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Old 08-23-2010, 06:47 PM   #5161
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I just got 2nd in Vegas to Reno in what was pretty much my first ever ride on a BRP (I puttered around for about 30 minutes on it just before the race). Fantastic machine, just ate up the desert. Now if only I could keep wheels on the beast. Both are trashed and I was running 19-20psi.

Now I need new rims (any suggestions?), new chain and sprocket (I was 15/48 and am pretty sure it was able to pull that to the limiter so I might go 15/47 - thoughts?) and will check the valves, change oil, air filter etc. I'm also going to need to get the suspension done up as it isn't great and the damper serviced as it started leaking before I even got to the start of the race, but those will have to wait a while ($$$). Anyone know off hand how long of a chain I need for 15/47 and/or 15/48? I'd like to run the adjusters all the way forward I think.

Edit, just ordered 15/48 and a long chain that I'll cut to fit.
Nice job, man! Congratulations!
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:56 PM   #5162
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Nice job, man! Congratulations!
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:07 PM   #5163
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Nice Bikepilot! Vegas to reno has to be an awesome race. I remember reading a bit about you racing the brp out there. Do you have a racing thread?

I am in the same boat with rims. I kept them alive for awhile but as my skills got better, and I got faster, out here in the desert with really rocky trails, I have been destroying rims. I've gone through two front rims, 10 front spokes and 5 rear spokes. I tried to use a decent used DID but that died quickly. In a perfect world I would run excel a60 and rad hubs, but that is just wishing and I've never used them. That just seems to be the ticket from what I've read. Excel/talon combo is pretty highly regarded in the supermoto world.

I ran 15/45 for awhile, it was rediculous top speed. My bike tends to tankslap slowly much above 100(no damper) and so I don't have much need for the 110+(*) 15/45 netted me, it could pull it to rev limit though. I run 15/49 now. I like that hit of power!

*Keep in mind I don't have a speedo. I clocked it a couple times, and used others bikes but these are only pull it out of my ass estimates.

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Old 08-23-2010, 11:21 PM   #5164
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nskitts - Good to hear you have joined the clan.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:23 PM   #5165
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I was 2nd in sportsman ironman and 5th overal ironman.

It was my first ever desert race, first race in 9 years, first time on a four stroke dirt bike (but I have dual sported on a dr350 half a dozen times) and first time racing a four stroke. I've also only ridden about an average of once a year for the past decade or so. I almost didn't get make it to the race but was able to get things together thanks to a ton of help from others, still didn't have any chase crew or pit support other than gas from baja bits.

I've got some pics and comments in the main V2R racing thread, still need to do a full race report (its coming!).

If I race it again on the BRP I'll run a little taller gearing. For now I'll probably stick with the 15/48.

Anyone have a clue how fast a BRP is going on the rev limit with 15/48 and a dunlop 606? It seemed to go pretty fast, but another 10mph would have made passing on the smooth bits a lot quicker/easier. For trail riding and such its more than fast enough though.

Here's me, the brp and some random dude that parked next to me at the tech day and insisted on a picture with me


Some guy who insisted on sitting with me at dinner


and there was a ramp in the way just after the finish line
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:45 PM   #5166
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I just got 2nd in Vegas to Reno in what was pretty much my first ever ride on a BRP (I puttered around for about 30 minutes on it just before the race). Fantastic machine, just ate up the desert. Now if only I could keep wheels on the beast. Both are trashed and I was running 19-20psi.

Now I need new rims (any suggestions?), new chain and sprocket (I was 15/48 and am pretty sure it was able to pull that to the limiter so I might go 15/47 - thoughts?) and will check the valves, change oil, air filter etc. I'm also going to need to get the suspension done up as it isn't great and the damper serviced as it started leaking before I even got to the start of the race, but those will have to wait a while ($$$). Anyone know off hand how long of a chain I need for 15/47 and/or 15/48? I'd like to run the adjusters all the way forward I think.

Edit, just ordered 15/48 and a long chain that I'll cut to fit.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:39 AM   #5167
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Basically, you are saying that all the glory goes to the Pig!

Just kiddin', congrats man.

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I was 2nd in sportsman ironman and 5th overal ironman.

It was my first ever desert race, first race in 9 years, first time on a four stroke dirt bike (but I have dual sported on a dr350 half a dozen times) and first time racing a four stroke. I've also only ridden about an average of once a year for the past decade or so. I almost didn't get make it to the race but was able to get things together thanks to a ton of help from others, still didn't have any chase crew or pit support other than gas from baja bits.

I've got some pics and comments in the main V2R racing thread, still need to do a full race report (its coming!).

If I race it again on the BRP I'll run a little taller gearing. For now I'll probably stick with the 15/48.

Anyone have a clue how fast a BRP is going on the rev limit with 15/48 and a dunlop 606? It seemed to go pretty fast, but another 10mph would have made passing on the smooth bits a lot quicker/easier. For trail riding and such its more than fast enough though.

Here's me, the brp and some random dude that parked next to me at the tech day and insisted on a picture with me


Some guy who insisted on sitting with me at dinner


and there was a ramp in the way just after the finish line
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:33 AM   #5168
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Tires

I'm looking to pick up some tires (DOT) and after a bit or research and thinking I'm going for some 50/50's. Does anyone have experience running MEFO Explorers on the BRP?

I know they're spendy, but I've only read good things on them online... And I commute past Twisted Throttle, one of the few places that seems to carry them, daily.
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:58 AM   #5169
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I just got 2nd in Vegas to Reno in what was pretty much my first ever ride on a BRP (I puttered around for about 30 minutes on it just before the race). Fantastic machine, just ate up the desert. Now if only I could keep wheels on the beast. Both are trashed and I was running 19-20psi.

Now I need new rims (any suggestions?), new chain and sprocket (I was 15/48 and am pretty sure it was able to pull that to the limiter so I might go 15/47 - thoughts?) and will check the valves, change oil, air filter etc. I'm also going to need to get the suspension done up as it isn't great and the damper serviced as it started leaking before I even got to the start of the race, but those will have to wait a while ($$$). Anyone know off hand how long of a chain I need for 15/47 and/or 15/48? I'd like to run the adjusters all the way forward I think.

Edit, just ordered 15/48 and a long chain that I'll cut to fit.
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What i do is push the wheel forward as far as possible,
put the chain on and mark it.
15/47 works best
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:02 AM   #5170
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If I race it again on the BRP I'll run a little taller gearing. For now I'll probably stick with the 15/48.

Anyone have a clue how fast a BRP is going on the rev limit with 15/48 and a dunlop 606?
15/47, 106 mph at 8,000 rpm

15/48, 104 mph at 8,000 rpm
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:40 AM   #5171
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In the process of trading my 450F to a 650R, but the fiance is not very happy... she would like something that looks a bit more comfy.

I told her she could use the airhawk for short 100mile rides... Is the stock seat as bad as my 450?
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:42 AM   #5172
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The stock seat is a bit wider and more cushy than a CRF seat, but only just a bit.

A renazco (sp?) is much wider and more comfy though



Thanks KASUYAHO
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:44 AM   #5173
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Stock seat and the airhawk, will it work for her?
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:02 AM   #5174
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Stock seat and the airhawk, will it work for her?
You mean 2 up?
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:20 AM   #5175
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