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Offline rablack21

Whos still racing?
« on: April 04, 2018, 08:07:37 AM »
Who out there is still racing mx?
Im considering a comeback. Am I crazy? Lol. My son is getting a little older. Its starting to get a little easier to take him places. Hell be 1 year old next month. Ive been getting back into shape. Just wanted to seen if anyone  else out there is still racing?
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 07:09:30 PM by rablack21 »

Offline zcarlson12

Re: Who’s still racing?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 09:58:08 PM »
I'll be out there soon.  Waiting on shocks from SF. Should be at the open practice listed below once I do. He's almost a year old already?!

https://www.facebook.com/briarcliffmx/photos/pcb.2334226663269417/2334225763269507/?type=3&theater

Laeger 310R

Offline JoePA

Re: Whos still racing?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 07:16:03 AM »
You saw my post last night....making the comeback! I wouldn't say we are crazy as we enjoy being out on the track but as we get a little older we "attack" things from a different perspective.

Mentally I'm ready but physically I'm shot. I know that will come with seat time and actually going outside and doing more physical work but this weather will not break and I do not feel like working on the R with freezing fingers.

So, whats the set up for this year Ryan? Any major changes to the machine?

Offline Tbone07

Re: Whos still racing?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 09:16:26 AM »
Well I won't be racing MX, but I'll be racing XC hopefully mid-summer and into the fall. I'm in decent shape and at my lowest weight in over a year. Still have 10lbs to go.

It's been cold and shitty out for so long that I haven't had a chance to touch the R. Plus I've been trying to finish up this whole house remodel. So the quad is on the back burner for now
LED Performance 350 Sphynx - XC Machine
Laeger's-Roll-GThunder-HLS-PEP-HiPer-GBC

RIP Laz

Offline rablack21

Re: Whos still racing?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 04:25:32 PM »
Well I won't be racing MX, but I'll be racing XC hopefully mid-summer and into the fall. I'm in decent shape and at my lowest weight in over a year. Still have 10lbs to go.

It's been cold and shitty out for so long that I haven't had a chance to touch the R. Plus I've been trying to finish up this whole house remodel. So the quad is on the back burner for now

Outstanding on the weight loss! Im right behind ya. Got 23 lbs to go! I just started prepping my quad. So I might be a little ahead of ya there.

Offline rablack21

Re: Whos still racing?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 04:26:29 PM »
I'll be out there soon.  Waiting on shocks from SF. Should be at the open practice listed below once I do. He's almost a year old already?!

https://www.facebook.com/briarcliffmx/photos/pcb.2334226663269417/2334225763269507/?type=3&theater



Yep, where the heck did the time go? Wheres briar cliff mx at?

Offline rablack21

Re: Whos still racing?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 04:28:10 PM »
You saw my post last night....making the comeback! I wouldn't say we are crazy as we enjoy being out on the track but as we get a little older we "attack" things from a different perspective.

Mentally I'm ready but physically I'm shot. I know that will come with seat time and actually going outside and doing more physical work but this weather will not break and I do not feel like working on the R with freezing fingers.

So, whats the set up for this year Ryan? Any major changes to the machine?

Hey, well figure it out together Joe. I worry that my body will give out too. I totally  agree on the different attack perspective.

Offline rablack21

Re: Whos still racing?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2018, 02:46:45 PM »
You saw my post last night....making the comeback! I wouldn't say we are crazy as we enjoy being out on the track but as we get a little older we "attack" things from a different perspective.

Mentally I'm ready but physically I'm shot. I know that will come with seat time and actually going outside and doing more physical work but this weather will not break and I do not feel like working on the R with freezing fingers.

So, whats the set up for this year Ryan? Any major changes to the machine?

I havent really made any major changes, although some are untested. I have barely gotten to run/race this latest 363 motor. Got a basically new led 350g pipe I havent ran much either. I got some new shrouds coming from Michael Systema that I looked forward to. They are very similar to the old Walsh style one that funnel air directly into the radiator air fins.
Im also trying to get a new intake and airbox setup from Troy Robl to open up the airflow. Thats about it.

Offline JoePA

Re: Whos still racing?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2018, 07:32:41 PM »
I like that set up troy is making. Can't wait till its ready. I'm running an ESR intake and it works well, I think but I need an airbox to stop the water and mud. I DNF too many times because I picked up some water and the engine did not want to run.

I should pick up a BB from Eddie soon. I'll ask this in the engine forum but I'll ask it here as well. How much different in power between the 330 and 350 with similar port match from ESR. Is it work going all out for the Big bore or will the smaller 330 get the job done? Whats the trade off? Is there a trade off?

Online Burns363R

Re: Whos still racing?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2018, 09:04:15 AM »
I will be doing some MX play riding, no serious racing.  I did pick up a stealthy flywheel weight for my CR ignition.  So that will help alot. 
TRX 363R 02- Laeger Narrow Frame/CR500 Link, Motowoz Suspension, Roll Design +4 LT Arms,RPM Dominator +4 axle, LED 363 MX, LED 350G Pipe, 38 A/S CR Ignition

TRX 363R 86- Stock frame(gusseted),KOQ-No Link Swinger, JD MGC LT Arms) Motowoz Shocks, LED 370/350D pipe, 38 A/S Carb, CR Ignition

Offline rablack21

Re: Whos still racing?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2018, 09:13:48 AM »
I will be doing some MX play riding, no serious racing.  I did pick up a stealthy flywheel weight for my CR ignition.  So that will help alot. 
I am running a flywheel weight as well. 14oz. I think it helps.

Online Burns363R

Re: Whos still racing?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2018, 03:03:59 PM »
Oh i know it helps.  Alot actually.  I used to have one on my MX 363.  Although i think the stealthy i got will be a better one that my old one.
TRX 363R 02- Laeger Narrow Frame/CR500 Link, Motowoz Suspension, Roll Design +4 LT Arms,RPM Dominator +4 axle, LED 363 MX, LED 350G Pipe, 38 A/S CR Ignition

TRX 363R 86- Stock frame(gusseted),KOQ-No Link Swinger, JD MGC LT Arms) Motowoz Shocks, LED 370/350D pipe, 38 A/S Carb, CR Ignition

Offline rablack21

Re: Whos still racing?
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2018, 03:22:27 PM »
Alright, Im doing it fellas, Im setting my sights on racing mx again. Nothing crazy, hopefully get back out there. Got a few things to prepare: get a new helmet, frame chain guide, skid plate, shock covers. Then should be good to go!

Online Sand_Blaster

Re: Whos still racing?
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2018, 10:08:28 PM »
Alright, Im doing it fellas, Im setting my sights on racing mx again. Nothing crazy, hopefully get back out there. Got a few things to prepare: get a new helmet, frame chain guide, skid plate, shock covers. Then should be good to go!
That's awesome I enjoyed watching your gopro vids from the track!
87 Trx250r & 99 Banshee

Offline rablack21

Re: Whos still racing?
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2018, 09:29:57 AM »
Alright, Im doing it fellas, Im setting my sights on racing mx again. Nothing crazy, hopefully get back out there. Got a few things to prepare: get a new helmet, frame chain guide, skid plate, shock covers. Then should be good to go!
That's awesome I enjoyed watching your gopro vids from the track!

Thanks! I cant tell you how many other racers videoed I have watched as well. It gives me motivation. I can tell you this much: the struggle is real! Lol