Showing posts with label YAMAHA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label YAMAHA. Show all posts

Sunday, July 25, 2021

#ASV Clutch & Brake Levers

 I just finished up my 4 motos, two 250 class motos and two 450 class motos and feel like I need a lot more work on corners and also watching out for crashed riders on the track in front of me.  It was a wild and crazy day; that's for sure.  My first 250 moto was just plain weird!  Three of us was bunched together going into a far corner of the track.  Some new guy was running the water truck.  As we entered into the corner it was a complete mud puddle but the worse of it the water truck operator didn't see us because he was watering with traffic not against it so we were in his blind spot.  Evidently as we found out later was that the water throttle was stuck and he couldn't turn it off so he knocked us off our bikes into the mud puddle and kept spraying water on us as we layed there in the mud. We got back up covered with mud but when I got back to the trailer and washed the bike I noticed that the crash took a toll on the brake lever.  The stock Yamaha lever was cracked and bent down but I still could use the brake; at least until my last 250 race.  A rider crashed pretty hard in front of me and as I went over him I went down and the brake lever completely broke off.


It's pretty hard to race without a front brake lever so it ended my race which was my last race of the day.

I wanted to get some #ASV levers anyway.  I've put my application in for a sponsorship to help pay for new levers but haven't heard back from them yet.

So, my grandpa and I start searching for the new levers.  #ASV is backordered on everything for over 2 weeks.  I was wanting to pick up the C6 but no luck.  We called Rocky Mountain ATV and found the C6 in blue and placed the order.  They were in stock in Kentucky. Then the next day I got a call back from Marcie and she said their inventory was off and they didn't have the #ASV C-6 levers in stock.  Great, now what? I can't find levers! We asked what about the #ASV F-4? She checked inventory and said that they could FEDEX the clutch and lever because she found a pair in stock in Kentucky.  Have you ever noticed that Rocky Mountain hardly ever has inventory in Payson, Utah?  Anyway, placed the order and waiting for them to arrive to mount them on my bike.



They are going to look great on the Yamaha and #ASV is a great Made in America Company!
https://asvinventions.com/    As soon as I get them and mount them I'll post the pictures.

About ASV Inventions
Lifelong motorcyclist, racer, entrepreneur and bicycle industry business leader Bob Morales came up with the idea for the unbreakable motorcycle lever in 1995 when he broke his clutch lever while practicing for a motocross race. After selling his interest in Kore Bicycle Components in 1998, he started developing his pivoting lever idea and founded ASV Inventions. 

He sold the first unbreakable dirt bike levers at the Glen Helen National in May of 2000. It took six months to sell through the initial 250 unit production run of CNC-machined clutches as dealers and riders got their heads around the idea of a lever that was built to last and to improve the rider experience instead of something you bought in pairs and replaced as needed.

Since those early days of skepticism, ASV has sold over a million unbreakable levers worldwide to riders and racers and have expanded from the off-road market into the quad, street and adventure categories and beyond. 

Bob Morales is still at the helm, and his mission — besides trying to ride as many days of the week as he can pull off — remains to bring products to market that are category changing. As riders ourselves, we are all committed to developing high-end parts you are proud to have on your bike, not just because they look great but because they make your riding experience better. 

From day one, we’ve backed up our levers with an unconditional guarantee — as crazy an idea in the motorcycle world as unbreakable levers were when we introduced them. Through market ups and downs we have never strayed from the idea of using only the highest-quality components in all our parts and backing them with an unbeatable warranty and customer service we can be proud of.


Thursday, June 3, 2021

SLATER SKINS HIGH FLOW AIR BOX COVER

Hey Slater Company.  I would really like a Sponsorship and to promote the Slater Skins High Flow Air Box Cover.  I would literally promote the crap out of it and honestly, I could really use the extra power for my hole shots at my MX races.πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜„ 


Slater Skins High Flow Air box Cover


Slater Skins new air filter cover for the the 2018 2021 YZ 450F 2019 2021 YZ 250F. With the  increased air flow is a huge improvements over stock. Comes with washer clip to use with stock Dzus fastener 

$ 80.00 Made in the USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 

contact slaterskins@gmail.com or 203 878 2379 to order 

https://twitter.com/slaterskins/status/1319707637819297793?s=21


Hey everybody, if you have a Yamaha like mine, a 2021 Yamaha YZ250F, you really could use a Slater Skins High Flow Air box Cover.  Their information is above the photo.  Help me out here and order one and maybe that will help me get a much needed sponsorship.  Thanks,  Taylor


I need more power for my Hole Shots!  I'm running 91 Octane Ethanol Free gasoline.  Here is a quote from a mechanic on gas:

"Mechanic's Note: If your dirt bike or ATV engine is tuned to run at a higher octane you'll need to invest in higher octane fuel. For example, a higher compression piston could cause the fuel to detonate (causing knocking) rather than burn which affects performance. Check the owner's manual. Most non-ethanol based fuel is rated at 90 octane and recommended for Motocross bikes.

One type of gas to avoid, if at all possible, is ethanol-based. Yes, it is difficult nowadays to find gas that's not corn fed especially in certain parts of the country or during a specific time of year. If you have a choice, pay extra or go out of your way for straight-up gas, otherwise it's OK to use the ethanol-based. It works just fine and won't hamper performance. However, we advise NOT using an ethanol concentration above 10 percent.

The big concern using ethanol-based fuel is corrosion. Ethanol attracts moisture which overtime corrodes vital engine parts. Therefore, burn off all ethanol-based fuel in the tank, drain the tank or add a fuel stabilizer if left in the tank for long periods. Ethanol-based fuel eventually gels and clogs the jets."

I just don't want to run a gas (corn) product that messes up my engine so that's why I try to run the ethanol free but the higher octane is hard to find.  I might have to go to racing fuel for the races.

I need the power!


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





Friday, February 5, 2021

A Dirt Biker Rider's Nightmare - A Broken Leg

 It had rained for a couple of days and the Friday practice had been cancelled. It hardly ever rains in Mesquite, Nevada or where the motocross track is in what's called Littlefield, Arizona but it did.  The Virgin Valley River was running strong.  There was even snow capped mountains in the background.  Oh, yeah and Saturday's #RMX Series race was on.  Did you know that you can not purchase a pair of rain boots in Mesquite.  Walmart just laughed at us when we asked where they were.  Grandpa and grandma had to run into St. George, Utah to #Cal Ranch to buy the boots and of course I wear a size 13 boot.  But the race was on.  Pre-race practice was starting at 7:00 am PST and I was ready.

I had a good practice run and the day went okay.  I still need to get my suspension done because the 2021 #Yamaha YZ250F comes set up for somebody who weighs around 170 lbs with full riding gear.  I weighed myself with all of my gear and found out that with gear I'm around 6'1" and 277 lbs.  Hey, my #Gaerne SG-12 boots weigh over 11 pounds.  There is roughly 27 lbs of riding gear that I put on.  TJ Bronson of #891 Suspension has all the calculations and will be working on the bike here in the future.

Dan Felix of #Felix Designs took a couple of photos of me racing...thanks Dan.  I am proudly wearing his great design on my helmet.  Also, thanks to #FlowVision for the great goggles.  They are amazing!

Well, the rest of the story about my day at the track.

As you could guess, the mud was terrible; the ruts even worse and the track was extremely dangerous. The Littlefield Paramedics were busy helping people the entire day.  Riders were even LifeFlighted out to St. George with lacerated livers, broken ribs, concussions, and broken legs.  One pro rider even had to have the bike peg removed from his body surgically...ouch!

My last race of the day was going to be the 450 Beginners and I entered it for more riding time even though I was riding my 250. 
I've worked really hard on my HoleShots and have gotten pretty good at them.  This last race of the day would be one of my best.  Great start and great ride.  I was riding hard against the bigger bikes but after the white flag which meant it was the last lap towards the finish line I was actually battling for second place.  The ruts were so deep that they were up to my fenders and above my pegs but I was riding better than I ever have.  I was flowing around the track in the zone.  Then it happened! The rider coming up from behind me got into the same rut and hit my rear wheel which caused me to lose control and my boot came off the peg and got caught under his bike and my bike.  I was in a lot of pain.  My grandpa and the Felix Family came running over to the crash.  The other rider ended up breaking his hand in the crash.  The Paramedics drove up immediately to help out.
After asking me a ton of questions they loaded me into the back of the truck.  They took off my boots which hurt like heck.  The foot and ankle was swelling really quick.  There really wasn't much to see after they cut through my racing socks but I knew that it was bad.  My grandpa who is First Aid Certified and a Fire Marshal suggested a plastic ankle air brace but they didn't carry one on the truck but said that they could splint it so they had a temporary splint made of cardboard and wrapped the leg for transportation.  They asked my grandpa if he was going to take me to the emergency ward at the local Mesquite Mesa View Hospital and he told them of course.  The Felix Family helped load the bike and tools and the Paramedics helped load me into the front seat of my grandpa's Titan.  

We checked in and had X-Rays taken.  The Doctor on call came back after the Radiologist had told him that there was a break on the Fibula and ankle and had the nurses and assistants put on a soft cast.
Me laying in the hospital bed with the soft cast on waiting to be released.  The next step was getting a CT scan on the leg and ankle.  Yeah it was broken and pretty bad too.
The Doctor pointed out the breaks in red highlighted areas.  Fibula deep breaks as well as on the ankle itself.  I'm getting a cast for a week and then they'll decide if they have to do surgery on the break to hold it together.  They told me it going to be 3-4 months with a month of rehab after the cast comes off.
This was before my appointment getting the cast.  They put me into a boot to get around. Oh well, it looks like I'm out to around June or July.  Bummer!!!!

UPDATE ON MY LEG - BRAND NEW #YAMAHA BLUCRU CAST






I did get some neat news from #Gaerne in an email today.

Gaerne USA bootco@sbcglobal.net

Attachments2:42 PM (5 hours ago)
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Hello Taylor,

We had Gaerne Italy email over your email thread to them discussing your injury and potentially moving forward with some sort of Rider Support discount.

First off, we are sorry to hear about your accident and your injury! Sounded like a pretty brutal crash from how you described it. Pretty crazy how dangerous this sport is that we all love so much! Glad to hear the injuries were not worse and after some time to recover, it does sound like you will be back on the bike and stronger than before!

Secondly, we would be more than happy to consider you for a spot on our Rider Support team, which would provide you discounts on Gaerne products and can help get you all set to go when the time comes to start riding again! please take a look at the attached Rider Support contract, the 2nd page will include the product list and the discount prices, the 1st page will be the actually contract so if you would like to officially join the program feel free to fill that 1st page out and email it back to me here and I will get you officially into the system.

Sincerely,
Gaerne USA

I absolutely love #Gaerne and completely understand that the boots were not meant for this type of impact on the leg but looking forward to a new pair of boots when I'm healed up.  I also believe that my knee was secured with my #Asterisk Carbon Knee Braces; thanks #Asterisk.
COUNT ON IT!

















Monday, January 4, 2021

RMX #moto86 Winter Series Round 2 - 1/1/2021

This was my first race with my new bike, a 2021 YAMAHA YZ250F Monster Edition.  This has been a huge change from my other bikes, the 2005 HONDA CRF450R and the 2017 HONDA CRF450R. I'm trying to sell the 2017 if you're interested. It is "SCARY" Fast!!!😈πŸ’ͺπŸ’©


Click on one of the following links for more information:  CYCLE TRADER or CRAIGSLIST or KSL CLASSIFIEDS You can also watch it and hear it running on YOUTUBE

I felt really comfortable on the new bike but still need to practice more on it before making a difference.  I guarantee that you'll see a huge improvement on my lap times in the next race. My biggest problem was taking the wrong lines and was a little hesitant on the jumps not really knowing how to handle the difference in power from the 450 to the 250.


I used the 450 moto to just practice so I really didn't push myself.  My best lap time was in my second 250 moto which ended up with a 02:04.370.  I was also running 5th through 2 laps but picked some terrible lines with ruts that were really deep.  One rut my bike actually touched the front fender.  There were 4 big time sandbaggers in the 250 Beginners Class so if you take the cheaters out I feel like I had a great race this weekend. I ended up finishing 12th overall out of 32 riders; not bad for 1st Yamaha ride.















Thursday, December 24, 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERY ONE AND THANK YOU

 I still believe in the miracle of Christmas and still believe that this is a very special time of year; one of giving and being thankful for what I've been blessed with so I want to take this time to thank all of you that have made this a very special year and thank you for all you've done for me.






from

Taylor J. Thomas




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

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.

#ASV Clutch & Brake Levers

 I just finished up my 4 motos, two 250 class motos and two 450 class motos and feel like I need a lot more work on corners and also watchin...