Added reply in a thread O'Neal USA History Part 2: The 1990s 1/16/2020 9:59 AM

Thanks Tony, that was a great trip through some old gear bag memories. I was a O’Neal supported rider from 92-00 and remember all those products well. O’Neal was an awesome sponsor as you could get everything you needed from them...Bars, Grips, numbers,

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Added reply in a thread What year engines will fit 1988 YZ80 chassis 12/7/2019 12:06 PM

Look for 84-92 93 was a total new YZ 80 and nothing will fit. I restored an 87, they didn’t change much on these bikes for years so there are lots of cheap parts out there.

Added reply in a thread Kit? Really? 12/4/2019 12:53 PM

Reminds me, back in 89 I got a new set of O’Neal gear for Christmas and a hop up kit for my KX 80. Wasn’t much moto on tv (the telly?) I just had a worn out recording of the 86 500 GP from Carlsbad. My dad and I found a vhs tape at the local bike shop ... more »

Added reply in a thread Kit? Really? 12/4/2019 9:28 AM

Well we’re at it....could everyone please stop saying colourways. Thanks

Added reply in a thread Motorcycle industry Council swings into action 12/3/2019 11:50 AM

This is absolutely true and something I began to notice years ago. The people who are at the races are not the same demographic group who were there in pickups and vans when I started in the mid 80s.

Added reply in a thread Motorcycle industry Council swings into action 12/3/2019 11:04 AM

The equipment to compete in MX today is definitely not beginner friendly, IMO there is too much danger in the ability to go too fast and jump too much without proper skill. I see ok turnouts in youth classes (dads with money and fun movers chasing the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Motorcycle industry Council swings into action 12/2/2019 3:40 PM

I’ve looked up prices to compare from several eras of Motocross (bikes, boots, helmets). Most of the costs are very relative to today. The exception seems to be a period in the early mid 80s that looks like this. If you remember right around 89/90 there

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Added reply in a thread Motorcycle industry Council swings into action 12/2/2019 3:22 PM

I think part of the kids not wanting to do things outside developed from a culture of parents who are scared to let their kids outside. We live in a great neighborhood, safe and full of young families. The park is always empty (I try to take my 2 and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Motorcycle industry Council swings into action 12/1/2019 10:49 AM

It also surprises me that the manufacturers don’t appear to be more Involved in these issues. Doesn’t Honda have a guy who looks at the books and see’s how many CR 125s they sold in ‘77, ‘87, ‘97, compared to how many CRF 250s they sold in ‘17? I’d really ... more »

Added reply in a thread Lackey 11/30/2019 7:57 AM

https://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/Number-systems-what-did-they-do-in-1972-GPs,1367555

Added reply in a thread Loretta Lynns Vet Class Experience 11/29/2019 8:32 PM

A few things to consider.. Where will you have to go for your Area and Regional? Do you already have your own RV or will you have to rent? I had a buddy who went in 91/92 and slept in a tent with no AC but nobody does that anymore. Consider a full week ... more »

Added reply in a thread Motorcycle industry Council swings into action 11/29/2019 12:33 PM

I always assume the MIC is full of smart people. It’s interesting that they had to hire a consulting group to figure out why people aren’t buying motorcycles when they could have got a vital account for free and let us all tell them why.

Added reply in a thread Getting Lapped By A Pro... 11/28/2019 8:09 PM

Some cool stories in here. I’ve got a few to add.. ‘99 at the Washougal National in 250 Saturday practice we ran the 2nd hill after the regular uphill that rarely got used. Coming down there was a tricky slick off camber I felt like I was struggling ... more »

Added reply in a thread Who do you think the oldest ex-pro is that would still qualify? 11/24/2019 8:09 PM

I’m curious who the oldest to qualify is after Dowd. Guy Copper did nationals at 40 in 02. Carstens last National was 08 and would have been 41. Mike Brown in 13 would have been 41 also. Dubach’s last National was in 01 at 38. Who else has made the motos ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best race of all time 11/22/2019 11:05 PM

1990 Atlanta tops them all. Some of the others were good battles, but I can’t think of a race since that had so many different possible winners.

Added reply in a thread A little history. By Harry van Hemmen. Mikkola Size 30 11/22/2019 10:21 AM

Very cool. I found and read that story online months ago while searching for old Sinisalo clothes online. Nostalgic gear collectors love Fox and JT, but really moto gear and the foundation for all the US companies were made in Finland by Sinisalo and ... more »

Added reply in a thread A young TP199 @ 1999 RM Cup in a great 125 class battle w/ Jeff Currie 11/17/2019 6:52 PM

This comes up every few years and I always have to give my buddy Dan Moore crap....he gets blasted by Jiri Dostal in the 125 class. Suzuki really had it going on in the 90s. Rode nothing but RMs from 92 -99. The contingency and track support was awesome. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Thinking Back, Which Track, In Your Lifetime, Have You Spun The Most Laps Upon ? *Is the track still active ? 11/16/2019 2:48 PM

Cool....I haven’t been out since last month but Horn has also been my home track for 31 years! Seen a lot of changes, but it’s been relatively the same since you started riding if you’ve been out there 18 years. Around 2001 was when they started hauling ... more »

Added reply in a thread Searching for 80s Sinisalo gear... 11/15/2019 7:31 PM

Nice stuff O’flash I’ve found a few more things this last year...

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Added reply in a thread Want to bring a NW track back to life? 11/14/2019 7:12 PM

Loved it as Trulson...haven’t been there since probably Pac West in ‘98....seemed like I had mud races there 50% of the time.