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    By Sean Goulart , ThumperTalk Sr. Contributing Editor When it comes to off-road motorcycles, there are certain tools that you simply must have and we’ve spent some time talking to riders, racers and manufacturers about just what they are. You...

    Posted by Bryan Bosch on Jan 31, 2016
  • EVS Revo 5 Roost Guard
    I've been riding with a pressure suit/ballistic jacket for the last few years and it's starting to get pretty worn out. I wanted to update my gear and I prefer to review things that I would actually want to buy. Since I already have an EVS...

    Posted by Russhole on Jan 31, 2016
  • Motorcycle Ice Tire Studding - Part One
    Happy belated New Year's! I hope the holidays were good to you and that you're looking forward to a new season of two wheeled excitement. I know I am and I'm excited to get back to work on this blog. In today’s post I’m going to get into the details related to tire studding with the help of an industry expert. To help bring you the best information I...

    Posted by Paul Olesen on Jan 30, 2016
  • Somebody Help Me!
    A few years back, I heard about a trail that went from an obscure little draw in the Sacred Valley of the Incas to a place called Lares. If you have ever been to either one of these places, you would know that the description is quite vague. That is how things work here in Peru. In fact, asking for directions is like using a wagging tail on an excited dog...

    Posted by scottiedawg on Jan 30, 2016
  • What happens to the brain when a concussion happens?
    What happens to the brain when a concussion happens?
    Inside your skull you have cerebrospinal fluid and of course your brain. A violent impact causes your brain to vibrate and sometimes even bump against the skull bone. If the force is too much, you end up with a concussion. Ironically, the trauma that occurs when the brain hits the skull, there is often...

    Posted by Coach Robb on Jan 30, 2016
  • Official Launch of the Highly Anticipated Leatt GPX 6.5 Carbon Helmet (Video)
    All of us at Leatt are excited to bring you an awesome video recapping our official Media Launch for our brand new GPX Helmet . Nothing but good times were had in the amazing conditions at LACR last week. Along with our GPX 6.5 Carbon Helmet, the...

    Posted by Bryan Bosch on Jan 25, 2016
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chevy or ford. Need some insite.

Okey, so I'm looking to get a new truck. I've narrowed it down to either a base silverado extended cab v6 or a base f150 extended cab v6. Both will come with power everything. So they will be like a upgraded base truck sorta. I really like the chevy, but I really like the f150 too. So if anyone h...

4wd help

Okay I have a 2003 gmc Sonoma sl with the 4.3 vortec v6 automatic tranny, it's a great little truck that has pulled a lot of shit for me & has been a tough little truck...anyways just recently going up a snowy hill I put it into 4hi & it's a push button system & it switches right into...

Trailer floor advice please!

Setting my 7x14 up. Got some deck paint, had some sand mixed in, then laid a coat down. I then sprinkled down some flakes to look Cool and kinda camaflouge stains an stuff. Should I cover the paint with some kind of other product that will make it hold up longer? Secondly, I wanted to put diamond...

How did YOU spend Valentine's Day?

I spent the weekend with the ones I love doing what we love. Saturday was spent at North Florida (Hilliard, FL) & Sunday at Alma. Earned my numbers this weekend. I'm now the Queen of the Kiddie track. Popped them little kiddies smack dab in the Pampers!

Why wont my ssr 125 start?

I just bought an ssr 125 yesterday, and it ran great. I changed the oil and put a new shift pedal on it. After that, i started it with one kick and ran it fir a while. Today, i went to use it and i get nothing, no compression, no spark, nothing. It has fuel, new oil, i dont know what could be the...

Whats your best dealer stories

We all have that dealer that treats us well, whether it be the sales, parts, or service people.. who has treated you like family? Mine would have to be my local yamaha shop before I moved. I was doing a full motor rebuild and they let me do it at the shop with the mechanics help. Only cost about...

No clutch shifting

A buddy of mine says he never uses the clutch other than in first gear. Is this safe for shifting? He said other than taking off and stopping he never touches it. He just lets off the throttle and shifts like you would on a semi-auto bike. I pull the clutch when shifting and always have because t...

Yfz450 starting problem

I have a 2006 yfz450 having some problems I had the quad sitting for quite a while and when I try and start it all I'm getting is a clicking noise, my head lights won't work , and only the oil light will come on when i press the start button. I can bump start it but it won't idle and will back f...

Stolen Forum Section

Hey everyone,   I didnt see a formal area to post a BOLO for a stolen bike, anyone have a suggestion on where it be put, or if its frowned upon here? I probably wont ever see the bike again but figured I would try.   Thanks in advance. 

Since I cant find a forum on Cafe racing

Came across this in an old shoe box cleaning out my dad's garage.  Seattle Int'l raceway 1964.  Racing was open to the public.  My dad's bike is in a couple boxes in the garage. Looks like it's all there. Even the number plate.

My Fiancé Learning to Ride a Honda Grom!

She couldn't wait to try out the bike so we immediately went to do a mini lesson after I surprised her with the Grom and engagement last week!  I think she did great! We are currently waiting for an opportunity to take off work and sign up for an MSF class to get her license!  I can't w...

Supermoto tire choice

Hello everyone, I am a duelsport guy putting together a supermoto. I think I have narrowed my tire choice to Michelin power 2ct or conti attack SM. Would one outlast the other milage wise. Any and all comments/suggestions welcome. Thanks

Wyoming Braap

Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Crash, Injury Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 11, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –   RECALL SUMMARY Name of product: Snowmobiles Hazard: The brakes can fail, posing a risk of injury or death to the operator. Remedy: Repair Consumer Contact: Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....

2007 yamaha nytro mtx starting issue

I have a 2007 yamaha nytro mtx that if the temperature is below 27 degree does not want to roll over.  I put a new battery in and that did not help.  it does not even attempt to roll over.  I tried cleaning battery connections and checked the kill switch.  any ideas  

looking for a custom PWC shop in the midwest area

I'm looking for a person or business that has experience building up custom PWC in general vicinity of Michigan/Indiana.     Recently purchased an older Waveblaster I.  It runs, but hasn't been used in a few years.  It will need the mechanical & electrical gone through, th...

Is it possible to override RPM & Speed limiter on Yam...

Just picked up two 2016 FZS Waverunners last week. Originally we had two 2011 FZS, but one of them was totaled so decided to sell the other one and get a new clean set. I was talking to the guys at the dealership and these have 50hp more than my 2011s, but was told top speed is still the same due...

Carb question, im stumped

I know its a boat carb but everything is very similar and i need some insight. Its a 65' evinrude 40hp big twin Took my boat out last weekend and the carb was just pumping gas out the overflow. First problem since ive owned it. Worked fine a week ago all weekend I replaced the float, needle and s...

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