Added reply in a thread 2018 Suzuki RMZ450 2/15/2018 5:11 AM

I believe for "the average guy," it's a solid all around package that has a predictable motor, great chassis and suspension that needs a little love, but certainly can be made great. I already see some great deals on them.

Added reply in a thread 5k run 2/12/2018 12:35 PM

Getting mileage at 5-8 miles a day will certainly help lower your time, but the biggest benefit is tempo running or fartlek. Basically, say you do 6 miles, you spend 2 mile at just your "average training" pace, 1 miles race pace, 1 mile back to average, ... more »

Added reply in a thread What is the best and worst bike you've owned? 2/6/2018 6:52 AM

Best: tie between 2000 XR600 and 2013 YZ250. Worst: 1993 Husqvarna WXE360. Never got along with it. Dad let me ride it on the weekends while in college. Ergos were terrible, front end feeling was non-existant, and the engineer that came up with the 3.5 ... more »

Added reply in a thread Roger Larsen: we'll "see and hear from James soon" 2/6/2018 5:22 AM

Oh boy.
Added reply in a thread Torn ACL - to repair or not? 2/5/2018 9:55 AM

Surgery and recover is anywhere in the 8 - 14 month range, depending on your ability to make rehab, the program you get into, and whether or not anything else needs to be fixed (microfractures, other ligament damage, etc.). In your case, I think it'd ... more »

Added reply in a thread LL 30+ vet bike questions 2/5/2018 8:38 AM

Sprint speed is the most important thing at the AQ and regional races, and depending on the class entry, not having a 450 could be a disadvantage on the start. I would look at the tracks you're trying to qualify at, as well. Obviously any track with ... more »

Added reply in a thread They should allow Alex Martin to Race the East Coast 2/1/2018 8:15 AM

That would basically completely lock out anyone not on a factory 250 if they kept their rosters as is. Or, it would force the hand with fewer factory rides as they would (presumably) pay salaries equivalent to 1 full year.

Added reply in a thread Wonder if Yamaha is thinking of keeping Barcia? 1/28/2018 9:30 AM

Rumor has it Millsaps has/will be bought out. No way they let 3 out of 4 podums, #2 in points and 9 points back of Anderson leave that team.

Added reply in a thread Heart rates? 1/27/2018 8:04 AM

I ride my bicycle 4-5 days a week, anywhere in the 150-180 range. The most I've hit is 190 doing some sprints up/down a large bridge (we don't have too many of those hills in SouthFL). Everytime I ride MX, I always hit 200-203 my first moto. Don't know ... more »

Added reply in a thread Round 4 Glendale Supercross being born... 1/23/2018 6:21 PM

Mmmmm... long rhythms...

Added reply in a thread 250T or 450?? 1/22/2018 2:48 PM

250-2t makes you really focus on riding; line choices, braking points, gear choice and clutch skill are all critical to keep you moving. Make a mistake, you have to figure out how to rebound quickly. Obviously with a 450, you can be much lazier and sort ... more »

Added reply in a thread Barcia and Webb? 1/22/2018 1:02 PM

Matthes said on RacerX review pod there was some trouble afterwards in the pits. Getting interesting...

Added reply in a thread 2019 KTM 2 Stroke SX line have TPI? 1/22/2018 12:38 PM

I doubt it; they're having enough issues producing parts to produce just ONE model with TPI (250XCW) for US distribution. Will it come some day? Maybe.

Added reply in a thread Justin Hill - Its Definitely NOT The Bike Right? 1/21/2018 8:50 AM

Nicoletti made some comments saying they have missed some on suspension setup this year; too stiff, and dirt has been much softer than they originally anticipated.

Added reply in a thread Anaheim 2 SX - Night Show Discussion 1/20/2018 10:11 PM

Format was good, racing was still pretty good at times even though track wasn't technical/rough enough to really separate the guys, broadcast blows with all the downtime. And I don't understand how during all that downtime not a SINGLE highlight from ... more »

Added reply in a thread How are KTMs so light? 1/18/2018 6:08 AM

Less material for every piece possible. Hubs, cases, frame...you name it, they've found weight savings. With that said, some compromises in terms of longevity of some of those parts, then again these are supposed to be race bikes so the presumption is ... more »

Added reply in a thread Doesnt this look like James? 1/10/2018 7:10 AM

Maybe we can get the guy with the ultralight out to California to take a peak. Sure he is on full Stew stalk mode still.

Added reply in a thread Buying a new bike 1/3/2018 10:58 AM

Just do your homework. You'd be surprised how many dealers likely have leftover 17 models; a local dealer near me quoted $6400 OTD for a 2017 RMZ450, which has the garbage front forks but still new.

Added reply in a thread Which 250 Champ is More Likely to Repeat? 1/3/2018 9:10 AM

Something to keep in mind, Osborne starts were shaky at times last year. They got better at the end of the nationals, but it's a fact that could bite him in a few races. However, the east is not as stacked as last year. I wonder if the bike deficiencies ... more »

Added reply in a thread Matthes new Tony Alessi podcast 12/31/2017 9:49 AM

Major point missed by many is people who have ridden for him and MCR have all said it's a well run team and TA does a great job for those guys/riders. He knows what is needed to be competitive equipment and preparation wise. I would also say maybe he ... more »