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Mx Pit Whispers
WITH THE AUSTRALIAN ProMX Motocross Championship about to begin, rumors are flying about who will do the most damage to the competition. Luke Clout is tipped to be the loaded gun in the powerful CDR Yamaha Team but Regan Duffy must be doing something
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Trailrides And Adventure Tours
Apr 9-11 Introduction to adventure riding, Lithgow, NSW. rideADV.com.au Apr 10-11 Two-day trailride, Inglewood, Qld. dalbymoto.com.au Apr 17-18 Two-day trailride, Cooyar, Qld. dalbymoto.com.au Apr 18-24 Seven Deadly Sins Tour, Bright-Dargo, Vic. r
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Cannon Can Do
IT’S DAY ONE of the Australian Junior Motocross Championships in Gillman, SA, and Wade Cannon is a busy man. Not unlike many parents at the Junior nationals, he has two kids competing, but his are a bit special and he’s under the pump, big time! Char
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It’s All About You!
THERE AREN’T MANY magazines that can say they’ve reached 500 issues. In fact, I’m even jumping the gun here, that’s next month! Five hundred issues will be a monumental achievement and I often wonder if Geoff Eldridge ever thought that what he starte
Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine1 min. leídosMedical
Feeling Tired?
The Lyme Disease Association of Australia is the awareness group for Lyme here. Have a good look around the lymedisease.org.au website, which is where people need to go if they have symptoms or are bitten by a tick. Please contact them through the we
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Matrix A8 Ramp
A RAMP IS just a ramp, right? I’d been using a one-piece number for years to load bikes into the back of my ute and never really thought much about it. That was until I received this folding Matrix A8 Aluminium Folding Ramp from Serco and realised I’
Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine2 min. leídosTechnology & Engineering
You Talk, We Listen
LAST MONTH I ASKED you, our dearly beloved readers, to be a part of our 499th issue and we were inundated with punters wanting to grace these glorious pages with their very own work or provide tips on how we could make ADB evenbetter, including our t
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Adb Cloned
ADB READER CLAUDIA reached out to us to ask if it would be okay if she borrowed someof ADB’s styleanddesign features to create her own dirtbike magazine for a school project and this is the finished product! We think she did a bang-up job, designing
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Your Shout
When I heard you were dedicating an issue to us readers I knew I needed to send you this letter. What I am about to reveal is true. I have only left out some bits that would not reflect well on the constabulary. I was on a ride with the Oyster Bay MC
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Cape York Edition Suzuki Dr-z400e
THE TRIED AND true Suzuki DRZ400E continues to win fans and the Cape York Edition has proven a roaring success with Aussie trail punters. The bonus kit supplied with the Cape York Edition includes $700 worth of common trail-ready mods, including genu
Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine1 min. leídosTechnology & Engineering
Shopyamaha Off-road Racing Team
IT’S A CASE OF SAME team, easier name for Yamaha Australia’s off-road racing operation. Josh Green and Luke Styke will headline the rebadged ShopYamaha Off-Road Racing Team, formerly known as the Yamaha Active8 Yamalube Team. The outfit remains under
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Next Issue!
Stay tuned for an absolutely massive 500th issue. We are aiming to serve up over 200 pages of ADB gold, from interviews with those who were there when it all began to stories you were never meant to hear and a plethora of 500cc-focussed content! ■
Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine1 min. leídos
Low Down
Travelling the world by motorcycle can have its drawbacks, especially being separated from family and friends. “The lowest point of my travels was the day I rode into Mexico from Guatemala,” says Aaron. “It was a long day and when I finally found a p
Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine2 min. leídosTechnology & Engineering
Gaerne Sg-12 Boots
I’VE HEARD NOTHING but good things about Gaerne boots since I started riding way back on my trusty 1996 Yamaha DT175 but I’d never worn a pair. Mitch got wind of this and straight away got the crew at Cassons on the phone generously organising a pair
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Action Station
EVENTS LIKE THE Erzberg Rodeo, Romaniacs and Sea to Sky have been around for a while but in the last five years have shown incredibly growth. These events sell out in a heartbeat and competitors from all over the world make the pilgrimage to make a m
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Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine
EDITOR: Mitch Lees DIGITAL EDITOR: Still vacant SUB EDITOR: Wolter Kuiper DESIGN: Joe Ferrara MOTOCROSS EDITOR: Lee Hogan TECHNICAL EDITOR: Mat Boyd ENDURO EDITOR: Geoff Braico HEALTH EDITOR: Stephen Gall EUROPEAN CORRESPONDENT: Paul Malin U
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Bernie’s Excuse
I am a Kato man from way back, My first dirtbike was a 1986 KTM 300 and then I bought a ’96 KTM 360 new. By 2005, the four-stroke era was in full swing but the KTM RFS engines didn’t do it for me at the time so I slapped my cash down on a new Husaber
Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine3 min. leídos
Double Trouble
Hi boys and girls, Uncle Andy (call sign “Unco”) here with the club’s tips for racing on non-legal tender and other forms of collateral in the midst of COVID-19. It’s sometimes a bit difficult for me to pay entry fees and fuel costs with tofu, mung b
Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine2 min. leídosTechnology & Engineering
Fix For The Vibes
BIG-BORE TWO-strokes earned their legendary status from having gobs of power and bone-shaking, tooth-loosening vibration. With counter-balancers still many years away those vibes could, and often did, loosen parts. With the YZ490L, Yamaha decided pre
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On Any Sunday
Alan Howarth snapping Dusty’s KTM 350EXC at Mt Selwyn in the Vic High Country Brucehasbeenreading ADB for 40 years and sent through this picture of him picking up his Kawasaki KLX450 My first ever ride on my new Kawasaki KLX110R. I’m 42, never ridd
Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine1 min. leídosTechnology & Engineering
What About A Kickstart Engine?
THOSE OLD KICKSTART bikes that some people still have also need the oil supply to be cranked up in the engine before starting. The only difference is that, instead of hooking up a battery to the starter motor it doesn’t have, you will need to crank t
Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine2 min. leídosTechnology & Engineering
The Green Rocket
I had been riding a Honda XR50R since I was five and needed better suspension and power. My dad found this bike for a reasonable price and he and my pop restored it to as-new condition. The bike is much bigger, faster and noisier than my old 50 and i
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Next Time
Next month’s How To is a tongue-in-cheek special 500th issue tribute. We will continue with this series of MX and enduro “Level-Up” How Tos from issue #501. We will look at the seat bounce, scrubbing and starts as well as rock wall jumps and ledge dr
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Fly Formula Carbon
FLY HAS COME along in leaps and bounds in its protective gear and the latest FORMULA range of helmets is an example of that. All good helmet brands nowadays have some sort of state-of-the-art protection system with appropriate acronym and Fly run wha
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Nigel Hits The Spot
After teasing us with his Kawasaki KX250 Cerakoted sensation (ADB #498), Nigel Whittaker hit us up for a spot in the Readers’ Special with something even more impressive, but not in his preferred colour. How could we say no? I headed out to Nigel’s b
Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine1 min. leídosTechnology & Engineering
Trick Stuff
• SM Pro wheels • Dunlop 606 tyres • White CRF450R motocrosser plastics with custom subframe to suit • East Coast Finishes Cerakote • SP Moto seat • Collective Family sticker kit • Pro Circuit exhaust • Some polishing and casting line removal • Pro T
Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine2 min. leídos
Matrix Ls1 Lift Stand
IN 2019, I SUFFERED a horrible back injury loading Olly’s bike for him, which laid me up for nearly five months. It was a lower-back problem which prevented me from doing the most basic tasks like tying my shoes, driving, carrying groceries, and load
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Not This Time
The world-famous Dakar Rally is an almighty event in anyone’s language. The discipline of cross-country rally racing may not be every rider’s cup of tea, but you’d be hard-pressed to find one who didn’t respect it and the brave bastards who race it.
Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine1 min. leídos
Quick Questions
Favourite riders: I have a lot: James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Chad Reed, Courtney Duncan If you could race anywhere in the world, where would it be? MXGPs in Europe in front of a big crowd Most used app on your phone? TikTok Preferred social media?
Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine3 min. leídos
Lone Star
It seems anything white in the wild is rare, well except for damn seagulls, and it seems the same thing goes in the dirtbike world. We’ve bolted white plastics onto a long-term test bike and called it a “White Knight” but we’ve never gonetothelengths
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