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PROTECH 360 FORK GUARDS

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Protech 360 Fork Guards – Review Greater protection means longer life from fork seals By Gary Franks   We recently got a set of Protech Guards from England to try out. The idea behind these unique guards is that they envelop your fork stanchion far more than the standard ones your bike comes with, thereby […]

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Sentinel Silver Spray – Review

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The Anti-bacterial Spray that will keep your Marriage Intact by Gary Franks   So you have probably heard your wife complaining about your smelly riding kit more than once, right? It’s not the kind of thing we can argue against – let’s face it, riding kit can get pretty manky! What you may not know […]

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2018 Enduro World Club and Womza License applications

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Dear Enduro World Club Members As we approach the end of 2017, we would like to thank you for your valued support during the year and hope that you have enjoyed the events we have brought you. It has been a tough year for many which has told in reduced entries at most events countrywide […]

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Techni Talk – Roof Preparation

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  There are several good reasons why your bike should be perfectly prepped for the Roof. Probably the most important is that a mechanical failure deep in the hills can mean an uncomfortable night in a kraal, and a long walk out. Less importantly, it would be a shame to waste all that training, money, […]

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2017 Motul Roof of Africa – The 50th Edition

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As the oldest Off-Road race in Africa and one of the oldest in the world, the Motul Roof of Africa has deservedly earned the title of The Mother of Hard Enduro and this year it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Scheduled to take place from 15-18 November in Lesotho, the 2017 Motul Roof of Africa is […]

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Technitalk – Replacing your radiator

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Radiators are fragile things. If you ride long enough, at some stage you’re going to damage one, either in a crash, or by running a stick past the radiator louvres and into the core. So, if your last ride ended in a cloud of steam and boiling water, here’s how to replace the thing. Radiator […]

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TechniTalk – Jetting your two stroke

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An incorrectly jetted bike will display some of the following faults: Uncertain starting, uncertain idling, poor running under load, high fuel consumption, a big, dangerous step in power, or a total lack of power at the transition from low revs to medium revs,  hot running (Possibly resulting in a heat seize) or continual fouling of […]

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Technitalk – Replacing your KTM starter motor

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After KTM introduced starter motors onto their two strokes, it wasn’t long before problems emerged. Starter motor brushes wore out, the starter motor shaft gear wore out and the Bendix became sticky. Clearly, the electric starter had a very limited life. You were wise to use the electric boot was for emergencies only. The good […]

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Technitalk – Air filter maintenance

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Air filter maintenance (By Andy Hanmer) One of the kindest things you can do for your dirt bike is to be absolutely meticulous about maintaining your air filter after every ride. The reasons are not rocket science: The longer you leave your air cleaner, the more dirt the motor will ingest. The more dust your […]

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IS ELECTRIC START CRITICAL IN MX?

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It could be argued that the lack of an electric start on his KX450 contributed to Eli Tomac snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in the recently wrapped up Monster Energy Supercross Championship. After being dominant the whole season he dropped his bike in the penultimate round while in the lead. He had to […]

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2017 KTM EXC’s – Getting to know the 250F and 350F

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The 2-Stroke Fan’s Spoilers by Gary Franks with input from Detmar Ruhfus, Dave Estment, Laird Adam and Andy Fulton   We recently got to experience riding KTM’s new 250 EXC-F and 350 EXC-F in the mountains near Clarens at the Michelin Mountain Madalas event. I had ridden the bikes previously at the launch but the […]

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Husqvarna & KTM to introduce Fi 250 & 300

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Both Husqvarna Motorcycles and KTM have announced that their 2018 enduro model ranges will include “new from the ground up” 250i and 300i two stroke models featuring engine technology set to revolutionise the field of 2-stroke enduro motorcycles. The major benefits of the new-generation two-strokes’ fuel injection – which they’re referring to as Transfer Port Injection (TPI) […]

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MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA 2017 DATES/ NOTICE

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Dates for 2017     by the organisers The following dates are confirmed for 2017 Bronze Qualifier    6 May Entries open          1 March Roof of Africa        15-18 November Entries open          1 August We would like to remind competitors practicing in Lesotho to please be extra cautious when […]

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MOUNTAIN MADALAS CENTRAL ‘BERG 2017

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What is Mountain Madalas? “Madalas” is Zulu for “old man”. Well in our sport we don’t get older, we just get better and as we do we were faster and faster (or so we think). Enduro World’s Mountain Madalas gives the “Mature” riders an opportunity to re-live their favourite memories, and to have some good […]

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BOLT TO HUSQVARNA

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GRAHAM JARVIS AND BILLY BOLT TO REPRESENT HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES IN EXTREME ENDURO RACING Fielding a strong two-men squad for the upcoming extreme enduro season Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing will see extreme enduro star Graham Jarvis joined by the team’s newest recruit Billy Bolt, with the British duo set to compete in 2017 aboard Husqvarna […]

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MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA 2016

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Extreme Drama reaches new heights at the Roof 30 November – 3 December 2016                             by Gary Franks, www.enduroworld.co.za             Pics by Gary and Lynne Franks The Roof of Africa had its humble beginnings in 1967 when Bob Phillips, a Roads Engineer working in Lesotho, approached the Sports Car Club in Johannesburg and asked them […]

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ENDURE PASS-PAL

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The Strap-in-a-Pouch that’s there when you Need it most   In extreme events nowadays there are always seriously tough passes where a little help from helpful spectators or locals can really be a Godsend. So, following on the success of our BAR BAG, ENDURE has now developed the PASS PAL – a 5 metre long […]

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RYAN HUNT – WINNING NATIONAL TITLES FOR 4 DECADES

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Living The Extended Dream Pics – Eric Palmer   46 Year old Ryan Hunt recently won his 12th SA National Motocross Title (MX3), making it more than four decades this incredible rider has been winning national championships.   Hunt started his winning ways in the early ‘80s with local, regional and national wins. Later on […]

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YAMAHA RIDERS ARE ALL “FACTORY” AT ROOF 2016

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bLU cRU Yamaha pull out all the stops for Roof 2016!   Your entry is confirmed and paid for, your training program has got you physically prepared, you have your race meals and supplements all worked out, and your Yamaha race bike is ready to take you on the toughest three day ride of the […]

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DIRT BIKING ETIQUETTE

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A Code of Conduct for Dirt Bikers Drafted by Gary Franks/ Enduro World with input from Steve Lauter and others.   Just like golf, tennis and most other sports have an etiquette that participants adhere to, dirt biking has one too. Compliance with this code enables all participants to enjoy the sport safely whilst also […]

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