MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT
Rider: Dean Wilson
Place: 2023 San Diego Supercross
Photog: Trevor Nelson
TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT: JAKE BACH’S 2002 SUZUKI RM125
“My name is Jake Bach and this is my 2002 Suzuki RM125 that I rebuilt. The bike was well maintained by the owner before me. The frame and subframe were sent out to be powder coated black. The bottom end had low hours so the top end was rebuilt with a Wiseco top end kit and the cylinder was in great condition. The pipe and silencer were replaced with an FMF Fatty and a Shorty silencer. The OEM hubs were laced up to Excel gold rims and the spokes were replaced with OEM. The plastics are UFO and the seat is SDG and I went with the 2007 OEM graphics. The bars, clutch and grips are Pro Taper.”
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INSIDE DEAN WILSON’S FIREPOWER HONDA CRF450
FOX’S SOCAL HEADQUARTERS SOLD, BUT IT WASN’T OWNED BY FOX
The front entrance.
According to the Orange County Register: Rexford Industrial Realty has acquired the Fox Racing headquarters in Irvine, California, for $40 million. The 82,645-square-foot building is leased to the extreme sports company, Fox, which was acquired in August 2022 by Vista Outdoor for $540 million. Vista owns 40 brands in the outdoor apparel and accessories market including Remington Ammunition, Bushnell, CamelBak, Bushnell Golf, Bell Helmets, Giro, QuietKat and Federal Ammunition.
Griffin Realty Trust, the seller, bought the building at 16752 Armstrong Ave. for $27.25 million in October 2013. The facility, with a distinctive, arched red entrance and adjacent BMX track, has “themed architecture” that spans two floors of office space with conference rooms, common areas, a lobby and designated workspaces. Fox has a lease and technically a new landlord, so they aren’t moving.
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MXA MINI TEST // GUTS RACING RJ WING SEAT COVER
The Guts RJ Wing seat uses a standard Guts ribbed gripper seat cover with 1-inch-wide inserts on each side. The wing-like inserts use Guts’ ultra-lightweight Phantom foam, and they’re sewn into the seat cover to create bulges at knee height to improve a rider’s grip on the bike.
VERDICT: The RJ Wing seat lessens arm pump, delivers better grip and saves energy. Once you mentally adjust to having 1-inch spacers between you and your bike, you find that it is significantly easier to grip the bike in the whoops, sand or any time you are standing up.
DIGITS: $149.99 (seat cover), $349.99 (complete seat)—www.gutsracing.com or (530) 642-9118.
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On The Cover: This all-orange KTM 150SX project bike is one of three two-strokes that MXA tested. The three engines were sent out to different tuners to see which one could build the best 150cc two-stroke engine.
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LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN | 2000 LEM LX2 SUPER 50cc
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