Author Archives: Quick Throttle

Suzuki’s Alex Martin Charges to an Impressive Fourth Place in St. Louis

Brea, CA (January 13, 2020) – JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Racing’s Alex Martin rode strong inside The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri, at round two of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross series. A steady surge up the leader board in the closing laps put Martin’s Suzuki RM-Z250 just .245 seconds back from a podium finish but solidifying a position in ...

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Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Awards Over $115,000 in Third Quarter

Yamaha Eclipses $4 Million in Aiding Land Access for Outdoor Recreation Since Inception MARIETTA, Ga., Jan. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces it is awarding more than $115,000 to nine organizations, bringing Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative’s (OAI) funding total to $4 million in grants since 2008. Together with public land managers, Yamaha Motorsports dealers, and thousands ...

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January 2020 Quick Throttle Magazine

  CALIFORNIA/SOUTHWEST EDITION: In the first issue of 2020, we visit the Rocky Point Rally, Lone Star Rally, Rally in the Alley and much more. We also feature the ladies of the AMRA, Frank “The Rat” Romero and the Hell Bound Train. Plus check out all of our monthly articles, calendars and other resources, plus much more.   NORTHWEST EDITION: ...

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Tinker Talk – January 2020: Valve Adjustment 101

By Justin James With Harley-Davidson unveiling new bikes equipped with overhead cam engines, I feel this is a good time to jump into this topic. Metric bikes have been running overhead cams for decades and today only a few manufacturers even bother to produce pushrod engines at all. In motorcycle applications, overhead cams are superior to pushrod engines in virtually ...

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Hell Bound Train: One Hell of a Drag Bike

By Tom McCarthy Some will remember Kevin Cleary’s “Hellbound Train” drag bike from the 1980’s era as a two-time championship winning Pro Dragster class bike (1984-85). While the DRAGBIKE! #1 plates were won decades ago, let me assure you, if you ever get to see this bike in person today in the modern era, you won’t forget it any time ...

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Ladies of the AMRA

By Tom McCarthy  During the 34 years of the American Motorcycle Racing Association’s long and storied competition, for decades, women have found their way into the high speed battles alongside men, going just as fast and just as quick as their male counterparts. There are single women who race and also husband and wife combinations where the wife is racing ...

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Olympia Toy Run: It’s All About the Kids

By Darren Wright In 1977, Santa Joe as he is now known, was talking with some friends and wanted to do something that improved the reputation of bikers. So, they decided to collect toys for local children while doing what they loved, riding motorcycles. That first year, 27 bikers showed up in Olympia, Washington for the run, and the long ...

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Rocky Point Rally 2019

 By Perry & Traci Nelson Not too long ago in a land not too far away, Traci and I went on our annual road trip to Puerto Penasco Mexico, also known as Rocky Point. We went to this beautiful port city for the 18th Annual Rocky Point Rally. Rocky Point is about a three-and-a-half-hour ride from Phoenix, Arizona. For people ...

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Frank “The Rat” Romero

Ricky Bongos’ Wild Vegas Chopper Show Winner By Mike Cupp You couldn’t miss Frank during the bike show.  If he wasn’t standing next to his bike, he was walking through the field of bikes, snapping more pictures than a moto-journalist. His chopper was also quite an attention-grabber.  With a 35” over stock length Sugar Bear front end, it definitely stood out from the ...

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Operation Restoration

By Stormy Monday & Pastor Z. Photos by Pastor Z, Alan Zusman AZ Photo, & Jennifer Santolucito On Saturday, November 9, 2019, a group of patriots gathered together under the name Operation Restoration to throw a benefit concert for Frank King’s Christmas with Kids and Service Dog Interactions, Inc. It was a beautiful 85 degrees in the Southern California sunshine at ...

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