Super Enduro racing a Hare Scramble with an HP2

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by fastdirt505, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. fastdirt505

    fastdirt505 Adventurer

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    Thought I'd post this in here too. Yesterday we did the KTM World Highland Park Hare Scramble. We had two Super Enduros and a BMW HP2. Hopefully we can get some more to join in because Highland park really had a great course for the big bikes. It was our first time, but thanks to Jeff ( SpeedyR) and the HP2 guy (haven't met him yet) and KTM World Highland Park for commiting. We didn't know what to expect but it turned out to be a great one. I unfortunately flatted out but I learned my lesson. Here's the GoPro footage
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  2. mmurry

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    what a riot....... very cool...
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  3. ct-ktm

    ct-ktm Long timer

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    Why don't you use your horn.:D

    I wonder how many guys went home thinking WTF how did that dude blow by me on a 400lb. bike...:lol3
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  4. Hokem Malarky

    Hokem Malarky Been here awhile

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    That's awesome! :clap
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  5. SpeedyR

    SpeedyR SE in the SE

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    I posted this in the DOG section but thought I'd repost it here and see if anyone has any feedback on setup since I know there's at least a few that do this every so often, plus we need more bikes next race, Paul said he'll have an official ADV class next time...

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    my suspension was a bit off, I bottomed out the suspension quite a few times, but for the first time out in conditions like this, I was happy. I probably should have been more aggressive passing, after watching your video, I was definitely too timid in my passing. I would just wait till we got to somewhere with lots of room or if I could go up the inside of folks in turns I'd pass.

    I told Paul that next time we'd get more ADV'ers out there for the race and he said to bring them on!!! :D

    I stayed to ride with some friends the rest of the day and even though I brought out my 450 I rode the 950 for most of the day. When I got back on my 450 (07 XC) it felt like a play bike. I could flat foot when sitting on the seat, and the seating position felt like it was cramped up. Like when I get off my 450 and get on my wifes Kawasaki 140L, that's what it felt like getting off the 950 and getting on the 450. weird. lol.
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  6. spafxer

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    Thanks for posting that ! :freaky


    I'd seen a number of road races with the Lc 8's but offroad is rare.. You ride the beast well !
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  7. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Thanks for sharing !
    I guess the other guys thought a train was coming...
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  8. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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    Badass!
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  9. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    Oh hell ya... I may have to bring my hp2 out and come race!! Whens the next event?
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  10. Off Road Ryder

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    Thanks for posting.:clap I'm laughing my ass off, Looks like perfect dirt and a great course.. Nothing like hearing the mighty lc8 mixing it up with the 2strokes.
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  11. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Dude. You rock! :clap

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  12. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    which one of these does not belong. :lol3

    love the manual horn. :lol2
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  13. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Great video and way to throw that thing around.
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  14. Sporting Wood

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    This doods a Rex Quan Do master!
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  15. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

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    cool :clap , very nice run and beautiful park

    i like your "horn" :lol3 and "rupteur" (switch in english ????)

    the "SE" is is really the incredible machine
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  16. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Now that is some riding!

    I wasn't sure if he was yelling because he was having so much fun, or for passing. :lol3

    I need to push harder on my 410 lb Aprilia, I think. Just need some knobbies. :wink:
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  17. wpbarlow

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    Impressive riding-- must be the Whoo Whoo horn :lol3
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  18. triplenickel

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    What a great course for a big bike.
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  19. JRod152

    JRod152 will work for tires

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    Loved it, especially in 1080P! Well done.
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  20. Duke78

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    Yippee :clap Feckin' proper use of the Beast!!!
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