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  1. Thanks! and yes, 2-strokes have an air screw, 4-strokes have a fuel screw, and honda engineers have to call things something else!!! but seriously - carbs are intimidating - thanks for the response.
  2. Don't laugh at my stupid question - at least I am learning. The owner's manual and the service manual both call it a "pilot screw" - is this the same thing as the "fuel screw" everyone is talking about that I am supposed to be adjusting when my dream of a bike becomes a nightmare to start in the cold? Thanks for any responses!
  3. Don't laugh at my stupid question - at least I am learning. The owner's manual and the service manual both call it a "pilot screw" - is this the same thing as the "fuel screw" everyone is talking about that I am supposed to be adjusting when my dream of a bike becomes a nightmare to start in the cold? Thanks for any responses!
  4. all great ideas - thanks everyone - I'll get one of those big jugs at the MX store, be careful with the petcock, and see how it goes - thanks again - much appreciated.
  5. Hey all - I have a stupid question - I finally upgraded to a van, which is great, but I am gagging on the gas fumes coming through my cheap sears gas can. Are those VP gas cans at the MX store thick enough to keep the fumes in check? You guys with a van - how do you transport your fuel? Thanks!
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    Englishtown Practice Track Question

    Thanks for the replies - it sounds like that back table top is 55 feet tip-to-tip. About that triple-step-down, the one in the picture, if anyone figures out how long that is please reply so the rest of us know. Thanks again.
  7. You now those 2 table-tops in the back - does anyone know how long the second one is? Thanks for any replies.
  8. I am a novice rider, intermediate at best, find the rev-limiter every now and then. 5'9'', 160 pounds (without gear). Currently ride a 2004 yzf250. I am looking to get a new bike for 07. I like honda's handling, but, the crf250 has bog, gearing, and power issues. I am wondering if the 450 would help me - the extra power might help me make up time and could help with those tricky obstacles/doubles short out of corners where I am not yet carrying a lot of corner speed and where I need a little more time to set up for the jump - and the 2007 450s have the same dry weight as the bike I am riding now, so, all I would have to adjust to is better handling and more power. On the other hand, I am wondering if a 450 is a bit too much for a rider like me, it may go to waste because it will never clear a triple (nor the larger table tops) with me at the controls, and maybe I should just get a new 250f stop reading magazines and enjoy it. Any comments/thoughts would be much appreciated - thanks.
  9. Here's a response from out East: I have been putting off getting a bike for ever, and now in my early 30s, I am on my second bike in 7 months. Sure I get passed at the local mx track-day, but I am passing guys too, and having a great time. I did not know what to expect - I remembered all the jerks at the local motorcycle store from when I was a kid tagging along with my big brother - totally different environment now - everyone and anyone is welcome - even the "punk-kids" are eager to answer my questions. And everyone is welcome at the local track too, just stick to your line. Get out and ride!
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    Paul Bruno Suspension, NJ

    Thanks for the feedback - I have is number. I live close to Hanover Powersports - do you see any reason why I should trek down to Mickey Kessler's instead of using Bruno? You are not the first one to say positive things about Bruno, and I am thinking I will go with him for a revale/rebuild.
  11. Anyone familiar with Paul Bruno's suspension work? He is in New Jersey, and I think he spends a lot of time down at Englishtown. Thanks.
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    Paul Bruno Suspension, NJ

    Anyone familiar with Paul Bruno's suspension work? He is in New Jersey, and I think he spends a lot of time down at Englishtown. Thanks.
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