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Old 11-28-2012, 06:09 AM   #54676
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I like chineese also, what a coincidence! Hiya Mike!
I gave up on the Mexicans, They gave me heartburn and be careful with the chineese with the crabs and all.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:32 AM   #54677
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It's all hypothetical anyway, but there's got to be a reason aluminum is used in Japanese offroad bikes.

I agree more that it's rider preference. I don't care either way as long as it turns and doesn't break. Besides, a corporation will tell you anything to sell the product like when Honda said 2 mufflers on the CRF250 were better than 1 then the next year went back to 1 muffler and now doing it to the 450.

Like in cycling it may lie more in being easier and labor wise, cheaper to produce since you can cast huge chunks of it that require little to no milling, can be extruded easier, melted at lower temps. I thought I had read the Japanese Steel isn't as cheap to produce as elsewhere in the world being on an island of limited resources. That and being it was MXA magazine, I can believe it.

Oddly, the big players in the off-road, non-mx arena, Husky, KTM, GasGas, Husaberg (even pre KTM) are still using steel frames though TM has drank the cool aide.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:35 AM   #54678
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At the prices BMW charges they must use asteroid alloys and lube the engine with the blood of unborn children.
Don't forget the Elf foreskin seats.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #54679
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mgorman sez:

"I thought I had read the Japanese Steel isn't as cheap to produce as elsewhere in the world being on an island of limited resources. "

You read right, Japanese steel is some of the most expensive in the world. It isn't just resources, labor is high, Japanese mills tend to be older, labor is high, and the Japanese oddly, resist using some modern equipment that is very efficient, since it isn't made in Japan
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #54680
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Don't forget the Elf foreskin seats.
I thought it was baby seal? Or is that the Christmas Edition?
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:40 AM   #54681
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I thought it was baby seal? Or is that the Christmas Edition?
Those are on the low dollar "budget" bikes. Either way it has to match your whale foreskin riding suit and chinchilla scrotum gloves.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:53 AM   #54682
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Those are on the low dollar "budget" bikes. Either way it has to match your whale foreskin riding suit and chinchilla scrotum gloves.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:00 PM   #54683
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Alright. Who broke the damn thread?
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #54684
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Alright. Who broke the damn thread?

I'm blaming Mike...I mean, what is there left to say after the squirrel nut shot...?
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:13 PM   #54685
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Doesn't matter... Looks like we're back in business.




Please return to your discussions of oil viscosity and animal-foreskin riding suits.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:55 PM   #54686
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:28 AM   #54687
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where / when?

I might do the scramble at Mansfield this Sunday unless there is a better plan
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:41 AM   #54688
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I might do the scramble at Mansfield this Sunday unless there is a better plan
Have fun - I should stay home and catch up on yard work before the snow flies amd the kiddie pool freezes solid. I guess that would stop the leaves in the bottom from rotting though.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:54 AM   #54689
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I was just wondering how everyone finds out about these scrambles and other events? Is there a separate thread? Also do you have to be an AMA member?
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:52 AM   #54690
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I was just wondering how everyone finds out about these scrambles and other events? Is there a separate thread? Also do you have to be an AMA member?
Here's the schedule for AMA District 11, the southern half of Ohio.

http://www.district11ama.com/Schedule
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