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Entries from April 25th, 2010

Alpinestars Integrated Protective Gear

April 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Racing, Reviews, Safety

Recently I had a brief email exchange with Ken Smith, editor of Australia-based VMX Magazine regarding the problems neck brace wearers have integrating other forms of protective gear. As Ken pointed out, everything from the bottom profile of your helmet to the shape of your chest protector/body armor can affect the way the neck brace […]

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Project Two50 needs your support

April 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Project Two50 needs your support · Events, Racing, Two-Stroke

John Nicholas of Project Two50 is working hard with his team to prepare a top-notch two-stroke 250cc bike to compete in six of the AMA outdoor Motocross Nationals this year. Because the team got a late start on the project they missed the budget planning process for lots of potential sponsors, so they’re looking for […]

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PulpMX – Matthes and Super Hunky podcast

April 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on PulpMX – Matthes and Super Hunky podcast · Profiles in Riding

Steve Matthes interviewed Rick “Super Hunky” Sieman in the  Super Hunky podcast back in January. The history of Dirt Bike magazine, four-strokes, Sierra Club, and other stuff.

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Diamond Dons’ 2010 Riverport National Vintage Motocross

April 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Events, Racing, Vintage

Disclaimer: I only attended on Saturday. Anything here about events on Friday or Sunday was collected from various sources – from other attendees who posted on the Cousin Weedy Yahoo! group or people I spoke to at the event. Please post corrections and additions in the comments. Thanks – twf :end: Have a look at […]

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Snortin’ Norton – coolest bike award

April 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Snortin’ Norton – coolest bike award · Vintage

This Cheney-framed 750 Norton twin received the Coolest Bike award at the 2010 Diamond Don’s Riverport National. The bike was hand-crafted by Bob McNamara of Dallas over 2 1/2 years. Everything on the bike that could be machined, was. Every bolt had a dished head for weight savings. That huge primary cover? It was machined […]

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An all-original vintage Honda SL70

April 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on An all-original vintage Honda SL70 · Vintage

Check out this excellent ’72 Honda SL 70 my friend Ronnie Welch picked up at the 2010 Diamond Don’s Riverport National. This bike looks totally original — fenders, speedo, pegs, everything. Only one slight dent in the right side of the tank. Even the seat is in excellent condition! It’s amazing. And it runs. The […]

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Ryan Villopoto to be guest on Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain

April 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Ryan Villopoto to be guest on Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain · Events, Profiles in Riding, Racing

Ryan Villopoto sent out a tweet earlier today saying he will be on Sunday’s (11APR2010) Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain for a live interview. I’m a big fan of Despain. Even though Wind Tunnel is 80% NASCAR, Despain does his best to get the moto guys on the show. As Dave said a couple of […]

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Torsten Hallman and Joel Robert

April 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Torsten Hallman and Joel Robert · Profiles in Riding, Racing, Vintage

Someone posted this classic picture on FaceBook — Joel Robert and Torsten Hallman duking it out in the mid-’60s. I looked all over for it but can’t find the thread to save my life. My friend Rick from SoCal sent me the photo. I’m pretty sure it was either Vintage Factory or Classix50MX, both of […]

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Honda SL 70 – a story

April 8th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Vintage

Update: This story has been updated to reflect the facts. Check the comments for details. :end: A while back Mitch Boehm of Moto Retro contacted me about some old SL 70 stories. I don’t know if he used any of them or not as I haven’t gotten around to subscribing yet. But here’s one I […]

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Rekluse Motor Sports, Inc. founder Al Youngwerth on PitPass Radio

April 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on Rekluse Motor Sports, Inc. founder Al Youngwerth on PitPass Radio · Events, Industry, Technology

Tonight, 06 APR 2010, Pit Pass Radio will have an interview with Al Youngwerth, the founder of Rekluse Motor Sports Inc. If you’ve watched any of the recent Supercross races and wondered how some of the riders manage to keep the engine running when they fall off the bike, it’s because they’re using a Rekluse […]

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