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MXA TEAM TESTED: HOT CAMS STAGE 1/STAGE 2 KX450F CAMSHAFTS

WHAT IS IT? The best way to modify your four-stroke’s powerband is with different intake and exhaust camshafts. Hot Cams offers two different KX450F camshaft pairs—Stage 1 and Stage 2. They fit 2009–2014 Kawasaki KX450Fs. WHAT’S IT COST? $179.95 (Stage 1/Stage 2 intake), $199.95 (Stage 1/Stage 2 exhaust). CONTACT? www.hotcamsinc.com or (515) 402-8005. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a […]

WE RIDE DR.D’S 2013 HONDA CRF450: MR. YAMAHA BUILDS AN EXOTIC HONDA CRF450

Former factory Yamaga motocrosss race Doug Dubach is known around the industry as ?Mr. Yamaha.? A longtime test rider for the manufacturer, Dubach has been influential in many significant Yamaha motocro ss innovations. Doug’s finger is on Yamaha’s pulse because he gets to test future concepts and bikes that the public won?t see for several years. Because of this, Doug is at the forefront of technology, testing new ideas and designs, some of which might never see production. ?I?VE ALWAYS BEEN STRONG AT S…

WE RIDE CYLINDER WORKS’ BIG-BORE KAWASAKI KX269F

It’s easy to think that Cylinder Works is pandering to cheaters with their line of big-bore engine kits. There is no doubt that cheaters are drawn to what Cylinder Works has to offer, but, in truth, most big-bore engine kits go to riders who are not bound by displacement rules (Vets, play riders and offroad racers). However, there could be just a hint of pandering to cheaters in that you can?t tell a 269cc Cylinder Works cylinder from a stock-bore OEM cylinder. (They even put the same casting numbers on…

MXA TEAM TESTED: HOTCAMS SHIM KIT/REFILL PACKS

WHAT IS IT? After oil changes, checking valve adjustment is the next step in periodic engine maintenance. Hot Cams? kit is a convenient and cost-effective product for do-it-yourself engine maintenance. WHAT’S IT COST? $59.95 to $89.95. CONTACT? www.hotcamsinc.com or (515) 402-8005. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with Hot Cams? shim kit. (1) Material. Hot Cams? shims are manufactured from cold-rolled 4140 steel. Most engine builders report that KTM OEM shims wear faster than Japa…