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The Best No-Race Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast Yet



Presented by Pro Taper

Sometimes when there is no racing to talk about it is hard to fill the Kickstart Podcast with conversation, but so much has been going on in our sport lately that we had an absolute blast on the show today. Between Ken Roczen rumors, our SML 450  Shootout, ARay’s new 2023 Yamaha YZ450Fs, and much, much more; we had a heck of a great time flapping our lips. Enjoy!


Donn Maeda

Donn Maeda is a 30-year veteran in moto-journalism, having worked at Cycle News and Dirt Rider before launching MXracer Magazine and TransWorld Motocross Magazine. Maeda is the Editor-In-Chief at Swapmoto Live and you can catch him on a dirt bike or in the saddle of a mountain bike on most days.

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  1. Samantha Ray November 22, 2022

    My soon to be husband needs these bars so he can get his signing bonus and buy me a big diamond. You should also hook up that Jim Krause guy with a SML hoody because he makes me laugh.

  2. Brendan Noerper November 23, 2022

    I was thinking during 3/4 of this podcast, “Wow, Aray hasnt mentioned the new Oneal RDX 2.2 red boots at all… I wonder if he can make it through the whole podcast without saying it…” Fortunately I memorized them from how much he talks about them. Literally 10 seconds later, aray: Yeah I had my nice Red RDX 2.2 boots while I was there. haha. Ha…

    Great content and great podcast. Thanks for all you do.

  3. Kris McKinney November 23, 2022

    Those RDX2.2’s might have to take a backseat to the 2023 yz450f, Aray is talking more highly about that bike than a vet rider talks about his Cone Valves.

  4. Justin walker November 26, 2022

    Please give the bars so they won’t go to Alex and get bent!

  5. Brian hooper November 26, 2022

    Do we have to drink every time rdx 2.2 get mentioned or just when aray say it?

  6. Marcus November 26, 2022

    Yo Chase, you put some of those puss acf’s on your hog yet?

  7. Kevin C November 28, 2022

    I will take that first pair A Ray bends this week. 😄 I’m from MI and Im currently taking u guys tips and pimping my 2022 KTM 450sx out. I’m a machinist and tune in to the podcast every week. Keep grinding TEAM SWAP.

  8. Logan Gocza November 28, 2022

    If Suzuki ever comes out with an electric bike it will still have a kickstarter… you know what boots work great with a Kickstarter though? The RDX 2.2! Especially the red ones.

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