MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT

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Josh Grant Jeff Ward Racing

Rider: Josh Grant
Year: 2011
Bike: Jeff Ward Racing 2011 KX450F

MOTO | TRIVIA

Nico Izzi 2008Name the rider and year of the photo. Answer at the bottom of the page.

TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT: HOGAN HAEBER’S HONDA CR500AF

The CR500AF after its resurrection. 

“I’ve wanted to build a CR500AF since I was probably 16 years old. I finally had the chance when I was 20, so I bought a 2006 rolling chassis from a buddy with the intentions of someday building a 500AF. Tore it down to the frame and waited patiently until I found the right CR500 power plant. Finally found a good 2000 CR500 great running bike. Pulled the engine and began the swap.

Piecing the engine together. 

“I ordered a CR500 conversion kit and got started. I cut the “Y” piece, got the engine bolted in with the swingarm bolt, got the head stay mounts all together, mocked up the new Billet Y piece and began trimming the rest of the frame to fit.  The engine fit and I liked the placement. I did the necessary, but simple exhaust mods. Fitted the aftermarket over sized radiators (which was probably my biggest challenge)m finished the air box mod, and assembled the bike again with a ton of aftermarket and performance goodies. It was an incredibly fun and challenging build. I’d love to build another in the near future.”– Hogan Haeber from Roseburg, Oregon

He went from red to green. 

The beautiful hand made Pro Circuit cone pipe. 

Editors Note: Please keep those submissions coming. If you would like your bike to be featured in the “Two-Stroke Spotlight,” please email me at [email protected]. All I ask is that you give a breakdown of your bike and a detailed description of the build. Please also send a few photos of your steed. By submitting your bike for the “Two-Stroke Spotlight,” you agree to release all ownership rights to the images and copy to MXA. Please don’t email me spam or try selling me Taylor Swift concert tickets or email me spam. Happy submitting your smoker.

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: GAERNE FASTBACK ENDURANCE BOOTS

Gaerne Fastback endurance boots

The Gaerne Fastback Endurance boots come in at Gaerne’s mid-level price point, without sacrificing comfort and support. The fastback’s wrap-around ankle pivot system contributes to the boots increased stability and more supported movement. The rubber inner grip guards at the ankle increase your ability to grip the motorcycle. The leather thermal shield allows for a closer fit against the bike with easy-in/easy-out adjustable alloy buckle system grants more space around the calves when needed to accommodate knee braces or larger calves. With Gaerne’s trademark dual-composite anti-shock sole, heavy duty arch support and more, the Fastback boot was designed to give you more bang for your buck. $369.99—www.gaerneusa.com or (661) 257-3386.

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CLASSIC PHOTO

Milleville during the 2004 Broc Hepler (60), Kelly Smith (33), Matt Walker (122), James Stewart (259), Josh Woods (50), Nathan Ramsey (25The 250 gate drop at Millville during the 2004 season. Rider from left to right: Broc Hepler (60), Kelly Smith (33), Matt Walker (122), James Stewart (259), Josh Woods (50), Nathan Ramsey (25). 


Moto Trivia answer: Nico Izzi back in 2008 aboard a Factory RM-Z250.

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