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Discussion in 'Racing' started by frog, Jul 16, 2012.
Yup I don't have any good ones of me on the 525.
You will in a few weeks!
Just picked up an awesome sponsor. Smart Performance Inc.. I've been using their stuff for months and love it. When I went to order more, to service my suspension before the race, they offered to help me out.
They do all sorts of suspension work as well as makes what I like to call MAGIC suspension oil. Here is a list of the benefits and I can vouch for everyone of them. I didn't believe it but it was recommended by a fellow rider that I trust so I tried it and was blown away by the difference.
l Significantly reduces or eliminates arm pump, blisters and rider fatigue.
l Controls blow-through and over-stroking providing more control and stability.
l Increases forward speed and decreases lap times.
l Makes the bike feel ultra smooth and plush.
l Increases rider confidence.
l Significantly lowers static friction between seals and bushings.
l Radically extends the life of fork and shock bushings. On many designs, bushings will no longer wear.
l Will not, “shake-off” of internal components regardless of suspension velocity.
l Provides more control at faster speeds.
l Nearly eliminates the build-up of contamination from the internal rubbing of the fork spring.
l Performance will not degrade or shift over time regardless of abuse or heat. Contains no polymers or fillers.
l Service life is 200 to 280 hours.
After many nights going backwards, I've started moving forwards. Engine, carb, new bearings in everything lots of little projects and fixes. Still a disaster but the mess should consolidate soon. Bike will be totally race ready.
Here is the SMART oil from Matt's sponsor. Sending this off to get the shock oil changed and then I'll use the rest on the forks with the fresh bushings.
I have the Smart oil in my forks.
They must-a forgot to add this ingredient in mine for the Big Sky Race.
You have to go faster to activate the magic potion.
I just tested my double 8 hid setup in the neighborhood. Way more light then I've ever ridden with. Bring on the night riding no more single halogen for me.
I just tested the spi-3 oil in my forks today for the first time and it is like I had it re valved. It's awesome. Now I have to do the shock.
I ran it in Dakar, and loved it.
The only drawback I have found is that it's stiff when cold- don't hit stuff hard in cold weather until the suspension has been moving for a few minutes!
. Go Frog!
Fork Rebuild, Check.
Wheels torqued, trued and spokes safety wired, check.
Chain is on, carb is rebuilt, waiting for a couple of more parts to get the main build coming together. Subframe and electrics are next. Getting closer Frog...
"Go faster", That was absolutely my problem. I'm not sure if I ever shifted out of 1st.
It'll be sweet see'n that thing all lit up.
We did some bib wrestling last night and now have all four wheels ready to go.
The bike is looking good thanks to Phils hard work. With everything I've got going on there is no way I'd have the time to prep the bike with a much detail as Phil is. I can't thank him enough for it.
Cheers Pilo! That's alot of work to get done in such a short time!
Seems like an awful lot of work. Couldn't you just look at pictures of motorcycles parked at Starbucks?
Why didn't I think of that.
I'm going to drive to Starbucks and go read a motorcycle magazine. If I feel really good after my triple vanilla mocha skim milk latte Im going to watch dust to glory in my moto gear.
I got lost and ended up at the gym. No moto mag and latte. This instead.
Filthy fifty time (Time)
Strength: back squat 2-2-2-2-2-1
50 reps of the following:
Jumping pull ups
Kb swings 35/26
Knees to elbows
Push press 45/35
Good mornings 45/35
Wall balls 20/15
Its crazy. I added 35# to my max back squat from 2 weeks ago and beat everyone in the class except the two trainers for time. I used to be last every workout.
Hopefully this translates to getting through San Felipe with enough energy to go another 850 miles. :what:
Wow. I want to ride to La Paz 2014 (not race of course) and if I have to do half those things (most of which I don't even know what they are) I can't go. BTW, my non-serious responses are only because I seriously appreciate what you're doing. Since I was a kid I wanted to race Baja 1k and have to live vicariously through others.
I like non serious responses. If I can't make fun of myself then I may as well pack it up.
Why not chase then find a team to race with. Anyone can do it with enough dedication, hard work and preperation. It may take some longer to prepare and more work but you would be surprised what you can do if you try hard enough.
6 years ago I didn't even know what the Baja 1000 was and bought my first dirt bike. Anything is possible if you work hard enough.
...and drink Red Bull.
Nothing to do with the actual post but.....EVERYTHING to do with it...Now I have the song stuck in my head....So thank you!! Here I go again.....