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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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FIM Speedway Grand Prix on HD Theater

October 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on FIM Speedway Grand Prix on HD Theater · Events, Racing, Reviews

Last night I had the chance to watch the Swedish FIM Speedway Grand Prix on HD Theatre. It was my first time to see a complete speedway event. What a cool race — the speed, color, action. A very action-packed format with lots of four-man, four-lap heat races, everybody full-on sideways, diving in and out. […]

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Daytona SX definitely the best of the year

March 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Daytona SX definitely the best of the year · Events, Racing, Reviews

I’ll go out on a limb here and predict that Daytona is and will be the best SX race of the year. Mostly for all the reasons that make it the least Supercross-like of all the races — longer track, no 180-degree bowl turns, multiple soil types, varied obstacles, really rough. What a wild get-off […]

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Two-stroke Militia

July 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Two-stroke Militia · Reviews, Technology, Two-Stroke

Here’s another helpful and entertaining site in the two-stroke wars — Two Stroke Militia. The site was apparently put together by three guys in the northeast — Jeff Conboy, Tim Weeks, and John Nicholas — and features some of the best analysis and commentary on the two-stroke situation that I’ve seen. I’m happy to see […]

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Cool old school motocross art

July 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Cool old school motocross art · Reviews, Vintage

CZ aficionado and webmaster over at CZechPoint, Reese Dengler, posted this reminder on the Cousin Weedy Yahoo list: http://www.petr-trojan.ic.cz/ Check out Petr Trojan’s moto-cross art at the web page above. He’s added some new prints of some old Czech moto-heros. Petr has very nice art of motocross, speedway, and rally car racing, including some charcoal […]

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MotoTek motorcycle stand

March 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on MotoTek motorcycle stand · Reviews

Following a brief exchange over on the CousinWeedy Yahoo! group I realized I needed to add a link to 4 Speeds Forward, the CZ tech site run by Weedy member Craig Walker, to the Resources links here. CW has a great set of online CZ manuals. He also has a nice review of the Moto-Tek […]

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The Freestand Motorcycle Hold Down

February 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Reviews

I overlooked this in my last post, but it’s a pretty cool idea. The Freestand strapless motorcycle tie-down system is from Ivie Racing in Memphis, TN (the dirty south is kicking some new product butt!) This pic shows the dirt bike model but they have variants that fit sport bikes and standard bikes, too. I […]

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Tools and tricks from Powersports Dealer Expo 08

February 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Reviews, Workbench

I was fortunate to be able to attend the 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis (called the Indy Show because it is always in Indianapolis) this past weekend. It was a great trip. I had a good time, met some old friends, made some new ones, and learned lots of interesting stuff. I’ll be writing […]

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Keep your powder dry

December 29th, 2007 · Comments Off on Keep your powder dry · Reviews, Vintage, Workbench

Here’s a nifty little item you might find helpful if you live in a really humid area like I do – hydrosorbent packs from CampingSurvival.com. The self-contained, rechargeable moisture absorbers come in a variety of sizes , change colors to let you know when they’re full, and can be recharged with a few hours in […]

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How to setup your workshop

December 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on How to setup your workshop · Reviews, Workbench

One of my favorite things to do at big races is walk through the pits. Not to see the bikes – they all look the same – or even the racers. No, my favorite thing to see is the factory rigs and the pit setups. I love seeing what sort of cool, labor-saving jigs and […]

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