Force10

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  1. Did a little bar banging on the last turn for a close finish for 2nd. Last lap starts @ 7:07 if you want to skip ahead. Went over the bars in Moto 2 but didn't have the camera on!
  2. Dash for prizes. Short vid just to show the format. Dash for prizes race at Club Moto. Handicapped race...the handicapping is usually spot on with several riders hitting the finish line close together. There was some sort of error and we didn't have a chance of catching the riders. Still had fun though...
  3. Thought I would take my 2005 Husky TC250 on the mx track at Metcalf and see how it does. It's a heavy, slowish bike that I'm not sure who Husky was marketing it to...but I use it as a trail bike. It not so great in the handling department and is a handful!
  4. Turned some more laps on the Husky yesterday.
  5. That was awesome to see! He could of just dropped the bike off...grabbed some publicity footage and bailed. Instead, he went through the whole process...from buying it, getting gear, helping spice the bike up and then spending some time with him at the track on the new bike. Things like this change my thinking from just acknowledging him in a race...to rooting for him.
  6. Anyone else notice the OP hasn't been back to this thread since asking the question? Too much info?
  7. No Toil has just as many critics as fans for not being tacky enough and having it "settle" to the bottom of the filter after time passes. No doubts they are easier to clean...but it comes at a price of not filtering fine dust/silt as well.
  8. Cleaning filters is such a PITA. I use Maxima as well...that stuff is like molasses, does a great job of capturing dust though. All the lung burning chemicals I have used in the past to try and clean filters just wasn't worth it to me in the end. I ended up just buying the Maxima pre-oiled filters and a can of Maxima Fab1 spray oil and haven't looked back. At $9.99 a filter...one filter can last me 2-3 races on prepped no-dust motocross tracks, and then I just toss it and put on another. My only complaint is there isn't enough oil in their pre-oiled filters...so I spray some Fab 1, massage it in and install. For me...$40 for 10-12 races worth of filters without having to throw my health under the bus...or have a dedicated gas cleaning jug is worth it.
  9. It seems to me...that the two main breeds of dirtbikers are different with cleaning their bikes. Enduro guys seem to line up for a Enduro/Hare scramble with bikes that look like they just finished the Baja 1000. Motocrosser's bikes often look like they just came off the showroom floor.
  10. I keep mine pretty darn clean. My buddy that's an old flat track and speedway racer...thinks it's way overkill how clean and well maintained I keep my bikes. I get where he's coming from though, he grew up around bikes and has 12 dirt bikes in his shop right now in various stages of dis-repair. non-functioning, clapped outness. Bikes are old hat to him...still kinda new to me. I only have 2 bikes: The one I bought brand new and race motocross with (and want to keep looking newish) and a trail bike. It's nice if you have to pull the valve cover to have it clean...just better for working on. To me...a motocross bike that's clean just looks...sexy. Kinda like having a muscle car you like to look clean.
  11. I'm curious how many pro motocross/supercross riders were paralyzed from neck injuries before neck braces came about? They ride faster and jump higher and suffer more brutal crashes than the general populous...so I would imagine there would be lots of examples. I haven't found much...some broken backs have caused some though.
  12. Ditto on the silicone spray.
  13. So...I have my 50th birthday coming up and I've had my heart set on getting some Gaerne SG10's for my B-day. I had an old pair of SG10's given to me second hand (from 2004?) but I left them at the car wash and that's the last I saw of them. I bought some cheap Oneal rider boots for $99 to get me through until I could get some better ones. I've always heard priorities of importance are: Good helmet first (I have a Fox V2 I'm happy with) then boots, then knee protection. I'm currently using some old Fox hardshell knee pads...and they've done OK in my get off's so far. Just wondering if I should skip the Gaerne's and go for knee protection instead. I'm about to enter my 6th race ever...but I also trail ride as well. Thoughts?
  14. While that sucks about your ankle...you can't know for sure it's just because of the boots. Racing motocross this season I have seen broken ankles and torn ACL/MCL's with the rider wearing the best gear money can buy.
  15. Some pics from the event:
  16. My second National 2 day event (2 motos each day). I camped out in my truck at the track and had a great time in the "Sandbox" motocross track in Nevada! These are just clips of the event...I had a good battle in moto 2, which starts at 3:55. I also bought some pics from the track photographer that I put in at the end of the video with some music from The Good The Bad and the ugly. (rock cover) As always, beginner level riding.
  17. To handle that "case"...lol
  18. I imagine you guys are talking about dabbing when riding a relatively straight line? Dabbing has saved my ass a couple times on flat/off-camber gravely turns. Rather have my leg tucked on the shroud ready to dab than get it caught under the bike when the front end washes out. The thighs are unprotected pad wise.
  19. My money is on the valve clearance needs to be shimmed...assuming they haven't been shimmed to their limit already. Hard to start cold and starting fine warm is classic valve clearance issues...doesn't seem carb related to me but who knows.
  20. Ha! I used to use chain lube...until I read here on TT it's actually a sort of global conspiracy by the lube manufacturers to make you think you need chain lube. It's basically snake oil...don't use it!
  21. In the bin it goes! Man...it's getting pricey being a member here. I've already changed the brand of oil I use 14 times based on advice here as well as, swapped tire brands 9 times, heard my goggles obscure my vision .004% so they're basically garbage...etc.
  22. That's good to hear. I pretty much only race on mx tracks lately so it should be sufficient. Meaning...not many trees or rocks on a well prepped mx track. My get offs have been on soft tacky dirt without hitting my head at all so far. I love the comfort and weight of the helmet on the V2 so don't really want to switch. Thanks
  23. Ok...I don't see Fox mentioned in this thread yet...not a good helmet? I bought a fox V2 helmet last year...it was $300+ so I thought it would be decent. Not the cheapest but not the most expensive. Thoughts on Fox?
  24. After 2 failed attempts doing a top down bleed on my 05 Husky...I bought this reverse bleeder: It was last year...so not 100% this is the seller I bought from but it is the same unit. https://www.ebay.com/itm/REVERSE-aviation-style-1-One-Man-Brake-Bleeder-kit-includes-LARGE-SYRINGE/192542138172?hash=item2cd467df3c:g:fyIAAOSwvjdZXlOs The tube formed a tight fit over the bleed nipple on the caliper...just made sure the line was pumped full of fluid and gave a good squeeze and pushed fluid out as I attached it to the nipple. I had my wife up top using the syringe that comes with it to extract from the top as I worked on the bottom. One tip I read that may have helped...before you start lightly tap the caliper all around with the wooden handle side of a hammer...this might free up air trapped inside. I also tapped every time while I was simultaneously pushing fluid in. Worked good! The unit is sorta cheaply made...but I will get a few uses out of it I think.