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KLX300 CARB CLEAN: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, My 2005 KLX300 has been running horribly, and I have nowhere else to turn. I figured the carb was just dirty and have cleaned it spotless. But, even still, the bike’s idle is inconsistent, and when you get on the gas hard, it sounds like it has laryngitis. I’m not sure what […]

LEATT 4.5 ENDURO BOOTS PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The new Leatt 4.5 Enduro boots are more budget-oriented but use many of the same features as the higher-end 5.5 FlexLock boots. Developed with help from Jonny Walker, the sole features a specific pattern and compound for assistance when you are walking or pushing the bike in nasty conditions. The top of the boot […]

POWERVALVE MESS: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, My 2020 KTM 300XC has been making a horrible mess right around the power-valve cover. I’m not sure what kind of oil it is, but I’d expect that a new bike shouldn’t be leaking this bad. Please advise. Hoyt Oswald Via mrknowitall@hi-torque.com   Mr. Oswald, you have the unfortunate tenor of a […]

COOBER ECU PRODUCT REVIEW

COOBER ECU We are huge fans of TPI technology: no jetting required, no pre-mixed gas and oil, and, for the most part, clean and immediate power. But, if there’s one gripe, it is that the TPI versions do not make quite the same power as the carbureted versions. The Coober ECU changes that by raising […]

FIRST LOOK : 2022 KTM MX & CROSS COUNTRY MODELS

It’s that time of year again and all the manufactures are starting to release information on new 2022  models. We have already seen what Husqvarna has coming out for 2022 and now it’s their sister company KTM’s turn to take center stage. Below is the official release and images we received from KTM on the […]

FISCH MOTO SPARK ARRESTOR: PRODUCT TEST

PRODUCT: Fisch Moto, a Canadian company, is offering universal spark arrestors that fit into the end cap of the majority of machines sold with a round tail pipe. The majority are USFS-legal, are made from stainless steel and come in multiple sizes ranging from 19–45mm. They have sizes that fit nearly every current dirt bike. […]

TECHNOLOGY ELEVATED SMARTCARB: PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

In case you haven’t heard, Technology Elevated has been making some bold claims about their SmartCarbs. We spent some time with the crew of this family-owned business, and this is what they had to say. One thing is for sure—these aren’t your grandpa’s carburetors. 36, 38 & 40MM SC2 SMARTCARBS: Redefining carburetion for the 21st […]

2021 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS STANDINGS, FINAL

The 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season will hold a special place in the history of the sport. Never before has there been such parity in the skill level of the 450 class. In almost every round, the top 10 riders had qualifying times separated by mere fractions of a second. And yet, Cooper Webb emerged […]

FASTWAY EVOLUTION 4 FOOTPEGS: PRODUCT REVIEW

FASTWAY EVOLUTION 4 FOOTPEGS We’ve been testing the Fastway Evolution 4 footpegs on our KTM 300XC, and we like the wide platform. These footpegs are wider than stock, have removable cleats and have a collar system that allows you to run them either taller (for shorter-legged pilots) or lower (for riders needing more leg room). […]

FASTHOUSE YAMAHA YZ300 PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you be Decal Works we take a look at the Fasthouse Yamaha YZ300 that Trevor Stewart raced at this years Wiseco 2-Stroke Championship to an impressive third overall in the open pro division.  If you didn’t get the chance to see Stewart ripping this thing around at this […]

FMF TITANIUM 2.1 POWERCORE EXTREME SILENCER: PRODUCT REVIEW

The FMF Titanium Powercore 2.1 Extreme silencer was developed for the hard enduro rider (i.e., Cody Webb, Graham Jarvis, and Colton Haaker). It has a very long titanium can, which has a larger diameter than the standard FMF silencers. The main goal is to smooth out the powerband for the rider who demands traction to […]

JCR HONDA OFF-ROAD TEAM VIDEO

Johnny Campbell Racing consists of Preston Campbell, Kendall Norman, Tarah Gieger and Ricky Brabec. They compete in a diverse combination of events ranging from NGPC to the Dakar rally itself. Here’s their official 2021 team video. 

TAYLOR ROBERT TAKES THE LEAD IN WORCS

KTM’s Taylor Robert swung back to the top step of the podium with the win in the Pro 450 Motorcycle race in the Rocky Mountain ATV MC WORCS Series Presented by Polaris RZR and Dirt Bike event at Honolulu Hills Raceway. Mateo Oliveira won the Pro 250 race, while motocross racer Ryder Difrancesco finished first […]

THE ADELANTO GP IS BACK

Ty Davis will be the promoter of the Adelanto GP next month, which will be a stand-alone event, not a part of any other series.  Because of that, he’s doing his best to make it a race that should be a part of any off-road racer’s calendar for 2021.  He dropped us a line to […]

1983 HONDA CR480R PROJECT BY PETE TREADWELL: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works graphics we give you an exclusive look at our most recent CR480R project with Pete Treadwell and our Idaho connection of Western Powersports, Moto One, and Full Circle Racing. This thing is insanely clean! If you are a Honda two-stroke fan don’t miss the […]

2021 CALIFORNIA TRIAL INVITATIONAL

Story and Photos by Jean Turner Josh Roper and Alex Niederer waited atop the course of the 2021 California Trial Invitational presented by GASGAS for official scorekeeper Jared Malmquist to tabulate the overall results. The two were tied on overall points. Results revealed they also had the same number of cleans. Same number of fives, […]

ATLANTA 2 SUPERCROSS RESULTS: ROCZEN AIN’T DONE YET!

The second of three rounds of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season took place at Atlanta Motor Speedway under conditions that were a complete change up.  Saturday’s racing took place under rainy skies, but riders returned Tuesday to hot, muggy weather. The course remained long and demanding, so conditioning would play a larger role than […]

2003 KAWASAKI KX144 RESTYLE PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works we give you the first look at our Kawasaki KX144 build with Josh Bombard. Tim Sharp was the man behind the wrenches of this project and we gotta say it came out amazing. If you are a fan of Kawasaki two-smokers don’t miss the […]