WE RIDE SERVICE HONDA’S KX500AF TWO-STROKE:

Imagine, for a minute, the perfect motocross bike. Let your mind wander to unfathomable, unrealistic ideas. Draw up a sketch of the machine on paper, and don?t forget the vivid details. Odds are you would want to construct a…
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ASK THE MXPERTS: (08/31/09)

Dear MXA, I noticed that Formula 1 cars use motorcycle shocks, but they pack the complete shock shaft with those heat-cured foam rubber bumpers. Is it possible to put bumpers on the full length of a shock shaft on a…
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ASK THE MXPERTS: (08/26/09)

Dear MXA, How come I have never seen a photo of the 2010 Honda CRF450? Has Honda not released any info on this bike? Is it different? No one seems to have any answers about it? Where is it? This is the 2010 Honda CRF450.…
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ASK THE MXPERTS: (08/24/09)

Dear MXA, MXA really needs to wake up! You bash the 2009 Yamaha YZ450F for being down on power when they should be applauding them for making it quiet. We appreciate your fervor, but…
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ASK THE MXPERTS;

Dear MXA, I was a little disappointed that the AMA stopped the second 250 moto at Budds Creek. I thought motocross was a ?rain or shine? sport. Can the AMA arbitarily shorten a race and call it complete even though it…
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ASK THE MXPERTS: (08/19/09)

Dear MXA, My friend says that he runs fuel stabilizer in his CRF250 and it runs great. How much power would it add to my YZ250F? Zero. This is not a hop-up. Fuel stabilizers do not…
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WE RIDE MDK MOTORSPORTS’ KAWASAKI KX450F:

To the majority of motocross racers worldwide, MDK is best known for its race team. In the past, MDK has sponsored a host of well-known racers (including Nick Wey and David Vuillemin on CRF450s three years ago) and, for the last two years,…
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WE RIDE COLE SEELY’S FUN CENTER SUZUKI RM-Z250:

The MXA wrecking crew is a tight-knit group of riders. We ride every chance we get and race every weekend. Our crew is comprised of riders born in every decade (dating back to the 1940s), and while some are babes in the woods and others…
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WE RIDE MICHAEL SLEETER’S KTM SXS 250SXF:

At first, KTM didn?t want to divulge the secrets of the inner workings of their works engines, but we tricked them into telling us the whole story. Michael Sleeter is an AMA pro racer with a really cool job. He is employed by KTM to compete…
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WE RIDE BEN EVANS’ TI LUBE HONDA CRF250;

MXA's goal is to ferret out the modifications, products and settings that work. In the dynamic world of motocross, where everything is constantly being updated, this isn?t as easy as it sounds. When the MXA wrecking crew has…
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WE RIDE WISECO PERFORMANCE’S YAMAHA YZ450F:

The MXA wrecking crew likes to explore all the possibilities when it comes to motorcycle hop-ups. Whether it is testing James Stewart's undefeated National bike, the production 2009 Yamaha YZ125, or Wiseco Performance Products?…
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WE RIDE THE 2010 HUSQVARNA TC250 PROTOTYPE:

By John Basher Palm trees - check. Perfectly prepped track - check. Brand new bike - check. Collectively, I sat on my behind for over 48 hours in a metal tin can of an airplane on my way to Husqvarna's 2010 TC250…
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GODSPEED! DON JONES (1924-2008)

By Jody Weisel It is often said that if you live long enough, you will see the passing of the greats...and so it is with Don Jones. Don died in 2008, at the age of 84. Most of the American motocross…
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WE RIDE YOSHIMURA R&D’S SUZUKI RM-Z250:

Motorcycle test riders are a strange lot. The best are able to separate their personal peccadilloes from their professional responsibilities. Nowhere is this more evident than in the bikes that MXA test riders choose to race--when they are…
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WE RIDE McFARLANE’S AND METCALFE’S YoT YZ250Fs

The MXA wrecking crew has known Dave Osterman for yearsfrom his Mike Bell tuner days, to Action Oz, to Team KTM, to Team Pro Circuit, to his current gig as the team manager of Yamaha of Troy. And although we've known Dave for 25 years, you…
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