MXDN FOLLOW UP, VILLOPOTO’S & TEDESCO’S SMOKERS | MID-WEEK REPORT

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#WHIPITWEDNESDAY
Kevin Windham 1999

Rider: Kevin Windham
Year: 1999
Photographer: MXA Archive

TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT: VANESSA SMALE’S 2016 YAMAHA YZ125

“Here’s a mod list and lot’s of pics of my 2016 Yamaha YZ125👍. I did a complete frame up nut and bolt rebuild/deep clean/semi-polished frame/engine, fully serviced/greased linkage/rear shock/swingarm/steering/bearings/axles and engine mounts with 50/50 grease and copperslip mix, all fastener’s torqued to specs as per the manual etc.

Brand New ex-team-Samsung-Yamaha Gold Talon wheels with carbon fiber hubs/stainless bulldog spokes/black spline drive nipples/new Pirelli Scorpion tires/brake discs and inner-tubes which I bought direct from team owner Roy Emberson.

New X-trig rocs triple clamps with phds bar mounts

Suspension work: Kashima coatings on upper fork tubes and shock body/black DLC coating on lower tubes and shock shaft/hard anodizing on axle lugs/shock caps/adjusters/clickers/shock rod end/new Zeta quick adjust fork caps/new Zeta aluminum fork pistons/new Zeta bottom fork protectors/standard ti rear spring/standard fork springs/SKF fork seals with standard dust seals/valving set for 13 stone.

New carbon fibre 6.5 liter fuel tank. Note: this tank uses 2010-2013 YZ250F radiator shrouds.

Renthal 997 Twinwall bars
New Carbon ignition cover
New Pro Carbon front numberplate
New front/rear brake pads
New Vertex piston kit
New V-force 3
New HGS pipe/silencer
New BUD racing cylinder head
New Genuine Yamaha airbox
New plastics and graphics
New Bolt fastener kit
New Fusion USA seatcover
New Sunline gear lever
New Works Connection rear brake return spring


New titanium Pro footpegs
VGC GYTR clutch cover
New Renthal R3 o-ring chain
New Dirt Tricks Zirconium Chromium 49t rear sprocket
New GYTR talon groovelite 13t front sprocket
New Acerbis carbon look chain guide
New TM Designworks swingarm chain slider
New billet chain adjuster blocks
New Titanium chain adjuster nuts/bolts
New titanium barrel/ignition cover/clutch cover/case saver/water pump cover/cylinder head mount/top/bottom shock mount fasteners
New titanium rear axle nut
New Pro Carbon bashplate
New Pro Carbon rear disc cover
New carbon shock mudflap
New Pentek billet front sprocket guard/case saver
New fastec racing billet rear brake caliper guard
New Apico billet brake/clutch lever’s

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. I already celebrate T-Swizzle’s entire collective, and there will be “bad blood” if you send me junk mail. See what I did there? Happy submitting your smoker.

WHAT THE MXA WRECKING CREW IS UP TO

Ryan Villopoto Yamaha YZ125We asked Ryan Villopoto if he would let us test his YZ125 he raced this year at some of the 125cc All-Star races that were hosted at select outdoor Nationals. He said, “No problem,” as he is done with it until next year. 

Ryan Villopoto Yamaha YZ125 engineVillopoto’s engine was a pretty standard build by Pro Circuit. 

Ryan Villopoto Yamaha YZ125We had our chief test rider, Dennis Stapleton shake down the tiddler. 

2019 Pro Circuit TC125This was supposed to be Ivan Tedesco’s TC125 to race at the 125cc Dream Race up in Washougal. It didn’t get finished in time. That meant we got to break it in first. 

2019 Pro Circuit TC125 engineThe Pro Circuit TC125 powerplant was faster than Villopoto’s YZ125, although the powerband was narrower making it harder to ride. 

2019 Pro Circuit TC125Dennis Stapleton lets the TC125 eat.

Travis Fant Dennis StapletonMXA‘s video guy, Travis Fant captures Dennis’ thoughts on Villo’s YZ125. Make sure to subscribe to MXA‘s YouTube channel so you don’t miss the video.

MILESTONE LAST WEDNESDAY | photos by Josh Mosiman

Weston Peick 2018Man’s best friend at the track supporting his rider. 

ryder difrancesco hunter yoderRyder DiFrancesco and Hunter Yoder prepare for Monster Cup. 

hunter yoderYoder getting sideways.

Ryder looks over at Ryan Villopoto with his dad and Donnie Hansen.

Ryan Villopoto 2018Ryan putting in laps to get ready for the Australian Supercross. 

ryder difrancescoRyder and wrench. 

Weston Peick bikeWeston’s Autotrader RM-Z450. 

Jody Weisel 2018MXA‘s Editor, Jody Weisel taking notes on the testing day.

Ryan Villopoto 2018Ryan getting some whoop practice in.

MXA | MOTO | TRIVIA

Jeff WardName the rider. Answer at the bottom of the page.

CRAIGSLIST FIND | CLEAN 2015 KAWASAKI KX450F

2016 KX450Looking for a clean 2016 KX450F? This might be it. 

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LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN | PROTOTYPE ALUMINUM FRAME YZ125

ALUMINUM FRAME YZ125 PROTOTYPE-The Japanese were trying to hide the updated aluminum frame by painting it blue so no-one would notice. 

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2018 MOTOCROSS des NATIONS THROUGH DENNIS STAPLETON’S LENS

2 stroke matterSupporting something that matters. #two-strokesmatter

2018 MXDN -team franceFrance winning five times in a row is a big achievement. However, to best USA’s winning streak they will need 7 straight more wins.

2018 MXDN -French FansFans came from far and wide. 

This guy blended in well.

2018 MXDN -ELi TomacEli Tomac practicing a start. 

2018 MXDN -Jeffrey HerlingsTony Cairoli (left), Jeffrey Herlings (center), Gautier Paulin (right).

LUPINO, AlessandroItaly’s Alessandro Lupino.

The engine of Eli Tomac’s KX450 after the race. 

2018 MXDN Ken RoczenKen Roczen went 9-25 on the day. 

2018 MXDN Travis PastranaTravis broke the cases on his factory RM250 engine and had to race with the stock engine in his second race. 

Bikes were overheating left and right.

Dylan Ferrandis rode great.

The crowd takes to the track after the race is over.

Team France’s bikes. 

2018 MXDN -podiumCelebration time.

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CLASSIC PHOTO

Nick Wey 1999Nick Wey back in 1999 aboard a Pro Circuit KX125. 

MXA QUESTION OF THE WEEK ANSWER

The answer was Stefan Everts and the winner of the FXR swag is Ben Stevenson.

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Moto Trivia answer: Jeff Ward.

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