WARNING: Much of the action depicted in this magazine is potentially dangerous. Virtually all of the riders seen in our photos are experienced experts or professionals. Do not attempt to duplicate any stunts that are beyond your own capabilities. Always wear the appropriate
safety gear. Dirt Bike does all of its testing and photography legally on public land, or private land with permission from the owner(s), and
we abide by the local laws concerning vehicle registration and muffler/spark arrester requirements. We are not responsible for quality of
aftermarket accessories we use.
DIRT BIKE • MARCH 2016• VOLUME 46, NO. 3
ON THE COVER: Pete Murray was the first man to ride our 2016 Yamaha YZ450FX. He won’t be the last. Photo: Ron.
ON THIS PAGE: Back in the day — In 2009 Robby Bell testing the 1X Precision Concepts in the California desert, getting ready for Baja. Photo T Webb.
68 OX MOTORSPORTS & THE BAJA 1000
Some people will look at the record book and consider
the 2015 Baja 1000 to be Honda’s 25th win. It’s
not. The Ox Motorsports team made this happen with
massive personal effort.
94 FORK SERVICE 101
Even the most seasoned off-road riders are a little
intimidated by suspension work. With many of today’s
bikes, fork service is actually easier than it was 10
100 MUFFLER REPACK
When you ride with a blown-out silencer, you’re worse
than the guy talking loudly on his cell phone in a movie
theater. Both can be addressed with a little force.
16 RAW FILES
28 RIDERS WRITE
66 SUBSCRIPTION INFO/GIFT CARD
102 PRO-VUE DTG GOOGLES
102 WORKS CONNECTION SKID PLATE
104 UNCLEAR HBC 100 PLUS
106 NEW PRODUCTS
108 MR. KNOW-IT-ALL
114 BACK IN THE DAY