Monday, June 28, 2010
To Clubby and all the crew at TRAIL ZONE: thanks for the opportunity to win a new bike in the Choose Your Ride competition. I am loving the Kawasaki KLX450R! So far I have been able to race it in an enduro at Baroota, motocross races at Kadina and heading to Lameroo for a trail ride this weekend. I still can’t believe that the bike is actually mine. Looking forward to getting your next mag and thanks again.
-- Peter Bray via www.trailzone.com.au
Congratulations, Pete. It's awesome to see the KLX450R being put to such good use. Enjoy it mate, it's all yours! We'll be kicking off our next CHOOSE YOUR RIDE subscriber promotion in TRAIL ZONE issue #31, so all you TRAIL ZONE readers who would like to win big like Pete and score the bike of your dreams, start rubbing your good luck charms and crossing your fingers and toes and make sure you get your entry in!
-- Clubby, www.trailzone.com.au
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Motorcycling Australia (MA) would like to advise it will not be sending Australian Teams to compete at the 2010 International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) to be held in Morelia, Mexico on 1-6 November.
MA has made this decision after much consultation with a number of groups - including; the Australian Embassy in Mexico, a briefing held by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and a number of riders and support crew members.
MA’s CEO David White said that while it has always been a priority within MA to support International team events, the safety and security of riders and support crews must always come first.
“Australia has a long and proud history of supporting the ISDE, which has made this decision all the more difficult,” White said.
“In addition to consulting with Government groups, MA has also taken advice from other sporting codes in relation to athlete and team security.
“A number of Australian riders and support crews have expressed their concern for sending Australian Teams to the event, with some withdrawing their names from the selection process.
“Unfortunately this decision could not be held off any longer due to the pressing nature of logistical issues in relation to transport and freighting if teams were to participate.”
Forced to make the decision based on current circumstances, the concerns of riders and support crew members, and all aspects of the event were put to an emergency meeting of the MA Board on Monday night.
“The Board, upon examining all the information presented, made the unanimous decision not to enter Australian Teams into the 2010 event,” White said.
“MA would like to wish the Organisers every success for the 2010 ISDE, and sincerely hope that our decision, based on current circumstances, will be proven unnecessary.”
For more information regarding MA visit: www.ma.org.au.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Same brand mods:
* Safari Tank.
* B&B bashplate and frame gaurds.
* Dunlop 606s (not in the photo; commuting at present so I have Michelin Anakees fitted)
Different brand mods:
* EGO Barkbusters. Wish I had gone with the VPS to give more room for levers.
* Pro Moto Billet rear rack. Excellent quality. B&B product was not available at time of purchase.
* Procycle sourced screen. I have used the Eagle screen but it was damaged by a Murray magpie at 100kmh. I like the Procycle screen because I can get it off the bike in around 2 minutes.
* K&N air filter.
* Home-made numberplate hanger. I have also made a rubber mud flap. This keeps the police happy and has stopped my numberplates from cracking. I have my rear suspension set-up for heavy touring loads and the plates were cracking due to the rigidity of the setup. Two problems solved.
* Renthal bars and grips.
* Andy Straps pannier racks.
* 1 inch lowered footpegs.
* 2 inch bar risers.
* Moose seal savers.
* Fork brace. I forget the brand.
* Australian Motorcycle Headlight Protector. Looks the same as your Pro-Fast shield.
* Case savers and oil filter gaurd.
* Magnetic drain plug.
* Uni Filter secondry breather filter. Only for bikes with standard carbies. Stock filter is not very good.
* Replaced bottom chain roller with a bearing chain roller and removed the top roller. Plug the threaded hole up to prevent water and grit getting in. Quite a few pics on the net of cracked frames caused by the top roller.
* Procycle 8.3kg/mm rear spring. I am heavy and I carry a lot of gear when I head out.
* Eibach .50 kg/mm straight rate fork springs.
* Racetech fork cartridge emulators (worth their weight in gold!)
* Vision X Solstice 10 watt LED spot lights. Worth the money. 900 lumens and only draw 0.75 of an amp each. No stator and/or battery upgrades.
* 15 and 46 tooth sprockets with 520 o-ring chain. I was running 14-43 but changed to 15-46 to ease the wear on the chain and front sprocket. I use 520 chain as I find it is easier and quicker to source replacements.
* Polisport front gaurd.
* Wolfman tank, front fender, tank saddle and rear saddle bags.
Did I need to do all of these mods? Probably not. But it was fun! :-) Eventually I want to fit a Staintune system and then I will feel like the bike is finished ... maybe! A 725cc kit and hot cam would be nice but if I wanted it to be a weapon, I would have bought a Kato. It's just a good reliable mile-munching two-wheeled tractor!
-- Paul Laney, via www.trailzone.com.au
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
KTM Enduro factory team rider Taddy Blazusiak has claimed his fourth consecutive Erzberg Rodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble victory, dominating this year’s event after claiming a near perfect win.
Leading from the start Taddy didn’t have things all his own way as he made a small, but costly, mistake while weaving his way through one of the technical wooded sections of the course. Dropping off the racing line, and having to return to the start of the trail before working his way back towards the next check-point, Taddy dropped down into sixth position but wasted no time in working his way back into the lead.
Once back out front Blazusiak pushed no harder than he needed to and having opened up a commanding lead by the time he exited some of the event’s most technical sections he arrived at the finish in a time of 1.45:43, more than 10 minutes ahead of runner-up Andreas Lettenbichler.
Just 16 of the 500 starters finished the Red Bull Hare Scramble.
Friday, June 4, 2010
The bike is blinged up with Jay Marmont team CDR Rockstar graphics as well as trick Easton bars, oversize Braking front disc and a myriad of artermarket bolt-on goodies from GYTR, Acerbis, Hammerhead, One Industries and TAG.
This Marmont replica is based on his 2010 YZ450F complete with all new Bilateral Beam frame and rearward slanting, rear facing fuel injected four valve engine. It is valued in excess of $15,000 RRP inc GST.
The competition has been organised to highlight not only Jay Marmont’s status as reigning Australian motocross champion but also FUEL TV’s involvement with the sport including the live screening of the 2010 AMA MX race series. Other MX related programming on the action sports TV station include: The Moto: Inside the Outdoors, MXTV and the upcoming Bubba’s World. Plus FUEL TV will be screening the 2010 Super X series.
In order to enter go to the FUEL TV website where you will be asked what your favourite moto program is and why in 25 words or less.
Stay tuned to FUEL TV and the competition to win a Jay Marmont Team CDR Rocksar Yamaha YZ450F which is on now until 15 July 2010 and can be found here: www.fueltv.com.au