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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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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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MX Action two-stroke vs four-stroke

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on MX Action two-stroke vs four-stroke · Racing, Technology, Two-Stroke

MXA wrecking crew rides, races, and compares Yamaha YZ250 and YZ250F.

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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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GPS for dirt bikes

June 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on GPS for dirt bikes · Technology

I have a GPS unit (Garmin Zumo 450) that I use on my street bike, but for some reason it never occurred to me that you would use one on a dirt bike. Maybe because I live on the east coast and don’t go trail riding anywhere I’m likely to get lost… But there are […]

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FreecasterTV – great MX coverage

May 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on FreecasterTV – great MX coverage · Events, Racing, Technology

If you’re an MX fan, real MX — 2-minute laps, turns that not 180-degrees, off-cambers, uphills, downhills, simple things like that — you owe it to yourself to check out the freecaster.tv live coverage of the MX GPs. It’s really teriffic — great technical quality, nice user interface, and solid overall experience. SPEED TV, are […]

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Thinking differently: The future is coming

December 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Thinking differently: The future is coming · Industry, Politics of Riding, Technology

This is only tangentially about motorcycles, and only in the sense that it points to how the world of the future will work. But it’s an important insight into our future. This NYTimes editorial by Thomas Friedman (author of “The World is Flat” and “The Lexus and the Olive Tree”) is about a new kind […]

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New patent filed by KTM

December 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on New patent filed by KTM · Industry, Technology

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has filed patents for a new, 2-wheel-drive, hybrid motorcycle. Following KTM’s announcement of their all-electric zero-emissions bike, which is planned for production by 2010, this hybrid features an internal combustion engine driving the rear wheel with an electric motor driving the front wheel. I don’t know exactly how it works, but […]

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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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Algal biodiesel reduces 150 million year oil cycle to three days

July 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on Algal biodiesel reduces 150 million year oil cycle to three days · Technology

It takes approximately 150 million years for organic matter to become oil that we pump out of the ground. We all know the ramifications of this – finite oil supplies, ever-growing demand for a limited resource, economic upheaval as supplies dwindle in our energy-hungry world. We also know the basics of renewable energy – government […]

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