Mental Peace Through Motorcycles

I am so fricken mad right now! I feel like I could rip someones head off. All I can say is thank God for motorcycles! I wonder if anger and frustration are what led the pioneers of motorcycling to seek out the solace of their workshops, to be able to disappear into the black and white world of the mechanical object, or the minutia of motor work, to drift off into the buoyant sea of no complaining and no expectations.

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So Much to be Thankful For

With so much craziness going on in our world today and so many voices and hands out asking for more, saying “where is mine?” I thought I would take a moment to reflect on the things I am thankful for. I’m hopeful I will encourage you to do the same as we can all benefit from an attitude of gratitude. As Editor in Chief at EDM much dirt and asphalt…

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Sharing the Passion

October 2016 nudged the calendar to the 70th birthday for my father in law. As a gift to her dad my wife asked people he has known throughout his lifetime to write a letter to him, most of the responses tell him how he has impacted their lives. Her goal was to get 70, she received 73 or 74. You go girl! The idea was to compile a unique, hand…

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New EDM Project Bike – KAWASAKI KDX200

We have a new project bike, it’s a 1992 KDX200, and thought it might be fun to have our readers suggest improvements we could make. We will go through it from top to bottom. Let us know your ideas in the comments below. We appreciate your input!

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How to Wash Your Motocross Motorcycle

If done properly, it takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Cleaning the bike – plastic, engine, wheels, linkage, fork
Cleaning the air filter – remove and clean filter and clean air box
Cleaning the drive train – chain and sprockets
Lubricating – drive train, cables, air filter
Finish plastic and apply protector

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Speed is My Need – Movie Review

Going fast is a relative thing. We all have a threshold, a comfort zone where we are willing to spend a great deal of time without so much as batting an eye. We make mistakes here and there but they are usually minor. But the moment we push past that point all bets are off. And mistakes happen. Speed is My Need is a documentary that takes a deeper look…

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Why I Ride

Some time ago we reviewed a movie by Transworld Motocross called Why. The movie asks the question of several top level riders from many different disciplines in the moto world. Why do you ride? It’s a great movie with some excellent riding footage and interesting answers to the question. I’ve watched it several times and, as one might imagine,  it’s got me thinking about why I ride. As I sit…

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The Modern off-Road Tire Explained

Tires… …You gottta have them Buying new tires for your bike used to be easy. Once upon a time you looked at the wasted, chunked, bald “knobby” on your rim, wrote down the numbers on the sidewall and went to the parts counter at your local dealer for the same one that came with the bike when you bought it. You can still buy tires this way but you will…

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