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MXA WRENCH TECH: HOW TO DIAL IN YOUR SHOCK IN 20 EASY STEPS

The best thing about a modern motocross bike’s shock absorber is that it is totally adjustable. The worst thing? It is totally adjustable. All those dials, clickers and knobs are useless without the knowledge of how to use them?and you probably don?t have it. Your shock may have 20 clicks of adjustment, but 19 of them are wrong. No worries, the guy next to you on the starting line doesn?t know what to do either. In fact, it is estimated that 75 percent of motocrossers don?t touch their shock’s adjusters…

ANOTHER INDUSTRY SHOCKER! YAMAHA BUYS 34% OF KAYABA AND MOVES IT TO INDIA

Yamaha has acquired 33.4 per cent stake in Kayaba (KYB). According to industry sources this transaction involves moving the majority of the KYB’s operations to India. The India move will lower costs for Kayaba and also lower the costs for Yamaha’s OEM suspension purchases. As part of the collaborative Yamaha/KYB operation, KYB’s goal is to use its company in India to manufacture and sell products that are cost competitive. In July 2013, KYB plans to have its company in India issue stock for sale to Yama…

2012 NEW MOTOCROSS BIKE BUYERS GUIDE: THE 2012 YAMAHA YZ450F & YZ250F (PLUS THE PLAY BIKES ARE BACK)

Yamaha has released photos and info on the 2012 YZ250F and YZ450F, but the bikes will not be in the showrooms until September 14. The YZ125 and YZ250 two-stroke info will not be unveiled until later. 2012 YAMAHA YZ450F There are new graphics, but the plastic remains the same on the blue 2012 YZ450F. Since the YZ450F was totally redesigned in 2010, it only gets modest upgrades for 2012. The focus of the 2012 changes were to improve midrange power, mellow out the low-end hit and improve the suspension fee…