THE WEEKLY FEED: MARTY SMITH CIRCA ’76, THE 3-AMIGOS and ELI ON A 2-STROKE?

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Marty Smith, Hangtown in 1976. The red Honda, up until the gate dropped for the first Moto, the coolest 125 in the land. By the end of the day the Hurricane and the Yamaha OW had landed and the MX world had changed. Caption courtesy of the infamous Carl Ribaudo

 

NEWS

 

Pro Circuit’s Inside the Shop showcases the 2008 MX of Nations and their new KTM 350 SX-F exhaust system.

2008 MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS

This month is the long-awaited Motocross of Nations (MXON) at RedBud MX, the first U.S.-hosted MXON since 2010. With two of the three U.S. riders running Pro Circuit equipment, it got us thinking about MXON races of years past – 10 years to be exact. The year was 2008 and the United States entered the race at Donington Park in England with a three-year streak of collecting the Chamberlain Trophy. The riders to beat were James Stewart, Timmy Ferry and Ryan Villopoto. The day had its ups and its downs, but it was a team effort that helped USA pick up its fourth consecutive victory at the prestigious event. Standing on the podium in front of motocross’ elite is one thing that will never be forgotten.

A few weeks ago, we introduced the latest exhaust lineup for the 2019 KTM 350 SX-F. The systems are close to being in stock, but you can purchase your system today and will be contacted when they arrive for shipment. Whether it’s with a complete Pro Circuit exhaust system or slip-on silencer, this new system for the KTM 350 SX-F will provide more fun and better performance for riders when they hit the track. The lineup includes four options based on the performance needs of each rider – the Ti-6 Pro Titanium Exhaust System, Ti-6 Titanium Exhaust System, T-6 Stainless Steel Exhaust System and the T-6 Stainless Steel Slip-On Silencer.

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NOT ON THE NEWSSTANDS…YET!

We just got tear sheets (the non-stapled version of the mag) of the November issue of DB. It rips, from the new KTM 300 TPI, to the 450 MX shootout it’s chalked full of pertinent tests, info and fun. It’ll be on the newsstands soon.

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

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Steve the stocker loves a stopper🦄

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Sweet dreams, hopefully this doesn’t keep you up all night 🌙…….#TwoMac drops tomorrow on @monsterenergy YouTube channel.

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A look at the track for the upcoming Monster Energy Cup. 📽 @supercrosslive | #mec #sx

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SOCIAL DISTORTION

 

GEAR BAG

SLAVENS MULE EZ IDLE SCREW FOR KTM TPI/HQV I  

The Slavens Mule EZ Idle Screw for KTM Tpi/HQV i allows you to easily adjust your fuel injection idle rpm level with your fingers, no tools needed. The idle screw enables you to correctly adjust the air screw (KTM calls it the idle screw) and then adjust the idle with the Slavens Mule EZ Idle Screw.

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

THE THREE AMIGOS THEME

This is at the 1983 Barstow to Vegas event. It was my first desert race and was honestly horrifying, yet satisfying. I’m with Joe Colombero on my left, who worked with me at DB at the time and went on to Suzuki as their Press Relations Manager. Randy Daugherty is on my right and was one of my favorite riding partners ever. BTW, there’s a good chance that we may have been over-poured the night before this event. I really don’t remember…
This is the Idaho City 4-day Qualifier, 1987. I’m with Randy Hawkins (far left) and Charles Halcomb (middle). The Qualifier series was some of most fun I’ve ever had riding and these two heroes were a riot and made the suffering of an out of shape editor a bucket list accomplishment.

 

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