THE WEEKLY FEED: CHUCK MILLER- FROM DESERT RACER TO HONDA EXECUTIVE

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Chuck Miller is known today as a big wig with the Honda organization. He has progressed from being a mechanic on the ATV race team, to running riding schools for Honda, handling their Special events, to Honda’s Race Teams Manager (that’s moto, road racing and off-road) to his current post as Senior Manager of National Sales, Power Sports Division. In all, 33 years with big red. But what brought him to Honda was his off-road racing prowess. Chuck had a passion for desert racing winning both the Baja 500 and 1000. Under the tutelage of Bruce Ogilvie, he raced Hondas at the highest level of off-road which includes winning a Gold Medal as a USA Trophy Team member in 1986, countless desert racing wins and as a mainstay with the dominating Honda Baja Racing effort.

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

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SOCIAL DISTORTION

 

Kevin Windham prepping for the MX of Nations. Whoa!
Graham Jarvis’s HQV on the dyno and getting a little warm.

 

 

 

 

GEAR BAG

 

MOOSE RACING QUALIFIER JACKET

Moose Racing introduces the all-new 2-in-1 Qualifier Jacket. The Qualifier is equipped with a high denier woven riding vest. This jacket includes 5 adjustable vents for airflow, one back pocket, one inside pocket and hand pockets. Its water resistant shell comes with non-fading sublimated graphics and a pre bent ergonomic sleeve design. Other features include: adjustable cuffs, high quality YKK zippers and a polyester mesh breathable lining designed to help wick moisture. Zip the sleeves off and now you have a vest. Available in size SM-5X. It sells for $99.95

www.mooseracing.com 

 

Pro Circuit has two new stretch-fit caps that will be sure to add a little bit of style to one’s image. The Classic cap in black and tan are hand-assembled by New Era. These 39THIRTY caps feature the iconic Pro Circuit logo embroidered on the front and We Race on the back. Pick up this classic accessory from Pro Circuit.  Price- $27.95

www.procircuit.com 

 

Designed and manufactured in Italy, Vertex pistons has released their Big Bore pistons for the 2016-2018 KTM 350 SX-F, XC-F & Husqvarna FC350. All Vertex piston kits include the piston, rings, wrist pin and circlips. Each piston is heat treated with a T-6 hardening and tempering cycle, forged from 4032 aluminum alloy and precisely matches your cylinder bore to maximize both power and performance.

vertexpistons.com

BETA ACCESSORIES- TM DESIGN INNER FRAME GUARD

TMDesigns Inner Frame Guard, Case/Clutch-slave Guard, & Chain Roller: New TM Designs driveline accessories protect Beta’s inner frame, clutch-slave, & cases. Available from your Beta dealer. Price is $39.90

TIRE WEDGE

The Tire Wedge is designed to hold the front tire of your dirt bike from sliding during transport in your truck. It clamps to any model truck, no holes required and is made in the USA. It sells for $24.99

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THAT’S PECULIAR…

Here’s a few outtakes from our photo session with Kyle Redmond and the new GasGas 300. Right at the end of testing he found this downed tree and thought, wow, I think I can kiss the small low branch and get enough lift to either clear or splat the main pole of the tree. No worries. We looked at it like there were 217 ways to get horribly wounded. This is him sizing it up and nailing it on attempt one.

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

This was the start of my love/hate relationship with Maicos. The is a  1975 450, I had the shocks moved up, pretty much stuck anything cool from Wheelsmith or Mike’s Center (that was affordable!) and fit it with Boge Mullholland shocks, which maintained proper damping for about seven turns and then couldn’t slow down a  screen door. Eventually I saved enough to get some Poppy equipped Koni shocks and they looked wicked… and performed admirably. Over the next three years I bought six Maico’s, two a year to keep one racing. Nothing handled like a Maico, but I was forced to learn how to weld since I was going broke fixing frames and pipes. This photo has been in my various garages over the years and is a little worse for the wear.

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