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Reply to Are dealer “freight” fees legit? 2/3/2021 8:57 PM

Here's an actual invoice for a 2021 50SX. Gross value, shipping and "added value margin" are what we are billed. For a grand total of $4263. The bike at full retail on KTM's website is 4399. After we sell the bike, we get the "added value margin" ... more »
Reply to Factory Bike weight savings 12/16/2020 7:38 PM

Most likely cerakote, which is extremely thin and weighs next to nothing. Have you felt a full set of graphics, trim kit and precuts? Someone on here I'm sure can post the weight, but I would guess1.5 pounds?

Reply to New AMA Rule for amateur competition 12/16/2020 7:33 PM

If you read Arai helmet literature, it talks about having a round shell with no protruding edges, so it won't catch or grab the ground as you're skidding, rolling or flopping across the ground. This applies to street and dirt. I'm guessing it's more ... more »

Reply to Roller bearings VS Ball bearings for Crank bearings 12/1/2020 9:06 PM

OEM KTM85's come with a roller flywheel side and ball bearing right side, but on the Wiseco bottom end kits (helping a buddy, not my first choice) it came with roller bearings on both sides. Worked great and his kid's been riding it for a couple seasons ... more »

Reply to Holy Torque! 11/29/2020 10:22 AM

Those things are slower than any 350 or 450 just to give you some perspective. But they are awesome, I'd love to have one myself.

Reply to 10 years ago they knew Suzuki was done. 11/28/2020 1:49 PM

Fuel is 8lbs per gallon.

Reply to Brian Moreau.. 11/28/2020 1:45 PM

Hey OCScottie, a question for you since you would know better than everyone here. When guys like Henry strap themselves in a bike and ride, does that do damage to your internals? I see videos of more riders who are paraplegic who are riding and wondering ... more »

Reply to 10 years ago they knew Suzuki was done. 11/28/2020 12:44 PM

Motocross action is usually the bible for +40 C class vets. They could say the hot set up is 70lbs of pressure in your front tire, and you'd see every vet at the track with 70lbs of pressure in their front tire. That's the reason why you see a 280lb ... more »

Reply to Unpopular Opinion: WTF are these guys thinking 11/28/2020 11:55 AM

And truth be told, I've donated to a David Bailey fund years ago, and that's about it. And to a few local guys who have been injured over the years. I need to donate more myself, and I know it comes down to money. And just speculation, Swap has probably ... more »

Reply to Unpopular Opinion: WTF are these guys thinking 11/28/2020 11:48 AM

I'm thinking Swap meant well (obviously) and USA took it completely wrong. Although USA is right in his own rant about what we should be dropping money on. Do you need the gold wheels, or could you help out a downed rider in his darkest moments in life? ... more »

Reply to Cover or Cap problems 11/26/2020 11:31 PM

Starter reduction gear cover.

Reply to Waffles on FB 11/26/2020 10:35 PM

Yes, you are correct. But if you didn't file any claimed income, they'll catch you in a year or two then garnish your wages.

Reply to Investing question... 11/26/2020 10:02 PM

Have no idea if it's a margin account. It's an Ameritrade account, that's about all I know. I pretty much buy stuff for the long term, I don't think I've sold anything in a few years, have no plans to sell anything in the next few years also, unless ... more »

Reply to Investing question... 11/26/2020 4:41 PM

I've never shorted, at this point I don't know enough about it, just trying to learn a little about it. Maybe try it years down the road. XXVoid, I see you post a bit about investing on here, what do you think about bitcoin? Was thinking about buying ... more »

Reply to Hoosier vs new Dunlops 11/26/2020 3:28 PM

Joe, can you name us a few top guys who make main events, indoors and out that run these so called magic tires? On a serious note, I'm sure a few guys run them, just curious on specific names. Sorry about the ball bustin.

Reply to Investing question... 11/26/2020 12:53 PM

Damn, I had no idea it resets. That makes a world of difference, I'm not close to buying these type of funds, just trying to learn a little bit about them. Like I was telling Brad460, trying to learn off the investing sites is a little difficult. An ... more »

Reply to Investing question... 11/26/2020 11:34 AM

I know, haha, but there's a few guys on here I would trust. You ever been on one of those investing forums? Nobody talks in laymans terms, and if you don't understand their terminology, they act like guys on Vital do when someone makes a rough pass in ... more »

New thread Investing question... 11/25/2020 9:43 PM

Anyone here have any experience with the ETF TZA? I know somewhat how shorting the market or stocks works, but I've never done it before. Do you guys with any experience on this do it quite a bit? Seems like it might be a good time, we've had a killer ... more »

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Reply to Waffles on FB 11/25/2020 3:58 PM

You can still make a profit, but I'm guessing most guys doing this aren't motivated to file an extra set of paperwork with their taxes. Look at how many people refuse to even title their bike! But yes, you can make a profit, but at the end of the year ... more »

Reply to Hey DC, it's time for some changes, this is not the 2000's or 1988. 11/25/2020 12:35 AM

Lets imagine 2022 they let 250 2-strokes line up in the outdoors or indoors in the Lites class. I would be willing to bet that any aspiring young pro would still race a 4 stroke. "Aspiring" is the key word. Look at the local races, most of them allow ... more »