model is only
available in the
although, E-Z Up
offers sizes as
large as 10x20
feet in other models. The Endeavor
weighs 64 pounds,
but thanks to its all-aluminum frame, it is lighter than
most steel awnings by several pounds. E-Z Up offers eight
standard colors (punch, limeade, black, royal blue, grey,
orange, splash and white), plus 17 premium colors. E-Z
Up’s art department can print logos and custom designs
on any color canopy.
VERDICT: The E-Z Up Endeavor model is the beefed-up, rugged, he-man version of the instant-shade business—
bigger, stronger and better.
DIGITS: $799.00 (10x10 feet), $110.00 (10-foot sidewall)—(800) 457-4233 or www.ezup.com.
USED IT, ABUSED IT, MISUSED IT & LOVED IT
STEAHLY YAMAHA YZ450F
Every test rider praised the benefits of the heavier
9-ounce flywheel. Our YZ450F pulled more smoothly and
gained traction in places where it previously spun. The
power was more manageable and usable. It torqued up
the low end and carried power further on the top end. Not
only does it help the power delivery, it calms the YZ450F
chassis by keeping the power hooked up.
VERDICT: Steahly will install its flywheel weight on
your rotor for a small upcharge. We would pay the extra
money to have Steahly do the work.
DIGITS: $139.95 (flywheel weight kit), $19.95 (YZ450F
flywheel puller)— www.steahlyoffroad.com or (800) 800-
JGRMX ADJUSTABLE YZ-F/RM-Z
The JGRMX YZ250/450F adjustable shock linkage sys-
tem not only lowers the rear of 2010–2017 YZ450Fs and
2013–2017 YZ250Fs, but also the RM-Z250 and RM-Z450.
As with all links, it stiffens the initial part of the shock’s
stroke while lowering the seat height. What makes the
JGRMX shock linkage unique is that it allows the rear of
the YZ450F to be lowered 8mm, 14mm, 19mm or 23mm.
VERDICT: Most MXA test riders ran the link at 2mm
longer. By lowering the rear, we lessened the stinkbug
stance. As the bike gets lower, it corners better.
DIGITS: $279.99— www.jgrmxstore.com
or (704) 875-0573.
How much? About double
the force energy.
VERDICT: It looks like
you are wearing the minimalist A1 roost guard,
but you have double the
coverage and impact protection.
DIGITS: $229.95 (A10
chest protector), $179.95
(A4 roost guard), $119.95
(A1 roost guard)—
(800) 409-0903. ❏