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2020 SONORA RALLY DAY 5: ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS

Moto Pro, Privateer Skyler Howes (2), who had been at the top of the scoreboard most of the week, won Second Place in the round and overall. He described the first section through flood plains as “very fast, and, actually, pretty flooded”…
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YAMAHA YZ250FX VS. HONDA CRF250RX: THE WRAP

OFF-ROAD 250 FOUR-STROKE COMPARISON We finally got the Honda CRF250RX and the Yamaha YZ250FX on the same ride so we could do a back-to-back comparison of the two. They are both closed-course competition off-road bikes, meaning they are…
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2020 SONORA RALLY DAY 4: THE LEAD CHANGES

Special Stage Four of the 2020 Sonora Rally was as much a treat as it was a threat. Fresh, wet sand set the stage for a blistering tempo. Bikes soared across the barren sea, mindful of the crab grass pockmarking the way. One long look at…
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2020 SONORA RALLY DAY 3: THE HALFWAY POINT

Day three of racing at this year's Sonora Rally was the first day in the dunes and the action was intense. But it was only a taste. Cut short and starting early due to an impending storm, the racers criss-crossed the sand then wound through…
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NO-SCRATCH TIRE CHANGES: MR KNOW-IT-ALL

SCRATCH THE ITCH Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I’d love to go riding this weekend. I have a new set of tires for my bike, but I’ve never changed my own tires. I attempted to do so, but only managed to get one side of the tire off and pull the…
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2020 SONORA RALLY DAY 2: BRABEC STRIKES BACK

On day two of the 2020 Sonora Rally factory Honda pilot Ricky Brabec charged to the front of the field and held that position ultimately taking the win and moving up in the overall standings . Day one winner Skyler Howes crossed the finish…
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2020 YAMAHA YZ125 TWO-STROKE RAW VIDEO SERIES

The Dirt Bike Magazine staff took our 2020 Yamaha YZ125 two-stroke out to LACR in Southern California to do some testing with Robbie Wageman at the controls. Here is a completely RAW version for our viewers to enjoy with out the babbling of…
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MISSING HUSKY MAP SWITCH: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I recently purchased a 2020 Husqvarna TE300i, but I didn’t receive the map switch that is supposed to come with the bike. I took the bike anyway, knowing my dealer would send me the part when it came in. My question…
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SKYLER HOWES TOPS SONORA RALLY DAY 1

Skyler Howes put his Husqvarna Rally bike on top of day one of the Sonora Rally with some formidable competition close behind. Two minutes back was former Baja 1000 winner Colton Udall, and another 7 minutes back was 2020 Dakar winner Ricky…
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2020 HUSKY 500 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

There have been plenty of 500cc two-strokes from Husqvarna throughout dirt bike history. But, since the brand’s rebirth a few years back, it has shied away from two-strokes above 300cc. We teamed up with former factory Kawasaki race team…
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INSTALLING NEW BRAKE PADS: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

GIVE ME A BRAKE Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I went to install new brake pads on my CRF450R, and when I put the new brake pads in, I couldn’t get my disc to go back into the caliper. Are these new brake pads the wrong ones or too thick? Is that…
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