Posts Tagged ‘Stunting’

Suzuki Recalling 26,000 GSX-R1000

January 27, 2009

Stunters beware – American Suzuki is recalling 26,082 model year 2005-2006 GSX-R1000 motorcycles because of an issue with the motorcycle’s frame.

Suzuki says cracking or breakage of the frame can occur in certain extreme situations where unusually high stress is placed on the frame. The OEM says repeated hard landings from hazardous maneuvers such as extreme or extended wheelies or other stunts may generate sufficient stress to cause this problem.

Suzuki says dealers will inspect the frame for cracks. If no cracks are found, a frame reinforcement brace will be attached to the frame using bolts and epoxy adhesive. Should cracks be found during inspection, the frame will be replaced with a new frame that has the reinforcement brace installed.

The recall campaign began on Jan. 21. Click here for more recent powersports recalls.

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Forget Ice Fishing, I Want to Ride

January 8, 2009

The AMA Racing Ice Race Grand Championship takes place Feb. 14-15 at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich.

Living in Minnesota, I’m aware that racing motorcycles on ice is a favorite pastime for many riders residing in the Snowbelt. However, the bikes typically used for ice racing tend to be converted motocross or supermotos.

Someone needs to tell that to these guys:

The Jason Britton Story

November 25, 2008

There’s a very cool video over at the Icon site on the back story of Jason Britton and his No Limits team. I’ve had the good fortune of meeting him and talking to him and think the dude has done an amazing thing with his little niche of the m.c. biz. For sheer transparency’s sake, he is an editor at our sister publication, 2 Wheel Tuner but that’s not why I’m giving him props.jbbikeshow

I just dig smart guys like this, who can take their god-given talents and transform them into a full-blown phenomenon. And the dude can ride a motorcycle like it’s an extension of his soul.