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Forum: Racing 05-16-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 61,172
Posted By mikekay
SP KTM 450RR Malles Moto - something easy to...

SP KTM 450RR
Malles Moto - something easy to work on.
Marathon - something super reliable.

I think the XR4 and/or the DRz4 is best choice for 90% (just get to the finish line) of the riders at...
Forum: Racing 04-15-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 61,172
Posted By mikekay
Thanks for the kind words of support from all...

Thanks for the kind words of support from all over the planet. Fingers crossed i get in.

Paul thanks for posting that pic. Brings back memories, good and bad, as only Dakar can do. That truck...
Forum: Racing 04-12-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 61,172
Posted By mikekay
Sorry ive been away for awhile. Just to...

Sorry ive been away for awhile.

Just to answer questions:

In '07 we took a couple Husky 510's to dakar. IMO the 450 and 510 Huskys are the easiest dirt bikes of recent years to work on. IMO...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 61,172
Posted By mikekay
Hi Jen, Thanks for taking the time to...

Hi Jen,

Thanks for taking the time to research it. :nod
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With the Japanese XR400 estart parts i think i'm fine-in terms of using parts within the model range,...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 61,172
Posted By mikekay
Thanks Jen and Pete for clarifying. Can...

Thanks Jen and Pete for clarifying.

Can either of you answer this: can i put an estart on my XR400 and still race Marathon? There are estart XR400's for sale in Japan. Its all OEM parts. But not...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,158
Posted By mikekay
They-the Husky 449RR- have been in the works for...

They-the Husky 449RR- have been in the works for awhile. There was behind the scenes attempt to get a 2011 Husky dakar team, (and baja 1000 team) and rumor had it Mr. Riff Raff himself was asked to...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,691
Posted By mikekay
There are different ways to do it. Here is a...

There are different ways to do it. Here is a simple way that will get thru scrutineering and works well. Just make sure the main wires dont get pinched under the seat and tank and are VERY well...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,691
Posted By mikekay
Tau put me on your list! Ive been working on my...

Tau put me on your list! Ive been working on my 2012 Dakar bike since October...just sent ASO my request for the 2012 entry packet. I suggest you do the same if you havent already.

I'm very...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,583
Posted By mikekay
I dont have the complete answer. I do know...

I dont have the complete answer.

I do know he was hired to race the BMW G450 in the US, but the bike wasnt up to it, and at the last minute BMW decided he and his hastily put together team should...
Forum: Racing 03-22-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 61,172
Posted By mikekay
Thats cool PPiA. I didnt realize you where solo....

Thats cool PPiA. I didnt realize you where solo. Ive got some PM type questions for ya.

I too was super pissed not to get to the finish. But after faiiling to get to the starting line in '05, ive...
Forum: Racing 03-21-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,691
Posted By mikekay
Start is Mar de Plata. Just outside Buenos Aires...

Start is Mar de Plata. Just outside Buenos Aires on the Plata river. Official route announced in May usually. Finish is Lima. But yeah officially we have to wait a few weeks.

For all us non-euro...
Forum: Racing 03-19-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 61,172
Posted By mikekay
Ditto from me. Thanks. It is interesting to...

Ditto from me. Thanks.

It is interesting to see its almost all 50% finish, except as pointed out the KTMRR.

I would be very interested to see a breakout by class, especially Marathon-although...
Forum: Racing 03-19-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,154
Posted By mikekay
Nice going. You guys set a goal, worked hard to...

Nice going. You guys set a goal, worked hard to reach it, and in the process upped your comfort zone.

Job well done. Congratulations!
Forum: Racing 03-19-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,691
Posted By mikekay
Congrats on making the decision to go for it! ...

Congrats on making the decision to go for it!
Really looking forward to reading your experience with the bike build and all the ASO stuff.

Just remember to ship your bike in Oct. (dakar '05)...
Forum: Racing 02-22-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 61,172
Posted By mikekay
Thats the goal of 90% of the riders at Dakar, but...

Thats the goal of 90% of the riders at Dakar, but very few actually take a bike that is ready for a run at a privateer finish at Dakar. Most take Dakar race bikes. Or at least close copies. Its easy...
Forum: Racing 02-12-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,488
Posted By mikekay
Tau Anvil- Congrats on making the decision to...

Tau Anvil-
Congrats on making the decision to go to Dakar. Start a thread and let us all follow your progress and cheer you on!
Gooooo Tau!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Malles Moto info:

Really...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 523,836
Posted By mikekay
-KTM450RR bikes can be bought from KTM Austria....

-KTM450RR bikes can be bought from KTM Austria. Contact them directly.
-I dont have stats on exactly how many of any brand have finished on how many engines over the last 6 years. Nobody does. I...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 523,836
Posted By mikekay
Buenos Aires to Lima, via Brazil and 'other...

Buenos Aires to Lima, via Brazil and 'other countries'
Thats the rumor--for what its worth. Time will tell.

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Liasons:
I fell asleep on two liasons! For sure they are nuts. Woke up...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 523,836
Posted By mikekay
Ive been thinking about all this as well and...

Ive been thinking about all this as well and appreciate your discussion.

Allow me to build on your observations, while respectfully disagreeing a bit.

1) I agree riding a 450 is inherently...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 985,237
Posted By mikekay
Annie has finished 22 rallys in a row. Use...

Annie has finished 22 rallys in a row.

Use the Force, Annie! :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Racing 01-13-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,154
Posted By mikekay
The SF250 is just not a good race for bikes. Its...

The SF250 is just not a good race for bikes. Its endless and not interesting woops. Then for the slower riders there are many close calls with passing trucks. A newbie biker was run over and killed...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 985,237
Posted By mikekay
Mark beat me to it... ...

Mark beat me to it...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/13/ines-sainzs-jets-super-bowl_n_808630.html?view=print
Forum: Racing 01-12-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 985,237
Posted By mikekay
:clap Go Annie Go

:clap

Go Annie Go
Forum: Racing 01-10-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 985,237
Posted By mikekay
Couldnt agree more. What i dont understand...

Couldnt agree more.

What i dont understand is why guys arent on DRz400s or XR400's. Most guys arent in it to be the fastest.
Forum: Racing 01-10-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 985,237
Posted By mikekay
I went and checked. You really had me wondering....

I went and checked. You really had me wondering. Its actually really interesting if ya live for dakar.

Homologation is required for all groups and classes. BUT for the elite SP group its only 15...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 985,237
Posted By mikekay
The dakar website has a pdf with all the rules....

The dakar website has a pdf with all the rules. It lists the various classes.

For motorcycles:
Special Production SP -- pro.
Special Production SP -- non pro.
(both start on a homologated but...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 985,237
Posted By mikekay
Thanks for posting the Kemal shout out. He is The...

Thanks for posting the Kemal shout out. He is The Man.

Marathon class is impressive. But to be doing it without assistance is just incredible. I wish Elf still had a Elf Trophy for those guys.
...
Forum: Racing 12-05-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,944
Posted By mikekay
Just got a text: "Des is no mas" Godspeed...

Just got a text:
"Des is no mas"

Godspeed Desmond. Condolences to his brother and wife. They are going thru something horrible right now. A prayer for them to be strong. I hope Ancianos are...
Forum: Racing 09-02-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 113,771
Posted By mikekay
Heres some more: Got banned from Thumpertalk...

Heres some more:

Got banned from Thumpertalk by 'Burned' for posting about Honda cheating in the Baja 1000. That was before Dust to Glory came out. HIs excuse was i used the words "jap bike" -- he...
Forum: Racing 09-02-2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 113,771
Posted By mikekay
OK- i will play along for a day or two before...

OK- i will play along for a day or two before this string gets shut down. Maybe you can help me, i am not sure where 'i belong'.

I accept Bajaboundmotos 'apology' However he is again mistaken...
Forum: Racing 09-02-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 113,771
Posted By mikekay
Like i said, i wont lower myself to this level. I...

Like i said, i wont lower myself to this level. I wont respond with name calling. I will however ask the owners/moderators of ADV to enforce the rules. Calling me a 'whiner' and telling me to 'STFU'...
Forum: Racing 09-02-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 113,771
Posted By mikekay
As i said on the post above, this kind of...

As i said on the post above, this kind of personal attack is below the norms on ADV. I would like the owners and moderators of ADV to enforce the rules regarding personal attacks. If this person...
Forum: Racing 09-02-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 113,771
Posted By mikekay
These kinds of personal attacks dont have any...

These kinds of personal attacks dont have any place on ADV. This isnt Thumpertalk. I would like the owners and moderators of this site to enforce the rules regarding personal attacks, and if this...
Forum: Racing 09-01-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 113,771
Posted By mikekay
Andy, Racing baja is easy. Its FAR easier...

Andy,

Racing baja is easy. Its FAR easier than just about any other desert racing. Most guys who do it only go 100 miles (or less!) on roads that stock VW bugs can do--before handing off to...
Forum: Racing 08-13-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,772
Posted By mikekay
6' 1" gpr under the bars with CR mid bars...

6' 1"
gpr under the bars with CR mid bars rotated forward.

i can stand up all day long without any hunching, just a hint of ape-hanger when sitting, but not bad at all.

main thing for me is...
Forum: Racing 08-08-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By mikekay
Great website. You guys are on it. Go Martin!!

Great website. You guys are on it. Go Martin!!
Forum: Racing 08-06-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By mikekay
Nice shirt.

Nice shirt.
Forum: Racing 07-30-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By mikekay
I've gotten an AMA international racing license...

I've gotten an AMA international racing license for rally stuff. FIM doesnt really give out licenses directly (as far as i understand it) -- but each countries national motorcycle association gives...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 07-16-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By mikekay
I guess it depends on what you are into. You...

I guess it depends on what you are into. You could easily spend two weeks in Cape Town, do some day rides-maybe an overnighter or two, visit all the sites (wine tour near Stellenbosch, Table Mtn...
Forum: Racing 07-13-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,512
Posted By mikekay
I'm most likely in. Might ironman it on a rally...

I'm most likely in. Might ironman it on a rally bike, might 'fun' race with a slower buddy, might team up with a fast guy and go for the 40+ pro class. Way to early to say for sure. Most likely on a...
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