The 2015 Husqvarna TC250 Ultimate Build!!!

So, we are finally done with our TC250 (for now).  It is one SWEET bike.  Here is a list of what we have added and done to the bike to make it the best off-road race bike we can make.  This bike is available for demo rides, rental, and race rental this year. Please contact us if you are interested in checking it out.  Highland Cycles 970-240-2197

We added:

Bullet Proof Designs Radiator Guards and Chain Guide Guard

Fasstco Flexx Handlebars with Enduro Engineering Bark Busters and Pillow top Grips

Fastway adjustable Linkage Guard and Evo Air Footpegs

Warp 9 Front and Rear Wheels (to get an 18" on the rear) With an AT81 Rear Tire

Rekluse Core EXP 3.0 Auto Clutch

DID VT2 Chain

SRT Pipe and Guard

Topar Rear Disk Guard with Plastic Fin

TM Designs Chain Guide

TM Designs Skid Plate

TTO Hour Meter

System Tech Racing Fork Bleeders

System Tech Racing Compression and Rebound Adjuster Knobs

System Tech Racing Oil Filler Cap

System Tech Racing Rear Brake Pedal Tip

System Tech Racing Rear Master Cylinder Resevoir

System Tech Racing Rear Caliper Cooler

System Tech Racing Front Disk Guard

Factory Suspension Works Full Custom Re-valve to Forks and Shock

Jetting and Power Valve Tuning by Highland Cycles

If you have any questions about what we did or why please call us at 970-240-2197 and if you are interested in having us help you build your ultimate race bike let us know!!!!

Topar Racing Billet Guards

Brakes are an important part of your motorcycle!!  I know that sounds funny but I am reviewing a really great way to protect your precious brakes while slamming through the rocks and gnar of everyday off-road motorcycling. 

Topar Racing out of Trinidad Colorado is building what I believe to be the best of the best when it comes to disk, caliper, and fork guards. 

Their guards are amazing.  They are built from solid billet (I know that is redundant) aluminum and machined to fit perfectly.  The fins both front and rear are replaceable as well as the rear caliper guard that comes with the rear disk guard.  As you can see from the photos below, mine have seen some serious action and my brake rotors are still straight. 

A bent rotor isn't the end of the world of course and you can buy them for less than you pay for one of these guards but when you are charging hard through a trail and you need to slow down for a turn and all of a sudden you brakes aren't working, the amount of money you saved doesn't really seam all that important.  I remember very clearly an instance before I used these guards when I ended up wrong side up and off the trail because I had bent my front brake rotor but didn't know.  As I careened out of control towards the corner (this is before I knew I didn't have brakes) I went to put the binders on and...    NOTHING!!!  I stabbed the rear but it was way too late.  I launched so far off the trail.  I was lucky to not be injured. 

I have tried numerous other brake rotor guards and these are by far my favorite and have held up the best.  And there is the added benefit that they are built in the great state of Colorado!!!

Cycra Handguards

As you all may be figuring out, I am really hard on equipment.  If a part isn't built really well then I will destroy it.  I think it has mostly to do with all of the crashing.  I know for a fact it isn't because of speed. 

I started my motorcycle career with plastic Acerbis hand guards.  Those didn't make it a week before I had broken both levers and ruined the guards.  Next I went to the Acerbis guards that had aluminum in them and they were better but I still managed to mangle them pretty quickly.  Then I thought I was really smart and went with some flag style guards.  That experiment ended with a broken and permanently misshapen finger.  Finally I tried the expensive but really well built Cycra ProBend CRM guards.  I have had the same pair now for 2 bikes and haven't been able to destroy them.

The ProBends are great.  They made from billet aluminum and designed to be easy to mount and easy to get your hands out of the way in case of a crash.  The CRM (Center Reach Mount) design is awesome too.  With the mounts reaching all the way to the cylindrical part of the bar (not the tapered part) you get more strength and consistent tightening.  

I have crashed and crashed and banged mine against all sorts of obstacles and they are still great.  I recommend pairing them with the threaded inserts we sell to because they give you a super positive mount.   

As always, FOREVER TWO WHEELS!!!!!!

FLEXX Handle Bars

I don't know about you but after years of riding and unfortunately crashing, my body isn't as limber and pain free as it used to be. I have one wrist that aches and recently it started keeping me from doing long hard rides. I considered having a doctor look at it but the idea of paying someone way too much money to tell me that I'm banged up didn't appeal to me.
For years I had been seeing some of the older fast guys running Flexx bars but the price of those scared me away too. Finally, with my annual Bataan Death March (gnar fest we do every year near Crested Butte) approaching I decided to give the a try. I called the boys in Utah and became a dealer.
I mounted the bars up and after some initial struggling got my bark busters mounted too. They didn't seem to do anything when I first mounted my steed. But as the 150 mile day progressed I began to forget about my wrist and started focusing on just getting through the rough terrain. At the end of the day I was drinking a celebratory beer and remembered that my wrist should be hurting but it wasn't!!
I have run the bars since then and can say without reservation that they are worth every penny! That is why we are offering them here on I absolutely believe that you will love them if you try them.