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Phantom347

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  1. Phantom347

    What is KTM'S real/full name???

    I always tell people it's the abbreviation for the German word for comet. Since Germans like K's, it's believable and most don't question the order of the letters. Now it's come full circle and several riders have shared with me this trivia "fact" that I made up in the first place.
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    Tire Pressure for riding conditions?

    Tricky, For what it's worth, when Dunlop develops and tests their MX tires, pressure is always set at 11 psi. Stay close to this number. Go to a higher pressure to prevent pinch flats. Check it every time you ride. Even a fraction of a pound is huge on a percentage basis. Good luck, Joe
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    Loretta Lynn's

    Come on guys. As active as this message board is and with as many people talking about the good old days, someone must have been there or know someone who was. I’m trying to help Robby find a piece of his past. Robby still hauls. He doesn’t like to jump as much anymore, but he has a strong ground game, and we all know races are won in the corners. He is mostly riding woods and vintage MX races now, but can still keep current MX hot shots honest even riding a KTM 400 EXC with electric start, enduro skid plate, enduro computer, shortened suspension and soft springs (bottoming on rough straights). One parent asked Robby not to tell his son how old he was. Do me a favor and ask around at the track this weekend or ask the announcer to broadcast this request. Let me know if you find anything. Thanks again, Joe
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    Loretta Lynn's

    Come on guys. As active as this message board is and with as many people talking about the good old days, someone must have been there or know someone who was. I’m trying to help Robby find a piece of his past. Robby still hauls. He doesn’t like to jump as much anymore, but he has a strong ground game, and we all know races are won in the corners. He is mostly riding woods and vintage MX races now, but can still keep current MX hot shots honest even riding a KTM 400 EXC with electric start, enduro skid plate, enduro computer, shortened suspension and soft springs (bottoming on rough straights). One parent asked Robby not to tell his son how old he was. Do me a favor and ask around at the track this weekend or ask the announcer to broadcast this request. Let me know if you find anything. Thanks again, Joe
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    Loretta Lynn's

    Come on guys. As active as this message board is and with as many people talking about the good old days, someone must have been there or know someone who was. I’m trying to help Robby find a piece of his past. Robby still hauls. He doesn’t like to jump as much anymore, but he has a strong ground game, and we all know races are won in the corners. He is mostly riding woods and vintage MX races now, but can still keep current MX hot shots honest even riding a KTM 400 EXC with electric start, enduro skid plate, enduro computer, shortened suspension and soft springs (bottoming on rough straights). One parent asked Robby not to tell his son how old he was. Do me a favor and ask around at the track this weekend or ask the announcer to broadcast this request. Let me know if you find anything. Thanks again, Joe
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    Loretta Lynn's

    Come on guys. As active as this message board is and with as many people talking about the good old days, someone else must have been there or know someone who was. I’m trying to help Robby find a piece of his past. Robby still hauls. He doesn’t like to jump as much anymore, but he has a strong ground game, and we all know races are won in the corners. He is mostly riding woods and vintage MX races now, but can still keep current MX hot shots honest even riding a KTM 400 EXC with electric start, enduro skid plate, enduro computer, shortened suspension and soft springs (bottoming on rough straights). One parent asked Robby not to tell his son how old he was. Do me a favor and ask around at the track this weekend or ask the announcer to broadcast this request. Let me know if you find anything. Thanks again, Joe
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    Loretta Lynn's

    Loretta Lynn’s 1987 … Were You There? If you were or know someone who was, I need your help. Tony D was videotaping individual riders and giving them the tapes of their races. At the end of each tape were highlights, crashes, etc. of the rest of the event. In the highlight portion of each tape is the finish of the final 30-Plus Moto where Robby Neeley passed Tony D just before the finish line in the final jump section by keeping it pinned, ala Johnny O’Mara, leading to a spectacular crash. Tony D gave Robby a copy of this footage, but it has been lost. If you have access to a tape from that event, I would greatly appreciate a copy. Still pictures can be seen at neeleyracing.com. Go to Photo Galleries, then Gallery 2. Robby is a 6x Loretta Lynn’s National Champ and local legend. He now owns Neeley Racing, a KTM / Arctic Cat / Bombardier / Sea Doo / Yamaha Watercraft dealership in Spartanburg, SC. You can e-mail me with any info at jaallendc@bellsouth.net Thank you in advance for your help. Joe
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    Loretta Lynn's

    Loretta Lynn’s 1987 … Were You There? If you were or know someone who was, I need your help. Tony D was videotaping individual riders and giving them the tapes of their races. At the end of each tape were highlights, crashes, etc. of the rest of the event. In the highlight portion of each tape is the finish of the final 30-Plus Moto where Robby Neeley passed Tony D just before the finish line in the final jump section by keeping it pinned, ala Johnny O’Mara, leading to a spectacular crash. Tony D gave Robby a copy of this footage, but it has been lost. If you have access to a tape from that event, I would greatly appreciate a copy. Still pictures can be seen at neeleyracing.com. Go to Photo Galleries, then Gallery 2. Robby is a 6x Loretta Lynn’s National Champ and local legend. He now owns Neeley Racing, a KTM / Arctic Cat / Bombardier / Sea Doo / Yamaha Watercraft dealership in Spartanburg, SC. You can e-mail me with any info at jaallendc@bellsouth.net Thank you in advance for your help. Joe
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    Loretta Lynn's

    Loretta Lynn’s 1987 … Were You There? If you were or know someone who was, I need your help. Tony D was videotaping individual riders and giving them the tapes of their races. At the end of each tape were highlights, crashes, etc. of the rest of the event. In the highlight portion of each tape is the finish of the final 30-Plus Moto where Robby Neeley passed Tony D just before the finish line in the final jump section by keeping it pinned, ala Johnny O’Mara, leading to a spectacular crash. Tony D gave Robby a copy of this footage, but it has been lost. If you have access to a tape from that event, I would greatly appreciate a copy. Still pictures can be seen at neeleyracing.com. Go to Photo Galleries, then Gallery 2. Robby is a 6x Loretta Lynn’s National Champ and local legend. He now owns Neeley Racing, a KTM / Arctic Cat / Bombardier / Sea Doo / Yamaha Watercraft dealership in Spartanburg, SC. You can e-mail me with any info at jaallendc@bellsouth.net Thank you in advance for your help. Joe
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    Loretta Lynn's

    Loretta Lynn’s 1987 … Were You There? If you were or know someone who was, I need your help. Tony D was videotaping individual riders and giving them the tapes of their races. At the end of each tape were highlights, crashes, etc. of the rest of the event. In the highlight portion of each tape is the finish of the final 30-Plus Moto where Robby Neeley passed Tony D just before the finish line in the final jump section by keeping it pinned, ala Johnny O’Mara, leading to a spectacular crash. Tony D gave Robby a copy of this footage, but it has been lost. If you have access to a tape from that event, I would greatly appreciate a copy. Still pictures can be seen at neeleyracing.com. Go to Photo Galleries, then Gallery 2. Robby is a 6x Loretta Lynn’s National Champ and local legend. He now owns Neeley Racing, a KTM / Arctic Cat / Bombardier / Sea Doo / Yamaha Watercraft dealership in Spartanburg, SC. You can e-mail me with any info at jaallendc@bellsouth.net Thank you in advance for your help. Joe
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    Loretta Lynn's

    Loretta Lynn’s 1987 … Were You There? If you were or know someone who was, I need your help. Tony D was videotaping individual riders and giving them the tapes of their races. At the end of each tape were highlights, crashes, etc. of the rest of the event. In the highlight portion of each tape is the finish of the final 30-Plus Moto where Robby Neeley passed Tony D just before the finish line in the final jump section by keeping it pinned, ala Johnny O’Mara, leading to a spectacular crash. Tony D gave Robby a copy of this footage, but it has been lost. If you have access to a tape from that event, I would greatly appreciate a copy. Still pictures can be seen at neeleyracing.com. Go to Photo Galleries, then Gallery 2. Robby is a 6x Loretta Lynn’s National Champ and local legend. He now owns Neeley Racing, a KTM / Arctic Cat / Bombardier / Sea Doo / Yamaha Watercraft dealership in Spartanburg, SC. You can e-mail me with any info at jaallendc@bellsouth.net Thank you in advance for your help. Joe
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    Keep Your Boots Looking New

    I enjoyed reading everyone’s methods for cleaning their riding gear and especially the reasoning behind their choices. But, how do you keep your boots looking clean and new, especially white boots? I know we can use white sneaker polish for the leather parts, but what about the white plastic parts that yellow over time? Thanks in advance for your input. Joe
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    Wrist Issues

    Use the adjustments on your bike; They're free. Try moving the perches in some so your wrist doesn't have to bend sideways to reach the lever comfortably. I think this is a bigger problem than too far up or down. Try rotating your perches up and down. Start them at the same angle as your forearm is when riding or slightly higher. Don't rotate the perches too far down, you want to be able to reach them when you are over the back of the bike. Hold the bars like a door knob with the grip crossing your palm diagonally instead of straight on. This will keep your wrist from binding as much when turning the throttle. Try rotating the whole bar to slightly different angles. Don't forget to readjust the levers. There is no perfect angle that works for everyone, but there may be a perfect one for you. I try to keep the bar ends level or slightly pointing down; Damon Bradshaw would disagree. Stay away from steel bars and solid mount aftermarket triple clamp bar mounts. I haven't noticed much difference with the gel grips, but some swear by them. Then again, maybe it's you. Another thing that helps is to strengthen your wrist by opening your hand with a rubber band around the your fingertips for resistance. We're always gripping things, but seldom exercise the antagonist muscles that straighten our fingers. One last hint is to use electrical tape to stabilize your wrist. Touch your thumb and little finger together, then have someone put 2 rounds of electrical tape around the crease formed at the base of your hand just above the wrist. It keeps tension on it without restricting your motion or circulation. I told a local pro this last trick at an Arenacross; he qualified and finished both main events with a broken wrist. Don't do that, but it really works. Hope this helps, Joe
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    20 mm Offset Triple Clamps on ’04 CRF 450

    Before I posted my questions, I searched for any triple clamp info for the ’04 CRF 450. What I found was a lot of guesses, but no first hand experience. I read every post in the hope that someone had actually done what they were talking about. If someone had, they were being quiet about it. The reason I wanted to know is I have an extensively modified ’02 CRF 450 with 20 mm offset RG3 triple clamps and need to decide whether to keep them when I sell the bike. I’ll probably try them anyway, but would like some input. When I do, I’ll post my impression. I rode an ’04 and was impressed with the cornering. Impressed enough not to wait for an ’05. I have posted many times in the past, but couldn’t remember my password since it’s been a while. So I just registered again. Thanks Joe
  15. Can anyone tell me from FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE the advantages and disadvantages? I don’t want someone’s guess or what they think should happen. I’d like to hear from someone who was able to ride the 20 mm offset “back to back” with the standard 24 mm offset and/or the 22 mm offset. Did it turn tighter? How much? Was it less “flickable”? Was it less stable or more? How much? Could this be overcome by riding technique? Did it affect suspension action? If so, what adjustments were needed? Did certain track conditions favor one over the other? Why? Thanks in advance for your help. Joe
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