The Crazy Dogs Kawasaki MX Master Class was a huge success judging by the size of the crowd which showed up for the two hour session at the Caboolture based motorcycle dealership last weekend. Chairs in the pop-up classroom were filled to the brim with local riders, keen to learn more about maintaining their dirt bikes.
The concept for the MX Master Class resulted from demand within the local community from riders, who for various reasons don’t have direction from someone to show them how to look after their bikes. “We reasoned that if we can teach our customers how to look after their bikes then we’ll hopefully have more people enjoying the sport who otherwise may not get the chance,” said Rebecca Baker, who along with husband Richard has run their Kawasaki motorcycle dealership for over 15 years. “It was our chance to give something back to the community,” she said.
The MX Master Class was organised specifically in mind to teach young people and was open to all ages and levels of ability. “There was a lot of interest coming from parents who’ve been doing all the maintenance up until now and are keen for their kids to start getting involved,” said Rebecca.
The class gave participants the opportunity to learn the basics of two and four stroke dirt bike maintenance from industry experts who willingly gave up their time and knowledge. The guys from Link International were also on hand to go through their oil and filter product range.
Some parents such as local mum Beverley earnestly took notes, while others filmed the class with their mobile devices for future reference. “I found it useful and amazing!” exclaimed Bev. “As a single mum dealing with a MX child I learnt so much! We went straight home afterwards and got out my notes,” she said. “My son had the confidence to service his KX85 on his own!”
There’s nothing else quite like this type of forum on offer for free currently in South East Qld. “We held the presentation so that participants got the chance to get their hands dirty. They learnt all the basics as well as some helpful tips, things you just can’t pick up by watching online tutorials,” explained Sam, Crazy Dogs Head Technician, who was in charge of technical education for the event.
Kawasaki Motors Australia came on board to offer their support, sending Nathan Crawford from the Mega Bulk Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team to meet with the class. One fan brought along his number plate for Nathan to sign, which appears to be the start of a new pastime. “He’s a motox freak and wants to fill it with pro rider signatures,” said his dad Brad.
“It was an awesome opportunity for young fans to meet with Nathan and grab an autograph and a selfie with him. For some of these kids it could be the defining moment that transforms a passion for their sport into a potential career. Anything is possible with the right support!” exclaimed Rebecca.
Crazy Dogs Kawasaki offer workshop services and spare parts for all makes and models, including discount prices on riding gear plus all the essentials you need for your next day out on the track! You can check out their online store on their website www.crazydogs.com.au or visit 39 Lear Jet Drive, Caboolture.