2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series

Discussion in 'Racing' started by nachtflug, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher Long timer

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    Saw DeCoster's comments post moto1 about electronics failure, but my question about the starting is "did they remove the kickstart?" Or do the KTM MX bikes only have e-start now? I was confused by him resorting to pushing, but if there was no kickstarter then I'd understand.
  2. trailrider383

    trailrider383 867-5309

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    Miller Motorsports new track. Looks like fun! The dirt looks weird though. It almost looks like gravel/sand.

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  3. Goofy Footer

    Goofy Footer Been here awhile

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    As far as I've seen - estart only and no kickstart. The estart has probably saved him more times when everybody else is kicking than it's failed.

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  4. PeteN95

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    Shock failure in SX and now starter failure on the best KTM in the country?! Doesn't say much for orange reliability!?! :huh
  5. Rajin Cajun

    Rajin Cajun Been here awhile

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    Shock failure was due to an experimental air shock KTM has been testing & electronics... I've known more than one bike / vehicle over the years to have one. It happens. :freaky
  6. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    well. dust shouldn't be an issue. :eek1
  7. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    Remember when his Suzuki wouldn't start before the moto a few years ago?

    His KTM 450SX doesn't even have a place for a kick starter on the engine cases. I think that is on the production bikes starting in 2013 as well.
  8. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    :rofl
  9. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    That's not a motocross track, it's just a long, dusty supercross track.
    Terrible.
    Spectators are going to be miserable!

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  10. ADK

    ADK master of the casual pace

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    looks like shit.
  11. Tee2

    Tee2 I SAID! Woo Hoo!

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    I was debating if I should bring my camera to Redbud this year, but my daughter wanted a few pictures of her favorite riders. So I thought I would have some fun and go old school. All I took was the camera, one battery, one CF card and a 300mm f4 lens, and a 1.4 converter. Turned off the AF, single shot mode, and did NO chimping. I was going to tape out the screen but still needed to see some menu stuff. It was hard to not chimp and just trust you where getting the right exposure and focus. No post work or cropping.

    Here are the 250's. 450's maybe tomorrow.

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  12. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Since 08 an forth the SX-(F) bikes didn´t come with the kick. You can install it if you want.
  13. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    :nono

    They have taken away the option with new cases. Maybe it was just the Dungey Replica in 2013, but now all of the 450SXs and I just saw where also the 4TXCs have lost the option for the new bikes coming out.

    I can't believe his bike didn't start. I lost my kickstart lever in Moab on my old '07 525 and didn't bother replacing it for over a year! :rofl
    My current electric start 300 must have turned that bike over a zillion times with all original parts.
  14. nachtflug

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    these bikes have enough electronics on board to communicate with a laptop so it may not be as simple as the E start not working. He may have stalled it OR it may have glitched, quit, and whatever caused that also made a restart not possible.
  15. YOGOI

    YOGOI Prick

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    Nice foto's. Its interesting to see the different ways and fingers used to operate the clutch and brake.
  16. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    OK, but it wouldn't make me want to run out and buy one if I saw that on TV!? :huh
  17. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Maybe we should let them finish building before shitting all over the effort to bring another racetrack to the country.
  18. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Thats not the style around here. Around here it's shit-on first, ask questions later.
  19. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    KTM said when the bike got back to the pits it fired right up and everything tested out with no problems. I hate that shit. :lol3
  20. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    And for those of us who just point and shoot with whatever we have, what exactly is "chimping"?