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  1. hey guys, I made another compilation video and would love it if you checked it out!
  2. Mord Fustang

    Supercross 250 East/Vegas Predictions

    I really hope Malcolm wins, but for some reason I can see him choking. If Plessinger gets a hole shot or great start it'd be interesting to see him and Malcolm really race, i think they have J mart covered honestly.
  3. NWsurfkid

    Yamaha YZ426F (2001)


    Great Bike. Modified for on road use with a WR stator/Rotor and floated ground. The trail tech Reg/Rec chargers a small battery. I have a decent set of lights, blinkers, etc. It is alot of fun to have a YZ with a few trail parts. A 90% dirt, 10% road.
  4. oldsoldier173

    You got to be kidding me...really

    Went yesterday to local dealer, pick up simple basic items. CRF250L, no air filters, no oil filters, no oil filter cover gasket, XR650L again no air filters, no oil filters, no oil filter cover gaskets. So I did get the new plugs...wow. 2 CRF250L's and 1 XR650L on showroom floor, no dealer support...go figure. Anyone know a source for 420/90X18 off road tires? The YZ490J stock rear, I only can find 420/80X18 dual purpose.
  5. Bryan Bosch

    Strider ST-4 No-Pedal Balance Bike

    2 reviews

    The STRIDER ST-4 employs the famous STRIDER No-Pedal concept, but utilizes a variety of new parts and features to elevate the bike to a whole new level. From enhanced mechanical parts like sealed cartridge bearings to more comfortable handlebar grips and improved tire tread, the new STRIDER ST-4 addresses every aspect of a child’s riding experience. The STRIDER ST-4 No-Pedal Balance Bike is a scientifically proven tool for encouraging the development of spatial awareness, balance, and basic motor skills that all children need to reach their maximum riding potential faster, better, and more safely. 60 day money back guarantee 2 year mfr warranty
  6. 1 review

    DESCRIPTION The Ride Smooth 2 piece playwear set features flame resistant , breathable, light weight 100% polyester with bold, sublimated printing to prevent fading or flaking during washing as we know young fans will put these playwear sets to heavy use. Hi-memory cuffs and waistband help keep them in place during those long motos around the family room. Machine Wash.
  7. Alrighty thumper talk folks I have a 2008 Ktm 250sxf. I was going to replace the inner clutch cover gasket when I (not thinking) pulled the inner cover off the engine without taking the impeller circlip off thus pulling out the shaft pictured. Anyways now that I am at this stage I went to put the cover back on lining the half moon key up it was all going smooth but the shaft that runs the impeller and goes through the cam chain area does not go in far enough no matter what. What the heck! So what do I need to do to get my machine back??? Thanks folks! :thumbsup:
  8. BannerUp

    Bike Theft Primer

    Nothing can stop an experienced, well-equipped thief from stealing your bike, so have more than one way to slow them down until you get there. Or, make it so hard to steal your bike that they look for an easier target. Thieves can cut even large-diameter padlocks in a heart beat, so use locks with steel shrouds to prevent bolt cutters from getting at the shackle. Or, put the padlock in a steel box (see pics below). Cables are typically more difficult to cut than padlocks and standard chain links, but thieves cut through cables, even large-diameter ones all the time. So, use chains with hex links to make it more difficult for cutters to get a solid bite. Park your truck or trailer in an area where you and others can keep a watch on them. Back your truck as close to the door of your motel room as possible or back it up to a fence, wall or hedge. If possible, park tailgate to tailgate, and lock both bikes together as a second line of defense. If available, get attendants to park your truck in the valet parking area, securing your truck so they can't get your bike by stealing your truck. Other suggestions/points: - Carry license/VIN numbers in your wallet so police can get the word out quickly - Cover your bike with a tarp, then secure it to the eye-hooks along your truck bed - Most thieves, and everybody who passes by, completely ignore alarms. Because of this, install an alarm that silently pages you when your bike is touched or moved Then, while he's busy cutting your locks, cut into him with a baseball bat! Admin note: Another member read this article, liked it and submitted a complimentary, but separate article. Since they are complimentary, we just added it below: Written by TT Member: KXcam22 I liked the article "Bike theft primer" and wanted to add a technique I use beyond locks when I have to leave my toys unatended, or while camping in a rowdy area. There are devices called personal alarms, I think intended for joggers and others and costs about $25. Essentially it is a 9v battery powered 140DB siren in a package about the size of a cell phone. The one I have has a plastic pin (like a hand grenade) that, when removed, starts the siren. The siren stays on until the pin is replaced. I attach a long length of fishing line with a clasp at the end to the pin to act as a "trip wire". You can either thread the trip wire through your bikes and stuff, tie it to your tailgate, or use is as a perimeter alarm trip wire pegged to the ground with a stake. The alarm unit can be taped to something or with mine I glued a magnet to it. When tripped in the dark the siren is astonishingly loud and debilitating and difficult to reset with the pin, even if you know what to do. For a thief to find and reset it would be next to impossible. I know that friends who have inadvertently tripped it could not. A versatile alarm for $25.00. Hope this helps someone keep their stuff. Cam. View attachment: lock truck.jpg View attachment: lock left.jpg View attachment: lock right.jpg View attachment: lock padlock.jpg View attachment: lock slot.jpg
  9. chiefmasterx

    Honda CRF250L (2013)


    Fun to ride. Reliable, low maintenance, non adjustable suspension, hard seat, good looking, good mpg, nice display, cruises ok at 70mph on freeway, seat is lower than mx style bikes, low feed back on front brake, takes effort to wheelie, bright lights, kind of heavy, fuel injection!, cheap to maintain.
  10. Falcon083

    Falcon's Ride

    So yesterday was a warm day hit 50 degrees. ! so got a nice 40 mile ride in. This trip i decided to drive a little harder and flex a little honda muscle. LOL LOL yeah about that. ...... so i drove down to the river and of course had to think for the driver who was kind enough to pull out in front of me, I knew he would not look so i stopped short ahead of time to save him the trouble of having to remove a bike from his driver door. it happens and you have to drive Defensive/Aggressive, but in my bikes lethargic factory state more so defensive. I then proceeded to drive down a nice back road one i have driven many times over and was going to see how fast my bike would take me. i made it to 60mph easy running 6,000 rpm. little more throttle and 65mph. then to max throttle and i was leaning down as far as i could to be as aerodynamic as possible and made it to 77mph running in Mid to uppper 7,000 rpm, that was a LOT of work. at of course at that moment the two cars in front of me started hitting brake lights and had an on coming car, a few seconds later the two in front swerved left. and i am left looking at a cyclist who i am sorry "felt" entitled to ride at 10mph in the middle of the road. so the brakes worked well, and as i had to wait my turn to pass mr. tour de france. i passed as politely as my bike and manners would allow. back up to speed just in time for the twisties. and again this bike just does so well. i have no complaints of the suspension so far, other than the bike is light and seems to get blown around a bit with a good wind. also wonder how a scotts damper would calm the front end. from being twitchy. Now the decision do i go main highway or stick to what i have been on as of now back roads..... eh Highway.... i get the green light and here i go. 1st,2nd,3rd, 4th, 5th,...65mph and full throttle 6th..... 70mph..... At this point the only thing going through my head is all the reading i have done ( 13t 13t 13t 13t 13t 13t ) because i was beginning to feel like i was hindering traffic. at one time i attempted to pass and it was sooo slow i think the other car slowed down to LET me pass. The next closest exit i was ready to take was five more miles so i just kept the throttle pinned and kept as low as i could and thumped along. I made it off the main highway and was going over that stint of road thinking well this is why i got this bike to limit myself. cause if i had the extra oomph i would have been in triple digits. The Return home i have a nice mt. to cross. mt for me hill for the rest of the world. and i am cruising along 50-55 mph and get to my favorite curve, i roll on the throttle, lean in and as i exit i notice two things. One i am doing 58mph, Two i am still sitting comfortable upright on a barely leaning bike....and i laugh out loud.... and this is why i got this bike to limit myself... because on my previous bike a sv650 i would have been at 80mph, and scraping pegs. I thump on home and pull into the driveway. i take my helmet off, use my bike lift and oil the chain, park the bike and go inside to see my wife and son and again this is why i got this bike to limit myself..... Falcon083
  11. DukeSilver

    gearing for trail

    My new-to-me 94 KX250 came with 13/48 sprockets. They need replacement - badly. So, is 13/48 OK gearing for general trail riding? Any better combos? Also, there's nothing holding my front sprocket on. Really - I could just pull it off by hand. I couldn't find an OEM parts schematic that showed me what SHOULD be holding my sprocket on. Anyone know where I can find that? I'm guessing it should be a large washer and bolt, but I've been wrong before. TIA.
  12. Bryan Bosch

    Dirtwise DirtWise by Shane Watts

    3 reviews

    Our History: The DirtWise Academy was started in June 2007 by Offroad Racing legend Shane Watts. Since then, our program has been conducted in almost all 48 of the contiguous United States, 4 different countries. Who we teach: With over 4300 graduates of our programs throughout the world, we have had the fortune to work with riders of EVERY skill level, fitness level, ability, and age (our oldest attendee to date was 74!). What Makes DirtWise the Best? DirtWise Owner and creator, Shane Watts’ experience and credibility come from a long and very successful racing career all over the world. As a former 6x Australian Enduro Champ, Australian National Motocross Champion, World Enduro Champion, GNCC Champion and ISDE Overall Winner, Wattsy has the experience, knowledge and proven curriculum to provide any skill level of rider with a challenge and opportunity for improvement. How we train our Instructors – The DirtWise Instructor Certification Program: With our Instructor Certification Program, Associate DirtWise Instructors are not only selected for their past racing results, but also their proven ability to communicate with students. Before Certifying our Associate Instructors and sending them out in the field, they must demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the DirtWise Curriculum and the precise attention to detail that enables them to give students productive and accurate skill feedback. Futhermore, our instructors have approximately 75-100 hours of in-depth work with Shane Watts, plus shadow work at several DirtWise Schools before completing their DirtWise Instructor Certification.
  13. Twowheeladdiction

    How to speed pre-ride nut and bolt inspection

    DNF'in a race or getting stranded on the trail due to equipment failure bites and gettting hurt even worse. Before you ride, you should check your bike's critical nuts/bolts to make sure everything is sufficiently tight. This can be time consuming, so to shorten the time necessary greatly, after you've properly torqued a nut/bolt, break out your Sharpie permanent marker and mark the nut/bolt in line with a reference mark on the surface being tightened into. Then, the next time you ride, unless the mark on the nut/bolt and the surface being tightened into isn't lined up, the nut/bolt is still torqued properly. I mark the following nuts/bolts: - handlebar clamp - brake rotors - rear sprocket - shift lever - upper/lower clamps - front axle (including pinch bolts) - rear axle & adjuster nuts The Sharpie pen reference marks won't wash off with water, but are easily removed with carb or brake cleaners/solvents.
  14. Mastermason434

    KTM 500 EXC (2015)


    Amazing bike. Slowly turning it into a light-weight adventure bike. Most of the gear I had for camping was previously purchased for ultra lightweight hiking, so the weight I put on the rear subframe would be minimal.
  15. CBR300R is officially released here today in Bangkok motor show. So we can expect CRF300L coming soon?? Can't remember what is the time line between cbr250r and crf250L. But there's rumor about Honda plant already stop production of 250L, not sure if it's true. I need to find someone who work for AP Honda to get the info. I haven't seen any detail spec or price yet. It's press day today for the shoe, public show will start tomorrow so it should be mroe info coming in. I will be there this weekend. This gonna get me thinking if I should install 305 kit to 250L now or waiting for 300L and pump it up to 350.
  16. jlindy

    Where to start?

    Hoping you guys could help guide me as to how to go about getting my 250L as dialed as I can... A little background, I'm fairly new to motorcycles in general but I've got a significant background in mountain bikes and particularly suspension tuning. I picked up a 250L because I recently moved to southern California and wanted something I could drive from my house to the trails - plenty of riding to be done just around me and no messing with trucks/trailers = more time on the bike! I've got about 200 miles on the bike already and noticed a few things I'd like to change. My main objectives are: 1) Reduce Weight - swapped the battery for a lithium right away, what are some other good bang for the buck type weight reductions? Keep in mind it needs to remain 100% street legal. 2) Improve off-road traction/performance - My first dirt experiences have left me desiring more aggressive tires, I was thinking Kenda K760 Trakmaster II's since they are fairly aggressive DOT approved tires and cheap. Would these be decent for the sand/gravel on hard-pack mixed with rock that is common to SoCal trails? Any other suggestions? The other part of this is suspension - I'm only 160lbs and I can already tell the stock springs (front and rear) are on the soft side. Plus I'd like something with damping adjustment (preferably both compression and rebound) so I'm leaning towards the Hyperpro shock with hose mounted remote reservoir for the rear and RaceTech spring kit for the front (maybe RaceTech gold valves as well). Thoughts? I'm not really interested in increasing power at this time (unless it is a by-product of some weight-reduction part), and would rather get the chassis feeling 'right' first. Looking forward to hear what kinda info you guys offer/suggest. Thanks, Jason
  17. Chris669

    The crf250L is boring...

    UNTIL you put the stage 1 kit on,tonight was the first time i got it on the road since putting the kit on,i have the powerbomb and the powercore 4 exhaust and its dirty loud,love it!! feels great with the extra power and everyone looks and is interested when i ride past them or at the traffic lights!!feels like a different bike
  18. racerxvt

    Trainer Talk with Mike Alessi

    Trainer Talk with....Mike Alessi by Tim Crytser Virtual Trainer: Hey Mike, thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk to me about your training and more specifically your recent knee injury. Mike Alessi: No problem Well, let's start with the obvious question, your knee. Take me through what happened, how your recovery is progressing and where you stand today as far as returning to riding. Well really, it was kind of dumb how it happened. I just over jumped this rhythm section and went into some grass and hit the brakes to slow down. When I did that I actually picked up more momentum because the grass was wet and I just went barreling into this fence post. When I hit the post it turned my handle bar real quick and hit me in the knee cap and broke it. I didn't even fall from the wreck. As soon as I hit it, I was like awwwww and fell over and was like, oh crap something is not right. Were you wearing knee braces? Yea for sure. If I wasn't wearing my knee brace it would have shattered my knee and been a whole lot worse. The CTi brace did its job for sure. Those guys have been great. They are out here right now building me a custom brace so I can get back on the bike. That's a good lesson for guys who ride without knee braces. Yea, you should never ride without braces. What really sucks is coming into the series you were one of the favorites to win the title and then once Villopoto dropped out it was your championship to lose for sure. The season is not over! The season has only just begun. Awesome man. That is a great attitude! I understand you hurt your knee the Monday before High Point while practicing. It's funny because on Sunday, I was on a bike ride with my brother-in-law and a friend of his. The other guy, Ray was talking about this motocross rider he had been working with through the week. Come to find out he was talking about you and told me how you had your surgery in Morgantown and did some rehab with him at Health Works. Pretty small world! Yea, they worked on me and did a great job. For sure. Ray was telling me how after you were done with your therapy for the day you would workout for another couple of hours and just be killing it. He was surprised at the level of intensity you pushed yourself too.That's how I always workout. If you aren't going to workout hard then you might as well not work out at all. So now that you are back in California, what is your plan to move forward from here and when do you think you will be back on the bike? Well right now, I have no idea when I am going to be back on the bike but it is going to be soon. I am doing everything I can to get healthy and get back out on the track. It's just going to take some time. It's not like I sprained my wrist or something simple like that. I mean it's a broken bone and it's going to take some time. Plus you had surgery! Yea, that too. I mean it's strong. I have three pins and it's all wired and screwed together so that's all good. We just have to get the knee strong and have good mobility and then it will be good to go. So did it crack you knee cap into separate pieces? It cracked it in half and then the top half broke in half too. So there were three pieces. Now I won't ask you the stupid question of how disappointed you are to get injured at this point, but I would like to know how are you dealing with the situation mentally and remaining positive as you move forward? Well, it sucks for sure but it is part of racing and things like this are going to happen. It's a dangerous sport and anything can happen at any time. But like I said, ain't nothing over until it's over! It sucks but I don't look at it as a set back at all. In my mind it's a come back. How long do the doctors think you will be out and how many races do you think you will miss? As of right we really don't know. I mean I won't know anything until I get back on the bike. I was talking to you dad earlier and he was telling me that you guys use a lot of different trainers for every aspect of you training. You have a strength coach, endurance coach, riding coach, swimming coach and more. Your endurance coach, Jay was telling me a little about the cycling program you use for cardio. Do you guys do anything else for cardio besides cycling? Well, right now we are swimming since I can't ride my road bike. Other than that that's pretty much it. Sometimes I'll run but not too much because its hard on my knees and for me right now there is no way I could run. I was talking to Greg Hammond at Concept2 the other day and he is a big fan of yours. He wanted me to ask about your unique ability to pull holeshots. He wants to know if you work specifically on eye hand coordination drills to improve your reaction times? Yes I do. I don't want to elaborate on it and give my competitors any advantage, but yes, I work on things like that. One of the trainers you guys use from time to time is Dr. Armpump and if you look at his site he is big into balance and martial arts. Are the techniques and practices of martial arts a big part of your training? More so just the balance part. Balance helps me get my feet placed right on the bike. In talking to your dad and trainer, it sounds to me like you are on a regimented and well thought out training program. Sometimes a program that intense can take the fun out of racing. Has this happened to any degree and do you like to train? No, I love to train. I love getting up knowing that we are going to go on a two or three hour bike ride. I really look forward to it. I like that training makes me better. I like at the end of a 30-minute moto when other guys are fading I still feel strong. It's nice to know that all that hard work pays off. I love that training is good for you and keeps you strong and healthy. When you are riding is there ever a time when you can push yourself hard enough that you get winded and tired on the bike or is your fitness level so high that you can't find the top when you are riding? No for sure there are times when we are training that I am like, woe, woe, woe time-out, I need a break. There are definitely times when my trainer pushes me to the point where I'm like no more! But I never get to that point on the motorcycle. I never get tired when I ride. Fitness wise what do you think the biggest difference is between yourself now and say three to five years ago? I think it's just that I finally have it figured out. I think it takes a couple of years to figure things out and it doesn't just happen over night. It's a process and a learning experience. How important of a role do you think strength training has to do with your overall success as a rider? It seems like since you have come into the sport you have definitely developed into a very strong and fit athlete. Do you attribute this growth to your training or just the fact that you have matured from a kid to a man? I attribute it to training for sure. You have to have everything pieced together. It's not just the riding. It's the fitness, the strength training, and the mental focus of being able to go out there and do your job and win. There are a lot of different elements that go into doing good on the weekends. Its not just one thing; there are like 5 or 6 different elements that go into a winning program. As one of the fastest guys in the world on a motorcycle, do you consider yourself a world class athlete? I think I would have to say yes. I mean there aren't a lot of guys who go out and put in the amount of work that we do. A lot of the guys don't like to put in the hard work like I do. I know I am one of the athletes who goes out there and does the best that I can and works hard to get it. Are you a good overall athlete and what other sports are you good at? I am pretty good at BMX and I play golf every now and then. I guess I'm pretty good at it. Your trainer Jay also said that you are a pretty good cyclist. Yea, I just love getting on the bicycle and training. I think I could compete at a pretty high level in cycling if I wanted to. Racing bicycles and motorcycles are completely different for sure. When you travel do you take your road bike with you and go on rides?Yes, we travel with them for sure and go for road rides wherever we are. Well the next time you are at High Point I'd like to take you and Jay on a road ride around Morgantown called the Iron Man Loop. It's about 36 miles and has some pretty knarly hill climbs. As a matter of fact the loop goes right past High Point. Ok, well that sounds great we'll have to do that. What role if any does your girlfriend Danielle play in your training and now your rehab? Oh yea she helps me out a lot for sure. Right now she is helping me all day and all night just helping me get my knee stronger so I can go out there and race. She does whatever it takes to help me get better. What is the one thing that you have learned from a trainer that you think you were doing wrong maybe early on in your career? Just to train with consistency. Not many teams in motocross provide trainers for their riders. I have always thought that to operate this way is crazy. Recently, Joe Gibbs Racing has changed things up a bit by providing their riders with a trainer and requiring them to live in the same area. Do you like that idea or do you like the fact that you can do things more on your own? I kind of like doing my own thing. I like having the freedom to choose who I want to work with. Team Suzuki and my sponsors pay me and I pay for my trainers. For me, it just works better that way. Well Mike, thanks for your time and good luck rehabbing the knee and we all look forward to seeing you back out there battling for that championship. Ok, sounds good. Nice talking to you man. For more interviews as well as enhanced Podcasts, visit RacerxVT.com. Your one-stop information zone for motocross fitness and training.
  19. Theft. Unfortunately it’s a part of our sport and opportunistic bad guys are always on the lookout for the chance to steal our bikes. With the average price of a new motorcycle hovering over the 5 digit mark, protecting your ride has become even more important. And with many racers and riders packing their truck, van or trailer chock full of valuable spares and riding gear along with their steeds, the haul has become even more attractive for your common thief. Over 46,000 motorcycles were stolen in the US (2012) and 63% of those went unrecovered. Most stolen bikes end up stripped down in chop shops and parts such as engine parts, rims and fairings end up being sold whether online or through other means. This article has been written with the worst case scenario in mind and we’ll give you the knowledge to beat those morons at their own game! We’ve spoken to riders, racers, homeowners, apartment dwellers, RV owners and some of our industry experts in the moto-world to tell us what works and what doesn’t, because Thieves Suck! Whether you live in the city or country, thieves are always casing your home, car and your valuable bikes. But the good thing is your home is your castle and this is where you can implement the strongest safeguards to protect your ride. Securing Your Bikes at Home Many homeowners who have multiple bikes have a garage and this becomes the place you have to protect first. Exterior Protection: Obviously, home alarm systems can be implemented to warn and protect your assets from break-ins. We aren’t going to discuss those methods here as they’re so varied, but bright lighting; digital video recorders, magnetic switch(s) coupled with motion detectors is the way to go to keep the bad guys from making off with your bikes. Doors and windows are most vulnerable to attack…cover windows so prying eyes can’t see your stuff and make sure that security system stickers are prominently mounted and well lit at night. Locking Motorcycle Covers: These are a useful theft-deterrent and especially helpful for the urban dweller who may have to store their bike in a garage, on the sidewalk or in the yard and are also helpful for keeping the elements away from your valuable ride. Two types are generally available, the shed and the standard cover. I don’t have any personal experience with the shed type so I can’t comment on them, but I have used the Dowco locking covers and they offer reasonable protection and also have an optional alarm that can be fitted for an added deterrent. Next is the most valuable layer of protection…on the bikes themselves. If you want to stay worry-free when not at home, using a combination (or all) of these products can offer the protection you desire. Intelligent Disc Locks: Disc locks have also come a long way and now offer complex locking cylinders that are very hard to pick, coupled with motion sensors and audible 120 dB alarms such as the units offered by ABUS and XENA. These little pieces of locking jewelry are very high-tech are hard to beat for their very reasonable prices of under $100. Photo: XENA XN15 installed on brake disc Heavy Duty Chains: The simple chain lock has become more sophisticated, almost impossible to cut and look quite ominous with their bright fabric sleeves warning potential crooks of their use. Quality examples include the New York series chains from Kryptonite, these things are insane and feature hardened, shrouded padlocks and double deadbolts…just the look of the things are discouraging for the average thief. Another interesting variant that we haven’t as yet tested is the integrated lock and chain combinations from ABUS such as the CityChain X-Plus. Ground Anchors: Couple your chain setup with a secure ground anchor that bolts directly into the cement of your garage floor or patio area/deck such as the Oxford Roto Force Anchor or Kryptonite Stronghold Security Anchor and chain your bike directly to it. Chains offer little protection if thieves can lift your bike up walk away with it, and they can work on getting the chain off later! As mentioned earlier, one of the biggest mistakes is not chaining your bike to something permanent. This is the only solution we’ve seen that offers such a high level of protection when installed correctly. Active Alarm Systems: The new active motorcycle alarms today incorporate many useful features not offered in the past such as real-time alerts, GPS tracking, motion detectors and microwave auxiliary detectors for not only your bike, but for your accessories. These units are usually built around a main control unit on the bike itself with a position sensor (gyro) to alarm against the bike being moved with a transmitter to a receiver on your keychain or phone or both. While common on newer street machines, alarms aren’t something you’ll normally see implemented on pure off-road bikes but are popular on dual sport bikes and some systems can be implemented on newer off-road bikes with a decent charging system/battery setup. For dirt bikes and the like, we suggest using everything short of a main alarm system: disc lock, heavy duty chain and ground anchor. These coupled with your general premise protection offer a hard combination for thieves to beat. We spoke with Mike Gasik from RideScorpio who offered this: “Our recommendation for protecting a streetbike is the Ride Core. Again, this device has GPS tracking, and is run by a phone application. The device will report directly to your phone if your bike is disturbed. The Core is equipped with a tilt sensor, shock sensor and a geofence. It is currently sold as a silent alarm, so the thief/party in question will have no idea that you have just been alerted. We also offer an add-on, to help enhance your bike’s security. The Secure Kit adds a perimeter sensor, 125 dB siren and LCD remote for ultimate protection.” We asked about alarm technology for pure off-road machines and Gasik replied: “While Scorpio does not have a device specifically for dirt bikes; we can fit one of our devices on an ATV or UTV. The device requires a 12 volt power source, and pulls 2 milliamps for operation. We would recommend the Ride Core for this type of operation, as it has GPS tracking. Not only will your vehicle be protected, but you can share trails, rides and much more.” We asked “What happens to motorcycles after they are stolen with the Scorpio system? Mike continued: “Should you have your motorcycle stolen, while you have a Ride Core security system, the first thing you should do is activate the emergency setting on your device. This allows you to share your account information with the authorities, so that they may see the GPS location of the bike. Even if a thief cuts the power to the Core device, the backup battery will transmit its location for quite a while after the incident. The sooner you can report it to the authorities, the higher probability you may be able to recover your bike.” Photo: Scorpio Ride Core Dashboard When Traveling What about when we’re traveling, how can we keep our bikes safe and secure? Disc Locks: Disc locks with audible alarms such as the ABUS and Xena units also offer a high level of stationary protection and high pitched audible alarms with are ideal for leaving the bikes unattended but within earshot. Kryptonite recommends using disc locks for immobilizing your front wheel (use the bright orange reminder cable as well) when just stopping for a short time. Chains: You can add another layer of protection by adding a chain, such as the Kryptonite New York series or Kryptolok Series 2 integrated chain, Hardwire 2018 or 30' double looped cable secured to a fixed object (can secure multiple bikes with 30 foot cable). ABUS and Oxford also make very high quality examples of this hardware. Photo: Kryptonite New York Series Chain Alarms: An active alarm system above can make life tough for any thief, no matter how experienced. The name of the game is to make stealing your ride so difficult, it just isn’t worth it and most thieves will move to the softest target available. Lockstraps: We’ve been using these unique locking tie-downs for years on both our street bikes and dirt bikes, and this simple product has proved invaluable for securing our rides when traveling or transporting them. They are particularly suited to help secure bikes when in a pickup bed or any place prying eyes may be watching to steal your stuff. One end locks to the bed and one end either locks directly on the handle bar or you can use the soft tie extensions to protect the bike finish. We’ve actually spent some time testing the Lockstraps product and it’s a lot harder to cut than it appears. This is a very cheap and effective form of protection, the more layers the better and it serves two purposes with one item. Photo: Lockstraps Locking Tie-Down The Lockstrap is basically a heavy duty tie-down with a locking carabineer at each end and a steel cable running inside the strap. Each carabineer has a separate combination or they can be made to all match. The cable that runs inside is strong enough to deter a casual attack and when coupled with the other items mentioned above such as a disc lock and heavy duty chain, make your bike very unattractive to steal. We’ve also found the Lockstraps handy for running through our helmets and gear to keep them safe too. We then asked for some general tips from our guest experts for securing your bike. Our friends at Kryptonite advise: “Do not lock your motorcycle in the same place all the time, always chain or secure your valuables to a permanent object. Beware of locking to items that can be easily cut such as a wooden post or a chain link fence. To protect against ride-away theft, use a disc lock on the rotor of your bike. For maximum protection use a disc lock and a chain lock to prevent lift away theft, and always secure accessories such as helmets and jackets - anything that can be easily removed.” When talking to Lockstraps, they offered the following: “Any thief that has the right tools can break any lock in a matter of seconds. How long does it take to break a car window? How long does it take AAA to open your car door lock.....see what I mean? Locks are designed to detour theft and any lock will detour 90% of theft. The more you can do to secure your bike, the better. The more styles of locks you use the better.” We also asked the pros at Scorpio and they said: “Most motorcycle thieves try to steal a motorcycle by simply picking it up and putting it in the back of a van. Chaining it to something may help deter that thief. The other way to secure your bike is to purchase a quality alarm system. The system should have a shock and tilt sensor at the very least. This way, when someone so much as bumps into the bike it will chirp, or even send you a warning (depending on your alarm). Again, these are not guaranteed techniques, but hopefully they’re enough to keep your bike within your possession. The other way to secure your bike is to purchase a quality alarm system. The system should have a shock and tilt sensor at the very least. This way, when someone so much as bumps into the bike it will chirp, or even send you a warning (depending on your alarm). Again, these are not guaranteed techniques, but hopefully they’re enough to keep your bike within your possession.” In closing, the only way to keep your bike from being stolen would be to chain it to yourself. But short of that, the methods described above will make your motorcycle so much work to steal, thieves will either run out of time and energy and move on or fail…layers of protection is the key and the more you employ the better…because Thieves Suck!
  20. Not me only 550 miles on my 2014 is all!! :ride:
  21. Bryan Bosch

    Moto 6 The Movie

    5 reviews

    The Assignment Inc. is proud to bring you yet another epic chapter in the “MOTO The Movie” film saga. “MOTO 6” travels the globe in pursuit of the most talented and elusive riders, those that truly live their lives by the twist of the throttle. Jet down to Australia to Jackson Strong’s freestyle motocross haven, along with the champion of the people and all-around shredder, Josh Cachia; take a jet boat deep into the Canadian backcountry and find Kris Foster in his natural habitat, testing the limits of what can be done with a shovel and a dirt bike; back stateside, join amateur motocross superstars Aaron Plessinger and Luke Renzland at the monstrous private track known simply as “Dreamland”; then it’s off to Oklahoma, where AMA National juggernauts Trey Canard, Justin Bogle, and Jimmy Albertson shred some perfect Oklahoma red clay. From Carmichael’s legendary compound, at the disposal of present and future motocross kings Ryan Dungey, Jeremy Martin, and Dakota Alix; to the North Carolina Mountains for an ultimate session with two of GNCC’s greats, Kailub Russell and Josh Strang, “MOTO 6” presents the complete and absolute spectrum of riders who are at the top of their trade. The most talented riders on the planet grace the screen, from moto’s biggest question mark, Josh Hansen, to the UK offroad prodigy Jonny Walker, to privateer motocross legend Jimmy Decotis and his merry band of New England rippers. “MOTO 6” stars riders who push the boundaries of themselves and their sport on a daily basis, making their living by truly living. Released 11/04/2014 Duration: 62 minutes Availability: Worldwide
  22. Hans Schmid

    Back to the "other" darkside...

    Bought a Yamaha, it's a 2t......
  23. Hey Guys - like many others I have gone with upgraded full FMF exhaust with EJK controller, modified air filter, modified air box, 13t sprocket and stripped off the excess weight like tool box, added the lighter Shorai battery etc. I am also pretty light @ 11 stone which is 154 pounds to my US friends. To be honest I thought it was transformed! Seemed so much more 'on it' and sounded GREAT! Felt 20% faster Or so I thought?!..... Yesterday my Pal rode with me on a bog standard CRF250L on the road / light trails / back roads and the difference was minimal. I thought I was going to be blasting past him at every moment - but I just wasn't...or not by much. In the UK we have problems with loud pipes causing offence and my pipe was getting the wrong reaction too - whilst my pal breezed past with a smile and a wave from dog walkers and residents. So.... I've spent today putting it back to stock (except for the R&G rear light, risers and small indicators) Bit gutted, but actually as a dual sport and having ridden it again in stock form today I think Honda got the stock bike right for most of us Ade