THE WEEKLY FEED: GRAHAM JARVIS NOW, CARLSBAD USGP BACK THEN

FROZEN: Wolsink/Mikkola battle at Carlsbad

Carlsbad California, 1974. The USGP. The final turn of the final moto was electric with Factory Husqvarna’s Heikki Mikkola chewing on the rear fender of Gerrit Wolsink’s Factory Suzuki. Wolsink hit the final turn wide open and never came close to completing the corner. This started his dominance which carried on for five straight years!

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SOCIAL DISTORTION

Graham Jarvis pokes, prods, posts and praise

A look back at the world’s top extreme off-road racer

 

 

Erzberg several years ago when it took a chain gang of riders to band together to manhandle their machines up the Green Hell.

 

Folks wondered why Graham fell off the pace at the recent Lagares WESS event. For some reason he had trouble using his left leg?
At Green Hell Graham took control of the Erzberg Rodeo.

 

Graham, Husaberg mounted at Hells Gate in 2012

Jonny Walker wishing for leg extenders

SLR HONDA FLY’S AT BAJA

FATHER AND SON TO RACE THE ISDE

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

WHEN YOUR BUDDY HAS A BROKEN KICKSTART LEVER AND IS STUCK IN THE BOTTOM OF A CANYON

 

 

GEARBAG

 

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BETA MANUAL RADIATOR SWITCH

A new Beta Accessory you readers might like to know about is our Manual Radiator Fan Switch; – Allows manual on/off switching of the radiator cooling fan – Useful when expecting hotter than normal riding or engine temps – Won’t override cooling fan’s normal automatic cooling cycles – Simple installation, detailed installation instructions included – Fits all 2009 & newer 4-stroke & 2-stroke Beta’s with cooling fans – They sell for $44.99 and can be found at your local Beta dealer.

 

BULLET PROOF DESIGN YZ SWINGARM SAVER

Bullet Proof Designs’ signature Swingarm Guard is machined out of solid 6061-T6 billet aluminum, has a lifetime original owner warranty and is made in the USA. The  Swingarm Guard prevents the chain guide tabs from breaking making when they get slammed by rocks or logs when you’re going off-road. They sell for $75.00

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

Tecate 500, 1979. Team Kolbe Can-Am. Randy Gauvin far left, Dan Quinn, Twebb and my mentor Pete Smith on the far right. This was my first Tecate and it was a 2-dayer, 250 miles a day and quite a brute. I had a great ride going into day two (somewhere in the top 10) when my chain broke in a sandwash- it took me 20-minutes to find it! I had a chain breaker and a link, cut the chain, moved it wheel as far foward as possible and the chain was slight bowstring tight. I ended up damaging the countershaft and DNF’d close to the finish.

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