2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series

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

  1. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    I've been watching some helmet cam video's lately from both the local and pro level and the audio is interesting to say the least. it's almost like throttle control is a lost art - to a point. I'm not knocking todays riders they defy logic at the level of speed which they are traversing terrain. but the audio tracks almost makes it sound somewhat boring but the way these things are pulling on their arm sockets must keep them interested.

    watched this one today. once Stewart gets out front it's just a non stop drone of relatively the same rpm for lap after lap.

    also gotta love the pit boards on this. like he can read anything going by at that speed!

    these go pro video's are freaking cool.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M2vKcFXesE
  2. B1KSOLO

    B1KSOLO Been here awhile

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    the new throttle control is the clutch ( these guys are bad a$$)WFO
  3. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    Fixt for you


    Program the 2 or 3 modes you want, fine tune each one for maximum desired output and response.
  4. Fajita Dave

    Fajita Dave Been here awhile

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    60hp is still 60hp. What you do with it is up to your right hand. Traction control is a different matter.....

    I still own a 2-smoker that I rode at Englishtown, NJ. After getting the chances to borrow a 2004 YZ450F and a 2008 YZ250F for a day each I can say I MUCH prefer the power delivery of a 450F on the motocross track or in the woods. The 250F fell flat on its face at top end RPM which took away from the fun but still had nice low end torque compared to my 250 2-stroke. I'd love to try the new fuel injected 450s.

    Throttle control was a little harder with the 450 compared to my 250. Riding my 250 on a track its always above the power band so throttle control never really applies, I just kept more or less kept it close to wide open. Even on a huge motocross track the 450 had way more power then I could use so it involved more throttle control. These pros are going to ride whatever they get WFO so I don't think it matter much.
  5. nachtflug

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    I've noticed that. Incredible change in philosophy literally right from the starts. I remember the mad revving frenzies from starting lines past with guys just revving the snot out of the bike waiting for the flag, rubber band, or gate to drop. It was crazy. Now they all just sit there patiently and hold it wide open. It's even crazier. :huh

    But yes the clutch is the key, almost a throwback to the pre 1920 board track racers where the things didn't even have a throttle. they just ran wide open and you used the kill switch as needed.

    I just can't comprehend having that much control of that much power at the knuckle of one finger and being able to do that while still doing everything else on the bike. Even the kids do it. Boggles the mind.
  6. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    Howerton was one of the first to rail corners wide open and just modulate the clutch. Hell, everyone is doing it now and have been for a long time. At least the dopes that have learned how to. :nod

    See 1975 in the story below.

    http://motocrossactionmag.com/Main/News/e7c33a92-f94e-42aa-953f-b4603ad233af.aspx
  7. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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  8. nachtflug

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    Sure would be nice to see him hit some of the vintage events but he keeps a pretty low profile. I've heard his health is not good but never heard any specifics.

    Unadilla is having their 2nd annual VMX in 2 weeks. Quite a crew scheduled to be there with Lackey, Jones, Weinert, Hansen, Stanton, etc all due to come east along with John DeSoto, be cool to see him. Unadilla has even gone on record that they are allowing beer this year.:lol3

    Not ure why Legends and Hero's honored Andrew Short last week in Colorado. I know Short is from there but he's still actively riding.

    And I'm not sure if he qualifies as a legend or hero now that I think about it...
  9. No Degree

    No Degree Where's the decency?

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  10. nachtflug

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    so the big news...the upcoming national at Southwick will be the "last one", and per his son Ryan via facebook it will also be John Dowds last year riding nationals so there is that too.

    personally I've been to southwick 2 years running and will go to the next one which is in just a few weeks but it is the most god awful track to spectate I've ever seen and the goddam fences make it even worse to try to point a lens at anything. hard to pass up as it's actually closer than unadilla for me but I'm not losing any sleep over it..
  11. Racer111v

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    I heard the same news. There has been some talk about NHMS in Loudon NH building a MX track to host a National.I have skipped the Southwick National a few times because it is such a poor track to spectate,but there have been some epic races there. It was a tuff track to spectate even in the early 80's when the crowds were small.
    I'm glad I finally got to Steel City before that went away. That was a great track to spectate. I never went to Binghamton, NY , and I heard they sold their date years ago for 1 million or so. So there must be some money in holding a race...
  12. debaisley

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    It sucks major ass that Southwick will be no more , It is the only track on the circuit that the local boys can show up to and actually run far enough up in the pack to get some TV time.

    Another classic track gone from the circuit that will probably be replaced with some bullshit track that is built on a flat piece of land. A big SX track is not MX.
  13. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    That Uphill Triple was Insane today :eek1

    :pynd

    Them Boys was on the Gas :nod
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    Dano 407 One Man Wolfpack

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    BadDogMax Been here awhile

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    The TV format is just ridiculous. Who would accept the first half of a football game on one channel, and the second half on another? Both of which are on different cable TV plans, not on basic cable?

    I don't mind online watching, but you can't visit Allisports without seeing a ton of spoilers. The title of every video is a spoiler - "250 Moto 1 Recap - Ken Roczen Back On Top" etc. Totally takes the thrill out of watching a race.

    Even the archive page with full motos has spoilers in headlines off to the right. Every single race is spoiled by a headline!

    Imagine going to Netflix and having the choices titled: "Star Wars - Vader is Luke's Father".

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  16. nachtflug

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    I don't even bother. Munn racing posts the results by moto and overall on Facebook and that's enough for me. I'd like to see it but I don't have the time or energy to go searching for it.

    SX is light years ahead in packaging the sport but in MX's defence there may not be the $$$/market available to do what SX does to put the product on your plate.

    Having said that. Dungey! :super
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    Bout time I say.Wish I could have seen it.Oh well Red Bud about a month away.:freaky
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    This is cool.

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    dungey gets a black powder rifle, looks like barcia got a pistol, what did RV get, a musket ball?
  20. ADK

    ADK master of the casual pace

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    I think they said 2nd and 3rd would both get flintlocks. Also, I wonder if RD is as big on guns as RV is? :1drink