Added reply in a thread The Best Bike you have owned 2 or 4 Strokes (or both) through the years 4/4/2020 5:29 PM

Another vote for the 1981 RM125X. Best 125 that year, without doubt. No obvious flaws.

Horrid, and difficult to ride compaired to current bikes, but you would hope they have improved in 39 years. Look at where they came from: 1974? The first ... more »
Added reply in a thread Does anyone use their GoPro anymore? 3/31/2020 8:59 PM

I believe the Australian ban was based loosely on Michael Shumacher’s (F1 Champ) Snow Ski crash. Not on any science or logic.

Added reply in a thread Does anyone use their GoPro anymore? 3/31/2020 6:17 PM

I’m gob smacked by the stabilisation in the “7 Black” (Believe the “8”, is marginally better again.) In Australia, we haven’t been allowed to run cameras on the helmet for years. It seems they have banned them from the rider completely now - have used

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Added reply in a thread Does anyone use their GoPro anymore? 3/31/2020 6:00 PM

Would you rate it “Easy” to use? It’s A$47 (Only 10 cups of Cafe coffee, I guess) I use an iPad Pro, and mainly want to edit the clips time wise - condense my slow/boring 30 min ride into a slow/boring 30 sec “highlights” clip.

Added reply in a thread Not good at all (Mat Mladin) 3/25/2020 6:01 PM

I guess a certain small percentage of society have this sickness (Brain fault?) Nothing to stop that subset, coinciding with the subset of famous and fast motorcycle racers. Still, disturbing and disappointing news. Like many people, I believe that serious, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Chad done?? Race bikes for sale.. 3/25/2020 6:57 AM

Appreciating asset that one. Keep it in the man cave while it appreciates....

Added reply in a thread Australians have better Moto Trailers 3/21/2020 7:40 AM

Aluminum Chassis. Electric brakes. Favorite feature- the aluminum mesh lining for tying stuff to.

Edit - the whole roof tilts up on struts. Only an issue if it rains. (Cold/Rain are in short supply in Aus) Except at the “Big Chill” annual race ... more »
Added reply in a thread Oldest picture of yourself riding 3/21/2020 1:42 AM

1981 RM125X in 1981 - first full size bike. Fast teenage rider. Underfunded

1981 RM125X about 2 years ago - Slow old rider. If money could buy skill and bravery, I’d be faster... ... more »
Added reply in a thread Oldest picture of yourself riding 3/20/2020 12:33 AM

Reverse order 1979 YZ80F - Glory year. A grade club champion (As someone mentioned - giant shoulder guards make me look bigger)

1977 YZ80D - Outgunned by the wealthier kids on 1978 “E” models “With Monoshock!!” Making motorcycle noises, ... more »
Added reply in a thread Vortex Trim Adjustments 2019 FC450 3/16/2020 4:45 PM

I’m pretty sure the clickers are fine tuning the mixture. Bigger number - richer. 1- low rev 2 - mid 3 - top end.

Added reply in a thread Calling all QLD riders!! 3/15/2020 2:23 PM

To be clear - lots of options for road rego. Things like KTM EXC’s, Yamaha WR’s are easy to get registered. SX, XC, YZ, CRF, RMZ, etc are impossible (Except for limited “Rec Reg” in some states.) Also, two great things about QLD: 1. No annual “inspections”. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Steel or engine mounts with more flex for KTM SXF 450 2019? 3/6/2020 1:05 AM

I can notice a flat tire, after a few corners.

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Added reply in a thread DeCoster Question for the Old Timers 3/5/2020 1:27 PM

While it’s possible that someone who is the same age as Jet Lawrence is currently learning how to let the clutch out, change gears, and where the rear brake is, could go on to win an AMA championship, I can’t see it happening. I think the current level ... more »

Added reply in a thread DeCoster Question for the Old Timers 3/5/2020 1:20 AM

The most amazing difference between that era and the current is that Decoster didn’t start riding till ? (Late teens?) He had the opposite of MX parents. No one that starts riding in their teens now, could become world champion.

Added reply in a thread DeCoster Question for the Old Timers 3/4/2020 2:59 PM

Chest protector probably more effective than many today. Better shoulder protection (obvious in the ‘77 pic) Than common today. Boots hardly changed. (Much quicker to do up now!!) Gloves far more protective back then. Leather pants - more protective, ... more »

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Added reply in a thread 50+ 2020 yz20f ? 2/21/2020 4:30 PM

“Green Park” Conondale QLD, Australia.

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Added reply in a thread 50+ 2020 yz20f ? 2/19/2020 4:57 AM

56. Raced my 2008 YZ250F on the weekend. Wish I could justify a new MX bike. (It really wouldn’t take much) I haven’t ridden a 2020 model, but have ridden maybe 2016 YZ250F and 2017 KTM350SX (and the 450 and the 125) If I was focused on results (I’d ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tampa who’s ready ? See ya reed 2/13/2020 4:04 PM

Only look where the riders are coming from enough to keep yourself safe. It’s where they are going to, that you have to warn them about. Fans face the oncoming riders. Flaggies look the other way.