2013 Sandblast Rally - March 2 - SC

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Anders Green, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Cornbread82

    Cornbread82 Sir Crash A Lot!

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    Hey guys, I don't know if I can pull it off but I might try and run this, the question I have is can I just show up and run or do I have to do everything prior to the event?

    Thanks,
    Brett
  2. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    You should be fine.... the sand makes the bikes wander and wiggle around at high speed and that is a bit disconcerting at first. The deepest sand tends to be in tight corners,,,, pick a line, lean back and stay on the gas.


    You could do it that way, it will cost more in the way of late registration fees. Sign up ahead of time to get most of the paperwork done and then pay when you get there.
  3. Xmoto

    Xmoto Death Race

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    I can't wait! First time rally for me, the Dakar class also. Bike is all ready and I have been reading the rule books like a good boy :lol3.

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  4. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I should prep the 390, so we can have a spec class:lol3

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    You're going to have fun Sal, SB is a really good time and I know Scott will have you all set up and ready to go.
  5. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    I'm really leaning towards doing this rally strictly because in the Adventure Heavy class I can run my 990 at my speed/comfort/ability level and learn what all this rally stuff entails.
  6. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy Long timer

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    Guess the 08 Uly will also fit into the Heavy Class. Thought they were referring to the riders weight there for a brief instant when we saw that class in the Regs.. LOL

    Remember, Big Bikes like to play in the sand also!!!


    :norton


    Blame it on Stage Hand
  7. AnyDay

    AnyDay Wants more time off

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    Is Adventure Class broken down by weight also?
  8. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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    There will probably be 3 or 4 other riders from Ohio going down for SandBlast. I did Sandblast as my first Rally last year and my first time riding sand roads. I highly reccomend it.

    I did Rally WV and would have done Black River if it didn't conflict with other plans I'd made.

    The 530 will be a great bike for this ride too.
  9. Locker43

    Locker43 Adventurer

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    What class would a super enduro be in?
  10. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    heavy
  11. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    If you're new to riding, I would suggest the ADV class.
    All the fun without the stress of racing, no pressure in other words.
    Also, be carefull, the SE's don't stop very well methinks
  12. Locker43

    Locker43 Adventurer

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    Never thought of that, should I ride my KDX?
  13. crofrog

    crofrog Long timer

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    Unless they changed the rules or your KDX is a 4 stroke... It's a no go.

    It's a shame because I'd love to run my 2 stroke street legal KTM, but I guess my only option would be the adventure which I don't really have much desire to see wadded up at 60mph.

    but rally racing has never been about being accessible...
  14. Locker43

    Locker43 Adventurer

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    Actually raced an Adventure there about 4 yrs ago, thinking about doing it again just for fun. Bike can be highly competetive and there are a couple of spots where you can double that 60! Rally is quite accessible really, just throw away the excuse book!
  15. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy Long timer

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    We are going to enter the Uly in the old guy go slow class.


    Just ordered a pair of TKC80 for the Big Blue Ox,

    Should be a hoot.

    Blame it on Stage Hand

    LOL

    :norton
  16. Locker43

    Locker43 Adventurer

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    Jason can be a bad influence but this will be the most fun you can have with your clothes on! Probably gonna be there as well on something...
  17. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    R65...... duh:lol3
  18. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy Long timer

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    Been review the layout and construction of the 08 Uly,

    NOT A LOT of weight to be reduced.

    Can loose the bags, triple tail, bag racks, the dash (need to re-install a headlight), still weigh in on the other side of DANG HEAVY.

    Dirt Tires (TKC80s) on Both ends will up the sprung weight so, what's the options.

    Thanks

    :norton
  19. crofrog

    crofrog Long timer

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    Did you convert it to chain? I'd be worried about allot of sand getting packed between the belt in the corners and snapping it.
  20. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy Long timer

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    No doubt Jason has been an influence

    The good or bad part is yet to be determined.

    LOL