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  1. Last week was about my most embarrassing motorsports moment... I was at the James Marshall charity event @ Glen Helen on Tuesday. It was a muddy mess.. Its about 9:30am, 45 degrees and drizzling. They open up the track and I head out onto the National track after about 5 others. I am the ONLY quad there out of about 1000 people. I fight through the mud a muck, go up and down the big hill. come around the back corner and there are FINALLY some jumps. I roll the first couple because there is sooooo much mud that I just cant get enough momentum to carry the doubles. I get to a higher spot and the terrain firms up... I decide I am going to commit to this double and gas it.... 3rd gear pinned, shift to 4th just before the start of the jump, the top is MUSH!! I loose most forward momentum and dive over the bars, and quad and I go tumbling down the 6-8ft drop on the other side. As I lay there with my face in the Mud (it was like 6" of pudding I swear!) I waited a moment to make sure my quad had stopped.. Thank god I did, because a moment later it slams down on its wheels right on top of me. Nothing broke or injured nearly as bad as my pride! I squirmed out from under the quad as the marshalls ran up, ripped off a tear off and rolled off the track in shame.. I was the comic relief for the rest of the morning as I get interviewed by the MC and was told they were afraid they were gonna have to call in air support to extract the quad out of my backside!
  2. bphillman

    FUEL INJECTION is Here!!!

    My Cannondale is Plated in CA.. :-) Its a hoot too!
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    MX Knee Protection

    I use the Astrisks and love them.. For the guy that thought they were unconfortable and moved.. Make sure you read the directions for fitting and you should be fine.. I made the mistake of putting them on and riding WITHOUT reading the guide first and regret it. Now they fit right and are awesome. I am 6'1" and 220. I use size L and the included knee socks
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    FUEL INJECTION is Here!!!

    That is the real motivation, emissions laws.. Cannondale did the FI innovation for the sake of innovation and went bankrupt in the process. I now own 5 pieces of American motorcycle history. What a shame...
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    FUEL INJECTION is Here!!!

    Cannondale's had EFI since 2001. As an option we have the ability to switch maps (choice of 3 can be loaded at once) during the course of the a ride with the push of a handlebar mounted button which is pretty nice. With the D&M (diagnostic and maintenance tool) we adjust the torque curve (pseudo traction control) , change the rev limit, dial in for mods (exhaust, porting, intake, displacement changes, ect) and climate/elevation with a laptop and about 10 minutes of time. This was on both Bikes and Quads. I have the ability to turn the bike into a docile trainer for my kid and wife to learn on or a full on desert monster for me, and then take it to the MX track the next day and have a totally different powerband. I have ridden elevation extremes from -200 to +9000 foot on the same day with out the hiccups the other carbed bikes were experiencing. Unless you are afraid of a computer, FI will be the next big thing in performance, and you will not miss carbs at all.