TRAVIS PASTRANA’S MXDN RM250, MONSTER CUP & MORE | MXA MID-WEEK REPORT
Rider: Nick Schmidt
Location: 2018 Monster Cup Supercross
Focal length: 300mm
Photographer: Daryl Ecklund
TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT: ANDREW BOCCAROSSA’S 2005 YAMAHA YZ250
“Bought this bike this past May from a buddy of mine. The bike had been passed around a few owners, but had more wear from sitting rather than being ridden. It had maybe 10 hours on it when I got it. Original tires, chain sprockets, bars, top end, etc. Ended up scooping it up for super cheap and have been adding to it here and there since then. Recently been riding it more and noticed certain things need to go on and others need to go. Swapped out the original triple clamps (with the molded bar mounts) with a 22mm offset from Ride Engineering. Topped that setup off with a 999 Bend Renthal Twinwall bar and a Galfer 270mm Oversized front rotor.
Suspension was revalved for my weight by Factory Connection as well. The engine was left fairly stock other than a VForce 3 Reed Cage, Full Hinson clutch, FMF Works Pipe, OEM top end and Pro Circuit R304 Shorty. Laced together a set of Excel A60’s to a stock hub and finished it off with a fresh set of Renthal chain and sprockets. All in all, this was a really fun build and an awesome bike for the price. Thanks for checking it out.” – Andrew Boccarossa
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What a ride for Joey Savatgy. We think he had a special blend of race gas from the looks of the flames coming from his muffler. He rode great, but we don’t think he will get a cut of Eli’s million dollars for letting him by.
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