be just fine buying a brand new 2008 CFR450. Hell, that's probably more bike than needed if we are being honest. If Suzuki stays the course, they could make a killing by lowering their price ... more »

Reply to Favorite year for the big fours stock graphics. 9/2/2019 11:42 AM

89 and 90 RM's were tits!

Reply to Peick retiring? 8/27/2019 10:41 AM

Tony D was not paralyzed while racing. He was injured in 1988 well after he was no longer racing professionally. My understanding is that it happened during one of his schools and they were out at dusk and he couldn't see well enough and crashed. Also, ... more »

Reply to Who was at the 1987 Motocross des Nations? 8/26/2019 3:08 PM

Next to last pic, guy in the Zook hat on the right is Tony D!! That was before his injury.

Reply to Does the AC92 KR94 bromance continue.. 8/26/2019 12:34 PM

A better question would be if AC92 gets to train with ET3 at the ranch??

Reply to Does the AC92 KR94 bromance continue.. 8/26/2019 11:43 AM

They aren't Bradshaw and Chicken, I think it will be fine.

Reply to AC 2020 number ???? 8/26/2019 11:39 AM

I agree with this. Go with 9 IMO.

Reply to Peick retiring? 8/26/2019 11:38 AM

Ernie Irvan did it... just sayin. Hate this for him. Truly one of the good guys. He busted his ass and worked his way up from the bottom and earned a factory ride. This just plain sucks.