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Old 10-06-2014, 02:49 PM   #1
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Hare Scramble Results 10/04-05/14

Thanks to Tyler83 for coming out and watching the days racing action, it was a very busy day for me, at least the morning time is with 2 ladies racing, it's non stop action for me since I have to follow the 8 year old during her race, 2-3 laps 1 mile long and I have to do most of it on foot. I was wore out, then I had to tend to the girl friend for her race too. After all of that, I have to get ready myself for practice and then wait a few hours for my own race.

I hope we were able to educate you enough to help you make a strong decision on whether this is something you want to do or not.

Overall, we had a great weekend of racing, my G/F Olivia got the win in the very last turn by overtaking the leader on the inside, the 8 year old, Jo cried for her entire race thinking she was in last place so she was quite frustrated, I had her continue on and she finished in 3rd position.
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It was a rough race course after all of the big kids, women and C and D riders finished their races, Pro, A and B riders race the last race of the day, giving us the rough stuff but, Saturday I managed to get thru T1 in 3rd and was able to get into the lead within the first 2 miles and was able to hold off the followers, eventually leaving them and finishing in 1st place 1 minute ahead of 2nd and 3rd place who battled the whole race.

Sunday went a little different, I made a few mistakes in the opening lap but was still able to hold my 2nd position, a crash came and I got going again, I lost my rear brake both days which made me have to adjust to not having it, I caught up to 1st place coming into scoring on my 2nd or 3rd lap but shortly after that I blew a turn and my bike ended up being in the trees upside down, I recovered from that then I heard some weird noises and was feeling something that was not right, I had 3 choices, get a voluntary DNF and quit the race, take my chances of having a mechanical DNF if it came to it or, continue on racing, holding my 2nd and pray that I get to see the checkered before something broke. I took the 3rd choice, it ended up being my axle nut came loose (or maybe I didn't tighten it enough) so the rear wheel was moving back and forth, not enough to DNF me but I'll make sure it doesn't happen again in the future.

It was a 1/2 weekend for me in the 450A and 40A classes, I'm on to the AA/Pro class for next year, I've made a big come back this year, I started winning some races (4 in a row now) so I've jumped from 6th overall to 2nd overall with a 5 point difference and my only goal for this year is to have an overall podium finish when the last round is over. My last Sunday race of this year, I plan to make the Pro class debut so please, wish me luck because I need it.
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Results pages for this weekend, the finishing times are very close for some of these guys.
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Thanks to Tyler83 for coming out and watching the days racing action, it was a very busy day for me, at least the morning time is with 2 ladies racing, it's non stop action for me since I have to follow the 8 year old during her race, 2-3 laps 1 mile long and I have to do most of it on foot. I was wore out, then I had to tend to the girl friend for her race too. After all of that, I have to get ready myself for practice and then wait a few hours for my own race.

I hope we were able to educate you enough to help you make a strong decision on whether this is something you want to do or not.

Overall, we had a great weekend of racing, my G/F Olivia got the win in the very last turn by overtaking the leader on the inside, the 8 year old, Jo cried for her entire race thinking she was in last place so she was quite frustrated, I had her continue on and she finished in 3rd position.
Thank you for the hospitality over the weekend James, I had a blast. I'm hooked, it's all i've been thinking about. I'm pretty sure I have annoyed the out of my wife talking about it. I've been scowering Craigslist looking for bikes, I think I'm going to look for a KTM 200, 250, or a YZ250 and mod it a little bit. I have completely changed my mind about four strokes after the trouble I saw some people having starting at the line.
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Thank you for the hospitality over the weekend James, I had a blast. I'm hooked, it's all i've been thinking about. I'm pretty sure I have annoyed the out of my wife talking about it. I've been scowering Craigslist looking for bikes, I think I'm going to look for a KTM 200, 250, or a YZ250 and mod it a little bit. I have completely changed my mind about four strokes after the trouble I saw some people having starting at the line.
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I had my eye on that bike last week, the price looks right. But I think you have me talked into a 2 stroke now
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Thoughts on something like this?
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Will be a few weeks befor I can pull the trigger on anything, wife says I have to buy a new livingroom set first lol
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Congrats James on the finish. Double check that rear nut from now on out I bet. Careful in your debut hombre and best of luck in that pro class.... go win that purse money!
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Tyler, that should be a great deal on the YZ, they really haven't changed much at all since the early 00's so you're still riding the same thing they sold in 2013 basically..

Thanks Dbuck, that purse money may be out of sight for the first year at least but, I have overalled a couple of races this year that would have yielded at least my race fees back to me.. That's my first goal in that class anyway. I still have some maturing to do as a racer though.
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tyler83...May have what you need. YZ250. Motor just completely rebuilt by JM racing. 281-830-0405
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Tyler, that should be a great deal on the YZ, they really haven't changed much at all since the early 00's so you're still riding the same thing they sold in 2013 basically..

Thanks Dbuck, that purse money may be out of sight for the first year at least but, I have overalled a couple of races this year that would have yielded at least my race fees back to me.. That's my first goal in that class anyway. I still have some maturing to do as a racer though.
James is almost correct. 05's and up YZ's have an aluminum frame vs. steel. I think that translates to about 6 pounds lighter. Just for reference, I sold my 05 YZ250 in Sept 2012 with a brand new top end (less than 3 hours) and fresh front fork rebuild for like $2,100. Had a title too. I think that one is a good deal. Finding a 2 stroke at a decent price that has not been beat to is a tough chore.
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tyler83...May have what you need. YZ250. Motor just completely rebuilt by JM racing. 281-830-0405
I'm not quite ready to pull the trigger yet, I promised the wife a new livingroom set before I bought anymore toys. So i'm probably a month out from being a buyer, just a hard core looker right now trying to get a feel for the market. What year is yours and what do you want out of it?
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1800. 04 model complete rebuild and new flywheel all done by JM racing. Have not even put fluids in it yet. Would not be disappointed. 980.00 for engine work and resleave cylinder. I supplied crank, bearings, and piston parts. New plastics and other extras. No hurry to sell. Just sitting. Keep my number for later. Pro taper bars. FMF pipe and silencer.

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1800. 04 model complete rebuild and new flywheel all done by JM racing. Have not even put fluids in it yet. Would not be disappointed. 980.00 for engine work and resleave cylinder. I supplied crank, bearings, and piston parts. New plastics and other extras. No hurry to sell. Just sitting. Keep my number for later. Pro taper bars. FMF pipe and silencer.
That sounds like exactly what I want. I will keep your #
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James is almost correct. 05's and up YZ's have an aluminum frame vs. steel. I think that translates to about 6 pounds lighter. Just for reference, I sold my 05 YZ250 in Sept 2012 with a brand new top end (less than 3 hours) and fresh front fork rebuild for like $2,100. Had a title too. I think that one is a good deal. Finding a 2 stroke at a decent price that has not been beat to is a tough chore.
Did you do anything to it to make it a little more tame in the tight stuff or are you just manlier than me? I rode one for a few and maybe you get used to it but the power felt really unpredictable. It would try to leap out from under me unexpectedly.
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Did you do anything to it to make it a little more tame in the tight stuff or are you just manlier than me? I rode one for a few and maybe you get used to it but the power felt really unpredictable. It would try to leap out from under me unexpectedly.
some people do add a flywheel weight to help redistribute the torque, especially in the lower end. I never had an issue (lots of 2nd gear and clutch + throttle blipping for me when in the tight stuff). I personally, never felt the need as I am 6' and 230 lbs with all my gear on....then again, the bike bucked my off in a 2nd gear wheelie leaving me with that complex ACL injury so it may have been wise to add it. The bike was insanely fast.

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Did you do anything to it to make it a little more tame in the tight stuff or are you just manlier than me? I rode one for a few and maybe you get used to it but the power felt really unpredictable. It would try to leap out from under me unexpectedly.
Tons of people use the Rekluse clutch, this allows for lugging of the engine, helps eliminate stalling and it was more predictable. I ride a 250SX with a pipe and a Red spring, also have a Rekluse installed, It's fairly tame but, if you're in the pipe, any 250 will try to run off without you. Proper body position and clamping points with your limbs will help eliminate what you're describing.

I'm only 5'3, 145# with full gear and ride a 52 hp, 220# dirt bike that is an absolute beast. If I can handle it, anyone can handle it, you must first learn how to ride the 2 stroke, then learn how to control the bike and its power.

I'm not saying you don't know how to ride but, for example, I help out a young 13 YO prodigy off road racer as much as I can, we allowed him to ride my G/F's 150SX which is stock other than an FMF fatty and he said it was too much for him, he normally rides a 250F and also races KX85 and 102SX in the super-mini class.

Just man the fk up, and ride the 250 2T..
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BTW, after corrections for round 7 of the TORCS series, I am leading the 450A Saturday class by 5 points now, my intention is to finish this year as the 450A champion for the 2014 TORCS racing season, for me, this is a huge accomplishment and I'm proud of myself whether I make it or not but, I have no doubt that I will be able to finish the 2014 season as the 450A class champ!

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BTW, after corrections for round 7 of the TORCS series, I am leading the 450A Saturday class by 5 points now, my intention is to finish this year as the 450A champion for the 2014 TORCS racing season, for me, this is a huge accomplishment and I'm proud of myself whether I make it or not but, I have no doubt that I will be able to finish the 2014 season as the 450A class champ!

http://www.torcsracing.com/Results/r...2&Event_ID=907
Looking good, James. I've been eyeing a few old 125 - 2 smokes. I'd like to get back, but with school, work and family, I barely have any spare time now. Anyways, time will tell.
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