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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-09-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,850
Posted By fire1998
Hitchcock industries!! I've had 5 bikes done by...

Hitchcock industries!! I've had 5 bikes done by him. All have come back right on the money. The most recent my 13 TXC 310. Bike came back amazing! Zero complaints. Bike stock was...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-14-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,747
Posted By fire1998
http://www.ebay.com/itm/PJ1-FAST-BLACK-EPOXY-PORCE...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PJ1-FAST-BLACK-EPOXY-PORCELIN-GLOSS-3-PACK-11OZ-CAN-/390456980911?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5ae90cb5af&vxp=mtr

or this...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-13-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By fire1998
83 YZ 250 Suspension rebuild ?'s

How good were the stock forks on shock on an 83 YZ 250. Have the bike stripped and need to figure out what to do about suspension. I can rebuild forks but not shock, never done one before. Do the...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-11-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,747
Posted By fire1998
Best frame rattlecan paint and primer

Restoring a 1983 YZ 250 for vintage racing next year. Bike is down to frame and ready to go to sandblaster. Which rattlecan paint and primer would you guys recommend? Thought about powdercoating...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-11-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,041
Posted By fire1998
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21,734
Views: 2,582,504
Posted By fire1998
No obvious leaks at all!! All drain plugs in...

No obvious leaks at all!! All drain plugs in place. I took pretty hard hit to frame on g-out and so did my partner. Metal skid plate is bent pretty bad. So your saying oil could be in frame...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2012, 08:40 PM
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Posted By fire1998
Where did the oil go? Tearing apart motor and...

Where did the oil go? Tearing apart motor and there is no oil in it? Top end is completely ground down from lack of OIL! Hate to see bottom end! Oil and filter were changed before race. Oil was...
Forum: Racing 08-22-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
Impressive resume! Wish I could have been around...

Impressive resume! Wish I could have been around those trucks and teams!

.......and the top bike was still faster than the trucks with no GPS or prerunning!! Guaranntee trucks and buggies would...
Forum: Racing 08-22-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
Nope...original TT's were early class 8's. Late...

Nope...original TT's were early class 8's. Late 80's these guys were gaining some serious speed. Robby Gordan in the Veneble hay hauler was one. Rough riderson Ford class 8's were fast. Walker...
Forum: Racing 08-22-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
V to R

Not a trophy truck but shows ya how to drive by GPS. Codriver is calling out every turn. I need a monkey on my back telling me whats coming up!! They should go back to the 80's Trophy Truck glory...
Forum: Racing 08-20-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
Course was more dfficult than we thought it was...

Course was more dfficult than we thought it was going to be. I had the pleasure of riding from start to pit 3. Nothing real difficult up to pit 1. Didnt stop at pit 2 and hit the silt bed!! WTF...
Forum: Racing 08-20-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
I was also going to say something about guys...

I was also going to say something about guys attempting to try this race who shouldnt be out there. I blew my motor at mile 210 and sat there for 4 hours. I broke down at 11am. We were on a good...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21,734
Views: 2,582,504
Posted By fire1998
Bike had roughly 1200 miles on it. 900 from baja...

Bike had roughly 1200 miles on it. 900 from baja 1000 in 07. Bike has pretty much sat in garage since then. Rode a couple times a year. Took oil filter cover off this morning in parking lot and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2012, 09:58 PM
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Views: 2,582,504
Posted By fire1998
How the hell do you blow up an XR650!! Raced...

How the hell do you blow up an XR650!! Raced Vegas to Reno today. Made it 210 miles till motor locked up solid. Bike was running great until then. Bike developed a valve tick and it locked up a...
Forum: Racing 08-17-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
Team 355 did the Vegas to mile 210. XR650 locked...

Team 355 did the Vegas to mile 210. XR650 locked up! How the fuck do you blow up a XR650!!! I was on bike when it broke. Bike was running great untill a valve tick developed a little bit before...
Forum: Racing 08-15-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
Arrived this morning in Vegas. Went and watched...

Arrived this morning in Vegas. Went and watched the "Hero's" of the sport qualify today. Holy batshit those guys are fast!! Fastest qualifier was 55mph average!! Hopefully they wont catch us till...
Forum: Racing 08-13-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
VtoR

We'll........were as ready as were gonna be. Bike is prepped with bnridgestone ED77/78 tires with a moouse up front and UHD tubes with slime in rear. Have a spare set of rims and tires. Hopefully...
Forum: Racing 08-04-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
So what your saying is..........make sure my team...

So what your saying is..........make sure my team mates are on bike at end!!!
Forum: Racing 08-03-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
We did our final prerun on race bike yesterday. ...

We did our final prerun on race bike yesterday. Bike ran well and the suspension rocked. Factory Connection knows their shit! First real ride at speed on XR650r and I was surprised. Bike is a...
Forum: Racing 07-29-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
Thanks for the offer! Looks like we'll be good...

Thanks for the offer! Looks like we'll be good on gas. Going over list of spares for XR650.
-spare front and rear rim with new tires and HD tubes
-1 set of tubes. We are running a moose in...
Forum: Racing 07-26-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
Damn............................9th off line in...

Damn............................9th off line in open AM. #355. Anyone going to have someone at remote pit? We've got a 4 gallon IMS tank on our BRP but don't know if we'll need gas there or not. ...
Forum: Racing 07-08-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
Ok guys looking at mileage for the race and have...

Ok guys looking at mileage for the race and have a few ?'s. Which pits are we not going to be able to beat bikes to? Is there a service for pits we can't make it to? Also where is the silt so I...
Forum: Racing 06-25-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
Any idea what the Bajapits cost?

Any idea what the Bajapits cost?
Forum: Racing 05-25-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
Hey guys doing a list of parts for XR650r. What...

Hey guys doing a list of parts for XR650r. What gearing is good for this race? Looks like the guys before used a Dunlop 606 rear for baja. Hows this tire work for the Nevada desert? Also what is...
Forum: Racing 05-22-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
Anyone know what kinda mileage you can get out of...

Anyone know what kinda mileage you can get out of wan XR 650 with an IMS 3.4 tank? Also what headlight would you guys recommend?
Forum: Racing 05-17-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
The XR were using was bought in 07 by my buddy...

The XR were using was bought in 07 by my buddy for V to R in 08. Life got busy and we never did it. Bike was bought new and set up and raced Baja 1000 in 06 by former Pro owner. Those are the only...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
Yea I was thinking the Bridgestone ED77 up front....

Yea I was thinking the Bridgestone ED77 up front. Ill have to look for the ED78. Rockymountain doesn't carry them. Definitely using moose up front. Don't know about moose in rear. Ive heard they...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
We are all used to enduros and hare scrambles. ...

We are all used to enduros and hare scrambles. The longest Ive been on a bike in a race is probably 70-80 miles but that's not desert speed. Were all pretty good riders in the fast stuff but a 160...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
For a 3 man team race this long are you guys...

For a 3 man team race this long are you guys splitting it in 3 legs or doing it in 50-60 mile splits? This is our first race of this distance. If I'm correct the last 2 pits are not reachable for...
Forum: Racing 05-16-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 45,748
Posted By fire1998
We have a 3 man team on an XR650. This will be...

We have a 3 man team on an XR650. This will be our first V To R race. Were all stoked!! Were planning on a moose up front and a UHD tube in rear. What rear and front tire would you guys use on...
Forum: Racing 03-01-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,338
Posted By fire1998
Stayed in beats lat night. Got to laughlin this...

Stayed in beats lat night. Got to laughlin this morning. Rode 4.5 hours today!! Most riding we have done in 3 months!! #355 is our #. We forgot easyup canopy if anyone has room for us to pit and...
Forum: Racing 02-12-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,338
Posted By fire1998
Hopefully race is still going to happen. As of...

Hopefully race is still going to happen. As of this week there were only 6 entries!!
Later
Forum: Racing 01-25-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,338
Posted By fire1998
My Buddy and I will be going back to Laughlinn...

My Buddy and I will be going back to Laughlinn this year. We finished 2nd in our class 2 years ago. Got beat by a sandbagging team by 15 minutes!! Overall its a fun race but will kick your ass. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By fire1998
Help with prepping XR 650 for Veags to Reno

3 of us just decided to do the BITD Vegas to Reno this year. We've been talking about it for a couple of years now. My buddy has an XR 650 that he bought a few years ago. The bike had just...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21,734
Views: 2,582,504
Posted By fire1998
Thanks for the honest write-up. It looks like...

Thanks for the honest write-up. It looks like we'll be riding the XR 650 in the race. Our first step is sending out the suspension to be rebuilt. I figured after 1000 miles of Baja the suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21,734
Views: 2,582,504
Posted By fire1998
racing an xr 650

I figured this would be a good place to ask this question. My buddy and I have commited to ride Vegas to Reno this year. He has an XR 650R that he bought that raced the Baja 1000 3 years ago. The...
Forum: Racing 02-19-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 25,544
Posted By fire1998
Zac, The altitude is actually 4500' where the...

Zac,
The altitude is actually 4500' where the race is located. I wouldnt change your gearing. There are alot of sand washes and some nasty hill climbs. When I rode my 300 the stock gearing was fine....
Forum: Racing 02-19-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 25,544
Posted By fire1998
We brought a trailer last time and realized we...

We brought a trailer last time and realized we didnt need it. Security is good and the parking is on the top floor of the parking garage.
Forum: Racing 02-19-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 25,544
Posted By fire1998
Must be nice!!! I havn't ridden since December....

Must be nice!!! I havn't ridden since December. Was hoping to get a hare scramble in this weekend but, once again, it snowed!! I am a gym rat, hitting the gym twice a day for 5 days out of the week....
Forum: Racing 01-28-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By fire1998
bitd

We raced my KTM 300 last time. No problems, plenty of power for the terrain. We are going to be racing my 09 Husky WR 250 2/s this year. Make sure you have a steering damper on your bike!!!
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