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I Have Gas – ethanol vs. ethanol-free performance effects

August 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Technology, Workbench

This is a story about my own experience and experiments with ethanol-free (E0) gas vs ethanol-blend (E10) pump gas. If you plan to make any performance modifications to your EFI-equipped motorcycle you may be interested in what I have learned.

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2015 MXGP of Argentina Moto 2

March 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on 2015 MXGP of Argentina Moto 2 · Racing

Ryan Villopoto started 11th and promptly moved up to 6th in the first few turns. From there he worked into 4th over the next couple of laps and did give Cairoli, who was in 3rd, a run for a few laps. But he couldn’t hang with him. Cairoli passed DeSalle for 2nd and was gone. […]

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2015 MXGP of Argentina 1st moto

March 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on 2015 MXGP of Argentina 1st moto · Racing

Today’s MXGP is in Neuquén (Spanish pronunciation: [neuˈken]), Patagonia, Argentina, located at the southern-most tip of South America. From Wikipedia: Neuquén (Spanish pronunciation: [neuˈken]) is the capital city of the Argentine province of Neuquén, located in the east of the province, at the confluence of the Limay and Neuquén rivers. The city has a population of more […]

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Bone Graph vs. Bone Graft

March 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on Bone Graph vs. Bone Graft · Fitness and Health

Recently there’s been a spate of unfortunate injuries in the high-stakes world of professional Supercross racing and, in the rush to post updates, some of the moto-journalists are mixing their metaphors, jamming their grammar, and relying on speel-cheek to catch their errors. Fair enough. There’s tough competition to be first with the news and something’s […]

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MotoPeds acquired by MotoVox

September 15th, 2014 · Comments Off on MotoPeds acquired by MotoVox · Industry, Technology, Two-Stroke

The very cool urban assault-style hybrid motorized mountain bikes made by MotoPeds may be coming soon to a retail powersports outlet near you. According to this press release the company has been acquired by APT MotoVox Group Inc. APT has patented a carburetor technology called SmartCarb for two-stroke engines which the company claims will push the […]

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Change to feed location and email handling

July 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on Change to feed location and email handling · Announcements

Effective August 1, 2014 I will be switching the MuddyWatersMX blog off the Google Feedburner service. For those who have currently subscribed via either a feed reader or email, your subscription will break. Here is the new feed location. The email subscription function has been broken for a while and I will be replacing it. […]

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Leatt: Straight talk about neck braces

May 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on Leatt: Straight talk about neck braces · Safety

We are beginning to see some very helpful information regarding neck brace testing from Leatt. We need to see more of this, from all the manufacturers, as well as some useful certification standards.  

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Interview: Shand Garcia of BERM Motorsports

May 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on Interview: Shand Garcia of BERM Motorsports · TrackMasters

If you have more than a passing interest in Texas motocross you’ve probably heard of Shand Garcia. In fact, you’ve probably heard Shand Garcia doing the play-by-play commentary at a Texas track. He’s written the only book on Texas motocross history, has a suspension accessory company, serves as assistant editor of Texas’ only motocross magazine, […]

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Terry Cordray of Village Creek MX Park

March 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Terry Cordray of Village Creek MX Park · Industry, Profiles in Riding, Racing

Terry Cordray is a man on a mission – a mission to rebuild his business, to have one of the most successful motocross tracks in Texas, and to make it easier and safer for new riders and families to get into the world of motocross. Cordray is the owner/operator of Village Creek MX Park in […]

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The business behind the business of motocross

March 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on The business behind the business of motocross · Announcements, Industry

If you have visited this site periodically over the years you know there are a lot of articles with a business or industry slant. I’m a business writer and consulting analyst by trade, and an avid motorcyclist and racing fan — particularly motocross racing. One area I’ve never covered is the essential business of running […]

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