Jeff walker went from works edition to rockstar edition

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5/7/2019 10:11 AM



Pretty sweet channel and interested review on the husky vs the honda! I think my next bike might be a rockstar husky in a year or two.
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5/7/2019 10:14 AM

Love his videos he's a cool guy bags of talent. I like his new scooter. I'm tempted to go for a Husky 250 next if the Kawi doesn't get the updates the 19 did.

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If talk is cheap, silence must be expensive because nobody can afford it!

5/7/2019 10:15 AM

I watch all his videos. I love seeing quality riding in a moto blog. It did irritate me when he kept calling the Husky an Austrian bike but that’s an easy mistake. Plus I’m glad he’s racing the 450 class outdoors one less dude to get smoked by hahahaa

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5/7/2019 10:21 AM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

I watch all his videos. I love seeing quality riding in a moto blog. It did irritate me when he kept calling the Husky an Austrian bike but that’s an easy mistake. Plus I’m glad he’s racing the 450 class outdoors one less dude to get smoked by hahahaa

Why did that bother you?

" Husqvarna motorcycle production at Mattighofen in Austria started on 7 October 2013.[14] At the same time, Husqvarna-spin-off Husaberg was re-united with Husqvarna, terminating the existence of the Husaberg brand."

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2019 CRF250R
2018 CRF450R
2003 CR125R

5/7/2019 10:29 AM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

I watch all his videos. I love seeing quality riding in a moto blog. It did irritate me when he kept calling the Husky an Austrian bike but that’s an easy mistake. Plus I’m glad he’s racing the 450 class outdoors one less dude to get smoked by hahahaa

It is Austrian laughing

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5/7/2019 10:32 AM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

I watch all his videos. I love seeing quality riding in a moto blog. It did irritate me when he kept calling the Husky an Austrian bike but that’s an easy mistake. Plus I’m glad he’s racing the 450 class outdoors one less dude to get smoked by hahahaa

BD233 wrote:

Why did that bother you?

" Husqvarna motorcycle production at Mattighofen in Austria started on 7 October 2013.[14] At the same time, Husqvarna-spin-off Husaberg was re-united with Husqvarna, terminating the existence of the Husaberg brand."

But it’s founders are Swedish.

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5/7/2019 10:44 AM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

I watch all his videos. I love seeing quality riding in a moto blog. It did irritate me when he kept calling the Husky an Austrian bike but that’s an easy mistake. Plus I’m glad he’s racing the 450 class outdoors one less dude to get smoked by hahahaa

BD233 wrote:

Why did that bother you?

" Husqvarna motorcycle production at Mattighofen in Austria started on 7 October 2013.[14] At the same time, Husqvarna-spin-off Husaberg was re-united with Husqvarna, terminating the existence of the Husaberg brand."

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

But it’s founders are Swedish.

Its a white ktm. Austrian is pretty much correct

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5/7/2019 11:22 AM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

I watch all his videos. I love seeing quality riding in a moto blog. It did irritate me when he kept calling the Husky an Austrian bike but that’s an easy mistake. Plus I’m glad he’s racing the 450 class outdoors one less dude to get smoked by hahahaa

Jeff you doing 250 class on that 125?

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5/7/2019 11:36 AM

His videos are interesting and normally straight to the point with a lot of actual riding in it. Loved the lectron carb test video on his cr125 vid.

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5/7/2019 11:38 AM

Almost went to Mx Express to ride Sunday but went to the local track that’s only 25 minutes away vs 2hrs. That would have been cool to see him ride and chat with him. Express is such a fun track if anyone is in the area go ride it! I enjoy his channel and seeing a lot of the GoPro videos are pretty sweet just to get an idea of how fast some of these guys really are. Good luck this season Jeff!

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5/7/2019 11:48 AM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

I watch all his videos. I love seeing quality riding in a moto blog. It did irritate me when he kept calling the Husky an Austrian bike but that’s an easy mistake. Plus I’m glad he’s racing the 450 class outdoors one less dude to get smoked by hahahaa

Rickyisms wrote:

Jeff you doing 250 class on that 125?

He said he kept his CRF250R.

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Riding since 1977.
Fan of the sport.
2019 CRF250R
2018 CRF450R
2003 CR125R

5/7/2019 1:05 PM

BD233 wrote:

He said he kept his CRF250R.

Tough to part ways with a lot of money invested..
He would surprise himself to ride the husky 250f with minimal work IMHO.
Be a smart move as well - and I think he may end up doing that to keep one brand around...

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5/7/2019 1:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/7/2019 1:30 PM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

I watch all his videos. I love seeing quality riding in a moto blog. It did irritate me when he kept calling the Husky an Austrian bike but that’s an easy mistake. Plus I’m glad he’s racing the 450 class outdoors one less dude to get smoked by hahahaa

BD233 wrote:

Why did that bother you?

" Husqvarna motorcycle production at Mattighofen in Austria started on 7 October 2013.[14] At the same time, Husqvarna-spin-off Husaberg was re-united with Husqvarna, terminating the existence of the Husaberg brand."

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

But it’s founders are Swedish.

Yes but now Husqvarna is 100% Austrian.

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5/7/2019 2:52 PM

Had a friend get on another friends 17 SXF350, bone stock, won a moto in a local vet expert class here. He was coming off a 15 YZ450. He was amazed at the difference. Lots of people with an open mind are surprised at how natural those bikes feel.

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The older I get, the faster I was.

5/7/2019 4:21 PM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

I watch all his videos. I love seeing quality riding in a moto blog. It did irritate me when he kept calling the Husky an Austrian bike but that’s an easy mistake. Plus I’m glad he’s racing the 450 class outdoors one less dude to get smoked by hahahaa

Sleapy wrote:

It is Austrian laughing

Did someone say Australian?

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5/7/2019 4:27 PM

Ray_MXS wrote:

Yes but now Husqvarna is 100% Austrian.

Shit I didn’t know. Power to Walker.

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5/7/2019 4:28 PM

Rickyisms wrote:

Jeff you doing 250 class on that 125?

Minimum of two- spring creek and washougal.
Trying to add in America’s race and Ironman. Logistics are going to be hard unless a KC guy goes to both.

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5/7/2019 5:02 PM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

I watch all his videos. I love seeing quality riding in a moto blog. It did irritate me when he kept calling the Husky an Austrian bike but that’s an easy mistake. Plus I’m glad he’s racing the 450 class outdoors one less dude to get smoked by hahahaa

Rickyisms wrote:

Jeff you doing 250 class on that 125?

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

Minimum of two- spring creek and washougal.
Trying to add in America’s race and Ironman. Logistics are going to be hard unless a KC guy goes to both.

Cool, Good luck my man!

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5/7/2019 5:21 PM

yz133rider wrote:



Pretty sweet channel and interested review on the husky vs the honda! I think my next bike might be a rockstar husky in a year or two.

I know how he feels. I pretty much did the same thing. Photo
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5/7/2019 6:22 PM

Well there you have it folks. KTM/Husky is the best. Everyone sell your RWE's quick. Im in the market and have cash.

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5/7/2019 6:38 PM

Frank wrote:

Well there you have it folks. KTM/Husky is the best. Everyone sell your RWE's quick. Im in the market and have cash.

Got a deal for ya.

https://m.vitalmx.com/forums/For-Sale-Bazaar,26/2017-CRF-450,1359200

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5/8/2019 9:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/8/2019 10:21 AM

Thanks a ton for the love guys! Really cool to see how many people are following/supporting the journey this season.

I've been a LONG time Honda guy (ever since superminis on a crf150r in 2009), so it was definitely tough for me to make this change. I've actually been pretty vocal about my dislike for the Austrian bikes in the past! However, after riding one of my friend's 2019 KTM 450 in stock trim, I couldn't deny it anymore....the Austrian bikes are better in almost every way than all of the 2019 Jap bikes I've ridden. And that's extremely hard for me to admit!

Over the past few months, I've kind of conducted my own independent "2019 450 Shootout" by convincing my friends to let me ride their new bikes for a few laps. Most of my testing was done in Florida on sandy, wide-open tracks and I wasn't overly impressed with the Husky when I rode it down there. When I rode the KTM last week, it was up in Michigan on a really gnarly and rutted/rough clay track which I quickly discovered is where these bikes shine! I was struggling to get comfortable all day on my Honda, so my dad convinced me (against my will) to try my buddy's KTM. My expectations were so low that I didn't even change anything on the bike to suit my liking except for the lever position. Let me say this: my mind was blown. The first time I cracked the throttle, the thing hooked up like I've never experienced before. No fish-tailing, no burnouts; just pure traction. Within half a lap I felt like I had been riding the bike for months, if not years. I was scrubbing sketchy jumps that I was struggling to not boner-air on my Honda. I was railing corners and sticking in ruts that I was struggling to just stay upright in before.

I thought to myself "no way is this possible, the track must have gotten WAY better since the last session". So I went back to the pits, immediately got on my Honda and went back out on the track and my fears were confirmed. It felt like a heavy boat that was trying to spit me off and rip my arms off every chance it got! I had arm pump in one lap and I could easily tell my lap times were slower. That night, we put the Hondas up for sale and haven't looked back since!

Overall, I couldn't be happier with the change and I don't see myself owning another Jap bike for quite some time unless they can drop 20 pounds, smooth out the power delivery, and somehow make their bikes stick in a rut like my Husky does! Very excited to race this thing at Hangtown in a week and a half.
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5/8/2019 9:45 AM

Right on man! Good luck this season!

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Riding since 1977.
Fan of the sport.
2019 CRF250R
2018 CRF450R
2003 CR125R

5/8/2019 10:20 AM

About the same as my experience when I got to test the new 2019 kx 450 coming of my 2018 SXF 450.

Felt like I moved 10 years back in time riding the kawi.

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5/8/2019 12:30 PM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

I watch all his videos. I love seeing quality riding in a moto blog. It did irritate me when he kept calling the Husky an Austrian bike but that’s an easy mistake. Plus I’m glad he’s racing the 450 class outdoors one less dude to get smoked by hahahaa

BD233 wrote:

Why did that bother you?

" Husqvarna motorcycle production at Mattighofen in Austria started on 7 October 2013.[14] At the same time, Husqvarna-spin-off Husaberg was re-united with Husqvarna, terminating the existence of the Husaberg brand."

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

But it’s founders are Swedish.

And your point is? Husky is wholly owned and operated by an Austrian company, not to mention manufactured and engineered in Austria. No offense but only a complete moron would refer to a 2019 Husqvarna as a “Swedish” bike.

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5/8/2019 1:11 PM

Good luck in outdoors, I'll be looking out for you.

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5/8/2019 1:14 PM

JeffWalker841 wrote:

Thanks a ton for the love guys! Really cool to see how many people are following/supporting the journey this season.

I've been a LONG time Honda guy (ever since superminis on a crf150r in 2009), so it was definitely tough for me to make this change. I've actually been pretty vocal about my dislike for the Austrian bikes in the past! However, after riding one of my friend's 2019 KTM 450 in stock trim, I couldn't deny it anymore....the Austrian bikes are better in almost every way than all of the 2019 Jap bikes I've ridden. And that's extremely hard for me to admit!

Over the past few months, I've kind of conducted my own independent "2019 450 Shootout" by convincing my friends to let me ride their new bikes for a few laps. Most of my testing was done in Florida on sandy, wide-open tracks and I wasn't overly impressed with the Husky when I rode it down there. When I rode the KTM last week, it was up in Michigan on a really gnarly and rutted/rough clay track which I quickly discovered is where these bikes shine! I was struggling to get comfortable all day on my Honda, so my dad convinced me (against my will) to try my buddy's KTM. My expectations were so low that I didn't even change anything on the bike to suit my liking except for the lever position. Let me say this: my mind was blown. The first time I cracked the throttle, the thing hooked up like I've never experienced before. No fish-tailing, no burnouts; just pure traction. Within half a lap I felt like I had been riding the bike for months, if not years. I was scrubbing sketchy jumps that I was struggling to not boner-air on my Honda. I was railing corners and sticking in ruts that I was struggling to just stay upright in before.

I thought to myself "no way is this possible, the track must have gotten WAY better since the last session". So I went back to the pits, immediately got on my Honda and went back out on the track and my fears were confirmed. It felt like a heavy boat that was trying to spit me off and rip my arms off every chance it got! I had arm pump in one lap and I could easily tell my lap times were slower. That night, we put the Hondas up for sale and haven't looked back since!

Overall, I couldn't be happier with the change and I don't see myself owning another Jap bike for quite some time unless they can drop 20 pounds, smooth out the power delivery, and somehow make their bikes stick in a rut like my Husky does! Very excited to race this thing at Hangtown in a week and a half.
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I was the same damn way....die hard Honda until I got the Austrian bike lol...never looked back sense. The Japanese bikes with an aluminum perimeter frame, there's your boat anchor.

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5/8/2019 1:30 PM

JeffWalker841 wrote:

Thanks a ton for the love guys! Really cool to see how many people are following/supporting the journey this season.

I've been a LONG time Honda guy (ever since superminis on a crf150r in 2009), so it was definitely tough for me to make this change. I've actually been pretty vocal about my dislike for the Austrian bikes in the past! However, after riding one of my friend's 2019 KTM 450 in stock trim, I couldn't deny it anymore....the Austrian bikes are better in almost every way than all of the 2019 Jap bikes I've ridden. And that's extremely hard for me to admit!

Over the past few months, I've kind of conducted my own independent "2019 450 Shootout" by convincing my friends to let me ride their new bikes for a few laps. Most of my testing was done in Florida on sandy, wide-open tracks and I wasn't overly impressed with the Husky when I rode it down there. When I rode the KTM last week, it was up in Michigan on a really gnarly and rutted/rough clay track which I quickly discovered is where these bikes shine! I was struggling to get comfortable all day on my Honda, so my dad convinced me (against my will) to try my buddy's KTM. My expectations were so low that I didn't even change anything on the bike to suit my liking except for the lever position. Let me say this: my mind was blown. The first time I cracked the throttle, the thing hooked up like I've never experienced before. No fish-tailing, no burnouts; just pure traction. Within half a lap I felt like I had been riding the bike for months, if not years. I was scrubbing sketchy jumps that I was struggling to not boner-air on my Honda. I was railing corners and sticking in ruts that I was struggling to just stay upright in before.

I thought to myself "no way is this possible, the track must have gotten WAY better since the last session". So I went back to the pits, immediately got on my Honda and went back out on the track and my fears were confirmed. It felt like a heavy boat that was trying to spit me off and rip my arms off every chance it got! I had arm pump in one lap and I could easily tell my lap times were slower. That night, we put the Hondas up for sale and haven't looked back since!

Overall, I couldn't be happier with the change and I don't see myself owning another Jap bike for quite some time unless they can drop 20 pounds, smooth out the power delivery, and somehow make their bikes stick in a rut like my Husky does! Very excited to race this thing at Hangtown in a week and a half.
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Couldn't agree more with you about the bikes. I've been riding KTMs for the past 5 seasons and I really do like the CRF450 and its the only Japanese 450 that I'd feel comfortable racing. I did get the Rockstar 450 this season because my dealer asked me if I would consider one and I love it. Totally agree about the rebound on the Husky's shock too because I like my stuff fairly fast rebound wise and I'm running the new shock on 5 from full hard to get it where I like it. I had the bike dyno tuned 2 wks ago and it picked up almost 3hp with the 2 stroke cage and full FMF system and Renegade SX4 fuel. It now picks up earlier off of the bottom and has quite a bit more in the middle and still made over 50hp right to 11K and that wasn't close to the case in stock form. Good luck this season kid :-) Photo

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5/8/2019 3:17 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/8/2019 3:17 PM

he is a tall rider so feel honda unstable all the honda problems come from the fork. crf works well with very hard setting steering damper mousse tires and a traction control eco like get after this 2k upgrade is better than husky also matura clutch is mandatory

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5/8/2019 4:01 PM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

Minimum of two- spring creek and washougal.
Trying to add in America’s race and Ironman. Logistics are going to be hard unless a KC guy goes to both.

You didn't answer the important question...... you riding the 125???

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