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    Yamaha Trail CleanupAs part of its OHV Access Initiative, Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., employees volunteered to help restore one of the San Bernardino National Forest’s most popular multi-use off-highway vehicle (OHV) staging areas this past weekend.

    Eighty volunteers, comprised of Yamaha employees and their family and friends, along with members of the San Bernardino National Forest Association (SBNFA), contributed approximately 240 hours of volunteer service to maintain and improve the Cactus Flats staging area.

    The San Bernardino National Forest sees approximately 2.4 million visitors each year, and Cactus Flats is a popular spot for OHV enthusiasts providing access to some of the best trails in Southern California. Thousands of visitors, including OHV enthusiasts, hikers and mountain bikers among others, enjoy the staging area and surrounding trails each year.

    “Yamaha is dedicated to the OHV community and has contributed thousands of volunteer hours and more than $2 million since 2008 to the mission of supporting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas,” says Mike Martinez, general manager of Yamaha’s ATV/SxS operations and an SBNFA board member who volunteered alongside his son over the weekend. “Yamaha employees are passionate about their volunteer efforts here in Southern California. We understand that these OHV areas are important to our customers and our business, and it means a lot to us personally to help keep these areas in good shape for current and future generations.”

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      Kymco UXV 500 Hard EnclosureIf you’ve got a Kymco UXV 500 in the garage and want some protection from the elements for foul-weather riding, take a look at the Kymco-designed hard enclosure. 

      According to Kymco, the hard enclosure features an integrated modular design for simple installation. The kit comes with complete molding and weather stripping and is constructed of TPO, Lexan, steel framing and automobile-grade glass.

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        Bryan Buckhannon GNCCWith the GNCC returning from its annual summer break, Can-Am racers got back to work and picked up five class victories at the Unadilla GNCC in New York state. In the New England ATV Motocross (NEATV-MX) series, three Can-Am DS 450 racers swept the Pro class at round 10 held in Epping, NH. At the final round of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), Can-Am-mounted racers won four classes in Taft, Calif.

        “I was extremely pleased with all of our 4×4 racers’ efforts on the challenging Can-Am Unadilla GNCC course. Having five class wins was a nice way to start the second half of the season,” says Jimmie O’Dell, race manager, Can-Am. “Josh Creamer kept his perfect season alive, winning both the Pro and Pro-Am classes and earning the 2012 Pro and Pro-Am titles. It was gratifying to see Josh Frederick finish second in the SxS Production 1000 class and also take second overall in the ATV Pro ranks. Both he and Dillon Zimmerman put in a solid year for team Motoworks / Can-Am.”

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          Dave Simmons Unadilla GNCC (Photo courtesy Amy McConnell, XCountry Photos)As the traditional summer break of the 2012 Grand National Cross Country Series drew to a close, Team ITP was ready for the final four events on the schedule. With fresh ITP Holeshot and QuadCross tires mounted on their newly tuned quads, Team ITP was well rested and motivated at the rugged Unadilla circuit, one of the icons of powersports.

          Angel Atwell Unadilla GNCC (Photo courtesy Amy McConnell, XCountry Photos)Dave Simmons (Yamaha) once again dominated the morning race, winning the overall by close to four minutes. It was his seventh overall triumph of the season and tenth straight victory in the Super Senior 45+ class.

          Also claiming a big win was Glenn McConnell (Yamaha). This Masters 50+ competitor grabbed his fifth victory of the season and in the process snuck into the points lead for the first time in 2012. After skipping the first race of the year he had been gradually moving up the leaderboard, and Unadilla would be the breakthrough.

          Angel Atwell (Honda) finished eighth overall in the morning and second in the Women’s class. She is keeping things tight in this battle, down by just eight in the season points chase.

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            Moose is continuing to build up its lineup of ATV parts and accessories and has released replacement cylinders and a Legacy gun rack.

            Replacement Cylinders

            Moose Utilities Replacement CylindersIf you happen to be looking to replace your damaged or worn OEM cylinder, Moose Racing has got you covered. These Replacement Cylinders are made from cast aluminum and are nickel silicon carbon plated. While giving a stock OEM appearance, the Replacement Cylinders allow for greater heat dissipation with the extremely durable, low friction bore surface. The Moose Racing Replacement Cylinders are precision machined and are honed to OEM stock bore sizes, and start at $269.95.

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