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Added reply in a thread Unpopular Opinion: WTF are these guys thinking 11/28/2020 7:35 AM

James Marshall is really struggling. Been very close to him for years, even before his crash. Look for a MX School/Ride Day for him soon. Blake Wharton and Trey Canard are interested in helping out. Will keep everyone posted.

Added reply in a thread Anyone Here Collecting Contingency? 11/18/2020 4:45 PM

My son in AMA District 20. 250 C, 450 C.

Started new thread Rider Battling Leukemia Wins AMA District 20 Championship and 2nd At State Championship 11/8/2020 8:29 AM

Ethan Hughes won a couple of AMA Regional moto's in June of 2018 and thought he was on the way to the National Championship at Loretta's. A few weeks later he wasn't feeling well, then a couple of more weeks he was diagnosed with Leukemia. Immediately

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Added reply in a thread Would AJ's ride made a difference on Alta's outcome if 2 years ago? 11/8/2020 7:54 AM

Alta did a test on rotating engine mass. The conclusion was that the rotating engine mass of a 450 4-stroke engine was equivalent to 50lbs. The Alta had zero rotating engine mass. That's why it was so much fun to corner and lay over in a rut. Same reason ... more »

Added reply in a thread Would AJ's ride made a difference on Alta's outcome if 2 years ago? 10/19/2020 6:13 AM

Harley was an easy target and had history with their partnership with Beull. Yes, being based in Silicon Valley made it difficult, but it also helped attract a group of engineers from Tesla that joined the team early to help create the battery.back. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ponca City is Back! 10/18/2020 8:29 PM

True. Its was the NMA National Championship. Riders that won that race were considered an NMA National Champion. My point was that a lot of people including in the "industry" call AMA Featured Events, and AMA Major Events a national. Like the Spring ... more »

Added reply in a thread Would AJ's ride made a difference on Alta's outcome if 2 years ago? 10/18/2020 8:22 PM

I was a Regional Manager for Alta and trust me HD was not the downfall of Alta. There was an agreement between Alta and HD for Alta to build an entry level bike for Harley. The deal went sideways and the deal broke up. There was another OE that came ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ponca City is Back! 10/18/2020 8:09 PM

It's definitely gaining some traction. Harold and the Moto Playground crew are doing a great job. Yes, they had a LL Regional there this year. BTW, there is only 1 AMA National and of course that is LL. A lot of people call these AMA "Major Events" or ... more »

Added reply in a thread So who was the oldest to win an AMA National Motocross title? Any title? Will it be Osborne? 9/30/2020 9:33 AM

Definently a remarkable accomplishment, but not a National Championship, it's a Regional Championship.

Started new thread Riders From Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico Finish Inside Top 20 9/19/2020 6:03 PM

Most people know Ben Lamay is from Alaska. Very few know Grant Harlen. Grant has done most of his racing from North Texas but is from Hawaii. And Felix Lopez is from Mexico. They all finished inside the top 20 in the first 450 Moto. Really proud of Grant ... more »

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Started new thread 770 Days Since Last Race While Fighting Leukemia 8/31/2020 9:18 AM

770. That's how many days it's been since our son Ethan last raced due to his battle with Leukemia. He has never complained or asked why. If fact, early on he said, "I'm glad this happened to me, and not to someone that couldn't handle it." It hasn't ... more »

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Added reply in a thread President Of Ricky Carmichael Racing, JH Leale, On the Two Wheel Action Podcast... 8/27/2020 12:59 PM

"Retired?"

Started new thread President Of Ricky Carmichael Racing, JH Leale, On the Two Wheel Action Podcast... 8/27/2020 11:47 AM

JH Leale talks about him and Ricky riding Adventure Touring bikes along with his role on the Safe To Race task force. Also a cool tidbit about the GOAT of Road Racing trading helmets with the GOAT of Motocross. A conversation with JH would lot be complete ... more »

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Added a comment about video Stacyc Stability Cycle | Better Place To Start? 8/21/2020 9:53 AM

As a motocross trainer one of the things I have to work on with new riders is getting their butt's off the seat. STACYC riders learn this at a very young age and it becomes automatic with them when they transition to bigger bikes.

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Added reply in a thread Yamaha Europe working on a full size e-MX bike 8/8/2020 2:39 PM

It's funny to hear people say they watch eF1 and its boring, then say that e-MX would be boring. It might be boring to watch, but never boring to ride. There is a HUGE difference. None one of us are every going to drive an eF1 car. But we can all ride ... more »

Added reply in a thread Alternates for Loretta’s 7/25/2020 6:19 AM

Alternates are allowed to practice on Monday with all the qualified racers. Entry fee is refunded if there is not an open spot. Its a great experience and a lot of fun just being there. Take your swim suit and float down the river between motos if you ... more »

Added reply in a thread RIP Danny Erdeljac 7/18/2020 4:36 PM

Danny was in his early 60's.

Added reply in a thread RIP Danny Erdeljac 7/17/2020 5:32 PM

Danny was also very close with Roger DeCoster. Roger has used Danny and his crew for collecting data on the KTM test tracks. Danny was extremely smart and at the same time very kind and gentle. An amazing Dad and Husband. Has 3 wonderful daughters along ... more »

Added reply in a thread Star-Tron fuel additive: snake oil or works? 7/12/2020 9:21 AM

Sold tons of Star Tron when I was with Parts Unlimited. Dealers would treat their used bikes with great results. I use it in all of my small engine products around the house. Does wonders to prevent carb cleaning for those products that sit up for weeks ... more »

Added reply in a thread Direct To Consumer Brands 6/18/2020 2:29 PM

Alta was considering this towards the end. I know the other OE's have looked at this model too.