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WE RIDE L.A. SLEEVE’S YAMAHA YZ300 “RIP & GRIP” BIG-BORE KIT

WE RIDE L.A. SLEEVE’S YAMAHA YZ300 “RIP & GRIP” BIG-BORE KIT

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MXA’s prime interest was in the 300cc big-bore engine, but it’s hard to resist the Hinson clutch, Applied triple clamps, Tusk wheels, Dunlop tires, Cycra plastic, Precision Concepts revalve, Pro Circuit pipe, MotoTassinari reeds, Galfer brakes, IMS pegs, SDG seat cover, Torc1 pedals and Works Connection parts.
As the sport marched blindly into the four-stroke epoch, the two-stroke fell out of favor. There was a time when motocross racers sold their CR250, KX250, RM250 and YZ250 two-strokes on the used-bike market for a fraction of their worth. In fact, you couldn’t give a two-stroke away in 2004. Everyone wanted a four-stroke; nobody wanted a two-stroke. Oh, there were the few diehards, by virtue of stubbornness or cheapness, who refused to switch from two to four, but over time every entry-level racer’s first thoughts turned to valves and cams. The two-stroke was relegated to Craigslist. What a shame, a crying shame, because what the sport has always needed is good, inexpensive racing motorcycles— …
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