THE WEEKLY FEED: ON THE TRAIL TESTING • HILL CLIMBING EYE OPENER • NEW PRODUCT BONANZA

BLAST FROM THE PAST: ARNE KRING-NEARLY WORLD CHAMPION

Arne Kring was a member of the Husqvarna powerhouse team (with Bengt Aberg) and was having the most successful season of his career in 1970 leading the 500cc world championship points standings with four overall victories in the first nine rounds. Then, in a non-championship event he broke his back which ended his season. Still,  he had accumulated enough points to claim second place in the world championship behind teammate Bengt Åberg. Arne was one of the pioneers who gave credibility to motocross in the U.S. as part of the Euro contingent who raced in the Trans-AMA and Inter-AM motocross series. He won the 1969 Inter-AM title. Although he raced motocross professionally, his true profession was as a bicycle shop owner in his hometown of Knada. The bicycle shop supported the Swedish racer and within its walls are his collection of race bikes, all in original condition.

 

SOCIAL ITCHING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

 

 

GEAR BAG

 

NEW SPARK ARRESTOR END CAPS!

-USFS Approved Spark Arrestor End Cap.

-Cost effective option vs. replacing the whole silencer.

-Designed to offer maximum performance; in our testing we found no power loss from the stock end cap.

-The EE Screen type spark arrestor makes maintenance very easy, by simply removing 2 bolts, the screen can be removed for replacement or servicing.

-Screen can be removed while riding on a closed course location

https://enduroeng.com/

 

 

Polisport new range of Sprocket Protectors for 2022.
New Sprocket Covers will be available for the new Honda CRF, BETA, and Sherco motorcycles. All new parts come with Polisport’s exclusive design to replace OEM parts with the same level of function in a more attractive design.

polisport.com 

betausa.com

 

slavensracing.com

 

 

ON THE TRAIL TESTING

Our testing grounds have been ideal with good winter weather dropping some frosting in the hills. Here’s Shane Nalley waiting for one of our co-hearts who crashed and ended up pointed uphill on the trail.

 

The Wolf Wagon, HQV TE300i. I had just installed some of Dicks Racing mods (head, ECU, Thunder Products Dual Torque Wings and suspension) and was prepping for a ride in the hills.

 

I fit on a G2 Ergonomics single throttle cable kit, looking to make the pull a shade easier. There are 3 cams that alter the length of the throttle pull.

 

 

The throttle uses a system similar to the old Gunnar Gasser throttle. The cable is top quality and I glued on some Pro Taper pillow grips.

 

You block off entry point of the ‘push’ cable that you no longer use.

 

This Urmosi soft bar clamp is sick. It totally isolates the handlebar and lets it flex in a rubber cushion. There are two durometers -one stiffer than the other. For a rider looking for great hand cushion and less wear and tear on beat up digits, the flex and cushion is superb.

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

I love this shot, taken by brother Mike at Texas Canyon in late 1980. My steed, a Kolbe Sponsored Can-Am 400. I had won the District 37 Open Enduro title and had just started working at Dirt Bike.
Arne KringCan Am 400FeedSlavens RacingThe FeedUrmosi 720 SBC clamp