IMS Fuel tanks and Footpegs – www.imsproducts.com
I utilize the IMS Fuel tank, with dry brake receiver, because it allows for the quickest pit stop possible during the multi-lap Cross Country events that I compete in. An added bonus is that the IMS tank is slightly larger than the stock KTM Offroad fuel tank which obviously allows you to go further before running out of gas. As we all know, pushing a motorcycle is no where near as fun as riding one! Their footpegs are the best quality available because the sharp ridge design of the teeth provide maximum sticking power for the difficult terrain we encounter in off road riding. Also, because of their design, mud doesn’t seem to build up on the pegs which alone will increase grip during those wet rides.
GPR Stabilizers – www.gprstabilizer.com
The GPR Stabilizer has been a valued part of our DirtWise program for several years. The GPR certainly makes riding a lot more easy physically. The additional stability that it gives the motorcycle in all types of terrain is exceptional. Your bike tracks a lot straighter and for sure handles better. This stabilizer allows you to not have to hang on as tight with a death grip, which helps to eliminate arm pump. Plus the variable dampening of this product makes it applicable for all riders in all types of riding, from tight East coast trails to wide open West coast bomb runs in the desert.
No Toil Airfilters – www.notoil.com
You know, there are those times in life when you regret not trying something out earlier in life, because it’s only once you start using the certain thing that you actually realize what you have been missing out on, and how much easy it makes your life. Well, No-Toil’s air filters and cleaning system fall into that category. For 20 years I have spent hours cleaning filters by hand but that’s now a thing of the past. With No-Toil’s bio-degradable oil all you need to do is throw the dirty filters into the washing maching with a cup of the cleaning powder, and a little washing detergent, and your filters will come out virtually cleaner than new. I was a little skeptical as to whether it was safe for the washing machine and would some kind of oily residue, but we’ve had no problems like that at all with our casual clothes being affected in any way following a batch of filters.
I think probably the best way to go about getting yourself fully prepped with airfilters is to buy four of No-Toil’s inexpensive pre-oiled “Ready Race” filters, use them until they’re all dirty and then wack them in the washer. Once the filters have dried it’s only five minutes to oil them and you’re all ready for a few weeks of good clean roosting.
Dirt Tricks – www.dirttricks.com
Without a doubt the Dirt Tricks sprockets are the best available sprocket on the market. You just can not find anything better. Their one year guarantee policy will see that your sprocket is replaced if you are able to wear all of the teeth off it within one year of purchase. Good luck with achieving that!!! The type of material and process they use in manufacturing also sees that their Ironman sprocket is 3 times stronger than the equivalent 7075 aluminum sprocket, yet only 4 ounces heavier. Plus it looks very snazzy in appearance. Let me know if you ever can one of these rear sprockets out! I will be impressed!!!
Offroad Champions – www.offroadchampions.com
Not only do the guys over at Offroad Champions sell quite a few essential rider specific items, they also have the best worldwide Offroad specific news, views, and race result coverage that you can find on the web. Old mate Erik is a true hard core enthusiast who has a love and passion for the sport of Enduro and Cross Country racing that is undeniable. Bravo Erik for continuing to deliver the news!!!
Fasst Co. Flexx Handlebars – www.fasstco.com
Without Fasst Flexx handlebars there is no way that I could compete in 3 hour Cross Country events, or go on a decent length trail ride with my mates. My wrist is so shot that it just can’t handle the constant jarring it receives from the shock transmitted through a standard handlebar. The Flexx bars have four different compounds of rubber to choose from, and I use the softest compound, the blue rubber. Apparently I seem to be a bit of a freak because no one else seems to use this color because it is too soft, instead the majority of riders choose the yellow or red compound. These two colors are the middle of the road in cushioning, whilst the white compound is the stiffest. I use the new 10 degree bend bar because I like my bars fairly straight, where as some people may feel more comfortable with the extra sweep of the 12 or 14 degree bend.
KLiM Technical Riding Gear - www.klim.com
Throughout the last few years of conducting our DirtWise Riding schools I have had plenty of students participate who were decked out in a full set of KLIM riding apparel. The gear seemed to be a very durable and practical design, which is exactly the type of person/rider that I am, and during casual conversation with these students they all totally raved about their investment. I want riding gear that will last a long time and that is very functional in its design. After having used the KLIM riding gear for a few weeks I'm now so impressed by how I can be warm and cozy, yet not restricted, while riding in the morning at 30 degrees but then thanks to a quick pull on a few strategically placed zippers I'll also be cool and comfortable later that day when the weather hits the high 70's! I can't wait for summer to get here so as I can make the most of their large range of vented gear.
Maxxis Tires - www.maxxis.com
When you're stuck half way that gnarly hill and need your rear tire to bite in and get you going again towards the top, well this is where you'll notice the awesome performance of Maxxis tires. Or maybe you're on a tight budget and you're trying to decide which brand of tire to purchase that will provide excellent performance and durability but at a cost effective price, well again Maxxis should be your choice.
FMF Exhaust Systems - fmfracing.com
The name says it all..... or does it? Yes, the Flying Machine Factory (FMF) indeed produces some of the best performance exhaust systems available but what is more important to me is the fact that they are big on making a range of very quiet exhaust systems that are far more durable than the exhaust that comes on your bike. Noise is a huge issues now-a-days, and so is trying to save $$$$ by using products that will last for ages.
TCX Boots - www.tcxboots.com
Having to stand for many hours on my feet at our DirtWise Riding schools means that I need to have boots that will fit comfortably but also provide superior protection for when I need to go and rip a skills demonstration - there's nothing worse than tweaking an ankle in front of a bunch of students! The TCX boots provide the necessary support to essentially stop this from ever happening again.
Motorex has a comprehensive range of lubricant products to satisfy all of your needs for your motorcycle and other power equipment. From engine oils right on through to high performance detergent to wash your machine after that next roost session, Motorex has it all.
BatteryStuff.com - www.batterystuff.com
BatteryStuff knows how to delivery the best deal when it comes to providing top-of-the-line batteries at a great price. With more and more of today's bikes coming with an electric leg, but no kicker, it's imperative you get the best performing battery, with the longest charge life, and at a right price. I'll tell you now that having to push start a bike with a flat battery sucks - I'm stoked I don't have that issue anymore!!!
Appalachian Offroad Motorcycles (AOMC) is the parent company, and physical store, for the KTM-Parts.com operation. If you want a new or used bike, well, this is where you need to go to get it. They are the home of high-end European off-road motorcycles KTM, Husaberg, Husqvarna, GasGas and Sherco. You'll get the same high quality service, attention to detail, and quick turnaround that you receive with their online operations - those business qualities are getting harder and harder to find nowadays. The guys at AOMC have been such a pleasure to work with.
POC Goggles - www.POCsports.com
You only get one set of eyes, so it's essential to protect them with the best eye protection possible. POC's awesome goggles, and growing range of accessories should be in every rider's gear bag, especially when conditions turn sour. The anti-fog system works a treat on those wet rides - when others need to take their goggles off, you will be able to leave your's on, stare back at them, and just keep on smiling!!!
Enduro Spec Suspension Tuning - www.EnduroSpec.com
When you don't get to ride the bike every day, you want the time that you spend on the bike to be fun and pain free! Conversely, DirtWise team racer Jason Thomas spends hours a day on the bike and also wants his time to be painless and race ready for any type of track conditions. With the suspension tuning from Enduro Spec, we quickly found that their awesome service both of the bike and the rider are top notch! By listening to what we told them and then translating that information, Enduro Spec gave us perfectly tuned suspensions, PLUS they made shipping and communication seamless! Don't forget to ask for the DirtWise 10% discount when you call!
With the mud, rocks, dust and sun, keeping my bike graphics looking good is a real challenge. Travelling every week doesn't allow me the old racing luxury of refreshing new graphics regularly, so I need them to like new even when they're not. Britt at StukMX graphics will get your bike ready to roll and look like new and with their killer designs, you won't regret your graphics choice down the road. They offer full service design options and since they attend every GNCC race, you can even count on them for help at the track!
When we purchased an RV to go on the road and to the races we found the best service and pricing at Lazydays RV in Tampa, FL. They were so easy to work with, helped us find exactly what we needed for our growing family and even gave us a few hours of training on how to operate all the bells and whistles. If you want the best prices, selection, service and experience, call Toby Wolmarans at Lazydays (813-966-1877) and ask for the DirtWise Race Team Special!