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Mitch Payton’s Pro Circuit Racing is synonymous with success in this sport, but through the company’s rise to the top, Jim “Bones” Bacon was always there at Mitch’s side, working the suspension end while Payton handled the horsepower.

At the end of the 2018 season, though, Bones called it a career. While he is quite honest about not wanting the spotlight, a career as long and successful as his deserves it.

So David Pingree and Grant Langston pinned Bones down for an episode of The Whiskey Throttle Show. The legendary suspension tuner talked about his start in the sport, told stories about the race team, and shared the three interactions with Roger DeCoster that changed his life. It’s a great listen and Bones even gives some sage advice on suspension setup for the average rider. 

Want to get an understanding of just how accomplished Bones is within the motocross community? There was a list, compiled by Bones and his Pro Circuit family, that attempts to recollect every pro racer he’s ever built suspension for. The list of names is staggering and it begins to shed light on the depth of Bones impact on the sport over the years. For those who were around in the 1980s and 1990s it will be like taking a walk down memory lane. Even for new fans, you’ll note how many of today’s top riders have spent time working with him.

As Bones begins his life as a retired and married man, we wish him the very best. And something tells me we’ll still be seeing him around the races here in southern California for a while yet. Well, that or on the edge of Big Bear lake with a fishing pole.

Meanwhile, take a scroll through the list of over 600 riders Bones has worked with.

You can listen to the show with Bones now on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. Or, if you rather watch it, go to YouTube and search The Whiskey Throttle Show.

1. Abbatoye Ryan 141. Dimond Micky
2. Abbott Destry 142. Dirks Drey
3. Abrigo Ryan 143. Dobb James
4. Adams Cody 144. Dostal Jiri
5. Adams Nate 145. Dubach Doug
6. Adams Troy 146. Duff Ryan
7. Ames Zach 147. Dunaway Charlie
8. Albertson Jimmy 148. Durham Darryn
9. Albertyn Greg 149. Dunlop Mike
10. Alessi Jeff 150. Easly Mark
11. Alessi Mike 151. Eastman Matt
12. Albrecht Joel 152. Edmonson Paul
13. Alldredge Chris 153. Edwards Brian
14. Allen P.A 154. Edwards Jason
15. Anaya Andy 155. Eickel James
16. Anderson Cassidy 156. Elliot Travis
17. Anderson Eric 157. Esposito Shane
18. Anderson Jason 158. Evennou Nicholas
19. Andrews Fred 159. Evens Tyler
20. Anstie Max 160. Facciotti Coltan
21. Antunez Buddy 161. Faith Gavin
22. Archer Tony 162. Farnell Kyle
23. Armstrong Matt 163. Fasnacht Kylie
24. Armstrong Zeb 164. Felts Billy
25. Ashburn Jordan 165. Ferris Dean
26. Ashcraft Dan 166. Ferry Timmy
27. Audette Gannon 167. Fiddler Jake
28. Bach Chris 168. Filmore Chris 
29. Baggett Blake 169. Fisher Derrick 
30. Bajza Danny 170. Foley Kevin
31. Baker Jeff 171. Folks Brian
32. Baker Travis 172. Fonseca Ernesto
33. Bakken Andy 173. Font Agustin
34. Balbi Antonio 174. Forkner Austin
35. Bamburg Beau 175. Fowler Terry
36. Barnett Mark 176. Frank Billy
37. Barrett David 177. Fredette Jeff
38. Bartram Kenny 178. Freeburg Zach
39. Bartz Brandon 179. Frenette Jason
40. Bayle Michel Jean 180. Friese Vince
41. Beavers Dayton 181. Gaddis Jimmy
42. Bell Mike 182. Gains Nick
43. Bentley Shae 183. Galamba Adrian
44. Bertram Dave 184. Gall Steven
45. Bier Mike 185. Gardiner Jayme
46. Birdwell Ty 186. Garrison Bobby
47. Blair Daniel 187. Garro Kyle
48. Blair Vincent  188. Gavlak Chirs
49. Blose Chris 189. Geiger Tarah
50. Blose Michael 190. Gibson Jeff
51. Bogard Charley 191. Glass Jeff
52. Bogle Justin 192. Glover Broc
53. Bolley Frederic  193. Goerke Matt
54. Bonds Bobby 194. Gonzalas Mercedes
55. Boni Matt 195. Gonzalas Pedro
56. Boniface Steve 196. Goodman Grayson
57. Book Donnie 197. Gosnell Matt
58. Borkenhagen Sean 198. Gosselaar Chris
59. Bowen Greg 199. Gosselaar Drew
60. Bowen Keith 200. Gracyk Gavin
61. Bowers Tyler 201. Grant Josh
62. Bowyer  Andy 202. Gravett Kevin
63. Boynton Beau 203. Green Blake
64. Braasch John 204. Grey Brian
65. Brabec Ricky 205. Gridder Andy 
66. Braun Clint 206. Griffith Eric
67. Breker Goat 207. Haaker Colton
68. Brewer Ashley 208. Hackly Sean
69. Brooks Larry 209. Hadsel Tyson
70. Brown Brian 210. Hagseth Brad
71. Brown Chris 211. Hahn Tommy
72. Brown Mike 212. Hahn Will
73. Brown Scott 213. Halcomb Charles
74. Browne Jarred 214. Hall Brakken
75. Brozovich Nick 215. Hallgath Eric
76. Buckelew Justin 216. Hamblin Sean
77. Buehl Jeromy 217. Hamel Danny
78. Burkhart Mark 218. Hamel Dave
79. Burmeister Tyson 219. Hammaker Seth
80. Burns Austin 220. Hampshire Marisa 
81. Burnworth Scott 221. Hansen Josh  
82. Button Jimmy 222. Harden Brent
83. Calkins Cole 223. Harden Brock
84. Campbell Johnny 224. Harrison Tommy
85. Canard Trey 225. Hart Carey
86. Canoy Craig 226. Hayden Nicky
87. Cantrell Sean 227. Hayes Jacob
88. Capt Jeff 228. Healy Mike
89. Carmichael Ricky 229. Hedden Jeff
90. Carpenter Jack 230. Hengeveld Steve
91. Carpenter Paul 231. Henry Doug
92. Carson Tom 232. Hewitt Hunter
93. Caselli Kurt 233. Hibbert Tucker
94. Casillas Jesse 234. Hickey Gunner
95. Castillo Dave 235. Hicks Jeff
96. Chamberlain Mike 236. Hill Josh
97. Chiapuzio Doug 237. Hill Justin
98. Chiodi Alessio 238. Hines Kevin
99. Chisholm Kyle 239. Hodges Hannah
100. Chisholm Cody 240. Hodges Travis
101. Cianciarulo Adam 241. Hoeft Darrin
102. Clark Ryan 242. Hoeft Justin
103. Clark Shawn 243. Hoffmaster Tommy
104. Clowers Tommy 244. Hollond Rusty
105. Cody Anna 245. Hooker Mike
106. Cody Quinn 246. Houg Aaron
107. Coisy Ben 247. Hough Kurt
108. Collier Mike  248. Howerton Kent
109. Collier Sean 249. Hudson Jacki
110. Commans Zac 250. Huffman Ryan
111. Cooper Danny 251. Hughes Amber
112. Coppins Josh 252. Hughes Ryan
113. Corder Mike 253. Hunnicutt Ted 
114. Cortez Paul 254. Hunter Chris
115. Covington Thomas 255. Inda Matt
116. Craig Christian  256. Israel Jeremas
117. Craig Mike 257. Izzi Nico
118. Cram Scott 258. Jarrett Jimmy
119. Creson Kasie 259. Jarrett Nick 
120. Crumb Ray 260. Jefferson Andy
121. Cunningham Kyle 261. Jesseman Brandon
122. Currie Paul 262. Jobe George
123. Currier Landon 263. Johns Aaron
124. Dally Spencer 264. Johnson Brian
125. Davalos Martin 265. Johnson Casey
126. Davenport Nathan 266. Johnson Chad
127. Davis Craig 267. Johnson Chris
128. Davis Ty 268. Johnson Isaiah
129. Day Aaron 269. Johnson Keith
130. Day John 270. Johnson Kevin
131. Deatley Sam 271. Johnson Ricky
132. Decker Craig 272. Jonan Dennis
133. Deegan Brian 273. Jones Gary
134. Dehaan Doug 274. Jones Kenneth
135. Dehoop Todd 275. Jones Mike
136. Demaria Eves 276. Kady Ty
137. Dement Jeff 277. Kain Derrick
138. Demuth Josh 278. Kain Drew
139. Dietrich Ricky 279. Kamo David
140. Dillon Jeff 280. Kargola “ox” Jeff
281. Kastrin Dax 421. Penhall Connor
282. Katin Mike 422. Penhall Ryan
283. Kawell Jason 423. Peribinos Paul
284. Kawell Jeff 424. Perolio Sean
285. Keefe Bill 425. Perry Jim
286. Keefe Tyler 426. Pestana Jeff
287. Keegan Brian 427. Peterhansel Stephan
288. Keeney Justin 428. Peters Kyle
289. Keeny Cory 429. Pichon Michael
290. Kehoe Erick 430. Pilkington Devon
291. Keller Jojo 431. Pingree David
292. Kerr Jonathan 432. Pinsin Scotty
293. Keys Jimmy 433. Plessinger Scott
294. Kiedrowski Mike 434. Potter Rusty
295. King Daryl 435. Pourcel Sebastien
296. Kiniry Bob 436. Pourcel Christophe
297. Klatt Dusty 437. Preston Travis
298. Kobush Lance 438. Price Sara
299. Krause Paul 439. Pugmire Trent
300. Kurosky Riley 440. Pustelak Jeff
301. Lacey Tiger 441. Pustelak Tim
302. Lamoine Matt 442. Ramsey Nathan
303. Lamson Steve 443. Rand Greg
304. Lange Darcy 444. Rattray Tyla
305. Langdon Tim  445. Reardon Dan
306. Langford Jason 446. Rebeaud Matt
307. Langston Grant 447. Redondi Giacomo
308. Laninovich Billy 448. Reed Chad
309. Lanza Jamie 449. Reed Chase
310. Lapaglia Michael 450. Regal Kyle
311. Larocco Mike 451. Renner Ricky
312. Larsen Nate 452. Renzland Luke
313. Larsen P.J 453. Revell Chase
314. Lawrence Jason 454. Reyes Rene
315. Lawrence Phil 455. Reynard Robbie
316. Lechien Ronnie 456. Reynolds Jeff
317. Lee Troy 457. Riley Travis
318. Lehman Oakley 458. Robinson Jesse
319. Leisk Jeff 459. Rodriguez Anthony
320. Leocata Nico 460. Roeseler Larry
321. Lewis Kyle 461. Rojjas Edguardo
322. Lichtle Josh 462. Roncada Stephan
323. Liles Billy 463. Ryan Rick
324. Lind Robert 464. Sanayei Darian
325. Lindsey Arron 465. Satchwell Tania
326. Lipanovich Sean 466. Savage Blake 
327. Lively Blair 467. Savatgy Joey
328. Locurcio Lorenzo  468. Sawyer Tanner
329. Lopez Eduardo 469. Saylor Jacob
330. Lord Dylan 470. Schmidt Nick
331. Lusk Ezra 471. Schmitt Donny
332. Lusk Shane 472. Schnell Eric
333. Lytle Casey 473. Schnell Greg
334. Maanneh Badder 474. Schwartz Dilan
335. Maasberg Carl  475. Searle Tommy
336. Mace Justin 476. Seely Cole
337. Mace Kyle 477. Sellards Broc
338. Madsen Marty 478. Semar Alley
339. Maier Teddy 479. Semics Gary
340. Manley Brian 480. Sewell Travis
341. Marchbanks Garrett 481. Sheak Scott
342. Marley Johnny 482. Shealy Kristy
343. Marshel James 483. Sheldon Victor
344. Martin Jacob 484. Shimp Johnathan
345. Martin Jeremy 485. Shoen Brady
346. Masterpool Jake 486. Short Andrew
347. Mataisavich Jeff 487. Short John
348. Matson Dean 488. Shue Matt
349. Maximoff Matt 489. Silveira Blaine
350. May Earl 490. Simmit Rick
351. McCormick Jason 491. Simon Scott
352. McCrummen Eric 492. Smail Lance
353. McElrath Shane 493. Smith Craig 
354. McElyaa Alex 494. Smith Danny
355. McFarlane Andrew 495. Smith Justin
356. McGavern Brian 496. Smith Less
357. McGourty Donnie 497. Smith Travis
358. McGrath Jeremy 498. Smith Zeb
359. Mckenzie Billy 499. Somo Ray
360. McLear Eric 500. Sorby Eric
361. McMurrich Justin 501. Soule Justin
362. Mercier Billy Joe  502. Stapleton Dennis
363. Metcalf Brett 503. Starling Justin
364. Metcalf Nick 504. Staton Rex
365. Metzger Mike 505. Steel Josh
366. Meusling Eric 506. Steinke Gared
367. Meusling John 507. Stevenson Denny
368. Meyers Nick 508. Stewart James
369. Miller Chuck 509. Stewart Malcolm
370. Miller Clayton 510. Stewart Ronnie
371. Miller Dustin 511. Stewart Trevor
372. Miller Henry 512. Strang Josh
373. Millsaps Davie 513. Sjoberg Tyler
374. Moates Marty 514. Stone Brian
375. Monk Jon Boy 515. Storbeck Danny
376. Monks Trevor 516. Street Jonah
377. Morain Todd 517. Stroupe Austin
378. Morris Charlie 518. Summers Justin
379. Morais Ryan 519. Summers Scott
380. Morro Joshua 520. Summey Josh
381. Mosig Kade 521. Surratt Willy
382. Moss Jake 522. Sweat Joshua
383. Murphy Matt 523. Sweetland Garth
384. Musgrave Willy 524. Swink Brian
385. Natvig Derrick 525. Taft Bradley
386. Neese Jim 526. Tarantino Josh
387. Nelson Jesse 527. Taylor Cameron
388. Nelson Steve 528. Taylor Rich
389. Newmac Gene 529. Tedder Dakota
390. Nicoletti Phil 530. Tedder Matt
391. Nigth Keith 531. Tedder Myles
392. Norman Kendal 532. Tedesco Geo
393. Northrop Jeff 533. Tedesco Ivan
394. Oehlhof Joe 534. Terlecki Ryan
395. Ogilvie Bruce 535. Thacker Michael
396. O'Mara Johnny 536. Thomas Jason 
397. Ondas Dave 537. Thompson R.J
398. Osbo Paul 538. Tichner Ronnie
399. Owens Jace 539. Tickle Broc
400. Owens Richie 540. Tickle Carson
401. Pagel Sean 541. Tonus Arnaud
402. Palmer Cliff 542. Torrance Chris
403. Palmer Shawn 543. Torrenteras Edgar
404. Papworth Kris 544. Tortelli Sebastian
405. Parson Doug  545. Townley Ben
406. Parsons Tom 546. Trettel Ian
407. Partridge Jason 547. Tripes Marty
408. Partridge Kyle 548. Tripes Mike
409. Pascarella Jimmy 549. Truman Dan
410. Pastrana Travis 550. Trussardi Luca
411. Patterson Jessica 551. Turner Ron
412. Pauk Jan 552. Twitch
413. Payne Billy 553. Udall Colton
414. Pearson David 554. Ulvin Danny
415. Pearson Nick 555. Upshaw Jason
416. Pearson Russ 556. Urseth Rhett
417. Pederson Chad 557. Valade Randy
418. Peeper Kelby 558. Vallejo Eric
419. Peick Weston 559. Van Stee Dana
420. Penhall Bruce 560. Veracka Paul
561. Vialle Frederick
562. Villopoto Ryan
563. Villopoto Tyler 
564. Vines Trever
565. Vohland Tallon
566. Vohland Tyson
567. Vuckson Stephen
568. Waddington Joe
569. Wade Patrick
570. Wageman Robbie
571. Wageman Russ
572. Walch Kellon
573. Walker Matt
574. Wallace Ryan
575. Ward Jeff
576. Ward Larry
577. Watkins Scott
578. Watts Tommy
579. Weeck Tommy
580. Weigand Timmy
581. Weimer Jake
582. Weisenfels Josh
583. Wentland Jesse
584. Wey Nick
585. Wharton Blake
586. Wharton Mason
587. Wharton Tyler
588. Whitley Billy
589. Wiggins Dana
590. Williams Cody
591. Williams Zach
592. Willoh Jeff
593. Wilson Dean
594. Windham Kevin
595. Woodford Chuck
596. Woods Josh
597. Woods Nathen
598. Woolsey Brad
599. Wray Justin
600. Wundrack Mark
601. Yancey Kelley
602. Yannitelli Sam
603. Yentzer Jeff
604. Zitterkopf Greg
605. Zofchak Brett