SKF FORK SEALS
The SKF seals come two in a pack—
one high-quality fork seal and one dust
wiper. They last longer than any stock or
aftermarket fork seal known to man. If
your seals are starting to produce tears,
put your trust into SKF seals—we do.
$33.99— www.inn-teckusa.com or
350 SKID PLATE
The Works Connection 6061
T- 6 aluminum skid plate protects
the cradle of your frame from
rocks and roost. It is integrated
with case protection that includes
impact bummers to ensure
your cases stay shiny. Works
Connection now offers an extended
coverage version that adds extra
protection by including guards for
the water pump and ignition cover.
It is always better to be safe than
STI TECH 2 MXC LINE
The STI Tech 2 line provides
performance on just about any
condition and offers any size tire
that you’ll need for motocross or
offroad racing. The Tech 2 line is
built with a four-ply carcass that
offers a combination of balance,
durability and top-notch handling.
$145.55—Your local dealer
6. 5 CARBON
The Leatt GPX
6. 5 Carbon off-road
helmet is extremely
helps with brain
protection. It offers
and is equipped
with 360 Turbine
The GPX 6. 5 is the
first of its kind.
WHAT WE WANT
COOL STUFF ON THE MXA MUST-HAVE LIST
“If I were the devil, I’d make it seem
uncool to play by the rules, be respect-
ful of those who came before or to
take your hat off during the playing of
the national anthem. That stuff is for
squares, I’d say.”
—Jody’s Box—page 10.
“We can’t blame the Kayaba SSS forks,
because they are feeling-less metal parts.
Instead, we blame the TM test riders.
Anyone who rode this bike for more than
a lap would know that the shock resists
movement and the forks are harsh in the
mid-stroke. TM needs to get some real-world input before selecting valving in the
—2016 TM 450FI-MX Test—page 58.
“We are the wrong people to ask. If
you have the work ethic and speed, all of
those bike, gear and aftermarket companies will be willing to sponsor you. Call
—MXA’s Ten Most Common Questions—
“One Japanese brand has elected to stand up and fight the Orange
Crush. Last year Yamaha developed the
YZ250FX offroad racer. Earlier this year
they introduced the YZ250X two-stroke
offroader. Now they have completed
the Yamaha triumvirate with the 2016
YZ450FX offroad racer.”
—2016 Yamaha YZ450FX Test—
“The ‘wimpy forks’ were addressed with
an all-new dual-chamber air fork design.
Yamaha’s air forks were called ‘speedo
and tach forks,’ because the round canisters on top of them resembled a street
bike speedometer and tachometer from
—Classic Iron: 1976 Yamaha YZ125C—
“What we want Husqvarna to do with
the FC350 is pump up the displacement
to 400cc and give us more power in the
midrange, a torquier feel down low and
let us ride harder in the meat of the powerband instead of waiting for the powerband to ride us.”
—2016 Husqvarna FC350 Test—
“Kayaba’s old-school forks put all
the fancy air forks to shame. For
2016 Yamaha has refined what were
already the best forks on the market.
What’s best about them? They work for
Beginners, Novices and AMA Pros. They
don’t care if you’re thin or fat, tall or
short. They have a setting for everyone.
We don’t re-valve them.”
—Race-Ready: 20 Tips for the 2016
Yamaha YZ450F—page 114.