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That's Dave (#31) talking to his daughter, Heather, in the starting gate at the Vet World Championships at Glen Helen Raceway in California. Picture was published in the February 2017 issue of Motocross Action magazine. A larger version of the picture is included below.
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Owner Tony Cho had us fully restore his 1975 Honda CB 400F motorcycle. After the build, we entered it in the Michigan International Motorcycle Show in Novi, Mi where it took first place in its class! Thanks for your support!
Dave also conducted a suspension set-up seminar for students right after lunch. Dave and his team are experts at setting up a rider's suspension for his or her weight and skill level. Racers of all skill levels including pros use Tech-Care Racing Suspension set ups.
Jim Vens (#178 below) finished 17th in Moto 1 and 4th in Moto 2 of the 55+ Intermediate Class for 10th overall. Nice recovery from the first Moto, Jim!
We have quality certified technicians to rebuild and re-valve your new SFF air forks! We have all the tools and expertise needed to complete the job. Bring us your bike for us to give it the Tech-Care touch and land you a spot on the podium! Call us at (248) 666-4651 for more details.
Don't worry about the need to check KTM's WP AER forks' pressure each and every time you hit the track. Do, however, bleed both of the air screws on the top of of the forks, but be gentle with the air side screw. (Read: "Don't mess with the air side screw or you'll screw up your suspension."
- Dave Bowman)
KTM AER Forks Set-up Tip
Honda has introduced the latest version of race-winning CRF450R and introduced the new CRF450RX, an off-road oriented race bike based on the R model. Both are all new for 2017 with features designed to push each to the front of the pack.
∙ The new Unicam engine with a straight downdraft air intake produces increased power and torque across the rev range.
∙ Due to customer feedback, the SFF (Separate Functioning Forks) have been replaced by coil spring Showa 49 mm A-Kit forks with a less complicated adjuster on the top of the tubes. No air! (While Dave really liked the SFF set-up and thought they made for a better handling motocrosser, he thinks the new spring A-Kit forks are going to work better for a lot of riders.)
∙ A lighter swingarm assembly and aluminum chassis lowers the center of gravity and reduces weight thereby offsetting the additional weight of the spring forks. The titanium gas tank helps reduce weight, too!
∙ Electric start as an option on the R model and standard on the RX model!
Dave is really excited about the new CRF450R and CRF450RX models. So excited that he thinks either one could be bike of the year. Stay tuned to see if Dave’s prognostication turns out to be correct!
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Tech-Care Suspension specializes in off-road motorcycle racing suspension set ups. Our "technicians who care" are dedicated to creating perfectly balanced race suspension based on your riding style, ability, and motorcycle. Visit us at our Michigan location or you can ship us your suspension. Our suspension set ups will keep you in the winners circle. Call and speak with one of our technicians about setting up your suspension today!
Motorcycle (Off-road/Street), ATV, & Snowmobile suspension set ups, major repairs, OEM parts, & accessories also available.
1975 Honda CB400F Cafe' Racer Built by Tech-Care
If you want to keep riding after the snow falls here in Michigan, book a trip with Dave to ride at his favorite off-road motorsports park in Florida, the state owned Croom Motorcycle Area.Croom offers thousands of acres of distinctive riding including single track; one-way trails, fossil pits, trials courses, and a new motorsports track.
Fly into Tampa, Florida. Your bike will already be at Croom. Ride for a week or however long you want to stay. Camp inside the park with Dave providing the lodging or stay at a motel outside the park. Fly home after your riding vacation. Your bike will be returned to Michigan. Call Dave at (248) 666-4651 and he'll set up a riding adventure vacation for you. Holiday weekends are discouraged.
Dave Bowman, owner of Tech-Care Suspension and a former pro motocross racer, organized a motocross rider training seminar at Baja Acres Motocross Parkin Millington, MI on August 6. Dave and his team of four top-level instructors taught three groups techniques and strategies for faster, more controlled riding on the track. Here's Dave offering some instruction:
2016 Honda CRF450R - $7,495 OTD
2017 Honda CRF450R - $8,995 OTD
(2017 CRF450R Now in stock!)
Bowman, Vens Competitive at the VET MX Championships at Glen Helen Raceway
Honda Introduces the
2017 CRF450R & CRF450RX
(2017 CRF450R Now in stock!)
Jeff Frattaroli getting ready for Vet world championship in California
A couple of the trainees trying out learned techniques on the track.
Tech-Care Motocross Rider Training & Suspension Seminar
1975 Honda Elsinore on Display at Legends and Heroes
A 1975 Honda Elsinore 125 motocross race bike, currently owned by Terry Mohr, was selected to represent at the 2017 Legends and Heroes ceremony at the recent Supercross races in San Diego. Tommy Croft got the award and racers like Brad Lackey, Goat Brecker, and Marty Smith were n the podium with Croft and the bike. (see pictures to left and below.) Mohr, who has been friends with Dave since high school and recently acted as Dave's Crew Chief at the Vet MX Championships at Glen Helen, restored the bike a couple of years ago. This is the very bike that Dave raced against these pros back in the 70s!
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Mike Madden testing the 2016 Honda CRF450 set up. We can set your bike up for 140 to 240 pound riders. Give us a call to schedule your suspension set-up.
Dave finished 15th in the first moto and 16th in the 2nd moto of the 60+ Expert Class for 16th overall.