THIS JUST IN: YAMAHA SHIFT LEVER
Developed by the JGRMX race team, the JGRMX Yamaha shift lever features a plethora of performance advantages. The no-clog, free folding, knurled shift lever tip ensures that it will not get packed with dirt. A CNC machined 7075 aluminum arm is much stronger than the stock part, and is anodized in a proprietary JGRMX color for a sleek look. The splines are cut using Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), resulting in a precise fit and maximum strength characteristics. A DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) titanium pivot pin provides fluid rotation of the shift lever tip, while a circlip all but eliminates the possibility that the pivot pin will become dislodged. An indentation mark on the shift lever arm simplifies installation location. A laser etched JGR logo completes the look. All parts proudly made in the U.S.A.
Fits these models:
2014-2018 Yamaha YZ250F
2016-2018 Yamaha YZ250FX
2015-2018 Yamaha WR250F
2014-2017 Yamaha YZ450F
2016-2018 Yamaha YZ450FX
2016-2018 Yamaha WR450F
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RIDING SHOTGUN WITH WESTON PEICK
By John Basher
Weston Peick spoke with WTTG Fox 5 news anchor Steve Chenevey and Trader Racing’s Luke Renzland on the Thursday before the Budds Creek National in an effort to promote the race and the sport of motocross.
You learn a lot about someone by being forced to spend time with them. I quickly realized that while sitting shotgun in a Toyota Tundra, as Weston Peick barreled up I-85 toward Washington, D.C.
Truth be told, I hadn’t spoken much to the one called “The Viking” before our trip to Budds Creek. Even before my time as JGRMX’s race team communications manager, when I was deep in the magazine trenches in SoCal, I had a few short conversations with Peick. Maybe it was due to poor timing. Perhaps it was because Weston can be intimidating. Really, though, it was probably my own doing. As a magazine guy I never wanted to get too close with riders, figuring that doing so would create some sort of bias.
So, there I was, sitting in a truck next to Weston Peick for six hours, and I had no real talking points lined up. It’s easy to chat about the weather with older folks, or music with younger types. But what do you discuss with a professional racer who many believe eats a strict diet of concrete for breakfast, nails for lunch, and sensible dinner?
If I can offer any advice, it’s this: don’t judge a book by its cover. That old adage rings especially true for Weston Peick, who is a veritable wealth of knowledge. The 26-year-old discussed everything from real estate to politics to his racing career to his family, even covering some topics that I cannot reveal (due to team communications manager/rider privileges). Conversation with Weston flowed like cheap wine at a bachelorette party. Naturally, there was the occasional old-fashioned ribbing session, where Peick would expose one of my many flaws and dig in. I had to laugh, because he wasn’t malicious or demeaning. So I fired back. Needless to say, it was a good time.
Before I knew it we had made it to Washington, D.C. Weston was due for an interview with WTTG Fox 5 news as part of his press day duties for the Budds Creek National. The next morning we were off and running to the news station…until we hit rush hour gridlock. Weston, the character that he is, started chattering about how I booked the hotel too far away from the news station and that we would never make it in time. I began defending myself by coming up with various reasons why I chose that specific hotel. As I rambled on and on I looked over to see Peick smirking. That’s when it clicked. Weston was poking fun. I laughed. We made it to the news station with time to spare. And, as should be expected, I told Peick that his hair was a mess right before the cameras were rolling.
So the next time you get a chance to talk to Weston Peick, make sure you do it. I promise that you won’t regret it.
SUZUKI RM-Z INTO GRAPHICS: NEW DECALS FOR YOUR ‘ZOOK
Do you have a 2010-2018 Suzuki RM-Z250 or a 2008-2017 Suzuki RM-Z450, and want our 2018 race team intro graphics? We have you covered–literally. This was designed specifically for the announcement of our partnership with Suzuki Motor Corp of America, Inc. It will soon be available for the 2018 RM-Z450. Even if you don’t have that new bike yet, we can still get your Suzuki dressed up with this kit. Click here to take a look.
RACE TEAM NEWS: JUSTIN BOGLE & WESTON PEICK FOR 2018
It was announced this past Thursday that Justin Bogle and Weston Peick (above, with team manager Jeremy Albrecht) will be piloting the all-new Suzuki RM-Z450 on the 2018 Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Race Team. Peick will return for his fourth year. Bogle, who came from the RCH Racing effort, is excited to continue racing a Suzuki and be part of the JGRMX organization.
Although the “offseason” generally means that there isn’t any racing, that doesn’t mean that the JGRMX crew is hanging out. The team is full speed ahead with development for the 2018 season. The next few weeks will consist of testing with factory Suzuki staff and engineers.
OWN A YAMAHA? INSANE DEALS ON NEW YZ450F PARTS
The time has come for us to unload all of our brand new Yamaha YZ450F parts (note: some items also fit the 2014-2017 YZ250F, so check part numbers). We want to clear the shelves so we can make room. This is your opportunity to take advantage of rock-bottom pricing. Visit our “New Yamaha Parts” in the dropdown menu of the website (or simply click here). We’re talking less than $300 for a brand new cylinder head assembly, and $149.95 for a YZ450F clutch pack kit. You won’t find a deal this good anywhere else. Look for new parts to be added daily.
END OF SEASON SALE: WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The 29 rounds that comprise the Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series are over for 2017. We miss the racing. Don’t miss the savings. We’re clearing inventory in anticipation for the 2018 race season. This is the time when you can pick up items like our official 2017 race team hat, team tee, and other great apparel pieces at reduced rates. Take a look by browsing through our apparel section, or simply click here. Save money on back-to-school items and birthday gifts.