To all the great members of the CRF's Only message board,
We have been invited as a message board to participate in a Dirt Rider story that will involved ALL OF US here in CRF's Only message board. Here's the confirmation invitation from Jimmy Lewis, editor of Dirt Rider:
Dirt Rider's Internet Bike Story
Who is in:
Dirt Rider magazine has invited the above listed forums to participate in a bike build up, where the motorcycle that the members of each forum decide to build will be featured in an article in the magazine. Some boards are small and some are huge, hopefully we'll get an interesting mix of bikes for the story. The rules are pretty simple and as follows:
--We must have the finished bike delivered to us in Southern California no later than April 2nd.
--We will need the bike for 2 weeks to photograph and test it. The bike will be tested for the purpose it was intended. MX bikes on MX tracks and trail bikes on the trails. Don't try and out think us on where we are going to test. We promise to get the bike in its element. Build the bike that represents the members! It would be best if the bike were set up for an average sized guy of average ability level, say 180 lbs, intermediate ability, but this is not a rule.
--The bike and what is done to it must be decided in a single forum on message boards by members of the site. In other words, there must be a clear and easily locatable track history of what bike is selected and what is done to that bike. We will have an address to that form in the magazine so the Dirt Rider readers can look in on it themselves to see the history. You can use polls, votes, other threads to make decisions, but everything should be traced back into a single thread to make it easy to keep track of. It is up to the forum moderator to make the final decision on specifics, but it should be done in the forum (in public) for all members to see.
--You can use whatever parts and changes to any bike that your forum sees fit, there are really no hard and fast rules other than these:
Using the MIC published RPM numbers for sound testing and the SAE J-1287 test procedure,
MX bikes must be below 99db
Off-road bikes must have a Spark Arrestor and be below 96db
--Ideally the forum will first select the brand (very easy in some cases), then the model, the displacement, then decide how to make that bike the best it can be and show off the expertise of the members and what they believe is the best bike out there.
--Dirt Rider will not be shooting these bikes out or doing a comparison test with them. We will test them individually and show our readers what your forum thinks is the best bike out there.
So good luck and I'm really interested to see what shows up in April!
Dirt Rider Magazine
I normally have a free flowing philosophy with threads, thread-jacking, and letting threads run on. However, in this case I'll be more structured since we are on tight schedule and have something specific to accomplish.
Here's what we need to do and the order we need to do it:
1. Select the model of CRF we want to build.
2. Select the modifications for the bike such as engine, suspension, controls, drivetrain, wheels, tires, electronics, accessories, etc.
3. Appearance items such as plastics, graphics, etc.
Until we select the bike we won't have a modifications forum. I'll make a general discussion and comments forum to handle off topic conversations about the project.
I hope all of you are as excited about this project as we at CRF's Only are. The invitation demonstrates the recognition all of you deserve for making CRF's Only messge board a premiere site for information and knowledge about Honda CRF dirt bikes. Congrats!
Let get busy...Ken
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on Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:50 pm, edited 2 times in total.