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Added reply in a thread My budget RM250 build (and how to cut out a swingarm bolt from Hell) Final pics* 12/17/2017 2:54 PM

Yep, thanks- I am going to check out the float situation.

Added reply in a thread BTO Sports, Deals of the Century 12/17/2017 2:46 PM

The all-white was like $500-$540 at Cycle Gear. That's reasonable for a really nice lid. A custom job would be sweet. I am looking for MIPS, which makes sense to me, especially having been knocked out with what I felt was a pretty minor hit years ago. ... more »

Added reply in a thread BTO Sports, Deals of the Century 12/17/2017 11:29 AM

I tried one of these at Cycle Gear. Super-nice. I might pop for one. The website has colors but the guy at shop said only black or white is available. The way this thing fits your face is pretty cool. Ones with graphics are listed at $719 retail tho...ouch.

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Added reply in a thread Filthy Phil - Style Check 12/16/2017 9:48 PM

JGR has it going on with the bikes this year. They are works of art. Maybe they will pump some life back into the Suzuki brand. With all the talk of RCH etc. going away, it's nice to see business as usual over at JGR.

Added reply in a thread My budget RM250 build (and how to cut out a swingarm bolt from Hell) Final pics* 12/16/2017 6:17 PM

So she started right up after maybe 7-8 kicks. Ran great, but there was trouble when I shut her off. As I sat admiring the bike on the stand, I noticed gas pissing out of a bottom carburetor hose. Fuel valve shut it off. I am running VP C-12 mixed 50/50 ... more »

Added reply in a thread No Ask Ping 12/16/2017 5:59 PM

One guy died up there. The response is massive in terms of engines, choppers, and everything else. These fires are gnarly. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-firefighter-cause-of-death-20171216-story.html

Added reply in a thread Filthy Phil - Style Check 12/15/2017 11:16 PM

I'm all about Filthy, but this dude...Holy Crap

Added reply in a thread Matthes, JT comments on PEDs 12/15/2017 10:05 PM

My main motivation in the original post was that Jeff Alessi was getting overly blamed for an issue that is very complex and broad. He's not even part of the conversation anymore, if you notice. If stuff did indeed go on, it's not cool to publicly skewer

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Added reply in a thread Net Neutrality Repeal 12/15/2017 2:49 PM

What freaks me out is what I heard on the radio-- that the internet provider can block certain sites. As if the corporations didn't have enough control already- that's insane. They will definitely take advantage of that. But people call me crazy when ... more »

Added reply in a thread My budget RM250 build (and how to cut out a swingarm bolt from Hell) Final pics* 12/15/2017 11:34 AM

Thanks! Today is the day to start her up after five years. Just picked up some VP C-12 (this bike always pinged on straight pump gas). I mix it 50/50 with non-ethanol pump gas. The project was a shitload of work but I enjoyed the experience and learned ... more »

Added reply in a thread Work hours? 12/15/2017 10:50 AM

I was gone 12 hours a day, five days a week for the first three years of my daughter's life. Commute of up to 2 hours one way on a bad day. Miserable. Got a new work-at-home job and now I am around her too much and have to make excuses to leave the house. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Matthes, JT comments on PEDs 12/15/2017 9:31 AM

I am kind of hating that DC is getting back up against a wall here. He's being very restrained - every complaint about the sport seems to land on his shoulders. I don't think any of this is on him.

Added reply in a thread Matthes, JT comments on PEDs 12/14/2017 10:01 PM

Spare me with the libel. Go find a lawyer that would bring that (I'm a journalist). And contrary to what Matthes said on his show, Jeff Alessi did not post that thread on Vital.

Added reply in a thread Matthes, JT comments on PEDs 12/14/2017 9:52 PM

If you watch the movie about Lance "Stop at Nothing" it includes a description of a phone conversation with Jannard where he discusses Lance and doping. Again, I am just pointing out public record here. This article is from 2014 in the Australian press: ... more »

Added reply in a thread Matthes, JT comments on PEDs 12/14/2017 9:31 PM

Well this thread did take a bit of a bummer direction. Everybody loves our sport's heroes. Whether it is a stone better left unturned, or a historic scandal is in the eye of the reader. I will say that making Jeff Alessi the sacrificial lamb for PED ... more »

Added reply in a thread Matthes, JT comments on PEDs 12/14/2017 3:51 PM

No I'm not. I am referring to a guy who started selling goggles out of his car, named his company after his dog, and sold it for $2.1 billion. It's not like I am pointing out a secret. It was an international news story. It definitely got me thinking, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Matthes, JT comments on PEDs 12/14/2017 2:57 PM

I'm not angry or jealous, not sure why you think I am - do you think every moto fan is jealous of being the mx industry? (My first job in the motorcycle industry was in 1989. I timed out) Being a pro Supercross rider isn't for me, because I am not talented, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Matthes, JT comments on PEDs 12/14/2017 1:59 PM

I think it's a really dumb thing to say, actually. What do you want, eyeballs, or fans? Most of us are racers or former racers that spent our lives living this sport. Any fan that sat watching one or two guys dominate the sport for years (likely buying ... more »

Added reply in a thread Matthes, JT comments on PEDs 12/14/2017 12:48 PM

Remember when jim jannard from Oakley got international media attention for knowing about Armstrong's doping and was recorded saying there are ways to get around it? Do the motor media/industry information-control freaks ever discuss that? mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-02/sponsor-turned-blind-eye-to-lance-armstrong ... more »

Added reply in a thread Matthes, JT comments on PEDs 12/13/2017 7:34 PM

Dude, what are you talking about? There is no discussion of a conspiracy here, just a discussion of JT and Matthes' comments on PED use. Posting a lot doesn't mean you say a lot of intelligent things. It's pretty stupid to call people "nut jobs" for ... more »