Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by Loudmouth Intakes

By Billy Rainford

Monday Morning with Bigwave

‘Monday Morning Coffee’ is brought to you by Loudmouth Intakes

Loudmouth FAQ

The Loud Mouth intake system replaces an obvious problem with a simple solution.
Proper filter maintenance leads to improved performance and extended engine longevity. Every rider can relate to that… Although keeping your air filter and intake tract free of dirt is the most important part of routine maintenance, it’s no SIMPLE task, and many motocross enthusiasts will often neglect pulling the seat off between motos or put off a filter change to a later date before digging into a dirty air box.

Engineered to simplify the air box and filter mounting configuration with INDUSTRY leading clamp-on filter technology; each system is designed to eliminate the pain staking hassles of routine maintenance, significantly improve airflow, and provide a fool proof seal from the elements on the track and your engine. In effect, our intakes virtually eliminate the risk of faulty filter installation or failure during use, save anywhere from 15-30 minutes per filter change and can prevent thousands of dollars in engine damage.

Q: Is the Loud Mouth really one of the best things I can do to my bike?

The Loud Mouth makes as much performance as $2000 in bolt-ons. It’s proven, patent pending technology and it will keep dirt from entering your engine. Filter maintenance so easy that you’ll save 20 minutes to an hour per weekend on filter changes. As a rider, the air filter is the number one thing you work with and the most important part on your bike. You might as well be happy when you pull your seat off after a long day of riding.

Q: How do I install a Loud Mouth on my bike?

Most of the Loud Mouth Intake Systems install by removing the hardware on the front of the air box which is typically 5 or 6  8mm nuts. For example, the Kawasaki KXF 250/450s have 5 nuts and 1 screw. Once the hardware is removed, you can pull the stock thumb screw configuration out of the air box. The gasket and hardware supplied in every Loud Mouth Kit allows you to quickly install the Loud Mouth Intake into the air box and without sealant (although, it couldn’t hurt to add some).  You do not have to remove the subframe on most bikes if you have an 8mm wrench and a 1/4 drive 8mm socket for removal of the stock assembly.

Q: Do I have to modify my airbox?

Most of these intakes can be installed in as little as 20-30 minutes with ease. Some bikes require that you trim uneven tabs incorporated into the intake boot. You can do this in a few minutes with a razor and you can always re-install the OEM setup. Since most bikes have a removable thumb screw filter cage, you can swap out the OEM setup with the Loud Mouth without modifying the air box. The Fuel Injection CRF 250/450s however, are the exception. We supply an installation template and instructions that allow you to easily modify the air box.

Q: Do I have to re-jet or change my bike’s mapping with the Loud Mouth?

No. We’ve never had to re-map with the Loud Mouth after installation. The bikes take to the perfected airflow. As far as jetting is concerned, it’s extremely rare that our riders/customers have jetting issues after installing the Loud Mouth on their bikes. In fact, it’s so rare that we don’t  even bring jets to the races when we’re installing them. On the dyno, the Loud Mouth always moves the air/fuel mixture in the right direction; carburetor and FI alike. We have seen these systems fix jetting issues and eliminate bogging. In the rarest of cases, we suggest correcting extreme jetting issues that may already exist prior to installation.

Q: Can I use my regular air filters with the Loud Mouth?

No. Fortunately, we supply every kit with a filter. The clamp-on air filters are manufactured specifically for the Loud Mouth Intake Systems and adapt differently than the OEM. The cage-less design allows for quick filter changes and a perfect seal locking dirt out from the intake tract.

Q: Does the Loud Mouth remove the screen?

Yes. The Loud Mouth is a very simple system. Intake (flange on housing) and clamp-on style filter. It eliminates the thumb screw, cage and OEM filter receiver. The filters manufactured by Twin Air and No Toil are flame retardant. According to these companies, a non-petroleum-based filter oil is recommended. Avoid petroleum-based solvents, gasoline, mineral spirits etc..

Q: How much do extra filters cost?

The price of a replacement filter varies: No-Toil: $32.99 Twin Air: $36.75

Q: Which increases power more, this or the K&N airfilter?

This unit is nice! Everyone says something different on power. It varies on so many diff factors. In general K&Ns breathe better than a tacky foam filter, but not always. Also, intake systems and air box mods are going to yield far more power gains than filters alone.

Q: Will this still work good with stock exhaust or would it make my bike run bad?

The performance gains we have seen from the Loud Mouth Intake are consistent on every bike, stock and mod. You’d be surprised how well your engine runs when you have a Loud Mouth to get the air in, regardless of the exhaust.

Q: Do you have to oil these filters?

Yes. Treat them like any other foam filter.


Welcome to another Monday after another busy weekend. We had Canadians racing all over the globe, the past 48 hours, and it was difficult to keep tabs on everything that was going on!

We had Kennedy Lutz winning a championship at the James Stewart Freestone MX Spring National, Cole Thompson headed to Costa Rica for round 1 of their MX1 championship, Canadian-backed Team PR-MX was at the Detroit Supercross, Philippe Chaine and others were down in Georgia for round 3 of the GNCC, and the Canadian Rockstar OTSFF Yamaha gang was out in Reno for Amsoil Arenacross. Not to mention we have a Canadian racing Formula 1, but we’re not going there…

Jeff McConkey and I hopped in the DMX Van, along with Redemption Racing’s Josh Snider, and headed down the dreaded 401 west to the end in Windsor before heading under the Detroit River to Ford Field for round 11 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross. The day started early and ended late, but at least we all got to sleep in our own beds.

I won’t get into many details about the racing, as we had Tyler Spikman down on the floor snapping gold, so we’ll post a Photo Report later today. We’ll also have Jeff’s ‘McThoughts‘ article up a bit later, too.

I will throw out a ‘Get Well Soon’ to #471 Logan Karnow who was returning to action for the PR-MX Team after a wrist injury. He had an incident with another rider early in the program and went down hard. He doesn’t really remember a whole lot about what happened immediately after the crash, but apparently he was actually complaining about a sore chest, so the medics made sure he went to get checked out.

He was given the OK to race, but wasn’t feeling very good. They asked the officials what he had to do to ensure he got his night show pay, and went out to complete 1 lap before pulling off.

Unfortunately, they went to get further diagnosis, and it wasn’t what they were hoping to hear. Here is the post from Logan’s Instagram page @karnow471:

Don’t kid yourself, motocross is tough and it’s not for the feint of heart. We’ve all got the same screw loose and although it helps us do well at this sport it also puts us in harms way more often than if you had a stick and a ball in your hands. Stay safe out there and take every precaution you can that will keep you participating. Get well soon, Logan. We’ll be sure to check in with him to find out how he’s doing.


Cole Thompson Wins in Costa Rica

Canadian Cole Thompson decided to take a pass on the Detroit Supercross to head to Central America for round 1 of the Costa Rican Motocross Nationals. It looks like it was a good choice, monitarily, as he took the overall in the MX1 class. Here are the results from their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cnmxcostarica/

This Sunday we performed the KTM Cup, first date of the National Championship of Motocross Motorex 2017 in the centre of events coop victory in Greece, Alajuela,

The Canadian Cole Thompson of Passion MX was the winner of the MX1, the second place went to the defending champion of category Roberto Castro of Team CMX Suzuki Top 1, both tied in points.

Podium the date MX1:
1. (148) Cole Thompson 47 points
2. (191) Roberto Castro 47 points
3. (591) Noah c. Mcconahy 40 points

In the MX2 victory was in the hands of Chase Marquier of Passion MX and Deb at the National Pageant, while the second place went to the pilot Justin Alvarado of Team CMX Suzuki Top 1.

Podium the date MX2:
1. (212) Chase Marquier 50 points
2. (113) Justin Alvarado 44 points
3. (82) Jose Pablo Chavez 40 points

The full results are available at the following link: https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1370071

The next date of national motocross will be on Sunday, 30 April in track set.

Photos: 2Mas2 Studio Costa Rica

#CopaKYM #CNMX2017 #CNMX #motocross

Cole Thompson wins round 1 of the Costa Rican MX1 Championships | Photo from the series Facebook page. No photographer listed


James Stewart Freestone MX Spring National

We had a few Canadians do very well over the weekend in Texas. Here’s a look at some of the standout performances:

Full results can be found here: http://www.tracksideresults.com/freestone/class.asp?e=229&c=all

I spoke with Ulf Viney (father of Bjorn and Noah) from Ottawa, Ontario (now calling California home) and he had this to say about Noah’s performance:

Noah came pretty darn close to winning the 65 (7-11) class at Freestone – he got second – made a mistake in the last moto or it would have been his – tears were shed – hehe

The boys ride for the BTO Sports Amateur Program and just got invited to the 2nd Annual Junior MX in Oklahoma – May 11-13 https://juniormotox.com/

Good luck, guys.


Detroit Supercross

The series heads to St. Louis this weekend.


Friday Reno Arenacross – 3/24/2017
Livestock Events Center
AX Lites West Class 
Overall Qualifying
Finish / Time
Heat
Finish
LCQ
Finish
Main
Finish
Kawasaki
1st – RYAN BREECE
ATHOL, ID
#15
9th
00:28.935
3rd
Heat 2
1st
 
Yamaha
2nd – AUSTIN WALTON
SPARKS, NV
#500
7th
00:28.726
1st
Heat 1
2nd
 
KTM
3rd – HUNTER SAYLES
MERRILL, WI
#367
5th
00:28.497
2nd
Heat 2
3rd
 
KTM
4th – CONNOR PEARSON
EL DORADO, CA
#26
2nd
00:28.107
2nd
Heat 1
4th
 
Yamaha
5th – KINSER ENDICOTT
RED BLUFF, CA
#381
12th
00:29.226
5th
Heat 2
5th
 
KTM
6th – JERAMY TAYLOR
CANTON, OH
#32
11th
00:29.127
6th
Heat 1
6th
 
Yamaha
7th – JAMES GARDINER
LAS VEGAS, NV
#521
17th
00:29.469
7th
Heat 2
7th
 
KTM
8th – JARED LESHER
BALL GROUND, GA
#13
6th
00:28.700
4th
Heat 1
8th
 
Yamaha
9th – DEEGAN VONLOSSBERG
PALMDALE, CA
#423
15th
00:29.264
5th
Heat 1
9th
 
Yamaha
10th – WILLY SIMONS
SIMI VALLEY, CA
#246
13th
00:29.228
6th
Heat 2
10th
 
Husqvarna
11th – HUNTER HILTON
YOUNGSVILLE, LA
#305
4th
00:28.427
4th
Heat 2
11th
 
Husqvarna
12th – PARKER FLEMING
QUINLAN, TX
#334
18th
00:29.516
7th
Heat 1
12th
 
KTM
13th – MILES DANIELE
CLOVIS, CA
#523
16th
00:29.340
8th
Heat 2
1st
LCQ 1
13th
 
Honda
14th – CHAD HEISHMAN
RENO, NV
#111
30th
00:30.131
12th
Heat 1
2nd
LCQ 1
14th
 
Yamaha
15th – CHALLEN TENNANT
WILLIS, TX
#171
1st
00:28.092
1st
Heat 2
15th
 
Yamaha
16th – GAGE SCHEHR
MURRIETA, CA
#188
3rd
00:28.111
3rd
Heat 1
250AX Class
Overall Qualifying
Finish / Time
Heat
Finish
LCQ
Finish
Bracket
Winner
Main 1
Finish
Main 2
Finish
Kawasaki
1st – GAVIN FAITH
DUNCOMBE, IA
#1
1st
00:26.980
1st
Heat 2
1st
 
1st
 
1st
 
Yamaha
2nd – CHRIS BLOSE
PHOENIX, AZ
#2
2nd
00:27.118
1st
Heat 1
  2nd
 
2nd
 
Kawasaki
3rd – GARED STEINKE
WOODLAND, CA
#4
8th
00:27.945
2nd
Heat 2
  3rd
 
4th
 
Honda
4th – JACE OWEN
MATTOON, IL
#5
5th
00:27.619
5th
Heat 2
  5th
 
3rd
 
KTM
5th – DANIEL HERRLEIN
BETHESDA, OH
#9
3rd
00:27.195
2nd
Heat 1
  4th
 
5th
 
Kawasaki
6th – JACOB WILLIAMSON
SWARTZ CREEK, MI
#91
10th
00:28.203
6th
Heat 1
  7th
 
6th
 
Yamaha
7th – MATTHEW GOERKE
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
#101
7th
00:27.763
4th
Heat 1
  11th
 
7th
 
KTM
8th – CODY VAN BUSKIRK
HARVARD, IL
#7
15th
00:28.774
8th
Heat 1
1st
LCQ 1
  10th
 
8th
 
KTM
9th – JARED LESHER
BALL GROUND, GA
#13
16th
00:28.870
6th
Heat 2
  9th
 
9th
 
Yamaha
10th – CHALLEN TENNANT
WILLIS, TX
#171
11th
00:28.248
3rd
Heat 1
  6th
 
14th
 
Kawasaki
11th – TRAVIS SEWELL
WESTVILLE, IN
#3
4th
00:27.616
3rd
Heat 2
  12th
 
10th
 
Kawasaki
12th – JOSH OSBY
VALPARAISO, IN
#87
6th
00:27.733
5th
Heat 1
  8th
 
13th
 
Yamaha
13th – GAGE SCHEHR
MURRIETA, CA
#188
14th
00:28.772
7th
Heat 1
  13th
 
11th
 
KTM
14th – CONNOR PEARSON
EL DORADO, CA
#26
13th
00:28.734
10th
Heat 2
2nd
LCQ 1
  14th
 
12th
 
KTM
15th – JERAMY TAYLOR
CANTON, OH
#32
21st
00:29.541
7th
Heat 2
  15th
 
15th
 
Husqvarna
16th – CHRIS HOWELL
SPOKANE VALLEY, WA
#187
12th
00:28.449
4th
Heat 2
  16th
 
Saturday Reno Arenacross – 3/25/2017
Livestock Events Center
AX Lites West Class
Overall Qualifying
Finish / Time
Heat
Finish
LCQ
Finish
Main
Finish
KTM
1st – HUNTER SAYLES
MERRILL, WI
#367
3rd
00:29.058
2nd
Heat 1
1st
 
Kawasaki
2nd – RYAN BREECE
ATHOL, ID
#15
2nd
00:29.043
1st
Heat 1
2nd
 
KTM
3rd – JARED LESHER
BALL GROUND, GA
#13
4th
00:29.257
3rd
Heat 2
3rd
 
Husqvarna
4th – HUNTER HILTON
YOUNGSVILLE, LA
#305
6th
00:29.533
3rd
Heat 1
4th
 
Yamaha
5th – AUSTIN WALTON
SPARKS, NV
#500
12th
00:29.885
6th
Heat 2
5th
 
Yamaha
6th – ROBBIE WAGEMAN
NEWHALL, CA
#141
13th
00:29.896
7th
Heat 2
6th
 
Honda
7th – BLAINE SILVEIRA
LEMOORE, CA
#559
10th
00:29.680
5th
Heat 1
7th
 
Yamaha
8th – CHALLEN TENNANT
WILLIS, TX
#171
1st
00:29.041
1st
Heat 2
8th
 
KTM
9th – CONNOR PEARSON
EL DORADO, CA
#26
8th
00:29.589
9th
Heat 2
2nd
LCQ 1
9th
 
Kawasaki
10th – SCOTT ZONT
ALGONQUIN, IL
#86
9th
00:29.605
2nd
Heat 2
10th
 
KTM
11th – DAWSON NEWBY
EATON, CO
#316
23rd
00:30.840
4th
Heat 1
11th
 
Kawasaki
12th – BRIAR MCCORKLE
SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CA
#234
14th
00:30.018
8th
Heat 1
1st
LCQ 1
12th
 
Husqvarna
13th – PARKER FLEMING
QUINLAN, TX
#334
18th
00:30.447
7th
Heat 1
13th
 
KTM
14th – CHANCE BLACKBURN
NEWMAN LAKE, WA
#28
17th
00:30.401
5th
Heat 2
14th
 
KTM
15th – JERAMY TAYLOR
CANTON, OH
#32
5th
00:29.403
4th
Heat 2
15th
 
Yamaha
16th – HOUSTON KEANE
LEWISTON, ID
#73
19th
00:30.498
6th
Heat 1
250AX Class
Overall Qualifying
Finish / Time
Heat
Finish
LCQ
Finish
Bracket
Winner
Main 1
Finish
Main 2
Finish
Honda
1st – JACE OWEN
MATTOON, IL
#5
3rd
00:27.625
2nd
Heat 1
  1st
 
1st
 
Kawasaki
2nd – GAVIN FAITH
DUNCOMBE, IA
#1
2nd
00:27.201
1st
Heat 1
1st
 
2nd
 
2nd
 
Yamaha
3rd – CHRIS BLOSE
PHOENIX, AZ
#2
1st
00:27.173
1st
Heat 2
  3rd
 
3rd
 
KTM
4th – DANIEL HERRLEIN
BETHESDA, OH
#9
5th
00:27.942
4th
Heat 2
  6th
 
4th
 
Kawasaki
5th – GARED STEINKE
WOODLAND, CA
#4
4th
00:27.927
2nd
Heat 2
  5th
 
5th
 
KTM
6th – CODY VAN BUSKIRK
HARVARD, IL
#7
9th
00:28.383
7th
Heat 2
  7th
 
6th
 
Kawasaki
7th – TRAVIS SEWELL
WESTVILLE, IN
#3
7th
00:28.050
3rd
Heat 1
  4th
 
11th
 
Kawasaki
8th – JACOB WILLIAMSON
SWARTZ CREEK, MI
#91
8th
00:28.117
3rd
Heat 2
  11th
 
7th
 
Husqvarna
9th – CHRIS HOWELL
SPOKANE VALLEY, WA
#187
10th
00:28.810
6th
Heat 1
  8th
 
9th
 
Yamaha
10th – KINSER ENDICOTT
RED BLUFF, CA
#381
15th
00:29.436
7th
Heat 1
  9th
 
10th
 
KTM
11th – JARED LESHER
BALL GROUND, GA
#13
13th
00:29.367
6th
Heat 2
  14th
 
8th
 
Yamaha
12th – GAGE SCHEHR
MURRIETA, CA
#188
18th
00:29.992
8th
Heat 1
1st
LCQ 1
  10th
 
12th
 
Yamaha
13th – DEEGAN VONLOSSBERG
PALMDALE, CA
#423
28th
00:31.005
10th
Heat 2
2nd
LCQ 1
  12th
 
DNS
 
Yamaha
14th – MATTHEW GOERKE
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
#101
6th
00:27.996
4th
Heat 1
  13th
 
DNS
 
KTM
15th – JERAMY TAYLOR
CANTON, OH
#32
16th
00:29.508
5th
Heat 2
  15th
 
DNS
 
Yamaha
16th – CHALLEN TENNANT
WILLIS, TX
#171
11th
00:28.939
5th
Heat 1
  DNS
 

Point Standings

AX Lites West Class 
    Place – Name
Number – Hometown
      Total Points
  1st – HUNTER SAYLES
#367 – MERRILL, WI
86
  2nd – RYAN BREECE
#15 – ATHOL, ID
85 (-1)
  3rd – JARED LESHER
#13 – BALL GROUND, GA
79 (-7)
  4th – HUNTER HILTON
#305 – YOUNGSVILLE, LA
51 (-35)
  5th – AUSTIN WALTON
#500 – SPARKS, NV
34 (-52)
  6th – JERAMY TAYLOR
#32 – CANTON, OH
32 (-54)
  7th – PARKER FLEMING
#334 – QUINLAN, TX
31 (-55)
  8th – KINSER ENDICOTT
#381 – RED BLUFF, CA
26 (-60)
  9th – ROBBIE WAGEMAN
#141 – NEWHALL, CA
23 (-63)
  10th – DYLAN BOLINGER
#232 – CORONA, CA
22 (-64)
  11th – CONNOR PEARSON
#26 – EL DORADO, CA
21 (-65)
  12th – MILES DANIELE
#523 – CLOVIS, CA
17 (-69)
  13th – BLAINE SILVEIRA
#559 – LEMOORE, CA
12 (-74)
  14th – CHALLEN TENNANT
#171 – WILLIS, TX
11 (-75)
  15th – JAMES GARDINER
#521 – LAS VEGAS, NV
10 (-76)
  16th – JAKE HOGAN
#65 – ACTON, CA
10 (-76)
  17th – DEEGAN VONLOSSBERG
#423 – PALMDALE, CA
8 (-78)
  18th – CHANCE BLACKBURN
#28 – NEWMAN LAKE, WA
8 (-78)
  19th – WILLY SIMONS
#246 – SIMI VALLEY, CA
7 (-79)
  20th – DAWSON NEWBY
#316 – EATON, CO
6 (-80)
Race to the Ricky Carmichael Cup 
    Place – Name
Number – Hometown
      Total Points
  1st – GAVIN FAITH
#1 – DUNCOMBE, IA
104
  2nd – JACE OWEN
#5 – MATTOON, IL
97 (-7)
  3rd – CHRIS BLOSE
#2 – PHOENIX, AZ
93 (-11)
  4th – DANIEL HERRLEIN
#9 – BETHESDA, OH
80 (-24)
  5th – GARED STEINKE
#4 – WOODLAND, CA
79 (-25)
  6th – TRAVIS SEWELL
#3 – WESTVILLE, IN
60 (-44)
  7th – CODY VAN BUSKIRK
#7 – HARVARD, IL
58 (-46)
  8th – MATTHEW GOERKE
#101 – PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
40 (-64)
  9th – BEN LAMAY
#6 – WASILLA, AK
22 (-82)
  10th – JOSH OSBY
#87 – VALPARAISO, IN
21 (-83)
Points Standings
    Place – Name
Number – Hometown
      Total Points
  11th – JARED LESHER
#13 – BALL GROUND, GA
99
  12th – JACOB WILLIAMSON
#91 – SWARTZ CREEK, MI
98
  13th – STEVEN MAGES
#12 – SARDINIA, OH
89
  14th – HEATH HARRISON
#68 – SILVERHILL, AL
81
  15th – CORY GREEN
#480 – NOWATA, OK
57
  16th – ISAAC TEASDALE
#921 – ROBBINSVILLE, NC
57
  17th – CAMERON MCADOO
#812 – SIOUX CITY, IA
39
  18th – HUNTER SAYLES
#367 – MERRILL, WI
34
  19th – CHRIS HOWELL
#187 – SPOKANE VALLEY, WA
29
  20th – JACOB HAYES
#90 – GREENSBORO, NC
28

Amsoil GNCC | Sparta, Georgia

Full results at: http://www.racer-results.net/results/gncc/2017/class_list.asp?r=3

Next round: FMF Steele Creek, NC – April 8-9


OK, it’s time for me to get to work on the photos from Detroit. Have a great week, everyone. It’s raining here in my neck of the woods, but the warming temperature makes it tempting to get out on the Scott MTB anyway. It may be time to go get very dirty and turn the outside water on for the season!

See you at the races…