MARK KIEL’S “BLAST FROM THE PAST”
KLIM’S COW TAG OFF-ROAD RIDE
KLIM is an apparel company known as passionate off-roaders (and snowmobilers!) and they recently staged their first annual Cow Tag Off- Road ride at Idaho’s Big Hole Mountain trail system. The event was targeted to help support trail advocacy groups, including the Blue Ribbon Coalition. Rather than just have a show up and ride the trails event, the Cow Tag used a unique format had riders earning points for finding cow tags that were spread out over several miles of a monumental trail system. The tags located the farthest out, or were harder to navigate due to the trails toughness earned extra points that went towards raffle tickets. The event ended with a huge amount of prizes from KLIM and other industry partners. The bike prize at the end of the day was raffling of Cody Webb’s 2015 Super Enduro winning KTM 300XC.
The entire trail system was laid out on a map showing the difficulty of the trails and the location of the Cow Tags. This allowed you to ride with your buddies and pick trails that meet your own abilities. 160 riders were accepted and all were challenged, with both Cody Webb and Ty Tremaine talking about the toughness of the trails and the incredible views that you got at trails above the tree line.
Webb was also on hand to pick the raffle winner of his 2015 SuperEnduro KTM 300 XC. The Cow Tag participants got entries and people were also able to enter the raffle online. Mike Anderson from Ridgemont, Ohio, was the lucky winner. The proceeds from the raffle went to the Blue Ribbon Coalition/www. sharetrails.org.
Dirt Bike’s Tom Webb made the trek, got the Klim tour and two days of great riding in Klim’s backyard.
DESTROY THE START WITH THE FLYING MACHINE FACTORY
BLAKE BAGGETT’S MUD DAY AT BUDDS CREEK
Here’s some behind the scenes video of Team Yoshimura Suzuki and Blake Baggett as they deal with the mud, the monsoon and a podium finish.
Summer 2015-In this issue…
2015 Kids 2-Day Summer Day Camps & Trials Riding Monthly
TOURATECH Rally and Future Training in Washington State
Our New BMW “GS800A-TB” (Adventure Training Bike)
SoCal 2-Day Adventure Bike (AB) Training Camps
- Help Wanted: Riding Instructors
- We Train Military Riders
- SoCal Motorcycle Dealers… Come Ride with Us
- Our Customer’s Comfort
A BIT OF PRODUCT PUMPING
THE MATRIX M80’s
The M80s are White powder coated; professional quality toolboxes that feature lightweight, high quality steel construction with heavy-duty hardware and hinges. The three, four, and eight drawer models come complete with the BOLT or CLASH team style graphics. Each style offers six color ways. Wanna make a custom M80 graphic with your name and number? No problem, we can do that for you! Check out our CUSTOM ID page for more info.
MICHELIN INTRODUCES THE STARCROSS 5 LINE
The StarCross 5 was designed based on feedback from riders of all levels, from amateurs to world champions, often riding in extreme conditions, who shared their experiences in the field with Michelin Motorsports and Michelin’s world-class research and development team.
Check back on our website for more info later!
TOKYO MODS THROTTLE BODY
CYCRALITE VENTED FRONT FENDERS
– Patented Powerflow channel & vented back
– 33% more airflow to radiator for maximum cooling
– Integrated Fender Brace Technology
– Reinforced shape, stiffer than stock
– Injection molded precise fit and finish
– Developed by today’s top teams
– Available for: Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, & Yamaha
– Colors: Black, KTM Orange, CRF Red, YZ Blue, YZ Lightning Gold, KX Green, FLO Green, White
– Retail $39.95
NEXT AIR SEAT
With one of the lightest seat foam on the market today, weighing in at an amazing 68 grams the NEXT Components has collaborated with Think Technologies, the premier seat foam supplier for top race teams in Supercross & Motocross. The foam comes in the stock shape for all late 250 & 450 off-road motorcycles. It fits on the stock seat base and works with any seat cover made for the stock foam shape. This hand finished air seat that is made in the USA is an easy modification and great way to save 1.6 lbs
RIDE ENGINEERING DAMPING CONES
Ride Engineering introduces their Polyurethane Cone Inserts in two (2) compounds; Soft and Firm. Used in conjunction with our Bar Mounts and/or Triple Clamps, these inserts help dampen track vibration from the handlebars to the rider.
The softer compound (yellow) absorbs more chatter and creates a pillow like feel. Highly recommended for Vet riders and people with delicate wrists. These must be used with our One-Piece Anti-Twist Bar mount ($99.95 MSRP) to keep everything straight in the event of a fall. The red compound is firmer but still dampens vibration and impacts. Recommended for the serious racer who doesn’t take chances with DNFs. Stay in control with Triple Clamps and Bar Mounts from Ride Engineering; available with your choice of dampening inserts for most models: Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, KTM and Husky. With easy installation, these Cone Inserts fit all Ride clamps and most OEM applications.
MOOSE ADVENTURE SADDLES
-Rugged micro-fiber suede top cover provides rider comfort and confidence
-Side gripper panes keep you aboard during aggressive maneuvering
-Smooth marine-grade vinyl with debossed Moose Racing logo
-Comes with strap kit that enables you to confidently secure cargo to the pillion section of your seat
Some models have low profile option available and they have them for nearly every make of ADV/Big dual sport bike from BMW, to Suzuki DRS650 to all of the KTM ADV bikes.
Two-piece seats are called out in the application chart
Made in the USA
MSRP: $344.95 – $534.95
PRO CIRCUIT APPAREL
Pro Circuit believes you should look just as good off the track as you do on. That’s why we’re excited to release our newest collection of casual t-shirts, v-necks and 3/4 sleeve raglan shirts for men and women. Our newest shirts are as comfortable as they are stylish which makes them a must-have for any racer wanting to show their support and look cool at the same time while at the track or the movies or anytime.
Men’s apparel available in sizes small through xx-large. Women’s apparel available in sizes small through large.
DIRTWISE/MAXXIS/KLIM TEAM RACE REPORT – GNCC Rd. 9
DirtWise/Maxxis/KLIM Race team rider Jason Thomas continued his run to the 2015 GNCC XC2 Pro Championship, with a great 1st place finish at Round 9 of the GNCC series, held over the weekend in West Virginia.
Thomas impressed all by steadily moving forward all race long following a few mistakes incurred early in the race that dropped him out of the lead position. “Well, that was a great race out there and I’m so stoked to take the win in the last race before the summer break. I made a few mistakes in the mid part of the race but then redeemed myself with a few solid laps at the end which let me rip back into the lead and take victory!!!”
Thomas now has a healthy 64 point lead in the Championship standings.
5 things you never knew about Cole Seely
|-I never won an amateur championship-I haven’t ridden another brand of bike in over six years-I live on Pacific Coast Highway (in Southern California)-I own a 3D printer and create things in my free time-I have one small tattoo of my grandpa|
Beta 300 RR Video
This is pretty good stuff out of Australia
CAN YOU NAME THE RIDERS?
FIGHT FIRES AND KEEP TRAILS OPEN!
Dear OHV Interest,
With wildfires burning throughout the West, I thought you might like to read about
FireScape Mendocino’s recent workshop in Covelo.
As you know, intense wildfires can have a great impact on both dispersed and developed OHV recreation. Often times, those out-of-control fires (and/or the initial attack by dozers) destroy trail structures. Afterwards, the area will be impacted by blowdown for years to come.
I believe that collaborative planning efforts that include OHV, conservationists, FS, BLM, environmental groups, local business/community leaders, and timber can play an important role on finding (and supporting) forest health projects that might reduce the severity of wildland fires.
FireScape Mendocino Blog
Here is an article on post-Fire rehab at a popular OHV area in Northern CA.
Thanks for your interest in managed Forests and OHV recreation.
GREAT GNCC VIDEO FROM THE JCR BOYS
Great video of JCR’s Chris Bach from the SNOWSHOE GNCC
Thanks to our friends at GoPro and Rob Mitchell Films we can bring you up close and personal to some of the majesty and madness of Snowshoe in this video.
TEAM USA’S CLUB TEAM AND WOMEN’S WORLD TROPHY TEAM
A roster of 21 competitors representing the U.S. Women’s Trophy Team and six AMA club teams are chasing gold medals at the 2015 International Six Days Enduro in Kosice, Slovakia, Sept. 7-12. The Women’s World Trophy Team fields three top American riders: Rachel Gutish, Mandi Mastin and Jamie Wells. The female racers join the previously announced U.S. World Trophy Team of Mike Brown, Thad Duvall, Taylor Robert, Kailub Russell, Ryan Sipes and Gary Sutherlin, as well as the U.S. Junior Trophy Team of Grant Baylor, Steward Baylor, Justin Jones and Layne Michael.
“We are fortunate to be able to send not only three trophy teams, but also six club teams to represent the U.S. in off-road international competition,” said Chuck Weir, AMA off-road racing manager. “These riders are among the top in the nation and display great athleticism while competing against countries from around the world.”
ISDE fans can support the 2015 U.S. effort by purchasing a T-shirt from the AMA website at www.americanmotorcyclist.com > Racing > ISDE > Buy An Official ISDE T-Shirt.
SWM 2015 RANGE SHOWED
SWM, a longtime core ‘enduro’ machine has recently announced their 2016 lineup. Of interest to us is the enduro models RS300 AND RS500. Both appear to have been cloned from Husky models prior to the KTM rebirth.
OK, here’s how I fix a broken KTM lever so I have a good spare for my butt bag.
-First I cut the end off flush so I have a good flat surface to work with
-I use a #40 bit to start the hole and set it up to 5/32 drill.
-Then you can use a 5/32 cotter pin or a roll pin your choice and ram it in the hole!!
– I use a little Water Weld on then end of the roll pin or cotter pin and mold it onto the end of the lever. Then mix up some more Water Weld to make the lever end, this not rocket science so do the best you can and let it set up 1 or 2 hours is good.
-Using a couple different files, just start working the lever to get the right shape you want, I used an air motor and a with a rotary file to shape this lever.
See ya mental!!!!
My good buddy Mark “Mental” Mangold went up to the Klim Cow Tag ride in Idaho, and thankfully took my Husky FE350 along for me to ride. We got invited to a special ‘invite only’ ride prior to the event and Mental made it just past the first fire road and into the woods (approximately 1.4 miles) when he clipped a rock in the very first single track of the journey. The results were not good and he rode no more.
WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY