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MXA WRENCH TECH: THE INS AND OUTS OF BIG-BORE ENGINES

Big-bore kits are available from Cylinder Works, Wiseco, CP, L.A. Sleeve, Millennium, Thumper Racing, KTM, GYTR and Athena. This bike is a KX250F turned into a KX269 by Cylinder Works. When you increase the cylinder’s bore you increase the surface area on top of the piston. This spreads the fuel/air mixtures workload and produces more power without taxing the force of combustion. Even with standard cranking pressure you gain better performance because of the extra size of the combusted explosion. Conver…

DREAM JOBS: HOW TO MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE (12/19/11)

MARK KALPAKOFF BERM CANNON MARKETING DIRECTOR STARTING POINT: ?My first job in the motorcycle industry was packing boxes and sweeping floors at L.A. Sleeve. They didn?t like how I swept floors, so they moved me to rider support. I was able to build from there. I got to where I am by following through with what I say I?m going to do.? THE JOB: ?My marketing company represents L.A. Sleeve, Niks Industries, AP Brakes and Pro-X. I basically get paid to spend other people’s money. My job is to push a company…

WE TEST AP RACING’S YAMAHA YZ450F MOTOCROSS BIKE:

You are forgiven if you are a Honda CRF450, Kawasaki KX450F or KTM 450SXF owner and you don?t give a twit about hopped-up Yamaha YZ450Fs. You may be thinking, ?Yamaha? I don?t own a Yamaha and don?t want to read about them.? But, you know deep down inside your insecure heart that you do want to know everything there is to know about the 2010 Yamaha YZ450F. Why? Because that is your competition. The YZ450F was all-new in 2010, and every racer, on every brand, has to wonder if the YZ450F’s backwards cylin…

WE BUILD AN L.A. SLEEVE YAMAHA YZ270:

If you own a 2006 to 2010 Yamaha YZ250, consider yourself lucky. You have one of the best motocross bikes ever made. It weighs less than a comparable four-stroke, costs less to repair and produces more horsepower per cc. And most importantly, it comes stock with Kayaba SSS suspension. It is a sweet motocross machine. However, there is a but. If you are racing your YZ250 against 250cc four-strokes, you have a superior motocross machine; but if you race the 450 class on your YZ250, you are giving up a bun…