Featured – Offroadviking http://www.offroadviking.com Thu, 11 Mar 2021 03:24:15 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 http://www.offroadviking.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/orv-insta3-100x100.jpg Featured – Offroadviking http://www.offroadviking.com 32 32 2014 Snowshoe GNCC Race West Virginia http://www.offroadviking.com/2014-snowshoe-gncc-race-west-virginia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2014-snowshoe-gncc-race-west-virginia http://www.offroadviking.com/2014-snowshoe-gncc-race-west-virginia/#respond Wed, 22 Apr 2020 01:30:29 +0000 http://www.offroadviking.com/?p=1686

Watch as the best off road riders in the world tackle the toughest track in the country at the Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Kailub Russell continued his dominant ways although Jordan Ashburn and Andrew DeLong showed signs that they are quickly improving in the prestigious XC1 class! Check out the action in this ORV Films original.

XC1 Top Three

1. Kailub Russell KTM

2. Jordan Ashburn Yamaha

3. Andrew DeLong HUSKY

XC2 Top Three

1. Grant Baylor KTM

2. Nick Davis KTM

3. Trevor Bollinger Honda

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2003 CR250R Rebuild http://www.offroadviking.com/2003-cr250r-rebuild/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2003-cr250r-rebuild http://www.offroadviking.com/2003-cr250r-rebuild/#respond Tue, 21 Apr 2020 01:45:00 +0000 http://www.offroadviking.com/?p=1521 Well, it’s been a day or two since we last posted any original content (any content at all) to Offroadviking.com. Between life and covering the National Enduros from the video side of things, ORV took a bit of a back seat. With all the craziness going on in our world today it’s caused me to dive back into this old friend of mine. I miss posting to the site on a regular basis so that needs to change. But anyhow, this post isn’t about “where has ORV been?” It’s about the bike in the picture above and the plans to rebuild this bike into a two stroke off-road machine! So with that, let’s dive right in…..

During the coming weeks, on Tuesdays, I will be posting a weekly blog about the 2003 CR250 and where the build it at. You can also follow the build on it’s very own instagram @HondaCRBuild where I will post updates as soon as they come in from day to day.

A little bit of a back story on this bike, why I chose it, and what influenced this build

A few weeks ago I was mindlessly scrolling through instagram double tapping like a madman. That’s when I saw a post on Enduro21’s account that caught my attention. The image that caused me to put the brakes on the mindless scrolling you may ask? It was Alex Salvini’s S2 Motorsport CRF450X, if you haven’t seen the bike you need to go check it out….she’s a looker. This got me to thinking about how cool it would be to build a CR250R version of the bike. Or at least use it as my “inspiration” for the build. I used to own and ride a 2002 CR250R back in the early 2000s and absolutely loved that bike! Soon after seeing this post from Enduro21 I found myself on Facebook marketplace and Craigslist looking for my CR project.

Alex Salvini’s S2 Motorsport CRF450X – The “inspiration” for the CR250 Rebuild image: Enduro21

After a few days of sending messages, making phone calls, and discussing the prices of bikes I was inquiring about, I finally found the bike that I would be using for this build. Like any bike that’s 17 years old, the CR has some issues with it. One positive about the bike is the fact that the engine is in excellent condition. The bottom end is in great shape and it has a fresh top end. Also, the previous owner installed a Lectron carburetor and a brand new clutch. With those things taken care of (for now at least) I felt comfortable in making this purchase and focusing on every other aspect of the bike. That being said, the engine will see a rebuild this fall which I will do another blog about at that time. With the bike home and in my garage it was time to tear it complexly down to a bare frame and get it ready to build back up.

Loaded up and headed home to tear down into a million pieces

So what’s the end game for this build? In the coming weeks I will be taking you through the build step by step. Along the way I’ll be making videos about the build to post here as well as on all Offroadviking social media accounts. In the very end I’m hoping to have an off-road pro rider take the bike and we’ll make one epic edit with the CR250R. I’ve got several guys in mind that I would like to see on the bike in front of the camera once it’s complete. As soon as I narrow that down I’ll be posting who will be riding it on here as well. Next week I’ll talk abut the good, bad, and ugly of the tear down. Ran into a few things that were unexpected to say the least. Until then I’ll leave you with the gallery below of the bike in it’s original state before I started taking it apart. Also, I want to thank Stickman GraphX, Litz Racing, and Hardcore Chopper Concepts for all their help so far. They’re work be covered in next week’s blog along with the tear down. If you’ve been inspired by this post to take your truck and go off-roading then check out towingless.com and their off road vehicle recovery service, you might need it an emergency situation. Till then, thanks for reading!

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2019 Gobbler Gettter National Enduro // Round 10 http://www.offroadviking.com/2019-gobbler-gettter-national-enduro-round-10/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2019-gobbler-gettter-national-enduro-round-10 http://www.offroadviking.com/2019-gobbler-gettter-national-enduro-round-10/#respond Tue, 21 Apr 2020 01:34:21 +0000 http://www.offroadviking.com/?p=1673
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2019 Muddobbers National Enduro // Round 8 http://www.offroadviking.com/2019-muddobbers-national-enduro-round-8-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2019-muddobbers-national-enduro-round-8-2 http://www.offroadviking.com/2019-muddobbers-national-enduro-round-8-2/#respond Tue, 21 Apr 2020 01:31:23 +0000 http://www.offroadviking.com/?p=1665
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2019 Leadbelt National Enduro // Round 7 http://www.offroadviking.com/2019-leadbelt-national-enduro-round-7/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2019-leadbelt-national-enduro-round-7 http://www.offroadviking.com/2019-leadbelt-national-enduro-round-7/#respond Tue, 21 Apr 2020 01:29:54 +0000 http://www.offroadviking.com/?p=1661
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2019 Rattlesnake National Enduro // Round 5 http://www.offroadviking.com/2019-rattlesnake-national-enduro-round-5/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2019-rattlesnake-national-enduro-round-5 http://www.offroadviking.com/2019-rattlesnake-national-enduro-round-5/#respond Tue, 21 Apr 2020 01:25:32 +0000 http://www.offroadviking.com/?p=1652
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2019 Cherokee National Enduro // Round 4 http://www.offroadviking.com/2019-cherokee-national-enduro-round-4/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2019-cherokee-national-enduro-round-4 http://www.offroadviking.com/2019-cherokee-national-enduro-round-4/#respond Tue, 21 Apr 2020 01:23:11 +0000 http://www.offroadviking.com/?p=1648
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Steward Baylor Captures Red Fox National Enduro Win http://www.offroadviking.com/steward-baylor-captures-red-fox-national-enduro-win/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=steward-baylor-captures-red-fox-national-enduro-win http://www.offroadviking.com/steward-baylor-captures-red-fox-national-enduro-win/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:46:05 +0000 http://www.offroadviking.com/?p=1450 Steward Baylor Captures Red Fox National Enduro Win

Josh Toth and Thad DuVall round out podium

 

Lynnville, IN (April 15, 2018) – Steward Baylor extended his lead in the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series championship standings by taking a solid win in extremely challenging conditions at this weekend’s FMF Red Fox National Enduro near Lynnville, Indiana.

 

Riding in some of the toughest conditions the series has seen in years, thanks to hard overnight rains, Baylor built a comfortable lead right out of the gate with wins in the first two tests. The Tely Racing KTM rider managed to stay out of trouble for the remainder of the day to claim the overall victory by a 28-second margin over FMF KTM Factory rider Josh Toth.

 

Though he wasn’t pleased with his performance, Baylor was more than happy with the result. With the win, the South Carolina native extended his lead in the series standings to 10 points ahead of Toth with seven races remaining on the schedule.

 

“I wouldn’t even call it mediocre, the way I felt about how I was riding,” said Baylor. “But considering the conditions, it turned out to be enough to get the win. Obviously, I felt like I rode well in the first two tests, but it was really tough to stay focused in these conditions, and tests three and four wound up being one mistake after another. This was definitely one of the most demanding national Enduros I’ve ridden. We put ourselves in really good position at the start, but I had three big crashes in test six, the last one coming within sight of the finish. I was worried it was going to be close but I came into the test 47 seconds up on Josh and it ended up being more than enough of a cushion.”

 

Toth now has back-to-back runner-up finishes in the series and is definitely the surprise of 2018. The Connecticut rider revels in extreme conditions and consistency was his ally in Indiana, as he was in the top three in all six tests, including a win in test three. Being the extreme rider he is, Toth said he wished all Enduros were as tough as this one.

 

“I had a good day today, I rode well and tried to make the least number of mistakes I could, considering the conditions,” said Toth. “I really enjoyed the race with all the rain we got, it made for really technical and tough conditions but that’s the way an enduro should be in my opinion. I was happy to be up there fighting for test wins and to come away with a second-place finish.”

 

Due to his DNF at the previous round in South Carolina, Thad DuVall was forced to start from row 42 (11 rows behind Steward Baylor), which can be an advantage at times. However, in muddy conditions, especially if the terrain is really soft, starting that far back can mean you are racing in footpeg-deep ruts (or worse), while the competition is facing much easier conditions up front. DuVall struggled in the opening test, putting himself in a hole with a sixth place finish. However, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory rider picked up two tests wins to finish out the day. His only other misstep came in test five, where he finished fifth. In spite of his finishes in tests one and five, DuVall managed to dig his way out of a hole and salvage a third place finish.

 

“It wasn’t ideal conditions for row 42,” said DuVall. “The first and the fifth tests killed me. They were really bad and really rutted and I was just happy to just get through them. The course deteriorated so fast that by the time it came to my row there were so many deep ruts and holes that it was really challenging. It was something like I have never ridden before and it was some of the deepest ruts I’ve ever seen. I hope I never have to race anything like that again.”

 

Ben Kelley was among the riders who weren’t happy with how he rode, but was somewhat pleased with the outcome. The Trail Jester KTM rider was fourth overall, adding credibility to the third place finish he had in South Carolina.

 

“I got stuck a couple of times and had a few crashes,” said Kelley. “It was a struggle, but I had a few good tests and I had a decent finish.”

 

Kelley really buried it pretty good in the fifth test and lost about 30 seconds in the process. “I was really buried and luckily there was a guy that ran down the hill and helped push me out,” said Kelley.

 

Ryder Lafferty won test five en route to a fifth overall finish. The Solid Performance KTM rider also took top honors in the NE Pro2 division.

 

“I pretty much stayed off the ground all day,” said Lafferty. “I’m starting to find some consistency in my riding and I think that is paying off.”

 

The win was Lafferty’s second in a row in the NE Pro 2 class.

 

KR4 Husqvarna’s Cory Buttrick finished sixth, just nine seconds off of Lafferty’s time. Meanwhile, FAR Racing/Gas Gas North America’s Nick Davis made the best of an early row start position and carved his way to a seventh overall and second in the NE Pro2 division on his GasGas 2018 XC250.

 

“I was lucky to be able to start early before the ruts got really bad,” said Davis. “The main thing is I was having fun and I think that’s the reason for my good performances this year. The bike is working awesome and all I have to do is go out and have fun and just ride the thing.”

 

Five-time National Enduro Champ Russell Bobbitt was eighth on his Gnarly Routes Racing KTM, while Honda-mounted Jake Froman was ninth overall and third in the NE Pro2 class.

 

SRT Racing’s Evan Smith rounded out the top 10.

 

KR4 Husqvarna’s Tayla Jones took top honors in the Women’s Elite division, finishing three-minutes-twenty-five seconds ahead of Bonanza KTM’s MacKenzie Tricker. Husqvarna-mounted Kelsy Pacholke rounded out the podium in third.

 

The Kenda AMA National Enduro Series returns to action with the Jesters National Enduro, round four of the series on May 6th in Arrington, Virginia. For more information, check out www.nationalenduro.com.

 

OVERALL RESULTS

  1. Steward Baylor (KTM)
  2. Josh Toth (KTM)
  3. Thad DuVall (Hsq)
  4. Ben Kelley (KTM)
  5. Ryder Lafferty (Hsq)
  6. Cory Buttrick (KTM)
  7. Nick Davis (GG)
  8. Russell Bobbitt (KTM)
  9. Jake Froman (Hon)
  10. Evan Smith (KTM)
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2012 Raines Riding University/Offroadviking.com Team Photo Shoot http://www.offroadviking.com/1443-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=1443-2 http://www.offroadviking.com/1443-2/#respond Mon, 29 Jan 2018 02:04:56 +0000 http://www.offroadviking.com/?p=1443 http://www.offroadviking.com/1443-2/feed/ 0 338 and Company – Zach Osborne http://www.offroadviking.com/338-and-company-zach-osborne/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=338-and-company-zach-osborne http://www.offroadviking.com/338-and-company-zach-osborne/#respond Mon, 29 Jan 2018 01:59:09 +0000 http://www.offroadviking.com/?p=1440 http://www.offroadviking.com/338-and-company-zach-osborne/feed/ 0