Added reply in a thread What if...? (Team Puerto Rico) 8/15/2018 8:16 PM

If I remember correctly in 05 he was announced early as the US 125/250F/MX2/Lites/whatever rider. He was on a private Honda team...he had some bad races and bike problems and they dropped him from the team...seemed like someone doubted him and the competitiveness ... more »

Added reply in a thread What if...? (Team Puerto Rico) 8/15/2018 7:06 AM

Right... Another example is the Italians who for years would field a 2nd Team as San Marino using regular Italian GP riders. The US/PR team thing is fine with me, and I enjoy the Mac character...but I wonder where he takes it. To me...it’s essentially ... more »

Added reply in a thread What if...? (Team Puerto Rico) 8/14/2018 4:00 PM

Plus Brown got boned out of riding in 01 because of 9/11

Added reply in a thread What if...? (Team Puerto Rico) 8/14/2018 1:57 PM

Interesting. The first thing I thought of when this news broke last week is that Mike Brown would be a better fit on that team. To keep the 2 stroke thing going he could be on a 300 in the Open Class. Put Sipes on a 125 for MX2 and Pastrana on a RM 250 ... more »

Added reply in a thread DG chest protector question. 8/13/2018 11:48 AM

My dad had the Yoko made Fox protector that looks nearly identical. Not sure if the one DG sold was also made by Yoko or a copy..

Added reply in a thread NW Challenge VMX Weekend Washougal 8/12/2018 6:19 PM

Totally remember you on your ATKs with the “No Jap” pants at SIR in the early 90s!

Added reply in a thread NW Challenge VMX Weekend Washougal 8/12/2018 6:17 PM

Will be there with my 88 Cagiva 125 and 250 for Rev 1 classes and 1990 KTM 125 for Rev 2. I just got a Rev 2 KTM 250 also but I don’t think there’s any way I’ll have it ready to go by Friday. Really fun event...been going since the first one in 14.

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Added reply in a thread Past MX Des Nations Team Bench Racing 8/9/2018 8:08 PM

I also feel that Thorpe gets too much crap for getting beat by Omara in 86....when in 1985 he was amazing at Gaildorf and had the Americans handled. All it seems that gets hyped and discussed is Maggiora.

Added reply in a thread Past MX Des Nations Team Bench Racing 8/9/2018 7:47 PM

I think that was 92 with Billy Liles. I believe besides Covington last year he is the only Euro based rider who made Team USA

Added reply in a thread Past MX Des Nations Team Bench Racing 8/9/2018 7:14 PM

Bradshaw was also a full time 250 guy in 1990 when he rode the 125 and crashed out in Sweden. I’d argue that Cooper, Kiedrowski, or even Moore, Healey would have been solid small bike riders that year. Agree that Dymond got screwed. And George Holland ... more »

Added reply in a thread Past MX Des Nations Team Bench Racing 8/9/2018 4:56 PM

The Hannah deal in 87 is still one of the most bizarre choices. I mean...it was super muddy, Bob was solid and Team USA won. But the guy hadn’t raced a 125 in years. He had had some very mediocre 250 National results that year. He did get a 2nd at Southwick, ... more »

Started new thread Past MX Des Nations Team Bench Racing 8/9/2018 3:18 PM

Still haven't converted to saying "of nations" All the US Team discussion for Red Bud has had me thinking.. Why didn't we send Lackey and LaPorte in '82? Was it even discussed? Some say we gotta send the National Champs...but Micky Dymond never got to ... more »

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Started new thread Seized compression/rebound adjusters 8/9/2018 11:04 AM

Anyone ever dealt with this? I’ve got a set of older KTM Marzocchi Conventional forks. Both rebound and compression adjusters will not move. I’ve played with them...soaked in wd40 for a day. Should I put some heat to them? The plastic knob is broken

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Added reply in a thread 1997 RM 125 Good or bad? 8/5/2018 8:00 PM

Had a 97 and it was a good bike. I remember it seemed to have a good mid range motor and was a bit meatier and easier to ride than the 96 (had one every year 92-99). Great suspension and really that 96+ style RM has a really modern feel. Can’t beat Suzuki ... more »

Added reply in a thread 150SX, KXF250 or RMZ250 8/2/2018 5:07 PM

I weigh the same as you and have no problems riding 125s/144s. That’s the size Travis Preston was when he won the 125 West in 02. If a 2 stroke is what you want then the 150 is the only choice.

Added reply in a thread KTM 250 SX pipe problems 8/2/2018 4:36 PM

Had a 13 250SX that the stock pipe got small cracks around the spring mounts. I got a PC pipe and never had a problem. Before the 13 the last 250SX’s I had were 00 and 01....both got similar small cracks on the header area of the oem plated pipe. I think ... more »

Added reply in a thread Teaching an old(er) dog old tricks 8/2/2018 3:57 PM

Unfortunately it sounds like it probably runs exactly how it’s supposed to. I built an 83 125 also and always questioned if everything was right on the bike or if it was just me. I was 4 in 83 so obviously I never rode this era of bikes to know what ... more »

Added reply in a thread Washougal jump Forkner 8/1/2018 6:11 AM

Shit happens. That first step up the uphill used to be a bit more defined and more of a traditional “step up.” Over the years it’s changed and has a bit of a vague face....no problem for regular guys who catch some air and then head up the hill, but ... more »

Added reply in a thread Husqvarna CRs? 7/23/2018 7:57 AM

I raced a 125 and 250 as a local pro in 2002 and tried a couple Nationals. I’d say the 125 was ok...stock is was competitive and maybe a touch faster than a CR/KX/RM. But behind the YZ and KTM. But another problem for it was that this was the period

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Added reply in a thread ‘85 YZ 80 with DMC parts! 7/20/2018 8:23 AM

Paul, Eric said to send him an email at Eric@ewmxschools.com