THE WEEKLY FEED: APRIL 27, 2016

BLAST FROM THE PAST

ODE TO THE KING

Dick Burleson in his day was the toughest off-road racer on planet earth. I’m one of the lucky ones who can call him a friend and for about a 10-year window (following his 8 National Enduro titles) we rode together a lot. I learned that some athletes are not only fit with good genetics,  they have smarts, an ungodly will to succeed and crave the pain needed to win. This is DB to a fault.

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From 1974 to 1981, Dick Burleson won eight consecutive AMA National Enduro Championships, and he also won an amazing eight consecutive gold medals in the International Six Days Trials (now called the International Six Days Enduro).

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In the Trans-AMA Motocross Series in 1970, his first season as a professional motocrosser, DB finished fourth overall  and was top American in the series, earning him the title of American Motocross Champion.

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In 1994, 13 years after his official retirement, Burleson decided to compete at the ISDE in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At 46, Burleson  earned a silver medal and became the only American to ride in both American ISDT/Es. The AMA recognized that accomplishment by naming him Amateur Athlete of the Year for a record third time.  In the late-1990s, Burleson earned both national and world titles in his age category on the mountain bikes.

 

EUROPE’S YAMAHA WR250

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There are very few differences between our YZ250X and the European WR250. Suspension settings, power, exhaust, 18-inch wheel and small tank are the same. They get enduro lighting. Like us they were hoping for a button too!

FULL GAS SPRINT ENDURO: ROUND THREE

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Layne Michael won his first FGSE at the third round of the 2016 Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series in Romney, WV. The round also served as the 2016 East Coast ISDE Qualifier with Josh Toth taking the LOI overall ahead of Broc Hepler.  After a six week break in racing action the KENDA Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series presented by Moose Racing, an AMA Championship, headed North from the sands of Florida to the hills and rocks of West Virginia for its third round of the series presented by Ride on Moto. The event would also serve as the East Coast AMA ISDE Qualifier for riders looking to compete on club teams at this year’s ISDE in Spain.

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Daniel Milner on the grass track special.

Two ISDE-style special tests were put together on the 600-acre Boyer Farm property; the first, a 2.5-mile flowing grass track Cross test that was called very “European” in style by many racers throughout the weekend. The second test was a 4.5 mile Enduro test that traversed up and down the many hills on the property with plenty of rocks to keep all riders on their toes.

“I knew Milner was going to be good in the Cross Test and I felt really comfortable in the Enduro Test and I knew if I could just try and manage [the time loss] from Milner in the Cross Test and try and make it up plus a little on the Enduro Test and we were able to do that,” said overall winner, Layne Michael of the Coastal Off-Road Racing Team. “I felt effortless and really smooth on the enduro test, and I didn’t make many mistakes. You don’t have a lot of weekends like that.”

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Gas Gas rider Broc Hepler, a former motocross star showed his prowess for off-road at the Sprint Enduro.

Overall Results

  1. Layne Michael – Husqvarna – 1:33:17.828
  2. Daniel Milner – Yamaha – 1:34:01.806
  3. Thad DuVall – Husqvarna – 1:34:22.323
  4. Josh Toth – KTM – 1:35:00.162
  5. Cory Buttrick – KTM – 1:36:13.938
  6. Broc Hepler – GasGas – 1:36:33.015
  7. Sam Evans – Yamaha – 1:36:58.708
  8. Jason Klammer – KTM – 1:37:38.743
  9. Craig DeLong – Husqvarna – 1:37:54.423

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GADGETS AND TRICKERY

 

AFFORDABLE POWER FOR YOUR KTM EXC/XCW!

Best Dual Sport Bikes has decided to go back to the Bonneville salt flats this year and see if they can get a KTM 500 XCFW to go 160 mph. Anyhow, while they were preparing and running the  500 wide open for a mile straight, it started leaning up. The air-fuel meter on the bars showed a lean condition-  the bike was running out of fuel, or more specifically, it couldn’t keep enough fuel to the injector.

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The problem ended up being the stock fuel rail, which is the piece that connects the fuel line to the injector. It had 2 bad bends in it, with changing hole sizes and sharp edged turns. It was not designed for good flow.

 BDSB came up with a  new straight shot fuel rail. Basically the fuel line now shoots fuel straight through the new rail into the back of the injector. The new rail even has a tested hole size and radiused edges, for optimum flow.
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      With the addition of the new rail, the bike started instantly and much easier. Throttle response was  more instant. Acceleration is stronger and flame outs, which are so many caused by an instant rush of air when the throttle is cracked open but the fuel can’t instantly keep up, vanished.
     One thing to note, is  that the fuel rail is designed with the xcfw and exc’s stock fuel map, and then fine tuned with the BestDualSportBikes TPS tool.
      The new high performance fuel rail is $79.95 and available from www.bestdualsportbikes.com
FLY RACING GATOR FOOTPEGS

Mail AttachmentThe unique arched design of the Gator footpegs allows for a wider footbed without compromising control. Your foot can roll on the arched cleats while shifting and/or braking so you stay in contact with more of the peg instead of just the front or back edge common with most wide flat foot pegs.

  • 17-4 Stainless steel 58mm wide x 90mm length construction
  • Open cleat design prevents mud build-up
  • Easy to install with no modifications
  • Made in USA

Available for most late-model Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Husqvarna, Suzuki, and Yamaha machines.

Price: $109.95

 

More info: www.flyracing.com.

 

Alpine Star Tech 5 Boots  – $269.95

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Coming in the wake of the hugely successful and iconic Tech 10 and Tech 7 the new Tech 5 is an advanced multi-material, multi-panel construction boot that further strengthens Alpinestars line-up of class-leading motocross and off-road boots. Incorporating an innovative microfiber chassis, which is extremely durable and lightweight, a medial biomechanical pivot system for excellent levels of support and stability and extended accordion flex zones, the Tech 5 affords performance fit and high levels of comfort and durability.

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A LITTLE BROTHER MIKE: BACK IN THE DAY

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Brother Mike and I have always been riding buddies (for over 4-decades!). Before Mike got hired by Suzuki and I talked him into going to the 1990 Idaho 4-day qualifier with Mental, and then ride on my minute. We were all Suzuki RMX250 mounted and until the final moto (where Mike broke his foot) we all had a blast.
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Impound after day three. All is good for our Suzuki squad.
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A broken foot in the final moto put a damper on his ride home to So. Cal with Mental. Notice the tool box in the right corner, says Hammage- For the Hammer, Dave Bertram.

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

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Mammoth Mountain Motocross: 1995. My favorite motocross track on the planet, though my results were average at best. My first Mammoth was in 1975 and through the late 80s and until ’97 I raced it every year. This is full tilt boogie Pro Circuit CR500 that snorted fire. Even at elevation it made people weep when they were behind me. Unfortunately my arms turned into stainless steel girders two laps into the race!

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