On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works we take a look back at our LA Sleeve Suzuki RM125 project. For this project we worked with a bunch of industry leading companies like FMF, Acerbis, ODI, Boyesen, Pivot Works, Backyard Designs and of course LA Sleeve. See the first MX Shootout ever published in Dirt Bike Magazine in our 2-Stroke History section and don’t miss the exclusive link to our YZ300 project at the bottom of this post.
We added some Boyesen bolt-on performance parts and an FMF exhaust system with a shorty silencer for the crisp sound.
In June of 1971, the first issue of Dirt Bike Magazine appeared on newsstands. Within it was the first modern motocross shootout. The Husqvarna 250 Cross, Maico 250 K5 and CZ 250 were the subjects of the test. Here is the test as it was presented in 1971. CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE THE ORIGINAL COMPLETE TEST!
2-STROKE BEHIND THE BUILD
We started out with our test mule that had 50-plus hard hours on it. Anthony and the crew at Wrench 42 Motorsports did all the manual labor on this project. For once we got to sit back and sip a cold drink while we watched others sweat. With the bike seeing some heavy usage, Wrench 42 Motorsports decided it needed a complete tear-down and rebuild. CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW FOR THE FULL STORY!