Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 7/5/2021 12:20 AM

Here's a better view of the Maggiora circuit where we raced a couple weeks ago. We raced on the EXACT SAME track! Also interesting to see that the 125cc EMX class did times of 1:48 while our class winner did a best of 1:55 (rider at 40 years of age on

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Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 6/21/2021 4:08 AM

Finally i got one of my new shirts for this years vintage championships. I designed it early this year however the manufacturer had issues due to Covid and had his plant closed for months...so now i finally got the 1st sample. There will be minor corrections

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Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 5/3/2021 4:09 AM

yes- those years Honda was definitely the leader in the class and those bikes are also pretty durable. Hard to beat so most serious racers choice. I am racing 125 CRs since '87 so for me it was a no brainer. I just lately found pictures of myself of

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Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 4/30/2021 12:59 AM

Here's the italian vintage series promoters own video. The very beginning shows the whole Maggiora track & surroundings...in one word: spectacular ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU_UrhriLiI My start is at 15:50 How comes i like this screenshot

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Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 4/29/2021 1:56 AM

I just found some pictures which show you guys the steepness of the terrain much better than what it seems through the GoPro footage. View from above...this was after a steep uphill with long waves...on top a sharp left and then you faced this lip:

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Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 4/28/2021 10:14 PM

The sound of the bike in the video above on tha lap in Maggiora? That's not mine...and honestly - it doesn't sound like a fast bike but the guy still smoked us alltogether. By the way - he is No. 191 and in the start i posted he starts from the 4th gate ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 4/28/2021 5:09 AM

Here's a lap around Maggiora...onboard with our class winner Ivo Lasagna. It just starts with the 30 meter table of the finish-line....and check the "O'Mara jump" at around 55 seconds...you get the point

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Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 4/28/2021 5:04 AM

Well - we will see if we are able to come over...Covid makes everything a bit uncertain. We just had the "European Vintage Cup" at Maggiora the other weekend but it was me as swiss rider and two germans as the only foreigners...it was basically an all

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Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 3/30/2021 10:46 PM

Everyone expecs this bike to be much lighter than a stocker, right? Well that's not the case. t's only now that i care about weights that i weigh not only my full bike but also individual parts. The full VRP i had weighed basically the same as did the

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Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 3/30/2021 4:31 AM

Back in the day weight was not of a concern. Never was. I would say for more than 99% of all motocrossers weight isn't considered an important factor regarding Motocross. Only when looking for a new bike you see those numbers where KTM usually beats

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Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 3/23/2021 2:08 PM

Well - if you have spent hours,days,weeks,months...in the garage and in the net to find parts and refurbish every angle...you might think different. At least i do. I had this happen 3 times already

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Added reply in a thread mobius x8 wrist brace 3/21/2021 3:42 AM

I broke my left wrist in a freak MTB crash last year. Had to get it operated, plated..screws...everything. I was really hesitant to get one but i was lucky that i found a used one rather cheap just at the right moment.The brace was allowing me to start

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Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 3/21/2021 1:34 AM

Let's have a closer look at some welds and details on this VRP chassis....again - i'm not sure if i can really force myself to use that bike for racing. It's such a beauty and the assembly is taking quite a bite and you care for every detail...just to

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Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 3/19/2021 11:34 AM

I plan to build this bike as a 1990 model with HPP engine to be used in the swiss vintage championships where you can use bikes up to 1990. I already have a 1989 VRP, so this one should be slightly different and i hope i can push/convince myself to actually

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Added reply in a thread 1990 VRP Mugen 125 - rebuilt 3/19/2021 5:51 AM

It's been quite a while since i've posted here...so here's a little update: A little over a year ago i finally got hold on yet another 1989 VRP alloy chassis kit. Years ago it was a small group of friends and enthusiasts who asked Carlo Verona, the main

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MX Pit Bits: Daytona 3/7/2021 7:03 AM

Dropping the gate early on pit bits. I approve.

Added reply in a thread What happened to Reed? 5/31/2020 11:06 PM

or german for KTM.....Klemmt Täglich Mehrmals....seizes multiple times a day

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Added reply in a thread Luxon MX KTM 150SX Build - Cerakoted Engine Covers 3/11/2020 1:46 AM

Off-topic here so just short answer: No-Mastercross is not involved AT ALL! He was lucky to get hold of such a chassis as it was US , a small group of closer friends, that asked Carlo Verona to do us some replicas. the "Talk-Master" as i call him lately, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Luxon MX KTM 150SX Build - Cerakoted Engine Covers 3/10/2020 10:53 AM

I don't think the Tubliss system is lighter than stock KTM innertubes ! KTMs too come with pretty light tubes (about 650g if i recall right). I weighed the Tubliss 19" at 919g https://www.flickr.com/photos/ottospeed/46317369982/in/album-72157673197341717/

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