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FOLLOW THE MONEY
Well it looks like things can’t get any worse on the open class four stroke fiasco, did I say open class? Silly me, weren’t these 450’s supposed to race in the 250 class? Or was I just dreaming? One can understand why Honda made the change to a four stroke configuration, and forced the other...(more)
WHAT CAUSED THE FOUR STROKE FIASCO: PART 5
    WHY ARE TWO STROKES BEING PUSHED OUT? – PART 5 THERE’S MORE TO IT THAN YOU MIGHT THINK BY RICK SIEMAN   I recently placed a phone call  to Steve Stasiefski,  the owner of  Maico Meister,  in search of some Maico parts for my 490. While talking, he related the following to me:  ...(more)
LID BLOWN OF FOUR STROKE PLOT!
Well, it seems Big Red, Honda; the nicest people you could ever meet, have their tentacles wrapped around every facet of motorcycling. Honda, in concert with the AMA, Federal/State Government regulatory boards (like the AQMD, CARB and the EPA) now make the rules we all love to hate. Take the four st...(more)
PART FOUR, TWO STROKE REBUILD COSTS
Now that we have uncovered the unbelievable high costs that a Japanese 450cc four stroke MX bike costs to maintain, and rebuild, it’s time to take a look at what a 250cc two stroke MX bike costs to rebuild. Our target bikes will be a 1991 CR250R Honda and a 1991 YZ250 Yamaha, since there seems to ...(more)
SHOCKING FOUR STROKE COSTS PART 3
I called a Yamaha dealer in Dallas Texas about my son’s 450 Yamaha. I played the part of a crusty old dirt biker, which I guess I am, and tried to get some information  about what a repair bill would cost. The people in the service department were actually quite friendly and very honest. “Yeah...(more)
R.I.P. ADELANTO GRAND PRIX 1980-2010
2010 will be the last running of the famed Adelanto Grand Prix. For me it’s like the death of an old friend. No more will I spend weeks in preparation for the race, only to be thwarted by traffic, vehicle break-downs, or a flat tire. For all those who looked forward to the race, and enjoyed every...(more)
SHOCKING FOUR STROKE COSTS PART 2
Part II finds me sourcing prices on another brand of Japanese MX bike, the Suzuki RMX450. Surely they haven't drank the cool aid too? I got on line and found a Suzuki dealer in Seattle, Washington. I didn’t have a voice-altering device, so I put a clothes pin on my nose. You can’t be too caref...(more)
SHOCKING FOUR STROKE COSTS
SHOCKING!   WHAT IT COSTS TO KEEP YOUR MODERN FOUR-STROKE JAPANESE MX BIKE RUNNING! BY: MATT CUDDY & RICK SIEMAN   As a public service, Superhunky.com brings you a shocking expose’ on how much it costs to rebuild a new four stroke Japanese MX bike. We disguised our voices with hi-tech voice...(more)