Riding the Baja 1000 by Brian Cornelius

What’s it like to ride the Baja 1000 you ask? The race started and I got the bike from Tim at mile 120. He had done his job and the Honda was in one piece. My goal was to ride a good, comfortable, but fast pace, get the bike to Brent at mile 220 and most importantly do it without crashing. I did just that, my section was mostly desert…

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Kidney Belts, Should You Be Wearing One?

Since injuries are something we all want to avoid, most of us are willing to use a helmet, boots, chest protector and some sort of knee guard or brace. Many of you are wearing the Leatt neck brace. But, what about those things which are not so obvious, things we can’t see to know they need protection? We are talking about your kidneys, and just because they are out of…

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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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KX 125 Re-Build – The Ugly Duckling

  In our August / September issue of Eastern Dirt Magazine we showed you how anyone can get into Off-Road with a relatively small investment. For the small sum of $1500.00 we bought a bike and gear. From AXO we bought a helmet, boots, gloves, jersey, and pants. We also purchased a ramp, gas can, tie-downs and an owner’s manual on what seems an impossibly small budget in today’s motorcycle…

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Track Day Riding – Is It For You? Part Three in a Four Part Series

Part III After several weeks of endlessly scouring Craigslist a promising bike finally appeared, it was a 1994 Yamaha YZF750R and it was rough. It hadn’t been properly washed in years and wore a thick layer of grime on everything to prove it, the battered plastic was held together with zip ties and hanging off in places. The tank had a large dent in it and to make matters worse,…

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Track Day Riding – Is It For You? Part Two in a Four Part Series

Part II So the decision has been made. I am now going to buy a bike, get a set of leathers, road race boots, a fresh full face helmet and take myself to a track day at the nearest road course, Carolina Motorsports Park here we come! At EDM we have a weakness for buying rough bikes and restoring them to their former glory, or making them into purpose built…

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Track Day Riding – Is It For You? Part One in a Four Part Series

In the 80’s I was a teenager listening to new wave music and surfing twice a day. When I wasn’t in the water one of things I liked to do was watch Grand Prix motorcycle racing on TV. America dominated GP racing in those days with guys like Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson, Kevin Schwantz, and Freddie Spencer. As they went from circuit to circuit to the most amazing road courses…

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