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    Michigan Trail Condition Thread - Please post

    Cedar Creek is cool but not ST. Holton or Horseshoe are a stone throw away and single track. I live right between all of them. About an hour from GR.
  2. In theory that works great. It does work for riders that race a series and someone actually tracks their progress through a season and then moves them into the next bracket. It does not work for the occasional A, or B rider that shows up to random races and sandbags the C class. Pretty common or we wouldn't have sandbaggers, lol
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    Over 50 and still motocross?

    Try and find a Vintage Series in your area. There a few near me and AHRMA. They will have many classes you could sign up for and race against people your own age, ability, or class of bike by bike age. Lots of options. At the local "regular" races they do have a "vet sport" class that starts at (I think) 30 and goes up but then 60 y/o's would be racing 30 y/o's, etc. A guy that's 58 like me prefer the 55 plus class even though most of the guys were pros, lol. Or the Vintage class that only runs 1974 and older bikes. On and on...check into that.
  4. It's not declining in Michigan, nor most of the Midwest. Tracks do close and others open. I agree that it's intimidating when you go to a popular track and have hundreds of young fast people with works bikes and the best gear money can buy but then again good for them. Anyone can buy a used 2 stroke and prep it for MX, buy close-out gear, and still have fun. You'll be surprised how these people will meet the "fast" people and become friends. What I do know is Vintage MX is growing rapidly and the clubs run series all spring, summer, and fall. Big family events, lots of fun, camping, end of season banquets, awards, and many other perks. For example my club has a guy that owns a MC shop. He got a 80's CR and has been restoring it all season to be given away to any member that ran at least one race. Just plain fun. Yeah, there is less seat time in MX but it does help condition you for other MC sports like off-road, as has been mentioned. Well I'm 58 so my opinion focuses more on the VMX scene. My son's are mid-30's and they still love the modern MX and there's really nothing that they don't like about it. I know two owners personally - one is a National track, and one is a local track. Neither has any plans of closing in the near future. I guess I have a narrow perspective. It would take some real work to crunch numbers nationwide to see the big picture if there is actually a decline.
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    Foam filter oil? Why not any oil?

    Any oil thread is fun to follow! Really, anyone that has brought up the fact that it's 2018 and there have been advances in products has relayed the best advise. If it were 1718 I'd be more concerned what cutting hay I was going to winter my cows over with.
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    1990 Honda CR250R replating help

    US Chrome or Millennium. Check their websites.
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    Bent Rear Rim!

    No, don't run the old one. Have you been riding long? Any mechanical ability? Some riders do all, some, or none of their own work. Depending on where you are in this group you can: go on any of the websites and buy a new rim and spokes and learn how to lace and true, or, you can have a buddy that knows how help you, or find a used rear on Craislist or Ebay with the correct hub. Find out what years RM125 fits the 02 because sometimes it a few years before and after. Or (most expensive) you can take it to a shop and have them rebuild the entire thing. Also, check and/or replace you rear wheel bearings at the same time. They are fairly inexpensive.
  8. Or a few used Jeeps to go wheeling in and you could lend your buddy one. No kidding, after looking at a KTM I passed a really nice used Jeep for sale for half the cost of a dirtbike!
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    Over 50 and still motocross?

    Just look at all the Vintage MX series all over the country popping up. I'm 58 and I don't plan to quit ever (ummm)
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    Seat Heights

    I'm close, 5'11" 29" (thought it was 30 but wife says otherwise)...long torso - thanks grandpa, lol. Anyway, on that 17 250xc can you touch both sides? Is the suspension that soft when loaded? I have vintage MX bikes that I flat foot on no problem. My last trail bike was an XR and I could flat foot on it. I'm looking at the 18 250 XC-W right now for trails. On the track I don't care about seat height as much just trails.
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    Seat Heights

    So, with all the discussion about seat height why don't everyone post what they trail ride, inseam, and seat height...plus can you balance with both feet on the ground? I really want the KTM 250 but hate spending money lowering anything. Buying a skid plate and sparky is enough for me.
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    Vintage Bikes on MI trails

    The "pure enduro" 2 stroke! Yeah that's older.
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    Vintage Bikes on MI trails

    Yeah, that Can-Am is more of a collector piece and a MX track bike at that (if someone wants to race it and get it dinged up). There are a few trail type bikes for sale that would be better suited. I personally would not pay that price. You can find bikes for a lot less and spend the other 3500 dollars finding parts. Although the restoration is not for everyone.
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    Vintage Bikes on MI trails

    Anyone ride old, I mean 79 and back, like XL's, SL's, and all the old 2T moto-type bikes from back then on the Michigan trails for FUN? After I sold my XR250 I considered getting a new bike and lately have been looking at a very tame 1977 XL just to have some fun. It would fit perfect in my other interest of restoring Maicos for vintage MX. Just curious if there are other riders doing this.