THE WEEKLY FEED: Roger DeCoster back in the day


Roger DeCoster

Roger DeCoster and his arch rival Heikki Mikkola were total motocross superstars. But unlike today’s racers who bunk out of a custom semi, factory Yamaha and Factory Suzuki were side by side in a Chevy van and what looks like a renter. Heikki’s mechanic is tuning his front wheel while Roger, down to his skivvies contemplates the next moto.
DeCoster was always known as being hands-on and performed a lot of the setup to his Works Suzuki personally- even at GP’s and big U.S events.
5-World Championships and 4 Trans AMA titles, all while riding for Suzuki.
Roger earned five World Championships and four Trans-AMA titles all while racing for Factory Suzuki.




FLY Hard Parts Billet Spacesaver Perch Mount Kill Switch

Fuel injected bikes today with their map switches, launch controls and kill switches don’t leave much room for controls or hand guard mounts. This space saving 6061 aluminum perch mount kill switch will save you some much needed room by replacing the cap on you clutch perch or brake master cylinder. The universal design fits most applications and will work on the left or right side and can even replace the starter button on some applications.




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The program provides Beta owners with the option of ordering suspension packages at the time they order the bike from their Beta dealer or have their existing Beta suspension updated and/or serviced for their current Beta.
There are many options to choose from as listed below.
RR & RR-S models:
Factory Support
Factory Pro
Ohlins Cartridge
Lowering Kits
Suspension Service
If you wish to have a package installed on a unit you are ordering, simply select the package at the dealer and the work will be performed before the unit is shipped to your dealer. If you want to upgrade your current suspension or just want it to be serviced or lowered, you let your Beta dealer know what package or service you want and a special suspension box with a return label will be shipped to the dealer. Beta’s suspension department will perform the upgrades and return the suspension to your dealer. (Turnaround times will be between 7-10 days from the time the suspension is received at Beta USA.)
Beta will email you a suspension set up form to be returned to us for specific suspension questions so our specialists can dial in the packages to your needs.
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Moose is famous for building quality off-road gear and their new XCR jacket has been fit with a vast array of high end technology.  The stretch nylon chassis is durable, waterproof breathable and feature five zippered intake and exhaust vents to regulate body temperature. It has  denier nylon panels in high wear areas, an ergonomic sleeve design with stretch panes create comfortable no bind fit and internal polyester mesh liner that wicks moisture. The XCR jacket has YKK zippers, Adjustable collar, hem, and cuffs plus a rear pocket designed to be able to stow jacket inside and belt system to wear stowed jacket around waist. It comes in small through 3x sizes and sells for $249.95.




Adventure footpegs for KTM & Husqvarna ! KTM Fitments: 690 Enduro (2008), 690 Enduro R (2009-2017), 690 SMC (2008-2011), 690 SMC R (2012-2014).  Husqvarna Fitments: 701 Enduro (2016-2017), 701 Supermoto (2016-2017).



The all-new 2017 Aerostich Catalog is now available and features over 60 new items and thousands of products that make riding a motorcycle or scooter safer, more comfortable and easier.

New garments in this year’s 292 page edition including the Cousin Jeremy Wax Cotton One Piece Suit and Lightweight Useful Suit. In addition there’s the usual mix of Aerostich and resale items ranging from camping gear, tools, books/videos, electronics, bags, gloves and other moto-accessories — plus a bunch of customer-supplied photos, sidebar articles, stories, guides and a few ‘Easter Eggs’ to keep things interesting.

The print version is available free on request with any order, or may be purchased and mailed separately for $10, along with an included code good for $10 OFF your first or next order. To have a print catalog mailed to you, or to download the free, click-functional PDF version, visit A pageable, flippable, mobile-device friendly digital version of the catalog is also available to view at

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I found this shot of Brother Mike, circa 1986, enjoying the weather during a test session in the high desert of California.


Tecate Enduro, 1993. Dick Burleson loved Tecate and we always setup our schedules so that we could ride the event together. The Team facet of the race was a big carrot and in 1993 DB and I enlisted my brother Mike and Greg Baumann, a friend who I met when he promoted the 500 USGP at Glen Helen to form our 4-man effort. All of us performed well (with DB, Mike and I finishing in the top 25) and we’re the only team to finish in tact. LR, Danny Hamel and Ty Davis were all at the height of their racing prowess and dominated the super tough event.

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