Added reply in a thread Think that aerodynamics in cycling is over-rated? 9/28/2022 11:50 AM

Why do his pedals keep turning? Sneaky electric assist, or do the freehub ratchets exert enough drag energy to keep the pedals turning when his feet are off?

Liked a bike check 1980 Husqvarna OR 390 9/23/2022 3:35 PM
1980 Husqvarna OR 390
Added reply in a thread Breakdown of how McGrath stayed lower 8/29/2022 4:53 AM

Arrrrgh, I took those pictures from the book five years ago, intending to toss them up in an offseason thread like I said, and now I can't find my copy of the book. I can't recall if Jonsson mentioned dragging the front like that. Russ Darnell used to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Breakdown of how McGrath stayed lower 8/25/2022 3:36 AM

If you compare the two bikes in the last photo, that is a clue as to how this technique disappeared over the two decades between Jonsson and McGrath: Early in 1973, Yamaha had to give Ake a pre-monoshock YZ for practice and local races because they didn't ... more »

Added reply in a thread Breakdown of how McGrath stayed lower 8/25/2022 2:28 AM

Ah, yes, the McGrath Myth. . . . perhaps this series of photos from Ake Jonsson's 1973 book The Technique of Motocross can illustrate the prehistoric origins of soaking jumps:

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Added reply in a thread AMA Motocross Commission Claiming Rules Proposed Changes for 2023 8/17/2022 3:20 PM

Good changes, but it is still going to be difficult to keep a claim anonymous until the bike changes hands. Probably ought make it payable by electronic funds transfer via a list of approved services (non-refundable) and allow filing a claim via video ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Deegan Bike Claim Story - Part 1, 2, and 3 | UPDATE: Brennan's Sponsor Responds | Schofield, Cotter, Burkeen, Deegan, Luce, and Walker 8/16/2022 6:30 PM

It was shitty of Bobby Regan to go out of his way to interject that he believes Brennan claimed the bike for the sole purpose of flipping it for near to full value. I understand that Regan works hard to pull his team's funding together, but it was gratuitous ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Deegan Bike Claim Story - Part 1, 2, and 3 | UPDATE: Brennan's Sponsor Responds | Schofield, Cotter, Burkeen, Deegan, Luce, and Walker 8/16/2022 3:35 PM

I agree with others who focused on what Deegan said. Using "defame" is a very pointed threat coming from someone in Deegan's position with Deegan's experience. It's basically saying, "I will seize upon any pretext I can in any video you make about the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is anybody tuning in to Pulp tonight? 8/16/2022 3:01 AM

Well, Donny just told ML that he had to remain at the Ranch to work the atv or side by side championship(s), so he wasn't free to follow up promptly. That seems reasonable. Maybe I'm wrong, but Luce struck me as sincere in saying he was going to wangle ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vital Update on Deegan Bike Claim Story (interviews) 8/15/2022 8:59 AM

Here's one for big reveal prep: Bobby Regan at Star told Weege that Star didn't want the motor opened because it would disclose what vendors made the internal parts. Others pointed out that this could mean Star would be embarassed by the revelation they ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cooksey interview with brennans engine builder 8/14/2022 4:19 PM

Bobby Regan at Star told Weege they were protecting sources of parts who were outside vendors. That is ambiguous to me: maybe it means Star has tested extensively to determine who makes the best bearings, surface treatments, generic stuff, I mean, which ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vintage husqvarnas not starting 7/16/2022 2:56 AM

Sorry if redundant, but I'd check the float level, in case the actuating tab somehow isn't set right. Usually setting it so when the floats are level (parallel w/ edge of carb body), the tab is just touching the spring-loaded ball in the float needle, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vintage husqvarnas not starting 7/14/2022 3:40 PM

I meant to ask the other day, is the float bowl's standpipe clear? Make sure it's not blocked, as it does a bit of the float bowl's venting/pressure equalization. I don't think its diameter is critical like a jet's, it's just a brass tube, so you could ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vintage husqvarnas not starting 7/2/2022 7:57 PM

Do you know how to use the tickler button on the Bing carb for a cold start? They are a barbarically primitive cold start device, but we always found them reliable if the carb was jetted decently & in good working order. On the left side of the carb, ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Show us your cat!! 6/15/2022 2:29 AM

Your glass = by far the finest system of hydration ever known to felinity

Added reply in a thread Guess the club 6/12/2022 9:26 PM

FHDRC really got rolling the first year I was riding & racing so they were in state moto news a lot. I still can't see a Suzuki TS-185 without thinking of the experimental unit that rode those; I think a photo of them even made it into Life magazine, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Guess the club 6/8/2022 1:54 AM

Fort Hood Dirt Riders Club was my first thought--

Added reply in a thread 1971 TM 400 5/3/2022 12:02 AM

That bike is not "raised," someone used a kit to lower the engine and swingarm pivot for a lower CG and better swingarm angle. "Frame kits" were available for a lot of pre-1974 Japanese MX bikes, which tended to have more ground clearance than needed ... more »

Added a comment about video Rocky Mountain KTM NOT RACING! Anstie, McElrath, and Savatgy Looking for Rides - This Week in Moto 4/9/2022 1:21 AM

Good piece of responsible reporting on a developing situation, ML, very fair to all involved. Lord knows you trained the hard way to cover this story. It seems like a multi-way divorce, given all the different categories of people involved: everybody gets hurt, and you just hope they get to a better place soon.

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