1deviant

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  1. Key word...common sense. Its obvious you have a lot of it. What you don't have is courtesy. Just trying to help out...that's all. I will keep pointing out stuff that the common folk should think about that maybe they don't...and you could poke at my intelligence for doing so. What ever works for you.
  2. that is done by changing the springs or by using a tool to tighten or losen?
  3. So basically...Get geared up...take your mark on your plate...sit on bike with gear...get your measurement...measure from original mark to axel...see how much she drops (race sag) That number should be 100mm. Then get off bike and see how much she sags with no one on it. That is your static sag. If that number is between 25mm & 35 mm its all good In a nut shell...sound about right?
  4. Looking to see if you are improving when riding? Want to see your lap times without bothering anyone? I know I am new to the track scene...but the only reason I like to see my lap times is to see if I am making improvements on my riding. Here is what you do! You need a GO-PRO & a stop watch...I use my IPHONE. I have my GO-PRO mounted on my helmet and I always have it on while riding. Its great to watch & bench race with yourself on what you are doing right & what you are doing wrong. For me its mostly wrong...lol .Its also cool to go back to see who's constantly cutting you off & purposely roosting you! Number 099 I will be gunning for you in the future...if I can ever catch you. So I watch my footage... I never count my first lap... I pick a place on the track (cone, banner, jump, some other bros chick...as long as it doesn't move & is stable. Ok so scratch the bros chick...feel free to still check her out anyway. All I do then is have the stop watch running & hit the LAP button every time I come to the spot I picked. Done! Now you can compare your times to yourself without people realizing just how slow you really are! I use to gage how slow I was going by the kids lapping me on 60's. Now I just use this. Enjoy...Mikey Likey!
  5. It is very cool. Time and effort and you have yourself one hell of a unique stand. My hats off to you. Looks great... Love it!
  6. What do you mean by static sag? there is a difference to race sag?
  7. Help!!!!!I have been out of this sport for a long time. My last bike before my 2012 YZ 125 was a 1983 CR 125...& no when I rode my 1983 CR she was not considered vintage. So I am majorly rusty. The thing is when I rode...we just rode. Where ever there was dirt...where ever there was a trail. Tire pressure made no difference. If the tire had air it was a plus. We never touched our suspension settings...or moved handle bars. Again it was a different era. We shared gas back then, 87...89...93...what ever we could get our hands on. I remember siphoning gas out of my parents car just to ride. We didn't buy new plugs...we used sand paper to clean the old ones & used them for weeks. The difference is now I am a lot older & the only place to ride legally is at the track. So I joined one. I feel way out of my element but I'm really starting to enjoy it. In all my years the only thing I jumped was fences (I'm trying to make a joke) but really I rarely jumped anything because there was nothing to jump on the trails behind the local supermarket. If I did jump something it was small...& half the time they were small because we had to build them ourselves ...& when I was that age all I wanted to do was ride not dig. So...the point of my story is by no means am I clearing doubles... but I got to the point that I am not rolling them either. The guy next to me in the parking lot said I have to set up my bike. He said the first thing to do is set up sag. He didn't get into it because when I pulled into pit...he was just gearing up & heading on the track. I say this a lot but forgive my ignorance but like I said in the title...I'm new to the track & I'm not looking to break lap times or break my leg...I just want my bike set up to my & its capability. DO I HAVE TO SET SAG? IS IT A MUST? I ordered a new sprocket. I went up a tooth 48 to a 49. I know some will say why am I riding a 2 stroke 125 at my age...but with age comes smarts. I feel for the time being a 125 is all I need. I am not looking to impress anyone. When I get faster...I could always move up to a 250. I love 2 strokes & will stick to them for as long as I can. That's all I knew growing up & don't want to change. I realize I am putting my suspension to the limit being I am 175 pounds. Any help or direction would be appreciated. YOU GUYS HERE ON THUMPER TALK ARE A GREAT BUNCH & HAVE BEEN VERY HELPFUL THUS FAR!!!!!!!
  8. Code anyone? Please PM me. I will pass it on!
  9. HELP!!! I have been out of the sport for a long time. My last bike before my 2012 YZ 125 was a 1983 CR 125...& no when I owned it, she was not considered vintage. So I'm majorly rusty. The thing is when I rode ...we just rode. Where ever there was dirt... where ever there was a trail. Tire pressure...made no difference...if the tire had air it was a plus. We never touched our suspension settings...or moved our handle bars. Again it was a different era. We shared gas back then...87...89...93...what ever we could get our hands on. I remember siphoning gas out of my parents car just to ride! lol We didn't buy new plugs...we sanded & cleaned the same one for weeks. The difference is now I am a lot older & the only place to ride legally is at a track. So I joined one. I feel way out of my element but I'm really starting to enjoy it. In all my years the only things I jumped were fences...(my way of making a joke) but really I rarely jumped anything because there was nothing to jump on the trails. If I did jump something it was small...& half the time they were small because we had to build them our selves...& when I was that age all I wanted to do was ride not dig. So...the point to my story is by no means am I clearing doubles... but I got to the point that I am not rolling them either. The guy next to me in the parking lot said I have to set my bike up. He said the first this is to set the sag? He didn't get into it because as I pulled into the pits after my ride...he was mounting up. I say this a lot...forgive my ignorance but like I said...new to the track & I'm not looking to break lap times or break my leg...just want the bike set up to my & its capability. DO I HAVE TO SET SAG??? Is that a must? I ordered a new sprocket already...so that is in motion. 49 tooth I know some will say why am I riding a 2 stroke 125 at my age...but with age comes smarts. I feel for the time being a 125 is all I need. I am not looking to impress anyone. When I get faster...I could always move up to a 250. I love 2 strokes and will stick to them. That's all I knew growing up & don't want to change. I realize I'm putting the suspension to the limit with my weight of 175 pounds. Any help or direction is appreciated. YOU GUYS HERE ON THUMPER TALK ARE A GREAT BUNCH AND HAVE BEEN VERY HELP FULL THOUS FAR!!!!!!!!!!! Michael
  10. Im trying to find your build thread.
  11. lol...thanks again!
  12. The thing is I use to ride for years. I stopped riding and just got back into it. To ride legal I joined a track. I'm not racing or anything but the main reason I joined is so I can have a place legally. Being I'm learning to ride a track I was curious if it made more sense to learn with the 48 0r 49. If most people feel the 49 is the way to go in the future then I might as well learn on it.
  13. That's what I was asking...I can understand needing one for off road and trails because of stumps and logs. I just didn't think one was needed for motocross. So maybe should re phrase the question. who uses a skid plate for motocross?
  14. So I should pick one up. What would break your case halves?