THE WEEKLY FEED: JUNE 29, 2016

BLAST FROM THE PAST

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In his day Scott Summers was an absolute animal. Not only could he dead lift his 290 pound XR600, Scott dominated the GNCC world on a machine that nearly everyone considered to be a desert trail bike. Scott won 5 GNCC titles (’90, ’91, ’92, ’96 & ’97), had 46 overall wins (second in this category is Rodney Smith with 33) blistering the brutal series by virtue of his fitness and figuring out how to make the XR work in his world. Scott ran his bikes super soft up front, cut his bars to 29″ and mowed everything in his path. He rode the bike like it was an automatic, no clutch and heavy braking in the woods and said that it was impossible to stall. Too, his bikes were stock car racing loud! He used it to ‘scare’ lappers out of his way! Scott’s career was slowed down by injuries (broken femur, pelvis) and Honda’s decision to change the XR into a water-cooled 650. Scott could not make it work in the woods.

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MXGP HIGHLIGHTS: HERE’S SOME GREAT BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN GAJSER AND CAIROLI ON A TOUGH SAND TRACK

ON THE SOCIAL SIDE…[or, stuff I found while lips deep in FB]

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Gary Semics One of my favor vintage photos. The expression on Joel’s face says it well, 100% focus!

 

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Mark Kiel-‎Led Zeppelin Official Congratulations Led Zeppelin on your victory in court today. Here is a cool shot I took at the World Motocross Championship race at Farleigh Castle of Led Zeppelin Drummer the late John Bonham with his triumph chopper that he raffled off with the benefits going to England’s School Boy Motocross organization efforts, which his 12 year old son Jason was one of the very best. A Huge Thank You again to Brad & Lori Lackey and Steve Steves for the trip of my life way back in the summer of 1979. — with Steve Steves, Richard Beaudin and Lori Lackey.

 

 

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Jimmy Jarrett  · Instagram · Seeing I’m headed back for my 9th ISDE this year , I figured it was only fitting for my ‪#‎TBT‬ to be from Finland, my last year on the US Trophy Team. Standing on the podium representing your country is a feeling only a few experience. Grateful I was able to. Looking forward to this year with @brochepler and @adorsey164 as team mates. ‪#‎ISDE2016‬ ‪#‎Spain‬

 

 

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Kyle Redmond-Got the moto wins and overall at the rocky Mountain superenduro. Fun time racing with @geoffaaron and thanks @thestuntmatt for the photo. @betausa

 

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Mel Stoutsenberger- Mark Kiel roosting thru the mud filled Shadow Glen track on his Bultaco.

 

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Chilly White- New sponsor package. Just kidding of course, everyone knows I run Kenda tires.

 

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Terry Good: ‎I Raced Old School MX & Here’s The Pic To Prove It! Marty Tripes 1979 works Honda RC250M: Everything you wanted to know about the only bike ever successfully claimed in AMA Motocross competition. MXworksbike explains it all. Plus three points of view from Honda factory rider Marty Tripes, Honda Team Manager Gunnar Lindstrom and Claimer John Roeder.

https://www.mxworksbike.com/index.php/history/mx-history/116-the-ama-claiming-rule-controversy

AND NOW, A LOOK INTO A FEW HOT PRODUCTS

 

IMS Products 2.8 Gallon Fuel Tank For 2016 KTM’s
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Fuel the fun with IMS Products’ new 2.8 gallon fuel tank for 2016 KTM XCF/SXF’s. Rigorous testing and development with the Factory KTM Off-Road Team has helped produce this “do it all” tank with an extra 66% carrying capacity over stock. Racers benefit just as much as recreational riders with increased fuel range. IMS fuel tanks for the 2016 KTM models provide larger capacity for your next ride. This tank comes in black and natural colors, and features a traditional screw cap or dry break adapter. Price: $274.95

Malcolm Smith Racing Hard Parts Heavy Duty Tubes

 

MSR HEAVY DUTY AND ULTRA HEAVY DUTY TUBES

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The Malcolm Smith Racing Heavy Duty and Ultra Heavy Duty tubes are purpose-built to prevent you from getting stranded in the middle of Baja, or wherever your riding adventures may take you!

“Out of sight, out of mind,” says Malcolm Smith Racing Hard Parts Brand Manager, Jason Gearld. “Nobody thinks about a flat tire until they have one… usually at the point furthest away from your destination and base camp.” Made of top quality natural rubber, MSR tubes are extra thick to be puncture and pinch resistant. For less than $25 you can save yourself from a night stranded alongside the trail or totally destroying a knobby and a rim.

https://msracing.com/index.php/default/hard-parts/tubes.html

 

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4.5 Hydra Chest Protector The Chest Protector 4.5 Hydra combines real chest and back protection with a backpack and hydration system that harnesses securely, comfortably, to your body. Not a cheap roost guard, but impact tested and CE certified chest and back protectors tested to the highest levels of impact protection!
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GPX Race HF 2.0  Hydration Pack  Slim, ultra-light, hands-free hydration system for off road racing. The unique chest harness ensures a very solid fit making the waist strap obsolete. The bag bouncing around on your back is now the past. Includes heat resistant encapsulated bladder pocket.

WARP 9 KICKSTANDS

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Warp 9’s all new kickstands support your ride without breaking the bank. Standard OEM kickstands tend to be too tall for bikes with SuperMoto wheels and tires, causing embarrassing tip-overs. The light weight aluminum Warp 9 Kickstands come in two different lengths (OEM/Shortened) to accommodate your riding style, while the plastic non-skid foot provides the perfect grip whenever it’s time to stop and enjoy the view. These kickstands are offered in orange, blue, and black and fit 2008-2017 KTM / Husqvarna / Husaberg models. $69.00

www.warp9racing.com

 

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https://aomc.mx

 

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https://www.nihiloconcepts.com

 

GREAT 1973 500 GP VIDEO!

I found this old video that Yamaha put together showcasing their riders at the time, Christer Hammargren, Jaak van Veltoven and Ake Jonsson. It has super footage from the French GP, and then later the 1973 USGP at Carlsbad. In that time between the GP’s the world changed with the spawning of long travel suspension (van Veltoven running the new Monoshock, while Ake stuck with Thermal Flows; and if you look at the rider’s styles, you’ll see that they too morphed from butt back in the saddle and skid steering to a more athletic stance that is more reminiscent of todays pilots. Maico’s Willie Bauer dominated on a model featuring the first moved up shocks. It was game-changer.

https://global.yamaha-motor.com/showro…

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

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With everyone getting into their Six Days frenzy, I look back at my first medal (a silver) at the Czecho round in 1991. The bike, a KTM 300 was incredible, the days were intense (I remember one day over 160 miles, with the next day the same with a faster speed average!) and while I was super fit (for me) I had dislocated my shoulder at the final qualifier in Oklahoma and the rehab to get ready was brutal. My buddy Jeff Spencer worked with me 5-days a week and then showed how to tape my shoulder so it wouldn’t pop out on the trail. One other thought about the Czecho round, I remember making 30 bucks last ten days- and we went out to dinner every night! That and the fact that the people (it was an Iron Curtain country and under constant military presence) were absolutely wonderful.

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