racing the 9Xo

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Off Road Ryder, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    Thanks for all the coments..I paid dearly for this..
    To my knowledge this is the biggest Mass start in the US. The race has been going on for more than 40 years, held in Odessa WA, Its usually a very dusty race, Great conditions this year.
    I ran stock suspension.. Big Mistake
    HD tubes with a 909 rear and MT 21 up front lots of air.. 25lbs or so
    I was in the second wave riding 50 miles. The first wave with 600 to 700 riders rode the 100 miles
    Here is my race report.. starts on page 16
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=748987&page=17
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  2. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Ho-leee Shit. saw your report in the other thread, but words just don't do that justice.

    Wow. Amazing!

    Steve
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  3. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    I'd like to see you on a small bike. This really makes me feel like the 950 is the bike for me, I'll just need to get better rims.:D
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  4. tputnam

    tputnam n00b

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    Dude, you made mincemeat outta that sage brush. Awsome riding abilities.
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  5. BaronVonDarrin

    BaronVonDarrin Been here awhile

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    yea did you have a tiller attached to the front?
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  6. sonoran

    sonoran you already know

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    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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  7. ktm950se

    ktm950se Banned

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    Great video!
    I really enjoyed seeing the footage from the vantage point of having the fairing always out in front and just threatening to catch you in the neck if you crashed just the right way.
    I've been struggling with whether or not to get the Raid Designs' Marathon Adv/Rallye kit for KTM SuperEnduro 950 for my SE, and after seeing the video, I am now strongly leaning towards not, just for this very reason...

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    ktm950se
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  8. choccoloco

    choccoloco Cabin Fever....

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    Wow

    that was great to watch.

    Kept picturing it as a rhino moving through the field.....
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  9. TA-Zappa

    TA-Zappa Been here awhile

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    Thnx for the ride, I can understand your short of breath in soem situations. Hats off!

    Cheers,
    Zappa
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  10. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    I drink way to much Barley to be in any type of reasonable shape.. I told myself I would start training a month before the event, But 16oz at a time doesnt work to well:lol3
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  11. thechickencow

    thechickencow Been here awhile

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  12. nomad guy

    nomad guy A legal alien

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    Man, Just a BIG bravo to you. wishing you a speedy recovery.
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  13. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    after a few weeks of taking it easy, I was tired of seeing my beat down bike in the garage.
    I cant tell you how sad it looked, which in turn didn't make me feel any better.
    So once I could turn a wrench things started moving along.
    First order of business was a SE wheel
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    Next was the Konfict Suspension service. Alex did a great job with revalving both front and rear and also got me the springs Ill need to do this again.
    I also installed a new Carbon Fiber windscreen
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    Fresh install of my very trick Kevlar tank guards.and new paint and branding.
    I struggled with what to do about the paint and logos.. Having your bike tagged isn't always a good thing:eek1
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    Almost done, good enough for a short street ride tomorrow
    I did a lot of bending with Crowbars and a portapower to get the sub frame, headstay mount and lower tank brackets back in shape..
    Looks great now, but something tells me it wont take long.
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  14. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Great video!!! I can see you dont like the beaten path lol. Once the funds come in I'm ordering my SE light from you. I love supporting local people who love what they do. Keep it up.
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  15. Unkgd

    Unkgd Been here awhile

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    Like the looks of the Konflict windscreen.

    Now the real question - how does it work? :evil
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  16. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    Konlict is the Suspension tuner. Cyclops makes the CF windscreen. It works great for me, Also working on a cut down version for more aggressive riding.
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  17. Unkgd

    Unkgd Been here awhile

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    There are days when I am a moron - sorry about that. I knew I had seen write ups on it by you - just forgot it was you.:confused

    So how does it work at highway speed - 55 mph and higher? That is when I was getting buffeted by the stock screen before I cut it down - a lot. Now my head and shoulders are in clear air - which also helps when going slow.
    How tall are you as that seems to be a major factor as well?
    Any idea when these screens will be released to the public?
    Thanks,
    Bill
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  18. Iwantabikesobad

    Iwantabikesobad Long timer

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    :bow:bow:bow 4 minute mark on I was rooting for you and scared the cat. I am inspired.
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  19. gouralnik

    gouralnik Been here awhile

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    I also installed a new Carbon Fiber windscreen
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  20. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    I find it works better at 60 than 55 mph.. I'm 6ft.. Is it perfect? No.. I do feel it is quite a bit better than stock.
    .I like the idea of a cut down, but do not want to get blasted all day.
    Yesterday I road about 200 miles and came home relatively refreshed after riding the entire day with my modular helmet in the up position.
    I mostly made the pattern and mold for my own use however,
    There have been a few sold, we might get some reviews once guys get a chance to use them.
    pm for availability.
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