DIrt Bike Journal | THE WEEKLY FEED: JULY 5, 2017

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Valley Cycle Park- 1975. Dave Kolbe with the holeshot on his Can-Am main Revells Evan Marcus,CH Industries Mike Pillar, Al Baker’s Jeff Blix, Kolbe’s Jim Hale within the125 Skilled first flip at Valley Cycle Park circa 1975. Photograph by the notorious Mark Kiel.


Valley Cycle Park in Moorpark, California within the late 70’s.


Valley Cycle Park, 2017.

Toth Tops Kenda Robust Like RORR Intense Off-road Race Am Professional Yamaha’s Josh Toth beat out 50 of America’s prime excessive racers in one of many hardest off-road races within the nation to assert a formidable victory this weekend on the third annual Kenda Robust Like RORR Intense Off-road Race held close to Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. Held in an lively mining pit south of Tamaqua, Robust Like RORR is designed to check the abilities of the most effective off-road racers on the planet. And, after two days of intense racing, Toth got here away with not solely a exceptional victory however a additionally a examine for $4000 after outdistancing KR4 Husqvarna’s Grant Baylor by 4 minutes and eighteen seconds in Sunday’s almost three-hour finale. Two races on Saturday and one race on Sunday morning function a prelude to the $12,000 Robust Like RORR finale held on Sunday afternoon the place solely the 50 quickest riders from the morning race qualify to take part on the 12-mile course that options quite a few rock fields, vertical climbs, and treacherous downhills with names like “Illness”, “Stairway to Heaven”, “Cruella da Hill”, and “Land of Confusion”. Organized by the Studying Off Street Riders, Robust Like RORR is exclusive in that every of the 4 races represents a distinct format. One race has an enduro begin with 5 riders beginning each minute, two of the races are hare scrambles format, whereas the Robust Like RORR race incorporates a GNCC-style dead-engine begin main right into a two-and-a-half-lap race over essentially the most intense terrain japanese Pennsylvania has to supply. 1. Josh Toth (Yam) 2:43:22 2. Grant Baylor (Hsq) 2:47:40 three. Jordan Ashburn (Guess) 2:47:48 four. Nick Davis (Guess) 2:55:22 5. Jesse Groemm (KTM) 2:56:22 6. Ben Kelley (KTM) three:00:21 7. Jarrett Mohn (KTM) three:15:18 eight. Nick Fahringer (Shr) three:21:24 9. Corey Buttrick (KTM) three:24:57 10. Stephen Edmondson (KTM) three:31:43






The U.S. Commerce Fee is constant its’ assault on our rights as riders by refusing to take away bikes from the listing of proposed import tariffs. U.S. Commerce Consultant Robert Lighthizer advised a congressional committee that he’s “sympathetic” to American motorcyclists, dealerships and others, however he can not take away small-displacement European bikes from a proposed import tariff whereas negotiations proceed in a dispute with the European Union over U.S. beef imports.

Inform Lighthizer we want motion, not sympathy! If these rules are handed we not solely stand to lose jobs, but in addition our lifestyle and the liberty to decide on which bike we wish to trip.

Some background on the problem: The US has proposed a tariff on the import of European bikes between 50-500cc engine sizes. The proposed tariff is in retaliation in opposition to the European Union’s coverage on beef from america. The dispute is predicated fully within the agricultural trade and it’s past mistaken to impose penalties on the fully unrelated motocycle trade! The proposed tariff quantity is 100%; this may successfully double the value of any European bikes and put them out of attain of the overwhelming majority in our sport.

Right here’s how one can assist! To submit your opposition to this tariff please click on the next hyperlink:Submit Your Opposition! It’s going to solely take a minute of your time to fill out and might make all of the distinction.

Different methods to assist:

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You’ll be able to contact your members of Congress on the hyperlinks under:
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Please unfold the phrase, we want all the assistance we are able to get! Thanks on your time.


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2017 Honda CRF450R/RX. This all new bundle consists of their high-compression piston equipment, camshaft and valve springs. Every half has been designed and examined to enhance one another for vital engine efficiency achieve in any respect RPM ranges. The equipment sells for $1170.00






NiteRider Releases Professional ADV 3600 Mild Set Excessive-quality auxiliary lighting for journey bikes. An ADV-specific product, the ADV 3600 Set includes a pair of dual-beam CREE™ LED items that emit a mixed 7200 lumens, leading to an enormous enhancement in visibility, enormously bettering the trip expertise on the freeway or path. Venting and cooling fins are included into the heads, and a number of gentle ranges are potential, together with excessive and low beams and a daylight security flash. Set up is easy, with black hard-anodized, machined-aluminum mounts and three plastic shims of various thicknesses, and the lamps might be aimed in any path. NiteRider additionally presents a model with a 1-inch ball for RAM mounting. Every bundle features a well-thought-out wiring harness with handlebar-mounted distant change and gold-plated, military-spec connectors. All cables function high-quality rubber jackets that stay versatile even in very chilly situations. Value $599.99







Racing the Black Coal Nationwide enduro in Indiana. The bike was the primary of the white Husky’s, a 1983 WR250. As you possibly can see from the shortage of hand guards, they’d not turn out to be a staple within the tight enduro world. I might have killed for them because the final part of this race about tore the fingers off my gloves! It was tight and hard. Sometimes, I began actually gradual looking for a rhythm on the brand new Husky. The bike had began to morph kind the ’81/82 model which I flat cherished. They have been preventing in opposition to the only shock motion, and had laid down and lengthened the rear Ohlins ITC dampers. The fork acquired new internals and by no means appeared fairly as versatile because the 40mm fork from the prior 12 months.



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