THE WEEKLY FEED; November 11, 2015

 

 

BLAST FROM THE PAST

That's Jim Holley (YZ mounted) and Ron "Slapper" Haase on the ATC250 modeling for a feature that we did in the July 1984 issue of Dirt Bike. We called it "Wild 3-wheelers challenge dirt bikes". Two quotes stand out, "The good thing about ATV's is that anybody can ride one, the bad thing is just about anybody can ride one!"
That’s Jim Holley (YZ mounted) and Ron “Slapper” Haase on the ATC250 modeling for a feature that we did in the July 1984 issue of Dirt Bike. We called it “Wild 3-wheelers challenge dirt bikes”. Two quotes stand out, “The good thing about ATV’s is that anybody can ride one, the bad thing is just about anybody can ride one!”

OFF-ROAD RACING NEWS

BOISE ENDURO-CROSS VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Haaker goes from last to first in a main event fit with multiple crashes, tip overs and yahoo’s from everyone in the main event!

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Charlie Mullins is coming back!

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Charlie Mullins ‘was’ the hottest commodity in the off-road world. A multi-time GNCC champion, National Enduro Champion and ISDE star, Charlie suffered near catastrophic wrist injuries and ended up having both Navicular bones (also called the scaphoid bone, which has a poor blood supply and will not heal well with continued stress.) This has always been called a career ender (Rick Johnson and Drew Smith to name a couple) but Charlie has recently resurfaced and is training with Aldon Baker (yes Ryan Dungey’s trainer), but more importantly Ryan Villopoto’s, who also came back from a similar Navicular wrist injury. With Aldon’s training schedule and with the help of his Physical Therapist, Charlie is convinced that he will be back racing soon, in spite of the fact that it will be nearly two years since he has seen competition.

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A 2-time National Enduro Champion, Charlie won on a Yamaha and on a KTM.

 

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Although he won only one Enduro championship for KTM, Charlie was in the hunt for several.

 

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Being a good motocrosser helped Mullins in his ISDE results. He was notoriously fast and always in the hunt.

 

CONGRATS AGAIN TO IVAN RAMIREZ!!! NATIONAL H&H CHAMP!!!

Thanks to Mark Kariya for the great shots.

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Ty Tremaine re-ups with RPM KTM

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ROBBY BELL WINS ELSINORE GP

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The 2015 Lake Elsinore Grand Prix was officially cancelled at one point this year, as the shortage of water in Southern California meant that the traditional location could’t be used with the potential of conditions would being too dusty. The promoters scrambled to keep the event alive this year and moved the venue from downtown Lake Elsinore to the local motocross track, making for a shorter race course and quite a bit more of a man-made, motocross feel. In the marquee event of the weekend, the Harvey Mushman 100-mile pro race, Precision Concepts riders Robby Bell and Justin Seeds looked to continue their streak of wins – Seeds having won the event three years in a row (’11, ’12, & ’13), while Bell won it in ’10 and ’15.

Mushman 100 Top 5 Finishers:

  1. Robby Bell
  2. Justin Seeds
  3. Eric Yorba
  4. Blayne Thompson
  5. Michael DelFante

 

STEWART PULLS OUT OF AUSTRALIAN SX

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Stating a lack of test time and needed training time has won out over track time under race conditions, (which JS7 really needs since it was so obvious at the Vegas MEC race that James looked a little gun shy). The team knows he needs race reps in competition to sharpen his confidence level, but finishing testing and getting into his ‘boot camp’ training regime into motion and meeting an A1 deadline is of prime importance. James will still race the Bercy-Lille Supercross

 

MOTOCROSS IN INDIA

Once in a while you run across something you just gotta share. This is a local motocross, taking place in modern times in India. Oddly enough, it looks kinda fun!

 

 

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STUFF THAT I WANT FROM SANTA!

TM Designworks

Slide-N-Guide for ’16 Models

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The patented Slide-N-Guide Kits minimize rolling resistance, while maintaining a smooth and straight chain line for maximum power transfer. Our exclusive Memory Retention System is featured on both the Frame Slider and Chain Guide and designed to flex upon impact while preventing bending, returning to its original shape. These kits last nearly 3x longer than the stock and keep your bike running smoother for a longer period of time.

 

NEW SHORTY DEAD ENDS ANTI VIBRATION INSERTS

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The new “Shorty” dead ends, from BestDualSportBikes, are an answer to the cry from customers who although love the original dead end anti-vibrational handle bar inserts, wanted ones that didn’t add any length. Not only do these dead ends still have the weight needed to kill the vibes at the higher rpm’s, but they still have the lead shot inside the chambers. The lead shot, much like a dead blow hammer, responds to and absorbs vibes at the various frequencies that occur at the lower rpm’s.
To install, you cut 3/4” off of the end of you bar, tap the inside on the bar with the 5/8-11 tap and screw these in. They replace the portion of the bar cut off. You reinstall you grip and throttle and you done. You bark busters now bolt in directly to the shortie dead ends. No more length, no more vibrations through the handlebars and it’s a solid, non-twistable mount for your handguards.

Cylinder Works YZ 250 Replacement Cylinder Head 1999-2015

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Cylinder Works now offers a new cast aluminum replacement cylinder head for the 1999-2015 Yamaha YZ 250.   These heads are brand new, incorporate an OE style combustion chamber and are made in the USA in our facility in Urbandale, Iowa.  Cylinder Works is continuing to expand its product range and is proud to offer you a better option to pricey oem cylinder heads.  Call Cylinder Works when the time comes for maintaining the performance in your trusty 2-Stroke!

Cylinder Works Yamaha YZ250 2 Stroke Cylinder Head

Part# CH2002-K01: 1999-2015 Yamaha YZ 250   Retail priced $199.95

www.cylinder-works.com

 

MOOSE RACING SPARK PLUGS

SPARK PLUG

Conventional style spark plugs, available in OEM heat ranges

Insulator is made of 95% pure alumina, features strong resistance to heat shock and superior insulation. A multi-rib design of the insulator eliminates flashover and a nickel-plated housing prevents oxidation and corrosion. A multi-layer gasket and heat crimping process ensure a leak-free, gas-tight seal while the copper core electrode prevents oxidation and corrosion, has good electrical and heat conductivity and creates long spark plug service life.

MSRP: $2.95 – $8.95

www.mooseracing.com

 

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FASTHOUSE 2-STROKE REVIVAL

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PRO CIRCUIT KX250F/450F PISTON KITS

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Pro Circuit’s newest product is a high-compression piston for the 2016 KX450F that offers superior low-end torque over OEM as well as gains in high RPM performance. They designed this new piston for strong performance in a stock engine or a modified engine configuration. At the same time they’ve updated the  2015-16 KX250F high-compression piston kit to offer the utmost in additional performance in both models.

Piston Features Include: Piston, Rings, Coated wrist pin, Circlips

Please visit www.procircuit.com for more information on this and other Pro Circuit products.

 

AOMC.MX:     KTM AND HUSKY EXHAUST SYSTEMS

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FASTWAY KTM/HUSKY KICKSTANDS

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Fastway by Pro Moto Billet Kickstands are often called “The BEST in the business”. They have no equal. Very easy to install, superior strength, long lifespan and lightweight design are what make the kickstand of choice for many Factory ISDE and Enduro riders.

https://www.promotobillet.com/

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DAVE MCCOY – 2015 EDISON DYE AWARD

My good friend Tom White put together a superb video on Dave McCoy and his contribution to the sport. Dave not only founded Mammoth Mountain, he was a skier, a coach, a motocrosser and a savant for the likes of Jim Pomeroy, Jimmy Ellis, Bob Hannah and Ricky Johnson. Dave has been go-go-going strong for 100-years and this note from Tom White says it all : “Friends, the video that my team produced about Dave McCoy is now open for viewing. Watch it! You might learn something about living a successful life and marrying your best friend and live to 100!

 

 

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

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I have no clue what I’m doing here, though it appears that food is crucial (looking at my stretched tight Levi’s) and I have a stop watch and a clip board. Must be lap times for a moto shootout. Love the head o’ lettuce!
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The Wolf, circa 1983 on a new KX500, tagged the Green Monster in the Dirt Bike test. Kawasaki had dropped the older KX420 in 1982 and this machine marked their leap into the Honda owned open bike category though the bike had flaws and one of the final quotes in the mag said “Stock, the engine is a fuse waiting for a place to light.” Super Hunky took this phode of me, and to be honest, it continued to catch traction and I looped out destroying the rear fender and silencer. Dag.

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