THE WEEKLY FEED: SEPT 13, 2017

A HISTORY LESSON: TY DAVIS WINS 3 WORCS CHAMPIONSHIPS…IN ONE YEAR!

Back in 2003 the WORCS series had switched from a West Coast based off-road series, to separate East and West championships and would feature one overall champion. Bill Gusse set up the eastern venues while Dave Hamil and his crew handled the west. The finale was held at Cooperland (Guy Cooper’s track), which all hoped would feature a generous mix of terrain that both sides of the country would enjoy. Heading into the Cooperland finale Ty had already wrapped up the Western Championship, and needed to finish in front of Brian Garrahan, who was knee deep in the Eastern Points chase. Lance Smail was the big winner of the day, but Ty Davis finished third and won all three overall championships that went with the WORCS series.

Former motocross star Lance Smail took his WR450 and dominated the action at the Cooperland WORCS finale.

 

Northern California’s Brian Garrahan took on the East Coast WORCS series and needed to beat Ty Davis in the final to claim the championship. He’d finish 6th, three slots behind Ty.

 

Scott Sheak, another former motocrosser was in the hunt until mistakes let Smail get away. Scott ended up second for the day.

 

Nathan Woods had a miserable day with crashes, a gas stop malady and finally a flat tire pushed him back to 19th overall.

 

NEWS

HONDA CRF450 RECALL: 2015 AND 2016 MODELS


Honda is launching a SAFETY RECALL of all model year 2015 and 2016 CRF450R motorcycles to replace a potentially defective transmission C5 gear. The transmission C5 gear dogs lack fatigue strength and may break. If a C5 gear dog breaks, the transmission can seize and cause the rear wheel to lock.

AFFECTED UNITS: All 2015 CRF450 and all 2016 CRF450s.Vehicle identification numbers (VIN) ending in 7FK400015 through 6FK403360, for the 2015 model, and 36GK500009 through 1GK502993, for the 2016 model, are included in this recall. The VIN is stamped on a nameplate located in the frame at the front right, near the steering head. The motorcycles, manufactured in Japan, were sold at authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from September 2014, through August 2017,

A rear wheel that locks while riding increases the risk of a crash.
Effective immediately, YOU MUST NOT SELL any NEW or USED 2015 or 2016 CRF450R.

SERVICE BULLETIN
Service Bulletin CRF450 #4, which includes the affected models, repair procedure, parts information, as well as warranty claim information, will be published on iN on August 25, 2017.

PARTS INFORMATION
A remedy part is available to correct the condition. Further parts availability information will be included in the forthcoming Service Bulletin.

CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized Honda Powersports dealer to schedule a free inspection and free repair. Honda intends to mail customer letters as early as possible, pending approval from applicable government regulatory agencies. Consumer may contact American Honda toll-free at (866) 784-1870 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday.

 

SIERRA OVER THE HILL GANG 2-STROKE ONLY RACE

RIDING (UTV’S THAT IS) WITH LARRY ROESELER

Off-road racing legend Larry Roeseler, in association with UTVUnderground.com, is hosting a day of UTV riding in the local Southern California desert this September and October. Let’s Ride is a free event and geared for beginners and veterans alike. Each ride will start with an orientation to review ride set up, the route, and a general introduction to off-road culture followed by an open discussion Q&A clinic. Come have fun while learning from one of the most successful off-road racers of all time. All skill levels and UTV vehicle makes are welcome. Who: 13 time Baja 1000 winner Larry Roeseler and friends What: One day trail ride of 75-80 miles When: September 23rd + October 14th Where: Borrego Springs, CA | Ride will start in the superstition OHV area Cost: The event is FREE and open to public by pre-registering only. Food: Lunch will be provided free of charge to registered participants Support: There will be a full support truck to help handle basic repairs and retrieval.

http://www.utvunderground.com/lets-ride-with-larry-roeseler

 

 

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GEAR BAG

MOOSE RACING ADVENTURE PACK

The Moose Racing ADV Dry Backpack is constructed from heavy-duty waterproof tarpaulin, features heat welded seams, a YKK water resistant zippered external pocket, quick-release buckles and a roll down top design that creates a waterproof seal. Price is $79.95

www.mooseracing.com

 

Developed by the JGRMX race team, the JGRMX Yamaha shift lever features a plethora of performance advantages. The no-clog, free folding, knurled shift lever tip ensures that it will not get packed with dirt. A CNC machined 7075 aluminum arm is much stronger than the stock part, and is anodized in a proprietary JGRMX color for a sleek look. The splines are cut using Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), resulting in a precise fit and maximum strength characteristics. A DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) titanium pivot pin provides fluid rotation of the shift lever tip, while a circlip all but eliminates the possibility that the pivot pin will become dislodged. An indentation mark on the shift lever arm simplifies installation location. A laser etched JGR logo completes the look. All parts proudly made in the U.S.A. $149.95

https://www.jgrmx.com

 

NITRO CIRCUS SWAG

’47, a privately held premium sports lifestyle brand and Nitro Circus announce that Nitro Circus x ’47 headwear and apparel is available now in select U.S. Zumiez locations as well as Zumiez.com.
Three styles of the ’47 CAPTAIN hat silhouette and various’47 CLUB and ‘47 SPLITTER tee shirts are now available at the specialty retailer. 27.95

 


Zumiez.com

http://Zumiez.com

 

 

SOCIAL DISTORTION

 

Ricky Johnson caught at an airport reading some classic journalism.
From Scott Forward, owner-operator of the infamous Scotts steering damper shows what fires can do to the trails we love.

 

Terry Bilton’s gold mine

 

 

 

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

The year, 2007. The setting, Coalinga, California. The night before the event the skies belched hard and left trail that was brutal, slick and a survival race for normal humans. I took my KTM300 to a second place in class and at no time did I smile at the fun factor. It was zilch!  This was also one of the last National Enduros to come out west. Thanks to Mark Kariya for the pic.

 

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