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Reply to Ohhhhhhh! THAT'S where that part went! 9/23/2020 3:55 AM

Looks like your mess is a shop. Like mine.

New thread New car oil change 9/19/2020 10:16 AM

Just finished changing the oil in my wife's Fiat 500. What a pain. My daughter has one also, so I get the privilege of changing the oil in both of them. It is as if the engineers purposely designed it to be as difficult as possible. The first time I ... more »

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Reply to Ger 'er done 9/17/2020 2:43 PM

Stellar bit of engineering, bro!

Reply to baddest pass in years, Baggett crossover on Osbourne,. 9/14/2020 8:37 AM

That's the one.

Reply to baddest pass in years, Baggett crossover on Osbourne,. 9/14/2020 4:01 AM

Best pass I've ever seen was when Baggett was on a 250 a few years back. Passed Barcia for the lead at an outdoor race. I don't remember what round it was.

Reply to Baggett on why tracks get one lined on race day 9/12/2020 7:52 AM

Yep, after the first practice, put a hay bale in the fast line for each corner. Don't remove the bales until just before the first moto.

Reply to Sturgis 9/10/2020 12:28 PM

And not a peep about the spread of the 'rona from all of the "peaceful protests", nor the cost thereof. Nothing to see there folks. Move along now.

Reply to What exactly does chain lube DO? 9/7/2020 2:49 PM

When I was racing I would soak my chain in heavy weight motor oil, then the day before the race I would hang it from the rafters to let all of the excess drip off. Seemed to work well.

Reply to Update: Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Suzuki test shared swappable electric motorcycle batteries 9/5/2020 8:07 PM

When the big manufacturers commit to e-bikes, you can rest assured that they will insist on favorable racing rules for said bikes. Since many people want to have the latest trend, I figure that they will sell really well until the novelty wears off. ... more »

Reply to Osborne 9/5/2020 3:11 PM

If he wrapped it up early, he could run a TC250 for the last round! On second thought, it's probably not

Reply to Craigslist Contraption 9/4/2020 9:58 AM

My neighbor has an old Ford Courier that hasn't run for many years. Maybe I can get it for a HF V-twin conversion. Power to spare, baby!

Reply to Craigslist Contraption 9/4/2020 7:16 AM

Also one in an old full sized tractor. Looks funny, but seems to work well.

Reply to Time for a 3rd class again? 8/31/2020 11:05 AM

125, 250, and open. Stroke as much as you want.

Reply to Time for a 3rd class again? 8/30/2020 2:56 PM

I've never been able to figure out a reason for a displacement limit in the open class. What, is someone going to bring a 900cc bike? And, what would it matter if someone did? At some point you have all of the power you can use, and beyond that you are ... more »

Reply to This one Hurts..... 8/28/2020 8:57 AM

He was a Canadian Lynx that we got as a tiny kitten and bottle raised. He eventually became very ill, and I had to put him down. Probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do. One huge drawback to having an exotic pet is that it is nearly impossible ... more »

Reply to PNW Motocross in the 1980's 8/27/2020 6:49 PM

Clarks Branch. Ryan Huffman was untouchable there. Saw him just goofing around one day there on a CR250. He was throwing that bike nearly upside down over the downhill ski jump that most riders were scared to even jump. I always thought he would make ... more »

Reply to Sturgis 8/26/2020 5:06 PM

Looks like we have at least 3 CNN viewers on here judging by the down votes on my post above.

Reply to Sturgis 8/26/2020 12:38 PM

I can't believe how utterly selfish those attendees were. Do none of them ever watch national news coverage? If they had, they would have known that the whole event could have been basically inoculated against the spread of the virus by simply looting ... more »

Reply to Newmann 8/26/2020 8:20 AM

Will mentioning Newmann get you banned, or is it just the mention of his proper view of things? Oh, and, hope the storm doesn't do ya dirty Joe.

Reply to Tomac and that Kawasaki 8/25/2020 4:22 PM

HA! I didn't see that post before I made mine.