Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Honda XR650R How-to: Installing Acerbis Sahara 6.3 Gallon Fuel Tank

Honda XR650R How-to: Acerbis Sahara 6.3 Gallon Fuel Tank Install! The Honda XR650R is a rugged equipment package for desert enduro riding. By contemporary standards, however, 300 pounds “wet” is considered heavy, even for the repeated winner of Baja 1000 Races. One weight-saving attempt was the factory 2.6 gallon fuel tank, which is simply too […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Dirt Motorcycle Final Drive Chain and Sprockets Replacement

How-to: Dirt Motorcycle Final Drive Chain and Sprockets Replacement! Dirt and dual-sport motorcycles require routine chain maintenance and periodic parts replacement. In this 28-minute HD video, the magazine’s Honda XR650R enduro bike gets final drive attention. This presents an opportunity to upgrade the chain and sprockets. The detailed, step-by-step coverage of this important service provides tips on how to […]

How-to: Time-Sert® Aluminum Thread Repair and Upgrade

Aluminum threads are common in automobile, truck and motorcycle assemblies, and aluminum is vulnerable to damage. On the magazine’s Honda XR650R motorcycle, we have steadily upgraded the aluminum threads with Time-Sert® thread repairs. Here is the step-by-step Time-Sert® repair, actually an improvement, at the outer engine case and oil filter cover bolt threads. My first exposure to a […]

Latest Baja Designs Products at the 2016 SEMA Show

Baja Designs off-road racing, recreational four-wheeling, motorcycle and highway upgrade lighting is legendary. We depend on Baja Designs aftermarket solutions for safe, dependable 4×4 and motorcycle illumination. At the 2016 SEMA Show Las Vegas, Trent Kirby walks us through the latest technology and lighting from Baja Designs in this video interview. Trent Kirby takes us on a […]

Honda XR650R Motorcycle Upper Engine Teardown and Inspection

Honda XR650R Motorcycle How-to: Upper Engine Tear Down for Inspection In this HD video overview, Moses Ludel disassembles the top end of the magazine’s Honda XR650R motorcycle engine. Low compression led to this tear down. For diagnostics before teardown, a cylinder leakdown test was performed. (See the HD video how-to on the cylinder leak down […]

Our Honda XR650R Tackles Single Track at El Dorado Canyon, Nevada!

The Honda XR650R is best known for its dominance of open desert racing and successive wins in the Baja 1000, beginning with its launch in 2000 through the 2009 period. (Some still race this bike, though Honda abandoned production after model year 2007.) Iconic, the XR650R starred in the cult classic documentary “Dust to Glory!”…Having […]

Honda XR650R Top-End Engine Rebuild Trailer

Dirt four-stroke motorcycling part of your off-road lifestyle? This video trailer is brief highlights from the how-to on rebuilding the Honda XR650R upper engine. For access to the entire 54-minute program, including the bonus segments on valve adjustment and tuning tips for this iconic desert enduro engine, click here.* *For those doing only a valve […]

Trailer: Dirt Motorcycle Final Drive Chain and Sprockets Replacement Plus Performance Upgrades

     Dirt and dual-sport motorcycles require routine chain maintenance and periodic parts replacement. This is the trailer for the 28-minute HD video.The magazine’s Honda XR650R dual sport-converted enduro bike gets final drive system attention, which presents an opportunity to upgrade the chain and sprockets.      The detailed, step-by-step coverage of this important service […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Video Features and Technical Articles!

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Video Features and Technical Articles!

Make 4WD Mechanix© Magazine and HD Video Network programming a ‘Favorite’…Enjoy multi-channel viewing and full screen, 1080P High Definition Video coverage here at the magazine website! Magazine Exclusive—We’re First to Install the ‘MSD Atomic EFI’ on a Jeep 4.2L Inline Six Rock Crawlin’ Trail Runner! The magazine tests the new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4×4—and picks it as ‘2012 […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – The Off-Road Motorcycle Channel

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! For more 4WD Mechanix Magazine Off-Road Motorcycle […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 4WD Mechanix Magazine Tests Michelin Dual-Sport Motorcycle Tires

4WD Mechanix Magazine Tests the Michelin Dual-Sport Motorcycle Tires! In this two-part HD video series, we mount and test Michelin’s T63 and the Cross AC10 dual-sport motorcycle tires. These tires and matching tubes are DOT approved for use on public highways. The T63 is a 50/50 highway and off-pavement design. The Cross AC10 has a rugged […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Testing the Enerpulse Pulstar Spark Plugs

Breakthrough Technology: Testing the Enerpulse Pulstar® Spark Plugs! Enerpulse Technologies’ Pulstar® PlasmaCore spark plug technology is at the leading edge of internal combustion engine performance gains and emissions reduction. This advanced spark plug design features an embedded capacitor that increases the flame kernal size, enhances combustion and releases more energy by altering the molecular structure […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Site Map and Content Directory

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Site Map and Content Directory

Contents at 4WD Mechanix Magazine and HD Video Network:  Quickly Find the Articles, Videos and PDF Downloads Available at the 4WD Mechanix© Magazine Website! Next >> 4WD Mechanix Magazine Home Page 4×4 truck, SUV and Jeep how-to articles, Q&A and multi-channel, HD 1080P video web television at the 4WD Mechanix Video Network. Featuring aftermarket product and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 4WD Mechanix Video Network

4WD Mechanix© Video Network Channels! Whether you enjoy family four-wheeling, dual-sport motorcycling, adventure destinations, off-road racing or hardcore rock crawling, 4WD Mechanix© Magazine’s ‘4WD Video Network’ delivers high-definition programming. Open to full-screen, 1080P quality for maximum viewing enjoyment—or for detailed close-up tutorials! In this HD video, Moses Ludel takes viewers on a quick tour of the multi-channel […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Nelson-Rigg and TCI Products for the Dual-Sport Motorcycle

Racks, Skid Protection and Luggage for Our Honda XR650R Dual-Sport Motorcycle! The magazine’s Honda XR650R dual-sport motorcycle carries valuable video equipment and camping gear into the backcountry. For rugged, well-crafted luggage, durable racks and substantial engine protection that will hold up to dirt and off-road motorsports environments, we turned to TCI Products and Nelson-Rigg luggage. Nelson-Rigg luggage […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Rebuilding the HondaXR650R Cylinder and Head at L.A. Sleeve Company

Rebuilding the Honda XR650R Motorcycle Cylinder and Head at L.A. Sleeve Company! 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 […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video How-to: Time-Sert Repair for Damaged Spark Plug Threads

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video How-to: Time-Sert Repair for Damaged Spark Plug Threads

Video How-to:  Time-Sert Permanent Repair for Spark Plug Thread Damage      Spark plug thread damage is increasingly more common, mostly due to the popularity of aluminum cylinder heads on automotive and OHV engines. This HD video how-to demonstrates the Time-Sert® permanent repair for damaged spark plug threads. This insert kit allows for head-in-place installation […]