Added reply in a thread Anyone seen this before? 10/9/2020 2:02 PM

hard water buildup?

Added reply in a thread Inherent Yamaha problem 10/9/2020 12:04 PM

I'd argue a few good test riders figured out many years ago the position of the 3rd bolt can be strategically placed along the swingarm to help with dampening and/or feel when the chain runs on the bottom guide.

Added reply in a thread Inherent Yamaha problem 10/9/2020 7:50 AM

You have to look past the failed part, which is the welds breaking, and then figure out from there what could have been the catalyst for that failure. There's enough circumstantial evidence in the 3 photos above to draw my conclusion. The chain has several

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Added reply in a thread Gas can/ pump accuracy? 10/9/2020 6:30 AM

They are accurate. The only pump "loss" is that first little bit that trickles out from the prior use before the pump kicks on, maybe a few ounces at most. You might want to verify that your markings on your 5 gallon cans are accurate. It would seem ... more »

Added reply in a thread Inherent Yamaha problem 10/8/2020 8:24 PM

The root cause appears to be worn final drive parts that induced a bending fatigue failure on the chain guide bracket welds. The weld failure could have been prevented with regular chain, sprocket, and slider pad replacements.

Added reply in a thread What exactly does chain lube DO? 9/18/2020 7:32 PM

Added reply in a thread What exactly does chain lube DO? 9/17/2020 10:46 AM

Chain lube has two primary jobs 1) provide a micro-film layer of lubrication between the pin, bushing, and roller surfaces to prevent wear & 2) wash away wear/fretting debris Each time a chain link enters a sprocket and engages with the tooth, there ... more »

Added reply in a thread This is why we need MotoAmerica>>>> 9/16/2020 5:35 AM

I think to some extent the rise in popularity of American Flat Track (dirt tack) racing over the last 10 years or so has taken a lot of the talent and sponsorship money away from road racing. AFT is getting good support from HD, Indian, KTM, and a few ... more »

Added reply in a thread Suspension tuning 9/16/2020 5:18 AM

https://www.showa1.com/en/technology/motorcycle/sff-air_support.html

Added reply in a thread What exactly does chain lube DO? 9/12/2020 11:31 AM

Regina just did, it's in the tech release. Ta-C coating is a variant of DLC. The project was a joint R&D effort between BMW & Regina, BMW will implement the chain on high end touring models & then the chain goes public/aftermarket in Jan ... more »

Added reply in a thread Barcia takes out Sexton 9/9/2020 3:44 PM

Its the start if the race and they know they are up front. That start and first couple turns are wide open for these guys. Their line decisions were made well before the moment of contact and neither could afford to yield because if they don't go down ... more »

Added reply in a thread How is Mitchell Harrison number 74? 8/29/2020 5:53 AM

You should send Cole Seely a message and ask him how the number system works.

Added reply in a thread Would MC still be King in 4 stroke era? 8/26/2020 10:38 AM

I think the better question is would MC still be King if he had to train like all of the other pros do now? IMO, physical fitness, testing, and training are completely different now, more-so than the 4 stroke vs. 2 stroke debate. It's impossible to say ... more »

Added reply in a thread Anybody interested in a $175,000 KTM? 8/21/2020 12:42 PM

If I had that much disposable money to burn I would buy both cars @ $175K each before spending $340k on one MotoGP bike.

Added reply in a thread Best All Gold non-o-ring chains? 8/14/2020 10:31 AM

An Oring chain is significantly heavier than a standard chain because the connecting links are wider, thus having more material than a non Oring connecting link. Heavier chain increases rotating mass. It takes more power to drive the chain and wheel. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best All Gold non-o-ring chains? 8/14/2020 8:56 AM

I have over 4,500 hours of experience testing precision roller drive chains for off-highway product. Although the application is different than MX bikes, here are the cliffnotes that would apply to MX chains #1) Tensile strength is hardly ever an issue ... more »

Added reply in a thread Loretta Lynn's summary 8/10/2020 3:57 PM

KTM cleans house in overall championships and number of bikes entered!!

It's almost scary to look at the KTM + Husqvarna combined "market share" of LL's this year. What other stats do you want Rupe?
Added reply in a thread Loretta Lynn's summary 8/10/2020 3:53 PM

mule2500 left a comment 8/1/2020 5:10 PM
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hey mxtech1 I was reading the "barndominium" thread and saw your post I live about 30 miles east of you between Brimfield and Hanna City on 26 acres of hilly pasture and woods. I built my 2nd barndominium here in 2016. You are welcome to come see it. I have it for sale as well as my kids are never coming back tot his area so I am going to live on the road in an RV riding dirt bikes out west!! No wife so I can do what I want! lol up until 2019 I have put on District 17 (Nitro) trials comps here for prolly 15 yrs or so. Great property for that ,trails, horses and a mxtrack!
Ijust got on vital to message you. I have read vital since it first started but never felt the need to get sucked into posting(done that before and boy can it suck the life out of you!!! smile)
if you want to come check out my place my # is 309-678-9326 We may even know or know of each other.

Added reply in a thread Barndominiums 7/29/2020 8:04 AM

We have been thinking about one of those for a few years now. I've heard rumors it can be more challenging to finance one of these new constructions through traditional banks because of the relatively unknown market. Have heard some banks requiring 40-60% ... more »