Rider: Dean Wilson
Bike: 2018 1/2 Rockstar Edition Husky FC450
Photographer: Brian Converse
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Event: 2018 Salt Lake City Supercross
Photographer: Brian Converse
Lens: 300mm f/2.8
Focal length: 300mm
TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT: PAUL MUNDT’S 2008 YAMAHA YZ285
“I have another special two-stroke to submit for your feature. John Basher posted my Greg Albertyn factory Suzuki last year, it was week 29.
“The bike you see here is very dear to me and extremely rare. It is a 2008 Boyesen Yamaha YZ285. Eyvind Boyesen was my mentor and very dear friend for 35 years. In 2008 we went to the two-stroke race at the Glen Helen National, actually won by Greg Albertyn on his works Suzuki that is sitting in my garage.
“So after the race Eyvind said to me,’We need to build a big-bore two-stroke to beat these four-strokes.’. After a few weeks he got all the ducks in a row for parts, Wossner made the piston, Kris Ray at Powerseal USA did the cylinder after they were bored, and then Eyvind did his magic. I got to be a part of something beyond special. I got to stand by Eyvind’s side and watch him port my cylinder, hand grind a matching Rad Valve and run it on his dyno 6 times until the curve was exactly as he wanted it. To the tune of 56.3 Hp and 37.6 Ft-lbs of torque, with over a 3000 rpm spread of over 50 HP! Incredible numbers! The big surprise was that when we tested it, I lucked into finding a Chad Reed works PC exhaust on Ebay, to say that it was a match made in heaven is an understatement. Eyvind thought it wouldn’t rev very high because of the compression and porting, me neither, boy were we wrong.
“Not only did it have instant throttle response, but it was smooth as silk, and screams on top!
“Since Eyvind has passed, there are a few things I have changed. I came across a set of James Stewart’s 50mm full Factory KYB forks and triple clamps, as well as a PC A-KIT KYB shock. This bike is one trick pup, Dubya wheels, GYT weighted flywheel, Hinson Clutch–it’s definitely rare. Eyvind made 3 cylinders for the YZ. Mine, his son Dags and a friend of mine Jason Bryant when he was racing Pro.
“Next time you come to North Carolina, hit me up, and I’ll let you ride it. I ride mostly at Clubmx now.” –Paul Mundt.
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INSIDE JIMMY DECOTIS’ FACTORY JGR SUZUKI RM-Z250
THEY SAID IT | SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS
MXA RACE TEST | 2018 HUSQVARA TC250 TWO-STROKE
ENZO LOPES TO MAKE PRO DEBUT WITH AUTOTRADER/YOSHIMURA/SUZUKI FACTORY RACING TEAM
Press Release: The Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team is pleased to announce that amateur star will be making his professional racing debut at the opening round of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The Brazilian is scheduled to contest several Nationals on the Suzuki RM-Z250 for the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team while Jimmy Decotis is out of action.
Lopes has established himself as a premiere amateur racer in the United States. The 18-year-old from Lajeado, Brazil, has steadily worked up the ranks, most recently winning the 250 Pro Class at the California Classic. In total, Lopes has 11 Brazilian National Championships and multiple U.S. titles. He is slated to make his professional debut at the Hangtown National on May 19th in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The Brazilian will be filling in on the RM-Z250 until Jimmy Decotis returns to action.
“This is a dream come true! Being a kid from Brazil, it’s amazing to think that I’m part of the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team,” stated Lopes. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I’m so thankful. I like North Carolina, because it reminds me of home. My first day on the Suzuki RM-Z250 was so much fun. The bike felt perfect right away, as it is very fast and handles well. I’m really looking forward to Hangtown.”
Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team manager Jeremy Albrecht is eager to see what Lopes can accomplish. “It’s exciting to give a young kid and promising amateur this opportunity. We’re interested to see what he’s capable of. He will be spending the next few weeks riding in North Carolina in preparation for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. I’m happy to support Enzo. Hopefully he can achieve his goals. We expect that he will race the opening three or four Nationals.”
The 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will open at Hangtown in Rancho Cordova, Calif. on Saturday, May 19th. Look for the #816 of Enzo Lopes under the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team awning. Please visit www.jgrmxraceteam.com for more team news.
WORKS CONNECTION ELITE THROTTLE TUBE
The Works Connection Elite Throttle Tube consists of a CNC machined aluminum throttle tube and six Delrin® snap on cam pulleys. The incorporation of a sealed bearing inside the end of the tube and an internal polymer bushing combine to create buttery smooth throttle action. Designed to match the OEM/stock pull ratio, the cams included in the kit cover the complete line of MX and Off-Road, Race 4-Stroke models from Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha. $69.95
Contact your local retailer or visit www.worksconnection.com
- Sealed ABEC 1 + rated radial ball bearing
- Low friction, high wear resistance, internal polymer bushing
- Delrin® thermoplastic cam pulleys match OEM/stock pull ratio
- CNC machined 6061 T-6 aluminum throttle tube and bearing insert
- Grip area knurled for maximum grip adhesion
- Replaceable end cap provides damage protection and seals out debris
- Additional O-ring set included for large I.D. bars
- For use with stock throttle housing-No modifications required
- Fits Honda/Husqvarna/Kawasaki/KTM/Suzuki/Yamaha MX and Off-Road, Race 4-Strokes
WHAT THE MXA WRECKING CREW HAS BEEN UP TO
MXA’s Dennis Stapleton and Daryl Ecklund headed East to go to the ClubMX training grounds in South Carolina. There they spent two days catching up with old friends and shaking down four bikes. It was Dennis and Daryl’s first time to ClubMX. Boy were they in for a treat. It is like a small town. Actually, it is a small town, just with tons of dirt bike tracks instead of business complexes.
There is everything you need in one spot. A gym, motorcycle shop, cabin rentals, RV hook-ups, shop rentals, two Supercross tracks, tons of outdoor tracks, a church and much much more. Pretty much dirt bike heaven.
On day one we rode Cycra Racing/FTI 2018 Yamaha YZ450F and ProX’s 2016 KTM 250SXF. On the second day we convinced our old friend John Basher to convince his boss and JGR team manager Jeremy Albrecht to let us ride Weston Peick’s Autotrader Yoshimura Factory Suzuki RM-Z450. He complied after we asked nicely. After we tested Weston’s bike we got to ride a ClubMX 2018 KTM 150SX which is owned by Franck Siri.
MOTO| TRIVIA: CAN YOU NAME THIS RIDER?
CLASSIC MXA PHOTOS
Moto Trivia answer: Heath Voss aboard a Honda CR250 at the Glen Helen National back in 2000