THE WEEKLY FEED: DECOSTER, BLACK FRIDAY AND KTM 300TPI MODS

CAPTURED: DECOSTER-THE MAN

Roger DeCoster, in his early GP days aboard a Factory CZ. When Roger made the switch to the 500 class his career exploded. You can clearly see why is “The Man”.

 

HUH?

 

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Championship BOLT Spin! @billybolt57 is a beast on the bike skills. ūüė≥

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SOCIAL DISTORTION

Doug Grant, Indian Dunes, early 70’s. He was inn the hunt on his AJS until this happened.

 

I shot this up in Gorman, California in 1982. Its brother Mike wringing out a KTM 250MXC. The bike was strong, had miserable suspension when thrown against the Husqvarna’s. The HQV’s had better suspension and handling though it was softly powered. It was super useable in the woods and the 40mm fork and twin Ohlins shocks were the benchmark of the time for the off-roader.

 

 

PLUCKED FROM OUT OF NO WHERE

 

FMF AD CIRCA 1976

 

Mental’s newest addition to his fleet of machines is this 1979 Honda CR250. He bought it after it sat in a garage for 36 years with a blanket thrown over it!

 

A wonderful reminder of our great and desperate desire to ride!

 

THE BIGGEST GAME CHANGER IS…?

 

GEAR BAG

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RIDE ENGINEERING HOLIDAY SALE

PRO CIRCUIT BLACK FRIDAY SALE

2019 KTM/HQV 250/350 SX-F/FC Signature RS-4 SO SS/AL/CF

Brand new from KTM and Husqvarna for 2019 are re-vamped 250 SX-F / FC250 and SX-F 350 / FC350. Both the 250 and 350 make good HP and torque in stock form, but nevertheless Yoshimura went to work to improve power in every RPM range on these twin race machines and the gains we were able to attain with the RS-4 are impressive. Yosh wound up with the 250 peak HP at 6.6% and a big gain of peak torque of 14.2% The 350 received a peak HP gain of 10.2% and peak torque gain of 7%. The RS-4 muffler has a Polyresonant Duplex front chamber to add overall volume, and the special stepped two-stage baffle configuration that reduces sound without restricting performance. $1169.00

www.yoshimura-rd.com

BLACK FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23RD!

Bullet Proof Designs

Bullet Proof Black Friday –¬†Bullet Proof Guards are 15% OFF and FREE shipping from Friday 11/23 though Monday 11/26.¬†Please use code BPDBLK15 and then select the Free Shipping when checking out.¬† Stay Protected during the holidays with BPD.

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Motool

Motool is excited to announce this year’s online Black Friday Sale. Save big on the Slacker Digital Suspension Tuner, New Ballistic Cases, Accessories, and more with 20% off your order. Discounts will automatically be applied from Friday the 23rd at 12:00am until Monday the 26th at midnight.

www.motool.co

 

Warp 9 Racing

Warp 9 Black Friday Sale. Use code warp92018bf at checkout and save 20% on your order. Promotion duration is 12:01 am on 11/22 to 11:59 pm on 11/25.

www.warp9racing.com

TM Designworks

TM Designworks is excited to unveil their 2018 Black Friday Sale. All TMD products will be discounted 15% from Friday 11/23 -Monday 11/26. Save big on Signature Slide-N-Guide Kits, Plastic Skid Plates, and more.

www.TMDesignworks.com

OUT PLAYING

Yesterday brother Mike and I went out to local riding with Dick Wilk from Dicks Racing. We ran into FMF’s owner Donnie Emler and Danny LaPorte. Donnie and Danny took¬† us some of their secret trails, Dick Wilk ended up getting separated from us and we didn’t find him until it was pitch black dark. It was a great ride with a gnarly quest trying to find Dick and all ended well.

Mike Webb, Donnie Emler and Danny LaPorte during a reset.

 

 

LaPorte had to help ‘ALL’ of us up a nasty hill with zero traction and nasty rocks. Here he’s giving aide to Dick Wilk.

 

Mike Webb trying to find traction on his RMZ450

 

Donnie Emler is flat aggressive and with Danny watching the FMF legend clawed his way to the top on his hybrid RM250 framed, KTM 300 engine 2-stroke.
With his machine in the Stanley Steamer mode, Donnie conquers the tough trail.

 

Dick Wilk on TWebb’s 300 TPI KTM.

 

We were out in the desert testing Dick’s Racing KTM 300 TPI. It was fit with a plethora of cool off-road bolt-ons along with Dicks motor mods and suspension.

 

Flexx bars, AME grips, nice Acerbis reservoir guards and a Scotts damper highlight the cockpit.

 

A new Rekluse Radius CX clutch proved to be a great mod when the going gets ugly and you must conquer a nasty section.

 

Tusk Wheels, trick chain adjusters, TM Designs guides, Nitro Mousse inserts and Dunlop rubber all highlight the build.

 

Dick setup the suspension for our tonnage. Notice the adjuster for the hi-speed compression. It allows for On the Fly changes by hand.

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

Wolf, Team Kolbe 1979. My racing year with the Can-Am 370 Qualifier was definitely a mixed bag. I had good results that were salted with dramatic downs. I had transmission issues in several events, flated, destroyed wheels, had a chain break at the Tecate Enduro but the truth be told- it was epic. I traveled all over the western states racing with my great friend Pete Smith, had a relationship with my friend Andy Kolbe that I will always treasure and learned some basic skills in the enduro world that have helped me survive today.

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