THE WEEKLY FEED; OCTOBER 21, 2015

BLAST FROM THE PAST

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Back in the day (early 80s) Larry Roeseler was chosen to help lead Yamaha back into the limelight of off-road. LR dabbled in many venues, National Enduro, Qualifiers, Baja and ISDE helping promote the Yamaha IT line. In the end he went back to Husky in the mid 80s, then helped launch the infamous Team Green Off-road machine in 1987.

 

WEIRD TALES FROM THE MONSTER CUP

How’s this Instagram post from FMF when they found out that Chad Reed had peeled the FMF stickers off of his Factory Yamaha?

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Here’s a smattering of riders who got virtually zero TV time for their efforts at the MEC.

Thanks to T. Fant for the pics!!

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Yamaha factory rider for a day Chad Reed. Medicore results made for a big fat zero in TV time.

 

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Andrew Short, a holeshot specialist never scared the first turn. This garnered Mr. Short a big goose egg of TV coverage.

 

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James Stewart hurt his wrist in practice, then nearly mowed down Trey Canard in a turn while he was ducking roost. He made it two laps.This garnered him an awkward shot of him sliding around Trey and…about 7.4 seconds of airtime.

 

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Was Mike Alessi in Vegas? He was, but alas- nada on the airtime.

 

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Blake Baggett had some of the fastest times of the night, only to be offset by starts that were grim, and for landing on Tickle in the sand pit. The result, no boob tube time.

 

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Austin Forkner was superb, both in interviews and his racing prowess. He dominated the Amateur All-stars getting great reviews and big time television coverage.
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It was a strong race for Barcia and the JGR rider stayed on the TV screen for a good amount of time.
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Dungey was super strong, had great starts but seemed to lack the intensity to hang it out. Second was good for the pocketbook and he was plastered on the television.
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Ken Roczen dominated the coverage and looked race ready on his factory Suzuki.

 

BIG NEWS IN THE SUSPENSION WARS

 

Check out Eli’s KXF, Roczen’s RMZ and Trey’s CRF, all are KYB equipped!!!! The only folks running Showa this year are Stewart and Baggett, and of course Villopoto who cruised the practice sessions on his works Showa equipped Kawa.

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Eli is KYB all the way.
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Ken Roczen made the switch to KYB for the simple reason that the KYB’s offer better feel than the Showa Triple Airs and riders used to spring forks have any easier time adapting. It seemed to pay big dividends!
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Trey switched to KYB last year, opting for the control and feel of their air fork over the Showa unit.

 

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James Stewart and Blake Baggett are Showa Triple air forked and a brand new Showa rear shock that has the no high speed adjustment (it’s internal) and low speed and rebound are mounted up high on the reservior. The new SFF fork has new special coatings that have virtually eliminated stiction, but according to the team it has changed all of the settings.
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‘Poto’s bike uses the Triple Air Showas and had sensors mounted up top to give the team downloadable info.

 

BEHIND THE SCENE AT MEC WITH TEAM YOSH SUZUKI

 

 

WEBB SURVIVES BRUTAL COURSE TO TAKE THE WIN

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Cody Webb was able to negotiate the extremely difficult Everett EnduroCross course in Everett, Washington to take his third win of the season. Colton Haaker, Taylor Robert and Mike Brown exchanged positions several times in their battle for second and ultimately finished second, third and fourth respectively.

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Everett, Washington GEICO EnduroCross Main Event results

  1.  Cody Webb             KTM
  2.  Colton Haaker          Husqvarna
  3.  Taylor Robert           KTM
  4.  Mike Brown             Husqvarna
  5.  Max Gerston           Beta
  6.  Cory Graffunder       KTM
  7.  Ty Tremaine            KTM
  8.  Kyle Redmond        Beta
  9.  Noah Kepple           KTM
  10.  Kevin Rookstool    Suzuki
  11.  Ty Cullins              Beta
  12.  Cooper Abbott        Kawasaki
  13.  Destry Abbott        Kawasaki

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LACR TRACK  SCHEDULE

LACR MX Stickers & t-shirts are available at the front gate.

Wednesday October 21st:

Practice on the Main & Mini track

1pm-6pm

$25 per rider & $10 50cc Pee Wee’s

Saturday October 24th:

Practice on the Main & Vet & Mini track

8am-1pm

$25 per rider & $10 50cc Pee Wee’s

Sunday October 25th:

Practice on the Main & Vet & Mini track

8am-1pm

$25 per rider & $10 50cc Pee Wee’s

Thank you for your continued support!

-Anthony Barbacovi & Crew

HOT TO TROT PRODUCTS

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Ride Engineering LED/ Kill Switch Kit
Replaces OEM Launch Control Button
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Ride Engineering’s LED/Kill Switch Kit features incredible integration replacing the large launch control device on 2012 and up KX models and clears space on the handlebars.

This kit will bolt on any bike that has a 30-32mm span between clamp mounting bolts. By eliminating the clamp that holds the clutch or brake lever, there is more room on the handlebars for hand guards, lap counters, or lever adjustment. For bikes with electric start, a second switch can be added as the start switch that will bolt onto the back of the front brake lever.

The LED light is designed specifically for fuel injected bikes and is used in conjunction with the Billet Engine Kill Switch. It features a bright white LED wired to the computer and flashes when the switch is in launch control mode (KX450F) or when there is a code in case of bike malfunction (CR450R).

The Engine Kill Switch and the LED Light are sold separately and are available at stocking dealerships nationwide or online at www.ride-engineering.com. The Kill Switch sells for $49.95, while the LED Light sells for $29.95. When paired up, this kit offers the ultimate in rider adjustment, and user ease.

www.ride-engineering.com

PRO CIRCUIT KX450 CLUTCH COVER

Now available for the 2016 Kawasaki KX450F, the Pro Circuit Clutch Cover is CNC-machined from T-6 billet aircraft-grade aluminum to improve durability and heat dissipation, which improves performance. Here’s your chance to add a product that is stronger, lighter and will also add a works look that the OEM cover never could.

www.procircuit.com $169.95

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GIANT LOOP MOB ARMOR SMART PHONE HANDLEBAR MOUNT

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GL’s Mob Armor Smart Phone Handlebar Mount clamp fits virtually anything with handlebars, and it installs in about 60 seconds without tools. The Mob Armor mount is the ultimate solution in smartphone holders. Powder coated finish for durability. Fits Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung, Sony, GL and many other smart phones (scroll down for complete list).

$64.99

GIANT LOOP KLAMATH TAIL RACK PACK

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Like a tank bag for the rear of bike, the low-profile Klamath Tail Rack Pack keeps gear organized and easily accessible, securing to virtually any motorcycle tail rack. The 4-liter soft luggage case features a zipper-less nested clamshell design inspired by classic motorcycle rally racing packs. Made in USA and constructed with military-spec materials, the Klamath Tail Rack Pack is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

$170.00

www.aomc.mx

 

TOURATECH INTRODUCES A SHOCKING UPGRADE FOR THE BMW R1200GS

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Riders of the oil-cooled BMW R1200GS and GS Adventure now have the ability to upgrade their stock ESA suspension with Touratech Plug and Travel ESA Upgrade shocks.  This is the world’s first complete ESA shock upgrade and it’s a massive step forward for GS owners who have seen limited choices when their stock ESA shocks fail or stop working correctly.

The company’s solution offers all new components including electronics that work seamlessly with the bikes computer. While the button still changes the modes, the settings offer improved performance over the stock shock because of the superior design, high-end materials and the proprietary damping which delivers a ‘Touratech-Tuned Ride”. The valving is set up to meet the needs of GS riders who carry luggage and are drawn to more adventurous terrain.

The company also offers an ‘Expedition’ version that adds a remote reservoir, increased oil volume, floating piston design, PDS bottoming prevention, and adjustable high & low speed compression damping on the rear shock. This version is ideal for riders that demand more from their motorcycle.

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Plug & Travel ESA Upgrade for the BMW R1200GS/A retails for $3,295 per set.

The Expedition ESA UPGRADE is $3,995 per set.

www.touratech-usa.com

 

FLY RACING LITE HYDROGEN LIMITED EDITION HI-VIS RACEWEAR

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Look for FLY Racing team riders as they debut a limited edition, hi-vis Lite Hydrogen racewear kit this weekend at the Monster Energy Cup. Catch a glimpse now as riders Trey Canard, Weston Peick, and Davi Millsaps shake down the L.E. racewear in preparation for the MEC 2015. Visit your local dealer now to order—only 650 sets of this limited edition racewear were produced!

https://youtu.be/jiU4Hd3a-hA

 

 

DAY IN THE DIRT ENTRIES

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For entry info click on the link below:

 https://www.dayinthedirt.com/?mc_cid=4306ea74ae&mc_eid=ffd7772028

 

KING OF THE HAMMERS!

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DAVE MCCOY TO RECEIVE EDISON DYE AWARD

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

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Pretty sure this is 1981 or 82, Van Nuys airport and Dr. Bob Smith (yes the Smith goggles guru) flew in and picked up Paul Clipper and myself, along with our bikes and flew us to Ketchum, Idaho where we went…riding! Doc Bob was a superb trail rider and at the time we were testing early version of the Smith Roll-Offs. Scott Boyer worked with Smith, took the pics and rode with us; he ended up going onto HRP and Answer Products fame.
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We shoehorned our bikes, Paul had the PE Suzuki and I was racing a modded YZ in the local enduro circuit into Bob’s Cessna Turbo-Prop.
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It doesn’t get any better than having the pilot and owner of Smith load your YZ into his plane! Good times? You bet!

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