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keeptwostrokesalive

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7/23/2012 5:34 PM

Derek Howerton is a beast on his sx250 and I would love to see him race a national on this bad boy. Skip to 4:10 if you want to see a massive whip.

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7/23/2012 6:19 PM

A thing of beauty!

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7/23/2012 8:08 PM

Awesome, makes me want a 250

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7/23/2012 9:19 PM

Pure music.

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7/23/2012 9:43 PM

Does he race and any chance of him racing at the national level?

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7/23/2012 10:18 PM

This is Kent Howerton's son, right?

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7/24/2012 5:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/25/2012 6:55 AM

stash124 wrote:

This is Kent Howerton's son, right?

Yes Kent's son & a good kid.

I remember watching him clear that Finnish line tabletop on a KLX 110!

He's always been fast & smooth.

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7/24/2012 5:57 AM

tonyb wrote:

Does he race and any chance of him racing at the national level?

No and no. From what I understand the kid has shown no interest in racing. Smart move on his part.

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7/24/2012 6:05 AM

tonyb wrote:

Does he race and any chance of him racing at the national level?

Shawn142 wrote:

No and no. From what I understand the kid has shown no interest in racing. Smart move on his part.

He is focusing on getting his college degree.

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7/24/2012 6:12 AM

bigmaico wrote:

Yes Kent's son & a good kid.

I remember watching him clear that Finnish line tabletop on a KLX 110!

He's always been fast & smooth.

I remember hearing him running me down on my fire breathing 74 CR250 while he was on that KLX110. To add insult to injury, I was battling for the lead in the vintage class. I held the little shit off to the finish though! He must have been ten years old, maybe nine.

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7/24/2012 7:51 AM

"Railing so hard, it might hurt your feelings"

im a fan of his already and i havent even watced the video yet.

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7/24/2012 8:50 AM

He definitely hauls ass!

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7/24/2012 8:51 AM

Does anyone know what track that is? Sure looks like a lot of fun. And yeah.....Kent's boy has some serious skills!

And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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7/24/2012 9:02 AM

jeffro503 wrote:

Does anyone know what track that is? Sure looks like a lot of fun. And yeah.....Kent's boy has some serious skills!

Cycle Ranch. Texas has some great tracks and amazing dirt.

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7/24/2012 9:08 AM

Holy crap, what a vid. Will download as therapy when feeling blue. He makes that thing sound like a 125! Imagine being this fast and smooth, what a feeling... Asshole...

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7/24/2012 9:09 AM

That's the Cycle Ranch. I've heard numerous stories of some of the carnage of parts he has gone through. I believe that was one reason they switched to a two stroke. He's not abusive, just has things break.

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7/24/2012 9:09 AM

jeffro503 wrote:

Does anyone know what track that is? Sure looks like a lot of fun. And yeah.....Kent's boy has some serious skills!

Shawn142 wrote:

Cycle Ranch. Texas has some great tracks and amazing dirt.

We truly are spoiled.

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7/24/2012 9:27 AM

Almost makes me want a 2 stroke.......

You're trying to use logic in your post and 4stroke doesn't appreciate logic! (FACT)


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7/24/2012 9:38 AM

The dirt looks kind of like a sandy type / red clay mix.....looks pretty "fluffy".....is that about right? We don't have dirt like that up here......sure wish we did.

And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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7/24/2012 10:17 AM

Cycle Ranch has similar dirt to Swan MX Park in Tyler. Better elevation changes at Cycle Ranch. Raced Cycle Ranch once while it was misting rain. Holy $hit, talk about traction. Couldn't see worth a shit, but it didn't matter as I could do no wrong. Regardless of my poor skills, I was cornering on one wheel carrying the front through many of the turns. Amazing stuff when moist.

Kents kid is on a 2 stroke because of his last CRF250. I wish I would have save those photos. The cases exploded out the bottom. I doubt anything out of that engine could have been salvaged. Nasty.

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7/24/2012 10:22 AM

jeffro503 wrote:

The dirt looks kind of like a sandy type / red clay mix.....looks pretty "fluffy".....is that about right? We don't have dirt like that up here......sure wish we did.

When it's been disked , dragged and moist it's great. As it dries out it gets pretty baked and hardpacked.

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7/24/2012 10:24 AM











from his fb

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7/24/2012 10:43 AM

OUCH.

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7/24/2012 10:53 AM

Doesn't look too bad.

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7/24/2012 11:02 AM

jasonv43 wrote:

Doesn't look too bad.

My first thought...



Usually you pay double for that kind of action, Cotton.

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7/24/2012 11:14 AM

I could fix it with some 3-in-1 oil and some gauze pads. I'll probably need about 10 quarts of anti-freeze as well, preferably Prestone.

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7/24/2012 11:41 AM

stash124 wrote:

This is Kent Howerton's son, right?

bigmaico wrote:

Yes Kent's son & a good kid.

I remember watching him clear that Finnish line tabletop on a KLX 110!

He's always been fast & smooth.

newmann wrote:

I remember hearing him running me down on my fire breathing 74 CR250 while he was on that KLX110. To add insult to injury, I was battling for the lead in the vintage class. I held the little shit off to the finish though! He must have been ten years old, maybe nine.

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7/24/2012 11:53 AM

newmann wrote:

OUCH.

Double Ouch.

Photos are truly "Photoshopped" as I have been told that Honda's never break.

Would that be a case were the bike is totalled? In the sense that it would cost more to fix the bike than it is worth?

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7/24/2012 12:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/24/2012 12:00 PM

newmann wrote:

OUCH.

OW38B wrote:

Double Ouch.

Photos are truly "Photoshopped" as I have been told that Honda's never break.

Would that be a case were the bike is totalled? In the sense that it would cost more to fix the bike than it is worth?

honda's name and reliability went down the shitter as soon as they released their pigs

yep, cases are trash, you have to replace the entire engine, maybe not the trans but the way everything else looks, all its good for now is scrap aluminum or a boat anchor

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7/24/2012 12:17 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/24/2012 12:19 PM

Cycle Ranch near San Antonio prepped.





Swan MX Park in Tyler, Texas prepped.