Rally Diabolico

Discussion in 'Racing' started by HogWild, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    I'm testing the Kenda Parker DT next. I've heard good things and it's DOT. Otherwise I will likely run the Pirelli Scorpion Rally, which I find wears more consistently than the Michelin Desert and is less expensive. Scott's requiring a DOT tire IIRC, as per FIM regulations. My other go-to tire is the Maxxis Desert IT (but is non-DOT).

    Running Michelin mousse only because there are no Mefo mousse in the US at the moment.

    Dave

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  2. LC4Dakar

    LC4Dakar Been here awhile

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    How do D606's and M-21's wear in sand? Everything around here is rocks.
  3. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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  4. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    My experience with D606's is good.. although I wouldnt necesarily say its the best sand tire out there
  5. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    the Dunlop 606 with a bib is great for Mexico
    If you run a tube in the 606 rear remember they have a soft side wall and come off the rim easy when you have run them flat
  6. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    WOOT!!! :freaky

  7. LC4Dakar

    LC4Dakar Been here awhile

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    I have Tubeliss front and rear.

    And a new stator.

    I don't have permission and $ yet. :cry

    Working on it.
  8. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    A great opportunity just presented itself to bring this back in the radar. Hopefully it'll work out. Till then, I'm still in the shadows.......
  9. Country Doc

    Country Doc Wanderer

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    Entry form done!

    Registration paid!

    Logistics of bike transport worked out! (thanks Bill!!)

    :freaky
  10. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Good Deal <-- I am sincerely glad to hear it :freaky
  11. skibum_1260

    skibum_1260 Been here awhile

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    Anyone doing bike rentals for this?

    All I have is a 250 4t right now, thinking that may be a bit on the small size for a race like this.
  12. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    Great, another reason to be scared of the shadows :lol3
  13. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    Contact Tim Morton at Baja Bound Adventures

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  14. frog

    frog Long timer

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    Oh stop being such a pansy. :p

    Just don't follow my tracks and you'll be on course. :D

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  15. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Dougy! You back on the horse yet? Haven't seen your name pop up around the way.....
  16. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Russ (LKN4DRT) and I did some route recon today. There are miles and miles of terrain like this. Some dunes are more challenging than this, some easier. Plus we did a lot if miles of easy dirt roads. Overall it was a successful trip.

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  17. Bicycle Phil

    Bicycle Phil Been here awhile

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    I'm in!!

    Looking forward to Rally Diabolico. The pictures of the Altar Dunes terrain remind me of images of northern Africa....also a fair bit closer to home!
    Looks like a lot of fun and I'm sure the rally master has cooked up some awesome routes :ricky
  18. FreedomCycles

    FreedomCycles Adventurer

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    Freedom Rally Racing plans to offer mechanical support for Rally Diabolico! We can also help in your rally equipment needs! Packages will be available to rent to get you the equipment you will need to take part in this North American riding adventure with minimal investment in specialized equipment.

    For riders using our support services, Freedom Rally Racing is offering a racing incentive! For those riders who complete all days of Rally Diabolico, Freedom Rally Racing will give you a $500 Gift Card to Freedom Cycles that can be used toward Parts, Accessories or Riding Apparel. PLUS- If you are the top rider for the day, you will receive an additional $150 Gift Card to Freedom Cycles.

    Freedom Rally Racing is located in Kansas City, Missouri and has a fully-staffed support team and years of Dakar rally experience under our belts. We are ready to support you mechanically for the Rally Diabolico or just provide basic information for first time rally riders. The opportunity to participate in true off-road rally racing in North America are very limited so we are excited for the Rally Diabolico!!! For more details on Freedom Rally Racing and our services, please email us directly at FreedomRally@FreedomCyclesInc.com.

    We hope to see a great turn out for the Rally Diabolico!!! :D
  19. Johnnymoto

    Johnnymoto Adventurer

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    Its so cool to see this coming together. The pics of the Altar dunes are mesmerizing. I'm already over committed with a month on the road doing Mex1K, Alcan 5000, and a ride from San Diego to Seattle to connect the two, but the moment that deposits are being taken for what I hope will be the second annual event for 2015 I'm in! Cheers to the guys behind this for putting in what I imagine is a ton of time and effort into a labor of love. Thanks and see y'all next year.
  20. manuellucchese

    manuellucchese Been here awhile

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    I dunno if i can make it but i would really like to be there, seems a super fun rally and perfect to test the new Yamaha kit i am building!!