MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT

#WHIPITWEDNESDAY

KEN ROCZEN

Rider: Ken Roczen
Focal length: 300
Exposure: 1/320 sec
F-stop: f/4.5
ISO: 640
Photographer: John Basher

MXA | MOTO | TRIVIA

1988 Kawasaki KX125
What year and displacement is this KX? The a
nswer is at the bottom of the page.

WORKS CONNECTION 2023 YZ450F PRO LAUNCH START DEVICE

Works Connection

This latest Pro Launch Start Device is designed specifically for the all new ’23 YZ450F. Yamaha changed to a new wrap around style fork guard and the new kit allows easy installation without having to trim the wrap around portion of the guard. The shape/curve of the fork guard is a little different also, so we started from scratch and built an all-new kit!

The exact same kit is currently being used by Eli Tomac, Dylan Ferrandis and Justin Cooper on their Star Racing Yamaha’s. Star Racing demands the best, and we’re glad that they put their trust in Works Connection!

The Pro Launch utilizes a patented spring-less trigger and a Hard Anodized fork ring to deliver positive engagement, consistent release and long-term durability.

Kit also includes a custom aluminum drill guide template, aluminum countersink tool and a detailed template with optional heights of 90,100 & 110mm settings. Kit includes a QR code for downloadable step by step instructions for easy, confident installation.

• Spring-less design delivers positive engagement and consistent release
• “Easy set by rider” start trigger
• CNC machined exclusively from aircraft grade aluminum
• Lightweight, complete assembly only 50 grams
• Custom drill guide template and countersinking tool included
• Downloadable detailed installation instructions include large step-by-step photos
• Laser etched logo
• Engineered, manufactured and assembled in the USA
• U.S. Patent Nos. 8,727,081 & 9,394,963

Retail: $129.95

Website: www.worksconnection.com

QUOTE OF THE WEEK // ADAM CIANCIARULO ALL IN

I think I have just fallen in love with trying to do my best, no matter what that is. That has really been kind of the driving force and principle behind everything, and with how I try to live. Because when you do go through some step backs, it is easy to look around and start to panic, like, “these guys are starting to get faster”, and you are not out there getting any experience. Stuff like that can drive you a bit mad. I believe it just goes back to simplifying everything and doing what I can. I do what I can during the week, whatever that is, and I do what I can here. Obviously, I don’t always execute to my standard but I sure give it my best shot.

THE MAN BEHIND ELI TOMAC’S SUCCESS

SOME RANDOM RADNESS FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE

STEVE LAMSON -2000-Mx-Nationals_000df4

Andrew Short 2010 mxdn lakewood_-16

Cameron mcAdoo 2023 Seattle Supercross-9707

Adam Cianciarulo 2023 Seattle Supercross-9273

DAVI MILLSAPS 2013 ROCKSTAR SUZUKI RM-Z450

 

indoor pits 2023 Seattle Supercross-7228

If you have some Random Radness that you want to be featured that is moto related send to [email protected].

LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN | 1991 KAWASAKI KX125

WHAT CAUSES CHASE SEXTON’S SUPERCROSS CRASHES?

WANNA RACE IN SOCAL? NEED TO RENT A BIKE? FIND A PLACE TO STAY. JUST CALL STAPO WHEN YOU CAN TRAVEL AGAIN

Dennis Stapleton racing the first AMA Pro Motocross round at the Pala 450 National.

In his spare time, when he’s not testing with MXA, racing in a foreign country, going to Japan or helping many of his motocross buddies, MXA test rider Dennis Stapleton opens up his house, garage, bikes and mechanics to help riders who would like to come to SoCal on a motocross vacation—and now that the coronavirus pandemic is waning in the USA and the country is opening back up, foreign riders will be able to come to America to race, train and sightee again. You should plan ahead and make your reservations now for this upcoming Summer and Fall. Dennis offers full service to all of the Southern California tracks for racers or for play riders. Whether you want to rent a bike, move in for a week, race at Glen Helen or take motocross lessons—this is one-stop shopping. Just send them an email ([email protected]). If you’d like to live the SoCal lifestyle for a day, a weekend, a week, a month or three months, visit Dennis Stapleton’s’ website at www.knobbyshopsouth.org for more details!

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MXPERTS // HAVE A FORK SEAL LEAK? WE HAVE ANSWERS

The shiny look of these fork tubes is a dead giveaway of a fork seal leak.

Dear MXperts,
I just bought my first brand-new bike after a few years of riding used junkers. But, in the last five months, I have replaced the fork seals three times: once because I got a nick in my fork leg, and the other two just plain old leaks. There must be a way to stop fork seals from leaking. What is it?

There are three ways to help your bike’s fork seals last longer.

(1) Park it. Park your bike in a hermetically sealed environment and never take it out.

(2) SealSavers. SealSavers are neoprene tubes that slide up your fork legs on to the stanchion. With half of the neoprene below the fork seal and half above it, the SealSavers act as a pre-seal and a fork wiper that stops dirt from getting to the seals. Most of the racers we know are too cool to run SealSavers, but they complain the loudest when they have to replace their fork seals. At $20, SealSavers are a bargain. They even make SealSavers with a zipper up the back so they are easier to put on and take off. For more information, go to www.sealsavers.com.

(3) ProTech fork guards. ProTech injection-molded fork guards wrap around 95 percent of your bike’s fork tubes, protecting both the front and back from stone chips, dents and dings. They are direct replacements for the standard OEM guards on KTMs, Husqvarnas, Gas Gas’, Shercos, Hondas and Yamahas. The ProTech guards offer much more protection from roost for the fork legs, and this vastly improves the chances of your fork seals lasting twice as long. They are available in white, black, orange, red and yellow (depending on bike brand). You can order them directly from the British manufacturer at www.protechguards.co.uk or from www.n2dirt.net in Southern Cailfornia.

TALK MOTO WITH MOTO MINDED PEOPLE. JOIN MXA’S FACEBOOK GROUP CHAT

We love everything moto and want to bring all moto junkies together into one place to share their two cents, ideas, photos, bike fixes, bike problems and much more. To check it out first you must need to or already have a Facebook account. If you don’t, it isn’t much work and you could even have an alias so nobody knows it is you. To join click HERE. After you request to join we will accept your request shortly after.

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PASHA TO PAY $17,000 AT THE 2023 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP ON APRIL 8

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2023 INSIDE THE PRO BIKES 

CLASSIC PHOTO

KEVIN WINDHAM 2000
Kevin Windham ripping up a factory Honda CR250 two-stroke.


MXA TRIVIA ANSWER: The answer is a 1988 Kawasaki KX125.

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