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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Jolly705, Jul 24, 2006.
Gayer than schlepping your bike out to the desert for a few shots on the stand?
I agree. Im not into the pics thingy either.
I like riding when Im on the bike
I cant cover enough ground when other people is with me taking pics & smoke breaks
990? I assume a transplant ? Sump under seat sounds cool. Any pics of that outfit? Stock oil pump up to the job?
Very cool lookin'! What are you testing for, upcoming 1000 bid or suspension settings in general? Stuck behind the desk wants to know!
Thanks in Advance, Dino
....let's talk about serious things....
is that a wonderful, private, exlusive set up (your new suspension mod) or is it something you want to share (even sell few pieces) with other disciples?!?!
Geez you guys talk too much! Here's some pics from the Black Rock Desert a couple days ago during a 2000 mile loop through Nevada, Oregon, and Idaho...
Thanks for getting us back on track. Nice photos.
Last week in the Snowy Range of Wyoming, compliments to Geek.
2010 BITD Vegas o Reno finishline.
I was in 2nd in Ironman Expert with 100 miles to go when I shredded my rear tire. Long story short it took almost 4 hours to get a spare. I was on pace to finish during daylight. Instead had to put the light on and race at night with the trucks.
Hey Sanjay, what's new. We need to hit the desert sometime soon. Got a 4 day in Baja in early November if you're up for it.
Pit. Filling both tanks. This was before my Neduro tank broke.
Keep me in the loop. I'm racing the 1000, so as long as I am not behind on prepping my race bike and what not I'm down. If you have any details, shoot me a PM.
I'll add you and Soto to the list...
Metal. You look a Bit "Zombied" in that finish line shot
Any more info on this? Just bought one. Anything I can do to prevent the breakage? Thanks in advance, Dino
I swapped my goggles to a set with clear lenses at my last pit. Unfortunately they were old with bad foam. The silt and trucks made for some bloodshot eyes and a bit of a zombie look.
Dude, you look a 100 years old... How did you do in the 250?
It was mounted correctly, so I was pretty bummed it happened. I think the mounting system isn't stiff enough side to side. I think what happened was that I hit a series of pretty hard G-outs and the tank swun in just enough to hit my chain.
The 2 inserts that go into the tank ripped out and the metal bracket got badly bent/mangled. I'm not sure what order this all happened.
The tank was pretty much full at the time, so I think the weight helped it swing inwards. I smelled the gas first and looked down and saw the problem. Luckily I was close to a pit and was able to ride back to the last pit before my chase guys were gone.
Out pit strategy was gone now as I would have to pit where we were originally just going to skip or do ride-bys.
I assume you're talking about the Parker 250. It is the only other time I raced the SE. I did OK. It just wasn't a good race for the SE. The course was an 80 mile loop and the bike only did well on about 15 miles of it. The course started out with about 20 miles of deep gravel whoops. It ended with a long section of deep, rutted out, rocky whoops. Not sure a 450lbs bike with stock suspension was meant to plane over these type of whoops. I really wish I had my 525.
Metal you aren't the first person this has happend to. Mine ripped out as well as a buddy's. I've since slowed down and don't ride my SE like it's my 525. I'm hoping this will fix the problem, but I realize not everyone wants to do that with the SE...