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THE STUFF OF DREAMS 10 PRODUCTS WITH THE MXA T he MXA wrecking crew wants to tell you about the small handful of products that we use every day. As...

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THE STUFF OF DREAMS

10 PRODUCTS WITH THE

MXA T

he MXA wrecking crew wants to tell you about the small handful of products that we use every day. As a rule, MXA test riders are a picky lot. They demand products that fill a need in

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POWER LIFT ELECTRIC BIKE STAND

If you want to start an argument, talk about the concept of an electric bike stand lifting your bike for you. If you want to draw a crowd, show up at your local track with an electric bike stand. Every manly man in the world thinks that electric bike stands are for sissies. MXA thinks that electric bike stands are for every 30-yearold rider who doesn’t want to groan like a 70-year-old man when getting out of a chair. Give your back a break. www.powerliftsystem.com or (800) 831-9043.

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their daily lives of testing and racing. Some of their favorite products may seem frivolous, others expensive and a few too specialized for your needs, but all of them make a big difference. e, but big difference.

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SLACKER DIGITAL SAG SCALE

We are so sold on the Slacker sag scale that we drill small pilot holes in the rear fender of every MXA test bike so we can hook the retractable cable up in seconds without having to use the clamp. Your sag is critical for setting up modern suspension, yet most riders leave this important step to the questionable math skills of their friends. The Slacker Digital Sag Scale takes the guesswork out of checking sag. www.motool.co or (800) 741-7702.

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TM DESIGNWORKS CHAIN GUIDE

This is the ultimate chain guide and is available for all brands of bikes in a myriad of colors. Face it, if it weren’t for the TM Designworks chain guide, the majority of KX250Fs and KX450Fs would have been sawed in half by now. Never trust the stock chain guide on a Japanese motocross bike. We even run TM Designworks chain guides on our KTMs and Huskys, and they have excellent chain guides. www.tmdesignworks.com or (541) 772-4161. AUGUST 2016 / MOTOCROSS ACTION 97

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WORKS CONNECTION NO LOSS AIR FORK ADAPTER

Don’t you hate adjusting air forks? We do. Thankfully, the Works Connection No Loss air adapter ensures that the air pressure you set in your air forks is the air pressure you get. By using a series of carefully placed seals, the No Loss adapter seals itself to prevent air pressure leaking into the pump barrel or out of the Schrader valve. It is clean and simple. www.worksconnection.com or (800) 349-1475.

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MAXIMA SC1 CLEAR COAT

When the MXA wrecking crew comes home from the races, we wash our bikes and then spray the plastic with SC1. Spray it on your faded warhorse, and when you wipe it off, old Betsy will look brand new. With your pride and money wrapped up in your motorcycle, you want it to look like new every time it rolls onto the racetrack. MXA loves this stuff, and you will too. www.maximausa.com or (800) 345-8761. 98 www.motocrossactionmag.com

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INTELAJET KTM 250SX CARB MODS

Intelajet is the two-stroke equivalent of supercharging, especially when used on a taper-bored KTM 250SX carb. The Intelajet’s added emulsion tube sprays a fine mist of fuel when the engine is in the upper one-third of its rev range. The gain in top-end power and over-rev is immediately noticeable to every MXA test rider. Once the mist kicks in, our KTM 250SX feels like it has a jet pack attached to it. www.thunderproducts.com at (320) 597-2700 or www.dicksracing. com at (916) 705-3193.

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TUBE SADDLE NOPINCH FOAM TIRE LINER

The Tube Saddle is a lightweight foam insert designed to prevent pinch flats. It requires no modification to the rim and installs just like an inner tube. Think of a Tube Saddle as onethird mousse, one-third pinch-flat preventer and one-third performance enhancer. The MXA wrecking crew was able to run rear-tire pressures as low as 8 psi for added traction with no ill effects. www.tubesaddle.com. AUGUST 2016 / MOTOCROSS ACTION 99

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VP RACING T2 PREMIXED TWO-STROKE FUEL

T2 is a two-stroke racing fuel that is already pre-mixed with oil. Just pour and go from the 5-gallon container. It not only eliminates the hassle of mixing two-stroke fuel, but it is ethanol-free, has 14 more octane than pump gas, uses top-rated two-stroke premix oil at 40:1 and offers a degree of consistency that pump gas can never guarantee. www.vpracingfuels.com or (951) 696-5100.

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If it weren’t for our Canopy Cool portable misting system, the MXA wrecking crew would wilt in the 100-degree heat of the SoCal summers. Canopy Cool allows you to lower the temperature under your awning by 20 degrees. The mister is so small that it fits inside a 5-gallon bucket. Best of all, it operates off your truck’s accessory power plug. www.canopycool.com or (503) 983-4351.

We don’t like to cheap out on fork seals. It is such a hassle to replace a blown fork seal that we never want to exchange a leaker with the same OEM seal that just hit a gusher. As a rule, the MXA wrecking crew always uses SKF seals in our test bikes. They are the best fork seals made, and while they are more expensive than the stockers, they last longer. We trust SKF. www.innteck-usa.com or (866) 252-8772.

CANOPY COOL PORTABLE MISTER SYSTEM

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