Vet Class Riders.......What are you running and why? Pics please!?!?!?

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7/23/2019 5:14 PM

I’m on a 450 simply because every damn track in NC seems to have start straights that make Glen Helen seem like an arena cross start straight. I tried a 250F last year and no matter how good of a jump I got, I’d get pulled about 2/3’s of the way down and passed by 10 bikes. I generally came through the pack, but I don’t like having to do that every single Moto. I prefer the 250F, but I’ve been racing the 450 this year.

What do you guys run and why?

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“Let the Good Times Roll”

7/23/2019 5:25 PM

A 125 because it’s more fun than anything else. Sunday I raced 30 A and went from 15th to 3rd in moto 1 and 7th to 2nd in moto 2. Spring Creek doesn’t pay any classes but 250 A and 450 A, and I would’ve been by myself in 250 A. I’d rather battle in a fun class on a 125 instead of walk away on a 450.

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7/23/2019 5:26 PM

I run whatever, 125 two stroke, 450 four stroke and a Kx500, no factory contracts waiting for me, I just have lots of fun

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7/23/2019 5:38 PM

I mainly race my FC350, but i have lined up a couple times this year in 45+ on my 150sx for the fun of it. It has taken me 2 years to finally get good starts on my 350 against the 450s. Needless to say, the races on the 150 are alot of battling through the pack. Its a blast though

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7/23/2019 5:39 PM

Kx250.... So easy to ride...!

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7/23/2019 5:53 PM

17 CRF450. I had more fun/rode better on a KX250F but torque is fun sometimes.

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7/23/2019 6:10 PM

FX 350

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7/23/2019 6:12 PM

17 kx250f. I typically battle my way backwards in the pack. But still have fun.

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7/23/2019 6:16 PM

Keith72 wrote:

17 kx250f. I typically battle my way backwards in the pack. But still have fun.

I like a man that tells the truth. Your tag line is spot on as well.

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7/23/2019 6:21 PM

Keith72 wrote:

17 kx250f. I typically battle my way backwards in the pack. But still have fun.

Wish I would have kept mine. Was a fun bike just wind out.

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7/23/2019 6:29 PM

Usually always the Alta MXR because I spin the fastest lap times on it and don't get as tired compared to my other bikes.

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7/23/2019 6:33 PM

Ktm 250sx, Man is it fun
I will say I did have a KTM 350 that thing was a hole shot machine, Just not nearly as much fun

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7/23/2019 6:34 PM

2018 YZ250 2 stroke. In Australia vet class is 35+ so I've only just hit the vet class. Why? I like riding 2 strokes, dislike riding 450's and have an advantage on the start over a 250f

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7/23/2019 6:37 PM

Mostly my 16 KX450, I’m getting ready to sell it so my 06 KX250 is going to start getting some much deserved use. I ride both equally as well but I can ride longer smoother on the 450.

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2006 KX250

7/23/2019 6:53 PM

My 17 CRF450 is dialed in and fun but not close to as much fun as my 96 CR250

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7/23/2019 7:08 PM

Thanks for all the reply’s. I appreciate it. May just try and lighten up my 450 some more.

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“Let the Good Times Roll”

7/23/2019 7:19 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/23/2019 7:21 PM

450 is the easiest bike to go fast on longer at 53yrs old for me. 250 two stroke is 10x more fun to ride but also 10x more effort.

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7/23/2019 7:23 PM

YZ250. Easier to ride for longer once set up right. Easy to maintain and cheap. A 450 would wear me out. I’ve ridden a 350 a handful of times and they are great bikes as well.

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7/23/2019 7:31 PM

144 cuz it’s fun as hell. But then got pissed because I’m getting smoked off the line with 450s. So got a 350 to help me to the first turn.....

Every vet stable should contain: one 144cc and one 350.

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7/23/2019 7:32 PM

2019 yz250f, because I can rein it in when I make a mistake (which i do a few times a year). I love the 450 but when it goes bad it breaks me up, literally.

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7/23/2019 7:36 PM

'05 RM250 smoker. The sound, smell and smile it creates is what MX is all about.

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7/23/2019 7:39 PM

Yz 250. Won me a vet championship. Fast and light but a little hard to ride

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7/23/2019 7:40 PM

2018 FC350. Not enough torque to get me in trouble but way more than a 250F and a lot more power than a 250F too. Easier to ride longer, at least for me. And when I get tired I still feel like I can ride the bike as opposed to the bike riding me.

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7/23/2019 7:42 PM

Had a 16 KX450 and sold it about a month ago. Just got a new 19 KX450 but I haven't got to ride it yet. My riding buddy rides a RMZ450 and races more than me. He has it dialed in and does pretty well on it.

I used to ride a 250f but love the low end torque of a 450. I do have a 16 KTM 125sx just for fun.
I raced the 125 once in a vet class just for the hell of it. Not a good choice. lol

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7/23/2019 7:44 PM

KX450, because winning is fun. And I’m 6’2”, weigh 190 lbs.

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7/23/2019 7:48 PM

19 kx450 and it's the best bike I've ridden . 125s are fun but at 200 lbs and shit corner speed the 450 is a blast to ride even easier the the 350 I had

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7/23/2019 7:49 PM

I am riding a TX300 both on the track in the woods. Great bike and lots of fun, heading down to race amateur days at Washougal on it. Braaaap! I get a lot of funny looks rolling to the gate with a kick stand lol.

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7/23/2019 7:56 PM

CR250.

And Ibuprofen.

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7/23/2019 8:09 PM

YZ250F- Because Mike LaRocco is my hero and I love coming through the pack. I can usually get a mid pack start and then I see how far I can go forward. +25 and +30, next year +35 too!

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7/23/2019 8:32 PM

‘18 KX450. I’m 230 (trying to get better but 210 is skinny for my build). I also prefer to short shift vs rev, making a 450 better suited to me. I’ve tried several 250’s and absolutely hated every one.

I do have a 250 smoker as well, but I only ride it a few times a year just for fun.

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