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RIDE ENGINEERING SPLIT TRIPLE CLAMP: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The new Ride Engineering split triple clamps have been designed to meet four goals: First is to optimize body position. These clamps allow for optional bar position, as well as optional offset bases for the bar mounts. The second goal was to address flex. The new split design is made from 2024 aluminum and […]

ARES DISC GUARD: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The Ares rear rotor disc guard is unique in the three-piece design, where it replaces the standard chain block, uses the strength of the swingarm to help absorb impacts and offers a two-year warranty. It’s made for 6061 aluminum, is anodized and lightweight, and takes on a high impact at an upward force by […]

TUGGER LIFT STRAPS: PRODUCT TEST

PRODUCT: The Tugger lift strap provides a convenient gripping point near the front or rear of your dirt bike. Most dirt bikes don’t have a place to grab that won’t toast your fingers or get your gloves all muddy. Tuggers have been used at Erzberg, Paris-Dakar, Last Dog Standing, King of the Motos, Last Man […]

S3 POWER VALVE ADJUSTER: PRODUCT TEST

PRODUCT: KTM’s power valve can be adjusted by the power-valve adjuster located on the machine’s cylinder. In simple terms, the adjuster changes the preload on the main power-valve spring, allowing you to alter when the power valve opens, which has a dramatic effect on the machine’s powerband. The S3 power-valve adjuster allows you to take […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: BOLT IT ON TOY HAULER TIE-DOWN SYSTEM

BOLT IT ON TOY HAULER TIE-DOWN SYSTEM PRODUCT: Bolt It On is a manufacturer of tie-down systems for transporting motorcycles and bicycles securely in a van, toy hauler or trailer. The system can connect to your existing floor-mounted D-rings, E-tracks or L-tracks with Bolt It On’s J-hook system. No hand tools or drilling required. POSITIVES: […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: KREFT PLUSH TANKS

PRODUCT: KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas “competition” models come stock with the XACT/AER48 air spring fork. Many riders who buy these bikes are unhappy with the feel of the air spring, especially in technical off-road terrain like roots or rocks. This is due to the air spring having a “hyper-progressive” spring curve, which means as the […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: PRECISION PARABOLIC DAMPER

PRODUCT: It’s no secret that a steering damper is essential to off-road racing in the west. High speeds and rough terrain play havoc with stability, and when you don’t have to use so much strength to hold the bike straight, it allows you to go faster, longer. The guys at Precision first got into the […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: KLIM EDGE GOGGLES

The Klim Edge off-road goggles offer a maximum field of view with a fog-resistant lens and OTG cutouts to accommodate the riders who wear glasses. The ultra-HD lens achieves virtually perfect optical clarity. The multi-density frame helps seal out the elements and features a locking magnetic quick-release lens for quick replacements. It also features a […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: BRIDGESTONE BATTLECROSS E50R ENDURO/OFF-ROAD REAR TIRE

PRODUCT: The Bridgestone Battlecross E50R is an FIM-compatible rear enduro tire that is DOT legal. The E50R has improved traction and cornering grip while remaining FIM compliant. It features wide-spaced tread blocks that have increased rigidity and Castle Block technology for maximum bite and optimum traction. Bridgestone’s Bunker technology uses strategically placed dents at the […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: BULLETPROOF TPI GUARD

BULLETPROOF TPS GUARD The TPI bike’s TPS sensor is in a very vulnerable spot and prone to crash or trail-spear damage. If you wound the TPS in any way, there is a good chance your bike will not run and you may be stranded. Also, it will cost a good deal of money to replace […]

GAERNE FASTBACK ENDURO BOOTS: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: Fastback boots are a mid-level product from Gaerne, which would make them premium boots from many other makers. The Enduro is a new version that is tailored specifically for off-road riders. The primary difference is a more aggressive sole. This allows a more secure grip for situations where you have to push off with […]

S3 SLAVENS MULE HIGH-COMPRESSION HEAD: PRODUCT REVIEW

S3 SLAVENS MULE HIGH-COMPRESSION HEAD The goal of the S3 head is to add performance, mainly bottom to mid-power. This is an area where the off-roader lives, making traction by having the ability to short-shift and lug his two-stroke when the going gets nasty. The Slavens Mule S3 head is CNC-machined, increases coolant capacity and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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). […]

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 […]

PRODUCT TEST: XTRIG PRELOAD ADJUSTER

PRODUCT: Engineered in Germany, the Xtrig preload adjuster is a mechanical replacement for the two rings used to make sag adjustments on your rear shock. The ingenious design uses a worm gear that travels the full length of the shock body to make minute preload adjustments using an 8mm T-handle wrench. Simply remove the stock […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: BULLET PROOF TPS SENSOR GUARD

PRODUCT: Bullet Proof Designs’ KTM TPS sensor guard is a billet-aluminum guard that replaces the plastic OEM TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) cover on your fuel-injected KTM/Husqvarna/GasGas TPI two-stroke machines. It comes with new hardware and installs with very little effort. OUR TAKE: This is a quality product that will protect your TPI two-stroke’s vulnerable—and expensive […]

PRODUCT TEST: POLISPORT GRAPHIC PROTECTORS

PRODUCT: Graphic protectors manufactured by Polisport are made with translucent plastic and are designed to help protect decals from peeling back when they come in contact with a rider’s boots. Each kit comes with all the hardware needed for installation, and the protectors are molded to fit OEM-style plastics. POSITIVES: The Polisport graphic protectors do […]