Added reply in a thread When men were men... 9/3/2019 8:29 PM

Every once in a while some of the magazines will ask why MX is fading away. I'm dumbfounded that they don't realize it's the "JUMPS STUPID". SX ruined MX. The local tracks copy what they see the national tracks doing and it jump, jump, jump... Having ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 450 Shootouts 8/12/2019 5:53 PM

I really don't pay much heed to the forums , but I have 2 nationally known tuners telling me the 18 and 19's 450's are having connecting rod issues. Now, I'm not a revver ,I prefer to use the low end and maybe that will help, but...

Added reply in a thread 2020 450 Shootouts 8/12/2019 4:19 PM

Great Shootout video ML, really appreciate what your doing... That said, I was This close to leaving KTM and getting a Yamaha basically due to the balance and suspension. Then I start hearing that the yamaha's are blowing up... not just on the forum's ... more »

Added reply in a thread Fly helmet testing data released 8/8/2019 8:41 PM

I've had the 6D, bell flex , tld carbon. So far the Fly has the best fit and venting. My only complaint is that my larger oakley goggles hit the top of the helmet frame and push's the goggles down . So I switched to a medium pair of scott goggles and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Horizon award 8/5/2019 2:32 PM

from racerx.. "Swoll was presented the Horizon Award at closing ceremonies. At first, he didn’t show much appreciation, saying on stage that “He’s not that into awards so it’s whatever” but when we saw him afterwards, we asked if he would have been mad ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dal Saggio spring kit for KTM 8/4/2019 3:08 PM

Someone took you for a ride at $2500... average install price is $1700

Added reply in a thread ***CRATE BIKE*** 7/31/2019 6:03 PM

Its about liability , the manufacturer won't allow anyone other than the dealer assemble it. There are exceptions of course... but it won't happen for the average joe.

Added reply in a thread Washougal is underrated 7/29/2019 5:32 PM

You can't blitz whoops with outdoor suspension. Anymore than you can ride outdoors with SX suspension... Just saying...

Added reply in a thread Washougal is underrated 7/28/2019 4:28 PM

+1 If you have ever ridden the track you would know it's sooo slippery. The track LOOKS like it has traction, but it rewards anyone that knows what throttle control is. There's a very fine line between going fast and crashing your brains out...

Added reply in a thread Aer48 forks 7/13/2019 8:11 PM

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Added reply in a thread If aluminium frames are cheaper why does the KLX 300 6/20/2019 7:05 AM

I thought the "300" stood for it's weight! 287 dry according the the spec's...

Added reply in a thread New Battery Technology Sodium Ion 6/6/2019 3:41 PM

My 300xcw really doesn't require a lot of maintenance . Here in the mtn's a 40 mile loop takes close to 6 hrs with a lunch/water stop. Granted not everyone rides in the middle of nowhere. BTW , I startle more people on the trail as they can't hear me ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Battery Technology Sodium Ion 6/6/2019 11:26 AM

Yup, it would be awesome on my 80 mile, 6 hr rides... oh wait , that would only get me 1/4 way there... The LAST bike I want to be on when riding in the wilderness is an electric bike... The "advancement" from 2 stroke to 4 stroke was pure politics, ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Track in Idaho - Skyline MX 5/28/2019 5:47 AM

I hope its not Jump, jump jump, bowl turn like OMC...

Added reply in a thread No kickstarters on the new KTM/Husky XC lines 5/24/2019 3:41 PM

you never need a kickstarter .... until you do.

Added reply in a thread The influence of SX on MX tracks 5/24/2019 3:39 PM

I'm old.. I raced the nationals back in the 80's , back when the tracks were still MX . Racing happened on the ground!! And it still does... One of the reasons southwick is so difficult is because your not jumping ( and resting) every 30 ft. My local ... more »

Added reply in a thread Where do you carry your cellphone while riding ? 5/17/2019 9:33 AM

I ride a lot in the back country. Sometimes by myself. Typically the bears won't mess with you, the Mtn lions are unpredictable and the Wolf packs are down right scary to be around. They move around so much , you just never know where they are... and

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Added reply in a thread Where do you carry your cellphone while riding ? 5/17/2019 8:47 AM

I have a pouch mounted on my chest protector for my glock, spot and cell phone. Easy access just in case.

Added reply in a thread Dear Glen Helen... 5/17/2019 8:30 AM

Alas, I won't be going to either events, too far away. However I enjoy the heck out of riding Glen Helen when I get a chance to. Its too bad the staff that runs the place is so disconnected to how a track should be run and set up. I don't think I'll

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Added reply in a thread Ktm 350 Vs 450 2018?? 5/17/2019 8:15 AM

if you want to cruise around the 350 will be great. If you want to have FUN the 450 is the way to go...