First Impression: Rekluse EXP 3.0
Sep14

First Impression: Rekluse EXP 3.0

The WR426F project bike is now fitted with a Rekluse EXP 3.0 automatic clutch. The full Rekluse Core kit is not available for that bike but the, lesser expensive, EXP 3.0 is. At less than half the price of the full kit, it appears to be a good deal. Installation was about as simple as a regular clutch job and adjustment was too tough either. However, our install required more adjustment than the directions implied. The directions say...

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Review: Tusk Adjustable Lift Stand
Sep02

Review: Tusk Adjustable Lift Stand

Wanting a new stand for the garage Tusk Adjustable Lift Stand. As expected, when ordering online, some assembly was required. For the most part it wasn’t that big of deal. The instructions are pretty simple. The only difficult part was step one. The Teflon washers are paper thin and getting them in place was pretty rough. There where a couple rough parts on the parts themselves that compounded the issue. As you can see, it is a...

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First Thoughts: WR426 Suspension Upgrades
Aug01

First Thoughts: WR426 Suspension Upgrades

I picked up the WR426 from Santa Cruz Suspension this last Wednesday and was able to take it our for a ride Thursday morning. Not related to the suspension at all, I’m still struggling with the carb issues. The bike will only start when it’s cold. The choke and the Hot Start must be pulled out, and then the Hot Start has to quickly be pushed in, or it will die. No amount of warmup will allow it to idle with the choke off....

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RAM Mounts vs. Arkon (Part 1)
Jul15

RAM Mounts vs. Arkon (Part 1)

I’ve been playing a lot with action cameras, mostly GoPro, lately. Specifically, I’ve been looking for cool ways to mount them on my dirt bike to get cool angles. I’ve been using mounts from RAM Mounts for year for my various GPS devices so it made sense to buy an adapter for my GoPro (seen on the left, in the below photo). Meanwhile I also had access to a JVC GC-XA1. It mounts using a standard tripod mount so I want...

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Tire Inflator Shootout
Feb12

Tire Inflator Shootout

If you’ve ridden much in the desert at all, chances are you’ve been confronted with a flat tire. For us, a tire inflator is something we wouldn’t consider hitting the trail without. If you’re like we were, you probably have never given much thought as to what kind of inflator to get. Yes, some are nicer than others, but who cares? Well, it does make a difference. It makes a big difference. We’ve...

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