Chad's 04 YZ250 Complete

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9/21/2017 7:33 PM

Wonder why they used a mikuni

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9/21/2017 7:57 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Not true it's missing Bridgestone stickers and a chain.

Seriously though that has to be one of if not my favorite bike of all ...more

I concur......

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Did i do that?

9/21/2017 8:00 PM

Daytona 2004 with Rookie in the background. It was my first race shooting with a DSLR camera I picked up a few days before I left for Florida,it was a steep learning curve.

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9/21/2017 8:19 PM

Motoxtombo wrote:

Daytona 2004 with Rookie in the background. It was my first race shooting with a DSLR camera I picked up a few days before I ...more

Did he throw his practice bike in the truck to make Rookie work on it?

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9/21/2017 9:26 PM

What is the story on those Mikunis?

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

9/21/2017 9:38 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Late 90's to mid 2000's was the best era.

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welll i have my post work evening program lined up for me now.
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i love youtube and how you're able to go back and watch random old races or freestyle movies before they got tired and worn out.

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9/21/2017 10:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/21/2017 10:25 PM

That, right there, is what a dirtbike should look like. Ricky's RM is right up there in the running as well. No stupid claw plastered all over the damn thing, just a clean, smooth design that looks good right up to today's standards. I love how it looks like you can go to the showroom and pick one up just like it, the trick parts and touches are very subtle.

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9/21/2017 10:31 PM

I remember when mathes talked about how they used electronic power valves.

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9/21/2017 11:04 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

His 2004 Championship Bike.

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One of the top five sweetest bikes of all time!

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Did i do that?

9/21/2017 11:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/21/2017 11:23 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Not true it's missing Bridgestone stickers and a chain.

Seriously though that has to be one of if not my favorite bike of all ...more

Well if you're gonna throw the Bridgestone stickers and/or tire letters into it, I think he should start with some Bridgestone tires! If you look at his Instagram post (first post/ photo in the thread) you can see that those are undoubtedly Dunlop MX3S tires on his bike haha! Come on Chad, you knew someone was gonna catch you on that sooner or later!! hahaha!!

And he does have the Bridgestone stickers on the rear fender, just missing the fork guards and tire letters to help finish the look!

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9/21/2017 11:35 PM

JM485 wrote:

That, right there, is what a dirtbike should look like. Ricky's RM is right up there in the running as well. No stupid claw ...more

I agree but at the time the sport was really healthy and in its prime. The manufacturers weren't afraid to spend money and they didn't have to rely on outside sponsors to go racing.

I'd be curious to know the teams budget back then and the budgets of today.

I think the cleanest look today has to be the MCR Honda team. Sure SmarTop is Genova's company but not seeing Monster, Rockstar, Red Bull, etc. on their bikes makes for a really clean look.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/22/2017 4:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2017 4:27 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Late 90's to mid 2000's was the best era.

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I agree

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9/22/2017 6:34 AM

coastlinecascot wrote:

Wonder why they used a mikuni

The mikuni carb design breaths better which equates to more power in the mid-top. I did some back to back comparisons vs. a Keihin PWK about 12 yrs. back on a 03 CR2. There was a noticeable power difference with the mikuni tmx in the upper range of the powerband.

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Speak softly and carry a big stick.

9/22/2017 8:24 AM

How about those bikes in the background?Photo

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9/22/2017 8:48 AM

Looks like he saw the post where I state it's missing a chain lol.

As for the bikes in the background WGAF. This thread is about one of the most badass bikes ever.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/22/2017 8:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2017 8:01 PM

Retired_Bubba wrote:

How about those bikes in the background?Photo

Looks like one of his old Honda factory number plates and a husky.

He can't not ride it though, we need video!

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9/22/2017 8:08 PM

coastlinecascot wrote:

Wonder why they used a mikuni

H4L wrote:

The mikuni carb design breaths better which equates to more power in the mid-top. I did some back to back comparisons vs. a ...more

Got it. Thanks. Mikunis are a bitch to jet

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9/22/2017 8:10 PM

Retired_Bubba wrote:

How about those bikes in the background?Photo

Crush wrote:

Looks like one of his old Honda factory number plates and a husky.

He can't not ride it though, we need video!

Bike on the left is a KTM. You see a little bit of orange between the YZ's rear fender and side number plate. That and an orange hub.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/23/2017 5:42 AM

What’s a bike like that worth?

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9/23/2017 5:50 AM

nascarnate326 wrote:

What’s a bike like that worth?

The saying is if you got to ask.....you can't afford it.

Not sure what Reed's bike is worth but remember seeing that the last CR 125 Steve Lamson raced several years ago at Hangtown that the mill alone was 40k.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/23/2017 6:05 AM

Retired_Bubba wrote:

How about those bikes in the background?Photo

Shots fired. Gotta love Ronnie Mac.
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9/23/2017 10:00 AM

Lol love the hashtags...

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9/23/2017 10:00 AM

Lol love the hashtags...

Showdown at Strait Rhythm?

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9/23/2017 11:46 AM

calcoast wrote:

Lol love the hashtags...

Showdown at Strait Rhythm?

Pretty sure shit will be going down at Red Bull rimskin lol.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/23/2017 12:21 PM

calcoast wrote:

Lol love the hashtags...

Nice ! I skimmed over those till you mentioned them. Thank you!

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9/23/2017 2:25 PM

Motoxtombo wrote:

Daytona 2004 with Rookie in the background. It was my first race shooting with a DSLR camera I picked up a few days before I ...more

what ever happened to rookie? and His brother. Nice guys

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9/23/2017 7:04 PM

Surely he has to take it for a burn. I get it, fresh built, everything "brand new", but what difference would it really make if he took it out, burnt a bunch of laps, made a sick video that would no doubt go viral, then just have his mechanic (or himself) strip it back to a bare chassis, clean every single part and re-build it again like brand new?

I wonder if its the whole "Yamaha" thing and the fact that he's now off the team, as against still being contracted while he was building it?

You can't spend so much time collecting parts and building such a thing of beauty to then just sit and stare at it. Well, you can, but really, you can't.

Carn Chad lets see some laps!

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9/23/2017 8:47 PM

calcoast wrote:

Lol love the hashtags...

SKIDLID wrote:

Nice ! I skimmed over those till you mentioned them. Thank you!

I LOLed well at them. Old Blue Balls might stick. I'd for sure have blue balls if that was sitting in my shed and couldn't ride it

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9/24/2017 1:51 PM

BS12 wrote:

Surely he has to take it for a burn. I get it, fresh built, everything "brand new", but what difference would it really make ...more

Im betting if hes not riding it - it would be as hes contracted already.
RC4 mentioned him and CR22 on 2 strokes at AusX.
So that could mean the YZ.. or Husky/KTM 2 Stroke..

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