A n00b goes Rallye Racing

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Bluebull2007, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Indo2002

    Indo2002 Been here awhile

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    This is a good resource for learning about the Keihin FCR carb. I doubt there's any information on jetting for 25% ethanol though.

    http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showtopic=171578

    And here - http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showforum=10
    4stroke carb setuo 101
    AC pump 101

    You may need a a login.

    Cheers
  2. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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  3. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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  4. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    bike PORN FREAK!

    Looks really good
  5. header

    header Chris

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    That thing does look pretty sweat man. :thumb
  6. todd5774

    todd5774 Hillbilly

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    Just finished reading the thread from start to finish!!

    Wow what an epic story so far:clap, awseome thread, am loving the look of the bike.. And your riding area in Peru looks like paradise!

    Good luck in the race, will be routing for you.:freaky
  7. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Wow, that sure turned out purdy! One heck of a paint job on that thing. :thumb:tb

    Would you mind sharing how much the bike and parts cost all together (not counting labor)?
  8. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Awesome paintjob :eek1:eek1:eek1 :thumb
  9. ArthDuro

    ArthDuro quarantined

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    wow now that there is some pretty paint:clap
  10. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    that paintjob is mint! Excellent work Neil. We put in 500 km's mostly offroad today, felt good except for the 3 hours sleep I had last night:lol3
  11. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Do send some photos to Jorge at JVO Neil - I'm sure he'd love to see how fantastic his kit's look with such an elaborate paint-job! I'm sure he'd love to put it on the website/newsletter pages too - it's all good publicity x

    J x
  12. Cummo

    Cummo Been here awhile

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    I would be interested to know if you have kept fuel in the tanks for any period of time and if you have did the paint look like bubbling anywhere.
  13. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Thanks guys for the links your posted :thumb

    LukasM, the whole setup with all the spares I am taking, tyres, mousses the tooty came to around USD18K :huh

    Cummo, we had fuel in the tanks for a few weeks before painting. The rear tank was a major problem, because it was'nt washed before the base coat and the paint wouldnt stick (check earlier build pics). We think this was because of the original anti-stick stuff they put in the mould. Once it was washed, there was no problem.

    It'll be interesting to see how it lasts with the 25% ethanol fuel we will be using in Brazil. Ask me again in September.
  14. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile

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    Actually, there were plenty of problems getting the paint to stick before and after scrubbing the tanks, and also with the paint going on smoothly to the carbon fiber bits. I think we got it sorted, though. We've had fuel in the tanks for a few weeks since the initial white base coat without bubbling problems. Our experience is that good quality paint on plastic tanks will last OK. Stickers never last long on plastic tanks.

    I've sent photos to JVO and they plan to put them up (with mention of Neil and his attempt on the Sertoes) on the JVO website.

    Molly the pitbull will keep an eye on the bike until it gets shipped on about the 12th. Those of you who know Molly will understand what a threat this is!

    fun fun
    Charlie

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  15. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    The boys were crating the bikes today. It all goes to the airport in a few days....:freaky

    Im so, so excited.
  16. Nitro

    Nitro Been here awhile

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    Good luck Niel

    Can you put some pics of the crate up.
    Im looking for some idea on shipping my bike around.
  17. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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  18. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    vokken awesome!

    well done!
  19. Bicycle Phil

    Bicycle Phil Been here awhile

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    Molly taking a well deserved break from guarding Neils bike:

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    Neil's bike ready for shipping:

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  20. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Looks great! :clap