THE WEEKLY FEED: HANNAH ON FIRE, ROCKS ‘N LOGS

FROZEN

In 1978 Bob Hannah piloted a very close to production YZ250 and completely flattened the motocross world. He won the Supercross title (6-wins), the 250 Outdoor (8-straight wins) title and then switched to the big-bore and won the Trans-AMA title, being the first American to ever do so. Thanks Mark Kiel for photo!

 

NEWS

 

KEN ROCZEN SWITCHES BACK TO KYB
Ken Roczen has been tagged the comeback ‘athelete’ of the last decade and after sitting and recovering for the majority of his Honda career, he started the outdoors using Showa suspension (with settings that came from Christian Craig. At Hi Point this year he went back to using KYB dampers. Word from the inside is that his arms are still not close to being 100% and tendinitis is a problem. That being said searching for the plushest ride is his goal.

 

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES PARTNER WITH FMF RACING
Husqvarna Motorcycles announced a new partnership with FMF Racing – an agreement that will see the  American exhaust manufacturer develop and produce a new line-up of performance exhausts for Husqvarna Motorcycles’ next generation of off-road machines.

 

PICS, PANS AND POSTS

Dirt Bike’s Kyle Redmond raced the Red Bull Rocks and Logs enduro-cross in Calgary this last weekend. He carded a second behind KTM’s Manny Lettenbichler, with Ty Tremaine  finishing in third, Dustin McArthy in fourth and GasGas’s Noah Kepple in fifth.

 

 

While this post from Aaron’s dad is a few weeks old, it totally showcases AP’s style, that being a long legged stand-up rider…even when a foot deep hook berm is staring you in the face!

 

After a stateside career racing CZ and Kawasaki Brad Lackey left for Europe in his quest to win a world championship in 1973. After a dismal year with Kawasaki, he switched to HQV and began his march to fitness and the necessary GP technique needed to be a challenger. In 1977, Honda signed Lackey and he won his first GP — the British round of the 500cc series.
WE DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ SEATS!

Is there a Clydesdale class in Trials?

 

WHAT? A MONGO BOMB 2-STROKE PIPE

Back in the day Yamaha’s Factory GP team build some one-off expansion chambers for their YZ490 Works bikes. Like today’s 4-stroke systems that use a chamber to stagger the sonics and increase the exhaust speed, this system with a wide-body center section targeted broader power (mainly so they could hang with the water-cooled Honda’s which ripped).

CAN”T GET ENOUGH OF JARVIS!

GEAR BAG

Leatt’s new GPX 3.5 neck brace has a semi-rigid, adjustable chassis absorbs impact and reduces shock force significantly. The neck brace also features a collarbone cutout feature designed to protect fragile bones. Constructed from super lightweight material to maximize rider comfort, the 3.5 Neck Brace is CE certified. The new  price point is $249.99 – (adult sizes) and $199.99 (Junior) Weight from 499g (1.1 lb.)

http://www.leatt.com

 

 

KTM/ Husqvarna/ Husaberg/ and Beta Motorcycles have been putting hydraulic clutches on their off-road machines for a number of years now. The Hydraulic slave cylinder sits just in front of your countershaft sprocket. The Enduro Engineering guard will protect your clutch slave cylinder in the event of a broken or derailed chain.  It comes with an extended Knock-Down Bar for added protection for the engine case and other vital parts of the motorcycle. This whole kit replaces the stock front countershaft sprocket guard that is plastic and collects mud very easily. Prices range from $29.95 to $39.95

http://www.enduroeng.com

FMF’S FALL LINEUP OF APPAREL
For the launch of the new FMF Fall 2018 Apparel line FMF followed Aaron Plessinger through his 2018 championship Supercross season to carrying the red plate into the outdoors. The new FMF fall line was designed with racing in mind. With brand new designs and colorways there is something for everyone. Their apparel can outfit the entire family at the motocross track as we carry men, women, and kid’s sizes.

www.fmfracing.com

 

WOLF:BACK IN THE DAY

Mammoth week just passed and this is the Wolfster rockin’ his 1996 RM250 on the mountain in a class where Rex Staten kicked everyone’s caboose on his KX500. Still, I had an epic battle with brother Mike and to be honest, it’s last time I beat him racing moto. The sorry dog got fast after that!

 

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