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Old 10-18-2012, 06:57 AM   #91
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Yeah, I'll bring some down. Also I'll donate all the revenue from my shirts to your wounded warrior.....if that's ok?
Dude that would be great!!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:17 PM   #92
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Oh, damn you Radek!

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Old 10-18-2012, 11:38 PM   #93
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Have my shirt ordered!

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Old 10-23-2012, 12:08 PM   #94
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I had a busy weekend trying to get my bikes and gear sorted. I was hoping to leave for Mexico today but I think I'll be delayed one more day.

Most of this weekend I worked on my preride bike. This is the bike that blew up on us in our documentary, but has now been restored from the ground up with love and attention.

Received all the replated and reseated top end pieces


Putting the engine together. 540 big bore



Cleaned and painted frame






Thing in Baja vibrate, rub and short out so metal on the bike near wires is insulated and all wires wrapped in tape or rubber tube.



Isn't she sexy?

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- KTM 540 big bore w/ 12.5:1 piston
- FCR-MX 41
- 8/33 cams
- ht racing oil cooler



I took a lot of care to build this preride bike up because in case my 990 has issues preriding 3000 miles before the race, the 540 will go into service for the race.

On another note, I took the 540 out to break in the engine today and I was blown away by the agility of it. I have been riding my 990 for the last 2 years and I think I have forgotten how nimble a dirt bike is. I could hit corners so much faster on this little bike. It was like piloting a jet fighter instead of a 747. Or a better analogy..., it's like riding a dirt bike instead of a 1000cc adventure bike :)

So now back to the shop to put the finishing touches on the race bike.

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Old 10-23-2012, 01:32 PM   #95
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Best of luck radek - your an inspiration for all us Canadians!

I hope you have packed/carrying proper front and rear axle nut wrenches for the 990 (from watching your documentary...)

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Old 10-26-2012, 11:41 PM   #96
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Ok guys.... 4X is on the move. Leaving the great white north and headed towards California and then Mexico.
I'm doing the preride ironman too so it's just me and the bikes on the road. If anyone wants to meet up let me know.

Prerun and Race bike and tires and gear.


Tires and in the boxes 2 sets of woody's wheels


Check out the high fender 990 light mount from CJ Designs. I'm going to have 4 lights there.


Inside the truck is full too.


It's going to be a long drive so may as well work out


I'm so excited to get to Baja!
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:56 PM   #97
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:57 AM   #98
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Good luck man and we will see you in Baja! I pulled your video up and had Scott take a look at it, you did a great job on it man. We will be down around San Felipe on the 1st we will be looking for you.

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Old 10-27-2012, 12:04 PM   #99
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Great to meet you during the outing at Apple Jams prior to the ktm rally. Glad I found this thread and good luck! Looks like you've done a good job of preparing for this thing. I'll be following this thread with great excitement
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:10 PM   #100
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Good luck Radek!

Hide those new, unmounted tires when cross the border, they don't like you "importing" them.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:15 PM   #101
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Tear it up and best of luck Radek! Have fun! Following the thread for updates...
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:56 PM   #102
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Good luck Radek!

Hide those new, unmounted tires when cross the border, they don't like you "importing" them.
VERY good point. Spare parts and tires, anything that could be considered parts for a "refaccionaria."
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:02 PM   #103
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Best of luck , neat set up on those bikes and for your info all us misfits and others from Tete Jaune Cache are pulling for you. Give 'er hell. Finish , finish , finish.

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:25 PM   #104
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Good Luck!! Have a blast!! And kick some ass!!
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:21 PM   #105
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Radek is at my house right now working on his bike. The fuel pump went out on it but he had a spare so we replaced it. Also the 2 sets of woodys wheels that he picked up did not have the spacers and one was the wrong size...ugh.

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