Harry Backmon

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Lives in: GA, USA

Member since: 07/24/13

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Added reply in a thread Let the hazing begin 12/10/2017 6:45 AM

That's actually a pretty good intro. Well done...now STFU NOOB! Sprocket bolts, as you obviously know, are extremely important, but have you set your sag lately? Additionally, what color powerband are you running?

Added reply in a thread How to un-trick your bike, make it un-factory. 12/9/2017 4:56 AM

Carnage and chaos. I wouldn't be surprised to hear there were serious injuries or even deaths involved. Hell, the one Mav posted - where's the missing piece of that sprocket - someone's neck? I guarantee you neither rider reads here at Vital.

Added reply in a thread 3 Things that need to stop on VitalMX Forums 12/9/2017 4:05 AM

Thank you, sir. This is a perfect example of the good work Vital - particularly peely - is doing by keeping this important maintenance practice on the "front burner." And I couldn't agree more as to what has become an obsession - the constant checking ... more »

Added reply in a thread Afraid of getting hurt... #vertriderproblems 12/8/2017 8:56 AM

Oh, and forget about the crashing. Why worry over it? You're going to crash. It's part of riding and racing. Just don't take crazy chances. Know when to say, "That jump is out of my skill level." Just admit it then HAVE FUN.

Added reply in a thread Afraid of getting hurt... #vertriderproblems 12/8/2017 8:54 AM

I went through it for awhile as far as the "push it" phase. I was in my early 50s when I started back and thought I could eventually keep up with the kids. I'm no slouch on the bike, but I am not fast except for a few laps maybe. I just have fun now. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 3 Things that need to stop on VitalMX Forums 12/8/2017 7:34 AM

I can't see how the sprocket bolt torque thing is "played out." Vital is doing a great service to the men and women actually out there on the tracks riding and racing. By keeping this important maintenance practice in the forefront, it's quite possible ... more »

Added reply in a thread PED Allegations 12/8/2017 7:12 AM

Thanks for the explanation. Do you post here under another screen name?

Added reply in a thread PED Allegations 12/8/2017 6:34 AM

I don't know anything about Jeff's main subject, so I won't comment on them. I do find it interesting that the OP joins and makes one post pointing at Jeff's facebook.

Added reply in a thread 3 Things that need to stop on VitalMX Forums 12/8/2017 5:50 AM

That guy needs to be in the PED thread!

Added reply in a thread 3 Things that need to stop on VitalMX Forums 12/8/2017 5:12 AM

Kenny, any chance you were an AMA flag guy last season?

Added reply in a thread 3 Things that need to stop on VitalMX Forums 12/8/2017 5:03 AM

Much ty.

Added reply in a thread APLMAN99 12/5/2017 11:44 AM

Apple bro...this is interesting. Also, every time I buy apples I look for grown in Lake Chelan to see if I might get some of yours, but I have no idea if they are labeled that way.

Added reply in a thread Are you wondering what Cahuilla Creek MX is like right now? 12/3/2017 4:53 PM

Peely just took his shirt off.

Added reply in a thread Good read from the GOAT 11/28/2017 11:27 AM

No kidding. Good grief. Forget the excellent article - let's hash out whether or not an incredible ambassador for our sport had an editor. Much ty

Added reply in a thread Good read from the GOAT 11/28/2017 5:38 AM

Very good read. This should be published far and wide. I'm going to share it on my faceplant page.

Added reply in a thread Does anyone know this brand? 11/23/2017 11:55 PM

Tamir, is that you?

Added reply in a thread You might be a moto bro if.. 11/23/2017 6:30 AM

Bros... Imagine my EPIC disappointment when I finally open this thread - because it's been dumbgeonized - and find such brolicious broness. It's good to be retired, but I'm busier than I ever was while working. I need to slow it down a bit and make more ... more »