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Old 08-14-2009, 06:08 PM   #31
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Yeah, the four strokes surpassed the power of a 250 two stroke about 3-4 years ago, and they never looked back. They are the works-produciton MX machines for the new generation of Sunday MX Racer.

But, like a works bike, they require works maintenance, and the knowledge to do it, which most of the time puts them in the shop. When was the last time your 250 saw the shop? I'm guessing never, like my old CR500.

I'm putting together a expose' on how the AMA and the big Japanese factories killed the open class, and gave us this new ultra-expensive form of motocross. And it won't be pretty. Also, who really ownes the AMA? I'm guessing KK Insurance Co. LLC. Look it up for a surprise.
Wow! The 450s surpassed the 250s. Imagine that! Wooohoo!

Imagine if you had 450 2-strokes again.
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:09 PM   #32
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Great write up.

Ironically, the old two strokes are less work to maintain than the new bikes. The '01 CR250 in my garage gets a new piston and ring kit every other year. Even on such a slackadasical schedule it just keeps on running great. It just won't die.

Can't argue with the power output of the 4 strokes though. They hook up and they are fast. They also sound like your own personal big block as they bark along. Very primal. Gotta love it.

I don't do MX, but I do trail ride on gnarly 12,000 foot high stuff like this.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...009/Ride14.jpg

Barking up such a hill on a mid bore thumper is pure pleasure, even if it is a porky DRZ400. The big yellow pig goes everywhere, and then can hop on down to the corner store. Can't really do that on the CR250
That looks a lot like the places I go to. Torque is a lot more important than peak hp.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:58 AM   #33
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Hmmm. Looks like K&K underwrites a lot of AMA events. I also remember a few flattrack guys who had K&K sponsorship. What's the connection?
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