Aboutthe 2009 Ama Nationals

Although on paper the people running the 2009 AMA 250 450 Nationals are new and different than last year, in truth, they are the same old people (they are just wearing different-colored shirts). Change isn't easy, but it is inevitable. Here is a list of things the MXA wrecking crew wants changed about the AMA Nationals (and yes, we shared these thoughts with them many months ago). (1) SHORTEN THE PROGRAM The program is too long People have a time limit for entertainment and recreation. Once you...

Ama Grand National Champion

Ryan 6. Davi Millsaps 7. Josh 8. Nick Wey 9. Brett 10. Michael The MXA wrecking crew will be totaling the points from the 2009 AMA 450 Supercross series, Lucas Oil 450 Nationals and Lucas Oil 250 Nationals to find out which rider earned the most points in American motocross competition. These would be the actual National numbers of every rider who competed in 2009 if anyone compiled points in the order in which they were scored.

Barnett Crf450 Clutch

Barnett offers clutch baskets and pressure plates for the 2009 Honda CRF450. The basket and plates are machined from billet aluminum. The Barnett pressure plate has a tempered steel surface that is guaranteed to never wear out. The basket's fingers have stainless steel inserts for less wear. 425.00 (805) 642-9435 or www.barneCtclutches.com I'm not saying that Chad Reed and I don't share the same concerns about our clutches. It's just that I am a lot more involved in the solution. How do I know...

Championship

In most cases, the 250 class has been more exciting to watch than its big brother. Christophe Pourcel is quickly making his American presence known by being Ryan Dungey's main adversary for the 250 title. Tommy Searle (123) is one of three European transplants on the 250 circuit. He has the speed to finish on the podium, but has yet to take the top spot. Christophe Pourcel is quickly making his American presence known by being Ryan Dungey's main adversary for the 250 title. High Point spelled...

Judys

Ilook at motocross a lot differently than most people. Years ago, it stopped being the adolescent, macho, testosterone-strutting thing that it was when I was 18. You know what was so good about when I was an 18-year-old motocross racer I lived through it. I managed, by luck of the draw, to jump stuff just because it was there, let my friends cajole me into riding pieces of junk faster than they should have been pushed, and believed that somehow my worth as a human being came from the ability to...

Lucas Oil National Motocross Series

This year's 250 450 National Championships, sponsored by Lucas Oil, have lived up to their potential. There has been drama, intrigue, bravado, stupidity, heartbreak and glorious achievements. It's not over yet The close racing in both classes means that the final winners will probably not be determined until the last few weeks of the season (which ends on September 5). The final four races could be the most exciting. Be there. Budds Creek, MD Southwick, MA Steel City, PA There have been many...

Money Orders Payable In Us Funds Only

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Motion Pro T6 Combo Lever

You need this spoon-type tire iron and axle-sized wrench. Adding even more versatility is a separate 3 8-inch, ratchet adapter that mates with the wrench end. The hard-anodized tool is under ten inches long and weighs 3.5 ounces. It is available in 22mm, 24mm, 27mm, 32mm and 12 13-inch sizes. 29.90 Your local dealer or www. motionpro. com RK has improved their chains with stronger material, which has allowed them to reduce the thickness of the side plates and shorten the pins. The result is a...

Official Motocross Action Sticker Pack Order Form

I'm sending 4.95 for each sticker pack. Make check or money order payable to Plus Products. P.O. Box 957. Valencia. CA 91380-9058 DO NOT SEND CASH' USED PARTS, SAVE BIG MONEY All makes and models Over 20 years of experience, (508) 697-2611 days, (508) 285-5377 nights. Cycle Pros, 456 Bedford St. Bridgewater, MA 02324. www.cycleprossalvage.com STROKERS, SUPER MINIS Long Rod 85's 144 kits for the AMA's new 125cc rule, crank balancing rebuilding and complete engine rebuilds. Please visit...

Rm74s0

While the 2008 National series was finishing up in August, Chad Reed was searching for a ride. He didn't think it would be a problem since he was the reigning Supercross champion. He was wrong It wasn't until rather late in the game that Makita Suzuki, with the help of Rockstar Energy drink, signed Reed to a one-year deal. Chad became the biggest high-profile name since Ricky Carmichael to ride under the Suzuki banner, and he also became the points leader in the young Supercross series after a...

Stage 3 Cooling Kits

'Cool down In order to improve fut.bom engine performance, nuirriiu a pWR o coo er was used. It's a blessing for advanced riders.* Cracked up CRF450 ignition covers crack. I noticed a wet spot on the ignition cover of my 2009 Honda CRF450. Where could it have come from In the course of the 2009 racing season, the MXA crew has gone through two CRF450 ignition covers. They crack across their face (and since oil is pumped through the ignition of the CRF450, the crack shows up first as a wet spot)....

Superior Motorcycle Lubricants

PERFORMANCE and RELIABILIT FROM START TO FINISH .RACING SERIES RELY ON SlLKOLENE - jbL WHY DON'T YOU hyper-tacky formula that resists sand & dust but not airflow Hard surface Ful's*the c conditioner ester based 4-stroke 1980 AMA 500 Champ Chuck Sun's ISIe of living with a Service .1 Honda KXSOOAF By Chuck Sun * > i ' From my personal motocross experience, big-bore 500cc two-strokes trigger deep emotions. First of all, a 500 championship was what all aspiring riders strove to achieve during...

Thor Riding Gear Combo

Available in Colors Bolt Black, Bolt Pink and Stars White Sizes Jersey (S-XXL) Pant (28-40) Kits Include Tank Shrouds, Front Fender, Rear Fender, Upper Lower Forks, Swingarm, Airbox graphics and Gripper Seat Cover, BACKGROUNDS NOT INCLUDED Prices subject to change. In store prices also may vary.

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...

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...

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...

Info

Exhaust spring load is nine percent less. (7) The exhaust port shape is changed from round to a D-shape design. Exhaust port volume is reduced to increase exhaust velocity and improve low-end power. (8) The new exhaust system has a two-step design (going from a 45.0mm head pipe to a 50.8mm midpipe). The muffler is 50mm longer. The core diameter is reduced from 42.7mm to 41.3mm. The perf core has its holes placed farther apart, but because of the 325mm long muffler there are the same number of...

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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

Danny Magoo Posters

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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...

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...

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...

Present

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

Ktm 250sxf Jetting From 2005 To 2009

Sx250f 2008

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...