Well.. It’s not the bike

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2/10/2018 9:17 PM

That was a nice ride by Hill!

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2/10/2018 9:18 PM

Yep - that Zook isn't looking too bad tonight.

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2/10/2018 9:35 PM

Something musta changed- he looked like a completely different rider

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2019 KX450

2/10/2018 9:37 PM

Great ride...think hill will ride bogles 450 for some east races? hes already out of the 250 title, Would be good experience since hes moving u

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2/10/2018 9:38 PM

Shows you how much of a mental game this is. As soon as he believed he could win again, he did.

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2/10/2018 10:24 PM

Superdave19 wrote:

Something musta changed- he looked like a completely different rider

I heard he's been training with J Whipple the last few weeks

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2/10/2018 10:31 PM

They made some bike changes I am sure. Bike didn’t look good first few rounds. It looked stiff and front where high and hard to turn.

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2/10/2018 10:32 PM

Fastest qualifier, heat race win, and main event win. Perfect day. I hope the factory Suzuki 250 haters are choking on a large crow!!

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2/10/2018 10:36 PM

Superdave19 wrote:

Something musta changed- he looked like a completely different rider

I talked to Lee at Phoenix and asked what was up with hill. He just said nothing really, he just hasn't felt the groove yet. With Lee doing the motors and being head wrench you know the bike isn't the problem. As for hill how can you not like this guy. Well spoken, always smiling and always positive.

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2/10/2018 10:39 PM

On that POS Suzuki?!

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2/10/2018 11:14 PM

Photo

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2/10/2018 11:44 PM

But wait, wheres all the dumb asses saying it was slow. SMH w00t

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2/11/2018 12:00 AM

TheOriginalPancakee wrote:

Great ride...think hill will ride bogles 450 for some east races? hes already out of the 250 title, Would be good experience since hes moving u

He's 29 points back with 4 rounds to go and 2 of them are E-W shootouts. I'm not saying it's likely but given the craziness we see in the 250 class he is not actually out of tittle contention. One DNF by AP and a bad race by Joey and he's right back in this thing. Long shot, yes. Out of it, no. Having said that, since JGR has the bike and Bogle is out with a broken humerus, I'd put him on a 450 for maybe 3 rounds.

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

2/11/2018 12:18 AM

Last year, Hill was on a rowl first half of the season winning 4 straight races then podium the others to win the title. If he win the last 4, which he is capable of, he is not out of it.

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2/11/2018 1:13 AM

mx216 wrote:

But wait, wheres all the dumb asses saying it was slow. SMH w00t

They have finally just caught up with the MXoN from last year when the same bike held off the majority of 450s in heavy mud!

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2/11/2018 4:23 AM

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2/11/2018 4:29 AM

Olson wrote:

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Haha that's great!

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2/11/2018 4:32 AM

Certainly helps when you get out the gate and aren't dropped instantly... I've rewatched a lot of his starts this year and his reactions have been good but he's just been left.

At this race, he gated well. Apart from that, Plessinger is the only guy who's carved through.

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2/11/2018 6:05 AM

JGR musta machined a nice purple aluminum anchor in place of the old rusty steel one he had in the previous rounds!??? Great ride for him, hats off!

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2/11/2018 6:53 AM

Didn’t he say last week it was the bike? Something about needing to make a few little changes.
If so, as a fan, I don’t care for that and would rather him own it a little more. Comes off, to me, as throwing the team under the bus a bit.

Maybe I’m wrong

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2/11/2018 7:55 AM

set up bro.
honestly it could be both. they are tied together. mental and set up.
pumped for jgr

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If I'm healthy enough to complain. I shouldn't be complaining.

2/11/2018 9:07 AM

Bikes do not win races, riders do. There was never nothing wrong with the Suzuki.

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2/11/2018 9:11 AM

According to people who don’t know much, the bike has 10 HP.

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2/11/2018 10:28 AM

mx216 wrote:

But wait, wheres all the dumb asses saying it was slow. SMH w00t

Well....I have to say I guess I was one of them. To me....it looked a little under powered and the chassis didn't look balanced in sections like the whoops. On the power thing , from what I was seeing and from what Seewer said about his factory bike last year , he was down about 6 - 7hp compared to his compeitors bikes. And it showed.

Last night....it didn't look slow at all , and they have that bike balanced well. Justin has some amazing skill on top of that......so that definitely doesn't hurt.

On the motor thing.....I think the outdoors is where we'll really see what that thing is made of. And being from the NW , I hope Justin has an awesome season coming up.

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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.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

2/11/2018 10:35 AM

He does great interviews....

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2/11/2018 10:36 AM

Congrats to Justin. If any one on Vital mx thought that JGR sent the guys out on equipment that was not competitive, they’re crazy. “Hey Guys, were down 5-7HP from the competition but the motor is fresh. Give it a try” cool
I’m sure there were some setting issues on the chassis/Suspension wise.

Ghost

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2/11/2018 10:45 AM

mx216 wrote:

But wait, wheres all the dumb asses saying it was slow. SMH w00t

jeffro503 wrote:

Well....I have to say I guess I was one of them. To me....it looked a little under powered and the chassis didn't look balanced in sections like the whoops. On the power thing , from what I was seeing and from what Seewer said about his factory bike last year , he was down about 6 - 7hp compared to his compeitors bikes. And it showed.

Last night....it didn't look slow at all , and they have that bike balanced well. Justin has some amazing skill on top of that......so that definitely doesn't hurt.

On the motor thing.....I think the outdoors is where we'll really see what that thing is made of. And being from the NW , I hope Justin has an awesome season coming up.

Hahaha, I didn't know you were one of them Jeffro! It was more in reference to just people thinking a team like JGR would come with a knife to a gun fight as far as the engine is concerned. As far as bike setup goes, that was definitely way off and the bike was not handling good. With that in mind and hill not pushing hard because of it, I guess that could be misread as the bike being slow.

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2/11/2018 10:55 AM

I said he would not win on the Suzuki 250f, but I’m glad I was wrong. Congrats to Hill and JGR Suzuki. He should definitely do a few East Coast 450 rounds

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2/11/2018 11:08 AM

mx216 wrote:

But wait, wheres all the dumb asses saying it was slow. SMH w00t

jeffro503 wrote:

Well....I have to say I guess I was one of them. To me....it looked a little under powered and the chassis didn't look balanced in sections like the whoops. On the power thing , from what I was seeing and from what Seewer said about his factory bike last year , he was down about 6 - 7hp compared to his compeitors bikes. And it showed.

Last night....it didn't look slow at all , and they have that bike balanced well. Justin has some amazing skill on top of that......so that definitely doesn't hurt.

On the motor thing.....I think the outdoors is where we'll really see what that thing is made of. And being from the NW , I hope Justin has an awesome season coming up.

mx216 wrote:

Hahaha, I didn't know you were one of them Jeffro! It was more in reference to just people thinking a team like JGR would come with a knife to a gun fight as far as the engine is concerned. As far as bike setup goes, that was definitely way off and the bike was not handling good. With that in mind and hill not pushing hard because of it, I guess that could be misread as the bike being slow.

I hear ya Joel. Whatever the reasons.....he and that bike looked pretty much perfect last night. Watching him ride too....the skill that guy shows is something to behold. So smooth.....looks like he only uses about 3" of that suspension. Butter.

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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.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

2/11/2018 11:26 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/11/2018 11:28 AM

I don't get why so many of you don't understand that it takes time to dial in the setup and get everything meshing just right with the rider. It very well "could have" been the bike, but it ain't the bike anymore. He was meshing with his bike better than anyone else in that main event last night. And...his bike sounded like about the most powerful 250 out there last night.

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