Added reply in a thread Michigan/Ohio Best Dealer to Shop? 5/13/2020 5:39 AM

Good luck finding play bikes and ATVs right now. Retail in this segment is through the roof due to so many kids being stuck at home.

Added reply in a thread Suspension advice 5/12/2020 1:21 PM

If you paid Factory Connection to revalve the suspension for you and you aren’t happy with it, why haven’t you called them to ask them what they suggest? The first time they ever did a bike for me, I had to send it back to make it stiffer. Now that they ... more »

Added reply in a thread Let's see/review those 2019 kx450s 5/9/2020 7:18 PM

Burning laps on my brand new 2019 at Lincoln Trail MX today. I installed stiffer fork springs before I ever rode the bike, and I gotta say, that is about all I’ll probably do to it. I’m very pleased with my purchase.

Added reply in a thread Suspension advice 5/6/2020 7:25 PM

Get the correct spring rates, set the sag, then make clicker changes as necessary.

Added reply in a thread KYB China Suspension? 5/6/2020 7:09 PM

Guess I was wrong.

Added reply in a thread KYB China Suspension? 5/6/2020 4:19 PM

KYB doesn’t manufacture in China last I knew, so suspension labeled as “KYB China” is counterfeit.

Added reply in a thread Alpinestar Tech 10 opinions 5/5/2020 10:54 AM

If you put grip tape on your seat, your pants won’t last long, either.

Added reply in a thread 20 ktm 450 vs yzf 450 vs kx 450 5/4/2020 8:28 AM

I installed .53 springs in the forks, and a 6.1 shock spring. At 6’3” B level motocross racers, that is what Factory Connection advises. I’m happy so far.

Added reply in a thread 20 ktm 450 vs yzf 450 vs kx 450 5/4/2020 8:25 AM

I just switched from a Honda, and at 6’3”, I couldn’t agree more.

Added reply in a thread Dealerships Running Out Of Youth Products... 5/3/2020 7:04 AM

I’ve been doing my part. A few years ago, I picked up a PW50 and a TT-R 50 that had been sitting for years. I got them for my son, but he wasn’t super interested in them. After installing a $20 Chinese carburetor, I got the P-Dub up and running. All ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tall riders, what have you modified on your bike and feel like is a MUST for us lanky tall people? 5/2/2020 6:53 AM

I’m 6’3” and I had the same bike as you, and in my opinion, you went the wrong way on your handlebars. My personal favorite bend is Pastrana MX, which is RM low. These bars have little rise and little sweep. The reason I prefer this setup is because ... more »

Added reply in a thread Who is the “Serial Thumb Down Voter?” 4/30/2020 2:25 PM

Who cares?

Added reply in a thread Trey Canard 4/30/2020 5:44 AM

One of the greatest racing memories I have is watching Trey tape a photo of his dad to the inside of his chest protector then sitting next to his mom and watching him win his very first supercross race ever. The Canards are some of the best people I’ve ... more »

Added reply in a thread Remember when Brad irreversably ruined Star Yamaha's reputation forever? 4/29/2020 7:22 AM

What are you talking about? Is this Covid-19 induced delirium?

Added reply in a thread Let's see/review those 2019 kx450s 4/26/2020 8:19 AM

I brought home a freshie on Friday. If you’re debating whether to ride or grease first, let me show you the headset bearing grease from the factory. Save yourself headache down the road and grease it up!

Added reply in a thread Beta Motorcycles Shipped to your front door, is this the future? 4/24/2020 4:58 AM

I think most of the OEMs are allowing their dealers to deliver bikes to the consumer’s house right now. Normally, the dealer’s sales and service agreement requires the consumer to take delivery of a unit at the dealership. This is not the same as the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Has Covid affected your moto spending plans for 2020? 4/24/2020 4:20 AM

I’m picking up a new bike today, if all goes well. The hard part in my area is going to be finding a place to ride it, unfortunately. All of the tracks within a couple hours of Indy are closed right now.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Demo bike = Sweet deal? 4/22/2020 4:19 AM

Unless I’m mistaken, this is not true for a Honda.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Demo bike = Sweet deal? 4/22/2020 4:16 AM

Look at all the typical wear items. Chain and sprockets, grips, wheels and tires, brakes, etc. If they are all stock and in good condition, go for it. It would cost the dealer way more to replace all those parts than he could ever hope to recoup in a ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best bang for your buck on a 2020 450. What should I get? Excluding ktm/husky 4/21/2020 4:26 PM

Find a leftover 2019 KX450. Exact same unit with a bigger rebate. Plus, you still get the magic button.