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Reply to update..110 vs 120 on a 450... 12/27/2015 3:34 AM

I don't think it really matters.... the front tire is more important for turning. On a 450 I would go with a 120 rear to get as much power as possible to the ground out of the corner. But I ride a 250 4t and I don't really feel a significant difference ... more »

Reply to Pretty hard to top this Xmas Eve 12/25/2015 9:21 AM

There are a lot of tall guys in my country (Dutchies are tall. When you're like 6'5'' it's not really special here) but I've never seen guys with the levers in that position.

Reply to Gasket sets. 12/24/2015 3:18 PM

The prox stuff is just fine

Reply to Marquez racing MX 12/21/2015 1:29 AM

Marquez actually started with racing MX as a little kid. But he got the opportunity to get into road racing and I guess we could say he's pretty talented at that.

Reply to Who here owns/or has ridden a 500AF? 12/20/2015 12:47 PM

If mx isn't your main hobby I wouldn't get a 500. I think a 4 stroke is better for you. Easier to ride and you can just take it for a spin now and then and still be able to ride comfortable.

New thread Herlings sandsurfing 12/17/2015 2:27 PM

Seems like he's back on track. Always amazing to watch http://www.vitalmx.com/videos/member/Welcome-back-Jeffrey-Herlings-Unbelievable-Sand-Practice,12798/ocscottie,405

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Reply to 250f shootouts 12/17/2015 7:15 AM

Why don't you? If you're serious about buying the most dealers will let you ride a demo bike if you ask for it. At least here in the Netherlands...

Reply to Juliana Daniell Named as New Miss Supercross 12/15/2015 7:30 AM

Nah thanks, I'll take DD. Blondes do it better

Reply to 6D, Bell Moto 9 Flex or Leatt 6.5 Carbon 12/12/2015 10:37 AM

This. I just went to a shop and test fit some helmets. Arai, Suomy, Fox, Nolan, Shoei, Bell... ended up with a Bell Moto 9 (not the flex) because it had the best fit on my head. The Arai was also good but was a little bit above my budget.

Reply to Seven / TLD Split Ways 12/12/2015 10:24 AM

The gear is cool but it's just too expensive. When I compare with brands like shift and fox the price gap is a little too big. I rarely see people wearing Seven here in the Netherlands. Actually think I've only seen it one time.

Reply to "2t", "4t", wtf? 12/12/2015 9:22 AM

it's also takt in Dutch

Reply to Helmet Quality (6D, Shoei, Arai, etc). 12/12/2015 5:10 AM

Bell also gives you a discount

Reply to How stupid would I be for buying an A kit 12/11/2015 2:34 AM

I wouldn't do it. What if you blow up your motor? Then you have a bike with an A-kit but you can't ride it because you don't have the money to fix it.

Reply to Time for a weight limit rule change? 12/9/2015 11:33 AM

Yep, you already see a ktm break in half now and then.... and another option for the manufacturer is to use expensive materials to save weight if the limit goes down. Which results in even more expensive bikes.

Reply to Josh Hansen Racing AXUK 12/9/2015 9:19 AM

I fully agree with you. It's freaking annoying that they keep changing these numbers every year. If they would just let every rider choose a career number (doesn't matter if it's 1, 2 or 3 digits) it would make things much easier. All these stupid rules ... more »

Reply to Spoke with my wallet 12/8/2015 8:07 AM

Did he check the spokes after his first ride on the sxf? If not, that could be an explanation since new wheels always need to be tightened after the first ride.

Reply to Best photos off the track. 12/6/2015 2:18 PM

Pics of me and my old bike:

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Reply to 2016 KTM 250sxf break in? 12/6/2015 3:42 AM

It's a ktm. Enough said. Why would you idle for so long? A four stroke will get smoking hot when you do that.

Reply to In the market for a new helmet 11/29/2015 2:40 PM

I'm pretty satisfied with my Bell moto 9 but Shoei VFX-W / Arai MX-V / 6D are always good choices too. IMO If you don't want another Bell I think the Shoei fits best in your budget.

Reply to Red Bull Knock Out 2015 - Livestream RBTV 11/29/2015 1:41 PM

No, the bike is still missing. Red bull is gonna look for it again tomorrow....