THE WEEKLY FEED: JULY 6, 2016

 

BLAST FROM THE PAST

 

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Jimmy Weinert, The Jammer came onto the burgeoning motocross scene the very first year of the AMA National Motocross Championship in 1972. The Jimmin’ Jimmy Weinert ended up second to Gary Jones, took home a top ten in the 500 class and won his first national in Wisconsin. He became a real threat in 1974 and ’75, winning the 500cc National Championship both years, in ’74 on a Kawasaki and then on a Yamaha in 1975. The Yamaha was unique at the time because it ran air forks, and in order to relieve the air forks trait of ramping up too rapidly as the fork compresses, Yamaha fit the machine with canisters that added volume and therefore made the ride plusher. They ghosted the idea after a one-year production run, the Jammer switched back to Kawasaki in 1976. His last win came in 1979 at the Daytona Supercross.

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE EPIC BATTLE BETWEEN GAJSER AND CAIROLI

 

WOW, FOUR SUZUKI’S IN THE TOP TEN AT REDBUD!

Roczen [1], Tickle [3], Baggett [6], Bisceglia [8]

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For a company that has been getting slammed for not updating their RM-Z450 with any frequency, the package seems to be working. Roczen should be undefeated, Tickle is getting stronger every week, Blake Baggett is poking his head into the top five after being back on a bike for only two weeks and Matt Bisceglia has embraced the factory Suzuki ride when he gets a chance to race it. Yoshimura builds the engines for all of Team RCH and Team Yosh and this is the common dominator.

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THE REAL JUSTIN BARCIA HAS RETURNED!

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Last year Justin Barcia won RedBud. For the majority of this year he has struggled following an injury early on in the SX season. Finally, at RedBud the real Barcia returned with a huge holeshot in moto 1 and hard earned 4th in moto two for a season best fourth overall. He said that he is struggling with the power, not a lack of it when and where it hits.

 

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE POWERHOUSE KTM TEAM?

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With Dungey out for the year, the dominant KTM team has struggled. Marvin Musquin can’t break onto the podium and the TLD 250 team has had flashes of brilliance via Shane Mcelrath, but really hasn’t scratched the dominance of Star Yamaha, or the up and down Pro Circuit team. It just shows the importance of a superstar, they can make or break your effort- KTM, Yoshimura Suzuki and Factory Kawasaki (although Tomac certainly isn’t a slouch) have been on the evil side of injuries and racers who simply haven’t produced.

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GASGAS RIDER BROC HEPLER TACKLES TOUGH LIKE RORR

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GasGas Factory U.S. rider, Broc Hepler put the extreme enduro world on notice that GasGas is coming back stronger than ever with a solid top ten performance at the 2nd annual TOUGH LIKE RORR event. With over 5 hours of racing on some of most grueling terrain in PA this race truly tested man and machine. Hepler came out with an 8th place finish against a stacked field of talented riders beating some top factory riders in the process. Just finishing the event was victory for most, but to place in the top Ten in his first try at this style event was beyond our expectations.

Hepler said, “My Factory GAS GAS EC300 worked very well for the rocky conditions. Tough Like RORR needs a more treacherous name to do the event justice. It was a great event that the club put on with spectator viewing spots and fresh tight trail. With the super technical conditions mixed with the 5 hours of race time I felt a bit of out of my league but the experience was all in all a good one. If you want a difficult race with long laps then this is for you.”

https://www.gasgasmotos.es/en/home.html

 

PRODUCTS THAT WE WANT! 

POLOSPORT FOLDABLE LIFT BIKE STAND

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Polisport is proud to present the new Foldable Lift Bike Stand. This innovative product is the first hybrid bike stand (made of plastic and metal) to bring together the lift feature with a completely foldable design. 

The bike stand’s foot pedal will help to elevate the motorcycle with minimal effort. Its structure is strong, resistant and the interior is fully reinforced with a metal frame, making the stand handle up to 200 kg / 440 Lb.

The built-in handle makes the transport easy and comfortable, while the completely foldable design will save a lot of space at home or in the truck. The top of the stand is built in a rubber like composite that will give the best possible grip to the motorcycle’s frame. When performing maintenance the handy functional pockets can be used to store tools or small parts.

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MOOSE RACING KTM SLAVE CYLINDER REBUILD KITS

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Kit contains all of the components to re-seal leaking slave cylinder

Kit includes copper washer, seal, O-rings, gaskets, springs and screws

$24.95 – $29.95

www.mooseracing.com

 

 

KREFT WP OPEN CARTRIDGE FORK MODS

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The Kreft Impact Control System provides a smooth, supple hydraulic cushion at the end of the fork stroke.  It creates minimal damping resistance at low suspension speeds, so the rider is able to use full travel, but ramps up exponentially when bottoming is imminent.

Impact Control is THE SOLUTION for riders wanting ultra-plush response without bottoming issues on WP’s open cartridge fork.

Also available for sale direct to home tuners.

Designed for WP Open Cartridge Forks – all KTM XC-Ws 2008-2016

www.kreftmoto.com  •  541-797-0700

 

 

YOSHIMURA HUSQVARNA RS-4 EXHAUST SYSTEMS

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Yoshimura now has applications for Husqvarna FC250 and 350 model dirt bikes. The Husqvarna brand is regaining in popularity around the globe and Yoshimura is busy producing exhaust for the century old motorcycle brand. Now, both FC250 and FC350 can get more power from the Yoshimura RS-4 system. The RS-4 was born in 2009 and has been producing championship winning performance ever since.

Available as a slip-on [$425.00] or a stainless full system [$639.00].

www.yoshimura-rd.com.

 

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CYCRA | 800-770-2259 | www.cycraracing.com

 

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HALFPRO OFF-ROAD VACATIONS

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Come to beautiful Southern California for a custom designed Motocross or Off-Road Riding Vacation of your dreams. HalfPro Southern Motocross & Off-Road Vacations is now offering special 2016 / 2017 Racing Season Package Deals that include spectator and pits admission to major World Championship MX and Supercross Rounds to meet the world’s top factory motocross stars and see them in action at Anaheim, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Glen Helen!

You’ll stay at the HalfPro Ranch located just outside of Los Angeles in Perris, California, with all the amenities and your choice of the newest Motocross Bikes and even Personal Watercraft to ride. Included is your choice of all the latest brands of 125cc, 250cc and 450cc Motocross Bikes, modern 4-Wheel Drive Truck Transportation, and your Personal HalfPro Tour Guide to the top Motocross Tracks and Off-Road Ringing Areas in Southern California.

You will ride the legendary motocross tracks you’ve heard about there are some of the worlds finest off road riding areas with open deserts and challenging mountain trails.

For complete Information and Pricing for a custom designed Dream Motocross or Off-Road Vacation for you, your family and friends contact: HalfPro Motocross & Off-Road Motorcycle Vacations, phone USA (01) 951-238-1799, and go to www.HalfPro.com.

 

 

MOTO BALL

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This comes from our buddy Frank Espostio over at Scorpion helmets.

“You now have proof that MotoBall existed at least for a little while. Man, did we have fun.   Can you see an OE getting into this with a little lightweight bike?   How about on Honda Groms? “

Both our dirt bike world and the world in general was a tad different back when Bultaco’s and Ossa’s roamed the planet.

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

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MUNTZ CYCLE PARK, 1975.

I now play golf on this very property, but back in the day it became very popular with the So Cal locals, especially once Bay Mare closed. In its heyday Bob Hannah was a regular on his RM250/370, Greg Robertson kicked butt on a Can-Am 125, Jim O’Neal was a player in open class on his Maico and yours truly was a totally average open class Intermediate pushing his Horizons Unlimited CZ400 around the hilly circuit. At this point we were just experiencing the moved up shock phenomena and we had hacked the frame and swingarm up and then mounted up Arnaco shocks that were under sprung and blew into shrapnel early in the first moto. I raced the second moto anyway, feeling that the increase in wheel travel offset the fact that it boomerang damping.

 

 

 

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