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  • Cheer our teams on racing the Caselli Challenge!
    http://www.thumpertalk.com/uploads/monthly_11_2015/post-3-0-96562000-1448377919.png   A week ago we put out a request to the ThumperTalk community looking for four riders (two teams of two) to represent the ThumperTalk community at the 3rd...

    Posted by Bryan Bosch on Nov 24, 2015
  • Husqvarna Announces Factory Rally Team
    Husqvarna Motorcycles is Proud to Announce an Updated Three-Rider Team to Take On Dakar Rally 2016  November 20, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire ) – Bringing together a strong mix of experience and talent the official Husqvarna Factory Racing...

    Posted by Bryan Bosch on Nov 20, 2015
  • Lockstraps Locking Carabiners & Straps
     Pros Easy to deploy and stow means you'll use them consistently.Light-weight.Seemingly limitless applications.Likely effective at discouraging snatch & grab thieves.Cons Cabled strap can be defeated w/ a good pair of cutting pliers in...

    Posted by Bryan Bosch on Nov 19, 2015
  • Troy Lee Designs Adventure Hydro Pants
    Living in the Pacific Northwest, I think that I ride in the rain just as often as not. My local spot is open year-round (snow permitting on the higher stuff) and I take advantage of this. While everyone else seems to take the winter off because of...

    Posted by Russhole on Nov 13, 2015
  • 3rd annual Kurt Caselli Foundation Ride Day at Glen Helen Raceway
    November 7, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire ) – Join us for the 3rd annual Kurt Caselli Foundation Ride Day at Glen Helen Raceway on December 4, 2015. Gates will open at 8:00am with a $20.00 donation fee collected from participants. Riding will st...

    Posted by Bryan Bosch on Nov 09, 2015
  • How Does Octane Rating Affect Your Fuel?
    Octane Ratings
    In my last post I shared a tip I like to use when filling up fuel cans at the gas station. I also presented an example detailing how mixing two different fuels with different octane ratings affects the blended fuel's octane rating. Out of that post some comments were left regarding the necessity of running specific octane fuels. Today, I...

    Posted by Paul Olesen on Nov 06, 2015
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Rider Discussion

Hauling Dirt Bikes Help

Hey guys,   I'm new to the site so hopefully someone can help.   I'm looking at hauling 2 dirt bikes this summer and usually I leave my tailgate down when my bikes are in the back, but the problem is that I'll be towing a trailer, therefore i cant leave it down (about a half of a foot o...

Snowmobile Club Leads Lawsuit Against Northern Region For...

Image:  Contact:  Paul Turcke, Esq. MISSOULA, MT (November 23, 2015) --Various organizations, led by the Ten Lakes Snowmobile Club, have filed a lawsuit challenging U.S...

Whats your Ride? (for getting to the track)

Hi all,   I'm hoping some of our U.S based readers can chime in here. I'm making a move from Ireland to Portland next spring, and will hopefully be bringing my 2 MX'ers with me.   At home I use a VW transporter van which fits 2 bikes, water, washer an gear or 3 at a squeeze.   I do...

Cilinder Leak-down test with cold motor; what are accepta...

Hi all,   Just performed a cylinder leak-down test on a WR400 with piston at TDC and enough input pressure (circa 5 bar) to the measurement device.   - Engine was cold; as i am worried to damage the aluminium cylinder head when removing a spark plug from a hot engine.   1) Set the...

Cilinder Leak-down test with cold motor; what are accepta...

Hi all,   Just performed a cylinder leak-down test on a Yamaha WR400 with piston at TDC and enough input pressure (circa 5 bar) to the measurement device.   - Engine was cold.  I am worried to damage the aluminium cylinder head when removing a spark plug from a hot engine.   I...

2007 CRF450X build thread

Hi guys. had my 450x for a while now. been on and off here abit but finally its time to do a build on my bike and make it abit individual :) so my bike already has engine work and i am happy with that until i rebuild it but they are as follows: Airbox: the top and sides cut out Carby: the STD set...

Trx250x 2016 mods

I just got a new Honda Trx250x I was wondering what mods I should buy first to increase the power.Thx.   P.s. It's a 2016 if that helps  

buying first quad

I want to buy a used quad and don't know what to look for I live in Arizona with a bunch of friends who ride dirt bikes my knees can't take the dirt bikes anymore so I'm getting a quad but need to keep up with the dirt bikes what should I get if i find it?

2008 700 grizzly worth?

Hey guys i just purchased a 2008 700 grizzly with about 9,500 kms on it, just wondering what you guys think its worth? Its in beautiful shape, new maxxis big horn tires all around with crome ss rims, fender extensions all around, new 3500 pound super winch, wicked front bush bar, nice buddy seat...

Need help with 50cc to 150cc conversation

I have a 2015 50cc bashan sport , I'm looking to convert it to a 150cc . I'm trying to find out how much it would be and where I can buy it . please help me out

93 katana 600 deal?

Hey guys, I'm 16 and am possibly upgrading to a bored and built 93 Suzuki gsx600f katana. Only problem is, 2nd gear is gone. Rode it Today, and don't really care about 2nd. 1st is like a rocket ship. It's absolutely insane, hit 135 in 5th. 1000$ my dad thinks I should pass on it but I have a feel...

Do I need to have my motorcycle license to register my mo...

I got a free motorcycle and I don't have my endorsement. Do I have to have that endorsement in order to register the bike? I have zero patience with the CT DMV so I'm not going to bother getting my endorsement unless I have to.

Need help replacing fuel line

Hello. I need help with my snowmobile. And that is, where is the fuel line? And what model is it? It says Yamaha Enticer 250 on it but i have no idea what year it is. And what do i need for it to run smoothly after standing still for possibly more than 5 years?

What should i buy?

Im just looking for a good, inexpensive trail sled, nothing to powerful or expensive. The mountains around here are very old and thus are quite rounded, and are covered in pine and spruce trees. And theres forest everywhere, and we usually get quite a bit of snow out in the forests. I also live i...

2001 skidoo mxzx 440

Ya it did then I pulled the coil tried it with a different one i had laying around the shop not sure what it came from... if you pulled it over a few times it would fire on both and try to start but never stay running or it could just me rusty flywheel not producing good magnetic field but still...

Carb question, im stumped

I know its a boat carb but everything is very similar and i need some insight. Its a 65' evinrude 40hp big twin Took my boat out last weekend and the carb was just pumping gas out the overflow. First problem since ive owned it. Worked fine a week ago all weekend I replaced the float, needle and s...


I need a new starter motor for my 87 js300 and can't find just the motor without all the gears and what not, if anyone knows where I could get one that would be awesome

Js300 starter motor

I have a 87 js 300 and I need a new starter motor because it doesn't have one, I can't find one that is just the motor I even called Kawasaki is there any other year of other pwc that will work or if anyone knows where I can get one would be awesome !

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Wiki Article

  • Front Axle Alignment
    Sep 02, 2015 12:11 PM
    One key mistake that I see out at the track is improper front axle installation. Believe or not, this makes a big difference to how the suspension works. Although one would think this is very simple procedure, front suspension action will suffer if the proper steps are not taken. Here are a few s...
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