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Showing posts with label ODI Grips. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

UTAH MOTO CO - Round 3 Mountain West MX Park

 TIME TO STRAP ON THE HELMET & RACE


This will be my second race after breaking my leg.  I'm regaining my confidence and I'm going to give it my best shot.  It's being held at the Mountain West MX Park in Mona, Utah put on by the Utah Moto Co.  They put on a fun race.  They even have "blow-up" slides to have fun on.  I'll be entering the 250 Beginner/D Class and the Beginner Open-(Big Bike) Class racing 4 motos on Saturday.  I'm still not 100% in shape and it's going to be really hot on the track.  Let's see what happens.  You can't win if you don't enter and give it your best!










Saturday, May 15, 2021

YAMAHA Seat Time!

 Today was a great track practice at #Mountain West Motocross Park in Mona, Utah.  I made sure not just to ride around the track just to get seat time.  I made an effort to actually train. 

I know that riding my dirt bike is great training, but I've been told by everybody that it’s not the best way to become a better rider. Vincent from SMX Factory School made me practice, practice and practice on the turns. He also told me that I need to make the time to work on the skills it takes to be a better rider.

I don't have money coming in like a lot of riders so I try to get to the track when I can.  My grandpa drove up from Mesquite, Nevada last weekend; a four-hour one-way trip for him just to help me get to Mona for Saturday's practice from 9:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.  They close at 2.  Yep, he then drove back home Saturday night.

Well this Saturday morning I made sure I was warmed up and the very first rider on the track.  They had watered the crap out there and there was a lot of mud.  I needed to practice on a muddy track; that's for sure.

I'm not going to tell you it was a lot of clean fun; it wasn't.  The #891Suspension rebuild needed to be tested and it was.  The new #Flexx Handle bars had to get used too; they did.  Thankful that I was running my #Acerbis skid plate because it helped keep a lot of mud off of the engine.  But the thing that kept me running in the mud was the great set of #Pivotrax Tires.  They are simply amazing.

Going to get to the track tomorrow, Sunday morning again because it's race time in one week at #Bunker Hill Motocross Track in Delta, Utah and because this will be my first race back since breaking my leg I want to be ready.  Wish me luck!


Please take a look at my GoFundMe page and if you or somebody knows anybody that wants to help me and my grandpa would really appreciate it and we'll make sure to thank you all of the time.  Remember that every dollar goes to my bike's maintenance and racing.  Just to give you an idea of what practice costs; every day at the #Mountain West Motocross Park track is $30.00 just to practice.  Please help if you can.


Friday, April 23, 2021

FASST COMPANY - FLEXX BARS

 

Yahoo!  My grandpa just picked up the new Fasst Company Flexx bars for my 2021 Yamaha YZ250F.

On my next trip down to Mesquite I'll be mounting them on the bike.  I'm also finishing up adding the graphics to my all black ACERBIS plastics that I'll also be putting on the bike.  Yeah, I'm excited!

New Flexx bars, new ACERBIS plastics, new graphics, brand new rebuilt 891 Suspension, new rear aluminum sprocket, new chain and a mended non-broken leg.  I'm ready for my first practice at the Mesquite MX track next weekend.






The following is copied and pasted from their website:
Precise In The Steer Path, Forgiving In The Load Path.  FASSTCO
To maintain a traditional feel while absorbing abuse and catastrophic impacts. Tunable to your preferences through our assorted elastomers, you control how soft or stiff the Flexx Handlebar is.

We focus on two areas at Fasst Company; The first is absorbing abuse without sacrificing control or feel. The second is ergonomics. We spend more time on ergonomics than any other brand. Between these two areas of focus, it's surprising how much comfort can be added to your time on the bike. 

Features
Controlled and Consistent - Laterally, Flexx Handlebars are extremely stiff which makes them precise in the steer path, meaning you do not have to “steer” through the abuse reduction mechanism
Tunable - You control how soft or stiff the bar is. With a properly set up Flexx Bar, you’ll never feel the bar moving but you will feel increased control and improved comfort.
Dramatically reduces vibration - Our pivot pin is wrapped in a proprietary bushing that isolates the handles from any metal to metal contact, drastically minimizing vibration right from the start.
American Made - We take pride in bringing you the only handlebar Made in America. Constructed out of 7000 series aluminum; employing the latest technology in CNC machining and extrusion methods, our handlebars are made with the utmost hands-on precision and care.
 

Need help selecting the best bar bend for you and your preferences? We'd love to help! Please call (877) 306-1801 or email. 

Notable Dimensions: 
-On dirt bikes we see a big range of bar bends, most common back sweeps being either a 10 degree, 12 degree, or 14 degree. Traditionally a taller rider will benefit from a straighter bar, it opens the ergos up and allows more operating room. Inversely, a smaller rider will appreciate a bar with a little more back sweep to tailor the ergos to a shorter wing span.

-Our Enduro bar is 31 inches wide. Our Moto bar is 32 inches wide. 

-Our Low bar is 63mm tall, this bar has to be ran with a sub mounted steering damper. It was designed to offset the height and bring you back near stock bar height.

-Our standard height bar is 92mm tall. Our tall bar is 116mm. 

What's in the box
Black handlebar pad
3 sets of Compression Elastomers
2 set of Rebound Elastomers





Saturday, April 10, 2021

891 SUSPENSION ON THE YAMAHA

 

891 SUSPENSION & PERFORMANCE

TJ took a photo of my bike ready to go.


Grandpa and I just picked up my Yamaha from TJ Bronson of 891 SUSPENSION located in Sandy, Utah.  I was spending spring break with grandpa and grandma with my sister, Katie, my cousin Presley and my girlfriend Piper down in Mesquite, Nevada.  We left early Friday morning and drove from Mesquite to Sandy just to pick the bike up.  I'm really excited to see the difference but still have a couple more weeks to get my strength back from the broken Fibula and muscle tear.  

https://891suspension.com/ 

email: TJ@891suspension.com  

phone: 801-824-1276

891 Suspension & Performance

OUT LAST THE COMPETITION WITH 891 SUSPENSION

What is 891 suspension & performance?

When I talk with other guys at the track I came to a conclusion that 891 Suspension & Performance is the best place to get the best set up for your dirt bike. With a specialty in suspension, TJ knows all the in's and out's to make your dirt bike handle better and believe me, safer! 

TJ will build each set of suspension to match your skill level, bike, and discipline. 

TJ also provides a wide range of services to help keep you out there riding. TJ has helped me with new tire installation, new tubes, new chain installation and new sprocket installation.  He can also do whole motor rebuilds and he knows what he’s doing. 

I know now that my problem with my brand new 2021 Yamaha YZ250F was suspension. I found out that most any handling issues can be fixed with basic suspension adjustments or in my case a rebuild to adjust for my size and weight.  I should have done the adjustments right when I got the new bike.  I might not have crashed and broke my leg.

From my point of view ask yourself; have you experienced any of these symptoms on your dirt bike during a race or ride?

Your rear wheel won’t track a line properly?

Your front wheel won’t track a line properly?

You’re losing some stability at high speeds?

You find that your front wheel won’t stay planted?

You’re finding that the rear wheel bucks too much?

Or even that your front end feels saggy and unresponsive?

I found out that my Yamaha bike’s stock suspension was tuned to work for a variety of riders and riding styles for a guy who might only weigh around 170 pounds; that didn’t work for me being over 5’11” and around 250 without gear. It’s a great mid-range setup for most guys that will get you out on the track with ease, but once you start pushing those stock settings you’ll often find they’re lacking in most of the critical areas. New bikes from brands like Yamaha are known for being well-balanced right out of the box, but I now know that even that new suspension will need a tune-up for a lot of riders.

So, my bike is done.  My broken leg is healed.  In a couple of weeks it’s time to test the new suspension from TJ at 891 Suspension.  Yeah, I’m excited.  


Monday, December 7, 2020

It's Yamaha Time!

 Today was one of the most fun days I've ever had riding a dirt bike.  After slowly breaking in my 2021 Yamaha YZ250F Monster Edition bike which seemed it "forever" I took it easy on the first day of riding but today was all mine.  Yeah, it was amazing.  I rode for close to 3 hours on the Mesquite MX track in Mesquite, Nevada.  I even got blisters on the inside of my thumbs and palms from the grips through my gloves.  My white palms of my gloves turned black from the new ODI grips that come with the bike.  Yeah, I rode and it was a great day.  My bike is amazing!  Dropping down from a 450 to a 250 was different but I feel in control now.  I'm a big kid, a little over 6 feet tall and around 210 pounds so the Yamaha 250 was the bike for me.  It came factory set exactly right for me.  A guy at the track measured the sag when I was on it and you guessed it; 100% correct.  Yes sireeee!  Absolutely love it.

I was dead tired after today was finished but when we got back home first thing grandpa and I did was get the power washer out, washed off the mud and clay, lubed the chain and changed the oil again completely draining it and adding 28 ounces of Yama Lube 10W-40.  

Just a reminder, if you would like to donate to my GoFundMe Page here is the link: [click me]




Saturday, December 5, 2020

Time to Ride the Yamaha YZ250F Monster Edition - First Ride after break-in.

 I finally got the bike broke in last night with a little over 2 hours of breaking it in the right way.  I'm down here in Mesquite visiting my Grandpa and Grandma so we headed to the Mesquite MX track first thing this morning.  It's cold down here; around 30° this morning but warming up and not nearly as bad as back in Payson where it was under 20° this morning.

The 250 handles completely different than my Honda CRF450R; both the 05 and the 2017 so I'm taking it a little slow to feel out the bike.  Also, with the new bike I didn't want to push it today.


On one of the practice runs a group of us was racing up the big hill climb at Mesquite when at the top of the hill a kid behind me looped out.  All I could here is this bike winding up and all of a sudden the kid's bike was airborne and I felt it hit me in the back of my helmet.  That was close; too close.  That was lucky.  The bike was back flipping on that high hill and almost killed a guy shooting film of the riders.  It was a dangerous day at the track.  Another rider cased a double and went head over heal and totally ripped up his chin.  There was literally a flap of skin under his chin that was dangling and blood everywhere.  He was lucky that a couple of Paramedics from Vegas were riding, a guy and his girlfriend.  They had to be good people because they were both riding the Blucru - Yamahas.

I've got one more day of practice so I'll be headed to the track again tomorrow; this team pushing it a little bit more.  It's the best; it's great and I absolutely love it.  







YAMAHA - BLUCRUOFFICIAL - OH HECK YEAH!

 





BREAK-IN IS OVER - IT'S TIME TO RIDE
My grandpa and I are headed to the Mesquite MX track this morning and it's finally time to open up my brand spankin' new 2021 Yamaha YZ250F Monster Edition purchased from Mike Basso of St. George, Utah Factory Powersports.  Okay-brrr, 32 ° F this morning in Mesquite.  That's a cold morning here in the desert but it's 22° F this morning in Utah County so I'll take it. 
"LET'S DO IT!"

I'm looking for a few good financial backers and sponsors to help me and my grandpa out.  He's retired and helping all he can but sure could use some help.  If you know of anybody out there that would like to back me, no matter the amount I can really use the help.  Don't let the new bike fool you.  We sat down and put it on paper.  It's cheaper to buy new than to keep sinking in money to repair an older bike.  Anyway, I would really appreciate any help you can offer.  Click here to help GOFUNDME.

Friday, November 27, 2020

TRUST? WHEN BUYING A USED BIKE AT THE TRACK?

 I've posted several items about buying my 2017 Honda CRF450R from Horner at the Mesquite MX track when my grandpa and I couldn't get the 2005 Honda CRF450R started.  The '05 was a great bike.  Justin Batty found that the only problem with the bike was a loose wire on the kill switch.  Valves were good and adjusted; everything was great in the engine but the stupid kill switch let me down.  ...lesson learned 😫

So, with that being said Horner was selling his 2017 Honda CRF450R.  We were parked right next to him when he told us about the bike.  Everybody seemed to know him at the track.  We shouldn't have trusted him at his word.  He rode the bike into the ground.  He said that his mechanic did this and did that.  Yeah, right!  Basically the guts of the bike wasn't even really a Honda.  We have put in over four-thousand dollars back into the bike.  The following is the latest fiasco that costs us a ton of money.  

At my last race in Mona at Mountain West I had problems with the clutch.  After starting at the gate I couldn't get it to do anything; the clutch was gone.

We took the bike into @RS Power Sports in Las Vegas where we met Ronen and his partner Johnny. Here is their information 4450 W. Donovan Way Suite 126, North Las Vegas, NV 89081 (702) 781-4433.

Ronen is originally from Israel where he served in the equivalent of the Marines.  He also raced motocross as well as a professional horse racing jockey.  Ronen knows more about off road vehicles than anybody I've ever met; amazing.  He took the clutch apart and showed me where the problem(s) were and are. Wrong clutch parts for this Rekluse clutch.  He showed me where something was scratching the clutch cover.  You can see the scraping in the following photos of the clutch.


He had to order replacement parts which were going to take a while to get in.  I had a race in Mesquite that I had planned on.  Ronen said that he could grind down and machine the clutch parts to get it running for me but couldn't guarantee that it would hold up in the race.  It was really nice of him to try just for me; that's the kind of guy he and his shop is.  It started out great.  With my new Pivotrax MX tires I won the holeshot and I thought it was going to be a great race but the band aid, duct tape fix just couldn't withstand the race.  The repair job only lasted for the holeshot and a couple of turns. Ronen tried but the Rekluse clutch was beyond repair. 
I'm in the middle, white Bell Helmet, Black and Red O'Neal Riding Gear on the 2017 Honda CRF450R.


So back to RS Power Sport for repair.  This time Ronen was going back to basics and ordered Honda OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturer).  Yeah, more money but Ronen was taking care of me and promised I would like the clutch.
The bike is back!  Ronen, his crew and RS Power Sport did it!  It runs like it is brand new; I guess it is.  Everything has been rebuilt including tires wheels, grips, plastics; it is brand new. So I think that it is time to put it up for sale.  My grandpa and I are thinking that it is worth around $7,500.  I'll be posting it for sale with everything that has been put on the bike and the repairs made so you can see it will be a great deal.  I'm looking at dropping down to the 250cc class.  As a beginner that gives me a chance to race in a few different motos instead of just the 450 Beginner Class.

As far as Ronen and RS Power Sport; he's our go to "Mechanic" from now on.  His shop looks like a small bike shop but don't let that fool you.  This shop is Amazing!  Take your bike, your ATV, whatever to him.  You'll be amazed at what he can do.





Contact


  • (702) 781-4433

Address

4550 Donovan way north
Suite 126
North Las Vegas, NV 89081



If you would like to donate on my GoFundMe page which would really help me and my grandpa "Papa" out or even know of a company or somebody who would like to support and sponsor me let us know.  Here is the GoFundMe page: Click Here.  Remember every penny goes to helping me race and I promise you I will succeed!  Thank you.













Monday, November 2, 2020

MOUNTAIN WEST MX PARK - MONA UTAH

 



Utah Moto Co put on a MX race over Halloween weekend at the fairly new Mountain West Motocross Park in Mona, Utah.  I raced in the 450 Beginners but had a lot of fun camping with my grandma and grandpa.  Due to the time of the year the track was frozen in the morning.  I think it got down over night to a little above 13-14 degrees; burrrrrr!   They are going through a learning curve on when and how to water their track soil.  I absolutely love this track and look forward to practicing on it whenever I can.

Utah Moto Co put on a great event.  Loved the music and the announcing system; you could actually hear them announcing.  Go Figure; right?

Here is a look at the track:

Here is one of the jumps:




#ASV Clutch & Brake Levers

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