2013 ama supercross

Discussion in 'Racing' started by ADK, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    I was also oil field trash before you were born, threw that iron around like it was toothpicks :lol3:lol3:lol3 Then on weekends threw a 400 CZ around those huge doubles they had. (I know they were at least 2 feet high! :deal)
    (Actually I was an engineer so just stood over to the side and pointed :evil)

    Today I ride a Husaberg FE390 on the trails, only a slight improvement over that CZ :wink:


    On another note, I forgot all about Wilson in the 250's, he will make life hard for Bagget.


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  2. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    Riding fast on todays bikes is ALOT easier no doubt, but 70's bikes had more power than the suspension could handle but arent nearly as fast as todays bikes. put a 70's air cooled two stroke on the dyno with a 450 or even a current 2 stroke, the old bike would be blown away.
  3. Trialsguy

    Trialsguy Been here awhile

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  4. eddie bolted

    eddie bolted BOING!!!

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    Yea ,Iknow what your sayin' but get on an old KX500 with that raw untractable power and that shitty suspension and it sure felt like you were flying.
    I'd like to see the comparison on a dyno between today's 450 aginst an old KX 500.
    I may be old but i saw all of the pioneers of MX in person!:D
  5. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    fear invoking numbers:rofl
  6. eddie bolted

    eddie bolted BOING!!!

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    Probally a good thing it didn't have more HP.Them old bikes were a brutal ride.
  7. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    So what's the deal? Can Tomac ride a 450 on the East? Will he? :dunno
  8. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Rumor is he will run K Dub's 450. :deal
  9. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    That would be awesome. Add some depth to the shallow field of 450 riders.:huh
  10. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    Im with you riding those 500's are brutal...i wasnt including those when i was talking about old bikes (70's) once they starting making yz 465's yz490's kx500's cr500/480's the hp numbers were on a different planet
  11. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Brutal to kickstart too. I was trying to start a Maico 450 for a customer. The thing fired back at me, ripped the sole off my shoe and threw it into the bed of a pickup...:lol3

    I didn't get the sale. :cry
  12. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    I know the feeling, wasnt an old two stroke but had an xt500 with a basani pipe, bored to 538, mikuni 38, 81 head, and some other stuff....needless to say the decompression release was my best friend
  13. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    Barcia will win Dallas
  14. B1KSOLO

    B1KSOLO Been here awhile

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    reminds me of a 73 CR250 with the wrong plug in it,
    my ankle still hurts :eek1
  15. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    So is Dallas going to be another slick track? Isn't that where Henry won the first 4str SX on the YZ400 on a blue groove? I can't wait to see Tomac on a 450, hope he is as impressive as he was in Vegas!

    And IMO, the good riders through out time have always been talented, but none had the brass ones of the board track racers of the early 1900s! No brakes, no helmet, no throttle, 100mph and just a kill switch to bump and racing on a 60 degree bank of oily giant splinters!?! :eek1
  16. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    If he can keep both legs on the right sides of the bike.
    That was a neat save he did.
    I think Dungey is just trying to survive the first half of the season in good position,then gradually kick everybody's ass.
  17. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Hah! I had one of those POS bikes,the chromed kicklever would go all the way down,then fold under the low pipe,then spring out and do a full compression snap up into my calf muscle as it was fully tensed. I still wince when I think about that bike,broken frame,exploded engine,weak front end sliding handling,brittle gearbox,shocks that blew to bits,then I broke the swingarm in half.

    Yeah the good old days............no thanks,the newer the better.
  18. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I had a twin shock 495KTM,with some minor tuning it was a big torquey pussycat to ride,pulled smooth right off the bottom and never seemed to wear out,also had a strong top end hook that most big 2 strokes didnt have.
  19. Navin

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    They need to bring back the 125 class and just limit the upper one to 250cc. 4t or 2t. :1drink
  20. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    I'm thinking Henry's first win on the thumper was at Vegas.