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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Weekend update 5/20/18
« Last post by Coop on May 21, 2018, 08:18:54 AM »
Good stuff man.
General Two Stroke Talk / Re: 125 "All Star Series"
« Last post by eprovenzano on May 21, 2018, 05:59:13 AM »
I may have to go to the High Point race just to watch the 125's...  ;D
General Two Stroke Talk / Weekend update 5/20/18
« Last post by eprovenzano on May 21, 2018, 05:56:39 AM »
I've been having clutch issues for quite a while.  I finally broke down and purchased a new clutch basket.  First issue, my bike a 2001 KTM 380...  all aftermarket clutch baskets are for 2003 and newer...  after a bit of research, I found the baskets from an 2003 - 2016 fit KTM 250 - 380's...  so I picked up a Wiesco clutch basket.

Install was simple...  lay the bike on it side, remove clutch cover, remove clutch plates and clutch basket.  Drill out rivets to access gear, install onto new basket and reinstall...  The only issue I had was reinstalling the spring from the brake lever to the clutch cover...  that took almost as long as replacing the clutch basket. 

Took her for a spin Sunday...  what a difference.  I know dealing with a warn clutch was giving me fits, but until Sunday's ride I didn't realize just how much.  I love to ride the technical trails...  with a proper clutch, it's so much easier...  I guess 17 years is too long to wait to replace clutch parts...  Next will be to replace the plates and disks...  I wanted to see the impact of the basket before more changes.

As far as the ride... great day, we've had a lot of rain, but the riding park was not too bad.  Yes it was pretty wet in some areas, but overall conditions were pretty good.  I'm paying for my lack of off season training today, but l can deal with the soreness.  Most of the riders at my club are off-road, so the mix of bikes continues to be 75-80% smokers.  I even spotted a couple of KDX's. 

Overall it was a great day
Good stuff. I feel really old though when people consider a 1993 "vintage" :) .

So I am finally at the point in my recovery from double hernia surgery that i could test myself on the bike. I set out to Saturday to meet up with friends and test the new pipe and silencer on the 93 CR125R and my fitness. Now mind you have been absolutely been dead wait for the last three weeks waiting for the doctors all clear to resume strenuous activities. This meant no training, he wouldn't even let me ride a bicycle! I got moderate training in a couple of days before This Saturday but was worried about the toll moto was going to take on me. The weather Perfect, 70*  sunny and the track in perfect condition we set to it.

My BEST friend Jason just completed this project and was immediately fast on the old HL


After three sessions the rust fell off and i felt more like myself again. I was pleased with fitness although i still need to work there and extremely pleased with my riding. The Dynoport pipe/silencer combo woke the motor up and pulled hard right off the bottom all the way through the power band as compared to the fmf fatty and pc silencer combo that was on the bike.. I highly recommend Dynoport if you are racing a vintage bike, Rich knows what hes doing and makes a superior product!

General Two Stroke Talk / EMX 300 race report Russia
« Last post by racer x on May 02, 2018, 01:53:12 PM »


In EMX300 presented by FMF Racing on Monday’s Race 1 A1M’s Andero Lusbo took the lead from the first lap and stayed in the premier position each of the 17 remaining. Behind Lusbo was GL12 Racing’s Mike Kras until lap 7 when defending champion Brad Anderson, on his Verde Substance KTM, took the position.


Vaclav Kovar from the Czech Republic started 4th but moved around Kras at the same time as Anderson and then continued forward to pass Anderson 4 laps later.


Kras later dropped another position before the finish to Erik Willems from Belgium. Fellow Belgian Greg Smets who came to Russia second in the standings was unable to start race 1, and scored zero points.


Today’s Race 2 was exactly what Verde Substance KTM’s Brad Anderson was looking for when he took the lead early and lead every lap of the race ahead of his 2017 championship rival, Mike Kras. Vaclav Kovar again moved forward from a subpar start and this time finished 3rd.


Race 1 winner Andero Lusbo ran 4th the majority of the race through to the finish. In the overall classification Brad Anderson took his first win of the 2018 season over Lusbo and Kovar. Mike Kras finished 4th overall but still maintains the red plate and leads the championship before over Anderson as the series heads to Great Britain.


EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Race 1 Top Ten: 1. Andero Lusbo (EST, Husqvarna), 29:49.026; 2. Vaclav Kovar (CZE, Gas Gas), +0:00.477; 3. Brad Anderson (GBR, KTM), +0:02.062; 4. Erik Willems (BEL, Husqvarna), +0:29.297; 5. Mike Kras (NED, KTM), +1:05.331; 6. Ignatii Lopatin (RUS, KTM), +1:09.350; 7. Manuel Iacopi (ITA, Yamaha), +1:21.044; 8. Nikolay Kornev (RUS, KTM), +1:35.342; 9. Marek Nespor (CZE, KTM), -1 lap(s); 10. Robert Holyoake (GBR, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s)


EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Race 2 Top Ten: 1. Brad Anderson (GBR, KTM), 29:08.297; 2. Mike Kras (NED, KTM), +0:10.567; 3. Vaclav Kovar (CZE, Gas Gas), +0:16.709; 4. Andero Lusbo (EST, Husqvarna), +0:24.339; 5. Erik Willems (BEL, Husqvarna), +0:26.802; 6. Manuel Iacopi (ITA, Yamaha), +0:49.668


EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Overall Top Ten: 1. Brad Anderson (GBR, KTM), 45 points; 2. Andero Lusbo (EST, HUS), 43 p.; 3. Vaclav Kovar (CZE, GAS), 42 p.; 4. Mike Kras (NED, KTM), 38 p.; 5. Erik Willems (BEL, HUS), 34 p.; 6. Manuel Iacopi (ITA, YAM), 29 p.; 7. Ignatii Lopatin (RUS, KTM), 28 p.; 8. Marek Nespor (CZE, KTM), 24 p.; 9. Nikolay Kornev (RUS, KTM), 23 p.; 10. Justin Geyskens (BEL, KTM), 21 p.


EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Championship Top Ten: 1. Mike Kras (NED, KTM), 130 points; 2. Brad Anderson (GBR, KTM), 122 p.; 3. Greg Smets (BEL, KTM), 102 p.; 4. Andero Lusbo (EST, HUS), 102 p.; 5. Manuel Iacopi (ITA, YAM), 86 p.; 6. Erik Willems (BEL, HUS), 80 p.; 7. Vaclav Kovar (CZE, GAS), 72 p.; 8. Youri van t Ende (NED, KTM), 50 p.; 9. Alonso Sanchez Osuna (ESP, TM), 36 p.; 10. James Dunn (GBR, KTM), 36 p.


EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 145 points; 2. Husqvarna, 102 p.; 3. Yamaha, 94 p.; 4. Gas Gas, 72 p.; 5. TM, 36 p.; 6. Honda, 15 p.


The Next Stop of the EMX250 Championship will be held in Kegums, Latvia on May the 13th, while the next round of the EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Championship will take place in Matterley Basin, Great Britain on June the 3rd.

General Two Stroke Talk / Re: 125 "All Star Series"
« Last post by Coop on April 21, 2018, 12:20:29 PM »
That's awesome. Love the sound of 125's.
General Two Stroke Talk / Re: 125 "All Star Series"
« Last post by racer x on April 19, 2018, 02:16:21 AM »
Would lead one to believe,  a feeder system needs to be in place much like the EMX events in MXGP. Also, I do have my name in the hat for the Southwick round.  The likelihood of an old vet getting a nod? Not very likely, lol.
General Two Stroke Talk / 125 "All Star Series"
« Last post by rsmith on April 18, 2018, 04:05:31 PM »
MX Sports announced a 7 race 125 two stroke race at the following rounds:

Hangtown, Thunder Valley and Washougal in the west,
High Point, The Wick and Budds Creek in the east,
with a showdown at the Ironman finale.

Could this be the beginning of the return of the 2T to the mainstream?

"The resurgence of market interest for two-stroke based motorcycles, and our recent experience with two-stroke support classes at national events presents us with opportunities for developing a more formal program for these products for 2018 and beyond," explained Roy Janson, Director of Competition for MX Sports Pro Racing.

General Two Stroke Talk / racer x race report The Wick 338 NESC opener
« Last post by racer x on April 11, 2018, 05:45:39 AM »

So what do you do after your Annual doctor visit reveals you have 3 hernias? You go racing, that's what ya do!

Well with surgery scheduled for the 10th of April and the NESC opener 2 days before, it was a no brainer. Get some seat time before you miss part of your racing calendar due to recovery time. Now I am not big on NESC racing any longer (now a certified super evo racer) it was good to see some of my best friends when it comes to racing, if i can only convince them to buy vintage bikes...

Franky's bike, could use chain 'n sprockets but he chose graphics instead

 The 03 125 for NESC

Norkys YZED not to be run today, sadly chose a 450

Practice met us with cold temps and a soft track. Rust was still evident when I hit the track and was lucky enough to chase my friend Gino around and have a wick "sand"wich, courtesy of Gino's rear wheel, for breakfast.
Gino and his Honda, don't worry he also has a 90 KX 500

45 open motos:
moto1- flubbed start,last into turn 1, got into 14th by end of start lap and chased Margiasso on his yzed 250 and
            followed him through the 976 of fanning a couple turns from the finish for P13
moto2- better jump, eaten up by larger bikes into turn 1, end of start lap P12, battled passed Hammann on his
           SX250 For P11

40+B motos:
Moto1- bike bogged almost to a stall off gate, last in turn 1, end of start lap P8, battled past the 94 of Comeau for
Moto2-Good jump (finally)and in the mix through turn 1, by end of start lap was P5, Battled past Hammann's 117
           SX 250 and Geeleher's 433 Katoom for P3

So to sum it up, a satisfying  end to an awesome day! some physical and bike issues that need sorted, but thats racing!
PRO Class lap 1:  :
Dingo the moto dog

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