Hide the time.
HIDE AND SEEK
Are there any issues with putting
an hour meter in the airbox so that if
it falls off you will not lose it?
The MXA wrecking crew runs hour
meters on every test bike, but we
hide them in a myriad of places—
sometimes under the gas tank, sometimes in the airbox and sometimes
behind a frame tube. We don’t need
to see the run-time every minute of
the day—looking at them when we
change the air filter is sufficient.
THE PUSH/PULL CONUNDRUM
I am going to install a Hinson
FSC kit on my 2011 Honda CRF450.
Hinson says that a good clutch cable
is also a factor in a good clutch.
What would you recommend?
We run Motion Pro Slidelight
cables on our race bikes. For more
info go to www.motionpro.com.
WE PROUDLY SALUTE YOU
I recently retired from 22 years of
military service, and reading “Jody’s
Box” has made me want to reenter
the sport. Tell Jody thanks for
keeping me in the game. Without
his stories, the desire to race again
would have faded.
Chief Petty Officer Kevin Pullin
Jody says that he’d be proud to
line up next to any man who served
his country for 22 years.
HAVE YOU SIGNED THE
Have you seen the petition that
is going to be sent to the AMA?
It says, “We, the undersigned,
call on the American Motorcyclist
BACKWARDS OR FORWARDS?
I know this is going to sound
stupid, but I took the rear axle out
of my brand-new KTM 150SX rear
wheel to change the gearing, and I
can’t remember which side the axle
nut goes on. Help?
It doesn’t actually matter, but for
practical reasons, it is best to have
the axle nut on the right side of the
bike. Why? (1) Since 99. 99 percent
of riders approach and dismount
from their bikes on the left side,
having the axle nut on the opposite
side means that the triangle stand
that comes with your bike can be
installed into the hollow left side of
the axle with less drama. ( 2) The
chain exerts more tension on the left
side of the axle than on the right, so
drawing the rear axle tight from the
opposite side pulls the axle tighter
on the left than on the side you are
Association to allow 100cc to 150cc
two-strokes in the 250 class, and to
allow 151cc to 300cc two-strokes
in the 450 class in Professional
Motocross and Supercross racing.”
Did the MXA wrecking crew sign it?
No, we did not sign it because it
doesn’t go far enough. A 150cc two-stroke will have no better chance
against a 250cc four-stroke than a
125 two-stroke. We want displacement equality—250cc two-strokes
against 250cc four-strokes, and 450cc
or under two-strokes against 450 four-strokes. The current displacement
advantage for four-strokes was implemented because the powers that be
thought that a four-stroke could never
run with a two-stroke unless it was
twice as large. The handicap was too
great and needs to be rescinded.