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  2. JLaw jumping the gate at Hangtown is famous. He "self penalized himself" by pulling over and letting the pack go by.
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  4. 90% of the advice given here is BS. How you might ride a bike 'like the pros' is nothing how you or I ride a bike. You'll never be revving a 2t out, banging gears, sliding a 2t around like a maniac in the bush. You'll go nowhere fast and just be making a lot of noise. Even a good 125 rider won't be doing that when the going gets tougher or slower. You'll spend 95% of your riding just blipping the throttle barely making it past 8000rpm, just like the pros. Outside of fast sections, every single pro in the bush is just barely above idle, making the best traction possible while conserving the most energy possible. Ride your bike (2t and 4t alike) how and where you feel comfortable in the powerband.
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  5. haha, So when Tomac comes from mid pack to get 2nd you guys ignore it, when Dungey does it, the circle jerk begins
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  6. That's funny, seeing that your statement comes across as both whiny and douchey.
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  7. And 10 years later, it'll still be competitive.
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  8. Did he have laser surgery?
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  9. Now hear this,...Now HEAR THIS, ........James Stewart WILL NOT be racing at a pro level ever gain,........that is all!
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  10. He meant to ride it harder, higher rpms. Ignore him. It's a KDX, not a MX bike. Ride it like you want. You'll get use to where the power is and figure out when to twist the throttle and not to. You don't ride woods like its a MX track. Woods are ridden differently, 2t or 4t don't matter.
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  11. The night is young and I haven't started drinking.........
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  12. Listen to Ryan's comments in the post race presser. He pretty much lays out what is going on this year. First off, the new format equates to the tracks being much more broken down by the time of the 450 main due to the greater number of laps and no time between races for maintenance. In years past, he's been able to get out front early, settle in a good line, hit his marks (cruise control) and ride to the win. The tracks this year dont allow that to happen. He mentioned how he watched ET last week (and learned) as Eli just mashed through whatever was in front of regardless of his line. He said that now he spends less time worrying about finding the perfect line. RD also does a good job of managing the race. He alludes to it in the presser. He was well aware of Eli's position on the track this week and you could see his lap times go up and down depending on where Eli was. A pro racer who can do multiplication in his head while blitzing through an SX track is an oddity, but I think that's what RD does. He was as fast as he needed to be to win the race. Remember the conversation we all had about Eli is incapable of dialing it back and managing a lead... right after he augured in and busted up his shoulder. He had a good lead going on that race. Roczen, same thing. Kenny seems to want to prove something every time he hits the track. Not just win, but crush the competition. Crush or be crushed is a fine line... easily crossed in a split second. Jimmie7 same thing... I could go on and on. We all appreciate watching the balls to the wall, leave it all on the track riding style (think "Magoo"... loved to watch Danny ride!) and get frustrated when RD wins without the ragged edge drama. Or I could be completely full of crap. Just my humble, old fart opinion.
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  14. ..........what followed me home today:
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  15. Rode as a young teenager on a 1971 Honda SL125. Then, cars, girls, college, career...Finally did my first MX race at age 58...I got back into dirt bikes at 51 and have been riding hard "enduro" type trail riding since. Here's a pic from our Vintage MX race in Tucson last week riding my '83 CR250R (#583). My goals were to have fun, have my old bike be able to finish the races, not hurt myself or someone else, and not finish last in my motos. I accomplished all of them!
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  16. I told you guys last Year he would retire soon because he was over it. When he wants to be he's as fast as anybody in the planet or faster, play doesn't want to be anymore. Why anybody would be grudging for that is absolutely ridiculous, look at RV, dude Road lackluster in Europe had a fake injury and then quit. When a guy is over it he's over it.
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  17. Fix an old smoker because they are rad and you love them. You ain't gonna make much if any money. Get a taco truck if you wanna make money.
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  18. If using Rotella in a dirt bike is wrong, I don't wanna be right.
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  19. You're pretty fond of the dude I take it?
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  20. That's why I think Bracia is a Douche. The puss can dish it out but when it comes back on him he cries like a bitch It's about time people start treating him like the POS he is
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  21. I like how Tickle got last gate pick and got the holeshot anyway
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  22. Tomac is the best bet for now. He is Championship material. Forkner is quite possibly the Future Champion. But we've said that many, many times, and it doesn't always work out that way.
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  24. I've rode a 82 factory Honda 125 and 250 and a 82, 83, 84 and 85 factory Suzuki 125 and 83, 84, 85 250. The Hondas 125 was a great bike comparrd to the production bike. The Honda 250 was to stiff for me but the powere was the best 250 I've ever rode. The 82 and 83 Suzuki 125s were simply the best 125s ever, if you put modern forks on them they'd be the best handling bike ever. The power delivery was incredible, very fast but manageable. The power delivery was very electric. The 84 and 85 Suzuki weren't very good, my 84 production bike was better with what I had done . I did have factory forks tho. In 83-85 I tested a lot of stuff for Suzuki that never made production, some was good and some was junk.
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  25. Alright, I'll finish what I started earlier. Regarding the EX course, the 350 worked pretty dam flawless. Kinda just leave the bike in 2nd and go. The lightweight is quite noticeable when direction change is needed. I will admit, the bike handles about 4x between then my last few Yamahas. It's kinda embarrassing considering... The power is on point and the gearing change made the bike considerably more manageable both through the EX course and on the track. She's feels a little fat off the bottom and when I get motivated I'll do a TPS adjustment. Suspension wise, the setup is wayyy different then what I have been previously used too. Super plush, very Euro setup. In talking with my tuner, I have to say we're 90% of the way there so I'm pretty stoked about when the ground opens up finding that last 10%. I'm starting the think this is the way most should start going with suspension, just softer overall. On the moto track its useless unless you're perfect on every jump. After I got home I had mounted some of my parts that I picked up. Mounted my Scotts Stabilizer... Mounted my IMS 2.8G dry break. Happy to announce that fits with the Trailtech fan... And mounted my new FMF 4.1. Dam its sexy!!! Not a lot of weight savings, almost 1lbs..
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  26. won't a KTM blow up if it doesn't use anything else besides Motorex???
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  27. Makes it very difficult to get a good nights sleep
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  28. RD throwing his goggles in disgust at the end of the race was a very good sign. Can't wait for next week.
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  29. I doubt he's going to show up just to have little brother spank his ass in the heat & possibly squeak into the main via the LCQ. If he even lines back up. How do you hide money from James? Put it under his riding boots
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  30. That would be insanity. Tomac is starting to hit his groove. No way they let him go for a guy that *maybe* will contend for a 450 title someday. Dungey will retire this year, with Ken's injury that puts Tomac in the 450 driver's seat for the next few years as the favorite.
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  31. Pez did a great job on his wooden stand. All his angled cuts fit together great. I can never get them to come out right. When you are as small as I am you can have a hard time lifting your bike up onto a stand. Especially when there isn't much to hold onto but the plastic back fender. 2 years ago I got the bright idea to make one with a lever so I could lift the bike up. Will try to post pictures. The table swivels. You lay the stand under the bike, then lift the stand with the handle, which then lifts the bike. Then if the handle is in the way you unscrew it. Made this out of scraps in the shop.
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  32. $20 bucks really? You probably have no problem spending $150 on a sticker kit though right?
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  33. Here is mine. 2016 Husqvarna FC350. I race District 17 MX. Vet and Open class.
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  34. Sorry boys it's over. We had Numero Uno, The Dog, two others and myself. Good times for everyone and now for a couple of pictures. The first four pictures are the Crack.
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  37. I predict..........NASCAR will run late and we will miss some of the Supercross racing......it never fails to piss me off.
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  38. I can certainly see both sides of this. I think the progression is good, in a way. KTM will do it right, because that is just how they are. I wouldn't worry about the added weight or anything performance-wise. I think that will only get better and better, as technology does. The same concerns were with the EFI 4strokes and now no one even thinks about it (regarding added weight and mellow powerbands etc). That will all take care of itself as they update the bikes farther and farther. The argument of added complexity to the 2stroke (simplicity is what people like about them) is a legit concern. I think the price is also a big one, if it would jump up. But if I had to choose, I think the 2strokes advancing with the times is better than staying stagnant. If nothing progresses, the chances of them going away is greater. It is easy to lose interest or get totally left behind. So overall, I look at this move by KTM as a positive.
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  39. The thread started with one guy bashing another group's form of fun in some soapbox defense of his own form of fun... you would think it doesn't get any dumber than that... and then it did. If you like Donking... good for you. If you are a racer and think play riding is lame... good for you. If you like bushwhacking and avoiding even one little whoop... good for you. If you like putting knobbies on street bikes and rolling down the highway... good for you. If you like to walk out to the garage and drink a beer while looking at your bike... good for you. If you like rolling your bike out to staging and sit around with a bunch of buddies shooting the shit... good for you. If you like dreaming of where you are not but prefer to be on your next ride cause you moved away from your favorite girlfriends... good for you. Yesterday I drove up to Slash... had a beer with Jason... talked dirt bikes and racing... met his nice lady... got invited to spaghetti dinner... then went and found some guy named Jeremy who dragged a bunch of old smudge pots out to sell... bought one... had him show me how to use it... demoed a bunch of Goldentyres and Tubliss kits to him and his buddy... talked about dirt bike stuff and his new bike... AND IT WAS ALL FUN TO ME. Bottomline: Ain't nobody's concern what the OTHER GUY likes to do for fun. EVER ! Just ain't NONE-YO-BIZNESS
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  42. Well it wasn't me, had a mechanical failure at RM15 (slipped T-chain).. figured I would go check out a D38 race since its been a looong time, and it wasn't my day. Was planned as a 100 mile race of 4, 25 mile loops. Didnt even make one full lap, ha!
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  43. I relate, but I have no sympathy. People use "I'm an addict" as a crutch cause it is an easy way to explain away their poor choice. I am an addict except one day I chose to be more & gave my self reasons to be more. Sure I am a pothead which keeps me from abusing other things but by all rights I should have ended up on the streets or in prison. So these mototards & other addicts don't get any sympathy from me. Some people truly can't help it, I get it, but our society has made it to easy to use that as a crutch rather letting nature take its course with them
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  44. Here's a pic of my buddy's 250 OR already restored
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  45. drove home after, no stops but for gas,...7 hours at 80+ mph the whole way - so nice to see my wife, take a hot shower and drink a cold Boont Amber Ale, took 4 ibuprofen. hit the bed at 10 pm... never moved till morning. My wife said I was panting when I got home. I got up at 3 am to make the ride. I was so amped for this ride, I ran on adrenalin the whole day. good canyons, good single track . with a new front tire, normal clutch though the recluse is fine, blame it on operator error, and 2 years of riding, I would tackle loop 2. [emoji4]. I crashed like 5 times, fell over maybe another 5 times. too many falls, that many and could have ripped open a hose or other desert bike killer move. The guys helped me pick up my bike at least 6 times and rode my bike thru down and up sections another 5 times. All with smiles and kind regards in their attitudes toward this 62 yr out of shape adrenalin charging cookie selling berg rider my new TT nickname: bigcookie
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  46. Well fellas (and padilen), tomorrow's the big day. My first race of the season. I'm not in the best riding shape and I'm not properly hydrated so we'll see how it goes.... We arrived a day early and rented a cabin. There's already a huge turnout. I can't believe how many people are here already. I was worried about leaving the bikes in the truck overnight. The cabin has 10 beds and there's only 3 of us, so I thought the bikes could have their own bed...
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  47. 2 strokes won't be cheap anymore. They won't be light anymore. They won't be easy to work on anymore....yall wanted it....yall got it. Don't cry later or I will burn your posts
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  48. Dungey has now realized that settling for 2nd or 3rd isn't going to work anymore, he's gonna have to step it up.
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  49. I just hope he enjoys it and gets through the night safe .. [emoji106] "So far he hasn't been able to put his bike in the night show, but his chances of making it in are looking good for Toronto. As of writing, only 41 riders are on the pre-entry list for the race and that includes Ken Roczen who won't be". Hopefully Mongo won't tell his girl Vicki she could get in tonight and ruin it for him [emoji12][emoji6] Full article http://racerxonline.com/2017/03/04/privateer-profile-ronnie-ford?utm_medium=social&utm_source=Facebook&utm_campaign=social-share
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  50. I got one today!!!! So exited! 17 300RR Race Edition through BYOB. It looks better in person. I cant wait until this Minnesota winter is over!
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