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Kawasaki KLX 250SF Mods

Performance Projects: Kawasaki KLX 250SF

See how we took a stock Kawasaki KLX 250SF Super-Moto and cranked up the horsepower from 18HP to 29.8HP! This little KLX is way more fun to ride on the street. Plus, it has a lot of torque right off the bottom and carburates beautifully with the new pumper carb.

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750 Miles in Three Days in Northern Washington - Late July 2009

Johah Street, Matt Worbes, Rick, Skeeter, Alan, Tyler, Big JohnTotal of 3 days and 7 riders. I met up with 3 childhood friends from Royal City, Washington (Rick, Skeeter and Alan) and Jonah Street and 2 of his buddies, Tyler and Big John. I have known Jonah since 1990 when I worked at Ellensburg Honda and he was a high schooler hanging out at our shop all the time. Since then, Jonah has become an accomplished off road racer. He has competed in the Baja and most recently concentrating on the Dakar Rally. It was great having him with us - he guided us through amazing trails.

2010 KTM 450EXCAll of us rode KTMs. I rode a 2010 KTM 450EXC. It was awesome, but no match for Jonah’s 690 rally bike. That was a fast bike.

We left Ellensburg, WA on Friday at 6:30am and headed due north. Chased a cougar for awhile. We dropped down into Leavenworth for our first fuel stop. Quick in and out, not all the bikes were exactly street legal.

From there, we headed straight north around Lake Chelan and up into the Okanogan Forest. Lots of gnarly single track. We went down the golden staircase in the Foggy Dew area. We had a few sprinkles that made for epic dirt conditions.

CabinCalled it a day at about 250 miles and stayed in Conconully at some friends of Jonah’s who have a cabin there.

The next day, we headed north through Tonasket up to the Canadian border, just north of Oroville. This was a day of taking it easy, mostly gravel and dirt roads, some pavement. It was our scenic day - only 200 miles - pretty easy riding. Back to Conconully for the night.

Fireroad Riding

Our third and final day, we headed south through Okanogan through a lot of dryland wheat country and lots of wide open, fast riding this day. A couple bikes ran out of gas close to Wenatchee. Luckily, the rally bikes carried plenty of fuel. We cruised through downtown Wenatchee and headed up over Mission Ridge and back to Ellensburg. This day was around 290 miles. We covered a lot of ground.

This was my first true dual sport ride. It was awesome. I hope to do more.

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SingleTrack! Nice View!

Canadian Border

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Fall Classic 2008 - East Fort Rock OHV

2008 Fall Classic Team RaceI teamed up with Ryan Nelson for the team race on a Saturday in November in the 75 and Under Expert Class.

The weather was perfect. The track was really fun and got a little rough toward the end but I like it that way!

Ryan’s bike didn’t start on the line but he made up a lot of time. It was a fun race and we ended up third in our class.

 

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24 HOURS at Starvation Ridge – 2008

“Farm Boy Racing” once again entered the 30 Expert Class with a 6 man team at Starvation Ridge in Goldendale, WA.

The weather was beautiful for this time of year, cooperative and warm. The 22 mile course was as fun and challenging as ever, with a little too much dust.

A new record of 106 teams participated. Our team finished 7th overall and 2nd in our class – our best showing thus far. We had a great battle for first in our class. At 6:30am, I came in on the tail of the first place team rider – that is how close it was with a little over 3 hours to the finish.

We were flawless with no mechanicals and no injuries (much better than previous years). This experience is one I recommend to all. Thanks again to Rick and Marc for organizing our team and to our riders Skeeter, Kirk and Alan and our pit crew – Darcy, Danny and Mike. See you in 2009!

Farm Boy Racing - Starvation Ridge Race - 2008

"Farm Boy Racing"

Pit Area - Starvation Ridge Race - 2008

Pit Area

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M-Tech Motorcycles Involved In Setting New World Record

Bend, Oregon – Matt Worbes, owner of M-Tech Motorcycles, built the engine for the 2008 Honda CBR 1000 ridden by Leslie Porterfield. The Honda CBR 1000 set a new world record for the fastest production motorcycle. The record was set at the Bonneville Salt Flats at a speed of 192.93 mph.

M-Tech Motorcycles provides affordable motorcycle performance services for dirt and street riders and racers who want the best. Located in Bend, Oregon, M-Tech provides motorcycle mechanic and performance services including engine performance, suspension tuning and dyno tuning both locally and nation-wide. Visit mtechmotorcycles.com for more information.

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24 Hours at Starvation Ridge

This was my first 24-hour race and it was an experience! People who do this more than once are animals. Our team was named “Farm Boy Racing”. It truly is a bunch of farmers that I grew up with.

We started out with a six-man team that quickly turned into 5 after Marc crashed out in his first out and broke his collarbone and bruised some ribs. He did soldier back to the pits on his own and we only lost a lap. We soldiered on through the night, which was another first for me. The track was great, but it was below freezing. In the morning we had a chain break and that cost us about an hour and a half. We got a couple more laps in and eventually ended up 10th in the Open Expert Class.

Like I said, it was an experience. Thanks to Marc and Rick, we were pretty prepared and organized which made a big difference. And, thanks to Over the Bars Gang for putting on a great event. Everything was perfect except their radar gun. I am sure they need a new one (after my 5-minute penalty for riding too fast in pit lane). Their scoring is first class.

Would I do it again? Oh yea! Good riding, good friends and friendly dirt bike competition. What could be better than that?

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20748 Carmen Loop #140
Bend, OR 97702
Phone: 541-388-5005
Info@MtechMotorcycles.com

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