THE WEEKLY FEED: DICK BURLESON ENDURO HERO, CRASH AND BURN SPECIAL

FROZEN

Dick Burleson won eight straight Nationall Enduro titles, which is still a record that stands today. His last two were tough, since the competition had gotten intense- inside his own camp. Terry Cunningham and Mike Melton were just starting their careers, while DB was at the end of his. Both worked for Husky and were under Dicks tutelage and both wanted to beat him badly. This photo was from the Tulsa National Enduro in 1981. Dick raced an XC250 and new for that year was the 40mm fork and refined piggy back outboard mounted Ohlins shocks.

 

CRASH AND BURN

Mark Kariya, arguably one of the top off-road photographers on the planet captured some nefarious action at the infamous water jump at the Adelanto GP several years ago. The jump is high speed, has a lipped and usually rutted take off and getting enough air to clear the ever lengthening water hole is crucial. Come up short and the impact forces consequences that tests the riders ability to ‘Hold on’.

JUST COOL

TFant captured Christian Craig at the last weeks Slat Lake SX pounding one of the double section of whoops at the track.

 

 

NEWS

GNCC SERIES ADDS ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKES!
Fantic eMTNB Racing to the Action


 The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC),  announced the addition of Fantic eMTNB bicycle races to the already action-packed weekend schedule at the following four rounds:

The Electric bike races will be held Friday afternoon and will feature 6 classes, with no pre-qualifying: Pro, Schoolboy (12-18), Junior (19-29), Vet (30-39), Senior (40-49), Masters (50+) and Women. Races will be one hour events, with laps approximately three miles in length. The race course will be challenging, featuring many traditional GNCC-style obstacles, i.e., hills, rocks, woods sections, etc.

Class 1 Pedal Assist Bicycles with a motor powered speed of 20 mph and motor wattage of <=750 watts eligible only. The entry fee is $30 and awards will be given at the rate of 1 per 3, with a minimum of 3 per class. Transponder scoring will be used; transponders can be rented or purchased at the events.

“The addition of eMTNB racing to GNCC is a logical advancement as we move into the next new chapter of GNCC Racing,” explained GNCC Trail Boss, Jeff Russell. “Last year the series allowed eMTNB bikes for pre-race course inspection and their popularity exploded. Just makes sense to add them to the weekend’s festivities. That’s what we do… we race!” added Russell.

 

SOCIAL DISTORTION

 

 

GEAR BAG

BLACKDOG BMW F650/700 AND F800 SKID PLATES

Blackdog’s  original skid plate for the BMW F800/700/650 GS/GSA Twin series has long been viewed as top-notch protection for these machines.  The new skid plate offers, Sleeker lines, Improved ground clearance, BURLY hard-core construction, improved main bracket system and  protection for the header pipe and catalytic converter.

www.BlackDogCW.com

 

HOT CAMS SUZUKI RM-Z 250 EXHAUST CAMSHAFTS

Hot Cams, Inc., an industry leader in  development of high-performance aftermarket camshafts for dirt bikes and ATV’s have released their high performance exhaust camshafts for the 2016-2017 Suzuki RM-Z 250!

STAGE 1 EXHAUST

 

A dual cam design, the Stage 1 Exhaust is CNC-machined, created from case hardened steel and offers good low end to mid range increase with slight top end loss after 10,000 RPM. Cam uses stock auto-decompression mechanism and  stock valve springs.Priced At $199.95!

www.hotcamsinc.com

 

MOTOZ TRACTIONATOR DESERT H/T FOR ADVENTURE BIKES


The very successful line of TRACTIONATOR DESERT H/T, designed by off road riders, for serious off-road traction is touted as  25% stronger, with a deeper tread than many adventure tires. A special compound designed to withstand the harshest of conditions found in Australia, USA, Baja, South America, South Africa, Israel, Spain, Morocco. The tread of the TRACTIONATOR Adventure Tire is designed to self-protect for long milage and superior off road cornering. The Tractionator Adventure MK2 DOT ( 80% dirt / 20% street ) comes in two new sizes.
90/90-21 (tubeless) 54 Q TL p/n 09-090-090-21 MSRP $100.99
150/70B18 (tubeless) 70 Q TL p/n 09-150-070-18 MSRP $190.99

pacificpowersports.com

 

T1 HANDLEBAR • 6 factory replica bends • 1-1/8″ Tapered to 7/8” for use with standard grips and controls • Anodized and shot-peened finish • 4mm wall tube, double-butted aluminum design • Crossbar added for extra strength • Premium High Density Crossbar pad included

http://www.Group6USA.com

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

In 1981 Honda pulled off a show stopper with the introduction of their new water-cooled CR250. The single shocked machine was the first liquid cooled motocrosser from Honda and was a kick start to the long travel, water cooled world. It had a weird swoopy from numberplate, a decent powerband and suspension that wasn’t quite up to snuff with the Yamaha YZ250, which was still air-cooled but handled superbly.

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