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Honda Broadens CRF Lineup with Expansive New-Model Launch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Honda Broadens CRF Lineup with Expansive New-Model Launch Largest performance off-road release yet includes new models for diverse applications IRVINE, Calif. (May 23, 2018) – During a recent “CRF Collective” unveiling ceremony at Fox Racing headquarters, Honda announced its most far-reaching range of performance off-road models ever, expanding the group by three and significantly improving the four returning models. Leveraging the brand’s unparalleled experience in the manufacture of dirt bikes, Honda’s performance off-road lineup now includes CRF machines for riding applications including motocross, closed-course off-road, pure off-road, and even dual sport. All seven models are based on the platforms of Honda’s revolutionary motocrossers, the CRF450R and CRF250R. Those two machines return for 2019 but with important updates, as does the closed-course off-road CRF450RX. In addition, Honda is offering a factory-replica version of its full-size motocrosser called the CRF450RWE (“Works Edition”). The trail-ready CRF450X is entirely new for 2019, and it’s joined by a road legal CRF450L that enables customers to connect trails via asphalt. Finally, Honda is also introducing an all-new CRF250RX closed-course off-road machine.     CRF450L Dual Sport The trails are calling, and the all-new road-legal CRF450L answers, expanding customers’ off-road possibilities by enabling access to the best riding trails, even when that means connecting them via asphalt roads. Street legality is achieved via features like LED lighting, mirrors, and a dedicated exhaust system. Equally at home in the woods or desert, the CRF450L has a wide-ratio six-speed transmission for maximum adaptability, while a lightweight, 2.0-gallon tank offers great range. Compared to the CRF450R motocrosser, crank mass is up for tractability in technical conditions, where a large-capacity radiator keeps things cool. Color: Red Target Price: $10,399 Availability: September Info: https://powersports.honda.com/2019/crf450L.aspx More pictures, video & specs on the 2019 Honda CRF450L   CRF450RWE (Works Edition) For the 2019 model year, you don’t have to be Ken Roczen to enjoy a CRF450R with factory enhancements, as the new CRF450RWE features a number of upgrades based on the bikes in the Team Honda HRC race shop. Rocketing to the top step of the podium through the use of a specially designed cylinder head with hand-polished ports, Yoshimura titanium slip-on muffler, and special ECU settings, this new model offers increased low- and mid-range torque. It also features the same graphics as Roczen’s No. 94 race bike, including a Throttle Jockey factory seat cover. Upgraded black D.I.D LT-X rims are included, along with black triple clamps and a gold RK chain. Titanium nitride-coated fork legs and an updated, titanium nitride-coated shock shaft increase traction and bump absorption. Color: Red Price: $11,499 Availability: August Info: https://powersports.honda.com/2019/crf450r.aspx   CRF450R Already the industry’s top-selling motocrosser and the winner of the 2018 Daytona Supercross at the hands of MotoConcept’s Justin Brayton, the CRF450R receives a number of important updates for 2019. Better engine performance is achieved through a new combustion-chamber shape, as well as improved over-rev characteristics through a refined oil-management system. The frame and swingarm have been revised for optimized rigidity and weight reduction, while the braking system has been updated with a lightweight front brake caliper featuring a large-piston design. As a result of the weightsaving measures, the CRF450R is 1.76 lbs. lighter than its predecessor. For added performance and increased comfort, the 2019 model features new ECU settings, HRC launch control, a Renthal Fatbar® handlebar and adjustable handlebar position. Black rims and redesigned fork protectors are also new. This is how you convert the “Absolute Holeshot” into moto wins. Color: Red Price: $9,299 Availability: August Info: https://powersports.honda.com/2019/crf450r.aspx   CRF450X Having featured heavily in Honda-mounted teams winning 20 of the last 21 Baja 1000s, the CRF450X gets a complete overhaul for 2019, based on the modern CRF platform but with off-road-appropriate features. A true off-road machine that’s ready for racing or trail riding, this model features a headlight, taillight, and side stand, as well as an 18” rear wheel and lightweight 2.0-gallon fuel tank. For maximum versatility in challenging terrain, the CRF450X also features a 49mm Showa fork with dedicated settings, wideratio six-speed transmission, and higher crank mass than the CRF450R. Color: Red Target Price: $9,799 Availability: October Info: https://powersports.honda.com/2019/crf450X.aspx   CRF450RX Currently campaigned by JCR Honda’s Trevor Bollinger and Trevor Stewart in GNCC and WORCS competition, respectively, the CRF450RX inherits the same performanceenhancing features of the 2019 CRF450R, including an updated cylinder head and refined oil-management system, while still featuring off-road-specific features like a 2.2gallon resin fuel tank, 18-inch rear wheel, and aluminum side stand. Suspension is specially tailored to the CRF450RX and uses low-friction fork oil. For added performance and increased comfort, the 2019 model features new ECU settings, HRC launch control, a Renthal Fatbar handlebar, and adjustable handlebar position. Black rims and redesigned fork protectors are also new. Color: Red Price: $9,599 Availability: September Info: https://powersports.honda.com/2019/crf450rx.aspx CRF250RX Based on Honda’s successful 250cc motocrosser, the all-new CRF250RX joins the CRF450RX as a weapon for closed-course off-road competitions throughout America. Equipped with a larger-capacity, 2.2-gallon resin fuel tank, 18-inch rear wheel, and aluminum side stand, the RX makes quick work of challenging situations, its dedicated suspension and ECU settings helping the rider work through even the toughest trail sections. As with the CRF250R, HRC launch control, a Renthal Fatbar handlebar, and black rims are standard.   Color: Red Target Price: $8,299 Availability: September Info: https://powersports.honda.com/2019/crf250rx.aspx   CRF250R Newly introduced in 2018, the CRF250R has seen the GEICO Honda and TiLube Honda teams earn multiple wins in AMA Supercross and Arenacross competition, respectively, while also achieving success in amateur national races. For 2019, the model is revised with increased low-to-midrange engine performance for improved corner exiting. Inspired by the factory version, the Double Overhead Cam engine features updated cam profiles and intake- and exhaust-port profiles, a 50mm shorter right exhaust pipe, and a 2mm smaller throttle body. Riders can select from three engine modes for ideal performance depending on conditions, while HRC launch control has been adopted for improved race-start performance. A Renthal Fatbar handlebar sits in a four-position-adjustable top clamp, while the braking system has been updated with a lighter, CRF450R-inspired caliper with larger piston for optimum braking performance. Black rims are standard. Color: Red Target Price: $7,999 Availability: September Info: https://powersports.honda.com/2019/crf250r.aspx   CRF150R / CRF150RB Raced by Amsoil Honda hotshot Hunter Yoder on the amateur national circuit, Honda’s smallest motocross machine returns for 2019, featuring a Unicam four-stroke engine thatoffers a spread of ample, useable power and torque across the rev range. Suspension duties are handled by Showa, with a 37mm inverted fork and Pro-Link rear link system. In addition to the standard version, Honda offers the CRF150RB, which features larger wheels, a taller seat, a longer swingarm, and more rear-suspension travel. Color: Red Target Price o CRF150R: $5,099 o CRF150RB: $5,399 Availability: August Info: http://powersports.honda.com/2019/crf150r.aspx   ABOUT AMERICAN HONDA American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and Side-by-Sides in the U.S. American Honda’s Motorcycle Division conducts thesales, marketing and operational activities for these products through independent authorized Honda retail dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to powersports.honda.com.
Posted by Bryan Bosch on May 23, 2018

Husqvarna Motorcycles Unveil 2019 Enduro Line-Up
Featuring Key Upgrades Husqvarna 2019 Enduro Motorcycles Again Set The Benchmark for Quality, Technology & Performance   May 17, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Husqvarna Motorcycles are proud to lift the covers off their complete range of 2019 enduro models – a sophisticated line-up of premium machines that perfectly embody the brand’s pioneering spirit and feature the most advanced technology ever seen in the offroad motorcycles segment. Husqvarna Enduro TE 250i MY19 The whole range features state-of-the-art, powerful and light engines, together with the most advanced engine management systems. With innovative, recently introduced electronic fuel injection on the 2-stroke TE 250i and TE 300i models, all 4-stroke machines benefit from traction control with electric starters fitted as standard on all models apart the TX 125. Husqvarna Enduro TE 300i MY19 For model year 2019 Husqvarna Motorcycles introduce a list of carefully-considered updates across their enduro line-up. Combining top-level performance with unprecedented ease of use across all terrains, the 2019 enduro models are here to deliver a next-level enduro riding experience. KEY FEATURES ACROSS THE RANGE For model year 2019 Husqvarna unveil an exciting new generation of seven [eight with the TE 150 for the US market] new 2-stroke and 4-stroke enduro machines. Husqvarna Enduro TX 125 MY19 Remaining true to their commitment to never-ending development, for MY19 Husqvarna Motorcycles’ engineers introduce a new series of settings for both the WP Xplor 48 forks and the WP DCC shock. The latest suspension on all Husqvarna enduro models provides advanced damping characteristics with a stiffer setting for more bottoming resistance, to suit the needs of a wide range of offroad riders. Husqvarna Enduro FE 250 MY19 Updates for MY19 include the new Diaphragm Steel Clutch on the TX 125 and TE 150 and the new clutch cover with improved wear resistance on all models. Husqvarna Enduro FE 350 MY19 Retaining their dynamic, sharp and sleek looking bodywork, Husqvarna’s 2019 enduro models feature a futuristic design in their brand new graphics, which stylishly acknowledges the brand’s Swedish heritage. Coinciding with the unveiling of the enduro range, Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to introduce a new line-up of clothing and accessories. Husqvarna Enduro FE 450 MY19 Combining Swedish inspired design with premium quality, the 2019 clothing range offers casual and functional garments to meet the needs of all dedicated fans. Enriched for 2019, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ range of accessories contains premium parts designed to enhance and protect all enduro machines. Husqvarna Enduro FE 501 MY19 The new Husqvarna Motorcycles MY19 enduro range will be available in Europe from May 2018 onwards, at all authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers. For all details on pricing and availability, please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles subsidiary or importer. Media Partners, The full Media Kit is available for download here: http://bit.ly/HQV_ENDURO_MY19_MEDIA_INFORMATION   Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903. Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013. Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH
Posted by Bryan Bosch on May 17, 2018

Trade your way to a better bike!
Tired of your ride and want to try something new? Bike too big or too small and think you need a size adjustment? Here are a few pointers on how to trade what you have now for that perfect bike you’ve been dreaming of at little to no cost! If you are thinking of swapping dirt bikes there are a few strategies that you must be familiar with to be successful.   The first strategy and the hardest part of trading off road motorcycles is getting one in the first place if you do not already have one. Riders do like to swap bikes, however it is uncommon that they want to trade it for something other than another dirt bike. The only people who are usually looking to get out of the sport are those that either have been injured or those who have a new family and no longer have the time to ride. In either case both those types of people are usually looking to maximize their profits to help out with their respective causes. If you do not already have a bike I found that there are two main items people usually swap one for. The first are ATV’s. People who have dirt bikes tend to be hooked to off road riding, though some find dirt bikes too hard to too risky. These are the types of people that want to swap for an ATV. It’s been my experience that most people prefer 4X4 ATV’s instead of the race ATV. I find this I mostly due to again race ATVs being too fast and higher risk. Also some people prefer them because you can have a passenger and is cheaper to ride 2 up on an ATV then have 2 bikes. If you don’t have an ATV to trade the second most popular trade item sought are boats. The most popular boats accepted as trades seem to be bow riders. After contacting a few of these people, it seems that they no longer have the time for both their fishing and biking past times and they chose fishing as their primary activity. Lastly if you have neither an ATV nor boat to trade you can try household items such as riding lawn mowers, snow blowers, hunting equipment etc. I was able to secure a 1984 Honda CR 125 by trading some camping equipment I had just sitting in my basement. I did have to drive over 6 hours but seeing as how I was looking for trades for a few months at that point I jumped at the chance.   The second strategy of trading is if you have a two stroke then trade it for a four stroke or vice versa. We all know the two vs four stroke debate. Some people just prefer to ride the one style vs another. This is your opportunity to profit by finding someone who just rode their buddy’s horse from a different pasture and trading with them. Nobody likes to lose out in a deal but you can turn that feeling of joy they felt in riding the other style bike into value in your bike. What I mean is people will trade their newer bikes for ones a few years older simply because they feel that style is better for them. This may take some convincing by reminding them how great that snappy responsive two stroke is vs their heavy slow four stroke, or how much smoother and more neighbor friendly your four stroke is vs their two stroke. The main point here is find out why are coveting their neighbor’s goods and play on that. Most of the time people are willing to sacrifice to trade for your bike that’s a few model years older to get what they want. The third way to trade up bikes is to trade one in perfect running condition for one that is not. The purpose for this would be to trade from an older model of either stroke to a newer one. For this you will need some mechanical prowess and a few dollars depending on what needs to be done. I wouldn’t really recommend trading a fully functional bike for a nonfunctioning one unless the nonfunctioning one is significantly newer. One of the main points here is that the newer bike should have a greater value when running then your old bike plus the amount of money you’re going to sink into the new one to get it running. This is how I was able to get from my 1984 Honda CR125 to a 2005 Yamaha 250F. The owner could not start it and just wanted a bike that ran. As it turns out all the bike needed was a valve shim (At this point in my riding career I was just starting to work on bikes and made a fatal error in placing the new shim causing a catastrophic failure but none the less the bike was able to start and run. Had I done the work correctly I would have been well ahead but more on this in a later blog) Beware of people who claim it just needs a carb clean, as this is almost never the reason it’s not running. Be prepared to replace the whole valve train. Another way of trading and the fourth on this list is trading from a motocross style bike to a trail riding model or vice versa. Often times a racer will want to give up on the motocross scene and get into the relaxed world of trail riding. This may be your opportunity to trade your slightly older comfortable Cadillac cruising trail bike for their newer high revving beast. On the contrary others may opt to want to get into the fast paced world of mx racing and give up their newer modded trail riding pony for your motocross bike. I personally traded my 2005 Yamaha 250F for a 2004 Yamaha WR250F for the reasons stated above. The race bike was all I could trade for at the time, but it gave me leverage to get into the WR. A fellow in my town build a new mx track so I was able to capitalize on someone trading in their trail bike to get onto the track. Most people are wary to get a bike that has been raced, but if you’ve taken care of it, have a log of the work that’s been done and can show receipts of work you will have a much easier time. I tend to trust racers who know their bikes inside and out more than I do the backyard trail riders who have never checked their shims or cleaned their oil screen. There are however some racers who bag the crap out of their bikes then dump them, and trail riders who meticulously care for their princesses so you have to ask the questions. What have you done, when and how many hours.     Lastly the fifth method of trading is for power. There are plenty of people out there who bite off more than they can chew and are looking to trade their 450 four stroke or 250 two stroke for the next smaller size down. This also works in reverse for people who have outgrown their bikes and are looking to trade up. Many times they are willing to sacrifice a couple of model years to achieve this, or go from a more expensive brand to a less expensive brand to get what they want.   Some other points when it comes to trading are to be patient. Frequent all of the different online used sites. Some people include a willingness to trade in their ad, others don’t, I would ask everyone who has an online ad regardless on if they say they will trade or not as often times they have just never thought of it. Never trust anyone at their word on what the bike needs to be repaired unless it’s backed up by a repair shops written opinion. Be willing to travel and check your neighboring town’s ads as well. Its rare, but you may also benefit by trading your bike for something not necessarily what you wanted, but something that is more trade-able or more desirable then what you have as a mid-step to trade for what you want. Do you have a good trade story? Share it in the comments below!
Posted by Husquire on May 09, 2018

Corner Line Selection with Garrahan Off-Road Training
In this training video I cover cornering line selection on the motocross track and the advantages & disadvantages of each.  As always, if you have any questions, hit me up in the comments section below. I look forward to hearing from you. Brian Garrahan Garrahan Off-Road Training
Posted by Garrahan Off-Road Training on May 08, 2018

Rhino USA Shackle Hitch Receiver
I hate empty receiver hitches, but I also hate having my shin or knee taken out by a hitch.  So a while back I bought a shackle hitch for my lifted and locked Jeep Cherokee from Harbor Freight.  Wimpiest little thing I ever saw, it was almost embarrassing to have it mounted on my Jeep.  Then, enter Rhino USA as a TT sponsor.  I always at least check out the products from new sponsors here, so I went to their website to see what they had to offer.  Their shackle hitch immediately caught my eye, it was massive.  16 ton capacity!  I could pull a house with that thing if my Cherokee were capable of doing so.  Ordered one up and when I got it I was even more impressed seeing it in person.  Very nice black finish, the hitch itself looks to be bombproof, and the shackle is the heaviest duty one I have seen short of the stuff they use in the oil field.  My receiver is not empty, and I'm not embarrassed either.
Posted by Bryan Bosch on Jan 15, 2018

Dirt Bikes

Any plated dual sport guys in Riverside Ca. area who want to ride from home?
Looking for guys in Riverside Orange Crest area who are tired of riding alone and looking for someone to ride with? Don't want to load the bikes just hit local areas from home. Let me know of your interested.
Lightweight dirt bike for adult woman
Hello everybody, I am new to this forum. I found it looking for infos on adults riding teenager dirt bikes. I am a woman aged 40, 5 7 height and 143 lbs. I bought a Honda CRE 230 HM Easy Enduro 5 years ago to ride in the city and in the woods, but I do not need a street legal enduro any more and this bike tunred out too heavy and bulky for me to ride on narrow trails in the woods. If I choose the wrong trail I can't turn the bike around, if I drop the bike on a trail it is a huge effort for me to lift it up. We also have a KTM 125 with my husband and ride from time to time MX, but this one is even more uncomfortable. I can hardly sit on it, let alone kick it. It is tall, big, still too heavy and being a beginner rider who is visiting the MX track just a few times per year the 2 stoke engine is an additional challenge. So I would really love a bike I can ride both on the MX track and on trails (I am a cozy Sunday rider that rides for fun and not interested in competition) that is lightweight (max 200 pounds gas included), small, easy to handle, that my feet touch the ground on and ideally 4 stroke. The only bike I find like this is the Honda CRF 150 R expert and yet it is built for shorter people than me.  It feels like dirt bike manufacturers build bikes for kids, teenagers and men. As an adult woman I feel they are mocking me when the first option they offer after the youngsters category is a bike with 37.8 inch seat height (e.g. KTM 125). I need a freaking chair to get on it (forget about kicking it). Do any adults here in this forum with my height and weight ride the Honda CRF 150 R for the purposes I mentioned, have you modified it to fit you (what did you do) and what is your experience with it? How about 85cc 2 stroke bikes? Any adults here riding one? Any other alternatives - ideas? Thank you so much in advance for your help!
Dirt Bike Mag picks the 500 over the 501
June Dirtbike Magazine. In the conclusion, they perffered the Beta 500 RS over the Husqvarna FE501.                                  PERIOD

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What causes a EFI vehicle to hesitate/run ruff
I have a 97 chevy lumina that has a bad hesitation off idle and at about 60 mph. I had another lumina before this one that did the same Shit. It got worse now that it's warm out. It was also die when ideling sometime, but only on certain days. Could it just need a tune up? Its only got 145000 on it. If it's anything serious I'll just drive it in the salvage yard.
Hitch mounted carrier - weight limits
Have a good lead on a local hitch mounted rack for my Rally. Rack is rated for 400lbs   Rally is 340-350lbs   How comfortable would you guys being that close to the rated limit? Never used a rack like this before and have no idea if the ratings are optimistic or legit.
Securing a bike in a truck bed
Going into a nearby city to work for 2 months. I’ll be staying in a hotel during the week and want to bring my bike to ride.  Looking for ideas on how I can safely lock my bike up in the bed of my truck. It’s in a shithole city, lots of tweakers and other things 

ATV/UTV

05 YFZ450 Charging issues
*NOTICE* Long story, sorry in advance. I have an 05 yfz450se. I wheelied over and broke my grab bar. Didn't have anywhere to mount my brake light so i just unplugged it and rode on. 10 minutes later i heard a pop and lost all power. Battery was very hot and swelling. So i bought a new battery (amazon special) to troubleshoot, it arrived charged and in good condition. Hooked it up put DMM on battery, fired right up. I noticed that it was charging but slowly climbing at a constant rate, so i shut it off around 14.5v Let it sit and tried again, again it done same thing. So i bought a Ricks electric motorsports updated stator/rec combo and installed properly. Put battery in, started and it read about 12.8v at idle, blipped the throttle couple times and it jumped up to 13.4 and went back to 12.8 at idle. Figured everything was ok. so I pit seat back on and putted down the lot for about 45 seconds and lost all power. Hooked DMM up to battery installed in quad and it read 0.0v, unhooked it and it read 1.9v so i hooked it up again and read .09v. Took it home, next day I brought battery inside and it read 5v. Hooked 2 chargers up to it and neither would charge. Funny thing though is when the battery isn't hooked up to anything it reads 5v, but soon as i hook a charged up to it or put it in the quad it reads .09v.    Pretty sure battery is junk but am wondering if the charging system fried it. I emailed rick's and got specs for troubleshooting but they just gave me numbers. Not which wires to test for what numbers.... any help would be appreciated.   Thanks in advance, Mike
06 YFZ weird pilot issue. HELP!
I have an 06 YFZ450 that I put a DASA on and was working on dialing the pilot in today. I started with a 48 and 2 turns out on the A/F as a base recommendation and a freshly cleaned carb. I took the slide out to keep away from carb cleaner. Here's what gets weird to me, I putted around the neighborhood to get it warmed up then started slowly turning the A/F screw in to find where it started stumbling, it did not change even when seated so I started going richer and it finally started stumbling at about 4 turns out so I went to a 50 and 2 turns out. Now I have a hanging idle. I'm confused since I went richer, HELP! Thank you
Suzuki LT-Z400 Quadsport No Start
Hi guys I have an 06 Z400 all stick except yoshimura Exhaust. It ran great ride just about every other weekend and during the winter I let it sit for about 4 months without starting. When I tried starting it all it does is crank. Took the carb off and cleaned it but it still won’t start. I was able to roll it off and it had 100% power while rolling but if I stopped or engaged the clutch it would die. I was think of just buying a new carb( Incase I messed mine up ) but I don’t want to just throw parts at it. Any help would be appreciated!

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Amazon ad?
About twice a day when visiting TT, I get a pop up for Amazon. When I click close, it takes me to an Amazon page, and I can’t back out of it. I have to close my browser and go back to TT. Problem on my end? Your ads? Not sure. Screen shots attached. Not using TT mobile app. i8 phone. I’ve never been to amazon.com on this phone. Thanks
Thumper talk app searching
Could someone help me with how to search and get accurate results in the app. It seems like when I type something in it just pulls up some random results...
Riding Gear
Am I just not seeing forums for riding gear? Just might be useful if they do not exist. Jackets Helmets Boots Armor Gloves

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