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US Trade Rep. drops motorcycles from tariff plan

January 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on US Trade Rep. drops motorcycles from tariff plan · Uncategorized

This press release from the AMA says the Office of the US Trade Representative has dropped small-bore motorcycles and scooters from a proposed tariff plan aimed at retaliating against European bans on US beef. According to the AMA its members, the Motorcycle Industry Council, individual manufacturers, dealers, and others had contacted the Office of the […]

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I found my gloves

December 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on I found my gloves · Uncategorized

I found my favorite alpinestars street gloves today. I’ve been looking for them since the weather turned nice in the spring and I started riding with vented gloves again. I knew they weren’t “lost” inasmuch as they were just misplaced. I knew they were in the house somewhere, but I couldn’t find them. So I […]

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New Ham KJ4HFJ

October 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on New Ham KJ4HFJ · Uncategorized

I got my call sign assignment from the FCC yesterday — KJ4HFJ. That seems a little unwieldy to me, but maybe I’ll get used to it. Kilo-Juliette-4-Hotel-Foxtrot-Juliette. For $12 I can get a vanity call sign (a bit like vanity license plates.) I might do that and get something I can remember like K4TWF — […]

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Miss Malaprop should work on her English skills

September 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Miss Malaprop should work on her English skills · Racing, Uncategorized

I have raised this issue before and there may be people who disagree, largely because of the girl’s looks. But Erin Bates is an awful pit reporter. She continues to mangle the English language. Honestly. I was watching the “lites” race from Southwick on SPEED, Bates was interviewing Villopoto, and once again she starts throwing […]

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Google Blogger version of MuddyWatersMX

August 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Google Blogger version of MuddyWatersMX · Uncategorized

I just created a Google/Blogger version of MuddyWatersMX. It’s an abbreviated version, just teasers really, with links back here. I created it because several of the blogs where I like to post comments (including Sarah Smile and EternalTwoStroke) are hosted on Blogger, and when I post it’s easiest to use my GoogleID, which is just […]

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The front flip – I’ve been waiting for this

July 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on The front flip – I’ve been waiting for this · Uncategorized

Ever since I saw the first BMX freestyle rider do a front flip on a bicycle I’ve been waiting for someone to try it on a motorcycle. To be honest, I didn’t think the physics of a motorcycle would allow it. But, as is often the case, I was wrong. Check out Jim DeChamps practicing […]

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Cool paper dirt bike model YZ450

July 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Cool paper dirt bike model YZ450 · Uncategorized

Here’s another cool paper model — this time of the Yamaha YZ450FM. I don’t know who created it, but it looks like it comes from Japan. Someone obviously has real love for Yamaha motorcycles. I found this via Dirt Bike Blogger. There are eight separate files to download for this model, so check out his […]

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Email and privacy for registered users

July 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Email and privacy for registered users · Uncategorized

Note: In 2009 this website moved to WordPress and the system referred to in the post below is no longer in use. New MuddyWatersMX reader Chris Wilson recently asked the following question: The code used on this site exposes the email address of the registered commenters. In the item in the right-hand margin that says […]

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YZR M1 50th Anniversary US edition

July 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on YZR M1 50th Anniversary US edition · Uncategorized

Now here is something cool, a complete paper model of the YZR-M1 50th Anniversary Edition made for the USGP in 2005. Get your full color PDF download here and make your own with the kids while your watching TV. .

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The worst motorcycle movie ever

July 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on The worst motorcycle movie ever · Uncategorized

You’re probably thinking “Sidewinder“, the really bad ’70s motocross flick with Marjoe Gortner. Gack! That was awful. But you’d be wrong. Yes, the worst motorcycle movie ever has to be “Torque“, which I just suffered through on FX. It’s horrendous. Abysmal. So bad that it would have to get better just to suck. And not […]

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