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WE RIDE CYLINDER WORKS’ BIG-BORE HONDA CRF501

When it comes to building or rebuilding a Honda CRF450 , the MXA wrecking crew has several options. First, we could go with OEM-spec engine parts for a freshly rebuilt 450cc engine. This is the most common rebuild, and it breathes new life into a tired warhorse. Second, we could take the opportunity during the rebuild phase to add a little extra oomph to our CRF450 by going to a fairly straight-forward big-bore 470cc kit with a new cylinder, rings and piston. We could have done either of these things, b…

GODSPEED! SCOTT VINCENT JOHNSON (1959-2012)

Scott Johnson was 53. Many SoCal racers will remember Maico rider Scott Johnson. Scott was CMC number one in 1980 in the 500 class and was AMA National number 93. Scott raced the AMA 500 Nationals from 1981 to 1985. His highest finish was a ninth at the 1981 Carlsbad 500 National, but he made the top 20 at AMA Nationals seven times and qualified for the main event at the 1982 Houston Astrodome Supercross. After retiring, Scott followed his father into the Johnson & Sons Trees company and became a ce…

APPROVED MOTORCYCLES FOR 2011 SUPERCROSS / MOTOCROSS SEASON: IS YOUR BIKE ON THE LIST?

Legal or illegal? The Kawasaki KX450F is legal in AMA pro racing. The following equipment list shows all motorcycles which are approved for 2011 AMA Motocross and Supercross. Don?t try to make sense of it, but understand that motorcycles that are more than five years old are not eligible for AMA Pro racing (which means that any bike older than 2006 cannot be raced). These rules don’t apply to local or amateur racing. Legal or illegal? The KTM 150SX is illegal, but for some reason the 2006 KTM 125SX is l…

2011 MAICO’S WILL BE AVAILABLE IN CANADA

This 2010 Maico MMX will have to suffice until we get new photos of the all-British 2011 Maico two-strokes. For all those who have been keeping a watchful eye on the progress of the Maico M.M.X. and its likely arrival in Canada, the waiting is over, as father and son Ted and Seth Albersworth put pen to paper to become the exclusive Canadian distributors for the New 2011 range of Maicos which are now manufactured in the U.K. Taking full advantage of the new web site system which has been implemented by t…

THE 2011 MAICO WILL OFFICIALLY BE A BRITISH BRAND (IN THE TRADITION OF BSA, TRIUMPH, AJS & MATCHLESS):

Maico test rider Neil Berry putting the finishing touches on the HGS exhaust system, Talon wheels and billet clutch (in a 2010 chassis). With the help of a Formula 1 engineering firm, the 2011 Maicos will come with a British-made engine and frame. Maico International, based in Bournemouth, England, has been working closely with the managing director of the un-named Surrey-based company who engineer and manufacture gears and various other exotic mechanical parts for many of the front running Formula One …