Gear Talk Blog

June 19, 2017

2017 KTM 300xc vs 2017 Husqvarna tx300

Now, we have some serious hours on the 17’s and the feedback is quite interesting. My mechanic thinks the same parts make the same bike, that tuning is the difference in ride quality. I beg to differ. I have 4 300’s, 2 xc and 2 White Huskies, 2 with high compression heads, 2 stock heads. The KTM used a 45,000th cylinder shave, and was quite ballistic. It will climb the impossible, and pull you in 3rd gear I might add. […]
April 28, 2017

The Cheater By Shinko Tire

Spring greetings from Oregon Motorcycle. Today, I’m blogging about the new Shinko Cheater soft compound tire. The tire comes in two sizes, my favorite is the 120x100x18. This tire ROCKS! Not only rocks, but excels in wet, rooty slimy, well face it, it does everything gnarly with ease. Combined with a tubliss system the tire can be run at sub-5 lbs no problem. It’s super soft, and seems to wrap itself around whatever object you are needing traction. Simply put, […]
April 3, 2017

E-Bikes, are AWESOME!!

OMR has added E-biking to our growing list of fun things to shred the dirt, and let me tell you, it is FUN! If you’ve never tried one, now’s the time. The Specialized Levo is a full suspension rocket, that will shoot you up the steepest hill. You simply will be blown away at the performance. This is a full suspension mountain bike with a Bosch electric motor, that is active only when you are pedaling. From the rides I’ve […]
March 11, 2017

Rekluse techniques to master optimum throttle

Riding a Rekluse? I am, it just makes my life easier. Easier on my clutch hand, and easier on the bike too. But riding an auto-clutch requires some personal tweeking to be competitive against a great clutch rider. A clutch rider, makes optimum power while feathering or fanning the lever when power is needed. Bikes were designed this way. The first time I heard of the Auto, I ordered one, installed it, and only looped the bike out a few […]
March 8, 2017

Striking technique for mastering ledges

This advanced trials skill will give you the confidence and ability to get your bike over almost anything. Strike the ledge at or above the 3/4 mark, pre-load your fork on the ledge, then unload the fork as you rebound, chop the throttle to avoid looping out, and move your body up and foreward at the same time. This will launch you over the obstacle,without hitting the bashguard or rear wheel. The last key to success, is waiting until your […]
January 27, 2017

Destination Arizona

If you are looking for that perfect destination vacation to cure the winter blues, then slap leather, and head to Wickenburg Arizona. Believe me, the quality of the riding here rules! With an incredibly large area, there is pristine desert singletrack for every skill level. You can ride for a week solid and not see it all. Daytime temps average 60 to 70 most of the winter months, this is an incredible experience on a motorcycle. OMR operates from Wickenburg […]
December 8, 2016

Bib Mousse vs. Tubliss, Riding Pros and Cons

After many seasons, riding all sorts of different terrain several consistant traits have emerged. The Tubliss has definitivly replaced Tubes and Mousse for many riders. It offers a wide variety of pressure choices depending where and what you’re riding. I’ve run 0 lbs. pressure in the outer in extreme conditions, wet, slick no-traction kind of stuff and swear by the results. Mostly that means, beating my training partners up anything gnarly. It stays on the bead, and if installed correctly, […]
December 3, 2016

Kick the winter blues goodbye

Welcome to Wickenburg, once team roping capital of the world, now winter single track riding center of the universe. The riding areas cover an enormous amount of land from Phoenix to Prescott. Terrain is suited for beginner to expert with tons of options for every rider. Wether you are a solo rider, have a posse, or want to bring the whole family on a moto vacation, this is paradise. With winter temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s, perfect conditions seem […]
November 14, 2016

Front Tire Heaven The Golden Tire 21″ GT21AA 90-100-21

We’ve R&D’d a bunch of different front tires, but,nothing compares to the Golden GT21AA. In conjunction with a Tubliss setup, this baby is like running studs. Great grip in our wet slippery conditions, along with added suspension benefits of a larger than normal carcass. Any fork will benefit from the addition of the Golden. If your’ not happy with your current fork’s dampening of rough terrain, give the Golden a try. With the AER forks, simply magic. Call Bob Yeatts […]