Vital MX Pit Bits: 2024 Thunder Valley | Pre-Race 12

Welcome back to Pit Bits! Here's a little pre-race action, ahead of a full edition of this feature on Tuesday. Enjoy. 

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It's a serious problem... Michael Lindsay
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Chase Sexton's bike getting the fresh red plate treatment... Michael Lindsay
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It's the first time we've seen Jett Lawrence's bike in SMX plate colors with the number one...gives us some serious 80's Honda vibes. Michael Lindsay
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No pressure here. Michael Lindsay
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What's this socket for? Michael Lindsay
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Unlocking the HRC gas tank cap. Michael Lindsay
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It's the little he things, as there's a small cut in Jett's clutch side grip to let the lever fully engage when needed. Michael Lindsay
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Why are there two laptops under the HRC tent? The one Jordan Troxell has is for the team's 250s and works off the GET ECU. Michael Lindsay
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While this laptop of Grant Hutcheson's is used to modify the works Japan provided Keihen ECU. However, it sounds like the HRC 450s will be on GET as well in 2025. Michael Lindsay
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The Phoenix pit area mixed it up a little and went for a blue base tarp instead of red. Michael Lindsay
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We found Dalen Vernazza building Ferrandis' machine indoors this week. Michael Lindsay
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These are the HRC works replica clamps we've seen Ferrandis testing. While Honda provides the Phoenix team with works triple clamps, they are only rubber-mounted and Ferrandis has wanted a set with solid cones in the bar mounts for less flex. Michael Lindsay
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Ferrandis name and number etched in. Michael Lindsay
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Masterpool's father and Bobby Hewitt had a long chat on Friday... Triumph will run four 250s in 2024 and we know of three of the spots so far, the fourth and final may have a few suitors. Michael Lindsay
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When you need to move some serious air. Michael Lindsay
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Triumph's 250s are so much fun to drool over, as there is some true trickery involved. Check out the beefy oil cooler onboard. Michael Lindsay
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Levi Kitchen's Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki KX250. Michael Lindsay
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Heavy tank wrap to keep the fuel as cool as possbile. Michael Lindsay
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The PC team has some of the nicest, custom, oversized radiators in the paddock. Michael Lindsay
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The opening two rounds the PC team used a stock tank, but for Thunder Valley and Southwick the team uses a higher capacity carbon option. Michael Lindsay
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This needed to be tweaked slightly, as the 450 class is going first in Thunder Valley. Michael Lindsay
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2D data logger. Michael Lindsay
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Haiden Deegan's Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing YZ250F. Michael Lindsay
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The red KYB Enzo stickers are a nice touch. Michael Lindsay
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The power of the beard! Michael Lindsay
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A lot of riders in the 250 class were back and forth on running the scoop because of the uphill start here. Michael Lindsay
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The BarX team currently is down to three riders, with Max Miller in the 450 class...along with Dylan Schwartz and Leo Tucker in the 250. Michael Lindsay
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ClubMX has Coty Schock, Mark Fineis, and Jett Reynolds currently...with Garrett Marchbanks and Phil Nicoletti still sidelined on the 450s. Jeremy Martin's future is unknown... Michael Lindsay
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All the essentials...tune in for more Pit Bits on Tuesday. Michael Lindsay
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