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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Renthal WorksFit : Handlebar Comparison Tool

Renthal is pleased to announce the launch of their WorksFit™ handlebar comparison tool on their website, developed to help users establish the best bar in the Renthal range for their needs. Using easy to understand overlaid images, WorksFit™ identifies the subtle differences in the handlebars in a visual format to help users make an informed decision on the correct handlebar for their personal requirements. “We’ve long felt that we needed…

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The Rescue Mission, Saving a 2000 KX250 Part III

Part I Part II In part II of the KX250 rebuild, we mentioned these builds have a tendency to snowball into much more than simply getting an engine to run. When a motor looks and runs amazing, wheels and tires look amazing, the plastic should look amazing right? And when you get new plastic you need to add graphics and a new handle bar, and you might as well add…

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Steahly Off Road Flywheel Weight Review

Inertia (i-nûr sh ) n. A law of physics states that “an object at rest tends to remain at rest, and an object in motion tends to remain in motion.” Scientists call these tendencies inertia. Inertia is a way of measuring how hard it is to change the momentum of an object, whether that’s getting it to speed up or getting it to slow down. That depends on how much…

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New Product Review – Xtream Clean

Some new products arrived at the EDM offices today and somehow found their way to my desk. Since I am maniacal about keeping my bikes clean, it made perfect sense that I would wind up with it, this product is right up my alley. Xtream Clean MX/ ATV Wash and XTC Mud Guard (spelled without the E) is a biodegradable, non-caustic spray designed to cut through tough stains and spots,…

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AiM MyChron Light TG MX Lap Timer Review

One of the ways we judge the performance of the products we evaluate is by looking at lap times. Nothing else provides such a clear and simple answer to the question “will this product make me go faster?” It either does or it does not, plain and simple. While not all products can be subjected to this kind of by the numbers testing, most can. The trouble with this is,…

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Throwback Thursday – BMW 650 XChallenge Review

First thing, take a look at the design of the XChallenge. We’d like to put this bike on display as an art piece rather than go out and get it dirty. But that isn’t why we’re here is it? We would not be doing our job if we did that. Kudos to BMW for bringing such a beautifully crafted motorcycle to

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