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  1. motoman515

    Thirty years ago today!

    I was there. Hanging out in Camera Tower #1(first turn) during the race. My job was to have direct contact(Walkie -Talkie) with ABC Director and let him know if anyone went down and by what camera tower the rider was near, so he could get a shot of them. Got paid $35 a day, fed 3 catered meals, had a portable building filled with food and drinks. Had a pit pass, my own golf cart AND they put me up at the La Costa Resort. Before the race, they had me go find certain riders for interviews. Not a problem! Of course, to get this cool job? Over a hundred bucks of phone calls to New York, to try and reach the right people to get the gig. But it was worth it!
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    i feel like a complete ass for posting this..

    I use a Ratio Rite and measure 500cc and then 200cc on BOTH sides and then go ride! I'd warm it up to drain. But not after, whats the point?
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    Broken crankshaft--after only 6 hours!!!

    I'm willing to bet Honda will step up on this.
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    Can I get a copy of your list?
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    Video: 1983 US Carlsbad GP !

    Here's some sites to get the lowdown on Carlsbad. As well as the Official Carlsbad Raceway website-run by Jeff Grismer- son of Larrry Grismer-Both of them ran Carlsbad. You DID NOT mess with either one of them. Great guys. They are also on Facebook- A lot of people on that one. http://www.carlsbadraceway.org/index.html http://www.vintagemx.us/carlsbad_remembered.htm Raced there from 1975 to 1984. I've got some cool stories. just gotta sit down and write them.
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    Looking at a 2005 CRF450R

    Still have my '05- Great Bike. Has a harder hit than the newer bikes. As long as the price is right - get it.
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    Which hour meter.

    $29.00 at Sears in the Garden Dept.
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    CRF450 Tools?

    A hammer and a punch. Factory Connection doesn't recommend using a screwdriver. Screwdriver tears it up worse than the punch. Go to Sears, join their Craftsman Club and get good discounts monthly on Craftsman tools. I have nothing against Snap on, but the Craftsman stuff is cheaper and still has a unlimited warranty. There's a guy on Ebay that sells the fork tools you need to tear apart forks for $21. A seal driver is nice as well. Check out Motion Pro stuff- lot of nice tools.
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    thumpertalk help???

    Chokey- I didn't ask the question, but was wondering the same thing. Thanks for the tip.
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    HINSON Clutch Cover

    My Hinson has seen more than 4 years riding and looks like new. Make sure you get the right one. There's a standard cover and then there's the one that has added oil capacity. Found mine new on Ebay for $90, got lucky.
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    Steering stem Swap

    Applied also sells a nice steering stem.
  12. High today in San Diego ---78 degrees And low -- 54 degrees. Had to put on a freakin jacket. Brrr. Hey, whats all that white stuff on that track thing?
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    2005 CRF450r

    Ride it. Take care of the usual maintenance, and don't look back. Your XR250 is gonna get really lonely, quick.
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    air filter repair

    Your engine is worth more than a new filter. Why think twice about this?
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    TRX450R valves in 05 CRF450R

    I went with the TRX Setup. I ride nothing but track. Over 60 hours with absolute no problems. I am old school. I short shift it. Not one to rev the piss out of it. If I want to bang off a rev limiter, why not get a two-stroke?