JCE racer Cody Brownfield and Jay Clark have now logged over 40 hours on the Dirt Bike Magazine project Yamaha YZ269cc. Cody is racing REM and Triple Crown events in So Cal. The 2012 model has proven to be very reliable and perform well with all of the mods. The Cylinder Works Big bore with the Vertex Piston now has 39.5 hours with no issue. The improved torque and power are amazing. While the YZ250 still has a carb it jets very well. We run a 170 main, Needle in 3rd from top, 40 pilot and 65 leak. Other key parts to the build that are very well proven.Stage 2 Hot Cams FMF Ti megabomb and RCT mufflerHinson clutch basket, pressure plate and inner hub. MB1 modified suspension
I was able to go back and visit the main company I work with C&L (Hot Rods,
Pivot Works, Hot Cams, Cylinder Works, Vertex and now Ossa) – Boy that is a
mouthful to say. I had a great time and it is amazing how much is always
going on there. There will always be so much new product coming out of
that place! Thanks to all of those I work with there that help so much with
all I do!
My favorite boots just got a lot better. The Alpinestar Tech 8’s are now over one pound lighter(less weight hanging out there and potentially less stress on knee). They have much easier to use buckles, better soles and extra hard plastic on the right boot where you hit the foot-peg when kick starting. Even the upper lip has better seal to let less dirt in your boot. Great improvements—
Hot Rods the Original cranks and Rods now gives you KTM Complete Crankshafts. KTM owners pleaded and yelled loud enough that we listened and have a full line of complete crankshafts for KTM’s. The models now in stoke are for the two strokes (125SX, 200XC, 250SX 250, 300MXC) and four stroke (250SX-F 2005-2010). The complete Hot Rods Crankshafts are $295.95-$349.9 and are the same high quality you have grown to trust with Hot Rods. Hot Rods Complete KTM Crankshafts$295.95-$349.95
For those suspension experts and just all around good mechanics Pivot Works now has complete shock rebuild kits for the older CR/CRF’s (with Showa shocks). One complete kit fits an incredible amount of Honda’s; CR 250R (2002-2007), CRF 250R (2004-2009), CRF 450R (2003-2008) and the CRF 450X (2005-2009). Retail price is only $89.95 so a great value with the trusted Pivot Works name and reputation!
Hot Cams has long been the standard for drop-in power. Now there are more options than ever before. Hot Cams gives you more options and more power than any other cams on the market. Stage 1 and Stage 2 for simple drop-in power and then Seven different “builder series” cams that are targeted for the engine builder or garage mechanic who insist on his own “custom grind”. To see the exact lift/duration specs of these cams visit http://www.hotcamsinc.com/News/crf250rSpecs.png . With nine total choices of cams you can pick the cam that is best for your fuel injected CRF 250R with Hot Cams. The complete cams are $269.95-$295.95, some of the builder series do require the use of stiffer valve springs which are available from Hot Cams as well. Hot Cams 2010-2012 CRF250R Cams$269.95-$295.95.
I have been using Uni filters for over 20 years now (yes I am old) and they never let me down. Also they have any crazy size filter you could need. Here is a pod that we used on a little race quad. You name it they got it.
There is no suspension company that is as diverse as Race Tech who works on ATV’s, Street bikes, vintage and of course dirt bikes. When it comes to something odd-ball they will fix it up. Here is a TTR Shock that needed help with a shaft they got fixed up.
Today I got to do a quick 49 minute moto on my favorite practice track in the entire world, Cahuilla Creek Motocross! Track has been great with the new owners and Ron has been doing a great job on the track prep. After a rain he has it fixed back up about as fast as anyone could. I used to love to ride in the hills in the winter but now Cahuilla is my place and can avoid being hassled by the man and have a great time. The vet/quad track is also fully prepped and a fun layout for those looking for a few less ruts and fast guys. Cahuilla’s main track is good for letting a Vet like me ride on a tough challenging track without having to worry about a ton of double or triples but still challenging enough for fast pros. Fun place for beginner to pro! Now they just added Friday into the weekly rotation for practice as well.
Check out their main page of their site to see a video from See the track –
Also note that REM at Glen Helen is still my most favorite Saturday race spot—ha ha
The new CRF250R’s are fuel injected and a complete new engine. Travis at Thumper got one to 280cc with a big bore and a stroker version out to 300. We did the 264cc version here. Tested one day at racetown and one at Piru and had about eight different test riders all love each of the bikes. Of course 300 was the most favorite.
CP made the Custom pistons, Race Tech took care of the suspension and Bennetts Performance put it all together. FMF made custom pipes with self tuning Dynojet power Commander. Will be in Cycle World shortly.
Well, after twelve long weeks of re-habing my dislocated shoulder I am back on a bike (still probably too soon but I have to do it). Much slower of course but I am riding. I have only rode a few times and only at Cahuilla Creek Motocross. Why, because for some reason I feel the safest there, not too crowded and just so much fun. This track is like the tracks I make in the hills come Winter time. Russell Wayman shot video and Andy Fritts supplied the use of his Camera. Not too exciting but I think you can see how fun the track is (especially when off for twelve weeks). I hope to be REM soon and get back to battling with guys I used to smoke.
Millennium Technologies has cylinder head repair that uses their simultaneous 5-axis computer numeric controlled cylinder head porting center (what is that? so very trick machine to re-cut your seats and install valve guides). The work is great and is as good or better than stock and can save you some money on and let you keep that modified head in use.
What is the most important mod you can do to your current 4-stroke? Make sure it is jetted perfectly. 250F’s are in need of this most and Ron Wood at TokyoMods does a awesome job of making sure your carburetor is perfect after his mods are done you will get rid of any bog you might have. So, if you still have a carbureted bike get with Tokyomods at www.tokyomods.com
Fast Core Mods did the full head work and Hot Cams brand new stage 3 cam went into the 469cc Millennium cylinder. FMF Pipe and some serious polishing. One trick 09 Honda CRF450R (well 469cc) We will see this on a TWMX poster coming up soon.
Since 1968 Mammoth Mountain has been going strong and we have been a part of for the last 16 years. We enjoy the great racing and the outdoors of Mammoth. C&L: Hot Cams, Hot Rods, Pivot Works and Cylinder Works are big sponsors as usual. Last week was the Vets then the Mini’s and on Friday starts the really fast guys.