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HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES LIFT THE COVERS FROM THEIR EXCITING 2018 ENDURO LINE-UP Husqvarna Motorcycles today launch their complete line-up of 2018 enduro models – a sophisticated new series of 2-stroke and 4-stroke machines that take the historic brand’s enduro model line-up to a whole new level in terms of technology and performance.  Introducing the next generation of 2-stroke machines – the all-new, electronic fuel-injected TE 250i and TE 300i – Husqvarna’s latest enduro offerings deliver unprecedented advantages in terms of performance, rideability, fuel consumption and ease of use. The introduction of electronic fuel injection by Husqvarna Motorcycles represents a bold new step into the future of offroad motorcycling. Together with the fuel-injected 2-strokes, Husqvarna Motorcycles present a heavily updated range of TE and FE machines for model year 2018. Collecting feedback from top-level competition and combining it with extensive research, the brand’s engineers ensured that the 2018 TX 125, TE 150 (only for US), FE 250, FE 350, FE 450 and FE 501 remain true to Husqvarna Motorcycles’ commitment to offer premium motorcycles across their complete enduro range. 2-STROKE’S NEW ERA  Perfectly embodying Husqvarna’s pioneering spirit, the new from the ground up electronic fuel injected TE 250i and TE 300i machines feature engine technology that revolutionises the field of 2-stroke enduro motorcycles.  TE 250I/300I ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION HIGHLIGHTS  =>Fuel injectors at the transfer ports → Ideal amount of fuel in all conditions  =>Oil pump & oil tank → Convenient, eliminates pre-mix  =>39 mm throttle body → Regulates air flow, TPS relays airflow data  =>New EMS → Modern engine management, no need for jetting changes  =>Standard map select → Customise power characteristics  =>Frame integrated oil filler cap → Simple refills  =>Translucent fuel tank → Large capacity, fuel pump integrated  =>New intake snorkel → Adapted to throttle body  SETTING THE BENCHMARK  Combining the most advanced engine technology with a series of dynamic upgrades, all Husqvarna Motorcycles 2-stroke and 4-stroke machines set the benchmark in terms of handling, power, weight and aesthetics.  MY18 ENDURO HIGHLIGHTS (ALL MODELS)  =>WP Xplor 48 front fork → New fork tubes & setting for added sensitivity & bottoming resistance  =>New Magura brake callipers & GSK discs → Optimal sensitivity & progression  =>New ProTaper handlebar → Class-leading function & style  The new Husqvarna MY18 enduro range will be available worldwide from July 2017 at all authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers. For all details on pricing and availability, please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles Subsidiary or Importer. 
Posted by Bryan Bosch on Jun 27, 2017

The Pre-Regional Report
Hello ThumperTalk readers! I’m back with a small entry before my regional qualification race for Loretta Lynn’s. While most regionals are over, and many have qualified or just missed it by that much… there’s still a select few left. Whether you made it to the big show, are still waiting to make it, or didn’t make it, I would encourage you to read on.   First off, I’ll be direct when I say if by chance you did not receive a ticket to the ranch because you missed it by a couple spots, send in your money as an alternate. Between the power ranking system and the uncertainty of regionals and pre-Loretta’s prep, you may earn a spot on the gate. I tried for about 4 years to make it to Loretta’s, missing it only a spot or two, not knowing that I would’ve gotten in if I sent my money in. Don’t miss out an awesome opportunity. Tampa MX Top Gun Dealer Cup Round 3, picture by NDA Action Sports Personally, I’ve only entered in one regional. As someone who has raced for 15 years, nationally for 10, doing something like that doesn’t stress me out. Sure, it’s ballsy, but I know I have the speed and the confidence to do what I need to do. At this stage of the game, I concern myself with something more than just qualifying. I’m focused on winning. Every race, no matter how big or small. However, it’s important to temper this mindset with the idea that winning a regional doesn’t mean as much as winning Loretta’s, and it’s better to earn a ticket and settle for less than to try too much and put my spot in jeopardy for a better position at a regional. Learning to pick and choose your battles is pretty important in this line of work, look at most points championships. Tampa MX Top Gun Dealer Cup Round 2, photo by NDA Action Sports While I’ve only been back on the bike for just over 3 months, I feel faster and more confident than ever. I credit this to the confidence in my health being 100%, on and off the bike training with awesome people, the maturity gained from my year off, knowing that I have awesome equipment that is mechanically sound, and working with people who listen to my feedback to make the bike as fine-tuned as possible. Specifically for regionals, getting plenty of gate drops in at races in the local area and having proper time to prep for what comes next is my key. Doing the day-before readiness program won’t garner much success. Tampa MX Top Gun Dealer Cup Round 3, photo by David Lando: WFO Action Shots Regional mindset to me is no more than just another race but with a little heftier competition (I don’t underestimate other’s abilities). For me, avoiding unnecessary stress at these races is much easier than before. Mainly, sticking to your routine, with a slight increase in attention to detail helps one’s mind stay on what needs to be done and away from worry. Use your lucky race goggles, do your usual gate prepping technique, put on your awesome music playlist… whatever works best for you, just replicate it. Recognizing what helps bring success can help bring further success because it gives the mind a sense of familiarity and comfort, and when we are comfortable, we race better. Personally, I like to put on a certain number of tearoffs on my goggles, prep my gate a certain way; start my bike, activate my holeshot devices, put my goggles on, and put my bike in gear in a certain order at a certain time, along with a small pre-race thought process. Another great thing to remember when it comes to regionals, is to always make the best of your worst race. Consistent, good finishes is usually rewarding, but that’s not the easiest thing. Most importantly though, keep it fun! Tampa MX Top Gun Dealer Cup Round 3, photo by David Lando: WFO Action Shots I’ll have a post-regional/pre-Loretta’s prep entry up sooner rather than later! Check in for content along the way and come along for the ride, tap/click the "Follow" button! I’ll see you at the races.
Posted by Scott Meshey 141 on Jun 15, 2017

Fasst Company Impact Adventure Foot Pegs
When I get a new bikes, there is always some tweaking necessary to make it home. A number of years ago I started riding on over-sized foot pegs, I've grown to love them, so it's one of the first things I swap out. Recently, I picked up a 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R and while the stock foot pegs offered plenty of grip, they just felt tiny. I jumped on the interwebz to see what options were out there and I came across a picture of the Fasst Company Impact Adventure Foot Pegs. They looked awesome and I'll admit, the splash of KTM Orange caught my eye. KTM guys...  The unique feature of the Impact Adventure Foot Peg is that its bolt-on foot bed is completely isolated from its base by an elastomer. The idea is to reduce vibration and harshness from being transmitted to the rider. Not that I specifically set out to find something like this, but the approach made sense, the rest of the foot peg met my needs, so I figured there was no down-side to trying it. Fasst Company Impact Foot Peg elastomers come in 6 Flavors. Installation A couple of minutes per side with basic hand tools. Happy to report that the included springs aren't overly stiff like others I've installed that can make it way harder than it needs to be. The new cotter pins are longer than needed for the 690 Enduro R, but a pair of dykes fixed em' right up. Performance I'm going to jump right into talking about how they dampen vibration & shock because I think that's what most really want to know. At first, I thought about how I'd measure vibration vs. the stock foot pegs, but after some reading and talking with the Fasst Company guys, doing so was far outside my capabilities and budget. So, butt dyno it is! But, isn't that how the rest of you are going to judge them? Versus the ultra smooth 800cc in-line triple of my last bike, the 690 Enduro R's big single has a lot more vibration. Nothing to whine about on the trails or on 45 mph back-roads, but with fairly aggressive DOT knobbies, as the speed picks up, so do the vibes. While you still feel stuff through the foot pegs, the repeating, high-frequency vibration patterns of the engine are just about gone. My riding partner is on the 2017 Husqvarna 701 Enduro that not only has less aggressive DOT knobbies (TKC80s), the 701 has an all new mill with a 2nd counterbalancer. We traded bikes half way through the day and despite his smoother bike, he said that the Impact Adventure Foot Pegs on my 690 definitely felt smoother. So, for the slabbin' we do to get to the trails or connecting trails on higher speed hard-packed dirt roads with lots of square edged bumps & washboard, the reduced vibes is appreciated, even the feeling isn't overwhelming. But, you have to think cumulatively. Less vibes and shock over the course of a full day or a multi-day riding trip adds up to more comfort and less micro trauma. The later might not matter to the younguns', but as you age, it becomes more valuable. Since the off-road terrain I ride in central Florida is overwhelmingly soft sand and you couldn't find a rock if your life depended upon it, I'm not sure that I've really put the product through its full paces when it comes to shock reduction. However, I'll be up in NE Tennessee over the summer where I'll encounter plenty of embedded rock with squared edged hits. I'll report back then, so check back if you're interested. In terms of feel, control, and grip, the Fasst Company Impact Adventure Foot Pegs are great. The generous 4 3/4" X 2 3/8" foot bed means there is always a comfortable position to be had and it gives you extra leverage that is valuable when riding a heavier bike. Boot grip has been perfect, but to be fair, we don't have greasy mud where I ride, so your mileage may vary. Access to foot control was unaffected from stock, something I didn't have issue with anyway. Bryan's Bottom-line I really like my Fasst Company Impact Adventure Foot Pegs. Vibration & shock absorbing tech aside, they are competitively priced in the category and do everything that you've expect from a premium over-sized foot peg. Add the vibration & shock absorbing tech back into the equation and you have a winning combination. Not that I'd buy the product purely for the elastomers, but they are absolutely an added bonus to an already solid foot peg. Check em' out @ https://www.fasstco.com/collections/motorcycle/products/impact-adventure-peg As an aging rider, I'll now never not know what bike is mine. Thx Fasst Company! 
Posted by Bryan Bosch on Jun 21, 2017

Flying Machine Factory Fall 2017 Apparel Launch
From the fire, metal, fumes of the So Cal Horsepower Factory to the rolling hills of Zaca Station join us as we take a ride with the Flying Machine Factory for the Fall 2017 Apparel shoot. Since 1973 Don Emler has been creating iconic clothing to follow his power bred FMF exhaust systems. Now over 40 years later the FMF brand is still having as much fun as ever playing with dirtbikes. Join our FMF Athletes, and friends as we twist throttle and hit the 805 Brewery.  
Posted by Bryan Bosch on Jun 16, 2017

2017 KTM 690 Enduro R any good?
With approximately 450 miles of back-roads, jeep trails, and even some sandy, whooped out single track, what's the verdict on the 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R? Is the new bike honeymoon over? Did it live up to rather high expectations? I'll cut to the chase and say that I absolutely love this bike and have zero regrets on my purchase! Why? Keep reading and I'll do my best to explain. Currently the engine, suspension, and brakes are bone stock. Mods coming? Oh yes... There WILL be mods!  Bryan Bosch taking a mid morning break from the sand whoops - Croom OHV Brooksville, FL That Motor! The 690 Enduro R power plant in many ways defines this machine. It makes BIG boost from bottom to top in a very linear fashion that always puts a smile on my face. On the street, whack the throttle wide-open and the front tire lofts as you row through the gears. You're not trying to wheelie, the bike just pulls that hard. If you're a wheelie guy, this bike makes it easy. From the factory, there is a sticker that warns you not to exceed 100 mph, but my guess is that it will pretty easily. My buddy has the 701 Husqvarna and we dragged on a flat, long, deserted dirt road. We decided to back 'er down in the mid 90s, but both bikes had more legs left. Off-road, the gearing is a little high for tight single track, but this bike really seems to be the most at home in more open, flowing terrain. In ski racing terms, it's more at home on the giant slalom course. Not that it's not nimble or capable of tighter terrain. The bike has tons of low-end and a 'butta smooth Magura Hydraulic Clutch, so I find myself in 3rd a lot, just rolling on the throttle. But, a surge of power is a clutch pull away. I'm more of a short-shifter, so this torquey motor suits my style. Where we ride, it's just about all sand and even in tighter, slower sections, the bike is hard to stall, even with lazy clutch skills. Is the motor buzzy or vibey? Sort of a tough question because that's personal perception. I will say, before I bought it, this was my biggest worry. I've had Carpel Tunnel surgery on my throttle hand with mild nerve damage in both wrists, and things like string trimmers cause my hands to tingle after 10-15 minutes of use. I even had some issues with my ultra-smooth Triumph Tiger 800XC in-line triple. Maybe it's certain resonance frequencies, but I'm not having any issues with the 690. So, very, very relieved. And, word on the street is that after a couple thousand miles, the motor smooths out a bit more. For back-road dualsporting on the stock DOT knobbies, vibes are pretty mild, but as the speed picks up, so do the vibes. If you want to pound freeway, I'd suggest different tires. The stockers are happiest below 55, maybe 60 mph @ 20-25 psi. Not a fan of highway slabbin', so I'm keeping these tires. Suspension I really have no complains here. It's never harsh or chattery and always feels planted. Keep in mind that in central Florida, you couldn't find a rock if your life depended upon it. Most of our trails are soft sand, but there are plenty of sections with exposed roots. On Memorial Day, we rode an area called Croom and despite the unrelenting, deep sand whoops, this bike surprised me. For its 326 ready-to-ride pounds, it tracked through the whoops straight and both ends stayed pretty poised. However, I'm not going to say that sand whoops is where the bike shines. Most purpose built off-road race bikes would be a better choice, but I wanted to see how she'd do and it was surprisingly well all things considered. But, I hate to ride sand whoops all day, so not high on my list of performance criteria. Still nice to know what the bike can do. Brakes The over-sized Galfer front wave rotor and dual piston Brembo caliper with ABS offers plenty of initial bite & power, enough to tax the grip of the Pirelli MT21 DOT front tire on dry pavement. When the pavement is wet, this is where the ABS rocks. Off-road, ABS is easily turned off by pushing and holding a single button on the gauge cluster. However, it sucks that every time you turn the bike off, it defaults to ABS on. The aftermarket has options to fix this, but I'd prefer my last setting to be remembered. I'm sure a KTM lawyer will disagree with me. At least there is a button vs. having to nav to sub menus to turn ABS off like my last bike. Handling When compared to a dirt bike, say the KTM 500EXC, the 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R is a big girl on paper. However, I think it rides a lot lighter than the numbers would suggest. With the rearward fuel tank mounted low and relatively central to the bike's mass, it's slim in the mid section like a 450 and remarkably light on its feet. Even in tighter terrain, weaving the bike through the trees is easy and overall, the bike feels pretty nimble. About the only time you feel the mass is when you get the bike crossed up in deep sand and mistakenly grab a handful of big bore. For me, the most fun is rippin' down a sandy trail, power sliding from corner-to-corner. This is very easy with all the power the 690 has on tap and the handing is very predictable. Around town and on back-roads, the bike is a sweet heart.  It will do freeway speeds without issue, but without a windscreen, longer runs would be a chore IMHO. All Kittens and Rainbows? Hmmmmmmmmmm.... no. Where do I think KTM came up short with the 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R? Here's my list so far (not in any particular order): 1.  How tall do they think most of us are? This bike is tall! I'm 5' 10" and it's still tall. With boots on, I'm still just slightly better than on my tip toes. Thank God for the strong steel kickstand for getting on the bike. At the lowest point of the seat, it's 37". 2. For almost 11k before taxes & registration, no fuel gauge? This is a premium dual sport KTM. You made the tach sweep up and back at start up like a race car, but no fuel gauge? Booo! But, at least there is a low fuel light, just before you run out. 3. KTM, you still can't make a comfortable seat? I know you love your sporty, sharp angles, but they create pressure points that don't feel good on the ass after a few hours. Can't you compromise a little aesthetics for comfort? For 11k, I shouldn't have to immediately order a functional dual sport seat. And even worse, the seat pan rubber bumpers? I have extras in my garage b/c they fall out if you look at them wrong. 4. Handlebars are too low for standing. I understand that we all come in different shapes & sizes, but I'm much closer to the average that otherwise. 5. No power port for my phone or navigation? I appreciate the power with key on Accessory 2 wires in the loom behind the headlight, but again, premium dual sport. For the money it should come with this. But then again, dummies like me pay what you ask, so... 6. The shifting action is good, but if you're not very deliberate, a missed shift is pretty easy. I happens to me a couple of times on every ride, mostly upshifting into higher gears. There is an aftermarket fix that I might install if it really bothers me.  My Bottom-line My biggest regret is the two year detour riding a 500lb. ADV bike. The 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R has re-lit my fire for dirt biking. I'm once again excited for the next ride because this bike is just so much fun to ride. All of the gripes above are either completely livable or fixable in the aftermarket and none are show stoppers. I think that the 2017 KTM 690 Enduro is an amazing dual sport and for my needs, I absolutely made the right choice to sell my 2013 Triumph Tiger 800XC. I was a little worried that the 690 Enduro R might be a dirt bike with a license plate (had a plated KTM 450), but there is no question that it's a purpose built dualsport that is better on the road than a dirt bike and far better than a big ADV bike off-road. For me, I've found the middle ground that I was looking for. Fathers day is this Saturday and when my wife asked what I wanted, the answer was easy, "I'm going ridin' hon!"  Bryan Bosch & Steve Claus #dualsportduo   Got sand? We do and plenty. - Croom OHV Brooksville, FL   Richloam General Store - Withlacoochee National Forest Exploring some sandy single track - Withlacoochee National Forest Lunch on the way home at a fav BBQ pit - Zephyrhills, FL   If you have any question for me, hit me up in the comment section below. I'd appreciate hearing from you. If you want to follow our blog, click the "follow" button up top.
Posted by Bryan Bosch on Jun 13, 2017


Need a Moderator to update a Pinned thread, old Moderator (Chickenhauler) isn't around anymore
Need a Pinned thread updated in the Kawasaki 2 stroke forum.  If a mod could PM me I'll send the details.  Thanks.
old trucks i saw today......
drove by and saw this place so i took some pics.......
I fell down and went crack/crashing sucks.
Last Sunday I had my first, and probably last, ride on a real trials bike. It bit me hard only moments after I decided that I'm too a old and fat to be riding a trials bike, and headed back to the road to bring it back to the owner. The course was about 3/4 of a mile of fresh cut medium tight single track. I'd ridden about a dozen loops on a 300 2t Enduro earlier in the morning. Half way into the second loop I knew this bike wasn't for me. I'm not sure exactly what went wrong, but I probably forgot there was no seat under my fat butt. Anyway, my foot snagged something on the trail, I got pulled back a bit and whiskey throttled a bit. I went down hard on my left hip right at the transition from dirt to tarmac and now I'm sitting at home with a fractured hip socket  and a prescription of very strong pain killers. The Ortho Dr said it's not nearly the worst acetabular fracture she's ever seen, but wants me to go see a pelvic fracture specialist just in case. She doesn't think it will need surgery, but wants a specialist to say so.  Easier said than done for me at the moment, since I can't even get from my front door to the car without a wheelchair and strong friends to get me down the porch steps. Honesty, I'm amazed that I'm not insane yet. I've never been still this long in my entire life. One week down of a minimum 6 week recovery period, but 8 to 12 is more likely from what I'm hearing.  I'm really concerned about what this is going to do to my body. I'm a big guy in my mid forties, my weight has been stable for years, but 50 lbs over what it really should be, but I'm otherwise pretty fit, probably thanks to my physical activity levels that I can not at present maintain. Some highlights from the experience so far: I got my first ever ambulance ride, strapped to back board on rough rural roads. I had the hospital try to discharge me from the ER at 1am, knowing full well I was 4 hours from home, after a few hours earlier telling me they were keeping me overnight for observations, and I made my transportation plans accordingly. The joke was on them though, I had to ambulatory to be discharged, I could sort of stand on crutches, but couldn't go anywhere. They brought me a walker and I managed to shuffle myself backwards enough to flop onto the bed, I declared that I was exhausted, and they stopped fighting with me and gave me a shot of something strong that knocked me out in seconds.  It took me several hours to get out of the passenger seat of our truck and into the house, it wouldn't have happened at all if my neighbors boyfriend wasn't there to give a hand with the wheelchair going up the steps.  Coughing feels like a gunshot to the hip, God help me if I sneeze. I'm basically living in a power reclining chair, like the ones you see advertised for old folks with arthritis. I do get in the wheelchair and roll myself around the living room for exercise a few hours before I go to bed.  #2 is a huge project. I have a beauty of bruise coming down the back of my left thigh, the side bar of the hospital commode presses right into it.  I smell wonderful. I haven't had a proper washing yet. My wife has been washing me down the best she can, but we need professional assistance. I don't see myself taking an actual shower for a few more weeks. Hopefully I'm wrong on that one.  Thankfully the groin pull that came with injury is better now, at least I can move my right leg mostly normally now.  Aflac doesn't seem to understand that dirt bike accidents on private property don't generate police reports, I say its a sports injury, but they say it's a motor vehicle accident, and they are holding up my claims. I've spoken to two different representatives, before and after I began the paperwork for the claim, both said it wasn't a problem, yet their system still says they can't proceed without one. The supposedly independent third party healthcare advocate service that my employer uses is useless.  My health insurance company claims to cover all sorts of things, so long as done through an in-network provider. Guess what, there are nearly none where I live. We went through dozens of phone numbers of durable medical equipment suppliers that they claim to be in network in my county. None are currently in business. One has been out of business for almost 6 years, I know because they were once a client of my employer, I serviced their warehouse forklifts up until the day they closed.  Clearly they are going to put me through the same runaround with transportation and in home assistance, did I mention that the health care advocate is useless yet?  They are supposed to solve these issues.   Any other old or middle aged guys with less than ideal fitness levels have any tales and tips on recovering from a hip, pelvic or other long recovery fracture?  I could use some encouraging words.  I need to recover well enough to go back into my old routines, and I definitely want to ride again, although I'll skip the trials bike next time.  

Dirt Bike

to cross train or not to cross train.....
So my wife is on a 2016 Freeride and i cant stand that POS The brakes are a JOKE! They either lock or they do nothing. I have tried every trick in the book. She has stainless steel pistons with the special coating on it. That crazy high temp rf6 brake fluid etc. She has gone through 2 sets of fork seals from over riding the suspension etc. The tank size is a joke, the tuning was even worse and required me to drop $500 on a lectron. Just hate that bike. Have to tear it almost down to the cylinder to even put a spark plug in it   Im currently riding a 2017 beta rr after having been on ktm 300,s for the last 5 years. both XC and XCW new model every year. I am really liking my Beta and have a few friends with Xtrainers that are in love with them. Plopped down a deposit on one yesterday for her as a surprise.  On the Beta xtrainer Facebook group i have seen lots of people having issues. Its making me nervous. Bad starters, tons of electrical problems, one guy even has a cracked frame....... Am i trading one disaster in for another? Wanted to hear from you xtrainer guys on what issues you have had on what year bikes. I know the difference between the bikes riding wise very well as i have ridden them both extensively. More talking about reliability and failure.      
Dirt bike hero going to jail ??? Help this guy!
A guy retrieved his stolen bike was run into by the thiefs and in now going to be charged by the law. Of course he is in a liberal progressive communist state so he will burn. Here in AZ it would be fine to just shoot the two of the head. If you are in his state please call the cops and your representative to make sure the guy is seen as a hero and not a villain. story here.   http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/23/man-on-stolen-dirt-bike-killed-after-owner-chases-him-down-in-van-police-say.html
Beta 300RR Dirt Bike Channel Thread
One of my, and probably all of our favorite You Tube Channel, Dirt Bike Channel, is reviewing the Beta 300RR.  Place your comments below!   Here is the first ride vid:  


knocking sound 2009 kfx450r
Hey guys👋🏼 I recently took my atv out to go riding and while I was out on the track I went down this straight away and the bike just shut off on me. Tried to start it back up and it sounded like something was knocking on engine and it wouldn't start.     
Ltr450 won't get spark
Any ideas why my ltr450 won't get spark? Just got it this way and the guy has wires everywhere so not even sure where to start. It turns over and has great compression, he said he was riding and it stalled out on him and lost spark
Ltr450 won't get spark
Any ideas why my ltr450 won't get spark? I got it this way and the guy has wires everywhere so don't even know where to start. It turns over, and has compression but won't fire. He said he was out riding and it stalled and lost spark


CRF250R starting problems.
So I recently purchased a 08 CRF250R I currently am having many issues with this bike and need as much help as I can get to fix it, so basically whats going on is I can't even start the bike without pop starting it kick start doesn't work for some reason the bike doesn't even drive for that long before turning off and it back fires and makes a LOUD popping sound and I have no idea whats going on with the bike I was also driving today and the sprocket broke some how and the gears won't even in-gage meaning I will kick it in first gear or second or third and the bike will still  move as its in neutral can someone who knows about these type of bikes knows how to help me out a little I can't even start the bike anymore because the bike is basically stuck in neutral and I can't get into a gear to pop start it please help me and let me know what parts I need.  Thanks.. Dave 
So I recently purchased a 08 CRF250R I currently am having many issues with this bike and need as much help as I can get to fix it, so basically whats going on is I can't even start the bike without pop starting it kick start doesn't work for some reason the bike doesn't even drive for that long before turning off and it back fires and makes a LOUD popping sound and I have no idea whats going on with the bike I was also driving today and the sprocket broke some how and the gears won't even in-gage meaning I will kick it in first gear or second or third and won't even move as its in neutral can someone who knows about these type of bikes knows how to help me out a little? Thanks.. Dave 
1984 xt600 salvage title
Hello all, So i bought a 1984 yamaha xt600 last year for cheap, had a salvage title but bike looked ok and rode fine. Story is the sidestand and its mount where broken off. it was welded back on and looked good to me. been working on it off and on to get it on the road, got everything ready to go untill chatting with the state inspector and he tells me the side stand saftey switch must work. I order one off line to go around the 2 month back order from dealer and it is no where near close to touching the side stand. Something is off but i dont know what, so ill include a picture of what i got and hopefully some one can reply with a picture of what it is supose to look like. Once i get this strait ill post some pictures of the year long engine painting, fork rebuild, carb rebuild and replacement plastics.


2011 m800 162
Could someone help me, my m800 isn't working in deep powder as well as I want it to it is bone stock with a 2.25 inch powder claw track and I can't get it to climb in deep snow unless it's to the handle all the time. I am stuck most of the time. Could someone help asap!!!
I just bought 2015 DRZ400SM Came with Danmoto exhaust all ready jetted my question is if I do 3x3 mod do I still have to re-jet?
Mxz 800 renegade
I bought this sled last winter and only got out on it a couple times and I was doing a little bit of work on it and I want to do a couple of upgrades and I'm just wondering where would be the best place to start?


stand ups
not much to say now. no one here
1987 js550 top end
What top end kit do you guys recommend for one of these ski's?  I'm having a hard time trying to find oem Kawasaki parts online.
my jet ski is filling the engine compartment with water
I recently got my jet ski(1990 650 sx) out of storage where it was for a year, when i fired it up (with the water attachment hooked up) it is leaking water out from around where the driveshaft hooks up to the motor. Does the motor have to be removed to fix? Any advice will be greatly appriciated, thank you...

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