Dirtbike database may stop bike theft

The creators of a new Web site hope to end the growing trend of off-road motorcycle theft. Potential buyers of used bikes will be able to go to www.dirtbikedatabase.com to see if the potential sale involves a stolen bike.
The Web site includes information such as bike model, engine number and frame number, and lists them with the owner’s name.
The site has a limited amount of bikes registered, but backers hope to increase exponentially in the near future. Registration is free.
Gust Sweeps Muddy Creek
In an impressive display, ATV motocross national pro Doug Gust swept all motos in both Pro classes at the ATVA/ITP Motocross National at Muddy Creek near Blountville, Tenn. Gust won both motos in Saturday’s Pro Production class, and then repeated the feat the next day in the Pro class. This is the first time a racer has accomplished a full sweep since the new class started this season. Gust rode a Suzuki LTZ-400 in Saturday’s race and a DR-Z400-based machine in Sundays’ race; Gust races out of the Nac’s semi.
The two classes feature top riders, but it is the Pro Production class that has the attention of the manufacturers. The Pro Production class features machines that are forced to use stock frames (with original shock mounting locations) and stock engine cases. Engine displacement cannot exceed 450ccs. This opposed to the traditional Pro class that features machines with dirt bike engines and an aftermarket chassis.
By offering the new class, the ATVA (AMA’s ATV racing sanctioning body) hopes to entice manufacturers back into the sport. A sport manufacturers abandoned in the late 80s as lawsuits against ATV manufactures erupted across the country and the CPSC stepped in to ban three-wheeler production.
Chemhelp Service Center Schedule
The Honda Rider’s Club of America along with Diversified Petrochemical Services will continue to offer the Chemhelp Service Center for off-road riders to service their bikes at popular events and riding areas. The program is designed to educate riders of the environmental damage that petroleum based products can cause. Along with enviro-education, the center offers sound testing, safety training and education of the enviromental impact of off-road riding. The center is open to all brands, though Honda owners and HRCA members have the additional benefit of access to Honda repair parts. Services are free, but donations are accepted. All donations proceed Honda’s charity, the Ride for Kids benefitting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Aside from the events listed below, the Service Center also will set up camp at popular riding areas across the country.
2003 Schedule: Laughlin HS, Adelanto Grand Prix, Ride For Kids Dualsport, Terrible Town Off Road, 4-stroke MX World Championships, World Mini Grand Prix, California OHV Workshop, USFS Sound Summit, Mammoth MX, Vegas to Reno Desert Race, Great Smokey Mountain Dualsport, Loretta Lynns’ MX Championships, 24 Hour MX, RichfieldATV Jamboree, Sierra Safari Trail Ride, Barstow To Vegas Dualsoprt, Elsinore Grand Prix, Homeland Defenders Workshop.

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