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2015 KTM XC-W 300

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Story and Photos by Kevin Novello Kevin Hubbard puts the 2015 KTM XC-W 300 through the paces. As you have no doubt figured out, 2015 is a year of refinements for most of the KTM lineup, and the 300 XC-W is no exception. The obvious changes are the orange powder coated frame and the new graphics, but it doesn’t completely end there; KTM updated the ignition and inner clutch covers with new gaskets for improved sealing. Additionally, the carburetor received new jetting specs to “smooth out [Read More...]

Wheel Spin: Silver Linings

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Kevin Novello I may not have been able to ride with my regular riding buddies for most of the year, but this crowd wasn’t bad either. I am not unhappy to put 2014 in the rear view mirror. Personally and professionally it was a banner year – and that’s what really counts. But in terms of enjoying off-road riding and racing, it definitely didn’t go as planned. The year started as the most promising year ever, with trips planned to take on Romaniacs and Sea to Sky. Early on we had a [Read More...]

Yard Sale: Mortal Terror

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Anna Svagdyzs Well, since my bike is pretty much benched until I can scrape up some decent winter tires and a top end kit, I’m going to tell you a story about the most terrified I’ve ever been on a dirt bike. The scene is Fast Freddy’s Wednesday night motocross ride, and I pretty much have no business being there other than getting in the way of the fast people and ruining the berms for everyone by riding over them and then crashing on the other side. There are three jumps at Fast [Read More...]

Enduro Engineering Tech Tip: Check Your Wheel Bearings

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Wheel bearings are often overlooked. Why? Mostly because they don’t give you any trouble UNTIL they completely fail. And if you’ve run them to failure, chances are you have destroyed your hub also. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to come to that. Make a habit of checking your wheel bearings every time you install a new tire or adjust your chain or just have the bike on a stand with the wheels off the ground. It only takes a couple of minutes. To check wheel bearings it is best to have the [Read More...]
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