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Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
7/1/2017 10:38 AM

If we are to believe that both ET and MM have had a failure this year, wouldn't it be now considered standard equipment? I don't see one today on MM or TC's bikes?

2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

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Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
7/1/2017 11:12 AM

And what about the hydro clutch? Hmm

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

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jorgechavez jorgechavez
7/1/2017 11:58 AM

Think Kawasaki put one on Tomac's bike

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mxb2 mxb2
7/1/2017 12:09 PM
jorgechavez wrote:

Think Kawasaki put one on ...more

Yep,. .

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Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
7/1/2017 5:12 PM

I'm not totally buying the concept, has anyone got an old bike and a ball peen hammer just to test the theory?

2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

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ferg722 ferg722
7/1/2017 5:18 PM

Zacho had an odd set on his bike today they highlighted on during qualifying
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langhammx langhammx
7/1/2017 5:29 PM

I got my hands on one of the Clutch master cylinder guards that were made for the KTM team. I sold my KTM shortly after and have no use for it. They had made both clutch and brake guards.

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If anyone is interested, it's for sale. $45.00

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Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
7/2/2017 5:41 AM

So if this is a real threat, and Red Bud had rocks, why didn't KTM (and everyone) run them or am I missing something?
It seems like these will have to become std. equipment from here on.

2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

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eric513anderson eric513anderson
7/2/2017 5:46 AM

Grant & ET3 both had them yesterday Photo

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Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
7/3/2017 10:53 AM

It really doesn't appear to provide adequate coverage?

2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

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jevyguy jevyguy
7/3/2017 10:58 AM

It really only needs to cover the area where the piston is. The rest is just the reservoir.

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Hut Hut
7/3/2017 11:02 AM

Are you doubting that a rock can make a dent in soft metal big enough to affect the operation or that they use a guard?

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mxb2 mxb2
7/3/2017 12:21 PM
Hut wrote:

Are you doubting that a ...more

Lol, true, follow a pack of 450s.

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Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
7/3/2017 1:34 PM

My doubt comes from my skeptical nature that this type of failure is almost unheard of since the advent of disc brakes in the '80's, and yet it has happened to the points leading guys 3 times in less than a year? Yes I would like some additional knowledge on this "phenomenon".

Assuming this is a fact, there should be manufacturer's scrambling to provide one for every bike ever made with an exposed reservoir, talk about liability... seriously though I think all of our lives are in danger and I am trying to provide a public service by creating awareness. Something like this makes the consequences of loose sprocket bolts pale by comparison.

I have been on the receiving end of inadvertent front brake application and it takes a while to heal sad

2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

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Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
7/3/2017 1:36 PM
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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

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jock jock
7/3/2017 2:14 PM

Is a master cylinder failure the new electrical problem, causing DNF's.

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GuyB GuyB
7/3/2017 4:18 PM

Give me a bit to finish up Pit Bits. There were a variety of new protectors this weekend on the Husky and KTM bikes.

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langhammx langhammx
7/3/2017 4:26 PM

Not sure why they weren't running these on their bikes...Photo

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Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
7/3/2017 5:02 PM
GuyB wrote:

Give me a bit to finish up ...more

Always covering the breaking news, not the fake news, our fleet footed reporter Guy B on the job for America and the World!

2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

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Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
7/3/2017 5:05 PM
langhammx wrote:

Not sure why they weren't ...more

Now we are talking serious rock stoppers there. The next obvious question, how do rocks know to hit the cylinder and not your fingers?

2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

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Hut Hut
7/3/2017 5:18 PM
Johnny Depp wrote:

My doubt comes from my ...more

I asked if any photogs caught a picture of Eli's master cylinder after his incident but no reply. That is exactly the sort of picture I would be interested in seeing rather than a million shots of a random rider over a random jump or railing a corner. Those are cool but a dime a dozen really....

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GuyB GuyB
7/3/2017 5:28 PM
Hut wrote:

I asked if any photogs ...more

I did see a photo of it, bit it was amazing how little damage you could actually see from the outside. There are only a couple thousandths clearance on the barrel inside, and the rock used that up, plus a little.

Now back to your regularly-scheduled random riders...or you can check out Pit Bits. smile

http://www.vitalmx.com/features/Vital-MX-Pit-Bits-RedBud,5409

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Hut Hut
7/3/2017 5:36 PM
GuyB wrote:

I did see a photo of it, ...more

Haha no disrespect I love me some pit bits. cool

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