Added reply in a thread Twisted engineering , flexx bars , or nekon 5/13/2021 8:38 PM

Interesting thread. At 57yo (for another month!!) my wrists seem to be the weak link. Hurting after MTB riding (Jumps and wooden “features” my favourite.) And after the less and less frequent MX riding. MTB bars have recently increased in size from 31.8 ... more »

Added reply in a thread Any one have experience with MX Tech Lucky vs Lucky Carbon? 5/9/2021 3:09 PM

Arguably, having the spring rates correct is the most important single step. Regardless of whether the system is stock, or the most expensive aftermarket system. Many people ride stock systems, and are happy. 1. Stock is generally pretty good these days ... more »

Added reply in a thread Brothers Lawrence 5/6/2021 6:52 PM

^^^ And the top teams aren’t totally ignorant. If they see a rider on a sub par bike/team getting results that no one else has managed on that bike/team, they are likely to understand the situation. EG “That team hasn’t had a top 10 in the last 2 seasons, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Brothers Lawrence 5/6/2021 2:30 AM

Careful with your logic and reason on here! LOL Seriously - a very valid and considered post. Nice work. Who would have thought anyone could see both sides of a story? Being an optimist, I’m hopeing Hunter went back to the pits and said: “Sorry man.

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Started new thread Brothers Lawrence 5/5/2021 4:33 PM

Being an Aussie, living on the Sunshine Coast QLD. It’s almost surreal to see 2 local brothers finish 1st and 3rd (after a crash!) in the East/West Shootout, and 2nd and 3rd in their respective series. Great result. Bring on the Motocross.

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Added reply in a thread ECU and bike years 4/29/2021 3:25 PM

What about a GET ECU for a 2016 KTM 450? (For sale locally) Will it work on my 2017 FS450? (With a tune?) Anyone know?

Added reply in a thread Any Pics Of The Jett’s Aerial Hand Signal ? 4/27/2021 5:49 AM

Without self confidence these guys would never make it to the night show. If I had won a single AMA SX main event. I’d know I was special. Doesn’t excuse acting/talking like a dick. Which I did plenty of, when I was 17....

Added reply in a thread When You First Buy A New Bike... What Next? 4/26/2021 5:24 PM

Do not start it and idle it. Only start it when you are in a position to ride it properly with some load on it. A lot of controversy re “break in” but idling/no load is a bad idea. Whether you choose to ride it at 95% (like i would), or 60% as others ... more »

Added reply in a thread Any Pics Of The Jett’s Aerial Hand Signal ? 4/25/2021 4:06 PM

At the very least, it says: “I can pass you riding with one hand on the bar!”, “So don’t hold me up!”

Added reply in a thread McAdoo...”diamond in the rough”? 4/23/2021 10:23 PM

When they were both riding PC KX250’s. Without checking, I thought Ben was leading Ryan in the Championship, and battling/beating him in some races. Could be my biased, ageing memory.

Added reply in a thread 1978 vs 1979 yz 100 4/23/2021 4:52 PM

100cc were unknown in Australia. There were a fair few differences between a YZ80E, and the ‘79 YZ80F. The F was much better. (Frame/Swingarm/“internal rotor” ignition.)

Added reply in a thread McAdoo...”diamond in the rough”? 4/23/2021 4:35 PM

It’s such a fine line, painted with luck. Next season (or outdoors) he could ride with the same speed and intensity, have one or two big crashes, and win the title. Then, as a champion continue his career. (Even having a season off with injuries at some ... more »

Added reply in a thread The perfect bike doesn't exi.................? 4/21/2021 7:26 PM

My experience is there is a massive difference in the Suspension and Gearbox that suits MX v “Woods”. If it suits one, it’s a pretty big compromise for the other.

Added reply in a thread Vet Class Riders.......What are you running and why? Pics please!?!?!? 4/20/2021 3:10 PM

57yo YZ250F

FS450 ... more »
Added reply in a thread Own it. SX Pros can learn from this F1 apology. George Russell, Team Williams 4/20/2021 3:05 PM

I was impressed that El Hombre apologised for his “in the heat of the moment” actions recently, and Macadoo not mentioning the cheap take out move by Marchbanks during his post race interview was a class move, and took him up a notch in my view. (Bad ... more »

Added reply in a thread RM125X Swingarm Alloy grade (Copied from “Old School”) 4/15/2021 5:13 PM

Yeah, it’s scary to think the bike is 40 years old. I’ll need carbon dating to determine my age soon. I remember the top bearings on those links, a “spherical” bearing, was $20 each in 1981. (For comparison, the bike was $1600, and I earned $100/week ... more »

Added reply in a thread RM125X Swingarm Alloy grade (Copied from “Old School”) 4/15/2021 7:18 AM

More good info. The crack is actually on the edge of the weld, that holds the tab on for the vertical “Full Floater” “link”. I suspect some “butcher” has used the wrong (width) bushes. Tightening them has stressed the tab in a way it wasn’t designed ... more »

Added reply in a thread RM125X Swingarm Alloy grade (Copied from “Old School”) 4/15/2021 2:20 AM

^ Thanks. 4043 it is.

Added reply in a thread Pro circuit stinger tip 4/13/2021 2:51 PM

Nice work - so satisfying to do stuff like that. I remember in 1978 making a very similar one for an after market pipe on my YZ80D, after I lost the original while riding. I used a piece of push bike handle bar for the actual stinger - simpler days.

Added reply in a thread Power commander 4/11/2021 3:17 PM

I used one on my Husky 701 SM. (White version of the KTM 690) Worked fine in that application - had it tuned on dyno by the local experts.