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The Off-Road Motorcycle Channel!

Presented by 4WD Mechanix© HD Video Network

In this HD video, follow the asphalt and dirt road tests of the magazine's Honda XR650R motorcycle with a fresh top engine rebuild, new Hot Cams 'Stage 1' camshaft, uncorking, a Honda 'Power-Up Kit' and fine tuning! 
 
The 4WD Mechanix Magazine Honda XR650R Motorcycle 

For more 4WD Mechanix Magazine Off-Road Motorcycle HD Video Channel HD videos, see the playlist below:

Michelin T63 tire going on Honda XR650R wheel rim 4WD Mechanix Magazine Honda XR650R video filming platform

      In this two-part HD video series, we mount and test Michelin's T63 and Cross AC10 dual-sport motorcycle tires. These tires and matching tubes are DOT approved for use on public roads and highways. The T63 is a 50/50 highway and off-pavement design. The Cross AC10 has a rugged enduro-type tread design for 90% off-pavement use. Our testbed for these tires is the magazine's popular Honda XR650R dual-sport motorcycle with DOT on-highway needs plus remote backcountry use. The bike serves as a platform for filming HD video in the field, doubling as a technical how-to subject!

Setting piston to TDC for cylinder leak down test

     The magazine launched "The Off-Road Motorcycle Channel" with this engine diagnostics and troubleshooting how-to video. Moses Ludel discusses cylinder leak down testing, as he pinpoints the low engine compression source on t he magazine's Honda XR650R motorcycle. In this HD video, learn how to perform a cylinder leak down test on any internal combustion engine and why this is a superior diagnostic tool!

Cylinder barrel removal during upper engine rebuild

      In this instructional HD video, Moses Ludel rebuilds the top end of the magazine's Honda XR650R motorcycle engine. Low compression led to the tear down. (See the HD video how-to on the cylinder leak down test.)  "Part 1" covers the step-by-step tear down, including cylinder head and cylinder barrel removal. The tear down led to a sublet of the cylinder head and cylinder for machining and reconditioning at L.A. Sleeve Company. "Part 2" is the reassembly of the Honda XR650R motorcycle engine. 

     "Part 1" and "Part 2" have been combined into a single, 49:37-minute HD video step-by-step upper engine rebuild.  Rent the entire program, including the bonus segments on valve adjustment and tuning, at Vimeo On Demand.*

     *For those doing only a valve adjustment on this four-stroke engine (and other four-strokes with conventional rocker adjusters), a valve adjustment standalone video is also available at Vimeo On Demand.  Each video rents for a 30-day period, allowing enough time for parts delays, machining sublets and other time constraints and challenges!

L.A. Sleeve cylinder liner and rebuilt head assembly

  The magazine's Honda XR650R motorcycle came with very low hours on the bike. Unfortunately, the air filter had been sealing badly, and the result was an engine with damaged valves and excessively low compression. We turned to L.A. Sleeve Company for its Moly 2000 iron/chrome-moly alloy cylinder sleeve and cylinder head rebuilding. In this HD video, see what it takes to build an ultra reliable cylinder head and barrel at L.A. Sleeve Company. This bike will be used extensively as an HD video filming platform, and our aim is maximum dependability in remote backcountry!

Race for the Wounded Honda CRF450X motorcycle for Baja1000 Race

     In this HD video interview from the 2013 Lucas Off-Road Expo, Jesse Williamson, Nick Hamm and Brett Robinson share their Race for the Wounded and Warrior Built plans for Jesse to race the 2013 Baja 1000 on a Honda CRF450X motorcycle. Williamson, a U.S. Marine combat vet, became the first double amputee to race the Baja 1000 on a dirt motorcycle. See details, race pit action plus Jesse and Nick's comments after the race! 

  Whether you enjoy family four-wheeling or off-road motorcycling, adventure destinations, trailering, off-road racing or hardcore rock crawling on two- or four-wheels, 4WD Mechanix© Magazine's HD Video Network delivers high definition programming. Open to full-screen, 1080P quality for maximum viewing enjoyment—or for detailed close-up tutorial and how-to videos!

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