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  1. Float

    2019 MX Bike Shootout Thread

    Wow, I have over 1000 annoying posts now. Should I quit this and get a life when I become a 'TT Addict' or reach the 'Get Help Now' stage?
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    2019 MX Bike Shootout Thread

    I new I'd get some grief for saying that about the RMZ but for me it is %100 accurate. That bike had a 27.5° head angle and for me even with stock suspension tuned for a 120 beginner it turned poorly. Once I got the suspension done it was worse. I bought offset clamps and that helped but still I suffered through 4 years of riding that bike during the recession. If that bike had a decent head angle it may have been the best handling bike I'd ever owned. Easy steering with good feel is not necessarily good steering.
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    2019 MX Bike Shootout Thread

    Believe me a bike with lousy geometry like my '06 KX250F or '07 RMZ250 cannot be fixed with simple tweaks like links or clamps. Both those bikes had way too much rake and steered like snow plows and nothing on this planet would change that unless you pulled the rake in with offset bearings or bent the frame with a crusher. And for those of you talking about weight, I've owned over 40 motocross bikes and not one time did I ever notice a heavy bike feeling light or a light bike feeling heavy. Weight and geometry are by far the most important things I look at when buying a bike.
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    2019 MX Bike Shootout Thread

    Didn't mean to imply that suspension shouldn't have a large impact only that it shouldn't be used to place a bike 4th instead of higher just because a rider wasn't able to get it to settle in corners and another rider was and it got 2nd (for example). Bones & DNA are attributes that cannot be easily fixed like geometry, weight, and reliability.
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    MXGP > AMA MX

    I pretty much threw in the towel on our guys yesterday after qualifying. This race is kind of like the Superbowl where most years one team kills it and the other chokes. Team USA choked. But, that third moto was incredible. Spectacular rides by Coldenhoff, Paulin, and of course Herlings. Who'd of thunk that the French would win it with their B team and Netherlands a third with only two riders. Italy had it in their grasp if only Cairoli had goggles. Painful as it is, if there was any question about who has the most competitive series that was answered today.
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    Anyone know what happened to Tomac?

    Now I feel better... And I thought this race was about intergalactic domination.
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    Anyone know what happened to Tomac?

    Sure hope you are right. I am going to be stressing if he rides like that tomorrow!
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    Anyone know what happened to Tomac?

    That's not it and he looks aok there. It was from the team presentations where they drove each team around in a truck. Here is another link... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaaqJqitgp4
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    Anyone know what happened to Tomac?

    He can hardly complete a sentence (see minute 56) in his interview below... https://www.mxgp-tv.com/videos/1192376/teams-presentation-to-the-crowd-monster-energy-fim-motocross-of-nations-2018
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    Anyone know what happened to Tomac?

    Tomac looked stressed to the max in that interview with (I think) Lisa yesterday. Stress means no sleep, riding tight, and a high probability of crashing. I figured Eli had worked through this by now but apparently not. Please tell me I am wrong!
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    Official 2018 MXoN Smack Talk Thread

    Total clown show for USA. Is it possible we will end up in the B final?
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    MXON Schedule favors Euros

    With MotorsTV on the fritz (haven't been showing the last several GP's) there may not be any reliable alternatives, but you might try this link over on VitalMX. https://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/MXON-UK-tv-coverage,1347051 If we lose this one someone better start a suicide watch thread. It could get ugly.
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    MXON Schedule favors Euros

    Wow! They are saying maybe 60,000 plus at Redbud. This could end up being the Woodstock of motocross. If only I could find some leftover LSD from the sixties I'd pack up and go...
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    2019 MX Bike Shootout Thread

    I liked the Keefer shoutout in that he interviewed each of the test riders in his podcast and we got an inside peek at how the order was determined. However, it sounded to me like the one overriding factor in their results was how well the suspension worked. If a rider was able to get the suspension to settle coming into corners etc. it would in large part determine their preference. Hmmm, what if some of these bikes that are specially prepared by the manufacturer have say different shock and fork oil from stock? What if in the short time they had to get the bike setup they missed the mark? To me both the Keefer and Vital shoutouts are too biased towards suspension setup. IMO, they need to concentrate more on a bikes bones or DNA rather than something that can be easily tuned or fixed (albeit with mo money). I always wait for the MXA shoutout and if Jody says the bike tucks in the corners that is the one I buy...
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    MXON Schedule favors Euros

    Weather shows rain both Saturday & Sunday. So, who better to pick for a mud race than Tomac, Barcia, and Plessinger?
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