THE WEEKLY FEED: CHARLIE MULLINS, COOL VIDEO, BACK IN THE DAY NUGGETS

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Charlie Mullins-Team Suzuki Off-Road

The Unadilla GNCC, circa 2009. One of the top talents at that time was Charlie Mullins. He was in his second year with Suzuki finishing 5th in the GNCC chase in ’08 and 3rd in 2009. This hill at Unadilla was flat gnarly, rocky, very root infested and littered with lappers. Here’s Charlie getting a hand from Rodney Smith and the Team Manager Mike Webb. Charlie went on to win a National Enduro Championship for Yamaha in 2010, and again for KTM the next year. In 2013 he took home his first GNCC title, again on a KTM. His career was cut short in 2014   when he had a mechanical problem testing  and destroyed his wrist. He was a  serious threat anytime the trail got nasty and tight.

 

NEWS

SHAYNA TEXTER WINS FOR RED BULL/KTM  AT TEXAS HALF-MILE

It was a breakthrough weekend for the brand-new Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Flat Track Team as rider Shayna Texter earned her first AFT Singles Main Event victory of the season – the team’s first-ever – on Saturday at the Texas Half-Mile for Round 3 of the 2019 American Flat Track Championship. Her teammate, Dan Bromley, battled his way to a top-ten finish with ninth overall for the night.

 

 

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VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

 

 

SOCIAL DISTORTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEAR BAG

 

ELITE AXLE BLOCK KIT  KTM / HUSQVARNA OFF-ROAD and DUAL SPORT 

Consisting of a pair of CNC’d Elite axle blocks, a titanium drive-side receiver and a square removal tool nut, the Elite Axle Block Kit converts your stock KTM / Husqvarna Off-Road or Dual Sport model’s rear axle from a fixed design into a floating type. KTM and Husqvarna Factory teams use this same floating type design on their race team bikes to improve traction as well as straight line stability and now those same benefits are available from this kit. Another key component is the integrated receiver post on each axle block that allows the use of a caliper to precisely measure and match the left and right axle block’s position. This assures exact alignment of the chain and sprocket so critical to prolonging chain and sprocket life. Ultra-slim design, simple installation and offered in five vibrant color choices: Blue, Red, Black, Orange and Silver. Designed and manufactured in the USA. They sell for $89.95   www.worksconnection.com                                                                                                                        

 

Moose Racing Synapse Lite Knee Protector

Moose Racing has  the brand new Synapse Lite Knee Protector, that is CE certified.  Available in adult and youth sizes, the CE level 1 certified Synapse Lite Knee Protector features just the right amount of moisture-wicking padding without being bulky and restrictive. Additional padding for the top of the knee combined with recessed adjustable leg straps provides optimal protection and a secure fit. Adult suggested retail $34.95. Youth suggested retail $29.95.

http://Mooseracing.com

 

JD JETTING TMX MIKUNI JET BLOCK GASKET KIT FOR KTM AND HQV 2-STROKES

JD Jetting just announced their new gasket & O-ring repair kit parts and extended air screws for the new KTM/Husky 2-strokes running the TMX carbs. These are having gasket failures present over half the time now. The original TMX “jet-block”gasket expands and shrinks with fuel exposure until failure occurs. The fuel inlet float needle-seat also has an O-ring that often fails to seal. Both of these issues are transparently degrading the new bike’s performance when riding. The replacements are both improved parts that are thicker and seal better. The O-rings are a Viton with thicker cross-section, so need a little grease to slide into place during installation. A 2nd (spare) O-ring is included for future use, or if damaged during install/inspection.

https://jdjetting.com/product/jdmk05-mikuni-tmx-jet-block-kit/

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

I just found this shot from the 1979 Tecate 500 Enduro. It was a 2-day event, 250 miles per day! At the time I was loving my Can-Am 370 Qualifier, but on day two, while in the hunt I flatted and houred out. This event was a tough one, long grueling days, big time mileage and the majority of it trail. In order to make the gas stops we (Andy Kolbe) fit on a skinny/fat Vesco tank and I actually back packed it carrying far too many spares and none of them were a tube! It took me ten years to finally get some decent finishes and a handful of trophies from the Tecate Enduro. And I treasure them!

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