THE WEEKLY FEED: JUNE 8, 2016

BLAST FROM THE PAST

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Rodney Smith made the leap from motocross star to an off-road powerhouse. Catching the eye of the Suzuki Off-road Manager Mike Webb, they backed Rodney for the Australian ISDE in 1992 and he nearly won the overall. Suzuki signed him the next year and he went on to become a dominant force in the GNCC series, something no Californian had ever been successful at.

 

NICE VIDEO FROM THE SLICK FULL GAS ENDURO SERIES

 

 

LITTLE NUGGETS AND TASTY TREATS

Motool’S new Auto Zero Slacker

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Motool has  released a new Auto Zero Slacker which allows the tool to be used without placing the bike on a stand. It is also available as a software upgrade to existing users through a new upgrade program that allows users to send their old Slacker in to get it upgraded.

The new Auto Zero feature allows you to place Slacker in a learning mode so it can learn where the zero point is when the bike is lifted. All you do is hold the backlight button for 5 seconds to place it in Auto Zero mode then lift the bike to unload the suspension and Slacker will find the zero point for you. The tool will mark the furthest extension of the cable as the zero point so you can assure you are starting with the suspension unloaded. It still functions identically to the original Slacker but with this nice added feature.

Slacker is a purpose built system that allows a person to quickly and easily make precise adjustments to their bike’s suspension with or without assistance.

https://motool.co

 

 

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www.fasthouse.com

 

 

 

POWER NOW IS BACK

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The famous PowerNow carburetor insert is back, better and more powerful than ever. From 2003-2008 it was known as the “best bang for the buck under $100”.  Not only does it increase response right off of idle and pull harder into the midrange, the new airbell shape adds one true HP on top, as evidenced by the dyno chart.

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     It fits the Kehien PWK 36 AS carb, which comes stock on the 1999-2016 KTM 250 and 300’s.  No jetting change is required and it installs in minutes. Better than ever before, it’s still only $99.95
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$34.95
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INCREDIBLE GO PRO FOOTAGE FROM ERZBERG WINNER GRAHAM JARVIS
Some fun…ah no!

 

 

 

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I love this shot of Colton Haaker from Erzberg. It was Colton’s first trip to the rodeo and accordingly, he suffered.

 

 

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This THOR ad has a huge cool factor; Ryan Villopoto and Torsten Hallman duking it out.

 

TESTING…TESTING

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We were out and about testing in the high desert yesterday with three KTM 2-strokes- a ’14 300, a ’16 300 and the brand new 250SX. Both of the 300s are runners and are setup well, but compared to the new 250 they felt softly powered and very enduro-like. The 250SX is a bullet and is a flat hoot to ride! More coming.

 

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Africa Twin to Appear on National Geographic Channel Program

“Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar” to air Friday, June 17, in the U.S.

Honda announced its provision of two CRF1000L Africa Twin adventure motorcycles and production support of the National Geographic Channel-produced “Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar” program. Australian fashion model Laura Csortan will be joined by veteran rally rider Christophe Barriere-Varju to traverse on CRF1000L Africa Twins a course in Morocco that was once part of the world’s most grueling race, the Paris-Dakar Rally (now staged in South America as the Dakar Rally). On their extraordinary journey, they will experience breathtakingly beautiful valleys and expansive vistas, making new friends along the way. The duo will introduce to the viewer, the bike ride of a lifetime.

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

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This is a late 80’s shot that I stole from Bill Berroth. Our group had annual rides that we’d call nationals. We staged out of my buddy Ron Fry’s and then went out and tore it up. This group has a national enduro champ, a sibling, a former factory KTM mechanic, an burgeoning ad sales guru, the man responsible for the Suzuki RMX, the inventor of the Krizman spark arrestor and one of the men responsible for helping Mitch Payton start Pro Circuit racing.

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