HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW MXA? THE STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW
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Two bikes grace the June 2017 issue of MXA. First, we ran rampant through the KTM warehouse and took every part we could find to build the ultimate aftermarket KTM 450XF. We managed to snag WP AER air Cone Valve forks, orange anodized SFS air triple clamps, a titanium Akrapovic exhaust system and lots more before they caught us. Second, we tell you every trick you need to know about dialing in a 2017 Honda CRF450. We promise you there is stuff that you have never seen or heard before in this 20-page story.
Did anyone ever tell you that adding an electric starter to your CRF450 takes five hours of labor or that you will gain as much as seven pounds once it’s installed or that you have to pull the clutch lever in to use the electric starter or that the electric start kit doesn’t come with a wiring harness.
The best thing about this hop-up story is that it will work on virtually any YZ85 made in the last 20 years. The worst thing about this hop-up is that you may own a 20-year-old YZ85 that needs hopping up.
When Phil Nicoletti and had to sit out the second half of the Supercross series and maybe the first half of the outdoor series, the MXA wrecking crew showed up in North Carolina to help JGR keep Phil’s Suzuki RM-Z250 from rusting.
Physics was a tough course in school to get a good grade in, but it is easy to learn from the seat of a motocross bike. We tell you all the forces, vectors and angles that combine to produce a high side. All you have to do is provide the body.
This is not a KTM Factory Edition. It’s better than that. From its Cone Valve forks, which are air suspended, to its Kite wheels, this baby oozes trickness. Where can you get one just like it? At your friendly local KTM dealer. Every part on this bike came from the KTM catalog.
Tyler Bowers’ 51Fifty Yamaha YZ250F was just sitting around why he healed up from a broken femur, so the MXA wrecking crew swooped in to ride his bike. With an engine doNE by Jamie Ellis and suspension by Dan Worley, who wouldn’t want to throw a leg over it.
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