THE WEEKLY FEED: BARRY HIGGINS MX PIONEER • ICONIC RACING PHOTOS • HOT PRODUCTS

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Barry Higgins

Barry Higgins helped bring the infamous Ghost CZ team to the public eye. ABC Wide World of Sports was filming the 1969 Pepperell Inter-AM which brought eyes to the very young sport. Barry Higgins had toughened his skills racing on the east coast and was a huge underdog at the event where he was racing a Ghost CZ 360 against a very strong and experienced European contingent. Husqvarna’s Arne Kring won the event, but Barry finished fifth overall and was first American. This photo is from 1972, a year where Barry had good results in the 500 class. He went on to be a very strong off-road rider for years.

NEWS

 

RICKY JOHNSON’S ADVENTURE ACADEMY

The southern California based Ricky Johnson Adventure Academy provides the ultimate in personal instruction, instilling the skills to make every rider better, more confident, safer and having more fun than they ever dreamed. They offer dual sport schools, and adventure tutelage depending on what makes your heart sing.

www.rickyjohnson.com 

Register at:

https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=26185&lan=1&testcookies=1

OUTTAKES

Here’s a few snaps that made us smile…

Ricky Johnson, Motocross des Nations domination at Unadilla.
Louise Forsley at the Iowan Extreme Enduro. mjsmotophotos
Simply unfathomable
Larry Roeseler at speed.
Danny Chandler, Carlsbad USGP- Full grit.
Peace Bob.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

 

 

Our good friend Bill Berroth, honcho at Motonation who brings us our Sidi product.

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

 

GEAR BAG

 

          T.M. DESIGNWORKS GAS GAS SKID PLATE WITH LINK GUARD
         
    • New Updated skid plate for 21-22 GAS GAS and other dirt bikes.
    • The TMD link flap has a dual flap design that can be easily replaced.
    • When the flap wears from rubbing rocks, logs etc you can remove it with a low cost new one.
    • New bends cover more of frame sides and length to under the pegs.
    • This new upgrade will substantially extend the life of your TMD skid plate/Link Guard.
    • Available for the new 21-22 GAS GAS in black or Red for $159.

 

(Sub note: Also fits (19-22) KTM & Husky in Blk & Orange)

tmdesignworks.com

Pro Circuit’s Shift Shaft Brace is a CNC-machined part that sits just behind the shift lever and offers added protection for the shift shaft to prevent it from bending. Since the shift shaft sticks out on the 110, it’s always best to have more support and to protect the transmission from serious damage. Don’t be left with a bent shift shaft and have to replace it, so pick up a Pro Circuit Shift Shaft Brace for increased protection and a factory look. $39.95

www.procircuit.com 

www.kreftmoto.com 

www.slavensracing.com 

MOOSE RACING’S FLEX HANDLE PICK UP TOOL

Moose Racing introduces the new flex handle pick up tool. Ever found yourself reaching for that bolt that slid under the skid plate and just can’t quite seem to reach it? Those days are long gone thanks to this nifty tool. Designed to fit in hard to reach places that your hands can’t. Not only is this tool flexible but also has a magnetic tip to easily attract parts. A great tool to have around the shop. MSRP is listed at $14.95.

 www.mooseracing.com

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

I love this shot by Mark Kariya. It’s Parc Ferme at the 1991 Czechoslovakia ISDE. I raced a rented KTM 300 and I packed my suspension, bars and a Tecnosel saddle from home and fit them onto the machine. The green muffler? Acerbis made an incredible composite muffler that was long, quiet and made for smooth power. At that time it made passing the strict sound test quite easy. The lid? A Jerry Bernardo special. JB painted a bunch of helmets for me, all are classics and I’ve kept them all.

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