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  1. chirorider

    Lurkers look here!!

    OK, so it's slow at work today and I'm bored. I wanted to ask a question of all of you. Whenever I look at this forum I see anywhere from 10 to sometimes 30 people looking at the pit bike forums, but rarely any new posts and most of them from the same few people. So, if you are a lurker, chime in on this thread and say hi! and maybe tell us why you don't post. Tell what you ride or what you want to ride if you're just checking the pitbike scene out. Tell us what state you are in. I think pitbikes garner a tremendous amount of interest, but many of the interested parties never actually get into the scene. I have one bike I am building up and am going to buy another soon. If you live near me, I'll invite ya over to see mine and maybe get you to take that step and buy one. I think it's a great time to get into this. With gas prices through the roof, these bikes run forever on less than a gallon tank and are also easy to haul around without needing a dually and a monster trailer. So let's hear from you! C'mon you can post here!
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    My new OGM SX 150 Pro is here.

    OK, so here is my review: My new bike showed up at the dock this morning and I picked it up so I wouldn't have to wait for delivery. I got the bike home and took the carboard cover off and took a look. Overall, the bike was packed very well. The one exception was that the front wheel was not secured and when it rolled back and forth against the swingarm, it gouged a big scratch on the swingarm Beyond that, the packing was wonderful. Here is a pic of the bike still in the crate: Once I took the crate apart, I found that the bike is well put together. Many of you know of my frustration with my first bike. Well everything that frustrated me with that bike was a pleasant surprise with this bike. Each part I looked at was a piece of art. In fact, although I took every bolt off this thing and loctited it, almost none of them needed it. Other than the plastic body parts, everything was tight and secure. The forks were immediately taken apart and the oil changed. I used Kevin (Precision50) instructions and installed 15 wt. oil. 225cc's. Everything else was taken apart and loctited. Once I was done, here is what I had. I broke the engine in and rode it around a bit and I was amazed. The jetting seems spot on and the bike has amazing power. All I can tell you is that I am impressed with this bike and am absolutely thrilled with it. If you are thinking of going cheap, all I can say is that a bike like this is well worth the price. The difference between this and a cheap bike is amazing. There are certainly many good bikes on the market, but this is clearly one of the best. Thank you to Jeremiah Staggs at SGR-USA.com and Alex at OGM. I can only say that Jeremiah truly cares that his customers are satisfied and you couldn't deal with a better dealer. So ask away, any questions I can answer I'll be happy to.
  3. I searched, but I can't find this. My situation is I am a lifetime rider, but just getting into racing MX at the young age of 48. I go to tracks and get bored quickly with the beginner track, but the pro tracks are unrideable for me and here's why: Double and triple jumps that have severe consequences for coming up short. So I don't even try. I'm sure I could make some of these jumps, but I don't have the cojones to even try when the second jump is as tall and steep as the first. Miss that and I will be in the hospital and I am self employed as a chiropractor, so I would be out of business too! Those jumps can be rolled, but it's not fun when they are that sharply angled anyway. Are there any tracks around that have mostly tabletops and doubles that won't kill you if you come up short? I'm sure once I can make those jumps regularly, I can move up to the other tracks. I don't care if it is just a practice track or a racing facility. The closer to Raleigh, the better.
  4. chirorider

    First Pitbike, help me choose :)

    That website is from an idiot who has a personal vendetta against Alex at OGM. I have had one of the SX's for over a year now and it is an amazing bike. Not one single issue with it. It has taken all the abuse my fat arse body can throw at it without one single complaint. The OGM is an awesome bike. The pitster is great too, but the OGM is a great price at the moment.
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    piranha ztx 140cc????

    get a OGM or a Pitster or Thumpstar or Pitpro. They are worth the extra cash
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    What Pit Bike Is Right For Me?? Help Me Asap Please

    They are plenty strong. Don't buy a bike for $1000. It won't hold up. The OGM and pitsters are worth the extra money.
  7. I have one that does that. Even with the bearings properly adjusted. My OGM however has no play at all. I have worked on a couple of pitsters and the ones I saw had no play. I'm not sure what to say other than the ones that do must have poor tolerances. The lower bearing should be a press fit on the stem and the cups should be a press fit into the frame. If all that happens, there shouldn't be any play when properly adjusted.
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    Research on Pitbikes. Need info

    those 65's need to be revved to the moon to make power. Not much fun on a pitbike track or for a full size rider. The KTM's will need lots of suspension changes to support a full size rider. Go with the Pitster, or the OGM that Jeremiah suggested. I have the OGM and it is awesome. I weigh over 200 lb. and it does great for me.
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    what kind pit bike help

    tbolt and SGR are both great dealers. Either can give you advice on your best options.
  10. Unfortunately, you opened a can of worms here. You did something that you basically should not have done. Your frame was designed for the size tires it came with. Suspension is a complicated science. You can't start farting around with it without understanding the way front and rear interact.
  11. Dude, you can't make a change like that without having to make major changes up front as well. Longer forks as has been suggested is your only option. If you're riding offroad, you should consider a 14" front wheel as well. Motard, then keep it 12.
  12. chirorider

    Lurkers look here!!

    OMG! My thread is back! The thread that wouldn't die!!
  13. Here's my OGM after I built up some nice Pro wheels.
  14. chirorider

    Dual exhaust you say? Under $160?

    What is the benefit of duals? Other than looks.
  15. chirorider

    top end assembly pitster pro

    I had never done a four stroke before and was really apprehensive about it, but it isn't that bad. There are some very specific things you need to do with the rings to get them right, so be very careful. Definitely call Pitster and do some looking online to make sure you get them right. Timing should be easy. The marks on the flywheel and cam sprocket should allow you to get it right.
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    Getting a new pit bike soon ,which one should i get ?

    Stay far away from that second ebay bike. I have one and it took a lot to get it up to snuff. And even after all the time and money put into it, it is nowhere near the bike my OGM is. SGR did have the ogms at a fantastic price. I don't know if they still do. Pitster and SSR also have some great bikes for the money. Please trust my experience on this. Spend a little more now and get a good bike. I got both my bikes from SGR and Jeremiah bent over backwards to make the first one (like in that second ebay auction) right, but it was a nightmare for both of us. At every turn it was crappy parts and incompatible parts and frustration at the poor quality of each piece I came across. In comparison, when he sent me my OGM it was the complete opposite. I totally disassembled the bike before riding it to locktite and grease everything that needed it and put good fork oil in, etc. Everything that was wrong with the first bike was wonderful on the OGM. Every part that didnt fit right or was crappy quality on the 138 was perfect on the OGM. Everything fit, everything was high quality. I can't begin to describe the difference. I am a good 220 lb at the moment (and that's without gear) and the OGM handles everything I throw at it. Jumping, ruts, whoops. It just works and holds together. There are lots of bikes out there that LOOK like they would be OK, but when you really tear them down, they are junk. Pitsters are also quality, I have worked on them as well. Thumpstar, Medina, OGM and Pitster are all VERY close to the same bikes (yes there are differences, but not major) and they are all well made, quality bikes. Get one from a GOOD vendor. NOT from ebay. SGR, Tbolt are two of the best out there. Give them a call. I have heard Medina also has great customer support.
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    Anyone have the Medina 12" KLX110 clone?

    Well I haven't been too active here, but my personal experience is that parts interchangeability is good but not perfect, even within one name brand. Pitster, OGM and probably all the others do change some things from one batch to the next, so even ordering parts from your specific vendor, you need to know what you have and what you are ordering. All of them try to be good about this, but I have experienced problems with this and have read others having the same. Even NCC noted that their first batch of fender braces fit some pitsters, but not all and had to make some mods to make them fit all. It's just the nature of things in the pitbike world. It's not a bash on any brand. You do need to be handy with tools and a dremel to keep your pitbike up to snuff. I just try not to get frustrated, most parts that you order can be made to fit, but some obviously won't. I bought my ogm when they and pitster had single piston calipers, now they both have dual caliper. I don't know if I'll have trouble or not getting replacement pads. I guess I'll find out. It's all good guys. Stop all the bitching.
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    2008 OGM Sx160 Pro 1st impressions review

    Well the purists will disagree, but I have one and it is very, very, very close to the same bike. I love mine and thought I got a great price at $300 more than that. What a great deal you guys are getting. Hope mine survives my divorce now....
  19. All balls makes several chain tensioner rollers that will work. Just measure yours and look at their measurments to see which one you need.
  20. well if I can survive my divorce with my bike, I'll be racing my SGR equipped OGM sx 150 in 2009. Thanks for all your help Jeremiah and good luck to your team in 2009.
  21. chirorider

    Orion 29 parts

    If they have fastace as01's, those are pretty good forks. AS02's can be made to work pretty well too. Stay away from AS03's, they suck.
  22. chirorider

    Shift pattern question.

    Either way would be fine by me as long as there are no mis-shift problems. I dont seem to have any difficulty switching back and forth from my big bike with a one down 4 up tranny and my pitbike with the 4 up.
  23. chirorider

    Ogm Sx160 Pro On Sale $1699.99 Shipped

    geez, that is an amazing deal. I thought I got mine for a steal at $100 more than that with a 150. Guys if you want an astounding bike for a great price, you better jump on this deal.
  24. chirorider

    How have you all been.

    Well lets see. My business is down. My wife and I are on the verge of splitting up after 25 years. So its not much of a merry f*&^%$ng christmas for me either. I do hope you find a job soon. As crappy as my mood has been, I still have lots to be thankful for.
  25. chirorider

    2009 Pitster LXR 160R Fourteen (17/14 wheels)

    Very cool looking bike.
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