Originally Posted by Entrepre-neer
1 Michael Gilkey KTM 950 Adventure S 1:07:29
2 Robert Wooldridge BMW G450X 1:09:32
3 Bill Conger BMW HP2 1:11:44
4 Kurt Weigand KTM 530 EXC 1:13:28
5 J. J. McCarthy KTM 500 EXC 1:14:14
5 Braden Childers KTM 450 XC-W 1:14:14
7 Thomas Jarret II BMW G450X 1:15:06
8 Ken Anderson KTM 530EXC 1:15:53
9 Aaron Gibson KTM 690 1:16:19
10 Jim Roth KTM 400 EXC 1:17:00
11 David Charlton Honda XR 650R 1:19:11
Scott Dorrer caught me a few times before his tire went. His 390 was pulling away from me. Very nice bike and he was literally riding the wheels off it.
Aaron, Why'd you have to jinx Dave Jansen?
Dave Charlton and JJ Mac both were faster on smaller bikes!
16 J. J. McCarthy BMW HP2 enduro 1:30:52
19 David Charlton BMW R1200GS 1:37:00
What kind of mods does Bobby have going with that BMW 450 besides the brass balls mod?
Engine wise it's 100% original with right at about 100 hours on it (this engine) However it has the full Speedbrain Akra exhaust system and that funky header really helps make power. On top of that it has a PowerCommanderV we custom tuned. The Ohlins suspension really makes the bike easy to ride and recover from oh shit moments. I jabbed my hip with the left handle bar and busted off the mirror with my forearm as my torso was heading over the handle bars, somehow the bike just soaked it up and kept me going forward. The GoPro footage I got wasn't very dramatic and about 10 seconds afterwards I had a few superlatives to let loose once I was securely back on the gas and collected, lol. I didn't feel a whole lot faster then last year and am still fighting the same head cold I had last week at this time, but going off last year's results I definitely picked up my pace a tad and maybe it's just the simpe fact I'm carrying 15lbs less on my body and didn't pack squat for tools/minimal hydration/supplies/etc. I think last year the Klim helmet was so noisy at speeds and puting alot of pressure on goggles and neck in the wind, the Arai XD with integrated shield was a much better option this year given the good conditions,..........except for the 30 seconds trying to put a pass on an HP2E,....somehow sand got past the face shield and my safety goggles
I love my big bike, but there is alot less capacity to recover from slight miscalculations and it doesn't crash well at all, otherwise I'd be alot more prone to trying it again at Sandblast