Jeff Ward srubbing a KX-500 in 1986

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7/14/2021 5:29 PM

Looks like a scrub to me.

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7/14/2021 5:44 PM

18 minutes 18 seconds in and yes it does! Good find.

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7/14/2021 6:10 PM

Thanks for posting I needed that

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7/14/2021 7:33 PM

You spelled James Stewart wrong?

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7/14/2021 7:39 PM

Looks like he angled the bike over rather then turning the handlebars to slide the bike through the jump to stay low. Jmo. But still cool it’s on a 500.

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7/14/2021 7:47 PM

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7/15/2021 3:18 AM

vdrsnk04 wrote:

Looks like he angled the bike over rather then turning the handlebars to slide the bike through the jump to stay low. Jmo. But ...more

That’s still a scrub.

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7/15/2021 5:00 AM

It counts!

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7/15/2021 5:17 AM

Thats the jump at yhe bottom of horsepower hill. I was there spectating in 88.93.95.99.01 and 03. I can still remember 93. There were many guys doing what ward did . Im not here to say yay or nay if its a scrub or not .

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7/15/2021 5:45 AM

You can hear the rumble of the ATK 4 stroke at times in this video.

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7/15/2021 6:25 AM

James never claimed to inventing the scrub.. he just took it to a stupidly ridiculous level.

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7/15/2021 7:03 AM

Bad Boy RJ did it in 85 over an SX finish line jump no feet, no less.
First time I seen a scrub locally was a dude I raced in the 125 B's in 1989.

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7/15/2021 8:13 AM

Those guys and those bikes would not suck against today's best. Thanks for the post!

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7/15/2021 8:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/15/2021 8:50 AM

RJ was talking about scrubbing in his riding video MOTOVATION sp? I remember reading about it long before James STewart started doing it. He was showing the technique of turning on the face of jumps to stay low. I'm not 100% sure where i saw this but i thought it was in the Motovation handbook or something like that. I'm searching for it but i think the only one that will remember where this technique was demonstrated is RJ himself.

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7/15/2021 8:45 AM

vdrsnk04 wrote:

Looks like he angled the bike over rather then turning the handlebars to slide the bike through the jump to stay low. Jmo. But ...more

CPR wrote:

That’s still a scrub.

Ask Stew how much lower that keeps you lol…

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7/15/2021 9:15 AM

How much power were those factory 500s putting out? 55'ish?

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7/15/2021 3:09 PM

blockhead17 wrote:

James never claimed to inventing the scrub.. he just took it to a stupidly ridiculous level.

And all that did was land him on his head.

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7/15/2021 3:16 PM

blockhead17 wrote:

James never claimed to inventing the scrub.. he just took it to a stupidly ridiculous level.

zippytech wrote:

And all that did was land him on his head.

Is that all it did?

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7/15/2021 3:28 PM

blockhead17 wrote:

James never claimed to inventing the scrub.. he just took it to a stupidly ridiculous level.

zippytech wrote:

And all that did was land him on his head.

When did James crash from scrubbing?

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7/15/2021 3:38 PM

Imagine how many wins he would have had if he had just jumped the jump when he was 15 seconds out in front.

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7/15/2021 3:40 PM

Ok, I know this has been discussed before, but how the broadcasts today not consider this a premier class is beyond me. Every time they throw that graphic on the screen I end up screaming at the screen. Johnson should have 5 and Ward should have 4.

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7/15/2021 3:41 PM

blockhead17 wrote:

James never claimed to inventing the scrub.. he just took it to a stupidly ridiculous level.

zippytech wrote:

And all that did was land him on his head.

McGinnis_339 wrote:

When did James crash from scrubbing?

Just about every jump he crashed on..

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7/15/2021 4:12 PM

just_gonna_send_it wrote:

Ok, I know this has been discussed before, but how the broadcasts today not consider this a premier class is beyond me. Every ...more

It should especially the years they all did both classes. The GPs are like that too . MXGP wins trace back to the 250 class .

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7/15/2021 7:14 PM

just_gonna_send_it wrote:

Ok, I know this has been discussed before, but how the broadcasts today not consider this a premier class is beyond me. Every ...more

Not only a premiter class but thee most premier class ever in Moto.

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7/16/2021 3:57 PM

CPR wrote:

That’s still a scrub.

This ain't no scrub.
That's a scrub.
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7/16/2021 4:26 PM

just_gonna_send_it wrote:

Ok, I know this has been discussed before, but how the broadcasts today not consider this a premier class is beyond me. Every ...more

80sMXbadboy wrote:

Not only a premiter class but thee most premier class ever in Moto.

I agree. I don't think it's a stretch to say those four were the fastest in the world at that time. So, by definition, premier class.

What I'm curious about is who creates the graphics during the broadcasts? Who decides that the 500cc class in 1986 isn't a premier class?

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7/16/2021 5:33 PM

Back when America was an unstoppable force in motocross. You can chuckle at these guys all you want, but they didn't lose the MX Des Nations 10 years in a row.

It doesn't get much more iconic than RJ, Wardy, Bailey, Omara, Lechien......I Think it's funny when these young guys list their Mount Rushmore and not one racer from the 80's is on it.

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7/16/2021 5:43 PM

ZOBITO wrote:

This ain't no scrub.
That's a scrub.
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Who is that? Jenning’s?

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7/16/2021 8:29 PM

CPR wrote:

That’s still a scrub.

ZOBITO wrote:

This ain't no scrub.
That's a scrub.
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Johnny Depp wrote:

Who is that? Jenning’s?

JOJO Keller!!

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7/16/2021 9:28 PM

gt80rider wrote:

How much power were those factory 500s putting out? 55'ish?

The stock KX500 made 65hp...

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