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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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Rider Discussion

Dr.Mark Clavicle break, plate or not, with X rays

Good Afternoon,    I broke my collar bone on Sunday 02/07/2016.  I was in Phoenix, AZ at the time for a moto weekend, home is Albuquerque, NM.     I am a 36 Male, 6' 170#s, lift heavy weights (bench, over head press, squat, dead lift) 2-3 times a week, ride dirt 2-3 times...

CALIFORNIA - Reminder of Public Workshop Regarding Propos...

This is a reminder that the Stanislaus National Forest is hosting its second public workshop regarding proposed changes on Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation on Thursday, February 18, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Best Western Plus, Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center. The facilitated worksh...

Dr. Mark clavicle advice?

Approx. 10 Weeks ago I broke my clavicle and scapula in a Mountainbike accident. My local Doctors (ER, Family Doctor, 2 Sports Orthopedics) said to let it heal on it´s own using a figure of 8 sling. When i asked about surgery they said it was not necessary as the bones were touching each other. T...

Know a Good Mechanic in SW Utah?

I'm new to the area and need some work done on my KTM.  Any one have a good bike mechanic they want to steer some business to?

KLX 300R generator output?

I intend to add some electrical accessories to my bike and need to know what power the generator is capable of providing. Does anyone know the maximum output of the generator of a KLX 300R? Information seems scarce so any help would be very much appreciated.

Buying a used YZ450F

So I currently have a 2011 Suzuki Rmz 450. I love the bike just looking to try something new. Im a washed up local A guy that is now in the 25 plus class. Im looking at a 2014 Yamaha 450 (Used, 3.5 hours) and was just wanting some insight on what other people think about them. Im 6'1 about 175lbs...

Kfx 400 carburetor

I am baffled by the complexity of this carburetor, I am used to the simple 2 stroke carbs, any diagrams or pictures of which hoses go where would be greatly appreciated. I got the bike as a semi complete project and want to make sure I put all the hoses in the correct place, thanks in advance!

Is a Yamaha Blaster too small?

I'm 6'0" 165lbs...wondering if a blaster is too small for me. Found a modified blaster on craigslist that is a great deal, what do you guys think?

2007 polaris outlaw irs

Im going to buy a 2007 polaris outlaw irs and was wondering if there was anything bad about them thanks!

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

Salt ingestion?

I am working on a Polaris XLT and it seems like he ran it on the salt flats! I am assuming it is salt anyway, looks very fine and tastes like salt, but a slightly yellow color. Anyway, it is all over inside of the carbs and airbox, not to mention the engine compartment. I cant get it started and...

'95 EXT 580 Temp light

Hello everyone. My sled just started doing this. I went out for a 5-10 min ride after it has been sitting for 2 whole years. The "Oil" light and "Temp" light stay on. How I noticed it was I stopped to get a drink and then started it back up and noticed the 2 lights were on. I haven't rode it afte...

Not a Bad Day


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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Wiki Article

  • Which bolt goes where? Long or short?
    Oct 27, 2013 02:12 PM
    It is always a pain in the butt to try and remember where the long & short bolts are installed, when I have pulled the side cases or any other items off my bike, especially after a couple of days (or weeks) between work sessions. Here are few ways you can keep track of where each bolt goes.Ca...
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