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Turn that Stock Pit Bike into a Modded out Pit Bike with the help of Sano Racing. Whatever it is you need to do to your pitbike Sano has the pit bike performance and cosmetic parts you crave, check us out. Swing Arms, Suspension, Tall Bar Kits, Graphics, Foot Pegs, Exhaust and everything in between for your klx 110, drz 110, ttr, xr and then some!
MB1 was established in 2004 by Former Factory Team Honda Showa Suspension Expert Mike Battista to provide quality suspension service and components to the motorcycle industry.
Suspension is the key to every riders sucess and that is why we are here to help. Having worked in the suspension industry since 1994, Mike started working for various companies and riders then continuing to American Showa R&D and assigned to the Factory Honda motocross team in 1997. Since then Mike has worked with riders such as: Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham, Mike LaRocco, Ryan Hughes, Nathan Ramsey, Ezra Lusk, Ernesto Fonseca, Steve Lamson, Jeremy McGrath,Nick Wey,Paul Carpenter,Jeff Gibson,Jason Thomas,Ryan Clark, Stefan Everts, Frederic Bolley, Mickael Pichon, Sebastian Tortelli and many others.
Mike has also achieved (4) AMA Supercross and Motocross National Championships with Ricky Carmichael in 2002 and 2003, including a undefeated 24-0 winning streak with RC, a member of the Motocross Des-Nations team and many supercross and motocross AMA victories and podiums with Team Honda since 1997!
There is a difference between MB1 and other suspension companies. Our In-Depth knowledge of testing, production test projects, performance parts and works kits are unmatched in the Industry. We stock everything from performance parts, wear parts, springs to high performance low friction coatings.
Our location in Corona,Ca puts us in the middle of the motocross Industry and some of the best testing tracks around. We have committed to a large number of events for AMA pro racing Supercross, Motocross, and some of the Large Amateur events. This dedication and commitment to these events makes our company the best at what it does. Whether it be technical advice or a revalve question on setup, that is our dedication to you!
MB1 Suspension is not your typical Large employee staff to get the job done correctly. This is what MB1 calls a assembly line process that we do not believe in. You get hands on Valving work done from MB1 and his experience with suspension components. Each revalve is suited to each customer and to the applications need and request.
With this type of dedicated work, you dont get some average guy valving your forks and shocks going off what they learned in their suspension experience.. Most of the times with these big companies, they are kids out in the field trying to come up with valve settings that dont work in the real world... MB1 Has more Professional 250cc 2 stroke & 450cc 4 Stroke AMA SX and MX Championships than any other suspension company in the Industry! We know how to Win Championships!
We also have A 35ft suspension support truck that goes to all the SX and MX races, local races, and Local MX tracks for suspension support for each customer. Please check our website for testing days and call to make a scheduled appointment today..
Hi Quality OEM Parts are used only in your suspension including Oem Fluids.. Safety of the machine is also increased for riders safety for proper parts and tools for dissembly and reassembly.MB1...The Very Best!
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The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing aboard the best bikes each factory offers, on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. Motocross racing is survival of the fittest as well as the fastest every weekend; it’s where legends like Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, James Stewart, and Ryan Villopoto were built.
The newest member of the Alli family of action sports, Motocross is the original extreme action sport, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship is the pinnacle of pure motocross. The 12-rounds series, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, begins in California on Memorial Day weekend in May and ends in Pennsylvania on Labor Day weekend in September. It includes stops at the premier motocross racing facilities in America, with events in Colorado, Texas, Massachusetts, Washington, New York, Maryland and Michigan. The pro riders meet up on Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc bikes, and one for 450cc machines. Also, eight of the rounds feature the rapidly-growing Pro Women’s Motocross Championship, and the final round features Pro ATV Motocross.
Each track presents its own unique blend of jumps, hills, corners and whoops, but all the races run under the same format: two thirty-minute-plus-two lap motos (races) per class, with the scores from each race combined to determine the overall winner. The competition also tests fitness, as motocross at this speed is arguably the most physically demanding sport in the world.
The AMA Pro Motocross Championship began in 1972. Back then, American riders were still learning the ropes from their European counterparts who invented the sport. They learned soon, though, and ultra-competitive riders like Bob Hannah, Marty Smith, Jimmy Weinert, Tony DiStefano, and Kent Howerton pushed the sport to new heights.
By the early-1980s, American stars were leading the way, as the likes of Rick Johnson, Broc Glover, Mark Barnett, Jeff Ward, Johnny O’Mara, and David Bailey met to battle at every round, surpassing the European masters in speed and technique.
Those men paved the way for modern legends like Jeff Stanton and Damon Bradshaw, Jeremy McGrath and Jeff Emig, and of course Ricky Carmichael, who became known as “the GOAT,” which stands for “Greatest Of All-Time,” after his amazing run at the top landed him ten consecutive AMA Pro Motocross Championships.
Motocross fans are a unique breed of action sport consumer – edgy, energetic, enthusiastic, and athletic. Motocross is a lifestyle sport, and for 12 weekends each summer, the best athletes on the planet do battle on the toughest tracks in the land. The real winners are the thousands of fans who get a spot at the fence and cheer for their heroes through every second of the action. 2011 will mark the historic 40th season of American Motocross.
With 142 World and 111 USA titles Renthal is the leading handlebar and chainwheel (sprocket) manufacturer. The reason is simple. We design, develop and manufacture our products in house in our UK facilities. It is this ability to use the world’s best race teams and riders to constantly develop and improve our products that gives us the winning edge over our competitors.
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Buchanan, Michigan’s RedBud is the centerpiece of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Located just above the Michigan-Indiana state line, RedBud is among the most highly regarded motocross tracks in the world, and July Fourth weekend there is one of the region’s biggest events in general. Located in the beautiful rolling hills of southwestern Michigan – a state with an affinity for off-road recreational vehicle use – RedBud has bragging rights to claim the largest attendance of any U.S. motocross race, year after year. With just the right soil mix, plenty of room for passing, and the biggest jump on the circuit - the infamous LaRocco’s Leap, named after local legend Mike LaRocco - RedBud is the top motocross destination in a region that loves its motorsports. And the loyal Michigan fans’ chants of “Red Buuuuud!!!” are well-known throughout the motocross world.
One winter nearly forty years ago, Valparaiso, Indiana’s Gene Ritchie took a trip to Buchanan for a snowmobile race. He rode around the property, imagining that a great motocross track could be carved into the hills and fields. When that property came up for sale in 1972, Ritchie pursued his dream of creating a national-caliber motocross track. He and his wife, Nancy, found some willing partners and purchased the property. The Ritchies, the Pattersons, and the Millers built their dream track and began holding races in 1973.
RedBud held its first AMA Motocross National in 1974, and it was won by another local motocross star, Hadley, Michigan’s Mike Hartwig. The facility also hosted Trans-AMA races each fall, often featuring battles between the world’s best rider at the time, Roger DeCoster, and America’s best, Bob “Hurricane” Hannah.
Within a few years, the original partners moved on and the Ritchie family relocated to Michigan to become full-time motocross promoters. Gene opened a bike shop, Red Bud Cycle, selling Bultacos and Maicos near the track entrance. The shop mechanic, a local teenage MX racer, became the centerpiece of the Friday night MX intermission shows; that teen was the late “Wheelie King”, Doug Domokos, who went on to set world records and wow fans around the globe with his wheelie shows and spectacular stunts.
Other stars emerged from the RedBud amateur races, too, most notably the Bomber, Mark Barnett from nearby Bridgeview, Illinois, Michigan’s five-time Women’s National Champ Lisa (Akin) Wagner (now on staff at RedBud!), six-time AMA MX and SX Champ Jeff Stanton and of course, “the Rock”, Mike LaRocco.
Also, since 2005, RedBud has played host to the second round of the Monster Energy Triple Crown of Motocross, a series-within-the-series where a rider can earn a $50,000 bonus if he sweeps all three rounds. Over the years, only Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart have managed to pull it off. For 2009, the Monster Energy Triple Crown of Motocross returns again to RedBud (as well as High Point and Budds Creek) and will be shown live on NBC.
RedBud is also one of four rounds on the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships schedule which will host the FMF Two-Stroke Invitational, which will bring back the sights and sounds (and pre-mix smell) of two-stroke motocross bikes. Check it all out on July Fourth weekend, 2009, at RedBud!
Feature Venue Events
• Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship
• Loretta Lynn's AMA Amateur National Regional and Qualifiers
• ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Pro Motocross Championship
• Great Lakes Motocross Amateur Series events
• The Annual Grass Track Fall Classic
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The United States enters a new era in many aspects, especially the way companies look at the economy as it relates to their industry and individuals like yourself when considering how to spend your hard earned money. Factory Connection has been preparing for 2010 and beyond for over 20 years since its inception in 1988. Our Mission: to provide quality workmanship and the best suspension performance, products and customer/technical support resulting in The Best Suspension. PERIOD.
Factory Connection realizes there are many choices when choosing a suspension company. You should consider a number of variables when choosing the correct company for your suspension needs. This is why we focus on several key initiatives that will result in 1 common goal for you and us...The Best Suspension. PERIOD.
Experience/Testing – Factory Connection is a team of over 30 employees with over 150 years of suspension industry experience. Each individual’s creativity, knowledge and ideas are utilized to create the best working personalized suspension settings for each customer. The primary difference with Factory Connection suspension is… we look at the entire system design of the Forks, Shock and chassis in order to enhance qualities and eliminate original weaknesses.
Every setting is created off of countless hours of testing that encompasses input and effort from at least 5 of our technical team leaders. Most companies have 1, maybe 2 technicians creating settings. Factory Connection has 5 professionals with local, national, Canadian and world championships to their credit. The result is a suspension component that has been modified to provide you with the most consistent, controlled, predictable and confidence inspiring performance available in the marketplace.
Innovation/Re-design – The Research and Development department continued to pursue not only new and innovative ideas, but also to re-design and improve the performance products we offer. Factory Connection Fork and Shock springs continue to lead the industry in quality, consistency, fitment and performance.
Our R&D engineer and manufacturing managers have developed two new series of springs (ALS series Shock spring for 09 CRF450R & 09 KXF450, LLS series Fork springs for 09 CRF450) and re-designed virtually every model spring we make. Some of our Shock springs are now up to 13% lighter (290 grams) and we have durability tested up to 500,000 cycles when the OEM standard is 200,000 cycles.
Our Fork springs are designed specifically for your fork type and do NOT require any spacers like many of our competitor’s springs. Factory Connection designs our springs to meet high standards and they must pass 2 Quality Assurance inspections before we approve any production run.
Another excellent example is the KTM/WP Reservoir Bladder kit. We innovated this product in 2000. In 2003 we changed the original 52mm model and designed it to work on the 2003 KTM’s. For 2009 we have re-designed to offer more volume which provides smoother action, cooler shock temperatures and less shock fade.
Customer Service – Our customers past, present and future are our #1 priority. Factory Connection’s mission is not only to meet, but to exceed your expectations. As each of us reflect back on the previous years, we are amazed at how many of our customers have also become our friends. The Factory Connection team culture is to treat you not just as a customer, but more importantly as an off-road motorcycling friend.
Turn Around Time – The majority of the year our suspension service turn around time is 1-2 business days. We enjoy riding and racing as much as you do. This is the reason we employ the most experienced technicians and customer service professionals in the industry. For those critical situations we offer expedited service. Call us to schedule guaranteed same day suspension service at no extra charge.
Thank you for considering and choosing us as your suspension company.
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FMF Racing was started in 1973 by Owner and Founder Don Emler in a garage in Hawthorne, CA. Flash forward almost 40 years later where Uncle donnie is still as HANDS ON as ever building the latest in performance in our State Of The Art Factory
The first motocross magazine of its kind (published since June 1973), Motocross Action is the leader in bike and product tests, as well as technical stories.
Motocross Action is a monthly publication focused on providing motocross-specific information, including bike and product tests, race coverage, technical features, personality stories and events that are both current and nostalgic.
KTM, founded in 1953, is the second largest European motorcycle manufacturer specializing in “Ready to Race” on and off road motorcycles and ATVs.
Proven successes in worldwide competition are embodied into the design and function of each KTM race machine. KTM has built a reputation for high-quality premium race ready machines suitable for street and off road race competition and recreation. With more than 160 World Championships and counting, the technology, design and performance of KTM continues to race past the competition time and again.
MSR was founded in 1971 by motorcycle racing legend Malcolm Smith. What started off as a small accessory business importing throttle and brake cables is now an industry leading motorcycle apparel and hard parts manufacturer. MSR offers a complete line of riding gear, covering the motocross and off-road rider from head to toe with innovative designs and second to none performance. MSRHP is constantly progressing its line of revolutionary hard parts that make your bike perform better, last longer and look more stylish.
MSR utilizes exceptional distribution through Tucker Rocky and a continued focus on producing quality products to satisfy its thousands of loyal dealers and customers. From a first time rider to supercross star Kevin Windham, MSR is committed to providing you a superior product.
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Welcome to TCX Boots USA. Please take a look around and view some of our photos and info on riders and fans. Our goal is to have regular updates on our riders and fans from all over the globe.
Product Development is our mission - at the very heart of everything we do. It is aimed at providing motorcyclists with total satisfaction by offering first of all the maximum level of safety in every riding environment.
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Castle Sales is the Designer, Manufacturer and distrbutor of Castle X Racewear, Castle Streetwear, Castle Streetbags and Castle Eyewear. We are also a distributor of HJC snowmobile and motorcycle helmets.
FUEL TV is the only television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports and the stories that surround them. If you love to ride...you HAVE to get FUEL TV
This is Life Thru Our Lens....the collective experience of sport, art, music, design, lifestyle and fashion. Uniquely OURS but at the same time there's something for everyone.
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We’ve made suspension for 35 years, so we know how to design and manufacture the best suspension you can buy. We started out as an engineering company and things haven’t changed. We focus on making high performance products without compromise. This philosophy doesn’t always go over well with the bean counters, but our owner is an engineer — and the boss is always right!
We design suspension solutions for the sports of ATV, Mountain Biking, Motocross, Off-road and Snowmobile. We know that passion is what drives you out on the trails and tracks of this world. It is this passion that pushes us to make unequalled suspension.
At FOX Racing Shox, we race what we sell, and we race what we manufacture on our production line. We take product off the assembly line and send it to our world class sponsored athletes, confident that it will perform flawlessly. We know there is no harsher test of a product’s worthiness than to mount it onto a professional athlete’s race machine, so we utilize the world’s best testers — our sponsored athletes — as an integral part of our product development process.
We are a racing based, product driven company and we don’t limit our winning, performance driven attitude to just the race course. It happens everyday at FOX. And really, that’s the reason the products come out the way that they do. Our founder, Bob Fox, said, “It’s a competitive world out there — it’s a Darwinian world. Our goal is to make the best product a customer can buy. That’s where we started; that’s where we are today. We are not going to sit back and say we’re done. We’re never done.”
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A checkered flag. A scenic panorama unfolding around the bend. A trophy catch. A pulse-quickening stretch of road or trail. Heads turning as you pass by. Even coming home at the end of a hard day's work.
Whatever your pursuit, Yamaha is there, too, pursuing our goals. We want to satisfy our customers and exceed their expectations with products and services of superior quality, unmatched performance, and extraordinary value.
With an ever-expanding line that includes motorcycles, outboard motors, ATVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel, and much more, we at Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., strive to contribute to the quality of life. Your life.
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