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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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Obama locks up another 1.8 million acres using the bogus...

Obama orders creation of new national monuments in California   By Michael Doyle mdoyle@mcclatchydc.com   WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday set aside 1.8 million acres of Southern California desert for protection, using his sometimes controversial executive power to design...

1982 Toyota pickup truck help

I was wondering if it's okay to put 10w40 motor oil in my rig instead of 5w30?

Snowmobile Trailer...... Well atleast it was!

This is the story of my trailer project and its progress, I figured you all would enjoy the project.It all started a few years back when I bought an old Arctic Cat "Arctic" snowmobile trailer from some kid I went to school with. He wanted it gone, and a crisp $100 bill bought it. The title transf...

Next big thing off road?


NO Eddieville playday Feb. 13,14,15

  The rains have returned and we are still really soft, so we will have to cancel for the weekend. 

Best way to get SX tickets ?

Do you have to use ticketmaster and pay those rip off "convenience" fees ? Or does anybody know a better way ? 

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!

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. 

New crate engines?

Brand new member here.  Howdy folks.   So after a 5 hour drive up to Rausch Creek, two of the 5 quads I brought gave me a world of trouble.  I am beginning to think that both my 2006 Polaris trailblazer 250 and my 06 Yammy Raptor 80 might have compression problems.  The polari...

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

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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