THE WEEKLY FEED: JUNE 7, 2017

HISTORY LESSON

 

This is emergence of a super star. Bob Hannah morphed from a southern California racer into an elite athlete in 1976 when Yamaha signed him and Danny Turner. Hannah took the water-cooled OW and blew the socks off the Honda Marty Smith squad. Bob was mouthy, he was truly fit and he used a lot of the track with a wild style where some fan called him “Fanner Hannah” because Bob would fan the clutch on his Yamaha keeping the revs up in the stratosphere.

VIDS

 

GREAT FOOTAGE FROM THE NATIONAL ENDURO

TADDY GOES CRAZY ON THE NEW FUEL-INJECTED KTM

CLASSIC DECOSTER AND BRAD LACKEY!

 

GEAR BAG

New for 2017, Pro Circuit’s redesigned Showa Dual Spring Works Fork and Works Shock are now available to pro and amateur racers alike. The large 49mm fork tubes and precision machined internal parts have state-of-the-art coatings applied for durability and a smooth, consistent stroke. Axle lugs are CNC-machined from billet aluminum and provide superior strength, control and precise steering.

The Showa Works Shock compliments the Dual Spring Works Fork perfectly. An oversized 18mm shock shaft is Kashima coated for less friction and the large 50mm shock body helps reduce heat build-up for a stable and controlled ride.

The price tag is $8675.00.

*Turquoise coated fork tubes and shock shaft are optional.

Pro Circuit. We Race.

ELI’S LID

Introducing the ET3 Replica Moto – 9.  Inspired by his home state of Colorado, Eli Tomac’s Replica Moto 9 features his signature Digital Camo pattern and a Mountain Range across the back of this proven MX staple.  Loaded with features including a Matrix Shell, Velocity Flow Ventilation, X-Static Liner, Flying Bridge Visor, Magnetic Cheekpads / Strap Keeper and an Industry leading 5 year warranty, the Moto 9 continues to dominate just like the athletes who ride them.

Available now at Authorized Bell Helmets Dealers and at Bellhelmets.com.

 

 

RED LABEL HUSQVARNA SPEED GRAPHICS

www.REDLABEL.mx Custom Graphics is proud to release a New SPEED 2 Husqvarna Line of Custom Graphics. REDLABEL has 8 Color Options to start with and then you can customize your kit from there, for free. FREE CUSTOM WORK for every order at www.REDLABEL.mx
Full Custom Bike Bike Kits are $189 which includes FREE CUSTOM WORK, free hub stickers and free mini plates with every order. Use coupon code “REDLABEL-10-OFF” to get a 10% discount on your first REDLABEL Custom Graphics Kit.

www.REDLABEL.mx

JGRMX HONDA CRF250 & CRF450 CASE SAVERS

Protect your engine’s left-side case with the JGRMX Honda case saver. Laser cut out of 6061 aluminum and available in race red or a stealth black anodized color, this is a plug-and-play part that replaces the OEM/stock case saver. With the JGRMX case saver you can either run the OEM/stock plastic countershaft cover or simply use the JGRMX case saver for a race-inspired look. The Honda CRF250 case saver has a slot for a zip tie to slide around the breather hose (zip tie not included).

For a limited time we’re supplying two titanium mounting bolts with each purchase at no extra charge. These bolts are meant to be used without the plastic countershaft cover.

Fits these models:
2010-2017 Honda CRF250R
2017 Honda CRF450R
2017 Honda CRF450RX

$29.95

 

VERTEX PISTONS

www.vertexpistons.com

 

 

ASTERISK ROAD TRIP

Mike Beier walking us through the Asterisk assembly line in Corona, California.

An asterisk is a typographical symbol or glyph, but in the moto world it is renowned as factory level knee brace technology that the average rider can buy off the shelf. We had a chance to spend the afternoon with Mike Beier, one of the owners of Asterisk and a hard-core racer back in the 80s finishing third in the 125 Nationals behind Jeff Ward and Johnny O’Mara in 1984. He raced in Europe through 1992 in their Hardcross series (Supercross on a wood track!) and went to work for Innovation Sports (CTi knee braces) in ’92. He and his partners have reorganized Asterisk and are full throttle. The company has just moved to a new facility in Corona and makes their braces 100% right here in good old So Cal. Here’s a few pics I shot when my brother and I went for a went for a walk through.

100% of the Asterisk braces are manufactured and built in the USA. They have presses, ovens, paint coves and a sewing department where all of the straps are put together.
The patella cup is a patented part and has over 100 pieces that allow it to articulate as the knee flexes.
Mike (Beier) talking with Mike (Webb) about the Asterisk technology.

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

The year, 1975. The track, Valley Cycle Park. The bike, 1974 Maico AW400. Moved up shocks via Mike’s Racing Center. Shocks, Maroney built Konis. The pipe, Wheelsmith. The rider, TWebb, Hallman leathers, Cole Brothers jersey, Jofama gloves, Carerra 98 gauges. The arm pump-legendary!

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