First time back at the track. On a two stroke again.

After church, my neighbor rode up to my house and asked if I wanted to come with him to help out and give advice (this was his first time). So, I agreed and got my helmet ready and left with him wearing only my jacket, flannel, jeans, and work boots. I wasn't expecting to ride much, only to show him the track. I'm also not supposed to be "hitting the jumps" or "going fast", you'll see how that goes in a little.

Anyways, we got to the track around 3:30. My friend, Tyler McGuire, ended up crashing after he scrubbed a table top and didn't bring it back around fully. He got knocked out and broke his collarbone in 2 places, along with a broken thumb. He's got surgery today, I believe. Please pray for him a speedy recovery, by the way!

We got to riding, me riding my friend's KX100 and it felt great to be back on the track. I started out rolling all the jumps since it was a little intimidating taking that thing off the jump since it is small and the suspension is so soft for me. Eventually, I got to hitting the jumps. It's weird how much I had to wring that thing just to get it to clear an uphill 50ft double. I was hitting it 3rd pinned and I was still coming up a little short, along with the front end sinking. I started hitting the corner in 3rd and shifting up into 4th with 3/4 throttle just to clear it. It was fun as heck! I have to say that my corning was great that day, and so was my overall riding. I was putting a lot of passes on people that are pretty good. I got a couple of compliments, mostly on my cornering.

So! Overall, I'd say that was a pretty good day of my first day back at the track.

I'd also like to ask about what bike I should get if I can keep riding. I'm wondering if I should get a 125 or a 250 two-stroke if I sell my bike. I have never ridden either of them, but after riding the 100, I'm skeptical on the power of the 125.
 
I can atest that my YZ125 is quite good on speed and power. I stand 6'2"+ and around 210-215 lbs. before lunch, and it has no trouble moving me around. Mind you this was before I have put the new top end in it.

Congrates on the good ride as well, and best wishes for your friend. Never broke a collar bone, but I have snapped a metacarpal in my hand and crushed the end of my right pinky finger. I know that was painful. I did break a boy's collar bone in football though. He damn sure looked in pain. :smirk:
 
After church, my neighbor rode up to my house and asked if I wanted to come with him to help out and give advice (this was his first time). So, I agreed and got my helmet ready and left with him wearing only my jacket, flannel, jeans, and work boots. I wasn't expecting to ride much, only to show him the track. I'm also not supposed to be "hitting the jumps" or "going fast", you'll see how that goes in a little.

Anyways, we got to the track around 3:30. My friend, Tyler McGuire, ended up crashing after he scrubbed a table top and didn't bring it back around fully. He got knocked out and broke his collarbone in 2 places, along with a broken thumb. He's got surgery today, I believe. Please pray for him a speedy recovery, by the way!

We got to riding, me riding my friend's KX100 and it felt great to be back on the track. I started out rolling all the jumps since it was a little intimidating taking that thing off the jump since it is small and the suspension is so soft for me. Eventually, I got to hitting the jumps. It's weird how much I had to wring that thing just to get it to clear an uphill 50ft double. I was hitting it 3rd pinned and I was still coming up a little short, along with the front end sinking. I started hitting the corner in 3rd and shifting up into 4th with 3/4 throttle just to clear it. It was fun as heck! I have to say that my corning was great that day, and so was my overall riding. I was putting a lot of passes on people that are pretty good. I got a couple of compliments, mostly on my cornering.

So! Overall, I'd say that was a pretty good day of my first day back at the track.

I'd also like to ask about what bike I should get if I can keep riding. I'm wondering if I should get a 125 or a 250 two-stroke if I sell my bike. I have never ridden either of them, but after riding the 100, I'm skeptical on the power of the 125.
Get the 250!
 
I can atest that my YZ125 is quite good on speed and power. I stand 6'2"+ and around 210-215 lbs. before lunch, and it has no trouble moving me around. Mind you this was before I have put the new top end in it.

Congrates on the good ride as well, and best wishes for your friend. Never broke a collar bone, but I have snapped a metacarpal in my hand and crushed the end of my right pinky finger. I know that was painful. I did break a boy's collar bone in football though. He damn sure looked in pain. :smirk:
Great! The 125 sounds good to me. And if it don't do it for me, I can bore her out and such.

Eesh, that all sounds like no fun! I only get head trauma. :pout: Minus the broken wrist.

Get the 250!
I dunno about that! That seems like a lot of power, and I just realized I would have to race the 450 class. :rant:
 

James

Staff member
Here's Tyler's collarbone.




Look familiar, James? :smirk:
Unfortunately yes, best advice I can give is to keep it moving, providing he gets it plated. Otherwise (no surgery) he's going to have to keep it in a sling for awhile. Plus don't skimp on the physical therapy. :thumb:
I dunno about that! That seems like a lot of power, and I just realized I would have to race the 450 class. :rant:
I'd get the 125, like Mihylo said it'll teach you to ride better/faster. Like you'd said above, you had to take that corner faster to make it. :ride:

Yes the 250 2 strokes and 250f's race together, thanks to the AMA's amateur equal displacement rule. However the 250f's usually place better. :P
 

James

Staff member
Here's the AMA Class/engine displacement chart.

Chapter 1, Section 1.3, Subsection J - 2
AMA-Class-Engine-Size-List.jpg


Get the 125 and if you're body is up for you can run 3-4 classes. :smirk:

:lol: Damn that would be brutal, you'd finish one moto and then have to go line up for the next one right away.
 
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