miketherider

miketherider

Lives in: FL, USA

Member since: 01/05/09

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Added reply in a thread Dieting/Training 6/28/2020 11:42 AM

Cardio training; you can go the low end (fan bike, cheap mtb and stationary trainer, running shoes), medium (concept 2 rower, bike with a zwift setup) or upper end (peloton, full on road cycling or e-mtb). We have a peloton in our house mainly due to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Star protesting Gieco for fuel 6/21/2020 5:53 PM

Any body can protest any body for fuel. Just pay the $800 protest fee plus the additional $1000 fuel protest fee. I’m sure for Star, the $1800 is worth it; public opinion probably doesn’t sway them too much. Per the rule book, the FIM will defer to the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Lets See Those FC450s / Hear Some Rider Reviews 6/16/2020 8:18 AM

Get the correct rear spring for weight/and-or-speed, 103mm sag, ditch the backfire screen, check tps, check spoke/engine hanger/sprocket bolt torques, then just ride the thing. Linear power delivery and cornering when there isn’t something to bank or/not ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coolant in the engine oil 2019 CRF450R 6/13/2020 9:20 AM

May want to check the head and have it micced to see if it warped or has a low spot. Interesting you’re the 5th or 6th person I’ve heard with same year and same cooling issues, even with low hours.

Added reply in a thread British expat - where to ride and race in FL? 6/13/2020 7:43 AM

You’ll be local to Dade City, Tampa MX, Croom OHV; longer drive to Orlando MX (Bithlo), 74 MX to the south, Gatorback on race weekends, the old Florida Track/Trails that is purported to reopen in the fall.

Added reply in a thread WW Ranch is Round 2! 6/11/2020 7:01 AM

Will be insanely hot and humid, but have you been to Budds Creek in late July/August? Just as bad, sometimes even more stifling with humidity and lack of any breeze. There’s been years where Southwick and Glen Helen or Hangtown have been 95+. Not optimal ... more »

Added reply in a thread Flipping bikes for side income 6/4/2020 1:28 PM

Mini bikes are in demand, anything two stroke has become gold to some, and any 90s motto stuff is hot. You can definitely make some money, but the buy in/up front cost is more than it was 10-15 years ago. I’ve flipped a few the past couple months and ... more »

Added reply in a thread how do you improve cardio ? 6/4/2020 7:24 AM

Find a used fan bike. Probably find some for $15 or less at garage sales or FB marketplace. Start out 20min steady pace, then start to build. Say 5 min at “talking but hard” pace, then a minute at a hard pace. Repeat. Look up workouts for things like ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 RMZ 450 Rigid Frame 6/2/2020 9:27 AM

Taking out one bolt from the frame hanger is a common trick. You may also play around the torque setting; for example if OEM calls for 34 ft/lbs, go down to say 29 ft/lbs and reevaluate. If that has no perceived effect, look into works chassis lab and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Florida Moto 6/1/2020 7:15 AM

Tallahassee. Only a 35 minute drive to Cairo, ANF with OHV torture fest 20 minute drive. Clermont, only about 45 minutes from Croom, Dade City about 20 minutes, Tampa MX about an hour, Bartow about 45 minutes, make a day trip to Pax about 1 hour 45 minutes. ... more »

Added reply in a thread WTB Honda '87 CR80 5/16/2020 2:57 PM

Not sure what they're doing with it, but check with Kaplan Cycles in Vernon CT. They supposedly bought a whole collection of bikes, one of which was an 87 CR80.

Added reply in a thread Supercross Stars Line Up for the Inaugural Monster Energy Supercross E SX Event, Presented by Toyota, Set to Air on NBCSN This Saturday 5/12/2020 11:02 AM

I’m all in in for Blake Baggett segment. Maybe we can just replay Atlanta main event and let him commentate that.

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Added reply in a thread Let’s talk WP Aer 48 Fork 5/7/2020 3:19 PM

I had a similar issue with a 19.5 FC450, still sorting with clickers here and there, but I will say having the correct rear spring for my weight/speed set at 103mm of sag made a huge improvement. I also went in on HS comp on shock, bike still stable ... more »

Added reply in a thread Champion on worst bike 5/6/2020 5:47 AM

Febvre 2015 MXGP.

Added reply in a thread WTB Honda '87 CR80 5/4/2020 6:07 AM

There’s an 87 on Jacksonville CL. Would be a project for sure. https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/mpo/d/saint-augustine-parting-1987-honda-cr80/7105991145.html

Added reply in a thread 2019 FC 450 Subframe Breakage 5/1/2020 8:36 AM

Common theme with them. I would check in with nearest reputable dealer, get a Husqvarna rep on the phone ASAP to determine a resolution.

Added reply in a thread What’s The OLDEST Motorcycle You Currently Own ? Tell Us About It..... 4/21/2020 8:24 AM

66/69 Honda S90s. One almost to the point of becoming a daily beer fetcher, other probably become an art project for one of the kids (locked up motor). Also have a 73 Husqvarna that over the past 24 months been making sloooooow progress on getting mechanically ... more »

Added reply in a thread Who did Roger DeCoster race against? 4/16/2020 12:03 PM

4 inches of suspension. Not exactly kind to the wrists or knees.

Added reply in a thread Professional sports in Florida are getting the green light to resume production after the Florida Governor's Office deemed them "essential services." 4/14/2020 8:31 AM

Anton brings up a great point: what does the parts budgets and sponsor allocations look like 30, 60, 90 days out? While we may have a rough schedule, that is still subject to change, and what does travel arrangements look like in a similar time period? ... more »

Added reply in a thread Kinda Moto, kinda Non-Moto-CB350 4/12/2020 11:46 AM

That’s an interesting tire pattern, mainly from the perspective it looks 99% similar to Pirelli dirt track tire “mt-53”.