I stopped over at Alvin Einsteins place to shoot the shit and plan our upcoming attack on the 1988 Nationals. Much to my suprise he had one of these one off Ugly Ducklings in the shop. I don't care if my Heros Donnie Schmit or Ronnie Tichenor rode them or not.
City Venue Broadcast Date Time Worcester, Mass. DCU Center January 5 8:30 p.m. ET** Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena January 13 1:00 p.m. ET Grand Rapids, Mich. Van Andel Arena January 20 6:00 p.m. ET Tulsa, Okla. BOK Center January 27 6:00 p.m. ET Cedar Park, Texas Cedar Park Center February 3 1:00 p.m. ET Wilkes Barre, Pa. Mohegan Sun Arena February 9 9:30 p.m. ET** Little Rock, Ark. Verizon Arena February 17 1:00 p.m. ET Wichita, Kan. INTRUST Bank Arena February 24 1:00 p.m. ET Kansas City, Mo. Sprint Center March 3 2:00 p.m. ET Denver Denver Coliseum March 17 1:00 p.m. ET
**BOLD indicates live broadcast.
The Grinch and Grinchet are alive and well right here in WI -
December 18, 2012
PORTAGE, Wis. -
A man and woman have been charged with felony burglary in Columbia County after allegedly stealing a family's Christmas presents from beneath their tree.
Forty-six-year-old Charlene Gordon of Portage and 43-year-old Dean Jansma of rural Cambria are accused of taking 15 wrapped presents meant for four children in the town of Scott on Monday. The Portage DailyRegister reported they also allegedly took tools and other items.
According to a criminal complaint, the family returned Monday after shopping and dinner to find the presents missing.
Columbia County sheriff's Detective Lt. Roger Brandner said detectives made arrests within 24 hours by tracing pawn store records to Jansma and connecting Jansma to Gordon through additional records.
GEICO Honda Zach Bell - Confirmed Justin Bogle - Confirmed Zach Osborne - Confirmed Wil Hahn - Confirmed Eli Tomac - Confirmed Kevin Windham - Confirmed Note: Expect amateur recruit Matt Bisceglia to jump to the pros next year after Loretta's, and the team has signed another prospect in Jordon Smith.
TwoTwo Motorsports Honda Chad Reed - Confirmed (Yes, Chad will re-sign himself)
Chaparral Honda Andrew Short - Will enter second year of a two-year deal.
Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs Honda Cole Seely - Confirmed Christian Craig - Confirmed Jessy Nelson – Confirmed Shane McElrath - Confirmed Notes: All three will ride 250SX West Region, and Seely and Craig will ride 450s outdoors next summer. Amateur prospect Shane McElrath will make his pro debut sometime this summer; either at the opening round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships or after Loretta’s
Rocket Exhausts Honda Michael Leib PJ Larsen
Maykers Honda Zach Freeberg Note: One more rider is expected to be announced.
Monster Energy Kawasaki Jake Weimer - Confirmed Ryan Villopoto - Confirmed
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Blake Baggett - Confirmed Darryn Durham - Confirmed Martin Davalos – Confirmed Justin Hill - Confirmed Tyla Rattray - Confirmed Dean Wilson - Confirmed
Jeff Ward Racing Kawasaki Note: Jeff Ward Racing has ceased operations for the 2013 season.
Team Tedder/Monster Energy Kawasaki Myles Tedder - Confirmed Dakota Tedder - Confirmed
Yoshimura Suzuki James Stewart - Confirmed Note: Brett Metcalfe's two-year (2011-2012) deal is up and it appears Suzuki will go with a one-rider team for 2013.
Rockstar Suzuki Jason Anderson - Confirmed Blake Wharton - Confirmed Davi Millsaps (450s indoors and out) - Confirmed Nico Izzi (250 SX and 450 outdoors) - Confirmed Ryan Sipes - Confirmed
RCH Racing Dodge/Sycuan Suzuki Broc Tickle – Confirmed Josh Hill - Confirmed (SX Only) Notes: This is the Hart & Huntington team reborn with Ricky Carmichael teaming with Carey Hart. They have factory Yoshimura/Suzuki bikes. Tickle will race supercross and motocross. Josh Hill has been chosen to be the final member of the team and will race SX only.
MotoConcepts Mike Alessi - Confirmed Jake Canada - Confirmed Note: Rumors are that recently crowned Australian Lites Supercross Champion Gavin Faith could join the team to compete in the 250SX East Region on a Honda.
Proride.com Suzuki Weston Peick - Confirmed
Red Bull KTM Ken Roczen - Confirmed Marvin Musquin - Confirmed Ryan Dungey - Confirmed
J-Star JDR KTM Malcolm Stewart - Confirmed. Mookie just extended his contract. Joey Savatagy - Confirmed Josh Cachia - Confirmed (Supercross only)
Langston-Witt KTM The team had already re-signed Les Smith for 2013, but the team has pulled the plug on operations and will not race next year. Former owner Scott Witt will support Smith for the 2013 season.
BTOSports KTM Michael Byrne - Confirmed Matt Goerke - Confirmed Notes: This team picks up factory KTM support. Les Smith will pitted beside the team with help from Scott Witt.
Rockwell Firepolice Killy Rusk - Confirmed Nick Paluzzi
Black Diamond MX Motocross Team Jesse Wentland - Confirmed Zack Williams - Confirmed Kurt McCabe - Confirmed *All East Coast 250SX
RF Motorsports USA Collin Jurin - 450 SX West Coast only Mikey Horban - 450 SX Jake Anstett - 250 SX West
JGR Yamaha Justin Brayton - Confirmed Josh Grant – Confirmed
Star Racing Yamaha Jeremy Martin - Confirmed Kyle Cunningham – Confirmed Cooper Webb – Confirmed (outdoors only)
Eleven10 Mods Yamaha Alex Martin - Confirmed Notes: Formerly a privateer team on Hondas, they now get Yamaha support. A second rider will be announced shortly.
Valli Motorsports Yamaha Travis Baker – Confirmed Notes: Valli goes back on its own after a year of merging with Star Racing. Baker will compete in the 250SX West Region Class. Word is that Brett Metcalfe will join the team outdoors on the 450.
Velocity Racing Kyle Chisholm - SX only Bobby Kiniry - SX only Note: Both riders will be riding Yamahas.
Rock River Yamaha Ben LaMay – Confirmed Note: Rock River is expected to announce the remaining members of their team in the coming weeks.
Ti Lube Yamaha Phil Nicoletti Note: Rumors are that another team member could be announced soon, possibly Gareth Swanepoel.
Jan. 4-6 DCU Center Worcester, Mass. Jan. 11-13 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Md. Jan. 18-20 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Mich. Jan. 26-27 BOK Center Tulsa, Okla. Feb. 1-3 Cedar Park Center Cedar Park, Texas Feb. 8-10 Mohegan Sun Arena Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Feb. 16-17 Verizon Arena Little Rock, Ark. Feb. 23-24 INTRUST Bank Arena Wichita, Kan. Mar. 2-3 Sprint Center Kansas City, Mo. Mar. 15-17 Denver Coliseum Denver, Colo.
One of my finest pieces of work -
October 10, 2012
WoW I can't believe I restored this 1987 CR125 almost 8 years ago.
MXDN on Direct TV tomorrow ch 613 -
September 29, 2012
2012 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations to Air same-day in USA and Canada on CBS Sports Network
FUNCHAL (Portugal), 26 September 2012 - Youthstream is extremely pleased to announce that the 2012 MONSTER ENERGY FIM Motocross of Nations will enjoy ‘same-day’ coverage in the United States of America and Canada on CBS Sports Network in HDTV.
The event will be held in Lommel, Belgium, on Sunday, September 30, 2012, and broadcast the same day to millions in a prime sport time programming slot scheduled at 6PM EST/3PST.
CBS Sports Network is the 24-hour destination of CBS Sports, available to 99 million homes nationwide in the USA. CBS Sports Network’s premiere broadcast of the MONSTER ENERGY FIM Motocross of Nations, will elevate the event to TV center-stage in US and Canada providing an exposure like never before. US and Canadian fans will experience a 90-minute program, exclusively dedicated to showcasing the 66th annual version of the nations-against-nations competition. As always, all eyes will be on Team USA, winner of the last seven FIM Motocross of Nations events. CBS Sports Network will re-air the MONSTER ENERGY FIM Motocross of Nations - frequently called “the Olympics of Motocross” - multiple times throughout the next year along with a 30-minute Special Report show. These multiple airings will ensure that no North American fans will miss on mainstream television the most prestigious, historical and talent-packed professional motocross race in the world.
Featuring motocross in its most beautiful and brutal form – making it one of the most strenuous sports on Earth - the MONSTER ENERGY FIM Motocross of Nations will commence in the deep, intimidating and high speed sand of the storied Lommel race track in Belgium. The mainstream TV American and Canadian audience will be able to experience the highly anticipated battle between all-time win record holder Team USA, composed of Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey, MONSTER ENERGY/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett and debuting Geico Honda’s Justin Barcia, competing against the very best riders from all the great motocross nations of the world. Also racing in Belgium will be six-time MX1 FIM World Champion Antonio Cairoli, from Italy; 2012 MX2 FIM World Champion Jeffrey Herlings, from Holland; and 2011 FIM World Champion Ken Roczen, from Germany. All three of these riders will race on factory Red Bull KTM motorcycles. Also competing will be 2012 MX1 FIM World Championship runner-up Clement Desalle, from Belgium on a Rockstar Suzuki; 2012 MX2 FIM World Championship runner-up Tommy Searle, from Great Britain on a Floride/MONSTER ENERGY/Pro Circuit Kawasaki; and MONSTER ENERGY’s Gautier Paulin from France, on a Factory Kawasaki.
Since 1981, the MONSTER ENERGY FIM Motocross of Nations has become the global battle for supremacy between the dominant Team USA taking on over 30 nations from around the world. For its 66th edition, the MONSTER ENERGY FIM Motocross of Nations will return to Lommel, where in 1981, a very young and talented American team consisting of Chuck Sun, Johnny O’Mara, Danny LaPorte and Donnie Hansen, stunned the world by winning this phenomenal event for the very first time.
Another Kick Ass MotoRcross Part for you YZguys -
September 24, 2012
How about a 2005-2013 YZ125 Frame $199.00
We just parted a 1983 CR250 -
September 23, 2012
and will be listing parts here in the upcoming days.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
I was 12 -
September 17, 2012
12 yrs old when these came out.
Boy those were the things that dreams were made of.
Just staring at those bikes a few minutes takes me back to a great time in my life.
If you're and old MotoHead like me you know what I mean.
3 wheeler dudes like Smack are Nuckin Futs -
September 17, 2012
Portage SX Tomorrow Night Don't Forget -
July 24, 2012
Gates 3:00pm. Registration 4:00, Practice 5:30, Racing 7:00. Round 2 of the I-94 SX Series. Location: 2 blocks East of Hwy 51 on the South side of Portage behind DQ. See cmjraceway.com for classes and rules or call 608 220 6853.
Retro Motocross Dot Com -
July 23, 2012
Don't forget to check my pal Tom Muellers site frequently
He has tons of Vintage Moto here and he updates it all the time.
Saturday practice from 10:30 to 3:30 - maybe longer depending upon conditions.
First 75 people to register for practice get a Pit Posse discount card good for 50% off entire purchase - they have a ton of very cool, usable stuff for moto = www.pitposse.com
Pit Bike Racing Saturday evening.
Sunday Racing - both D16 and Mega Series Points
Giveaways planned for Sunday:
20 Fly Racing Backpacks
5 Barnett clutch kits
10 Dunlop tires
60 quarts of Amsoil
1 Pro Action Shock Revalve
1 Barnett Clutch Basket
5 Fly Racing jerseys
5 FREE Pivot Works kits
5 Cylinder Works 50% off certs
5 Hot Rods 50% off certs
5 Hot Cams 50% off certs
5 Vertex piston 50% off certs
$1200 Amsoil Contingency
15 Sunstar Sprocket Certs from FREE product to 50% off
5 SCAR racing certs
10 Twin Air Certs
10 JT sprocket Certs
10 Moto Master Brake Certs
10 TMV Motorcycle Parts Certs
25 $90 Hinson clutch certs
10 Braking Certs
10 Boyeson Certs
The Mighty 1984 CR500 -
June 20, 2012
STOLEN KTM in the UP -
November 30, -0001
I found this on a local board
Please be on the lookout for a stolen 2008 ktm 250sxf stolen from our yd in uppermichigan stock orange in color vin vbkmxj4398m109132 if spotted contact local police or call 1-906-644-2915 thank you, my 13 yr old son is heartbroken
My note: I hope the Cops catch the thieves and shoot them on the spot.
and with Mothers this weekend we have been busting our asses off to get our Flowers to market.
Back to motobiz come Monday
It sucks to Win -
May 02, 2012
This is a true statement. It Sucks to Win....everytime. You will get bored and you will lose interest.
Racing is not based on winning every race, its based on championships. You only need to win enough to win the championship. Nobody remembers or cares who won the 7th round in 2008... but someone knows who the champion was in 2008.
Think about it...
Where to Race this weeked -
April 30, 2012
Make sure you hit the LL Qualifier in Tigerton WI this weekend
The Inspiration for the song Jump -
March 05, 2012
Halverson already knew this.... He loves Van Hagar because they are SOOOO HEAVY
Partridges Foot looks.... -
March 05, 2012
good to go for next weekend
Here's what happened in the crash It was during the second and final timed practice and near the end of it. Anyways, I was on one of my laps and came out of the over under and coming out of it it was getting really choppy and I hit something that kicked the whole right side of the bike into the wall which is what ultimately is how my foot got crushed in between the wall and the frame of my bike. Then the bike high sided me and I landed but first facing backwards slamming my head into the ground. At first the pain from my foot was the only thing I could feel. As well as my boot fiLling up with blood. When I got to the hospital my neck started hurting really bad and they put a C collar on me and found out I broke my C3 and C4 vertebrae. They found no breaks in my foot other then the big toe. I am getting surgery on my neck tomorrow evening to stabilize the 2 vertebrae they are just waiting for the swelling to go down. I have full movement of all my limbs so that's a huge plus. I really want to thank all you guys for the good wishes as well as the whole team that has stuck behind me through all of this..
If Chuck Billy drove a motoRcross bike.... this is how he would do it!
ESCAPE WISCONSIN!!! -
February 27, 2012
Most of north central Wisconsin from Marathon County northward should receive around 14 to 20" This will be a very wet, heavy snow which will be hard to shovel and move and make driving very difficult.
Super Hunky says and Smack does not Agree -
February 25, 2012
The All- Terrain Cycle, or ATC, was introduced by Honda to let people who didn't have the skills to balance a regular two-wheeled bike ride in the dirt. Cute little buggers, the ATCs sold like crazy. Then savvy people started noticing that they handled like a shopping cart loaded with bowling balls with one locked front wheel going down a flight of stairs.
People started doing wonderful things like riding over their own legs and biffing over the bars when the things got into a high- speed wobble-you know, anything over 20 mph. Suspension on these early three-wheelers? Nothing. Zip. Nada. Zero. Just three balloon tires were there to take the impacts.
As the years passed, the ATVs got more and more powerful and they gave them forks and shocks. This let the unstable triangle wallow around, as well as defy the laws of physics when trying to turn. The rest is history. Three-wheelers are no longer being made. However, be warned! They're still out there, wiggling and lurching around the trails and sandpits of America.
Since we love 4 strokes so much here @ OTP -
February 25, 2012
We are letting you CRF riders know the proper oil to run in your Tractors
(Chris Halverson runs HP4M as PreMix in his CRs and can't figure out why they keep seizing)
96-00 RM upgrade -
February 25, 2012
Ever wonder what one would look like with newer Plastic?
This one has the 99/00 Sidepanels and Seat
01 and newer for everything else
Tonights SuperMotoRcross -
February 25, 2012
Looks pretty cool
Chalk up a Win for the little guy. -
February 24, 2012
Awesome 2005 YZ250 For Sale / My Sons / Maintained by the Master himself......Me -
February 14, 2012
$2,500 Cashiers Check or $2300.00 Cash
Pro Action valved front and rear suspension with fresh Oil / New front and rear tires 3 rides on them, Proffesionally maintained / Oil changed every two rides, Brand new lower rod bearing, New main Bearings, New OEM Rod and top end. Rebuilt Jan 12th / Will post pictures of rebuild. (Zero time on the Motor since rebuild last month)
Finally / Tax dollars well spent -
December 29, 2011
According to Britain's Moto: “News has filtered through that the wonderful Belgium government will fund the 2012 Motocross of Nations which is going to be held at the deep sand circuit of Lommel. Sources close to the event are suggesting they will finance the event to the tune of 250,000 euros (about $325,000), amazing news for Lommel and great news for Youthstream. With that amount of finance on offer the government are requesting to be involved with communication and PR of the race which is set for September 30th 2012."
A touching Christmas story that is bound to make Halverson cry. -
December 20, 2011
A couple was Christmas shopping at the mall on Christmas Eve and the mall was packed. Walking through the mall the surprised wife look up and noticed herhusband was no where around and she was very upset because they had a lot to do. She used her cell phone to call her husband because she was so upset, to ask him where he was. The husband in a calm voice said, honey remember the jewelry store we went into5 years ago where you fell in love with that diamond necklace that wecould not afford and I told you that I would get it for you one day. His wife said crying, yes I remember that jewelry store. He said, well I'm in the bar next to it Braaaaaap!
Hannah busts out the Holy Schmit -
December 19, 2011
2*: Ryan Villopoto 3*: Mike Brown 5*: Ryan Dungey 7*: James Stewart 9*: Ivan Tedesco 10*: Justin Brayton 11*: Kyle Chisholm 12**: Blake Baggett 14*: Kevin Windham 15*: Dean Wilson 16*: John Dowd 17: Eli Tomac 18*: David Millsaps 19: Kyle Cunningham 20: Justin Barcia 21: Jake Weimer 22*: Chad Reed 23: Gareth Swanepoel 24*: Brett Mecalfe 25: Broc Tickle 26*: Michael Byrne 27*: Nicholas Wey 28*: Tyla Rattray 29*: Andrew Short 30: Alex Martin 31: Martin Davalos 32: Tommy Hahn 33*: Joshua Grant 34: Cole Seely 35: Darryn Durham 36: Kyle Regal 37: Malcom Stewart 38: Marvin Musquin 39: Tye Simmonds 40: Gannon Audette 41*: Trey Canard 42: Ricky Dietrich 43: Christian Craig 44: Jason Anderson 45: Nick Paluzzi 46: Les Smith 47: Chris Blose 48: Jimmy Albertson 49: Justin Bogle 50: Nico Izzi 51: Travis Baker 52: Ben Lamay 53: Ryan Sipes 54: Weston Peick 55: Lance Vincent 56: Austin Stroupe 57: Jake Canada 58: Will Hahn 59: Vince Friese 60: Matthew Lemoine 61: Austin Howell 62: Travis Sewell 63: Colton Facciotti 64: Matt Boni 65: Ryan Morais 66: Jason Thomas 67: Scott Champion 68: Shane Sewell 69: Jimmy DeCotis 70: Ken Roczen 71: Kevin Rookstool 72: Jarred Jet Browne 73: Joshua Clark 74: Tyler Bowers 75*: Josh Hill 76: Calle Aspergren 77: Lowell Spangler 78: Tommy Weeck 79: Tyler Medaglia 80: Kyle Keylon 81: Robert Kiniry 82: Justin Sipes 83: Kyle Partridge 84: Killian Rusk 85: Robert Marshall 86: Taylor Futrell 87: Matt Goerke 88: Ben Evans 89: Tyler Bright 90: Bryce Vallee 91: Dalton Carlson 92: Hunter Clements 93: AJ Catanzaro 94: Cole Siebler 95: Chris Plouffe 96: Kyle Peters 97: Jeremy Medaglia 98: Tye Hames 99: Sean Hackley Jr 377*: Christophe Pourcel 800*: Mike Alessi
Get off your Lazy Ass and post your Go Pro Vids here
Our 1st Location -
October 03, 2011
Is now a Shoe store a Bicycle store and I think an Eye Clinic
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to us! -
October 03, 2011
Today OTP became 14 yrs old! Holy Cow where did the time go?
First day open for Biz
A few years later
After all these years and never taking out a Loan to get where we are.
I actually started this Biz with $750.00
Stator Trick -
September 27, 2011
If your Stator is failing and you need to buy some time.
Tighten your Plug Gap a bit.
Doesn't work 100% on all Stator probs
Try it sometime if you ever have that issue
Eric Gorr RM300 vs a PIG -
September 27, 2011
an Average Joes take:
The purpose is to give an objective opinion about the two from a “average Joe’s” perspective. I mentioned in a thread over the winter that I was doing the big bore 2 stroke thing and I got a lot of messages asking for a report. So I figured I would write this up to try and be helpful.
A little bit about me, I’m a 36 year old vet B/C weekend MX racer. The 2 stroke is a 2006 RM250 that I picked up in July of last summer for $2500. It was box stock and had about 10 hours on. It was in excellent condition. I was coming off a 6 year absence from riding and I just wanted to get something cheap in case I decided that I made the right choice 6 years earlier by giving up (previous bike was a 2003 CRF450). I went to my first local race that weekend and I was hooked all over again. After the season I ordered a 2011 RMZ450 but after about a month my dealer told me that they couldn’t get one. Since I had my heart set on the RMZ, I figured I would wait and just do some work to my 250 and ride it one more year. Here are the mods: -FMF Factory Fatty and shorty silencer -Eric Gorr 300cc kit with porting and head work - $600 -Factory Connection revalve and respring
Eric does amazing work. The cylinder was rebored and plated and it looked perfect when I got it back. He had to modify the exhaust valve and reed cage for clearance. With the kit comes your choice of porting. The choices are bottom to mid, mid to top or a broader smoother power all the way from top to bottom. You also get your choice of head mods. Since I ran race fuel anyway, I chose to go with the high compression head and the broader more smooth power band.
The RMZ450 is a 2011 that I picked up in December of last year but I didn’t ride it until about six weeks ago. I had already done the work to my 250 because I was not expecting the bike to show up but out of the blue one arrived at my dealer so I grabbed it. Here are the mods: - Rekluse Core EXP 2.0 -Yoshimura RD4 Full Ti exhaust -Factory Connection revalve and respring
I’ve got 7.4 hours on the 450 so far and the first thing I can tell you is thing just pulls and pulls and pulls. The pull is probably exaggerated by the traction. The back wheel feels glued to the track. Because of that it has roll on power everywhere. When cornering conventionally while using the clutch (which you can still do with the rekluse) it turns like it’s on rails. Since installing the rekluse I noticed that it pushes the front end a little bit more when you get lazy and just rely on the rekluse. I assume this is because the front end gets abruptly unloaded and light as opposed to gradually fed power with the clutch. I’m also running the stock tires so that might have something to do with it. In spite of this, the rekluse is the best mod you can do. The bike WILL NOT stall. I was having a problem stalling it at first because the clutch would not totally disengage. I was told that in order to have a real smooth and easy clutch pull they lengthened the pivot arm on the clutch. I’m not sure if this is true but if it is then in doing so they made it difficult to ride because the bike will stall if the clutch isn’t all the way to the bars. Rather than deal with it I just installed the rekluse and it is awesome.
The RM300 is everything Eric Gorr said it would be. He told me I would ride a gear higher because the motor can pull it now. He told me that the horsepower would be well into the mid 50’s but it would feel weaker because the violent punch would be gone. He also said that because of the porting it would make peak hp a few hundred rpm above stock and pull smooth all the way there. He was 100% correct on everything he said. On tight bowl turns I would just come in, in 3rd gear, turn the front wheel down the bowl, feed it a tad bit of clutch and the motor would sing for as long as you wanted to hold it open. It doesn’t have the 450 roll on power but it’s probably as close as you will get out of a modern 2 stroke. As far as handling, it was not affected at all by the mods. The thing turns ridiculously and it sticks in the rutted turns better than any bike I’ve ever ridden.
Conclusion: The 450 is an awesome bike and it handles and turns as good as any 4 stroke I have ridden. It has power everywhere and is a blast to ride BUT, the 2 stroke with the big bore has more than enough power to keep up at the level I ride at, it handles better and is about 30 pounds lighter. So far, I would have to say the 2 stroke is more fun. I timed a few laps on each at my local track and I’m faster on the 2 stroke after the mods. More power on a 2 stroke usually means more out of control or harder to ride. That’s not the case with the big bore. It’s is noticeably more power than stock but the power is dispersed so evenly and in places where I can use it more effectively that the bike is actually easier for me to ride. I only have about 7 hours on the 450 so I might get better on it with time and change my mind but for now, the 2 stroke is my favorite of the 2.
The Legacy is Over -
September 27, 2011
I cannot believe this happened!! Is this actually the end?!??
The Moto World 30 Years ago -
September 27, 2011
Wow have times changed but it sure seems like yesterday to me.
Bass! How low can you go? Death row, what a brother knows Once again back is the incredible The rhyme animal The incredible d, public enemy, number one "five-o" said, "freeze!" and I got numb Can I tell 'em that I really never had a gun But it's the wax that the terminator x spun Now they got me in a cell 'cause my records, they sell Cause a brother like me said, "well... ...farrakahn's a prophet and I think you ought to listen to What he can say to you, what you ought to do" Follow for now, power of the people, say, "make a miracle, d, pump the lyrical" Black is back, all in, we're gonna win Check it out, yeah y'all c'mon, here we go again
Turn it up! bring the noise
Never badder than bad 'cause the brother is madder than mad At the fact that's corrupt as a senator Soul on a roll, but you treat it like soap on a rope Cause the beats in the lines are so dope Listen for lessons I'm saying inside music That the critics are blasting me for They'll never care for the brothers and sisters now across The country has us up for the war We got to demonstrate, come on now, they're gonna have to wait, 'till we get it right Radio stations I question their blackness They call themselves black, but we'll see if they'll play this
Turn it up, bring the noise
Get from in front of me, the crowd runs to me My deejay is warm, he's x, I call him norm ya know He can cut a record from side to side So what, the ride, the glide should be much safer than a suicide Soul control, beat is the father of your rock 'n' roll Music for whatcha, for whichin', you call a band man Makin' a music, abuse it, but you can't do it, ya know You call'em demos, but we ride limos too Whatcha gonna do? rap is not afraid of you Beat is for sonny bono, beat is for yoko ono Run-dmc first said a deejay could be a band Stand on it's own feet, get you out your seat Beat is for eric b and l. l. as well, hell Wax is for anthrax, still I can rock bells ever Forever, universal it will sell Time for me to exit, terminator x-it
Turn it up, bring the noise
From coast to coast, so you stop being like a comatose Stand my man? the beat's the same with a boost-toast Rock with some pizzazz, it will last, why you ask? Roll with the rock stars, you'll never get accepted as We got to plead the fifth, we can investigate Don't need to wait, get the record straight Hey, posse's in effect, got flavor, terminator X to sign checks, play to get paid We got to check it out down on the avenue A magazine or two is dissing me and dissing you Yeah, I'm telling you...
Chris Halverson Loves these guys so much he puts YZ decals on his Vintage CR collection
Lucid Films Strikes again! -
August 29, 2011
This time Correy Selle and crew invide the MotoZone in Tigerton
BTW my Lovely Daughter Ravyn @:52 and Baby Justis #616 @45: and more are in this one
Roger Says: -
August 28, 2011
MXA: DO YOU THINK THAT 250 TWO-STROKES SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO RACE AGAINST 250 FOUR-STROKES?
Roger Decoster: Yes. I think it would be fine. The two-stroke makes more horsepower, but it makes it over a narrower range, while the four-stroke makes less power, but has a broad powerband. I think they are equal machines. The two-stroke would be better in sand and deep loam, while the four-stroke would be better on harder dirt. It takes a more talented rider to race the two-stroke and I can see where it would be difficult for most of the current 250 four-stroke riders to make the change. I'd wouldn't oppose a rule change.
This dude should not have been arrested / He should get a pat on the Back for a good job. -
July 29, 2011
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) – A Wausau man has been charged with attacking a man Wednesday night in Weston whom he suspected was having an affair with his wife.
A judge released Tim Kislow on a $15,000 signature bond and ordered him not to have any contact with the victim, Mark Pierzchalski. A preliminary hearing on September 9th will determine whether Kislow will stand trial on a substantial battery charge. Kislow is also charged with disorderly conduct.
According to police reports, Kislow confronted Pierzchalski inside his mother-in-law's trailer in Weston just after 8 p.m. Wednesday. Pierzchalski had told Kislow the day before that he was sleeping with his wife. The two fought and Kislow hit Pierzchalski in the face with a Leatherman multi-tool item. Eyewitnesses saw the knife blade was not exposed. Pierzchalski suffered a one-inch cut on the left side of his head.
Kislow ran away and police found him a short time later in a wooded area nearby.
Police have referred Pierzchalski to prosecutors on a battery charge for punching Kislow twice in the face.
Did you hear the one about me being a punk? Did you hear the one about me being a drunk? Did you hear the one about me losing my nerve? Or how I'm just another fucking sheep in the herd? Did you hear about the money, how it made me change? So funny to me, all the time that they waste. Did you hear the one about me giving a shit? Cause if I ever did I don't remember it.
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You can be me and I will be you. You can live just like a star. I'll take my sanity, you take the fame. I'm under and over it all. (I'm under and over it.) I, I, I'm under and over it. I, I, I'm under and over it.
You can be me and I will be you. You can live just like a star. I'll take my sanity, you take the fame. I'm under and over it all. (I'm under and over it.) I'm under and over it all. (I'm under and over it.) I, I, I'm under and over it. I, I, I'm under and over it.
Finally after years of searching we found an actual "Legit" Fagslist ad
Buy this bike and I guarantee you'll have no probs cleaning house on those 450/250F piles of junk.
Justin Brayton is a Cool Cat -
July 23, 2011
At the riders meeting in Washougal, Justin Brayton was awarded the RC Hard Charger Award for passing the most people in a moto at Millville -- 22 riders, two more than Reed after his big crash. As he stepped up to receive the award, Brayton took the microphone and said that while he appreciated the award, he thought Reed deserved it more and handed it over while the rest of the riders and crews applauded.
Not only is that amazing sportsmanship, it's a pretty damn cool thing for one rider to do for a competitor.
I know it's a bit late but watching the lowlights tonight on FUEL reminded me of my 1991 trip to see Emig Win his 1st OA in the 125s and seeing some NoName by the name of John Dowd break his leg in practice after the finish line. ( They had whoops after the finish back then)
Growing young again / By Brad Day / Pretty Cool -
June 16, 2011
The sun was just cresting the hill as I snuck out of the house. Being ever so quiet as to not wake anyone, I slowly crept out to where I had left my fully bmxed out huffy the night before. I had 20 miles of riding to see the new YZ's. After what seemed like hours(it probably was) I arrived. Only to wish I had a concept of what store hours were. I stood on the step trying to peer into the dark recessess of the shop where I imagined they would line up the fresh steeds waiting for 9:00am to arrive. Once allowed inside the better part of the day was spent just admiring every aspect of the new line. Knowing I had a long ride ahead of me I began the long journey home. The entire way I was making motorcycle sounds and riding in and out of every ditch trying to keep Hannah and Decoster behind me. Flash forward 30 some years and there I was standing at the dealership admiring the new yamaha 450 engine design(1st time I have seen it in person) and losing track of about two hours out of my day. Driving home I'll be darned if I didn't look at an odd shaped landscape and before I could stop myself the mouth went BBBBRRRRAAAAAPPPPPP hand following with the way the obstacle should be jumped, of course I mentally hucked it on the first try. Deja vu all over again.
June 16, 2011
A decade of difference. (That's 10 years for you BJ types)
This Video doesn't do justice to how cool and how steep the Hills are at that track
Round 2 and 3 of the Northern route MX series and District 16 points this weekend June 11th and 12th. However, the pro-am even is not until August, Gates will be open Friday and Saturday 6:00A.M. - 12:00P.M. and Sunday 6:00A.M. -1:00P.M.
There will be a couple changes to the track for this weekend. In this video you can see where you do not hit the jump after you come down the hill in the back.
They look almost identical ( Yes the graphics and Seat cover are dif but that takes a quick eye)
but the easiest way to tell the dif is.....
1992 was the 1st year of wrap around Fork protectors
20 Years Ago -
June 01, 2011
That's 1991 for you BJ types
Bikes were starting to go through an Ugly Graphics and Seat phase
Here Suzuki Demonstrates
1981 TGM125 -
June 01, 2011
Cool lookin Critter
1986 125 Shoot Out -
June 01, 2011
How'd the Rank
#1 CR It killed all the others #2 KX Pro only Engine / Reliability probs #3 RM Weak Motor / First year of NO Full Floater and PV neither worked worth a shit #4 YZ Dead Last for the 3rd yr in a row and Dead last til 1993