Added reply in a thread 2015 CRF250 Steering damper 2/20/2020 4:00 PM

You would need to open it up and look at the condition of the oil and sliding surfaces. There’s only a small amount of oil in there and that stabilizer gets worked a lot during riding. Fresh fluid and seals are typically all that’s ever needed, not much ... more »

Added reply in a thread Question yz250f head 2/20/2020 3:51 PM

Yes, you need to cut them. If you are mechanically inclined, buying a manual hand valve grinding kit will pay for itself rather quickly. If you are going to have a shop do it, send the new valves with the head and ask them to lap in the valves after ... more »

Added reply in a thread Importance of engine mount torque specs 2/19/2020 6:46 PM

standard loctite doesn't start drying until the joint is tight and the threads have squished all of the air from between the threads.

Added reply in a thread Importance of engine mount torque specs 2/19/2020 6:43 PM

While there is nothing factually wrong with that Henkel study, it was steered very deliberately to promote the advantage of Loctite decreasing the clamp load variance but not the disadvantage of increased clamp load. Good sales engineering there

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Added reply in a thread This is why I shop online... 2/19/2020 3:11 PM

STFU newbie

Added reply in a thread Importance of engine mount torque specs 2/19/2020 3:03 PM

Yes, Loctite 100% acts as a thread lubricant and must be taken into consideration when determining what force to apply on the lever arm to reach the desired fastener tension. We've verified this time and time again through clamp load studies. On our ... more »

Added reply in a thread This is why I shop online... 2/19/2020 2:02 PM

I don’t agree with that at all. Motorcycle dealerships these days are running on razor thin profit margins and doing everything they can to stay open. Carrying tens of thousands of dollars worth of spare part inventory, just to support their product ... more »

Added reply in a thread This is why I shop online... 2/19/2020 10:56 AM

Back in my days working at a dealership, we use to make new cables all the time when a customer would bring in a broke one. We had a generic repair kit that had different diameter wires and end fittings. As long as the outer sheathing was still good, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 16 KX450F engine Torque specs 2/17/2020 6:40 PM

If you can’t find a free PDF of almost any book by google searching you aren’t looking hard enough. Literally the first link if you search for “2016 kx450f owners manual free PDF” https://ownersmanuals2.com/kawasaki/kx450f-2016-owners-manual-68717

Added reply in a thread Is my D.I.D VT2 X-Ring chain good? 2/17/2020 6:25 PM

You can reuse the hardware. There is an ASME standard that provides how much side to side movement over a recommended length of chain is acceptable. Can’t recall off the top of my hide, but I’ll try to look it up at work tomorrow. It’s always recommended ... more »

Added reply in a thread Importance of engine mount torque specs 2/17/2020 1:15 PM

At work i've ran several tests to measure material displacement variation from inconsistent fastener tensions. Using micro-strain gages, we can detect, measure, and calculate the movement magnitudes in as little as ~1% of under nominal torque. However, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is my D.I.D VT2 X-Ring chain good? 2/17/2020 12:54 PM

To properly measure this chain type you need to take it off the bike to measure it. Clamp one end to the bench and then attach and hang a weight (about 50 lbs) from the unclamped end to ensure the pins are seated properly on the bushings. This is ASME ... more »

Added reply in a thread “The Game Changers” movie and plant based diet performance benefits for MX. 2/17/2020 12:30 PM

I just watched this a few night ago, oddly enough. It was interesting. If nothing else, it does make me question about over-consuming meat, in general, and getting more from vegetables. I can see where I would probably feel a little bit healthier if ... more »

Added reply in a thread Brandon's first supercross? 2/17/2020 12:15 PM

Absolutely no one: Ralp Sheheen: "Now let's cut-away from this last lap, 3-way battle for 1st place to show you a fantastic clip of the Supercross Futures program working exactly as intended, training the future Stars of SX!!"

Added reply in a thread RMFantasy SX 2/17/2020 11:38 AM

Is anyone interested in rider data/statistics? I’ve been tracking all sorts of information for each round and can easily provide about any stat needed. I’ve been thinking about starting a weekly post with stats and data on the top ten in points.

Added reply in a thread Tomac and Arlington...... 2/17/2020 5:00 AM

I get nervous picking Tomac to win Triple crowns because he doesn't always have enough time to get into the lead with the shorter mains. If his starts are on point, no big deal, but it is very common for him to start somewhere around the top 5 and then ... more »

Added reply in a thread Good night for suzuki 2/17/2020 4:37 AM

Added reply in a thread Sexton looks strong 2/16/2020 5:59 PM

Ferrandis Forkner Cooper Mosiman I’m struggling to think of 4 other West coast riders that I would confidently place ahead of Sexton by the time of the E / W shootout

Added reply in a thread The Hill Bros 2/16/2020 5:32 PM

Josh Hill really surprised me, both with his speed and his heat race. I didn’t want to see him show up and struggle to run the pace. Justin seems to be getting better each week. He has to start getting holeshots and he has a legitimate chance at getting ... more »

Started new thread Factory Report - Tampa SX 2/16/2020 4:33 PM

A look at how the Factory numbers are stacking up - Post Tampa SX Brock Tickle makes his return to racing - joining Cunningham, Breece, & Enticknap - to help Suzuki put 4 bikes in the main event, their best to date. However, Suzuki's overall track

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