Team events that USA dominated and both held in Povazska, Bystrica , Czechoslovakia
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Team USA’s domination at the des Nations continued in 1983. Honda Johnny O’Mara and Mark Barnett played pivotal roles at the Trophee des Nations (125’s and 250s) held at Považská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia


Washington State’s David Rhodes came onto the Qualifier scene in 1989. His speed at Trask Mountain in the final moto showed that he had a future. David went on to be a member of the Junior World Team in 1991 at Považská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia where the U.S. Team (Jimmy Lewis, Steve Hatch, Chris Smith and David) took the championship.
Ken Roczen makes the RM-Z’s  8-year old design look pretty terrific. It’s a fact that he became disenchanted with the Suzuki effort when things blew up last year when his dad voiced their concerns. Honda is slated to have a new machine for next year and with a Roc aboard it could be a game changer. Photo Tyler Johnson
The word in the pits is that Ken Roczen has signed a 5 year, 11 million dollar deal to race Honda’s starting next year. Early this year the talk of the town was that his team at RCH has been shopping Ken hard  talking to both KTM and Honda. We hear that his new deal is a full Factory Honda ride and that RCH is out. Roczen is already the highest paid motocrosser on the planet and this contract shows that Honda is seriously interested in regaining their stature in the motocross world. We also hear that they signed Tim Gajser (World MX2 champion and current 2nd in points behind Febvre) to a long term deal, with the goal being an American stint in the future. Word is that Cole Seely re-uped and that Trey Canard will be looking for a ride next year.
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Tim Gajser Team Honda
         With that said, what happens with RCH and their deep pockets?
         What’s going on the James Stewart? Is he retiring or is planning an attempt to hit the Nationals to secure a ride for next year?
         Cooper Webb is definitely going to the 450 class as a Factory Yamaha rider and Jeremy Martin is rumored to have signed a deal with RCH to race for them, no matter what machine they end up campaigning.
Supercross tidbits
Baggett’s lap times came down 4 seconds from practice to the main. photo Tyler Johnson
  Blake Baggett took home a 5th place finish at Indy, his best finish this year in the 450 class. Word from the team was that they found some compliance in the chassis by switching out motor mount plates to a less rigid design (found while testing for the upcoming Nationals), and too toned down the rigidity of the triple clamps. Baggett noted that the bike was considerably easier to ride via less stiffness felt from the chassis to the wheels. His results on a tough track were impressive, his lap times dropped 4 seconds from practice to the main event!
Indy’s Supercross track was called the toughest and most technical circuit in the last five years. Just look at the Dungey and Roczen’s 30-second lead over third place!!!
Tyler Johnson’s shot of Chad Reed hitting a jump painted with ruts on the takeoff is enough to make you squeamish. The Indy track was brutal.
Both Dungey and Roczen have elevated their status in the SX game to total dominators. On a technical track their speed and fitness is on another level. Photo Tyler Johnson
Aaron Plessinger killed it at Indy with a technically perfect ride on a circuit that challenged even the most adept. Photo Tyler Johnson

 The Big Bear Run AMA National Dual Sport Series Ride

The Big Bear Trail Riders Motorcycle Club are proud to bring you the 22nd Annual Big Bear Run AMA National Dual Sport Ride in Big Bear Lake, CA. Take it from the Dirt Bike staff, this event is superb! Great trail, tough loops for the advanced and a beautiful area highlight the ride.

June 25 & 26, 2016









Racing Glove - red

Mika Metals Racing Gloves were designed for racers by racers. The ultra thin palm provides a perfect feel on the bike. A Nylon blended outer shell grants riders the luxury of non-restrictive movement, while elastic wrist ports maintain a comfortable fit. These gloves are ultra thin, giving you maximum comfort, confidence, and control on your Mika Metals bars and grips. Available in red, blue, and gray.


Price: $32.99



Mikuni Classic VM Series Round Slide Carburetors & Parts for Restorations & Retro Bikes
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Mikuni Classic VM Round Slide Carburetors began as high performance carburetors  back in the 1960’s. Since then, Mikuni’s VM Series Round Slide Carburetors have  proven themselves  for use in street or off-road applications for motorcycles and ATV application, including motocross, enduro and trail riding, to flat track and road racing, on both 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines. Performance features for the VM Series include a large selection of throttle bore sizes from 16-44mm for increased fuel mixture flow to match engine modifications.




95010017 (2)

  • Solid steel axle
  • Easily mounts to footpegs/frame
  • CNC components for accurate fit
  • 8” pneumatic 4 ply tires
  • Sealed bearings and hardened fasteners
  • Wheels include grease fittings
  • Step by step instructions
  • Adjustable and adaptable for rider’s skill level & terrain
  • MSRP: $129.95
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6D Helmets  is excited to announce the move of their corporate headquarters to 2861-B Saturn St., Brea, California.
1987- Prescott, Arizona and Brian Farnsworth’s epic invitational ride. I’m on the far left, that’s Barry Higgins and my good friend Doug Johns sitting in the van, with Mark Zoller and Charlie Morey looking on.


The World Vet Championships, 1993 at Glen Helen. It was a two day event, but I for some reason opted to only race day one. I ended up winning the 40-class, having an epic battle with Gary Jones, Alan Olsen and Rich Eierstedt on a nearly bone stock Honda CR250. I didn’t figure in the overall as day two was more important and that Jones guy took home the prize. Go figure.

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