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Added reply in a thread MX2 2020 11/17/2019 9:20 AM

They will all think they can win, Olsen has to bring full send from round one , this is his chance.

Added reply in a thread French Sand Championship thread 11/17/2019 3:42 AM

I saw some footage from yesterday, it was really wet, i think they called it early based on the forecast, it looked awful yesterday and with it being a relatively short course i think it would have been mayhem .

Added reply in a thread America Wins Men's and Women's ISDE - International Six Days Enduro, Media and Forums don't notice. 11/17/2019 2:49 AM

Its been crickets here in the UK too, Enduro has been splintered with WESS , Indoor. Extreme , etc.. a lot of top riders arent even in it so as such the media coverage those guys generate normally is not happening. Great result though.

Added reply in a thread OEM Plastic.....OUCH! 11/16/2019 8:50 AM

I can remember a rear mudguard for a 78 RM100 being £30 in 1978. Plastics are virtually for free these days. Remember the original Technosel tank sticker kits were there to protect the plastics, now its cheaper to buy plastics than graphics

Added reply in a thread Famous People that are into Motocross 11/15/2019 3:34 PM

He was a decent schoolboy level rider , raced a class up for a while too,had good bikes but then raced AMCA which was just local amateur stuff, after that and i dont remember him racing much after 82/83 .True fan of the sport still

Added reply in a thread Famous People that are into Motocross 11/15/2019 3:04 PM

Raced against Jason as a kid, he was a really good rider , but obviously with the death of Bonzo, it kind of knocked him back, he still rides , and contributes to a fair few of the local MX FB groups from back in the day.

Added reply in a thread Famous People that are into Motocross 11/15/2019 2:51 PM

I read a post on a forum a while back, about Roy Orbison , riding some laps at Hawkstone Park, which these pics show. The story goes that he actually broke his ankle that day , and appeared on stage, in London with his foot in a cast .

Added reply in a thread How would you feel if you bought this bike? (A lesson for us all) 11/15/2019 6:20 AM

Name and shame. Jesus that is a mess. However, i will say that there is a world of difference in expectation between 'show bike' and 'showbike' .... we used to build show cars at the end of each season, out of all the bits we had left, empty gearboxes, ... more »

Added reply in a thread MXGP silly season 2020 11/13/2019 1:48 PM

I want to know where Hakon Fredericksen is gonna land, kid ripped at MXoN and is doing ok in ADAC SX too?

Added reply in a thread The next chapter in moto progression? 11/13/2019 11:20 AM

The fact they built what appeared to be a great bike, and they are gone, tells you everything . On the flip side people will pay shit loads for E-Bikes and not give a shit .

Added reply in a thread The next chapter in moto progression? 11/12/2019 2:46 PM

When i worked in F1 , the car was 10% of the budget, all the rest was R&D/Manufacturing costs and Travel . So when they went for a 10% drop in the cost of the car , it actually made fuck all diiference, because it was 1% of the total spend, and it ... more »

Added reply in a thread The next chapter in moto progression? 11/12/2019 12:23 PM

Have you been drinking ? Hello £30k dirt bike Fuck me, people jib about paying $100 to take them out of the crate

Added reply in a thread The next chapter in moto progression? 11/12/2019 12:12 PM

GET have the same in an ECU for Map changes in Supermoto, since 2013/14 i think. Uses GPS and 'per gear' maps, plus one for noise test , amongst other things. Wheel speed sensors and all sorts. Very Clever , but useless for MX .

Added reply in a thread The next chapter in moto progression? 11/12/2019 11:50 AM

This is true. Moto Guys are cheap , end of. On the flip side , MTB guys will burn money on anything , they are performance Magpies, without realising that they are the one that needs to perform. Since the E - Bike thing , the level of cash burn has gone ... more »

Added reply in a thread MXGP silly season 2020 11/12/2019 11:35 AM

They ran in Sweden and did a few races at GP's , they have a decent budget, so at the end of 2018 , Stribos is out of a ride and they want to to step up . Gole is new to the class, and Seva is coming back after a bad injury. You want sponsors and to ... more »

Added reply in a thread The next chapter in moto progression? 11/12/2019 5:33 AM

Will be the same as now in 10 years. Nothing new to improve what we have , its just dirt bikes.

Added reply in a thread MXGP silly season 2020 11/12/2019 5:06 AM

I would say the opposite, having a proper guy on the team sets the level of expectation, and gives Gole and Brylyakov something to go at as well. JWR have designs on being a force in the future, you donr get there without experience.

Added reply in a thread Gajser 2021 11/11/2019 8:02 AM

No

Added reply in a thread Barcia Running Stock Motor 11/11/2019 7:59 AM

One of the biggest problems in Pro Motorsports is engineers who think they know best, coupled with riders that are next to useless at knowing what they want, and not being able to tell the difference when they get something new. When you get that, you ... more »

Added reply in a thread Barcia Running Stock Motor 11/11/2019 7:48 AM

This is exactley what we did with our CR500 Supermoto bike.. can run laptimes almost the same as our very sorted 450FS Husky. Less is more.