Sandblast RallyMoto Cheraw, SC 2014

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Some Dude, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Doug Mo

    Doug Mo Been here awhile

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    Hi Mike good to see you on this thread, Pending recovery ah fuck that, life is what it is, I think I can still rip when duty calls. Still want Anders hat for a trophy... guy is way too up tight. The cars get in our way and we have to stand around while the course is safe?? Ya let's do a reunion, Big Bikes rule Fried Chicken for breakfast!!!!!!!:lol3
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  2. Locker43

    Locker43 Adventurer

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    Doug Mo for prez! Come on down and we can have some fun! Miss the whole MAX crew who would race the biggins! I really think that's what this event is about. Race the pit bikes in WV?
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  3. skywayrider

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    Darn so much for my plan to cherry pick the big bike class with my new 1190R. Looks like some real competition is starting to form up.

    Coming back after few years off. Looking foreword to seeing everyone again and roosting some sand.

    greg crays
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  4. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Hey Greg! Wow, blast from the past! Glad to see you're still at it:lol3
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  5. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Had a blast at the PB300 so I thought I'd look into this one. Evidently their "insurance" doesn't cover sidecar rig participants. Still looking for the next adventure.

    VAC
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  6. BC61

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    Take a look at Rally Diabolico. The organizer Scott Whitney has a bad ass hack. He'd probably be into you racing his rally.

    http://www.rallydiabolico.com/
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  7. The Dude Himself

    The Dude Himself Hooked on Dirt!!

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    The only time the TW will be travelling faster than the competition is if I've misread the terrain rolled the throttle when sane folks are grabbing brake, but I'm trying to figure a competitive tire combo for the TW.

    Looking at last years GRR Section 4, I see that it specifically calls for DOT tires for the tarmac event, but makes no mention of them on the sand events. I know that *wink wink* the tires must be DOT to be ridden on the street, but is that checked in tech?
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  8. Not Bill

    Not Bill n00b

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    I don't remember if my tires were checked for DOT approval. But they did check my helmet for a DOT sticker.
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  9. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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    Same experience here. Tires never get a look but safety equipment, headlight, turn signals, horn, riding gear are all looked at closely.

    Slap a Maxxis Bighorn on it and don't look back.

    What's the estimated range of a T Dub when ridden hard in sand?

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
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  10. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Don't worry about tires from a DOT angle...it wont be an issue. you might be surprised...a TW ridden to its fullest will likely not come in last.
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  11. ktmJOE

    ktmJOE Been here awhile

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    Are the turn signals and horn still required for this race?
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  12. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    yes
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  13. seasider

    seasider Just a rider

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    Jenna! You in? Want to see you have a great showing this year:clap
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  14. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    I really want to do this rally, it would be my first event of this type. It looks like a lot of fun. :clap I still need to get my bike sorted a little better before I actually register.

    Can anyone recommend a good tire combo for a 400 thumper? I was thinking Pirelli XCMS up front and maybe a Southwick 2 rear. Can you get buy with a good soft terrain tire like a S12xc or Southwick or do you really need a pure sand tire on the rear like a pirelli MXS or a Kenda Sand Mad?

    Thanks for any info.

    Jeremy
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  15. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Its shallow to deep rutted sand. The S12 on the rear works great...s12 on the front works well too.
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  16. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    Thanks for the info! I already have several S12 front and rears so should be good to go. :evil
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  17. The Dude Himself

    The Dude Himself Hooked on Dirt!!

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  18. hardwaregrrl

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    I'm thinking about it....but again...I haven't had any sand riding this year.
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  19. The Dude Himself

    The Dude Himself Hooked on Dirt!!

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    Me either.
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  20. hardwaregrrl

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    I got a lights and sirens ride to the Hospital last year. I wouldn't hesitate if my bike wasn't an unruly 460# dirt bike in the sand.:1drink
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