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Reply to Your Dream Factory MX Bike 12/31/2020 5:30 AM

Can you imagine being a rider on another team, sitting in staging looking at the Honda boys and their bikes back then? It would take a lot of mental strength to believe you even had a chance. So damn trick!!

Reply to Its gonna be a long off season 10/13/2020 4:13 AM

It would never happen in these times, but imagine how cool it would be to see AC, Zacho, or Chase do an MXGP. This kind of stuff happened regularly back in the 80’s and 90’s, but modern programs leave no wiggle room to do it 😕

Reply to Anyone ride trails in Michigan? 9/11/2020 9:24 AM

My ride group has done a few trips up to the U.P. Over the years. It used to be awesome. Not sure what happen, but we went up last summer and found that most of the trails were overgrown and had not been maintained at all. The quad and sxs paths on the ... more »

Reply to MX Lessons, are they worth it? 5/18/2020 4:44 AM

Of course lessons are worth it and will help lay a solid foundation for you. But most importantly you just need to spend time on the bike and in a low pressure setting. Find a field and set up a turn track and ride it until your tank is dry. Reverse ... more »

Reply to ZRT throttle tube 5/15/2020 1:18 PM

I’m going to try to explain something here. There’s a thing called a masshole. Generally it refers to eastern Massachusetts natives. You’d think by the way it sounds that it’s a bad thing, but in reality it’s not. A masshole is honest and outspoken and ... more »

Reply to What hooked you? 5/6/2020 9:41 PM

I wish I knew what set the hook but it just feels like I was born this way. I still have every MXA, Dirt Bike, Popular Cycling, and Modern Cycle from about 75’ on and remember every detail. But even before these dirt based magazines I was asking my mom ... more »

Reply to Moto Legend down?? 4/28/2020 8:40 AM

Very sad day for a generation of moto riders. At a time when moto was at its coolest, he was by far the coolest racer/person in the sport. Like Rupert said, we all wanted to be just like him. I used to wear a team Honda Jersey just like his to school ... more »

Reply to Moto Legend down?? 4/28/2020 7:28 AM

Hoping I’m wrong in putting this together with another thread and thinking thus may be about my first hero. Sending positive thoughts........

Reply to Doug Dubach on the Whiskey Throttle Show 3/29/2020 6:01 PM

Ping, the first part of the show was crazy for me. I had the same exact bikes as Doug. From the 74 xr75, wanted and never got the red xr75 but had the poster, had the 78’ yz80 and had the frame break and derail the chain breaking the cases etc.. It was ... more »

Reply to KTM graphics ideas 3/24/2020 9:21 AM

Similar to lukemoto’s, I do like his with the orange rear end though. Very nice.
Reply to Massachusetts teenagers fined $750 for riding on their own property 3/9/2020 5:42 AM

We're having a pretty big problem in western mass with 'wheelie boyz' riding the streets, it's been on the news every morning almost. The police think the public is dumb enough to believe that this is them doing something about the problem. Meanwhile, ... more »

Reply to Who invented skimming through the whoops? 3/3/2020 6:20 AM

I remember Keith Bowen as the first to do it. There was a story printed about it somewhere and though it made him the man to beat the day he first showcased the skill, he either crashed or suffered a mechanical. By the next time whoops were included ... more »

Reply to Hmm. How does this happen? 2/26/2020 5:45 AM

Jeff’s take sounds right to me, and it was a pretty smart move by the rider if so. Question, does the second race gate pick go by qualifying or by first race position?

Reply to Greg Albertyn on the Whiskey Throttle Show. 2/21/2020 5:08 AM

Crush, I didn’t remember Demaria being so strong that year. His DNF’s surely cost him that title. He’s got to be one of the best to never win a title.

Reply to Importance of engine mount torque specs 2/18/2020 6:51 PM

Momus, these are predominantly the head stay boots and upper subframe bolts on a KTM 450. They come loose when tightened to spec or even beyond without using Loctite. Like I also mentioned, same bike with same mechanic and different rider (me=slower) ... more »

Reply to Importance of engine mount torque specs 2/18/2020 9:48 AM

Thank you Billy

Reply to Importance of engine mount torque specs 2/18/2020 6:30 AM

Interesting stuff in this thread for sure. A lifelong rider and pretty good mechanic, I developed long ago a feel for torque that has always been pretty accurate. I still use a torque wrench to check suspension linkages and motor mounts, also triple ... more »

Reply to Herlings vs Gajser vs the world 2/16/2020 1:50 PM

Albertyn and Tortelli both came to supercross when they were the best in the world. It humbled them both and neither returned to their dominant ways even outdoors, though Albee did win a title. SX is a different animal.

Reply to Looking for some GNCC advice (plus my story of getting into off-road coming from motocross) 1/30/2020 4:40 AM

Some great advice above for sure. I do think though that you’d make your experience better by getting off the 450. I’m a bigger guy at 6’3” and 200lbs. and I have a life time of experience racing everything from moto, hare scrambles through enduro. I ... more »

Reply to 250f too fast and heavy but I’m too big for non full sized bikes 1/29/2020 9:14 AM

There is no better way to learn than a 125. It'll help you learn proper technique, where a 250f masks bad technique. A mistake will be easier to correct on the 125 because of the lighter weight and also less gyro (there are a lot of spinning parts in ... more »