BAJA RALLY 2.0 - SEPTEMBER 24th-28th 2014

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Scotty Breauxman, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Scotty at the Touratech Rally 2014 in Plain, WA the last 3 days.
    My Quest 690 is the booth bike.

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    and testing the new secret Honda CRF250L Rally Bike :getiton :augie

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  2. Super Dave Hawaii

    Super Dave Hawaii Ain't Dead Yet!

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    Garmin 62S GPS on sale for $199.00 at GPS City online. $150.00 off regular price.
    I Know cause just paid $249.00 last month on sale.
  3. KTRMN8R

    KTRMN8R Sand Camel

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    This looks cool!
  4. Scotty Breauxman

    Scotty Breauxman Baja Breaux

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    Riders,
    Just wrapping one of the longer day's stages and seeing that its 236km /147mi between fuel stops...We are looking for a solution but can't be guaranteed one. Therefore riders should be prepared to carry fuel on a few specials....

    Mileage range increased to 150 mi. on the website today and announced to the current field. Those considering entry should consider this new information.

    For the tuareg rally, riders use the Giant Loop "mojavi" bag to carrier up to 2 liters of liquids (water and/or fuel)

    Our medics and sweep guys are running the mojavi, its lightweight and comes on and off really easy. Riders with less than 150 mi range should plan (until further notice) to carry enough surplus fuel for a total of 150 mi.


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  5. Scotty Breauxman

    Scotty Breauxman Baja Breaux

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    Still working on the fuel range thing and may solve the problem soon enough.

    On another note, anyone interested at helping (riding) verifying stages and testing our scoring and safety systems please read:

    Hey amigos- We are having a BAJA RALLY shakedown event in Ensenada a week from this friday and we are short handed on qualified test riders. We are looking for top quality, committed riders with GPS experience.

    Test riders will follow a GPS track all day on Saturday July 26th from Ensenada. There will be both paved transfer sections and off road dirt sections.

    We really need about 6-8 riders total and we are only halfway there at the moment.

    The assignment has perks, paid gas from Ensenada Hotel room and dinner friday. Breakfast and dinner Saturday.

    *Riders must have bike mounted GPS.
    *100 miles fuel range.

    If you are interested or know someone who is qualified, please send a PM
  6. Baja Dad

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    I will do it !!!
  7. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    La vas a poner en el fais?
  8. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

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    I thought there'd be a ton of interest in this class from this board..where is everybody?!
  9. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Given the talk about how unsuitable an adv bike would be for the terrain...then announcing this class...well...

    Scotty, maybe next year a dumbed down route (still challenging but doable) for adv style bikes? Just a thought, it's a ton of time and money and I'd want to know I'd have a realistic chance at finishing the route if I were to make the long trip south.
  10. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    We could do it, mate. Give me a little chance to pull my bike together and we'll go kick it's ass I'm sure :cheers

    Wish I could make it this year- Family is headed to Africa this year over that time period.
  11. guymanbro

    guymanbro da Vermonster

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    Now THAT's funny coming from Deadly99, aka "Mr Doable" and the 8% expected finishers at the RR! :lol3
  12. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    :wink:
  13. Camel ADV

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    Where was this discussed?
  14. cyborg

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    Not many dudes like Radek and Big Wan who can push around a 990 like a 450 on single trail, I suppose. Still there are damn good Heavyweights riders out there, got to get them interested in roadbook rally. :getiton
  15. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    6000 miles round trip :(
  16. 88NX250

    88NX250 Team USA

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    IF I wasn't already entered on a small bike...
  17. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    Been getting busy getting my bike prepped. Hope to have plenty of shakedown time before shipping the bike out west.

    Looking into what I want to run for tires/mousses. Not much experience with mousses, just ran them the one time I did V2R. Was a pain to mount but now that I have more long tire irons and a stand w/bead breaker I am ready to give it another shot. I used mefo's then but now I see MX1West has more selection of Michelin than MEFOs and they are a bit cheaper.

    Was thinking d606 front+rear. I have heard the Michelin mousse sizing doesn't really match other brands. If I buy a 120/90-18 michelin mousse and try to use it in a 120/90-18 D606 is that likely to fit? Or do I need a smaller mousse/larger tire... or do like the enduro guys do and cut some out of the mousse (not crazy about the idea of cutting it).
  18. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Hey Doug, see you there.
  19. Baja Dad

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    Doug,
    I Run the Dunlop 606 rear 120/90/18 with Michelin ALL the time!
    it fits FIT like a glove!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would NOT run the Dunlop 606 front
    I will be running the Dunlop Geomax MX51 front with a BIB

    BUt you know???
    You can NOW buy Dunlop Bib Mousse
  20. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    Good info, thanks for the feedback. Will look into the MX51.