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  1. So I'm one of the local tracks recently waiting for racing to begin. I'm trying to read up on proposed improvements to next years motocross bikes and my Wife is going on about something or another but I'm not quite sure what it was. I know I heard the words foreclosure and Sheriff and something about being forcibly removed, but I was distracted. Pulling into a nearby spot is an unbelievable race rig with a matching trailer in tow. Although I am at the track every week, I have not seen this particular cashhole before. I ponder the possibility that this is a current or retired famous pro rider traveling the country in secret to try out new tracks and surprise adoring fans. Is it Dungy? Charmichael? Villopoto? McGrath? After the air brake blew out the ear drums of some little kids playing in the sand nearby, out comes a man and woman with Factory KTM pit gear on. "Testing 1-2-3" one says into a headset with a microphone. Thumbs up from the other. Communication;Check. Little kids running around screaming holding their ears;Check. With the dramatic entrance complete, slide outs extended, and headsets working, its time to roll out the equipment. Many side stretched motocross eyes have fallen upon the developing pit site who's stewards are moving with the sense of purpose and authority of a Federal Hazmat team. Up go's the KTM tent and it looks like a factory mechanic is checking the spark plug gap on the power washer. Weird. These guys are serious. It looks like about a dozen people have gone into the trailer. Its starting to resemble one of those clown cars. I can hear the sound of an air compressor, tool chest draws shutting. As the bike rolls out, I feel the collective air come out of a hundred people. Its a 50cc KTM pisser! WTF! My testicles shrivel into a raisin in protest. Well OK, after a few wrinkles straightened, I decide to go with optimism, after all, a super talented mini rider is fun to watch. Maybe I can pick some brains and take in some knowledge for my own kids benefit. Moments before the first moto, I first lay my eyes on the center of all this commotion. I'll call him little Mikey Moto, 9 or 10 years old. As he surveys his kingdom and the commoners around the track, he looks like the type of kid who eats boogers and tortures animals for fun. With an air of indifference, he walks up to his mount which has already been warmed up for him by a KTM clad person who seemed unwilling to make eye contact with him. If this was his Father, he was not admitting to it. I was half expecting the kid to throw a sack of coins at the poor soul like they would in medieval times. There seemed to be some sort of problem with the clutch. After twice stalling the engine, the bike was flung on the ground and the kid started to kick dirt on it. With an obvious bike set up malfunction, the KTM team bound into action. A twist here and a wiggle there, and the problem seemed to be identified. A man who seemed to be in charge would continually stare at something on the bike while bringing his eyes closer, then further away. There seemed to be a consensus that whatever the problem, it was able to be fixed by staring at at intensely. Little Mikey Moto had calmed down and kept himself busy by scratching his name into the side of the RV with a rock while his KTM clad Mother said "Oh Don't" and walked away, presumably to make another highball. A quick wipe down of the bike and Mikey was off to the starting gate, this time with the help of a push so he could get used to the optical clutch adjustment. The intensity at the gate was palpable. Little Mikey stared down his opponents like ants he was getting ready to burn with a magnifying glass. I stood taking notes, not wanting to miss out on the chance to learn the highly sought after upper crust dirt techniques. He throttled that little 50 just like the pros do. It's go time and the starting gate sounds like a hive of angry killer bees flying at full speed ready to kill or be killed. The gate drops and all eyes are on the holeshot!! I'm not talking about the bikes, I'm referring to the parents running full speed from the gate, like a pack of wild hyenas, to the preferred viewing area, with Iphones and Ipads recording 15 inches from their face, while plowing down anything in their path. The winner of the 50cc parent holeshot went to a Tile Mechanic named Joe who was wearing a t shirt with his kids name and race number. He was able to win the holeshot while carrying a push broom, foot blocks, a camcorder, and an umbrella while simultaneously screaming GOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! By the time he stopped, his temples had pounding veins protruding and bulging eyes that resembled a bulls immediately after castration. He almost ended up in second, but the other guy had to stop and take a couple of Nitroglycerin pills. God Bless them!! Anyway back to Mikey. After the standard 20 bike pile up in the first corner, I search the pack for our newest Factory KTM Phenom. I don't see him. I follow what looks likes long s in the track from the starting gate into a bale of hay, where Mikey is laying on the ground getting attended to by Medics. After some fuss, little Mikey finally got up to a rousing applause the likes of which I have not heard since 3am during Big & Tall night at the local strip club. Anyway, after an animated discussion with Mom, Mikey stomped off and away down the driveway to the track. The KTM crew was huddled around the bike in intense discussions about what went wrong and what changes could be made. I believe the final determination was that the addition of anodized valve stem caps was what threw off Mikeys balance. I made notes about this so that I would not make the same mistake. I decided to try to help the situation and asked the Mom if she wanted me to go after Mikey and bring him back. She replied that he had simply gone home. Seeing that I was puzzled she explained they only lived two houses down from the track.
  2. 5,4 85 pounds have a yz85 but its not good, looking for new bike thats better.
  3. I got a question. I own a 2016 KX 85. It ran amazing after it first bought it used. I was riding one day with a bogging issue and about 35 minutes of riding I shut it off to take a break. Came back 20 minutes later and it would not start.I changed the spark plug, cleaned out the carb,checked the reeds,and tried hill starting it but nothing .When ever I try to hill start it I can hear it trying to crank and It starts for like half a second but then dies.There is spark coming from the plug though.I took the cylinder off and the piston and cylinder are &%$#@!ed.The piston rings were stuck in the grooves and I had to use pliers and a screwdriver to get it out.There was a ton of blow-by and the cylinder was scored.I bought a new piston already but how can I fix my cylinder.Im thinking of getting it repaired and replayed by either millennium,PowerSeal USA, or usnicom.This is my first time owning a 2 stroke.Any answers or tips.
  4. I have a cr 85 i went out the other day i hit a small jump was more or a small hump and when the back wheel hit the ground the bike died tried kicking it wouldnt start i bump started it it went for a couple seconds and died out i done it again and it started and was driving very slow and i heard crunching and the bike died does anyone know what it could be it still selects gears ok i bought a rebuild kit for it i just havent took it apart yet thought that would be the best bet
  5. I started working on a bike I left for a year or so when I left off I just put the crank bearings in but I didn’t press them In enough is there a tool or a way I could get them in?
  6. I got a question. I own a 2016 KX 85. It ran amazing after it first bought it used. I was riding one day with a bogging issue and about 35 minutes of riding I shut it off to take a break. Came back 20 minutes later and it would not start.I changed the spark plug, cleaned out the carb,checked the reeds,and tried hill starting it but nothing .When ever I try to hill start it I can hear it trying to crank and It starts for like half a second but then dies.There is spark coming from the plug though.I took the cylinder off and the piston and cylinder are &%$#@!ed.The piston rings were stuck in the grooves and I had to use pliers and a screwdriver to get it out.There was a ton of blow-by and the cylinder was scored.I bought a new piston already but how can I fix my cylinder.Im thinking of getting it repaired and replayed by either millennium,PowerSeal USA, or usnicom.This is my first time owning a 2 stroke.Any answers or tips.
  7. I'm interested into buying a dirt bike which is budget friendly.I was interested in a used ktm 85 sx 2011 which has been taken care of pretty well. But I dont know if a 85 cc is the correct bike to buy, because I'm 6' feet and weigh 150 lbs or( 1,85cm and 70 kg). My budget is around 2k for the bike and 1k for equipment (helmet, boots, etc.)
  8. So I just bought a 2005 yz85. I was riding it around in the fields by my house today and the engine just out of nowhere just shut off. It didn’t make any weird noises and the back tire didn’t lock up. It pretty much sounded like when you hit the kill switch and your engine dies, except I never hit the kill switch. I went to kick start it and the kicker only moves about 2 inches and then stops. No matter how much force you put on it, it will not budge. From what I’ve research it sounds like my engine seized up. Anyway, my question is, what could have caused this and depending on the cause, how could I fix it. Any response appreciated👍
  9. I have narrowed down my search for a good dirt bike for me. I am 4 foot 11, 54kg (roughly), and 13 years old. I have never ridden a dirt bike, once rode a quad ages ago (Automatic) and ride mtb. Any suggestions on make, model and year of 85cc 2 stroke?
  10. I need help! My 03 Rm 85 was just rebuilt with a weisco Pro lite piston, It won’t start and has no compression at all. Any ideas?
  11. So I'm going to cut to the chase. My stats: 14yrs 130lbs 5,6 I am an experienced trail rider but, not motorcross. I would like to get into the sport. My dad says I should get a kx 85 but, I really want a kx 100. What do you guys think?
  12. I got a question. I own a 2016 KX 85. It ran amazing after it first bought it used. I was riding one day with a bogging issue and about 35 minutes of riding I shut it off to take a break. Came back 20 minutes later and it would not start.I changed the spark plug, cleaned out the carb,checked the reeds,and tried hill starting it but nothing .When ever I try to hill start it I can hear it trying to crank and It starts for like half a second but then dies.There is spark coming from the plug though.I took the cylinder off and the piston and cylinder are &%$#@!ed.The piston rings were stuck in the grooves and I had to use pliers and a screwdriver to get it out.There was a ton of blow-by and the cylinder was scored.I bought a new piston already but how can I fix my cylinder.Im thinking of getting it repaired and replayed by either millennium,PowerSeal USA, or usnicom.This is my first time owning a 2 stroke.Any answers or tips.
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