BLAST FROM THE PAST
NICE VIDEO FROM THE SLICK FULL GAS ENDURO SERIES
LITTLE NUGGETS AND TASTY TREATS
Motool’S new Auto Zero Slacker
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.
POWER NOW IS BACK
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.
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.
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.
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