Making The Most Of Your Throttle

Believe it or not, a large percentage of racers don't turn the throttle wide open. They think they do, but they don't. If your racing career has stalled out, you've plateaued, and you can't seem to make the next leap forward in speed, perhaps it's time to reevaluate your right wrist. Here are some tips. Measure your arms With your bike on its stand, climb on board and sit down in your normal riding position. Reach out and grab the throttle. Does it feel comfortable Can you reach it Do you have...

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Tech Hotline

CRF450 shock Don't remove everything to get the CRF450 shock off, just loosen the subframe. used 2004 Suzuki RM250 two-stroke. Can you help me set it up Yes. Here is what we did back in 2004 Gearing Leave it alone. It's perfect. Fork settings The stock spring rate is acceptable for most skill levels. We ran the compression on 10 and the rebound on 13. Shock settings We loved this shock. Set the low-speed compression on 10, high-speed at 1-3 4 turns out and the rebound on 12. Jetting We had to...

Performance Filters

Look for K& N High-Performance Air Filters, Oil Filter4 anil Complete Intake Assemblies for yourbnotorcycleL .tri pk or automobile'-jn your local performahce ealer Thanks to a unique triple clamp offset choice, JT's bike handled like no CRF450 we've ridden before. Enhanced design increases oil (low for longer clutch life CNC precision-machined from 606I-T6 Ufa aluminum Patented stainless steel inserts prevent severe grooving CNC precision-machined from Aerospace quality billet aluminum...

The Best Bikes For Very Large People

I'm a tall, six-foot, five-inch, intermediate rider who is looking for the most comfortable bike. Any suggestions Arie Tendler, Calabasas, California The best bikes, in terms of size alone, for a very tall rider are the KTM 450SXF or Kawasaki KX450F. Both are very large bikes with ample ergos for tall riders. Jason Lawrence was disqualified for jumping the gate at Hangtown. ORZ 70 125 Complete B8R Custom Bikes Available

Iahyon

To THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INNER TUBES jm Inner tubes are a mix I T 1 of natural and synthet- ic rubber. Natural rubber is more pliable and offers better resistance to punctures, but synthetic rubber is cheaper. Expensive racing tubes generally have a higher percentage of natural rubber to better form to the tire and to prevent flats. There are also solid foam inserts (called mousse tubes) that simulate air pressure from a foam tube. gsfo For a motorcycle man-I lufacturer, the inner tubes...

Rvp501

27 John Dowd (Kaw) Also pictured 1 Jeff Stanton (Hon) 51 Jeff Glass (Hon) 8 Damon Bradshaw (Yam) 31 Phil Lawrence (Suz) 21 Steve Lamson (Hon 3 Mike Kiedrowski (Kaw) Excerpt from the August 1993 issue The outdoor series is only in its second round, but has already seen a bunch of different faces running near the front. Riders like Stanton and Bradshaw, who have been having rough times thus far, are starting to play second fiddle to some of the lesser-knowns of the sport, which makes the racing a...

Great Moments

20 YEARS AGO IN MXfll SEPTEMBER 1989 Who is that masked man on the cover of the September 1989 issue If you guessed former Australian racer turned American racer turned European CP racer Jeff Leisk, you win a kewpie doll. Leisk made the cover for finishing third at the Hollister, California, 500 USCP. Jeff Stanton and Ron Lechien were the only American factory riders to show up. Ronnie won both motos. PATENT 7510050 We created and patented technology, finding horsepower where no one else...

Fate Can Turn On A Dime

There's something to be said about the natural effulgence of East Coast motocross. Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, oozes effulgent beauty. The foliage is so green that it nearly seeps off the trees and melts with the grass and beyond. However, in the 32-year history of Mount Morris' High Point National, torrential rains have blasted the picturesque course more often than not turning kelly green to mud brown. In an effort to fool Mother Nature, the Mount Morris race was moved from its typical spring...

How Drd Got Its Name

When former Team Yamaha factory rider Doug Dubach started his exhaust company, he wanted a company name that incorporated his Doctor D nickname. On the other hand, he didn't want to be stuck with a company name that wouldn't work when his nickname was no longer in the public eye. Doug chose to call his company Dubach Racing & Development DR.D for short . Get it

How The Ama Robs The National Privateers

There is no secret among privateers that the Lucas Oil 250 450 Nationals are rigged so that the favorite sons of the organizers (the factory riders) have every benefit and the privateers have no chance. Need a list (1) Timed qualifying groups Timed qualifying is divided into two groups fast and slow (which in the end works out to be factory riders and privateers). The fast riders only ride with themselves, and the slow riders only ride with themselves. Without a target to shoot at, the slow...

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Pack Laminate Tearoffs

THE POD SYNTHETIC LIGAMENT, INSPIRED BY MILLIONS OF YEARS OF HUMAN EVOLUTION The all new POD MX K700 Ligament Knee Brace, Is a truly refined blend of structural strength, superior ergonomics and unprecedented comfort -making it the strongest, lightest and slimmest brace on the market. Pod Ligament Knee Braces are medical grade products, covered by most health insurance plans, with a doctor's prescription. POD's Patented Polymer Hinge System uses Synthetic Ligaments to provide durable and secure...

Galfer Wave Rotor

I rode my CRF450R for two years on stock brakes, and I thought my CRF stopped well until I switched to the Galfer Wave Rotor. The difference in braking performance was amazing from the get-go. I had to reset all my braking points at the local track. -Galfer USA's Aaron Hudak. 320.00 (includes pads) www.ffalferusa.com or (805) 988-2900. DECAL WORKS RADIATOR LOUVER DECALS 1 Radiator Louver Decals are an opti-1 mal way to get your sponsors and I your logos out front and in plain t view of the...

August Bday Boys

Aug. 16 Christophe Pourcel Aug. 18 Doug Schopinsky Pro Taper Loop, 19.95 (951 736-5369 or www.protaper. com JOIN The AXO Caf on Loop'd, an action sports and youth-lifestyle oriented online community, where members can upload photos and videos directly to their own page for other members and sponsored athletes to view and comment on. On the site you can keep up to speed with all the new AXO gear, win prizes in monthly contests and get sponsorships. It's even free to join. For more info, visit...

Mxa Rating

EVS has aced the chest protector market with the Flux. It is comfortable, protective, inexpensive and compatible with the Leatt neck brace. This is an excellent chest protector. WHAT'S IT DO EVS Sports prides itself on its motto of protection first. The company takes painstaking steps to pioneer new ideas in hopes of furthering safety an area of product design that is often overlooked by the modern day motocross rider. Pro racers typically forego chest protection. This stems from a misguided...

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A bit bulkier around the foot for a little less shifting room. After a few rides when the boot really loosens up, shifting improves. Sizing Spot on. Good size and all-around fit. Buckles Good. Bulky, but functional, with a reverse buckle on bottom and adequate strap length. Break-in A little stiff for the first few motos and fully broken in during the second ride. Padding insole Nice interior padding, but insole has a tendency to become displaced. Protection support...

DRAKEMcELROY

Itry to compete in a lot of different sports. Aside from freestyle motocross, I love to ride Supermoto, motocross, bicycles and snowboard. If road racing was a little stronger in the United States, then I think it would be a lot of fun to go out and bang bars on pavement. It would be amazing to lock down a ride in road racing, but I don't think that will be happening. I look for sports where there's casual danger and personal pleasure. My primary job is to keep living and make money somehow....

Leak

(Remote Fuel Screw), Bracket, Screw, Spring, Washei Instruction & Sticker R& D Racing Products Tel (562) 864-8218 5 STAR RATED R& D RACING PRODUCTS There are many different compromises in making a good boot. A good boot provides impact protection, comfort, flexibility, traction and good looks. How can you choose the best boot when there are so many choices That is why there are so many boots to choose from. The MXA wrecking crew decided to try some of the most popular boots on the...

Yz250 Settings For Slower Rider

Nirvana Spin the dials to your hearts content. SETUP THE BEST SUSPENSION SETTINGS FOR A 2001 YZ250 I recently picked up a 2001 YZ250 two-banger and love it, but the suspension leaves much to be desired. What were your settings for the 2001 YZ250 For most tracks, we set the stanchion tubes flush with crown, dial the compression adjusters at 14 out and rebound at 12 out. The standard 0.43 kg mm spring will work for riders weighing up to 170 pounds. If you need more compression, try a 0.44 kg mm...

Ucas

Christophe Pourcel 2012

Over-achiever Trey Canard a mere two laps from winnin his first National, but a crash and subsequent broken wrist ended his chance of winning Justin Barcia 151 took the inside line, while Trey Canard 39 and Christophe Pourcel 377 fanned out. Despite Barcia's inside approach, Canard emerged with the second moto holeshot. The women's pro class has been a big hit among spectators, although the schedule should be changed so that the women race before the men. Dariyn Durham is on a long list of...

Jetting

2004 YAMAHA YZ250F JETTING Main 180 Pilot 42 Needle OBEKR Fuel screw 1-1 2 turns out Leak jet 90 2003 YAMAHA YZ250F JETTING Main 178 Pilot 42 40 Needle OBELP Clip position 4th from top 4th stock Fuel screw 2 turns 1-5 8 stock Leak jet 100 2002 YAMAHA YZ250F JETTING Main 178 162 stock Pilot 40 Needle OBEKP Clip position 4th from top 4th stock Fuel screw 2 turns 1-5 8 stock Leak jet 90 100 stock 2001 YAMAHA YZ250F JETTING Main 175 Pilot 42 Needle OBELP Clip position 4th from top Fuel screw 2...

Nona Dime

Andrew Short 2012

Teammates Andrew Short and Ivan Tedesco are like magnets in that they are attracted to one another on the track. Tedesco bested Short at High Point. Teammates Andrew Short and Ivan Tedesco are like magnets in that they are attracted to one another on the track. Tedesco bested Short at High Point. There's no doubt that Michael Byrne is fast, but he should thank his lucky stars that several big-name riders have gone missing. There's no doubt that Michael Byrne is fast, but he should thank his...

Kawasaki Kx450f Jetting

Main 180 175 stock Pilot 42 Needle NCVR Leak jet 55 70 stock Fuel screw 2 turns out 1-3 4 stock Notes Kawasaki does not recommend low octane pump gas, aviation fuels or octane boosters. stock Pilot 42 Needle HCVR Leak jet 55 70 stock Clip position 4th from top Fuel screw 2 turns out 1-3 4 stock Notes The 2007 model was a little lean. We went bigger on the main and leak jet, but left the pilot alone. 2007 KAWASAKI KX450F JETTING Main 180 175 2006 KAWASAKI KX450F JETTING Main 175 Pilot 42 Needle...

Kawasaki Kx450f Jetting From 2006 To 2009

Fcr Carb Choke

Big green only had brass jets for three years The MXA wrecking crew only had three years of experience with Kawasaki KX450F jetting 2006 to 2008 before the Kawasaki engineers opted to switch from the Keihin FCR carb to a Keihin fuel-injection system. The all-new fuel injection system only has one external control for the owner operator to fiddle with. Too bad, because half the fun of owning a motorcycle is fine tuning every aspect of it with a screwdriver, nutcracker and hammer. On the...

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Goat Breker Kawasaki

Today, Johnny is working as a training coach for Austin Stroupe and Ivan Tedesco. He is also the team captain of a Specialized mountain bike team. He races mountain bikes on a Master level, and he spends most of his time with his two young children. Goat went from an R amp D rider to a full factory ride at Kawasaki. Raised in the SoCal high desert, Todd Goat Breker made the move from teenage desert rider to motocrosser in the mid-'70s and quickly picked up a support ride with Husqvarna. Once he...

Yamaha Yz250f Jetting From 2001 To 2009

Yz250f 2006

Fuel screw 2-3 8 turns out Leak jet 70 2007 YAMAHA YZ250F JETTING Main 180 178 stock Pilot 42 Needle OBEPQ Clip position 3rd from top Fuel screw 2 turns out 1-1 2 2006 YAMAHA YZ250F JETTING Main 180 178 stock Pilot 42 Needle OBELQ Clip position 3rd from top Fuel screw 2-1 2 turns out Leak jet 80

Supercross

New products for 2009 indude the Ultra Grippy EPF A sintered Race pads, restyled Supermoto rotor kits and many more fitments of the popular contour rotors bringing you better brakes,lighter broke ,better looks and more control. Check out the EBC website on www.ebcbrakes.com for all the latest tricks. Long lasting sintered pods made in the USA Red Coded Carbon formula pods for cooler brakes in Enduro riding Contour rotors for reduced weight For over 30 Years EBC has been the number choice for...

Ktm 250sxf Jetting From 2005 To 2009

Kx450f Pilot Jet

Nothing required short of some fiddling Most of the MXA wrecking crew's jetting experience on the KTM 250SXF has involved making small fine-tun-ing adjustments. To make the most of the KTM 250SXF, you have to learn to feel where the problem is before you can iron it out. We have fiddled with the fuel screw, adjusted the accelerator pump both the rod length and the cam setting and added after-market float bowls with leak jets. As far as the actual hard parts in the carb go, we have rarely had to...

Ttri2s

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