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  1. Here's my GoPro footage from the start of the 2017 SCORE Baja 1000, enjoy!
  2. Hey guys, Me and my team have built an Ice Racing Bike for the 2019 Numb Bum Ice Race. Due to the strange warm weather we've been having, and the lack of any info on the internet; does anyone know if the Ice Race is still on, or is there any other ice races in Alberta that we could attend so that we don't waste several thousand dollars in modifications.
  3. I’m having issues with my 1999 YZ250. I bought the bike in June and it ran great. As I continue to ride throughout the summer I noticed a loss of power particularly after I raced a two hour hair scramble. With the advice of family and other riders I was told to do a top end and clean the power valve. I have done top ends before but when I was doing this one I heard a snap when I tightened the power valve bolt too much. I was told that I shouldn’t worry about it my friend and to start the bike up to see how it sounds. I started it up and it sounded fine at idle (as far as I could tell). I had little to no time between that Friday and the race that weekend so I regretfully neglected to deglaze/hone the cylinder before replacing it back into the engine. I also waited to do a heat cycle until I was at the track. I putted around in first and then second and eventually third gear but I noticed there was hardly any power as well as more smoke than usual. Then as I rode more I started to feel a knocking in the motor as the piston moved and it got worse the more I revved the engine so I decided not to race and to park the bike for the day before I broke anything. If anyone has some thoughts as to what’s wrong with it please let me know. I’ve attached a video below of what it sounds like at idle I did not want to rev it up as I am not sure if I will break anything else. I also know it’s not a carb issue as I have already rebuilt the carburetor. Here is a link to a video of it running not sure if it will help:
  4. I have de smogged and kitted the bike out with a nice noisy mega bomb and 4.1 with JD jetting (considering vortex or get also) and have set up the high seat and suspension for me. If you had some money to burn on tuning the engine up further for a 2 day enduro race, buying a steering stabilizer or other performance parts what would you guys recommend or what have you tried that you loved?
  5. Hello friends, I have seen some discussion about DRZ400 (DRZ400S, etc) vs whatever other bike, when it comes to power. My riding buddy and I threw down some good old drag races this morning on the way back home after some adventure in the forest. I own/ride a 2002 KLX300R. We ran two heats, one on gravel, then one one asphalt. Who do you think won? See below:
  6. Could a brand-new Six Days 250 EXC-F survive the baja rally? If you have any experience, what would be the downsides of running a smaller engine instead of a 450? Tips for or tricks to set-up the bike? Ive ridden enduros all my life and want to challange myself to a rally.... still figuring out all the navigation details.
  7. PLEASE NOTE, START TIMES LISTED BELOW ARE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NOT CENTRAL!! AMA and District cards are required, if you have a current D17 harescramble card, I was told they will honor it. Still have to hear back about transponders. Most likely will have to purchase their transponders for $15. Motorcycle hare scrambles races will be 2 hours, Plus one lap in length. Youth class races will be 1 hour in length. Day schedule: •Sign up opens at 7am •Small Bike – 9:30am •youth quads 10am •50cc auto. 2:30pm •big bikes 12pm •quads 2:30pm
  8. Had a great race last weekend and had a ton of fun doing it. If you haven't been to a Hare Scramble, Enduro, or the similar I would definitely recommend it. They are a ton of fun to race or spectate. Enjoy the video. Video Link
  9. All, I recently moved to Asheville NC and started putting together a list of all the races from the two local series, North Carolina Hare Scramble Association and Mideast Hare Scramble Association, as well as the national races that I wanted to go to. Turns out there is far more racing around here than just those series. I had to shorten the list to only races within 2 hours of Asheville + a NEPG. We are in the mecca of woods racing!!!! Also, if anyone lives in and around the Asheville area and would be willing to invite me to ride with them on private or public trails I would love it! I am a 33 y/o A class woods racers (C class MX racer). I am happy to ride with anyone including C riders if they like to push hard. I like single track and hard enduro and I like to ride hard. See below list.
  10. hello everyone. recently purchased a 2012 KTM 150 SX. guy told me all it needed was a refresh on the top end(obviously piston and rings specifically) so i get the bike home start breaking it down, get it down to bare frame then go into the head and the cylinder jug has a piece of it missing (i think the piece that is missing was some kid of tab that guided the piston, but with that piece gone it blew the back of the piston skirt out. oh did i mention the engine was filled with water? i drained it before taking the motor apart. anywas, smh... i have a lot of money into this bike, a new cylinder barrel/jug is almost $1,000 from ktm. if that was all it needed id say fine and just put the money out (have to pay for quality) but thats not all the bike needs so i cant go that route. on the other hand, i dont want to give up on the project because i know how beautiful it would turn out. not to mention its a FREAKIN' KTM!!! what im getting at is does anyone have or maybe knows someone who might have a cylinder jug for a 2012 150sx? ive checked ebay, letgo, craigslist and all of the typical for sale sites... please if anyone knows ANYTHING/ ANYONE please reach out. im almost tempted to say id even take a head from a 125sx? facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/kevin.okeefe.965
  11. At school and shopping for nitromousses. Bike´s at home and dont know what is my rim width is (mum doesnt even know what is a rim so I cant get her to take a picture). anybody know what rim width comes stock on a 2015 KTM 300 XCw THANKS
  12. am really confused between the 250 rr racing edition and the 300 rr racing, I heard The 250 is very revolutionised and the 300 more lazy, any one try both of the bikes?!!! my ride is climbing sand dunes and crossing (freeriding) in desert
  13. With warmer weather and the riding season around the corner for many of us, I wanted to cover a topic that can either make or break an event. Whether you’re competing in a racing series or traveling to the track or trail, let's talk about event preparedness. More specifically, what spare parts should you keep on hand? Plus, what methods do you use to keep your spares organized? Honestly, I struggled with organization until I started working on this post. I had no method to my madness. Every time an event came up I’d do the same thing; throw a bunch of stuff in a box or the back of my van and head to the event. The sad part is I now realize this was a weakness of mine for quite some time, but didn’t do anything about it! Maybe you can relate? I finally said enough is enough. I don’t throw my tools in a cardboard box when I go to a race, leaving what I bring to the fate of my memory. So why would I do that with the spare parts I bring? I started solving this problem by compiling a spreadsheet detailing what spare parts I keep on hand for ice racing and hare scrambles. I realize that each discipline will differ and may have niche parts that should be kept. The goal here is not to definitively define what spares one should keep on hand, but to have a conversation and provide a resource that can be used to help people get set up based on their own needs. Once I took inventory of everything I felt I wanted to bring to a race, I went to Menards and went hunting for the perfect organized storage bin/toolbox. Here’s what I ended up with: Naturally, once I returned with the toolbox, my list grew and I probably need to go back for a bigger one. I intend to store a copy of the spreadsheet in the tote so I can keep tabs on inventory and know exactly what I have available. Should I get another bike, this system is easily replicable and my plan is to get another organized toolbox that goes with it. This system is how I went from being an unorganized “throw it in the van at the last minute” rider to a more relaxed well prepared rider. I’d love to hear how you handle event readiness, what you bring, and how you keep track of it. My hope is that by sharing our strategies we’ll save someone the misfortune of having a bad day at the track or trail. Perhaps I'll even end up with more things I need to add to my list. -Paul If enjoyed this post be sure to follow my blog and sign up for my newsletter! DIY Moto Fix Newsletter
  14. The AMA (American Motorcycle Association) Supercross Official Rules and Regulations state that the intent of a rule will be determined by competent officials. Following the second 2020 Monster Energy Supercross race in Anaheim, I couldn't help but wonder. How competent are they really? Section A2 under general offenses and penalties says that actions that are deemed detrimental to the sport of motorcycle racing and which may result in a range of disciplinary actions 'Race Direction' may disqualify any participant or motorcycle from the balance of a race meet for violation of certain rules, insubordination or other actions deemed in the sole discretion of 'Race Direction' to be detrimental to the race meet and the sport. One of the those rules, specifically rule 22 on page 57 clearly states that any deliberate overly aggressive riding vengeful riding and/or careless riding leading to an adverse result. This does not include incidental or unintentional contact. Let's go back a bit and look at the history books shall we. David Vuillemin and Stephen Roncada in 2002 having a nasty battle on track including some aggressive and dirty block passes, leading up to Stephen accelerating up to David's bike, and slamming into his back tire only to have David immediately retaliate by open handed smacking Roncada on his helmet with zero repercussions. On the very first lap of the season opener in 2004 the world witnessed a beautiful block pass by Kevin Windham on David Vuillemin, sending Vuillemin flying into the tuff blocks later resulting in Kevin being deducted 10 points from his standings which may have cost him the Championship, as we later go on to see that Chad Reed won that year. Just because they have smaller cc's doesn't mean they have smaller balls, and we witnessed that as 125cc riders Ryan Mills and Steve Mertons (also in 04' season) literally turned a corner of the Supercross track into an MMA octagon ring as they punched and even body slammed each other before race officials had to separate the two spartans. Not to be outdone, the 250 class also drew blood as Brad Langton went after privateer Jimmy Wilson post race showing him that he took his after school Taekwondo classes very seriously as a kid. The list can go on and on, but where is the line drawn in the sand? Why were these guys not punished? Why was Kevin Windham deducted 10 points for a 'deliberate and vengeful' block pass that mentioned before, could have ultimately cost him the championship that year? Okay fine, times were different back then and times have certainly changed. But have they? Let us take a look at how the AMA dealt with the Dylan Ferrandis on Christian Craig incident this year at Anaheim two. Was this incidental? or was this intentional and vengeful riding leading to an adverse result as stated in the rules and regulations? Or was this just good old fashioned "I want to win" racing? There are many factors to consider when one is racing through a track at a pace so fast that my own grandmother has trouble understanding what is happening on the TV screen, and although we must first protect the riders you can't squeeze the orange without getting some pulp in your cup. In other words, you can't take the racing out of racing. I would very much understand if Christian Craig was seriously injured after making contact with Ferrandis he picks his bike right up and starts riding again. If the AMA has to issue a 12-month probation period on Dylan Ferrandis for making a pass to win the race, mark my words this sport will soon turn into a no contact badminton match in our near future. Heck, that might be even more interesting to watch, instead of a bunch of riders tip toeing around a track, careful not touch ones sponsors stickers on the side of their bikes.
  15. September 20, 2017 Motor Sports Newswire PICKERINGTON, OH – September 20, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the professional competition numbers for pro-licensed riders competing in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship for the 2018 season. All riders use the assigned professional number for competition. In addition, the current champion runs the No. 1 plate instead of an assigned professional number when competing in the class or region in which the No. 1 plate was earned. When competing in a class other than the class where the championship was earned, the rider must use the assigned professional number. 2018 Top 100 and Career Pro Numbers for AMA Supercross and Motocross * Career Numbers ** New Career Number for 2018 About the American Motorcyclist Association Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today. Source: American Motorcyclist Association
  16. Hello guys, I’ve got a 2020 2 Stroke TM 300 FI and usually the bike runs well, but intermittently, when I’m riding with low throttle openings the bike stalls, almost like I’ve pressed the kill switch. It doesn’t happen always in the same situation, is like a random failure. The bike doesn’t give any error codes and TM Reseller from my country doesn’t find any problem. Situations that this happened Before I did a small hill climb, I turn on the bike, started to climb controlling the throttle and it stalled for no reason. On a flat terrain going mid-throttle position, it stalled by no apparent reason. Any info on what should I look up ? Thanks for your time and help!
  17. I've been watching several of these old ABC Wide World of Sports races on youtube, which i highly recommend. The 1985 version comes on and in the first heat Ricky Graham is on a 1985 XR600R. He gets the holeshot and leads several laps. Not sure what factory Honda did to his bike but it looks bad fast. There are big bore 2 strokes in this heat and the final and he pulls them on the straights but they get him in the dirt sections. Race starts about 3:30
  18. I want to start racing hare scrambles next year but I need some start knowledge before I do so. I will either be on a YFZ 450r or a TRX 450r. I get that hare scrambles start from a dead engine but how do I actually start the quad and get going like what gear should I start the quad in and that kind of stuff if you could help me it would be greatly appreciated. Also how do you use the clutch in the corners for a better drive in the corners?
  19. Ive been looking for a decent ride for a while now, Im a large guy and i want something that can carry me and another person and still have power to go fast. im looking for something that is at least 400cc but i would prefer something 500 or larger. i like semi autos or manuals and not a big faan of automatic. anyhtng thats in god condition is fine. Im trying to find something that is in about the 1000-1300 dollar range. i know its a bit of a strech haha but im from new york and i live around glens falls. if anybody finds anything let me know. Thanks!
  20. I have been riding dirt bikes for the past 15 years and all my riding life I have always pulled in the clutch in order to brake, when entering a corner. I know that not using the clutch and letting the bike “clatter” when braking into a corner is smoother and more effective. I was wondering if this technique is hard on the bike and if it will cause significant mechanical problems down the road? I am not a Racer, just a motocross enthusiast whom likes to improve technique and lap times; However, I do not want to have to spend a couple hundreds of dollar for a second off my lap time. I am fine if it tends to wear the clutch out a little quicker because that is an easy fix, but I do not want to be shaving down the gears in the transmission at the same time. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  21. Seemed like you never knew what you were going to get on the 3 hour block of wide world of sports in the early 80’s. Could’ve been ping pong or downhill skiing or gymnastics. When the Superbikers came on, I was jumping up and down as a kid. I just watched a few on YouTube. As a grown man watching now, those races were crazy!! 1982 is especially good. They had MotoGP guys out there, supercross/motocross champs, flattrack world champs and they were all sending it big time. Someone could’ve been hurt bad at the speeds they were going and the motocross guys had regular gear on going 100 mph on pavement on big bore 2 strokes. Very entertaining racing, especially seeing all the big names of the time.
  22. The guy is a damn well rounded racer. Most extreme Endurocross racers do not cross over too well the Hare and Hounds. This guy is doing it and getting podiums. Seeing how he is from Scottsdale AZ I'm not surprised. IMO, Hare and Hound is at the very top of the food chain of difficult and frightening forms of off road racing. The average guy does not have what it takes to pin the throttle and hold it without crashing. Extreme enduro racing back East is very physically demanding and has it's own challenges with mud and trees. OTOH the courses have nowhere near the speed or dust as a good old desert race. I wish him well.......
  23. I really want to get into dirt bike racing. Any advice? I'm 15 years old and a girl. Is it mostly guys? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks
  24. Hi my name is Ron Wesolak, I live in north Texas. My son asked for a quad for Christmas 2014 so I bought him a Tao Tao. I figure if he did not like it I would only be out a few hundred instead of a few thousand. in 2015 my son asked to race quads. I had bought a DRR 90 earlier (race ready - tong in cheek now) to take down to Baja where we vacation every year. Not knowing anything about quad racing I started to do some research not a lot out there like motocross which is my background. After a few months of e-mailing and leaving messages without return calls; I finally got a return call from GForce in Florida. I got a quick education and direction on mini quad racing very eye opening. Bought a APEX 90 and was fortunately able to meet the Fords who were gracious in hauling it back to Texas for me. Crank that thing up and wow this is nothing like a Tao Tao, Yamaha, or Honda mini quad. Our first year of racing was 2016 TQRA in getting to know the other parents of racers I found my journey was not much different than there's was. Mini quad racing is great for kids my question is how many parents would be interested in a true beginners class where they raced stock Tao Tao, Yamaha, Hondas, and CanAms on a slightly modified MX course no really big hills or jumps. I am trying to think of ways to help grow the mini quad racing here in Texas. I know there is TQRA, LSQRA, Scramble Cross, TORN, and OCCRA wonder how we can grow the sport? Appreciate any and all feed back. Thanks
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