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MOTOCROSS ACTION CLASSICS: FEBRUARY 1988 ISSUE

By: Zap     This was, of course, a big issue as it had the 1988 MXA 250 Shootout inside, which was always one of the biggest sellers of the year.  I’ll always hold this sky shot of Doug O’Donnell close to my heart as it was my first-ever cover shot for MXA . By some stroke of luck I out dueled Todd Smith (who was a far better photographer than I) for the trifecta of cover shots. In the upper left corner there was a small shot of then- MXA test riders Larry Brooks, Mike Hooker and Paul Win…

LIVING WITH… THE SHERLOCK HOLMES NATURE OF RIM SCRUB

Why isn’t there any mud on the top edge of the rim? The answer to that question is a valuable tuning tool. If Sherlock Holmes had been a factory mechanic, he would have been able to diagnose what his bike and rider needed just by looking for clues. You can do the same thing by taking a close look at the rim on your bike after a moto. Inspect your rim right beneath the tire bead. See anything? Look again! Look closely and you will see that the bead of the tire has rubbed against the edge of the rim and c…

MY MOTOCROSS INSPIRATIONS BY MITCH PAYTON

Mitch’s Team Peak, Team SplitFire and Team Monster riders have won over 200 AMA races. RICK JOHNSON     ?One of the riders that made the biggest difference in my business was Rick Johnson. Until he used a Pro Circuit pipe on his factory Honda and won the Supercross title everybody thought that aftermarket pipes were junk. After that people looked at Pro Circuit as a player in the industry.?  DAVE ARNOLD & ROGER DECOSTER     ?When I was young I really looked up to D…

ZAP’S ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS PIT COVERAGE & THE RACE RESULTS

The story of the night was Ryan Dungey’s DNF. What super exotic unobtainium piece of factory fluff blew up? None of them. Instead, he threw his chain.   Photo: Hoppenworld. PRESS RELEASE: Ashley Re-Joins Team Honda American Honda is proud to announce that two-time WMA Women’s Motocross Champion and two-time X Games Gold Medal winner Ashley Fiolek will be racing once again in 2011 with the American Honda Racing factory team. Fiolek will join American Honda Racing teammates Trey Canard and Josh Grant…