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How to build a motocross track in 1000 "easy" steps

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I have taken the best of 2 years to build this track and I will lay this out for you guys over the next few days.

A buddy and myself decided that we wanted our own riding area and I would be just the guy to build it.

Kinda fair seeing as he has the actual land that we are building on. I also supplied the dozer, which is what makes this relevant to this forum. Yes for all of you that have been anxiously waiting the suprise dozer will be making an appearance.

The first thing to do is a rough sketch of what you hope to accomplish(note that I said hope). ^_^

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Of course when we are finished it wont look too much like this.

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Egoman, could the surprise dozer be the TD-18 that you purchased some time back? We look forward to the pictures.

Red Wannabe

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If you were following you know the 18 known as bully was severely weakend by rearend problems, His future is dodgy at best.

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Another problem ,or task as I prefer to call it is to get accurate measurements of what you have to deal with.

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This was all laid out with a 100ft tape measure stakes and the help of the egonephew.

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When you are done with the outline map you hand out several copies to your riding buddies who will probably wipe their bum with the paper and provide no usefull input at all.

Man its tough to be friends with you guys!!!!!!

Of course a few of them get returned and a few ideas arent half bad, Conversely they arent half good either.

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After you get a rough idea of what you are doing some equipment will be in order, and we dont exactly have the newest of stuff. This is the first piece of "old" equipment.

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The next piece of equipment would be described as "older". This massey has a series 60 detroit in it and while occaisionally it will run out of traction it wont run out of power.

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Next up is the "oldest" member of the fleet and probably the most used.........ladies and gentlemen I present the td9 known to the oldtimers around here as the suprise dozer.

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Of course as all of you know this stuff doesnt move without .......DIESEL FUEL. See thats where the farmer friend of mine comes in.

I may supply the dozer and the drawings and the labor and the ideas and..........well you get the idea. But the important part is that he supplied the land and the fuel for the machines.

Its not as much as you would think though, the massey of course was the thirstiest and we only used it for about 5 days. The skidsteer and the td9 just about run on fumes. To give you an idea, when you run the skidsteer full out for 6hrs. it only uses about 30 liters of fuel and the dozer use even less.

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Now a great thread that really captured my attention!!...The only thing I would do different,would be encircle it with a 1 mile oval red clay flat track,and somehow maybe a TT course.Then I would have to spot rip while all the younger guys can ride MX.

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Egoman, yes I remember, I was just hoping for a surprise recovery for the TD-18.

Red Wannabe

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I built my track on three achers like a super cross track with my ol TD9 i did in in 40 hours and every year i added more and more and i did all the up keep with the ol girl i had alot of riders that would always come out every year it was fun while i had the track there are videos of it on you tube just look for me TD9clyde

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Now a great thread that really captured my attention!!...The only thing I would do different,would be encircle it with a 1 mile oval red clay flat track,and somehow maybe a TT course.Then I would have to spot rip while all the younger guys can ride MX.

Come on now if you can ride TTs a moto isnt that far out of the realm.

I seen your screen name and figured we would cross eventually.

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Egoman, yes I remember, I was just hoping for a surprise recovery for the TD-18.

Red Wannabe

Actually the suprise recovery would be of the 18 that I picked up in alberta. Its not in the works for the forseeable future.

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Nice drawings, we never had a plan when starting, and most tracks we put together were done with a small tractor and blade so that tells you what we had close. All real tracks were 1 1/2- 2 hrs away. You should be able to get a great track with that kind of iron. Been a long time since I threw a leg over anything that had any go, guess close to 10 years, dang. Sold my last bike in 93, then just rode friends bikes a couple of times a year. Miss riding , but don't miss the crashing. At 50 you just don't heal up like when I was a young buck. Looking forward to some pics of the progress, maybe even some video of the construction and "testing". Keep em coming.

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Nice drawings, we never had a plan when starting, and most tracks we put together were done with a small tractor and blade so that tells you what we had close. All real tracks were 1 1/2- 2 hrs away. You should be able to get a great track with that kind of iron. Been a long time since I threw a leg over anything that had any go, guess close to 10 years, dang. Sold my last bike in 93, then just rode friends bikes a couple of times a year. Miss riding , but don't miss the crashing. At 50 you just don't heal up like when I was a young buck. Looking forward to some pics of the progress, maybe even some video of the construction and "testing". Keep em coming.

I dont know how to break this to you but I am 50 also. I tend to have a problem getting action shots because of all the extra help that I dont have. I will try though.

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Nice drawings, we never had a plan when starting, and most tracks we put together were done with a small tractor and blade so that tells you what we had close. All real tracks were 1 1/2- 2 hrs away. You should be able to get a great track with that kind of iron. Been a long time since I threw a leg over anything that had any go, guess close to 10 years, dang. Sold my last bike in 93, then just rode friends bikes a couple of times a year. Miss riding , but don't miss the crashing. At 50 you just don't heal up like when I was a young buck. Looking forward to some pics of the progress, maybe even some video of the construction and "testing". Keep em coming.

I dont know how to break this to you but I am 50 also. I tend to have a problem getting action shots because of all the extra help that I dont have. I will try though.

OK, rub it in! :lol::D I haven't been on one in a long time, but my mind still thinks in riding terms a lot, lean forward, slip clutch( before 4 strokes) and the like. I know you understand. I know with a little time I could get around on a track still, would just need a few weeks/months to get back in riding shape, just can't build that strength any other way. Buddy has an 07 I think Honda 450 that he doesn't ride any more and I have never been on it. He told me the other day he might just sell it, he just had back surgery and not sure he will be good enough to ride any more. Wish I had some extra cash, but with a 13 and 15 year old, extra cash will not be around for a few more years. Riding will keep you young if you can avoid the major stuff. Are you as fast as when younger, or did you start later. When I stopped racing in 93, I was as fast as I had ever been. I doubt I could ever get back to that speed now though.

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A local pro called me up at 9:30 this morning ans asked if we were going riding. When a former national champ wants to go riding you dont say no.

Should get alot of action shots to post up of someome who knows how to ride.

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I am also up there at 46.Riding does indeed keep you young if you can manage to stay in 1 piece.I never was really any good at MX,but am pretty avid an ice rider and love dirt track.My body can't take the pounding of whoops and such,so stick to just trying to go fast and turn left........Seeing there is a lot of midwestern guys out here,there has to be some flat trackers lurking on the forum.

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You guys wanted more pics of the track, be careful what you wish for.

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Here is the track from one end to the other.

You are entering the first obstacle here. Its a little seat bounce mound right out of a tight corner.

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Heres a side view of it.

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And yet another view.

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This is another shot of the seat bounce. The posts will have to run together so be patient.

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The next 5 are the track leading to the next feature.

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This is a hip jump where you have to turn in the air to negotiate it the fastest. You can also go on the out side and land on the berm to go even faster.

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