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THE BEST-DRESSED KNEES: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

A FASHION RISK Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I have a fashion question for you. Do you know of a vented/warm-weather off-road pant that has a slimmer-than-normal knee area for those of us who don’t yet wear knee braces? The local shops have a…
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GLITTER OIL: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, This past winter I tore into and rebuilt the motor on my 2002 YZ 250—new rod and main bearings and all-new bearings and seals in the transmission. Had the cylinder re-Nikasiled and added a new piston. It runs great;…
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1971 HUSKY VS. MAICO VS. CZ SHOOTOUT

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…
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LISTEN TO YOUR TWO-STROKE: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

RUNNING ON EMPTY—the sequel Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I have a follow-up to Ken’s two-stroke running-out-of-fuel question. Let’s say someone forgot to turn on his petcock and sputtered to a stop on the trail at low-to-moderate throttle. No…
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2021 YAMAHA OFF-ROAD MODEL INFORMATION

Yamaha's 2021 off-road lineup includes a redesigned YZ450FX  with features including a refined, more efficient engine, a redesigned frame with all-new flex characteristics, updated suspension settings, and more. Below is the information on…
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CATCHING UP WITH MIKA DECOSTER

Last week we looked back at a column Roger DeCoster wrote for Dirt Bike Magazine back in 1993, when his third son Mika was born. We decided to call Mika today, and see what he's been doing with himself for the last 27 years. IT…
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KTM TWO-STROKE PROJECTS: 2-STROKE THEATER

On this week's 2-Stroke Theater we look at a few of our KTM premix burning projects. Our Seat Concepts KTM200 XC, championship winning Pro Circuit 125SX and a 300XC ground-up rebuild that you won't believe. We also take a look back at…
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