|Welcome to the April
edition of the MotoXcross Museum web site. We have renamed this section WFO. How ever you
decode WFO (Wound Flat Out or what) it captures how we feel here. We have been were busy
putting together the best possible web site for the vintage MX community. Aprils
edition lays the foundation for what we expect to deliver to the vintage MX community each
month - quality information preserving our past and timely information to enjoy our
present. Please note that we have switched to publishing using Abobe's PDF format. You
must have the Acrobat Reader to view the articles. Instructions on getting the reader are
in the "Articles" section
As long as I can remember, FOX Air Shox was the ultimate
suspension piece for the serious racer. Just having a pair on your bike intimidated the
others at the starting line and gave you a corner or two advantage. If you had FOX - you
had to be good. The product's brand name was so good it was transferred to you as a rider.
It is not surprising that when I decided to return to racing MX, the first bike I bought
was a 78 Honda CR250 with FOX Air Shox. And I willingly admit, I bought the bike for the
shocks. I dont think anyone will dispute the role Bob Fox and his companys
products had on motocross in the later half of the 70s. We all learnt quickly in 74 how to
modify frame geometry to obtain more travel, only to discover that a new and better breed
of shocks were required to really make the new suspension design work. Bob Fox lead the
way with new thinking and serious suspension products.
In honor of his contribution to motocross
technology, the April issue of the web site is focused on Bob Fox and FOX Racing Shox
products. We are pleased to have had the honor to interview Bob at his companys
headquarters in San Jose, California. The interview is part of our article detailing the
history of FOX Racing Shoxs products and involvement in motocross. Read Article
Since the FOX Air Shox is in as much demand today as
they were in the 70s we have a "How To" article on rebuilding and setting
up FOX Air Shoxs. As with all MotoXcross Museum technical articles we have covered the DIY
and For Hire approach for rebuilding the shocks. Read Article
We have updated all of our sections. The "I WAS
THERE" section includes some submissions from Bob Fox as well as other readers.
Again we ask for help in completing the table of
contents for the "History of Motocross Motorcycles from 1970 to 1985". And a big
thanks to those of you who have already help edit the entries in the table of contents.
And the answer is "no" for our repeat
readers - you did not missing the March issue. We decided to adopt the standard print
magazine publishing date format for the web site. That means that Aprils issue was
published at the middle of March and will remain until the middle of April, when
Mays issue is published.
Thank you and keep it WFO.
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