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Old 05-22-2012, 10:04 PM   #91
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thanks mike!
you should be all tuned up after the 1000 last month. be sure and beep your horn on your way through nevada's garden spot!



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Dude you ROCK !! Yet another year out in BFE!! Way to help out!

I may see you out there but may just wave if I am on the rally bike
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:15 PM   #92
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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?
In '06 I ran an XR 650 with an IMS 3.4 gallon tank. IIRC, my longest leg was close to 80 miles and I ran out of gas twice. The first time, I forgot that I was carrying extra fuel in my camelbak so I leaned the bike to get fuel from the left side of the tank. The second time I remembered the extra fuel, dumped it in, and got going again. If I had to guess, I probably ran out the first time at around 70 miles. However, my air filter was super dirty for that leg and I had to ride just about wide open constantly just to get any acceleration out of it. With a fresh filter I might have gone a little farther, but certainly not 80 miles.

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:35 PM   #93
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zack05, that is more correct. but why beat yourself and your chasers up? the reason i go out there to rawhide is to save your guy's resources a little bit. i'll pit for anyone and stick around until everyone is through.i would be happy to handle the pit for you.
Thank-you for the offer. That would be a huge help. I will shoot you a PM as we get closer.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:20 PM   #94
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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?
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In '06 I ran an XR 650 with an IMS 3.4 gallon tank. IIRC, my longest leg was close to 80 miles and I ran out of gas twice. The first time, I forgot that I was carrying extra fuel in my camelbak so I leaned the bike to get fuel from the left side of the tank. The second time I remembered the extra fuel, dumped it in, and got going again. If I had to guess, I probably ran out the first time at around 70 miles. However, my air filter was super dirty for that leg and I had to ride just about wide open constantly just to get any acceleration out of it. With a fresh filter I might have gone a little farther, but certainly not 80 miles.

Tom
I did an 80 mile stretch last year running the IMS tank, from Mina to Rawhide, and was just shy of having to click over to reserve. I was packing two MSR fuel bottles just in case though...
Our setup was: uni filter (fresh one swapped in at Millers), non vented side panel, edelbrock carb, stock motor, stock header, WB E series slip on

As for lights, we've run both the 8in BD halogen and 8in TT HID along with helmet lights off of a rewound stator and carried battery packs for backup. My advice is to get as much light as you can afford, the difference btwn the halogen and the HID is considerable. From the pictures I've seen, the newer Rigid Industries LEDs provide even more light.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:38 AM   #95
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"As for lights, we've run both the 8in BD halogen and 8in TT HID along with helmet lights off of a rewound stator and carried battery packs for backup. My advice is to get as much light as you can afford, the difference btwn the halogen and the HID is considerable. From the pictures I've seen, the newer Rigid Industries LEDs provide even more light. "

OR GO FASTER and you won't need lights !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just run the Trail Tech HID kit on your XR 650
Then put on a BD 8" HID if needed at sometime
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:15 PM   #96
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hhmmmm. my ears were burning.(thanks for the heads up mike)

of course i plan to be at rawhide again this year. why wouldn't i want to hang out in the hottest, most desolate and remote pit on the whole racecourse?
if anyone needs gas and support at rawhide please message me here.my services come cheap. and it for sure makes it easier on yourselves than trying to have your chaser get in and out and stay head of you. frankly it can't be done.





let me know,

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Old 05-23-2012, 10:09 PM   #97
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OR GO FASTER and you won't need lights !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thats always the plan, but you need to be prepared for whatever happens.
First year we had a flat that put us way back on time so lights were a necessity.
Second year we got to Top Gun before we needed lights.
This year it would be great to do the whole thing in daylight
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:29 PM   #98
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Thats always the plan, but you need to be prepared for whatever happens.
First year we had a flat that put us way back on time so lights were a necessity.
Second year we got to Top Gun before we needed lights.
This year it would be great to do the whole thing in daylight

Use a Bib Moose in front and rear
What Class are you racing this year?
Good Luck this year and have Fun.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:16 PM   #99
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Use a Bib Moose in front and rear
What Class are you racing this year?
Good Luck this year and have Fun.
Had a bib in front and HD tube in the rear, not sure what happened that year, guess it was just the desert gods making us pay our dues...
We raced 40+A when they still had that class and now race in open AM
Its all about having fun for sure!
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:54 PM   #100
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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 the closest hotel/casino to the Aliante? They are booked.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:35 PM   #101
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Gear pretty hign.. I would run a 42 16 on my Ktm if I do it.. there are lots of long stretches

try a 739 Desert at with a 606 front.. thats what JCR used to mount on their 650's

Look near the las vegas speedway... there are a few there and its like 5 miles away .. or the Santa Fe..
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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 the closest hotel/casino to the Aliante? They are booked.
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We ran 15/48 and honestly could have gone at least one tooth less on the back, I topped out at 'only' 90 something mph
+1 on the 739 rear, we also ran the 606 in front and are trying out the MX51 this year as we've moved over to the 450x.
The overflow hotel (Santa Fe Station) is nice and the BITD rate is good.
I also have at least one extra room reserved at the Aliante that we probably won't end up using, if anyone is interested, ping me as we get closer to August. Right now we don't yet know how many, if any, other folks will be joining us...
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:35 AM   #103
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How is the cell phone coverage along the support route? Was thinking about having someone at home watching my spot tracker and relaying position updates to my support truck. Would be handy for them to know when I am behind schedule or even worse, already past a pit and they are there waiting for me.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:42 AM   #104
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Coverage is spotty.. pits are 30-50 miles apart...Casey works it so chasers can do the speed limit or slower and still beat the rider to the pit and get set up.. (except for remote pits) you will not beat your chase rig. The biggest thing ironman riders have to worry about if being able to ride over 12-20 hours straight with out crashing out.. The hwy patrol is ON it during the race so tell your chase guys to take it easy.. if you find you get seperated due to mechanicals there are always always guys pitting others that im sure will help you out, just ride up and ask..

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We've never had problems with cell coverage (thankfully), as we've used the same strategy of having someone @ home watching the SPOT updates and relaying info to us. Don't think the SPOT is totally reliable though as updates can be misleading. If you've followed any tracking updates from previous events, you'll know what I mean.
We also each carried a phone in a secure location in our packs, just in case...
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