Preparing for a BIG ride around MAY/JUNE
By Gary Semics
Hitting your landing target is critical in motocross. It is also better for your health! Not only hitting your landing, but getting there quickly is also important. The two most common techniques regarding jumping are absorbing the take off to stay low and launching the take off to clear an obstacle, to make it to the landing.
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I recently moved from the West Coast of the US to FL. Out west we have many vet racing clubs and its the best mx riding out there. I wonder is there enough riders here in FL or the southeast to have a club and put on at least one big race per year? Who out there would show up to race a vet event?
The big reason it is good fun is that you get more seat time and their are less moto's in the day so you do not spend all your time waiting around for 30 moto's. The last event I raced was 5 moto's per age class. Yes they had two support classes also for non age members.
What are your thoughts on this in FL?
Also for those who don't know Vet means old in this case and not ex military. Normally the clubs do 30+ as their age classes.
Hi everyone. I have a 2008 400 SM and really like it--my first thumper in many years. It came to me with a Yosh muffler and a Uni air filter (which I cleaned & oiled w factory fluids). It has the stock Mikuni 36. It looks like it's been regularly maintained over the years, and I've done some stuff to it...
Turkey baster mod Shorai battery + free power mod Engine oil rebreather box deleted (hoses capped/rerouted appropriately) 3 x 3 JD jetting kit It's that last part I have some questions about, and I'm hoping to connect with someone near Falls Church who knows these bikes well. I think I like the way it runs, but I'm not sure I have the jetting correct, mostly because I don't know what's 'normal' for these bikes. What should I expect in terms of power curve and delivery? Currently I'm at 160 main, 25 pilot, clip at 4th groove from top, fuel screw at 2.5 turns out. It took me a few tries to get here, too.
I'm taking it out west for a month in a little while and will be riding from just above sea level up to around 7,000 ft. I'd really appreciate the chance to go over it with someone who's got more experience with the platform...I can come to you...and I'm expecting to compensate you for your time...
Thanks! - Mike